RSR PC 016 Favorites of 2018 with Caren!

On this episode Josh, Rick and special guest Caren (she works here!) talk about their favorite releases of 2018. The music bed corresponds with what is being talked about at the time.  We also talk about the top sellers in the store OF ALL TIME!*


Below will be each of our lists so if you’d rather listen without spoilers don’t read beyond the embedded podcast.


Top Sellers of All Time at Redscroll (this is just the top 1 [which is what played on the podcast], if you want to hear the top 10 then listen to the podcast):

Cassette Tape: Pinegrove “Everything So Far”
CD: Blasphemy “Fallen Angel Of Doom”
7″/45: Sheer Mag “III”
10″: AFI “All Hallow’s EP”
LP: Godspeed You! Black Emperor “Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven”

Favorites of 2018

(each of us had a top #1 pick and then nothing in any particular order after it – it’s actually a bit more complicated than that and you really just have to listen to the podcast for that)

Rick’s list:
#1. Lea Bertucci Metal Aether (NNA Tapes) [BUY]

  • Amnesia Scanner Another Life (PAN)[BUY]
  • Beak> >>> (Invada/Temporary Residence)[BUY]
  • Chris Carter Chemistry Lessons Volume 1 (Mute/Traffic)[BUY]
  • Dengue Dengue Dengue Semillero (On The Corner)[BUY]
  • Factory Floor A Soundtrack For A Film (Heart Of Data)[BUY]
  • Fiddlehead Springtime and Blind (Run For Cover)[BUY]
  • Just Mustard Wednesday (Pizza Pizza Records)[BUY]
  • Lolina The Smoke (Self Released)[BUY]
  • Puce Mary The Drought (Posh Isolation)[BUY]
  • Makaya McCraven Universal Beings (International Anthem Recording Company)[BUY]
  • Senyawa Sujud (Sublime Frequencies)[BUY]
  • Sons Of Kemet Your Queen Is A Reptile (Impulse!)[BUY]
  • Tyshawn Sorey Pillars (Firehouse 12)[BUY]
  • Thantifaxath Void Masquerading As Matter (Dark Descent Records)[BUY]
  • Kamaal Williams The Return (Black Focus)[BUY]

(Bonus content: This is the link to listen to old radio shows Rick did 2010-2011.)

Josh’s list:

#1. The Body I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer (Thrill Jockey)[BUY]

  • Marisa Anderson Cloud Corner (Thrill Jockey)[BUY]
  • Boygenius Boygenius (Matador)[BUY]
  • Cavern Of Anti-Matter Hormone Lemonade (Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks)[BUY]
  • Death In June ESSENCE! (New English Recordings)[BUY]
  • Tim Hecker Konoyo (Kranky/Sunblind Music)[BUY]
  • Hide Castration Anxiety (Dais Records)[BUY]
  • Hiro Kone Pure Expenditure (Dais Records)[BUY]
  • Hot Snakes Jericho Sirens (Sub Pop)[BUY]
  • Immortal Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast)[BUY]
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson Mandy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Invada/Lakeshore Records)[BUY]
  • Landing Bells In New Towns (El Paraiso)[BUY]
  • Mythic Sunship Another Shape Of Psychedelic Music (El Paraiso)[BUY]
  • Marissa Nadler For My Crimes (Sacred Bones)[BUY]
  • Portal Ion (Profound Lore)[BUY]
  • Secret Cutter Quantum Eraser (Holy Roar/Deathwish)[BUY]
  • Senyawa Sujud (Sublime Frequencies)[BUY]
  • Shannon Shaw Shannon In Nashville (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch)[BUY]
  • Sleep The Sciences (Third Man Records)[BUY]
  • Spectral Wound Infernal Decadence (Vendetta)[BUY]
  • Kamasi Washington Heaven And Earth (Young Turks)[BUY]

Caren’s list:

#1. Wingtip Sloat Purge And Swell / Lost Decade (VHF Records)[BUY]

  • The Breeders All Nerve (4AD)[BUY]
  • Drinks Hippo Lite (Drag City)[BUY]
  • Garcia Peoples Cosmic Cash (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records)[BUY]
  • Yuzo Iwata Daylight Moon (Siltbreeze)[BUY]
  • David Nance Group Peaced (Trouble In Mind)[BUY]
  • Rosali Trouble Anyway (Scissor Tail/Spinster Sounds)[BUY]
  • Vital Idles Left Hand (Upset! The Rhythm)[BUY]
  • Weeping Bong Band Weeping Bong Band (Feeding Tube Records)[BUY]

The Redscroll Podcast is a monthly show (new episodes on the first of the month) that works as a companion to what we do at Redscroll Records in Wallingford, CT USA. We are a record store that has a heavy emphasis on the left of center / underground music of the world. Whether it be underappreciated or just has a niche audience, marginalized or just off the radar it’s all of interest to us. With the show we’ll generally have a localized focus. We’ll discuss what is in our personal rotation at the moment. We’ll talk to guests who have to do with all of the above. And we’ll talk about specific dealings with the store. If you have input you’re welcome to contact us through email ( Oh, and please do subscribe! New episodes on the first of every month! (Subscribe on Android)


[* All time being about 4 years and not before using our current POS system.]