Okay, so lots of improvements to be had. And they thought of them all at Songbyrd Record Café, a coffee parlor/sandwich shop/music store now open in Adams Morgan.
Check it out here. Then check out these stats.
8: 1950s-airport-inspired chairs surrounding a guitar-case coffee table. Sit there.
6: Listening stations, complete with headphones and stools.
350: Rough number of records in stock, from Father John Misty to the place’s namesake, Charlie Byrd.
11: Sandwiches on the menu, with names like the Kraftwerk (chicken schnitzel).
1: Sliding barn door leading to the unfinished second phase of this place, where you’ll be able to pair a drink with your sandwich.
1947: Year the Voice-O-Graph recording booth in the corner was made.
$0.05: How much it says it’ll cost you to record yourself onto vinyl.
$15: How much it actually costs.
45: RPMs of the record it’ll record for you, along with a custom label and sleeve.
190: Seconds you’ll have to record a song.
Or an audio message to Mom. Whatever.