The coronavirus pandemic has record stores across america closed since mid-March. While some had continued to sell the wares online, NYC’s Rough Trade put web sales on pause too. After a month, however, they’re back and ready to mail you some records, CDs and merch:
We can’t thank you enough for your kindness and patience during our period of online operational downtime.
With more time spent at home than ever before, we know it is crucial to be able to have, to hold and to spin the music that you love. Every dollar you spend with us is a dollar that supports our store, our staff, the labels and artists that have all been heavily affected by this new climate.
Rough Trade also notes that delivery times make take longer than usual given current conditions, and that album release dates (especially spring ones) are also in flux (Jarvis Cocker and Protomartyr, for example).