I met JJ Caithcart at his store, SCRAPE Records, October 7, 2010.
Fresh out of high school, I became addicted to music, heavy metal in particular, and learning more and more, and JJ fed that addiction with aplomb. Over the next six years, I spent countless hours there, hanging out, talking, learning, listening, and was privileged enough to help with in-store meet-and-greets with bands like Gojira, and Devin Townsend. We’ve gotten to know each other fairly well and I’m happy to count him the de-facto purveyor of Vancouver’s metal scene as a friend. While the store closed last year, even though highly profitable, Scrape is being relaunched as a record label. We talk the fate of the store, the record industry in general, and his partnership with Vancouver metal band, Zimmer’s Hole.
Below, you can find links to a Zimmer’s Hole pre-order on Indiegogo, as well as other Scrape Records media. Check it out!
SCRAPE Records site: http://scraperecords.com/
SCRAPE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCRAPErecords/?ref=br_rs
Zimmer’s Hole’s Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/zimmersholeofficial/?ref=br_rs