Where to Shop in Seattle on Record Store Day 2024

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📸: peeterv

📆 Saturday, April 20th
🎟 Free to attend
Go to the RSD website for a full list of participating stores

Record Store Day (RSD) is a hallowed 24 hours for physical media nerds and music lovers alike. Started in 2008 to highlight the culture surrounding vinyl, independent record stores across the country swing open their doors and stuff their shelves with hundreds of RSD-exclusive releases and other rare goodies.

This year, the April 2024 Record Store Day release crop is aplenty.

Highlights include:

Thankfully, Seattle is blessed with a wealth of record stores in practically every neighborhood.
👀 See: A First-Timer’s Guide to Record Stores in Seattle

@theticketsea Where to find everything from stoner rock to library music 🎶 Seattle is blessed with an abundance of great record stores. It was difficult for us to narrow this guide to a few shops, but you can’t go wrong by starting at these places. Today we’re starting with @lightintheattic inside @kexp.fm’s gathering space! 💡 And say hey to @caffevita #seattlecenter #kexp #lightintheattic #vinylrecords #backtoschoolshop ♬ Lofi Vibes – Gentle State

Royal Records in Queen Anne is getting the party started at 7 am at their new location with music from local artists and a special performance at 4:20 pm. Over in Ballard, Sonic Boom Records will have tees from their annual RSD t-Shirt contest available for purchase. Other spots like Easy Street Records in West Seattle, Spin Cycle on Capitol Hill, and Georgetown Records in Georgetown are all reliable spots to satisfy your RSD needs. For a full list of participating venues, go to RSD’s website, and check out the list below.

🏬 Sub Pop Records
🏬 Another Record Store
🏬 Georgetown Records
🏬 Stardust Records
🏬 Radar Hair & Records
🏬 Silver Platters – Sodo
🏬 Spin Cycle Records Seattle
🏬 Porchlight
🏬 Wall of Sound
🏬 Easy Street Records
🏬 Swerve
🏬 Singles Going Steady
🏬 Rubato Records
🏬 Holy Cow Records
🏬 Neptune Music Company
🏬 Light In The Attic Record Shop
🏬 Cenotaph Records
🏬 Golden Oldies
🏬 Satisfaction Records & CDs
🏬 Royal Records
🏬 Fat Cat Records
🏬 Hex Enduction Records
🏬 Jive Time Records
🏬 Record Revival
🏬 Sonic Boom Records

(I should note that Record Store Day this year is also on the same day as 4/20, a perfect opportunity to spark up and listen to your favorite tunes.)

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.