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]