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

https://redscrollrecords.bigcartel.com/

https://redscrollrecords.bigcartel.com/

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

 

 

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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RSR PC 032 Anxious (Grady, Johnny & Dante)

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).

Dante (Left), Grady (Center), Johnny (Right)

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!).

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27th of March 2020 Update (Physical Storefront Closed / Online Store Open)

27th of March 2020 Update
(Physical Storefront Closed / Online Store Open)
at Redscroll Records

As the times are different right now so too will this update be different. We’ll simply go over how you can still find new music from us including some recommendations and how to generally keep supporting the shop & our record label.

The physical store remains closed until further notice. Our online store is still open. We are currently working with a small crew of three and maintaining our web presence from home and at the store using directed precautions to keep the curve flattened.

  • Visit us on Discogs! (our online store)
    https://www.discogs.com/seller/Redscroll/profile
    This is also the best way to keep up with the newest stuff we’ve gotten in. It default sets to the most recent listings. There are also a lot of other filters you can use. If you just want to see the new items just look for “Mint” listings for instance. [During the time our storefront is closed we will be offering a 10% Discount on everything to make up for shipping and Discogs fees.]
  • Buy a Gift Certificate for use when we reopen! We will be reachable by phone or use the link below. Gift Certificates will be made out and kept on file (not mailed) for you to use when we reopen. [PayPal Button below]
  • Another great way to support us (and the great local bands we work with!) is to buy the releases on our in-house record label! There are two ways to buy those: 1.  through our Big Cartel shop here (which also has T-Shirts and patches available!) and 2. through our Discogs store here using “Redscroll Records” in the search bar!

During our time at home here’s some stuff that’s been getting us through:

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