October 5th: Start Appointment Shopping!

Starting on October 5th (one week from today) we will allow up to 3 people in the store at a time by appointment.

You can make an appointment here: 
Redscroll Calendly Appointments

Curbside pick-up is still available and no appointment is necessary for that. Details on that here: http://redscrollrecords.com/2020/05/25th-of-may-2020-update-curbside-pick-up.html

You can book for a 30 minute session. If you’d like more time please do book 2 in a row. 1 hour is the maximum booking time at the moment.

You may bring 1 guest with you. If you are bringing a friend please let us know.

Additionally, if you do not see a time open that you can make please call the store. There still may be room for an additional person or 2 in booked times (if a booked time is not bringing a guest for instance). We will be tracking that separately. 

When entering the store and during your time in the store you must always wear a mask in the proper way (covering your nose and mouth).

The store will be configured slightly differently than normal. The back room will be closed off to customers. Instead we will have a highlighted selection of back room records where the new releases normally are displayed.

Selling music to us will remain by appointment only and we will continue to do that in the back lot on the folding table. You can call us to make that type of appointment – (203) 265-7013.

We’re currently booking from October 5th until November 14th. We hope to have more announcements about further opening beyond that date.

Once again the link to make an appointment is:
Redscroll Calendly Appointments

Continue reading October 5th: Start Appointment Shopping!

Record Store Day Drop 2 Update (9/26/2020 Releases)

RECORD STORE DAY DROP 2 UPDATE

Firstly we’ll go over again what our protocol is for tomorrow!

Our shop is still closed for walk-in shopping.

We are doing “curb-side” service – details here: http://redscrollrecords.com/2020/05/25th-of-may-2020-update-curbside-pick-up.html

Record Store Day this year has been split into three RSD DROPS which are happening/happened the last weekend of August, end of September and end of October. The second of those is tomorrow!

There will be no physical line so do not come to the store early to get in line.

The list of available RSD Drop 1 titles is below this explanation. Prices are included this year.

The virtual line started on Monday. Explanation of that in our last post here: http://redscrollrecords.com/2020/09/rsd-drop-2-get-in-virtual-line.html

If you are currently in the virtual line and you see that what you are looking for is not here and you’d like to get off the call list please let us know by replying to that email. If there’s any reason at all you’d like to give up your spot in line just email us. (redscroll@gmail.com)

You are still able to get in line, but keep in mind you will be added to the end of the line and it is a long one right now.

Records that are not claimed or picked up by 6PM tomorrow (RSD Drop 1 Day) will be listed online then.

We look forward to talking to and seeing many of you tomorrow! In the parking lot, wearing a mask with you in your car.

Before the list we’d like to reiterate that these are uncertain times and 2 months ago when we placed the order for these records things were also uncertain so we did not go extremely heavy on ordering – certainly we didn’t order like we would have for a normally scheduled non-pandemic event day. That said, we hope we can please and fulfill the requests of a good deal of you all. And of course, as is the nature of these things, much of what we ordered didn’t make it in time so we’ll post about those as we receive them. And if you have a request for something please let us know next week with an email or phone call and we can check on its availability. All that said, here’s what we will have available… Continue reading Record Store Day Drop 2 Update (9/26/2020 Releases)

RSD Drop 2: Get in Virtual Line!

Our shop is still closed for walk-in shopping. We hope to have some news on some changes in a week or so – we will keep you all informed.

We are doing curbside service – details here: http://redscrollrecords.com/2020/05/25th-of-may-2020-update-curbside-pick-up.html

We are also buying collections by appointment. Please give us a call or send an email for that.

This coming Saturday is the next RSD Drop date (September 26th, 2020) and we will have some of those titles as we did last month.

First off, there will be no physical line so do not come to the store early to get in line.  On Friday at 6PM we will post the available titles on our website.

If you’d like to get in our “Virtual Line” for these titles then heed these instructions:

  1. Email us with your Name and Phone Number (NOW!). Our email = redscroll@gmail.com
  2. Await the reply that will confirm your place in line. Something like, “Thanks! You are #XX in line…”
  3. Saturday morning starting at 10AM will start calling folks in the order that has been set (by order of those emails that have come in and have been confirmed). Be sure to be ready to get a call from us!
  4. We will take your order and have it set aside for curbside pick up. (Curbside Pick Up protocol can be found at this link.) We will confirm the time you are coming to make sure we don’t have too many folks arriving at the same time as well.
  5. Come pick it up!

If at any point after you have confirmed your place in line you decide you would like to forfeit your spot please let us know.  Continue reading RSD Drop 2: Get in Virtual Line!

RSR PC 037 Ben Michael (WESU General Manager)

We talked to Ben Michael on episode 37. Ben is the General Manager of WESU, Middletown – 88.1FM, wesufm.org.  We talk to Ben about the current state of the station specifically and about what it’s like to operate in pandemic conditions at a University – Wesleyan in this case.

Ben Michael

We talked about the mission of WESU, the part it plays in the community and of some particular shows of interest on there. Some history of the station is touched on as well as some noted alumni. And we talk to Ben about his personal history with the station and with music in general and about his homestead farm with his mule and donkey and chickens and goats!

We once again recorded outside in our back parking lot to maintain a nice social distance and it once again led to us dealing with the elements – especially some strong winds and of course the passing trains.

Links:
http://www.wesufm.org/
https://soundcloud.com/wesufm

MUSIC

Opening:
Laurie Anderson “Difficult Listening Hour” Home of the Brave (Warner Brothers)

Josh:
Jon Hassell “Fearless” Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two) (Ndeya)
Gulch “Self-Inflicted Mental Terror” Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress (Closed Casket Activities)
Broken Vow Demo 2020 (Self Released)
Of the Wand & The Moon “Whispers of the Past” Tainted Tears (Heiðrunar Myrkrunar)

Rick:
Elysia Crampton “Homeless (Q’ara)” Orcorara 2010 (PAN)
East Man “Ouroboros” Prole Art Threat (Planet Mu)
John Bence “Kill” Kill (Thrill Jockey)
Nubya Garcia “The Message Continues” Source (Concord Jazz)

Ben (music bed):
Prince Far I “Throw Away Your Gun” Dubwise (UMG)

Closing:
Fishbone “Party at Groundzero” Fishbone (CBS/Columbia)

The Redscroll Podcast is a monthly show (new episodes on the first of the month) that works as a companion to what we do at Redscroll Records in Wallingford, CT USA. We are a record store that has a heavy emphasis on the left of center / underground music of the world. Whether it be underappreciated or just has a niche audience, marginalized or just off the radar it’s all of interest to us. With the show we’ll generally have a localized focus. We’ll discuss what is in our personal rotation at the moment. We’ll talk to guests who have to do with all of the above. And we’ll talk about specific dealings with the store. If you have input you’re welcome to contact us through email (redscroll@gmail.com). Oh, and please do subscribe! New episodes on the first of every month! (Subscribe on Android)(Subscribe elsewhere just by searching for us please!)

RECORD STORE DAY DROP 1 UPDATE (8/28/2020)

RECORD STORE DAY DROP 1 UPDATE

Firstly we’ll go over again what our protocol is for tomorrow!

Our shop is still closed for walk-in shopping.

We are doing “curb-side” service – details here: http://redscrollrecords.com/2020/05/25th-of-may-2020-update-curbside-pick-up.html

Record Store Day this year has been split into three RSD DROPS which are happening the last weekend of August, end of September and end of October. The first of those is tomorrow!

First off, there will be no physical line so do not come to the store early to get in line.

The list of available RSD Drop 1 titles is below this explanation. Prices are included this year.

How to do RECORD STORE DAY Drop 1 with us / at Redscroll Records (virtually):

  1. Read the list of what we have available.
  2. Put your want list together. [1 per title per person]
  3. Wait until 10AM, Saturday (August 29th)and call us with your list. Keep calling until you get through. (203)265-7013 (CALL ONLY – NO EMAILS or Social Media Messages)
  4. Once you have talked to us on the phone you have made it through the virtual line and we will get you set with what we can at that point.
  5. Pick up is between 12-6PM. Please don’t come before 12PM. We are reserving the 10AM-12PM time to phone calls so we won’t be able to run orders out before 12PM. Pick up protocol can be found here.

We will only answer emails and social media messages once the phone calls have subsided so the best and most efficient way to get into our virtual line is by calling us until you get through (after 10AM on Saturday, August 29th).

Records that are not claimed or picked up by 6PM tomorrow (RSD Drop 1 Day) will be listed online then.

We look forward to talking to and seeing many of you tomorrow! In the parking lot, wearing a mask with you in your car.

Continue reading RECORD STORE DAY DROP 1 UPDATE (8/28/2020)

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