Wednesday, January 27, 2010

27th of January 2010 Update

27th of January 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Aguayo, Matias "Rollerskate"
Ampere "All Our Tomorrows End Today (10")"
Artimus Pyle "Fucked From Birth"
Blank Realm "Heatless Ark"
Blue Sabbath Black Cheer "Doom Mantra"
Bossy "The Best Of Bossy"
Chicago Underground Duo "Boca Negra"
Crass "Yes Sir, I Will."
Cure, The "Seventeen Seconds"
Dodos, The "Beware Of The Maniacs"
Dry-Wrot "Philistine"
Gainsbourg, Charlotte "IRM"
Glory-Holes, The "Want A Divorce!"
Gray Matter "Food For Thought"
Guyana Punch Line "Maximum Smashism"
Ikonika "Sahara Michael"
Indignant Senility "Plays P1"
Joan Of Arc "Don't Mind Control"
King Diamond "Abigail (Re-Issue 180 Gram)"
Los Campesinos "Romance Is Boring"
Lost "Ironhide"
Major Lazer "Pon De Floor"
Motorhead "Iron Fist And The Hordes From Hell (+CD)"
Nachtmystium "Reign Of The Malicious (PIC LP)"
Niblett, Scout "The Calcination Of Scout Niblett"
Oh Sees, Thee "Quadrospazzed '09"
P.S. Eliot "Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds"
Paintbox "Trip Trance & Travelling"
Pallett, Owen (Final Fantasy) "Heartland"
Phenomenal Handclap Band, The "The Phenomenal Handclap Band"
Red Krayola "Five American Portraits"
Retribution Gospel Choir "2"
RJD2 "The Colossus"
Royal Trux "Untitled"
Shorebirds "It's Gonna Get Ugly"
Speed, Glue & Shinki "Eve"
Tape & Bill Wells "Fugue"
Trainwreck "Of Concrete Canyons And Inner Wastelands"
Tubers "Tubers"
Tubers "Shell Out"
Various Artists "Mala - Level Nine / Cooly G - Weekend Fly"
Various Artists "Pop Ambient 2010 (Kompakt)"
Various Artists "No. 1 Reason To Move To Gainesville"
Villalobos, Ricardo "Alcachofa Remixes"
Volcano, I'm Still Excited! "Volcano, I'm Still Excited!"
Young Livers "The New Drop Era"

Buraka Som Sistema "FabricLive 49"
Carcass "Pungent Excruciation (Shaped Disc)"
Ceephax Acid Crew "United Acid Emirates"
Dark Funeral "Angelis Exuro..."
Drudkh "Autumn Aurora"
Godflesh "Pure/Cold World/Slavestate (3xCD)"
Harvey Milk "Harvey Milk (Tour CD)"
Ihsahn "After (Deluxe)"
Joan Of Arc "Don't Mind Control"
Kid Sister "Ultraviolet"
Medication "This Town"
Muslimgauze "Uzi Mahmood"
Nachtmystium "Reign Of The Malicious"
Pulp "Freaks"
Roach, Steve "Truth And Beauty"
Skullflower "Strange Keys To Untune"
Various Artists "Minimal Wave Tapes V1"
Various Artists "Good God! Born Again (Numero030)"
Various Artists "My Own Wolf: A New Approach To Ulver"
Virulence "If This Isn't A Dream - 1985"
Worm Ouroborous
Wraiths "Grey Emperor"

Alpine, Frank "Night Tripper"
Artimus Pyle "Fortress"
Bad Brains "1981 Sessions"
Brainworms / Tubers
Chin Chin "We Don't Wanna"
Clockcleaner "Skinheaded Lady"
Cursed "Last..."
Cute Leps "You Don't"
Eat Skull "Jerusalem Mall"
Eddy Current Suppression Ring "Demon's Demands"
Future Virgins "Easiest"
Iron Chic "Shitty"
Lawrence Arms "Buttsweat"
Mess Folk "Something I Remember"
Mickey "She's So Crazy"
Myelin Sheaths "Do The Mental Twist"
Nerve City "Red Tops"
Ratas Del Vaticano
Reynolds, Anthony
SBB "Vol. 1"
Shellac / Mule
Sun Araw "Sun Ark"

Guided By Voices: Some Drinking Implied

Cometbus Zine
Cometbus Book
Maximum Rock'N'Roll #321
Wire #312 Feb. 2010
Wax Poetics #39 (Africa Issue)

Friday, January 22, 2010

22nd of January 2010 Update

22nd of January 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

We carry these slipmats that you need to see in action to fully appreciate:

Even if you don't like DJ Q-Bert just mute the sound and watch the turntable on the left.

LPs & 12"s
Adkins, Hasil "The Lonesome And Blue Sounds Of… Moon Over Madison"
Battlefields "Entourage Of The Archaic"
Black Pyramid "Black Pyramid"
Blacklisted "No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me (Orange/Black Splatter)"
Blue Cheer "Vincebus Eruptum"
Butthole Surfers "Widowmaker"
Captain Beyond "Captain Beyond (Import)"
Earthless "Sonic Prayer (Red)"
Gehenna "The War Of The Sons Of Light And The Suns Of Darkness"
Hot Snakes "Automatic Midnight"
Hot Snakes "Suicide Invoice"
Ikonika "Sahara Michael"
Integrity "To Die For (Limited Ed. 10")"
Lost "Ironhide"
Painted Saints "Kampai!"
Portishead "Roseland NYC Live"
Reatard, Jay "Blood Visions"
Red Sparowes "At The Soundless Dawn (Clear/Silver)"
Simone, Nina "Wild Is The Wind"
Smith, Elliott "Either / Or"
Surf City "Surf City EP"
Various Artists "Porno Groove: The Sound Of 70's Adult Films"
Various Artists "Mala - Level Nine / Cooly G - Weekend Fly"
Villalobos, Ricardo "Alcachofa Remixes"
Zukie, Tappa "Rootsman Connection"

African Head Charge "Songs..."
Blockhead "Music Scene"
Bouncing Souls "Ghosts On..."
Burning Star Core "Shadow..."
Doom "Lost the Fight / Prol..."
Ensiferum "From Afar"
Carlos Giffoni "Severance"
Hudson Mohawke "Butter"
Nurse With Wound "Chance Meeting..."
Rise And Fall "Into Oblivion"

Menzingers "Hold On. Dodge..."
Not Sorry "Moving On"
Sinks "I Drove The sinks"
Elliott Smith "Speed Trials"
Time For Change "Bye Bye"
Unearthly Trance / Aldebaran

Born Of Fire
Night Of Death

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Assembling Sound & Moving Pictures

There are a couple lines in this that made me cringe a little bit. ("If you can catch me than i didn't do my job..." ) Overall, this looks like it's worth a watch and it's already in my queue for play in the store.

Copyright Criminals - Trailer from IndiePix on Vimeo.

Friday, January 15, 2010

15th of January 2010 Update (AWK Free Show)

15th of January 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

We have the new Yeasayer "Odd Blood" album on vinyl right now - come by and listen to this at our listening party (whenever the hell you want - just tell us to put it on).
It comes out on CD later.

We also have more Redscroll STICKERS (black and white ones).

We're also sponsoring a FREE SHOW with Andrew W.K. in Hartford on Feb. 19th. Check the facebook event page for details (Flier at the bottom of this post):

LPs & 12"s
6Blocc "Budda Bye"
Books, The "The Lemon Of Pink"
Cold Cave "Death Comes Close"
Cold War Kids "Behave Yourself"
Curse Ov Dialect "Crisis Tales"
Doom (no more MF) "Gazzillion-Ear EP"
Eagle Twin "The Unkindness Of Crows"
Further Seems Forever "How To Start A Fire"
Goblin "Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark"
Goblin "Roller"
In Cold Blood "Suicide King"
Jansch, Bert "A Rare Conundrum"
J:Kenzo / LD "Conqueror / Derailment"
Joy Orbison "Hyph Mngo"
Kryptic Minds "One Of Us"
Kryptic Minds "768"
Medication "This Town"
Motion City Soundtrack "My Dinosaur Life (+D/L)"
MRK1 "I'll Kill You"
Nirvana "Unplugged In New York"
Noah D "Hypnotic Elements EP"
Thee Oh Sees "The Master's Bedroom..."
Okkervil River "Black Sheep Boy "
Rorschach "Remain Sedate / Protestant (Black Vinyl /1000)"
Saint Vitus "The Walking Dead"
Saint Vitus "Heavier Than Thou"
Skream & Cluekid / Silkie "Sandsnake / Cyber Dub"
Spoon "Transference"
Telefon Tel Aviv "Immolate Yourself Single"
Untold "Flexible"
Vampire Weekend "Contra"
Yeasayer "Odd Blood"
Zao "Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest"

Big L "Freestyle History I & II"
Big L "Lifestyles..."
Buzzov*en "Violence From The Vault"
Can "Future Days"
Can "Ege Bamyasi"
Cross Examination "Hung Jury"
Einsturzende Naubauten "Haus Der..."
Freya "All Hail The End"
Patton Oswalt "My Weakness Is Strong (DVD/CD)"
Rain Machine "Rain Machine"
Rorschach "Remain Sedate / Protestant"
Spoon "Transference"
Sutcliffe Jugend "Pig Daddy"
Vampire Weekend "Contra"

Dinosaur Jr. "Pieces / Houses"
Dusted Angel
Frightened Rabbit "Swim Until You Can't See"
Legion / Mammoth Grinder
Northern Towns / Sharks
Wreak Havoc
Young Widows / Melt-Banana

The Ex: Convoy Tour
House On Sorority Row
Hunchback Of The Morgue
Nunsploitation Collection
Patton Oswalt "My Weakness Is Strong (DVD/CD)"

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rick on the Radio 11PM Tonight

Yea, so I (Rick) will be on the airwaves for the first time in a long time tonight. For those that don't know I'm a long time volunteer at a few community stations (stints at WFCS, WNHU and for the longest time at WESU). I've done a variety of radio shows rooted in my love of free-form radio over the years.

Tonight, the show I've put together will be a dubstep tutorial. Yes. I'll be going through the time-line from the roots of this new genre (barely 10 years old - of course, the roots go much deeper - I'll just be touching on the deeper end). So, if you enjoy dubstep or if you know nothing about it this should be a good fun listen whether you know the whole bit or none at all.

WESU broadasts at 88.1FM from Middletown, CT. You can listen online as well at:

UPDATE With Embedded Audio:

for the full information on this show go here:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tobey's Best of 2009, Shows, Hot Sauce

Our friend Tobey put his top 20 together with some write ups. Check it out here: TOBONICLE There are some great albums mentioned in this list (and this is only half of it so far) that have gone generally unnoticed by the masses for sure (Cable!).

While I'm here I'll tell you about a couple shows coming up: Dino Jr. with Kurt Vile on Friday at Daniel St. in Milford (21+) and on Saturday Cable is playing with Black Pyramid (Meteor City Records / Boston) at Cafe 9 in New Haven. Boo ya! Get out of your house.

And don't forget about the hot sauce we sell. I already ate/drank a full bottle of it myself.

Friday, January 8, 2010

8th of January 2010 Update

8th of January 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
13th Chime "Lost Album"
Beirut "Gulag Orkestar"
Blink 182 "Buddha"
Blink 182 "Buddha (Pic LP)"
Buzzov*en "Violence From The Vault"
Carry On "It's All Our Blood"
DarkThrone "Under A Funeral Moon (PIC LP)"
Deadbeat / Fenin "Romeo Kalimba / Teach The Devil's Son"
Direct Control "Farewell"
Distance "Clockwork"
DJ/Rupture / Matt Shadetek "Shallows EP"
Exile "Pro+Agonist"
General Surgery / Butcher ABC
Havohej "Dethrone The Son Of God"
Havohej "Tungkat Blood Wand [10"]"
Hawthorne, Mayer "Green Eyed Love & Remixes"
Heartless Bastards "Stairs & Elevators"
Hollertronix 10 "The Partysquad"
Hope Conspiracy "Death Knows Your Name"
In Control "The Nard Curse"
Jay-Z "The Black Album"
LD "Green Ranger"
Nadja "Belles Betes"
Oh Sees, The "Dog Poison"
One Choice "Forever War"
Patti Smith Group "Radio Ethiopia"
Porcupine Tree "The Incident"
Propaganhhi "How To Clean Everything"
Razor "Open Hostility"
Razor "Shotgun Justice"
Ringworm "The Promise"
Smith Westerns "Smith Westerns"
Smog "Supper"
Soundtrack "Mad Dog's Hustle"
Spits "Spits"
Stormtroopers Of Death (S.O.D.) "Speak English Or Die"
Sunburned Hand Of The Man "A"
Swell Season, The "Strict Joy"
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb "Convertible"
Thrice "Beggars (Clear/White)"
Vapid "Practically Dead"
Various Artists "Mortika: Recordings From A Greek Underworld"
Various Artists "Freedom, Rhythm & Sound (Revolutionary Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement 1963-82) Volume Two"
Various Artists "Steppas' Delight 2 Volume 1: Dubstep Present To Future"
Various Artists "Steppas' Delight 2 Volume 2: Dubstep Present To Future"
Wyatt, Robert "Radio Experiment Rome, February 1981"

Another Breath "God Complex"
Carnivore "Carnivore (Remastered)"
Carnivore "Retaliation (Remastered)"
Deathspell Omega "Inquisitors..."
Fleshpress "III"
Goatsnake "Trampled Under Hoof"
Havohej "Dethrone The Son Of God"
Scott Hull "Audiofilm 1 (3")"
Jesu "Opiate Sun"
Lykke Li "Youth Novels"
Mammoth Grinder "Extinction..."
Nadja "Belles Betes"
New Hearts "Secret Affair CBS Sessions"
Nurse With Wound "Paranoia In Hi-Fi"
Peverelist "Jarvik"
Smith Westerns "Smith Westerns"
Troum "Aiws"
Various Artists "Grind Madness At The BBC"

Antilles / Staph "Volume 3"
Bad Seed / War Hungry
Bane "Los Angeles..."
Bane "Boston..."
Fired Up "Doomed To Repeat"
Fresh & Onlys "Second One To Know"
Low Threat Profile
Not Sorry "Moving On"
Polar Bear Club "Summer"
Right Idea "Demo"
Spoon "Written In Reverse"
Toxic Holocaust "Gravelord"
Vacant State "Internal..."
Wolf Whistle "Demo 2 & Live"

DJ QBert Trip Mats (Pair of slip mats)
John Fahey "How Bluegrass Destroyed My Life" Book
Gristleism (Throbbing Gristle noise box in Red, Chrome and Black)
Spray Paint: Black Flag Book
Such Hawks Such Hounds DVD
Thor An-Thor-Ology 1976-1985 DVD
Vampire Killers DVD
Whale Wars Season 2 DVD
Wesley willis DVD

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mike's Best of 2009

Howdy faithful scrollers of the red and net.

Josh and Rick were kind enough to ask me to contribute to the blog, so I thought the first thing I would do is follow up Ricks best of 2009 with my own best of 2009. Metal fans, gaze upon my treasures...

1. Porcupine Tree - The Incident
It was a tough decision as to what to make the #1 of 09, because this and #2 and #3 were basically neck in neck (in neck?) all year for me. PTree wins out because I listened to it more and song for song I like it more. Having the chance to hear this album back in June far before it came out and then to revisit it upon release was really great. It was overwhelming to listen to at that time and I was also semi-nervous because Steven Wilson was in attendance. Anyway: the music. This album was such a shock to me, in a good way, the structure of it was very very different from any previous Porcupine Tree record and is definitely meant to be listened to as a whole. The first disc is a really great mix of the newer and heavier Porcupine Tree and a return to the really mellow kind of stuff at points (Kneel and Disconnect comes to mind which is also a favorite of mine on the record). Time Flies also really just hits me in a hard place. The 2nd disc i'd describe as more "conventional" Porcupine Tree. The kind fans will be used to anyway, I don't mean that in a negative way but it isn't nearly as experimental as the first disc. Anyway, there's not much more I can say about this other than to get it. Fantastic record.

2. Hatred Surge - Deconstruct
Unbelievably violent and great record. I never really thought a powerviolence album could be this high on my top 10, but this record is a monster. Perfect length, perfect intensity, and when I had the luck to see them live this past year, it was just as much of a sledgehammer to the face as the record is.

3. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
I'm really shocked that this hasn't seen more #1 in magazines, but what the fuck do they know anyway? This is the album Blood Mountain should have been. In fact, i'd like to forget Blood Mountain even exists because all of Mastodon's other records rule so supremely. The fact that a band who writes 10 minute songs can be on a major label is something I honestly thought i'd never see in my lifetime. Killer record and again, one everyone into heavier music should own.

4. Portal - Swarth
Most. Bizarre. Band. EVER. And I love it. You have to listen to this with headphones to appreciate it fully, but what a great record. I think the best way to describe this would be if H.P Lovecraft had made music instead of writing and took boatloads of LSD. So so so pumped to see them at MDF.

5. Cobalt - Gin
"Burn me down - shoot me in the chest" arguably my favorite line from any album this year. Great record and I wish these guys would play live someday, though I know how hard that is when someone in the band is active military

6. Immortal - All Shall Fall
To be perfectly honest, I was surprised at how good this was. I wasn't expecting much and it turned out about 10 times better than I thought it would be. A true return for one of the great original black metal bands. Are you listening, Emperor?

7. Converge - Axe to Fall
Brutal record.

8. Baroness - Blue Record
Really good album, i'm sure a lot of you are probably kinda "meh" on it, but it's a really good album to kind of chill out to, despite its heaviness

9. Asphyx - Death...the brutal way
Can't get enough of Van Drunen or really slow chugging death metal.

10. Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest
I had kind of given up on Nile, but this album kicks ass. Unbelivable drumming, interesting and well researched lyrics/themes throughout. Say what you want about it being repetitive but if you want some good music on a day where you feel like punching God in the face, this is probably it.

and there you have it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Best of 2009 (Rick)

Best of 2009 (Rick)

One major thing to keep in mind is that if something doesn't come out on LP/Record/Vinyl/Wax/Plastic/... then there's a good chance I didn't give it a full shot. There are also cases of things I just haven't fully heard yet for one reason or another (Basement Jaxx, Sunn, others... and yea, they are notable). My only claim with this list is that these are the albums (full albums, mind you) that I've most enjoyed from the past year. Were I to mention all the singles and EPs that I've enjoyed to an equal degree the list would be considerably longer. I'm not going into that though. Enjoy this list. On another day it might find a different order with different content.

1. Fever Ray "Fever Ray"
This is almost cliche, but I think this is the best album of the year. I didn't think it would be upon initial listen, but I came back to this one time and time again. Melancholy.

2. Cloaks "Versus Grain"
I don't remember what led me to listen to this - some blog post somewhere. I had ignored their first 12" on Werk Discs back in 2007 (2008 stateside). I then wrote a love letter via my own blog post this year upon finally giving them a shot (a couple months after their full length actually dropped). To see my full thoughts: HPSU "Dear Cloaks"

3. Iron Age "Sleeping Eye"
4. Hatred Surge "Deconstruct"

#3 & 4 share members so I'm writing this up together. Iron Age takes pieces from a bunch of different psychedelic biker bad ass influences as well as some death metal and hardcore. Nothing is new (ever anywhere) so why not just take parts of things you love and mush them together. Of course, that could be a recipe for disaster. Here it works brilliantly. As for Hatred Surge - short, fast and sweet. It's like when you want to do a really good belly flop and you do. It hurts and rules.

5. Cathode Terror Secretion "Spectre Of History's Design"
6. Halflings "Self-Esteem"

These guys are from the same area and released records at the same time on the same label (RRR). It's noise. It's power electronics. It's brutal and it's a cathartic wash of full body massage (change the settings by adjusting the volume - preferably all the way up).

7. Bill Callahan "Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle"
Here's another album I wouldn't have expected to be on this list upon initial listen. Bill Callahan used to record as Smog. This is his third album under his own name. It is his best under his own name by far. If'n you like Mark Kozelek like I do you will enjoy this'n.

8. Kryptic Minds "One Of Us"
Here's the second album on my list that would fall into the dubstep category. As opposed to Cloaks though this one is very much the definition of dubstep. These fellas have put out the best examples of by the books (not by the numbers) dubstep this year. It avoids cliches and doesn't come off as being made purely for dance floor fodder. This is worthy listening music (not just atmosphere). It's a bit dark and minimal. Solid.

9. Royksopp "Junior"
What's funny about this album is that at one point this is what I would've hoped the Fever Ray album would sound like (having just heard that Karen of the Knife was producing a solo effort). I wanted the dancey part of the Knife. Of course, Fever Ray is atop this list. Royksopp is right here. Karen is actually on a couple tracks here too (along with a cast of other guests). Royksopp has been around for a solid ten years (formed 1998, first album in 2001). They produce left of center dance music. This effort is exactly that. It's happy and fun and seemingly the antithesis of most of my list so it really needs to be on here.

10. Estrogen Highs "Tell It to Them"
Local New Haven based boys playing trashy rock that I enjoy. If you like rock and roll you should check it out.

11. V/A "Hyperdub 5"
Hyperdub is a dubstep label that's been going on for 5 years now. This double disc set (on CD - a few 12"s with key tracks were also released) full of it's history and great new tracks. Joker, Zomby, King Midas Sound, many others. Top notch!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Hey everyone. Thanks for 2009. We're taking some strides towards an even better store this coming year so stay tuned.

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