Independent records stores face difficulty and closure all around Austin
You probably don’t need UWeekly to tell you that independent record stores are drying up at an alarming rate. With piracy, iTunes, Spotify, and the dozens of other 21st century music services available, buying physical things seems weirdly archaic. Sure there’s a certain retro fashion to it, but that’s hardly a long-term, sustainable market. We don’t buy records anymore because, to a huge segment of the population, the idea of an album as a physical thing is a lot more alienating than a dozen mp3s arranged in a sequence.