Yes, it really has been over two years since we opened Wombleton and a lot has changed in the Highland Park area on the record store front. In the past year or so, great new local shops have opened hither and tither making our neighborhood a mind boggling vinyl oasis; a one-of-a-kind record shopping wonderland of international renown, unlike anything this side of Shinjuku.
At Wombleton we’re excited to be a part of the zeitgeist and would like to officially welcome Mount Analog to our nape of the neck; if you haven’t been yet I urge you to pay them a visit (and some money). It’s a beautiful place full of great new & used vinyl of the highest calibre.
Also we’ve heard confirmation that a fantastic shop from NYC, Gimme Gimme Records, is moving their shop to LA, just down York a bit from our place. We’ve been Gimme Gimme customers since they opened back in the 90s in the East Village and in our book, they are, in a word, “legendary”. So add that to the likes of Permanent and Mono (we claim them even though they’re on the wrong side of the 5) get ready for more incredible records than you can possibly handle on the East side this holiday season. But this post is supposed to be about us… so back to Wombleton and our exciting milestone / new arrivals party!
As you may know, over the past 108-or-so weeks we’ve made a tradition of traveling the globe in search of intriguing records which don’t turn up too often on this side of the pond. Since we started up, we’ve been to the UK 6 times(!), Germany twice, Holland twice & Jamaica twice. Not to mention our little demi-trips to Toronto, Rio, Austin & NYC in between.
We just got back from a whirlwind tour of Europe and did a lot of shopping around Germany this time. We bought an absurd amount of fabulous stuff which you simply must see to believe! Hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of fresh used LPs and 45s will debut in our racks at 8pm on Thurs. I won’t bore you with the same schpeel as always- you know the drill Felt, Can, Pulp, Neu, Smiths, Shirley Collins, Go-Betweens, Fall, Kevin Ayers, import, original press, private press, hand-painted sleeve, blah blah blah. Just be there Thursday!
WOMBLETON IS NOW TWO YEARS OLD.
PLEASE COME & BUY SOMETHING & CELEBRATE WITH US.
CIDER DRINKERS WELCOME!
**Sneak a peak below**
PLEASE NOTE THAT WOMBLETON RECORDS NOW HOSTS A WEEKLY BAR DJ NIGHT AT THE HOT NEW HERMOSILLO CLUB (NEXT DOOR AT 5125 YORK).
COME THIS WED (October 24) FOR A PRE-HALLOWEEN SCARE with DJ HALESTORM
NEXT WED (HALLOWEEN – OCT 31) WILL BE EYAD & ME!
GREAT MUSIQUE & FANCY BEER EVERY WEEK!