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Give-Away: Skatalites at The Space June 20th

Give-Away: Skatalites at The Space June 20th 

 Wednesday, June 20th
$18 ($15 In Advance), 7pm doors 
The Space (Hamden, CT)
If you’re unfamiliar with the Skatalites (wait, really?) then please feel free to visit this link with their history (and the history of ska, basically).
So, let’s get to it. I have one pair of passes to share.  You want to go to this show and for some reason you haven’t bought a ticket yet and you have a friend/date/other that will go with you in the same predicament. Step 1. Come to the store. This one is not an email contest. Step 2.Draw a checkered pattern on a piece of paper with your full name on it (and either a phone number or email address to contact you). We’ll collect checkered entries until Friday, June 1st at 5PM and announce the winner in our weekly update (as well as contacting said person directly).  You’ll still have time to buy a ticket if you don’t win that way (tickets are available at The Space or online through their website). You’ll still have fun!


11th of May 2012 Update / R.A.W. Give-Away / RSR New Haven

11th of May 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records
First, I have to confess that I accidentally filed the new stuff for the week into our full inventory so some of this list is me hurriedly going over invoices to fill in the blanks (excuse any short-hand; I hope it’s decipherable at least). I may also have missed something or another so please ask if you’re curious about a particular release you’re looking for (do this always actually – we encourage it).
We’ve also got a contest for another movie showing at Real Art Ways! And, finally, our friends at Intercambio have a wall of records that we’ve supplied. More on that below as well.
All right, so quickly, the Punch Brothers documentary How To Grow A Band is playing at Real Art Ways through next weekend (started today). If you’d like to see this one for free I have a bunch of passes to give-away and I just need you to email me at with the name of the famous banjo picker who recently passed away and has a banjo picking technique named after him. So simple! Free movie!
Redscroll Records in New Haven!
We’ve been talking about Intercambio a bunch lately and with cause. It’s an exciting new thing in New Haven and they’re working with us on a few levels (and we with them, of course).  Now, they have some records from us down there. So, if you’re in New Haven and don’t get up to Wallingford much you can now just stop in there and buy some records from us at that location.  Mind you, it’s a small selection and we’ll rotate it from time to time, but if you keep an eye on our updates or peruse our inventory on Discogs and you want something delivered to Intercambio we’ll gladly do that. They’ve just done a lot of work on the space and have it ready for an exhibition of works by Dan Greene called “Knife Thrower” (which you should check out for yourself – sneak peak in the photo below). Intercambio is open during special events of course (some of the time the records may be put away depending on the event). 
There will also be regular gallery hours:
Thursday and Friday 1-7PM
Saturday and Sunday 12-5PM
LPs & 12″s
AC/DC    “Highway To Hell (Red Vinyl; Fan Club Edition)”
Balaclava    “Crimes Of Faith “
Beach House    “Bloom (2LP + D/L)”
Beatles, The    “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Fan Club Edition)”
Beatles, The    “Rubber Soul (Fan Club Edition)”
Best Coast “The Only…”
Blur    “Modern Life Is Rubbish (White Vinyl; Fan Club Edition)”
Bowie, David    “Toy (Fan Club Edition)”
Brainworms “II”
Caminiti, Evan “Night Dust”
Castevet    “Mounds Of Ash”
Cramps, The    “A Date With Elvis (Orange Vinyl; Fan Club Edition)”
Dictaphone “Poems From…”
Earthlings?    “Earthlings? (1998 Debut + Bonus Tracks By Members Of QOTSA, Scream, Wool, Goatsnake, …)”
Fennesz “Black Sea”
Guns N’ Roses    “Appetite For Destruction (Original Cover Art, Red Vinyl, Fan Club Edition)”
Her Breath On Glass / Khere (10″)
Innergaze “Mutual Dreaming”
Iron Maiden    “Behind The Iron Curtain: Live Tracks From Germany & Poland 1984 (White Vinyl Fan Club Edition /500)”
J.B.’S, The (James Brown)    “Doing It To Death (Reissue)”
Jam, The    “All Mod Cons (Reissue)”
Janka Nabay “Bubu King”
Janka Nabay And The Bubu Gang “An Letah”
Jealous Sound, The    “A Gentle Reminder (Colored 150 Gram Vinyl + D/L)”
Jones, Norah    “Little Broken Hearts (180 Gram White Vinyl + D/L 2LP Gatefold)”
Le Super Borgou “Bariba… (2LP)”
Lemonade “Neptune”
Man Forever “Pansophical”
Merchandise “Children of Desire”
Misfits    Session “Volume One (White Vinyl Fan Club Edition)”
Misfits    Session “Volume Two (White Vinyl Fan Club Edition)”
Mrs. Magician    “Strange Heaven (+ D/L)”
Mutilation Rites    “Devoid”
MV & EE    “Space Homestead”
Pearl Jam    “5 Alive: Recorded Live At The Riverside Club, Newcastle, UK – 22ND February 1992 (Fan Club Edition)”
Pearl Jam    “Monkey Business: Recorded Live At The Monkey Wrench Radio Seatle Jan 31ST 1998 (Fan Club Edition)”
Pentimento / The Young English
Pink Floyd    “The Wall (Pink Vinyl; Movie Art Gatefold Cover 2LP; Fan Club Edition)”
Residents, The    “Fingerprince (+ D/L)”
Rolling Stones, The    “Sticky Fingers: More Sticky Fingers – Record Contains Alternate And Early Mixes/Outtakes (Fan Club Edition)”
Rolling Stones, The    “Some Girls – The Outtakes (Fan Club Edition)”
Rolling Stones, The    “More Exile On Main St. (Red Vinyl Fan Club Edition)”
Royal Headache    “Royal Headache (+ D/L)”
Running    “Asshole Savant”
Smaldone, M.D. “Big Blood”
Spectres “Last Days”
Sugarman 3 “What The…”
Tenacious D    “Rize Of The Fenix (+ Poster + D/L)”
Toure, S. “Koima”
Velvet Underground, The    “Praise Ye The Lord (Fan Club Edition)”
Violens    “True “
Waits, Tom    “The Heart Of Saturday Night (Fan Club Edition)”
Waits, Tom    “Small Change (Fan Club Edition)”
White Fence    “White Fence & Family/Perfume Vol. 2 (Of 2)”
Windhand    “Windhand (Gatefold)”
Electronic 12″s & LPs
Actress/Con “Vault V1”
Bassnectar    “Vava Voom (2LP Gatefold + D/L)”
Blacc, Aloe “Loving You (Black Label)”
Distal “Civilization”
Dubkasm “Emotion”
Fhloston Paradigm “King Britt”
Last Step    “Sleep (+ D/L)”
Tini “Tessa Remix”
Various Artists “RKS ALlstars V.3”
Amen Dunes    “Ethio Covers: Covers Of Songs By Unknown Ethiopian Artists”
Big Eyes     “Back From The Moon  / I Don’t Care About Friday Night”
Black Swans, The / Ed Askew    “Nap / My Best Friend”
Black Tambourine    “One Two Three Four: Songs By The Ramones (2×7″)”
Burian, Al / Remix, Timothy    “Split (Tanglefoot / Ill-Ego)”
Coffins / Sourvein    “Coffins / Sourvein”
Daylight    “The Difference In Good And Bad Dreams”
Grasswidow / Nature    “Grass Widow / Nature”
Guided By Voices    “Class Clown Spots A UFO”
Her Breath On Glass / Sofy Major    “Her Breath On Glass / Sofy Major”
Indians    “Magic Kids / New”
Shook Ones    “Merriweather Post Pavilion / Fancy”
Rock CDs
Aldebaran    “Embracing The Lightless Depths”
Battles     “Dross Glop (Gloss Drop Remixes)”
Entombed    “Clandestine (Ltd. Ed. CD+DVD)”
Mad Sin    “Young, Dumb & Snotty: The Psychotic Years 1988-1993”
MeWithoutYou    “Ten Stories”
Nadja    “Thaumogenesis”
St. Vincent “Stranger Mercy (CD+DVD)”
White, Jack    “Blunderbuss”
Non-Rock CDs
Barrow, Geoff / Salisbury, Ben    “Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One (Deluxe Ltd. Ed.)”
Death Grips    “The Money Store`”
Last Step    “Sleep”
Lovelock (Steven Moore Of Zombi)    “Burning Feeling”
Sissy Spacek    “Wastrel Projection “
Squarepusher    “Ufabulum “
Various Artists    “Robot Elephant Vs. Tundra Dubs”
Stone Titan 7″ 
If you love Eyehategod or Buzzoven, then Stone Titan is for you. They’ve got those loose whiskey-soaked blues riffs & heavy-as-hell-slow-as-fuck qualities that will bring out your inner hatred for just about everything. Connecticut really needed this sort of doom rock injection.  This two-song 7″ (songs titled: “Planet Melter” & “I Fucking Hate You”) is their first non-cassette release, but it just isn’t enough. I want to hear what these guys do with a full length, which I hear is on its way. The only draw back here is the lack of a lyrics sheet, but I’m sure if you e-mailed Scott, he’d hook you up. 
[Reviewer: Josh]

Supreme Dicks Breathing And Not Breathing CD
Even though this Amhurst, MA-based band stayed pretty underground, their unique, explorative style of experimental/psych/indie rock was highly influential on bands like Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. (the former of which they’d open for) during their heyday in the early-to-mid 90s. This 4-CD release compiles over 4 hours of music from their discography, which includes their two albums The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague (both of which were recently released on their own double-LPs for the first time.) This set also compiles the early recording collection Working Man’s Dick and the released-only-in-Italy This Is Not a Dick E.P., as well as some rare/unreleased tracks. It’s clear to see their influence on 90s art/noise rock, with their sharply tuned guitars, eerily poetic lyrics and overall non-confrontational nature. Even with unconventional elements such as increasing-in-speed-and-complexity guitar work, tracks like “Jack Smith” sound quite cozy, telling an intimate account of a “glowing creature” that “reached across an empire.” The more experimental, meticulously artistic soundscapes in tracks like “Country Of Nuns” and the particularly eerie, spoken-poetry backed “Cows Of Light” help explain where Sonic Youth drew some inspiration from.
[Reviewer: Mark] [Note: This is not yet in the store, but keep an eye out for it soon.]
Unsane Wreck CD/LP
(Alternative Tentacles) [Buy From RSR Online]
It’s been over 20 years since this notorious post-hardcore/noise rock trio from NYC released their self-titled debut, complete with an actual photo of a man decapitated after getting run over by a subway train. It’s a perfectly ghastly representation of the sound that Unsane remains true to on their seventh full-length. Like an unforgiving, deeply inner-city landscape, it’s sonically rough, eerily nerve-wracking (the guitar twang in “Ghost” is an excellent example) and filled with concrete-thick bass riffs that feel heavy enough to splatter you if they fell on your head. It’s especially impressive that, even with their attachment to the same basic sound as before, they still sound fresh by mixing the energy and aggression of punk with the brutal, ruminating song structure of metal. One of my favorites is the ominous “No Chance,” which stays very close to Unsane’s traditional “you’re doomed” atmosphere, complete with an unnerving harmonica and lyrics (“you’re too close, but you’re just out of reach / can’t lay down / watch us drown.”) Another easy standout is the closing track: a very well translated cover of Flipper’s “Ha Ha Ha,” lined with many additional creepy “ha’s” throughout to provide an additionally sinister spin.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Give-Away: Chicago Underground Duo, Lone Wolf, Ryan Sawyer (Friday 5/11/12)

Chicago Underground Duo, Lone Wolf, Ryan Sawyer (Friday 5/11/12)

Chicago Underground Duo
(video that doesn’t allow embedding)
On Friday Night at 8PM for $8 (All Ages) is a Sound Hall event (check the linked page for full information) in New Haven, CT at Intercambio (The Project Storefronts space at 756 Chapel Street).
Lone Wolf & Cub Video
(that also doesn’t allow embedding)
We have two passes to give away to this event. Here’s what you have to do: Tell me what raging band Ryan Sawyer drummed for (one of the first drummers of said band) previous to Tall Firs. The correct answer is not drummer 62 for the Boredoms 77 project (though, that is true too). Email the answer and your full name to and I’ll get the first two people to answer correctly on the guest list.
As a bonus: The Dan Greene exhibit will be in view before it’s official opening the next night!

Film Pass Give-Away: The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye

Film Pass Give-Away: 
The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye

Rick: I love Throbbing Gristle. Love ’em. I love the individual projects (and paired, etc.) that have come after. I love the myriad projects that have been influenced by the mere existence of T.G. (not all of ’em, but y’ know). So, it’s incredible that this film is playing in Hartford and equally incredible that I now get to offer pairs of free passes to the first three (3) people (3×2=6 people getting in free) to tell me what the following symbol is associated with  in regards to post-T.G. projects and this film:


You should still go to Real Art Ways and maybe you’ll see me there!

 Movie Synopsis (

Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years. A link between the pre- and post-punk eras, he is the founder of the legendary groups COUM Transmissions (1969-1976), Throbbing Gristle (1975-1981), and Psychic TV (1981 to present), all of which merged performance art with rock music. Celebrated by critics and art historians as a progenitor of “industrial music”, his innovations have transformed the character of rock and electronic music while his prodigious efforts to expand the boundaries of live performance have radically altered the way people experience sound in a concert setting.
But that’s just the preamble to the story. Defying artistic boundaries, Genesis has re-defined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology. In 2000, Genesis began a series of surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye (née Jacqueline Breyer), who remained his other half and artistic partner for nearly 15 years. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and Genesis’s most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date: he became a she in a triumphant act of artistic self-expression. Genesis called this project “Creating the Pandrogyne”. Influenced, like so much of Genesis work, by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs Cut Ups , it was an attempt to deconstruct two individual identities through the creation of an indivisible third.
This is a love story, and a portrait of two lives that illustrate the transformative powers of both love and art. Marie Losier brings to us the most intimate details of Genesis’s extraordinary, uncanny world. In warm and intimate images captured handheld, Losier crafts a labyrinthine mise-en-scene of interviews, home movies, and performance footage. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye documents a truly new brand of Romantic consciousness, one in defiance of the daily dehumanization of the body by the pervasive presence of advertising and pornography, conveying beauty, dignity and devotion from a perspective never before seen on film.

Blackout at Sunrise T-Shirt Give-Away

Blackout at Sunrise T-Shirt Give-Away
As stated on the flyer for the sale if you spend $100 you get one of these for free (or the symbol design we did earlier this year).  This new simple design was requested by more than a handful of people so I hope you all like it.  We think it came out pretty great.  It’s the basic idea from our first square bumper sticker.  
We have white ink on black Next Level brand shirts or yellow ink on Gildan brand green shirts (y’ know, like the Oakland Athletic baseball club? Like Rickey Henderson. Rickey Henderson wearing this would love the way Rickey Henderson looks).
If you don’t spend $100 or more at the sale you can still get them for $10.
Oh yea, and we have some pins that we made up that are free for everyone that comes into the store next weekend for the sale
Here’s what those look like:
Thanks to Shogun for doing a great job on the shirts and Just Buttons for the outstanding buttons. As per usual Todd Rogers did a great job designing all of this too (as well as the Blackout Sale flyer). Thanks abounding.