In Profile: Culture's Two Sevens Clash

Forty-five years since its initial release, time has been nothing but kind to Culture’s groundbreaking debut. Two Sevens Clash is one of roots reggae’s…

Rough Trade Staffers Moms Favorite Records

From the records we inherit from their collection, to the songs we play out of rebellion, our parents leave an indelible mark on how we interact…

Record Store Day 2022

Thank you for a fantastic Record Store Day 2022! ALL REMAINING STOCK NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE! Giveaway winning numbers are 181, 5, 36, 83, 98, 29, 43,…

On The Rise: Bartees Strange

Bartees Strange wasted no time asserting himself as one of indie rock’s most promising acts, and now he’s under the spotlight. The ambitions for…

30 TikTok Hits Ranked by Rough Trade

How we interact with music is always and always will be changing. Look at how our beloved vinyl came and went as the dominant audio format,…

The Greatest Post-Punk Act You’ve Never Heard

"Ivor Paul functioned as a sort of folk hero of working class Britain, an enigmatic figure who lingered in the shadows while developing into one of…

Rough Trade x Syng

There are few greater joys than hearing your favorite album encompass an entire room and to do so audio must be shaped to fit inside. A…

Staff Picks: International Women's Day

This International Women’s Day, we turn our attention towards those in music making the most out of their first impressions. To properly celebrate the entire…

Recounting: Witch Camp (Ghana)

"Over one-hundred singers were involved, recording over six hours music. Most were elderly, with many being in their seventies. All but one had never played music…

I Don’t Know Much About Love, But This Is The Cure

For all the doom and gloom of their appearance, The Cure are a deeply sentimental band. The silver lining amidst the band’s morbid fascinations is…

The Misreading of Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die’ Ten Years Later

Words by Gio Musso, Rough Trade NYC "Over the past decade, we have seen the paradigm of pop culture shift towards the embrace of realism. Blockbuster…

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…

Rough Trade Newsletter

Stay in tune, never miss a beat. Save yourself the time and effort of keeping up-to-date on exciting new vinyl releases (especially those that sell-out in…

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…