Records are the result of the invention of the wheel, the proliferation of pop music, and an overly aggressive hole puncher. Let spinning disks sing with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of records at Black Pancake Records.
Black Pancake Records dresses phonographs in a vast wardrobe of vinyl suits. Patrons can improve afternoons or jury-duty lunch breaks by thumbing through bushels of rock records to unearth lyrical gems such as It’s Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs ($17), or the becoming collection of electronica records on hand, which ensures the presence of big-beat benchmarks like You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby by FatBoy Slim ($25). Hip-hop, jazz, soul, and baroque soul albums add their allied acoustics to Black Pancake’s library, previewable at one of two record listening stations. Keep ears open for word of in-store events, such as the local artist gallery shows held every two months.