Welcome to Sonic Sherpa

Sonic Sherpa is an Australian record store that’s been brightening the Brisbane suburb of Stones Corner since 2015 (although the team has over a decade’s shared music retail experience from owning/running Skinnys in the Brisbane CBD back in the day).

We have a large and eclectic range of new and pre-loved vinyl on hand, as well as stocking turntables, CDs, books, DVDs and music-related t-shirts and paraphernalia. Sonic Sherpa also curates ranges for the region’s larger music festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival (Byron Bay), CMC Rocks, Gympie Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival and many more such gatherings.

New Arrivals

Florence + The Machine – Dance Fever

May 15, 2022

Dance Fever is an album that sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realised self-knowledge. First pressing on limited edition indie exclusive 2-LP grey vinyl (including etching on fourth side)!

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The Black Keys – Dropout Boogie

May 14, 2022

Beloved US garage-blues duo The Black Keys return with ‘Dropout Boogie’, featuring collaborations with Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound) and Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon).

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Staff Picks

Orville Peck – Bronco

April 8, 2022

Masked US country singer Orville Peck’s second album is a 2-LP exploration of freedom, breaking free from that which binds us and all that is wild and untamed.

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Pre Orders

Black Midi – Hellfire

May 14, 2022

UK trio black midi’s third album builds on the melodic and harmonic elements of its predecessor while expanding the brutality and intensity of their debut, first pressing on limited edition indie exclusive red vinyl!

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Julia Jacklin – Pre Pleasure

May 14, 2022

Due: 26 Aug
PRE PLEASURE sees Julia Jacklin as her most authentic self, delivering the most intimate, raw and devastating ten songs of her career to date. First pressing on limited edition white vinyl.

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Dear Seattle – Someday

May 7, 2022

Due: 17 June
Northern Coast outfit Dear Seattle explors the roots and tensions behind unhealthy thought patterns and anxious tendencies, first pressing on indie exclusive translucent aqua vinyl!

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Arcade Fire – WE

March 24, 2022

Due: 6 May
Beloved Canadian indie rock ensemble Arcade Fire return with WE, a cathartic journey following a definable arc from darkness into light over the course of two distinct sides!

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Coming Soon

Local Releases

Mallrat – Butterfly Blue

May 15, 2022

On her debut album Butterfly Blue, Brisbane artist Mallrat’s prized pop song writing embodies the spirit of its titular creature, first pressing on limited edition baby blue vinyl!

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Bugs – Cooties

March 26, 2022

Following the success of their sophomore record Self Help, rising Brisbane guitar-pop trio Bugs return bigger and better with their latest offering Cooties! Indie exclusive pink vinyl autographed by band!

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Mess Esque – Mess Esque

March 23, 2022

Mess Esque are a duo featuring Mick Turner and Helen Franzmann (aka beloved Brisbane artist McKisko). Their self-titled album is a beguiling travelogue of restless, somnambulant wanderings.

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News & Blog

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