About Us

Sorry State Records is a brick-and-mortar record shop, record label, and online store based in Raleigh, North Carolina. We sell new and used records and frequently travel hundreds of miles to buy small and large used vinyl collections. We provide top-notch customer service for our in-store and online customers as well as the people whose collections we buy.


Sorry State began as a record label in 2005, releasing a 7" vinyl record called Nuclear Tomorrow, the second EP by Direct Control. Since then we have put out nearly 100 releases, including many from the label's home state of North Carolina and from locales as far-flung as Sweden and Japan. You can view a detailed visual discography of Sorry State releases here.

We've also grown into one of the fastest, most reliable, and well-curated punk rock distributors in the world.

As of October 2013, Sorry State Records is also a brick-and-mortar record store in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. With the opening of our brick and mortar store, Sorry State began carrying a much wider range of music, from our specialties in punk rock and heavy metal to classic rock, jazz, soul, and more. Our selections of jazz vinyl and collectible records are among the best in the southeast.


Most online orders ship within 24 hours. If you have any questions about your order, you can contact daniel@sorrystaterecords.com. If you want Sorry State to carry your band's release, if you want to send us a demo (mp3 / digital copies are preferred) or get in contact for any other reason you can use the same address.

Contact Information:

Physical address:

Sorry State Records
317 W Morgan St, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: 919-977-4704

Email: daniel@sorrystaterecords.com


The goods will be imported on behalf of the consignee/ebuyer. The consignee authorizes Sorry State Records to import the goods on his behalf. Further, the consignee/buyer agrees that Sorry State Records may delegate the obligation to import the goods on his behalf to a subcontractor. The consignee will pay the taxes & duties in addition with the purchase price of the goods.