Saturday, February 25, 2012

25th Of February 2012 Update

25th Of February 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

I may be a day late with this this week, but it's a leap month so let's just say the month is a day behind schedule. No? On to business.

LPs & 12"s
Archers Of Loaf    "Vee Vee (Remastered Reissue On Ltd. Ed. Green Vinyl + D/L)"
Black Marble    "Weight Against The Door (Debut EP + D/L)"
Brown, James    "Sex Machine: Recorded Live At Home In Augusta, Georgia With His Bad Self (2LP Gatefold)"
Cursive    "I Am Gemini (180 Gram + 16 Page Insert + CD)"
Del Rey, Lana    "Born To Die"
Disappears    "Pre Language"
Edzayawa    "Projection One (Dark Experimental Afro Rock 180 Gram + D/L W/ Interview)"
Fun.    "Some Nights (Gatefold)"
Grimes    "Visions"
Gypsy     "Giant's Despair (White Vinyl) (+D/L)"
Houle, Marc    "Undercover (2LP Gatefold)"
Junior Bruce    "The Headless King (Neon Green Vinyl + D/L)"
Jurado, Damien    "Maraqopa"
Kite Party    "Baseball Season"
Lanegan Band, Mark    "Bubblegum"
Pentagram    "First Daze Here: The Vintage Collection (Colored Vinyl)"
People Of The North    "Steep Formation"
Perfume Genius    "Put Your Back N 2 It"
Prince Rama    "Utopia = No Person (15 Minute Exorcise)"
Ruins, Jesse    "Dream Analysis (+ D/L W/ Bonus)"
Slant Azymuth    "Slant Azymuth"
Sly & Robbie    "Blackwood Dub (Ltd. Ed. LP + CD + Sticker + Poster)"
Thieves Like Us    "Your Heart Feels (+ D/L)"
Thieves Like Us    "Your Love Runs Still (Color Vinyl + D/L)"
This Will Destroy You    "Young Mountain (Green/Black Vinyl)"
Ueseless ID    "Symptoms (+D/L)"
Various Artists    "Sid Chip Sounds: The Music Of The Commodore 64 (Ben Daglish, Chris Huelsbeck, David Whittaker, Tim & Geoff Follin…)"
Various Artists    "The Minimal Wave Tapes Volume Two (Minimal Dark New Wave: 1980's Underground Techno)"
Vestal Claret    "Bloodbath (2LP Gatefold)"
Young And In The Way    "I Am Not What I Am (+ D/L)"

Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
Brenk Sinatra    "Gumbo 2: Pretty Ugly"
Dalek    "Untitled (Latitudes Series /1000)"
Lau, Eric & Guilty Simpson (& Friends)    "The Mission EP (Ltd. Ed. Deluxe)"
Lazerbeak & Edison    "Kill Switch"
Quasimoto    "Come On Feet" (Single)
Sean Born    "Behind The Scale (W/ Kev Brown)"

Hint    "Crash And Burn / Aliens Enter"
Quantic & Alice Russell    "Look Around The Corner"

Beal, Willis Earl    "Evening's Kiss"
Ceremony    "Hysteria"
Craft Spells    "Party Talk / Ramona"
Guilty    "Guilty (Blue/Black Swirl) (+D/L)"
Hatebreed / Neglect    "Hatebreed / Neglect (Red)"
Integrity    "Kingdom Of Heaven (+ D/L)"
Led Er Est    "Poll Gorm / Man And Tree"
Porcelain Raft    "Unless You Speak From Your Heart"
Reach The Sky    "Everybody's Hero"
Ruins, Jesse    "A Bookshelf Sinks Into The Sand"
Trail Of Lies    "Demo"
Unholy Majesty    "Unholy Majesty (+D/L)"
War    "Brodermordet"
Wild Nothing    "Cloudbusting"
Wild Nothing    "Nowhere"
Zola Jesus    "In Your Nature (W/ David Lynch Remix)"

Grimes "Visions"
Various Artists "Listen, Whitey!"
Various Artists "Sounds Of Siam"


Jens Lekman An Argument With Myself CD/LP
 (Secretly Canadian)
Jens (pronounced “Yens”) Lekman is a Swedish singer-songwriter/guitarist whose specialty is a poppy indie sound. Musically, he demonstrates some strong island influences on this EP, from the Caribbean-tinged opening title track to the cooled-down reggae of closer “So This Guy at My Office.” His personality and wit plays a vital role throughout: the cheerfully self-deprecating opener gives a first-person perspective of wandering drunk and alone through Melbourne (making that subject matter a fun listening experience is no easy feat, but he’s sharp enough to pull it off.) “Waiting for Kirsten” recalls an unsuccessful attempt to meet a certain Ms. Dunst when she was filming a movie in Gothenburg, Sweden. Emotional references to the wine and women of Chile are prevalent in “A Promise;” a get-well-soon song for a friend who’s “like a brother” to Lekman. “New Directions” stands out with fanfare-esque horns amidst themes of disenchantment (“they say / ‘this is what your friends are for,’ but / I don’t know who you people are anymore.”) The record ends on a romantic note, with the laid-back, almost dream-like final song transitioning an anecdote about an Earl Grey-scented co-worker to a statement toward whoever the song was written for: “my day starts when you get here / and ends when you leave.” Lekman succeeds at conveying the fluidity of emotions, providing a very listenable and well thought-out experience.
[Reviewer: Mark]

War Brodermordet 7"
 (Sacred Bones)
War (not the popular funk jazz rock band) features that guy from Iceage (the singer) and some guy from some band called Sexdrome. I'm being completely facetious on both accounts. It's one of those things that has to be mentioned, but should hold no bearing as to how you feel about it (but all too often does). These three songs are definitely not the combinations of those sounds (or of ones from any of those fellas' other projects). It's fuzzy and cold and a bit martial. When Iceage played New Haven they stopped by the shop the next day and what they (or particularly Elias, the singer of Iceage) bought is entirely reflected in this record. Weirdo jams. Left of center bassment recordings to four track with whatever instruments were around ("analog synth, pedals, drums and guitar, both members sing and play a bit of everything" - Sacred Bones). A bit dance friendly too. Fun fuzzy sounds for the end of winter.
[Reviewer: Rick]

Friday, February 17, 2012

17th of February 2012 Update

17th of February 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
A New Spelling Of My Name    "The Fraud And Folly Of Good Intentions"
Adam & The Ants (Adam And The Ants)    "Peel Sessions "
All    "She's My Ex"
Annapurna Illusion / High Wolf    "Annapurna Illusion / High Wolf"
Antilles    "Antilles"
Antisect    "Leeds 2.4.86"
Bad Weather California    "Sunkissed (+ D/L)"
Battles    "Dross Glop 2 (Remixes By The Alchemist, Shabazz Palaces, Kode 9)"
Billy No Mates    "Duck, Duck, Goose! (+ D/L)"
Black Mountain    "Black Mountain"
Black Sabbath    "Volume One"
Bobby Browser    "Just Brow"
Boy Sets Fire    "This Crying, This Screaming My Voice Is Being Born"
Cement Stars    "Form & Temper"
Cock Sparrer    "Shock Troops"
Coleman III, John Wesley    "The Last Donkey Show"
Consumers, The    "All My Friends Are Dead (+ D/L)"
Creation    "Creation (2012 Reissue)"
Ducky Boys    "Chasing The Ghost"
Engineer    "Crooked Voices (+ D/L)"
Field Music    "Plumb (+ D/L)"
Flower Corsano Hejnowski    "The Count Visits"
FNU Ronnies    "Saddle Up"
Gang Of Four    "Solid Gold (30 Year Anniversary Edition)"
Giffoni, Carlos    "Evidence (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Goblin    "The Best Of Goblin (Fanclub Edition)"
Hamilton, Bobby    "Dream Queen"
Harvey Milk    "The Pleaser (2LP Gatefold)"
Hawkwind    "In Search Of Space"
Ides Of Gemini / Vermapyre    "Ides Of Gemini / Vermapyre"
Idiot Savant / Who's My Saviour    "Split (Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out)"
Johnson, Robert    "King Of The Delta Blues Singers (180GRAM)"
Kiss    "Electric Magic Live: East Lansing, MI. October 21 1974 (Fanclub Edition)"
Ladytron    "Gravity The Seducer (Ltd. Ed. / Hand Numbered / Poster / + D/L)"
Lamb Of God    "As The Palaces Burn"
Light Asylum    "Shallow Tears (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Loma Prieta    "I.V. (+ D/L)"
Loma Prieta    "Life/Less"
Maker    "Mirrors"
Melchior, Dan    "Excerpts (& Half-Speeds)"
Midnight    "Satanic Royalty (Gray Vinyl)"
Mind Spiders    "Meltdown (+ D/L)"
Mister Heavenly    "Out Of Love (+ D/L)"
Moebius & Renziehausen    "Ersatz (180 Gram)"
Monk, Thelonious    "The Unique Thelonious Monk (2012 Reissue)"
Morne    "Asylum"
No    "Don't Worry, You'll Be Here Forever"
Patti Smith Group    "Easter"
Pop Group, The    "For How Much Longer (Import, Unofficial)"
Prinzhorn Dance School    "Clay Class (+ D/L)"
Psychic Paramount     "II"
Pyramids    "Pyramids "
Ragan, Chuck    "Los Feliz: Live At Tangiers In Los Feliz, CA With Friends And Neighbors On February 19, 2007"
Raglani / Outer Space    "Raglani / Outer Space"
Ride    "Going Blank Again (2LP At 45RPM)"
Rose, Frankie    "Interstellar (+ D/L)"
Saddest Landscape, The    "After The Lights (First Press)"
SFV Acid    "Grown"
Silver Jews    "The Natural Bridge"
Skinny Puppy    "Back & Forth: Series Two"
Slava    "Soft Control (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Sonic Avenues    "Television Youth (+ D/L)"
Strategy    "Boxy Music EP"
Summer Vacation    "Summer Vacation (+ D/L)"
Terry Malts    "Killing Time (+ D/L)"
Tindersticks    "The Something Rain (180 Gram + Art Print Poster + D/L)"
Tool    "Lollapalooza: Live At Lollapalooza Irwindale CA USA 1993-08-07 (Fanclub Edition)"
Transistor Transistor    "Ruined Lives (Gatefold)"
U2    "A Day Before Tomorrow: Live At Tiffany's, Glasgow, Scotland 24.3.1983 (Limited Fanclud Edition)"
U2    "In The Name Of Love: Live At Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, November 21 1984 (Limited Fanclub Edition)"
Various Artists    "Grey Area Vs. The Copyrights Vs. The Reveling Vs. Luther"
Various Artists    "Qat, Coffee & Qambus: Raw 45s From Yemen"
Voodoo Circle (Alex Beyrodt's)    "Broken Heart Syndrome "
VVLTVRE    "Hang Me"
Whiskey & Co.    "Leaving The Night Life (+ D/L)"
White Load    "Wayne's World III..."
Whitman, Keith Fullerton    "Generators"

Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
Gangrene (The Alchemist + Oh No)    "Vodka & Ayahuasca (Feat. Kool G Rap, Roc Marciano, Prodigy, Evidence, Roc C)"
Professor Brian Oblivion    "The Dark Realities Of The Moment (+ D/L)"

Electronic 12"s & LPs
#.4.26.    "Theatron"
19.454.    "Horizontal Ground 01 (HG01)"
AnD    "HG09"
Azari & III    "Reckless (With Your Love) (Remix 12")"
Bullion    "Say Arr Ee / What Does She Know (10")"
Chimp Beams    "Slowly (2xLP)"
Cocherell, Joe    "Who Are You / Where Do You Come From / Pala"
Darko Esser    "Slightly Disturbed"
Dettmann, Marcel    "Landscape"
Devine, Richard    "RISP EP 2011"
Distance (DJ Distance)    "Reboot / Bazurk"
DJ Madd    "Deeply Feat. Lady Mardo / Riginal"
Flights Of Fancy    "Love's A Dancer / Tempo Of The Night"
G-Man + Rob Strobe    "Acrophobia EP"
Joris Voorn Vs. Moby    "After The After"
Klovn    "Cover Up"
Landstrumm, Neil    "Night Train"
LOL Boys    "Moments In Heartbreak Marcus Mixx    "Special Crème"
Model 500    "Control / The Messenger"
Moodyman    "Classics Volume 1 (White Label)"
Mouse On Mars    "Parastrophics (2LP Gatefold)"
My Best Fiend    "In Ghostlike Fading (+ D/L)"
Omar S      "High School Graffiti (2x12" White Label)"
Omar S / Aaron "Fit" Siegel    "Tonite (Feat. L'Renee)"
Orpheus    "Path From Hades"
Pierre LX    "Out 1 Reworks"
Raffertie    "Mass Appeal"
Sei A    "Flux"
Sei A    "Frozen Flower "
Seuil    "Fluctuat Nec Rgitur"
Shakarchi & Straneus    "Something…"
Shlohmo    "Vacation "
Skirt    "HG10"
Speech Debelle    "Freedom Of Speech (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)"
Unknown    "Frozen Border 7"
Vakula    "Slavic Mythology EP"
Various Artists    "IOTDXI (3LP, 2CD R&S Comp.: Pariah, Space Dimension Controller, Untold, Blawan, Lone, Klaus…)"
Various Artists    "Necessary Mayhem Future Cuts"
Vondelpark    "Suana EP"
Wagner, Yan    "Turmoil"

Finest Dearest    "Finest Dearest" (2x10")

Blatz    "Cheaper Than The Beer"
Capitalist Casualties / Lack Of Interest    "Capitalist Casualties / Lack Of Interest"
Damages    "Love's Labor"
Drainland / Enabler    "Drainland / Enabler"
Filth    "Live The Chaos"
Grin And Bear It    "Grin And Bear It"
Holy Fever    "Holy Fever"
Incendiary / Xibalba    "Incendiary / Xibalba"
La Corde / Cat Party    "La Corde / Cat Party"
Liles, Andrew    "Honey Monster"
Rise & Fall    "Deciever"
SONOIO    "Scientist"
Straight No Chaser    "Straight No Chaser"
Super Ape    "Dar Party Hausen / Garfunkel"
Tall Black Guy    "Mini Therapy Chops (45RPM)"
Traveling    "End Of The Summer"
Troubled Coast    "I've Been Thinking About Leaving You"
Truth Inside    "Best Times"
Zig Zags    "Scavenger"

Bonobo "Black Sands Remixes"
Butane "Little Helpers Vol. 1"
Death in June "Take Care Hummingbird (Import 2CD)"
Dozer "In The Tail..."
Goatwhore "Blood For..."
Maker "Mirrors"
Orange Goblin "Eulogy For..."
Pallbearer "Sorrow And Extinction"
Sutcliffe Jugend "With Ex"
T.O.M.B. "Uag"
Various Artists "Robots Pres We Are Opilec (2CD)"
Witch Mountain "South Of Salem (/1000)"

ANP Quarterly V2#6 (FREE Magazine While They Last)
Building A Better Robot (Book)
Hardcore ABS
Maximum R'N'R #346
Partisan #1
Wire #337


Ides Of Gemini / Vermapyre 12"
(Magic Bullet)
Vermapyre as you might remember from my review of their split 7" with Japan's Parasite, is a mysterious black metal band from France & Belguim, which is the latest side project outlet for Dwid Hellion of Integrity fame. The sound is more streamlined here then on the 7", this time Vermapyre concentrates more so on feedback & reverb driven noise with sparse drums slightly peppered with just a dash of black metal elements for flavor and esthetic appeal.
Ides Of Gemini are the real stand out on this record. These guys are a two piece from Los Angeles. The two songs presented here, "Martyrium of the Hippolyt," & "Constantinople" are hauntingly beautiful. A rich guitar tone, slow pacing and a ghostly  vocal approach. They've definitely found the perfect home for their full length that comes out in late May on Neurot Recordings.
[Reviewer: Josh]

Side note:Ten years ago, did anyone listening to the piles of screamo being released on Magic Bullet ever think that Charles Manson would ever be on that roster? I sure didn't. [Josh]

Damien Jurado Maraqopa CD/LP
(Secretly Canadian)
Damien Jurado and producer Richard Swift team up once again on the new full length album, Maraqopa. In the 15th year of his career, it is evident that Jurado knows exactly what he is doing when it comes to making wonderful music. Maraqopa begins with ‘Nothing Is The News’ a psychedelic-blues jam, filled with echoing and abstract sounds contributing to an almost ‘classic rock’ tune. The album gets progressively less chaotic, as Jurado reverts to simple yet soulful folk songs that sound truly American. His gentle voice and powerful lyrical content seem to pull you deeper and deeper into a desolate landscape where life is simple; a reminder of a time that has long since passed. Songs ‘Reel to Reel’, ‘Working Title’, and ‘Mountains Still Asleep’ are especially wonderful, although Maraqopa is best listened to from start to finish; it has incredible replay value. Damien Jurado releases Maraqopa, his tenth studio album, on February 21st.
[Reviewer: Kyle]

Moholy-Nagy Like Mirage CD/LP
 (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
With members from groups like Tarentel and The Drift, this San Francisco/Berlin trio’s gorgeous experimental and instrumental landscapes are to be expected. The synthesizer line creates a rich, warm and radiant atmosphere throughout, as if it represents the varying skies throughout the day. The additional instruments really help bring the ambience together: for example, the acoustic guitar radiates like both the Sun (“Sunday Brunch”) and the Moon (“Nightjar.”) Also, the resonant piano plays a vital role right from the start to complement the glowing synth on “Tears Of The Prophet.” On later songs like “Seagulls” and “Astronomy Is A Natural Science,” it especially dramatizes the feeling of gazing at an eternity-stretching sky. Thankfully, this is not merely a chill-out record, as songs like “Brute Neighbors” and “Homeless Comet” have a more mechanical ambience that sounds reminiscent of earlier electronic/Krautrock styles.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Friday, February 10, 2012

10th Of February 2012 Update

10th Of February 2012 Update 
of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
12XU (One Two XU)    "Les Grandes Marees (OBI Strip)"
A Place To Bury Strangers    "Onwards To The Wall (+ D/L)"
Alcest    "Le Soyages De L'Ame (Gatefold)"
Bardo Pond / Carlton Melton    "Split (Fallen Far Out Found Feasting In Palace)"
Bikini Kill    "Reject All American (+ D/L)"
Blues Control / Laraaji    "RVNG FRKWYS Vol. 8"
Burnt Friedman    "Bokoboko (2LP)"
Caspian    "Live At Old South Church"
Cloud Nothings    "Attack On Memory (+ D/L)"
Dispatch    "Who Are We Living For?"
Flaming Lips, The    "Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (Featuring The Absolute Sounds Of The Flaming Lips) (2012 Reissue)"
Flaming Lips, The    "Clouds Taste Metallic (2012 Reissue)"
Flaming Lips, The    "Hit To Death In The Future Head (2012 Reissue)"
Flower Travellin' Band    "Anywhere (180 Gram)"
Goatwhore    "Blood For The Master (Gatefold)"
Graveyard    "The Altar Of Sculpted Skulls"
Green, Colleen    "Milo Goes To Compton. (+ D/L)"
Guelewar    "Touki Ba Banjul: Acid Trip From Banjul To Dakar (Cambian Funk Reissue 70s-80s)"
Happy Ending    "Have A Nice Day! (+ CD)"
Hause, Dave    "Resolutions"
Hooded Menace / Horse Latitudes    "Hooded Menace / Horse Latitudes"
Islands    "A Sleep & A Forgetting (+ CD)"
Loops Of Your Heart    "And Never Ending Nights (180 Gram /500 + CD)"
Michaelson, Ingrid    "Human Again"
Miles, Wymond    "Earth Has Doors (+ D/L)"
Moore (Steve) / Majeure    "Brainstorm (Ltd. Ed. /1000 + D/L)"
Naujoks, Christian    "True Life / In Flames"
Neung Phak    "Neung Phak"
Neurosis    "Souls At Zero (2012 Reissue)"
Neurosis    "Enemy Of The Sun (2012 Reissue)"
O'Rourke, Jim    "Old News #7"
Owen    "No Good For No One Now (+ D/L)"
Phantom Family Halo, The    "When I Fall Out"
Pink Floyd    "Wish You Were Here (180 Gram + D/L + Poster; Black Bag Edition)"
Pulp    "The Demos (1981-1984)"
Shearwater    "Winged Life (+ D/L)"
Shearwater    "Animal Joy (+ D/L)"
Sleigh Bells    "Reign Of Terror (Gatefold + Lots of 12x12 Cards)"
Strawberry Path (Jimmy & Hiro)    "When The Raven Has Come To The Earth (180 Gram)"
Swell Maps    "… In "Jane From Occupied Europe" (+ D/L)"
Swell Maps    "A Trip To Marineville (+ D/L + 7")"
Tennis    "Young & Old (Black Sticker)"
Thieves Like Us    "Berlin Alex (+ D/L)"
To Live And Shave In L.A.    "The Cortege "
Tronics    "Love Backed By Force (+ D/L)"
Turman, Robert    "Flux "
Twilight Sad, The    "No One Can Ever Know (+ D/L)"
Useless Eaters    "C'Est Bon!"
Van Etten, Sharon    "Tramp (+ D/L)" [Our first copies come with a bonus 7" and poster - get 'em whilst you can]
Vanishing Lepers    "Vanishing Lepers"
Various Artists    "Voguing And The House Ballroom Scene Of New York City 1976-96 Volume One (2LP + Junior Vasquez Mix CD)"
Various Artists    "Voguing And The House Ballroom Scene Of New York City 1976-96 Volume Two (2LP)"
Windy And Carl    "We Will Always Be"
Young Magic    "Melt (+ D/L)"

Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
Mr. Complex    "Swiss Chocolate Cake (+ USB Drive)"
Parker, Lewis    "Shark"
Pusha T    "Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray (2LP Gatefold)"
Various Artists    "All The Breaks Vol. 2 (100 Breaks)"
YU    "The Earn (2LP /500)"

Electronic 12"s & LPs
Ernestus, Mark / Djery Djery / Mbene Diatta Seck    "Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh / Dub Dafa Nekh"
Hobo    "Iron Triangle (2x12")"
Justice    "On'N'On / Canon EP"
Pitchben    "Stand Up"
Prinzhorn Dance School    "Classy Class (+ D/L)"
Talabot, John    "Fin (+ CD)"
Terranova    "Hotel Amour (+ CD)"

Justice    "On'N'On (+ D/L) "
Mize, Cheyenne Marie    "We Don't Need "

Akron/Family    "Everyone Is Guilty"
Apse    "3.1"
Bad Brains    "1981 171A Sessions (Unofficial)"
Callers & Delicate Steve    "Further Out / Perfect Pairs"
Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw Poetic    "Kilawatt V1.5 (Deluxe/Expanded Ed. + CD)"
Lau, Eric & Guilty Simpson    "The Mission / (Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix)"
Mount Eerie    "Distorted Cymbals"
Useless Eaters    "Sucked In"
War On Drugs, The    "Come To The City"
White, Jack      "Love Interruption / Machine Gun Silhouette"
Whore Paint    "Whore Paint"

Currensy & Sean O'Connel...
Embalmed (Mexico) "Exalt The Imperial Beast"
Midnight "Satanic Royalty"
Mitochondrian "Parasignosis"
Oval "OvalDNA (CD/DVD)"
Porter Ricks "Biokinetics"
Sanguis Imperem "In Glory We March"
Speedwolf "Ride With Death"
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill "Too Big..."
Sharon Van Etten "Tramp"
Various Artists    "Voguing And The House Ballroom Scene Of New York City 1976-96"
Vladimirs "Late Hours"

Wax Poetics #50 (Prince/Frank Ocean)


Sandro Perri Impossible Spaces LP/CD
Hailing from Toronto, Perri has been musically active for over a decade. One of his older projects is Polmo Polpo, which focuses on wildly experimental ambient compositions. On Impossible Spaces, his second full-length using his real name, he sounds a lot more traditional and folksy than he did on his previous work. However, there’s no shortage of creativity and post-rock adventure (in addition to performing the vocals, guitar, synth, and most of the drums and percussion himself, Perri wrote, recorded, produced, and even created the artwork for the record.) Trying to describe this album to the unfamiliar is no easy feat: there are so many layers and varying paths throughout that it takes multiple listens to really appreciate it all. It’s a great example of a musician using his guitar to paint a canvas with an amazing variety of brushstrokes, expressing a number of emotions. For example, “How Will I?” focuses on the loss of his friend and collaborator Jordan Somers, but instead of wallowing in sorrow, Perri finds solace in his memories and proclaims "hand in my hand, shoulder to shoulder / today, it looks like love is bolder."
[Reviewer: Mark]

Versis Illcandescent CD
(The Beat Down)
Hip Hop artist, Versis, emerges from the California underground with his first LP, Illcandescent.  At just 19 years of age, his lyrical content is mature, mellow, and reflects the cool California living. Versis has a voice and flow very similar to Blu, but has fresh ideas built-in into a soulful sound.  A blend of Blues, Jazz, and Hip Hop, Illcandescent is an album that ensures easy listening. This 14 track album has incredibly impressive production, from ‘Spittin’ in the Wind’ featuring one of Europe’s top producers, fLako; to the always impressive Exile, on ‘Life Story’. Versis released Illcandescent in 2010, and since then, his highly underrated album has been floating around the underground, waiting for you to get your copy.
[Reviewer: Kyle]

Whore Paint Menarchy 7"
(Anchor Brain Records)
Last week I was lucky enough to catch the full Saturday line up of Ladyfest Boston. The biggest standout of the day (besides Sick Fix who if you haven't seen, make it a point to do so) was Whore Paint. A Providence, RI all-girl three piece. Noisy swirling guitar parts played through an array of effects pedals and two amps to make up for the lack of a bass player backed by a muddy thudding drumbeat. Singer Reba, delivers a soulful vocal mix ranging from softly whispered to banshee wailing and everything in between. I'm pretty sure this record is on 180 gram too, which is awesome cause this is going to get a lot of plays from me!
[Reviewer: Josh]

RSR012 Call It Arson "Animal Strings" LP

RSR012 Call It Arson "Animal Strings" 
150-Gram Gate-fold LP
Official Release Date: February 21, 2012
Taking Pre-Orders NOW!

Call It Arson has recently gotten back together and hit the studio to record new material for an upcoming record. We're happy to offer you for the first time on vinyl one of the best albums ever released by a Connecticut band. Animal Strings is the twelfth Redscroll Records release and was originally released on compact disc in 2006 by Killnormal Records. This 150-gram LP version comes in a high quality gate-fold cover and includes a download card featuring a bonus remix by Mansuit of the song "Murder My Nightmares" from The Friend for Life EP (2002). This LP is limited to just 500 copies total.

For those unfamiliar, Call It Arson is an indie folk rock band with a wide range of influences. Just check out the videos below.

The price of the record is $14.97 and shipping anywhere in the US is $4 via USPS Media Mail.

[International Buyers should contact us ahead for a quote on shipping.]

We're taking orders on these now and they will ship out to you on 
Friday, February 17th.  They'll be available in store starting on the 21st.

Friday, February 3, 2012

3rd Of February 2012 Update

3rd Of February 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Alkaline Trio    "Goddamnit"
Ambarchi, Oren / O'Rourke, Jim / Haino, Keiji    "Imikuzushi (2LP Gatefold)"
Battles    "Dross Glop 1"
Bayside    "Acoustic"
Between The Buried And Me    "Between The Buried And Me"
Birthday Party    "Peel Sessions"
Black Flag    "First Four Years"
Blood For Blood    "Spit My Last Breath"
Bolt Thrower    "Honour Valour Pride (2012 Reissue)"
Bolt Thrower    "Those Once Loyal (2012 Reissue)"
Bolt Thrower    "Mercenary (2012 Reissue)"
Caravels / Gifts From Enola    "Well Worn"
Caretaker    "Patience (After Sebald)"
Cocteau Twins    "Stars And Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990) (2LP Gatefold)"
Cohen, Leonard    "Old Ideas (180 Gram + CD)"
Cruise Family    "We're In Heaven"
Deftones    "Saturday Night Wrist (Rerelease)"
Dispatch    "Four Day Trials"
Doozer, The    "Keep It Together"
Electric Wizard    "Come My Fanatics"
First Aid Kit    "The Lion's Roar (180 Gram + D/L)"
Fucked Up    "Year Of The Tiger (+ D/L)"
Golden Calves    "Golden Calves Money Band LP + Century Band 12" (Pre-Wooden Wand 1996)"
Gotan Project    "La Revancha Del Tango (2LP)"
Hit The Lights    "Invicta (+ D/L)"
Hospitals, The    "The Hospitals"
House Of Low Culture    "Poisoned Soil "
Iron Lung    "Sexless // No Sex"
Johnson, Robert    "The Complete Collection"
Kimono Draggin'     "Kimono Gold"
King Khan & BBQ    "The King Kahn & BBQ Show"
Kweller, Ben    "Go Fly A Kite (Deluxe Diorama Package 180 Gram + CD)"
Ladytron    "Witching Hour (Ltd. Ed. Red Vinyl)"
Lanegan Band, Mark    "Blues Funeral (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl + D/L)"
Led Zeppelin    "BBC Sessions (Fanclub Edition)"
Lilacs & Champagne    "Lilacs & Champagne (Ltd. Ed. + D/L; The Producing Team Behind Grails)"
Lonely Forest, The    "Arrows"
Make Do And Mend    "Part And Parcel"
Morgan, Neal    "In The Yard (+ D/L)"
Of Montreal    "Paralytic Stalks (Deluxe Ed. Gatefold 2LP Yellow Vinyl + D/L)"
Peaking Lights    "936 Remixed (Ital, Xander Harris, Innergaze, Cuticle)"
Perispirit    "Spiritual Church Movement"
Pink Floyd    "London 1966/1967"
Queens Of The Stone Age    "Vinyl Firsts, B-Sides & Remixes (Fanclub Edition; 2LP)"
Reggie And The Full Effect    "Greatest Hits '84 '87 (Ltd. Ed. White Vinyl)"
Rene, Wendy    "After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-65"
Residents, The    "Sonidos De La Noche: Coochie Brake (+ D/L)"
Royal Baths    "Better Luck Next Life (+ D/L)"
Schnauss, Ulrich & Mark Peters    "Underrated Silences (+CD)"
Schneider, Marc & Aera    "The Taylor & Smith EP"
St. Vincent    "Actor (+ D/L)"
Sunn O)))    "00 Void (2xLP Finally On Vinyl; Originally Recorded In 2000 On 2" Tape)"
Trailer Trash Tracys    "Ester (180 Gram + D/L)"
Various Artists    "Michigan Meltdown: Post-Garage Pandemonium And Pre-Punk Fuzz Freaks From The Mitten State's Milken Era (Astaroth, Air, Master Danse, …)"
Various Artists    "We Are The Works In Progress (Four Tet, Karin Dreijer Andersson, Terry Riley, Blonde Redhead, Deerhunter, Liars, Broadcast…)"
Wiese, John    "GGA"
Witch Cross    "All That's Fit For Fighting (4LP Set)"
Womack, Bobby    "Facts Of Life (Reissue)"
Woollen Kits    "Woollen Kits (+ D/L)"

Electronic 12"s & LPs
Alfabet (Awanto3 & Tom Trago)    "Hell Of Samba / Too Shy"
Ango    "Another City Now (6 Track EP)"
Diplo Vs. Tiesto    "C'mon"
Duck Sauce    "Big Bad Wolf"
Exaltics, The Meets Gosub    "The Exaltics Meets Gosub (Part One)"
Fluxion    "Traces EP 1/3"
Gao, Mike    "Finest Ego: Faces 12" Series"
GB (Gifted & Blessed)    "7 In 24 / Dogon"
Gray, Chris    "Moonchildren / Go Away"
Joker    "On My Mind"
Jones, Lee    "The Moose Mingles EP"
Lonely C + Baby Prince    "Not So Lonely Remixes EP"
Machinedrum (AKA Tstewart)    "SXLND"
Madteo    "Bugler Gold Pt. 1"
MRSK    "Twirl / Pinkman"
Obsolete Music Technology    "Mmmmmusic / Distance"
Onra    "Chinoiseries Pt. 2"
Parker, Lewis    "Shark"
Pollyester    "Concierge D' Amour / Voices"
Regis    "Speak To Me / Model Friend"
Rrose    "Artificial Light (1969-1909)"
Rrritalin    "Nutter Magnet EP"
Sid Vaga    "Brazuca"
Svreca    "Obscur. Final (Remixes By Regis, Orphx, Silent Servant & Skirt)"
Tejada, John / Truncate (David Flores)    "Maximiliano / Veinticinco"
Toth, Andras    "Would U?"
Two Armadillos    "Golden Age Thinking Part 1 Of 3"
Unit Moebius Anonymous    "Permabu"
Various Artists    "A Tribute To Richard Polson (Surgeon, Oliver Ho, Regis, 65D Mavericks)"
Xosar    "Ghosthaus"

Husker Du    "Eight Miles High / Makes No Sense At All / Love Is All Around"

Black People    "Brain Wash / Fallen Down"
Code Orange Kids    "Cycles"
Colouride    "Amor Y Neon / Your Master Is Calling"
Creem    "Good Riddance / I Hate"
Doubledealer    "Whose World Is This"
End Of A Year / Shook Ones    "End Of A Year / Shook Ones"
Futility    "Forward / Deluge"
Gallows    "Death Is Birth"
Ivy League    "Ivy League"
Murder City Devils    "Every Day I Rise / Ball Busters In The Peanut Gallery"
Snake Oil    "Snake Oil"

Alcest "Les Voyages De L'Ame"
Current 93 "Thunder Perfect Mind (2CD Reissue)"
Del Rey, Lana "Born To Die"
Katy B "On A Mission"
Regis "1994-1996" (Slipcase)
Rene, Wendy "After Laughter Comes Rain..."
Timelords "History Of..."
Unthanks, The "The Songs Of Robert Wyatt..."
Void "Sessions..."

Radiohead "King Of Limbs: Live From The Basement" (Both the DVD and Blu-Ray Versions)

Savage Damage Digest Issue #2
Tape Op Issue #87

 Co La Daydream Repeater LP

(NNA Tapes)
NNA Tapes has developed a good and respectable reputation off of releaseing a nice variety of left of center synth oriented (and many very droney) music. The variety hasn't quite reached the level where I would have expected this release however. Co La has a very sample heavy and constructed album (closer to plunderphonic stuff than mashups - not that those aren't related to each other) here.  It's fun and quirky and nostalgic (many Motown and roots reggae sounding samples) and entirely danceable at times and serenely chill at others. Looping rhythms.
[Reviewer: Rick]

Creem Good Riddance / I Hate You 7" 

(Katorga Works)
Creem is a pissed off hardcore band from New York that is shooting for an 80s Boston (Jerry's Kids / SSD / Last Rites) sound and manages to hit the nail on the head straight down to the low recording quality, which is probably what separates them from the other modern bands doing the style, like COA. Two short songs that will make you want to stomp around, throw beverages and punch a stranger in a cramped BO smelling basement. Featuring members of Natural Law & Nomos, these guys know how to channel the "mysterious guy" aesthetic with blank labels and the absence of a lyric/info sheet. This is the second press (small hole, new cover).
[Reviewer: Josh]

Machinedrum Room(s) CD/LP

(Planet Mu)
Producer/musician Travis Stewart constructs some very trippy, abstract and elaborate IDM landscapes on this record. Generous helpings of scattered hip-hop beats, hypnotic vocal samples and all sorts of spacey electronic bursts provide an intoxicating experience throughout. “Sacred Frequency” is an instant standout with its ultra-tight, infectious beat pattern splashed with endless electronic glissandos that sound like shooting stars. Stewart is very effective at manipulating sample loops: for example, “Come1,” “The Statue” and “Door(s)” all utilize invigorating keyboard patterns that sound perfect for jaunting through an old-school video game world. The closing track “Where Did We Go Wrong?” provides a surprising finale, with the beats replaced with a cascade of soft white noise and celestial ambience. I should probably listen to this record before going to sleep; it might just spawn some new dream worlds.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Meet Kyle, The Intern

Meet Kyle, The Intern
Hello! I'm Kyle Barry, Redscroll Records' new intern. I am a senior at Quinnipiac University, major in Media Studies, minor in Music. I'm an aspiring music producer planning to get into the music industry after graduation, and Redscroll Records has provided me with the perfect opportunity to further my knowledge on the industry, and help me meet my Media Studies requirements. You will be hearing lots more from me with new album reviews and artist spotlights. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ladyfest Weekend

LADYFEST Is This Weekend!
We'll be in Boston on Saturday (Saturday only) for Ladyfest with thousands of 7"s. If you are going to be at Ladyfest and want us to bring something for you specifically that is not a 7" please drop us a line (email or phone or message in a bottle or... probably just email or phone really) and we'll bring it with us. Otherwise, it will be a fine time to check out what we've got in the 7" variety.
You can check out all the information on the blog or facebook pages.  There are tons of bands and workshops (click on the above image to enlarge - the blog also has a full line up and a couple more posters too).

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