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18th Of March 2011 Update (+ Reviews)

18th of March 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records
LPs & 12″s
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
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″]”
Agnostic Front “That’s Life”
Masakari “Eden Compromised”
OSS “Demo”
Royal Monsters “Blackwater”
Violation “Possessed”
Word For Word “Courage”
Belong “Common Era”
Hecker, Tim “Mirages”
Off! “First Four EPs”
Suicidal Tendencies “Lights, Camera, Revolution”
“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”
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”
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
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
1000 Names    “Before Sunrise”
Kryptic Minds    “Can’t Sleep (Feat. Alys Be)”
Motor City Drum Ensemble    “1206-1207 (2×12″)”
Mount Kimbie    “Remix”
Blake, James    “Limit To Your Love”
For The Worse    “For The Good For The Bad”
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”
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”
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
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
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”

Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo Gang    “Island Brothers”

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”

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”

“Lemmy Kilmster: 49% Motherf….”

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

Big Eyes “Prefer…”
Big Soda “Paper…”
Buyer’s Remorse “A Thorough Analysis”
Culo “Toxic Vision”
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

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

Back-Patches (Yea, we got some more finally.)


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]

18th Of February 2011 Update (Now With REVIEWS!)

18th Of February 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

Starting NOW we’re going to try and review a few releases each week.
Reviews are at the bottom of the update.  Enjoy!  Let us know what you
think, if you found them helpful, if you want more,…

LPs & 12″s
A Hawk and A Hacksaw    “Cervantine”
Adele   “21” (+ D/L)
Allin, GG       “Always Was, Is And Always Shall Be”
Andrew Jackson Jihad    “Candy Cigarettes Capguns Issue Problems and Such”
Baier, Sibylle  “Colour Green”
Bane    “Holding This Moment “
Bjork, Brant    “Punk Rock Guilt”
Books, The      “The Lemon Of Pink (2011 Remastered Deluxe Edition)”
Books, The      “Thought For Food (2011 Remastered Deluxe Edition)”
Bright Eyes     “The People’s Key”
Canadian Rifle  “Visibility Zero”
Cave Singers, The       “No Witch (+ D/L)”
Chain & The Gang        “Music’s Not For Everyone”
Cheap Girls     “Find Me A Drink Home”
Cloud Nothings  “Turning On”
Cobra Skulls    “Bringing The War Home”
Cult Of Youth   “Cult Of Youth (An LP Recorded In 2010)”
Daggermouth     “Stallone”
Danielson       “Best Of Gloucester County”
Dead Kennedys   “Frankenchrist”
Dead Kennedys   “Plastic Surgery Disasters”
Descendents     “Everything Sucks”
Die Kreuzen     “Die Kreuzen”
Distractions    “Dark Green Sea”
Drive By Truckers       “Go Go Boots”
Drive By Truckers       “Southern Rock Opera”
Ducktails       “III: Arcade Dynamics”
Electric Wizard “Dopethrone”
Elklink “The Rise Of Elklink”
Erickson, Roky  “Live In Oslo (Live At Oyafestivalen, Oslo, Norway –
August 10th, 2007; Unofficial)”
Fu Manchu       “In Search Of… (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)”
Grails  “The Burden Of Hope (+ D/L)”
Grosskopf, Harald       “Synthesist . Re-synthesist”
Gwar    “Bloody Pit Of Horror”
Heathens        “II”
Howlin Rain     “Good Life”
Ikon / The Victim’s Ball        “Ikon / The Victim’s Ball”
Iron Maiden     “Piece Of Mind” (Does Not Say That On This Version Of The
Record, But That’s The Name)
Joyce Manor     “Joyce Manor”
King Diamond    “Voodoo”
Kleenix / Liliput       “1977-1983”
La Strada       “New Home “
Ladytron        “Light & Magic”
Latterman       “We Are Still Alive”
Lawrence Arms, The      “The Greatest Story Ever Told “
Lawrence Arms, The      “Oh! Calcutta!”
Leo, Ted & The Pharmacists      “The Tyranny Of Distance”
Low Anthem, The “Smart Flesh”
Luyas, The      “Too Beautiful To Work (+ D/L)”
Mayfield, Jessica Lea   “Tell Me”
Medication      “Judgement Day EP”
Mercyful Fate   “Walking Back To Hell (Unofficial) “
Metallica       “Welcome Back! (Live In Gothenburg, Sweden May 5th, 2004 –
Mogwai  “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will”
Mount Eerie     “Black Wooden (Latitudes Series /1000)”
Moutheater      “Colonial”
My Bloody Valentine     “Geek (Repress 2011)”
New Lows        “Harvest Of The Carcass”
Queens Of The Stone Age “Unplugged & Paralyzed (Unofficial)”
Quiet Life      “Big Green”
Roses Never Fade        “Fade to Black”
Rot In Hell     “As Pearls Before Swine”
Segall, Ty      “Live in Aisle 5”
Seven Sisters Of Sleep  “Seven Sisters Of Sleep”
Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers        “Teenage And Torture (+ D/L)”
Shrinners       “Early Singles “
Slug Guts       “Howlin’ Gang “
Smith Westerns  “Dye It Blonde (+ D/L)”
Sonic Youth     “Simon Werner A Disparu”
Stetson, Colin  “New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges (Ltd. Ed. Poster, + CD)”
Stooges, Iggy And The   “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
Tegan And Sara  “This Business Of Art “
Toots & The Maytals     “Pressure Drop”
Toro Y Moi      “Underneath The Pine”
Tyvek   “Third Man Live 09”
Unfun   “Sick Outside View”
Vetiver “Vetiver”
Violation       “Devoured”
Wooden Shjips   “Wooden Shjips”
Young, Neil     “Live In San Fransisco”
Young Prisms    “Friends For Now (+ D/L)”
Yuck    “Yuck (+ D/L)”

Electronic (Genre) 12″s & LPs
Bug, The        “Infected”
DZA     “Bullseye”
Gatekeeper      “Giza”
Illum Sphere    “Dreamstealin'”
Katy B  “Lights On “
Science / Von D “Motion Tween EP”
Scientist       “Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Remixes) (2LP)”
Shackleton      “Deadman”
Shackleton      “Fireworks (2×12″)”
SP:MC / LXONE   “Down / Judge”
Underworld      “Barking (180 Gram 2LP)”
Various Artists “Cold Waves + Minimal Electronics Volume One”

Bibio   “Excuses”
How To Destroy Angels   “How To Destroy Angels”
Jay, Abner      “Last Ole Minstrel Man”

Askew, Ed “Here We Are”
Brain F=/= “So Dim”
Cake “Sick Of You”
Cheap Girls / Lemuria
Christmas “Namiot”
Creepout / Integrity “Love Is… The Only Weapon”
Crystal Stilts “Shake The Shackles”
Defeater “Dear Father”
Deradoorian / Albert McCloud
Ducktails / Rangers (Bored Fortress Club)
High Wolf / Savage (Bored Fortress Club)
Just Urbain “Burning”
King Khan &… “Fiery Tears Of…”
Ladies, The “Six More”
Lake “You Are Alone”
Mighty Sphincter
Minus “Hard Feelings”
Reckless Aggression “Demo”
Sagan, Carl “Glorious Dawn” (Yes, THAT Carl Sagan!)
Thermals, The “Not Like Any…”
Young Offenders

Agalloch “Marrow Of The Spirit”
Babies, The “The Babies”
Blood Of Heroes “Remain”
Bright Eyes “Peoples Key”
Demdike Stare “Tryptych (3xCD)”
Earth “Angels Of Darkness Demons Of…”
Neurosis “Souls At Zero (Deluxe Reissue)”
Smith Westerns “Dye It Blonde”

Cassette Tapes
Gowl / Stone Titan
Nomos / The Men

Cometbus #54


Ghost Opus Eponymous 
(We have this on CD only at the moment – should
be here on LP next week.) (Rise Above/Metal Blade)
Hailing from Sweden, Ghost is a band made up of six nameless figures
covered in face paint and robes.  Their mission is stated as,  “to
trick mankind into believing the end is ultimately a good thing via
the ever so popular rock music medium.”  This album is packed with
satanic, sexually charged rock that will be stuck in your head for
days.  Everything about this band works together so well: the imagery,
the message, the riffs and the eerily clean vocals all come together
to really make a stand out album. Praise the beast. The hits: Ritual,
Satan Prayer, Elizabeth
For fans of: Satan, Blue Oyster Cult, Mercyful Fate, cult worship, Castlevania
(Fun Fact: While listening to this album for the first time, I think I
saw a ghost. True story.)
[Reviewer: Sean]

Seven Sisters Of Sleep Seven Sisters Of Sleep

LP Only (A389 Records)
I have been anxiously awaiting this release by California’s Seven
Sisters Of Sleep since last year. Lord Dom announced their signing to
A389 Records (home of Integrity, Gehenna, Gray Ghost) by posting a
YouTube video of one of their songs accompanied by clips from the 1922
silent film, Haxan. The music & imagery fused perfectly.  This band
features former members of Tafkata and The Arm & Sword Of A Bastard God
and sort of picks up where those bands left off. SSOS plays dark,
punchy satanic hardcore fused with sludgy stoner metal.
[Reviewer: Josh]

Stetson, Colin  New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

(Ltd. Ed. Poster, LP + CD) (CST075)
Not being a Constellation Records fanboy did not keep me from being
geeked about this record.  Colin Stetson plays bass saxophone and also
is in the touring band for Arcade Fire (honestly just learned by
checking his Wikipedia page).  The low dulcet tones of that instrument
(Bass Sax) fully dictate the tone/direction of this record with
Colin’s guiding breath.  It is hypnotic and soothing.  There are guest
spots by Laurie Anderson and Shara Worden lending some more soothing
qualities (seriously soothing, lulling and entirely welcoming).
“Recorded with no overdubs or looping, using 24 different mic
positions. Mixed by Ben Frost.” –
[Reviewer: Rick]