SXSW Day 2: Getting Funky at @FriendsofSound Records

Albums, Record Stores, records, Vinyl

Also in South Austin is a record store called Friends of Sound, which can be hard to find despite its South Congress Avenue address, as it opens onto the alley behind. Unlike Waterloo or End of an Ear, Friends of Sound sells nothing new, and no formats other than vinyl. The emphasis is on soul and funk, especially 45’s, and some of the best and rarest ones often come through the store, particularly ones with a Texas connection. Prices are not low, but the selection of records that aren’t seen anywhere else is significant.

Friends of Sound Records
1704 S Congress Av
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 447-1000


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