As Tower Records’ days dwindle, the discounts offered by the company liquidating it are growing; CDs and DVDs were marked down 40% over the weekend, making them only slightly overpriced. One of your Idolators took a trip to the Carle Place, N.Y., outpost over the weekend, and there were, somehow, still treasures to be had, including lots of CDs from Idolator favorites like Hot Chip and Young People. Sure, picking through the store–especially the “fixtures” section–gave us a slightly morbid feeling, but we’re curious: What’s the best marked-down find you’ve stumbled across at your local Tower? Were the store’s speakers blaring the same mix of croak-metal and saccharine holiday songs? And did any of you pick up a copy of that last Hoobastank record? Seriously, the Carle Place store had about 75 of them, and they looked so … forlorn.
Hillsdale’s Tower Records comes tumbling down [insidebayarea.com]