Cornershop’s Favourite
Record Shops

Cornershop’s new LP Urban Turban, out on their own Ample Play label, hits store shelves today, 5/15, and we’ve cornered the duo’s Ben Ayres to answer the question all this week—what are Cornershop’s Favourite Record Shops?

We’ll get the lowdown on the shops the band deems the best across the globe, get the skinny on the new release, give away some gorgeous vinyl, and toss a free, rare track your way.

It’s Cornershop’s Favourite Record Shops, all this week at TVD.

Amoeba Records, San Francisco  |  “When Tjinder and I  first went to Amoeba in San Francisco we were on tour and all we wanted to do was find the nearest record shop. In San Francisco, we first went to an incredible second hand only store where you literally had to dig through the boxes to get through the room. Fantastic place.

The other place we were advised to go to was Amoeba…the sheer size of Amoeba blew us away. We felt dizzy at the idea that there was no way anyone could have time to go through all the racks in a week, let alone a day.

So, we grabbed some used vinyl funk gems in the time we had and split down the road for a burrito, but it’s great to know it’s always there to dig a little deeper. It’s also right next to Golden Gate Park which makes it handy for a stroll afterwards where you can contemplate jazz and what the human be-in with Allen Ginsberg in that park must have been like in 1967.”

Other Music, New York  |  “Other Music in New York has been a relevation to us since we started our own label as some of their staff, especially Mikey IQ, are avid Cornershop followers (a growing breed and very heartening).

Their championing of good music is something to behold. They are evangelical about it. They should be given medals and sent round the world (along with the RT Talbot road staff) showing people and training people about the possibilities record shops can be. The people of New York are lucky to have such a place.

I think if you’re really into music and consequently records, then the place you go to buy them and get turned onto new music is paramount. It’s good to know some of these places are still out there with totally dedicated staff who clearly recognise how music can affect and improve peoples lives.”
Ben Ayres 

Cornershop Official | Facebook | Twitter
Cornershop photo: Alison Wonderland

This entry was posted in The TVD Storefront. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.
  • SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL INDIE SHOPS SINCE 2007


  • Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text
  • Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text