Jive Time News

Winner! “Best Place to Buy Vinyl”

Thank you Seattle! Jive Time Records wins Best Place to Buy Vinyl in Seattle Weekly’s Best of Seattle Awards!

“It isn’t the largest record purveyor in Seattle, but the quality of Jive Time’s collection and the knowledge of its staff are second to none. For novice buyers, the $1 and $3 bins are perfect for strengthening a budding collection. And for the more advanced, respectable rock choices and a massive old-school soul, and jazz selection almost always yield a good find.”

Jive Time Records’ Clearance Annex

When visiting our main store, be sure to also drop by our large Clearance Annex across the street. The Annex is located diagonally across the intersection from Jive Time inside the Fremont Vintage Mall (downstairs, below Starbucks and Jai Thai – Just look for the yellow door).

You’ll find an additonal 15,000+ bargain priced LP’s, singles, and CD’s here with fresh stock being added every day!

THE JIVE TIME CLEARANCE ANNEX
Fremont Vintage Mall
3419 Fremont Place North
(Downstairs entrance between Starbucks Coffee and Jai Thai)
Mall/Annex hours: (M-F: 12-7, Sat: 11-7 and Sun: 11-6)

Record Store Day Sale

Join us this Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 for our annual Record Store Day Sale! ALL records, CD’s and DVD’s at Jive Time will be 20% off with new arrivals added throughout the sale! Our Sidewalk Sale (weather permitting) will feature an additional 1000 bargain priced LP’s and CD’s!

Plus: spend $25 or more and receive this limited addition, hand-screened poster while supplies last!

Jive Time Records thanks you for supporting all of Seattle’s independent record stores year-round. Our city had more shops in Rolling Stone’s Top 100 record stores than any other city in the US. Brick and mortar (and music) is alive and well in Seattle!

Deface Value Submissions

We recently announced our latest online cover gallery, Deface Value, featuring authentically found or intentionally altered album art. Now you can see the covers in-person at Jive Time as well as submit your own! A revolving exhibit of our private collection along with our favorite submissions will be on display at Jive Time Records.

Submit a Cover

Bring a found, painted, drawn, doodled, collaged, or otherwise altered, budget bin LP to Jive Time Records and receive 15% off your entire music purchase! Additionally, our favorite entries will be featured on Deface Value and in our revolving semi-annual exhibits!

Clearance-Clearance Annex

You’ve been to our large Clearance Annex in the Fremont Vintage Mall – now check out our new “Clearance-Clearance” annex in Edmonds! Find approximately 5,000 additional bargain priced LPs (most 50¢-$2) inside the Aurora Antique Pavilion. You probably won’t find any super rare or collectible vinyl here, but lots of mainstream classic rock,  jazz, country, popular, soundtracks, and more. New records added weekly! The mall hours are Mon-Fri: 10-7, Sat: 10-6, and Sun: 11-6.

The Aurora Antique Pavilion is located at 24111 Highway 99, Edmonds, WA 98026. (above the Burlington Coat Factory.)  We’re in the far back right, space #35.

Lick Our Decals Off, Baby!

At last! Jive Time logo stickers are here! Slap one of these puppies on your car bumper, snow board or guitar case and everyone will know you have great taste in music (and record stores). Our stickers are printed on quality vinyl with a glossy protective layer and measure 4″ in diameter. Best of all, they’re FREE with purchase at Jive Time – just ask!

Update: For those of you in other parts of the country, you can now order a Jive Time sticker/button combo in our new online merchandise store.

What’s on your turntable?

We appreciate all the positive feedback here and on Facebook regarding our album reviews and Music Guides. Now that you know what we’re listening to at Jive Time it’s time to hear from you!

What’s on your turntable right now? Post on our wall, or email us a review of your favorite album (please keep entries over 100 and under 200 words) and we’ll post our favorites here and on our Facebook! (If you’d like to contribute a Music Guide, please contact David for more info.)

Our New Shirts Our Here!

We’ve added six new design to our T-shirt line up including our popular Space Needle Tone Arm design in four colors! The new shirts are all printed on quality American Apparel or AnvilOrganics lines. You can purchase the shirts at Jive Time in-person or online in our new store! (Click here to view a larger image.)

Jive Time in Rolling Stone!

We were featured in Rolling Stone issue #308 as one of the Top 25 Record Stores in the USA, along with other Seattle shops Easy Street and Sonic Boom.

“Located in Seattle’s charming Fremont district, Jive Time is a modest-seeming local store whose holdings belie its size.” Read the entire article›

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Unimpressed by the overpriced products on the market we developed our own brand of record cleaner. Our Groove Solution works magic on your vinyl with only the safest ingredients and because we prepare and bottle the solution ourselves we’re able to pass the savings on to you! Our unique spray bottle makes applying the cleaner a breeze. A light spray for dusty records or several shots for the downright dirty. We recommend using a soft 100% cotton cloth to clean the vinyl and absorb the cleaner (an old T-shirt, cut into squares works perfectly), wiping in the direction of the groove. 4oz bottle is now only $5.99! (8oz bottles are also available for $9.99)