About Round and Round... and a PS - WE BUY SECONDHAND RECORDS!
Aloha! You want to know about us? Where to begin...
Round And Round Records has been active as a physical store since 2008. Its motto is, was and forever shall be: NO BARRIERS. Yes, we have the best selection of Krautrock, Italian prog and avant-jazz in Melbourne (or possibly further: no need for humility when it's the truth), but our goal has always been to cover the whole gamut of recorded sound: from million-selling popsters (yes, we do sell Taylor Swift, thank you very much) to GG Allin, from Bill Evans to Peter Brotzmann, Causa Sui and Electric Wizard to Bang and Warhorse, Red Krayola to Red Noise, Hampton Grease Band and Frank Zappa to New Order and Devo, Franco Battiato to Francis Bebey, Eddy Current Suppression Ring to AC/DC, Julia Holter and Wire to Roky Erickson and Mulatu Astatke... Get the drift?
The store is a mix of new and secondhand vinyl - 12"s, 10"s and 7"s. We even carry the occasional 5" (true story - ask us about it some time). We have nothing against the compact disc format, but it's not what we do. Vinyl is what we grew up on, and it's what we continue to play. All the records listed on this site are NEW except for those listed in the SECONDHAND section. Please note that this site is a WORK IN PROGRESS and only lists a tiny portion of what we carry, although we're hoping to list at least 50 new titles a week here as the ball gets rolling.
We get new shipments of local and import goods weekly, as well as new batches of secondhand goods on a weekly basis (it can vary - sometimes the secondhand gods rain and pour upon us). If you're looking for something else, by all means let us know. If it's not in stock now and it's currently in print, then we can get it. Similarly, we only tend to list high-ticket/rare/curious items in the secondhand section, but again, ask us if you're looking for something in particular.
For mailorder, we ship the goods the day we receive payment and we always pack the records with great care so you receive them in excellent condition. In short: we know how to pack a record so it lands on your doorstep in pristine condition.
And please note: ALL ORDERS OVER $100 ARE FREIGHT-FREE! At this stage we're only shipping to Australia, but if you're from overseas, and are interested in getting something we stock, please write and I'm sure we can work it out.
The store is located at 556 Sydney Road, Brunswick, in the inner north of Melbourne. We're open 7 days a week: Sunday - Thursday 11 AM - 5 PM, Friday 11 - 6 PM and Saturday 10 - 6 PM. There's three of us behind the shop - Jeff, Joe and Dave - and collectively we have over a century of musical obsessions between us (you've been warned), so drop on by and say hello...
PS - Yes, WE BUY SECONDHAND RECORDS! Pop/rock, jazz, blues, metal, punk, soul, indie, soundtracks, electronic - whatever! - we pay TOP DOLLAR for secondhand records. If you have some you wish to sell, please call Dave on 0421 012 116 and we can arrange to visit you or you can visit the store.