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).
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!
We talked with Grady, Johnny and Dante of Anxious. Let it be known we talked to them early in the month of March so the ominous cloud of doom and actual anxiety and nervousness of a quarantined society wasn’t on our mind quite so presently as it is now. Escape with us back to a time when we could talk about European tour dates as if they were absolutely happening and not possibly cancelled or postponed (really, anything mentioned that you’re curious about you should check the status of because it’s not a definite).
We talked about the formation of the band at a very young age from being heavily influenced early on by Fat Wreck bands and morphing into the band they are today – a band with a couple small (7″ and cassette) releases on Triple-B Records with a full length on the way. A band that has opened reunion shows for Saves the Day and done sold out gigs with Knuckle Puck. They have level heads and are really working hard at this with all the youthful energy they can possibly use (have I mentioned how young they are? Dante is finishing his senior year of High School right now!).
Henry Birdsey and Zach Rowden play together as Tongue Depressor, an experimental duo with various instrumental arrangements, but most often with fiddles. We talk about their music, touring all over the world, composing for dance, working at a music studio and for Anthony Braxton’s archives and much that surrounds all those topics including how they each ended up making New Haven their home.