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Error Records is closing

After an over two-year run as a record store and DIY show venue, Error Records is closing its doors. We’re sad to see it go, but it looks like the shop itself will remain at its Main Street location in Urbana, only under a different name. Here is a statement sent to us from Error Records owner and operator Nathan Landolt regarding the shop’s closing:

The time has come to start a new chapter in my life, and with that comes the conclusion of Error Records. The final show at the music venue will be Saturday, August 29th. The record store’s last day open is Wednesday, September 30th. I’m excited to announce Jesse Grubbs will be taking over the space with his new music destination See You CD & Vinyl. Jesse has been helping in the shop since 2015 and collecting music his whole life. I have the utmost confidence that he will continue to bring great music to Champaign-Urbana.

Error Records has had an incredible impact on me over the past two and a half years and I leave it in fond memories. There are countless people who have helped along the way. Without any of you, this would not have been possible. Thank you to anyone that has ever had faith in me, it’s kept me going when times were extremely tough. Thank you to the generous people that donated time and money to get Error Records off the ground, as well as the countless interns and volunteers. Lastly, thank you to anyone that has come to a show or picked up a record. It’s been a pleasure getting to know so many wonderful people from around the world because of this little shop. I’m proud to say that Error Records had an awesome run and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Stay tuned for business related announcements over the course of the next month. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or comments. I will be in the shop all of September if you’d like to stop in and say farewell. – Nathan

Here are a few pieces we put together over the past couple of years here, here and here.

Photo by Sam Logan

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