Innersleeve Records Amagansett New York
Open – 199 Main Street (Rte. 27) Amagansett New York 11930
On Long Island’s East End, along with the sun and the waves and the beach, and just down the road from Stephen’s Talkhouse, you’ll find Innersleeve Records. Hey, its got to rain sometimes.
Innersleeve originally opened on the Green in Amagansett in 2012, then moved to Sag Harbor for a short spell, before returning to Amagansett. Now on Rte. 27, the store offers a large selection of new and used records, including rock, soul, R&B, hip-hop and jazz. The good stuff is in a box on the front counter (and they usually do have some good stuff). You can try before you buy at their listening station. They also sell instruments and stereo equipment.
Wanna go? You can find Innersleeve Records on our Record Stores Map
And here’s a picture of the store when it was in Sag Harbor.
In the dim recesses of my mind, I believe there was another record store here (or on Main Street in Sag Harbor) long ago. Can anyone identify it for me?
And here are a couple of the store when it was on the Green in Amagansett.
The East Hampton Patch ran an article titled Meet the Owner: Craig Wright of Innersleeve Records in August 2012 interviewing the owner of the store on its opening in the Square in Amagansett.
The store counts Jimmy Fallon as one of its visitors, as reported in this article from the Hampton.com
The store hosts a number of in-store performances, during the summer, including by the Memphis Crawl. Here’s one in July 2019 by Big Karma of a personal favorite, Sugaree.
And here’s a video tour of Innersleeve Records, posted in May 2018, which will show you more of what it has to offer. The video also interviews store owner Craig Wright about his store and vinyl sales.
I’ve bought some great records here over the years (after all, it has to rain sometime) – including Pavement’s Slanted and Enchanted (a first press on Matador without bar code), and Beck’s Odelay. For those of you who don’t know, Slanted and Enchanted is 90’s low fi, led by Stephen Malkmus, from the days when albums simply weren’t made or available.