Record Store

Songbyrd carries major and indie label new releases, as well as a varied selection of hip-hop, R&B, indie-rock, pop, dance, Americana, soundtracks, jazz and classic rock vinyl (check out our inventory here). We also have a curated selection of used albums. (We even have a few local cassettes!)

Want to make sure you can score a copy of a new release? You may pre-order an upcoming LP by giving us your contact info - we'll let you know when it's in stock, and hold your copy for a week! (We might let you know about future events as well, but we promise not to fill up your inbox)

Have some clean used vinyl you'd like us to take off your hands? Do you run a local vinyl (or cassette!) label and want us to carry your stuff? Any other questions? Contact our vinyl manager at: jonathanvinyl@songbyrddc.com


On The Shelf This Friday 11/17

Mavis Staples
If All I Was Was Black

New Staples produced by Jeff Tweedy; $22

Low in HIgh School

Moz returns on a new label and on 5 different colors! streets 11/17; $25

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Soul of a Woman

Sharon Jones' final album finds at full power; $20

The 6ths
Wasps' Nests

Deluxe reissue of Stephen Merritt's 1995 project with tons of features; $37

Coming Soon - Preorder Now

Maroon 5
Red Pill Blues

Pre-pay for this album at the Songbyrd Record Cafe and be entered into a grand prize drawing for a signed guitar!!! $25

Room Inside the World

post-punkers Ought's 3rd album on exclusive white vinyl; $21; streets 2/16

What a Time to Be Alive

Indie-rock heroes return with a new album on exclusive pink swirl vinyl; $21; streets 2/16

H.C. McEntire

Mount Moriah frontwoman's debut on exclusive white vinyl; $21; streets 1/26/18

Hollie Cook
Vessel of Love

West London Tropical Reggae on Pink Vinyl; Streets 1/26/18; $21

Available In The Store

Moment Apart

Electronic music w/features from Leon Bridges & Regina Spektor; LP:$29, CD:$15

Angel Olsen

B-Sides, Demos and Unreleased Tracks from Olsen; $20

Introduction to Escape-ism

Ian Svenonius' new solo project; Streets 11/10 on limited white vinyl; $18

Hüsker Dü
Savage Young Dü

Remastered early punk box by Hüsker Dü. R.I.P. Grant. Streets 11/10; $90


The band's first album in 22 years! Clear with Black Smoke Vinyl; $22

Phantom Brickworks

Bibio's new album is an Instrumental project; $27

Desmond Dekker
You Can Get It If You Really Want

Ska/Rock Steady classic on black & blue marble vinyl; $24

Grateful Dead
Best of the Grateful Dead Vol. 2

Important tracks from the Dead from 1977-1989


Pre-Grunge Post-Punk compilation from 80s Seattle Pioneers; $45

Bootsy Collins
World Wide Funk

P-Funk Bassist returns with guests including Kali Uchis and Chuck D.; $25

Curtis Harding
Face Your Fear

Soul-meets-garage. Plays Songbyrd Saturday 11/4!; $22

Julien Baker
Turn Out the Lights

Evocative follow-up from Memphis indie-popper; $23; streets 10/27

Pacific Daydream

New Weezer yay. Streets 10/27; $20


New album features collabs with Eagles of Death Metal & Dolly Parton; $23

Brand New
Science Fiction

Surprise new album from the indie/emo vets on indie-exclusive multi-color vinyl; streets 10/20; $28


Bully's indie-rock debut for Sub-Pop; $20


Dan Bejar's 12th studio album arrives in deluxe yellow vinyl with a bonus 7"; $26; streets 10/20

John Carpenter
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998

Fresh re-recordings of classic movie themes from John Carpenter; $26

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile
Lotta Sea Lice

Kurt & Courtney sing each others' songs and you love them; $23; streets 10/13

King Krule

2nd Full-length from Archy Marshall has 19 new songs; $28

St. Vincent

Her 6th album features Kamasi Washington; $25

Gang Signs and Prayer

Grime hit debuted at #1 on the UK charts; $30


new vinyl release of the acclaimed 2015 album from the "darkwave duchess" broke new ground in R&B: $30

Jamila Woods

Exclusive white vinyl re-release of Woods' alternative R&B debut

Take Me Apart

Electronic R&B from the future - on clear vinyl; streets 10/6; $27

Are These the Questions That We Need to Ask?

Textured, exploratory 2nd album from Alex Tebeleff's DC indie-rock collective; $22

The Replacements
For Sale: Live At Maxwell's 1986

Classic-era Replacements Live in 1986; $30

Jane's Addiction
Nothing's Shocking

The seminal, 1988 alt-rock classic gets a clear vinyl reissue; $23. Streets 10/3

If Blue Could Be Happiness

2nd album from the soft-synth-folk band; $19

Jessica Lea Mayfield
Sorry is Gone

Indie-folk songwriter returns with new songs and a new tour; $20

Kamasi Washington
Harmony of Difference

The Epic Jazz savior returns with a 6-movement suite; $14

Relatives in Descent

Detroit post-punkers' most complex effort to date; $22

The Effects
Eyes to the Light

New from Dischord from members of Faraquet, Deleted Scenes and Buildings; $15

Twin Peaks
Limited Event Series Soundtrack

The Badalamenti soundtrack to the new series on Neon Green Vinyl!!!

Wolf Alice
Visions Of A Life

2nd album from London rockers; $23

Hiss Golden Messenger
Hallelujah Anyhow

Ten new songs from indie-psych-folker M.C. Taylor; $19

A Sentimental Education

Dean Wareham reunites his band for a covers album; $28

Every Country's Sun

Elegant, intense, trance-rock from the longtime rockers on exclusive clear vinyl; $30

Shout Out Louds
Ease My Mind

Swedish indie-pop wizards' fifth album; $20

Silicon Valley: the Soundtrack

DJ Shadow, Tobacco, Wu-Tang Clan and more! $27

Ariel Pink
Dedicated to Bobby Jameson

New psych/garage pop solo album from Ariel Pink; $20


Release date 9/15: 2xLP on Lemon-Yellow Vinyl; $34

Son Little
New Magic

HIp-hop=leaning Roots R&B on blue vinyl; $22

Willie Watson
Folksinger 2

Vintage folk classics reinterpreted; see him at Songbyrd October 28th! $28

Death From Above 1979
Outrage is Now!

Dance-punkers' 3rd album since 2004's classic "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine"; $22

Mountain Moves

14th studio album from the noise-poppers features multiple collaborations; $24

Mount Kimbie
Love What Survives

3rd Studio Album features James Blake & King Krule; $28

Nosaj Thing

4th full-length from electronic producer Jason Chung

After Laughter

Emo-poppers' 6th release on special black & white marble vinyl; $20

Zola Jesus

6th full-length from dark-synth singer Nika Roza Danilova; on rust-colored vinyl; $22

LCD Soundsystem
American Dream

Miraculous fourth studio album from the band; $31

Filthy Friends

Indie-rock supergroup featuring Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker & Peter Buck from REM; $18

Iron & Wine
Beast Epic

Deluxe Edition with bonus tracks! $31, Streets 8/25

Oh Sees

Freshly renamed garage punkers new album; $26

Oneohtrix Point Never
Good Time OST

Electronic soundtrack to the Safdie Brothers' new thriller; $28

Secret Machines
Now Here is Nowhere

New deluxe pressing of this 2004 space-rock classic from Run Out Groove; $40

The War on Drugs
A Deeper Understanding

4th album, Indie Exclusive on Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl; $26

Grizzly Bear
Painted Ruins

Experimental Indie-rockers' 6th full-length; $28

Kacy & Clayton
The Siren's Song

2nd album from the urban folk duo, produced by Jeff Tweedy; $20

Mura Masa
Mura Masa

Debut album features A$AP Rocky & Damon Albarn; $30

Downtown Boys
Cost of Living

Revolutionary Punk led by Victoria Ruiz, produced by Guy Picciotto; $18

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to the beautiful film. Limited, numbered 45 rpm edition; $38

Portugal. the Man

8th studio album from the Portland Indie-Rockers; $20

Love in Beats

British Neo-Soul Veteran's 8th album; guests include Robert Glasper; $20

Various Artists
The Matrix - Music from the Motion Picture

Limited Deluxe Red & Blue Pill Vinyl Edition featuring Marilyn Manson and Ministry; $45

Tom Tom Club
Tom Tom Club

Classic Funky Talking Heads 1981 side-project on Limited Blue & Yellow Starburst Vinyl just because; $25

X-Ray Spex
Germfree Adolescents

1978 punk classic on Limited Test Tube Clear with Blue Splatter Vinyl; $24

Rozwell Kid
Precious Art

West Virginia Pop-Punk Band's 4th Album! Catch them at Songbyrd 8/1

Arcade Fire
Everything Now

Canadian alt-rock heroes' 5th album; $28

Various Artists
The Fate of the Furious - The Album

Hip-hop/R&B Soundtrack to the Film, with Young Thug, Migos & Travis Scott; $30

Avey Tare

New from Animal Collective's Avey Tare! $29

Mount Eerie
A Crow Looked at Me

The eighth full-length by lo-fi indie songwriter Phil Elvrum; $22

Aretha Franklin
Aretha Arrives

Franklin's 2nd album of 1967, on 180gram vinyl; $25. Streets 7/25

Dusty Springfield
Dusty in Memphis

Streets 7/25; Dusty In Memphis; 180G Vinyl Features "Son of a Preacher Man"; $25


50TH Anniversary Mono Edition of Love's Debut Album; $22. Streets 7/18

The Monkees
Summer of Love

New Compilation of The Monkees psychedelic side; $22; Streets 7/18

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar. On Vinyl. Damn. $35

Shabazz Palaces
Quazarz: Born On a Gangster Star

One of two new releases from the interstellar Seattle hip-hop enigmas; $20

Yoko Ono
Approximate Infinite Universe

Yoko Ono's furious 1973 rock opus, first time back on vinyl; $28

Shabazz Palaces
Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines

2nd of 2 new releases from the Seattle interstellar hip-hop enigmas: $20

Out in the Storm

Indie-rocker Katie Crutchfield's 4th Waxahatchee LP; $30

Missy Elliott
Supa Dupa Fly

90s R&B Classic you know it; $25

Toro Y Moi
Boo Boo

Electronic Indie Pop star's 5th full-length; $21

Beth Ditto
Fake Sugar

First solo album from Gossip lead singer; $20

Broken Social Scene
Hug of Thunder

First album in in 7 years from the alt-rock supergroup; $26

Albert King
Born Under a Bad Sign

One of the most popular and influential blues albums of the late '60s; $22

Emmylou Harris
Pieces of the Sky

Grammy-winning Country-Rock Singer-Songwriter's 1975 debut! $20

Black Origami

Footwork Masterpiece; Pitchfork "8.8"; $30

The Cure
Greatest Hits

Career-spanning 2xLP collection from the post-punk pioneers. $32

Matthew Sweet
Tomorrow Forever

first since 2011; $25; indie-rock

Big Boi

On Blue & White Vinyl! $26

Purple Rain - 2015 Remaster

2015 Remaster! $25

Weather Diaries

2xLP; First album since 1996!; $29

David Bowie
The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

45th Anniversary Special Limited Edition Gold Vinyl Edition; $22

The Nappy Roots
Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz

Limited double vinyl LP pressing, $30. 4 Stars on Allmusic.com!

The Drums
Abysmal Thoughts

Streets 6/16 - Indie Exclusive 2xLP Clear Vinyl; $24

The Sea Life
The Sea Life

Noise-Pop from DC's Babe City Records! $15

Lavender - Nightfall Remix

Streets 6/9/17 - Limited Edition 12" maxi-single Collab w/Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg

Little Dragon
Season High

White Vinyl!; $22

Alex G

Alex G’s 8th full-length