Avant! Records now available at Redscroll
There is a better than good chance you have not heard of Avant! Records or its offerings. Well, let’s correct that. Avant!
is a fine small label out of Italy up to its eighth release (more on that to follow). Music on the label tends to be dark and fuzzy (sometimes garage-like and sometimes folkish). The first four releases are all sold out, unfortunately. The latest four releases are all available in our store now.
[The following are the descriptions lifted right from the Avant! Distro Blog and mixed with some videos I’ve plundered from the netherweb.]
Cult Of Youth: Filthy Plumage In An Open Sea! 12’’ mLP The third vinyl release from Brooklyn’s dark folk act contains a brighter and more focused side of Cult Of Youth that once again challenges the established boundaries of neofolk and post-industrial music.
Cccandy: Lonesome Berlin LP
Long time coming first LP. Cold wave, minimal synth, bedroom electronics on white vinyl, hand-silkscreend sleeves, insert with lyrics & artwork.
The Feeling Of Love is an actual trio now, synth came to stay and you can hear how it makes these two new songs sound more groovy than ever.
After their great double album on S-S, two darker and slower tracks without drums, only an analogue Casio beat to create a real cold-war feeling.
Fall begins today. Autumn.
Scenery gets all colorful. Food gets all appley and pumpkiny. Clothes get longer. Majick happens. Pagans perform rituals while the darkness enshrouds this hemisphere. School is in full swing. Prime vacation time has passed (unless you are a wizard).
Records start showing up everywhere. There are a slew of record fairs. The biggest fair we’ll be set up at is the biggest one you can imagine: WFMU. It is guaranteed that we will sell a bevy of vinyl there. You can get a jump on that by buying up our good stock now!
We spent all summer digging, hunting and following maps to hidden treasures. We are overflowing with grade-A used vinyl. It is a prime time to get here and dig through our stacks.
Radio Radio Radio
Ben Michael – General Manager Of WESU
You might not know this, but I (Rick) have been involved with community radio for a long freaking time. Monday through Friday I get up and go to WESU in Middletown (Wesleyan University’s community radio station) and set up the day’s automated schedule. I’m the only part time employee while Ben (pictured above) is the only full-time employee. The rest of our staff is all volunteer (as were Ben and I before being put into our current positions) and they do a great job.
Recently (as of a couple weeks ago) WESU made the jump to 6,000 watts of broadcasting power! It’s quite the jump from its previous power of 1500 watts (though there was a brief interim power output of 3,000 watts). Listen to the 88.1 FM frequency and let us know where you tune in from by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To check out the full schedule and / or listen online you can visit the website here: http://wesufm.org/
. The schedule includes our friend Anthony’s show, the Needle Drop
, and our friend DJ Lokash’s show, Bassment Beats
. It includes some other great syndicated shows of the musical and public affairs variety as well (seriously, just go check out the website and full schedule
The last thing on this subject I want to mention is ME ME ME! I am returning to the air waves after an absence of a couple years. I will be doing a very late night show so if you are up at 2AM on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Check the blog about the show here: http://nothingunderthesun.tumblr.com/. After it airs, I post the show up on the blog too (if you don’t have to be awake at that time).
There’s also, in general, a ton of great programming on the left hand side of the dial on the radio. Listen to the radio from time to time and even on the regular! RADIO RADIO RADIO!
17th of September 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records
LPs & 12″s
Aids Wolf “Aids Wolf Plays Very Friendly (Throbbing Gristle; Cover & Remixes)”
Anberlin “Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place (+ D/L)”
Antony And The Johnstons “Thank You For Your Love (Deluxe Clear Vinyl)”
Ash Pool “For Which He Plies The Lash”
Autre Ne Veut “Autre Ne Veut”
Bad Brains “Bad Brains (ROIR) (PIC LP)”
Battalion Of Saints “Best Of Battalion Of Saints”
Big Troubles “Worry”
Black Angels, The “Phosphorene Dream (180 Gram; 16 Page Book; + D/L)”
Black Boned Angel “The Witch Must Be Killed (Import)”
Black Mountain “Wilderness Heart (+ D/L)”
Blonde Redhead “Penny Sparkle (+ D/L)”
Blut Aus Nord “Memoriea Vetusta II: Dialogue With The Stars”
Boris “Absolutego+ B/W Dronedevil2”
Boris “Amplifier Worship”
Boston Spaceships “Our Cubehouse Still Rocks”
BXI (Boris / Ian Astbury) “BXI”
Coffinworm “When All Became None”
Dictators, The “Bloodbrothers (180 Gram)”
DJ Nate “Hatas Our Motivation”
Drums, The “The Drums (+ D/L)”
Efterklang “Tripper (Ltd. Ed. Reissue)”
Electric Sunset “Electric Sunset”
Elf Power “Elf Power”
Fan Death “A Coin For The Well”
Grids “White Walls”
Kamelot “Poetry For The Poisoned”
Libyans “A Common Place”
McGuire, Mark “Living With Yourself”
Megafaun “Heretofor (+ D/L)”
Merzbow / The Guilt Of… “Merzbow / The Guilt Of… (Oh Lucy!!! / Tipping Foul Into The Dirt)”
Mice Parade “What It Means To Be Left-Handed (+ D/L)”
Of Montreal “False Priest (Deluxe Gatefold 180 Gram 2LP; + D/L)”
Pitboss 2000 “Everyone’s A Winner”
Purdie, Bernard “Pretty” “Lialeh: Original Movie Soundtrack”
Skream “Listenin’ To The Records On My Wall”
Staples, Mavis “You Are Not Alone (+ CD; Produced By Jeff Tweedy Of Wilco)”
Superchunk “No Pocky For Kitty (+ D/L)”
Superchunk “Majesty Shredding (+ D/L)”
Terror “One With The Underdogs (Ltd. Ed. Color)”
Thrice “Identity Crisis”
Twilight “Monument To Time End”
Unearthly Trance / The Endless Blockade “Unearthly Trance / The Endless Blockade”
Various Artists “Imagination Anthem IV: New Possibilities”
Vaselines, The “Sex With An X (+ D/L)”
Venetian Snares “Einstein-Rosen Bridge”
Ween “God Ween Satan (180 Gram 2LP)”
Weird Weeds, The “Help Me Name Melody (+ CD; Ltd. Ed. /500)”
Antidote “Thou Shalt Not”
Blind To Faith / Gehenna
Christian Mistress “Mother Of Mercy”
Converge “On My Shield”
Corrosion Of Conformity “Your…”
Dead End Path “Death Walks…”
First Annual, The “Carolina”
Grey Ghost “Succubus” (Josh Loves this one!)
Hatewaves “Taste The Beast”
Millenial Reign “Bones”
Mondo Generator “Dog Food (Import)”
Mongoloids “New Beginnings”
Pulling Teeth / Shin To Shin
Raw Nerves “We Must Be…”
Rival Mob, The “Hardcore For Hardcore”
White Shit “Carry Me”
Antony And The Johnstons “Thank You For…”
Black Mountain “Wilderness Heart”
Blonde Redhead “Penny Sparkle (Deluxe)”
Body, The “All The Waters…”
Brutal Truth “Need To Control (Redux)”
Buzzoven “Welcome To Violence”
Buzzoven “At A Loss (Reissue)”
Chromeo “Business Casual”
Crocodiles “Sleep Forever”
Death Angel “Relentless Retribution”
Earthride “Something Wicked”
El Guincho “Pop Negro”
Gnaw Their Tongues “L’arrivee De La Terne Mort”
Haack, Bruce “Farad”
Kamelot “Poetry For The Poisoned”
Krivit, Danny “Edits For Mr. K: V.2…”
Les Savy Fav “Roots For Ruin”
Of Montreal “False Priest”
Simon, Jason (Of Dead Meadow) “Jason Simon”
Stargazer “Great Work of Ages”
Superchunk “Majesty Shredding”
Swans “(DELUXE) My Father Will…”
Vaselines “Sex With An X”
Venetian Snares “My So-Called Life”
Versus “On The Ones And Threes”
Archathaguthus / HipCops / Pancreatectomie / Violent Gorge
The Hammer – Demo
Wire #320 Oct 2010 (Noise In the Ether)
XLR8R #135 Sept/Oct 2010 (Salem)
SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED!
We now carry t-shirts, long sleeves, and hoodies from our friends at SHOP SHOGUN.
Prices for these are as follows:
T-Shirts = $13
Long Sleeve Ts = $17
Hoodies = $28
Will we carry more/your shirts? Time will tell. If you want to do consignment we will, yes, no doubt. Email us at email@example.com to make arrangements.
For those hoping to see the next Redscroll design – that is being made for Black Friday.
Check for more pictures of the completed displays with all the shirts after the jump.