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24th of July Update: Label Highlights & Current Operations

We thought we’d take a moment to look at our releases from this year and last. These last months have halted all sort of social assembly of which music thrives on so it’s definitely been a difficult ride for bands. Take a moment with this and check ’em all out and consider buying directly from them via the links. We also have all of these available (some in more limited quantities) via our Big Cartel or Discogs shops.

Regarding our current operations, we have no plans to open up the shop to customers coming inside as it stands now. We will let folks know when that time comes. For now, the best way to keep up with us is by checking out our Discogs shop and/or following us on Instagram (you don’t need an account to view it) and Facebook.  We are also going to be running a contest through our Instagram (and we truthfully post the most on there) tonight so definitely give that a follow if you do have an account.

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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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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

 

 

4th of April 2020 Update (Mailorder Open/Storefront Closed)

4th of April 2020 Update
(Mailorder Open/Storefront Closed)
at Redscroll Records

Hey all. We’re going to keep doing a different type of update while our physical storefront is closed. This week, it being the first week of the month, we’ll feature our monthly employee picks! Some video clips for each to follow.

First, here’s a reminder of where you can shop with us online:

Discogs – This is our main mail order store that hovers in the mid 30,000 item range! Lots to choose from! For those unfamiliar with using Discogs here’s a quick usage tip: if you are on a computer (laptop or desktop) you can find lots of categories on the left-hand side of the screen and if you are on a phone or tablet go all the way to the bottom and click for the desktop view of the site (it’s really a much better way to view the site). Click on “MINT” to view new items for instance and sort by genre, style and whatever your heart desires! [During the time our storefront is closed we will be offering a 10% Discount on everything to make up for shipping and Discogs fees.]

Big Cartel – This is where you can find our record label releases as well as shirts and patches.

We also have Gift Certificates for use when we re-open the physical storefront.  Scroll to the bottom for that.

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Friday the 13th of March 2020 Update (COVID-19 Note)

Friday the 13th of March 2020 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

Notes on COVID-19 virus and how it relates to our store:
Record Store Day has been postponed worldwide until June 20th, 2020. Official announcement about that can be found here: https://recordstoreday.com/NewsItem/9003

We are doing our best to keep the store clean; we have hand sanitizer at the front counter (for as long as that might last) and we have a sink in the back with plenty of soap anyone is welcome to use. Anyone working here knows not to come in if feeling under the weather and we suggest all who might come through our doors do the same. Safety is the top concern!

This article seems to be the most comprehensive take on the current situation with multiple updates and translations: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

As always, our Discogs shop is always open and you’re welcome to browse (if you’d like to pick them up note that in the order as well).
https://www.discogs.com/seller/Redscroll/profile

LPs & 12″s
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Atmosphere “Whenever”
Bardo Pond “Adrop / Circuit VIII”
Big Blood “Do You Wanna Have A Skeleton Dream?”
Bone Church “Acid Communion” (CT Hard Rock)
Boo Radleys, The “Everything’s Alright Forever” (Reissue)
Casino, Sonora “Trompeteros” (Reissue)
CocoRosie “Put The Shine On” (Ltd. Ed. Turquoise Vinyl)
Cocteau Twins “Garlands”
Cocteau Twins “Victorialand”
Code Orange “Underneath” (Blue/Black Translucent With Hologram Cover)
Collocutor “Continuation”
Cornershop “England Is A Garden” (Green & Blue)
Davis, Miles “Miles In Tokyo – Miles Davis Live In Concert” (Reissue With OBI Style Strip)
Deap Lips “Blam” (Flaming Lips & Deap Vally Collaboration 180 Gram White Vinyl)
Districts, The “You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere” (Indie Exclusive Variant) Continue reading Friday the 13th of March 2020 Update (COVID-19 Note)