Friday, November 25, 2011

Blackout Sale Day 1

Blackout At Sunrise Sale Day 1

Good day today.  Lots of friendly faces.  Thanks everyone. Looking forward to seeing many more faces tomorrow.  

(Rick (left) and Josh (right) ready to get things started)
We put all the dollar records out front; we'll do the same for the rest of the weekend too.

6AM brought a rush of people we had not yet seen on Black Friday before.  The Record Store Day releases went rather quickly and we have very little of that left.

After we dealt with the initial flood of people we got DJs going at about 11AM with our friend Tim Daltrey (bottom right of above picture; below looking at a record):

DJ Lokash picked it up from there for a couple.
  Always an enjoyable and varied set.  Love it.

Shopping continued to happen:

Our friend Anthony of The Needle Drop stopped by and played some records:

Some more shopping:

Charles/Fresh Cut laid down a hip-hop set of some classic jams:

And then Maroje finished the night in style with deep bass dubbed out sounds:

And the night finished off with a fun bunch of rowdiness in a not so far off not so secret spot:


(Living Laser)

(Bust It!)

Sold a few more things and called it a night.

Fun times. And the sale does indeed continue for another 2 days! Our racks are still fairly full!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

23rd Of November 2011 Update (RSD Titles!)

23rd Of November 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  And a happy Indigenous People's Day! Give thanks!

BLACK FRIDAY RECORD STORE DAY Releases are included in the stock update below.  The Rolling Stones 7" got caught up in customs so that has been delayed and we'll have it sometime next week it looks like.  What we did get is pretty limited. We don't foresee it being nearly as anticipated or demanding as Record Store Day in April, but we would suggest showing up close to opening if you want to make sure you get one of the exclusive items. There are no holds on any of this stuff so it is first come, first served on it all. We believe that's the fairest way to do it.

Besides the update of stock below you'll also find the DJ schedule for Friday and a note about a show that night. 

And don't forget about the sale (if you're reading this there's no way that's even a possibility). 

LPs & 12"s
Actress    "Rainy Dub"
Backtrack    "Darker Half"
Beach Fossils (Special Edition)
Between Earth & Sky    "Of Roots And Wings"
Black Keys "Lonely Boy"
Cliff, Jimmy "Sacred Fire"
Colson, Steve & The Unity Troupe    "Triumph! (/1000)"
Cornell, Chris    "Songbook"
Daggers    "Euphoria "
Dream Theater    "Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (2LP 180 Gram Gatefold /3000)"
Flat Duo Jets    "Go Go Harlem Baby"
Ford & Lopatin    "Snakes / Flying Dream (With Shannon Funchess Of Light Asylym And Tamaryn)"
Four Year Strong    "In Some Way, Shape, Or Form. (+ D/L)"
Government Issue    "Government Issue"
Grateful Dead, The    "Europe '72 Vol. 2 (4LP Set)"
H2O    "Don't Forget Your Roots (Covers Of Classic Punk & Hardcore)"
Jones, Sharon "Soul Time!"
Lennon, John    "Imagine (40th Anniversary Special Ed. 180 Gram + Bonus 12" + Poster + Postcards)"
Lucero    "That Much Further West (180 Gram, + Bonus LP Of Alternate Versions, Gatefold, + D/L)"
Misfits    "The Devil's Rain (Holographic Cover)"
Mixtapes    "Maps & Companions"
Petty, Tom And The Heartbreakers    "Kiss My Amps Live (Individually Numbered Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Phish    "Party Time"
Phish    "White Tape"
Pinch & Shackleton    "Boracay Drift / Remix"
Red Hot Chili Peppers    "Blood Sugar Sex Magik (20th Anniversary Ltd. Ed.)"
Seahaven    "Winter Forever"
Sick Of It All    "XXV Non-Stop (25 Years Of Sick Of It All Ltd. Ed. Gatefold 180 Gram)"
Sky Hi    "Testify (+ D/L)"
SSORC    "Infidel Eternal (LP + 7")"
Sunn O))) Meets Nurse With Wound    "The Iron Soul Of Nothing (Gatefold)"
Sweet Ones, The    "Big Mistakes"
Throbbing Gristle    "Heathen Earth: The Live Sound Of T.G. ("…Can The World Be As Sad As It Seems?")"
Type O Negative    "None More Negative (6LP Box)"
Various Artists    "Hank Williams: The Lost Notebooks"
Various Artists    "New Breed Tape Compilation: New York Hardcore 1989 (2LP W/ Absolution, Breakdown, Outburst, Raw Deal, Beyond, All For One…)"
Various Artists    "Rangarang: Pre-Revolutionary Iranian Pop (1960s-1970s)"
vis-à-vis    "Obi Agye Me Dofo: Rare Afro-Funk & Highlife Ghana 1977 (+ D/L)"
White Ring    "Hey Hey, My My + Felt U"
Young Statues    "Young Statues"
Youssouf, Jah & Bintou Coulibaly    "Sababou (+ D/L)"
Zao    "Liberate Te Ex Inferis (Save Yourself From Hell)"

Electronic LPs & 12"s
1000 Names    "Machine City EP"
Blawan    "What You Do With What You Have / Vibe Decorium"
Blondes    "Wine / Water"
Champion    "Sensitivity (W/ Ruby Lee Ryder) / Tun Up Di Bass"
Delphic    "Counterpoint"
Eprom    "Feldspar / Psycho"
Fear Ratio, "The    Light Box (2LP)"
Franz Job / Massicker    "Access Denied"
Goldffinch    "Dirty Bird"
Grynch    "Dubstrumentals"
Hess, Luke (Luke Hess)    "Dubout #3.13"
Justice    "Justice (New Album Ltd. Ed. 2LP + CD)"
Mr. Scruff    "Feel It! (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Mugwump    "Everything Remains"
Phoenicia    "Good Man Bones"
Planetary Assault Systems    "Remixes (Al Tourettes & Applebim, Deuce)"
Ruben Da Silva    "Sensi Skank"
Silent Servant    "Hypnosis In The Modern Age (Mad Youth / The Self)"
Soft Moon, The (Special Edition)
Space Dimension Controller    "The Pathway To Tiraquon6 (2x12")"
SP-X    "Voltage EP"
Various Artists    "Area Music Volume 1 (Dcult, Aeon, 3rdeye, Safire, Krytikal, Fused Forces)"
Various Artists    "Compilawax Sampler (Ltd. Ed. Full Flavor Music)"
Various Artists    "Inertia #4"
Various Artists    "Inertia #3"
Various Artists    "Rush Hour Presents Amsterdam All-Stars (+ D/L)"
Voices Of Black    "Her Flower EP (Feat. Rap Lisa)"
Wruhme, Robag    "Donnerkuppel"
XDB    "Recago EP"

Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
9th Wonder    "The Wonder Years (For Brightlady)"
Aesop Rock    "Freeze / The Greatest Pac-Man Victory In History"
Aesop Rock    "Coffee / Citronella"
Ghostface Killah     "Ghostfunk (Produced By Max Tannone; Unofficial)"

Civil Wars, The    "Tracks In The Snow"
Davis, Miles Quartet    "Prestige LP 161 (John Lewis, Horace Silver, Percy Heath, Max Roach, Art Blakey)"
Jaar, Nicolas    "Don't Break My Love / Why Didn't You Save Me"
Nirvana    "Nevermind: The Singles (Box Set)"
Soundgarden    "Before The Doors: Live On I-5 (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl)"

Adams, Ryan "Do I Want"
All That Remains / Jasta
Barrett, Syd "Mick Rock (Tin Box)"
Beatles "Singles (45 Box Set)"
Doors "LA Woman (45 Box Set)"
Dylan, Bob "Can You Please (45 Box Set)"
Fear "Have Yourself A Merry Christmas"
Forever Came Crashing / Handguns
Give "I Am Love"
Matisyahu "Miracle"
Pink Floyd "The Wall Singles (45 Box Set)"
Poison Planet "Boycott Everything"
Tough Luck "Fifth Column"

Author "Author"
Beastie Boys "Hot Sauce Committee 2 (BOOK EDITION)"
Boris "New Album"
Umberto "Prophecy"

Prurient "Time's Arrow"

DJs on Friday:
Open time (6AM) until 10:30AM will be our faithfull stereo system.
10:30AM-12:30PM = Tim Daltrey (Brian F. of Iron Hand etc.)
12:30PM-2:30PM = Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop)
2:30PM-4:30PM = DJ Lokash (Bassment Beats)
4:30PM-6PM = DJ Fresh Cut (Chuck Fresh)
6PM-8PM = Maroje Tabakovic (Dub, Bass, Techno)

At 8PM there is a show nearby with Bust It!, No!, and Living Laser. Come here and we'll tell you how easy it is to find.

The chocolate and the cider is all here now too.  It took a bit of will power to keep from starting in on that now.  See you all this weekend.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Video: Navigating a Full Row of LPs

Video: Navigating a Full Row of LPs

Our friend Kyle came by and demonstrated one of the better ways of navigating a full row of records.  It's especially helpful right now with our constant growth and not being able to be completely keep up with it.  The rows are full of LPs and it gets a bit tight.  This method definitely helps when browsing or looking for something specific or when you're specifically browsing (errrrrr). 

Friday, November 18, 2011

18th of November 2011 Update

18th of November 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

QUICK NOTE: As with all sale times we will not be taking any trade-ins during the sale (November 25-27) so if you plan on doing any of that please do that by Wednesday. If you do want credit towards the sale we would be happy to write you out a slip.  We just get too busy during sales to look at records (happily busy).

The Update for next week will be published Wednesday (Nov. 23) and will include our Record Store Day Black Friday release acquisitions so look for that.

LPs & 12"s
Bats, The    "Daddy's Highway (Reissue + D/L)"
Birds Of Avalon    "Bazaar Bazaar (180 Gram)"
Black Keys, The    "Lonely Boy B/W Run Right Back (Reverse Groove Single)"
Black Keys, The    "Chulahoma: The Songs Of Junior Kimbrough (PIC)"
Broken Gold    "Recovery Journal"
Burnside, R.L.    "Burnside On Burnside (10th Anniversary)"
Cliff, Jimmy    "Sacred Fire EP (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl Produced By Tim Armstrong)"
Coalesce    "Give Them Rope (2x12" Reissue)"
Copeland    "In Motion"
Cruddy    "Negative World"
Dawson, Kimya And Friends    "Thunder Thighs (Gold Vinyl + D/L)"
Dr. Alimantado    "Bessed Dressed Chicken In Town (32nd Anniversary Re-Issue)"
Eno, Brian And The Words Of Rick Holland    "Panic Of Looking"
ESG    "Come Away With ESG (+ D/L)"
Extreme Noise Terror    "Peel Sessions 1987"
Foo Fighters    "There Is Nothing Left To Lose (+ D/L)"
Foo Fighters    "Skin And Bones (First Ever Live Album + D/L)"
Foo Fighters    "Foo Fighters (Debut Album + D/L)"
Foo Fighters    "The Color And The Shape (Second Album + D/L)"
Foo Fighters    "In Your Honor (+ D/L)"
Foo Fighters    "One By One (+ D/L)"
Glassjaw    "Worship And Tribute (White Vinyl)"
Jerry's Kids    "Is This My World"
Jones, Sharon & The Dap-Kings    "Soul Time! (+ D/L)"
King Krule    "King Krule (+ D/L)"
Lane, Nikki    "Walk Of Shame (+ D/L)"
Lynch, David    "Crazy Clown Time (+ D/L)"
Malvoeaux    "Broken Anthem / Run For Cover"
Master Musicians Of Jajouka    "The Master Musicians Of Jajouka: The Primal Energy That Is The Music And Ritual Of Jajouka, Morocco (1972 Rubiner Recordings)"
Mercyful Fate    "The Beginning"
Murder Construct    "Murder Construct (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl)"
MV & EE Medicine Show    "The Uranian Ray (Ltd. Ed.)"
Pinch & Shackleton    "Pinch & Shackleton"
Portishead    "Chase The Tear (+ D/L)"
Premonition 13    "Premonition 13 (Wino! + D/L)"
Raveonettes, The    "Raven In The Grave (+ D/L)"
Riverboat Gamblers    "Underneath The Owl (180 Gram + D/L)"
Sea Lions    "Everything You Wanted To Know About Sea Lions But Were Afraid To Ask (+ D/L)"
Sigur Ros    "Inni (3LP 150 Gram Clear Vinyl + DVD)"
Sins Of Satan    "Thou Shalt Boogie Forever (Reissue)"
Skull Defekts, The    "2013-3012"
Slayer    "Now It's Dark: Live From Eindhoven Dynamo Festival 29/5/85"
Strange Boys    "Live Music (New Studio Album + D/L)"
Throbbing Gristle    "Throbbing Gristle Bring You 20 Jazz Funk Greats (IRL003)"
Through The Eyes Of The Dead    "Bloodlust"
Total Babes    "Swimming Through Sunlight"
Various Artists    "Don't Trust Your Neighbors: Early Albanian Traditional Songs & Improvisations, 1920s-1930s"
Voivod    "To The Death 84 (+ D/L)"
Weakerthans, The    "Left & Leaving (Reissue 2xLP)"
Weakerthans, The    "Fallow (Reissue)"
Whatever Brains    "Whatever Brains (+ D/L)"

Electronic LPs & 12"s
Archer, Mark    "Frequency"
Bell, Damon    "Kush Musik Wax"
Congorock    "Babylon"
Cottam    "Deep Deep Down"
Daphni    "Ahora / Ahora (Margot RMX)"
DMX Krew    "Broken SD140"
Drive Me Home    "Fast Life"
Falty DL    "Atlantis"
Fatima Al Qadiri    "Genre-Specific Xperience"
Flako    "Carving Away The Clay (10")"
Kristinsson, Steindor    "Flute Machine EP"
Lee 'Scratch' Perry Vs. Digital Mystikz    "Like The Way You Should (Mala Remix) / Obeah Room (Mala Remix)"
Onra & Quetzal    "Present Tribute (2LP)"
Parish, Theo    "STFU"
Pelacha    "Funny Friends"
Populette    "Lasers Are Forever"
Powell    "Diagonal001 (The Ongoing Significance Of Steel And Flesh / 09 / 09 (Karl  O'Connor Remix) / Robotics)"
Rich Oddie (Orphx)    "Refraction / Driftwork"
Sina.    "From Love To Dust (With Kelpe Gards From KC And Soosh) EP (+ D/L)"
Starkey    "Open The Pod Bay Doors"
Treasure Fingers    "… Keep Up (Feat. Haley Small)"
Tussle / Publicist    "Split Infinitive"
Untold    "Little Things Like That / Bachelor's Delight (+ D/L)"
Various Artists    "Inertia #1 (Delta Funktionen, Peter Van Hoesen, Roman Lindau, Sawlin)"
Various Artists    "Inertia #2 (Marcelus, Sigha, Redshape, Area Forty_One)"
Violet Poison    "Violet Poison"
Zeal    "Serenity E.P."

Gluecifer    "Gary O'Kane"
Silversun Pickups    "Seasick"

Big Troubles "She Smiles For Pictures"
Cerebral Ballzy (/700)
Covergirl "Paris Burns"
Dreas "Dreastronaut"
Guided By Voices "We Won't Apologize For..."
Hard-Ons With Neil Hamburger "American Exports"
Heavenly Beat "Suday"
Jeff The Brotherhood/Best Coast (/1000)
Minks "Araby"
Philm/Dave Lombardo (/500)
Saint Vitus "Saint Vitus/Born Too Late" (/1000)
Tase "Analyze"
TV Casualty

Antediluvian "Through The Cervix Of..."
Can "Tago Mago (Reissue 2CD)"
Childish Gambino "Camp"
Eddy Current Suppression Ring "So Many Things"
Gnaw Their Tongues "Per Flagellum"
King Midas Sound "Without..."
Lynch, David "Crazy Clown Time"
Megadeth "Th1rt3en"
MGMT "Late Night Tales"
Pinch & Shackleton
Premonition 13
Segall, Ty "Singles 2007-2010"
Sigur Ros "Inni" (2CD + DVD)
Skrillex "Scary Monsters +"
Throbbing Gristle "20 Jazz Funk Greats (Reissue 2CD)"
Voivod "To The Death 84"
Wold "Badb"


Jazkamer Chestnut Thornback Tar LP
This Norwegian act serves up another delightfully nasty slab of noise. Opener “Sentimental Journey” sets the mood with a 20-minute river of noxious, lava-hot guitar sludge before delving into tracks that experiment with more varied elements of noise music. There’s plenty of good ol’ static in tracks like “In The Days Of The Burning Guitar,” which sounds like a post-nuclear war melee between robots and mutants under the blinding sun, thanks to its frazzled, uncompromising drum patterns. What noise really boils down to for me, though, is what provides a freakish-enough sonic overload; I think this album really delivers on that. “Yellow Mountain Fur Peak” reminds me of the playful-yet-abrasive tinkering on Nautical Almanac’s “Rooting For The Microbes” album, while others like “It Is The Nobel Prize I Want. It’s Worth $400.000” take on a total Merzbow-level meltdown of bracing disorientation.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Kuedo Severant CD/LP
(Planet Mu)
Kuedo is a project from Jaime of Vex'd. I loved Vex'd, but it's been revealed that his partner in that project, Roly, was perhaps more of the driving force of their gritty grimey dubstep pioneering sound.  Jaime Vex'd's 12" (under that name) was still in line with that sound a bit (much less dark however).  Kuedo might as well be completely disassociated beyond knowing his pedigree. Using modern elements in tandem with older soundtrack feels from the likes of Goblin, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, and John Carpenter (and more recently Zombi) Jaime has created a unique album with classic sensibilities resulting in many replays from myself (unquantifiable replayability).
[Reviewer: Rick]

Psychedelic Horsesh!t Laced LP
The extreme lo-fi craze can be pretty polarizing, and these guys chose the route of self-deprecation by identifying their genre as “shitgaze.” It’s best not to compare them to bands like Wavves, though; Psychedelic Horseshit is more enthusiastic about electronic experimentation (plus, PH’s sound is still pretty rough compared to several previously ultra-distorted bands that have gone for a cleaner sound recently, including Wavves.) “I Hate The Beach” and “Revolution Waters” are good examples of the fuzzed-out dream-like atmospheres that this album conveys. The sloppy sound and droll vocals also remind me of The UV Race’s “Homo,” but more “indie/experimental” than that record’s more traditional psych-rock roots. “French Countryside” gave me a mental image of Black Dice performing in a ramshackle arcade, and “Dead On Arrival” has a hypnotic, fantastical shimmer throughout. A more surprising track is the smoothly ambient “Automatic Writing,” which feels like a strangely calm experience inside a computer. This album sure likes to explore.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Out & About: Saturday = New Haven Record Riot

Out & About: The New Haven Record Riot 
is upon us this Saturday
[Photo from Wires in the Walls]

November 19, 2011 
Early Admission at 8AM ($10)
Regular Admission at 9:30AM ($3)
Fair ends at 3PM

More than 50 tables of music in many varieties of genres and formats (mostly records). 
We'll be there selling some ourselves.  

It's at the New Haven Annex YMA (554 Woodward Ave.; exit 50 off I-95).

Hope to you see many of you there!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blackout at Sunrise T-Shirt Give-Away

Blackout at Sunrise T-Shirt Give-Away

As stated on the flyer for the sale if you spend $100 you get one of these for free (or the symbol design we did earlier this year).  This new simple design was requested by more than a handful of people so I hope you all like it.  We think it came out pretty great.  It's the basic idea from our first square bumper sticker.  

We have white ink on black Next Level brand shirts or yellow ink on Gildan brand green shirts (y' know, like the Oakland Athletic baseball club? Like Rickey Henderson. Rickey Henderson wearing this would love the way Rickey Henderson looks).

If you don't spend $100 or more at the sale you can still get them for $10.

Oh yea, and we have some pins that we made up that are free for everyone that comes into the store next weekend for the sale
Here's what those look like:

Thanks to Shogun for doing a great job on the shirts and Just Buttons for the outstanding buttons. As per usual Todd Rogers did a great job designing all of this too (as well as the Blackout Sale flyer). Thanks abounding.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11th of November 2011 Update

11th of November 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
A Loss For Words "No Sanctuary (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl + D/L)
Absu "Abzu"
Aelter "Dusk Dawn: Aelter II / Fallow You Beloved (Numbered /500)"
Alpine, Frank "Frank Alpine (+ D/L)"
Atlas Sound "Parallax (+ D/L)"
Banner Pilot "Heart Beats Pacific"
Between The Buried And Me "The Silent Circus (Colored Vinyl Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Blouse "Blouse (+ D/L)"
Bomb, The "The Challenger (11")"
Church Of Misery "Master Of Brutality"
Church Of Misery "The Second Coming"
Coliseum "Parasites"
Collins, William Fowler "The Resurrections Unseen"
Crystal Stilts "Radiant Door"
Davis, Miles "Miles Davis Live-Evil (180 Gram)"
Dead End Path "Blind Faith"
Death Breath "Stinking Up The Night (pic disc)"
Earth Crisis "Destroy The Machines (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl + D/L)"
Elite Gymnastics "Ruin"
Esplendor Geometrico "Comisario De La Luz / Blanco De Fuerza (/700)"
Esplendor Geometrico "Kosmos Kino (/700)"
Factums "Flowers"
Fell, Mark "Periodic Orbits Of A Dynamic System Related To A Knot "
Full Of Hell "Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home"
Good Luck "Without Hesitation"
Gospel Music "How To Get To Heaven From Jacksonville, FL (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Hair Police "The Empty Quarter"
Handguns "Anywhere But Home"
Hawks And Doves "Year One"
Helios Creed "Galactic Octopi"
High Wolf "Atlas Nation (Space Raga From France + D/L)"
Impending Doom "Nailed. Dead. Risen"
Kesey & The Merry Pranksters, Ken (Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters) "The Acid Test (Reissue /500)"
Korallreven "An Album By..."
Mastodon "The Hunter (+ Augmented Reality Experience)"
Mastodon "The Hunter (180 Gram 2LP 45RPM + Augmented Reality Experience & Bonus Track)"
Measure "My Heart And The Real World"
Moon Duo "Killing Time"
Mourn "Mourn"
Neptune "Silent Partner (150 Gram + D/L)"
New York Dolls "Too Much Too Soon"
Oh Sees, Thee "Carrion Crawler / The Dream EP (+ D/L)"
Organized Sports "I'm So Proud Of Him"
Othin Spake "The Nethack Dictionary"
Page99 / Majority Rule "Document #12"
Poison Idea "Darby Crash Rides Again"
Pterodactyl "Spills Out"
Reagan Youth "Volume Two"
Retaliate "Thors Without A Rose"
Rocket Number Nine (Rocketnumbernine) "Lone Raver / Black & Blue / Steel Drummer"
Sad City "Gestures"
Satalino, Cara Beth "Good Ones"
Screeching Weasel "Carnival Of Schadenfreude"
Seven Sisters Of Sleep / Children Of God "Seven Sisters Of Sleep / Children Of God"
Shores "To Volstead"
Shores / Charles The Osprey "Ritual"
Star Fucking Hipsters (SFH) "From The Dumpster To The Grave (+ D/L)"
Suuns "Bambi"
Terror "Lowest Of The Low"
Throbbing Gristle "D.O.A. The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle "
Time Shares "Bearable "
Twerps "Twerps"
Tyvek "Fast Metabolism"
Various Artists "Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (2LP)"
Various Artists "The Legendary Studio One Records: Original Classic Recordings 1963-80 (2LP)"
Various Artists "Run For Cover Presents: Mixed Signals (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)"
Various Artists "The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams (180 Gram + CD; Jack White, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm…)"
Vile, Kurt "So Outta Reach (EP) (+ D/L)"
Waits, Tom "Bad As Me (180 Gram, 16 Page Book Of Lyrics & Photos + CD)"
White Denim "Takes Place In Your Work Space (Ltd. Ed. White Vinyl + Free Digital EP D/L)"
Wildhearts "Riff After Riff"
Workin' Stiffs "Liquid Courage"
Wounded Lion "IVXLCDM (+ D/L)"

Electronic LPs & 12"s
Blaze "Moonwalk"
Bnjmn "Black Square"
Dettmann, Marcel "Coducted Sampler 1"
Dettmann, Marcel "Conducted Sampler 2"
Joker "The Vision (+ D/L)"
Kolsch "Speicher 70: Opa / Der Alte"
Lazer Sword "Batman (W/ Remixes By Rustie, Nguzunguzu…)"
Lions Of Judah "Rhythmatism "

Armalite "Hum..."
Arthur, James Manhunt "It's Working"
Atlas Sound "Parallax/Oh Ricky"
Bastard "Controlled In..."
Carrying The Fire "Passed..."
Los Carvenicolas "Primer..."
Crowd Control
Deerhoof "Behold..."
End Of A Year "Sorrowful"
F. Now "Hang..."
H2O "New York City"
The Hive Dwellers "Lynch The Swan"
Ice Choir "Two Rings"
Jones, Sharon "He Said I Can"
Luyas / Twin Sister
Mindsnare / Ringworm 
Pine Hill Haints "Tales of Crime (Part 1)"
Post T. 
Roberts & Pol../Wright "Captain..."
Segall, Ty "Spiders"
Shores "Little..."
Trash Talk "Awake"
TV Casualty EP
W. Dads
White Rainow "The Making Of Thriller"
Zola Jesus "Souer Sewer"

Aelter "Dusk-Dawn..."
Atlas Sound "Parallax"
Coliseum "Parasites"
Korallreven "An Album By..."
Leviathan "True Traitor, True Whore"
Mournful Congregation "Book Of Kings"
Rwake "Rest"
Skullflower "Carved Into Roses... (3CD)"


Ringworm / Mindsnare Your Soul Belongs To Us 7" 
(A389 Records)

Ringworm is finally free from their Victory Records contract after this years full length release, "Scars". It's very fitting that they would find a home with Lord Dom at A389 Recordings. The cover to this comes as an eight panel comic drawn by Human Furnace, which is about a girl picking up this very 7", playing it backwards and having her Victory-lovin' enemies thwarted by evil spirits. This is worth picking up for the art alone. Musically, Ringworm bangs out two short high energy thrash metal hardcore crossover jams that are typical for them. It looks like these were recorded in 2005 & 2007, so they've been shelved for a while. Mindsnare is an Australian hardcore band, that has been kicking around since 1993 playing a very similar style to Ringworm, but Ringworm was doing it first so they win.
[Reviewer: Josh]

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Give-Away: Everyday Sunshine (The Story Of Fishbone) + CD + Signed Poster!

Movie Ticket Give-Away: 
Everyday Sunshine (The Story Of Fishbone)

Our friends at Real Art Ways (click for show times and more info - including information on post-film discussion with the directors) have been nice enough to extend some more tickets our way to see a screening of this funky flick (seriously, it's has to be funky, right?). The film-makers have been nice to us as well and have given us permission to give away a CD and a signed poster (by the band, not the film-makers).  We have the tickets on hand and the CD and poster will be mailed to the winners.  

We can have 2 winners (each will get a pair of tickets, a CD and a signed poster). All you have to do is come in and tell whoever is at the front counter one thing you like about Fishbone. 

Here's the rundown straight from the film's website:

EVERYDAY SUNSHINE is a documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years. From the streets of South-Central Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980's, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of "making it."

Laurence Fishburne narrates EVERYDAY SUNSHINE, an entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black men from urban America. Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band and their city, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California's legendary Black punk sons that continue to defy categories and expectations.

At the heart of the film's story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling, out of pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Out and About: WESU Record Fair, Youth of Today, Salvation...

Out and About: 
WESU Record Fair, Youth of Today, Salvation...

Connecticut has a lot going on this weekend. Here are three things that we will most definitely be in attendance for.

1. WESU Fall Record Fair (Facebook Event). Last year we scored a ton of great stuff for way cheap! Sean got a a copy of Botch "We Are The Romans" LP /300 for $30, that's a steal! We'll have a couple of tables of stuff from our store set up along with 17 other dealers.The Hartford Area Roller Derby girls will be selling baked goods as well. Get sugared up and dig hard. There will be a couple food trucks outside too. This fair is FREE. 11AM - 4PM. Saturday, November 12th Beckham Hall Wyllys Avenue, Wesleyan University Campus Middletown, CT.

2. After the record fair, we'll be heading down to The El'N'Gee in New London, CT to catch a performance by legendary Connecticut natives, Youth Of Today. This show is brought to us by Brass City Boss Sounds, so head over to their site and secure your ticket to move up front and shout out loud. 

The last time I saw YOT was 1999. They played a reunion show in Wallingford. It was originally supposed to be at the Extreme Skatepark, but it got moved to the Polish Club down the street. I'm glad it did because the floor of the 4th floor warehouse the skatepark was in would have absolutely caved in. At that time, Jamey (Hatebreed, Stillborn, Jasta) had a small record store called Subterranean in the center of town. The day of the show, a bunch of local kids got recruited to help out. I got left at the shop by myself. No one gave me the key to take the security cases off of CDs, so I was cutting them out with pliers. People from all over the world flew in for that show and had to come to Subterranean to pick up their tickets. I have a really vivid memory of trying to explain to some nice European dudes that I couldn't take purple money. 

When I arrived at the show that night, I remember the hall was packed super tight and it felt like it took forever from the time the doors opened to when Right Brigade started that night. As soon as the feedback started in, the floor opened up wide. Dudes were moshing so hard, the floor boards were bouncing up and down and I could barely stay on my own two feet, let alone defend myself from getting hit. I made my way to the side of the stage and managed to watch the rest of the show from the speaker stacks. Youth Of Today was amazing that night. I can't put the vibe of their set into words.

Do not miss this opportunity to catch them live!

3. Sunday brings us a night of brutal hardcore rituals by Salvation (Youth Attack), Hoax (Youth Attack) & Brass Caskets will be taking place in a secret location (Facebook Event). To be guided to the show, meet at Redscroll. We'll show you the way.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Redscroll Tattoo

Redscroll Tattoo Time!

(Chrissy Murderbot)

The first one (that we know of) has been done and it's on Josh. There are supposedly a couple people with appointments to get some done, but seeing is believing. Please show pictures to us when you've got them to share! 

(Random unrelated assortment)

So, yea, if you didn't know by now (there's been a teaser on our dry-erase board for about 5 months now) we do offer discounts to anyone that gets a Redscroll Records tattoo.  However, we urge all to check in with us first before just getting something and expecting some kind of discount.  Size and placement will determine the size of the discount. 

We've gone ahead and teamed up with Liberty Tattoo in Berlin, CT to offer some fun predetermined discounts at predetermined prices (a flash sheet!). Davey A drew these and we're psyched on the results.

(Click to enlarge and see the prices and discounts offered for each.)

The gang over at Liberty even did some math to figure out how much it takes to make your money back on these and the answer that matters is it costs $666 to have the black metal dude pay for itself!  

There are a couple simple rules to the the flash tattoo discount:

  1. No changes! (If you want the price and discount listed you must get the tattoo exactly as it is in the exact size that it is.)
  2. No doubling or multiplying of any kind. (If you want to get multiple tattoos that's awesome, but only one of them will go towards a discount.)
  3. When you come in to get a discount you must be prepared to have us take a picture of it on you. If you get it on your secret no-no spot then get ready to show us!

(We'd really just prefer they be more easily accessible.)

Liberty Tattoo LLC
853 Farmington Ave
Berlin, CT 06037
860 828 8880

Lastly, if you plan on getting this done let Liberty and us know by attending this Facebook Event.

Friday, November 4, 2011

4th Of November 2011 Update

4th Of November 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

We added a CLEARANCE RACK! About 100 or so LPs marked down (many below cost) to make room.  We are constantly running out of room!

LPs & 12"s
Alaric "Alaric"
Animals As Leaders "Weightless (180 Gram + D/L; Die-cut Sleeve)"
Burial Hex "Actaeon/Iron Fist"
Craft "Void (Gatefold 2LP)"
Daybreaker "The Northbound Trains EP (+ D/L)"
Dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert "(Fake) The Facts"
Dream Affair "Endless Days"
Far East Family Band "Nipponjin: Join Our Mental Phase Sound (180 Gram)"
Ferraro, James "Multitopia"
Florence + The Machine "Ceremonials (180 Gram)"
Gallagher's, Noel High Flying Birds "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (Heavyweight Vinyl)"
Girl In A Coma "Exits & All The Rest (+ CD)"
Gudnadottir, Hildur "Without Sinking (2LP)"
Heavy Times "Jacker"
His Electro Blue Voice "Wolf/Worm"
Hive Mind "Elemental Disgrace"
Holiday Shores "New Masses For Squaw Peak (+ D/L)"
Human Eye "Fragments Of The Universe Nurse"
In Trance 95 "Cities Of Steel And Neon"
Indignant Senility "Consecration Of The Whipstain (2LP)"
Kashmere Stage Band "Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974 (Expanded Deluxe 3LP+DVD)"
King Dude "Tonight's Special Death"
La Roux "Quicksand / In For The Kill (Includes Skream Remix)"
Leo, Ted "Ted Leo 5-10-2011 Live At Third Man"
Like A Stunt Man "YOY (180 Gram + D/L)"
Little Dragon "Machine Dreams"
Little Dragon "Ritual Union"
Lucky Luke "Travelling For A Living (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Lustmord "Zoetrope: The Original Soundtrack Expanded & Revised (2LP)"
Lustmord "The Monstrous Soul (With Adi Newton; 2LP)"
Mcneill, Lloyd Quartet (Lloyd Mcneil Quartet) "Washington Suite (Special Edition /1000)"
Noothgrush "Live For Nothing (Live At KZSU / Live At KFJC)"
Olivia Tremor Control, The "Dusk At Cubist Castle (Music From The Unrealized Film Script; 2LP Reissue)"
Olivia Tremor Control, The "Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One (2LP Reissue)"
Oneohtrix Point Never "Replica (/1000)"
Other Lives "Tamer Animals (180 Gram + CD)"
Owen "Ghost Town (180 Gram + D/L)"
Pas De Deux "Cardiocleptomanie"
Perry, Lee "Scratch" "The Return Of Pipecock Jackxon"
Pink Playground "Destination Ecstasy (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Pulp "Different Class (180 Gram)"
Qluster (Cluster) "Rufen (180 Gram + D/L)"
Quilt "Quilt (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Rebolledo "Super Vato (2LP + CD + Postersticker)"
Ritter, Josh "Golden Age Of Radio (Ltd. Ed. + CD Including Bonus Tracks)"
Roberts, Luke "Big Bells And Dime Songs (+ D/L)"
Roedelius Schneider "Stunden (180 Gram + D/L)"
Russian Circles "Empros"
Stereo Total "Underwater Love: A Pink Musical (Special Edition /500)"
Sultan, Mark "Whenever I Want (+ D/L)"
Sultan, Mark "Whatever I Want (+ D/L)"
Sykes, Jesse & The Sweet Hereafter "Marble Son (+ CD)"
Sykes, Jesse & The Sweet Hereafter "Like Love & Lust: The Open Halls Of The Soul"
Sympathy Nervous "Automaticism (Clear Vinyl)"
Teenage Panzerkorps, Der "Kauf Nicht Von TPK"
Television Personalities "They Could Have Been Bigger than The Beatles (1972) [RiSe]"
Television Personalities "The Painted Word (1972)"
Throbbing Gristle "The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle Recorded During The Year Ending September 3rd 1977 "
Tickley Feather "Hors D'Oeuvres (+ D/L)"
True Widow "I.N.O. E.P."
Various Artists "Guitar Mood 2: More Rare Instrumentals From The New And Olde Worlds"
Various Artists "Orgelvark: En Stadig Samling Svensk Syntmusik (1986) [Minimal Wave]"
Various Artists "Fac Dance: Factory Records 12" Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987"
Various Artists "A Greater Administration Of Lower Interests (Carsten Jost, Lawrence)"
Waits, Tom "Franks Wild Years: Un Operachi Romantico In Two Acts (180 Gram)"
Wax Idols "No Future"
Webb, TK "TK Webb (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
White Denim "White Denim 4-1-2011 Live At Third Man"

Electronic LPs & 12"s
Alias G "Delite Tonite / Pulsate"
AnD "Non Compliant / Reverberate / Molecular Deconstruction"
Anstam "Dispel Dances"
Author "The City / Teacher"
Banton, Solo "Music Addict EP"
Black Samurai "Information Critic (Ft. Daddy Freddy & The Ragga Twins)"
Bogdan Irkuk (A.K.A. Bulgari) "The Thracian EP (W/ Prins Thomas)"
Brackles "Spider / Take Me Home"
Buraka Som Sistema "Komba"
Burns, Willie "Willie Burns"
Dettmann, Marcel "Translation"
Distal "Angry Acid / French Science"
DJ Food "Magpies, Maps And Moons: Songs For Stolen Moments"
Dro Carey "Cancy Red / Hungry Horse"
Dubmatix "Clash Of The Titans: The System Shakedown Remixes"
Dusty Kid (Dustykid) "Polybolo / Argia (Popof Remix)"
Ernestus, Mark / Konono "Masikulu"
Greene, Jacque "Greene 01 (10")"
Justice "Audio, Video, Disco. (+ D/L)"
King Midas Sound "Goodbye Girl"
Kito & Reija Lee "Sweet Talk"
Knwledge "Klouds"
Kuedo "Severant (+ D/L)"
L-Vis 1990 "Lost In Love"
Machinedrum "Let It (Feat. Melo-X)"
MAM "MAM Edits"
Midnight Magic "Drop Me A Line"
Mosca "Done Me Wrong / Bax"
OneAuff (One Auff) "Heavy Heady"
Planetary Assault Systems "The Messenger (2x12")"
Pole "Waldgeschichten"
Quantax "Cinematics/Who Needs Attack (10")"
Robot Koch "The Other Side (2XLP)"
Samoyed "Spit EP (Spit/Maybe Yes) (10")"
Sante And Lorber "Rootdown / You Know"
Slugabed "Sun Too Bright Turn It Off"
Stingray Enters The Unknown "The Sadist EP"
Sully "Toffee Apple (10")"
Thelem "Lucid Dream"
Trentemoller "Reworked/Remixed (2x12")"
Vakula "Saturday Remixes (Deetron, Jeff Sharel, Legowelt, Fudge Fingas)"
Various Artists "Surreal Estate EP (XI, Distal, Sepalcure, Kuru & UFO!, DJG, Bravo & Teeko)"
Various Artists "RDY#6"
Various Artists "Ghettoteknitianz E.P. (DJ Rashad & Gant-Man, DJ Earl, Traxman)"
Walton "Aggy / Mangled Riddim / 808 Vybzin / Skrilla"
Willie Burns "Willie Burns = House (I'm Gonna Get You / Windows Down / Waste Your Time / Another Night)"
XXXY "Kerpow / Down Wit U"
XXXY / IKE Release "XXXY / IKE Release"

Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
Black Milk "Black Milk 4-8-2011 Live At Third Man"
Jordan, Geno "You're A Peachtree Freak On Peachtree Street"
M.E.D. "Classic (2LP)"
M.E.D. "Classic (3LP Album & Instrumentals)"

Best Coast "When I'm With You"
Karen Elson "Vicious"
Front Bottoms "The Beers"
Grave Babies "Pleasures"
Insane Clown Posse (With Jeff The Brotherhood and Jack White) "Leck Mich..."
Oberhafer "Gotta Go"
Purity Ring / Braids
Yorke, Thom/Modeselektor "Ship..."

Animals As Leaders "Weightless"
Cloaks "Versions Grain"
Damu "Unity"
Fishbone "Crazy Glue"
Four Tet "FabricLive 59"
Patton, Mike "Solitude Of.."

Backyard The Movie (CD/DVD)

Baker, S. "Studio One Covers"
"Art Of Worms" (Tapeworm)


Anthony Pappalardo & Max G. Morton Live... Suburbia Book 
(Powerhouse Books)
Last Saturday, we were hit with a freak snow storm that sent trees crashing down onto power lines causing most of the state to be without electricity. my house and Redscroll were both luckily spared. When I woke up Sunday morning, I had a few free hours to myself thanks to the nor'easter so, I reached for my new copy of "Live...Suburbia". Through personal essays and collected color photos, authors Anthony Pappalardo (In My Eyes, Radio Silence) and Max G. Morton (Heartworm) set a tone for what growing up as part of a subculture in the suburban landscape of the 1980s was like. A pre-internet era, where people couldn't just "google" anything that was foreign to them. Where you had to dig deep and be patient if you wanted to get outside the box and not end up a fucking norm. I recommend that you flip through the book first, just look at the pictures, transport yourself back in time, then start into the essays.
[Reviewer: Josh]

Planetary Assault Systems The Messenger 2x12"
(Ostgut Ton/Kompakt)
I've recently been getting some heavy nostalgia for the late 90s/early 00s and specificaly the maximalist feel that came along with that time; barrages of sensory overload. The Digital Hardcore Records label (Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot's baby) was great for that.  Industrial Strength records just turned 20 (I went to the 20th anniversary party and enjoyed it).  Draw back a bit from those approaches (the in-your-face non-stop thumping approach) and you'd find acts like Zipperspy who were more adventurous with maximalism; drawing into a more experimentalist slant while not losing the rhythm behind it.  Mash Up Soundsystem was good for that approach too; breakcore on a more adventurous journey (not relying on gangster movie samples and 808s for instance).  Planetary Assault Systems is perhaps a modern take on that (maybe it's a stretch for anyone but me to see it this way; then again, I'm the author here so what I say goes).  Mix in the Modern Love camp (Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Claro Intelecto...) and make it a bit hyper. Minimal maximalism?  Take the ride.  Syncopation in afro-centric rhythms while not completely full (leaving some tasteful spaces to realize how silly you look dancing to this; we all look silly dancing no matter how skilled -> fact). I should put this on 45 RPM and really get a workout going.  See ya. 
[Reviewer: Rick]

Purity Ring / Braids Belispeak / Peach Wedding 7"
(Fat Possum)
Yo, you like girls singing all demure-like over some off-beat mostly electronic business?  So do I?  Did you get that free Labyrinth Ear release a while ago? No, you should get that here.  So sickeningly sweet and dreamy, but without any twangy guitar rattling or straight-forward drumming weighing it down (I'm serious). Thank you Twin Peaks for influencing so many people to just slow down and take care and party. Slow it down to 33 1/3 and get extra syrupy and it's still good (at that speed they actually sound like they could be the same band). I listened to this probably more times on the wrong speed. I admit it. Try it. 
[Reviewer: Rick]

Yacht Shangri-La CD/LP
Right from the get-go, it’s clear that there’s something peculiar about this disco-sounding electropop/dance-punk album. The promo copy’s description tells the listener that the disc “contains information key to the building of a new utopia.” It kicks off with the super-danceable “Utopia,” pulsing with a sunny city-of-the-future vibe before the polar opposite “Dystopia;” a slower, funkier and obviously bleaker track with vocals that are still delivered with similar emphasis. The meanings behind the messages are up for debate; I know it’s been quoted in several reviews already, but lyrics like "I love you like a small-town cop/ Yeah, I wanna smash your face in with a rock” play a significant role in understanding just what YACHT is conveying. Instead of brainless euphoria, it sounds like a form of self-awareness in which they acknowledge that they want to try and enjoy life in a very imperfect world. It would make for a very unique night of club dancing. 
[Reviewer: Mark]

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