at Redscroll Records
LPs & 12"s
9TH Ward Marching Band "Sneakin Up The Street"
Abigails, The "Songs Of Love And Despair"
All Out War "Truth In The Age Of Lies" (1997 Debut NYHC Crossover LP Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl + D/L With Bonus)
Anti-System "A Look At Life: Plus Compilation Tracks And 1982 Demo"
Arc "Somewhere There (Drone Compendium Two)" (/400)
Coffins "March Of Despair"
Crocodiles "Endless Flowers" (+ D/L)
Diiv "Oshin" ("Diiv" + D/L)
Discharge "Early Demo's March-June 1977"
Drug Problem "Drug Problem"
Frizzi, Fabio "Zombi 2" (Soundtrack)
Gossip "A Joyful Noise" (+ D/L)
Hansard, Glen "Rhythm And Repose" (+ CD)
Heads, The "Relaxing With… The Heads" (Re-Mastered Vinyl + D/L)
Hooded Menace "Never Cross The Dead" (Remastered Gatefold 2LP)
Ides Of Gemini "Constantinople" (Smoke & White Vinyl Options; Numbered/300; Gatefold)
Jaill "Traps" (+ D/L)
Johannsson, Johann "Copenhagen Dreams" (Music From The Film By Max Kestner; Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)
Kluster "Zwei Osterei" (180 Gram)
Konkoma "Konkoma" (Ghanian Afro Funk By Way Of London; 180 Gram 2LP + D/L)
Kylesa "Time Will Fuse Its Worth" (3rd LP Remastered; First /1000 On Red Vinyl)
Kylesa "To Walk A Middle Course" (2nd LP Remastered; First /1000 On Clear Vinyl)
Loveliescrushing (Love Lies Crushing) "Shiny Tiny Stars"
Mindset "Realpower / Time & Pressure"
Moebius + Tietchens "Moebius + Tietchens" (CD+LP)
Morbid Saint "Spectrum Of Death"
Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust "Toxic Waste"
Neon Piss "Neon Piss"
Old Gods "Old Gods"
Pulse Emitter / Date Palms / Expo 70 / Faceplant "Pulse Emitter / Date Palms / Expo 70 / Faceplant" (2xLP Originally Slated For Record Store Day 2012, But Finally Out Now 6-27-12)
Sea And Cake, The "The Fawn" (Reissue Gatefold)
Servile Sect "Realms Of The Queen"
Slow Head (Slowhead) "Fire Is The Mouth Of The Snake"
Sublime "Stand By Your Van" (Ltd. Ed. Picture Disc)
Sublime "Robbin' The Hood" (Ltd. Ed. Picture Disc)
Sublime "40 Oz. To Freedom" (Ltd. Ed. Picture Disc; Pink Version & Blue Version)
Sutekh Hexen "Behind The Throne" (First Pressing Color Vinyl)
Tennis "Make It Good"
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs "Trouble" (+ D/L)
Trans Am "Surrender To The Night" (+ D/L)
Useless I.D. "Symptoms" (+ D/L)
Various Artists "Revelation Records Twenty-Five Years: June 7-10, 2012"
Violator "Violent Mosh"
White Lung "Sorry"
Wicked Lady "The Axeman Cometh" (First Volume Of Complete Recordings 1968-1972; 2LP + Insert & Liner Notes By Martin Weaver)
Wicked Lady "Psychotic Overkill" (Second Volume Of Complete Recordings 1972 Final Tracks; 2LP + Insert/Liner Notes By Martin Weaver)
Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
El-P "Cancer4Cure" (+ D/L)
Gibbs, Freddie & Madlib "Shame"
Electronic 12"s & LPs
Fitzgerald, George "Child / Lights Out / Hindsight / Unilateral"
Green, Camilla "Women Of Paradise Lost (Feat. Wild Cat)"
Modeselektor "Modeselektor Proudly Presents Modeselektion Vol.02 (3LP)
Polysick "Digital Native" (+ D/L)
Umami "We Don't Need Words"
Allo Darlin' "Europe"
Animal Collective "Honeycomb / Gotham" (+ D/L)
Beach Boys, The "That's Why God Made The Radio"
Beck "I Just Started Hating Some People Today / Blue Randy"
Black Belles, The "Wishing Well / Ms. Black Boots"
Bright Eyes "Motion Sickness / Soon You Will Be Leaving Your Man"
Expire "Sink With Me"
Hause, Dave "Heavy Heart / Rankers & Rotters / Skips A Beat (Over You) / Psalm"
Mammoth Grinder "Obsessed With Death"
Skvlt "4 Songs EP"
Tranzmitors "I See The Writing On The Wall"
Various Artists "No More Borders" (Raw Power, Naked Aggression, MDC, Som-Hinoise)
White, Jack "Freedom At 21 / Inaccessible Mystery"
Abazagorath "Abazagorath EP"
Bosse-De-Nage "///" ("III")
Death In June "Braun Buch Zwei; Brown Book II" (Embossed Digipack)
Diiv "Oshin" ("Diiv")
Ihsahn "ER E MI TA" (Digi-book Sleeve)
Jerusalem Syndrome "The Back Of Days" (2CD)
Make Do And Mend "Everything You Ever Loved"
Mondo Generator "Hell Comes To Your Heart"
Mountain Goats, The "The Hound Chronicles / Hot Garden Stomp" (2 Tape Releases Now On CD)
Baker, Aidan & ThisQuietArmy (This Quiet Army) "Orange"
Diplo "Express Yourself"
Fennesz, Christian "AUN - The Beginning And The End Of All Things" (Soundtrack)
J. Dilla "Rebirth Of Detroit"
Killer Mike "R.A.P. Music"
Modeselektor "Modeselektion Vol. 02"
Polysick "Digital Native"
Scuba "Triangulation: Interpretations" (2CD)
We got some big ol' cone shaped 45 Adapters - they're red and they're $1 a piece.
Clavin, Chris "Free Pizza For Life Or The Early Days Of Plan-It-X Records" Book
Clusterfuck / Cojoba (Split) 7"
(Computer Crime Records)
This seven-inch EP unites a double-dose of unique hardcore punk flavors from two bands typically separated by over 1,600 miles of the Atlantic Ocean. Formed in Bridgeport in late 2003, Clusterfuck represents CT by delivering three fast-tempo songs with plenty of sarcasm and fun. The subversive lyrics focus on mocking crappy image-driven radio rock and suggesting that all humans should be killed to make “Bone Mulch” for growing flowers. On the other side, Puerto Rico’s female-fronted Cojoba (which I first heard years ago on a Cry Now, Cry Later compilation) takes a more serious approach with their two lengthier songs. Vocalist Taína passionately laments the decline of general intelligence and the rise of the “show me your papers” attitude that immigration officers have toward anyone who “looks illegal” (both songs are sung in Spanish, with English translations on the insert.)
Lust For Youth Growing Seeds LP
This is the second proper full length for this group and it is again on Avant! (the excalmation point is part of their name, but sure, I'll be excited about it too!). The first record was more expiremtally noisily ambient. I liked it (still do). This one, however, is very much on the cold wave / darkwave / minimal wave kick. The second track in has a bass line lifted from New Order (a good thing and I approve unabashedly). There are no interludes or ambient spaces really. This LP just keeps you up and moving like a fuzzier Soft Cell.
Totimoshi Avenger CD
(At A Loss Recordings)
Having existed for 15 years, this California-based three-piece specializes in aggressive, circuitously-structured metal that sounds like a mix between 60s acid-rock and 80s/90s groove & sludge (Melvins comes to mind – they’ve not only toured with them, but had this record’s production and mastering work done by guys who’ve worked with them as well.) It feels like the album as a whole consists of numerous passages stitched together, strongly contributing to a thoughtful, varied sound that lends itself to multiple listens to take everything in. My favorite elements include the extra-heavy and strung-out acid-blues-rock of “Mainline” and the nuanced, early 90s-sounding grunge-tinged emotions of “Snag.” “Waning Divine” proves to be an epic-sounding closer: with the help of Mastodon’s Brent Hinds and Neurosis’ Scott Kelly, the song builds from hypnotic psychedelic sounds to climax at a truly wild guitar solo.