Touch and Go Records
Established 1981

Last week, Touch and Go Records announced that it would cease it's distribution operations and suspend releasing new music on it's label.

As an independent record store, this news was shocking, sad, disheartening, concerning and disappointing. While we hope the label will continue on, the loss of T&G as a distributor could have major ramifications on the indie music landscape and stores like ours.
Touch and Go distributes over 20 labels, including indie stalwarts Merge Records and Kill Rock Stars. If you ever looked at the stickers on a CD or LP you bought from our store, you probably noticed that a lot of them note "TG". That means we got that CD or LP from Touch and Go. We can almost guarantee that if you are reading this, you've purchased an item that was distributed by Touch and Go.
Their business approach is indie centric, and everything from their pricing, customer service, and general business philosophy went towards benefiting a store like ours. That's why we are able to price nearly all of the titles they distribute for $13.99 or less. Even though we weren't the largest account for T&G, we were always treated as if we were. From providing us with promos and posters and giveaways for customers, to allowing and encouraging indie stores to sell titles before the street date, they make visiting an independent record store a more unique and personal experience. They also go above and beyond to correct a mistake, like overnighting new Spoon CDs so we'll have them by the weekend. 
Touch and Go set the model for other indie distributors like Secretly Canadian, and we can only hope that the labels they distribute can find good homes so a store like ours can continue to be a store like ours.
To honor Touch and Go, all titles in the store on Touch and Go and their sister label, Quarterstick, will be 10% off through March 8th! This includes titles from artists such as Calexico, Slint, Ted Leo, TV on the Radio, Coco Rosie, Shellac, Black Heart Procession, Pinback, Nina Nastasia, Polvo, etc.


02.17.09 Vetiver Tight Knit Sub Pop
02.03.09 Yeasayer All Hour Cymbals We Are Free
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion Domino

11.18.08 Death Cab for Cutie Something About Airplanes Elsinor/Barsuk
11.11.08 School of Seven Bells Alpinisms Ghostly International
10.31.08 Skeletons Money Tomlab
10.21.08 Marnie Stern This is It... Kill Rock Stars
10.14.08 The Notwist The Devil, You + Me Domino
10.07.08 Department of Eagles In Ear Park 4AD
09.26.08 Ten Kens Ten Kens Fat Cat
09.16.08 Bound Stems The Family Afloat Flameshovel
09.09.08 Chad VanGaalen Soft Airplane Sub Pop
09.02.08 Ra Ra Riot The Rhumb Line Barsuk
08.19.08 Bears Simple Machinery Self-released
08.12.08 The Dreadful Yawns Take Shape Exit Stencil
08.05.08 Oxford Collapse Bits Sub Pop
07.22.08 Lackthereof Your Anchor Barsuk
07.15.08 The Hold Steady Stay Positive Vagrant
07.08.08 The Muttering Retreats The Muttering Retreats Self-released
06.24.08 HotChaCha Rifle, I knew you when you were just a pistol Exit Stencil
06.17.08 Wolf Parade At Mount Zoomer Sub Pop
06.10.08 American Analog Set Know By Heart Tiger Style
06.03.08 Shearwater Rook Matador
05.20.08 Jeremy Jay A Place Where We Could Go K Records
05.13.08 Portishead Third Island
05.06.08 Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight Fat Cat
04.29.08 Constantines Kensington Heights Arts & Crafts
04.22.08 Film School Hideout Beggars Banquet
04.15.08 Sun Kil Moon April Caldo Verde
04.03.08 The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2 K Records
03.25.08 MGMT Oracular Spectacular Columbia
03.18.08 Trouble Books The United Colors of Trouble Books Self-released
03.04.08 Ladyhawk Shots Jagjaguwar
02.19.08 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago Jagjaguwar
02.12.08 Say Hi The Wishes and the Glitch Euphobia/The Rebel Group
02.05.08 Hot Chip Made in the Dark Astralwerks/DFA
01.29.08 Black Mountain In the Future Jagjaguwar
01.22.08 Times New Viking Rip It Off Matador

11.13.07 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 100 Days, 100 Nights Daptone
Expecting Rain Saint Cecilia Sound System Self-released
A Place to Bury Strangers A Place to Bury Strangers Killer Pimp
Celebration The Modern Tribe 4AD
Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala Secretly Canadian
Jose Gonzalez In Our Nature Mute
Emma Pollock Watch the Fireworks 4AD
Film School Hideout 4AD
Liars Liars Mute
Okkervil River The Stage Names Jagjaguwar
Slaraffenland Private Cinema Hometapes
Arthur & Yu In Camera Hardly Art
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Merge
Marnie Stern In Advance of the Broken Arm Kill Rock Stars
Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret Warner Bros.
Panda Bear Person Pitch Paw Tracks
The Narrator All That to the Wall Flameshovel
Handsome Furs Plague Park Sub Pop
Parts and Labor Mapmaker Jagjaguwar/Brah
The National Boxer Beggars Banquet
Mice Parade Mice Parade Fat Cat
Elliott Smith New Moon Kill Rock Stars
Coffinberry God Dam Dogs Morphius
Thee More Shallows Book of Bad Breaks Anticon
Hold Steady Live at Fingerprints Vagrant
Love of Diagrams Mosaic Matador
Ponys Turn the Lights Out Matador
Low Drums and Guns Sub Pop
Land of Talk Applause Cheer Boo Hiss The Rebel Group
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway (reissue) Caldo Verde
Wolf & Cub Vessels 4AD
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust Constellation
Field Music Tones of Town Memphis Industries
Loney, dear Loney, Noir Sub Pop
Menomena Friend and Foe Barsuk