We buy and sell NEW, USED, and RARE records Since 1983 Located in Historical Downtown Mystic Directions: On Mainstreet heading towards Groton (The Mystic Pizza side of the bridge), on you left will be the Mystic Army Navy store, down the brick alley is the store, located directly next to the Green Marble Coffee Shop. Contact us at 860-536-1312 for any questions in regards to buying or selling records. Be sure to follow our Instagram: @Mystic_Disc
About Us: Dan Curland opened the Disc in 1983, with twenty feet of bins, 500 records, and a register donated by a vegetarian restaurant. During the days before the CD changed the way we listen to music, the Disc began to create an atmosphere in Mystic that would lead to a music and art renaissance. The tiny store was stuffed with vinyl records, serious collectors, kids looking for new sounds, local musicians of all flavors , and curious onlookers. Even as the CD became the prevailing format, LP records remained . In a world slowly losing sight of tradition, the Disc became and remained a pillar. The small burg now had an epicenter, around which began to orbit an interesting music scene, a flourishing gallery element, and small publishers creating chapbooks and journals. Much of this period is captured on “Trapezium”, a CD compilation put together in 1996 by Curland and the Disc featuring music, photography, and design from Mystic.
“Our local customer base has made us what we are, and that is why it’s so important to have a symbiotic relationship with them, and the region in general” Curland states about his involvement in the local culture. In addition to the shop, Curland has also been a DJ on WCNI 90.9 FM radio for over twenty years. This nurturing element has been a mainstay for the business, as electronic connections have enabled generations of Mystic music lovers who continue to shop at the Disc to this day. “We have regular customers who call or email us about records they are looking for from places as diverse as Cape Cod to Willimantic, CT. From places as far away as Hawaii and Amsterdam. From ferry riders crossing Long Island Sound, to vinyl tourists from cities such as New York, Baltimore, and Boston. Mystic Disc customers are everywhere, and more are joining the ranks each week.
As downloading and file sharing became more prevalent, record store seekers continue to find the Mystic Disc. Boasting over fifty feet of vinyl record bins in their 300 square foot store, the Disc caters to most every taste in music. In addition to the standards, they also carry an extensive section of esoteric vinyl for the DJ or producer. Spoken word, soundtracks, DJ resources, compilations from several time periods, and world music all find a place to call home. If you are a music lover, so should you find a home at the Mystic Disc.
Depicted in the images: - Photos of the store and the sign - Autographed memorabilia from from friends of the store ex: Beastie Boys and Stevie Ray Vaughn - The owner's 1969 Woodstock tickets from attending the festival as a teenager