Square Records

Square Records an independent record shop in Akron, OH specializing in new music, be it overexposed or nearly unknown. used records from all eras and genres.
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Operating as usual

Oh hey. It’s the new @clppng record. Loser edition vinyl via the great people at @subpop
10/23/2020

Oh hey. It’s the new @clppng record. Loser edition vinyl via the great people at @subpop

It is Friday so we got some new ones. Including but not limited to... Gorillaz. A Lenker. Pallbearer. Boss. Fuzz. Wallow...
10/23/2020

It is Friday so we got some new ones. Including but not limited to... Gorillaz. A Lenker. Pallbearer. Boss. Fuzz. Wallows. Freddie Gibbs. Beastie Boys. Actress. Mountain Goats. Dinner party. Allman Betts. This is the Kit. Nocturnal Effigy. Magik Markers. INXS - kick reissue

Just a few new ones to present today: Matt Berninger. Tom Petty (wildflowers reissue 3,7 or 9 lp versions) Kevin Morby. ...
10/16/2020

Just a few new ones to present today: Matt Berninger. Tom Petty (wildflowers reissue 3,7 or 9 lp versions) Kevin Morby. Beabadoobee. Lil Yachty. Beverly Glenn-Copeland comp. Open Mike Eagle. Rivers of Nihil. Robert Wyatt collection

For the past couple years the Highland Square Film Festival has been held next door to the shop at the Highland Theater....
10/14/2020

For the past couple years the Highland Square Film Festival has been held next door to the shop at the Highland Theater. This year it is a digital event and they’re still looking for film submissions. Check out the info here:

We commissioned our friends at Comrade Press to do a limited run of unique t-shirts and they’re fantastic. All sizes ava...
10/09/2020

We commissioned our friends at Comrade Press to do a limited run of unique t-shirts and they’re fantastic. All sizes available now.

10/09/2020
B.Will -Technics/DMC 2020 USA Championships Elimination

Our good friend, B.Will is in the DMC/Technics World DJ battle Championship and shot his entry video at the shop. check it out.

"When the record skips, the show must go on! Manipulating vinyl in a live atmosphere creates a unique set of challenges. As seen with Champions of the past, recovery is key for a true turntablist. To master the art, you must be able to find yourself in the music.

This year's DMC/Technics World DJ battle Championship is being hosted completely online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In an effort to replicate reality, we were fortunate enough to film at Square Records in Akron, OH, a cultural staple for collectors and listeners from all walks of life."

When the record skips, the show must go on! Manipulating vinyl in a live atmosphere creates a unique set of challenges. As seen with Champions of the past, r...

New release Friday. Brand new releases and reissues from Budos Band. Sad13. Future Islands. Yo La Tengo. Mary Lattimore....
10/09/2020

New release Friday. Brand new releases and reissues from Budos Band. Sad13. Future Islands. Yo La Tengo. Mary Lattimore. Touché Amore. Talking Heads and more

Tuesday and Wednesday. All used vinyl (LPs and 45s) is 25% off! Just ask for the discount at checkout
10/06/2020

Tuesday and Wednesday. All used vinyl (LPs and 45s) is 25% off! Just ask for the discount at checkout

Restocks/late arrivals on these as well: Mac Miller- KIDS. Sylvan Esso. Ocean. Daughters
10/02/2020

Restocks/late arrivals on these as well: Mac Miller- KIDS. Sylvan Esso. Ocean. Daughters

New releases from: Sufjan Stevens. KA Smith. Lana Del Rey. Marie Davidson. Kate NV. Sa Roc. Gabriel Garzon-Montano. Rog ...
10/02/2020

New releases from: Sufjan Stevens. KA Smith. Lana Del Rey. Marie Davidson. Kate NV. Sa Roc. Gabriel Garzon-Montano. Rog Waters. Mary Komasa. Nightmares in Wax. Krallice. Sumac. Dawes. Death Valley Girls. Jonsi and more. Reissues from Oasis. Green Day. Janes Addiction. Love.

Here’s what we have for tomorrow’s new release date. Limited (like less than 4) copies of all. We open at 10 tomorrow
09/25/2020

Here’s what we have for tomorrow’s new release date. Limited (like less than 4) copies of all. We open at 10 tomorrow

Some late arriving new releases just showed up
09/25/2020

Some late arriving new releases just showed up

Some of today’s new releases are here! Lomelda. Niño/Atwood-Ferguson. Idles. Rituals of Mine. Bob Mould. Bill Callahan. ...
09/25/2020

Some of today’s new releases are here! Lomelda. Niño/Atwood-Ferguson. Idles. Rituals of Mine. Bob Mould. Bill Callahan. Kataklysm. Makaya McCraven. The mammoth and amazing Prince “Sign ☮️ The Times” 13 LP reissue (4 lp version also available.) oh also tomorrow is a record store day drop date. We will be open at 10. More info on that later

It’s a new release Friday. We’ve got releases from Run the Jewels. Avett Bros. Osees. Charli XCX. Black Crowes. Sarah Da...
09/18/2020

It’s a new release Friday. We’ve got releases from Run the Jewels. Avett Bros. Osees. Charli XCX. Black Crowes. Sarah Davachi. Rudy De Anda. Heathen. Katie Dey. Anjimile. Joyce Manor and quite a few more.

Hello. Once again, we will not be participating in the RSD DROP tomorrow (8/29) It will be just a regular day at the rec...
08/28/2020

Hello. Once again, we will not be participating in the RSD DROP tomorrow (8/29) It will be just a regular day at the record shop. We do have a small selection of RSD items that will be put out next week on the usual first come/first served basis. I have spread out what we have over three days. Each record will go out at 11am on the day listed in the graphic. Thanks!

Hello. Record Store Day has been a tumultuous journey this year just like everything else. The folks at RSD devised a pl...
08/22/2020

Hello. Record Store Day has been a tumultuous journey this year just like everything else. The folks at RSD devised a plan to split most of the original list into three “drop” dates. The first of those scheduled for August 29. WE WILL NOT HAVE ANY RSD ITEMS FOR SALE ON 8/29. we will be dividing the items that we do have into smaller lists and making them available ~10 per day starting on September 1st. Keep an eye on our social media for info on which records will go out which days. It’s far from a perfect but it’s how it’s going down this year. Thanks for reading. -❤️ Square

A few restocks today as well including the new Phoebe Bridgers and Molchat Doma
08/21/2020

A few restocks today as well including the new Phoebe Bridgers and Molchat Doma

Today’s new releases include: pj Harvey. GBV. Girl Friday. Blues Pills. Bright Eyes. Jeff Rosenstock. Old 97s. Damien Ju...
08/21/2020

Today’s new releases include: pj Harvey. GBV. Girl Friday. Blues Pills. Bright Eyes. Jeff Rosenstock. Old 97s. Damien Jurado. Bully. Future. Inter Arma. Incantation. Nubya Garcia. Swarvy. Horace Tapscott. Maya Hawke. Lemon Twigs. Sneaks.

Hello. Regretfully, Taylor Swift did NOT send us any autographed copies of her latest CD. However we do have this 8x10 g...
08/20/2020

Hello. Regretfully, Taylor Swift did NOT send us any autographed copies of her latest CD. However we do have this 8x10 glossy signed by #therealdarthvader. You can come by and look at it any time for a nominal charge.

New release day! Washed Out. Glass Animals. Ceelo. Jason Molina. Laura Marling. A Grape Dope. Damaged Bug. Public Eye. L...
08/07/2020

New release day! Washed Out. Glass Animals. Ceelo. Jason Molina. Laura Marling. A Grape Dope. Damaged Bug. Public Eye. Lingo Seini. Brigid Dawson. Numero- Eccentric Funk comp. Year of the Knife

please help save our favorite stage in Akron, Musica by reaching out to your representatives about the #saveourstages in...
08/05/2020

please help save our favorite stage in Akron, Musica by reaching out to your representatives about the #saveourstages initiative.

This Wednesday, August 5, 2020, join Ohio Citizens for the Arts and the NIVA - National Independent Venue Association to boost support of the Save Our Stages Act.

The Save Our Stages Act is a critical piece of federal legislation that would provide $10 billion for six months of financial support to keep live performing venues afloat and preserve an economic sector shuttered since mid-March.

Please engage with as many of the following action items as possible! Your voice matters and will go a long way in helping our federal elected officials understand that we depend on them to help save Ohio's arts.

✅ ACTION #1: SEND EMAILS

Email Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman and ask them to support the Save Our Stages Act. You can easily send a digital letter by visiting SaveOurStages.com. Use the pre-written text and add a personal message to let them know why it's essential to save Ohio's stages!

✅ ACTION #2: TAKE TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Please push these actions via your social media accounts, preferably between noon to 5 pm. Tag #SaveOurStages and #SaveOhioStages anywhere that you can, and follow those hashtags and share/RT messages from Ohio venues. Download and use our pre-made graphics (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7fhccsgkudpxaew/AABAWApnFI33BrCDeIGSDsyOa?dl=0) or create your own and include personal words and stories. Encourage your network to take action!

✅ ACTION #3: SHARE WITH LOCAL ARTISTS & INFLUENCERS

Contact every local artist and influencer you know and ask them to help promote this campaign. NIVA sent a letter to Congress signed by Coldplay, Lady Gaga, and Whoopi Goldberg. But, it's our local-borne talent that is affected the most. Let Senators Brown and Portman know that if they support Ohio's live performing venues, we will support them.

#SaveOurStages
#SaveOhioStages
#OhioArtsStrong
#OHCitizens4Arts

Some new arrivals/crucial restocks including that new Bell Witch and plenty more
08/05/2020

Some new arrivals/crucial restocks including that new Bell Witch and plenty more

It’s a big ol new release Friday. What do we have here: Protomartyr. Fiona Apple. Bob Dylan. Bing and Ruth. Once and Fut...
07/17/2020

It’s a big ol new release Friday. What do we have here: Protomartyr. Fiona Apple. Bob Dylan. Bing and Ruth. Once and Future Band. Arca. Dehd. Yaeji. Pretenders. Chicks. Ellie Goulding. Strike Anywhere reish. 100 Gecs. No Age. Nana Grizol. Lawrence Arms. Jarvis. Jazz Rock comp. zombi. Oneness of Juju. Samantha Crain. Dion. Off the Charts sndtrk. Black Midi

Lots of new releases and restocks today. Including Margo Price. The Beths. Earl Sweatshirt. Dream Wife. Booker T. Wasted...
07/10/2020

Lots of new releases and restocks today. Including Margo Price. The Beths. Earl Sweatshirt. Dream Wife. Booker T. Wasted Shirt (ty segall/lightning bolt) Noveller. Blood Incantation. Old Man Gloom. Tomb Mold. Amnesia Scanner. Ike Yard. Mulatu Astatke. Hellhammer. Danzig and more.

Let your Senators/Congress know how much our local venues like Musica, Grog, Beachland and other mean to you. this messa...
07/07/2020
Save Our Stages

Let your Senators/Congress know how much our local venues like Musica, Grog, Beachland and other mean to you. this message via John from the Grog Shop:

Please support this effort. Grog Shop and all of Cleveland's music clubs need your help - NOW - even if you sent messages to Congress last time, we need your help again!
Congress will be voting THIS MONTH, so we need your help NOW!
Go to www.SaveOurStages.com to send a letter to Congress. The form for the letter is already filled in, you just have to add your name. It takes less than 30 seconds.
Without inclusion in the next stimulus bill, this might be the last chance for your favorite independent venues, festivals and promoters. Tell your reps that life support for independent venues and promoters must be included.
Even if you’ve written once, please make your voices heard now, it’s quick, easy and free. Ask your legislators to support and cosponsor S. 3814/H.R. 7481, the RESTART Act, introduced by Senators Young and Bennet in the Senate and Representatives Golden and Kelly in the House, which would ensure the survival of independent venues, festivals and promoters across the nation.
PLEASE CLICK BELOW NOW to contact your legislators and help #SaveOurStages www.SaveOurStages.com
This link will automatically populate with your Senators and Congressional Representative based on your zipcode.
Thank you so very much for your continued support!

   This is our final push to Congress!The mission of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States. Please help us #SaveOurStages now.

Lots of new ones today
06/26/2020

Lots of new ones today

New releases today from 1975. Robert Glasper. Jenny Beth (savages) Maserati and more. Restocked with lots of recent rele...
06/12/2020

New releases today from 1975. Robert Glasper. Jenny Beth (savages) Maserati and more. Restocked with lots of recent releases including Moses Sumney. Perfume Genius. Wacahatchee. Jason Isbell. Strokes. Nnamdi. Thundercat and lots more.

This is one of my favorite record labels. I like this idea so why not carry it over to the world of physical sales as we...
06/05/2020

This is one of my favorite record labels. I like this idea so why not carry it over to the world of physical sales as well. Every dollar we make today will go to local institutions committed to fighting institutional racism, uplifting black people and removing fascist leaders from positions of power ☮️

Open today 11-5. Please wear a mask while you shop. We can let five people in at a time. Current hours are 11-5 TUE-SAT....
05/27/2020

Open today 11-5. Please wear a mask while you shop. We can let five people in at a time. Current hours are 11-5 TUE-SAT. Easing back into things. ✌🏻

05/20/2020

Hi. Making the gradual transition to being an open store again. limited hours and capacity will begin next week. stay tuned. thanks to everyone who has helped us out with online orders, gift certificates and encouraging words over the last couple months.
I realize that a lot of people are anxious to get back into the shop and do some browsing. I'm excited to see a lot of familiar faces. please keep in mind that it will be a drastically different experience at least for a while. more details to come.
please shop local when you can. not just records. everything. ✌️

Getting some new releases up on the ol discogs page. squarerecordsakron.com will take you to all of our offerings includ...
05/01/2020

Getting some new releases up on the ol discogs page. squarerecordsakron.com will take you to all of our offerings including these. Thanks to all of you that have been keeping me busy. We will be continuing to do orders online or pickup for a while longer. Hoping to figure out a way to get the storefront open by the end of the month. Thank you!!

Shipped out a lot of packages in the last couple days. Thanks to everyone who ordered and big thanks to Andy at @thesoci...
04/23/2020

Shipped out a lot of packages in the last couple days. Thanks to everyone who ordered and big thanks to Andy at @thesocialdept and Charles at @mymindseyerecords for helping make the process much easier for me. Putting up new stuff by the minute on our discogs page: https://www.discogs.com/seller/SquareRecords

In all the hubbub we forgot to mention that good friend of the store, Chris Drabick just released his novel “The Way We ...
04/22/2020

In all the hubbub we forgot to mention that good friend of the store, Chris Drabick just released his novel “The Way We Get By” It is available for purchase from bookshop.org and other fine retailers. Hopefully we will have some in the shop when it’s time to reopen.

Hello. We’ve got a small fraction of our inventory up on discogs. I’ll be working all week adding more new releases and ...
04/20/2020

Hello. We’ve got a small fraction of our inventory up on discogs. I’ll be working all week adding more new releases and classic lps. Any order over $75 gets a bonus $10 gift certificate. Perhaps we will get some nice used LPs up as well. Feel free to shoot any other requests my way via the DMs. If we have it, I’ll find a way to get it to you.

for those that have been asking...
04/17/2020

for those that have been asking...

Address

824 W Market St
Akron, OH
44303

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(330) 375-9244

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Hi Dave! Any ideas on a soft/partial social distancing reopening? Gracias!
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When Forrest Webb brought Large Professor through Hey Young World!!!!! #HappyBHM✊🏾
Does your store offer needle cartridge alignment services?
just wondering about some titles on LP..new beyond creation? any emma ruth rundle in stock?
Check this out!!!!!!!!! Perfect for this time of the year!!!!!!!!
If you’re are interested in advertising your business,music or any other projects you have during the Marley N Me Halloween Art &Music Gallery please inbox me for details✌🏾
August 18th Marley N Me 8pm Who’s Got The Juice Beat Showcase stop inside Square Records for Who’s Got The Juice Beat Showcase sticker/flier ✌🏾!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When Large Professor came to Akron he stopped by The Terminal and spoke with Hey Young World about what it was like to work with Nas as well as where his head really was when he made Looking at the front door!!!!!!!!!!
How many copies of Beach Houses (7) new album will you be getting?