Best of the Best of 2012 Lists List
Yes, you read that right. Just about every year in October speculations and assertions start to be made about the best albums of that current year. That leaves a solid sixth plus (depending on when it gets posted maybe even a full quarter) of the year left! I find it irksome. Generally, the response to my comments from friends, colleagues, et cetera is, “It’s probably to sell albums around the holidays,” and that’s probably true to a certain (and probably large) extent. It definitely doesn’t make it less irksome to see the amount of them that pop up. The very idea of a best of list is pretty pompous in the first place – it’s actually impossible for any critic to listen to all of the music made in a year. The critic may argue that the filters they have in place for their music consumption lend towards their discernment or some other such rubbish. It all just lends to further feed arrogance and self-congratulations over how great a list they’ve compiled before all of the music of the year has even been released or possibly even conceived of. Continue reading Best of the Best of 2012 Lists List
Wednesday Weekly Video Volume 7
(If you’re seeing this on our home webpage [redscrollrecords.com] you’re going to want to press the “Read More” link on the bottom to view the videos.)
True story: I (Rick) went to the Pacific Northwest a couple weeks ago and visited a few spots specifically because of their appearance in Twin Peaks. This week we got in the Eraserhead OST LP put out by Sacred Bones Records. These things are going fast (Sacred Bones already announced a second pressing). Get weird David Lynch style (get it quick though or wait until the 2nd press). [Update: we ran out of these and have an order in currently for the second pressing – we’ll let you know when they’re in.]
Flower Travellin’ Band. Heavy psych that really should be mentioned in the same breath as many of their more well known western contemporaries. This live footage backs that statement fully.
We recently got in some used Pig Destroyer LPs (“Prowler In The Yard” & “Terrifyer”). It got me thinking about how excited I am to see these grindcore legends at Maryland Deathfest next year!
I bought a collection of cool classic rock LPs this morning (Alice Cooper, Bowie, The Who) from a guy who told me his son was Kurt Feldman who plays drums for The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (As well as in The Depreciation Guild and The Ic e Choir). When I told him I carried their records in my store he got real excited! It was nice watching someone have a proud dad moment. POBPAH play summery feel good indie pop jams. Check out this video for “Say No To Love”.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge Integrity fan & collector. So today is pretty awesome because, the repress (originally on Victory) of their 1995 release,”Systems Overload” on Organized Crime Records arrived. Dwid & Co. have built a 20+ year career out out of making dark and explosive metal influenced hardcore. Check out the video for the title track. Mosh your bedroom. (Josh)
The Codeine discography got the deluxe reissue treatment from the Numero Group recently – done extensively and well. 3 records with plenty of stuffing! (It’s like Thanksgiving.)
“Vee Vee” was the first of the Archers of Loaf CDs/LPs to get the remaster and reissue treatment. We’ve gotten in a couple more since then (still have “Vee Vee” of course, but now also “White Trash Heroes” and “All The Nations Airports”).
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Listen: Weekend Nachos “Worthless” (Album)
The full album is now streaming and you can listen to it via the soundcloud files below. The CD is out via Relapse Records and we do have it in stock now. Power-violence, grind, hardcore, metal. (Via Crustcake
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Listen to the new Gang Gang Dance album here now. Do it.
Goodie Goodie Give Away Bags
We at Redscroll Records have been hard at work over the last few months, doing our best to piece together awesome give away bags for RECORD STORE DAY.
More and more fun items keep coming in every day. We’ve got records, cds, stickers, posters, buttons, matches, free tickets, limited zines, etc… you name it!
Stuff from A389 Records, Top Shelf Records, Safety Meeting Records, Manic Productions, Get Young Records, Sub Pop, Decibel, No Idea, Epitaph, These Are Not Records, Deathwish Inc, and the list goes on & on.
Bags are limited to the first few hundred customers, so get here early!