On this episode we talk to Josh of Scrap.edx. An outlier in the Connecticut musical landscape. A rhythmic broken beat industrial project. Josh also has a couple other projects. The Carapace which was a one album and done field recording based idea and Children of Men which is a current hip hop cooperative where he has the roll of producer.
We also talk about dealing with Covid-19 and how that effects his daily, professional and creative life among other things. We talk about touring, breakcore basement shows and driving back and forth to Toronto to basically see one act’s set. I (Rick) regret that I didn’t bring up how much we listened to Stabyouintheheadandeatyourfaceoff’s, “Killin’ Toys,” CD (a Redscroll release from 2003 before I was involved) on that trip. Oh yea, and we talk about some other stuff and Josh and I do the standard opening banter with current listening and a quick brief on the store (super quick).
25th Of May 2020 Update | CURBSIDE PICK-UP!
at Redscroll Records
In this update:
Curbside Pick-Up Service
Anniversary Sale Cancelled
Donation to Branford Compassion Club!
Reminder of where to buy from us online
We are starting curbside pick-up service at the store starting tomorrow (Tuesday, May 26th 2020).
Here’s how to do that: 1. Call or email an order to us (you can use our Discogs shop to find what you desire, but please only place a Discogs order if you want it delivered as there are fees associated with that we’d like to avoid). Beyond what is in our Discogs shop you are welcome to inquire about used records we may not have listed, accessories (poly-sleeves, cleaning kits, 45 adapters, etc.), magazines (we don’t carry many – mostly Wire), and whatever else we may have in the shop that you recall. 2. Drive to the store on the same day (if you are thinking of an order and would like to pick it up at some time in the future please make the order in the future when you can pick it up on the same day). 3. Call us from the back lot where we will have a table set up with a sign to park next to. When you call us we will take your credit card information over the phone as payment (credit card payments only, not cash). If you have a GIFT CERTIFICATE either on file with us or with you that is also a form of payment we can take now (we’ll sort that out over the phone as well). 4. Stay in your car. We will bring your order out and place it on the table, wave and say thanks! 5. After we’ve dropped your order off on the table you can retrieve it and be on your way! Happy listening ensues!
Orders can be placed Monday-Saturday 11AM-5PM and can be picked up from 12PM-6PM. Sunday pick-up by appointment if we are available. Phone: (203)265-7013 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next step for us will be to open by appointment. We don’t know when that day will be quite yet and we’ll keep everyone in the loop when we do decide to do that. When that day comes is also when we will start buying collections again and not until then.
Anniversary Sale Cancelled
In other news, we have officially cancelled our Anniversary Sale that was re-scheduled for June 5th-11th. It’s just not safe to have a large gathering and won’t be for some time so the sale is cancelled for that reason. We will be doing some promotions during that time including the release of some special items we had stashed for the occasion. Keep an eye out on our social media for that (in particular our Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/redscroll/ – you don’t need to even have an account yourself to keep tabs on it – just refresh!).
Donation to Branford Compassion Club!
This week we sent a donation to the Branford Compassion Club! Thanks to all who’ve bought a shirt and tote so far. We will continue to send 15% of all sales from shirts and totes of this design to them. Available in our Big Cartel shop here.
Though many places will be opening on May 20th, we will not be among them. With the COVID-19 Pandemic looming as a present danger and the very real possibility of a more dangerous second wave impending we will remain closed for the safety of us and you all! We are not an essential business. We are a small store with limited space where keeping one’s distance is very difficult. Staying closed is the best and most responsible choice for us.
As time progresses we will update you with any other services or limited openings that may come. For right now we are still operating as mail-order only. Mail-Order is still the name of the game here. Links below to where you can support us online.
Hope you’re all staying well and safe. We’re continuing to operate as a mail-order only operation until further notice. We have some updates below in regards to planned events. We have some employee picks as well! Videos for those further below. And all the ways to support us on the bottom.
The rescheduled date for Record Store Day has been further rescheduled and now split up into three dates (August 29, September 26, & October 24). Their announcement about that is here: https://recordstoreday.com/NewsItem/9003
How we’re going to handle these new dates is yet to be determined. It surely won’t be handled in the same way as previous year’s large events have been handled. Look out for updates on these drops closer to the August date (of course, possibly sooner).
In relation to that our rescheduled Anniversary Sale (rescheduled for June 5th-11th) is now by default canceled. We will not be able to handle large capacity crowds by that time so it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel the event completely. We do want to offer something in lieu of this cancellation to our loyal customers and we will figure something out in that regard, but we are still operating day to day so what that something we come up with is not something we’re ready to announce yet (or have completely figured out ourselves). We are continuing to offer 10% off our entire online catalog for the foreseeable future.
On this episode we talk to Brian and Dan of Ritual Clearing. It’s a brief conversation using a proprietary communication software interface (social distance interview). Josh and Rick discuss the music they’re listening to beforehand as well as how the store is currently operating during the pandemic. We talk to Dan and Brian about how they’re coping with the pandemic as well and how that effects releasing music at this time. And some more fun stuff!