Tuesday, October 26, 2021

It's the Supply Chain, People!

Just a friendly note to SHOP EARLY for the holidays~ yes the supply chain issue is real and has been a problem for for a long while now - especially with vinyl. You may have read the upsurge in demand for vinyl (and turntables as well) and the music industry -and in turn Everyday Music -we simply cannot keep up with demand.  Besides the general pandemic-related supply issues - backlogs at the docks, transportation problems and worker shortages - the manufacturing of vinyl in particular is so backed up we never know when titles can or will be restocked.  Plus the demand for vinyl has caused big box stores to gobble up massive quantities of titles that us little guys can't afford to buy in quantities that Target or Walmart can.  And then we get left with the dreaded "backordered" button.

 So hear me now:

IF YOU SEE A TITLE YOU WANT FOR YOURSELF OR FOR A GIFT IN STOCK - BUY IT. There are just no guarantees when we will have Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" back in stock.  We've been waiting months already.  If you expect to find something specific in December...just be aware there is no guarantee you'll find it.

That said, we do have LOTS of great albums in right now on vinyl so come on in and browse!  From new releases to great box sets to indie discoveries and reissues of your old favorites.  The Stones, Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac (they have other great albums besides Rumours), Amyl & The Sniffers, Taylor Swift, Metallica, Arlo Parks, The Fugees, MF Doom to name a tiny few.  If you're looking for something specific give one of the stores a call and we'll gladly check stock.

We remain open downtown Portland, eastside on Sandy Blvd and up in Bellingham!  11-6 Daily except Thanksgiving!  And don't forget the GREAT Limited-edition titles coming out Black Friday like Sam Cooke, Leonard Cohen, Motorhead, Carole King, RZA, Kali Uchis, Weird Al, Jason Isbell, Oneohtrix Point Never & more! See recordstoreday.com for details.











Thursday, July 8, 2021

Get Ready For Record Store Day releases!

 Here is our plan for Saturday July 17 special release event: Records Store Day Drop #2! 


 

·      Fill out your wish list - printable list at www.recordstoreday.com  rank your most desirable albums – and we will collect your list (starting at the front of the line and filling them in order) and do our best to fill the first 10 most-desired on your list that we have in stock.  To prevent a single customer from hoarding--say all the copies of the John Prine title--we are only allowing ONE copy per RSD title per person on Saturday.

·      On your list you can pick & rank MORE than 10 titles, so if the first three things you want, for example, are already sold out, we can go down your list and fill up to 10 items total.

·      PLEASE REMEMBER THESE ARE LIMITED EDITIONS.  We don’t get everything we ordered, we don’t order everything, and we often don’t get the quantities we ordered. 

We cannot set aside product for you by phone for RSD product until after RSD. 

·      Please be patient…we still have a reduced staff !  and THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 








Monday, June 7, 2021

Record Store Day 2021 Drop #1 June 12!!

 Here is our plan for Saturday's special release event: Records Store Day Drop!

·      Fill out your wish list (make sure you put your NAME on it) while in line (or preferably the night before – printable list at www.recordstoreday.com)  ranked – and we will collect it (starting at the front of the line and filling them in order) and do our best to fill the first 10 most-desired on your list that we have in stock.  To prevent a single customer from hoarding, say all the copies of the Prince title, we are only allowing ONE copy per RSD title on Saturday.

 

·      On you list you can pick & rank MORE than 10 titles, so if the first three things you want, for example, are already sold out, we can go down your list and fill up to 10 items total.

 

·      PLEASE REMEMBER THESE ARE LIMITED EDITIONS.  We don’t get everything we ordered, we don’t order everything, and we often don’t get the quantities we ordered. 

 

·      Please be patient…we still have a reduced staff !  and THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

 










 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

SEATTLE STORE CLOSING BY JUNE

It's true: Everyday Music has closed its Seattle store in the Capitol Hill area. The store, which opened in 2003 when Everyday Music purchased the Cellophane Square stores from Djangos.com, had been moved four times, expanded and contracted, seen a number of great employees come and go and, hopefully, gave many customers much happiness and comfort. 

To say that this past year has been challenging would be stating the obvious, and while it contributed to the decision to close, it was really just a decision I made to scale back my workload and responsibilities. I purchased the Washington stores shortly after I was diagnosed and treated for Stage 4 cancer and while twenty years later it appears I have beaten back the cancer, the affects the treatment left behind have taken a toll on my overall health, and now in my sixties and forty-five years in record retail it’s time to cut back. To put it in perspective, when I purchased the company van in 2002, it had 60,000 miles on the odometer and today it has pushed past 185,000 miles — over 90% of those traveled on Interstate 5 between Portland and Bellingham.

The Bellingham store and the two Portland stores will remain open, but we have already consolidated the Downtown Portland store and our NE Portland store building is for sale, and so that too will be forced to close sometime in the future; tough times for record stores. 

So, that’s the news. I want to thank all of our customers; past, present and future. It’s been well worth it serving the Seattle area. And who knows what the future will be. Perhaps the compact disc will make a resurgence and I’ll have to re-open so I can sell the millions (yes, millions) of used CDs we’ve amassed. That would certainly put me into a grave.

Thanks, again.

Scott Kuzma
Owner, Everyday Music

skuzma@everydaymusic.com


 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Black Friday - November 27! Special releases.


Record Store Day has coordinated special limited-edition vinyl releases for Black Friday!  We plan to be open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  The BURNSIDE store will stay open a til 8 p.m. on Friday and on Small Business Saturday.

  These are indeed limited or early release dates (meaning participating stores will have them before anyone else). 

  We have to comply and keep store capacity at allowed occupancy...but it has not been an issue so far since the latest restrictions.  PLEASE WEAR A MASK and keep your distance from others.

 

Here are just a few of the releases.  See www.recordstoreday.com for details and the full list.

For the first time ever, SAP--the second studio EP by Alice in Chains--will be released as on vinyl as a stand-alone EP.



Adorable lil' first ever 7" single for the Vince Guaraldi classic "Christmas Time Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Includes an alternate take of "Christmas Time Is Here" never before available on vinyl. Pressed on green vinyl.

Album of covers from the late, great Sharon Jones

PINK vinyl of Kid Cudi/Kanye West album Kids See Ghosts


3-LP set of Prine's Asylum albums Bruised Orange, Storm Windows and Pink Cadillac

Alternate takes from Elliott Smith's self-titled album!

Translucent purple vinyl release of remixes from The Weeknd's #1 album After Hours


Friday, June 12, 2020

Seattle Everyday Music update

SEATTLE--The Portland stores have been open for two weeks and Bellingham will open on Friday, but Capitol Hill in Seattle, which we hoped would open this week, will remain shut. As you may be aware, our store sits right in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). As such, we just can’t ensure the safety of our employees and customers, and until some type of resolution between the City, the police and the protesters occurs, I don’t see us opening the store. Even if we were guaranteed safety, the barricades and numbers of protestors would make customer access to the store very difficult, if not impossible. 

Music and movies are an integral part of your lives, mine included else I wouldn’t have been doing what I have for the last forty plus years, and we appreciate that our customers are eager to support us with their business, but the issues involved in the protests are greater than providing the latest records by the Strokes or Pearl Jam. So we will wait and hope for a peaceful reconciliation to all that is happening. Maybe this time the winds are shifting … and as Mr. Dylan said, “ you don’t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” 

Scott Kuzma, Owner

Peace.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

What's Going On Downtown?

The Burnside store in Portland is cleaning house!  We are going back to occupying just the West side of the building, the space that we had when we first opened in 1995.   Over the next 60 days or so we are moving ALL our CD + DVD inventory to the West side of the 1313 Burnside building with all the vinyl.  Why?  Well, CDs sales are decreasing and there has just been a lot of old titles sitting for too long.  The result of declining CD sales means we have to adjust in order to stay in business.

SO! We are systematically going through the stock of used CDs and curating the good, the bad & the ugly.  We are marking down the price on those ancient titles.  During this transition look for the "closeout" bins that remain on the East side of the store.  They will have signs indicating which bins are the "last chance" for those CDs.

Don't panic.  We realize it looks like we are getting rid of everything, but really, what we are getting rid of are titles that have sat around for years. What you will find going forward is a cleaner, organized stock of titles.

 It's a bit of a mess right now so bear with us... and meantime we're happy to help you find what you need.

Thanks for your patience during the transition.