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10th Of June 2011 Update

10th Of June 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
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Afrika Bambaataa      “Looking For The Perfect Beat 1980-1985”
Axemen    “Three Virgins (+ D/L)”
Biafra, Jello And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine    “Enhanced Methods Of Questioning (+ D/L)”
Black Moth Super Rainbow    “Dandelion Gum (PIC Disc)”
Black Pus    “Primordial Pus”
Black Swans, The    “Don’t Blame The Stars”
Bootsy’s Rubber Band    “Stretchin’ Out In”
Clash    “London Calling”
Coathangers, The    “Larceny & Old Lace (+ D/L)”
Dawes    “Nothing Is Wrong (2LP + CD)”
Deftones    “Adrenaline (180 Gram)”
Echo & The Bunnymen    “BBC Radio Tapes ’79-’80”
Esmerine    “La Lechuza (+ CD + Ltd. Ed. Poster)”
Fungus Brains    “Ron Pistos Real World”
Garbes, Ryan    “Sweet Hassle”
Grave Babies    “Death Face”
Guthrie, Woody    “This Machine Kills Fascists”
Husker Du    “Flip Your Wig”
Husker Du    “Zen Arcade”
Johannsson, Johann    “The Miners’ Hymns (+ D/L)”
Junior Boys    “It’s All True (2LP + D/L)”
Karma To Burn    “V”
Land Of Talk    “Some Are Lakes (+ D/L)”
Lifeless    “No Love For The World”
Nadler, Marissa    “Marissa Nadler”
Oneida    “Absolute II (+ D/L)”
Owl City    “All Things Bright And Beautiful (+ D/L)”
Pleasure Leftists    “Six Song EP”
Pollard, Robert    “Lord Of The Birdcage”
Radiohead “Supercollider”
Reatards    “Teenage Hate (First Album Plus Bonus LP Of Early Recordings + D/L)”
Rosebuds, The    “Loud Planes Fly Low (+ D/L)”
Scott-Heron, Gil And Brian Jackson    “From South Africa To South Carolina”
Sonic’s Rendezvous Band    “Too Much Crank!”
Starkweather / Overmars    “Starkweather & Overmars Split”
Urban Waste    “Urban Waste (+ D/L)”
Vetiver    “The Errant Charm (+ D/L)”
Within The Ruins    “Omen (Ltd. Ed. Color + D/L)”
Wonder Years, The     “Present: Suburbia I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing (+ Poster)”
Yuppicide    “Shinebox (Remastered)”
Yuppicide    “Fear Love (Remastered)”

Electronic 12″s
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Addison Groove    “This Is It”
Aguayo, Matias    “I Don’t Smoke EP”
Basic Channel    “Reshape”
Bicep    “EP1”
Bicep    “EP2”
Blondes    “Lover / Hater”
DJ Yellow     “Night In Tranzylvania (DJ Yellow E.P.)”
Dubkasm    “More Jah”
Joker    “The Vision (White Label)”
Mochipet / Dkon    “Remixes”
MyMy & Emika    “Price Tag EP”
Plastikman    “Consumed”
Plastikman    “Plasticine”
Secret Cinema     “Minerals EP2”
Secret Cinema     “Minerals EP3”
Skream    “Where You Should Be 1”
Skream    “Where You Should Be 2”
Stott, Andy    “Night Jewel”
Stott, Andy    “Tell Me Anything / Love Nothing”
Stott, Andy    “Bad Landing EP”
Stott, Andy    “Brief Encounter”
Teeth of the Sea    “Hypnoticon”
Tejada, John & Leviste, Arian    “Western Starland Remixes 2011”
Tobin, Amon    “Isam (+ D/L)”
Tokimonsta    “Cosmic Intoxication”
Vincenzo    “Wherever I Lay My Head”

10″s
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Floating Points    “Post Suite / Almost in Profile”
Iggy & The Stooges     “Rough Power”
Iggy Pop & James Williamson    “Jesus Loves The Stooges”
The New Christs    “Woe Betide”

7″s
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Choke Up “Spent”
Gaz-66 Intrusion “Power”
Jawbox “Jackpot Plus!”
Kendl Winter “At The Same Time”
Lab
La Dispute / Touche Amore (Yellow & Brown Versions)
Leather “Sterile”
Okkervil River “Rider”
Pygmylush “Cold World / Guilt”
Reviver “Potential”
Rites Of Spring “All”
Soldiers “Hit The Bricks”
Unlearn “When The Reaper”
Warhead “This World Of”

CDs
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Alpinist “Lichtlaern..”
Altar Of Plagues “Mammal”
Black September “Forbidden…”
Engineer “Crooked Voices”
Holy Other “With U”
Johannsson, Johann    “The Miners’ Hymns”
Oneida “Absolute II”
Origin “Entity”
People Like Us “Welcome”
Queens Of The Stone Age “QOTSA”
Reatards “Teenage Hate”
SepticFlesh “Great Mass…”
Tyr “Lay Of Thrym”
Various Artists “King Size Dub V. 15”
Vastum “Carnal Law”

Other
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Reviews
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Fastbreak Fast Cars, Fast Women

(Big Wheel Recreation)

When this album came out in 1998, I didn’t like it at all. In the late
90s, I was much more interested in the heavier pissed off CTHC bands
(Hatebreed, Fear Tomorrow, Mans Ruin, Death Threat etc..) and even
less interested in any CT bands defecting to Boston. I was also just
way too angry to be into a youth crew band that shared borders with
pop punk.

Fastbreak for those that don’t know was a Connecticut youth-crew
styled hardcore band. Formed by members of Cornerstone in 1994. These
dudes put out some 7″s, then went on to put out full length releases
on Revelation & Big Wheel. Members were also in In My Eyes, Right
Brigade, & Piebald. Recently we bought a collection of used hardcore
LPs and there were a couple copies of “Fast Cars, Fast Women” in the
mix. I decided to give this another whirl and the verdict is, 26 year
old me thinks this is a solid record.

(check out baby Wes Nelson [Schematic of a Waking Life, Estrogen Highs, other bands] on stage)
[Reviewer: Josh]

Kode9 & The Spaceape Black Sun
(Hyperdub)

Kode9 is Steve Goodman.  Steve Goodman lectures in Music Culture at the School of Sciences, Media, and Cultural Studies at the University of East London and is the founder of the record label Hyperdub.  All this information can be verified at his website www.sonicwarfare.org – not so coincidentally he’s also penned a book with the name Sonic Warfare (by his credentials you might suspect that this is not a light read – you’d be right. It is dense with information [read: textbok]).  Kode9 knows how to make bass music.  Add his friend the Spaceape to the mix for some dynamism and you get a very nice future dub record.  At times more dub and at times more bass (nevermind if that doesn’t seem to make sense, just take it like it reads).  These aren’t really dancefloor bangers.  These tracks are headnodders.  Of course, I can go for a good headnodder from time to time on the dancefloor – these tracks just aren’t what you’d call “Killer Kuts.”  Bonus time: It’s a double LP with a gatefold done well/right with lyrics and a short comic on the inner sides.  Keep bouncin’.
[Reviewer: Rick]

Reviews: Johann Johannsson & Esmerine (NEW REVIEWER!)

Reviews: Johann Johannsson & Esmerine
(NEW REVIEWER!)
(Both of these albums arrived today, by the by.)
Hey all, we have a new reviewer on board.  Let’s welcome him.  In the future his reviews may show up with the update with the reviews the few of us already do (Josh, Rick & Sean). Mark is an aspiring writer who enjoys creative writing and independent music.  He has a blog of his own you can check out here.  Thanks Mark and welcome.  We look forward to more of these well thought out reviews.
Jóhann Jóhannsson The Miners’ Hymns
[Fat Cat Records]

A truly successful film score does not merely complement a film’s visuals; it also
radiates with an aura of the film, managing to stand independently in its own
right. Iceland-born composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’ s score for The Miners’ Hymns
fits this description well. The film in question, according to the description on Fat
Cat Records’ website, focuses on an “ill-fated mining community in North East
England” and the Miners’ Gala that celebrates their lives. Despite the fact that
I have not yet watched the film, I seriously want to check it out now, thanks to
the poignant atmosphere painted by the predominantly brass and organ-based
ensemble. I’m amazed by how heartrending and sentimental a film score about a
coal mining community can be. Each piece’s title was carefully selected from actual
slogans printed on trade union banners, providing very fascinating descriptions.
A somber mood blankets the overall experience, from the emotional ten-and-a-
half minute opener “They Being Dead yet Speaketh” to the triumphant, swelling
conclusion of “The Cause of Labour is the Hope of the World.” A particular standout
to me was “An Injury To One Is The Concern of All,” which explores a particularly
ominous, treacherous wasteland of orchestral spikes that soar like walls of fire
in a suffocating, dense landscape. Jóhannsson adds his share of subtle electronics to
complete the mood, giving an almost otherworldly essence to set it apart from most film
scores.

Esmerine La Lechuza
 [Constellation Records]
Imagine river rafting across an unfamiliar land, absorbing the beauty of both natural
and man-made sights without another care in your mind. Using only instruments
such as cello, harp, percussion and occasional vocals, the four-piece Esmerine make
La Lechuza an emotional, ornate experience. The river comparison is especially
well justified with mellow-yet-compelling songs such as “A Dog River” and “Little
Streams Make Big Rivers.” Personally, I’m feeling a strong, rich East Asian vibe from
the lively percussion and flowing strings, despite this band’s Montreal origin (its
members have contributed to several fellow local acts, such as Godspeed You! Black
Emperor (percussionist Bruce Cawdron) and Thee Silver Mt. Zion (cellist Beckie
Foon.)) The closer “Fish On Land” is particularly engrossing, as it was written and
sung by the late Lhasa de Sela, recorded with Cawdron and Foon in 2009, the year
before she lost her battle with cancer.
[Reviewer: Mark]

3rd Of June 2011 Update and Reviews

3rd Of June 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items & Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
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5.6.7.8’S, The    “The 5.6.7.8’s 10-22-2010 (Third Man Live)”
Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O    “Pink Lady Lemonade You’re From Inner Space”
Akitsa    “Au Crepuscule De L’Esperance”
Altars    “Live On Pure Hate”
Appleseed Cast, The    “Middle States (+ D/L)”
Bazan, David    “Strange Negotiations”
Bear Hands    “Burning Bush Supper Club”
Black Lips    “Arabia Mountain (+ D/L)”
Boris    “Heavy Rocks”
Bowie, David    “Space Oddity (40th Anniversary Limited Edition)”
Boy King Islands    “Fall “
Bush, Kate    “Director’s Cut”
Caretaker    “Empty Bliss”
Cave In    “White Silence”
Cola Freaks    “Cola Freaks (+ D/L)”
Coltrane, John    “Coltrane Plays the Blues”
Cramps, The    “Songs The Lord Taught Us (180 Gram Repress)”
Cramps, The    “Psychedelic Jungle (180 Gram Repress)”
Cults    “Cults (+ D/L)”
D.O.A.    “Hardcore 81 (30th Anniversary Ltd. Ed. /1000 Blue Vinyl + Poster)”
D.O.A.    “Something Better Change (30th Anniversary Ltd. Ed. /1000 Green Vinyl + Poster)”
Death Cab For Cutie    “Codes and Keys”
Delay, Vladislav Quartet (Vladislav Delay Quartet)    “Vladislav Delay Quartet”
Deskonocidos    “En La Oscuridad”
Devil Wears Prada, The    “Plagues”
Fire & Ice    “Collections”
Fireworks    “Gospel. “
Flogging Molly    “Speed of Darkness”
Ford & Lopatin (Formerly Known As Games)    “Channel Pressure (/2500)”
Foster The People    “Torches (+ D/L)”
Friendly Fires    “Pala (+ D/L)”
Fucked Up    “David Comes To Life (+ D/L)”
Ilsa    “Tutti Il Colori Del Buio”
Ilsa / Hooded Menace    “Hooded Menace / Ilsa”
Kids On A Crime Spree    “We Love You So Bad (+ D/L)”
Lady Gaga    “Born This Way (2LP 180 Gram)”
Late Nite Wars    “Who’s Going To Miss You If You Go?”
Ludicra    “Ludicra”
Masakari    “The Prophet Feeds”
Misfits    “Shocking Return”
Misfits    “If You Don’t Know This Song… Beware”
Monks, The    “Black Time”
Morning Teleportation    “Expanding Anyway (+ D/L)”
My Morning Jacket    “Circuital”
Negative Plane    “Stained Glass Revelations”
Obsessed, The    “Lunar Womb”
One Master    “The Quiet Eye Of Eternity”
O’Rourke, Jim     “Old News #5 (Green Cover, 2xLP)”
Pagliara, Massimiliano    “Focus For Infinity”
Phenomenal Handclap Band, The    “Tears (Remix)”
Possessed    “World War III”
Prurient    “Black Vase”
Ritual    “Paper Skin”
Sarcofago    “DeathThrash (Unofficial)”
Scapegoat     “Scapegoat”
Serpent Throne    “Ride Satan Ride”
Snake Oil    “Snake Oil”
Touche Amore    “Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me”
Turner, Frank    “England Keep My Bones (+ CD)”
Various Artists    “El Sonido De Tupac Amaru (LP+7″)”
Various Artists    “Brazilian Nuggets”
Various Artists    “The Rhythms Of Black Peru: Classic Afro-Peruvian Recordings (+ D/L)”
Vicious, Sid    “My Way”
Watain    “Lawless Darkness (Die-cut)”
Woods    “Sun And Shade”

Hip-Hop LPs & 12″s
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!llmind    “Behind The Curta!n (Ltd. Ed. W/ D/L W/ Bonus Material)”
Atmosphere    “When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold (Ltd. Yellow Vinyl)”
Blitz The Ambassador    “Native Sun”
DangerDoom    “The Mouse And The Mask”
DJ Premier    “Beats That Collected Dust Volume 2”
Kool G Rap    “Riches, Royalty & Respect”
Roc Marciano    “Marcberg”
Vast Aire    “Ox 2010: A Street Odyssey (Feat. A Ton Of Guests)”

Electronic 12″s
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Addison Groove    “This Is It”
Blondes    “Lover / Hater”
DJ Yellow     “Night In Tranzylvania (DJ Yellow E.P.)”
Dubkasm    “More Jah”
Joker    “The Vision (White Label)”
Mochipet / Dkon    “Remixes”
Orphx    “Apparition”
Secret Cinema     “Minerals EP1”
Skream    “Where You Should Be 1”
Skream    “Where You Should Be 2”
Stott, Andy    “Night Jewel”
Stott, Andy    “Tell Me Anything / Love Nothing”
Stott, Andy    “Bad Landing EP”
Stott, Andy    “Brief Encounter”
Teeth of the Sea    “Hypnoticon”
Tejada, John & Leviste, Arian    “Western Starland Remixes 2011”
Tobin, Amon    “Isam (+ D/L)”
Tokimonsta    “Creature Dreams EP”
Vincenzo    “Wherever I Lay My Head”

10″s
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Floating Points    “Post Suite / Almost in Profile”

7″s
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Banana Splits “Doin’ The…”
Baptists
Cold Showers “Highlands”
Dance Gavin Dance “People…”
Incendiary / Unrestrained
Kill Life / 33
Monks “Pretty Suzanne”
Most Precious Blood “Demo”

CDs
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African Head Charge “Off The…”
Creation Rebel “Starship”
Dark Castle “Surrender To All Life”
Fucked Up “David Comes To Life”
Ipsissimus “Way Of Descent” (Local Black Metal gone big on Metal Blade)
Kuti, Fela “Lagos Baby (2xCD)”
Loss “Despond”
LV “Routes”
New Age Steppers “New Age Steppers”
Om “God Is Good”
Touche Amore “Parting The…”
USX (U.S. Christmas) “Valley Path”
Various Artists “Dutch Electronic Music V.3 (2xCD)”
Woe “Quietly Undramatically”
Woods “Sun And Shade”
Wormrot “Dirge”

Cassette Tape
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Woods “Sun And Shade”

Review
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Deafheaven Roads To Judah LP/CD
(Deathwish Music)
Hailing from San Fransisco, Deafheaven is a five piece genre-bending band. They’ve got elements of shoegaze, black metal, & hardcore (read: screamo). It’s no shocker that the band sites My Bloody Valentine, Burzum, & Orchid as influences. It’s also no surprise that these guys are on Deathwish; one of my favorite labels. While Deathwish does have a stacked roster of legendary bands, they also have plenty of new acts that push the limits of what can be shoved under the massive umbrella terms of, “hardcore” or “punk”. Deafheaven fits in beautifully. They’re also playing CT in a couple weeks: FB Event Page. (FFO: Wolves In The Throne Room, Liturgy, Envy) 
[Reviewer: Josh]
Hooded Menace / Ilsa LP
 (Contagion Records)
I’m not even going to pretend like this is a review.  This is just a recommendation.  Death doom gutter music.  Ilsa is a little more doom than punk (like Coffins, but with less d-beat).  Hooded Menace is just evil gutteral death metal drawn out and slowly beating on your body (from the ear holes first, duh).  It’s limited to 500 copies so just get it while you can.  We have a couple.  It seems we haven’t had enough metal – even after a full weekend of it in Baltimore at Maryland Death Fest (both Josh and I and a few friends attended).
[Recommend-er: Rick]

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

26th Of May 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records
NOTE: WE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY (MEMORIAL DAY). HAVE A NICE PICNIC! (CAPS LOCK MEANS THAT I MEAN BUSINESS!)
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
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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.)
10″
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Esplendor Geometrico “Re-Pulsion (Ltd. Ed. /500)”
7″s
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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”
Hoax
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…”
CDs
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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”
Review
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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
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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
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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
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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”
7″s
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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”
CDs
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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)”
DVD
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Ghostride The Whip (Documentary about the Bay Area hip-hop hyphy movement sparked by Mac Dre)
Magazine & Book
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Hit The Ground Stumbling (Book)
Wire #328 June 2011 (We lowered our price on this)
Reviews
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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.”
Wiki 
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]