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22nd Of March 2013 Update

22nd Of March 2013 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records


 

LPs & 12″s
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Abhorer    “Upheaval Of Blasphemy” (Picture Disc + Poster + Booklet Zine)
Abhorer    “Zygotical Sabbatory Anabapt” (Picture Disc)
Beat Happening    “Beat Happening”
Belzebong    “Sonic Scapes & Weedy Grooves”
Black Bug    “Reflecting The Light”
Black Deer    “Trail Of Tears”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club    “Specter At The Feast” (2LP Gatefold)
Body, The    “The Body (Eponymous)” (180 Gram)
Califone    “Heron King Blves”
Chrome    “Half Machine Lip Moves”
Cold War Kids    “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” (White Sleeve Stamped And Handnumbered /500)
Cooper, Alice    “Asesino” (Fan Club Edition)
Dazzle    “In The Disco / Play It / Explain”
Deathpile    “G.R.” (Green Vinyl)
Depeche Mode    “Heaven” (Single)
Depeche Mode    “Delta Machine” (Gatefold 2LP + D/L)
Dur-Dur Band    “Volume 5” (+ D/L)
Eleh    “Homage” (3LP Box Set)
Fashawn    “Boy Meets World” (2LP Produced By Exile)
Fashawn    “Champagne & Styrofoam Cups” (2LP)
Fol Chen    “The False Alarms” (+ D/L)
Gardner, Jacco    “Cabinet Of Curiosities” (+ D/L)
Horro Vacui    “In Darkness You Will Feel Alright”
Hot Snakes    “Suicide Invoice”
How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood?    “How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood?”
Hum    “You’d Prefer An Astronaut”
Inter Arma    “Sky Burial” (Gatefold 2LP)
Iron Mind    “Hell Split Wide Open” (Mint Green Vinyl Gatefold)
Iron Reagan    “Demo 2012”  (Green /1500)
Isengrind    “The Snowbringer Cult” (+ D/L 1/4 LP Set)
Jerusalem In My Heart    “Mo7it Al-Mo7it”
Kent, Julia    “Character” (Ex-Rasputina, Antony And The Johnsons; Ltd. Ed. + CD)
Kilt    “Santa Muerte” (+ D/L)
Kirkegaard, Jacob    “Conversion”
K-X-P (KXP)    “Easy EP”
K-X-P (KXP)    “II” (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)
Lust For Youth    “Saluting Rome”
Mercyful Fate    “Mercyful Fate (Nuns Have No Fun)” (Fan Club Edition)
Movie Star Junkies    “Son Of The Dust” (+ CD)
Mushy    “Breathless”
Nadja    “Dagdrom”
Nails    “Abandon All Life”
Natural Snow Buildings    “The Snowbringer Cult” (2LP Gatefold + D/L 3/4 LP Set)
Night Sins    “New Grave”
Nordreich    “Verschlungene Pfade”
Oh Sees, Thee    “Sucks Blood”
Okkervil River    “The Stage Names” (+ D/L)
Om    “Advaitic Dubplate” (Two Dubplates By Alpha & Omega)
Pentagram    “If The Winds Would Change” (Clear Vinyl – First Come First Serve On This; Probably Won’t Be Able To Restock)
Phosphorescent    “Muchacho” (+ D/L)
Pierre, L.     “The Island Come True By L. Pierre” (Ltd. 2LP + D/L)
Pioulard, Benoit    “Hymnal”
Possessed / Desecration    “The Martyr’s Wake / Cowboys In Bondage” (Picture Disc)
Prince Paul    “Psychoanalysis: What Is It?” (2LP)
Prostitutes    “Crushed Interior”
Protomartyr    “No Passion All Technique” (+ D/L)
Purling Hiss    “Water On Mars”
Raconteurs, The    “Broken Boy Soldiers”
Ramones    “Ramones” (180 Gram)
Raspberry Bulbs    “Finally Burst / Lone Gunman”
Russian Tsarlag    “Liquid Nails”
Sarcofagus    “Live In Studio 1979” (Gatefold)
Scorpion Violente    “The Rapist”
Stone Breath    “Spear Of Flame, Horse Of Air”
Strokes, The    “Comedown Machine” (180 Gram + D/L)
Swans    “My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky” (+ D/L)
TwinSisterMoon    “The Snowbringer Cult” (+ D/L 2/4 LP Set)
Various    “All The Breaks Vol. 3 (100 Breaks)”
Various    “The RZA Presents: Shaolin Soul Selection Volume 1 – Legendary Soul From The Vaults Of Stax Records That Inspired The Classic Sound Of The Wu-Tang Clan”
Various    “Screen Themes: Original Soundtracks And Themes”
Violence Conjugale    “Violance Conjugale”
Wavves    “Afraid Of Heights” (+ CD)
White Hex    “Heat”
Wild Belle    “Isles” (+ CD)

Electronic/Dance LPs & 12″s
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65D Mavericks, The    “Estrangement Of The Past” (Clear Vinyl)
Aim    “Flight 602” (2LP)
Amit    “Acid Trip / Don’t Forget Your Roots (Feat. Rani)”
Antigone    “Forbidden Galaxy EP”
Bambounou    “Full Of Feelings”
Bernadi, Marco    “Tryptych ’76”
Bottin & Rodion    “One For All” (Blue Splash Vinyl)
Burial / Four Tet    “Nova”
Cocolores    “Take Your Shirt Off”
Coma    “My Orbit”
Conforce    “Time Dilation EP”
Dusk + Blackdown    “Dasaflex”
Groundislava    “Feel Me”
Infiniti    “The Remixes Part 1/3” (Clear Red)
Kryptic Minds    “Can’t Sleep” (2×12″ Generic Sleeve)
Kryptic Universe    “Shtum 002”
LCD Soundsystem    “Yeah” (Maxi-Single-12″)
Les Sins    “Grind / Prelims”
L-Vis 1990    “Circuits”
Martyn    “Newspeak EP”
Murphy, Hakim    “Analog Schema”
Neurotic Drum Band    “Cardboard Wings” (/420)
Parrish, Theo / Carl Craig    “Falling Up”
Population One    “The Return”
Radionasty    “Clave To The Rhythm EP”
Raudive    “Obsession EP”
Rocketnumbernine And Four Tet    “Roseland / Metropolis”
Shifted    “The Cold Light [Part 2/2]”
Simoncino, Nick Anthony    “Animal”
Spooky    “Coolie Joyride EP”
Third Man, The    “Double Dawn”
Vleuten, Maarten Van Der    “Internaut EP”
Xosar    “Nite Jam”

7″s
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Action Swingers    “Miserable Life / Losing My Cool”
Broken Cross    “Anti-Human Life”
Case Studies    “Villain / Dull Knife”
Civ    “All Twisted”
Coathangers, The / Nu Sensae    “Derek’s Song / Throw” (+ D/L)
Dinosaur Jr.     “Now The Fall / Ricochet”
Dope Body    “Saturday”
Guided By Voices    “Trash Can Full Of Nails” (/1,000 + D/L)
Integrity    “Love Is… The Only Weapon” (+ D/L)
Rvivr    “Belebend”
Sandra Plays Electronics    “Her Needs” (Numbered Ltd. Ed.)
Sundials / Tatlins Tower    “Sundials / Tatlins Tower”
Why?    “Waterlines / The Water You Walk”

CDs
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Blue    “York”
Bowie, David    “The Next Day”
Circulation Of Light    “Acheiropoeita”
Death In June    “Snow Bunker Tapes” (The Original Guitar/Totenpop Versions Of “The Peaceful Snow” Album)
Drexciya    “Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II”
Greaves, Justin    “The Devil’s Business” (Original Soundtrack)
Jerusalem In My Heart    “Mo7it Al-Mo7it”
Kinit Her    “Storm Of Radiance”
My Bloody Valentine    “MBV”
Trinity    “20 In” (Hardcase CD)
Various    “Khat Thaleth – Third Line: Initiative For The Elevation Of Public Awareness” (Arab Rap In The Wake Of Revolutions)
Virginmarys, The    “King Of Conflict”

Magazine
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Wax Poetics Issue 54

Cassette Tapes
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Believer / Law    “Contrition”
Black Light    “Black Light”
Cannibal Movie    “Mondo Music” (C30)
Decimus    “Decimus” (A: Polydipsia B: Psittacosis)
Desastrious    “Loekr Inn Niflheim”
Eitarnora    “Murmurations”
El Michels Affair    “Enter The 37th Chamber: Music Inspired By The Wu-Tang” (Red Cassette 216/300)
Furdurke    “Furdurke”
Krid    “Krid”
Lens    “Oneiricist Dubs”
Nord    “Dood”
Nord    “Black Dimensions”
Nord    “Waarwel”
Shiny Black Mater    “Eat, Drink, And Be Merry”
Smiths, The    “The Smiths”

Reviews
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Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse

(Fat Possum)
On his sophomore record, Boise-raised Trevor Powers once again sounds far removed from a state associated with potato fields: this time, his fuzzy, blissful and psychedelic dream-pop sounds much more colorful and busy than the mellowed-out, watching-the-clouds-go-by fantasy realm that was 2011’s The Year of Hibernation. First single “Dropla,” for example, goes straight to the playful hook and Powers’ uniquely precocious voice, repeating “you’ll never die” like a child not yet bruised by the harsh realities of life. My favorite is easily the epic five-minute “Pelican Man,” using synth, piano and drums to take off and soar with curious lyrics apparently about being haunted by past mistakes. He again uses an out-of-tune-sounding piano to its full potential in “Attic Doctor,” creating what sounds like a summer-night waltz in Toyland. It’s great that he was smart enough to expand on his sound instead of choosing to make the same thing again.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Slug Guts Playin’ in Time With the Deadbeat

(Sacred Bones)
This Australian sextet showcases a harsh, fried-out post-punk/noise-rock sound on their third album, particularly shaped by a brutal year of arrests, violence and death while on tour. Their harsh, echoed-out sound is drawn from fellow Aussie post-punk bands like The Birthday Party and feedtime, with opening track “Scum” sounding like a midnight surf jam in a rough part of town, haunted by wailing sax spirits dropping by unexpectedly. Others such as the rough pounding “Black Sports” and spooky, creeping title track further help progress the grimy-alleyway atmosphere at an exclamatory volume.
[Reviewer: Mark]

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15th Of March 2013 Update

15th Of March 2013 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

 

LPs & 12″s
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Alkaline Trio    “Maybe I’ll Catch Fire”
And So I Watch You From Afar    “All Hail Bright Futures”
Atoms For Peace    “Judge Jury And Executioner” (Embossed Cover)
Banhart, Devendra    “Mala” (Gatefold 2LP + 7″ + Poster + CD)
Bartos, Karl    “Off The Record” (+ CD)
Bedlam    “Demos Anthology 1968-70” (The Cozy Powell Beginnings)
Black Dog, The    “Darkhaus Vol. 1: Council Flat Emptiness”
Black Pus    “All My Relations” (Brian Chippendale Of Lightning Bolt)
Can    “Ege Bamyasi”
Cash, Johnny    “American Rarities: Heart Of Gold” (Fan Club Edition)
Casket Lottery, The    “Real Fear” (+ D/L)
Cro-Mags    “Age Of Quarrel: Before The Quarrel – Recorded November 2, 1984 And February 16, 1985” (Unofficial Version)
Daphni    “Cos Ber Zam – Ne Noya (Daphni Mix) / Yes, I Know / Jiao”
Doors, The    “Lizard In The Studio: First Time Ever, Full Studio Version (Stereo)”
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill    “In Dub Remixes By Victor Rice” (Live)
Fall, The    “1978 Peel Sessions / 1978 Live/Demo” (Fan Club Edition)
Fawn Spots / Cum Stain    “Wedding Dress”
Ferraro, James    “Sushi”
Foals    “Holy Fire”
Foot Village    “Make Memories” (+ D/L)
Function     “Incubation” (2LP)
Gism    “Detestation” (Unofficial Version)
Good For You (Greg Ginn And Mike Vallely)    “Life Is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge”
Green, Colleen    “Sock It To Me” (+ D/L)
Guru, The    “Native Sun” (Local Boys!)
Hardy, Francoise    “Francoise Hardy”
Haynes, Jim    “The Wires Cracked”
Hazlewood, Lee    “Trouble Is A Lonesome Town” (2LP Gatefold)
How To Destroy Angels    “Welcome Oblivion” (Trent Reznor Of Nine Inch Nails; 2LP Gatefold 180 Gram + 2 Vinyl Exclusive Tracks + CD)
Huckaby, Mike    “The Tresor EP”
Ielasi, Giuseppe / Kassel Jaeger    “Parallel / Grayscale”
KH ( Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet)    “The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About And That Joy Used In His RA Mix And Daphni Played On Boiler Room”
Krallice    “Years Past Matter” (2LP Gatefold)
Kruder And Dorfmeister    “The K&D Sessions ™” (4LP Unofficial Import)
Kyuss / Queens Of The Stone Age    “Kyuss / Queens Of  The Stone Age” (Fan Club Edition)
Led Zeppelin    “Before The West Was Won: Live At The Fillmore West” (Unofficial)
Led Zeppelin    “Riverside Blues” (Fan Club Edition)
Locust    “You’ll Be Safe Forever”
Low    “The Invisible Way” (Produced By Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy; + D/L)
Main    “Ablation”
Melvins    “Electroretard” (Fan Club Edition)
Mercyful Fate    “Walking Back To Hell” (Fan Club Edition)
Monster Magnet    “Powertrip” (2LP Gatefold)
Motion Sickness Of Time Travel    “The Perennials” (Numbered /500)
New Amsterdams, The    “Outroduction”
Palma Violets    “180” (180 Gram + D/L)
Pearl Jam    “The First Coming” (Fan Club Edition)
Pearl Jam    “Self Pollution Radio: D.J. Eddie At The Mic” (Fan Club Edition)
Pearl Jam    “Eddie Sings The Blues (A Collection Of Cover Versions)” (Fan Club Edition)
Primus    “Green Naugahyde” (2LP Green Vinyl 45 RPM + CD)
Riley, Terry    “Terry Riley In C”
Rival Mob, The    “Mob Justice” (Red Vinyl)
Roedelius    “Selbstportrait Vol. III: Reise Durch Arcadien” (180 Gram)
Rolling Stones, The    “On the Rocks (A Night With Jack Daniels)” (2LP Fan Club Edition)
Rolling Stones, The    “From Hillside To Woodstock (We Miss You Bill)”
Rolling Stones, The    “Dancing With Mr. J. Live At Wembley Empire Pool London 10.9.1973 Early Show” (2LP Fan Club Edition)
Rolling Stones, The    “Specialty Of The House” (Fan Club Edition 2LP)
Schnauss, Ulrich    “A Long Way To Fall” (2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Skinny Puppy    “Back And Forth Series Two” (2LP Fan Club Edition)
Skream    “Skreamizm Vol. 7″ (3×12”)
Stern, Marnie    “The Chronicles Of Marnia” (+ D/L)
Stone Roses, The    “The Stone Roses” (Fan Club Edition)
Stornoway    “Tales From Terra Firma” (+ D/L)
Stygian Stride    “Stygian Stride” (Jimy Seitang Of Rhyton And Psychic Ills)
Superdrag    “Regretfully Yours”
They Might Be Giants    “Nanobots”
Tiberio, D.    “Lie EP”
Timberlake, Justin    “The 20/20 Experience” (2LP Gatefold)
Turbonegro    “Apocalypse Dudes” (Fan Club Edition)
Waits, Tom    “The Black Rider” (Fan Club Edition)
We Were Skeletons    “Blame & Aging”
Winehouse, Amy    “Amy Winehouse At The BBC” (Fan Club Edition)
Young, Neil      “On The Beach” (Fan Club Edition)
Zedek, Thalia Band    “VIA”

10″s
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Vulgar Fashion    “Vulgar Fashion”
LAS    “Zaikedelic / Preaching”

7″s
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Big Eyes    “Demo 2010”
Black Keys, The / RZA    “The Baddest Man Alive” (The Man With The Iron Fist)
Bridge And Tunnel    “Loss Leaders” (White Vinyl)
Stooges, The    “Down On The Street: I Feel Alright [1970]”
Stooges, The    “1969: Real Cool Time”
Touche Amore / La Dispute    “Searching For A Pulse / The Worth Of The World”

CDs
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Allien, Ellen    “LISm” (Soundtrack)
Invisible Hands, The    “The Invisible Hands” (Alvarius B / Alan Bishop / Sun City Girls; Egyptian Group)
Kozelek, Mark    “Like Rats”
Proxy    “Music From The Eastblock Jungles” (2CD)
Sun City Girls    “Eye Mohini (Sun City Girls Singles Volume 3)”
Various    “It Came From Connecticut”
Various    “Night Slugs AllStars Volume 2”

Cassette Tapes
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Arabian Blade    “Perpetuate Myself” (/100)
Colorguard    “Channels” (/100)
Eriksen, Jon    “The Pale Light” (/100)
Goblin    “Live In Concert / Italian TV Appearances”
Mercyful Fate    “Ancient Evil” (Unofficial)
Merzbow    “Merzbow’s Lost Paradise”
NightBitch    “Peculiar Worship” (Cassette Single Sealed White Case)
Slumber Room    “Slumber Room EP” (Oversize Packaging)
Various    “The Legend Of Hell House 1973: Electric Music And Sound Effects” (Unofficial)
Various    “Goat Worship Compilation: The Gates of Hell Vol. 1”
Various    “Goat Worship Compilation: Black Mass Caroling Vol. 2”
Various    “Giallo… KILLS!” (It’s Exactly What It Sounds Like)
Various    “Main Titles From Unreleased Horror Scores” (It’s Also Exactly What It Sounds Like)
Various    “Wild Things: Jamie Gillis & Traci Lords 1985”

Magazines
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WIRE #350 (With CD) Magazine
The Convivial Hermit Black Metal, Noise And Other… Fan Zine #4-#6

Reviews
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Spazz Dwarf Jester Rising [Reissue]

(625 Thrash)
This re-press completes a recent trilogy of Spazz reissues, which started with 1999’s Crush Kill Destroy and then 1997’s La Revancha.  On their 1994 debut full-length, this influential California powerviolence band expectedly showcases their most raw sound (which is, of course, exactly how a hybrid of punk and grindcore should sound.) They maintained a consistent sound throughout their discography, perfecting it to become powerviolence’s most-imitated band: machine-gun drumming, monolithic bass, buzzing guitar and multiple shouted vocals. It also showcases their simultaneously well-written and furious lyrics from the start, with a primary running theme stressing the importance of thinking for one’s self and questioning societal norms. Awesome.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Megafaun Megafaun

(Hometapes)
On their fourth full-length, this North Carolina-based psych-folk trio plays through a wide tapestry of sound for over an hour. A very laid-back sound dominates the experience, with mellow acoustic instruments and vocals reminiscent of country – particularly on tracks such as opener “Real Slow” and “You Are The Light.” However, they also throw in some unique variety by alternating with several other songs that truly fit the “freak folk” label. The tracks that stand out the most with that quality include the jovial extraterrestrial carnival transitioning into a brief epic in “Serene Return” and the metallic drone/rustic guitar hybrid of “Postscript.” It’s certainly an interesting concoction of both the familiar and the otherworldly.
[Reviewer: Mark]

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9th Of March 2013 Update

9th Of March 2013 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

 

LPs & 12″s
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A Winged Victory For The Sullen    “A Winged Victory For The Sullen”
Apollo Brown    “Clouds”
Belong    “Common Era”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club    “Baby 81”
Black Sabbath    “Paranoid” (180 Gram Reissue)
Black Task    “Blacktask EP”
Blanche Blanche Blanche    “Wooden Ball”
Boy    “Mutual Friends”
Brown, Kev    “Songs Without Words Volume 1”
Bury Me Standing / Madeline Ferguson    “Bury Me Standing / Madeline Ferguson Split”
Calabrese    “The Traveling Vampire Show”
Carry On    “A Life Less Plagued”
Child, Anthony    “The Space Between People And Things”
Cinema Eye, The    “The Cinema Eye”
Cinema Eye, The    “A Complete Arsenal”
Civil Wars, The    “Unplugged On VH1”
Cliff, Jimmy    “Rebirth”
Coltrane, John & Cecil Taylor    “Coltrane Time”
Crystal Castles    “Crystal Castles (II)”
Dead C, The Vs Rangda    “The Dead C Vs Rangda”
Dead Moon    “Strange Pray Tell” (Mono)
Dead Moon    “Stranded In The Mystery Zone” (Mono)
Del Cielo    “Wish And Wait”
Dinosaur Jr.    “Beyond” (LP + 7″ + D/L)
Dump (James McNew Of Yo La Tengo)    “Superpowerless” (2LP Gatefold)
Endless Boogie    “Full House Head”
Enslaved    “Riitiir” (2LP, Color Vinyl)
Explosions In The Sky    “The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place”
Gentlemen And Their Ladies    “Party Time” (Reissue)
Gina X Performance    “Nice Mover” (1978 Electro Reissue)
Goldsmith, Jerry    “Poltergeist” (2LP Gatefold 180 Gram Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Gray Ghost    “Deep In The Shallow End”
Helmet    “Betty” (180 Gram Ltd. Ed. Coloured Vinyl)
Hemphill, Sid    “The Devil’s Dream: Alan Lomax’s 1942 Library Of Congress Recordings”
Herbcraft    “The Astral Body Electric”
Hoax    “Collected”
Hold Steady, The    “Stay Positive” (2LP Gatefold)
Holokaust    “Into The Void Of Oblivion”
Index For Potential Suicide    “The Newest Youth Rebellion”
Indian Summer    “Hidden Arithmethic”
K-Def    “One Man Band”
K-Holes    “Dismania” (+ D/L)
Kuti, Fela Ransome & The Koola Lobitos    “Recorded Live In 1966 At The Afro Spot In Lagos” (B187)
KVB, The    “Immaterial Visions”
Kyuss    “Wretch”
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper     “Ripely Pine” (+ D/L)
Litany For The Whale    “Dolores”
Mansell, Clint    “Stoker – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (+ D/L)
Mathematiques Modernes    “Les Visiteurs Du Soir” (1981 French New Wave Reissue)
Max Rebo Kids    “Ciphers”
Minus The Bear    “Menos El Oso”
Modern Baseball    “Sports” (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)
Mono    “You Are There”
Nas    “Illmatic (Deluxe)” (+ Double Sided Poster With Full Lyrics + Reproduction Double Sided Biography Sheet And Two Reproduction 8″x10″ Promo Shots)
Nico    “Desertshore” (180 Gram)
Nico    “Reiims Cathedral December 13th, 1974”
Nurt    “Nurt” (Remastered Polish Prog Rock From 1972 Ltd. Ed. /500 + D/L)
Off With Their Heads    “Home” (+ CD)
Otis, Shuggie    “Inspiration Information” (180 Gram)
Parker, Charlie    “Bird On 52nd Street” (Reissue)
Phillips, Esther    “Alone Again, Naturally” (Reissue)
Pop, Iggy    “The Idiot” (180 Gram)
Pretty Girls Make Graves    “Pretty Girls Make Graves”
Rats Into Robots    “A Column Of Smoke By Day, A Pillar Of Fire By Night”
Run For Your Fucking Life    “Run For Your Fucking Life”
Shout Out Louds    “Optica”
Skull Skull    “Viet Calm”
Sound City    “Real To Reel” (2LP, 180 Gram, + D/L)
Spazz    “Dwarf Jester Rising”
Spires    “Flowers & Fireworks”
St. Hood    “For The Dead”
Television    “Recorded Live At The Old Waldorf In San Francisco, 29th June, 1978” (B190)
Tigers Jaw    “Belongs To The Dead”
Trigger Effect    “Vsitis Maximus”
Upsetter, The Mighty (The Upsetters)    “Kung Fu Meets The Dragon” (180 Gram 2LP Gatefold Expanded Edition)
Various    “Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label” (NUMERO 043 2LP Gatefold)
Various    “The Devil Is Busy In Knoxville”
Volcano Choir    “Unmap” (+ D/L)
Volume Eleven    “Kotadelic Cytex”
Waxahatchee    “Cerulean Salt”
Woolen Men, The    “The Woolen Men” (+ D/L)
Wright, Winston    “The Liquidator Strikes Back” (Reggae Dub)
Yellow Swans    “Going Places” (No CD Repress)
Youth Lagoon    “Wondroud Bughouse”
Zooparty    “You Are Here”

Electronic LPs & 12″s
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Actress    “Silver Cloud”
Deadbeat    “The Infinity Dubs Vol 1”
Dear, Matthew    “Beams” (2LP, + D/L)
Dinky    “Take Me / Polvo”
Dixon, Terrence    “From The Far Future Pt. 2” (2LP)
Dumont, Duke    “For Club Play Only (Part 1)”
Ernestus, Mark Presents Jeri-Jeri    “Casamance / Sama Yaye”
FeroX    “Gargoyles EP” (Red)
Fort Romeau    “SW9”
Gesaffelstein    “Conspiracy Pt. II”
Gesaffelstein    “Conspiracy Remixes”
Hood, Robert    “Drive (The Age Of Automation)”
Kavinsky    “Outrun” (13 Tracks, Exclusive Images)
Polysick    “Daydream”
Ruff Sqwad    “RSMD”
SP:MC    “Trust Nobody / Future (Feat. Joker D)”
Surahn    “Watching The World”
Trago, Tom    “Use Me Again (And Again)”
Voigt & Voigt    “Die Zauberhafte Welt Der Anderen” (2LP + CD)
XX, The    “Chained (John Talabot & Pional Blinded Remix) / Fiction (Pearson Sound Remix)”
Zenker Brothers    “Lion In Mars”

10″s
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Boykins III, Jesse MeLo-X    “The Perfect Blues” (Jacques Greene Remix / Machinedrum Remix)
Orchid    “Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!”

7″s
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Effluxus    “Devoid EP”
Guided By Voices    “Islands”
Heratys    “Naen Punaista”
Hoax    “Caged”
Nomads / Treacherouskin    “Violent Fucking World”
Peeple Watchin’    “Peeple Watchin'”
Sic Alps    “Breadhead”

CDs
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Cave, Nick & The Bad Seeds    “Push The Sky Away”
Draft, The    “In A Millioin Pieces”
Enslaved    “Riitiir” (2CD)
Foals    “Holy Fire”
Magic Circle    “Magic Circle”
Sound City    “Real To Reel”
Wraetlic    “Alex Smoke Presents Wraetlic”

Cassette Tapes
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Bad Brains    “Bad Brains”
Blind Justice    “Demo”
Rival Mob, The    “Mob Justice”
Whirr    “Pipe Dreams”

DVDs
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Sound City – A Film By Dave Grohl About America’s Greatest Unsung Music Studio (+ 44 1/2 Minutes Of Bonus Material)

Reviews
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Atoms For Peace Amok

(XL)
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke formed the Los Angeles supergroup Atoms For Peace back in late 2009. He sings and plays both guitar and piano: the other members include Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea on bass, Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich on synths and keyboards, Beck and R.E.M.’s Joey Waronker on drums and Brazilian Mauro Refosco on percussion. The group’s February 25 debut album Amok sounds more accessible than Yorke’s 2006 solo effort The Eraser: the intricately clicking, minimalist electronic arrangements are most reminiscent of that album’s singles  “Analyse” and “Harrowdown Hill.” Flea’s bass weaves surprisingly smoothly in the mix, sounding funky in a way that’s way more intricate than screamingly colorful. My favorite tracks include the darkly minimalist computer-blip-into-sunset-swell “Default” and the haunting, kinetic “Judge, Jury and Executioner.” More highlights for me include the lively electronic rainforest atmosphere of “Ingenue” and the juxtaposition of energetic percussion atop the stark funereal synth of “Unless.” Overall, this album is a promising sign for things to come from this project: experimental electronic rock that’s easy to get hooked on.
[Reviewer: Mark] [Note: We’re currently out of stock of the LPs, but expect to have some in mid-week.]

The Manic Low Songs For An Up Day

(Moonlight Graham)
This is certainly an unexpected project from Jack Grisham, who’s best known as a punk vocalist (T.S.O.L., The Joykiller, etc.) Here, he’s impressively skilled at nailing what reminds me of an 80s/90s pop-rock sound, conjuring memories of acts like The Romantics, Counting Crows and Barenaked Ladies. Grisham’s upbeat, well-rounded tunes use layers such as an acoustic guitar, organ and horns to make them even more memorable. The primary theme throughout is love and relationships, with my favorites including the twangy “Good Girls Come Home,” which uses some speedy vocals that reminded me of Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as the flying “Let Me Come Up,” exploring a relationship in which both he and she are “crazy,” but she wants babies and he wants love. An album this lively sounding should appeal to a large audience.
[Reviewer: Mark]

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1st Of February 2013 Update

1st Of February 2013 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records


Hey, the Superbowl (not to mention the Puppy Bowl with Kitty Halftime and Hedgehog Cheerleaders) is on Sunday so you should take a look at this update now and get your preparations underway today and/or Saturday. We think the most important thing is the music for pre-gaming and post-gaming and half-timing and during-gaming. (Suggestion from Redscroll: during Beyonce’s performance listen to Solange at the same time or instead of.) Oh, and we are open regular hours Sunday (12-6PM) as usual.

LPs & 12″s
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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.    “Iao Chant From The Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out”
Against Me!    “Reinventing Axl Rose” (Picture Disc)
Ancient Shores / Cynarae    “Ancient Shores / Cynarae” (Ltd. Ed. Color + D/L)
Ancient Vvisdom (Ancient Wisdom)    “A Godlike Inferno”
Ancient Vvisdom (Ancient Wisdom)    “Deathlike” (+ D/L)
Avey Tare And Panda Bear (Animal Collective)    “Spirit They’re Gone Spirit They’ve Vanished” (+ D/L)
Battalion Of Saints    “Second Coming” (180 Gram)
Blaak Heat Shujaa    “The Storm Generation”
Boy Sets Fire    “This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice Is Being Born” (Ltd. Ed. Color)
Carter, Bo    “Banana In Your Fruit Basket: Red Hot Blues 1931-36” (180 Gram)
Coheed And Cambria    “The Afterman: Descension” (Turquoise Vinyl + CD)
Dillinger Four    “This Shit Is Genius: A Collection Of Assorted Songs From 1994-1997” (+ D/L)
Fuller, Blind Boy    “Truckin’ My Blues Away” (180 Gram)
Gehenna    “The War Of The Sons Of Light And The Suns Of Darkness” (Ltd. Ed. Color)
Gehenna    “Negotium Perambulans In Tenebris” (Ltd. Ed. Color)
Grouper    “The Man Who Die In His Boat”
Grouper    “Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill”
Head Of The Demon    “Head Of The Demon”
Holokaust    “Into The Void Of Oblivion”
Holopaw    “Academy Songs, Volume I.” (+ D/L)
How To Dress Well    “Love Remains” (+ D/L)
Howlin’ Wolf    “The Howlin’ Wolf Album Cadet Concept”
Hyun, Shin Joong & Yup Juns    “Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns” (Original Version; 180 Gram, Obi Strip)
JK Flesh / Prurient    “Worship Is the Cleansing Of The Imagination”
Joy Formidable, The    “Wolf’s Law” (+ D/L)
Jung Mi, Kim    “Now” (180 Gram, Obi Strip)
Left For Dead    “Devoid Of Everything” (Ltd. Ed. Color)
Local Natives    “Hummingbird” (Ltd. Ed. Color, Die-Cut Cover + D/L With Bonus Tracks + Poster)
Lonely Island, The    “Incredibad” (+ D/L)
Medusa    “First Step Beyond” (Chicago Dark Rock From 1975 Reissued With Mock-Velvet Gatefold)
Meggy    “Hide 4 Love EP”
Mice Parade    “Candela” (+ D/L)
Misfits    “Dead Alive!”
Monopoly Child Star Searchers    “The Garnet Toucan”
Mystical Weapons    “Mystical Weapson” (Greg Saunier Of Deerhoof And Sean Lennon + D/L)
Necros Christos    “Trivne Impvrity Rites Or The Grand Nine Cvltmysteries Of The Templvm Necromantorvm” (2LP Gatefold)
Neurosis    “Honor Found In Decay” (2LP Gatefold)
Pestdemon    “Helvetesljuset”
Phoenix Bodies    “Raise The Bullshit Flag”
Qluster    “Lauschen” (+ CD)
Radiohead    “I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings”
Starred    “Prison To Prison”
Stellar Om Source    Image Over Image”
Stetson, Colin & Mats Gustafsson    “Stones” (+ CD /500 First Edition)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down    “We The Common”
Various    “Barbarella: Original Soundtrack Recording”
Various    “La Planete Sauvage” (Soundtrack; The Savage Planet)
Various    “I Want The Beatles To Play At My Art Center: Music From The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Archives 1969-2012”
Vision Of Disorder    “The Cursed Remain Cursed” (180 Gram Ltd. Ed. Coloured Vinyl)
Von Haze    “Kar Dee Akk Ake”
Weekend Nachos    “Tow Things At Once: Torture EP / Bleed E.P.”
What If Gods Lie    “Third World”
Winterlong    “Five Songs By Winterlong” (10″)
Wooden Wand    “Bload Oaths Of The New Blues”
Zukie, Tapper (Tappa Zukie)    “M.P.L.A.”

Electronic / Dance LPs & 12″s
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Andrews, Guy / Untold    “Resistivity / Under”
Barker & Baumecker    “Remixes”
Dark Sky    “Myriam EP”
Dense & Pika    “Crispy Duck EP”
Greenspan, Jeremy / Laurie Spiegel    “Drums & Drums & Drums / Serius Shake”
Ital Tek    “Hyper Real EP” (+ D/L With Bonus Tracks)
Joy Orbison    “Ellipsis”
Justice    “Helix” (+ D/L)
Kahn    “Dread”
Pearce, Mickey    “Numb Nut (Soft Brain) / Socks Off”
Proxima    “Lie Detection / Brainstem”
Round One (Round 1)    “I’m Your Brother”
Round Two (Round 2)    “New Day”
Scuba    “Hardbody”
Sei A / FaltyDL    “Hyphen / Artemis”
Tunnidge    “Twenty12 / Orion / Take Flight”
Unknown Artist    “Soniculture Confidential 002”
Various    “Dovercourt EP”
Woolfy Vs. Projections    “Set Me Loose”
Youngsta    “Destruction / Poseidon”

7″s
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Deak Ferance / Roger Conrad    “Omaggio A Joe D’Amato E Marcello Giombini”
End Of A Year    “More Songs About Transportation And Intercourse”
God’s America    “Our Bones Will Bleach In The Sun” (Ltd. Ed. Color)
Hands    “I Want To Know / Exactly Sharp” (+ D/L)
How To Dress Well    “Ready For The World / Ready For The World (Twin Sister Remix)”
Kill Life    “Snake Kills Whole Family (W/ Dwid Helion Of Integrity)”
Primitive Weapons    “Primitive Weapons” (+ D/L)
Sweet Apple    “Wish You Could Stay (A Little Longer)” (Feat. Mark Lanegan)
Weekend Nachos    “Watch You Suffer” (Ltd. Ed. Color)


CDs

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Beatles, The    “Live At The BBC” (2CD)
Beatles, The    “Yellow Submarine (Deluxe Enhanced Remastered CD)”
Beatles, The    “Let It Be  (Deluxe Enhanced Remastered CD)”
Dilloway, Aaron / Kevin Drumm    “I Drink Your Skin”
Grouper    “Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill”
Grouper    “The Man Who Died On His Boat”
Harrison, George    “Early Takes Volume I”
Left For Dead    “Devoid Of Everything”
Ruff Sqwad    “White Label Classics”
Voivod    “Target Earth”

Reviews
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Brass Caskets / Cold Snap

(Redscroll)
This split seven-inch brings together two furious, up-and-coming hardcore bands from Connecticut. Both roar with elements of noise rock and post-hardcore, but each side’s unique aspects (not just musically, but lyrically as well) stand out the best. The four-piece Brass Caskets remind me the most of Refused, tackling issues involving government corruption, surveillance, secrets and truth suppression. Most importantly, the lyrics serve as a call to action to take the torch and continue questioning those in power, should anything unfortunate happen to the writer. Cold Snap is more abstract, using a spacey, noisy and drugged-out sound (reminding me more of Unsane) with lyrics filled with metaphors and poetic imagery. The themes include questioning one’s self and what sounds like a severely difficult relationship (“I am nothing but a splinter / under the skin of your existence.”) Both bands’ styles make this split an easy recommendation to anyone who likes hardcore.

[Reviewer: Mark] [Note: We swear we didn’t put Mark up to this. He did it of his own will. We swear!]

Taken by Trees Other Worlds

(Secretly Canadian)
Originally the lead singer for Swedish indie-pop octet The Concretes, Victoria Bergsman has been releasing albums for this solo experimental pop project since 2006. Upon listening to her third album, it’s not the least bit surprising that it was inspired by time spent in Hawaii: she uses a smooth-sounding mix of tropical instrumentation for this very laid-back sounding indie pop/world music experience. It feels like a summer spent relaxing on beaches and in rainforests, drifting through semi-conscious observations of places far from the urbanized world. Bergsman utilizes sliding steel guitars and percussion that ranges from punching and resonant to organic to straight-up steel drums (“Pacific Blue” is an excellent example of such, fusing ethereal pop with traditional island music.) Reggae fits the mix well, whether as a light, sporadic element (“Highest High”) or the complete, piano-based focus (“I Want You.”) It sounds especially interesting delivered with Bergsman’s otherworldly, layered voice.

[Reviewer: Mark]

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9th of November 2012 Update

9th of November 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

 


LPs & 12″s
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Afro Beat Makers    “Tony Allen Rhythms Revisited”
Anchor    “Recovery”
Andrews, Michael    “Donnie Darko Original Soundtrack”
Animal Collective    “Fall Be Kind” (180 Gram, + D/L)
Babies, The    “Our House On The Hill” (+ D/L)
Babybird    “Ugly Beautiful”
Bardo Pond    “YNTRA” (Ltd. Ed. /800)
Bay Blue    “Bay Blue”
Beatles, The    “Abbey Road” (180 Gram, Remastered)
Black Marble    “A Different Arrangement” (+ D/L)
Blank Realm    “Go Easy” (+ D/L)
Born Gold    “Little Sleepwalker”
Bush Tetras    “Happy” (+ D/L)
Caspian    “Waking Season”  (2LP Gatefold)
Clinic    “Free Reign” (180 Gram + D/L)
Daphni    “Jiolong” (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Del Rey, Lana    “Paradise”
DJ-Kicks    “Hercules And Love Affair” (2LP)
Eternal Tapestry    “A World Out Of Time”
Ezlv    “Selfish Beat / Good Feeling Ez Lee / Inside Out”
Fennesz    “FA 2012”
Forgetters    “Forgetters” (Blake Schwarzenbach & Kevin Mahon; + D/L)
Front Bottoms, The    “The Front Bottoms” (Previously Only Available As 2×10″ – Now On LP)
Golden Donna    “Golden Donna”
Golden Void    “Golden Void”
Goldendust    “Goldendust”
Green Day    “¡Uno!”
Green Day    “¡Dos!”
Guided By Voices    “The Bears For Lunch” (+ D/L)
Hauschildt, Steve    “Sequitur”
How To Destroy Angels    “An Omen EP” (+ D/L)
King Dude    “Burning Daylight” (+ D/L)
Kraftwerk    “Autobahn” (KlingKlang)
Lamps    “Under The Water Under The Ground” (+ D/L)
Lightning Bolt    “Oblivion Hunter”
Loma Prieta    “Last City”
Mad Music Inc.    “Mad Music”
Mann, Chico    “Manifest Tone EP” (Ltd. Ed. Single Series + D/L)
Marley, Bob    “Lee “Scratch” Perry Masters” [Remixed/Remastered]
Meridian Brothers    “Desesperanza” (180 Gram + D/L With 2 Bonus Tracks)
Onra    “Cjomposeroes” (2LP)
Pedro The Lion    “Control” (+ D/L)
Pedro The Lion    “It’s Hard To Find A Friend” (+ D/L)
Pedro The Lion    “The Only Reason I Feel Secure” (+ D/L)
Pedro The Lion    “Winners Never Quit” (+ D/L)
Sea And Cake, The    “The Sea And Cake”
Sharp Objects    “Sharp Objects”
Sic Alps    “Sic Alps”
Snowgoose    “Harmony Springs”
Sonic Youth    “Smart Bar, Chicago 1985” (+ D/L)
Tony Caro & John    “Blue Clouds” (UK Acid-Folk)
Total Control    “Henge Beat”
Useless Children    “Post Ending //Pre Completion” (+ D/L)
UV Race    “Racism” (+ D/L)
Various    “Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (40th Anniversary Edition)” (2LP Gatefold)
Waters, Muddy    “They Call Me” (180 Gram)
Why?    “Mumps, Etc.” (+ D/L)
Witchcraft    “Firewood”
Yo La Tengo    “Eletr-O-Pura” (+ D/L)
You’ll Never Get To Heaven    “You’ll Never Get To Heaven”

Hip-Hop LPs & 12″s
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Apathy    “Where’s Your Album?!!”
Dimlite    “Prismic Tops”
Lil B    “Rain In England” (2LP)
Mac Lethal    “11:11”
Murs And 9th Wonder    “The Final Adventure”
Oddisee    “People Hear What They See”
Ratking    “Wiki93 (Wiki Hak Sporting Life Ramon)”

Electronic LPs & 12″s
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Aphex Twin    “The Remixes” (White Label)
Aybee    “Worlds EP”
Bambounou    “Orbiting” (2LP)
Butane    “We Are All Cyborgs Now”
Chairlift    “At 6:15”
Dompteur Mooner    “Girls Girls Girls”
Edit Select     “Silotar [Silent Servent Remix] / Ventress / Typhon”
FaltyDL    “Hardcourage / Our House Stab”
Give It / Alimono    “Suburb / Moshi Moshi”
Hall, Kyle & Kero    “Zug Island / Attack!”
Jam City    “How We Relate To The Body [12″ Mix] / … Now We Relate”
Jeedo Filth    “Make It Boom” (Picture Disc)
LCD Soundsystem    “You Wanted”
Lee, Cherie    “Love Me Or Leave Me”
Lukid    “Lonely At The Top” (+ D/L; 2LP Gatefold)
Mala    “Cuba Electronic / Calle F”
Miaoux Miaoux    “Autopilot EP”
Modeselektor    “Modeselektion Vol.02” (3LP)
Monkey Robot    “Monkey Robot EP”
Morning Factory    “Anna Logue’s Sleepover / Sleepwalk”
Mouse On Mars (MOM)    “WOW” (2LP)
Murphy, Hakim    “Sampled Dreams EP”
Nacho Patrol    “Lineas Angola”
O/V/R    “Post-Traumatic Son / Ben Klock Mixes”
October    “Push / Empire Of Man” (Pink Marble Vinyl)
Parrish, Theo    “Falling Up (C2 RMX)” (White Label)
Persian & DJ Texsta    “Dangerous”
Phaeleh    “The Cold In You (The Remixes)”
Phase (0)    “Behind The Sun”
Phase (0)    “Binary Opposition Reprocessed Part 3”
Planetary Assault Systems    “Deep Heet Vol. 3”
Pusherman    “Donuts EP”
Re:Freshed Orchestra, The    “Re:Encore (Tribute To Jay-Z)”
Re:Ill    “Tranquilizer”
Redshape    “Square” (2LP Gatefold)
Regis    “Delivered Into The Hands Of Indifference”
Shifted    “Shifted” (AVN #001) (Repress)
Shifted    “Sickness By Means Of Clairvoyance”
Silent Servant / Santiago Salazar    “Mi Alma / Corazon”
Simoncino, Nick    “The Other Side”
Sinkane    “Mars”
Skudge    “Skudge Remixes Part 6 Marcel Dettmann, Answer Code Request”
S-Type    “Billboard”
Sumerian Fleet    “Sturm Bricht Lo”
Tenebrae    “Element EP”
Unspecified Enemies    “Multi-Ordinal Tracking Unit (MOTU)”
Various    “Revok E.P.” (Clear Vinyl)
Zarate, Morgan    “Broken Heart Collector Feat. Stevie Neale”

7″s
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Adult.    “Shari Vari / 122 Hours Of Fear”
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Matt Sweeney / Billy F. Gibbons    “Storms / Oh Well”
Break Away    “The Few That Remain”
Bug, The    “Ganja Baby / Diss Mi Army”
Capitalist Casualties / Lack Of Interest    “Capitalist Casualties / Lack Of Interest”
Freakapuss / Sic Alps    “Here Today Here Tomorrow / New Trawgs III”
King Tuff    “Screaming Skull / Love Potion”
My Fictions    “Always Trapped”
Niblett, Scout    “No More Nasty Scrubs”
Quicksand    “Quicksand”
Sweet Tea / Wendy Rene    “After Laughter (Comes Tears)”
Swingin’ Utters    “The Librarians Are Hiding Something”
White, Jack    “I’m Shakin’ / Blues On Two Trees”

CDs
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Acid Tiger    “Acid Tiger”
Blacklisted    “No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me”
Blinding Light    “The Ascension Attempt”
Blinding Light    “Glass Bullet”
Carrier, The    “Blind To What Is Right”
Cast Aside    “Overcome”
Cold World    “Dedicated To Babies Who Came Feet First”
Cursed    “One”
Damage    “Final”
D’Eon    “LP”
Embrace Today    “Soldiers”
Embrace Today    “We Are The Enemy”
Evoken    “Atra Mors”
Forward To Death    “Death Therapy”
Glass, Philip    “Rework_Philip Glass Remixes” (Amon Tobin, Beck, Cornelius…)
Great Deciever, The    “Life Is Wasted On The Living”
Indesinence    “Vessels Of Light And Decay”
Internal Affairs    “Deadly Visions”
Iron Boots    “Weight Of The World”
Jesus Eater    “Jesus Eater”
Jesus Eater    “Step Inside My Death Ray”
Meltdown     “Demolition”
Modern Life Is War    “Witness”
Nine    “Killing Angels”
Razor Crusade    “Infinite Water”
Reach The Sky    “Open Roads And Broken Dreams”
Reign Supreme    “Testing The Limits Of Infinite”
Resurrection    “I Am Not: The Discography”
Right On    “Reality Vacation”
Rise & Fall    “Faith”
Robust    “Fillin In The Potholes”
Rot In Hell    “Pearls Before Swine”
Sex Positions    “Sex Positions”
Sole    “A Ruthless Criticism Of Everything Existing”
Some Girls     “All My Friends Are Going Death”
Victims    “A Dissident”

Cassette Tape
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Colorguard / Weak Flesh    “Needle Wrecker / Rubber Baptism” *(Rick recommends this noise jam heartily.)*

Magazines
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Shindig (The Free Design issue) Magazine
Wire #346 Magazine

Turntables (All of these are Crosley Brand)
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Revolution Portable USB Turntable $97.50

Cruiser Turntable $89.00Spinnerette 

Turntable $130.00
 

Advance USB Turntable $149.00

Reviews
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Harry Pussy One Plus One

(Palilalia)
Among the things that this Miami band stood out for during their 1992-1997 existence – in addition to their name, of course – was their distinct brand of noise/experimental rock and live shows that were viciously intense enough to induce speechlessness. Although they typically played as a rotating trio, this double-LP only collects material from the founding duo: Bill Orcutt strums the twanging guitar across unbelievably circuitous paths while Adris Hoyos pounds the drums and, though it’s quite rare on this release, sings (her voice is far closer to that of a vulture than a songbird.) It’s a raw, bracing experience for those adventurous enough to venture through a jagged, disjointed punk scrapyard. This compilation consists of twenty-four songs recorded on a Walkman during the band’s first two years; nine tracks are previously released, but renamed and re-edited by Orcutt. The tracks range from straightforward-driven insanity (“Nazi USA,” “Improbable People”) to more head-spinning guitar weirdness, such as “Bad Space” and the opening track’s mutated instrumental reimagining of The Germs’ “Forming.”
[Reviewer: Mark]

Foxygen Take The Kids Off Broadway

(Jagjaguwar)
Olympia, Washington-based vocalist Sam France and NYC guitarist/keyboardist Jonathan Rado (both 22 years old) make up this songwriting duo. The label fittingly describes their sound as the “raw, de-Wes Andersonization” of acts like The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and David Bowie: indeed, it sounds like a tapestry of rock spanning the 60s and 70s, particularly blues and psychedelia. The songs sound refreshingly free and often theatrical, created from a variety of passages: for example, standout “Make It Known” is driven by, among other things, a smooth organ, groovy guitar and horns that start off sad but flourish for the catchy, particularly anthemically-sung climax. I also enjoyed the sleepy-eyed “Why Did I Get Married?,” which made me imagine The Beatles or David Bowie gradually incorporating elements of garage rock. The longest track – the ten-minute acid trip “Teenage Alien Blues” – sounds like a dizzy recollection of continuous fragments ranging from radio-friendly blues-rock to heavily lo-fi, weird noise-coated psych-rock.
[Reviewer: Mark]