14 Years After Declaring Bankruptcy, Tower Records is Back


BEST THROWBACK ANNOUNCEMENT EVER! (ok even though it's only coming back as an online music store, this is still some fun news).

14 years after declaring bankruptcy, the iconic Tower Records is back, and they're selling vinyl, cassettes, magazines, merch and a lot more! Who knows, maybe in a few years it could offically come back as a brick and mortar shop.

According to CoS:

Tower Records, the iconic music store chain that closed its doors nearly 14 years ago, is back. On Friday, the beloved franchise announced it’s returning as an online service — just in time for vinyl’s record-breaking growth.

The new Tower Records has plenty of music on sale already, including vinyl, cassettes, and CDs. They also have a merchandise section, online events, and a digitized version of their original Tower Pulse! magazine. Browse their virtual shelves at the official Tower Records website.

This new version of Tower Records was originally scheduled to be revealed at the 2020 edition of South by Southwest, but they decided to hold off when the coronavirus pandemic caused the event to be canceled. Reportedly, they hoped to have the announcement coincide with Tower Records pop-up shops, an idea that’s also been put on hold due to COVID-19 but hopefully will be rolled out when life goes back to normal.