Earwax – 167 North 9th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York 11211 – Open
Next up on my Brooklyn record store day is Earwax. A long time denizen of Williamsburg, this small(ish) shop was here long before the hipsters who now come to buy its records. They were playing a cool Isley Brothers record I hadn’t heard before (no, not Shout), 1971’s Givin’ It Back, with the Isley’s take on a number of songs by Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Jimi Hendrix among others. You can see the cover of this album, pictured below. Got a cheap copy of a Black Uhuru record I was always looking for, Red.
Founded in 1990, the store sells both new and used indie, rock, pop, rap, hip hop and world LPs.
Wanna go? You can find Earwax on our Record Stores Map.
Here’s a 2016 (short) video tour of the store, which will give you a better idea of what the store has to offer. That one of the store’s co-owners, Fabio Roberti, behind the counter.
And here’s a link to a video interview of the store’s co-owner Fabio Roberti, describing his store, its history, and that of Williamsburg.