June Release - The Tiny Record Shop (One Time Purchase)
$ 27.00 $ 29.00
$ 27.00 $ 29.00
-- June Release: The Tiny Record Shop Puts A Boutique Spin on Vinyl --
The Tiny Record Shop is a vinyl boutique venture in the back of the gift shop Token in Toronto’s east side.
The store is owned by Trevor Larocque and his partner Maude Fallon-Davesne. Larocque is well known in the Canadian music business as the head of Toronto-based indie label Paper Bag Records.
According to Ms. Fallon-Davesne, “It’s a nice, clean, enjoyable store to walk into. We live in the east end, so we wanted to start something here for young people and young families. It’s a tight-knit community – we have everything we need in our own little village.”
The Tiny Record Shop is purely vinyl and not dominated by Paper Bag Records artists. The shop stands alone with a highly curated selection of new records, along with select used copies and high-priced rare pressings.
Some of the vinyl in the shop comes from Larocque’s extensive collection. “I had too many records,” admits Mr. Larocque, who’s been hoarding since he was 14.
Visitors, who might hear something such as the lilting strains of Heart’s Dreamboat Annie while perusing, will find the new Panda Bear album, the National’s Trouble Will Find Me, an original 3-D copy of the Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request ($75), Nick Drake’s Five Leaves Left on the Antilles label ($80) and bins of old soul, jazz, reggae and one-stop Big Bill Broonzy shopping.
Ms. Fallon-Davesne likes the idea of young women flocking to the vinyl side, a trend she’s noticed from her experience with the new shop. “Generally it’s a guy thing to go get records,” she says. “It’s kind of a boy’s club. But we share space with gift shop and a clothing store, so it’s exciting to see women buying vinyl.”
Mr. Larocque still hunts for rare pressings to sell – “Sure, they’re expensive, but there’s always someone who wants it” – and he likes to describe his eclectic inventory by talking about what he hasn’t got, rather than what he has. “Do you know that record, the one you can find anywhere?” he asks. “Well, you won’t find it here.”
The next time you’re in Toronto, visit The Tiny Record Shop!
804 Queen St East
Toronto, ON M4M 1H7
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Available in both men's and women's styles.
Also available in either 100% cotton or a Cotton/Polyester Blend.
The cotton shirt features the logo on the front only, and the blend features the logo on the front left chest and back.
All shirts are printed on high quality, Vinyl Shirt Club tees.
ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING!
Color: Blend - Grey Heather; Cotton - Grey
Sizes: Available in sizes Small through 4XL and Men's and Women's styles.
Materials: Either 50/50 Cotton-Poly Blend or 100% Premium Mid-weight Cotton
Shirts usually ship within five to seven business days.
Size Chart (Men's and Women's Styles, Chest to Fit)
|Small||34" - 37"|
38" - 41"
42" - 45"
46" - 49"
|XX-Large||50" - 53"|