Watch: ‘Farewell, Easy Street Queen Anne’

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Easy Street Records is forever shuttering the doors of its Queen Anne location Friday night. Fortunately local filmmaker Collin Monda created a short film  called Farewell, Easy Street Queen Anne, that captures some of the magic of  Easy Street’s QA shop. The brief film clocks in at less than three minutes and it features the soundbites of record store employees talking about the importance of the shop and what music fans will be missing out on when the store is gone.

Top-selling vinyl & CDs of all time at Easy Street Queen Anne

Hearing about the importance of record stores is good and all, but the parts of this film that move me are the great shots of the shop’s magnificent interior and footage from an in-store performance by The Helio Sequence. Easy Street’s Queen Anne location is a music-lover’s paradise with an amazing array of records to browse through, knowledgeable and friendly employees and countless pieces of musical eye candy to enjoy. The shop’s free in-store performances were not only a way to see a band for free but to also get an autograph and maybe even score a photo too.

The store may be going away, but thanks to Farewell, Easy Street Queen Anne there will always be a part of the store left behind for future generations of local music fans to appreciate.

Easy Street Records will close its Queen Anne location Friday. Yo La Tengo will perform a free in-store set  there at 7 p.m. the same day.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.