Posted in industry | music on March 7, 2013

Sound Fix

Sad news: Williamsburg, Brooklyn record store Sound Fix is closing and its final day, appropriately, will be April 20 (Record Store Day). Whiskey Brooklyn, which is next door, will then expand into their space. Opened in 2004, Sound Fix was originally located on Bedford @ N11 location, but moved to it's current 44 Berry St. location in 2009. If anyone is interested in buying Sound Fix -- the business, not the space, obviously -- they can reach out to the owner via contact information on Sound Fix's website.

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Comments (82)

Boooo. We have enough fucking bars already.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:08 PM

another one bites the dust...sad.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:08 PM

What the hell is a record store?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:14 PM

THANKS OBAMA

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:17 PM

Such a shame. The old incarnation with the bar seemed like a much sturdier economic model. Once they were forced to move, it was only a matter of time.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:18 PM

A real shame indeed. It was a good store.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:19 PM

The Whiskey is the shit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:20 PM

this area has become a nauseating tourist trap

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:22 PM

God fucking damn it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:22 PM

Replacing assholes with douchebags.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:23 PM

i know its a "staple" but least fav record store in bk

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:25 PM

"this area has become a nauseating tourist trap"

You mean all of Williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:27 PM

Man, the Whiskey is an obnoxious fucking douchebag bar.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:31 PM

The store fucking sucked anyhow.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:37 PM

a great record store with reasonable prices. seems like really any record store would do great in that area, but i guess not anymore. i will miss it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:37 PM

3:27 Says the poor sap who lives, where? Murray Hill? Kansas? Where?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:39 PM

Hello Starbucks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:40 PM

Reasonable prices my ass.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:41 PM

whatever happened to Rough Trade Brooklyn?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:42 PM

The Whiskey is the worst bar in Williamsburg... and I've been to The Charleston.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:42 PM

I lived in the area when they had just opened. Typical snooty hipster douchebag record store staff.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:43 PM

A record store in an area with extremely high commercial rents doesn't work in 2013? My gawd! Who knew?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:44 PM

the store only carried pitchfork best new music and the people that worked there still managed to be elitist cunts. wonder what happened with rough trade opening? sorely needed now, if people want to buy music still..

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:48 PM

new stuff was cheaper than other music...

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:51 PM

Reasonable prices?? That's a joke. It's closing because everyone realized there were other record stores with more options, deeper sections, and cheaper prices.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:52 PM

good question about RT Brooklyn, was wondering the same thing

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:54 PM

have been going over there for years... miss the long haired, bearded, hippy poet who used to work there... he made good mixed cdrs

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:54 PM

3:52
like streetsounds?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:57 PM

probably because they charge more than every other indie store in the area

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:59 PM

I think a combo record store/hummus eatery would be hugely successful. I am considering buying...

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:03 PM

^this is a wealthy area now. They only eat artisinal, single district chickpea hummus there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:09 PM

Permanent Records in Greenpoint has consistently lower prices than anywhere else

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:12 PM

what other record stores? recommendations?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:22 PM

They were always more than happy to carry our vinyl despite us being a small unsigned band. which is more than i can say for permanent records... not just P4fuck top picks

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:24 PM

Academy is good

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:31 PM

well, at least there will be some killer sale on their old inventory.

oh wait, i downloaded all of those albums for free years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:32 PM

No one is mentioning the free live shows that would go on at this place. It was a fun venue in that regard. Major names, none of which I will mention for fear of being told to drop dead for liking said bands by the one guy who posts negative comments over and over and over.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:38 PM

very sad always like browsing record stores... especailly used items...

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:39 PM

4:38 drop dead loser

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:45 PM

This was a rare case of record-store staff being super cool, helping support local bands. It's a shame to see them ago.

With that being said, most of the time record stores go out of business it's because the holier-then-thou-hipster-staff are lame to the customers, and have little or no concept on how to actually run a business. Has nothing to do with people not buying music anymore, they just don't want to deal with assholes.

Posted by bill | March 7, 2013 4:47 PM

they havin a going out of business sale? me get some cheap vinyl???

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 4:50 PM

If you have a bad thing to say about this place then you don't know what's up, contrary to how you try and portray yourself on Facebook to your shitty high school friends that stayed in Syracuse.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 5:06 PM

Good riddance.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 5:06 PM

its.

its.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 5:14 PM

bummer, had a lot of good memories of instores at their old cafe, but that was awhile ago at this point.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 5:20 PM

Rumor has it that Academy (Brooklyn) will soon close as well.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 5:30 PM

I'm currently behind the counter at Sound Fix, and planned to hold my tongue, until I saw a sign of intelligence with 5:14's entry. Thank you two times, Anonymous friend of language.

To Bill and the rest of the Anonymouses: Sounds like a wide range of people had a comparably wide range of shopping experiences at a retail spot. How about that! I'm sure a few of you caught me on a bad day but, in general, I tried not to be rude unless you stormed in asking where Beacon's Closet is (because you weren't using your eyes) or came in asking about "vinyls" even though English is your first language. Most of you have been fun to talk to most of the time, so, thanks! -mw

Posted by mike wolf | March 7, 2013 5:33 PM

least elitist record store in brooklyn and still steady kept nerd bullshit in stock.

you will be missed duders

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 5:36 PM

not ashamed to say I saw David Kilgour there-that's all I needed to know -

Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2013 5:46 PM

too pitchfork-y for my taste.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 6:23 PM

Loved heading there to buy a record or two, and loved playing in the old location one time a few years back. You will be missed, Sound Fix.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 6:33 PM

Hipsters don't buy shit. If they could download a beer they would. They are the hippies of today. Cheapskates kill these places.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 6:36 PM

Mike Wolf, completely unaware he managed to reinforce every single elitist hipster-record store-clerk accusation in a single post. Oh, shit, should I have used a semi-colon??

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 6:58 PM

It was nice to flip through the shelves and buy some vinyl. Gonna have to go online now and wait. Sucks. I never had any beefs with staff. I'm sure they hated everything I purchased but they never said it and who the fuck cares if they did. I'm never bothered by someone being rude. I figure they're just leading a miserable life or having a miserable day. What do I care if they're a little put off by my sometimes pitchfork-y selections? It's not the end of the world. Another record store will pop up and if doesn't then it's not needed.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 6:58 PM

I got "Reagan's In" by Wasted Youth there for $7.99.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 7:29 PM

I stopped going to New York record stores over five years ago, but still buy a lot of CDs and LPs--just in other cities, such as Los Angeles, where music is cheap and plentiful.

Posted by Personal shopper | March 7, 2013 11:00 PM

as a visitor from scotland over the last 20 years, i always found soundfix to be one of the weaker BK store. with places like CO-OP opening and selling records waaay cheaper and with a smaller yet better selection, it is hardly surprising it's going. i don't think i ever went in to soundfix when there was anyone other than me in there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 2:40 AM

where can I live out the song, "I'm losing my edge", and the movie, "High Fidelity", if all the record stores close? With no sense of smell or taste, I can't be a supercilious waiter, barista, or sommelier. Are there any art galleries hiring?

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 3:27 AM

the old location on bedford was the shit, i bagged many a new transplant chick at their instore performances in the bar area, I remember a particular fiery furnaces show was packed with hipster hoes. With that said, we need more record stores/less condos in north BK.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 10:07 AM

Fuck this place and all the hipster yuppie douchebags in north brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 10:22 AM

in all honesty, i can't believe this store lasted as long as it did.
i did however, pick up a few flippable records from there on occasion

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 10:27 AM

10:22 lives in his mom's basement and works at C-town.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 10:32 AM

Mike Wolf sucked me off behind the counter of Sound Fix one night after closing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 10:36 AM

10:32 is one of many north BK hipster yuppie douchebags who lives in a luxury condo daddy bought them and looks down at hardworking people who work at C-Town and other low paying jobs.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 10:43 AM

10:43 went to C-Town once

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 10:55 AM

i liked C-Town better when D answered the phone.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 11:43 AM

10:43 sucked me off in the stock room of C-town once.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 11:52 AM

"I lived in the area when they had just opened"
–guy who just moved here 14 months ago
(they have been down on bedford for years before. but thanks)

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 12:19 PM

I used to buy nickle bags off a skinhead who worked at the C-Town in bayridge

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 1:47 PM

I used to bang a big assed Latina ho who worked at C- Town.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 6:49 PM

'single district chickpea' made me guffaw

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 10:18 PM

Wait... people actually believe this place is closing because they were too expensive or the staff were rude? THERE WILL BE NO MORE RECORD STORES SOON. Either you care or you don't.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 10:30 PM

If you thought SoundFix's staff were pretentious a-holes or their prices high, have you ever been to EarWax Records? That place is the worst in city. Was hoping SoundFix would outlast EarWax and be able to make it. Hated when it lost the old space.

Posted by Anonymal | March 9, 2013 1:47 PM

nobody's ever gone to Earwax except tourists. it's a joke. Soundfix was great when it was on Bedford, then it disappeared when it moved into that mini-mall on Berry St.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2013 6:24 PM

Pretty generic with their stock. Pitchfork-y indeed. At least at the other generic record store -- Other Music, you could still get a hard to find noise release or a Theo Parrish record.
Only record nerds go to record stores still - you gotta stock with them in mind, not popular shit that gets illegally downloaded.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2013 12:54 PM

Mike Wolf is a god among men. And all you dicks whining about "Pitchfork-y" stock obviously never got past the front display, which is to be expected of shallow whiners whose only comfort in life is convincing themselves that they're superior by writing off everyone and everything else without even giving them/it a chance.

Posted by Steve | March 19, 2013 3:11 PM

I love it. People mentioning me in a post I'm not in still insisting I work/ed at C-Town when I do not, never did, and never will work there.

As for the closing of Sound Fix, sorry Mike Wolf, YOU AND YOUR STORE DIDN'T SUPPORT HARDCORE PUNK AND METAL so you deserve to close.

Hardcore punk and metal are the main reasons your store existed, like they're the main reasons indie rock exists.

Sonic Youth - Thurston Moore came from the NYHC scene

Todd P - He's basically doing all ages hardcore shows minus the hardcore 99% of the time.

Sound Fix - An indie rock version of Some Records (1985-88 record store on E.6th St. in Manhattan) and Reconstruction Records (1991-93 record store literally a door or two down from where Some existed.)

And so on and so forth.

Posted by D | March 19, 2013 3:25 PM

I see someone mentioned Other Music, the Manhattan version of Sound Fix.

Try seeing if your NYC punk band can give three copies of its debut 7" on consignment to OM only to be told you can't.

I hope Other Music closes so the only real record store for underground music left in Manhattan is Generation Records.

Posted by D | March 19, 2013 3:27 PM

Sound Dicks.

Reap what you sow.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2013 3:01 PM

Remember Wall of Sound in Seattle?

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2013 4:20 PM

Sound Fix, you will be missed. What a shame. The staff was always super friendly and helpful to me, and it was such a pleasure spending some time there and talking about music. Much love.

Posted by mp | April 20, 2013 9:04 PM

The owner was a pompous, pretentious man with terrible business sense. To move the store from a busy street like Bedford Avenue to the factory heavy Berry Street was his biggest mistake. Once he saw the business was at best breaking even he threw in the towel and sold off the space to his much more profitable neighbor The Whiskey Bar next door.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2013 8:23 PM

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