New record store, Octopus Records, opens in Brooklyn

New record store, Octopus Records, opens in Brooklyn

There’s a new record store in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighbourhood.

Octopus Records, an online vinyl shop originally launched in 2019, opened its own storefront last week on Friday, 29th July. Located at 204 Irving Street, the store’s opening hours are from 12 PM to 8 PM every day except Tuesdays when it’s closed and Sunday when hours are shortened from 12 PM to 6 PM. 

Octopus says it stocks mainly “hard-to-find electronic music, import presses, indie labels and high quality reissues in all genres”. There’s one listening station in the store for browsing, though shoppers should bring their own headphones. 

Last year New York added Ergot Records to its roster of music shops, while the beloved Superior Elevation reopened in a new Williamsburg location on Grand Street after its Bushwick base on White Street suffered serious flood damage in 2021’s Hurricane Ida.  

Check out photos of Octopus Records’ Irving Street space. 

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