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15th of May 2020 Update (Store Remaining Closed / Online Shop Open)

It has been a couple weeks since our last update.

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.

A fun update: we have collected a bunch of money for Branford Compassion Club through sales of our shirts and totes! We’ll be sending money to them at the end of the next week. If you’d like to get in on that charity please do! Here’s a link to our original post about that: http://redscrollrecords.com/2020/04/new-shirts-totes-stickers-for-our-13th-anniversary-benefit-for-branford-compassion-club.html

National Pet Month is two weeks in the rear view, but let’s keep that spirit alive while we all spend much more time than usual with our extended furry family!

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2nd of May Update / Employee Picks

2nd of May Update for Redscroll Records

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.

You can hear Josh and Rick talk briefly about our current store operations in our latest podcast: http://redscrollrecords.com/2020/05/rsr-pc-033-ritual-clearing-brian-dan.html

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RSR PC 033 Ritual Clearing (Brian & Dan)

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!

Brian (Left) and Dan (Right)

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New Shirts / Totes / Stickers for our 13th Anniversary! (Benefit for Branford Compassion Club)

https://redscrollrecords.bigcartel.com/

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We opened our store on April 12th, 2007. Thirteen years ago! We are so thankful that you all have continued to support us all these years (especially these current days)!

Though our physical store is currently closed due to the global pandemic we are still operating as an online shop. The links are below for how to order from us online (including these new items of course).

Our anniversary sale has been postponed and though it is a little ways off we may have to change the nature of it to adjust to the climate of the time.  We’ll see what that may mean (we have some ideas). We’re figuring out how we’re going to operate in the future slowly and we are taking it day by day as we hope you all are too – being as safe & healthy as could be.

We did get an incredible design from Zazz Corp and we are gladly using it on shirts and totes and stickers! Available here: https://redscrollrecords.bigcartel.com/

15% of the shirt and tote sales go towards the Branford Compassion Club, a non-profit feline rescue organization that serves not only Branford, Connecticut, but surrounding shoreline towns. The mission of the club is to provide for the feeding, shelter and care of homeless, abandoned and feral cats; to educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter population control, responsible pet ownership and kindness to animals; and to establish an ongoing community network to achieve these goals. https://branfordcompassionclub.org/

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Other Music Documentary: Watch Through This Link!

Go to this link to buy a virtual ticket to this virtual premier and in the process watch a cool movie about a seminal NYC store and in turn help support us!

https://othermusic.vhx.tv/checkout/redscroll-records-presents-other-music/purchase

Here’s a trailer:

Here’s some praise:

“Celebrates and immortalizes the culture of the record store.”
-Jen Aswad, Variety 

“One of the worlds greatest record store’s gets a fitting eulogy .”
-John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

“As hubs like Other Music struggle to remain in existence, we think it’s important to celebrate what spaces like these have meant to people in the
past, and to explore how their spirit can live on in an increasingly digital world”
-Lydnsey Havens, Billboard

“While the documentary is ostensibly lighthearted in its nostalgic take on music culture, a hint of rage lies beneath the surface.”
-Susannah Gruder, Hyperallergic

“For 21 years, Other Music offered more than just records and CDs…but a public space for conversation, experimentation and concerts…
Bittersweet paean that this is, however, it is filled with the joy of happy memories, as one interviewee after another pays homage to what once was.”
-Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer To Nail

Synopsis: 

Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when the store is forced to close its doors due to rent increases, the homogenization of urban culture, and the shift from CDs to downloadable and streaming music, a cultural landmark is lost. Through vibrant storytelling, the documentary captures the record store’s vital role in the musical and cultural life of the city, and highlights the artists whose careers it helped launch including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, William Basinski, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo and TV On The Radio.

Produced and Directed by Puloma Basu and Rob Hatch-Miller

Featuring: Tunde Adebimpe (TV On the Radio), William Basinski (composer), Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Matt Berninger (The National), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), James Chance (The Contortions), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Benicio Del Toro (actor), Janeane Garofalo (comedian), Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Daniel Kessler (Interpol), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields), Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius), Jocelyn Samson (Le Tigre), Jason Schwartzman (actor), Regina Spektor (singer/sonwriter), Avey Tare (Animal Collective), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna) and more…

Here’s the link again!

https://othermusic.vhx.tv/checkout/redscroll-records-presents-other-music/purchase