In Profile: Bill Fay

"The context around a song can poison it to sensitive ears. We each have different biases that we bring with us when engaging with music." Words…

Most Anticipated Albums of 2022

It’s been a wild year, but 2021 will soon be in the rearview mirror. Our final list of the year sees us not look back…

US Staff Picks of the Year 2021

Much happened this year. If you're reading this, you must know we inaugurated a brand new store at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in the center of New…

US Compilations and Reissues of the Year 2021

There's a time to look to the future of music, and a time to look at its past - perhaps even earlier than the past 365…

Rough Trade x Stella McCartney

In the spirit of the release of the new documentary, we at Rough Trade have partnered with Stella McCartney for a giveaway celebrating her stunning The…

Black Friday 2021 US

Black Friday is just around the corner, here is everything you need to know!On Friday, November 26th, we'll celebrate Black Friday RSD 2021 with an…

US Albums of The Year 2021

It goes by faster every year. Once we get around this time, that phrase gets used like clockwork. The passing of time is elastic, slipping by…

US Books of the Year 2021

2021 has been a year of reflection. As we look around, watching our world slowly return to as it was before (or totally change its course)…

US Gift Guide 2021

The holiday season is upon us and, as always, finding the right gift is going to be a challenge. Scavenging through past conversations, racking our brains…

Label Focus: Jagjaguwar & Secretly Canadian

It feels like the relationship between Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian was inevitable. As the indie rock underground marched towards the zeitgeist, they began their respective labels…

Rough Trade US Favorites by Latinx Artists

As Hispanic Heritage Month winds down, we’d like to put a spotlight on some recent releases that have stuck with us, dominated our playlists, and…

In Profile: Fugees

"It’s artistic tensions like these that have always been at the core of the Fugees as they bounce between feelings of happiness and fear, escapism…

In Profile: Grizzly Bear's 'Yellow House' at 15

"Yellow House isn’t Grizzly Bear’s most essential album, nor their most popular, but it is possibly the most important to the trajectory of their…

New York City in 100 Songs

New York City is what you make of it.  It acts as a Rorschach test with which you can project your feelings onto. It can be…

Record Store Day US 2021

DROP 1: remaining titles on sale DROP 2: remaining titles available online Planning on visiting our new NYC store? Below you will find all you need…