While it’s true that you can download almost any album in its digital incarnation, Soundscapes at 572 College St. exists for the same reason Kindle will never bury the paperback: The joy of holding a physical copy in your hands.

Specializing in hard-to-find and genre-based music, Soundscapes provides indie music lovers with their fix.

The store also acts as a musical conduit where fans can buy concert tickets, promoters can advertise shows, and up-and-coming talent often performs in house. Anyone remember the set played a few years back by a little band called Broken Social Scene? Yeah, that place.