Bandwagon's Guide to Record Stores in Manila

Bandwagon's Guide to Record Stores in Manila

Ah, that sweet, sweet sound of vinyl singing in the air. There’s nothing like it. It embraces the music we love with a special kind of care that brings on a warm and loving touch to our ears.

Here is Bandwagon’s guide to record stores in Manila, brought to you just for your vinyl cravings.

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Treskul Records & Cafe

Treskul Records & Cafe is a haven for vinyl enthusiasts. It’s brought to you by vinyl collector and world-renowned DJ Arbie Won and served as one of the stops on 2015's Bandwagon to Wanderland, as well as our secret show, Bandwagon Hush in 2018. The record store recently opened a branch in Ali X, the newly refurbished wing of Ali Mall in Cubao.

Where: 641 Boni Avenue Cifra Buiilding, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila; Ali X, Ali Mall, Cubao, Quezon City

When: Monday - Sunday, 1 PM - 9 PM

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


ThisisPop! Records

There’s nothing like being surrounded by things you love in your office space. In the case of Terno Recordings head honcho Toti Dalmacion, he’s able to do this daily.  ThisisPop! Records is filled with presses from independent to obscure artists across the globe.

Where: Unit B, Ground Floor, Legaspi Towers 100 Bldg, 148 Legazpi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City

When: For their schedule, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Spindle Hole Community Store

If you find yourself lurking around Amorsolo St. in Makati City, be sure to swing by Spindle Hole Community Store. There, you’ll find some of your favorite records and even Funko Pop figurines, limited edition kicks, and tiny handmade Japanese houses.

Where: Unit 14 Penthouse, Creekside Mall, Amorsolo St., Makati City

Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 1 PM - 8 PM, Friday - Sunday, 2 PM - 7 PM

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Satchmi

If you haven’t heard of Satchmi, you’re totally missing out. A stop in Bandwagon to Wanderland 2015, Satchmi also serves coffee and offers their own Motorino record players alongside their arsenal of vinyl presses.

Where: 4F SM Megamall Fashion Hall, EDSA Cor Julia Vargas Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

When: SM Megamall: 10 AM - 10 PM

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


The Grey Market

Hit up The Grey Market for all your vinyl needs in Katipunan, Makati, and Greenhills.

Where: Quezon City: Bellitudo Lifestyle Strip, 79 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City; Makati: UG38 Alfaro Place, 146 L. P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City; Greenhills: 2F Shoppesville, Greenhills, San Juan

When: For their opening hours, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Plaka Express

Get everything vinyl-related and more from the Plaka Express website or their store in Quezon City.

Where: 50 Palawan St. Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City

When: Monday - Sunday, 9 AM - 7 PM

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Backspacer Records

Named after Pearl Jam's ninth studio album, Backspacer Records another go-to place for vinyl records in Mandaluyong.

Where: Flair Towers, Reliance corner Pines Street, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

When: Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for their schedule.

Visit their official website here.


Bebop Records

Hidden away in the basement of Makati Central Square, Bebop Records should be on your list of vinyl store destinations in the metro.

Where: 50-A First Basement, Makati Central Square, Chino Roces corner Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City

When: Monday - Saturday, 12:30 PM - 7 PM

Follow them on Facebook.


Yesteryears Music Gallery and Vinyl Store

Part music archive, part record store, owner, and vinyl collector Nestor Veracruz has opened his collection of over 20,000 records to the public.

Where: 87 Maginhawa cor. Magiting Streets, UP Village, Quezon City

When: For their schedule, check out their Facebook page.


Vinyl DUMP Thrift Store

Another one of Cubao X's crate-digging hunts, this record store is also the birthplace of Kagatan, a quarterly vinyl swap meet in the metro. 

Where: Cubao Expo, Gen.Romulo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

When: 10 AM - 7 PM

Follow their official Facebook page.


Disc Replay Station

From vinyl to cassettes, turntables to amplifiers, Disc Replay Station has everything music enthusiasts would want and need.

Where: 142 Linear Building, Katipunan Avenue, St. Ignatius Village, Quezon City

When: Check out their official Facebook page for their schedule.


Northwest Estate and Collectibles

Get more for your buck on vinyl presses and collectibles.

Where: 170 K, 1st Street Kamuning, Quezon City

When: Monday - Sunday, 9 AM - 8 PM

Follow their official Facebook page.


Acoustic Dimension

Conveniently located near the Powerplant Cinemas, stop by the store to get your vinyl fix.

Where: 3F, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

When: Monday - Sunday, 11 AM - 9 PM

Mutilated Noise Records

A DIY hardcore punk record label and record store in one, Multilated Noise Records has local punk releases, as well as obscure international finds.

Where: Makati

When: Message them on their Facebook page for their address and opening hours.


Happy Dads Vinyl Shop

Who says dads can’t have cool things? Over at Happy Dads Vinyl Shop, everyone can have the coolest things.

Where: 1106 Quezon Street, Quezon City

When: Follow their official Facebook page for their opening hours.


Trax Manila Records

Marikina residents don't have to go far to fill up their shelves with vinyl records from Trax Manila.

Where: 60 Sapphire St. (corner Sandalwood) - near Lilac Strip, Marikina City

When: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 AM - 9 PM

Follow them on Facebook.


Markarvin Records

An online store on Instagram, Markarvin Records features newer records - from the likes of DIIV's Deceiver to Britney Spears' Oops!... I Did It Again.

Shop here.


Noisy Neighbor Records

From cassettes to CDs to vinyl, Noisy Neighbor Records has something for everyone.

Where: Unit G102, Doña Carmen Apartments II, 2nd Street corner C.M. Aguila Street, Mendiola, Manila

When: Thursdays and Saturdays, 1 PM - 4 PM

Schedule your visits via Instagram.


Analog Daily Records

An independent online record store, Analog Daily Records has albums from the likes of Bjork, My Bloody Valentine, the Pixies, Cocteau Twins, Kanye West, and more.

Shop here.

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