Thursday, March 4, 2021

SEATTLE STORE CLOSING BY JUNE

The rumors are true; Everyday Music is closing 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.


We will have to vacate the space by the first of June and so in the meantime we will be liquidating most of the inventory and eventually selling off some or all of the store fixtures and the equipment. If anyone has an interest in taking home a record bin or a CD/DVD wall unit they will available as we empty out the store. You can contact the guys at the store or if you’re interested in buying a bunch of fixtures for an existing store contact me directly. 

Any leftover fixtures will be smashed up and thrown away, so if you want to salvage the wood it will be available. The wood is Baltic Birch and makes nice, inexpensive shelving.

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


Monday, July 13, 2020

SEATTLE STORE OPEN JULY !3

It seems the unrest in the Capitol Hill neighborhood is over for now~ we have opened our doors again July 13 ! 

New Temporary Hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Masks in the store MANDITORY.  Stay 6 feet apart.  We are no longer doing buys while you wait, so if you have USED collections to sell you need to put your product in a box with name, phone and email and we will call you after 72 hours.  This is our new temporary procedure.  Thanks for your cooperation and understanding and everyone STAY WELL and be kind.


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.

Friday, January 24, 2020

New Year, New Music

January is a little slow for new releases traditionally, but there are some goodies out there if you have gift certificates to spend. Here are a few special indie-store only exclusives!  Don't forget about Rhino Records' "Start Your Ear Off Right" January campaign...the gold standard reissue label has the following limited-editions out for January and you get a free 2020 Calendar with purchase while supplies last. 


JANUARY 10
Bad Company Desloation Angels LP*
The Replacements Don't Tell A Soul clear-LP
 Deep Purple. Last Concert In Japan on purple vinyl*
Deep Purple Made in Europe purple vinyl*
The Replacements Pleased To Meet Me on blue vinyl*
Deep Purple Stormbringer on purple vinyl*
Field Music Making a New World on red transparent vinyl









JANUARY 17
Uncle Tupelo Anodyne on clear vinyl*
Stevie Nicks Bella Donna on gold vinyl*
Warren Zevon Excitable Boy on glow-in-the-dark red vinyl!*
Devo Freedom of Choice on white vinyl*
MC5 Kick Out The Jams color LP*
Devo New Traditionalists on grey vinyl*
Pinegrove Marigold  on...wait for it...Yellow vinyl
The Smithereens Covers on red vinyl



Pat DiNizio, Jim Babjak, Mike Mesaros & Dennis Diken dip deep into their archives to present COVERS, a tribute to the songs and the artists that shaped their career. The album presents a heavy dose of British Invasion paying homage to the Kinks, the Beatles, the Who and T. Rex.


 G. Love & Special Sauce The Juice on hot pink vinyl

JANUARY 24
Caspian. On Circles on clear vinyl
Van Morrison His Band And The  Street Choir on translucent turquoise LP*
The Ramones It's Alive red/blue vinyl*
Soundtrack to Twin Peaks on green vinyl* (original TV series one)

Sex Pistols NeverMind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols on pink vinyl*

*Free calendar with purchase while supplies last!!










JANUARY 31





Poli├ža When We Stay Alive on clear vinyl





Wednesday, October 9, 2019

YIKES! October exclusives comin' your way...

Look for indie-store-only exclusive editions on vinyl during the month of October! These are limited-edition and once they're gone, they're gone.

Look for special releases on PINK vinyl to benefit cancer patients thru Gilda's ClubNYC:

Gilda's Club NYC (GCNYC) was founded in 1995 in memory of Gilda Radner, the talented comedian and original cast member of Saturday Night Live who passed away in 1989 from ovarian cancer. GCNYC's mission is to support, educate and empower cancer patients and their families. A cancer diagnosis can be an extremely isolating experience which triggers many emotions including fear, anger, depression and an overwhelming sense of helplessness. Currently more than 4200 men, women, teens, and children attend free support groups, educational lectures and workshops at the West Village townhouse or at hospital partners around NYC. More than 55 percent of our members have a cancer diagnosis, and the remaining are their loved ones – their children, partners, relatives or friends. At Gilda's Club NYC, we believe no one should face cancer alone.  #tenbandsonecause


OCTOBER 4:
 Blood Orange--Angel's Pulse on white vinyl
Angel Olsen--All Mirrors Splatter vinyl and bonus 7" single while supplies last
DIIV--Deceiver Grey marble vinyl
Lightening Dust--Spectre colored orange LP
Levitation Room--Headspace blood-red splatter vinyl w/die-cut jacket

Spiritualized--And Nothing Hurt.. PINK vinyl proceeds benefit Gilda's Club NYC for cancer patients & their families.
Kacy & Clayton--Carrying On colored vinyl from New West Records
Boris--LOVE & EVOL clear/orange swirl on Third Man Records
City & Colour--A Pill For Loneliness blue/black LP
Exhumed--Horror Milky clear/blood red splatter vinyl from Relapse Reocrds
Beastie Boys reissues on colored vinyl! To the 5 Boroughs, Root Down, Paul's Boutique, Ill Communication
Clairo--Imunity beige LP
Echo & The Bunnymen--John Peel Sessions 1979-1983 special release for ROCKtober! from Rhino

The Replacements--Tim, All Shook Down on pink and red
Gost--Valediction pink vinyl
Julie's Haircut--In The Silence Electric pink LP
Metzingers--Hello Exile colored LP
North Mississippi Allstars--Up and Rolling white
Wilco--Ode To Joy pink vinyl




OCTOBER 11:
Lacuna Coil--Black Anima PINK vinyl proceeds benefit Gilda's Club NYC for cancer patients & their families
Third Eye Blind--Screamer PINK vinyl proceeds benefit Gilda's Club NYC for cancer patients & their families. 
Babymetal--METAL GALAXY clear vinyl from Cooking Vinyl
Bodega--Shiny New Model, What's Your Rupture green
Allah-Las--Lahs translucent orange
Big Thief--Two Hands on peach colored LP
Boy Harsher--Country Girl Uncut green vinyl
Common--Let Love on red LP
Deep Purple--Burn, Who Do We Think We Are? purple vinyl...naturally...reissued from Rhino for ROCKtober
Helicon--Helicon colored LP



OCTOBER 18: 
The Builders & The Butchers--The Builders & The Butchers colored vinyl
The Foals--Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2 orange LP
Alter Bridge--Walk The Sky indie exclusive blue LP
Mark Lanegan--Somebody's Knocking PINK vinyl proceeds benefit Gilda's Club NYC for cancer patients & their families.
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit--Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Here We Rest reissues on colored vinyl
SOUNDTRACK--Big Little Lies season 2 pink LP
Deep Purple--Made in Japan, Come Taste the Band purple vinyl for ROCKtober
Floating Points--Crush
Stiff Little Fingers--Inflammable Material colored for ROCKtober from Rhino Records 
Jimmy Eat World--Surviving white LP
 


OCTOBER 25:
The Soul Rebels--Poetry in Motion if you love New Orleans...these guys rule the scene.  This release features Robert Glasper, Big Freedia, The Bangas, Matisyahu & Trombone Shorty! Look for special SIGNED editions!




Sunn0)))--Pyroclasts PINK vinyl proceeds benefit Gilda's Club NYC for cancer patients & their families.

 Opeth--In Cauda Venenum 2LP blue/mint green vinly gatefold

Alcest--Spiritual Instinct blue/bone splatter
Cigarettes After Sex--Cry indie exclusive on clear vinyl
Goodbye June--Community Inn green & guitar plectrum LP
Jinjer --Macro turquoise vinyl
Rings of Staurn--Gidim black/blue/white
Black Sabbath--Dehumanizer ROCKtober limited-edition

Saves the Day--Through Being Cool TBC20 special reissue

Michael Kiwanuka--Kiwanuka exclusive yellow LP

SOUNDTRACK--Once Upon A Time In Hollywood on 2 CUSTOM Translucent Orange LPs, 180 Gram, Double Gatefold Jacket Printed Insert, inside LP Pockets, 24”x 36” Movie Key Art Poster folded, and 11”X 17” of Hollywood Map Poster


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Utopia--Utopia: Complete Bearsville Singles 1977-1982 ROCKtober exclusive limited-edition release
Mikal Cronin--Seeker green vinyl
The Ramones--Rock n Roll High School ROCKtober colored orange/red LP