Friday, September 28, 2012

28th Of September 2012 Update

28th Of September 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

This week hit us a bit unexpected with some technical difficulties (PSA: Back up your hard drives often!). Unfortunately for us that means our inventory is a bit off. Luckily we were planning a full inventory project, but now it's coming quicker than expected. This should effect all of y'all (our customers/friends) very little except for in this update there is no delineation between electronic, general pop & rock, hip-hop, etc. genres. So, maybe you'll see something extra and that's fun, right? I think so. It also means that our update this week is a little padded with a bunch of restocks that otherwise might have been skipped in our ordinary update, but let's consider them "Key" this week. Happy browsing!

LPs & 12"s
A Perfect Circle    "Mer De Noms" (2LP, 180 Gram)
Against Me!    "As The Eternal Cowboy"
Agitation Free    "Malesch"
Airhead    "Pyramid Lake / Black Ink"
Alias    "Alias (Civil Defense)"
Alice In Chains    "Black Gives Way To Blue" (2LP + CD)
Altar Eagle    "Nightrunners"
Aluk Todolo    "Occult Rock" (2LP Gatefold)
Amps For Christ    "Circuits"
Animal Collective    "Centipede HZ" (2LP, + D/L)
Anodyne    "4 Empires EP"
Aphex Twin    "…I Care Because You Do"
Aphex Twin    "Richard D. James Album"
Arcade Fire    "Neon Bible"
Arcade Fire    "Funeral"
Armalite    "Armalite"
Avett Brothers, The    "The Carpenter" (2LP + D/L)
Band Of Horses    "Mirage Rock" (+ D/L)
Beach House    "Teen Dream" (LP + DVD) (+ D/L)
Best Coast    "Crazy For You" (+ D/L)
Between The Buried And Me    "Colors"
Between The Buried And Me    "Between The Buried And Me"
Bikini Kill / Huggybear    "Bikini Kill / Huggybear"
Black Moon    "Enta Da Stage"
Blake, James    "Enough Thunder"
Blount, Reggie    "Shining Star"
Blur    "Leisure" (180 Gram, + D/L)
Burial    "Burial"
Burning Love    "Rotten Thing To Say"
Busy Twist    "Friday Night EP" (180 Gram + D/L)
Call Of The Wild    "Leave Your Leather On" (+ D/L)
Cancer Kids    "The Possible Dream"
Carlson, Matt    "All Moments"
Catalyst, The    "Voyager" (Gatefold Red Vinyl)
Chain Of Strength    "The One Thing That Still Holds True"
Champion    "Crystal Meth / Speed"
Childish Gambino    "Camp" (2LP, 180 Gram, + D/L)
Chotto Ghetto    "Sparkles!"
Chrissy Murderbot    "Friendship EP"
Christian Cosmos    "The Sharp Lines That Delineate His Robes"
Chromatics    "Kill For Love (Everybody's Got A Secret To Hide, Everyone Is Slipping Backwards)" (2LP + D/L)
Chromatics    "In The City" EP (Snow White Vinyl)
Chromatics    "Night Drive" (2LP Fantasy Silver Vinyl)
Clash, The    "Last Gang In Town: Rarities 1976 - 1984" (Unofficial)
Comeback Kid    "Symptoms & Cures"
Cramps    "Smell Of Female"
Crass    "Ten Notes On A Summers Day"
Curren$y    "The Stoned Immaculate"
Dead C    "Harsh '70s Reality" (+ D/L)
Dead Can Dance    "Anastasis" (+ D/L)
Decemberists, The    "We All Raise Our Voices To The Air" (3LP, Gatefold)
Defiance, Ohio    "The Great Depression"
Defiance, Ohio    "The Fear, The Fear, The Fear"
Denial Of God     "Death And the Beyond"
Desire    "Desire II"
Desire    "If I Can't Hold You Tonight"
Destroyer    "Kaputt" (2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Dicks    "These People" (LP + 7")
Discharge    "Hear Nothing See Nothing"
Divider    "At Twilight"
DJ October    "Planet Of Minds"
Dream Continuum    "Reworkz e.p."
Drums Of Death    "Blue Waves EP"
Dumont, Duke    "For Club Play Only 2"
Earth Crisis    "Destroy The Machines"
Electric Wizard    "Black Masses" (2LP, Gatefold)
Emerson, Donnie & Joe    "Dreamin' Wild"
Eprom    "Feldspar"
Eyehategod    "Dopesick"
Falty DL    "Love Is A Liability" (2LP)
Fengler, Marcel    "Frantic / 6 In A Row / Mosaique"
Fleet Foxes    "Helplessness Blues" (2LP, + D/L)
Forest Swords    "Dagger Paths"
Foster, Josephine    "Blood Rushing"
Frightened Rabbit    "State Hospital EP" (+ D/L)
Fugazi    "Fugazi"
Garbage    "Not Your Kind Of People" (2LP, 180 Gram, + D/L)
Gaslamp Killer, The    "Breakthrough" (+ D/L)
Gaslight Anthem, The    "Sink Or Swim"
Gaslight Anthem, The    "Handwritten" (+ D/L)
Gehenna     "Upon The Gravehill"
Gignor, Alklibar    "La Paix"
Gillette    "Gillette" (SILK-005)
Glass, Samantha    "Mysteries From The Palomino Skyliner"
Good Luck    "Into Lake Griffy"
Grave Miasma     "Exalted Emanation"
Grizzly Bear    "Shields" (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Guided By Voices    "Class Clown Spots A UFO"
Hammock House    "Lower East Side" (Includes Remixes By Twin Shadow, Whiskey Barons, Isa GT & Toy Selectah)
Heavy Blanket    "Heavy Blanket"
Helio Sequence, The    "Negotiations" (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Homework    "Conversation Piece (Exploited)"
Hostage Calm    "Hostage Calm"
Hound & Harlots    "The Good Fight"
Hounds Of Hate    "Purple Stuff"
Hubler, Manfred / Schwab, Siegfried    "Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party"
Jameszoo    "Faaveelaa"
Jay-Z    "The Black Album" (Gatefold)
Jimmy Eat World    "Bleed American" (180 Gram, + D/L)
Killer Mike    "Underground Atlanta"
Kinks, The    "Are The Village Green Preservation Society" (Unofficial)
Kinks, The    "Something Else By The Kinks" (Unofficial)
Krallice    "Krallice"
Kylesa    "Time Will Fuse Its Worth"
Leatherface    "Live In Melbourne"
Led Zeppelin    "Stoned On The Stairway" (Unofficial)
Led Zeppelin    "Teady Bears Picnic" (Unofficial)
Led Zeppelin    "Touch & Go" (Unofficial)
Led Zeppelin    "III" (Unofficial)
Leeon    "A New Chapter" (Includes Remix By Conforce)
Les Sins    "Fetch / Taken"
Less Than Jake    "Greased"
Liars    "Sisterworld" (2LP)
Lilacs & Champagne    "Lilacs & Champagne"
Lost Tribe    "Lost Tribe" (Gatefold)
Lowtalker    "The Marathon"
LV    "Sebenza" (2LP)
MalaBimba    "MalaBimba" (+ CD)
Manson, Charles    "Songs From The Sick City: Studio Recordings From 1967"
Melt Banana    "Charlie"
Melt Banana    "Teeny Shiny"
Minus The Bear    "Infinity Overhead" (Gatefold)
Misfits, The    "Static Age"
Modest Mouse     "The Fruit That Ate Itself"
Mogwai    "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (2LP, + D/L)
Mount Carmel    "Real Women"
Murder By Death    "Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon"
My Morning Jacket    "Z"
Nas    "Illmatic"
Necros Christos    "Doom Of The Occult" (2LP Gatefold)
Neutral Milk Hotel    "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" (+D/L)
Nightbringer / Acherontas    "The Ruins Of Edom"
No Doubt    "Push And Shove" (Picture Disc)
Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band, Conor    "One Of My Kind" (180 Gram, + DVD, + CD)
Octo Octa    "LA Vampires By Octo Octa"
Octo Octa    "Oh Love"
Off With Their Heads    "I Will Follow You" (Shaped Picture Disc)
OneOhTrix Point Never / Rene Hell    "OneOhTrix Point Never / Rene Hell" (Split LP)
Ooko    "Sex Sells"
Orchid    "Gatefold"
O'Rourke, Jim    "Halfway To A Threeway"
Orton, Beth    "Sugaring Season" (LP + CD)
Page99 / Majority Rule    "Document #12"
Pallbearer    "Sorrow And Extinction" (2LP Gatefold)
Pantera    "Reinventing The Steel" (180 Gram)
Partch, Harry    "The World Of"
Pearl Jam    "Ten" (180 Gram, 2LP)
Perseus Traxx & Aroy Dee    "Hope EP" (/250)
Pianos Become The Teeeth    "The Lack Long After"
Pink Floyd    "Ummagumma Live Outtakes" (Unofficial)
Pink Floyd    "Let There Be More Light: BBC Radio Sessions 1968/1969" (Unofficial)
Pink Floyd    "Animals" (Unofficial)
Pink Floyd    "A Place For Asserted Lunatics" (Unofficial) (2LP)
Pinkish Black    "Pinkish Black"
Pixelord    "Supaplex"
Pixies    "Doolittle"
Poison Idea    "Feel The Darkness"
Pollard, Robert    "Jack Sells The Cow." (+ D/L)
Pollard, Robert    "Mouseman Cloud" (+ D/L)
Population One    "I Program My Computer Right"
Protect-U    "Motorbike"
Pswingset    "All Our False Starts"
Queens Of The Stone Age    "Songs For The Death" (Unofficial)
Radio Moscow / Earthless / Premotion 13    "Earthless / Premonition 13 / Radio Moscow"
Ramesses    "Possessed By The Rise Of Magik"
Raveonettes, The    "Observator" (+ D/L)
Redd Kross    "Researching The Blues"
Refused    "The Shape Of Punk To Come"
Regis    "Reclaimed 1-4 (Lino 30 Sessions 2000/2001)"
Reptile Youth    "Reptile Youth" (+ D/L)
Revilers    "Revilers"
Ringworm    "Stigmatas In The Flesh"
Robinson Brotherhood, Chris    "The Magic Door" (2LP, Gatefold)
Robotnick, Alexander    "Ce N'Est Q'Un Debut" (180 Gram /500)
Rodriguez    "Coming From Reality"
Rodriguez    "Cold Fact"
Rolling Stones, The    "Play Chuck Berry" (Unofficial)
Rose Croix    "Rose Croix"
Sade    "The Balearic Sound Of Sade (Remixes)"
Samothrace    "Reverence To Stone"
Saturnalia Temple    "Aion Of Drakon" (Translucent Purple Vinyl)
Schneider TIM    "Construction Sounds" (+ CD)
Sekuoia    "Rain Dog / Finest Ego V.3"
Shiftlet, Mike / Swanson, Pete    "Bedside / College View"
Shigeto    "Lineage"
Silent Servant    "Negative Fascination (Extended 12" Mixes)"
Singh, Charanjit    "Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat"
Smog    "A River Ain't Too Much To Love"
Social Distortion    "Social Distortion"
Sod Hauler    "Sod Hauler" (/117)
Sonic Youth    "Rare Tracks Vol. 1" (Unofficial)
Sonic Youth    "Rare Tracks Vol. 2" (Unofficial)
Sonic Youth    "Murray Street"
Soul Investigators, The    "Home Cooking" (+ D/L)
Spacin'    "Deep Thuds"
Spencer Blues Explosion, The Jon    "Meat + Bone"
Stereolab    "Mars Audiac Quintet"
Stereolab    "Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements"
Stewart, JT    "Ophelia EP"
Strummer And The Mescaleros, Joe    "Rock And And The X-Ray Style" (2LP, + CD)
Strummer And The Mescaleros, Joe    "Global A Go-Go" (2LP, + CD)
Submerse    "Tears"
Sutcliffe Jugend    "Transgression"
Swans    "The Seer" (3LP, Gatefold)
Symmetry    "Themes For An Imaginary Film" (3LP + D/L)
Taking Back Sunday    "Where You Want To Be"
Television    "Adventure"
They And The Children    "Thoughts On Becoming A Ghost"
Thin The Herd    "Mournful And Overcast"
Thompson, Mayo    "Corky's Debt To His Father" (+ Bonus 7")
Three Mile Pilot    "The Chief Assassin To The Sinister"
Title Fight    "Floral Green"
Tool    "Lateralus" (2LP, Gatefold, Picture Disc)
Torche    "Harmonicraft" (+ Slipmat + D/L; Clear Vinyl)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs    "Trouble" (+ D/L)
Towers / The Exelar    "Towers / The Exelar"
Trainwreck     "If There's Light It Will Find You"
Turbonegro    "Sexual Harassment" (+ Patch)
Tycho    "Dive"
Tyrell, Alden    "Rush / Tinitus"
Umberto    "Welcome To The Chillzone"
Unholy Thoughts    "The Attic"
Unicorns, The     "Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone!"
Unknown Artist    "Untitled" (UNHOERBAR)
Useless Eaters    "Cheap Talk: The Singles"
V.I.V.E.K.    "Against The Tide / Trinity"
Vaccines, The    "Come Of Age" (180 Gram, + D/L)
Various Artists    "Electronic Toys: A Retrospective Of 70's Synthesizer Music"
Various Artists    "Electronic Toys Volume Two: A Retrospective Of Early Synthesizer Music"
Various Artists    "I'm Going Where The Water Drinks Like Wine"
Various Artists    "Loving On The Flipside: Sweet Funk And Beat-Heavy Ballads 1969-1977"
Velvet Underground, The    "Praise Ye The Lord" (Unofficial)
Verse    "Aggression"
Vitims / From Ashes Rise    "Victims / From Ashes Rise"
Void    "Sessions 1981-83"
Waits, Tom    "Bone Machine" (Unofficial)
Waits, Tom    "Small Change" (Unoffial)
Walkmen, The    "Heaven" (+ D/L)
Weekend Nachos    "Unforgiveable"
White Wires, The    "The White Wires"
White, Bukka    "Big Daddy" (180 Gram)
Windhand    "Windhand"
Winehouse, Amy    "Back To Black"
Wipers    "Is This Real?"
World Inferno Friendship Society    "True Story Of The Bridgewater Astral League"
Xeno & Oaklander    "Sentinelle"
Xibalba    "Hasta La Muerte" (2LP, Gatefold)

Armalite    "Humungous"
Astaroth    "Satanispiritus"
Big Nils    "Bitch Gutsssssss"
Black Tambourine    "OneTwoThreeFour"
Brick    "Benevolence Of Beasts"
Burning Love     "Black Widow"
Cold Showers    "Decay"
Drug Culture    "Drug Culture"
East End Badoes    "Hard Hits For Herberts!"
Eyehategod    "New Orleans Is The New Vietnam"
Forward    "Devil's Cradle EP"
Full Of Hell / The Guilt Of…    "Full Of Hell / The Guilt Of…"
Gorilla Biscuits    "Gorilla Biscuits"
Herrema, Jennifer With Kurt Vile And Scott "Wino" Weinrich    "Before They Make Me Run / Sway"
Hot Water Music    "The Fire The Steel The Tread"
Integrity    "Kingdom Of Heaven"
Iron Chic    "Cosmic Future"
Latterman    "Our Better Halves"
Moon Pool & Dead Band    "Patsy"
Nashgul / Malpractice Insurance    "Nashgul / Malpractice Insurance"
Philm / Dave Lombardo    "Symptom Of The Universe / Drum Friction"
Pleasant Living    "Pleasant Living"
Red Hot Chili Peppers    "Never Is A Long Time"
Redflesh    "Raw War"
Rooftop Vigilantes / Mannequin Men    "Rooftop Vigilantes / Mannequin Men Split"
Saddest Landscape / We Were Skeletons    "Saddest Landscape / We Were Skeletons"
Seven Sisters Of Sleep    "Seven Sisters Of Sleep" (includes CD)
Shai Hulud    "A Profound Hatred Of Man"
Shook Ones    "Merriweather Post Pavillion"
Stolen Parts    "The Old New"
Title Fight    "Kingston"
Valient Thorr / High On Fire    "Beast With a Billion Eyes / Speak In Tongues"
Weekend Nachos / Lack Of Interest    "Weekend Nachos / Lack Of Interest"
What's Eating Gilbert?    "The Nashville Session"
White Guilt    "White Guilt"
Wild Moth    "Mourning Glow"
Wild Nothing    "Nowhere"
Yadokai    "Second"

AFX    "Analogue Bubblebath 4"
Aluk Todolo    "Occult Rock"
Animal Collective    "Centipede HZ"
Bad Brains    "Bad Brains"
Caustic Window    "Compilation"
Chromatics    "Kill For Love"
DarkThrone    "Dark Essence: For Fans From Hell" (CD In DVD Size Case)
Dissection    "The Somberlain"
Fecalove    "Void Chaos & Cum"
Gallows    "Gallows"
Hooded Menace    "Effigies Of Evil"
Jesuit    "Discography"
Jodis    "Black Curtain"
Koner, Thomas    "Novaya Zemiya"
Los Campesinos!    "Hello Sadness" (CD + DVD)
Necros Christos    "Triune Impurity Rites"
Necros Christos    "Doom Of The Occult"
Oiltanker    "The Shadow Of Greed LP / Crusades 7""
Sabbat    "Sabbatrinity"
Shibalba    "Memphitic Invocations"
Silent Servant    "Negative Fascination"
Sleep    "Dopesmoker"
Sound, The    "Froms The Lions Mouth"
Symmetry    "Themes For An Imaginary Film"
Teitanblood    "Seven Chalices"
Torche    Harmonicraft
Ufomammut    "URO:Opus Alter"
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats    "Blood Lust"
Various Artists    "Willows Songs: The Traditional British Folk Songs That Inspired The Seminal Soundtrack To The Wicker Man"
Various Artists    "Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer"
Wolves In The Throne Room    "Celestial Lineage"
Young Smoke    "Space Zone"

Cassette Tapes
Dolphins Into The Future    NNA042
Ettinger, Dylan    NNA021
Lettera 22    NNA041
Leviathan (LVTHN)    "True Traitor, True Whore"
Malepeste    "Malepeste"
Marked Men    "Ghosts"
Marked Men    "Fix My Brain"
Marked Men    "On The Outside"
Marked Men    "Marked Men"
Moloch    "Der Schein Des Schwarzesten Schnees" (Slipcase)
Obsessor     "Mental Hell"
Pest    "Pest"
Rale    NNA040


(Note: All of these reviews are for things we expect stock of early next week. I was hoping they'd be here today.)

Flying Lotus Until The Quiet Comes
Steven Ellison, better known as his stage name Flying Lotus, or FlyLo to his close fans, is a multi-genre music producer from Los Angeles California.  He has had 3 successful full length albums released under his title Flying Lotus.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with FlyLo, his albums are a type of experimental, jazz, electronic, dance, hip-hop.  He has the beats and bass of a hip hop artist but the tranquility, light chimes, and repetition of a jazz artist, along with electronic beats that have a haunting vibe to them.  His tracks have the feel of being in a dream land, with a hypnotic and trippy atmosphere.  This new album from FlyLo is not far off from his past albums, but it is finer tuned and more precise.   On this album there are also two special guests, including, Erykah Badu and Thom Yorke.  Every time I listen to a new FlyLo album I expect to be completely submerged and swept away by his beats, and he has successfully done this again.  When I first began listening to FlyLo I felt like if I closed my eyes I would wake up in the jungle in the dark running around with flashing colored lights everywhere and completely disoriented.  Sure enough while listening to this album I still feel the same way.  FlyLo's haunting beats can also give off a "Twilight Zone" type of feel by being totally spacey and eccentric.  The Jazz aspects of this album are almost futuristic, such as if Jazz was being played by aliens this is what it would sound like (far fetched, I know).  However, if you want some funky dreams, the perfect album to fall asleep to would be Until The Quiet Comes.
[Reviewer: Kacie]

Lightning Bolt Oblivion Hunter

Those with a taste for rock served artsy, slamming and outright loud should be familiar with this Providence, Rhode Island duo by now (and if not, now is the time.) Active for almost two decades now, Lightning Bolt has gained notoriety for their amplifier-exploding sound that bluntly unites “noise” and “rock” like few others. Brian Chippendale’s tireless drumming and uniquely echoing-in-another-dimension vocals set the foundation for Brian Gibson’s ultra-distorted bass guitar riffs, which range from being comfortably catchy to unbelievably dizzying. Their latest release (a “lost” recording from August 2008 that’s considered an EP, though it’s long enough to be a full-length) is a perfect summation of what one would expect a Lightning Bolt record to sound like. It strikes a balance between their early repetitious experimentation (such as their 1999 self-titled debut) and more critically appealing thick “rock” sound. They just sound really free throughout while exploring even more new structures. My favorites include the surprisingly foreboding opener “King Candy,” as well as those with instantly memorable fast-rocking riffs that’d fit perfectly on 2009’s Earthly Delights (such as “Oblivion Balloon” and “Salamander.”) Unsurprisingly, they threw in additional variety as well, with the curious Far East-sounding acoustic strumming of “The Soft Spoken Spectre” and 13-and-a-half noise-drenched minutes that make up the hallucinogenic outro “World Wobbly Wide.”
[Reviewer: Mark]

Susumu Yokota Dreamer

(Lo Recordings)
Since the early 90s, this English-speaking native of Japan has been composing and producing numerous albums of lush electronic ambience. His latest record is no different, kicking off with “Human Memory” endlessly pouring layers of synth upon a catchy retro-style breakbeat, along with horns that sound reminiscent of ancient times. The melding of electronic experimentation with Eastern music seems to be the running theme, from the sitar-soaked glimmer of “Flitting Ray,” and what sounds like monks chanting alongside bells in “Double Spot Image.” There’s no shortage of variation, with the driving techno of “Inception” just begging to complement a slick spy car on the move. The same style of deep synth is used on tracks that incorporate more experimental, difficult-to-describe backing sounds, such as “Animiam Of The Airy” and “Brainwashing And Senses,” while the particularly unique “Renounce The World” uses much more unusually-timed synth backed by chanting. Outro “Legendary Stream” is the most atmospheric of all, incorporating rich synth, flutes, running water and conversational speaking toward the end.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday Weekly Video Volume 13

Wednesday Weekly Video Volume 13
(If you're seeing this on our home webpage [] you're going to want to press the "Read More" link on the bottom to view the videos.)

My First Step Towards Failure at The Unitarian Church - August 12th, 2001 from The Sin in Grey on Vimeo.

My First Step Toward Failure (emo/screamo w/ 3 guitars) appeared on the first 7" put out on Redscroll Records. This band is important. Without them, and more specifically the beautiful bastard behind the drums (check out his current project s: RATSKIN Records., Styrofoam Sanchez), their would be no Redscroll Records. Before they disbanded, they recorded a full lengths worth of material that was never officially released. Someday, I hope we can put it out. (Josh)

Gil Scott-Héron's "Pieces of a Man" was one of the first pieces of music I was exposed to as a youngin'. That album still resonates with me something fierce. When Jamie XX and him released this particular jam (it IS a JAM) I felt a bit of youngin' me reinvigorated. The recent release of The xx (which Jamie xx is a part of) album got me going back to this one (as well as listening to the new one of course). Killin' me. (Rick)

New Shelves!

I've been addicted to the 3-piece british psych/metal band, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats for a few months now. My first listen to the album, "Blood Lust", I didn't really care for it, but over time I found that I couldn't get the fuzzy riffs out of my head. Check out the video for "I'll Cut You Down". (Josh)

Now that it's officially fall we can delve into the melancholic electronic pop sounds of Sweden (nothing was stopping me from doing this mid-summer either). Fever Ray Fever Ray is Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife (which she does with her brother, Olof). There is a nicely written full bio on her site here: We talk about dishwasher tablets.

Supreme Cuts recently teamed up with Haleek Maul for a free mixtape. Just before that they released "Whispers In The Dark" on 12" glow in the dark vinyl (which we have here) on Dovecote Records. This video is for a track off their now out of print first release (a 10" on Small Plates Records). Chilled out hip-hop illbience. (Rick)

Just got some copies of this (LP comes with CD). Good Goblin influenced prog funk soundtrackings.

Thee Oh Sees just came out with a new record an we have that, but this one is from their 2008 LP, "The Master's Bedroom..." which is the one that first really dragged me in to many repeated listens. (Rick)
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Friday, September 21, 2012

21st of September 2012 Update

21st of September 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Apache Dropout    "Bubblegum Graveyard"
Avett Brothers, The    "The Carpenter" (180 Gram 2LP Gatefold + D/L) (We only got 1 copy this week - supposedly the run was short and they are pressing more so hopefully next week for more of these. First one to get here gets it - no holds.)
Birds In Row    "You, Me & The Violence"
Black Keys, The    "BBC Sessions" (Unofficial; Black/White Vinyl)
Blank Dogs    "Land And Fixed" (+ D/L)
Carpenter, John    "John Carpenter's 'Prince Of Darkness'" (Original Soundtrack)
Crooked Hook    "Crooked Hook" (Ltd. Ed. Hand Numbered /95 + CD)
Cyril    "Saturday Night"
Dignan Porch    "Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen" (+ D/L)
Eagle Twin    "The Feather Tipped The Serpent's Scale"
Efterklang    "Piramida" (Out Tuesday)
Frost, Ben    "Steelwound"
Fu Manchu    "The Action Is Go" (2LP Gatefold)
Giant Claw    "Mutant Glamour"
Grave    "You'll Never See…"
Hand To Man Band, The    "You Are Always On Our Minds" (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl; Tim Barnes, John Dieterich, Thollem, Mike Watt)
Heavenly Beat    "Talent" (+ D/L)
Helio Sequence, The    "Negotiations" (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Jimmy Eat World    "Bleed American" (180 Gram + D/L)
Joy Division    "The Sound Of Music" (2LP Unofficial)
Killers    "Battleborn" (2LP 180 Gram Red Vinyl Gatefold + 20 Page Oversize Book + Poster Ltd. Ed.)
Knelt Rote    "Insignificance"
Man Is The Bastard    "Thoughtless" (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)
Menomena    "Moms" (2LP, Gatefold, + D/L)
Midnight    "Complete And Total Hell" (2LP Gatefold)
Mindset     "Minset EP Collection"
Monochrome Set, The    "Early Recordings: 1975-1977 'White Noise'"
Mumford & Sons    "Babel" (180 Gram + D/L)
Nightsatan    "Midnight Laser Warrior"
Quicksand    "Slip" (2012 Reissue: Black Vinyl or Black/Red Vinyl or Yellow/Green Vinyl Options)
Raveonettes, The    "Observator" (+ D/L)
Robinson Brotherhood, The Chris (The Chris Robinson Brotherhood)    "Magic Door" (2LP Gatefold)
Sarcofago    "Decade Of Decay" (2LP Gatefold)
Sensations' Fix    "Music Is Painting In The Air (1974-1977)" (2LP + 16 Page Booklet + D/L With Bonus Tracks)
Sirs    "Sirs"
Sisters Of Mercy, The    "Panic In Their Eyes" (Picture Disc)
Soft Pack, The    "Strapped" (Ltd. Ed. /2,000 + D/L + 7")
Spektor, Regina    "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats"
Title Fight    "Floral Green"
Various Artists    "Harmony, Melody & Style Volume One: Lovers Rock In The UK 1975-1992"
Wallflowers, The    "Glad All Over" (180 Gram + CD)
White Hills / Farflung    "White Hills / Farflung"
XX, The    "Coexist" (Deluxe Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl + 24 Page Booklet)
Zombie Rave (Mater Suspiria Vision / ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ [Doppelganger])    "First Flesh: DJ Copy"

Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
Beck, Thavius    "The Most Beautiful Ugly" (2LP + D/L)
JJ Doom    "Key To The Kuffs" (2LP, + D/L)
Prince Paul    "Psychoanalysis: What Is It?" (2LP)

Reggae LPs
Aggrovators    "Reggae Stones Dub"
King Tubby    "King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown"
King Tubby    "King Tubby's 'Rastafari Dub' (1974-1979)"
Pablo, Augustus    "Dubbing In A Africa"
Pablo, Augustus    "Augustus Pablo Presents…. Ital Dub (Mixed By King Tubby (Dub Master))"

Electronic 12"s & LPs
Biome    "Two Way EP" (2x12")
Daft Punk    "Daft Club"
Supreme Cuts    "Whispers In The Dark"(+ D/L)
Two Fingers (AKA Amon Tobin)    "Stunt Rhythms" (3xLP Blue Heavyweight Vinyl + D/L)

Joy Division     "Atmosphere"
Mayfair Set, The    "Already Warm / Desert Fun"
Twitching Tongues    "Preacher Man"
Weekend Nachos      "Black Earth"
Wolf Whistle    "MA Glory"

Animal Collective    "Centipede HZ" (Ltd. Ed. First Press CD)
Band Of Horses    "Mirage Rock"
Blind Dog    "Captain Dog Rides Again"
Broken    "Active Denial"
Bunkur    "Bludgeon"
Dissection    "The Somberlain"
Empty Flowers     "Six"
Farflung    "25,000 FT Per Second"
Fed Up!    "Live At CBGB"
Gaslamp Killer, The    "Breakthrough"
Impiety    "Ravage & Conquer"
Lowrider    "Ode To IO"
Nightbringer / Acherontas    "The Ruins Of Edom" (Digipack)
Sorhin    " I Det Glimrande Morkrets Djup" (Digipack)
Wolfe, Chelsea    "Apokalypsis"
Wolves In The Throne Room    "Celestial Lineage"


The xx Coexist

[Buy From RSR Online]
(Young Turks)
The XX, a band from England was first heard with their self titled debut album.  With their unique sound, the XX was able to introduce us to a different type of indie rock/pop music.  The XX uses their soft voices to speak words that are deep and meaningful to many who listen as well as their hypnotic beats.  There is a sense of space that is felt while listening to the XX, they have a great depth to their sound.  They evoke emotion with every chord change and are able to be extremely expressive.  This new album Coexist, is exactly what I would have expected from the XX.  Coexist is even more precise, refined and moving than their first album. They were able to create such delicate longing music, that while listening to the album everything else seems to fade away. The XX have the ability to create music that glistens right out of the speakers.  I find myself swaying my head to the dreamy sounds of this album.  Overall, XX, you done good and I cannot wait to see what else you come up with.
[Reviewer: Kacie]

Bosse-de-Nage III

[Buy From RSR Online]
(Profound Lore)
Hailing from San Francisco, this black metal four-piece sounds more unique than one may expect. The elements from the genre are there: the vocals sound like tormented screams, the drums range from machine gun-fast to crawling slow, and a downtempo mood lingers. However, as the label puts it, “punk and early ‘90s indie art rock” influences play a big role as well. The resulting sound is very thoughtful, with a greater emphasis on abstract melodies than brute force: the atmosphere feels more like that of pulling back together after a violent storm than enduring it as it happens. The lyrics, in particular, focus more on poetically telling stories than rhyming (for example, opener “The Arborist” describes a bizarre garden where people are placed in wells to meditate and eventually form bonds with their trees.) That track has some of the most prominent black metal speed and technique on the album, but it’s clear that more post rock-minded guitar chords are brewing underneath. The new style really comes into fruition on the next track “Desuetude,” with an ever-changing tempo and multiple passages, including guitars that sound like sun shining through the clouds. It reminds me of other “outsider black metal” like Liturgy if they focused more on a post-rock/progressive sound, with intensity taking a back seat. There are plenty of slow-simmered songs that work excellently, particularly with the beautiful first half of the ten-and-a-half minute “The God Ennui,” which eventually builds back to hyper-speed intensity.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Weekly Video Volume 12

Wednesday Weekly Video Volume 12
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Danny Brown is playing in CT very soon (23rd at Toad's Place). The XXX album came out last year as a free download and then later as a CD and then on Record Store Day as an LP+7". This video is a fun rap romp dealing with some not fun ideas (of being grown up).

We were on a serious soundtrack kick a little while ago and thanks to Death Waltz Recording Company that streak is not ending anytime soon. The latest one we've got in stock is the soundtrack to the film who's trailer is below. Pretty perfect for the season too.

Just over a year ago this won a contest to be the official video for this J Dilla The J Dilla Foundation OFFICIAL J DILLA track. Donuts has had a couple re-releases in the past some years and for good reason. One of (if not the top of the crop) best examples of a strictly hip-hop beat album (I liken it to grindcore - it gets its message across and moves on). So solid. (Rick)

World renowned singer/songwriter & animal rights activist Morrissey (formerly of The Smiths, Slaughter & The Dogs) will be performing October 6th at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. I'm really excited for this show. (Josh)

The new Dinosaur Jr album has been in steady rotation since we got it in a few days back. This video is really fun (done by the Funny Or Die camp). Slacking grunge with an upbeat vibe at its heart.

Barstow at Brass City Records 3 from The Sin in Grey on Vimeo.

The third release put out by Redscroll Records was a split 7" by Barstow & A Days Refrain. A Days Refrain had releases on Robotic Empire & Alone Records, making them a little more well known. Barstow on the other hand was a CT gem that didn 't venture far from home. To make the covers for this record, we snuck into a Manhattan office building after hours, copied, cut & folded everything taking a break only for pizza. It was a blast. If you're a fan of bands like Small Brown Bike, you'll probably dig this band a lot. Here they are playing in Brass City Records in Waterbury.

A couple fellows from Grails (among other projects) are behind Lilacs & Champagne = some great funk prog-scape (soundtrack music with vocals). This video fits the mood quite well.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

14th of September 2012 Update

14th of September 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
2 Chainz    "Based On A T.R.U. Story" (2LP Gatefold)
Acid Problem    "Acid Problem"
Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop Of Sun City Girls)    "Alvarius B." (2LP Reissue /400 Ltd. Ed.)
Antibalas    "Antibalas" (+ D/L)
Azure Ray    "As Above So Below"
Band Of Horses    "Mirage Rock" (Gatefold + Poster + D/L)
Ben Folds Five    "The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind" (180 Gram 2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Blue On Blue / Os Ovni    "Vision Imaginary"
Crypts    "Crypts"
Cult Of Youth    "Love Will Prevail" (+ D/L)
Dinosaur Jr.    "I Bet on Sky" (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl + D/L)
Dixon, Willie    "I Am The Blues Man" (180 Gram)
Easy Star All*Stars    "Thrillah (A Dub Take On Michael Jackson's 'Thriller')" (2LP Gatefold)
Ein-St-Ein    "Varsavia"
Fennesz    "FA 2012"
Frak    "Prism"
Grizzly Bear    "Shields" (2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Hooded Menace    "Effigies Of Evil" (2LP Gatefold)
Lekman, Jens    "I Know What Love Isn't" (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl + D/L)
Little Walter    "Hate To See You Go" (180 Gram)
Locrian & Christoph Heemann    "Locrian & Christoph Heemann"
Lymbyc System    "Symbolyst" (Gatefold + D/L)
Macka B    "Rasta Soldier"
Merzbow    "Merzbient" (18xLP 2xBox Set - It Is $355.00 In The Store And It Is Hefty)
Moore, R. Stevie    "Hearing Aid"
Negro, Joey And The Sunburst Band    "The Secret Life Of Us" (2LP Gatefold)
Neud Photo    "Kraftjerkz 012"
NOFX    "Self/Entitled" (+ D/L)
Northstar    "Is This Thing Loaded"
Oppenheimer    "Analysis"
O'Rourke, Jim    "ON #8 (Old News #8)" (2LP)
Polar Bear Club    "Live At The Montage"
Prekop, Sam    "Who's Your New Professor"
Rangda    "Formerly Extinct"
Rhyton    "The Emerald Tablet"
S.Y.P.H.    "4.LP" (+ CD)
Schnitzler, Conrad / Andreas Reihse    "Con-Struct" (+ D/L With Bonus Tracks)
Sea And Cake, The    "Runner"
Sic Alps    "Sic Alps"
Sleepies    "Weird Wild World"
Sleeping People    "NOTRUF" (Ltd. Ed. /1000 + D/L)
Sorgini, Giuliano    "Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue" (Death Waltz Recording Co.)
Sun Araw    "The Inner Treaty"
Terror    "No Regrets No Shame: The Bridge Nine Days" (Grey Vinyl + D/L)
Trash Company, The    "Having Fun"
Treasure Fleet    Cocamotion (+ D/L)
Various Artists    "This Is How It Should Be Done Vol. 1" (+ CD; Green Street, LoopMaffia, Evil Needle…)
Various Artists    "Surinam! Boogie & Disco Funk From The Surinamese Dance Floors 76' - 83'"
Waters, Muddy    "Sail On" (180 Gram)
Woods    "Bend Beyond" (Gatefold + D/L)

Electronic 12"s & LPs
Bell, Damon    "Nommo WL"
Bobby Tank    "Afterburn / Vorpheum"
Deadbeat    "Eight" (3LP)
Drvg Cvltvre    "Everything Oblivion EP"
Exaltics, The    "Node EP"
Exaltics, The    "The Exaltics Meets Morphology"
Huckaby, Mike    "Baseline 88-89"
Marter & Yony    "Spye EP"
Moodyman    "Picture This Sampler 2"
Moodyman    "Picture This Sampler 1"
Murphy, Hakim    "Wet Analog EP"
Obsolete Music Technology    "Relapse EP"
Old Apparatus    "Realise EP"
Parrish, Theo    "Urban 24"
Pursuit Grooves    "91 Fellows"
Pusherman    "Donuts EP"

Innerspace Halflife    "Wind (Innerspace Halflife) / Phazzled (Ike Release)"
Porter, Glen    "The Devil Is A Dancer, The Piper Is A Madman"
Various Artists    "The Unified Field Issue 01" (Magazine + 10" Clear Vinyl)

Antibalas    "Dirty Money / A.W.O.L."
Bug, The    "Can't Take This No More" (Ft. Daddy Freddy)
Cho, Margaret & Neil Hamburger    "I Drink / How Little Men Care"
Coma Regalia / Capacities    "Coma Regalia / Capacities"
Crime    "Hot Wire My Heart / Baby You're So Repulsive"
Harness    "Victim Of Suffering"
Howlin Rain    "When The Morning Comes / Collage"
Hunted Down    "Life's Womb"
Lloyd, Martin    "L'Amant Electronique" (Hand Numbered Ltd. Ed.)
Man… Or Astro-Man?    "Analog Series 1"
Mob, The     "Back To Queens"
My Iron Lung    "Grief"
Night Beds    "Even If We Try / You Were Afraid"
Oh No / Doom    "3 Dollars" (5-Inch Vinyl)
Parasol    "Crush Season"
Red Hot Chili Peppers    "Magpies On Fire / Victorian Machinery"
Sea Lions / Golden Grrrls    "Sea Lions / Golden Grrrls"
Socialized Crucifixion    "More Than A Glance"
Soul Control    "Bore Core"
State Champs    "Overslept"
Vom    "Live At Surf City"
Wreck    "Reap What You Sow"

CDs Rock
Dinosaur Jr.    "I Bet On Sky"
Ehnahre    "Old Earth"
Grave    "Endless Procession Of Souls"
Hooded Menace    "Effigies Of Evil"
How To Dress Well    "Total Loss" (First Few Copies Come With Bonus 7" - The LP Was Delayed A Month)
Loomis, Jeff    "Plains Of Oblivion"
Pinkish Black    "Pinkish Black"
Woods    "Bend Beyond"
Yuppicide    "American Oblivion"

CDs Non-Rock
Kid 606    "Lost In The Game"
Masta Ace & MF Doom    MA_DOOM: Son Of Yvonne
Sensations' Fix    "Music Is Painting In The Air (1974-1977)"
Theologian    "Finding Comfort In Overwhelming Negativity" (DVD Size Box CD)
Zygadlo, Rudi    "Tragicomedies"

The Minus Times Collected: 20 Years / 30 Issues (Edited By Hunter Kennedy)(Contributors Include: Stephen Colbert, Brad Neely, Robert Frank, Dave Eggers...)


Landing Landing

(Geographic North)
Formed in 1998, this New Haven-based trio provides Connecticut with an ethereal blend of genres such as Krautrock, shoegaze and space rock. After six years of working on their latest album, the culmination of effort has paid off.  The shimmering synth dreamscapes and ornate guitars make me feel like I’m drifting through memories of surreal places. Landing creates gorgeous, transcendent ambience excellently with their uniquely mixed sound that shouldn’t be relegated to a single genre. Right from the beginning, “Finally” builds a massive wall of electronic glow to back the calm vocals, brisk drums and spacey guitar sounds. Another instant standout, the faster-tempo “Heart Finds The Beat,” emphasizes on nebula-echoing bass, airy female vocals and numerous other reverb effects for an atmosphere to get lost in. One more I particularly enjoyed is the very warm-sounding closer “Native Land,” with numerous “ahhhh” vocals used as a multilayered instrument, reminding me of Sigur Rós. For maximum effect, this album should be played extra-loud.
[Reviewer: Mark][Note: We don't have this right now and if you know the band please tell them we'd like them to bring some by ;)]

Lee Ranaldo Between The Times & The Tides

Being one of Sonic Youth’s founding members, Ranaldo has taken a surprising turn on his latest album. It’s been promoted as his “first rock record,” which is fitting due to its pure, very accessible sound of… well, rock (specifically of the alternative/indie persuasion.) Even with the absence of avant-garde, he constructs downright great songs without abandoning his roots: his strong voice combined with his glowing guitar licks makes me imagine R.E.M. if they drew inspiration from Sonic Youth. The powerfully delivered seven-minute “Xtina As I Knew Her” serves as an excellent example of this: the somber, overcast atmosphere is crafted with layers of guitars that aren’t afraid to wander into a bit of controlled-yet-trippy dissonance. “Fire Island (Phases)” incorporates a huge variety of multi-tempo passages, drawing influences from not only Sonic Youth-style alt-rock, but also steel guitar-based country rock and 70s hard rock, among others. Another example of the steel guitar sounding refreshingly rich is on the longing acoustic ballad “Stranded,” with easily relatable lyrics (“I’ll be right there when you call / you know I love you best of all…”)
[Reviewer: Mark]

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday Weekly Video Volume 11

Wednesday Weekly Video Volume 11
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In 2009, I was lucky enough to see Heaven & Hell (aka Dio-era Black Sabbath) just down the road from here at the Oakdale Theatre. The live show was awesome and "The Devil You Know" was one of my favorite albums to come out that year. It's crazy to me that Dio's voice sounded that good live and they were writing such killer music well into their 60s (50s for Appice)! RIP RONNIE JAMES DIO. (Josh)

A divisive project that paired down to just one member over its beginning years (who only feeds into the divisiveness by being cryptic or straight up not answering direct questions). This is from a few years back in NYC when D.I.J. had established itself as an experimental folk project/neofolk (in the beginning it wasn't so much). And here's a recent interview with Douglas P.:

Brit pop infused with some tribal industrial percussion and adventurous instrumentation. A friend turned me onto these guys a couple years back and I immediately devoured (through my ear holes) their entire catalog (not that it's all that intimidating) multiple times before listening to anything else (at least in my own free time as I'm sure the store had many different things playing). (Rick)

In 2009, Trent Reznor announced that Nine Inch Nails would play a series of shows billed as their farewell to live performance, which included several dates in New York. We had the opportunity to catch one of the shows at Terminal 5, which featured Peter Murphy (of Bauhaus) as a surprise upside-down guest on "Reptile" & came out again to sing "Dead Souls" (orig. by Joy Division) as part of their 6 song encore.

Into Another is playing a couple shows in NYC next month (one at Saint Vitus Bar and one for the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary). They just recently released this video they made some years back. Groove.

HydraHead Records called it a day today (announcement here: ). They've put out a lot of great music for the past 20 years and a lot of that was far under-appreciated (at the time and now). Included in that umbrella is Discordance Axis - a seminal grind band that continues to inspire.

Pallbearer is currently on the East Coast doing a few gigs in support of their most recent album "Sorrow And Extinction," which was just released on LP by 20 Buck Spin. Here's a video of one of their songs from the show last night in NYC. Slow & Doomy. (Sean)

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