Published Jul 01, 2016It might be time to flip through the bins at Vancouver indie music retailer Horses Records while you can, as the owners have just announced that the business is closing its doors next month.
Co-founders Katayoon Yousefbigloo and Dan Geddes revealed their plans to fold the business today (July 1) over Facebook, explaining that they've decided to pack it in to focus on other projects.
"After two years in business and many fun, rewarding and strange days in the shop, it looks like the era of Horses Records is coming to a close as we move on to other things," they wrote in a joint statement. "We will remain open for July, during which time we will be having a clearance sale, and then closing permanently. It's bittersweet for us, but we're looking forward to whatever the future holds for us and for the space itself, which both look promising."
Opened in the Sunrise-Hastings neighbourhood in the summer of 2014, Horses Records maintained a healthy stock of used, new and local recordings across various formats. The storefront had also doubled as an art gallery and live venue. Over the years, artists that performed at Horses included Cindy Lee, lié, Iceberg Ferg, Waters, Fortresses, Milk and many more.
Yousefbigloo currently plays bass in Other Jesus, while Geddes performs as Lt. Frank Dickens. Both acts had performed at the space, while Lt. Frank Dickens' Sunburned cassette had been issued through Horses Records in 2015.
A "goodbye celebration" is apparently in the works, but details have not yet been released.
Up until the shop closes, all records and books will be 40 percent off, while cassettes are being sold at $2 a piece. You can find out more info over here.