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5th of October 2012 Update

5th of October 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
13th Floor Elevators    “The Psychedelic Sounds Of”
A Great Big Pile Of Leaves    “Boom!” (Transparent Blue)
A Perfect Circle    “Emotive”
A Tribe Called Quest    “The Anthology”
A Tribe Called Quest    “The Low End Theory”
A Tribe Called Quest    “People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm”
Acacia Strain, The    “Death Is The Only Mortal” (Ltd. First Press Color Vinyl + CD)
Adele    “21” (+ D/L)
Adn’ Ckrystall     “Jazz Mad”
Aggrovators    “Reggae Stones” Dub
Alabama Shakes    “Boys &  Girls” (+ 7″, D/L)
Allien, Ellen    “Galactic Horse”
American Football    “American Football LP” (+ D/L)
Andy, Horace    “Sings For You And I”
Antidote    “Thou Shalt Not Kill”
Antlers, The    “Hospice” (+ D/L)
Antlers, The    “Undersea” (+ CD)
Aphex Twin    “Selected Ambient Works Volume II”
Apple, Fiona    “The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do” (180 Gram, + D/L)
Atmosphere    “God Loves Ugly”
Audioslave    “Out Of Exile” (2LP)
Azari & III    “Azari & III”
Azure Ray    “As Above So Below”
Bailiff, Jessica    “At Down-Turned”
Balance & Composure    “Separation”
Bane    “Holding This Moment”
Barker & Baumecker    “Transektoral”
Bear In Heaven    “I Love You, It’s Cool” (+ D/L)
Ben Folds Five    “Ben Folds Five”
Between The Buried And Me    “The Silent Circus”
Between The Buried And Me    “The Parallax II: Future Sequence” (2LP, Gatefold)
Big D And The Kids Table    “Strictly Dub” (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Big Freedia    “Azz Everywhere”
Big Kids    “Hoop Dreams”
Billy, Bonnie ‘Prince’    “Now Here’s My Plan”
Biome    “Two Way”
Bjork    “Biophilia Remixes Part Two”
Bjork    “Biophilia Remixes Part Seven”
Black Keys, The    “Thickfreakness” (180 Gram)
Black Twig Pickers, The    “Whompyjawed”
Blake, James    “James Blake” (180 Gram, 2LP, Gatefold)
Blkout    “Point Of No Return”
Blur    “Think Tank” (180 Gram, 2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Bonobo    “Black Sands”
Boratto, Gui    “III”
Bowie, David    “BBC Archives 1968-1972” (3LP Box Fan Club Edition)
Breeders, The    “Last Spalsh” (180 Gram)
Brokaw, Chris    “Gambler’s Ecstasy” (+ D/L)
Bronze Age    “Antiquated Futurism”
Brother’s Keeper / Disembodies    “Oxymoron”
Cali Agents    “How The West Was One”
Champion    “Lighter”
Christian Cosmos    “Enthronement By God As The First-Born Of The Dead”
Clean, The    “Odditties” (2LP Gatefold)
Coheed And Cambria    “The Afterman: Ascension” (+ CD)
Cold Showers    “Love And Regret”
Commodo / Lurka    “Capisce? / Glue Sniff Riddim”
Dangerdoom    “The Mouse And The Mask”
Davis, Miles    “Kind Of Blue” (180 Gram)
Death Grips    “The Money Store”
Deerhunter    “Cryptograms / Fluorescent Grey EP”
Dixon, Terrence    “From The Far Future Pt. 2″ (2×12”)
Dum Dum Girls    “End Of Daze” (+ D/L)
Durutti Column, The    “The Return Of The Durutti Column” (180 Gram)
Early Graves    “Goner” (Gatefold)
Eat Skull    “Sick To Death”
Eitzel, Mark    “Don’t Be A Stranger” (+ D/L)
Ericson, Roky    “Outtakes From ‘All That May Do My Rhyme’ / Live With The Aliens December 9, 1975” (Unofficial)
Eyehategod    “In The Name Of Suffering” (2LP Gatefold)
Fell, Mark    “Sentielle”
Fleet Foxes    “Fleet Foxes” (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Florence + The Machine    “Ceremonials” (180 Gram, 2LP, Gatefold)
Florence + The Machine    “Lungs” (+ D/L)
Flying Lotus    “Until The Quiet Comes” (Collectors Edition 2×180 Gram LP + D/L)
Flying Lotus    “Until The Quiet Comes” (2LP + D/L)
Foo Fighters    “Foo Fighters”
Foster The People    “Torches”
Frost, Ben    “Theory Of Machines”
Gainsbourg, Serge    “Histoire De Melody Nelson”
Gaza    “No Absolutes In Human Suffering” (Transparent Red + D/L)
Ghostface Killah    “Fishscale”
Give Up The Ghost    “We’re Down Til We’re Underground” (+ D/L)
Gorillaz    “Plastic Beach”
Graff, Willie & Tuccillo    “Poseidonia”
Grizzly Bear    “Veckatimest”
Guinea Worms    “Smiles”
Hall, Kyle    “Kaychunk”
Hank III    “Live & In Person With His Damn Band” (Fan Club Edition)
Harry Pussy    “One Plus One”
Hause, Dave    “Resolutions”
High On Fire    “The Art Of Self Defense” (2LP Gatefold /4000)
Hopkins, Lightning    “Texas Blues Man” (+ D/L)
House, Son    “The Legendary Son House Father Of Folk Blues”
Hunee    “Tide / Minnoch”
Iggy & The Stooges    “California Bleeding: Previously Unheard Live Recordings” (180 Gram)
In Aeternam Vale    “Dust Under Brightness / Highway Dark Veins” (12″)
Innergaze    “Mutual Dreaming”
Iron And Wine    “The Shepherd’s Dog”
Isis / Aereogramme    “In The Fishtank 14”
Joy Formidable, The    “The Big Roar”
K.I.S.S. (Kiss)    “Monster” (180 Gram)
Kaleidoscope    “Tangerine Dream” (180 Gram)
King Tubby    “Rastafari Dub”
La Roux    “La Roux”
Lambchop    “Mr. M” (2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Latecomer    “Cosmic Cart”
Linea Aspera    “Linea Aspera”
Lives Of Angels    “Elevator To Eden”
Loma Prieta    “Life/Less” (+ D/L)
Low    “The Curtain Hits The Cast”
LV & Quarta / Dong    “Hylo”
M83    “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs    “Thuggin EP”
Major Lazer    “Get Free”
Malvoeaux    “Broken Anthem / Run For Cover / Sunsets / Total Games”
Mammoth Grinder / Hatred Surge     “Mammoth Grinder / Hatred Surge”
Marley, Bob    “Legend In Dub”
Matt And Kim    “Lightning”
McGuire, Mark    “Get Lost”
Melody’s Echo Chamber    “Melody’s Echo Chamber”
Melton, Carlton    “Photos Of Photos” (+ D/L + Bonus 12″ /500)
Meshuggah    “Koloss” (2LP Gatefold On Bronze Vinyl)
Meshuggah    “Obzen”
Micranots    “The Emperor & The Assassin”
Modern Lovers, The    “The Modern Lovers” 180 Gram
Morphosis    “The Tepco Report”
Mould, Bob    “Silver Age” (+ D/L)
Mount Moriah    “Mount Moriah” (+ D/L With Bonus Tracks)
Mountain Goats, The    “Transcendental Youth” (180 Gram + D/L)
Moving Mountains    “Foreword” (Grey)
Muse    “The 2nd Law” (2LP Gatefold)
Natural Child    “For The Love Of The Game”
Neon Piss    “Neon Piss”
Neutral Milk Hotel    “On Avery Island” (+ D/L)
Nico    “Schwnen Gesang” (Unofficial)
O’berg, Fenn    “In Hell”
Oh Sees, Thee    “Putrifiers II EP”
Oh Sees, Thee    “Castlemania”
Olivia Tremor Control    “Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One”
Om    “Variations On A Theme” (+ D/L)
Orchestre Super Borgou De Parakou    “The Bariba Sound 1970-1976”
Orphan Choir    “Orphan Choir.”
Pablo, Augustus    “Dubbing In A Africa”
Panda Bear    “Person Pitch”
Pangea    “Living Dummy”
Pantera    “I’m Broken” (Fan Club Edition)
Pantera    “I Am The Night” (Fan Club Edition)
Paperclip People    “Oscillator”
Parliament    “Mothership Connection”
Pep Love    “Ascension”
Personable    “Spontaneous Generation”
Pharcyde, The    “Bizarre Ride II: Instrumentals”
Portishead    “Portishead”
Portugal. The Man    “The Majestic Majesty”
Postal Service, The    “Give Up”
Price, Seth    “Army Jacket”
Prisoner Abuse    “Prisoner Abuse”
Pyramids    “Otherworldly”
Queens Of The Stone Age    “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory” (Fan Club Edition)
Reatards    “Teenage Hate”
Ringworm    “Birth Is Pain” (Tan Vinyl)
Roots Radics    “At Channel One Kingston, Jamaica”
Roots, The    “How I Got Over”
Roxy Music    “The Eno Years: BBC Archives 1971-1973” (2LP Fan Club Edition)
Royal Trux    “Accelerator”
Russell, Arthur    “Let’s Go Swimming”
SCB    “Loss”
Scientist, The    “Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space” (2LP)
Segall, Ty    “Horn The Unicorn”
Segall, Ty    “Twins” (Gatefold)
Seven Sisters Of Sleep / Children Of God    “Seven Sisters Of Sleep / Children Of God”
Shabazz Palaces    “Black Up”
Shed    “The Killer” (2LP Gatefold)
Shiflet, Mike    “Merciless”
Shiflet, Mike      “Sufferers”
Silver Jews    “The Natural Bridge”
Skratchy Seal (DJ Q-Bert)    “Super Seal In The 4th Dimension”
Slayer    “Show No Mercy” (Unofficial)
Souls Of Mischief    “Focus LP”
Sound, The    “Jeopardy”
Sparklehorse    “Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot” (+ 7″ + D/L)
Spiritualized    “Ladies And Gentlemen…”
Starkey    “DPMO (Ft. Trim) / Poison (Ft. Leah Smith)”
Stars    “The North” (Blue Vinyl + D/L)
Stewart, Mark / Factory Floor    “Stereotype”
Stooges, The    “The Weirdness”
Stooges, The    “Detroit Rehearsals Spring 1973” (2LP)
Stooges, The    “Morgan Sound Studios: Ypsilanti Michigan March 1973” (2LP)
Strategy    “Strategy”
Strokes, The    “Room On  Fire”
Strummer And The Mescaleros, Joe    “Streetcore”
Suicide    “Ghost Riders” (+ D/L)
Suis La Lune    “Riala” (Clear / Black Splatter)
Swanson, Pete    “Pro Style”
Sylvers, Foster    “Foster Sylvers”
Talk Talk    “Laughing Stock”
Taylor, Ebo    “Appia Kwa Bridge”
Tejada, John    “Unstable Condition”
Thompson, Linval / King Tubby    “Linval Thompson Meets King Tubby’s ‘Ina Reggae Dub Style’ ‘Dis A Yard Dub'”
Tilly And The Wall    “Heavy Mood” (180 Gram + CD)
TMSV / DJ Madd    “Difference”
Tucker, Corin Band (Corin Tucker Band)    “Kill My Blues” (+ D/L)
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats    “Blood Lust”
Upsetters    “Blackboard Jungle Dub”
Van Zandt, Townes    “Townes Van Zandt” (180 Gram)
Various Artists    “Bangs & Works Vol. 2: The Best Of Chicago Footwork”
Various Artists    “Bangs & Works Vol. 1: A Chicago Footwork Compilation”
Various Artists    “Battleaxe Warriors III”
Various Artists    “Battleaxe Warriors II”
Various Artists    “Bippp: French Synth-Wave 1979/85”
Waits, Tom    “Tales From The Underground Volume 2” (Unofficial)
Waits, Tom    “Tales From The Underground Volume 1” (Unofficial)
Waters, Muddy    “Sail On” (180 Gram)
Watson, Patrick    “Adventures In Your Own Backyard” (+ D/L)
Weakerthans, The    “Left And Leaving”
Weird Weeds    “Weird Weeds”
White Stripes    “Walking With A Ghost” (Unofficial)
White Stripes, The    “Icky Thump”
Wicked Lady    “The Axeman Cometh”
Wicked Lady    “Psychotic Overkill”
Williams, Lucinda    “Lucinda 2: Happy Woman Blues”
Woo    “It’s Cosy Inside”
Wu-Tang Clan    “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”
Xiu Xiu    “The Air Force” (180 Gram + D/L)
Zombie Nation    “Meathead”
Zombies, The    “Odessey & Oracle: 30th Anniversary Edition”

Dimlite    “Grimm Reality” (3×10″ + 7″)
Knack, The    “Live In Los Angeles, 1978”
Segall, Ty    “Slaughterhouse” (2×10″ + D/L)

Clash    “Complete Control”
Diplo    “Express Yourself”
End Of A Year Self Defense Family    “I Heard Crime Gets You Off / To Your Scattered Bodies Go”
Evans The Death    “Catch Your Cold / Crying Song”
Flock Of Dimes    “Curtain / Apparition”
Gamma Ray    “If Only Everything / Born To Hula”
Incendiary / Unrestrained    “Incendiary / Unrestrained” (Clear / White Mix Vinyl)
Lower Dens    “Batman” (+ D/L)
Mazzy Star    “Common Burn / Lay Myself Down”
Segall, Ty    “The Hill / Mother Lemonade”
Self Defense Family    “Self Immolation Family / World Virgins” (White Vinyl)
Self Defense Family / Fires    “Self Defense Family / Fires” (Clear Blue)
Tigers Jaw    “Spirit Desire” (Pink Vinyl)
Tigers Jaw / The Sidekicks    “The Sidekicks / Tigers Jaw”
Tigers Jaw / Tiny Empires    “Tigers Jaw / Tiny Empires” (Transparent Blue)
Title Fight    “Flood Of ’72”
Touche Amore    “Live On BBC Radio 1” (White Vinyl)
Twitching Tongues    “Preacher Man” (Clear Vinyl)

Alcest    “Les Voyages De L’Ame”
Converge    “No Heroes”
Down    “EP I Of IV”
Early Graves    “Goner”
Enslaved    “Riitiir” (2CD Digipack + DVD)
Factory Floor    “Two Different Ways”
Flying Lotus    “Until The Quiet Comes” (Digipack)
Forest Swords    “Dagger Paths”
Grouper    AIA (2CD)
How To Destroy Angels    “How To Destroy Angels”
Krallice    “Years Past Matter”
Low    “Curtain Hits The Cast” (2CD Digipack)
Lustmord    “Heresy/Heretic” (2xCD Deluxe Box)
Mighty Sparrow    “Sparromania!”
Mountain Goats, The    “Transcendental Youth”
Mountain Goats, The    “The Hound Chronicles And Hot Garden Stomp”
Negro, Joey    “Go Go Get Down”
Phish    “White Tapes”
Swans    “The Seer” (2xCD Deluxe Version)
Vision Of Disorder    “The Cursed Remain Cursed”
Waits, Tom    “Bad As Me”
Wild Nothing    “Nocturne”
Witchcraft    “Legend”
Young Smoke    “Space Zone”

Demonologists / HHL    “Demonologists / HHL”
Frak    “Studio Jams” (In 7″ Packaging)


Ormonde Machine

This indie-folk duo consists of Anna-Lynne Williams (best known as the singer-songwriter-guitarist for Trespassers William, as well as her solo project Lotte Kestner) and multi-instrumentalist Robert Gomez. They wrote this album while living together in a small adobe house in Texas, and the delicate, soft-spoken songs sound closely tied to that atmosphere. Elements such as an acoustic guitar, piano, organ and interestingly timed drum (almost like hip-hop at points) create an intimate atmosphere that feels like an introspective day exploring a quaint house and garden. One of the album’s loudest songs “Cherry Blossom” is a favorite, with dual vocals (particularly Gomez’s heavy whisper-like voice,) deep piano and a slowly chugging-along rhythm. Opener “I Can’t Imagine” is quieter but just as powerful, with Williams singing lyrics inspired by a fan who wrote to her about his time in the military – particularly the duty of moving dead bodies. Others that I really enjoyed are the drearily dreamy title track and the thoughtful, acoustic-and-piano driven “Sudden Bright,” using a very wide-open sound that was inspired by a news story about a nearby fire that burned acres of land: “we can watch the end of the world from here.”
[Reviewer: Mark]

Mark Lanegan Band Blues Funeral

Lanegan has been active since 1985, providing his uniquely weathered-sounding voice as a founding member of Screaming Trees before joining Queens Of The Stone Age in 2000 (other collaborations include work with The Twilight Singers, The Gutter Twins and Isobel Campbell.) It proves to be a vital asset on his seventh solo record, with his blues-rock truly sounding like it was inspired by living through some serious rough patches. His sad “ohhhh”-filled “Bleeding Muddy Water” is a great example of conveying bleakness through his unmistakable vocal talent. He throws in a good amount of musical variety to convey different types of sorrow and uncertainty, such as the rugged cement-truck build-up of the oddly romantic opener “The Gravedigger’s Song.” The perpetually-rocking “Riot In My House” is another standout, sounding like something straight out of the early 90s, complete with trippy imagery (“angels fill my room / with what I’ve scant belief in / when death’s metal broom / comes sweeping through the evening…”) “Ode To Sad Disco” is the record’s biggest surprise, incorporating an 80s-sounding electropop beat and synth that, backed by a guitar emoting along in the distance, really makes his crooning soar.
[Reviewer: Mark]

28th Of September 2012 Update

28th Of September 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

This week hit us a bit unexpected with some technical difficulties (PSA: Back up your hard drives often!). Unfortunately for us that means our inventory is a bit off. Luckily we were planning a full inventory project, but now it’s coming quicker than expected. This should effect all of y’all (our customers/friends) very little except for in this update there is no delineation between electronic, general pop & rock, hip-hop, etc. genres. So, maybe you’ll see something extra and that’s fun, right? I think so. It also means that our update this week is a little padded with a bunch of restocks that otherwise might have been skipped in our ordinary update, but let’s consider them “Key” this week. Happy browsing!

LPs & 12″s
A Perfect Circle    “Mer De Noms” (2LP, 180 Gram)
Against Me!    “As The Eternal Cowboy”
Agitation Free    “Malesch”
Airhead    “Pyramid Lake / Black Ink”
Alias    “Alias (Civil Defense)”
Alice In Chains    “Black Gives Way To Blue” (2LP + CD)
Altar Eagle    “Nightrunners”
Aluk Todolo    “Occult Rock” (2LP Gatefold)
Amps For Christ    “Circuits”
Animal Collective    “Centipede HZ” (2LP, + D/L)
Anodyne    “4 Empires EP”
Aphex Twin    “…I Care Because You Do”
Aphex Twin    “Richard D. James Album”
Arcade Fire    “Neon Bible”
Arcade Fire    “Funeral”
Armalite    “Armalite”
Avett Brothers, The    “The Carpenter” (2LP + D/L)
Band Of Horses    “Mirage Rock” (+ D/L)
Beach House    “Teen Dream” (LP + DVD) (+ D/L)
Best Coast    “Crazy For You” (+ D/L)
Between The Buried And Me    “Colors”
Between The Buried And Me    “Between The Buried And Me”
Bikini Kill / Huggybear    “Bikini Kill / Huggybear”
Black Moon    “Enta Da Stage”
Blake, James    “Enough Thunder”
Blount, Reggie    “Shining Star”
Blur    “Leisure” (180 Gram, + D/L)
Burial    “Burial”
Burning Love    “Rotten Thing To Say”
Busy Twist    “Friday Night EP” (180 Gram + D/L)
Call Of The Wild    “Leave Your Leather On” (+ D/L)
Cancer Kids    “The Possible Dream”
Carlson, Matt    “All Moments”
Catalyst, The    “Voyager” (Gatefold Red Vinyl)
Chain Of Strength    “The One Thing That Still Holds True”
Champion    “Crystal Meth / Speed”
Childish Gambino    “Camp” (2LP, 180 Gram, + D/L)
Chotto Ghetto    “Sparkles!”
Chrissy Murderbot    “Friendship EP”
Christian Cosmos    “The Sharp Lines That Delineate His Robes”
Chromatics    “Kill For Love (Everybody’s Got A Secret To Hide, Everyone Is Slipping Backwards)” (2LP + D/L)
Chromatics    “In The City” EP (Snow White Vinyl)
Chromatics    “Night Drive” (2LP Fantasy Silver Vinyl)
Clash, The    “Last Gang In Town: Rarities 1976 – 1984” (Unofficial)
Comeback Kid    “Symptoms & Cures”
Cramps    “Smell Of Female”
Crass    “Ten Notes On A Summers Day”
Curren$y    “The Stoned Immaculate”
Dead C    “Harsh ’70s Reality” (+ D/L)
Dead Can Dance    “Anastasis” (+ D/L)
Decemberists, The    “We All Raise Our Voices To The Air” (3LP, Gatefold)
Defiance, Ohio    “The Great Depression”
Defiance, Ohio    “The Fear, The Fear, The Fear”
Denial Of God     “Death And the Beyond”
Desire    “Desire II”
Desire    “If I Can’t Hold You Tonight”
Destroyer    “Kaputt” (2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Dicks    “These People” (LP + 7″)
Discharge    “Hear Nothing See Nothing”
Divider    “At Twilight”
DJ October    “Planet Of Minds”
Dream Continuum    “Reworkz e.p.”
Drums Of Death    “Blue Waves EP”
Dumont, Duke    “For Club Play Only 2”
Earth Crisis    “Destroy The Machines”
Electric Wizard    “Black Masses” (2LP, Gatefold)
Emerson, Donnie & Joe    “Dreamin’ Wild”
Eprom    “Feldspar”
Eyehategod    “Dopesick”
Falty DL    “Love Is A Liability” (2LP)
Fengler, Marcel    “Frantic / 6 In A Row / Mosaique”
Fleet Foxes    “Helplessness Blues” (2LP, + D/L)
Forest Swords    “Dagger Paths”
Foster, Josephine    “Blood Rushing”
Frightened Rabbit    “State Hospital EP” (+ D/L)
Fugazi    “Fugazi”
Garbage    “Not Your Kind Of People” (2LP, 180 Gram, + D/L)
Gaslamp Killer, The    “Breakthrough” (+ D/L)
Gaslight Anthem, The    “Sink Or Swim”
Gaslight Anthem, The    “Handwritten” (+ D/L)
Gehenna     “Upon The Gravehill”
Gignor, Alklibar    “La Paix”
Gillette    “Gillette” (SILK-005)
Glass, Samantha    “Mysteries From The Palomino Skyliner”
Good Luck    “Into Lake Griffy”
Grave Miasma     “Exalted Emanation”
Grizzly Bear    “Shields” (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Guided By Voices    “Class Clown Spots A UFO”
Hammock House    “Lower East Side” (Includes Remixes By Twin Shadow, Whiskey Barons, Isa GT & Toy Selectah)
Heavy Blanket    “Heavy Blanket”
Helio Sequence, The    “Negotiations” (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Homework    “Conversation Piece (Exploited)”
Hostage Calm    “Hostage Calm”
Hound & Harlots    “The Good Fight”
Hounds Of Hate    “Purple Stuff”
Hubler, Manfred / Schwab, Siegfried    “Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party”
Jameszoo    “Faaveelaa”
Jay-Z    “The Black Album” (Gatefold)
Jimmy Eat World    “Bleed American” (180 Gram, + D/L)
Killer Mike    “Underground Atlanta”
Kinks, The    “Are The Village Green Preservation Society” (Unofficial)
Kinks, The    “Something Else By The Kinks” (Unofficial)
Krallice    “Krallice”
Kylesa    “Time Will Fuse Its Worth”
Leatherface    “Live In Melbourne”
Led Zeppelin    “Stoned On The Stairway” (Unofficial)
Led Zeppelin    “Teady Bears Picnic” (Unofficial)
Led Zeppelin    “Touch & Go” (Unofficial)
Led Zeppelin    “III” (Unofficial)
Leeon    “A New Chapter” (Includes Remix By Conforce)
Les Sins    “Fetch / Taken”
Less Than Jake    “Greased”
Liars    “Sisterworld” (2LP)
Lilacs & Champagne    “Lilacs & Champagne”
Lost Tribe    “Lost Tribe” (Gatefold)
Lowtalker    “The Marathon”
LV    “Sebenza” (2LP)
MalaBimba    “MalaBimba” (+ CD)
Manson, Charles    “Songs From The Sick City: Studio Recordings From 1967”
Melt Banana    “Charlie”
Melt Banana    “Teeny Shiny”
Minus The Bear    “Infinity Overhead” (Gatefold)
Misfits, The    “Static Age”
Modest Mouse     “The Fruit That Ate Itself”
Mogwai    “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will” (2LP, + D/L)
Mount Carmel    “Real Women”
Murder By Death    “Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon”
My Morning Jacket    “Z”
Nas    “Illmatic”
Necros Christos    “Doom Of The Occult” (2LP Gatefold)
Neutral Milk Hotel    “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” (+D/L)
Nightbringer / Acherontas    “The Ruins Of Edom”
No Doubt    “Push And Shove” (Picture Disc)
Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band, Conor    “One Of My Kind” (180 Gram, + DVD, + CD)
Octo Octa    “LA Vampires By Octo Octa”
Octo Octa    “Oh Love”
Off With Their Heads    “I Will Follow You” (Shaped Picture Disc)
OneOhTrix Point Never / Rene Hell    “OneOhTrix Point Never / Rene Hell” (Split LP)
Ooko    “Sex Sells”
Orchid    “Gatefold”
O’Rourke, Jim    “Halfway To A Threeway”
Orton, Beth    “Sugaring Season” (LP + CD)
Page99 / Majority Rule    “Document #12”
Pallbearer    “Sorrow And Extinction” (2LP Gatefold)
Pantera    “Reinventing The Steel” (180 Gram)
Partch, Harry    “The World Of”
Pearl Jam    “Ten” (180 Gram, 2LP)
Perseus Traxx & Aroy Dee    “Hope EP” (/250)
Pianos Become The Teeeth    “The Lack Long After”
Pink Floyd    “Ummagumma Live Outtakes” (Unofficial)
Pink Floyd    “Let There Be More Light: BBC Radio Sessions 1968/1969” (Unofficial)
Pink Floyd    “Animals” (Unofficial)
Pink Floyd    “A Place For Asserted Lunatics” (Unofficial) (2LP)
Pinkish Black    “Pinkish Black”
Pixelord    “Supaplex”
Pixies    “Doolittle”
Poison Idea    “Feel The Darkness”
Pollard, Robert    “Jack Sells The Cow.” (+ D/L)
Pollard, Robert    “Mouseman Cloud” (+ D/L)
Population One    “I Program My Computer Right”
Protect-U    “Motorbike”
Pswingset    “All Our False Starts”
Queens Of The Stone Age    “Songs For The Death” (Unofficial)
Radio Moscow / Earthless / Premotion 13    “Earthless / Premonition 13 / Radio Moscow”
Ramesses    “Possessed By The Rise Of Magik”
Raveonettes, The    “Observator” (+ D/L)
Redd Kross    “Researching The Blues”
Refused    “The Shape Of Punk To Come”
Regis    “Reclaimed 1-4 (Lino 30 Sessions 2000/2001)”
Reptile Youth    “Reptile Youth” (+ D/L)
Revilers    “Revilers”
Ringworm    “Stigmatas In The Flesh”
Robinson Brotherhood, Chris    “The Magic Door” (2LP, Gatefold)
Robotnick, Alexander    “Ce N’Est Q’Un Debut” (180 Gram /500)
Rodriguez    “Coming From Reality”
Rodriguez    “Cold Fact”
Rolling Stones, The    “Play Chuck Berry” (Unofficial)
Rose Croix    “Rose Croix”
Sade    “The Balearic Sound Of Sade (Remixes)”
Samothrace    “Reverence To Stone”
Saturnalia Temple    “Aion Of Drakon” (Translucent Purple Vinyl)
Schneider TIM    “Construction Sounds” (+ CD)
Sekuoia    “Rain Dog / Finest Ego V.3”
Shiftlet, Mike / Swanson, Pete    “Bedside / College View”
Shigeto    “Lineage”
Silent Servant    “Negative Fascination (Extended 12″ Mixes)”
Singh, Charanjit    “Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat”
Smog    “A River Ain’t Too Much To Love”
Social Distortion    “Social Distortion”
Sod Hauler    “Sod Hauler” (/117)
Sonic Youth    “Rare Tracks Vol. 1” (Unofficial)
Sonic Youth    “Rare Tracks Vol. 2” (Unofficial)
Sonic Youth    “Murray Street”
Soul Investigators, The    “Home Cooking” (+ D/L)
Spacin’    “Deep Thuds”
Spencer Blues Explosion, The Jon    “Meat + Bone”
Stereolab    “Mars Audiac Quintet”
Stereolab    “Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements”
Stewart, JT    “Ophelia EP”
Strummer And The Mescaleros, Joe    “Rock And And The X-Ray Style” (2LP, + CD)
Strummer And The Mescaleros, Joe    “Global A Go-Go” (2LP, + CD)
Submerse    “Tears”
Sutcliffe Jugend    “Transgression”
Swans    “The Seer” (3LP, Gatefold)
Symmetry    “Themes For An Imaginary Film” (3LP + D/L)
Taking Back Sunday    “Where You Want To Be”
Television    “Adventure”
They And The Children    “Thoughts On Becoming A Ghost”
Thin The Herd    “Mournful And Overcast”
Thompson, Mayo    “Corky’s Debt To His Father” (+ Bonus 7″)
Three Mile Pilot    “The Chief Assassin To The Sinister”
Title Fight    “Floral Green”
Tool    “Lateralus” (2LP, Gatefold, Picture Disc)
Torche    “Harmonicraft” (+ Slipmat + D/L; Clear Vinyl)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs    “Trouble” (+ D/L)
Towers / The Exelar    “Towers / The Exelar”
Trainwreck     “If There’s Light It Will Find You”
Turbonegro    “Sexual Harassment” (+ Patch)
Tycho    “Dive”
Tyrell, Alden    “Rush / Tinitus”
Umberto    “Welcome To The Chillzone”
Unholy Thoughts    “The Attic”
Unicorns, The     “Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone!”
Unknown Artist    “Untitled” (UNHOERBAR)
Useless Eaters    “Cheap Talk: The Singles”
V.I.V.E.K.    “Against The Tide / Trinity”
Vaccines, The    “Come Of Age” (180 Gram, + D/L)
Various Artists    “Electronic Toys: A Retrospective Of 70’s Synthesizer Music”
Various Artists    “Electronic Toys Volume Two: A Retrospective Of Early Synthesizer Music”
Various Artists    “I’m Going Where The Water Drinks Like Wine”
Various Artists    “Loving On The Flipside: Sweet Funk And Beat-Heavy Ballads 1969-1977”
Velvet Underground, The    “Praise Ye The Lord” (Unofficial)
Verse    “Aggression”
Vitims / From Ashes Rise    “Victims / From Ashes Rise”
Void    “Sessions 1981-83”
Waits, Tom    “Bone Machine” (Unofficial)
Waits, Tom    “Small Change” (Unoffial)
Walkmen, The    “Heaven” (+ D/L)
Weekend Nachos    “Unforgiveable”
White Wires, The    “The White Wires”
White, Bukka    “Big Daddy” (180 Gram)
Windhand    “Windhand”
Winehouse, Amy    “Back To Black”
Wipers    “Is This Real?”
World Inferno Friendship Society    “True Story Of The Bridgewater Astral League”
Xeno & Oaklander    “Sentinelle”
Xibalba    “Hasta La Muerte” (2LP, Gatefold)

Armalite    “Humungous”
Astaroth    “Satanispiritus”
Big Nils    “Bitch Gutsssssss”
Black Tambourine    “OneTwoThreeFour”
Brick    “Benevolence Of Beasts”
Burning Love     “Black Widow”
Cold Showers    “Decay”
Drug Culture    “Drug Culture”
East End Badoes    “Hard Hits For Herberts!”
Eyehategod    “New Orleans Is The New Vietnam”
Forward    “Devil’s Cradle EP”
Full Of Hell / The Guilt Of…    “Full Of Hell / The Guilt Of…”
Gorilla Biscuits    “Gorilla Biscuits”
Herrema, Jennifer With Kurt Vile And Scott “Wino” Weinrich    “Before They Make Me Run / Sway”
Hot Water Music    “The Fire The Steel The Tread”
Integrity    “Kingdom Of Heaven”
Iron Chic    “Cosmic Future”
Latterman    “Our Better Halves”
Moon Pool & Dead Band    “Patsy”
Nashgul / Malpractice Insurance    “Nashgul / Malpractice Insurance”
Philm / Dave Lombardo    “Symptom Of The Universe / Drum Friction”
Pleasant Living    “Pleasant Living”
Red Hot Chili Peppers    “Never Is A Long Time”
Redflesh    “Raw War”
Rooftop Vigilantes / Mannequin Men    “Rooftop Vigilantes / Mannequin Men Split”
Saddest Landscape / We Were Skeletons    “Saddest Landscape / We Were Skeletons”
Seven Sisters Of Sleep    “Seven Sisters Of Sleep” (includes CD)
Shai Hulud    “A Profound Hatred Of Man”
Shook Ones    “Merriweather Post Pavillion”
Stolen Parts    “The Old New”
Title Fight    “Kingston”
Valient Thorr / High On Fire    “Beast With a Billion Eyes / Speak In Tongues”
Weekend Nachos / Lack Of Interest    “Weekend Nachos / Lack Of Interest”
What’s Eating Gilbert?    “The Nashville Session”
White Guilt    “White Guilt”
Wild Moth    “Mourning Glow”
Wild Nothing    “Nowhere”
Yadokai    “Second”

AFX    “Analogue Bubblebath 4”
Aluk Todolo    “Occult Rock”
Animal Collective    “Centipede HZ”
Bad Brains    “Bad Brains”
Caustic Window    “Compilation”
Chromatics    “Kill For Love”
DarkThrone    “Dark Essence: For Fans From Hell” (CD In DVD Size Case)
Dissection    “The Somberlain”
Fecalove    “Void Chaos & Cum”
Gallows    “Gallows”
Hooded Menace    “Effigies Of Evil”
Jesuit    “Discography”
Jodis    “Black Curtain”
Koner, Thomas    “Novaya Zemiya”
Los Campesinos!    “Hello Sadness” (CD + DVD)
Necros Christos    “Triune Impurity Rites”
Necros Christos    “Doom Of The Occult”
Oiltanker    “The Shadow Of Greed LP / Crusades 7″”
Sabbat    “Sabbatrinity”
Shibalba    “Memphitic Invocations”
Silent Servant    “Negative Fascination”
Sleep    “Dopesmoker”
Sound, The    “Froms The Lions Mouth”
Symmetry    “Themes For An Imaginary Film”
Teitanblood    “Seven Chalices”
Torche    Harmonicraft
Ufomammut    “URO:Opus Alter”
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats    “Blood Lust”
Various Artists    “Willows Songs: The Traditional British Folk Songs That Inspired The Seminal Soundtrack To The Wicker Man”
Various Artists    “Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer”
Wolves In The Throne Room    “Celestial Lineage”
Young Smoke    “Space Zone”

Cassette Tapes
Dolphins Into The Future    NNA042
Ettinger, Dylan    NNA021
Lettera 22    NNA041
Leviathan (LVTHN)    “True Traitor, True Whore”
Malepeste    “Malepeste”
Marked Men    “Ghosts”
Marked Men    “Fix My Brain”
Marked Men    “On The Outside”
Marked Men    “Marked Men”
Moloch    “Der Schein Des Schwarzesten Schnees” (Slipcase)
Obsessor     “Mental Hell”
Pest    “Pest”
Rale    NNA040

(Note: All of these reviews are for things we expect stock of early next week. I was hoping they’d be here today.)

Flying Lotus Until The Quiet Comes 

Steven Ellison, better known as his stage name Flying Lotus, or FlyLo to his close fans, is a multi-genre music producer from Los Angeles California.  He has had 3 successful full length albums released under his title Flying Lotus.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with FlyLo, his albums are a type of experimental, jazz, electronic, dance, hip-hop.  He has the beats and bass of a hip hop artist but the tranquility, light chimes, and repetition of a jazz artist, along with electronic beats that have a haunting vibe to them.  His tracks have the feel of being in a dream land, with a hypnotic and trippy atmosphere.  This new album from FlyLo is not far off from his past albums, but it is finer tuned and more precise.   On this album there are also two special guests, including, Erykah Badu and Thom Yorke.  Every time I listen to a new FlyLo album I expect to be completely submerged and swept away by his beats, and he has successfully done this again.  When I first began listening to FlyLo I felt like if I closed my eyes I would wake up in the jungle in the dark running around with flashing colored lights everywhere and completely disoriented.  Sure enough while listening to this album I still feel the same way.  FlyLo’s haunting beats can also give off a “Twilight Zone” type of feel by being totally spacey and eccentric.  The Jazz aspects of this album are almost futuristic, such as if Jazz was being played by aliens this is what it would sound like (far fetched, I know).  However, if you want some funky dreams, the perfect album to fall asleep to would be Until The Quiet Comes.
[Reviewer: Kacie]

Lightning Bolt Oblivion Hunter

Those with a taste for rock served artsy, slamming and outright loud should be familiar with this Providence, Rhode Island duo by now (and if not, now is the time.) Active for almost two decades now, Lightning Bolt has gained notoriety for their amplifier-exploding sound that bluntly unites “noise” and “rock” like few others. Brian Chippendale’s tireless drumming and uniquely echoing-in-another-dimension vocals set the foundation for Brian Gibson’s ultra-distorted bass guitar riffs, which range from being comfortably catchy to unbelievably dizzying. Their latest release (a “lost” recording from August 2008 that’s considered an EP, though it’s long enough to be a full-length) is a perfect summation of what one would expect a Lightning Bolt record to sound like. It strikes a balance between their early repetitious experimentation (such as their 1999 self-titled debut) and more critically appealing thick “rock” sound. They just sound really free throughout while exploring even more new structures. My favorites include the surprisingly foreboding opener “King Candy,” as well as those with instantly memorable fast-rocking riffs that’d fit perfectly on 2009’s Earthly Delights (such as “Oblivion Balloon” and “Salamander.”) Unsurprisingly, they threw in additional variety as well, with the curious Far East-sounding acoustic strumming of “The Soft Spoken Spectre” and 13-and-a-half noise-drenched minutes that make up the hallucinogenic outro “World Wobbly Wide.”
[Reviewer: Mark]

Susumu Yokota Dreamer

(Lo Recordings)
Since the early 90s, this English-speaking native of Japan has been composing and producing numerous albums of lush electronic ambience. His latest record is no different, kicking off with “Human Memory” endlessly pouring layers of synth upon a catchy retro-style breakbeat, along with horns that sound reminiscent of ancient times. The melding of electronic experimentation with Eastern music seems to be the running theme, from the sitar-soaked glimmer of “Flitting Ray,” and what sounds like monks chanting alongside bells in “Double Spot Image.” There’s no shortage of variation, with the driving techno of “Inception” just begging to complement a slick spy car on the move. The same style of deep synth is used on tracks that incorporate more experimental, difficult-to-describe backing sounds, such as “Animiam Of The Airy” and “Brainwashing And Senses,” while the particularly unique “Renounce The World” uses much more unusually-timed synth backed by chanting. Outro “Legendary Stream” is the most atmospheric of all, incorporating rich synth, flutes, running water and conversational speaking toward the end.
[Reviewer: Mark]

21st of September 2012 Update

21st of September 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
Apache Dropout    “Bubblegum Graveyard”
Avett Brothers, The    “The Carpenter” (180 Gram 2LP Gatefold + D/L) (We only got 1 copy this week – supposedly the run was short and they are pressing more so hopefully next week for more of these. First one to get here gets it – no holds.)
Birds In Row    “You, Me & The Violence”
Black Keys, The    “BBC Sessions” (Unofficial; Black/White Vinyl)
Blank Dogs    “Land And Fixed” (+ D/L)
Carpenter, John    “John Carpenter’s ‘Prince Of Darkness'” (Original Soundtrack)
Crooked Hook    “Crooked Hook” (Ltd. Ed. Hand Numbered /95 + CD)
Cyril    “Saturday Night”
Dignan Porch    “Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen” (+ D/L)
Eagle Twin    “The Feather Tipped The Serpent’s Scale”
Efterklang    “Piramida” (Out Tuesday)
Frost, Ben    “Steelwound”
Fu Manchu    “The Action Is Go” (2LP Gatefold)
Giant Claw    “Mutant Glamour”
Grave    “You’ll Never See…”
Hand To Man Band, The    “You Are Always On Our Minds” (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl; Tim Barnes, John Dieterich, Thollem, Mike Watt)
Heavenly Beat    “Talent” (+ D/L)
Helio Sequence, The    “Negotiations” (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Jimmy Eat World    “Bleed American” (180 Gram + D/L)
Joy Division    “The Sound Of Music” (2LP Unofficial)
Killers    “Battleborn” (2LP 180 Gram Red Vinyl Gatefold + 20 Page Oversize Book + Poster Ltd. Ed.)
Knelt Rote    “Insignificance”
Man Is The Bastard    “Thoughtless” (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)
Menomena    “Moms” (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Midnight    “Complete And Total Hell” (2LP Gatefold)
Mindset     “Minset EP Collection”
Monochrome Set, The    “Early Recordings: 1975-1977 ‘White Noise'”
Mumford & Sons    “Babel” (180 Gram + D/L)
Nightsatan    “Midnight Laser Warrior”
Quicksand    “Slip” (2012 Reissue: Black Vinyl or Black/Red Vinyl or Yellow/Green Vinyl Options)
Raveonettes, The    “Observator” (+ D/L)
Robinson Brotherhood, The Chris (The Chris Robinson Brotherhood)    “Magic Door” (2LP Gatefold)
Sarcofago    “Decade Of Decay” (2LP Gatefold)
Sensations’ Fix    “Music Is Painting In The Air (1974-1977)” (2LP + 16 Page Booklet + D/L With Bonus Tracks)
Sirs    “Sirs”
Sisters Of Mercy, The    “Panic In Their Eyes” (Picture Disc)
Soft Pack, The    “Strapped” (Ltd. Ed. /2,000 + D/L + 7″)
Spektor, Regina    “What We Saw From The Cheap Seats”
Title Fight    “Floral Green”
Various Artists    “Harmony, Melody & Style Volume One: Lovers Rock In The UK 1975-1992”
Wallflowers, The    “Glad All Over” (180 Gram + CD)
White Hills / Farflung    “White Hills / Farflung”
XX, The    “Coexist” (Deluxe Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl + 24 Page Booklet)
Zombie Rave (Mater Suspiria Vision / ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ [Doppelganger])    “First Flesh: DJ Copy”

Hip-Hop 12″s & LPs
Beck, Thavius    “The Most Beautiful Ugly” (2LP + D/L)
JJ Doom    “Key To The Kuffs” (2LP, + D/L)
Prince Paul    “Psychoanalysis: What Is It?” (2LP)

Reggae LPs
Aggrovators    “Reggae Stones Dub”
King Tubby    “King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown”
King Tubby    “King Tubby’s ‘Rastafari Dub’ (1974-1979)”
Pablo, Augustus    “Dubbing In A Africa”
Pablo, Augustus    “Augustus Pablo Presents…. Ital Dub (Mixed By King Tubby (Dub Master))”

Electronic 12″s & LPs
Biome    “Two Way EP” (2×12″)
Daft Punk    “Daft Club”
Supreme Cuts    “Whispers In The Dark”(+ D/L)
Two Fingers (AKA Amon Tobin)    “Stunt Rhythms” (3xLP Blue Heavyweight Vinyl + D/L)

Joy Division     “Atmosphere”
Mayfair Set, The    “Already Warm / Desert Fun”
Twitching Tongues    “Preacher Man”
Weekend Nachos      “Black Earth”
Wolf Whistle    “MA Glory”

Animal Collective    “Centipede HZ” (Ltd. Ed. First Press CD)
Band Of Horses    “Mirage Rock”
Blind Dog    “Captain Dog Rides Again”
Broken    “Active Denial”
Bunkur    “Bludgeon”
Dissection    “The Somberlain”
Empty Flowers     “Six”
Farflung    “25,000 FT Per Second”
Fed Up!    “Live At CBGB”
Gaslamp Killer, The    “Breakthrough”
Impiety    “Ravage & Conquer”
Lowrider    “Ode To IO”
Nightbringer / Acherontas    “The Ruins Of Edom” (Digipack)
Sorhin    ” I Det Glimrande Morkrets Djup” (Digipack)
Wolfe, Chelsea    “Apokalypsis”
Wolves In The Throne Room    “Celestial Lineage”


The xx Coexist

[Buy From RSR Online]
(Young Turks)
The XX, a band from England was first heard with their self titled debut album.  With their unique sound, the XX was able to introduce us to a different type of indie rock/pop music.  The XX uses their soft voices to speak words that are deep and meaningful to many who listen as well as their hypnotic beats.  There is a sense of space that is felt while listening to the XX, they have a great depth to their sound.  They evoke emotion with every chord change and are able to be extremely expressive.  This new album Coexist, is exactly what I would have expected from the XX.  Coexist is even more precise, refined and moving than their first album. They were able to create such delicate longing music, that while listening to the album everything else seems to fade away. The XX have the ability to create music that glistens right out of the speakers.  I find myself swaying my head to the dreamy sounds of this album.  Overall, XX, you done good and I cannot wait to see what else you come up with.
[Reviewer: Kacie]

Bosse-de-Nage III
[Buy From RSR Online]
(Profound Lore)
Hailing from San Francisco, this black metal four-piece sounds more unique than one may expect. The elements from the genre are there: the vocals sound like tormented screams, the drums range from machine gun-fast to crawling slow, and a downtempo mood lingers. However, as the label puts it, “punk and early ‘90s indie art rock” influences play a big role as well. The resulting sound is very thoughtful, with a greater emphasis on abstract melodies than brute force: the atmosphere feels more like that of pulling back together after a violent storm than enduring it as it happens. The lyrics, in particular, focus more on poetically telling stories than rhyming (for example, opener “The Arborist” describes a bizarre garden where people are placed in wells to meditate and eventually form bonds with their trees.) That track has some of the most prominent black metal speed and technique on the album, but it’s clear that more post rock-minded guitar chords are brewing underneath. The new style really comes into fruition on the next track “Desuetude,” with an ever-changing tempo and multiple passages, including guitars that sound like sun shining through the clouds. It reminds me of other “outsider black metal” like Liturgy if they focused more on a post-rock/progressive sound, with intensity taking a back seat. There are plenty of slow-simmered songs that work excellently, particularly with the beautiful first half of the ten-and-a-half minute “The God Ennui,” which eventually builds back to hyper-speed intensity.
[Reviewer: Mark]

14th of September 2012 Update

14th of September 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
2 Chainz    “Based On A T.R.U. Story” (2LP Gatefold)
Acid Problem    “Acid Problem”
Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop Of Sun City Girls)    “Alvarius B.” (2LP Reissue /400 Ltd. Ed.)
Antibalas    “Antibalas” (+ D/L)
Azure Ray    “As Above So Below”
Band Of Horses    “Mirage Rock” (Gatefold + Poster + D/L)
Ben Folds Five    “The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind” (180 Gram 2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Blue On Blue / Os Ovni    “Vision Imaginary”
Crypts    “Crypts”
Cult Of Youth    “Love Will Prevail” (+ D/L)
Dinosaur Jr.    “I Bet on Sky” (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl + D/L)
Dixon, Willie    “I Am The Blues Man” (180 Gram)
Easy Star All*Stars    “Thrillah (A Dub Take On Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’)” (2LP Gatefold)
Ein-St-Ein    “Varsavia”
Fennesz    “FA 2012”
Frak    “Prism”
Grizzly Bear    “Shields” (2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Hooded Menace    “Effigies Of Evil” (2LP Gatefold)
Lekman, Jens    “I Know What Love Isn’t” (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl + D/L)
Little Walter    “Hate To See You Go” (180 Gram)
Locrian & Christoph Heemann    “Locrian & Christoph Heemann”
Lymbyc System    “Symbolyst” (Gatefold + D/L)
Macka B    “Rasta Soldier”
Merzbow    “Merzbient” (18xLP 2xBox Set – It Is $355.00 In The Store And It Is Hefty)
Moore, R. Stevie    “Hearing Aid”
Negro, Joey And The Sunburst Band    “The Secret Life Of Us” (2LP Gatefold)
Neud Photo    “Kraftjerkz 012”
NOFX    “Self/Entitled” (+ D/L)
Northstar    “Is This Thing Loaded”
Oppenheimer    “Analysis”
O’Rourke, Jim    “ON #8 (Old News #8)” (2LP)
Polar Bear Club    “Live At The Montage”
Prekop, Sam    “Who’s Your New Professor”
Rangda    “Formerly Extinct”
Rhyton    “The Emerald Tablet”
S.Y.P.H.    “4.LP” (+ CD)
Schnitzler, Conrad / Andreas Reihse    “Con-Struct” (+ D/L With Bonus Tracks)
Sea And Cake, The    “Runner”
Sic Alps    “Sic Alps”
Sleepies    “Weird Wild World”
Sleeping People    “NOTRUF” (Ltd. Ed. /1000 + D/L)
Sorgini, Giuliano    “Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue” (Death Waltz Recording Co.)
Sun Araw    “The Inner Treaty”
Terror    “No Regrets No Shame: The Bridge Nine Days” (Grey Vinyl + D/L)
Trash Company, The    “Having Fun”
Treasure Fleet    Cocamotion (+ D/L)
Various Artists    “This Is How It Should Be Done Vol. 1” (+ CD; Green Street, LoopMaffia, Evil Needle…)
Various Artists    “Surinam! Boogie & Disco Funk From The Surinamese Dance Floors 76′ – 83′”
Waters, Muddy    “Sail On” (180 Gram)
Woods    “Bend Beyond” (Gatefold + D/L)

Electronic 12″s & LPs
Bell, Damon    “Nommo WL”
Bobby Tank    “Afterburn / Vorpheum”
Deadbeat    “Eight” (3LP)
Drvg Cvltvre    “Everything Oblivion EP”
Exaltics, The    “Node EP”
Exaltics, The    “The Exaltics Meets Morphology”
Huckaby, Mike    “Baseline 88-89”
Marter & Yony    “Spye EP”
Moodyman    “Picture This Sampler 2”
Moodyman    “Picture This Sampler 1”
Murphy, Hakim    “Wet Analog EP”
Obsolete Music Technology    “Relapse EP”
Old Apparatus    “Realise EP”
Parrish, Theo    “Urban 24”
Pursuit Grooves    “91 Fellows”
Pusherman    “Donuts EP”

Innerspace Halflife    “Wind (Innerspace Halflife) / Phazzled (Ike Release)”
Porter, Glen    “The Devil Is A Dancer, The Piper Is A Madman”
Various Artists    “The Unified Field Issue 01″ (Magazine + 10” Clear Vinyl)

Antibalas    “Dirty Money / A.W.O.L.”
Bug, The    “Can’t Take This No More” (Ft. Daddy Freddy)
Cho, Margaret & Neil Hamburger    “I Drink / How Little Men Care”
Coma Regalia / Capacities    “Coma Regalia / Capacities”
Crime    “Hot Wire My Heart / Baby You’re So Repulsive”
Harness    “Victim Of Suffering”
Howlin Rain    “When The Morning Comes / Collage”
Hunted Down    “Life’s Womb”
Lloyd, Martin    “L’Amant Electronique” (Hand Numbered Ltd. Ed.)
Man… Or Astro-Man?    “Analog Series 1”
Mob, The     “Back To Queens”
My Iron Lung    “Grief”
Night Beds    “Even If We Try / You Were Afraid”
Oh No / Doom    “3 Dollars” (5-Inch Vinyl)
Parasol    “Crush Season”
Red Hot Chili Peppers    “Magpies On Fire / Victorian Machinery”
Sea Lions / Golden Grrrls    “Sea Lions / Golden Grrrls”
Socialized Crucifixion    “More Than A Glance”
Soul Control    “Bore Core”
State Champs    “Overslept”
Vom    “Live At Surf City”
Wreck    “Reap What You Sow”

CDs Rock
Dinosaur Jr.    “I Bet On Sky”
Ehnahre    “Old Earth”
Grave    “Endless Procession Of Souls”
Hooded Menace    “Effigies Of Evil”
How To Dress Well    “Total Loss” (First Few Copies Come With Bonus 7″ – The LP Was Delayed A Month)
Loomis, Jeff    “Plains Of Oblivion”
Pinkish Black    “Pinkish Black”
Woods    “Bend Beyond”
Yuppicide    “American Oblivion”

CDs Non-Rock
Kid 606    “Lost In The Game”
Masta Ace & MF Doom    MA_DOOM: Son Of Yvonne
Sensations’ Fix    “Music Is Painting In The Air (1974-1977)”
Theologian    “Finding Comfort In Overwhelming Negativity” (DVD Size Box CD)
Zygadlo, Rudi    “Tragicomedies”

The Minus Times Collected: 20 Years / 30 Issues (Edited By Hunter Kennedy)(Contributors Include: Stephen Colbert, Brad Neely, Robert Frank, Dave Eggers…)


Landing Landing

(Geographic North)
Formed in 1998, this New Haven-based trio provides Connecticut with an ethereal blend of genres such as Krautrock, shoegaze and space rock. After six years of working on their latest album, the culmination of effort has paid off.  The shimmering synth dreamscapes and ornate guitars make me feel like I’m drifting through memories of surreal places. Landing creates gorgeous, transcendent ambience excellently with their uniquely mixed sound that shouldn’t be relegated to a single genre. Right from the beginning, “Finally” builds a massive wall of electronic glow to back the calm vocals, brisk drums and spacey guitar sounds. Another instant standout, the faster-tempo “Heart Finds The Beat,” emphasizes on nebula-echoing bass, airy female vocals and numerous other reverb effects for an atmosphere to get lost in. One more I particularly enjoyed is the very warm-sounding closer “Native Land,” with numerous “ahhhh” vocals used as a multilayered instrument, reminding me of Sigur Rós. For maximum effect, this album should be played extra-loud.
[Reviewer: Mark][Note: We don’t have this right now and if you know the band please tell them we’d like them to bring some by ;)]

Lee Ranaldo Between The Times & The Tides

Being one of Sonic Youth’s founding members, Ranaldo has taken a surprising turn on his latest album. It’s been promoted as his “first rock record,” which is fitting due to its pure, very accessible sound of… well, rock (specifically of the alternative/indie persuasion.) Even with the absence of avant-garde, he constructs downright great songs without abandoning his roots: his strong voice combined with his glowing guitar licks makes me imagine R.E.M. if they drew inspiration from Sonic Youth. The powerfully delivered seven-minute “Xtina As I Knew Her” serves as an excellent example of this: the somber, overcast atmosphere is crafted with layers of guitars that aren’t afraid to wander into a bit of controlled-yet-trippy dissonance. “Fire Island (Phases)” incorporates a huge variety of multi-tempo passages, drawing influences from not only Sonic Youth-style alt-rock, but also steel guitar-based country rock and 70s hard rock, among others. Another example of the steel guitar sounding refreshingly rich is on the longing acoustic ballad “Stranded,” with easily relatable lyrics (“I’ll be right there when you call / you know I love you best of all…”)
[Reviewer: Mark]

7th Of September 2012 Update

7th Of September 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
45 Grave     “Pick Your Poison”
Byrne, David & St. Vincent    “Love This Giant” (Gatefold; Out For Sale On Tuesday)
Chomp    “Buddha Jabba Mumma”
Dylan, Bob    “Tempest” (180 Gram + CD)
Enough    “Common Visions”
Enslaved    “Yggdrasill”
Forward    “What’s The Meaning Of Love? Singles Collection”
Genesis P-Orridge / Stan Bingo    “What’s History” (+ D/L)
Hardside    “2009-2011”
Harry Pussy    “One Plus One” (Gatefold 2LP)
Hopkins, Lightning    “Texas Blues Man” (+ D/L)
I Can See Mountains    “Hope You Never Get It” (+ D/L)
Kowalsky, Gregg With Jozef Van Wissem    “Movements In Marble And Stone”
Kuti, Fela    “Fela Ransome-Kuti And His Koola Lobitos”
Land    “Night Within”
Lorelei    “Enterprising Sidewalks” (+ D/L)
Loscil    “Sketches From New Brighton” (2LP Gatefold)
Melchior, Dan    “The Backward Path” (+ D/L)
Minus The Bear    “Infinity Overhead”
Mono    “For My Parents”
Mould, Bob    “Silver Age” (+ D/L)
Oh Sees, Thee    “Putrifiers II EP”
Pswingset    “All Our False Starts”
Red City Radio    “To The Sons & Daughters Of Woody Guthrie”
Residents, The    “Duck Stab” (+D/L)
Sam Bros. 5    “Sam Bros. 5 – With Daddy ‘Good Rockin’ Sam” (+ D/L)
Shiflet, Mike / Pet Swanson    “Bedside / College View”
Sick Fix    “Vexed”
Tower & The Fool, The    “How Long”
UV Race / Eddy Current Suppression Ring    “UV Race & Eddy Current Supression Ring Live At Missing Link” (+ D/L)
Verocai, Arthur    “Timeless: Arthur Vercai March 15, 2009” (2LP Gatefold)
XX, The    “Coexist” (Regular Edition Our For Sale On Tuesday – Deluxe LP Edition Has Been Delayed to a Sept. 25th Release)

Hip-Hop 12″s & LPs
Masta Ace Incorporated    “Slaughta House” (2LP)

Electronic 12″s & LPs
Dear, Matthew    “Beams” (2LP)
Dusk + Blackdown    “Dasaflex”
Fake, Nathan    “Steam Days” (+ D/L)
Lorn    “Weigh Me Down”
Mala    “Cuba Electronic / Calle F”
Tejada, John    “The Predicting Machine” (2LP 180 Gram + CD)
Toddla T    “Watch Me Dance: Agitated By Ross Orton & Pips” (+ D/L)
Woolfy Vs. Projections    “The Return Of Love” (+ CD)

Bottom Out    “Mourning” (Red Vinyl + D/L)
Carridale    “The Wandering EP” (Purple Vinyl + D/L)
Cheap Time    “Other Stories / In This World”
Clear    “Demo”
Crucial Dudes / Shared Arms    “Crucial Dudes / Shared Arms” (+ D/L)
Dry Hump    “Dry Hump”
Eyehategod    “New Orleans Is The New Vietnam”
Full Of Hell / The Guilt Of…    “Full Of Hell / The Guilt Of…”
Miller, Roger (Mission Of Burma / Alloy Orchestra)    “Big Steam / Dream Interpretation”
Primitive Calculators    “Sick / Cunt”
Rodrigo & Gruff / Cate Le Bon    “Gold Medal Winner / Time Could Change Your Mind”
Segall, Ty    “The Hill / Mother Lemonade”
Shannon And The Clams    “Ozma / Muppet Babies”
Slugz    “Empty Space”
Young Prisms    “Apartment Song EP”

CDs Rock
Byrne, David & St. Vincent    “Love This Giant” (Out For Sale On Tuesday)
Enemy Within, The    “As Long As I Can Walk, I’ll Step Out Of Line”
Horse Latitudes    “Awakening”
Mono    “For My Parents”
Oh Sees, Thee    “Putrifiers II EP”
Swans    “The Seer” (2xCD + DVD Special Edition)
XX, The     “Coexist” (Out For Sale On Tuesday)

CDs Non-Rock
Alvarius B (Alan Bishop Of Sun City Girls)    “Alvarius B” (Legendary Solo 1998 2-CD Reissue)
Assembly Of Light Choir    “Assembly Of Light Choir”
Blu & Exile    “Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them”
Groundislava    “Feel Me”
JJ Doom    “Key To The Kuffs”
Lustmord    “Heresy / Heretic: The Sixtystone Edition” (2CD Deluxe Package)
Reks    “Rebelutionary”


Matthew Dear Beams

[Buy From RSR Online]
(Ghostly International)
Was born in Texas and moved to Michigan while he was a teenager.  In Michigan he was influenced by the Detroit Techno scene.  Dears style can be seen as glitch, techouse, and electronic avant- pop.  I believe Dears new album to have more of an electronic, indie, rock influence to it.  His newest album, Beams, has upbeat futuristic beats with dance floor ready tempos.  He companies his upbeat tempo and more than fun beats with his intense and deep lyrics that seem to be very personal to Dear.  This new album reminds me of a very upbeat and techno like TV on the Radio.  If TV on the radio was going to do a techno dance party on a spaceship, this is probably what it would sound like.  Dear’s music contradicts itself in many ways, which he believes to be his different personalities shining.  Dear’s music has changed very much throughout the years and this album is his most rock like album yet. Dear’s many personalities are seen as his “Beams”, hence the new album.  If you are ready to hop on the futuristic dance floor then Beams is a perfect album for you.
[Reviewer: Kacie]

Jeff Loomis Plains of Oblivion

(Century Media)
Best known for being the lead guitarist of the progressive/thrash/neo-classical metal band Nevermore, Loomis further demonstrates his incredibly advanced techniques on his second solo record. Like one would expect from him, he manages to pull off an epic scope with a combination of white-hot shredding and soaring licks to craft songs that really feel like they’re telling a story (opener “Mercurial” sets the mood excellently by employing both aforementioned elements.) The lightning-speed “Escape Velocity” is another favorite, with several blasting breakdowns to punctuate the face-melting guitar chords. The acoustic, medieval-sounding “Rapture” demonstrates his flexibility well, with an array of complex string techniques. Loomis didn’t accomplish this all alone, though: he features an impressive roster of guest guitarists for solos as well, including Attila Vörös from Hungary (“Requiem For The Living”) and Tony MacAlpine from the U.S. (“The Ultimatum”), as well as ex-Megadeth members Marty Friedman (“Mercurial”) and Chris Poland (“Continuum Drift.”) Though most of the tracks are instrumental, he also invites guest vocals from Christine Rhoades (“Tragedy And Harmony” and “Chosen Time”) and Insahn (“Surrender”) to further punctuate the feeling.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Mono For My Parents

[Buy From RSR Online]
(Temporary Residence Records)
Mono is a band from Japan that has been experimenting with post- rock/instrumental rock since 1999.  Mono is made up of electronics, strings, chorus, a pianist, and a saxophonist.  This new album by Mono reminds me of a much calmer more fine tuned Explosions in the Sky. Not to get confused that they are any better or worse than Explosions.  Mono’s instruments are just timed more particularly then that of Explosions and other Instrumental bands.  They are precise with their execution and because of this great harmonization the band sounds like a Japanese symphony.  While listening to the album I felt myself placing Mono in either a symphony hall or in a grungy rock hall.  Mono has moved into a brighter territory of music that is uplifting with their triumphant climaxes.  Their eruption of noise is much more tamed then past albums.  While listening to the album I felt as though I was watching a Japanese War movie (in slow motion).  The guitars feel as though they are melting out of the speakers and pouring into my ears. The album makes for a musically emotional roller coaster.  The light guitar repetitions along with the bombastic drums erupts into an uplifting climax in every song which makes the album somewhat soundtrack like.  This would be a perfect album to listen to on a long train ride home.
[Reviewer: Kacie]

Porcelain Raft Strange Weekend

[Buy From RSR Online]
(Secretly Canadian)
Rome-born and NYC-based Mauro Remiddi is a composer, songwriter and musician: after a 2010 EP, this is the first full-length from his current project. Although his original band, Sunny Day Sets Fire, focused on indie-pop, Porcelain Raft is all about dreamy, atmospheric electropop. His warm, ethereal and lo-fi sound can be attributed to a combination of his wistful, echoed vocals with a varied, driving drum machine, bright-sounding acoustic/electric guitars and a generous helping of sensual synth. The end result sounds quite refreshingly natural, which isn’t an easy feat for an album based mainly on numerous electronic effects. My favorites include the twinkling opener “Drifting In And Out,” with a head-bobbing rhythm to complement the shimmering, descending synth notes. “Unless You Speak From Your Heart” takes a similar kind of drum pattern, with a greater focus on an easily memorable melody. Acoustic-based “Picture” is another unique standout, with the sunny guitar backed by a chunky hip-hop sounding beat.
[Reviewer: Mark]