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 1/19


I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life

First new album after 4 years! This is the indie-exclusive version; $23

Maroon 5
Red Pill Blues

Their 6th album...$20


Their 7th album! $20

The Go! Team

Unique & Fun Brighton Band comes back with a new album on limited color vinyl!; $25




Available Now For Preorder


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

Twin Peaks
Sweet '17 Singles

Chicago garage kings compilation of their 6 2017 singles club 7" releases; Streets 2/9/18; $18; Preorder today!

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

Main Source
Breaking Atoms

Vinyl Me Please Special Color Vinyl Edition w/Bonus 7"; $27


Available In The Store


One of two 2017 releases from Future; $25

Panda Bear
A Day With The Homies

Fresh EP from the Animal Collective member; $17

Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out the Lights

Iconic rock album from British guitar favorite Richard Thompson

Holy Diver

Red Vinyl reissue of the classic metal album from the legendary guitarist

Oddisee & Good Compny
Beneath the Surface

Live album from the Mello Music rapper & his band

Fela Kuti
Vinyl Box Set 4 Compiled by Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu curates and introduces a 7LP Box Set of the Nigerian legend; $120

Music From The HBO Original Series, Season 2

Alternative R&B Soundtrack to Season 2 of Issa Rae's wonderful HBO Comedy; $26

Chelsea Girl

Velvet Underground singer's classic solo album; $25

Memory of a Cut Off Head

20th OCS release, 100th Castle Face title! $26

Beastie Boys
The In Sound from Way Out!

Reissue of their 1996 instrumental compilation; $25

Talib Kweli
Radio Silence

New album features Rick Ross, Anderson.Paak, Robert Glasper & Kaytranada; $29


Deluxe reissue of Wilco's 1995 debut; $35

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Fever to Tell

Fresh remaster of the classic NYC 2003 album; $30

Wu-Tang Clan
The Saga Continues

The reunion album from the hip-hop pioneers; $30

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

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


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

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

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!!!

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

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

Moment Apart

Electronic music w/features from Leon Bridges & Regina Spektor; $29

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

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

Kacy & Clayton
The Siren's Song

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

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

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

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

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

The Monkees
Summer of Love

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

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

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

Albert King
Born Under a Bad Sign

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

Black Origami

Footwork Masterpiece; Pitchfork "8.8"; $30

Matthew Sweet
Tomorrow Forever

first since 2011; $25; indie-rock

Big Boi

On Blue & White Vinyl! $26

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