Behind The Counter is a brand new 12-part video series taking you inside the weird and wonderful world of independent record stores of the US. Behind The Counter is brought to you by Classic Album Sundays, Dogfish Head Craft Beer and Record Store Day. A new episode will be released every Monday and Thursday leading up to Record Store Day 2020 (June 20). Follow on social media or right here to get to know some record stores!
BEHIND THE COUNTER Episode 6: Main Street Music Today we meet Main Street Music founder Pat Feeney “I think out store definitely creates a community and I think that’s one of its most endearing traits.”
BEHIND THE COUNTER Episode 5: Gallery Of Sound Here we meet Gallery Of Sound owner Joe Nardone Jr. “We’re a local business, it’s a family owned business, you know, the money stays in the community. That’s something that we’re proud of and something we hang our hat on.”
BEHIND THE COUNTER Episode 4: Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House Here we meet Songbyrd co-owner Joe Lapan. “I think like to come here to spend time in the space, in the environment and around our staff and around other music fans. I think people are looking for that more than just you know, clicking a button to buy their record.”
BEHIND THE COUNTER Episode 3: The Sound Garden, Baltimore This time we meet Bryan Burkert from The Sound Garden in Baltimore. “I think it’s one of the only places in the city where you’re guaranteed to see everybody from the city. It’s a community and we’re part of the community. That to me, is the most important part of the store.”
BEHIND THE COUNTER Episode 2: Rough Trade, NYC This time we meet George Flanagan from Rough Trade in Brooklyn. “There’s nothing better than putting on an album you love and having someone respond to it and come up and buy a copy. It’s just instant gratification, it’s work, but it barely feels like it.”
BEHIND THE COUNTER Episode 1: The Records Archive, Rochester In the first episode we get to know Margaret Storms from Record Archive in Rochester “Getting to play a record is like a really special experience, you’re bonding with the music in physical sense, versus just you know, throwing a playlist on and walking away.”
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The only kind of "Infectious" we REALLY want to be talking about are GROOVES! We're thrilled that Friend Of Record Stores Robert Trujillo is bringing Infectious Grooves back, and that they're gonna TAKE YOU ON A RIDE this June when their new 12" release comes to record stores as part of Record Store Day June 20. (Special news for those of celebrating Disquaire Day in France: INFECTIOUS GROOVES live at Hellfest on June 20!)
FACE OF THE SCREAMING WEREWOLF is the brand new album from legendary garage rockers THE FLESHTONES and it's coming to record stores on both CD and vinyl as part of Record Store Day, June 20. This ditty paying tribute to everyone's favorite quizmaster included.