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2MEX’s My Fanbase Will Destroy You CD is Available Now! FREE MP3!

2MEX’s My Fanbase Will Destroy You CD is Available Now! FREE MP3!

Legendary Los Angeles underground hip hop veteran 2MEX has broken his silence, returning from hiatus with the ultimate 2Mex album: My Fanbase Will Destroy You.

Click here for the SFRstore EXCLUSIVE  My Fanbase Will Destroy You
!
Orders placed at SFRstore are shipping now. The album will be in stores and at digital sites everywhere on October 26.

The record features 2Mex in the finest hour of his storied 15-year career. Over fifteen tracks, the gifted emcee showcases his charismatic, versatile flow, delivering razor-sharp observations and a signature lyrical wit over a varied selection ground-shaking and groundbreaking sounds from underground hip hop’s finest beatmakers. Appearances and production are contributed by Murs (Felt, Living Legends), Prince Po (Organized Konfusion), Busdriver, Ikey Owens (The Mars Volta), Ceschi, and many more. The album includes the lead single “Dead Hand Control”, produced by Owens and Deeskee (Shapeshifters).

Click here for your FREE DOWNLOAD of the first single “Dead Hand Control” featuring Maney Wilson, produced by Ikey Owens & Deeskee!

2Mex is infamous for keeping his fanbase satiated with an almost constant flood of releases, both as a solo artist and with his acclaimed group projects (including the seminal indie rap collective Visonaries and Look Daggers, his collaboration with Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta). My Fanbase Will Destroy You, however, took two years to create, and that extended period yielded a record that represents his multi-faceted skills in the most comprehensive and precise manner yet.

A break of this length was an astounding accomplishment for a man who is possibly the most prolific underground rapper ever, with over 35 CD releases in his catalog and too many guest appearances to count. The newly-discovered sense of focus for one project came about in part due to a discussion with Strange Famous Records label boss Sage Francis (a prolific underground legend in his own right), who signed 2Mex in 2008:
“One caveat of the deal was established from the start: this has to be the quintessential 2Mex album,” says Francis. “The best of the best. It will be the next level record. The ceiling breaker. It will be the only 2Mex album that is released in the year that it comes out.”

And so began the journey that led to classic-quality tracks such as the first single “Dead Hand Control,” the anthemic return-to-form pledge of allegiance “Back”, and the introspective “I Just Didn’t Know” (featuring Returners bandmate Stacey Dee). Organized Konfusion’s Prince Po shows up on “What You Know About,” a dedication to the under-the-radar greats that influenced a generation of hip hop. The strain of maintaining fulfilling, lasting relationships in the 21st century comes under scrutiny as 2Mex trades verses with Living Legends homie Murs on “Rollercoaster.” The subsonic bass crunch of “Press Your Luck” brings the new sound of underground Los Angeles to the indie rap masses.

As for the title of the record, 2Mex explains that it is exactly what it seems, a direct dedication to his supporters for the strength and love they have shown him throughout his career: “There’s a small contingency of hardcore fans that have kept me alive, kept my rent paid,” he says. “This record was made for them, for those who have believed, the people that have rolled with me forever, the ones with ’2Mex’ tattooed on their body. I truly believe in them as much as they believe in me, and this album is for them.”

The complete track listing for 2Mex’s My Fanbase Will Destroy You:

01 My Intro Won’t Destroy You
(produced by Busdriver)
02 Dead Hand Control feat. Maney Wilson
(produced by Ikey Owens & Deeskee)
03 Back
(produced by Deeskee)
04 What You Know About feat. Prince Po
(produced by Life Rexall)
05 Dead Deer Diary
(produced by Ceschi Ramos)
06 Rollercoaster feat. Murs & Ariano
(produced by LDONTHECUT)
07 The Fun In Funeral feat. Deeskee
(produced by Deeskee)
08 Bluetooth Cyborg
(produced by Busdriver)
09 Career Suicide For Dummies feat. Busdriver
(produced by Busdriver)
10 Surveillance
(produced by Ceschi Ramos)
11 Press Your Luck feat. Nobody
(produced by DJ Nobody)
12 Jolly Rancher feat. Verble & Maleko
(produced by Busdriver)
13 There’s A Way
(produced by Single Helix)
14 AFC West feat. Busdriver, Riddlore?, Ngafish, Shaheed, Akim, Ellay, Khule, Wreccless
(produced by Deeskee)
15 I Just Didn’t Know feat. Stacey Dee
(produced by Deeskee)

2MEX & FREE MORAL AGENTS ON TOUR THIS FALL!

A road warrior with over a decade of world tours under his belt, 2Mex will take My Fanbase Will Destroy You on the road this October on a trek that will find him reuniting with producer Ikey Owens and his band Free Moral Agents. Click here for tour dates and information.

***PRE ORDER SHIPPING INFORMATION***
Please read carefully! ALL pre orders will be held until the ship date. ALL other items in your shopping cart will also be held until the ship date. If you have items that you may want to receive sooner we suggest placing a separate order for those items.

Orders will ship on or before the release date of Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

Sep 28

Mac Lethal’s Love Potion 6 Available Now! An SFRstore Exclusive!

Mac Lethal’s Love Potion 6 Available Now! An SFRstore Exclusive!

An SFRStore exclusive: Love Potion 6 – Keep It Irish is the latest from Mac Lethal!

This 11-track disc is only available direct from Mac or here at Strange Famous! Limited to 500 copies, this collection won’t be released for digital download until all CDs have been sold, and only a small slice of that CD pie is up for grabs from SFR. Get yours now before they’re gone 4-eva.

Click here to order your copy.

Track Listing:
1. Irish Funeral
2. Neck Cracker
3. The Gas Station
4. Delusional
5. Rattlesnake vs. Mongoose
6. How to Build a Warhead
7. Godzirra
8. Toys
9. Mean Jab 2: Revolutions: The Unauthorized Prequel Version of the
Sequel UnCut Director’s 3D Deluxe Criterion Edition
10. Wooden Heart
11. Cover My Tracks

Sep 20

New Sage Francis Video for “Love The Lie” from LI(F)E!

New Sage Francis Video for “Love The Lie” from LI(F)E!

“Love the Lie”, the second video from the album “LI(F)E” by Sage Francis , is out now! The song is co-written by the late Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse. Many thanks to Jim Foltice for putting in the long hours to make this stop-motion video happen. ENJOY it and spread the love. Life. Love. GOD… Click here to check out the video for “Love The Lie”!

Also, available now: Sage Francis’ “Li(f)e” album, now on marbled red vinyl!
Limited to 500 copies, this collector’s version of the record comes SIGNED by Sage himself, and is only available at SFRstore.com. All copies of the DOUBLE Red Vinyl will come with Deluxe Package extras, including stickers, buttons, posters, and more! Plus, FREE digital download of the album (download card within the LP)!

Sep 09

New (Import Only!) dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip CD + Vinyl Available Now!

New (Import Only!) dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip CD + Vinyl Available Now!

The new dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip album! The record is unavailable in the U.S. and is an import-only item, but Dan & Pip were kind enough to send over a grip of copies of both the CD and Vinyl versions for us to sell here at SFRstore. The vinyl version comes with a CD of the album inside the cover! Get ‘em while they last.

Moving away from the ‘indie’ sound of their debut record, 2008′s ‘Angles‘, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip’s second album features a much more dance-oriented production. Spoken word poet-turned rapper Scroobius Pip’s completely unique lyrics and delivery are as present as they were on ‘Angles’, although Dan Le Sac’s production now has clear drum ‘n’ bass influences, and incorporates elements of dubstep and electro. ‘The Logic Of Chance’ is preceded by the single ‘Get Better’.

Tracklisting:

1. Sick Tonight
2. Five Minutes
3. Cauliflower
4. Great Britain
5. Get Better
6. Inert Explosions
7. Stake A Claim
8. Beat, The
9. Last Train Home
10. Snob
11. Cowboi

“The technical wizardry and backing beats on Logic Of Chance cannot be underestimated, they do more than back the ‘singer’, they enhance the album. Undeniably though what makes Logic.., as well as its predecessor, is the supreme brilliance of the lyrics. To compliment Pip (and misquote John Cusack), he is somewhat loquacious, garrulous, verbose and chatty……and God bless him for that. A true wordsmith with verbal dexterity, Scroobius Pip is a national treasure. The Logic Of Chance demands to be heard and placed immediately on repeat.” – ContactMusic.com

Dan & Pip’s SFR debut ‘Angles’ is now available on import-only VINYL! Click here to check it out.

Aug 04

El-P’s …Burninhellmegamixxx3 CD Available Now!

El-P’s …Burninhellmegamixxx3 CD Available Now!

El-P and Gold Dust proudly present El-P’s brand new instrumental record Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3! Another unique release in the artist’s catalog. In the tradition of Company Flow’s Little Johnny From The Hospitul (1998), El’s own Collecting The Kid (2005), and more recently Weareallgoingtoburninhellmeggamixxx2 (2007), Hell3 is a fully realized suite of instrumentals that continues to exemplify the producer’s versatile, otherworldly, futuristic and wholly original sonic worldview. Free track here.

Tracklisting
01. Take You Out At The Ball Game
02. Whores:The Movie
03. Meanstreak (In 3 Parts)
04. DMSC
05. Drunk With A Loaded Pistol
06. Time Won’t Tell
07. Secret Police Man’s Ball
08. I Got This (El-P Remix) Redux
09. Jump Fence, Run, Live
10. He Hit Her So She Left
11. Driving Down The Block (El-P Remix) Redux
12. Honda Redux
13. How To Serve Man (Stripped)
14. Contagious Snippet (Wilder Zoby Feat. El-P)
15. Eat My Garbage 2

Click here to get your copy!

Aug 01

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” Now Available on RED VINYL! Limited Edition!

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” Now Available on RED VINYL! Limited Edition!

An SFRstore EXCLUSIVE! Sage Francis’ “Li(f)e” album, now on marbled red vinyl! Limited to 500 copies, this collector’s version of the record comes SIGNED by Sage himself, and is only available at SFRstore.com.

All copies will come with Deluxe Package extras, including Sage posters, buttons, stickers, and more!

Click here for more photos!

The new album Li(f)e by hip hop iconoclast Sage Francis is an impassioned and timely critique of cultural hypocrisy and organized religion. The record’s cover art has been created by renowned artist and illustrator Shepard Fairey who first gained notoriety with his Andre the Giant street art and later with his iconic Obama ‘Hope’ poster. For the cover of Li(f)e Fairey has employed his distinctive agitprop style to create a suitably provocative image of an unwavering and winged Francis caught in the crosshairs as flames rise beneath him.

*Double vinyl LP package
-Free digital download of the album (download card within the LP)
-Limited edition marbled red vinyl!
-SIGNED by Sage Francis
-Li(f)e poster
-Li(f)e button
-SFR roster poster
-SFR sticker
Click here to purchase!

Musically Li(f)e is refreshingly unique. Francis biting and sardonic wordplay now further empowered by talented musicians including producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine) and Jim Becker and Tim Rutili of acclaimed Chicago outfit Califone.

Francis has also enlisted a roster of uniquely talented songwriters including ex Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle, Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie, Tim Fite, members of Calexico, DeVotchKa, and Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse each of whose compositions were then interpreted by Francis and the band. The result is a challenging and defiantly honest new album from an ever evolving artist.

Jul 27

Tons of Sage Francis LI(F)E Gear for Men & Women In Stock Now!

Tons of Sage Francis LI(F)E Gear for Men & Women In Stock Now!

The US leg of Sage Francis’ LI(F)E On The Road Tour has come to an end. Sad that you missed it and couldn’t get your hands on the latest Sage gear? Regretting your decision to splurge on that last overpriced cranberry juice at the bar instead of copping that t-shirt you had your eye on? SFRstore has you covered.

We now have in stock a large selection of Sage Francis “LI(F)E” gear, as well as t-shirts from tourmate B. Dolan. Check out the product pages below and take advantage of your second chance to cop the merch you missed.

[Click on the picture or product name to take you to the product page with full description and larger images]

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” Album Cover T-Shirt (Mens)

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” Album Cover T-Shirt (Womens)

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” Diamond Logo T-Shirt

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” Red T-Shirt (LIMITED EDITION!)

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” Purple T-Shirt (Womens)

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” Black Zip Hoodie
Available in Tour and Non-Tour versions

B. Dolan “Fallen House” Brown T-Shirt

B. Dolan “Fallen House” Black T-Shirt

B. Dolan “Earthmovers” T-Shirt

Jun 30

Limited Edition FREE MORAL AGENTS CD + 10″ Vinyl Available Now!

Limited Edition FREE MORAL AGENTS CD + 10″ Vinyl Available Now!

An SFRstore exclusive! New releases from Free Moral Agents, the Ikey Owens (Mars Volta)-led band that opened for, and backed up, Sage Francis on the Li(f)e On The Road US Tour. You won’t find these anywhere else, so grab ‘em here before they’re gone. Ikey & company were good enough to give us a very limited number to sell on the site.

Free Moral Agents – Live At The Prospector CD

This is a live, (formerly) tour-only CD packaged in individually hand-stamped recycled sleeves. Here’s a description of the record from Ikey himself:

“this recording was in 2004 at the Prospector in Long Beach. i felt like the band was finally starting to come together. after 2 years of searching for a sound we were finally able to start to define who we are.”

More details and a tracklisting can be found on the product page here.

Free Moral Agents – North Is Red 10″ Single

Limited to 500 copies, the “North Is Red” 10″ single features the title track on side A, and a remix by Tony Allen (Fela Kuti, The Good The Bad & The Queen) on side B. Check out the product page for a review and more details.

If you missed the tour and aren’t familiar with the Free Moral Agents yet, you can check out their MySpace page here or peep the live video for “North Is Red” here.

Jun 12

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Sage Francis "Copper Gone" T-SHIRTS are ON SALE NOW thru Jan 1! All styles are available for MEN & WOMEN! Check out the entire selection here.

Sage Francis "Copper Gone" HOODIES are ON SALE NOW thru Jan 1! Available in Full Zip & Pullover styles here.

SFRstore EXCLUSIVE! Prolyphic & Buddy Peace Limited Edition, Tri-Colored, Hand-Screenprinted 7-inch Vinyl! Features Sage Francis & Metermaids. See all available options here.

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