Thursday, May 26, 2011

26th of May Update & Review (CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY)

26th Of May 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records


Note 2: There will be even more showing up on Friday, but that will have to be on next week's update. Beat the update and check in at the store yourself (we get deliveries every weekday so really this goes for every weekday.)

Note 3: This is a day early (and with only one review by Sean) because both Josh and Rick will be attending Maryland Death Fest for the next few days. Sean will be at the shop for the weekend. Business as usual. The twitter account will probably have a lot of MDF related things for the weekend (and perhaps the blog and facebook as well - we pollute the internet daily).

LPs & 12"s
Animal Collective (Avey Tare & Panda Bear) "Spirit They're Gone Spirit They've Vanished (180 Gram Ltd. Ed. DMM Remastered)"
Atomic Bitchwax, The (TAB) "The Local Fuzz"
Bachelorette "Bachelorette"
Batillus "Furnace"
Battles "Ice Cream (Featuring Matias Aguayo)"
Black Flag "TV Party (12")"
Black Tusk "Passage Through Purgatory (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl)"
Born Without Bones "Say Hello"
Celestial "Desolate North"
Chinese Telephones "Democracy"
Chinese Telephones "Chinese Telephones"
Church Of Misery "Vol. 1"
Coliseum / Burning Love "Coliseum / Burning Love: Live At The Atlantic: Volume Four"
Credentials "Goocher"
Crippled Black Phoenix "The Resurrectionists"
Crippled Black Phoenix "Night Raider"
Damned, The "Damned From the Start (Demos 1979-80; Finsbury Park 19860727)(Unofficial)"
DangerDoom "The Mouse And The Mask"
Ear Pwr "EAR PWR (+ D/L)"
Felice Brothers, The "Celebration, Florida"
Foo Fighters "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace"
Gun Club, The "Fire Of Love"
Haemorrhage "Hospital Carnage"
Hook, Peter And The Light (Joy Division) "Unknown Pleasures - Live In Australia (Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 25.9.2010)"
Human Eye "They Came From The Sky (+ D/L)"
Integrity "Detonate World's Plague (PRE-ORDER PACKAGE! LP+CD+Patch+Sticker)"
Jesus And Mary Chain, The "Automatic (180 Gram)"
King Diamond "The Graveyard (Remastered By Andy LaRocque Ltd. Ed. Coloured Vinyl - 500 Handnumbered)"
King Diamond "The Spider's Lullabye (Remastered By Andy LaRocque Ltd. Ed. Coloured Vinyl - 500 Handnumbered)"
Men, The "Leave Home (+ D/L)"
Menuck, Efrim Manuel "Efrim Manuel Menuck Plays "High Gospel" (+ Poster + CD)"
Mount Eerie "Song Islands Vol. 2: Collected Rarities And Singles (+ D/L)"
O'Neil, Tara Jane / Nikaido Kazumi "Tara Jane Oneil / Nikaido Kazumi"
Primal Scream "Vanishing Point (180 Gram)"
PS Eliot "Sadie"
Rvivr "The Joester Sessions 08-11"
Scientists "This Is My Happy Hour (Birth Of The Scientists)"
She Wants Revenge "Valleyheart (+ D/L)"
Soul Swallower "Devoured"
Spiritualized "Amazing Grace (3x12" Box Set)"
Teenage Fanclub "Thirteen"
Tobin, Amon "Isam (+ D/L)"
TV On The Radio "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes"
Various Artists "Down And Out In Toronto & Montreal"
Witches "Forever"
Yuppicide "Dead Man Walking (Remastered)"
Zombi "Escape Velocity (180 Gram or Color)" (This is sold out at Relapse [the label that released it] so this is probably the last time we'll get this in.)

Esplendor Geometrico "Re-Pulsion (Ltd. Ed. /500)"

1994! "Most..."
Basemint "Retro"
Bush Tetras "Too Many..."
Choke Up "Spent"
Christmas Island / Meth Teeth
Cock Sparrer "Spirit Of '76 (PIC)"
Deftones "Rocket Skates"
Green & Wood "Light Of Lune / Siren"
Hot Water Music / Bouncing Souls
Leather Sterile
Mind Eraser/Iron Lung/Hatred Surge/Scapegoat "Brutal Supremacy (2x7")"
Mixtapes "Hope Is For People"
Power "Death Haunts"
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. (Ex-Poison Idea)
Soul Search "Intolerable Weight"
Wooden Wand "Circle..."

Anaal Nathrakh "Passion..."
Demonaz (Of Immortal) "March Of The Norse..."
Gappy Ranks "Put The Stero..."
Haemorrhage "Hospital Carnage"
Hecker (Florian) "Speculative Solution (CD/Book Box)"
Integrity "Detonate World's Plague"
Ipsissimus "The Way Of Descent" (CT Black Metal debut on Metal Blade!)
Messe Noir "Mandal - Gate Of The Calling" (Also CT Black Metal, this on Natas Prod.)
Various Artists "Japan Koto & Shamisen..."
Zombi "Escape Velocity"


Iron Lung / Mind Eraser / Hatred Surge / Scapegoat 
Brutal Supremacy 2x7” 

(our copies are actually on black vinyl)
 (Painkiller Records)

Brutal Supremacy is a double 7” compilation that showcases the works of Iron Lung, Scapegoat, Mind Eraser, and Hatred Surge. All of these bands play a similar type of fast and brutal (as stated in the title) hardcore, but each with a very unique sound. When I first saw the cover of this I instantly thought of the “Reality #1 #2 #3” compilations, which offer a similar batch of bands. If you’re into this genre of hardcore, this compilation will not disappoint. As an added piece of bait, the singer (Rahi) for (now defunct band) Insect Warfare has joined the roster of Hatred Surge (following the departure of one of their singers, Faiza).
[Reviewer: Sean]

Spotlight: Curmudgeon

Spotlight: Curmudgeon

Curmudgeon is a new 3-piece hardcore punk band from Boston, MA that
rests comfortably in both the realms of crust and power violence.
Their singer, Krystina is a CT native that most notably did time as
the vocalist for Ripshit. In April, she put out the new Curmudgeon
material entitled, “Human Ouroboros” as a cassette on her label: We

This tape features eight songs that average about a minute in length.
The songs have a similar pattern, sludgy, slow-headbanging part into
blast beats. I dig it. The vocals are yelled in a way that you can
actually make out what is being said, which is a refreshing change in
a sub-genre where you often have to question whether what’s being
screamed and what’s written on the lyrics sheet are the same thing.

The entire demo is streaming on the bandcamp page linked here:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Live Music: F*ck#d Up Music at Popeyes Garage

Live Music: F%ck!d Up Music at Popeyes Garage

This post is a guest post by our friend Kryssi (Colorguard, Gramery Records, Popeyes Garage). Thanks Kryssi. Check these shows out.  Check out all that happens down at Popeyes Garage.  Josh and I (Rick) will be in Baltimore this weekend so we'll be missing at least one of these, but if you're around you should do your best to attend. All words forthwith are Kryssi's (and actually do reflect the views of this store, ha):


A series of 2 shows at Popeyes featuring highly abrasive, other-worldly, or just plain fucked up music.

Sunday May 29th Italian free-jazz/psych group Jooklo Duo will be joining noise guitarist Bill Nace and sax player Paul Flaherty for a performance at Popeyes Garage. The chaotic duo, featuring Virginia Genta on sax & David Vanzan on drums, most recently released a 7” on Northern Spy titled “The Warrior”.

Here’s a pretty excellent video:

and their website:

Also playing will be Mittimus featuring members of Hat City Intuitive from Danbury, CT and Broadcloth, a trio from New Haven featuring member of An Historic and Dr. Caterwauls C of CC.

Tuesday, June 7th another harsh free-jazz outfit, Tiger Hatchery, from Chicago will be coming to Popeyes. The aggressive trio features Andrew Scott Young, Ben Billington (Quicksails, Moonrises), and Mike Forbes. They have an awesome LP on Pizza Night, as well as some other cool releases on Fag Tapes and Gilgongo Records. It’s their second time at Popeyes, and they were sick the first time so that’s kind of a guarantee. Go to their website, it plays a blistering jam:

Also playing will be Colorguard and Dasen, two solo noise projects from New Haven.

Friday, May 20, 2011

20th Of May 2011 Update

20th of May 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Acephalix "Interminable Night"
Against Me! "Total Clarity"
Baldwin, Matt "Night In The Triangle"
Barn Owl "From Out Moths A Perpetual Light"
Bee Mask "Canzoni Dal Laboratorio Del Silenzio Cosmico"
Bible, Jeremy & Jason Henry "Vryashn"
Black Order "Electropolis #5 (One Base, Precious Beast, Lost Afternoon)"
Blank Dogs "Collected By Itself: 2006-2009 (+ D/L)"
Boys Next Door "What's The Storey? Live At Storey Hall RMIT Melbourne Australia December 21 1978"
Cantu-Ledesma, Jefre "Shining Skull Breath"
Clap "Have You Reached Yet?"
Coffey, Dennis "Dennis Coffey"
Colourmusic "My ________ Is Pink (+ D/L)"
Darkest Hour "The Human Romance (+ D/L)"
D'Eon // Grimes "Darkbloom"
Dietrich, Don / Ben Hall "Spitfire"
Dinner At The Thompson's "Off The Grid"
Dream Syndicate, The "The Days Of Wine And Roses (180 Gram)"
Eno, Brian "Before And After Science (Import)"
Fair, Jad "Beautiful Songs: The Best Of The Best Of Jad Fair (+ D/L For 109 Smash Hits)"
Fell, Mark "Manitutshu*"
Iceage "New Brigade (2nd Pressing On Dais)"
Jesus And Mary Chain, The "The Complete John Peel Sessions"
Jesus And Mary Chain, The "Honey's Dead (180 Gram)"
Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds "Gorilla Rose (+ D/L)"
Levy, Barrington "Bounty Hunter"
Love Inks "E.S.P."
McGuire, Mark "VDSQ - Solo Acoustic Volume Two"
Moore, Thurston "Demolished Thoughts (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl + D/L)"
Neud Photo "Open-Air Cinema"
Nilson, BJ "Vinyl"
No Problem "And Now This"
Nodzzz "Innings"
Obnox "I'm Bleeding Now"
Pearl Jam "Live At Melbourne Park Australia March 5 1998 (Show #126)"
Pink Reason "Sh!t In The Garden (+ D/L)"
Reinhardt, Jonas "Music For The Tactile Dome"
Rubble "The Farewell Drugs (+ D/L)"
Vampire Weekend "White Sky"
Various Artists "Bustin' Out 1984: New Wave To New Beat Volume 4 (Cabaret Voltaire, Front 242, Dub Syndicate, Skinny Puppy…)"
Various Artists "Nigeria 70: Sweet Times (Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos)"
Wet Hair "In Vogue Spirit"

Hip-Hop LPs & 12"s
Atmosphere "The Family Sign (Clear Vinyl + D/L)"
Celph Titled & Buckwild "Ninteen Ninety Now: The Instrumentals (+ Bonus Beats)"
Madlib "Beat Konducta Vol. 3: In India"
Zavala "The Dark Time Sunshine Vessel Instrumentals (Ltd. Ed. White Vinyl)"

Electronic LPs & 12"s
Africa HiTech "93 Million Miles (3xLP + D/L)"
Aquarius Heaven "7 Days"
Black Van "Moments Of Excellence (Feat. Holy Ghost! / Aeroplane Remix)"
Boxcutter "The Dissolve (+ D/L)"
Daedelus "Bespoke (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Fidan, Tolga "We're Strangers Now"
Forrest, Jason "The Everything"
Hyetal "Broadcast (2x12")"
J:Kenzo "The Roteks / Protected"
Kitbuilders "You Trashed My Mind"
Kolombo "Waiting For / Rescue Me / Waiting For (Michael Mayer Mix)"
Laid Back Vs. Soul Clap "Cocaine Cool / The Soul Clap Remixes / Bakerman Soul Clap Edit / Instrumental Mix"
LCD Soundsystem "London Sessions"
Mark E "Stone Breaker"
Tejada, John "Unstable Condition / The Living Night"

Banana Splits, The "The Tra La La Song"
Burning Love "Don't Ever..."
Foundation "At Your Mercy"
Johnson, Syl "Myth 45s (5x7" Box)"
Sleep∞Over "Casual Diamond"
Title Fight "Flood Of '72"
Weekend "End Times"
White Fence "Harness / The Pool"

A Storm Of Light "As The Valley Of Death..."
Africa HiTech "93 Million Miles"
Allen, Tony "Afro Disco (2xCD)"
Across Tundras "Sage"
Against Me! "Total Clarity"
Blitz The Ambassador "Native Sun"
Hyetal "Broadcast"
Liturgy "Aesthetica"
Moore, Thurston "Demolished Thoughts"
Neek The Exotic & Large Professor "Still On The Hustle"
Sabi/Kiyo "71:36"
Unthanks, The "Last"
Various Artists "Brand New Wayo (+ Book)"
Various Artsts "Delta Swamp Rock (2xCD)"

Ghostride The Whip (Documentary about the Bay Area hip-hop hyphy movement sparked by Mac Dre)

Magazine & Book
Hit The Ground Stumbling (Book)
Wire #328 June 2011 (We lowered our price on this)


The Banana Splits The Tra La La Song 7"

"The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was an hour-long, packaged television program that featured both live action and animated segments. The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and ran for 31 episodes on NBC Saturday mornings, from September 7, 1968 to September 5, 1970. The series costumes and sets were designed by Sid and Marty Krofft and the series' sponsor was Kellogg's Cereals.[1] The show was Hanna-Barbera’s initial foray into mixing live action with animation."
I honestly didn't even realize that it only had 31 episodes or that it aired in that time frame (a couple decades before I saw them). I remember them re-airing these Saturday mornings when I was a kid. I guess 31 weeks worth is enough for most of one year. I swear it seemed like a lot more. Guess not. So, this song is all about the hook ("Tra La La"). As a kid it's easy to identify with (fun repeated sounds) and easier to remember. And it starts with a food count off ("One banana, two banana, three banana, four."). So perfectly poppy rock and well, it's performed by big old muppet type characters (2 dogs, an elephant and a monkey... errr, a dog, a lion that looks like another dog, a gorilla that looks like it could also be a monkey and an elephant that would be hard to confuse for anything else). Fun!  Oh yea, and there's a song on the B-side too! Bonus! (Insert laughter and more fun.)
[Reviewer: Rick]

Defeater Empty Days & Sleepless Nights 2xLP/CD

Defeater is a hardcore band from Boston, and to no surprise are on Bridge 9 Records. What sets this band apart from other bands playing similar styles of hardcore is Defeater tells a story in each album. Each album tells a new story of a post World War II family, and their struggles coping with the war and internal struggles with family.

Empty Days & Sleepless Nights is separated into two sections: Empty Days. which is emotionally driven, sometimes technical hardcore and Sleepless Nights, which consists of four acoustic songs that finish up the album. I personally enjoy the Sleepless Nights portion of the album more, and I feel that it can appeal to a wider audience than the Empty Days portion can.

This release comes on CD, and a nice double LP gatefold package with a screened D side.
[Reviewer: Sean]

Noose It's Your Time 7"

Vegan straight-edge hardcore from Chicago. These dudes are on React! Records and sound way more akin to early 80s hardcore (SSD, Negative Approach) then they do their labelmates. The recording quality is dirty, which I love. The microphone sounds like it's buried deep down the singers throat most of the time. X-swatches, Football jerseys over hoodies, & stylish moshing.
[Reviewer: Josh]

Out And About: Brazen Betties 2nd Birthday Street Fair

Out And About: Brazen Betties 2nd Birthday Street Fair 

Us small business owners have got to stick together, you know?  Well, whether you know or not we do.  Our friends in the Northwestern corner of the state have a pretty cool event going on tomorrow.  We were actually invited to take part.  Unfortunately, we could not logistically make that happen for ourselves.  Fortunately, there are plenty of great vendors and general goings-on at this to keep anyone's attention.

"In celebration of our 2nd birthday we are going BIG and BRAZEN...once again! Like last year, we are shutting down a block of Main St. to celebrate street fair style! Expect great music ..., a fashion show,CT Roller Girls, hula-hoop contest, a handful of hot rods, 20+ vendors, live music, food, a Zombie Crawl by Artwell Gallery & sooo much more to be announced!!" - Julia Sloan (Owner/Designer)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spotlight: Cold Snap (UN-UK)

 Spotlight: Cold Snap

Cold Snap, from central CT, plays left-of-center, slow, noise-rock influenced hardcore. They sound like Unsane. You want to bang your head, but you can't. Ben's my dude (on bass). Jack (vocals) will punch you or get punched. Mario (guitar) lost mad weight; he's a sexy Portuguese fellow. Al D. (drums) is of many bands (Pale Horse, Brass Caskets) and screen prints (Shop Shogun). They have a long ex-members roster, but it wasn't until this line-up that they finally hit their stride.

When asked about their sound, Ben had this to say, "I'm trying to sound as twinkle-free as possible."  We like that idea because the opposite sounds like Phish and I don't think Phish and hardcore mix.

Here's a clip of them playing live:

They are playing the Converge show that we posted about previous to this so there is a nice way to check them out live soon (though tickets for that will be all but gone - something like 30 left).  

The image posted at the top is the cover art from their 7" released by Hot Air Press in 2009.  Be on the lookout for a split 7" with another CT band (that Al D. also drums for) in the near future.  They also have a 7" coming out on Get Young Records out of MA.  Sounds from that first 7" are here:

Live Music: Converge, Trap Them, Burning Love, TFT, Cold Snap - 5/26/11 Milford, CT

Live Music: Converge, Trap Them, Burning Love, The Flaming Tsunamis, Cold Snap
5/26/11 Milford, CT

Converge is a 4-piece band, formed in February of 1990 in Salem, Massachusetts. Playing a blend of extreme metal and hardcore punk, this pioneer outfit helped define a lot of the rudiments of the fast-burgeoning metalcore and mathcore genres.

They first started by playing covers of hardcore, punk and heavy metal songs, being self-confessed “hardcore kids with leftover Slayer riffs”. The band soon graduated to playing live performances in 1991 after recording some demos on a 4-track recorder.

In their latter years, Converge have enjoyed relatively high levels of popularity despite the esoteric feel of their music and the substantial lack of media attention they receive. The extreme nature of their music, particularly the atonal vocals and often complicated finger-work of the guitar riffs make it difficult for some to appreciate this brand of metal. Later records have gradually become more extensively produced largely due to the maturation of their sound.

Converge’s influences range from hardcore punk bands, such as Black Flag, Negative Approach, The Accüsed, and Born Against; metal bands like Black Sabbath, Godflesh, Slayer, and Entombed; and proto-mathcore bands Starkweather and Rorschach. Jacob Bannon has also discussed an appreciation for and inspiration from grindcore on Earache Records, post-hardcore on Dischord Records; thrash metal, such as Suicidal Tendencies, Vio-Lence, and Death Angel, and post-punk groups, such as Depeche Mode and The Cure.
Deathwish Inc.

Trap Them
Trap Them is a band from Salem, New Hampshire, formed in 2001. They began as a side project for vocalist Ryan Mckenney (Backstabbers Inc.) and guitarist Brian Izzi (December Wolves). Since forming they have released three albums, Sleepwell Deconstructer, Seizures in Barren Praise and Darker Handcraft, as well as three EPs, Cunt Heir to the Throne, Séance Prime and Split with Extreme Noise Terror. Anyone digging the 90’s swedish deathsound from the Sunlight studio should have a go at this.
Prosthetic Records

Burning Love
Members of Toronto’s Burning Love play Hot Snakes-influenced punk rock with Chris Colohan (ex-Cursed) providing vocals. To date they have released a demo 7”, a single 7”, ‘Jack the Ripper’ and an LP entitled ‘Songs for Burning Lovers’

The Flaming Tsunamis
The Flaming Tsunamis are an experimental hardcore/punk band that incorporates a diverse range of eclectic musical styles further accentuated by their inclusion of a horn section, keyboards, samples and auxiliary percussion. Based out of New Haven, CT the fiercely DIY and relentlessly touring six piece has put out releases on Kill Normal, a label that members of the band founded. Since their formation in 1999 the band has released 2 EPs and 2 full-length albums. In 2011 the band announced “Externalities”, their latest and potentially final album.

Cold Snap
For fans of Into Another, Nirvana, Ink & Dagger, and UNSANE.  New stuff is really all about being similar to Unsane.

$15 / All Ages

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Live Music: Reservoir, Wolves at Bay, Dagwood, Circle Circle - Thursday, 5/19/11 6PM

Live Music: Reservoir, Wolves at Bay, Dagwood, Circle Circle Thursday, 5/19/11 6PM

Reservoir (Emo on tour from York, PA)
Wolves at Bay (formerly Dear You)
Dagwood (feat members of Fire First, Heavy Breath and Dadwood)
Circle Circle (CT puppy cat folk)
24 N. Colony Rd.
Wallingford, CT

6 PM
Donations for the touring band

Monday, May 16, 2011

Intern at Redscroll Records!

Intern at Redscroll Records!

Don't even think twice about this.  Just do it.  We don't really care what your major is.  You're a music major with a minor in communications?  Perfect.  You're an ecology major with a minor in politics?  Not quite perfect, but we'll try (start a recycling program?). And most music comes from Earth (that we know of).  We'll make anything work.  There is a place for you here.  

We are continuously growing.  We are continuously looking for ways to expand and having new voices is great.  There is one minor catch, these are unpaid internships (like most you'll find).  We've had one great intern so far and we're definitely looking forward to more like that.  

College credit seems to be the reward/payment for most internships.  We can work with you and your advisors to make this happen.  We realize that most of you are done with school for now so this isn't the ideal time to ask, but if you can ask and are really interested we'll make this work.  If not, keep it in mind for the future.

Send inquiries to (attaching a resume is a definite plus)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Listen: Weekend Nachos "Worthless" (Album)

Listen: Weekend Nachos "Worthless" (Album)

The full album is now streaming and you can listen to it via the soundcloud files below. The CD is out via Relapse Records and we do have it in stock now. Power-violence, grind, hardcore, metal. (Via Crustcake - go there for a little more of an article.)


Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday the 13th Of May 2011 Update + Review

Friday the 13th of May 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Beach Fossils    "What A Pleasure (+ D/L)"
Blau, Karl    "Max"
Brown Angel    "Brown Angel"
Cold World / Sean Price    "How The Gods Chill"
Contrepoison    "… Until Next Morning"
Cramps    "Memphis Poseurs: The 1977 Demos"
Cure    "Pillbox Tales 1977-1979"
Daytrader    "Last Days Of Rome"
Dead Moon    "Dead Ahead"
Dead Moon    "Destination X"
Dead Moon    "Trash & Burn"
Deafheaven    "Roads To Judah"
Demdike Stare    "Forest Of Evil / Liberation Through Hearing / Voices Of Dust (3xLP Set)"
Eno, Brian    "The BBC Sessions"
Forma    "Forma"
Foundation    "When The Smoke Clears"
Fucked Up    "David's Town"
Gateway District    "Perfect's Gonna Fail"
Girls Names    "Dead To Me"
Gnaw Their Tongues    "L'Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante"
Graveyards    "Cinders"
Hatred Surge / Mammoth Grinder    "Hatred Surge / Mammoth Grinder"
His Name Is Alive    "King Of Sweet"
Hypochristians    "Terror During Prayer"
Kid Liberty    "Fight With Your Fists"
Kubisova, Marta    "Ne! The Soul Of Marta Kubisova: 1966-1970 With The Golden Kids, Mefisto And Other Fine Czech Orchestras"
Laner, Brad / Joensuu 1685    "Brad Laner / Joensu 1685"
Light Bearer    "Lapsus"
Lucero    "1372 Overton Park (+ D/L)"
Lust For Youth    "Solar Flare"
Mia Doi Todd    "Cosmic Ocean Ship"
Mist    "House"
MovieLife, The    "This Time Next Year"
MT Bearington    "Love Buttons"
Nachtmystium    "Live At Roadburn 2010 "
Ninja Gun    "Roman Nose (+ D/L)"
Oh Sees, Thee    "Castlemania"
Okkervil River    "I Am Very Far (Embossed Cover + D/L)"
Painted Palms    "Canopy"
Peterlicker    "Nicht"
Psychedelic Horseshit    "Laced (+ D/L)"
Pure X    "You're In It Now"
Purple Rhinestone Eagle    "Amorum Tali"
Replacements    "The Early Mats"
Rother, Michael    "Esperanza"
Shades Apart    "Save It"
Sissy Spacek    "Dash"
Small Brown Bike    "Fell & Found (+ D/L)"
Smiths    "The Old Guard: BBC Tapes 1983-1986"
Stott, Andy    "Passed Me By"
Supertouch    "Live On WNYU 1988"
Talking Heads    "The 1975 CBS Demo Session"
This Will Destroy You    "Tunnel Blanket (/1000 2xLP + D/L)"
Total Fucking Destruction    "Hater"
Trap Them     "Séance Prime"
Tyler, The Creator    "Goblin (Odd Future WGKTA)"
Vangaalen, Chad    "Diaper Island (+ D/L)"
Various Artists    "Wuxtry Record (Elf Power, R.E.M., Incediaries, Marshmallow Coast, The Goons, Grape Soda…)"
Various Artists    "Delta Swamp Rock Volume One: Sounds From the South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country And Soul"
Various Artists    "Delta Swamp Rock Volume Two: Sounds From the South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country And Soul"
Various Artists    "The Funky Way Of Emil Viklicky: 1975-1987 With Energit, SHQ, Eva Svobodova, Bill Frisell And A Studio Big Band"
Zombi    "Escape Velocity"

Electronic 12"s
2AMFM    "Desolate (10")"
Baths    "Cerulean (/1000 3rd Pressing)"
Black Devil Disco Club    "Circus (+ D/L)"
Daft Punk    "Tron Legacy Soundtrack"
Invisible Conga People    "In A Hole"
Moby    "Destroyed (+ CD + Poster)"
Tourettes, Al / Applebim    "Lipsmacker EP"

Jaar, Nicolas    "Love You Gotta Lose Again EP"
Magruder Grind     "Crusher"
Roberts, Matana    "Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libron (+ CD + Poster)"
Tense    "Consume"

13th Floor Elevators "Wait... (RSD2011)"
Baths "Nothing / Nightly, Daily"
Black God
Brain Killer "Demo"
Brain Killer
Crystal Stilts / Comet Gain
Electricutions "Forgotten City"
Kill Life / 33
Get Rad "Choose Your Own"
Maybe, Baby "All I've Got"
Segall, Ty "I Can't Feel It"
Umberto "Freeze!"
You & Me & Everyone We Know "Things..."

Beastie Boys "Hot Sauce Committee ... Two"
Boxcutter "Dissolve"
Church Of Misery "Live At Roadburn 2009"
Deafheaven "Roads..."
Gates Of Slumber "The Wretch"
Jesu "Ascension"
Krallice "Diotima"
Novembers Doom "Aphotic"
Oh Sees, Thee "Castlemania"
Tyler, The Creator "Goblin (Deluxe Edition)"
Weekend Nachos "Worthless"
Wolves In The Throne Room "Live At Roadburn 2008 (CD+DVD)"
Wormrot "Dirge"

Taking Punk To The Masses: From Nowehere To Nevermind

Brown Angel Brown Angel LP
(Thunderhaus LTD /150)

Some things you know you'll like from reading the write up (or at least you know that you will if the write up is actually being honest).  This was the case with this record.  It was compared to a bunch of '90s dirge/sludge rock.  Right on.  Godflesh, Helmet, Unsane, and Slab! (when not getting funky) come to mind. Thunderous bass fuzz booming.  It's got a couple drawn out jammers that almost bring to mind more current purveyors of dirge like Angellic Process, but with less introspection (more in-your-face yelling).  It's hand-numbered out of 150 so I'm guessing they won't be around too long.  I at least hope that.  I also hope it then gets picked up for wider release.  These Pittsburgh guys deserve it.
[Reviewer: Rick]

Monday, May 9, 2011

Live Music: Iceage, Female, Medication, The Men- June 23, 2011 (New Haven, CT)

Thursday June 23, 2011 7PM $7 All Ages

Perhaps you've caught wind of the buzz surrounding Iceage, a young rock and roll group out of Denmark.  Perhaps you read the review I did of it here.  Perhaps you're well aware of this band and have already made your mind up.  And you're probably right, they are great.  I was very excited to be able to host them on a show here in CT (one of not very many stateside shows - I think there's going to be 6 total for this tour).  If you haven't yet made up your mind on Iceage you can check out the New Brigade LP on Dais (now on it's 2nd pressing).  We have some at the shop (1st press went fast so be quick about it).  If you need a fix right now, then check this video:

Female is a local progenitor of the minimal wave sound. It's quite good (and yes, Female is a moniker). Female has been very prolific and very under-the-radar. They've got many albums worth of material (66 tracks) available for free at the Free Music Archive.  Dig around on that for a while.  It should keep you busy for a minute. 

Medication and The Men have rounded out the bill.  Coincidentally enough they both have recently released LPs on Sacred Bones Records.  I swear it's a coincidence.  Good label.  You should check out their wares (uhh, we sell them).

Should be fun!

Live Music: My Heart To Joy (Last Gig Ever), Jettison (Also Last Gig), Hostage Calm, Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing, Slingshot Dakota, Into It. Over It., and The Book Slave

My Heart to Joy's Last Show

May 14th @ The Madison Arts Barn

My Heart to Joy

Hostage Calm
Jettison (Final Performance)
Algernon Cadwallder
Into It. Over It.
Slingshot Dakota
The Book Slave

Doors are at 5 PM. Show starts at 5:30
Minimum $10 donation.

8 Campus Drive
Madison Center, CT 06443


There are no advance tickets for this but MHTJ wants to make sure if you are travelling a great distance that you will get in so...
Please email to ensure you get into the show.

For all those unable to attend, donations can be sent via PayPal to LAUREN.DUBEY@GMAIL.COM

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Spotlight: Ferocious F*cking Teeth


F.F.T. is heavy, stoney, & aggressive. Dudes have fangs. Howl at the moon. They've got two drummers. How did they find 2 drummers?  Most can't find 1! Easily compared to the Melvins. You like The Body, Lightning Bolt, and other loud Providence bands?  You can definitely hear the regional influence in that corner of the Earth. They're productive. They got a new 7" out they released themselves. It's called "Hounds". It's hand numbered, limited to 300 copies, comes with a patch, download card and a zine insert (detailed review over at Wailing City). We've got the 7" here now! And they've got a full length release on the horizon. They gig often. They put on shows in New London. Danny (Screaming Duties) volunteers at The Telegraph, cause he keeps it real.  His vocals are flavored with some fuzz and distance.  Live, the distance is about 1 millimeter from your face. Taste the flavor in your molars!

This is the patch you get with the 7" - it's a picture of Danny holdin' it down and guess what?  Yep, that's the CT State Quarter Redscroll shirt he's wearing:
(That goblet is probably full of blood.)

FFT is playing with Gods and Queens, Cold Snap (CT), and Red Blade at Cherry Street Station here in Wallingford next Sunday, May 15th.  Get familiar with these boys and then come out and witness their mandibular force.

Friday, May 6, 2011

6th of May 2011 Update & Reviews

6th Of May 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.    "Pink Candy Lemonade You're From Inner Space (/500 + D/L)"
Alchourron, Rodolfo    "Sanata Y Clarificacion I & II"
Antlers, The    "Burst Apart (180 Gram + D/L)"
Architecture In Helsinki    "Moment Bends"
Arctic Monkeys    "Humbug (+ D/L)"
Atalobhor, Fred Fisher And His Ogiza Dance Band    "African Carnival"
Balance And Composure    "Separation"
Beauregarde    "Beauregarde"
Black Death    "Katharsis: Kalte Lieder Aus Der Holle"
Black Keys, The    "Magic Potion"
Black Keys, The    "Rubber Factory (180 Gram Ltd. Ed + D/L)"
Blu    "Her Favorite Colo(u)r"
Chapman, Michael    "The Resurrection And Revenge Of The Clayton Peacock"
Circle Of Ouroborus    "Unituli: The Dream Of Fire"
City Center    "Redeemer"
Dead Kennedys    "Bedtime For Democracy (Remastered)"
Dead Kennedys    "In God We Trust Inc. (Remastered)"
Dengue Fever    "Cannibal Courtship (+ D/L)"
Drumm, Kevin    "Imperial Distortion (3xLP)"
Eliminators, The    "Loving Explosion"
Felt    "Felt (180 Gram)"
Flaming Lips    "Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros. Records 1992-2002 (Box Set)"
Flipper    "Love "
Foo Fighters    "Medium Rare (Yes, the one from RSD11 - We Have TWO ONLY - First Come, First Serve, No Holds)"
Former Thieves    "The Language That We Speak "
Gang Gang Dance    "Eye Contact (+ D/L)"
Ghostlimb     "Infrastructure"
Gillette    "Gillette"
Hector, Karl & The Malcouns    "Sahara Swing (Afrodelic Kraut-Funk)"
James Pants    "James Pants"
Jerusalem and the Starbaskets    "Dost"
Joan Of Arc    "Life Like (+ D/L)"
Jones, Booker T.    "The Road From Memphis (+ CD)"
Kaimbr & Kev Brown    "Alexander Green (Deluxe Ltd. Ed. LP+7" /600)"
La Nueva Banda De Sanisteban    "Sabor A Fresa"
Lady Gaga    "Born This Way (PIC)"
Lightning Bolt    "Earthly Delights"
Lightning Bolt    "Wonderful Rainbow"
Liturgy    "Aesthetica"
Lonely Island, The    "Turtleneck & Chain (+ D/L 180 Gram)"
Madlib    "Medicine Show #1: Before The Verdict (Feat. Guilty Simpson)"
Madvillain    "Curls & All Caps"
Manchester Orchestra    "Simple Math (+ D/L)"
Master Musicians Of Bukkake    "Totem Three"
McKagan, Duff    "Duff McKagan's Loaded (Ltd. Ed. Record Store Day) - The Taking"
Metal Movers    "Golden Trees"
Mountains    "Air Museum"
Moving Mountains    "Waves"
Neurosis    "Sovereign"
Old Man Lady Luck    "Old Man Lady Luck (Blue Vinyl /49)(Also have reg. version)"
Pentagram    "First Daze Here Too (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl)"
Pickett, Wilson    "The Wicked Pickett"
Product of Waste    "You Won't Take Me Alive"
Raveonettes, The    "In And Out Of Control (+ D/L)"
Red Fang    "Murder The Mountains (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl)"
Sea and Cake, The    "The Moonlight Butterfly"
Serpent Throne    "The Battle Of Old Crow"
Sousa, Tiago    "Walden Pond's Monk"
Tear It Up    "Nothing to Nothing"
Thao & Mirah    "Thao & Mirah (+ D/L)"
Thousands    "The Sound Of Everything (180 Gram + D/L)"
Unicorns, The    "Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?"
Various Artists    "Sacred Bones Presents: Todo Muere Volume 1 (Moon Duo, Gary War, Trust, Pop. 1280, Cult Of Youth, Amen Dunes, Case Studies, Zola Jesus)"
Various Artists    "Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (Origianl Motion Picture Soundtrack Ltd. Ed.)"
Various Artists    "Persian Funk (Rare Funk & Soul From Pre-Revolution Iran; + D/L)"
Viktor Vaughn    "Vaudeville Villain (Gold Edition /1500)"
Xander Harris    "I Want More Than Just Blood"
Xibalba    "Xibalba"

Electronic 12"s
Bear In Heaven / Lindstrom & Christabelle    "Lovesick"
Burial    "Street Halo"
Colourblind / NY's Finest    "Nothing Better / Do You Feel Me"
DJ Duke    "Love Don't Come Easy"
DOM     "Things Change" (10")
Joy O    "Wade In / Jels"
Kode9 And The Spaceape    "Black Sun"
Mexicans With Guns    "Ceremony"
Pantha Du Prince    "V Versions Of Black Noise (+ D/L Of XI Versions Of Black Noise)"
Zomby     "Natalia's Song (10")"

A Day To Remember "All I..."
Beady Eye (Box Set)
Dennis Coffey
Expire "Suffer The Cycle"
Flogging Molly
Raw Radar War "On A Field
Shirks, The "Cry Cry Cry"
Turnstile "Pressure To..."

Alvarius B. "Baroque Prim..."
Church Of Misery "Vol. 1"
Feelies "Here Before"
Gang Gang Dance "Eye Contact"
Maruta "Forward Into..."
McGuire, Mark "Young Persons Guide To..."
Napalm Death "Inside The... (3xCD Set)"
Pantha Du Prince "XI Versions Of Black Noise"
Phaedra "The Sea..."
Rene Hell "Terminal Symphony"
Sea And Cake "Moonlight"
Tyler, The Creator "Goblin"
Ulver "War Of The Roses"

Fahey, John "Vampire Vultures"

NUMARK TTUSB (Back in Stock!)


Bane Holding This Moment LP/CD
Equal Vision Records

This album features is a compilation of 3 early Bane EP's; "Forked Tongue," "Free to Be, Free to Think," and "Holding This Moment EP." While those are all now out of print and pretty hard to come by, you can pick this up thanks to Hurry Up Records from Ireland giving it a proper release. For fans of 90s hardcore, unity, stage diving, positivity, and sound clips. If you were ever wondering why so many people have (or had) BANE sweatshirts, listen to this and you'll know.
LP Limited to 1,000 copies over 3 different colors.
[Reviewer: Sean]
Mexicans With Guns Ceremony LP
Innovative Leisure

Though the project title is plural there is just one man behind this.  It's a producer type record.  Mexicans With Guns is probably not the next Timbaland, though if it were up to me he would get that kind of appreciation.  Heavy latin vibes with current electronic music trend touches.  Syncopated rhythms and flowing vibrating synths.  It's really got a singular approach by the one man behind it and it's really cohesive which says a lot when you consider how varied the guests on the tracks are (Sasha Perera, Freddie Gibbs, Chico Mann and a few more).  This is probably my go-to summer record.
(You can read a little more about it and stream the whole thing here: Fact Mag)
[Reviewer: Rick]

Turnstile Pressure To Succeed 7"
Reaper Records

This is six songs of NYHC worship. I'm hearing Tons of Madball & Leeway, but with touches of Shelter & 108. Heavy groovey riffs & clean solos backed by moshy drum beats. Turnstile features the drummer of Trapped Under Ice on vocals. I think TUI is cheesy so I was a bit turned off at first, but this is solid!
[Reviewer: Josh]

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Live Music: Fugue, The Files & Fires, Babytown Frolics

Fugue, The Files & Fires, Babytown Frolics - Friday at 8PM in Wallingford, CT

...CT Instrumental Jams

A mix of ambient-indie with live electronics, this band brings an interesting sound to the table that is not to be missed. For fans of Explosions In The Sky, Sigur Ros, This Will Destroy You, or Yume Bitsu.

CT Instrumental Jams

We will be collecting donations with all proceeds going to the Dubey family.
If you cannot attend and would like to donate, you can donate via Paypal to this address: LAUREN.DUBEY@GMAIL.COM

(Meet at):
Redscroll Records
24 North Colony Road
Wallingford, CT 06492

Music at 8PM SHARP

$5 suggested donation.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Listen: Gang Gang Dance "Eye Contact" (Album)

Listen to the new Gang Gang Dance album here now. Do it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Live Music: Supertouch, Hands Tied, Call It Arson, Salvation, Unforgiven - May 7th in Meriden, CT



Saturday May 7, 2011
Silver City Hall
680 Old Colony Road
Meriden, CT 06451

The return of
Supertouch started in 1985 out of the ashes of the New York hardcore band Death Before Dishonor. They had released a demo and some WNYU tapes but no actual records. When their drummer, Mike of Judge/Youth of Today fame, left the band to pursue other musical interests the rest of them forged ahead. The band got a new drummer and took the name Supertouch after a Bad Brains song. They started out with a song on Revelation Records NYC HC: The Way It Is followed up by a 7", an LP and one last song on the Anti-Matter comp. They also recorded a song for the movie "Sam" and were the subject of an unofficial documentary. Definitely ahead of their time, Supertouch is thought by many to be one of the most influential bands to develop from the hardcore scene.
Mark Ryan (Vocals) Jon Biviano (Guitar) Joe (Bass) Andy Guida (Drums)

(C.I.A. added when New Lows dropped)


And make sure to "Like" the Brass City Boss Sounds page on Facebook.  Once they hit 1,000 "Likes" they'll be announcing the bands for 2000 Tons of TNT(a fest they are organizing). 


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Get Shannon & The Clams' "Sleep Talk" here now!

Shannon & the Clams Sleep Talk

Following their supremely fun 2009 debut full-length "I Wanna Go Home," garage/surf outfit Shannon & the Clams seem to have really grown into their sound on their new album "Sleep Talk" (1-2-3-4 Go! Records). On "Sleep Talk," singer Shannon Shaw showcases the breadth of her vocal talents--she's got a unique voice, and seems to be able to bend and manipulate it to make it do whatever she wants it to. Her skills are best showcased on tracks like "You Will Always Bring Me Flowers" and "Oh Louie," where she proves she can really wail. Shaw has a strong understanding of the benefit of sometimes showing restraint and sometimes totally letting loose, and often treads the line between brassy belting and tender crooning.

Shaw is accompanied by guitarist and co-songwriter Cody Blanchard, who contributes some really great harmonizing on songs like "Done With You" and "Half Rat," and awesome strumming all over this record. The Clams' songs also tackle a wide variety of topics, from the serious (heartbreak, murder, and exes who are "half-rat") to the silly (quitting the cult you've joined, and being the "king of the sea"). If you're looking for the perfect album to usher in the good summer vibes, this is the one.

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