Collin Monda
A screen shot from the film by Collin Monda about the closure of the Easy Street Records Queen Anne location. The film shows the large album cover renditions by local artists, and expresses gratitude for the years of bringing music to the community.

Film about Easy Street Records closure shows why it mattered

A Seattle film maker, Collin Monda has assembled a short but evocative film on the closure of the Easy Street Records Queen Anne location. The closure, brought about by the loss of the lease, will happen January 18 with a live appearance of the band Yo La Tengo, followed the next day by an auction of many of the store's fixtures and memorabilia. Some will be brought to the West Seattle location which will remain open.

The West Seattle Herald broke the news of the closure on January 2.

The film shows the reasons why the store came to be a cultural touchstone for the community and beyond, showing the large album cover paintings on the exterior, the in store displays and an in-store performance.

The location is being taken over by Chase Bank.

Easy Street Records, known for selling a wide variety of used and new music and hosting free shows for up-and-coming Northwest artists, was recognized as King County’s Small Business of the Year in 2012. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn also recognized the independent retailer and named Dec. 20 Easy Street Records Day.

Credits offered are:

Shot/Cut: Collin Monda
Thanks To: Weber Shandwick Seattle, The Helio Sequence, Sean Jones & Easy Street Records.
Music: The Helio Sequence - Negotiations
SubPop Records 2012

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