On Black Friday, when shoppers are looking for price-reducing deals, the longest lines just might be outside Brooklyn’s record shops.
The biannual Record Store Day closes out the year on November 23, with more than 80 exclusive releases, many of which will be hard to find after the weekend is over.
In Brooklyn, 12 stores participating this year, according to the event’s website. These include:
Material World (184 Noll Street)
Captured Tracks (195 Calyer Street)
Vinyl Fantasy (194 Knickerbocker Avenue)
Superior Elevation (100 White Street)
Academy Records Annex (85 Oak Street)
Record Grouch (986 Manhattan Avenue)
Norman’s Sound and Vision (555 Metropolitan Avenue)
Halcyon (74 Wythe Avenue)
Earwax Records (167 North 9th Street)
Rough Trade NYC (64 N 9th Street)
Fifth Avenue Record Shop (439 5th Avenue)
The Compact Disc Shoppe (2601 Avenue U)
A slew of stores are also extending the festivities to November 25, which has been dubbed Small Business Saturday. While the exclusive releases will be small pickings by that point, you can also use it to explore some of Brooklyn’s newest record shops, including Blue Sun (181 Havemeyer Street) and Face Records (176 Borinquen Place) in Williamsburg.
To get all the details on releases, including a printable list, click here. Different record stores have different-sized lines, but if you’re determined to pick up something we suggest arriving early.
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