Williamsburg’s Sound Fix record store to close

After a nine-year run in north Brooklyn, the shop will shut its doors for good on Apr 20.

Sound Fix

Sound Fix

Just as we’re gearing up for Record Store Day, we caught wind of the sad news that Sound Fix in the ’Burg will be closing up shop…on Record Store Day.

And it’s a shame. The staff was always friendly to us (an affable employee once sparked a nice, several-minute conversation about Neil Young when we picked up Live at Massey Hall 1971 a few years ago), which is more than we can say for one nearby vinyl seller in the ’hood; the selection of new indie-rock releases was solid; and back in the day, Sound Fix hosted some notable in-store gigs by the likes of Okkervil River’s Will Sheff. (In other record-store-closing news, Village staple Bleecker Bob’s will reportedly shutter this May). So be sure to spend an afternoon perusing Sound Fix’s shelves while you still can. (For more options, check out our favorite crate-digging havens in the city.)

We’ll leave you with—quite appropriately and, we hope, tastefully—the “top five songs about death” scene from the best record-store movie ever, High Fidelity: