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RSR PC 039 Favorites of 2020 Episode

Happy New Year!

On this episode we talk about our favorite releases of 2020. Josh and Rick talk amongst themselves including a list submitted by Caren.  This is our first episode back in action since beginning our move and we glory in the reverb of the new big space!

Below you’ll find our lists. The show follows the lists in the order presented (Caren has some extra content shown here not mentioned on the show). The opening song is Space Camp song that plays a little more later on.

Beyond what we loved from other labels this year we also released 3 records this year that we’re still stoked on; the Space Camp, Landing / Headroom and Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean records all came out great and if you haven’t yet please do check them out! Available in our Big Cartel and in our Discogs shops.

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2017 Staff Favorites

Hey all!

Wondering what we all here at Redscroll loved listening to this past year?  Wonder no more! Below you’ll find lists from each of us. Some of us even had one particular top favorite that we highlighted. Beyond the top favorite each of our lists is in alphabetical order with links to search for it in our online shop (those that we have online are also available in store of course – the search might reveal that we are currently out of stock and you can rest assured that we are working to keep all of these in stock as much as we can).
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Redscroll Employee Music We Really Liked Lists 2016


Wondering what we here liked this past year? Wonder no more!
Here’s 10 things each of us liked a lot (10+ in a couple cases).  The order is strictly alphabetical. Links to listen and search our store online as well (unfortunately not all in stock – remedying as fast as we can in instances it is possible).


Caren
  

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75 Dollar Bill “Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock” (Thin Wrist) [Search/BuyListen]
Counter Intuits “Monosyllabilly” (Pyramid Scheme Records) [Search/BuyListen]
The Double “Dawn Of The Double” (In The Red) [Search/BuyListen]
Foster Body “Moving Display” (Diabolical Records) [Search/BuyListen]
Guerilla Toss “Eraser Stargazer” (DFA) [Search/BuyListen]
Mystery Lights “Mystery Lights” (Wick Records) [Search/Buy Listen]
Rob Noyes “The Feudal Spirit” (Poon Village) [Sorry, this one is sold out everywhere.  – Listen]
Olympians “Olympians” (Daptone) [Search/Buy Listen]
Powell “Sport” (XL Recordings) [Search/BuyListen]
Writhing Squares “In The Void Above” (Siltbreeze) [Search/BuyListen]


Dan
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Dark Thoughts “Dark Thoughts” (Stupid Bag/Drunken Sailor Records) [Search/Buy Listen]
Dyke Drama “Up Against the Bricks” (Drunken Sailor/Salinas Records) [Search/BuyListen]
Mitski “Puberty 2” (Dead Oceans) [Search/Buy Listen]
Tony Molina “Confront the Truth” 7″ (Slumberland Records) [Search/Buy Listen]
Mothercountry Motherfuckers “Confidential Human Source” (Empyre/Clean Plate Records) [Search/Buy Listen]
Frank Ocean “Blonde” (Boys Don’t Cry/XL Recordings) [Search/BuyListen]
Angel Olsen “My Woman” (Jagjaguwar) [Search/Buy Listen]
Sammus
“Pieces in Space” (Don Giovanni) [Search/BuyListen]
Sheer Mag “III” 7″ (Static Shock Records / Wilsuns Recording Company) [Search/Buy Listen]
Sneaks “Gymnastics” (Merge Records) [Search/BuyListen]

All New Haven Honorable Mentions:
Stefan Christensen “American Pastoral Again” (Ever/Never) [Search/BuyListen]
Headroom “Headroom” (C/Site Recordings) [Search/BuyListen]
Worn Leather “Tape 3” (Self-Released) [Search/BuyListen]


John
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Axis / Seraph the Light (Good Fight) [Search/BuyListen]
Demdike Stare “Wonderland” (Modern Love) [Search/Buy Listen]
Dinosaur Jr. “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not” (Jagjaguwar) [Search/BuyListen]
Dissolve “Sasquatch” (Maitsuba) [Search/BuyListen]
DJ Earl “Open Your Eyes” (Teklife) [Search/BuyListen]
DJ Rashad “Afterlife” (Teklife) [Search/BuyListen]
Neurosis “Fires Within Fires” (Neurot Recordings) [Search/BuyListen]
Off With Their Heads “Won’t Be Missed” (Anxious And Angry) [Search/Buy Listen]
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement “Green Graves” (Hospital Productions) [Search/BuyListen]
Skepta “Konnichiwa” (Boy Better Know) [Search/BuyListen]


Josh
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Abbath “Abbath” (Season Of Mist) [Search/Buy Listen]
Amon Amarth “Jomsviking” (Metal Blade Records) [Search/BuyListen]
Big Business “Command Your Weather” (Joyful Noise Recordings) [Search/BuyListen]
John Carpenter “Lost Themes II” (Sacred Bones Records) [Search/BuyListen]
Daughter “Not To Disappear” (4AD/Glassnote) [Search/BuyListen]
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein “Stranger Things (A Netflix Original Series)” (Soundtrack/Score) (Lakeshore/Invada Records) [Search/BuyListen]
Esben And The Witch “Older Terrors” (Season Of Mist) [Search/BuyListen]
Harley Flanagan “Cro-Mags” (171-A Records/MVD Audio) [Search/BuyListen]
Neurosis “Fires Within Fires” (Neurot Recordings) [Search/BuyListen]
Emma Ruth Rundle “Marked For Death” (Sargent House) [Search/BuyListen]

EPs worth mentioning:
Dirt Devil “Satin’s Kingdom” CS (Self-Released) [Search/BuyListen]
Dissolve “Sasquatch” 7” (Maitsuba) [Search/BuyListen]
Mindforce “2016 Demo” CS (Self-Released) [Search/BuyListen]
StabYouInTheHead “Throw Ups” CS (CT Hate Records/Threat Collection) [Search/Buy Listen]


Rick
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Body Sculptures “A Body Turns To Eden” (Posh Isolation) [Search/Buy Listen]
Boy Harsher “Yr Body Is Nothing” (DKA Records) [Search/BuyListen]
Equiknoxx “Bird Sound Power” (DDS) [Search/Buy Listen]
In Aeternam Vale + Anneq “Je Ai Dissous” (Page R Version) [Search/BuyListen]
Sam Kidel “Disruptive Muzak” (The Death Of Rave) [Search/BuyListen]
Lolina (Inga Copeland) “Live In Paris” (Self-Released) [Search/BuyListen]
Mare Cognitum “Luminiferous Aether” (I,Voidhanger Records/Fallen Empire) [Search/BuyListen]
Abul Mogard “Works” (Ecstatic) [Search/Buy Listen]
Poorgrrrl “Pitiparti” (Parachute Records) [Search/BuyListen]
Solange “A Seat At The Table” (Columbia/Saint Records) [Search/BuyListen]

Top Ten Under The Radar Releases Of 2015

Redscroll Records’ Top Ten Under The Radar Releases Of 2015:

We were asked by our friends at Iris Records if we’d put together a top 10 list for the end of 2015. We obliged, but with a twist. We decided to make it a top ten list of under the radar releases. The list is included in their master list post on their site here: http://irisrecordsjc.com/reflect-and-party-give-thanks-make-year-end-lists-spend-nye-wsteve-steve/

Top Ten Overlooked 2015 Collage

We didn’t all agree on these, but rather we all contributed a couple here. We don’t even all agree as to the degree of how under the radar these are (or what radar?). What we agree about is that we all individually like the things on this list and each think those things we added deserve attention! Take heed and dive in! Do some listening and discovering and maybe even decide to buy it from us (in the store or online at the click of a link).  We added some pictures and sounds and now its on our site (you’re looking at it now!). Continue reading Top Ten Under The Radar Releases Of 2015

Best of the Best of 2012 Lists List

Best of the Best of 2012 Lists List
(Rick)

Youre the best around karate kid

Yes, you read that right.  Just about every year in October speculations and assertions start to be made about the best albums of that current year. That leaves a solid sixth plus (depending on when it gets posted maybe even a full quarter) of the year left!  I find it irksome.  Generally, the response to my comments from friends, colleagues, et cetera is, “It’s probably to sell albums around the holidays,” and that’s probably true to a certain (and probably large) extent.  It definitely doesn’t make it less irksome to see the amount of them that pop up.  The very idea of a best of list is pretty pompous in the first place – it’s actually impossible for any critic to listen to all of the music made in a year. The critic may argue that the filters they have in place for their music consumption lend towards their discernment or some other such rubbish.  It all just lends to further feed arrogance and self-congratulations over how great a list they’ve compiled before all of the music of the year has even been released or possibly even conceived of. Continue reading Best of the Best of 2012 Lists List