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About Us

We are Shuga Records, an independent record store and record label, centrally located in the Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago.

Check out our store in action on Record Store Day 2018, from 8am to 8pm:

 ...and the view from the stage...

From our obsession to your collection
Our new storefront has a rapidly expanding selection of new release titles that we felt we needed to share with a wider audience. Browse all the latest releases from today's top Rock, Punk, Indie, Electronic, EDM, Shoegaze, Psychedelic, Noise, Metal, Rap and Neo Soul artists.

  • Each record comes with a new poly bag.
  • Records ordered online ship within 24 hours (72 hours max if on the weekend (Postal workers gotta catch some zzz's too))
  • Records purchased are available for in-store pickup.
  • If our retail store doesn't have it, check out our eBay webstore.
  • Stay up to date on all our incoming titles on our blog.
  • Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or GooglePlus.
  • Find us our street address location here.

 So now you can search and buy the new and used vinyl in our collection that is exclusive to our Chicago retail store and have it shipped straight to you, worldwide, from our front door to yours.

Look Inside

Take a stroll around, peruse, everything you see here is in the store and for sale online here, and vice versa, and vice versa that and so forth....

We've expanded since our virtual tour and have doubled the size of our floor space because we have too many records.

 



The Record Label

 Because we too enjoy music and music made into a physical format (shocker), we started pressing bands we like into vinyl.  We repressed Ne-Hi self titled debut (Available here), and Earring - Tunn Star (Available here), as well as Mungion - Scary Blankets.  We have a couple color variants of Mungion - Scary Blankets starting with Alien Brain Purple and Polar Ice Blue.  Out now is Max Loebman - Wild One a collection of songs from by guitarist of Yoko And The Oh-No's, which is available in cotton candy translucent blue.  With so many local Chciago acts looking to follow we cobbled together a compilation of diverse genres from local Chicago bands on Multi-Tone Chicago Vol. 1, Now On Warble Daze Yellow Vinyl.  Following that we combined forces with Maximum Pelt records to produce our own version of Dehd's self-titled release and Fire Of Love EP. 

When store favorites King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announced that Polygondwanaland would be released with no restrictions and absolutely free for anyone to produce a record, we lost our collective minds.  We put out a special package containing an original DIY screen printed cover with artwork by Andy of Starman Press, together a clear vinyl pressing that goes well with the glow-in-the-dark skull slipmat, and also a poster and sticker.  View more details here.

We can't help ourselves and we have too many projects in the works, so to stay up to date on all the Shuga Records label releases and exclusive pressings check em' out here.

In-Store Events

In the past we have been overjoyed to receive in-store appearances for signing and performances from artists such as:

The stage we have in our store used to belong to Atomic Records in Milwaukee, and has withstood groundbreaking acts such as Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins.


For more info check out our wikipedia.

 

Who We Are



 



How We Grade







Over ten years of grading nearly a million albums, Shuga Records has developed
a consistent - and conservative - method for objectively grading the condition of
everything we sell. All recordings are visually inspected under high-intensity lights,
using our customized grading system.



New Sealed
Mint (SS)

When someone says something's "Mint condition," this is what they're talking about. The album is sealed in its original packaging and has never been played.
Mint- (M-) This is the highest grade for records that have been played. The album is in excellent condition and shows no visible signs of wear or damage that will affect sound quality.
VG+ While not flawless, the condition is very good, showing only minimal signs of use. Any visible blemishes should have minimal affect on play quality, though light surface noise maybe present at very quiet portions or between tracks. This is a record that should satisfy all but the most strict of collectors. There may be slight ring or cover wear, or minor writing on the cover.
VG Vinyl may have scratches and/or other visual blemishes, but should play through without skipping or repeating. Light to moderate surface noise and/or crackle may be present, however not overly distracting. Covers may have moderate ring and/or edge wear, cut-outs / hole punches, or a moderate seam splits.
VG- and below Let's be honest: sound quality is low and the cover may be in very poor shape. We consider any item graded at or below VG- as a LOW GRADE item. We only sell albums rated VG- and above unless a record is so rare that its presence in the collection transcends the poor quality of the vinyl or cover.



 

Tags

To aid in the search process we have gone hog-wild for using tags to narrow down or group records based on a set of criteria. 

Try sorting our collection by favorites such as:

 

 


FAQ's:

 

What is this website, what does it do?

It sells records, you buy records here and we ship them to you.

Cool.

Yes.

How many records do you guys have?

Roughly 50,000 individual records listed on ebay, another 35,000 on this website alone.  Then there's our 'secret warehouse' stash with like a 'KA-GILLION' or so, give or take.

Holy cow, how did you get so many records?

By buying from a website like this one, start your collection today!


Where can I find the lost key to Shanrgi-La?

You ask strange questions, you should be very wary young traveler.  Please forgive my appearance for I must conceal this information, for should it fall into the wrong hands a great age of peril will befall us all.  Before you many challenges lie ahead,  in order to prepare you must first buy one of our magic potions.  You will then be strong enough to defeat the dragon that guards the tomb of the dead.  Oh no! I lost the potion in my own spell of concealment!  Can you find it?


magic potion

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