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Sound Fix

Five years ago, Sound Fix opened its doors with the aim of creating a new kind of record store, one that combined the finest in independent retail with food and drink and live music. The opening-night act in its adjoining bar were the Mountain Goats. Over the years, Sound Fix has hosted some of the biggest names in independent music, from Will Oldham to Beirut to Jens Lekman to the Sea and Cake and countless other acts. During that time, while record shops all over the nation big and small have closed their doors, Sound Fix has flourished, proving that the right kind of record store could still thrive in today's environment.

After five wonderful years on Bedford Ave., Sound Fix is packing up and moving to a new location - but not very far. In fact, only one block away, to the corner of Berry and N. 11th St. The new location, a beautifully renovated 90-year-old factory at 44 Berry Street, seeks to build on the store's success by offering more than ever - more titles in more formats, from CDs to vinyl to 7-inches to books to DVDs.

Together, with Beacon's Closet and Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Bowl, this stretch of N. 11th promises to be one of Williamburg's more popular blocks. The store intends to continue its in-store tradition, but the days of selling booze and coffee and bagels are over. With several neighbors at 44 Berry offering those services, Sound Fix can focus on selling music.

The date for the reopening has not been established yet, but we are seeking to open sometime in September. Another press release will go out when the opening date has been determined.

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Comments (28)

Soundfix is a great place because of the bar and the shows. However Academy always has a much better selection.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 2:35 PM

Nice to read a post about a record store 'opening' rather than another closing.

Posted by Dan | June 15, 2009 2:35 PM

whatever Dan with your positivity

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 2:50 PM

yeah, this place blows. how about that dan. can you feel that. it blows. it should just close while they still have some inventory to sell off. eat it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 3:59 PM

So will the old location stay open in the interim?

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 4:00 PM

Who listens to music anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 4:04 PM

Literally my favorite record store this side of the Mississippi. I make the 2 hour drive from NJ just to shop there.

The quintessential definition of quality over quantity. Hopefully the new store is as good as the old one...It'll be tough to top.

Posted by Travis | June 15, 2009 4:12 PM

Sound fix blows! Their selection is weak at best. They must be doing really great if they can't even afford their rent on Bedford way the hell down there. Academy blows too. Nothing like charging $50 for some piece of shit common prog record in fair condition, better yet they hang it on the wall to show off the ring wear! That place is an embarrassment! Most of their stock belongs in the landfill.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 4:13 PM

shitty store with a shitty selection.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 4:35 PM

i just bought veckatimest on vinyl there yesterday

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 4:43 PM

I once found the Perfect Disaster's "Asylum Road" LP there, $3. I love that place: great store, sunny windows, relaxed vibe, fantastic selection, and all those used 7-inches...

I always disliked the bar/coffee annex so I'm glad it'll be a record store in the new location.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 4:50 PM

They had about five good 7-inches amidst two rows of 80's jukebox crap which is great if you like the pointer sisters or el debarge. Hey 4:35 I just bought the veckatimest on vinyl yesterday at Wallmart and it is fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 5:07 PM

this store sucks, they dont have shortys fireburnin on the dancefloor

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 10:09 PM

LOL at people who still sell music, let me know when they have their fixture sale.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 11:09 PM

care / sort of don't care. i should move out of the neighborhood as well.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 4:58 AM

they also don't sell ringtones, what a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 12:49 PM

with record stores going under because of all those jerks with ear buds listening to squeaky tunes and thinking it's music, i applaud the expansion... i go in there often...

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 2:01 PM

they'll be renamed HipStore when they move, fyi

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 7:49 PM

Yeah, the store sucks overall. I run a label and have brought by promos for the owner, thinking he might want to discuss ordering or buying the LPs outright. He said something to the effect that he was "busy" and that I should come back later, when the "comedy act was over." Whatever. Feels like a clubhouse.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 8:14 PM

Sounds like a great idea. Sell records and sell food. With more and more stores going out of business, combining services makes more and more sense. While I had closed my store in Trenton and moved it online 20 years ago to http://www.forevervinyl.com , this is still a great idea and I wish them all the success.

Posted by Scott Neuman | June 17, 2009 1:16 PM

Re-inventing the record store. good stuff.

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He noted that music has an "excellent power ...to expel many other diseases" and he called it "a sovereign remedy against despair and melancholy". He pointed out that in Antiquity, Canus, a Rhodian fiddler, used music to "make a melancholy man merry, ...a lover more enamoured, a religious man more devout.

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Posted by link building strategy | August 28, 2009 8:02 AM

I live across the street from Sound Fix and would love to spend my music allocation there, but they never have much inventory.

Posted by cd rates | September 18, 2009 10:37 AM

I would love to have the oppurtunity to experience something like Sound Fix, but there's nothing even vaguely like it in Nottingham in the UK, we just have faceless chain music shops.

Posted by Xbox 360 | November 12, 2009 3:34 PM

I know that factory on Berry Street!. Great to see that you guys are still selling vinyl, it sounds SO much better than all the digital stuff these days.

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