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9th of November 2012 Update

9th of November 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records


LPs & 12″s
Afro Beat Makers    “Tony Allen Rhythms Revisited”
Anchor    “Recovery”
Andrews, Michael    “Donnie Darko Original Soundtrack”
Animal Collective    “Fall Be Kind” (180 Gram, + D/L)
Babies, The    “Our House On The Hill” (+ D/L)
Babybird    “Ugly Beautiful”
Bardo Pond    “YNTRA” (Ltd. Ed. /800)
Bay Blue    “Bay Blue”
Beatles, The    “Abbey Road” (180 Gram, Remastered)
Black Marble    “A Different Arrangement” (+ D/L)
Blank Realm    “Go Easy” (+ D/L)
Born Gold    “Little Sleepwalker”
Bush Tetras    “Happy” (+ D/L)
Caspian    “Waking Season”  (2LP Gatefold)
Clinic    “Free Reign” (180 Gram + D/L)
Daphni    “Jiolong” (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Del Rey, Lana    “Paradise”
DJ-Kicks    “Hercules And Love Affair” (2LP)
Eternal Tapestry    “A World Out Of Time”
Ezlv    “Selfish Beat / Good Feeling Ez Lee / Inside Out”
Fennesz    “FA 2012”
Forgetters    “Forgetters” (Blake Schwarzenbach & Kevin Mahon; + D/L)
Front Bottoms, The    “The Front Bottoms” (Previously Only Available As 2×10″ – Now On LP)
Golden Donna    “Golden Donna”
Golden Void    “Golden Void”
Goldendust    “Goldendust”
Green Day    “¡Uno!”
Green Day    “¡Dos!”
Guided By Voices    “The Bears For Lunch” (+ D/L)
Hauschildt, Steve    “Sequitur”
How To Destroy Angels    “An Omen EP” (+ D/L)
King Dude    “Burning Daylight” (+ D/L)
Kraftwerk    “Autobahn” (KlingKlang)
Lamps    “Under The Water Under The Ground” (+ D/L)
Lightning Bolt    “Oblivion Hunter”
Loma Prieta    “Last City”
Mad Music Inc.    “Mad Music”
Mann, Chico    “Manifest Tone EP” (Ltd. Ed. Single Series + D/L)
Marley, Bob    “Lee “Scratch” Perry Masters” [Remixed/Remastered]
Meridian Brothers    “Desesperanza” (180 Gram + D/L With 2 Bonus Tracks)
Onra    “Cjomposeroes” (2LP)
Pedro The Lion    “Control” (+ D/L)
Pedro The Lion    “It’s Hard To Find A Friend” (+ D/L)
Pedro The Lion    “The Only Reason I Feel Secure” (+ D/L)
Pedro The Lion    “Winners Never Quit” (+ D/L)
Sea And Cake, The    “The Sea And Cake”
Sharp Objects    “Sharp Objects”
Sic Alps    “Sic Alps”
Snowgoose    “Harmony Springs”
Sonic Youth    “Smart Bar, Chicago 1985” (+ D/L)
Tony Caro & John    “Blue Clouds” (UK Acid-Folk)
Total Control    “Henge Beat”
Useless Children    “Post Ending //Pre Completion” (+ D/L)
UV Race    “Racism” (+ D/L)
Various    “Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (40th Anniversary Edition)” (2LP Gatefold)
Waters, Muddy    “They Call Me” (180 Gram)
Why?    “Mumps, Etc.” (+ D/L)
Witchcraft    “Firewood”
Yo La Tengo    “Eletr-O-Pura” (+ D/L)
You’ll Never Get To Heaven    “You’ll Never Get To Heaven”

Hip-Hop LPs & 12″s
Apathy    “Where’s Your Album?!!”
Dimlite    “Prismic Tops”
Lil B    “Rain In England” (2LP)
Mac Lethal    “11:11”
Murs And 9th Wonder    “The Final Adventure”
Oddisee    “People Hear What They See”
Ratking    “Wiki93 (Wiki Hak Sporting Life Ramon)”

Electronic LPs & 12″s
Aphex Twin    “The Remixes” (White Label)
Aybee    “Worlds EP”
Bambounou    “Orbiting” (2LP)
Butane    “We Are All Cyborgs Now”
Chairlift    “At 6:15”
Dompteur Mooner    “Girls Girls Girls”
Edit Select     “Silotar [Silent Servent Remix] / Ventress / Typhon”
FaltyDL    “Hardcourage / Our House Stab”
Give It / Alimono    “Suburb / Moshi Moshi”
Hall, Kyle & Kero    “Zug Island / Attack!”
Jam City    “How We Relate To The Body [12″ Mix] / … Now We Relate”
Jeedo Filth    “Make It Boom” (Picture Disc)
LCD Soundsystem    “You Wanted”
Lee, Cherie    “Love Me Or Leave Me”
Lukid    “Lonely At The Top” (+ D/L; 2LP Gatefold)
Mala    “Cuba Electronic / Calle F”
Miaoux Miaoux    “Autopilot EP”
Modeselektor    “Modeselektion Vol.02” (3LP)
Monkey Robot    “Monkey Robot EP”
Morning Factory    “Anna Logue’s Sleepover / Sleepwalk”
Mouse On Mars (MOM)    “WOW” (2LP)
Murphy, Hakim    “Sampled Dreams EP”
Nacho Patrol    “Lineas Angola”
O/V/R    “Post-Traumatic Son / Ben Klock Mixes”
October    “Push / Empire Of Man” (Pink Marble Vinyl)
Parrish, Theo    “Falling Up (C2 RMX)” (White Label)
Persian & DJ Texsta    “Dangerous”
Phaeleh    “The Cold In You (The Remixes)”
Phase (0)    “Behind The Sun”
Phase (0)    “Binary Opposition Reprocessed Part 3”
Planetary Assault Systems    “Deep Heet Vol. 3”
Pusherman    “Donuts EP”
Re:Freshed Orchestra, The    “Re:Encore (Tribute To Jay-Z)”
Re:Ill    “Tranquilizer”
Redshape    “Square” (2LP Gatefold)
Regis    “Delivered Into The Hands Of Indifference”
Shifted    “Shifted” (AVN #001) (Repress)
Shifted    “Sickness By Means Of Clairvoyance”
Silent Servant / Santiago Salazar    “Mi Alma / Corazon”
Simoncino, Nick    “The Other Side”
Sinkane    “Mars”
Skudge    “Skudge Remixes Part 6 Marcel Dettmann, Answer Code Request”
S-Type    “Billboard”
Sumerian Fleet    “Sturm Bricht Lo”
Tenebrae    “Element EP”
Unspecified Enemies    “Multi-Ordinal Tracking Unit (MOTU)”
Various    “Revok E.P.” (Clear Vinyl)
Zarate, Morgan    “Broken Heart Collector Feat. Stevie Neale”

Adult.    “Shari Vari / 122 Hours Of Fear”
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Matt Sweeney / Billy F. Gibbons    “Storms / Oh Well”
Break Away    “The Few That Remain”
Bug, The    “Ganja Baby / Diss Mi Army”
Capitalist Casualties / Lack Of Interest    “Capitalist Casualties / Lack Of Interest”
Freakapuss / Sic Alps    “Here Today Here Tomorrow / New Trawgs III”
King Tuff    “Screaming Skull / Love Potion”
My Fictions    “Always Trapped”
Niblett, Scout    “No More Nasty Scrubs”
Quicksand    “Quicksand”
Sweet Tea / Wendy Rene    “After Laughter (Comes Tears)”
Swingin’ Utters    “The Librarians Are Hiding Something”
White, Jack    “I’m Shakin’ / Blues On Two Trees”

Acid Tiger    “Acid Tiger”
Blacklisted    “No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me”
Blinding Light    “The Ascension Attempt”
Blinding Light    “Glass Bullet”
Carrier, The    “Blind To What Is Right”
Cast Aside    “Overcome”
Cold World    “Dedicated To Babies Who Came Feet First”
Cursed    “One”
Damage    “Final”
D’Eon    “LP”
Embrace Today    “Soldiers”
Embrace Today    “We Are The Enemy”
Evoken    “Atra Mors”
Forward To Death    “Death Therapy”
Glass, Philip    “Rework_Philip Glass Remixes” (Amon Tobin, Beck, Cornelius…)
Great Deciever, The    “Life Is Wasted On The Living”
Indesinence    “Vessels Of Light And Decay”
Internal Affairs    “Deadly Visions”
Iron Boots    “Weight Of The World”
Jesus Eater    “Jesus Eater”
Jesus Eater    “Step Inside My Death Ray”
Meltdown     “Demolition”
Modern Life Is War    “Witness”
Nine    “Killing Angels”
Razor Crusade    “Infinite Water”
Reach The Sky    “Open Roads And Broken Dreams”
Reign Supreme    “Testing The Limits Of Infinite”
Resurrection    “I Am Not: The Discography”
Right On    “Reality Vacation”
Rise & Fall    “Faith”
Robust    “Fillin In The Potholes”
Rot In Hell    “Pearls Before Swine”
Sex Positions    “Sex Positions”
Sole    “A Ruthless Criticism Of Everything Existing”
Some Girls     “All My Friends Are Going Death”
Victims    “A Dissident”

Cassette Tape
Colorguard / Weak Flesh    “Needle Wrecker / Rubber Baptism” *(Rick recommends this noise jam heartily.)*

Shindig (The Free Design issue) Magazine
Wire #346 Magazine

Turntables (All of these are Crosley Brand)
Revolution Portable USB Turntable $97.50

Cruiser Turntable $89.00Spinnerette 

Turntable $130.00

Advance USB Turntable $149.00


Harry Pussy One Plus One

Among the things that this Miami band stood out for during their 1992-1997 existence – in addition to their name, of course – was their distinct brand of noise/experimental rock and live shows that were viciously intense enough to induce speechlessness. Although they typically played as a rotating trio, this double-LP only collects material from the founding duo: Bill Orcutt strums the twanging guitar across unbelievably circuitous paths while Adris Hoyos pounds the drums and, though it’s quite rare on this release, sings (her voice is far closer to that of a vulture than a songbird.) It’s a raw, bracing experience for those adventurous enough to venture through a jagged, disjointed punk scrapyard. This compilation consists of twenty-four songs recorded on a Walkman during the band’s first two years; nine tracks are previously released, but renamed and re-edited by Orcutt. The tracks range from straightforward-driven insanity (“Nazi USA,” “Improbable People”) to more head-spinning guitar weirdness, such as “Bad Space” and the opening track’s mutated instrumental reimagining of The Germs’ “Forming.”
[Reviewer: Mark]

Foxygen Take The Kids Off Broadway

Olympia, Washington-based vocalist Sam France and NYC guitarist/keyboardist Jonathan Rado (both 22 years old) make up this songwriting duo. The label fittingly describes their sound as the “raw, de-Wes Andersonization” of acts like The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and David Bowie: indeed, it sounds like a tapestry of rock spanning the 60s and 70s, particularly blues and psychedelia. The songs sound refreshingly free and often theatrical, created from a variety of passages: for example, standout “Make It Known” is driven by, among other things, a smooth organ, groovy guitar and horns that start off sad but flourish for the catchy, particularly anthemically-sung climax. I also enjoyed the sleepy-eyed “Why Did I Get Married?,” which made me imagine The Beatles or David Bowie gradually incorporating elements of garage rock. The longest track – the ten-minute acid trip “Teenage Alien Blues” – sounds like a dizzy recollection of continuous fragments ranging from radio-friendly blues-rock to heavily lo-fi, weird noise-coated psych-rock.
[Reviewer: Mark]

2nd of November 2012 Update

2nd of November 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
A Life Once Lost    “Ecstatic Trance”
Abstract Rude & Tribe Unique    “Showtyme”
Afghan Whigs, The    “Gentlemen”
Agitation Free    “2nd”
Ahmed, Mahmoud    “Music Accompanied By Ibex Band”
Andrew Jackson Jihad    “People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People In The World”
Anstam    “Stones And Woods” (2LP Gatefold)
Apple, Fiona    “Extraordinary Machine” (180 Gram)
Baby Huey     “The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend” (180 Gram)
Beak    “Beak Recordings 05/01/09 > 17/01/09”
Black Sabbath    “Black Sabbath”
Blank Fight, The    “House Band Feud”
Blouse    “Blouse” (+ D/L)
Burial    “Untrue”
Casket Girls, The    “Sleepwalking” (Ltd. Ed. Peach Vinyl + D/L)
Chunky    “Chunky EP” (2×12″)
Codeine    “When I See The Sun” (Box Set)
Cosby, Bill    “Those Of You With Or Without Children, You’ll Understand”
Cults Percussion Ensemble    “Cults Percussion Ensemble”
Dead Kennedys    “Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables” (180 Gram)
Deafheaven    “Demo”
DeMarco, Mac    “2” (+ D/L)
Derdiyoklar Ikilisi    “Disko Folk”
Dethklok (Metalocalypse)    “Dethalbum III” (Etched Disc + D/L)
Dettmann, Marcel    “Translation”
Diamond Terrifier    “Kill The Self That Wants To Kill Yourself” (+ D/L)
Diiv    “Oshin” (+ D/L)
Discoverer    “Tunnels” (Misprinted Catalog Number)
Distal & HxdB    “Booyant / Amphibian”
Diva (Diva Dompe)    “Moon Moods”
Drumm, Kevin    “Relief”
Eagles Of Death Metal    “Heart On” (LP+7″)
Fever Ray    “Fever Ray”
Fitzgerald, George    “Child”
Foreigner    “Records”
Genesis    “Genesis”
Glass Candy    “Warm In The Winter / Beautiful Object”
Grenier    “Uncertain / Vendetta”
Guerilla Toss    “Jeffrey Johnson”
Gun Club, The    “Divinity”
Henley, Don    “Building The Perfect Beast”
Hoppner, Nick / Auntie Flo    “Ipso Facto / Sun Ritual”
Huey Lewis And The News    “Sports”
Iamamiwhoami    “Kin”
Jets    “Jets”
Lamar, Kendrick    “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (A Short Film By Kendrick Lamar)” (Deluxe Edition With 3 Bonus Songs)
Liars    “Brats”
Little River Band    “Greatest Hits”
Loverboy    “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It”
Lungfish    “Indivisible” (+ D/L)
Mala    “Mala In Cuba” (4LP 180 Gram Gatefold + D/L)
Mannix, The    “Neighborhood Wildlife”
Microphones, The    “‘The Glow’ Pt. 2”
Mind Spiders    “Meltdown” (+ D/L)
Minogue, Kylie    “The Abbey Road Sessions” (2LP + CD Numbered Ltd. Ed.)
Moebius & Plank    “En Route” (180 Gram)
Moore, Thurston / John Moloney    “Caught On Tape”
Motorhead    “Ace Of Spades” (180 Gram)
My Morning Jacket    “Outta My System Remixez & Friendz (Feat. Dave Sitek & Washed Out)”
Nagual    “I Feel The Rhythm”
Night Moves    “Colored Emotions” (+ D/L)
Non (Boyd Rice)    “Back To Mono” (Ltd. Ed. /1000 180 Gram White Vinyl + CD)
Nyra    “Lindan’s Groove / Feeling Rhythm”
Obnox    “Rojo”
Orb, The    “Orbsessions Volume Two Finest Quality For The Connoisseur” (2LP)
Pangaea    “Release” (2LP)
Pink Floyd    “Careful With That Axe”
Polica    “Give You The Ghost” (180 Gram + D/L)
Prince Rama    “Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World” (+ D/L)
Rodriguez    “Searching For Sugar Man: All Songs By Rodriguez” (2LP 180 Gram White Vinyl + Movie Poster)
Scientists    “Rubber Never Sleeps” (2LP Gatefold)
Shelter Point    “Forever For Now”
Sleep (Of Oldominion)    “Christopher”
Soap Dodgers    “Ill Minded / Contact”
Soft Moon, The    “Zeros” (+ D/L)
Stinnett, Ray    “A Fire Somewhere” (2LP Gatefold)
Styx    “Paradise Theater”
Swell Maps    “Jane From Occupied Europe” (+ D/L)
Swell Maps    “A Trip To Marineville” (+ 7″ + D/L)
Various Artists    “Hasabe”
Waxahatchee    “American Weekend”
Wild Nothing    “Gemini”
Wolfe, Chelsea    “Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs”

Dive    “Sometime / Corvalis”
Dive    “Human / Big Joke”
Fins    “Lawnmower”
Mission Of Burma / Wild Flag    “What They Tell Me / Boom”
My Chemical Romance    “Conventional Weapons”
Oh Sees, Thee / The Mallard    “Wait, Let’s Go / Over And Under”
Pop, Iggy & Zig Zags (Iggy Pop & Zig Zags Cover Betty Davis)    “If Im In Luck I Might Get Picked Up”
Red Hot Chili Peppers    “The Sunset Sleeps / Hometown Gypsy”
Sagan, Carl    “A Glorious Dawn”

Anastasio, Trey (Phish)    “Traveler”
Caspian    “Waking Season”
Cut Hands    “Black Mamba”
Edgar, Jimmy    “Majenta”
Elder    “Elder”
Elder    “Dead Roots Stirring”
Emeralds    “Just To Feel Anything” (Special Low Price Deal For First Month Of Release)
Graveyard    “Lights Out”
Grizzly Bear    “Shields”
Hostage Calm    Please Remain Calm
Lamar, Kendrick    “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (A Short Film By Kendrick Lamar)”
Menahan Street Band    “The Crossing”
Royal Thunder    “CVI”
Rza And Howard Drossin    “The Man With The Iron Fists (OST)”
Shackleton    “Music for the Quiet Hour/The Drawbar Organ Eps” (2CD)
Stott, Andy    “Luxury Problems” (Special Low Price Deal For First Month)


Pallbearer Sorrow and Extinction

[Buy From RSR Online]
(Profound Lore)
Formed in 2008, this Little Rock, Arkansas doom metal quartet proves that it doesn’t take many years to sound absolutely epic. Like any band true to the genre, their songs are ultra-heavy and slow-tempo; instead of plainly writing about gloom or misery, though, they use their thoughtful-as-it-is-massive sound to entrance the listener with compelling, well-written lyrics. Vocalist/guitarist Brett Campbell sounds born to sing the part, giving his mostly first-person accounts a particularly majestic aura. He sounds mighty throughout, including the sole third-person perspective song telling of a despondent old man drowning himself (“Devoid of Redemption.”) For the rest of the album, Campbell poetically sings about a lonely, strength-testing journey “under swirling moons and galaxies,” facing “shifting paths,” an “immortal spectre” of death and, in the bittersweet, cinematic-sounding finale “Given To The Grave,” the catharsis and peaceful oblivion of death. They pull off the atmosphere so well that I feel like a silent observer on such an emotional odyssey: I’m especially impressed that this is only Pallbearer’s first album. It’s easily one of the year’s best doom albums, so they’ve set a high bar for the future (I have faith that they’ll find a way to clear it.)
[Reviewer: Mark]

26th of October 2012 Update

26th of October 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

We got in a bunch of sealed records in a collection this week so the 80s records you see in here are from that (not reissues, in other words). They are sealed and priced and put in the new section.

LPs & 12″s
Abba    “The Visitors”
Actress    “Splazsh”
Adams, Bryan    “Into The Fire”
Adkins, Hasil    “Evening Shadow Road”
Arvedon, Dave    “The Best Of Dave Arvedon”
Asia    “Alpha”
Atelecine    “Entkopplung (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”
Banks, Paul    “Banks” (+ D/L)
Barbaras, The    “2006-2008” (+ D/L)
Bastard Sapling    “Dragged From Our Restless Trance”
Beacon    “For Now”
Benatar, Pat    “Seven The Hard Way”
Big Eyes    “Hard Life”
Black Crowes, The    “The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion” (180 Gram)
Bon Jovi    “New Jersey”
Bowie, David    “Never Let Me Down”
Brick Mower    “My Hateable Face”
Cairo Gang, The    “The Corner Man” (OBI Strip)
Carpenter, John    “Halloween II”
Carpenter, John    “Halloween III”
Carpenter, John    “Escape From New York”
Cars, The    “Greatest Hits”
Chapman, Michael    “Pachyderm”
Claption, Eric    “Timepieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton”
Claption, Eric    “Behind The Sun”
Cross, Christopher    “Another Page”
Crucial Youth    “The Posi-Machine”
CS Yeh    “Transitions”
Culture (Hardcore, Not Reggae)    “From The Vault Demos & Outtakes 1993-1998”
Deetron    “Crave (Feat. Hurcules & The Love Affair)”
Defiance, Ohio    “Share What Ya Got”
Deft    “Masquerade EP”
Dicks    “Kill From The Heart”
Dr. Alimantado    “Best Dressed Chicken In Town”
Druglord    “Motherfucker Rising”
Dungen    “Tio Bitar”
Eagles    “Greatest Hits Volume 2”
Elbee Bad    “The Prince Of Dance Music”
Eprom    “Metahuman”
Exodus    “Bonded By Blood” (180 Gram Ltd. Ed. Color)
Faith, The / Void    “The Faith / Void Split”
Fink    “Wheels Turn Beneath My Feet” (2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Fleetwood Mac    “Tusk” (2LP)
Flugel, Roman    “Cookie Dust”
Foreigner    “Agent Provocateur”
Foreigner    “Inside Information”
Four Tet    “Lion / Peace”
Friedberger, Matthew    “Matricidal Sons Of Bitches” (2LP Gatefold)
Gainsbourg, Charlotte    “IRM” (2LP Gatefold)
Girls    “Album” (+ D/L)
Girls    “Broken Dreams Club” (+ D/L)
Gowns    “Broken Bones” (/1000)
Grosskopf, Harald    “Synthesist”
Guided By Voices    “Alien Lanes”
Gypsy    “Giant’s Despair” (White Vinyl + D/L)
HTRK / Tropic Of Cancer    “Part Time Punks Radio Sessions”
Hypno    “Kancourde”
Illum Sphere    “Birthday”
Ital Tek    “Nebula Dance” (+ D/L)
Jefferson Starship    “Nuclear Furniture”
JMII    “Nueva York / Fiesta Musica / Els Burrell / Redivivo”
Joy Division    “Closer” (180 Gram)
Killawatt & Thelem    “Kaba”
King Tubby    “King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown”
Lazer Sword    “Memory”
Lecherous Gaze    “On The Skids” (+ D/L)
Main Attrakionz    “Bossalinis & Foolyones” (+ D/L)
Make Up    “I Want Some” (Gatefold 2LP)
Mayer, Michael    “Mantasy” (Deluxe Ed. 2LP 180 Gram + CD)
Mellencamp    “The Lonesome Jubilee”
Miracles    “Hugo Mudie & Fred Jacques Present Miracles”
Musi-O-Tunya    “Wings Of Africa”
Naked Eyes    “Nakes Eyes”
Negative Approach    “Nothing Will Stand In Our Way”
Nicely, Nick    “Elegant Daze: 1979-1986”
Night Ranger    “7 Wishes”
Normals, The    “So Bad So Sad”
Normals, The    “Vacation To Nowhere”
Obsessed, The    “Live Music Hall Koln December 29th 1992”
Occultation    “Three & Seven”
Of Montreal    “Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?”
Of Montreal    “Doughter Of Cloud” (2LP 180 Gram + D/L)
Om    “God Is Good”
Orb, The    “Baghdad Batteries {Orbsessions Volume III} An Illustrated Handbook With Stereo Sound” (2LP)
Orchestre Regional De Mopti    “Les Meileurs De La 1ere Biennale Artistique Et Culturelle De La Jeunesse (1970) The Best Of The First Biennale Of Arts And Culture For The Young (1970)”
Palais Schaumburg    “Palais Schaumburg” (2LP + CD + 7″ + 20 Page Booklet /1000)
Petty And The Heartbreakers, Tom    “Southern Accents”
Plant, Robert    “Now And Zen”
Poison    “Open Up And Say… Ahh!”
Potty Mouth    “Sun Damage”
Punks On Mars    “Bad Expectations” (+ D/L)
Pygmy Lush (Pygmylush)    “Mount Hope”
Queers, The    “Love Songs For The Retarded”
Robust Worlds    “Emotional Planet”
Savages    “I Am Here” (4 Track Live EP + D/L)
Shigeto    “Huron River Drive”
Shock    “Heaven” 
Simon And Garfunkel    “The Concert In Central Park” (2LP)
Sir Stephen    “House Of Regalia”
Skudge    “Skudge Remixes Part 6: Marcel Dettmann – Answer Code Request”
Snake Run    “Snake Run”
Sorgini, Giuliano    “The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue”
Stott, Andy    “Luxury Problems” (2LP)
Sundials    “When I Couldn’t Breathe”
Tamaryn    “Tender New Signs” (/2000)
Thomas, Prins    “II (2)” (+ D/L)
Thorn, Tracey (Voice Of Everything But The Girl)    “Tinsel And Lights (Modern And Retro Christmas Classics)” (+ D/L)
Titus Andronicus    “Local Business” (Ltd. Ed. Red Vinyl + D/L)
Tortoise    “Beacons Of Ancestorship”
Trimble, Bobb    “Harvest Of Dreams”
Triumph    “Thunder Seven”
U2    “Under A Blood Red Sky – Live”
U2    “The Joshua Tree”
U2    “The Unforgettable Fire”
U2    “Wide Awake In America”
Various Artists    “Vision Quest – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”
Various Artists    “Gold & Platinum Volume Two”
Various Artists    “Flashdance – Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture”
Various Artists    “Ghostbusters: Original Soundtrack Album”
Various Artists    “REV25 NYC Irving Plaza OCT 11-14, 2012”
Various Artists    “Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads And Dirges 1968-1974”
Various Artists    “Indonesia Pop Nostalgia: Pan-Indonesian Pop, Folk, Instrumentals & Children’s Songs 1970s-1980s”
Various Artists    “In The Storm So Long”
Weezer    “The Lion And The Witch” (Original Master Recording)
Wiccans    “Field II”
Wilson, Gary    “Lisa Wants To Talk To You”
Yes    “90125”

Aeges    “Southern Comfort”
Aficionado    “Empty / The Slack”
Bomb The Music Industry! / Laura Stevenson And The Cans    “Bomb The Music Industry! / Laura Stevenson And The Cans”
Comadre    “Cold Rain”
Dead Moon    “Too Many People” (Mono)
Deathbed    “Reduced To Nothing”
Indians    “Magic Kids”
Knots    “Heartbreaker / Action”
Menace    “G.L.C.”
Normals, The    “Almost Ready / Hardcore”
Post Teens    “The Heat” (+ D/L)
Ramones    “Slug / Yea, Yea” (Unofficial)
Reynosa    “Carinito”
Skunks, The    “Can’t Get Loose”
Spine    “Subhuman”
Tomutonttu / Oneohtrix Point Never    “Likaiset Pilvet / Wayland Lincoln Border”
Trenchfoot    “Endless Disgust”
Unity     “Blood Days”

Atriarch    “Ritual Of Passing”
Banks, Paul (Of Interpol)    “Banks”
Diplo    “Express Yourself”
Ital Tek    “Nebula Dance”
Lecherous Gaze    “On The Skids”
Lukid    “Lonely At The Top”
Mala    “Mala In Cuba”
Mayer, Michael    “Mantasy”
Nadja    “Dagdrom”
Neurosis    “Honor Found In Decay” (Ltd. Copies Of The Mini-LP Version)
Pig Destroyer    “Book Burner” (Deluxe 2xCD Digipack Version)
Pig Destroyer    “Book Burner” 
Titus Andronicus    “Local Business”
Un Festin Sagital    “Sic Deus Dilexit Mundum” (Ltd. 2CD /400)
Why?    “Mumps, Etc.”
Windhand    “Windhand”
Wolfe, Chelsea    “Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs”

We Got Power! Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California By David Markey & Jordan Schwartz


Diamond Terrifier Kill The Self That Wants To Kill Yourself

(Northern Spy)
Best known for being a founding member of the Brooklyn-based avant-garde trio Zs, tenor saxist Sam Hillmer pulls even more surprises (even by “experimental” standards) on this debut from his latest project. For example, while I was certainly expecting his wonderful shrieking-sax cacophony on the title track, I couldn’t have imagined that it’d complement an ultra-mellow synth line that feels very close to the one used in Alphaville’s “Forever Young.” Despite the strange combination of soothing and very non-soothing, the end result blends surprisingly well, as does the mix of the do-whatever-it-wants sax and an infectious guitar loop that makes up the head-bobbing “Transference Trance.” Those playful tracks sandwich the darkly ambient minute-long “Defile the Style,” and once the nebulous fourth track “Three Things” kicks in, it’s clear that it’s time for purely scary, lo-fi free jazz that buzzes like a hornet’s nest. “Adamantine” is another particularly interesting stand-out, with the sax sounding like some sort of avian alien backed by an uptight drum-machine loop.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Kid606 Lost In The Game

Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in San Diego, electronic/IDM/glitch musician Miguel Trost De Pedro has been active with his Kid606 project since 1998. While his older material is frequently considered to be wildly experimental, he sounds far more mature here, with particular focus on building up atmospheres. For example, opener “Godspeed You African American Empire” is constructed upon a lengthy, early electronic-sounding synth-line (it makes me imagine a pixilated sun rising over a wireframe landscape) that steadily adds layers to complete the lush environment. Even with his more developed, streamlined and contemplative sound, he mixes in experimental elements, such as the scattered opening beat and various odd notes that speckle “Meeguk So Horny.” “Gimme Summer” is one of the most memorable experiments, combining both mellow ocean-like synth with harsh, very unusually-timed mechanical flashes.
[Reviewer: Mark]

19th of October 2012 Update

19th of October 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
2 Chainz    “Based On A T.R.U. Story” (2LP)
A Made up Sound    “Archive II”
Aphex Twin    “Come To Daddy”
Bat For Lashes    “The Haunted Man” (2LP, Gatefold)
Bats, The    “Daddy’s Highway” (+ D/L)
Bazan, David    “Fewer Moving Parts EP” (+ D/L)
Black Keys, The    “Brothers” (2LP)
Black Moth Super Rainbow    “Cobra Juicy” (Gatefold)
Bloc Party    “Four” (180 Gram, + D/L)
Boo Williams    “Moving Rivers”
Civil Wars, The    “Barton Hollow”
Clarke, Johnny    “Dread A Dub”
Damage, Benjamin    “Swarm / Headache”
Dark Dark Dark    “Who Needs Who”
D-Clone    “Creation And Destroy”
Dixon, Terrence    “From The Far Future Pt. 2”
Edwards, Delroy    “4 Clube Use Only”
Flugel, Roman    “Fatty Folders”
Further Seems Forever    “Penny Black” (Gatefold, + CD)
Goat    “World Music” (Die-Cut Sleeve)
Goulding, Ellie    “Halcyon”
Grails / Pharaoh Overlord    “Black Tar Prophecies Vol. 5 / Palmu”
Gray, Chris    “Moonchildren / Go Away”
GRMLN    “Explore” (+ D/L)
Helix    “Stacks Riddim” (All Caps)
Holy Ghost    “It Gets Dark” (###/600)
Horrid Red    “Nightly Wreaths”
Ike Yard Featuring Regis & Monoton    “Loss / NCR Remixes”
Incredible Tabla Band, Shawn Lee’s    “Tabla Rock” (+ D/L)
Israel, Alex    “Witchety Dreams EP”
J:Kenzo    “J:Kenzo” (2×12″)
Jeroen Search    “Parallel / Section A / Inverse”
King Krule    “Rock Bottom”
Kolombo    “Don’t Be Shy”
Landing    “Gravitational IV”
Landing    “Landing”
LCD Soundsystem    “London Sessions”
Lumineers, The    “The Lumineers” (+ D/L)
Mascis, J    “Several Shades Of Why” (Gatefold, +D/L)
Maxime & Remain    “Ghoulish EP”
Motor    “The Knife (Feat. Douglas McCarthy)” (PIC)
Oyelana, Tunji    “A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79” (3LP Gatefold)
Paleman    “All Good / Hunt / Slither”
Parrish, Theo    “Urban”
Pig Destroyer    “Book Burner”
Polyphonic Spree, The    “Holiday Dream: Sounds Of The Holidays Vol. One” (180 Gram, Gatefold, +D/L)
Pygmy Lush (Pygmylush)    “Bitter River”
Red Hot Chili Peppers    “Californication” (180 Gram, 2LP)
Regis    “In A Syrian Tongue”
Rrose    “Merchant Of Salt” (Reissue)
Samb, Herve & Daniel Moreno    “Kharit”
Schnitzler, Conrad    “24/06/11”
Silent Servant    “Negative Fascination”
Subsonics    “Subsonics In The Black Spot”
Sword, The    “Apogryphon” (Gatefold, + D/L)
Talabot, John    “Fin / Remixes / Vol. 1”
Tame Impala    “Lonerism” (2LP, Gatefold)
Tang, Steven    “The Verged Sessions”
Thundercat    “The Golden Age Of Apocalypse” (+ D/L)
TNGHT     “TNGHT” (Hudson Mohawke / Lunice)
Two Fingers (Amon Tobin)    “Stunt Rhythms” (Blue 3LP + D/L)
Various Artists    “Tomorrow’s Achievements – Parry Music Library 1976-86”
Vatican Shadow    “Ornamented Walls”
Venetian Snares    “Cubist Reggae”
Walker, Scott    “Tilt”
Witchcraft    “Legend” (2LP, Gatefold)
Woods / Amps For Christ    “Woods / Amps For Christ Split LP”
XDB / Kassem Mosse & XDB     “Ekatem / Omrish”

Glowalla, Christof    “Erde 80”  (Collection 1979-1981)
Naytronix    “Dirty Glow” (2×10″ Red Vinyl + D/L)
Pariah    “Detroit Falls / Orpheus”

Cho, Margaret / Neil Hamburger    “I Drink / How Little Men Care”
Ex-Cult    “MPD / No Fun On The Beaches”

Daphni    “Jiaolong”
Deadmau5    “>Album Title Goes Here<"
Demdike Stare    “Tryptych” (3CD)
Egyptian Hip Hop    “Good Don’t Sleep”
Haxan Cloak, The    “The Haxan Cloak”
Jam City    “Classical Curves”
Memotone    “I Sleep. At Waking”
Mournful Congregation    “The Monad Of Creation”
Mournful Congregation    “Tears From A Grieving Heart”
Mournful Congregation    “The June Frost”
Paper    “As As”
Seirom    “1973”
Woodpecker Wooliams    “The Bird School Of Being Human”
Yakuza    “Beyul”


Converge All We Love We Leave Behind

Being a huge Converge fan myself, I have been wondering what the new album would be like.  All We Love We Leave Behind is Converge’s newest album and it does not disappoint.  The album is coming out on October 9th but is streaming online for now.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Converge, they are a critically acclaimed hardcore band from Salem, Massachusetts.  Converge is known for their originality in the punk/hardcore scene and are envied by many of their hardcore peers.  This is their eighth album since 1994 and they are still fine tuning their sound.  With their menacing guitar riffs and in your face, out of control drumming Converge has the ability to “melt your face”.  In this new album Converge stays steady with their ability to kick every listener in their hardcore ass.  They continue their hectic, crazy, rollercoaster tracks while pumping up the listeners to feel like you are in a hardcore hell.  This album seems to be a little more hectic then then their last and a bit more emotional.  Jacob Bannon the lead vocalist has some singing/speaking parts in these new tracks.  This might be a bit strange for some Converge listeners; however I pretty much dig it.  All in all the new Converge album is pretty gnarly and makes me want to break everything around me while feeling like a bad ass. Good Job Converge.
[Reviewer: Kacie]

Dum Dum Girls End of Daze EP
(Sub Pop)

I was surprised to learn that this indie dream-pop/lo-fi band has only existed since 2008, since their rich, radiant sound makes them sound like they have many more years’ experience. Their vocal structures and melodies remind me of the classic girl-group sound (one of the EP’s co-producers – Richard Gottehrer – is the writer and producer of songs like “My Boyfriend’s Back”) but Dum Dum Girls’ rock-oriented sound particularly matured and emotion-laden. For example, the gorgeously shoegaze-tinged “Lord Knows” insightfully focuses on repairing a damaged relationship (“I fear I am resigned / to the sky and up my mind…”) while utilizing a strongly memorable chorus. The driving opener “Mine Tonight” packs a thick, powerful punch with a spacey noise-pop guitar shimmer breaking in to emphasize lyrics that vocalist Dee Dee wrote after the death of her mother. I also really appreciated the energetic closer “Season In Hell,” which despite touching on apocalyptic themes, sounds like a trippy, empowered piece of end-of-summer nostalgia, even adding some surf-rock guitar to the mix.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Hostage Calm Please Remain Calm
(Run For Cover)

Hostage Calm is a rock/punk/hardcore band from Connecticut that debuted in the summer of 2007.  The band started out as a hardcore band, which appears difficult to believe while listening to this album.  Hostage Calm has changed their sound throughout the years and has tuned themselves into an extremely interesting and unique band.  The new album by Hostage Calm is Please Remain Calm.  This album is fantastically empowering and happy while being somewhat depressing at the same time.  Their mixture of punk, with a splashing of 60’s pop make for a wonderful mixture that only Hostage Calm could achieve.  The album has an old-fashioned feel to it especially in the song “Patriot” when there is a vocal harmonization and doo- wap that really warms the heart and makes me want to bob my head.   The vocals work in a weirdly perfect way with the instruments that are somewhat awkward yet beautiful.   The album goes through an emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs in life that everyone can relate to. There will be no other albums like Please Remain Calm this year.  This album may eventually be seen as a classic in this music scene, making it a must listen to for all punk music lovers. 
[Reviewer: Kacie]

Godspeed You! Black Emperor 
Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!  

(Constellation Records)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor formerly punctuated Godspeed You Black Emperor! And commonly abbreviated to GYBE or GY!BE  is a Canadian post-rock band which originated from Montreal, Quebec in 1994.  GYBE had their debut album in 1997 and was rumored to have broken up in 2003; however they announced their new album for October of 2012.  This new album is ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!  The album consists of four songs; two of them being about six minutes long while the other two are about twenty minutes long.  Although their album set up is quite strange, this is the type of band you have to listen to the entire album at once.  The entire album is like a story, a horror story if you will.  The songs contain the beats of drums that sound like marching, with the beautiful sounds of strings and the anxious sound of guitars.  The songs on the album sound like they begin with an orchestra warming up for a performance.  The build ups in this album have the listeners wanting more.  The bagpipes in the band make for a menacing creepy sound that expands throughout the album.  GYBE is still trying to perfect their sound and grow as a band.  This is a great album in which they show that they are still pushing the envelope.  Hopefully we will hear even more from them in the near future. 
[Reviewer: Kacie]

12th of October 2012 Update

12th of October 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
45 Grave    “Pick Your Poison” (Special Colored Vinyl)
AC Newman (Of New Pornographers, Neko Case Featured In Backing Vocals)    “Shut Down The Streets” (+ D/L)
Adams, Ryan    “Heartbreaker” (Gatefold 2LP)
All Pigs Must Die    “All Pigs Must Die”
Alunageorge    “You Know You Like It”
Anastasio, Trey (Of Phish)    “Traveler” (180 Gram Colored Vinyl + 7″ + D/L)
Badly Drawn Boy    “About A Boy (From The Motion Picture…)” (OST)
Badly Drawn Boy    “The Hour Of Bewilderbeast”
Balmorhea    “Stranger” (45 RPM 2LP + D/L)
Basement    “I Wish I Could Stay Here”
Basement Jaxx    “Remedy” (2LP)
Bataan, Joe    “Mr. New York And The East Side Kids”
Bicep    “EP2”
Birds In Row    “Collected”
Black Angels, The    “Passover” (Gatefold 2LP)
Black Keys, The    “The Big Come Up” (180 Gram)
Blink-182    “Neighborhoods” (Tri-Fold 2LP White Vinyl + D/L)
Bon Iver    “For Emma, Forever Ago”
Bon Iver    “Bon Iver” (+ D/L)
Bon Iver    “Beth / Rest” (+ D/L)
Bush    “Razorblade Suitcase”
Cactus Channel    “Haptics”
Califone    “Roomsound” (2012 Reissue)
Can    “Tago Mago Live” (Red Vinyl)
Cat Power    “The Greatest” (+ D/L)
Channel X    “Wonderland Part 1”
Chrome Canyon    “Elemental Themes”
Clash, The    “London Calling”
Cloud Rat    “Republic Of Dreams”
Coldbringer    “Lust And Ambition”
Creation    “This Is Creation Studio Live In Direct To Disc Recording”
Crystal Castles    “II”
Curriculum Mortis    “Sentencia De Muerte”
Davis, Miles    “Kind Of Blue” (180 Gram)
Dead Meadow    “Three Kings” (Gatefold 2LP Live Album)
Deerhoof    “Breakup Song” (White Vinyl)
Dump (Shintaro Sakamoto, James McNew)    “NYC Tonight”(+ D/L)
Eagles Of Death Metal    “Death By Sexy…”
Efterklang    “Piramida” (Gatefold)
Elliott    “False Cathedrals”
Eno, Brian    “Live At The BBC” (Green Vinyl)
Evian Christ    “Kings And Them”
Felt    “A Tribute To Lisa Bonet”
Felt    “A Tribute To Christina Ricci”
Fleischmann, B.    “I’m Not Ready For The Grave Yet”
Fu Manchu    “The Action Is Go” (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)
Future Islands    “In Evening Air”
Gaslight Anthem, The    “The ’59 Sound” (+ D/L)
GDP    “Useless Eaters”
Ghoul    “Transmission Zero”
Gibbard, Benjamin    “Former Lives”
Glass Animals    “Leaflings”
Godspeed You! Black Emperor    “Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven”
Godspeed You! Black Emperor    “Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada E.P.”
Grizzly Bear    “Yellow House” (2LP 180 Gram + D/L)
Hardside    “Time Is Punishment”
Harvey, PJ    “White Chalk”
Hatebreed    “Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire”
Hecker, Tim    “An Imaginary Country”
Hecker, Tim    “Ravedeath, 1972” (2LP Gatefold)
Homeboy Sandman    “First Of A Living Breed”
Horseback    “Impale Golden Horn” (/649)
Hostage Calm    “Please Remain Calm” (+ D/L)
Hour Of The Wolf    “Decompositions Vol. II”
Howlin’ Wolf    “Evil” (180 Gram)
Iron Lung    “Sexless // No Sex” (+ D/L)
Jai Paul    “Jasmine (Demo)”
Kilgour, David    “Here Come The Cars” (+ D/L)
Lapalux    “Some Other Time” (+ D/L)
Latterman    “… We Are Still Alive”
Legendary Wings    “Making Paper Roses” (+ D/L)
Lewis, Jeffrey    “The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane And Other Favorites” (10th Anniversary Edition – First Time On Vinyl + D/L)
Lifetime    “Lifetime”
Lifetime    “Hello Bastards”
Lifetime    “Jersey’s Best Dancers”
Low    “C’Mon”
Lungfish    “Talking Songs For Walking” (+ D/L)
Luyas, The    “Animator” (2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Lynch, David    “Eraserhead (OST)” (2nd And Final Press)
Majority Rule    “Emergency Numbers”
Matmos    “The GANZFELD EP” (2012 Reissue)
Memorial    “Mile High City”
Menahan Street Band    “Make The Road By Walking” (+ D/L)
Misser    “Every Day I Tell Myself I’m Going To Be A Better Person” (Ltd. Ed. First Press Color + D/L)
Modest Mouse    “Sad Sappy Sucker” (+ D/L)
Monk, Thelonious    “It’s Monk’s Time” (180 Gram)
Moonface    “Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped” (+ D/L)
Motor    “Hyper Lust (Feat. Billie Ray Martin)” (PIC)
My Disco    “Wrapped Coast / All I Can Do” (Remixes By Factory Floor & Justin K Broadrick)
Night Birds    “Fresh Kills Vol. 1”
No Doubt    “Tragic Kingdom”
Oi Polloi    “Duisg!”
Oppenheimer     “Analysis”
P.S. Eliot    “Sadie”
Pantha Du Prince    “Black Noise”
Pazy & The Black Hippies    “Wa Ho Ha”
Peace    “The World Is Too Much With Us”
Peaches    “Burst!”
Pillow Talk    “The Come Back EP”
Pinback    “Information Retrieved” (+ D/L)
Pissed Jeans    “King Of Jeans”
Radio Moscow    “3 & 3 Quarters” (Red Vinyl Ltd. Ed.)
Reiziger    “Don’t Bind My Hands”
Rhyton    “Rhyton”
Riggins, Karriem    “Together”
School Jerks    “School Jerks”
Scott-Heron, Gil And Jamie Xx    “We’re New Here” (+ D/L)
Sea And Cake, The    “The Biz” (2012 Reissue)
Sigur Ros    “Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust” (2LP)
Sigur Ros    “Valtari” (2LP Gatefold)
Silversun Pickups    “Carnavas” (Ltd. Ed. 2LP Gatefold + 7″ + D/L With Bonus Tracks)
Silversun Pickups    “Pikul”
Sirs    “Sirs”
Skull Snaps    “Skull Snaps” (Gatefold)
Smith, Elliott    “Either/Or” (180 Gram + D/L)
Stetson, Colin    “New History Vol. 2”
Strummer, Joe And The Mescaleros    “Rock Art And The X-Ray Style”
Team Doyobi    “Digital Music 1”
Terror Danjah    “The Dark Crawler” (2LP)
This Will Destroy You    “Young Mountain” (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)
Thumbs Down    “Crossroads”
Tobin, Amon    “ISAM” (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)
Tortoise    “TNT” (Gatefold 2LP 2012 Reissue)
Trap Them    “Darker Handcraft”
Traveller, The    “A100 / BER / Bypass”
Trust    “Bulbform”
Unholy Crucifix    “Ordo Servorum Solange”
Various    “Bollywood Steel Guitar” (2LP Gatefold)
Vile, Kurt    “Smoke Ring For My Halo” (+ D/L)
Watson, Chris    “El Tren Fantasma”
White Lung    “Sorry”
White Ring    “Hey Hey, My My + Felt U”
White Wires, The    “The White Wires III” (+ D/L)
White Wires, The    “The White Wires II” (+ D/L)
Womack, Bobby    “The Bravest Man In The Universe” (Gatefold)
Yo La Tengo    “I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One”
Yo La Tengo    “And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out” (+ D/L)
Yuppicide    “American Oblivion”
Zola Jesus    “Valusia EP”

A Place To Bury Strangers    “And I’m Up / Don’t Stop”
Alabama Shakes    “Be Mine”
Anastasio, Trey (Of Phish)    “Scabbard”
Bent Life    “Bent Life” (Colored Vinyl)
Beware    “Won’t Get The Best Of Me”
Brain Tumors    “Fuck You Forever”
Cayucas    “Cayucos / Swimsuit”
Criminal Code    “Hollowed / No Such Omen / Futile Days”
Crucial Dudes / Shared Arms    “Of Course I Like Music… I Like Pantera / Dead In ’11”
Daylight    “The Difference In Good And Bad Dreams”
Dead Weight    “NWHC” (+ D/L)
Heroin    “All About Heroin” (Head Cold)
Narratives    “Hell Is Here”
No More Art    “Tough To Breathe”
Parlamentarisk Sodomi / LaserGuys    “Parlamentarisk Sodomi / Laserguys”
Pregnancy Scares    “Pregnancy Scares”
Pussy Galore    “Feel Good About Your Body EP”
Queers, The / The Riptides    “Buy It You Scum” (Purple Vinyl)
Riff Raff    “Tell Em Remix”
Spraynard    “To Mitch (Love Spraynard)”
Sweet Apple    “Elected / No Government”
Total Trash    “Total Trash”
Triac    “…Always Meant To Hurt You.”
Unwound    “Unwound”
Woo / Nite Jewel    “Woo / Nite Jewel”
Zola Jesus    “Soeur Sewer”
Zola Jesus    “In Your Nature”

45 Grave    “Pick Your Poison”
Between The Buried And Me    “The Parallax II: Future Sequence”
Converge    “All We Love We Leave Behind”
Godspeed You! Black Emperor    “Allelujah! Don’t Bend Ascend”
Keszler, Eli    “Catching Net: Installations – Compositions” (2CD)
Pinback    “Information Retrieved”
Tallest Man On Earth, The    “Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird”
Tame Impala    “Lonerism”
Trash Talk    “119” (Features Tyler The Creator And Hodgy Beats)
Twinsistermoon    “Bogy Realm Vessels” (DVD Sized Case, CD)
Wolfe, Chelsea    “The Grime And The Glow”


Cookie Duster When Flying Was Easy
(SQE Music)
Brendan Canning formed this indie-rock band in Toronto in the late 90s: they released one album before entering a hiatus in 2001 due to his other band – Broken Social Scene – surging in popularity. On their sophomore album, which came into being from the band’s revival last year, they deliver an interesting mix of tunes in varying styles, many of which have a summery keyboard-driven feel. It’s difficult to pinpoint this album’s style using just a few words, but it certainly has a fun, smart and mature nature to it overall. My favorite track is easily the excitedly beaming “Standing Alongside Gone,” drenched in a deluge of synthesized sunset bliss. The sunniest rack and first single “Two Feet Sound Up” is excellent as well, with an obviously enthusiastic sound of youthful energy. Even a slowed-down song about a totally incompatible relationship (“Something Evil Again”) sounds gorgeous and lively amidst the celestial synth and guitars. “Space Will Follow” is another high point, using a variety of brightly galactic-sounding guitar techniques to make the experience especially trippy.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Family Band Grace & Lies
(No Quarter)
Visual artist Kim Krans and formerly heavy metal-specializing guitarist Jonny Ollsin are the Brooklyn couple who make up Family Band. With the help of bassist and lapsteel player Scott Hirsch, they create sad, thoughtful, folk-inspired music on their second album. It starts off with the fittingly titled “Night Song,” using heavily distorted beats, Ollsin’s gently twinkling guitar and Krans’ mournful voice singing about lies, secrets, and waiting for dawn. Her voice particularly shines on the beautifully woven ballad “Moonbeams,” with a repeated desire to hear someone’s “wondering sound.” The lullaby-esque title track personifies “Grace” as a woman and “Lies” as a man, both in a relationship and singing out each other’s names: the vocals sound both mellow and passionate. The eight-minute closer “Rest” sounds softly dream-like as well, particularly in the first instrumental half: it ends with some surprisingly busy, unique ambient sounds behind the steel guitar chords and Krans’ moody vocals.
[Reviewer: Mark]