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1st Of April 2011 Update (2 Reviews)

1st of April 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

REMINDER NOTE ABOUT SUNDAY APRIL 3: We will be closing at 5PM that day to help out with and attend the Dubey Family Benefit Show at Toad’s Place in New Haven.  Hope to see a bunch of you there too.

LPs & 12″s
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Aggrolites, The    “Rugged Road”
Amon Amarth    “Surtur Rising (PIC)”
Apache Dropout    “Apache Dropout (+ D/L)”
AppleHead    “Applehead De Applehead”
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti 2    “Doldrums (+ D/L Repress)”
Books, The    “Lost And Safe (2011 Remastered Deluxe Edition + D/L)”
Broken Bells    “Meyrin Fields EP (+ D/L)”
Buzzov*en    “Revelation: Sick Again (+ D/L)”
Coheed And Cambria    “The Second Stage Turbine Blad (Ltd. Ed. White Vinyl)”
Criminal Minds, The    “The Criminal Minds (T.C.M.)”
Dead Man’s Bones    “Dead Man’s Bones Featuring The Silverlake Conservatory Of Music Children’s Choir (+ D/L)”
Deep Sleep    “Turn Me Off”
Dew Scented     “Invocation (/500)”
Dropkick Murphys    “Going Out In Style (Deluxe Ed. 180 Gram + CD)”
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill    “The CLASHification Of Dub (/555)”
Eagles Of Death Metal    “Death By Sexy…”
Fiasco, Lupe    “Lasers “
Forever The Sickest Kids    “Forever The Sickest Kids”
Funkadelic    “Let’s Take It To The Stage (Reissue)”
Funkadelic    “Tales Of Kidd Funkadelic (Reissue)”
Government Warning    “No Moderation”
Guyana Punch Line    “Irritainment: Songs To Disturb The Comfortable, Songs To Comfort The Disturbed”
High Tension Wires    “Welcome New Machine (+ D/L)”
Homostupids    “Strawberry Orange Peach Banana”
Hot Water Music    “The New What Next”
Hurley, Michael, The Unholy Modal Rounders, Jeffrey Fredericks & The Clamtones    “Have Moicy! (180 Gram)”
Iceage    “New Brigade (Black Vinyl First Press /500)”
InnerPartySystem    “Never Be Content (Clear 2LP 180 Gram + D/L With Extras)”
Jaar, Nicolas    “A Time For Us / Mi Mujer”
Jesus And Mary Chain, The    “Send Me Away (Early Demos)”
Kills, The    “Blood Pressures (Ltd. Ed. Color + D/L)”
Lotus Eaters…    “Wurmwulv.”
Marijata    “This Is Marijata (Ghana – 1976)”
Maritime    “Human Hearts”
Master Musicians Of Bukkake    “Elogia De La Sombra (/1000)”
Mater Suspiria Vision    “Crack Witch”
Moon Duo    “Mazes (+ D/L)”
Mountain Goats, The    “All Eternals Deck (180 Gram + D/L)”
My Bloody Valentine    “Lost Tracks And Rare Cuts”
Naked On The Vague     “Twelve Dark Noons (+ D/L)”
Obits    “Moody, Standard And Poor (+ D/L)”
O’Brien, Conan & The Legally Prohibited Band    “Third Man Live 06-10-2010”
Owls    “Owls (Re-Issue + D/L)”
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart    “Belong (+ D/L)”
Peter Bjorn And John    “Gimme Some (+ D/L)”
Pixies    “Into The White: BBC Recordings From 1988 And 1989”
Prurient    “Rose Pillar (Book +11″ Record)”
Radiohead    “The King Of Limbs “
Rotten Sound    “Cursed”
Silversun Pickups    “Carnavas (Ltd. Ed. 2LP + 7″ + D/L)”
Silversun Pickups    “Pikul (Debut EP)”
Small Brown Bike    “Nail Yourself To The Ground”
Spaghetti, Eddie (Of Supersuckers)    “Sundowner (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Sparklehorse    “Good Morning Spider (180 Gram + D/L)”
Stooges, Iggy And The    “Raw Power Live: In The Hands Of The Fans”
Those Darlins    “Screws Get Loose (+ D/L)”
Various Artists    “This Comp Kills Fascists Volume 2 (Lack Of Interest, Noisear, Despise You, Triac, Voetsek…)”
VYGR    “Hypersleep (+ D/L)”
Yorn, Pete    “MusicForTheMorningAfter (10th Anniversary Reissue 180 Gram 2LP)”

Electronic 12″s
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Baobinga & Hyetal    “Anything For Now / Trouble”
Bibio    “Mind Bokeh (Deluxe Vinyl + D/L)”
Boddika    “You Tell Me / Breezin (#012)”
Cosmin TRG    “A Universal Crush (2×12″)”
Duffstep    “Getting To Sirius: Remix EP #3 (Falty DL…)”
Emalkay    “Fabrication / Massive”
Falty DL    “Mean Streets Part One (/500)”
Four Tet / Daphni (Caribou)    “Pinnacles / Ye Ye”
LOL    “LOL Part 2 / #LP002”
Lowtec    “Wonderkidd / Looser (#011)”
Modeselektor     “Monkey Flip (Feat. Nazizi & Abbas)”
Photek    “101 (Boddika Remix) / This City”
Scuba    “You Got Me / So You Think You’re Special”
Wagonchrist    “Tomorrow Wagon Christ (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”

10″s
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Mondo Generator    “III The EP (File Under: Queens Of The Stone Age)”
Gilmour, David (With David Bowie & Richard Wright)    “Arnold Layne (Dedicated To The Memory Of Syd Barrett)”

7″s
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Cripple Bastards / Looking For An Answer (6″)
Barricade
Coke Bust “Degredation”
Cold Stare “Fight Back”
Dow Jones & The Industrials “Can’t Stand… (Reissue)”
Ergs “Thrash”
Okkervil River “Wake And Be Fine…”
One Reason / Defiance, OH
Outlast “Take Control”
Poison Planet “Undermine…”
Shai Hulud “A Profound…”
Slobs “Look Busy…”
Supercluster “Paris Effect”
Swamp Thing
Sweet Tooth “Japanese Void”
Trust “Candy Walls”
Uzi Rash “Saw”

CDs
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Adams, Ryan & The Cardinals “III/IV”
Darkthrone “Total Death (2CD Reissue)”
Death “The Sound Of Perserverance (3CD Deluxe Reissue)”
Destruction “Day Of Reckoning”
Eat Sugar “Levantense!”
Forced Reality “Unheard”
Nadja “Sky Burial”
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart “Belong”
Radiohead “King Of Limbs”
Rotten Sound “Cursed”
Tape “Revelationes”
Tesseract “One”
Twin Shadow “Forget”
Various Artists “Tanzania & Zanzibar V3”

Zine
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Go For Broke #2

Reviews (2 Quick Ones By Rick)
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Iceage New Brigade LP
(DAIS020 /500 First Press on black vinyl – Second Press on not-black vinyl is already in the works.)
Originally released by Escho in Copenhagen this pressing by Dais includes two tracks not on that release.  They are good.  Honestly, all of these songs are great.  “Broken Bone” might have the catchiest hook of them all though I would never do myself the disservice of just playing that one track on repeat.  This whole record was on repeat for me for a few days upon first getting ahold of it.  It’s rock and roll in a minimal style with a dark slant.  It actually reminds me a bit of These New Puritans if they were to strip away all the excess. I’m going to throw this on right now – again.

Mater Suspiria Vision Crack Witch LP

(LT021 /300 on black vinyl & /200 on white vinyl)
Have you heard the whispers of witch house?  Have you already written it off as a flash in the pan?  Is the genre’s name too irksome for you to bother with?  Mater Suspiria Vision have been the most prolific band within this genre. Among the great bands with that label they might be the only that fully embraces it and does not work against it like some rebellious angsty tween-ager telling off their folk’s or teachers. “You can’t label me.  I’m a square peg and you’re trying to fit me in a round hole!”  Corny analogy, but you get it.  Slow down.  I wish this record was mastered at 45RPM so I could slow it down even further.  It is some serious mysticism.  Italian horror movie, reverb, delay, repeat, sample loving sounds from the depths.  (Aquarius Records did quite a comprehensive review here: http://www.aquariusrecords.org/.)

18th Of March 2011 Update (+ Reviews)

18th of March 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records
LPs & 12″s
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Armalite “Armalite”
Axelrod, David “Messiah (Re-Issue)”
Bender, John “Plaster Falling”
Bill Cosby & His Puddin’ Pops “The Passion Of The Pops”
Bradley, Charles “No Time For Dreaming”
Chalk Circle “Reflection (+ D/L)”
Cohen, Leonard “Dear Heather”
Crime Desire “Alone In A Dream (EDIC II)”
Defeater “Empty Days & Sleepless Nights”
Dodos “No Color (+ D/L)”
Elders “Blind Rage”
Eleventh Dream Day “Riot Now!”
Friedberger, Matt “Meet Me In Miramas”
German Measles, The “A German Joke Is No Laughing Matter”
Ghost Mice “Europe”
Holly, Buddy “Buddy Holly (+ CD)”
Jaar, Nicolas “Space Is Only Noise”
Little Richard “Here’s Little Richard (+ CD)”
Lungfish “Pass And Stow (+ D/L)”
Mascis, J. (Dinosaur Jr.) “Several Shades Of Why (+ D/L)”
Medication “This Town (Gold Version)”
Mindset “Live Set (Live At The Champion Ship, November 21, 2009)”
Miret, Roger And The Disasters “Gotta Get Up Now (+ D/L 180 Gram)”
Moore, Thurston “VDSQ – Solo Acoustic Volume Five”
Motorhead “Overkill (180 Gram Ltd. Ed. Coloured Vinyl 3xLP)”
Nirvana “Live In Melbourne (Fan Club Edition/Unofficial)”
No Innocent Victim “Flesh And Blood”
Pink Floyd “Careful With That Axe (Unofficial)”
Reach The Sky “So Far From Home”
Rilo Kiley “Take Offs And Landings (180 Gram + D/L)”
Ringers “Curses”
Rise Against “EndGame (/1000 Indie Exclusive Clear Vinyl Die-Cut Sleeve)”
Rival Schools “Pedals”
Scott-Heron, Gil “Pieces Of A Man (180 Gram)”
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “At Home With Screamin’ Jay Hawkins”
Screeching Weasel “First World Manifesto”
Silver Shampoo “Higher And Higher”
Soundtrack (MacDermot, Galt) “Cotton Goes To Harlem (Original Motion Picture Score)”
Soundtrack (The Cyrkle) “The Minx – Exactly What You Think She Is (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)”
Spiritualized “Pure Phase (180 Gram)”
Spiritualized “Lazer Guided Melodies (180 Gram)”
Strife “Truth Through Defiance: Unreleased And Rare Recordings”
Sylvers, Foster “Foster Sylvers”
Tape “Revelationes”
Throbbing Gristle “Second Annual Report”
Trembling Bells “The Constant Pageant”
Turbonegro “Apocalypse Dudes (Fan Club Edition)”
Various Artists “Cosmic Excursion: A Journey Into Deep Disco, Italo Electro & Proto-Techno”
Wipers “Silver Sail (Ltd. Ed.)”
Wipers “The Herd (Ltd. Ed.)”
Wolves & Thieves “11”
Wray, Link & The Wraymen “Link Wray & The Wraymen”
Electronic 12″s
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Addison Groove “Work It / Sexual”
Blake, James “Limit To Your Love [10″]”
DJ Madd / Matt-U “Arpz 3000 / Hidden”
Falty DL “Hip Love / Hip Love (Jamie Xx Remix)”
Funkystepz “Fuller / Hurricane Riddim”
Genetix “Hangin’ / Trigger Happy, Sci Tech”
KGB “Ghetto Blasta 2010”
L-Wiz “Straitjacket / 4.42 OZ”
Matt-U “Watchin’ U / Down With You, Magma”
MRK1 “Dirty Dubstep Music / Let Me Hear You”
Phaeleh “Falling”
TruTek “Crossrhodes / Mystery Machine (+CD)”
Untold “Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix) / I Can’t Stop This Feeling (Pangaea Remix) [10″]”
7″s
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Agnostic Front “That’s Life”
Masakari “Eden Compromised”
OSS “Demo”
Royal Monsters “Blackwater”
Violation “Possessed”
Word For Word “Courage”
CDs
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Belong “Common Era”
Hecker, Tim “Mirages”
Off! “First Four EPs”
Suicidal Tendencies “Lights, Camera, Revolution”
DVDs
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“A History Lesson Part 1: Punk Rock In Los Angeles 1984 (The Meat Puppets, Redd Kross, The Minutemen, Twisted Roots)”
“The Residents’ Talking Light Presents Randy’s Ghost Stories”
Books
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Burian, Al “Things…”
Earles, Andrew “Husker Du: The Story Of The Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock”
Ekeroth, Daniel “Swedish SensationsFilms: A Clandestine History Of Sex, Thrillers, And Kicker Cinema”
Reviews
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Converge Jane Doe LP/CD
Equal Vision 61 / Deathwish Inc 172
Converge was way ahead of the curve when Jane Doe was originally released. It debuted in September 2001 when the country was in a very fragile state, and took a new approach at what they had already mastered. Before Jane Doe, Converge released a few albums that had limited structure but were very thrashy and abrasive, with a few surprises here and there. This was a turning point for them, because they seem to focus more on the melody and structure as opposed to the sheer chaos their earlier albums had, and progress even further with each album after Jane Doe. Originally released on Equal Vision, Jane Doe sold out pretty quickly and became a very sought after record. It wasn’t until 2010 that it was given a reissue by Deathwish Inc, singer Jake Bannon’s label. The reissue came in a slew of different colors listed below, and comes in a gatefold jacket with a thick booklet that includes lyrics and artwork. This is a must for any fan of the genre. Get it while it’s still in print.
150 – Red / Gold Swirl
440 – Clear Gold
1305 – Clear Red
2000 – White
550 – Clear Gold / White Swirl
560 – Clear Green
[Reviewer: Sean]

Crime Desire Alone In A Dream 12″EP
Gravity / Life’s A Rape Records
Crime Desire is a 3-piece band from California who play straight forward riff-driven hardcore punk. These guys have a bunch of records out (of print) at thispoint and this newest ep is complete with the staple gruff vocals & steady drum beat which you’ve come to expect, but then there are parts that make this unpredictable; guest vocals by Gitane Demone (Christian Death) & her daughter come in with wails, shrieks and muffled background noise. I like where this was headed and wish it was longer than just the 5 songs presented. I’m also really happy that in the year 2011, there is boundary pushing artsy hardcore worthy to be at least partially brought to us by the same label that gave us Heroin, Antioch Arrow, & Angel Hair. (FFO: Black Flag, F#cked Up, Failures)
[Reviewer: Josh]
Davila 666 Tan Bajo LP/CD
In The Red (ITR204)
Those devoted to any sect of garage, from the 60s to now, will be sure to appreciate what Puerto Rican rockers Davila 666 are doing on their latest album, “Tan Bajo” (“So Low”). This album rips from start to finish. After a brief opening track bearing the same name as the album, Davila 666 launch straight into “Obsesionao,” a song whose opening riff seems to have been lifted straight from some badass 60s spy film or like it could be a secret agent’s theme. “Noche De Terror” and “Patitas” are awesomely raucous party jams, while the band shows they can be tender, too, on “Yo Seria Otro,” one of their slower tunes. Overall, this album is really stellar, with no weak points to be found throughout its 14 tracks. And while yes, it is sung entirely in Spanish, language is certainly not a barrier to enjoyment here—you’ll probably even find yourself singing along.
[Reviewer: Caren]
Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only Noise LP/CD
Circus Company (CCS055)
Downtempo electronic music is the most concise way to describe this. Beyond that, the album runs a wide breadth from Arthur Russel styled weird folkish songs to trip-hop influenced head bobbers to ambient mood pieces. The instrumentation beyond the electronic base is quite varied. It’s a somber virtuous record and even further impressive considering Nicolas is a junior in college right now.
[Reviewer: Rick]

Vaccine Crimes in Blood 5”
Painkiller Records 033
Vaccine is a power-violence band from Massachusetts featuring members of Think I Care, Relics, Failures and Ampere. This 5” marks their third release and is about 2 minutes long. This record proves that a lot can be done and said in a very short amount of time. It’s 5 songs with topics ranging from political scum, to animal rights, to the BP oil spill, and it doesn’t slow down at all. It keeps up a fast and brutal pace for the entire release. My only gripe with this band is that all their releases are over in just a couple minutes. I know that demos are just supposed to give you a taste of the band, but I want more. Fingers crossed for an LP to come out soon.
[Reviewer: Sean]

11th of March 2011 Update

11th Of March 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records
Quick update about Record Store Day: Holy crap, it is fastly approaching.  I know it’s still a good month and 5 days away, but we’re already deep into preperations. Orders have gone out (more to come).  We’re organizing some great give-aways for the goodie bags (so you’re not just stuck with a bunch of promo material – last year was admittedly lackluster on that front and the reason we’re being pro-active about it ourselves.).  So, yea, get psyched! Don’t forget, our 4 Year Anniversary is on April 12th and it marks the beginning of the week long sale (20% Off Everything) and then Saturday, April 16th is Record Store Day (special hours that day only = 10AM-10PM).
(Reviews at the bottom. One by Rick.  Two by Josh.  None by Sean [SLACKER!].)
LPs & 12″s
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Akita / Gustafsson / O’Rourke    “One Bird Two Bird”
All Teeth    “Young Love”
Anchor    “The Singles Collected”
Baton Rouge    “Fragments D’Eux Memes”
Citizen Fish    “Goods”
Combat Wounded Veteran    “This Is Not An Erect, All-Red Neon Body (+ D/L)”
Cro-Mags    “The Age Of Quarrel (Deluxe Reissue Ltd. Ed. +3 Bonus Tracks)”
Cut/Copy    “Zonoscope (2LP)”
D. Charles Speer    “Arghiledes”
Eternal Tapestry    “Beyond The 4th Door”
Grails    “Deep Politics”
Handguns    “Don’t Bite Your Tongue (+ D/L)”
Hot Water Music    “Live At The Hardback “
Lykke Li    “Wounded Rhymes”
Mi Ami    “Dolphins”
Most Precious Blood     “DNR”
Mountain Man    “Grief (Ltd. Ed. Color)”
Parts & Labor    “Constant Future”
Patton, Charley    “Founder Of The Delta Blues (180 Gram Ltd. Ed.)”
Psychedelic Aliens, The     “The Psychedelic Aliens: Psycho African Beat Ghana 1969-1971”
R.E.M.    “Collapse Into Now “
Red Hot Chili Peppers    “Mother’s Milk (Ltd. Ed. 180 Gram Reissue)”
Soundtrack    “The Social Network (Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross)”
Soundtrack    “Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party (Remastered + Bonus Tracks)”
Steinways, The    “Promise It’ll Never Happen Again”
Tegan And Sara    “So Jealous”
Twilight Singers    “Dynamite Steps (+ D/L)”
Until Your Heart Stops    “Errors”
Various Artists    “Berlin Super 80: Music Underground West Berlin 1978-1984”
X One Way X    “X One Way X (+ CDR)”
Electronic 12″s
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1000 Names    “Before Sunrise”
Kryptic Minds    “Can’t Sleep (Feat. Alys Be)”
Motor City Drum Ensemble    “1206-1207 (2×12″)”
Mount Kimbie    “Remix”
10″s
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Blake, James    “Limit To Your Love”
For The Worse    “For The Good For The Bad”
7″s
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Black Moth Super Rainbow “Zodiac Girls”
Brain Killer
Cold World / Strength For A Reason
Confines “Withdrawn”
Cross Rage
Culo “Toxic Vision”
End Of A Year
Fy Fan
Hot Water Music “#5”
Manipulation “2011”
Minus “Hard Feelings”
Naysayer “Down But Not Out”
Night Birds “Midnight Movies”
Nightlands “All The Way”
Nothing To Nothing “To…”
Poison Planet “Undermine”
Ritual “Kissing Pavement”
Rvivr “Derailer”
Small Black “Photojournalist”
Stop Breathing
Stripmines “Sympathy”
Violation “Possessed”
Wisdom In Chains “Pocono”
Wolf People “Silbury Sands”
Young Widows “Future Heart”
CDs
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Animals As Leaders
Children Of Bodom “Relentless Reckless (+ DVD)”
Hecker, Tim “Ravedeath, 1972”
Jaar, Nicholas “Space Is Only…”
Mamiffer “Mare Decen…”
Portal “Swarth” (Back in stock!)
Raekwon “Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang”
Reviews
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Cro-Mags The Age Of Quarrel LP 
(Deluxe Reissue Ltd. Ed. +3 Bonus Tracks) Mightier Than Sword Records
The Cro Mags changed the face of hardcore forever by perfectly fusing elements of hardcore with thrash-metal, inspiring thousands of bands who couldn’t hold a candle to the original. Singer-turned-author John Joseph’s lyrics are urgent, “I know there must be more than the struggle and strife Cause I’m looking for the answers and I need a clue Cause my mind’s so disturbed now what do I do?”.The Age Of Quarrel is a NYHC classic originally released in 1986 and arguably one of the most important hardcore albums of all time. This limited edition remastered 180 gram pressing comes as a gatefold and features three bonus demo tracks from 1984. 100 solid black, 400 clear red/solid black swirl, and 500 clear red = ONLY 1,000 PRESSED! (FFO: Bad Brains, Motorhead, Agnostic Front)[Reviewer: Josh]
Ritual Kissing Pavement 7″
Reflections Records
This two song single is a great introduction to Germany’s Ritual. These guys play emotional hardcore punk with gruffly screamed lyrics. Through the songs & six photograph booklet, “Kissing Pavement” seems to be a concept of sorts showing the balance between natural & urban elements. Limited to 500 copies. (FFO: Modern Life Is War, Burning Love, Blacklisted) [Reviewer: Josh]
Teams vs. Star Slinger Teams vs. Star Slinger LP
(Ltd. Ed. + D/L /2000) Mexican Summer Records
Star Slinger [UK] has been busy these last months making a name by dropping remix after remix.  As you might expect with such a deluge of material, none of it really stood out to me.  A lot of it good and some not really hitting me, it all gets lost in itself. Those aren’t physical releases though (with probable reason).  This release with Teams (the US counterpart who I’m honestly not familiar with beyond this) is a physical release. It’s three songs per side of a 12″ record (2×3=6 total). It’s not enough.  I keep looking for the second LP to put on so I can hear six more.  It doesn’t exist.  I end up playing it from the beginning again and loving it over and over (which is entirely appropriate – read on).  So, what Teams and Star Slinger do here is take some solid soul classics and some more recent R&B and run them up full of loops and drum hits and edits. Not exactly full on remixes and not what would classically be called a blend (but perhaps closer to that).  It retains the soul and impact of the original songs and drops them in a glitch-hop processor.  Head bobbing panty dropping jams (loving it over and over again, y’ dig?). [Reviewer: Rick]

4th Of March 2011 Update (1 Review)

4th of March 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
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Action Beat    “Beatings”
Ambarchi, Oren / Jim O’Rourke / Keiji Haino    “In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One There Is No Need For A Subject”
Asobi Seksu    “Flourescence “
Beans    “End It All (/1000 + D/L)”
Black Sheep    “A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing”
Black Moth Super Rainbow    “Don’t You Want To Be In A Cult (PIC DISC)”
Borbetomagus    “The Rape Of Atlanta”
Clockcleaner    “Nevermind”
Cohen, Tim    “Tim Cohen’s Magic Trick (+ D/L)”
Comecon    “Megatrends In Brutality (/500)”
Crass    “Feeding Of The 5,000”
Crass    “Penis Envy”
Cuticle    “Confectioner Beats”
Deltron 3030    “Deltron 3030”
Drive Like Jehu    “Drive Like Jehu”
Drudkh    “Autumn Aurora (+ D/L)”
Fahey, John    “Blind Joe Death”
Faun Fables    “Light Of A Vaster Dark”
Feist     “Let It Die”
Fry, Mark    “Dreaming With Alice (180 Gram)”
Gilberto, Joao    “O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor (180 Gram + CD)”
Go Team    “Rolling Blackouts”
Harvey, P.J.    “Let England Shake”
Hecker, Tim    “Ravedeath, 1972”
Johannsson, Johann    “Virdulegu Forsetar”
Karpinski, Allen    “VDSQ – Solo Acoustic Volume Six”
Kurt Vile    “Smoke Ring For My Halo (+ D/L)”
Lenoir, J.B.    “Natural Man (180 Gram)”
Leo, Ted And The Pharmacists    “Living With The Living”
Low Beam    “Charge Of The Light Brigade (White Vinyl)”
Lucero    “The Attic Tapes”
Melchior, Dan    “Assemblage Blues (+ D/L)”
Mind Spiders    “Mind Spiders (+ D/L)”
Minerva, Maria    “Noble Savage”
Minott, Sugar    “Sheriff John Brown”
Nagual (Ron Trent)    “Core 1993 – I Feel The Rhythm “
Papercuts    “Fading Parade”
Pentagram    “Be Forewarned (/700; Remastered At 45RPM)”
Pheromoans, The    “It Still Rankles “
Psyclones    “Different Thinking People (Ltd. Ed. /500)”
Rabbits    “Lower Forms “
Red Sparowes    “Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red Sun”
Royal Thunder    “Royal Thunder”
Saddest Landscape, The    “You Will Not Survive”
Scott-Heron, Gil And Jamie Xx    “We’re New Here (+D/L)”
Scott-Heron, Gil And Jamie Xx    “We’re New Here [Deluxe Box Limited Edition] (+D/L)”
Six Organs Of Admittance    “Asleep On The Floodplain”
Sloath    “Sloath”
Spalding, Esperanza    “Chamber Music Society”
Speed Dealer Moms     “Speed Dealer Moms” (Aaron Funk/Venetian Snares & John Frusciante & Some Other Guy Too)
Various Artists    “Acid Rumba: Spanish Gypsy Grooves 1969-1976 (Psych-Funk-Soul Rumba/Flamenco-Rock)”
Various Artists    “Those Shocking Shaking Days 1970-1978: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock And Funk”
Various Artists    “Busted At Oz: 30th Anniversary Limited Edition”
Various Artists    “Brazil Bossa Beat! Bossa Nova And The Story Of Elenco Records, Brazil”
Various Artists    “Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia And Descarga Sound Of Colombia 1962-72”
Various Artists    “Casual Victim Pile II (Rayon Beach, Crisis Hotlines, OBN III’s, Hatchet Wound,…)”
Various Artists    “Under The Covers Volume 2: A Tribute To Paul Collins, Peter Case, And Jack Lee”
Warpig    “Warpig”
Willette, Baby Face    “Face To Face (180 Gram)”

Electronic 12″s & LPs
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Bare / DJ Silver    “Haterz / Player Haterz Ball”
Blake, James    “The Bells Sketch”
Breakage    “Fighting Fire (Feat. Jess Mills)”
Caspa    “Terminator (Trolley Snatcha Remix) / Marmite (Doctor P Remix)”
Coma    “Famous”
Creep    “Days (PIC)”
Daedeuls    “Meanwhile…”
Freeze & LX One / SP:MC & Youngsta    “Foreseen / Unidentified”
Genetix    “Squid Attack”
Ikonika / Optimum    “Aqueous Cream / Ampersand”
Instra:Mental / Von D & Riskotheque    “Voyeur / Like A Bird”
Magnetic Man    “Getting Nowhere”
Maximillion Dunbar    “Cool Water (2×12″)”
Peverelist & Hyetal    “The Hum / Rrrr”
Rainbow Arabia    “Boys And Diamonds (+ CD)”
SCB (Scuba)    “Hard Boiled / Hard Boiled VIP”
Shackleton    “Man On A String Part 1 And 2/Bastard Spirit”
Siriusmo    “Mosaik”
Stateless    “Matilda (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Wolfram    “Fireworks (Featuring Hercules & Love Affair)”
Zarate, Morgan    “Hookid”

10″s
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Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo Gang    “Island Brothers”

7″s
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Baths “Nothing / Nightly, Daily”
Cohen, Tim “Bad Blood (2×7″)”
Fingers, The “Isolation / Wanna Go, Work It”
Liquor Store “Free Pizza / Trash Sandwich”
Prefab Messiahs, The “Franz Kafka”
Pink Reason “Desperate Living EP”
Reducers, The With Mark Mulcahy “My Problem”
Wild Nothing “Summer Holiday”

CDs
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Above Below “Two Sides”
Banjo Or Freakout “Banjo Or Freakout”
Brazen Hussy “Guide To The Galaxy”
Crass “Penis Envy (Deluxe Reissue)”
Dalek “Untitled (Latitudes Series)”
Dan & Liz “Radio Waves”
Death (Metal) “TSOP (2xCD Deluxe Reissue)”
Diplo “Chasing The Dragon”
Fatal Film “Thrill’r”
Frostmoon Eclipse “End Stands…”
Get Haunted “Falling Stars”
Gone For Good “Ride To Nowhere”
Gouette, Matt “Emilene At The Moon Tower”
Grayceon “All We Destroy”
Hooded Menace “Never Cross The Dead” (Now In A Jewel Case)
Kurt Vile “Smoke Ring For My Halo”
Low Beam “Charge Of The Light Brigade”
Most Precious Blood “Merciless”
Nadja “Bodycage”
Natural Fathers “I Was Born”
Parasytic “Poison Minds”
Praxis “Profanation”
Secret, The “Disintoxication”
Straight To VHS
SubRosa “No Help For The Mighty”
Tokyo Police Club “Lesson In Crime EP”
Various Artists “Bossa Nova Beat!”
Various Artists “Cartagena!”
Various Artists “The Long Hundred (2CD)”
Various Artists “Towers Of New London Vol. 3”
Various Artists “Towers Of New London Vol. 4 (2CD)”
Various Artists “Powers”
Watt, Mike “Hyphenated-Man”

DVD
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“Lemmy Kilmster: 49% Motherf….”

Book
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“Ain’t No Grave: The Life And Legacy Of Brother Claude Ely (+ CD)” By Macel Ely II, Ph.D.

1 Review 

(Josh And Sean were sick this week – they’re better now so I’ll push for a couple each from them next week. -Rick)
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Creep Days 12″ (YT053)
This track might have originally found an audience with the barage of witch house tracks that came with the inception of the genre title.  This is way too upbeat to dwell solely in those confines, however.  It’s a solid dance single with a completely interesting intro track and a couple solid remixes by Deadboy and Azari & III on the B side. They even have a video made by half of Fischerspooner (fittingly methinks).  Definitely leaning towards the house half of the witchy stable this project brainchild of the DJ Lauren Flax is the brightest black star under the blood moon (and feel free to add diametrically opposed light/dark descriptions).
[Reviewer: Rick]

25th Of February 2011 Update (Reviews!)

25th of February 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

Reviews on the bottom!

LPs & 12″s
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Adicts, The    “Sound Of Music (180 Gram)”
Bananas, The    “A Slippery Subject”
Bikini Kill    “Bikini Kill (Repress; + D/L)”
Chixdiggit!    “Safeways Here We Come”
Crowbar    “Sever The Wicked Hand (Ltd. Ed. 180 Gram 2LP)”
D.Y.S.    “Brotherhood”
Danava / Earthless / Lecherous Gaze    “Danava / Earthless / Lecherous Gaze (+ D/L /750)”
Dead Moon    “Dead Moon Night”
Deaf Center    “Owl Splinters (+ CD)”
Detroit Cobras, The    “Tied & True (PIC LP)”
Dismemberment Plan, The    “Emergency & I (+ D/L)”
Folded Shirt    “Folded Shirt (F/S)”
Fucking Wrath, The    “Terra Fire”
Ghost    “Opus Eponymous”
Gnaw    “This Face (+ D/L)”
Haack, Bruce “Farad” (Back In Stock)
Hated Youth / Roach Motel    “Hated Youth / Roach Motel”
Hold Steady, The    “Boys And Girls In America “
Instigators    “Live In Berlin (Recorded Live In Berlin)”
Iron Chic    “Not Like This”
King Khan & His Shrines    “Three Hairs And You’re Mine”
Libyans    “Discography”
Mamiffer / House Of Low Culture    “House Of Low Culture / Mamiffer (/500)”
Manifest Destiny    “Manifest Destiny”
Melvins    “Boris The Pervert”
Mercyful Fate    “Don’t Break The Oath (Reissue 180 Gram)”
Minott, Sugar    “Sheriff John Brown”
Napalm Death    “Utopia Banished (Reissue)”
No Statik    “We All Die In The End”
PJ Harvey    “To Bring You My Love (Import: Holland)”
PJ Harvey & John Parish    “A Woman A Man Walked By (Ltd. Ed. 180 Gram + D/L)”
Plant, Robert / Kraus, Alison     “Raising Sand (Robert Plant | Alison Kraus)”
Rage Against The Machine    “Evil Empire (180 Gram)”
Shellac    “At Action Park”
Skitkids    “Besoket Vid Krubban”
Skull Defekts, The    “Peer Amid”
Social Spit    “There’s No Place Like Home”
Soldiers Of Fortune    “Ball Strenth (Ltd. Ed. + D/L /1000)”
Teams Vs. Star Slinger    “Teams Vs. Star Slinger (Ltd. Ed. + D/L /2000)”
Throbbing Gristle    “20 Jazz Funk Greats (Reissue)” (The ones I got of this have a bent corner = Reduced Price/Cheap)
Toots & The Maytals    “Pressure Drop”
Turner, Frank    “Love, Ire & Song”
Turner, Frank    “Poetry Of The Deed (+ D/L)”
Various Artists    “West Indies Funk (2LP)”
Von Oswald, Moritz Trio    “Horizontal Structures”
Warpaint    “Shadows / Undertow (Javelin Remix)”
Warsaw (Joy Division)    “Warsaw (DMM Cutting; + Bonus Tracks)”
Wollard, Chris & The Ship Thieves    “Chris Wollard And The Ship Thieves (+ D/L)”
Xasthur    “Portal Of Sorrow (+ D/L /2000)”
Zombi     “Twilight Sentinel”

Hip-Hop LPs & 12″s
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Big L    “Return Of The Devils Son (First Time Ever On Vinyl)”
J Dilla    “Ruff Draft Instrumentals”
Lau, Eric    “Quadrivium (Ltd. Ed. 20 Track LP From Eric Lau)”
Talib Kweli      “Gutter Rainbows (Multi-Color Vinyl)”

Electronic LPs & 12″s
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Daedeuls    “Meanwhile…”
Rainbow Arabia    “Boys And Diamonds (+ CD)”
Stateless    “Matilda (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Zarate, Morgan    “Hookid”

7″s
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Big Eyes “Prefer…”
Big Soda “Paper…”
Buyer’s Remorse “A Thorough Analysis”
Culo “Toxic Vision”
Deathrats
Electric Voyage “Flight”
Incendiary / Suburban Scum
Iron Boots “Weight Of…”
Merdoso “In Silence”
Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Where’d You Go”
Miles Away “Memory”
New Found Glory “Don’t Let…”
Nothing To Nothing “To…”
Not Sorry “Our Choices”
OBN III’s “Now Way To Rock’N’Roll”
Outer Limit Recordings “$20 Bill”
Ritual “Kissing Pavement”
Sagan, Carl “A Glorious Dawn”
Sandwitches, The “Summer Of Love”
School Jerks
Simple Circuit “Boarded Up House”
Sinaloa / Catena Collapse
Social Spit “Psycho Ward”
Stick Together “No More Games”
Talk Is Poison “Rage To…”
These New Puritans “Swords Of Truth”
White, Jack “Fly Farm Blues”
Wollard, Chris & The Ship Theives

CDs
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Demdike Stare “Tryptych (3xCD)”
How To Dress Well “Love Remains”
Madlib “Medicine Show #11: Lowbudget High…”
PJ Harvey “Let England Shake”
Red House Painters “Retrospective”
Saint Vitus “Mournful Cries”
Saint Vitus “Heavier Than Thou”
Scott-Heron, Gil & Jamie xx “We’re New Here”
Silkie “City Limits Vol. 1”
White Hills “White Hills”

Cassette Tapes
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Caboladies / OneOhTrix Point Never
Ettinger, Dylan
Fresh Coats “A Train Wreck Named Desire”
Harmonizer
Holter, Julia
Hubble
Lust For Youth
Pulse Emitter
Seeno, Ken
Wanda Group
Waxahatchee / Chris Clavin

Back-Patches (Yea, we got some more finally.)
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Crass
Discharge
Gauze
Nausea
Wolfbrigade

REVIEWS
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Deathrats Deathrats 
7″ (To Live A Lie)
 Deathrats is a female-fronted crusty hardcore band from DC, featuring members of His Hero Is Gone. This release includes 6 chaotic songs spitting pissed off lyrics about feminism and shitty attitudes. Originally recorded in 2009 but finally given a proper release this year, this 7″ is selling out fast. Get it while you can!
[Reviewer: Sean]

NNA TAPES (3 Reviews In One – In 3 Parts, Ha!)

 The quoted sections are summaries taken directly off of the NNA Tapes blog (there are also audio samples of everything there). All of these and more NNA Tapes can be found at the shop.
NNA006: Caboladies / Oneohtrix Point Never (split) c30
“This split unfolds as a singular and flowing journey. Caboladies reaches out to solar gods above while Oneohtrix Point Never wanders through the arid deserts of the mind and heart.”
The Caboladies side starts entirely tribal – like a fire ritual fueled by woodwinds (from the future?).  The pulse settles down and the percussive sounds disappear to leave you floating on the synths left behind. Blasts of noise intermittently enter beneath the created sound wall while synth stabs/bleeps/bloops/lazers enter above and then all retreat to a distance (though not completely).
The OneOhTrix Point Never side can definitely seen as a continuation to this release, but truthfully I found it to be its own animal.  His (0PN) reputation precedes him.  Search for reviews on “Returnal” and be barraged with results of praise.  His contribution here eclipses much of that release (“Returnal”) for me. Melodies upon melodies interspersed with spine tingling tones.

NNA007: Harmonizer (s/t) c30

“Harmonizer is the new duo of Burlington, Vermont residents Greg Davis (Kranky, Carpark, Autumn Records) and Toby Aronson (NNA Tapes, RATS COPS). Future world sample-driven electronic synthesis, heavy rhythms, and total harmonizer worship.”
True to the name (and the summary above), this brings the harmonizer worship.  Hypnotic flowing with stabs of melody and ethereal voices.  The second side will wake you up with a drum break and bagpipe samples – while still being totally hypnotic.  Walk on the clouds and dip your head in the electrified rain (excuse that nonsensical hyperbole).

NNA017: Lust For Youth “Bodies In Barrels” c23

“Swedish duo Lust For Youth produce two sides of barren serenity, settled in a thick, gaseous haze of industrial pollution. Beds of distant synth melodies wander through bleak noise textures and rhythms.”
Drones, yes.  Lust for Youth brings us an edge – crunch.  Dissonance.  Industrial drone, perhaps, but not like Delirium by any stretch; no new age spacey music.  Dwell in the dark corners and rest in melancholy.
[Reviewer: Rick]

Stick Together No More Games

7″ (BackToBack002)

Stick Together is a positive straight edge hardcore band from Wilkes-Barre, PA. Features members of War Hungry and Force Fed. They remind me a lot of Fired Up,  I would say this would also appeal to dudes into Lockin’ Out Records stuff. Tight release.
[Reviewer: Josh]