Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop came by and did a quick walk through the store with me (Rick) and here it is. Record Store Day is coming up quick (2 Saturdays! April 19). Get stoked!
20th Of December 2013 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records
(Quick note on holiday hours below our blingee picture here.)
We will be closed on Christmas Day!
Christmas Eve we will be closing at 6PM!
LPs & 12″s
Analogue Cops, The “In Plain Clothes EP” (Feat. DJ Octopus)
Annabelle’s Garden “Time’s No Measure 1987-1993” (2LP + D/L, Gatefold)
Basic Cable “I’m Good To Drive”
Beatles, The “Live At The BBC” (Re-Mastered 3LP Set)
Bjork “Joga” (2LP, 200 Gram, Direct Metal Mastering)
Black Flag “What The…”
Blawan “Long Distance Open Water Worker”
Blossom “Blue Balloons / The Longest Journey” (2LP + D/L)
Carpenter, John “Assault On Precinct 13”
Cem Karaca “Nin Apaslar, Kardaslar, Mogollar, Ferdy Kleine A Tesekkurleriyle” (Remastered Reissue)
Cheap Time “Exit Smiles” (+ D/L)
Circa Survive “Violent Waves” (2LP, Gatefold) Continue reading 20th Of December 2013 Update
We now have RSR014: Phemale “City Silk” LP available for sale!
We (all of us at Redscroll) were stoked when Phemale (Michael Donahue) said he’d release a record with us and we were doubly psyched when he gave us “City Silk.” It is honestly (and honestly prejudicially) my (Rick) most played record of the year. It rules. If you haven’t yet read the Impose article in which Mike describes the narrative behind his music I suggest you do that now (http://www.imposemagazine.com/features/phemale-michael-donahue).
“I was immediately transfixed by Phemale’s peculiar pop music, unbound by genre or pretension… I was obsessed.” – Jane Chardiet (Impose Magazine
In short: Mixed media artist Michael Donahue has been creating music as Phemale (previously Female until changed to avoid confusion with a long time electronic music producer from across the Atlantic Ocean) prolifically and under the radar since 2008. Pop music with a weird slant and mostly minimal approach.
This track, “Plastination,” appears on “City Silk” as track #5:
Elm Recordings also has a tape out now called “Everything’s Haunted” which Kryssi (of Elm Recordings) describes as the twisted cousin of “City Silk.” It has a similar outer ascetic and inside is “an unsettling soundtrack of intricately arranged sound collage loosely based on the life and times of supermodel Gia Carrangi.” We have some of these for sale as well.
The LP is out of 150 and the tape is hand numbered out of 75.
So, now that you’re totally into Phemale you can own these things and listen on repeat by clicking below:
Phemale “City Silk” LP (RSR014) $14.98
(US Shipping Only – International Sales Through Discogs Here)
(And if you’d like to just buy the tape just head over to Elm Recordings linked above or stop into the store.)
The 6th Anniversary & Record Store Day Sale!
We are very excited to announce that on April 12th we’ll have been open for 6 years! Thanks to everyone who has ever walked through our doors – you’re the best!
The sale will start on April 15th (the Monday before Record Store Day – which is the 20th of April) and will go through the end of regular hours on Sunday, April 21st (the day after Record Store Day). The big discount for the week is 15% Off Everything (not combinable with any other discounts or offers). All used CDs will be a mere one dollar ($1!) and used LPs that are marked $3 or less will also be $1.
For Record Store Day (April 20th, 2013) we’ll be open special hours – from 9AM-10PM. We will have many many special releases (if you’ve come here during RSD in the past you know what to expect – a literal metric ton of exclusive LPs, 7″s and what-have-you related musical merchandise). We’ll have goodies bags filled with appropriate swag from record labels and bands and related businesses and fun people both near and far. We’ve got our own special promotional item coming too. We’ll be setting up the tent in back again – it will be filled with tables of 7″s for easy browsing. The line will be forming at the tent in back as well. To make your wait a little more fun we’ve lined up some food trucks. Bring cash for food from Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes and G-Monkey Mobile (from the owners of G-Zen). They’ll both be here for the opening at 9AM for a few hours. Get here early, eat, buy music and generally have a good time. [Pssst, the head-in-hole MJ & ET standee will be out for all the photo ops you can handle.]
We’ll have the full list of what exclusive titles in stock for Record Store Day posted when we have them here. If you’re looking for anything in particular please look forward to reading that on April 19th (day before RSD).
WASSSSSSSSSUP / WIN A PAIR OF TIX TO SEE DAVE GROHL’S DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SOUND CITY STUDIOS @ REAL ART WAYS
Hi! My name is Ross and in the coming months I will be contributing some blog posts and other assorted content for Redscroll.
My first order of business is to tell you about a last minute giveaway the shop is doing to help promote NY-based Variance Films new documentary, entitled “Sound City”, directed by none other than rock master general Dave Grohl. Up for grabs are two (2) pairs of tickets to see the film at Real Art Ways in beautiful Hartford, CT this Thursday, January 31st. One pair for a showing at 7:00 PM, and the other for 9:30 PM.
All you have to do is be the first person to respond/retweet/reblog/comment on this here entry, and a fresh pair of tix will be yours!
2. Sound City Studio’s, located in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, CA, is where they recorded Nevermind. You know that song “Breed”? That track is siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!
4. I know there’s like ton’s of other people as obsessed with Fleetwood Mac as my little cousin. Well, the Mac laid down BOTH their Self-Titled and Rumours LP’s at Sound City, not to mention the Buckingham Nicks jammer.
5. Tom Petty is a hard rocking mofo. Dude recorded ton’s of devastating LP’s up in this joint (to me that’s like every LP he’s ever done). Peep this melancholic yet fist-pumpable track featuring your girl Stevie Nicks from his 2nd LP recorded at Sound City.
6. I could go on, and on, and on, and on, but just read through this studio discography!!!! I’m sure there is something recorded at Sound City you have probably ripped at max volume at least once in your life.
7. As you can gather from the official trailer, the film is basically a bunch of famous rockers (some with more inflated egos then others), shootin’ the breeze about this very special place, and particularly the analog equipment and mindset that Sound City stood for. Though I by no means decry the advent of digital recording technology, the film brings up important ideas regarding ethics in sound recording, and is a testament to the art of analog methods.