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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.

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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

New Dark Time Sunshine CD + 7″ + FREE Fake Four CD!

New Dark Time Sunshine CD + 7″ + FREE Fake Four CD!

Onry Ozzborn (of Grayskul & Oldominion) and Zavala (responsible for beats on Sleep’s Hesitation Wounds & Christopher albums) are Dark Time Sunshine, and have dropped a new album on Fake Four Records called “Vessel”. The record features appearances by Aesop Rock, P.O.S., Solillaquists of Sound, Qwel, and Ceschi Ramos.


You can read more about the album and purchase the CD from SFRstore here:
http://www.strangefamousrecords.com/store/dark-time-sunshine-vessel-cd-p-384.html

SFRstore has also gotten its hands on a very small amount of limited edition Dark Time Sunshine 7-inch vinyl, featuring 2 songs not available on the Vessel album, “Adultland” and “Oh But Of Course”, both with Onry on the rhymes and Zavala on the beat. Click here to get yours while they last!

Also, while supplies last, any Fake Four release purchased at SFRstore will come with a FREE Fake Four CD sampler, featuring songs from all the artists on the label roster. Tracklisting and a list of eligible products below:


#1 Common Grackle – The Great Depression (ft. Ceschi)
#2 David Ramos & Max Health – Interlude 1
#3 Sole and the Skyrider Band – Longshots
#4 Electric President – Elegant Disasters
#5 Dark Time Sunshine – Run
#6 Cars & Trains – Intimidated By Silence
#7 Ron Contour & Factor – Glad
#8 Consulate General – On The Run
#9 Ceschi – No New York (ft. Astronautalis)
#10 Derby L – Race Crane
#11 MiC K!NG & Chum – About Time
#12 David Ramos – Inhale
#13 Noah 23 – Bright Green Laces
#14 Factor ft. Myka 9 – Thats How I Feel About It
#15 Deadpan Darling – (We Dont Care If You) Dance Song
#16 Awol One & Factor – Sunset Sandwich

Purchase any of the following titles and receive a free FF CD Sampler:

Dark Time Sunshine – Vessels CD
Dark Time Sunshine – “Adultland” b/w “Oh But Of Course” 7″ Vinyl
Sole & The Skyrider Band – Plastique CD
Sole & The Skyrider Band – Battlefields EP Vinyl

Jun 11

New Sage Francis Video for “Best of Times”!

New Sage Francis Video for “Best of Times”!

“Best of Times” is the second single from the new Sage Francis album, LI(F)E. Co-written by Sage and French composer Yann Tiersen, who is best known for the Amelie soundtrack, with Brian Deck, who has worked with Iron & Wine and Modest Mouse, tackling production duties. “Best of Times” is an emotionally driven track that builds from minimalist ambient to a soaring live band atmosphere with Francis delivering autobiographical rhymes.

Check out the new video for “Best of Times”:

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“Best of Times”
Directed by Kyle Harbaugh
Shot by Hanu Brown-Eagle
Animation and fancy post-editing by Scott Reece

PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO ONLINE WHEREVER YOU CAN!

Right click here and ’save as’ to download your FREE mp3 of “Best of Times”!

Click here to read Sage’s blog on the creation of the song, plus a transcript of the lyrics!

Exclusive SFRstore package deals for both the CD & Vinyl versions of LI(F)E are available now here!

Jun 10

Sage Francis’ “LI(F)E” is Available Now!

Sage Francis’ “LI(F)E” is Available Now!

Sage’s new album, “LI(F)E”, is now officially out! Three exclusive SFRstore.com packages for the new album are available now!

*CD BASIC package $14.99
-Sage “Li(f)e” CD
-16 page lyric booklet
-Li(f)e button
-SFR sticker


*CD DELUXE package $19.99

-Sage “Li(f)e” CD
-Li(f)e poster
-Li(f)e button
-16 page lyric booklet
-SFR roster poster
-SFR sticker

*Double vinyl LP package $19.99

-Sage “Li(f)e” Double Vinyl LP
-Free digital download of the album (download card within the LP)
-Li(f)e poster
-Li(f)e button
-SFR roster poster
-SFR sticker

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 “André 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.

THE MUSIC

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.

THE TOUR

Francis will be embarking on a North American tour beginning with B. Dolan and Free Moral Agents starting this May. Click here for tour dates.

May 02

FREE MP3! Sage Francis “Best of Times” from his new LP LI(F)E!

FREE MP3! Sage Francis “Best of Times” from his new LP LI(F)E!

“Best of Times” is the second single from the new Sage Francis album, LI(F)E. Co-written by Sage and French composer Yann Tiersen, who is best known for the Amelie soundtrack, with Brian Deck, who has worked with Iron & Wine and Modest Mouse, tackling production duties.  “Best of Times” is an emotionally driven track that builds from minimalist ambient to a soaring live band atmosphere with Francis delivering autobiographical rhymes.

LI(F)E drops May 11! Pre-order your copy now on CD & Vinyl at LifeIsJustALie.com.

Right click here and ’save as’ to download your FREE mp3 of “Best of Times”!

Photo of Sage by Anthony St. James.

Apr 14

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” T-Shirts & Zip Hoodies SHIPPING NOW!

Sage Francis “LI(F)E” T-Shirts & Zip Hoodies SHIPPING NOW!

Two SFRstore exclusive designs are now available now!

The official Strange Famous version of Sage’s “Li(f)e” album cover T-Shirt! $14.99

Featuring artwork by Shepard Fairey on the front, with the text “It was the best of times… It was the end of times” and the “Li(f)e” logo on back.

Available in Mens’ sizes S-XXL

Printed on black Gildan shirts by ClassSick Custom in Pawtucket, RI.

The official zip hoodie of the “Li(f)e On The Road” Tour 2010
$34.99

Commemorating the upcoming tour featuring Sage Francis, B. Dolan, and Free Moral Agents!
Zip Hoodie has “LI(F)E” printed over the front chest, positioned so that when unzipped, the hoodie reads “LI E”!

The back of the hoodie features a list of tour dates in a frame constructed from elements of Shepard Fairey’s album artwork.

Available in Mens’ sizes S-XXL

Printed on black Gildan zip hoodies by ClassSick Custom in Pawtucket, RI.

Mar 16

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