Dakota, Danny & Liam of Kidnapped joined us for this episode of the Redscroll Podcast. We talk about what we’re all listening to before jumping off into the wild world of touring the midwest – in the most broad sense of what that could mean.
Danny gives many shout outs – one of which I back-mask multiple times. Dakota loves the Deftones. Liam and Danny plan a trip to Mexico with a new band that got booked basically before they even had songs (and they play there with CONFLICT!). This episode goes a bit off the rails and there are a ton of sound effects and it’s generally fun. Music too.
On this episode we talk to Dan Manning who helms the project, Reduction Plan. We talk about the music we’re all listening to.
We talk about Dan being from Bethel, CT and how that informed his current musical proclivities and why living in Brooklyn makes the most sense for him today – including working for Terrorbird Media and how that commute is shrunk tenfold. And we go on from there.
On this episode we talk to Rich Martin. Rich has been involved in the music and arts of the southeastern corner (Mystic, New London & Old Lyme specifically) of Connecticut since his youth.
Rich opened a store, The Telegraph (TelegraphNL on social media), as an extension of his record label in 2010 in New London. He also currently helps run a jazz club and basically has many burners going with many projects in the works. We talk about all we can within a reasonable time!
This episode brings us to the origins of Redscroll as a label and in general with Mikey Daddona who currently resides in Oakland, CA and runs Ratskin Records – a haven for experimental artists ranging from leftfield pop & soul to harsh noise. Ross Menze also accompanied Mikey on this trip and though he was not the focus of the conversation we didn’t ignore him; Ross plays in Headroom, Mountain Movers, his self-named project and over the years myriad other musical outfits.
Mikey on left and Ross on right
We talk about the early days of Redscroll, Ratskin Records and its roster in general, the Ghost Ship tragedy, San Francisco and Oakland’s changing artistic climate, and various branches from each of these things.