Friday, May 25, 2012

26th of 2012 Update

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

Real Art Ways is showing the film Marley this week (5/25 - 5/31). Click here to see a preview. It premiers tonight at 7 PM, and there will be a pre-film discussion / appetizer session starting at 6:30 with Fire & Ice.

We will also be closed on Monday due to Memorial Day. Go outside or visit a state park to celebrate. Enjoy it. 'Merica.

LPs & 12"s
Airbird        "Trust" (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)
Alaric / Atriarch    "Alaric / Atriarch Split"
Audioslave    "Out Of Exile" (Collector's Ed. Blue Vinyl)
Burial Hex    "Blood Between Her Lakes"
Che    "Sounds Of Liberation"
Comus    "Out Of The Coma"
Cult, The    "Choice Of Weapon"
Data Romance    "Data Romance"
Drainolith    "Fighting"
Halo    "Degree Zero Point Of Implosion"
King Tuff    "King Tuff"
Mars Volta, The        "Scabdates" (2LP PIC Discs)
Mars Volta, The        "Noctourniquet" (Ltd Ed. 3D Inner Sleeve + 3D Glasses, Colored)
Nadler, Marissa        "The Sister"
Octo Octa    "LA Vampires By Octo Octa: Freedom 2K"
Peasant        "Bound For Glory"
Raajmahal    "Raajmahal" (/300 Silk Screened Cover: Carla Baker (Baba Yaga, Flower Orgy), Pat Murano (NNCK, Decimus) and Santa Wolanczyk (Flower Orgy))
Rain Drinkers    "Yesodic Helices"
Rudimentary Peni    "No More Pain E.P." (+ Fold Out Poster)
Selecter, The    "Too Much Pressure"
Sharpe, Edward And The Magnetic Zeros    "Here"
Skints, The    "Part & Parcel (Import)"
Telescopes, The        "As Approved By The Committee"
Trapist        "The Golden Years"
Wreathes    "Wreathes" (Black Vinyl)
Wreathes    "Wreathes" (Color Vinyl)

Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
Camp Lo        "Uptown Saturday Night" (Official 2LP Reissue Remastered + Poster)
Digital Underground    "Sex Packets"
Jay-Z    "The Blueprint" (Gatefold 2LP)
Killer Mike    "R.A.P. Music"
La The Darkman    "Heist Of The Century"
Mad Cobra    "Hard To Wet, Easy To Dry"
MF DOOM        "Operation Doomsday: Silver Age Set" (Remastered 2LP On "Gun Metal" Colored Vinyl)
RJD2    "Deadringer" (Remastered + 2 Previously Unreleased Songs)
Various Artists        "Lyricist Lounge Volume One" (4LP; De La Soul, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Saul Williams, Talib Kweli, Zack De La Rocha, KRS-One, Last Emperor)

Electronic 12"s & LPs
Blockhead    "Interludes After Midnight" (2LP + D/L)
Brackles    "No. 2"
Caprice        "Depths Revival EP"
Ill Blu        "Clapper"
Moby    "The Poison Tree (David Lynch Remix) / Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix)" (UK RSD Title)
Slugabed    "Time Team" (3LP + D/L)
Walton        "All Night EP"

Alabama Shakes    "Be Mine / You Ain't Alone"
Babies, The    "My Name / The War"
Best Coast / Wavves    "Summer Is Forever" (/1500 Tour Press)
Curmudgeon    "Curmudgeon"
Samiam        " I Am" (Colored Vinyl + D/L)

My Bloody Valentine "Loveless" (2 CD Special Edition Remastered)


Hailing from London, Michael Lovett serves as the sole vocalist and instrumentalist for this lush, lively electropop project with a sound comparable to Hot Chip and Junior Boys. Citing R&B as a major influence - particularly from Timbaland’s production and Aaliyah’s work from her “Try Again” era – he incorporates several noticeable traits of the genre, such as multilayered vocals and moody-sounding keyboard lines.  The result is a catchy, breezy sound throughout. It’s particularly present on tracks like “Okinawa Channels,” which mixes calm vocals, old-school electronic synth and smooth strings, as
well as the particularly circuitous synth-laden chillout of “Work.” “Base64 Love” stands out as well: it sounds like an alluring romantic ballad with very unconventional lyricism (“if you’re out tonight / I’m formatting my hard drive / into FA1832 / but maybe we could play with the… ca-bles…”) The whole album is an interesting, well-played take on the electropop genre to say the least. 
[Reviewer: Mark]

Black Dice Mr. Impossible
(Ribbon Music)

On the sixth full-length from this well-established Brooklyn experimental group, it really does sound like a natural progression from 2009’s Repo. Black Dice’s past efforts have evolved from violent art-punk to strangely soothing ambience to oddly danceable experimentation: here, they settle on more abstract arrangements of repeating patterns that work in several ways. For example, opener “Pinball Wizard” relies on two halves: a freaky 4-note downtempo buzz backed by spooky synth in the first, and a highly-kinetic drum that seriously gets the ball rolling (no pun intended) in the second. The energetic and colorful “Pigs” is easily the most accessible yet fun track: it sounds like a chopped-and-screwed mix of punk rock and rhythmic electronic weirdness. Also, the eight-minute-plus “Carnitas” interestingly manages to sound both sleepy and busy, with new, free-structured sounds popping up both gradually and unpredictably. Once again, Black Dice manage to craft fascinating, drugged-out dream worlds –I look forward to seeing how they’ll further evolve in the future. 
[Reviewer: Mark]

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Give-Away: Ceremony, Living Laser, The Suicide Dolls 6/13

Screaming Females 
(Screaming Females canceled due to illness - another band may be added?)
at The Space (Hamden, CT)
June 13th 7PM All Ages $10
(Tickets Available Here - Manic Productions Show)

What do you have to do to win a pair of tickets to this show?
Here's a hint:

So, just come into the store and show us your patented mosh move (don't knock into anything or we'll have to disqualify you >:|) and the first great move we see will get the passes (if you come in and half-ass it we'll wait for the next person to come in and demonstrate their style.).

Friday, May 18, 2012

18th Of May 2012 Update

18th Of May 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Aeges    "The Bridge"
Airbird    "Trust"
Amateur Love    "It's All Aquatic (+ D/L)"
American Cloud Songs    "Aum"
Balance & Composure    "Only Boundaries"
Birra, Ali    "Ammalele"
Birthmark    "Antib0dies (Nate Kinsella Of Make Believe And Joan Of Arc; Ltd. Ed. /1000 180 Gram White Vinyl + D/L)"
Blo    "Step Three"
Brooks, Roy & The Artistic Truth    "Black Survival"
Can    "Soon Over Babaluma (Unofficial)"
Can    "Delay 1968 (Unofficial)"
Can    "Limited Edition (Unofficial)"
Craft Spells    "Gallery (+ D/L)"
Creepoid    "Horse Heaven"
Dark Day     "Exterminating Angel "
Dark Funeral    "The Secrets Of The Black Arts (2LP Gatefold Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl Reissue)"
Dat Politics    "Blitz Gazer"
Dead Ending    "Dead Ending (1st 500 On Gold Vinyl)"
Desert Sessions,The    "Volume V: Poetry For The Masses (SeaShedShitheadByTheSheShore) / Vol. VI: Black Anvil Ego (Unofficial)"
Desert Sessions,The    "Vol. III: Set Co-Ordinates For The White Dwarf!!! / Vol. IV: Hard Walls And Little Trips (Unofficial)"
Desert Sessions,The    "Vol. I. Instrumental Driving Music For Felons / Vol. II. Status: Ships Commander Butchered (Unofficial)"
Doors, The    "Critique (Unofficial)"
Dope Body    "Natural History"
Drake, Nick    "Time Of No Reply: 10 Previously Unreleased Tracks, Including 7 Completely New Songs, Plus The 4 'Last Session' Tracks. (Unofficial)"
E Town Concrete    "The Second Coming"
Elder    "Spires Burn / Release "
Exitmusic    "Passage (+ D/L)"
Exodus    "Shovel Headed Kill Machine (2LP Gatefold Reissue)"
Father Yod And The Source Family (Father Yod & The Source Family)    "The Thought Adjusters (2LP Gatefold)"
Fire & Ice     "Not Of This Earth"
Garbage    "Not Your Kind Of People (2LP 180 Gram + D/L With Bonus Material)"
Gotye    "Making Mirrors (Gatefold 2LP)"
Guantanamo Baywatch    "Chest Crawl"
Harrington Saints    "Pride & Tradition"
Inhalt    "Vehicle EP"
Into Another    "Into Another (Gold)"
Kuti, Fela    "Live In Detroit 1986 (Previously Unreleased Concert From Fox Theater - Fela Kuti & His Egypt 80 Band; Ltd. Ed. 4LP)"
Led Er Est    "Turritopsis Blues (10")"
Lungfish    "A.C.R. 1999 (+ D/L)"
Maximin, Berangere    "No One Is An Island (Feat. Rhys Chatham, Fennesz, F. D. Oberland, R. Pinhas)"
Moss Icon    "Complete Discography (3LP + D/L + Complete Lyrics And Rare Photos)"
Mournful Congregation    "Weeping / An Epic Dream Of Desire (2LP Gatefold)"
OFF!    "OFF!"
O'Rourke, Jim    "Halfway To A Threeway"
Pelican    "Ataraxia / Taraxis"
Pink Floyd    "The Man And The Journey: Live At The Concert Gebouw, Amsterdam. 17TH September 1969 (Unofficial)"
Pixies    "Doolittle Demo's (Unofficial)"
Possessed    "The Demos. 1984 1993 (Unofficial)"
Price, Seth    "Army Jacket"
Razor    "Armed And Dangerous (Unofficial)"
Royal Thunder    "CVI (2LP Gatefold)"
Russ, Eddie    "Fresh Out"
Saint Vitus    "Lillie: F-65 (+ D/L)"
Sarcofago    "I.N.R.I. "
Shipwrecked    "The Last Pagans"
Spectrals    "Bad Penny (+ D/L)"
Spiritualized    "Sweet Heart, Sweet Light. (Huh?) (2LP)"
Split Cranium    "Split Cranium"
Spooky Tooth    "The V.I.P.'S (Unofficial)"
Stephens, Shannon    "Pull It Together (+ D/L)"
Terror    "No Regrets No Shame: The Bridge Nine Days"
Toys That Kill    "Fambly 42"
Trans Upper Egypt    "North African Berserk"
Twitching Tongues    "Sleep Therapy"
Upsetters, The    "Return Of Django"
Various Artists    "The Cool-Aid Benefit Album (Deluxe 2LP Gatefold; 1970 Vancouver)"
Various Artists    "Remolino De Oro: Coastal Cumbias From Colombia's Discos Fuentes 1961-1973"
Various Artists    "Ivory Coast Soul"
Various Artists    "A Orillas Del Magdalena: Coastal Cumbias From Colombia's Discos Fuentes"
Vocoder    "Cuadro Sinoptico"
Wake, The    "Harmony (Ltd. Ed. 180 Gram)"
Wedding Songs    "Wedding Songs"
White Suns    "Sinews"
White, Simone    "Silver Silver"
Whitehorse    "Progression (Black/Blue Vinyl)"

Hip-Hop & Reggae 12"s & LPs
Action Bronson & Statik Selektah    "Well Done (2LP)"
Atmosphere    "Sad Clown Bad Winter #11"
Atmosphere    "Sad Clown Bad Spring #12"
Busy Signal    "Reggae Dubb'N Again"
Damu the Fudgemunk    "Bright Side Remix. (10")"
Gangrene (The Alchemist + Oh No)    "Odditorium (Ltd. Ed. 4 Song PIC 45RPM 12")"
Jonti    "Sine & Moon (+ D/L)"
M.O.P.    "Sparta (Produced By The Snowgoons (2LP)"
Upsetters (Lee Scratch Perry And The Upsetters)    "Blackboard Jungle Dub"

Electronic 12"s & LPs
Aphex Twin    "Selected Ambient Works 85-92 "
Boo Williams    "Moving Rivers"
CFCF    "Exercises (180 Gram + CD)"
Clatterbox    "Semi-Automatic"
Cristalli Liquid (Bottin Presents)    "Volevi Una Hit"
Deadbeat / Daniel Tate    "Lazy Jane"
Djoko, William Kouam    "We Are Your Brothers & Sisters"
Giant Claw    "Haunted Planet"
Girls We Like    "D^BO (10" Gatefold)"
Ilario Alicante    "Echotechno / Rouge Dub / Untitled Drop"
Innerspace Halflife    "Cosmology EP"
Israel, Alex    "Front Butt EP"
Italo Johnson    "Italo Johnson 5 (10")"
JS    "The Dark Side Of The Earth EP"
Kuhrye-oo     "Human Rights / Give In (For The Fame) / Untitled / Temple"
Lovelock    "Maybe Tonight"
Moretti, Mario    "Past Present Perfect: Rampant Crime And Outta Space Violence"
NX1    "SR"
October (DJ October)    "Planet Of Minds / Singularity Jump"
Population One    "The Return"
Regis     "Ital / Surface / Lapal / Keep Planning"
Searle    "She Moves"
Secluded    "Hidden EP"
Special Request    "Deflowered"
Spy From Cairo Meets The Police, The    "S.O.S."
Various Artists    "2012 DKMNTL AS-5.2 (Lone, Makam, Awanto 3)"
Various Artists    "BIAS JAMS - 1 "

Ancient Astronauts    "Orion Nebula Remixes"
Bloody Gears    "Frozen Rain"
Cheap Girls    "Ruby"
End Of A Year / Segwei    "End Of A Year / Segwei"
English Singles    "Backstreet Pages"
Ex Cops    "You Are A Lion, I Am A Lamb"
Fall, The    "Night Of The Humerons"
Graf Orlock    "Los Angeles"
Here We Go Magic    "How Do I Know"
Host    "There's Nothing Up There But Heavy Clouds"
O'Neil, Tara Jane (TJO)    "Sirena / Rainbow Connection"
Sissy Spacek    "Contretemps"
Spraynard    "Exton Square"
Stone Titan    "Stone Titan"
White Fence    "Green Balloon"

Beastie Boys    "License To Ill"
Fostercare    "Altered Creature"
Ilaiyyaraaja    "Fire Star"
Royal Thunder    "CVI"
Saint Vitus    "Lillie: F-65 (Regular Ed.)"
Saint Vitus    "Lillie: F-65 (Deluxe Ed. With 1 Hour Bonus DVD Digipack)"
Shifted    "Crossed Paths"


Mind Spiders Meltdown

It’s clear to see that vocalist/guitarist/synth player Mark Ryan hasn’t abandoned his catchy sound from when he fronted Denton, Texas’ The Marked Men. On the second full-length from this solo project, Ryan delves into more traditionally poppy, hook-laden and fittingly lo-fi garage-punk. The nostalgic, sunny driving-beat sound of tracks like the infectious opener “You Are Dead” and “On The Radio” wouldn’t sound out-of-place alongside The Ramones. I really enjoyed the organ/synth-driven sound on tracks like the ballad “More Than You” and dark, very retro sci-fi “Skull-Eyed” (the latter theme is appropriate because the band’s name, incidentally, comes from Fritz Leiber’s 1961 book The Mind Spider and Other Stories.) This builds up to the title track at the album’s closing: a dizzying, particularly “fried” sounding mix of the synth and organ going all over the place, backed by the guitars and drum comfortably chugging along.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Sewer Election Vittra Sönder

(Throne Heap)
Active since the early 2000s, this project from Dan Johansson has been one of Sweden’s best-known noise/experimental projects. The record’s title translates as “Disintegrate,” and judging by the uncompromising sound, it’s quite appropriate. “Att Falla” (“The Falling”) starts on a morose note with a drawn-out organ tone that vaguely sounds like a machine’s hum, setting the mood for an unsettling, cold industrial ambience. The tones eventually sound almost melodic amidst some unidentifiable screeches/growls peppered throughout. My favorite part is when it launches into the truly bracing and heavily amplified noise of what sounds like various metal objects crashing about in a storm, before concluding with more bizarre vocal loops that sound like human/animal hybrids. “Bilder Av Dig” (“Pictures Of You”) sounds even rougher, starting off with more musique concrete that incorporates a heavily distorted field recording and more warped voices. It climaxes with another brutal, overwhelming cataclysm of unrestrained crashing, smashing and outright mayhem – after all, the genre isn’t called “noise” for nothing. It’s just the kind of truly uneasy listening that I crave for unexplainable reasons.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Thursday, May 17, 2012



Tomorrow, Friday May 18th we will be giving away REDSCROLL RECORDS t-shirts to anyone who comes in and makes a purchase of $30 or more! We have some of both of the above designs to give away.

While sizes/supplies last. One per person. No rain checks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hartford Area Roller Derby First Bout Saturday

Hartford Area Roller Derby:
 First Bout Saturday!

This Saturday May 19th Hartford Area Roller Derby will be having their first official bout of which we are a proud sponsor! Come watch the Hartford Wailers & the Beat City Bedrockers take on Shoreline Roller Derby's A & B teams.

Nomad's Adventure Quest (New England's largest family fun center)  is hosting the event They've got a rock climbing wall, bowling, bumper cars, arcade games, mechanical bull, pool, laser tag, mini golf, a bar and I heard they're even serving up vegan pizza especially for the event! 
  (Black Light Mini-Golf!)

Doors @ 5 pm
First whistle @ 6 pm.
$10.00 advance tickets and $12.00 at the door
Kids 5 and under are free
Get advance tickets HERE

If you can't make it to this one, remember this is just the beginning of the season. Here's the schedule:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Give-Away: Skatalites at The Space June 20th

Give-Away: Skatalites at The Space June 20th 
 Wednesday, June 20th
$18 ($15 In Advance), 7pm doors 
The Space (Hamden, CT)

If you're unfamiliar with the Skatalites (wait, really?) then please feel free to visit this link with their history (and the history of ska, basically).

So, let's get to it. I have one pair of passes to share.  You want to go to this show and for some reason you haven't bought a ticket yet and you have a friend/date/other that will go with you in the same predicament. Step 1. Come to the store. This one is not an email contest. Step 2.Draw a checkered pattern on a piece of paper with your full name on it (and either a phone number or email address to contact you). We'll collect checkered entries until Friday, June 1st at 5PM and announce the winner in our weekly update (as well as contacting said person directly).  You'll still have time to buy a ticket if you don't win that way (tickets are available at The Space or online through their website). You'll still have fun!


Friday, May 11, 2012

11th of May 2012 Update / R.A.W. Give-Away / RSR New Haven

11th of May 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

First, I have to confess that I accidentally filed the new stuff for the week into our full inventory so some of this list is me hurriedly going over invoices to fill in the blanks (excuse any short-hand; I hope it's decipherable at least). I may also have missed something or another so please ask if you're curious about a particular release you're looking for (do this always actually - we encourage it).
We've also got a contest for another movie showing at Real Art Ways! And, finally, our friends at Intercambio have a wall of records that we've supplied. More on that below as well.

All right, so quickly, the Punch Brothers documentary How To Grow A Band is playing at Real Art Ways through next weekend (started today). If you'd like to see this one for free I have a bunch of passes to give-away and I just need you to email me at with the name of the famous banjo picker who recently passed away and has a banjo picking technique named after him. So simple! Free movie!

Redscroll Records in New Haven!
We've been talking about Intercambio a bunch lately and with cause. It's an exciting new thing in New Haven and they're working with us on a few levels (and we with them, of course).  Now, they have some records from us down there. So, if you're in New Haven and don't get up to Wallingford much you can now just stop in there and buy some records from us at that location.  Mind you, it's a small selection and we'll rotate it from time to time, but if you keep an eye on our updates or peruse our inventory on Discogs and you want something delivered to Intercambio we'll gladly do that. They've just done a lot of work on the space and have it ready for an exhibition of works by Dan Greene called "Knife Thrower" (which you should check out for yourself - sneak peak in the photo below). Intercambio is open during special events of course (some of the time the records may be put away depending on the event). 
There will also be regular gallery hours:
Thursday and Friday 1-7PM
Saturday and Sunday 12-5PM

LPs & 12"s
AC/DC    "Highway To Hell (Red Vinyl; Fan Club Edition)"
Balaclava    "Crimes Of Faith "
Beach House    "Bloom (2LP + D/L)"
Beatles, The    "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Fan Club Edition)"
Beatles, The    "Rubber Soul (Fan Club Edition)"
Best Coast "The Only..."
Blur    "Modern Life Is Rubbish (White Vinyl; Fan Club Edition)"
Bowie, David    "Toy (Fan Club Edition)"
Brainworms "II"
Caminiti, Evan "Night Dust"
Castevet    "Mounds Of Ash"
Cramps, The    "A Date With Elvis (Orange Vinyl; Fan Club Edition)"
Dictaphone "Poems From..."
Earthlings?    "Earthlings? (1998 Debut + Bonus Tracks By Members Of QOTSA, Scream, Wool, Goatsnake, …)"
Fennesz "Black Sea"
Guns N' Roses    "Appetite For Destruction (Original Cover Art, Red Vinyl, Fan Club Edition)"
Her Breath On Glass / Khere (10")
Innergaze "Mutual Dreaming"
Iron Maiden    "Behind The Iron Curtain: Live Tracks From Germany & Poland 1984 (White Vinyl Fan Club Edition /500)"
J.B.'S, The (James Brown)    "Doing It To Death (Reissue)"
Jam, The    "All Mod Cons (Reissue)"
Janka Nabay "Bubu King"
Janka Nabay And The Bubu Gang "An Letah"
Jealous Sound, The    "A Gentle Reminder (Colored 150 Gram Vinyl + D/L)"
Jones, Norah    "Little Broken Hearts (180 Gram White Vinyl + D/L 2LP Gatefold)"
Le Super Borgou "Bariba... (2LP)"
Lemonade "Neptune"
Man Forever "Pansophical"
Merchandise "Children of Desire"
Misfits    Session "Volume One (White Vinyl Fan Club Edition)"
Misfits    Session "Volume Two (White Vinyl Fan Club Edition)"
Mrs. Magician    "Strange Heaven (+ D/L)"
Mutilation Rites    "Devoid"
MV & EE    "Space Homestead"
Pearl Jam    "5 Alive: Recorded Live At The Riverside Club, Newcastle, UK - 22ND February 1992 (Fan Club Edition)"
Pearl Jam    "Monkey Business: Recorded Live At The Monkey Wrench Radio Seatle Jan 31ST 1998 (Fan Club Edition)"
Pentimento / The Young English
Pink Floyd    "The Wall (Pink Vinyl; Movie Art Gatefold Cover 2LP; Fan Club Edition)"
Residents, The    "Fingerprince (+ D/L)"
Rolling Stones, The    "Sticky Fingers: More Sticky Fingers - Record Contains Alternate And Early Mixes/Outtakes (Fan Club Edition)"
Rolling Stones, The    "Some Girls - The Outtakes (Fan Club Edition)"
Rolling Stones, The    "More Exile On Main St. (Red Vinyl Fan Club Edition)"
Royal Headache    "Royal Headache (+ D/L)"
Running    "Asshole Savant"
Smaldone, M.D. "Big Blood"
Spectres "Last Days"
Sugarman 3 "What The..."
Tenacious D    "Rize Of The Fenix (+ Poster + D/L)"
Toure, S. "Koima"
Velvet Underground, The    "Praise Ye The Lord (Fan Club Edition)"
Violens    "True "
Waits, Tom    "The Heart Of Saturday Night (Fan Club Edition)"
Waits, Tom    "Small Change (Fan Club Edition)"
White Fence    "White Fence & Family/Perfume Vol. 2 (Of 2)"
Windhand    "Windhand (Gatefold)"

Electronic 12"s & LPs
Actress/Con "Vault V1"
Bassnectar    "Vava Voom (2LP Gatefold + D/L)"
Blacc, Aloe "Loving You (Black Label)"
Distal "Civilization"
Dubkasm "Emotion"
Fhloston Paradigm "King Britt"
Last Step    "Sleep (+ D/L)"
Tini "Tessa Remix"
Various Artists "RKS ALlstars V.3"

Amen Dunes    "Ethio Covers: Covers Of Songs By Unknown Ethiopian Artists"
Big Eyes     "Back From The Moon  / I Don't Care About Friday Night"
Black Swans, The / Ed Askew    "Nap / My Best Friend"
Black Tambourine    "One Two Three Four: Songs By The Ramones (2x7")"
Burian, Al / Remix, Timothy    "Split (Tanglefoot / Ill-Ego)"
Coffins / Sourvein    "Coffins / Sourvein"
Daylight    "The Difference In Good And Bad Dreams"
Grasswidow / Nature    "Grass Widow / Nature"
Guided By Voices    "Class Clown Spots A UFO"
Her Breath On Glass / Sofy Major    "Her Breath On Glass / Sofy Major"
Indians    "Magic Kids / New"
Shook Ones    "Merriweather Post Pavilion / Fancy"

Rock CDs
Aldebaran    "Embracing The Lightless Depths"
Battles     "Dross Glop (Gloss Drop Remixes)"
Entombed    "Clandestine (Ltd. Ed. CD+DVD)"
Mad Sin    "Young, Dumb & Snotty: The Psychotic Years 1988-1993"
MeWithoutYou    "Ten Stories"
Nadja    "Thaumogenesis"
St. Vincent "Stranger Mercy (CD+DVD)"
White, Jack    "Blunderbuss"

Non-Rock CDs
Barrow, Geoff / Salisbury, Ben    "Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One (Deluxe Ltd. Ed.)"
Death Grips    "The Money Store`"
Last Step    "Sleep"
Lovelock (Steven Moore Of Zombi)    "Burning Feeling"
Sissy Spacek    "Wastrel Projection "
Squarepusher    "Ufabulum "
Various Artists    "Robot Elephant Vs. Tundra Dubs"


Stone Titan 7" 
If you love Eyehategod or Buzzoven, then Stone Titan is for you. They've got those loose whiskey-soaked blues riffs & heavy-as-hell-slow-as-fuck qualities that will bring out your inner hatred for just about everything. Connecticut really needed this sort of doom rock injection.  This two-song 7" (songs titled: "Planet Melter" & "I Fucking Hate You") is their first non-cassette release, but it just isn't enough. I want to hear what these guys do with a full length, which I hear is on its way. The only draw back here is the lack of a lyrics sheet, but I'm sure if you e-mailed Scott, he'd hook you up. 
[Reviewer: Josh]

Supreme Dicks Breathing And Not Breathing CD
Even though this Amhurst, MA-based band stayed pretty underground, their unique, explorative style of experimental/psych/indie rock was highly influential on bands like Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. (the former of which they’d open for) during their heyday in the early-to-mid 90s. This 4-CD release compiles over 4 hours of music from their discography, which includes their two albums The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague (both of which were recently released on their own double-LPs for the first time.) This set also compiles the early recording collection Working Man’s Dick and the released-only-in-Italy This Is Not a Dick E.P., as well as some rare/unreleased tracks. It’s clear to see their influence on 90s art/noise rock, with their sharply tuned guitars, eerily poetic lyrics and overall non-confrontational nature. Even with unconventional elements such as increasing-in-speed-and-complexity guitar work, tracks like “Jack Smith” sound quite cozy, telling an intimate account of a “glowing creature” that “reached across an empire.” The more experimental, meticulously artistic soundscapes in tracks like “Country Of Nuns” and the particularly eerie, spoken-poetry backed “Cows Of Light” help explain where Sonic Youth drew some inspiration from.
[Reviewer: Mark] [Note: This is not yet in the store, but keep an eye out for it soon.]

Unsane Wreck CD/LP
(Alternative Tentacles) [Buy From RSR Online]
It’s been over 20 years since this notorious post-hardcore/noise rock trio from NYC released their self-titled debut, complete with an actual photo of a man decapitated after getting run over by a subway train. It’s a perfectly ghastly representation of the sound that Unsane remains true to on their seventh full-length. Like an unforgiving, deeply inner-city landscape, it’s sonically rough, eerily nerve-wracking (the guitar twang in “Ghost” is an excellent example) and filled with concrete-thick bass riffs that feel heavy enough to splatter you if they fell on your head. It’s especially impressive that, even with their attachment to the same basic sound as before, they still sound fresh by mixing the energy and aggression of punk with the brutal, ruminating song structure of metal. One of my favorites is the ominous “No Chance,” which stays very close to Unsane’s traditional “you’re doomed” atmosphere, complete with an unnerving harmonica and lyrics (“you’re too close, but you’re just out of reach / can’t lay down / watch us drown.”) Another easy standout is the closing track: a very well translated cover of Flipper’s “Ha Ha Ha,” lined with many additional creepy “ha’s” throughout to provide an additionally sinister spin.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Give-Away: Chicago Underground Duo, Lone Wolf, Ryan Sawyer (Friday 5/11/12)

Chicago Underground Duo, Lone Wolf, Ryan Sawyer (Friday 5/11/12)

Chicago Underground Duo
(video that doesn't allow embedding)

On Friday Night at 8PM for $8 (All Ages) is a Sound Hall event (check the linked page for full information) in New Haven, CT at Intercambio (The Project Storefronts space at 756 Chapel Street).

Lone Wolf & Cub Video
(that also doesn't allow embedding)

We have two passes to give away to this event. Here's what you have to do: Tell me what raging band Ryan Sawyer drummed for (one of the first drummers of said band) previous to Tall Firs. The correct answer is not drummer 62 for the Boredoms 77 project (though, that is true too). Email the answer and your full name to and I'll get the first two people to answer correctly on the guest list.

As a bonus: The Dan Greene exhibit will be in view before it's official opening the next night!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Live Music: June 30th Purling Hiss, Estrogen Highs, Inclined Plane

Live Music: June 30th The Young, Purling Hiss, Estrogen Highs, Inclined Plane

Due to  some unfortunate events (close family member of the drummer for The Young passed away) The Young have had to drop off a few dates. This is one of them. The show is going on as scheduled otherwise - chance of music continuing after the bands is also pretty good (pretty pretty good).

We're happy to officially announce (though there's a good chance you've seen it listed already) that we've booked a fine show. 

The Young's Dub Egg album is coming out mid-June on Matador records (the promo poster for which was butchered to make the above image). They have a release on Mexican Summer called Voyagers of Legend which you can listen to 4 tracks off of here:

Purling Hiss have a few more releases to their name (on Permanent Records and Mexican Summer among others). Altered States (the now defunct Pitchfork off-shoot for more left of center pleasings) did a nice profile of these guys a bit back. Check that out here.

Estrogen Highs are CT's own flag bearers of garage rock and stick and poke Hatebreed tattoos (I'm not joking about that; it's real). We did a spotlight on Estrogen Highs almost a year ago and it's a nice brief introduction for those that still need it. Get on the ball, people!

Inclined Plane are also of local origin - though more northern. In such a small part of the world, let's not nit-pick. They basically live in our neighborhood. They don't play nearly as much as any of either of these bands so it's really great that we're getting a set from them as well!

Hope to see many of you there. We, of course, carry music by all of these bands in the shop if you feel so inclined (plane) to pick any of it up before hand!  We do have tickets for the show as well (no additional charge) and so does Intercambio.

June 30, 2012: The Young, Purling Hiss, Estrogen Highs, Inclined Plane at Intercambio (756 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT). 8PM $8 All Ages

Friday, May 4, 2012

4th of May 2012 Update

4th of May 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Actress    "R.I.P. (2LP)"
Allo Darlin'     "Europe (+ D/L")
Amps For Christ    "Circuits (2LP Gatefold)"
Aosoth    "Aosoth"
Arkhon Infaustus    "Orthodoxyn (French Black Metal)"
Ascension    "With Burning Tongues"
At The Gates    "Gardens Of Grief"
Barrow, Geoff / Salisbury, Ben    "Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One "
Belzebong    "Sonic Scapes & Weedy Grooves"
Body, The & Braveyoung (The Body & Braveyoung)    "Nothing Passes"
Broadfield Marchers    "When The Lifted Connive"
Carey, S.    "Hoyas (+ D/L)"
Cheap Time    "Wallpaper Music (+ D/L)"
Christ Inversion    "Christ Inversion (Featuring Phil Anselmo Pre-Pantera)"
Countdown To Oblivion    "Discography (Gatefold Colored Vinyl)"
Cross Stitched Eyes    "Decomposition (+ D/L)"
Dark Angel     "Live Scars (Gatefold)"
Davis, Miles    "Round About Midnight (180 Gram)"
Del Rey, Lana    "Born To Die: The Remix EP (12")"
Dignan Porch    "Deluded"
Dodsengel    "Dodsengel (Gatefold)"
Evans The Death    "Evans The Death (+ D/L)"
Farewood    "Farewood"
Fell Voices    "Fell Voices (Demo 2008 /367)"
Fischoff, Dave    "Winston Park"
Fu Manchu    "Godzilla's / Eatin' Dust"
God Equals Genocide    "Rattled Minds"
Gog    "In Our Architecture This Resounds"
Gogol Bordello    "Imagrinadiada"
Hancock, John (Of ANR)    "Antenna Death"
Here We Go Magic    "A Different Ship (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl + D/L)"
Hopkins, Clutchy    "The Storyteller"
Horns Of Happiness, The    "Weathering Alterations"
Horseback    "Half Blood"
Impetuous Ritual    "Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence (Members Of Portal)"
Indian Summer    "Indian Summer (Clear 12")"
Iron Man    "I Have Returned (U.S. Doom Metal)"
John Wilkes Booze    "The Heliocentric Views Of The John Wilkes Booze Pts. 1 & 2 "
Junior High    "Junior High (LP+CD)"
Jurado, Damien    "On My Way To Absence"
KTL    "V (Gatefold 2LP)"
Led Er Est    "The Diver (+ D/L)"
Lewis, Jerry Lee    "Third Man Live (4/17/2011)"
Linfinity    "Live At Marcata: Demos"
Locrian      "The Clearing (+ D/L)"
Locrian & Mammifer    "Bless Them That Curse You (2LP /550)"
Los Miticos Del Ritmo    "Los Miticos Del Ritmo (Cumbia Direct From Quantic's Colombian Studio)"
Love Below, The    "Every Tongue Shall Caress (+ D/L)"
Marriages    "Kitsune"
Mayfair Set, The    "Young One"
Mean Jeans    "On Mars"
Medicine     "The Buried Life (2LP Gatefold + D/L With Bonus Material)"
Medicine     "Short Forth Self Living (2LP Gatefold + D/L With Bonus Material)"
Mercyful Fate    "Black Funeral, Black Rose: Portland, OR 10/20/1984 (Unofficial)"
Misery    "From Where The Sun Never Shines (2LP Gatefold)"
Moon Duo    "Mazes Remixed (+ D/L; Sonic Boom, Purling Hiss, Gary War, Psychic Ills, Cave…)"
Morbus Chron    "Sleepers in The Rift (Swedish Death Metal)"
Motion Sickness Of Time Travel    "Motion Sickness Of Time Travel (2LP Gatefold)"
Motley Crue    "Girls Girls Girls"
Music Go Music    "Light Of Love "
Naglfar    "Vittra (Swedish Melodic Black Metal)"
Natural Law    "Find The Flock"
Neon Trees    "Picture Show (Gatefold 2LP)"
No Faith    "No Faith"
Nuel    "Trance Mutation"
Okkervil River    "Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See."
Paco Sala    "Ro-Me-Ro"
Papa    "A Good Woman Is Hard To Find"
Pennywise    "All Or Nothing (+ CD)"
Pentimento / Young English    "Pentimento & Young English Split"
Pharcyde, The    "Labcabincalifornia (Special Limited Edition Colored Vinyl 2LP Gatefold)"
Pye Corner Audio    "Black Mill Tapes Volumes 1&2 (2LP)"
Pyrolator    "Inland (180 Gram)"
Pyrolator    "Ausland (180 Gram)"
Radical Sons    "Throwing Knives"
Reveal    "Nocturne Of Eyes And Teeth (Black/Death/Thrash Formerly Known As Waster)"
Rivers, Boyd    "You Can't Make Me Doubt"
Rosen, Sam Buck    "Dominant Mind"
Rossen, Daniel (Of Grizzly Bear)    "Silent Hour / Golden Mile (5 Song EP)"
Santigold    "Master Of My Make-Believe "
Schnitzler, Conrad    "Endtime: Mix Solos 00/830 (Gatefold 2LP)"
Shop Assistants    "Shop Assistants (180 Gram)"
Silversun Pickups    "Neck Of The Woods (2LP Gatefold)"
Sjoberg, Viktor    "Breakfast In America (Feat. Jens Lekman)"
Smiths, The    "Barbarism Begins At Home: Incomplete B-Sides Volume-One (Unofficial)"
Spacin'     "Deep Thuds (/320)"
Spiderwebs    "Brighton Beach (/255)"
Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos    "Icon Give Thank / Icon Eye (LP + DVD + Poster + D/L)"
Talk Talk    "The Colour Of Spring (+ Extras On Audio DVD)"
Talk Talk    "Spirit Of Eden"
Television    "Television (180 Gram)"
Test House    "Bitemarks EP (+ D/L)"
Turing Machine    "What Is The Meaning Of What"
Van Zandt, Townes    "For the Sake Of The Song (+ D/L)"
Vandervelde, David    "The Moonstation House Band (+ D/L)"
Various Artists    "The Breakfast Club Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"
Various Artists    "Empire Records: The Soundtrack (Ltd. Ed. Gold Colored LP Individually Numbered)"
Various Artists    "The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond (Arcade Fire, Civil Wars, Taylor Swift, Kid Cudi, Decemberists, Low Anthem…)"
Various Artists    "Sticks Over My Shoulder (Selections From The George Mitchell Archive; Blues)"
Various Artists    "Bed Of Pain (Greek Rembetika/Folk/Mortika Music)"
War On Drugs, The    "Wagonwheel Blues (+ D/L)"
White, Jack    "Sixteen Saltines / Love Is Blindness (Playable Etching 12")"
Wolf People     "Tidings (+ D/L)"
Zebu!    "Chill Wave"

Engvaal    "En Utvilsom Makt (Black/Doom)"
Fair Ohs    "A Tribute To Paul Westerberg (8")"
Min Kniv    "Av Aske"
Obolus    "Lament "
Scenic    "The Long Sun "

Electronic 12"s & LPs
AD/S    "Transversal (Sigha & Ventress Remixes)"
Aeroplane    "We Can't Fly: The Remixes"
Afrikan Sciences    "Boss Nova's Second Pass EP"
Airhead    "Wait / South Congress (10")"
Akufen    "Battlestar Galacticlown EP"
Aphex Twin    "Selected Ambient Works Volume II (2012 Reissue Gatefold 3LP)"
Baudazzi, Francesco (Obtane / Zooloft)    "The Black Nobility Of Venice And Genoa"
Berkovi, Justin    "Vice"
Boratto, Gui    "This Is Not The End Remix"
Bullion    "Love Me Oh Please Love Me"
Chube.Ka    "Press The Bass"
Claro Intelecto    "Reform Club (2LP)"
Dicicco, Tom    "Exit / Vent / High Ground"
Dieptepunt    "Feeling Deep Remixes"
Donor    "Ends Meet"
Dream 2 Science    "Dream 2 Science (Lost Nugget From The Innocent Days Of NYC House Music)"
Inspirescu, Petre    "Marcel Si Fiii"
Kiki & Chaim    "Love Kills! "
Kirkland, Mike James    "Luv N' Haight Edit Series Vol. 1 (Feat. Nicolas Jaar; Colored Vinyl + D/L With Original Tracks Included)"
Lakker    "Arc E.P."
Lone    "Galaxy Garden (2LP + CD)"
L-Vis 1990    "Club Constructions Vol. I"
Madteo    "Recast Feat. Sensational Remixes "
Martyn    "Hello Darkness"
Nyra    "UNO 10 EP (Includes Skudge Remix)"
Octave One    "Revisited Series 5"
October    "String Theory (Legowelt & Polarius Remixes)"
Omar S.    "O.M.A.R-S And L'Renee: S.E.X. The Remixes"
Orphx    "Hunger Knows No Law"
Phon.o    "Black Boulder (Gatefold 2LP)"
Plant42    "Dreams Of The Sentient City"
Rusko    "Songs (+ D/L)"
Sei A    "Speicher 71: Hawk Tone / Play My Mind"
Shifted    "Parallel Series 2"
Shifted    "Crossed Paths (2LP)"
Shingo2 & Chimp Beams    "ASDR (2LP)"
Stay+    "Fever (Durable Rubber 12" Jacket - Seriously A Brilliant Thing!)"
Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht    "Ernstalbrecht Stiebler"
Synkro    "Broken Promise EP"
Urban Soul    "I Got This Feeling"
Various Artists    "2012 DKMNTL AS-5.5 (Redshape, Flexx…)"
Various Artists    "Palette EP (Imugem Orihasam, Myles Serge, Tomas Rubeck, Mattias Fridell; /250)"
Various Artists    "Jahtarian Dubbers Vol. 3 (Mikey Murka , Soom T, Monkey Marc, Disrupt…)"

Adriano, Dan In The Emergency Room    "Dan Adriano In The Emergency Room"
Alert    "Find Your Way"
Beach Fossils    "Shallow / Lessons"
Break Away    "For Life"
Burning Love    "Black Widow"
Confuse    "Spending Loud Night (Ltd. Ed. Unofficial)"
Cookie Duster    "Two Feet Stand Up"
Diplo    "Express Yourself (Feat. Nicky Da B)"
DNF    "Hurt"
Grabbel And The Final Cut    "Get Your Feet Back On The Ground EP"
Hayvanlar Alemi    "Yekermo Sew (45RPM)"
JJ    "No. 4: Beautiful Life"
LSD    "Jast Last (Ltd. Ed. Unofficial)"
Nobunny    "La La La La Love You B/W Drei. Blondinen (/750 + D/L)"
Nugent, Cian    "Grass Above My Head / My War Blues"
Oscillation, The    "Waste The Day / No Place To Go"
Soom T / Monkey Marc    "Voice Of Dissent / Version"
Thou Shalt Suffer    "Open the Mysteries of Your Creation (Hand Numbered)"
United Youth (UY)    "Something 2 Prove"
Violens    "Totally True / Something Falling"
Wax Idols    "Schadenfreude / The Last Drop (+ D/L /500)"
White Stripes    "Lafayette Blues"
White Stripes    "Let's Shake Hands"

CDs Rock
Belzebong    "Sonic Scapes & Weedy Grooves"
Cerekloth    "Halo Of Syringes"
Hall, Nate    "A Great River"
Hazlewood, Lee    "The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-71)"
Horseback "Half Blood"
KTL    "KTL V"
Mare    "Spheres Like Death"
Moss Icon    "Complete Discography"
Night Birds    "The Other Side Of Darkness"
Noothgrush    "Noothgrush"
Occultation    "Three & Seven"
OFF! "OFF!" (New One)
Pallbearer    "Sorrow And Extinction"
Pennywise "All Or Nothing"
Spiritualized    "Sweet Heart, Sweet Light. (Huh?)"
Swans    "The Burning World"

CDs Non-Rock
Barrow, Geoff / Salisbury, Ben    "Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One "
Biosphere    "Dropsonde"
Gudnadottir, Hildur    "Leyfou Ljosinu"
Lone    "Galaxy Garden "
Los Miticos Del Ritmo    "Los Miticos Del Ritmo"
Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos    "Icon Give Thank / Icon Eye (CD+DVD + Poster)"
Various Artists    "Jahtarian Dubbers Vol. 3 (Mikey Murka , Soom T, Monkey Marc, Disrupt…)"

Maximum Rock N Roll #348


Ferocious Fucking Teeth Ferocious Fucking Teeth LP+CD
[buy from RSR online]
(Safety Meeting Records)
I first saw these guys open for PC Worship and Liturgy at Milford’s Daniel Street (R.I.P.) On their debut LP (recorded and engineered by Steve Albini, no less,) this New London quintet does a great job of providing Connecticut with more heavy “stoner doom”/noise rock (after all, we’re located between New York and Rhode Island: why must those two genres (particularly the latter) be so scarce here?) In addition to the screamed vocals and wailing guitar, they utilize two drum sets (clearly evident in the manically energetic bursts of “Mule” and circuitous patterns of “Don’t Go”) and a baritone guitar for maximum depth. Even though I’m typically drawn to fast tempos (“One Bright Light” is a great choice of an intense and headbang-perfect song to kick the record off with,) my favorite tracks are more drawn-out. They include “River,” “Fuck On A Weeknight” and “Putting The ‘O’ Back In Country,” which use seemingly laid-back riffs to build up from a slow-simmering sunset to pent-up aggression. 
[Reviewer: Mark]

Siskiyou Keep Away The Dead LP/CD
[buy from RSR online]
(Constellation Records)
On the second record from this Vancouver four-piece (formerly a duo,) it’s easy to categorize their rustic, warm-sounding acoustic ballads as “folk,” but they want listeners to think deeper than that. Although the songwriting structures may feel cozy, these aren’t a bunch of airy songs about enjoying nature. Singer-songwriter Colin Huebert truly “gets into” the emotions of his vocal role: he has “love to give… and give… and give” in the invigorating, instrumentally-swelling “Twigs And Stones,” which relies of plenty of interesting metaphors (“I am house built / out of twigs and stones / I am a house, but / I am not a home.”) Most memorably, he sounds legitimately shaken from both frustration and despondence on a fittingly dark cover of Neil Young’s “Revolution Blues” (“you never see us / 'cause we don't come around / we got twenty five rifles / just to keep the population down.”) It’s a great demonstration of how emotional delivery can really drive the music’s point across.
[Reviewer: Mark]

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