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26th of May Update & Review (CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY)

26th Of May 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records
Note 2: There will be even more showing up on Friday, but that will have to be on next week’s update. Beat the update and check in at the store yourself (we get deliveries every weekday so really this goes for every weekday.)
Note 3: This is a day early (and with only one review by Sean) because both Josh and Rick will be attending Maryland Death Fest for the next few days. Sean will be at the shop for the weekend. Business as usual. The twitter account will probably have a lot of MDF related things for the weekend (and perhaps the blog and facebook as well – we pollute the internet daily).
LPs & 12″s
Animal Collective (Avey Tare & Panda Bear) “Spirit They’re Gone Spirit They’ve Vanished (180 Gram Ltd. Ed. DMM Remastered)”
Atomic Bitchwax, The (TAB) “The Local Fuzz”
Bachelorette “Bachelorette”
Batillus “Furnace”
Battles “Ice Cream (Featuring Matias Aguayo)”
Black Flag “TV Party (12″)”
Black Tusk “Passage Through Purgatory (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl)”
Born Without Bones “Say Hello”
Celestial “Desolate North”
Chinese Telephones “Democracy”
Chinese Telephones “Chinese Telephones”
Church Of Misery “Vol. 1”
Coliseum / Burning Love “Coliseum / Burning Love: Live At The Atlantic: Volume Four”
Credentials “Goocher”
Crippled Black Phoenix “The Resurrectionists”
Crippled Black Phoenix “Night Raider”
Damned, The “Damned From the Start (Demos 1979-80; Finsbury Park 19860727)(Unofficial)”
DangerDoom “The Mouse And The Mask”
Ear Pwr “EAR PWR (+ D/L)”
Felice Brothers, The “Celebration, Florida”
Foo Fighters “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace”
Gun Club, The “Fire Of Love”
Haemorrhage “Hospital Carnage”
Hook, Peter And The Light (Joy Division) “Unknown Pleasures – Live In Australia (Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 25.9.2010)”
Human Eye “They Came From The Sky (+ D/L)”
Integrity “Detonate World’s Plague (PRE-ORDER PACKAGE! LP+CD+Patch+Sticker)”
Jesus And Mary Chain, The “Automatic (180 Gram)”
King Diamond “The Graveyard (Remastered By Andy LaRocque Ltd. Ed. Coloured Vinyl – 500 Handnumbered)”
King Diamond “The Spider’s Lullabye (Remastered By Andy LaRocque Ltd. Ed. Coloured Vinyl – 500 Handnumbered)”
Men, The “Leave Home (+ D/L)”
Menuck, Efrim Manuel “Efrim Manuel Menuck Plays “High Gospel” (+ Poster + CD)”
Mount Eerie “Song Islands Vol. 2: Collected Rarities And Singles (+ D/L)”
O’Neil, Tara Jane / Nikaido Kazumi “Tara Jane Oneil / Nikaido Kazumi”
Primal Scream “Vanishing Point (180 Gram)”
PS Eliot “Sadie”
Rvivr “The Joester Sessions 08-11”
Scientists “This Is My Happy Hour (Birth Of The Scientists)”
She Wants Revenge “Valleyheart (+ D/L)”
Soul Swallower “Devoured”
Spiritualized “Amazing Grace (3×12″ Box Set)”
Teenage Fanclub “Thirteen”
Tobin, Amon “Isam (+ D/L)”
TV On The Radio “Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes”
Various Artists “Down And Out In Toronto & Montreal”
Witches “Forever”
Yuppicide “Dead Man Walking (Remastered)”
Zombi “Escape Velocity (180 Gram or Color)” (This is sold out at Relapse [the label that released it] so this is probably the last time we’ll get this in.)
Esplendor Geometrico “Re-Pulsion (Ltd. Ed. /500)”
1994! “Most…”
Basemint “Retro”
Bush Tetras “Too Many…”
Choke Up “Spent”
Christmas Island / Meth Teeth
Cock Sparrer “Spirit Of ’76 (PIC)”
Deftones “Rocket Skates”
Green & Wood “Light Of Lune / Siren”
Hot Water Music / Bouncing Souls
Leather Sterile
Mind Eraser/Iron Lung/Hatred Surge/Scapegoat “Brutal Supremacy (2×7″)”
Mixtapes “Hope Is For People”
Power “Death Haunts”
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. (Ex-Poison Idea)
Soul Search “Intolerable Weight”
Wooden Wand “Circle…”
Anaal Nathrakh “Passion…”
Demonaz (Of Immortal) “March Of The Norse…”
Gappy Ranks “Put The Stero…”
Haemorrhage “Hospital Carnage”
Hecker (Florian) “Speculative Solution (CD/Book Box)”
Integrity “Detonate World’s Plague”
Ipsissimus “The Way Of Descent” (CT Black Metal debut on Metal Blade!)
Messe Noir “Mandal – Gate Of The Calling” (Also CT Black Metal, this on Natas Prod.)
Various Artists “Japan Koto & Shamisen…”
Zombi “Escape Velocity”
Iron Lung / Mind Eraser / Hatred Surge / Scapegoat 
Brutal Supremacy 2×7” 
(our copies are actually on black vinyl)
 (Painkiller Records)
Brutal Supremacy is a double 7” compilation that showcases the works of Iron Lung, Scapegoat, Mind Eraser, and Hatred Surge. All of these bands play a similar type of fast and brutal (as stated in the title) hardcore, but each with a very unique sound. When I first saw the cover of this I instantly thought of the “Reality #1 #2 #3” compilations, which offer a similar batch of bands. If you’re into this genre of hardcore, this compilation will not disappoint. As an added piece of bait, the singer (Rahi) for (now defunct band) Insect Warfare has joined the roster of Hatred Surge (following the departure of one of their singers, Faiza).
[Reviewer: Sean]

20th Of May 2011 Update

20th of May 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records
LPs & 12″s
Acephalix “Interminable Night”
Against Me! “Total Clarity”
Baldwin, Matt “Night In The Triangle”
Barn Owl “From Out Moths A Perpetual Light”
Bee Mask “Canzoni Dal Laboratorio Del Silenzio Cosmico”
Bible, Jeremy & Jason Henry “Vryashn”
Black Order “Electropolis #5 (One Base, Precious Beast, Lost Afternoon)”
Blank Dogs “Collected By Itself: 2006-2009 (+ D/L)”
Boys Next Door “What’s The Storey? Live At Storey Hall RMIT Melbourne Australia December 21 1978”
Cantu-Ledesma, Jefre “Shining Skull Breath”
Clap “Have You Reached Yet?”
Coffey, Dennis “Dennis Coffey”
Colourmusic “My ________ Is Pink (+ D/L)”
Darkest Hour “The Human Romance (+ D/L)”
D’Eon // Grimes “Darkbloom”
Dietrich, Don / Ben Hall “Spitfire”
Dinner At The Thompson’s “Off The Grid”
Dream Syndicate, The “The Days Of Wine And Roses (180 Gram)”
Eno, Brian “Before And After Science (Import)”
Fair, Jad “Beautiful Songs: The Best Of The Best Of Jad Fair (+ D/L For 109 Smash Hits)”
Fell, Mark “Manitutshu*”
Iceage “New Brigade (2nd Pressing On Dais)”
Jesus And Mary Chain, The “The Complete John Peel Sessions”
Jesus And Mary Chain, The “Honey’s Dead (180 Gram)”
Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds “Gorilla Rose (+ D/L)”
Levy, Barrington “Bounty Hunter”
Love Inks “E.S.P.”
McGuire, Mark “VDSQ – Solo Acoustic Volume Two”
Moore, Thurston “Demolished Thoughts (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl + D/L)”
Neud Photo “Open-Air Cinema”
Nilson, BJ “Vinyl”
No Problem “And Now This”
Nodzzz “Innings”
Obnox “I’m Bleeding Now”
Pearl Jam “Live At Melbourne Park Australia March 5 1998 (Show #126)”
Pink Reason “Sh!t In The Garden (+ D/L)”
Reinhardt, Jonas “Music For The Tactile Dome”
Rubble “The Farewell Drugs (+ D/L)”
Vampire Weekend “White Sky”
Various Artists “Bustin’ Out 1984: New Wave To New Beat Volume 4 (Cabaret Voltaire, Front 242, Dub Syndicate, Skinny Puppy…)”
Various Artists “Nigeria 70: Sweet Times (Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos)”
Wet Hair “In Vogue Spirit”
Hip-Hop LPs & 12″s
Atmosphere “The Family Sign (Clear Vinyl + D/L)”
Celph Titled & Buckwild “Ninteen Ninety Now: The Instrumentals (+ Bonus Beats)”
Madlib “Beat Konducta Vol. 3: In India”
Zavala “The Dark Time Sunshine Vessel Instrumentals (Ltd. Ed. White Vinyl)”
Electronic LPs & 12″s
Africa HiTech “93 Million Miles (3xLP + D/L)”
Aquarius Heaven “7 Days”
Black Van “Moments Of Excellence (Feat. Holy Ghost! / Aeroplane Remix)”
Boxcutter “The Dissolve (+ D/L)”
Daedelus “Bespoke (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Fidan, Tolga “We’re Strangers Now”
Forrest, Jason “The Everything”
Hyetal “Broadcast (2×12″)”
J:Kenzo “The Roteks / Protected”
Kitbuilders “You Trashed My Mind”
Kolombo “Waiting For / Rescue Me / Waiting For (Michael Mayer Mix)”
Laid Back Vs. Soul Clap “Cocaine Cool / The Soul Clap Remixes / Bakerman Soul Clap Edit / Instrumental Mix”
LCD Soundsystem “London Sessions”
Mark E “Stone Breaker”
Tejada, John “Unstable Condition / The Living Night”
Banana Splits, The “The Tra La La Song”
Burning Love “Don’t Ever…”
Foundation “At Your Mercy”
Johnson, Syl “Myth 45s (5×7″ Box)”
Sleep∞Over “Casual Diamond”
Title Fight “Flood Of ’72”
Weekend “End Times”
White Fence “Harness / The Pool”
A Storm Of Light “As The Valley Of Death…”
Africa HiTech “93 Million Miles”
Allen, Tony “Afro Disco (2xCD)”
Across Tundras “Sage”
Against Me! “Total Clarity”
Blitz The Ambassador “Native Sun”
Hyetal “Broadcast”
Liturgy “Aesthetica”
Moore, Thurston “Demolished Thoughts”
Neek The Exotic & Large Professor “Still On The Hustle”
Sabi/Kiyo “71:36”
Unthanks, The “Last”
Various Artists “Brand New Wayo (+ Book)”
Various Artsts “Delta Swamp Rock (2xCD)”
Ghostride The Whip (Documentary about the Bay Area hip-hop hyphy movement sparked by Mac Dre)
Magazine & Book
Hit The Ground Stumbling (Book)
Wire #328 June 2011 (We lowered our price on this)
The Banana Splits The Tra La La Song 7″

“The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was an hour-long, packaged television program that featured both live action and animated segments. The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and ran for 31 episodes on NBC Saturday mornings, from September 7, 1968 to September 5, 1970. The series costumes and sets were designed by Sid and Marty Krofft and the series’ sponsor was Kellogg’s Cereals.[1] The show was Hanna-Barbera’s initial foray into mixing live action with animation.”
I honestly didn’t even realize that it only had 31 episodes or that it aired in that time frame (a couple decades before I saw them). I remember them re-airing these Saturday mornings when I was a kid. I guess 31 weeks worth is enough for most of one year. I swear it seemed like a lot more. Guess not. So, this song is all about the hook (“Tra La La”). As a kid it’s easy to identify with (fun repeated sounds) and easier to remember. And it starts with a food count off (“One banana, two banana, three banana, four.”). So perfectly poppy rock and well, it’s performed by big old muppet type characters (2 dogs, an elephant and a monkey… errr, a dog, a lion that looks like another dog, a gorilla that looks like it could also be a monkey and an elephant that would be hard to confuse for anything else). Fun!  Oh yea, and there’s a song on the B-side too! Bonus! (Insert laughter and more fun.)
[Reviewer: Rick]
Defeater Empty Days & Sleepless Nights 2xLP/CD
Defeater is a hardcore band from Boston, and to no surprise are on Bridge 9 Records. What sets this band apart from other bands playing similar styles of hardcore is Defeater tells a story in each album. Each album tells a new story of a post World War II family, and their struggles coping with the war and internal struggles with family.
Empty Days & Sleepless Nights is separated into two sections: Empty Days. which is emotionally driven, sometimes technical hardcore and Sleepless Nights, which consists of four acoustic songs that finish up the album. I personally enjoy the Sleepless Nights portion of the album more, and I feel that it can appeal to a wider audience than the Empty Days portion can.
This release comes on CD, and a nice double LP gatefold package with a screened D side.
[Reviewer: Sean]

Noose It’s Your Time 7″
Vegan straight-edge hardcore from Chicago. These dudes are on React! Records and sound way more akin to early 80s hardcore (SSD, Negative Approach) then they do their labelmates. The recording quality is dirty, which I love. The microphone sounds like it’s buried deep down the singers throat most of the time. X-swatches, Football jerseys over hoodies, & stylish moshing.
[Reviewer: Josh]

Friday the 13th Of May 2011 Update + Review

Friday the 13th of May 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
Beach Fossils    “What A Pleasure (+ D/L)”
Blau, Karl    “Max”
Brown Angel    “Brown Angel”
Cold World / Sean Price    “How The Gods Chill”
Contrepoison    “… Until Next Morning”
Cramps    “Memphis Poseurs: The 1977 Demos”
Cure    “Pillbox Tales 1977-1979”
Daytrader    “Last Days Of Rome”
Dead Moon    “Dead Ahead”
Dead Moon    “Destination X”
Dead Moon    “Trash & Burn”
Deafheaven    “Roads To Judah”
Demdike Stare    “Forest Of Evil / Liberation Through Hearing / Voices Of Dust (3xLP Set)”
Eno, Brian    “The BBC Sessions”
Forma    “Forma”
Foundation    “When The Smoke Clears”
Fucked Up    “David’s Town”
Gateway District    “Perfect’s Gonna Fail”
Girls Names    “Dead To Me”
Gnaw Their Tongues    “L’Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante”
Graveyards    “Cinders”
Hatred Surge / Mammoth Grinder    “Hatred Surge / Mammoth Grinder”
His Name Is Alive    “King Of Sweet”
Hypochristians    “Terror During Prayer”
Kid Liberty    “Fight With Your Fists”
Kubisova, Marta    “Ne! The Soul Of Marta Kubisova: 1966-1970 With The Golden Kids, Mefisto And Other Fine Czech Orchestras”
Laner, Brad / Joensuu 1685    “Brad Laner / Joensu 1685”
Light Bearer    “Lapsus”
Lucero    “1372 Overton Park (+ D/L)”
Lust For Youth    “Solar Flare”
Mia Doi Todd    “Cosmic Ocean Ship”
Mist    “House”
MovieLife, The    “This Time Next Year”
MT Bearington    “Love Buttons”
Nachtmystium    “Live At Roadburn 2010 “
Ninja Gun    “Roman Nose (+ D/L)”
Oh Sees, Thee    “Castlemania”
Okkervil River    “I Am Very Far (Embossed Cover + D/L)”
Painted Palms    “Canopy”
Peterlicker    “Nicht”
Psychedelic Horseshit    “Laced (+ D/L)”
Pure X    “You’re In It Now”
Purple Rhinestone Eagle    “Amorum Tali”
Replacements    “The Early Mats”
Rother, Michael    “Esperanza”
Shades Apart    “Save It”
Sissy Spacek    “Dash”
Small Brown Bike    “Fell & Found (+ D/L)”
Smiths    “The Old Guard: BBC Tapes 1983-1986”
Stott, Andy    “Passed Me By”
Supertouch    “Live On WNYU 1988”
Talking Heads    “The 1975 CBS Demo Session”
This Will Destroy You    “Tunnel Blanket (/1000 2xLP + D/L)”
Total Fucking Destruction    “Hater”
Trap Them     “Séance Prime”
Tyler, The Creator    “Goblin (Odd Future WGKTA)”
Vangaalen, Chad    “Diaper Island (+ D/L)”
Various Artists    “Wuxtry Record (Elf Power, R.E.M., Incediaries, Marshmallow Coast, The Goons, Grape Soda…)”
Various Artists    “Delta Swamp Rock Volume One: Sounds From the South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country And Soul”
Various Artists    “Delta Swamp Rock Volume Two: Sounds From the South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country And Soul”
Various Artists    “The Funky Way Of Emil Viklicky: 1975-1987 With Energit, SHQ, Eva Svobodova, Bill Frisell And A Studio Big Band”
Zombi    “Escape Velocity”

Electronic 12″s
2AMFM    “Desolate (10″)”
Baths    “Cerulean (/1000 3rd Pressing)”
Black Devil Disco Club    “Circus (+ D/L)”
Daft Punk    “Tron Legacy Soundtrack”
Invisible Conga People    “In A Hole”
Moby    “Destroyed (+ CD + Poster)”
Tourettes, Al / Applebim    “Lipsmacker EP”

Jaar, Nicolas    “Love You Gotta Lose Again EP”
Magruder Grind     “Crusher”
Roberts, Matana    “Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libron (+ CD + Poster)”
Tense    “Consume”

13th Floor Elevators “Wait… (RSD2011)”
Baths “Nothing / Nightly, Daily”
Black God
Brain Killer “Demo”
Brain Killer
Crystal Stilts / Comet Gain
Electricutions “Forgotten City”
Kill Life / 33
Get Rad “Choose Your Own”
Maybe, Baby “All I’ve Got”
Segall, Ty “I Can’t Feel It”
Umberto “Freeze!”
You & Me & Everyone We Know “Things…”

Beastie Boys “Hot Sauce Committee … Two”
Boxcutter “Dissolve”
Church Of Misery “Live At Roadburn 2009”
Deafheaven “Roads…”
Gates Of Slumber “The Wretch”
Jesu “Ascension”
Krallice “Diotima”
Novembers Doom “Aphotic”
Oh Sees, Thee “Castlemania”
Tyler, The Creator “Goblin (Deluxe Edition)”
Weekend Nachos “Worthless”
Wolves In The Throne Room “Live At Roadburn 2008 (CD+DVD)”
Wormrot “Dirge”

Taking Punk To The Masses: From Nowehere To Nevermind


Brown Angel Brown Angel LP
(Thunderhaus LTD /150)
Some things you know you’ll like from reading the write up (or at least you know that you will if the write up is actually being honest).  This was the case with this record.  It was compared to a bunch of ’90s dirge/sludge rock.  Right on.  Godflesh, Helmet, Unsane, and Slab! (when not getting funky) come to mind. Thunderous bass fuzz booming.  It’s got a couple drawn out jammers that almost bring to mind more current purveyors of dirge like Angellic Process, but with less introspection (more in-your-face yelling).  It’s hand-numbered out of 150 so I’m guessing they won’t be around too long.  I at least hope that.  I also hope it then gets picked up for wider release.  These Pittsburgh guys deserve it.
[Reviewer: Rick]

6th of May 2011 Update & Reviews

6th Of May 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.    “Pink Candy Lemonade You’re From Inner Space (/500 + D/L)”
Alchourron, Rodolfo    “Sanata Y Clarificacion I & II”
Antlers, The    “Burst Apart (180 Gram + D/L)”
Architecture In Helsinki    “Moment Bends”
Arctic Monkeys    “Humbug (+ D/L)”
Atalobhor, Fred Fisher And His Ogiza Dance Band    “African Carnival”
Balance And Composure    “Separation”
Beauregarde    “Beauregarde”
Black Death    “Katharsis: Kalte Lieder Aus Der Holle”
Black Keys, The    “Magic Potion”
Black Keys, The    “Rubber Factory (180 Gram Ltd. Ed + D/L)”
Blu    “Her Favorite Colo(u)r”
Chapman, Michael    “The Resurrection And Revenge Of The Clayton Peacock”
Circle Of Ouroborus    “Unituli: The Dream Of Fire”
City Center    “Redeemer”
Dead Kennedys    “Bedtime For Democracy (Remastered)”
Dead Kennedys    “In God We Trust Inc. (Remastered)”
Dengue Fever    “Cannibal Courtship (+ D/L)”
Drumm, Kevin    “Imperial Distortion (3xLP)”
Eliminators, The    “Loving Explosion”
Felt    “Felt (180 Gram)”
Flaming Lips    “Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros. Records 1992-2002 (Box Set)”
Flipper    “Love “
Foo Fighters    “Medium Rare (Yes, the one from RSD11 – We Have TWO ONLY – First Come, First Serve, No Holds)”
Former Thieves    “The Language That We Speak “
Gang Gang Dance    “Eye Contact (+ D/L)”
Ghostlimb     “Infrastructure”
Gillette    “Gillette”
Hector, Karl & The Malcouns    “Sahara Swing (Afrodelic Kraut-Funk)”
James Pants    “James Pants”
Jerusalem and the Starbaskets    “Dost”
Joan Of Arc    “Life Like (+ D/L)”
Jones, Booker T.    “The Road From Memphis (+ CD)”
Kaimbr & Kev Brown    “Alexander Green (Deluxe Ltd. Ed. LP+7″ /600)”
La Nueva Banda De Sanisteban    “Sabor A Fresa”
Lady Gaga    “Born This Way (PIC)”
Lightning Bolt    “Earthly Delights”
Lightning Bolt    “Wonderful Rainbow”
Liturgy    “Aesthetica”
Lonely Island, The    “Turtleneck & Chain (+ D/L 180 Gram)”
Madlib    “Medicine Show #1: Before The Verdict (Feat. Guilty Simpson)”
Madvillain    “Curls & All Caps”
Manchester Orchestra    “Simple Math (+ D/L)”
Master Musicians Of Bukkake    “Totem Three”
McKagan, Duff    “Duff McKagan’s Loaded (Ltd. Ed. Record Store Day) – The Taking”
Metal Movers    “Golden Trees”
Mountains    “Air Museum”
Moving Mountains    “Waves”
Neurosis    “Sovereign”
Old Man Lady Luck    “Old Man Lady Luck (Blue Vinyl /49)(Also have reg. version)”
Pentagram    “First Daze Here Too (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl)”
Pickett, Wilson    “The Wicked Pickett”
Product of Waste    “You Won’t Take Me Alive”
Raveonettes, The    “In And Out Of Control (+ D/L)”
Red Fang    “Murder The Mountains (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl)”
Sea and Cake, The    “The Moonlight Butterfly”
Serpent Throne    “The Battle Of Old Crow”
Sousa, Tiago    “Walden Pond’s Monk”
Tear It Up    “Nothing to Nothing”
Thao & Mirah    “Thao & Mirah (+ D/L)”
Thousands    “The Sound Of Everything (180 Gram + D/L)”
Unicorns, The    “Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?”
Various Artists    “Sacred Bones Presents: Todo Muere Volume 1 (Moon Duo, Gary War, Trust, Pop. 1280, Cult Of Youth, Amen Dunes, Case Studies, Zola Jesus)”
Various Artists    “Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (Origianl Motion Picture Soundtrack Ltd. Ed.)”
Various Artists    “Persian Funk (Rare Funk & Soul From Pre-Revolution Iran; + D/L)”
Viktor Vaughn    “Vaudeville Villain (Gold Edition /1500)”
Xander Harris    “I Want More Than Just Blood”
Xibalba    “Xibalba”

Electronic 12″s
Bear In Heaven / Lindstrom & Christabelle    “Lovesick”
Burial    “Street Halo”
Colourblind / NY’s Finest    “Nothing Better / Do You Feel Me”
DJ Duke    “Love Don’t Come Easy”
DOM     “Things Change” (10″)
Joy O    “Wade In / Jels”
Kode9 And The Spaceape    “Black Sun”
Mexicans With Guns    “Ceremony”
Pantha Du Prince    “V Versions Of Black Noise (+ D/L Of XI Versions Of Black Noise)”
Zomby     “Natalia’s Song (10″)”

A Day To Remember “All I…”
Beady Eye (Box Set)
Dennis Coffey
Expire “Suffer The Cycle”
Flogging Molly
Raw Radar War “On A Field
Shirks, The “Cry Cry Cry”
Turnstile “Pressure To…”

Alvarius B. “Baroque Prim…”
Church Of Misery “Vol. 1”
Feelies “Here Before”
Gang Gang Dance “Eye Contact”
Maruta “Forward Into…”
McGuire, Mark “Young Persons Guide To…”
Napalm Death “Inside The… (3xCD Set)”
Pantha Du Prince “XI Versions Of Black Noise”
Phaedra “The Sea…”
Rene Hell “Terminal Symphony”
Sea And Cake “Moonlight”
Tyler, The Creator “Goblin”
Ulver “War Of The Roses”

Fahey, John “Vampire Vultures”

NUMARK TTUSB (Back in Stock!)


Bane Holding This Moment LP/CD
Equal Vision Records
This album features is a compilation of 3 early Bane EP’s; “Forked Tongue,” “Free to Be, Free to Think,” and “Holding This Moment EP.” While those are all now out of print and pretty hard to come by, you can pick this up thanks to Hurry Up Records from Ireland giving it a proper release. For fans of 90s hardcore, unity, stage diving, positivity, and sound clips. If you were ever wondering why so many people have (or had) BANE sweatshirts, listen to this and you’ll know.
LP Limited to 1,000 copies over 3 different colors.
[Reviewer: Sean]

Mexicans With Guns Ceremony LP
Innovative Leisure

Though the project title is plural there is just one man behind this.  It’s a producer type record.  Mexicans With Guns is probably not the next Timbaland, though if it were up to me he would get that kind of appreciation.  Heavy latin vibes with current electronic music trend touches.  Syncopated rhythms and flowing vibrating synths.  It’s really got a singular approach by the one man behind it and it’s really cohesive which says a lot when you consider how varied the guests on the tracks are (Sasha Perera, Freddie Gibbs, Chico Mann and a few more).  This is probably my go-to summer record.
(You can read a little more about it and stream the whole thing here: Fact Mag)
[Reviewer: Rick]

Turnstile Pressure To Succeed 7″
Reaper Records

This is six songs of NYHC worship. I’m hearing Tons of Madball & Leeway, but with touches of Shelter & 108. Heavy groovey riffs & clean solos backed by moshy drum beats. Turnstile features the drummer of Trapped Under Ice on vocals. I think TUI is cheesy so I was a bit turned off at first, but this is solid!
[Reviewer: Josh]

Get Shannon & The Clams’ "Sleep Talk" here now!

Shannon & the Clams Sleep Talk

Following their supremely fun 2009 debut full-length “I Wanna Go Home,” garage/surf outfit Shannon & the Clams seem to have really grown into their sound on their new album “Sleep Talk” (1-2-3-4 Go! Records). On “Sleep Talk,” singer Shannon Shaw showcases the breadth of her vocal talents–she’s got a unique voice, and seems to be able to bend and manipulate it to make it do whatever she wants it to. Her skills are best showcased on tracks like “You Will Always Bring Me Flowers” and “Oh Louie,” where she proves she can really wail. Shaw has a strong understanding of the benefit of sometimes showing restraint and sometimes totally letting loose, and often treads the line between brassy belting and tender crooning.

Shaw is accompanied by guitarist and co-songwriter Cody Blanchard, who contributes some really great harmonizing on songs like “Done With You” and “Half Rat,” and awesome strumming all over this record. The Clams’ songs also tackle a wide variety of topics, from the serious (heartbreak, murder, and exes who are “half-rat”) to the silly (quitting the cult you’ve joined, and being the “king of the sea”). If you’re looking for the perfect album to usher in the good summer vibes, this is the one.