The 50 Best Record Stores In America is an essay series where we attempt to find the best record store in every state. These aren’t necessarily the record stores with the best prices or the deepest selection; you can use Yelp for that. Each record store featured has a story that goes beyond what’s on its shelves; these stores have history, foster a sense of community and mean something to the people who frequent them.
Growing up in Alabama can be a conflicting experience. It’s a place where idyllic southern traditions butt roughly against normalized political corruption, poor education rankings, and a bruised past of numerous Civil Rights transgressions. We’ve learned from the past, and we’re better because of it, but we’ve had trouble translating those lessons into a stable present. For every step forward, celebrity creeps like Roy Moore, Robert Bentley and Jeff Sessions push us back.Read More
Record Store Day falls on Saturday, April 13th this year and we are planning our annual blow out! In addition to all the great RSD titles, we will have a very special in store performance, DJs, giveaways and more! Tune in to Birmingham Mountain Radio this Friday morning at 9am for an announcement regarding the details of our RSD celebration!Read More
We had a great year at the shop and sold TONS of records! The top 50 this year has 13 Alabama related titles. Both St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Jason Isbell have 3 different titles in the top 50!Read More
Seasick is turning 5 years old and we’re gonna celebrate for three days!Read More
We are now accepting new members to the Seasick Record Club! We had a ton of fun this past year, but have made what we think will make for some improvements and even more fun this year including an amazing new shirt design!⠀Read More
We sold a bunch of records in 2017! Below is a list of the best sellers for the year. 6 out of the top 10 are Alabama artists. 15 Alabama artists made the top 50 in all.Read More