at Redscroll Records
LPs & 12"s
A Billion Ernies / Informant "A Billion Ernies / Informant"
A Storm Of Light "As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us Our Silver Memories Fade"
Alkaline Trio "Damnesia"
Bon Iver "Calgary / I Can't Make You Love Me / Nick Of Time (Bonnie Raitt Cover)"
Borden, Ferraro, Godin, Halo & Lopatin "RVNG FRKWYS 7 (+ D/L W/ Bonus)"
Broken Water "Whet (Triangle)"
Buke And Gass "Riposte"
Crowley, Aleister "The Evil Beast"
Deerhoof "Milk Man"
Disembodied / Brother's Keeper "Oxymoron"
Dreams, The "Morbido"
Eden & John's East River String Band "Be Kind To A Man When He's Down"
Eyehategod "Take As Needed For Pain"
Foreign Objects "No Sensation"
Friedberger, Eleanor "Last Summer"
Fuckin' Boneshakers, The "1995 Masterbation Sessions"
Gardens & Villa "Gardens & Villa (+ D/L)"
Garrincha And The Stolen Elk "Void"
Guitar Wolf "SpaceBattleShipLove"
Hawkins, Screamin' Jay "The Singles 1954-1957"
Hollywood Rose "The Roots of Guns N' Roses"
In Flames "Sounds Of A Playground Fading"
Integrity "Detonate World's Plague"
Interpol "Try It On"
Khann "Erode (Ltd. Color + D/L)"
Krieg "The Isolationist"
Men, The "Immaculada (Reissue)"
Missing Monuments "Painted White (+ D/L)"
Motion Sickness Of Time Travel "Luminaries & Synastry (+ CD)"
Mudboy Volume IV: This Is Folk Music (Ltd. Ed. + D/L + Poster)"
Newell, Martin "Songs For … A Fallow Land"
Night Beats "Night Beats"
Nine Inch Nails "Pretty Hate Machine"
Noveller "Desert Fires"
Pala "We Don't Exist"
Paperhead, The "Focus In On… The Looking Glass"
Potter, Grance & The Nocturnals "Grace Potter & The Nocturnals"
Pulling Teeth "Funerary (+ D/L)"
Seraphim "The Light In The Distance (+ D/L)"
Shabazz Palaces "Black Up (+D/L)"
Tazartes, Ghedalia "Diasporas (Handnumbered /500)"
Terrors "Lagan Qord"
Tones on Tail "Weird Pop"
Trial "Through The Darkest Days / Foundation"
TSOL "Code Blue"
Twin Sister "Vampire With Dreaming Kids + Alternates (+ D/L)"
Victims / From Ashes Rise "Victims / From Ashes Rise"
Washed Out "Within And Without"
Wax Museums, The "Eye Times"
Whitmore, William Elliott "Field Songs"
Williams, Lucinda "West"
Anti-G "Anti-G Presents Kenje'sz Beatsz (+ D/L)"
Beyonce "Run The World (Girls) Remixes"
Bibio "K Is For Kelson"
Blake, James "Lindisfarne / Unluck" 10"
Blake, James & Airhead "Pembroke" 10"
Blondes "Business & Pleasure"
Com Truise "Galactic Melt (+ D/L)"
Commodo VS Lurka "Airtight / Gassin"
Daft Punk "Tron Legacy Part 2 (PIC LP)"
Elgato "Tonight / Blue"
Exile / Free The "Robots Exile / Free The Robots (Los Angeles 10/10) 10""
Falty DL "Make It Difficult"
Four Tet "Rounds"
Instra:mental "Leave It"
Joe "Claptrap / Level Crossing"
Kryptic Minds "Can't Sleep (3x12")"
Machinedrum "Sacred Frequency"
Negrot, Aerea "Right Body Wrong Time"
Pangea "Inna Daze / Won't Hurt"
Pearson Sound "Blanked / Blue Eyes"
Peverelist "Dance Til The Police Come / Fundamentals"
Sigha "I Am Apathy, I Am Submission"
Soul Clap "Social Experiment Sampler"
Various Artists "Hessle Audio: 116 & Rising (3xLP + 2xCD Collection)"
Various Artists "Werkschau 2 (Bpitch Control)"
Wat "Kill Kill EP"
Beastie Boys "Make Some Noise Remixes (Sp. Ltd. Ed.)"
O Pioneers!!! / Andrew Jackson Jihad "Andrew Jackson Jihad / O Pioneers!!!"
Art Museams "Dancing With A Hole In"
Against Me "Russian Spies" (BLUE!)
Bad Banana "Cry"
Call To Preserve "Validation"
Daniel Striped Tiger / Teenage Cool Kids
Have Heart "2003 Demo"
Homewrecker / The Love Below
Nu Sensae / White Lung
Pylon "Cover & Remix"
SOS "I Owe You Nothing"
Withdrawal "Faith Flesh & Blood"
Xerxes / Midnight Souls
13 & God "Own Your Ghost"
Caretaker "Empty Bliss
Death In June "Discriminate
Eno, Brian "Drums Between"
Group Bombino "Agadez Volume 2"
Pure X "Pleasure"
Slade Vs. The Monkeys: A Collection Of Rock Caricatures
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Unknown Mortal Orchestra LP/CD
(Fat Possum Records)
There’s an unusual “retro” flavor this album, as if surf, funk, and psychedelic rock evolved together. Opener “FFunny FFrends” has an instantly recognizable “old-school hip-hop” beat with reverb-soaked vocals and sharp guitars licks reminiscent of the 1960s. The description on Fat Possum Records’ site says it best, though, calling it “alien beatnik pop music” echoing “psychedelia and krautrock minimalism with just a hint of gentle weirdness.” The twanging guitars, laid-back vocals and generally fuzzy, “sunny” sound help solidify this album’s influence from that decade. It also sets UMO apart from other recent beat-and-guitar-driven lo-fi acts such as Sleigh Bells, who focus more on slamming, hydraulic-ready blasts. “Nerve Damage!” begins with a bizarre “talking guitar” sound that I’d expect to hear from Black Moth Super Rainbow, but it quickly launches into more traditional garage/surf rock. With other highlights including the acid trip “Jello And Juggernauts” and the curiously dark roller-disco grooving “Strangers Are Strange,” this album is a very unique experience covering more musical ground than a more predictable “indie” record.
Hessle Audio has carved itself a niche at the forefront of forward thinking electronics - specifically in what might be called post-dubstep. Yes, we're already onto the post era of that. The internet speeds everything up just that fast. With James Blake on here it cements the validity of any such term (facetious?). Let's move past that (or let me - you are just reading after all). This stuff is all so solid that I'm not going to be able to comment on each and every track - check the whole list here. It's basically the IDM of today. What Warp was (not to discount what Warp does now, but it's a completely different animal these days) in its early days is what I might equate Hessle to now (or maybe Planet Mu or somewhere in between; you get it, I hope). Smart, but not striving to be above your head. Electronic music for smooth listening as well as occasionally getting down.
Withdrawal Faith, Flesh & Blood 7"
Canada has once again spit out another great hardcore band. Withdrawal sounds like a more sonically dense early-Ringworm meets Tragedy. The single track on the B-side, the 5+ minute long metal-core epic, "Kingdom Come" is certainly going to have room fulls of sweaty kids crawling all over each other to get a piece of the mic on their upcoming North American & European tours. A389 does it again! Hail Lord Dom!
Xerxes Twins 7"
Xerxes seem to have a knack for grim-as-fuck artwork, judging by the cover of this 7" and the split release they have with Midnight Souls. So I was totally thrown when the needle hit the record and I got a more standard emotionally dark hardcore sound ala Modern Life Is War when I was expecting something with more of a Southern Lord bleakness to it. This is still really good though, I like that its pretty raw, cause everything that's been coming out lately in this style is super polished and over-produced.This will definitely appeal to fans of bands like Defeater & Touche Amore, but I would have to say that Xerxes has more in common with core bands of the early 2000s. Though, I do have a hard time shaking the image of the dude from 300 when I say the name out loud.