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Record Store Day Update 2022 (23rd of April)

We open at 8AM tomorrow (April 23rd, 2022) for Record Store Day. A full list of titles we’ll have available is at the bottom of this post.

Parking can be found in the normal area that is painted in our lot and overflow parking is basically in the abutting lots.

We ask that people lining up early please be safe and cordial to each other. The way to keep safest in our industrial zone is not to line up before sunrise. To be cordial and friendly with neighbors please keep spots in line if anyone needs to leave to use the bathroom and with that in mind the closest public bathroom is at West Center Market (44 S Tpke. Rd.) across the street and to the left.

RSD Quantity Disclaimer:
We hope we can please and fulfill the requests of a good deal of you all. As much as we’d like to have every possible thing on hand in quantities exactly matching the demand it just can’t work that way. We order a tremendous amount as do many other stores. We are allocated certain amounts of things and ultimately we get a lot because we put in the leg work. That said, we get less than we order and in some cases we miss out on items completely (trust us, it’s not purposeful by any stretch). We want everyone to be happy in the end so be excellent to each other. 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.

There are a number of releases that have been delayed to a June 22nd release date. We’ll have a number of those as well – in June of course. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our list today it may be one of those (including the Viktor Vaughn LP which a few folks have asked about).

Thanks to our friends at Forest Passage Printing and PK Would Dye For You we have a new shirt that will be available tomorrow. A white pocket T with a simple safety cone logo design and a tie-dye option! Note from PK about caring for your shirt: wash cold, separate, tumble dry low or hang dry to keep it nice and bright!

 

These will only be available in store for the time being! Quite the variety on these shirts – no 2 are alike!

Below is a list of what we will have available.
Record Store Day titles are limited to 1 per title per person (buy as many titles as you’d like, just 1 each). Continue reading Record Store Day Update 2022 (23rd of April)

RSR PC 053 Jeff of FiFac

Jeff joins us on the podcast this month to talk primarily about his project, FiFac. Electronic music production with a wide genre base beyond bass and improvisation. We talk about the FiFac internet presence (and the odd Twitter relationship / rivalry with CT Verses! It’s almost entirely positive – spoiler!). The release show on April 8th at Never Ending Books vol. 2 in New Haven is discussed (info can be found on Jeff’s Instagram page here).  Bands named after other musicians and celebrities? Singing the praises of Willimantic Records and going there for shows during this pandemic. Ok ok ok, I’m just naming random topics. Listen to the podcast and hear it all. We stay on topic, mostly.

FiFac LinkTree

Music from this episode

Continue reading RSR PC 053 Jeff of FiFac

Isik Kural “In February” RVNG INTL.

New record on @rvngintl tomorrow (3/24/2022) from @isikkural – we have black and pink variants! We also have Phil here from RVNG INTL doing a bit of a guest spot. He’s picked some items from our Discogs shop and written a bit about them.  And then we picked out a few things we liked from the very solid RVNGIntl catalog that we have in stock and appreciate right back!
“Isik Kural is a singer, songwriter, composer, and sound designer residing in Glasgow, UK by way of Istanbul, Turkey. Isik’s new album in february, out now via RVNG Intl., spins field recordings into morning melodies with delicate and concise production. I’ve assembled a few records from Redscroll’s discogs to paint a picture around Isik Kural’s music – all are great buys from a great record shop, and make a fine soundtrack for a cup of tea at morning or midnight.”
Phil / RVNG Intl

Continue reading Isik Kural “In February” RVNG INTL.

RSR PC 052 Deathwalker of Nihil Invocation

Deathwalker of Nihil Invocation and Vengeance Sorcery joins us this month on the Podcast. We talk about black metal and more black metal and what we’re listening to and how Deathwalker records and what led him to this path and how the backwoods of Connecticut are just as isolated as could be.  And more of course – not least of which is the signing of the 2 mentioned bands to Nuclear War Now!

Deathwalker

Relevant links:
https://nihilinvocation.bandcamp.com/
https://vengeancesorcery.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/nihilinvocation

Music on this episode:

Opening:
Nihil Invocation “Demighoul (Cancerslug cover)” I’ll Take You Onto the Grave

Josh:
Tim Hecker “Seasick” The North Water (Original Score)(Lakeshore Records)
Boy Harsher “Escape” Runner (Soundtrack)(Nude Club Records)(Movie Information: https://boyharsher.lnk.to/TheRunnerOST)
Malignant Altar “Rite of Krasue” Realms of Exquisite Morbidity (Dark Descent Records)

Rick:
HTRK “Straight to Hell” Rhinestones (N&J Blueberries)
Anteloper “Ohoneotree Suite” Kudu (International Anthem)
Burial “Strange Neighbourhood” Antidawn EP (Hyperdub)

Deathwalker:
Forest Thrall “Invocation” I (Self-Released)

Closing:
Nihil Invocation “The War I’ve Waged to Life and Those Who Cherish” The Valleys Green and Journeys Mourned
Vengeance Sorcery “Abyss Realms of Time and Mind ” If None Will Call the Devil’s Blood…

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!)

RSR PC 051 Tapes! Tapes! Tapes! 9 Tapes! 8 Bands! Out Today!

As you may know Redscroll also releases music from time to time by bands / projects we enjoy from the surrounding area. (If you’re not familiar here’s our Discogs page for the label and its releases.) We wanted to keep that up this year and in the current climate of long wait times for vinyl pressing we had the idea to do a cassette project. SURPRISE! We’ve got 9 (NINE!) cassette tape releases, 8 Bands. All killer, no filler! OUT TODAY and SHIPPING NOW! Each tape is professionally duplicated in an edition of 50 so get ’em while the gettin’ is good!

All of these tapes are available on our Big Cartel page:
https://redscrollrecords.bigcartel.com/

Listen to us talk about it on a short podcast episode and hear some short clips of the bands. Check out the write-ups below and click their links for further deep dives. A lot of these folks have been on our podcast too so please do check those out if you are so inclined!

[RSR-027] Afghan Haze “Nihilistic Stoner Hymns”
https://afghanhaze.bandcamp.com/album/nihilistic-stoner-hymns
Cassette version of their sold out 2020 LP. Stoner doom from the woods of CT.

“Afghan Haze are never going to be the band that creates uplifting and soulful grooves as this album’s heart is Pitch Black but there is a lot of cool Psychedelic and Progressive riffs that can be heard from the excellent opening song – Burn The Ghost. A winning combination of slow-paced riffs and warped ideas that allow Afghan Haze create an almost “NOLA” style of music especially towards the later stages of the song.

Overall, Nihilistic Stoner Hymns is a thrilling and superbly well made record that will entertain you throughout the bleak Winter Months of 2021.” – Outlaw of the Sun blog

[RIP Randall]

[RSR-029] Kidnapped “Nowhere Is Sterile”
https://kidnappedpv.bandcamp.com/album/nowhere-is-sterile
Previously released as a limited 7” by Larry Records/Mangoe Records. This is our 2nd release with CT’s premier power-violence band.

Catch them touring with Livid from March 4th-17th and later in March playing the Webster in Hartford on the 25th with Integrity and Full of Hell.

“Kidnapped have been an “if you know, you know” band since their first demo in 2017, and while in some ways the world is finally turning to notice the powerviolence golem lurking around Connecticut, it is more like that golem grabbed the hardcore world by the lapels and headbutted it in the nose. If you aren’t listening to Kidnapped, you haven’t been paying attention.

With a quartet of musicians this skillful and this good at communicating with one another, the complicated changes in tempo and style and the ingenious dissolution of genre borders feel totally natural. Aggressive fastcore blasts give way to some of the grooviest, in-the-pocket breakdowns of the year, only to shift to old school death metal and again to thrashcore. This band makes the impossible seem easy.” – Cvlt Nation (Top 10 Grindcore Releases of 2021)

[RSR-030] Intercourse “Rule 36”
https://intercourse.bandcamp.com/album/rule-36
We had been trying to release something by Mineva for a few years, but as that band dissolved and half the band went on to be in Intercourse this seems to be the culmination of that path. Renowned for incendiary live shows and ferocious stage presence, Intercourse carve a singular niche within New England’s outsider (re: noise rock) hardcore scene. Forthcoming LP version on Reptilian Records.

“Sonically it is offensive to any self-respecting Christian household” -Shinygremonotone

“To the question “Fave Track” I had initially written “Impossible question, fuck right off” as a working title, because every single song, a banger.” -Abbie Bateman, Boston Hassle

“Rule 36 is a twenty-minute cotton shot of deranged noise rock.” -From Corners Unknown

“for people willing to go beyond the typical, they exist to surprise and delight those weirdos looking for a hardcore band that take a different approach.” -New Noise Magazine

[RSR-031] Tongue Depressor “Tilting Irons”
https://tonguedepressor.bandcamp.com/
This is our 2nd release with Tongue Depressor. The LP we released last year sold out and was mentioned in a nice batch of year end “best of” lists.

They’re quite prolific together and apart and have had an incredible string of releases including this one. Instrumentation on this one include: bells, cello, resonator, lap steel, double bass and tapes.

[RSR-025CS] Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean “The Vestige”
https://chainedtothebottomoftheocean.bandcamp.com/album/the-vestige

Cassette version of the collection of early out-of-print material we released as a double LP in 2020.

“Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean is the heaviest band I’ve ever seen.” – Vincent from The Acacia Strain

 

 

[RSR-032] Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean “Behind The Veil Inside The Machine”
https://youtu.be/MUiWmYA7NNM

DOOM!

Live studio session recorded in the heart of quarantine at Machines with Magnets.

All the energy of a live Chained… set recorded in a sound studio.

 

 

[RSR-033] Steve Hartlett “At the Theatres”
https://stevehartlett.bandcamp.com/

Ovlov. Steve from Ovlov.

Steve recorded quite a few things during quarantine and released them digitally. This is 3 of those sessions collected on a single cassette: “Solitude For Dummies,” “Prelude to a Ghost Princess,” and “Molting.”

 

 

[RSR-034] Antoni Maiovvi “In Private”
https://maiovvi.bandcamp.com/
A recent UK transplant to CT by way of Berlin. A founder of the Giallo Disco label with numerous releases on labels such as Death Waltz, Lakeshore and Not Not Fun. Catch him touring as Ye Gods with Mogwai this April.

This is a soundtrack to a non-existent movie. Tangerine Dream, Harold Faltermeyer and John Carpenter are not distant cousins to this sound.

[RSR-035] Alexander “Words Are Pebbles Rolling In The River”
https://csiterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/elm-st (Different release by same artist)
Alexander is a solo moniker of New Haven, CT native David Shapiro (Headroom, Kath Bloom, Center). He has shared bills with Mdou Moctar, Loren Connors, Susan Alcorn, Kate Village, and many more. He has released an LP, a split 7″ with Rob Noyes, and a handful of cassettes on C/Site Recordings. He has also self-released an LP and many cassettes that range from guitar soli to improvised electric guitar noise. “Words Are Pebbles Rolling in the River” is his first solo release on Redscroll Records. Contemporary folk guitar in the old country blues style tradition. David also works here!

All of these tapes are available on our Big Cartel page:
https://redscrollrecords.bigcartel.com/