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Record Archive, Rochester, NY
PRE-ORDER the autographed SLIME LANGUAGE II rap compilation CD featuring YOUNG THUG and GUNNA and more, HERE! Autographed by GUNNA and YOUNG THUG!

SUN: 12PM – 5PM

Please call us to shop our current store inventory. We can help you shop over the phone, schedule a curbside pick up or mail it out to you.

If you prefer your order shipped, please visit us at shop.recordarchive.com (our online inventory differs from in-store inventory)

We know music is an integral part of your life as it is ours. Music lifts you up, comforts you when you’re down, inspires & motivates. We are passionate about what we do and will be back.

Thank you for your continued support of Record Archive for 45+ years! -Alayna Alderman & Richard Storms

One more Saturday Night on Seneca lake with Into The Now!
Take a three hour sightseeing sunset cruise on Seneca lake from 6 till 9pm on Sat. May 22, 2021.

Ticket includes dinner from Lorraine’s Food Factory and two acoustic sets from Rochester favorite Grateful Dead cover band Into The Now! Win prizes from Record Archive, Aaron’s Alley and Extreme Graphix Tattoo.

Tickets available at Record Archive, Aaron’s Alley, Extreme Graphix Tattoo and online HERE.

The cruise leaves and returns to Stivers Seneca Marine on Seneca Lake.

Stivers Seneca Marine
401 Boodys Hill Road
Waterloo, NY 13165

Refund Policy
Contact the Fickel 93.3 to request a refund.
Ticket fee is nonrefundable.

Record Archive has been a music & entertainment destination in Rochester since 1975. Specializing in vintage vinyl our 13,000 sq ft store includes all of the latest music releases on CD & vinyl, as well as unique gifts & toys, vintage clothing & furniture, t-shirts, souvenirs, 1000’s of movies, audio equipment, and much more!

We are the first record store in the North East to have a full time beer and wine license which enables our visitors to sip and shop, throw a party or simply enjoy our many free live events that we host each and every week.

See what we have in store!

Record Archive is a proud member of CIMS!
The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) is a collective of 40 independently owned record stores in 25 states throughout the country.
CIMS was the first record store coalition — founded in 1995. We are co-founding members of Record Store Day and long time members of the Music Business Association.
We are also the owners of the independent distribution company, ThinkIndie that we founded in 2002. We are not a chain, but a coalition of locally owned record stores working together for the betterment and support of each other, our industry, the artists we love and the music fans that make this all possible.

CIMS works on behalf of our member stores to broker marketing campaigns. We are the liaison between each individual independent store and the artist’s record label. We pride ourselves on creative marketing strategies that are based on years of proven results combined with new media technologies.

The stores that make up CIMS are all very different, but we share the same desire – to be the heart of our communities, to super-serve our customers and to share our love of music. Our stores are found in major cities, college towns, bustling suburbs and tourist meccas. We range from massive storefronts to hidden neighborhood gems – we can guarantee that no two are alike. You will find deep catalog, rare imports and the broadest music selection available in our stores – we pride ourselves on that. Many of our stores even carry audio equipment (turntables, speakers, headphones, etc.), music and feature film DVDs, and music paraphernalia such as t-shirts, posters, figurines, and the like. The stores that make up our coalition are consistently honored in “Best Of” record store lists by national publications such as Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, Pitchfork.com, USA Today, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Visit us in person to see our full inventory!

Questions? We have answers


What our customers say

For lovers of vinyl and eclectic stuff, go to the Record Archive. They have pretty much any kind of music you want, tons of it and I have yet to meet anybody there who wasn’t great to deal with. – Donovan Williams

I love this store… just make sure you allow yourself plenty of space to lose track of time, as you inevitably will here. Great selection, and they have a lot of things you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. -Holly Sykes

It’s the best place to find rare singles and albums for your favorite artists, and movies that you can’t find in Walmart’s $5 bin since 2013 – Jordan Smeatin

Record archive was great! They have a large collection of CDs,DVDs,vinyl, and other stuff! The cashiers were supper nice to me and my group of friends. I highly recommend going there. – Julia Barrett

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