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3 New SFR Zip Hoodies! ALL SIZES BACK IN STOCK!

3 New SFR Zip Hoodies! ALL SIZES BACK IN STOCK!

Three brand new SFR Zip Hoodies to help you rep while you combat the cold! The “Strange Famous” Old English design (courtesy of ClassSick Custom) comes in both Black and Grey, while the “Strange Femme” Womens’ design (the handiwork of Irena Girlbot) is printed on Red American Apparel sweatshirts.

Click here for the MENS’ BLACK ZIP HOODIE

Click here for the MENS’ GREY ZIP HOODIE

Click here for the WOMENS’ RED ZIP HOODIE

Plus, a brand new SFR Logo T-Shirt at a recession-friendly price of only $13.99! Navy tees with a Burnt Sienna logo.

Click here for the new SFR LOGO T-SHIRT

Jan 04

Awol One & Ecid Available Now + FREE DOWNLOAD!

Awol One & Ecid Available Now + FREE DOWNLOAD!

SFRStore has an exclusive package available now for the new album from West Coast underground vet Awol One and Fill-In-The-Breaks producer Ecid, including a free download of the first single, “Bullet Teeth”!

Each package will come with an exclusive poster, sticker, and button (while supplies last)!

Click here for your FREE DOWNLOAD!

Click here to pre-order your copy of the album!

Who are Awol One and Ecid? Are they shape-shifting heroes from hiphop’s distant past sent back to the future? Are they animal poets trapped in a shell of b-boy bodies? Are they MTV reality show robots in training? Are they skeleton monsters? Are they made of flesh or circuits?

No one is exactly sure what they are, they just are…

While touring the Midwest years ago – Los Angeles MC/Artist Tony aka Awol One and Minneapolis MC/Producer Jason aka Ecid began building the foundation for a classic collaboration between two of indie-hiphop’s most unpredictable talents and original voices.

Two years and many L.A. / Minneapolis flights later they have constructed a cohesive album built on label Fill In The Breaks trademark production and balanced by Awol and Ecid’s knack for witty sarcasm and melodic hooks. Like too many forced and ill planned collaborations before them, this new duo had no intentions of just running through the motions – they wanted to make an unapologetic, raw and focused record.

From the first horn stab on the opening track “Root For The Villain”, to the epic posse-cut “Calm Down” and the sure-fire anthem “Clever Marketing”, one thing is for sure –

Awol One and Ecid are…

Tracklisting:

01 – Root For The Villain

02 – Dangertainment

03 – Skeleton & Fresh

04 – Bullet Teeth

05 – Calm Down (feat. Optix16, Jordan Miché, & Cadaver)

06 – Moving On (feat. Capaciti)

07 – Selling Out For The Sport

08 – Staring Death In The Bulls Eye (feat. Gel Roc)

09 – Thanks A Million (feat. Impulse of Sector7G)

10 – Clever Marketing

11 – Outro

***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, January 12, 2010

Dec 17

SFR presents: Kurtis SP “No Passenger” AVAILABLE NOW!

SFR presents: Kurtis SP “No Passenger” AVAILABLE NOW!

No Passenger is the debut release from Australian producer Kurtis SP, the beatmaker behind Sage Francis’ “Hell Of A Year.” Weaving hundreds of disparate samples, along with touches of live instrumentation, into a thoughtful and evocative tapestry, No Passenger is ntrospective and melancholy, yet positive and hopeful.

Available now from SFR as a digital download and a limited edition digipak CD!

Check out Kurtis’ official Australian label press release:

No Passenger, the debut release from Australian producer Kurtis SP, is the culmination of ten years’ development.  Kurtis first made a name for himself in the late 90s while playing drums in one of Australia’s first live hip hop groups, Shin-Ki-Row.  The Human Drum Machine (as he was once billed) was renowned for simulating the feel of programmed drums on a live kit.  Then, wanting the freedom to work independently, things took a turn, 180 degrees:  he sold off his drum kit, replaced it with an SP-12 and started programming chopped breaks to sound like live players.

Early experiments spawned an album’s worth of material (including the beat that later became Sage Francis’s “Hell Of A Year” (from Human The Death Dance), but something wasn’t quite right;  Kurtis scrapped the album, packed his bags and set off traveling, eventually landing in the UK. He picked up work at one of London’s biggest recording studios where he went on to engineer sessions for production legends Trevor Horn and Timbaland. But the big budget pop wasn’t tapping his buttons.  He longed for grit. He longed for 12 bit.

Back to the bedroom.  To the samplers.  To the records.  To vintage gear and instruments. To music with soul.

No Passenger weaves hundreds of disparate samples, along with touches of live instrumentation, into a thoughtful and evocative tapestry.  Introspective and melancholy, yet positive and hopeful, No Passenger is the soundtrack to loneliness and isolation, and to freedom and strength.

No Passenger is released in December 2009 on independent label Root and Stem, with US distribution through Strange Famous Records.

Tracklisting:

1 – Sleep-free
2 – When The Dust Settles
3 – Kent St
4 – More Soul
5 – The Lost Man
6 – Patience
7 – Rivotril
8 – Brown Out
9 – 11e
10 – El Trieste

Dec 01

SFR Holiday Sale 2009! ENDS DECEMBER 31!

SFR Holiday Sale 2009! ENDS DECEMBER 31!

SFRstore.com has dozens of deals to help take the bite out of holiday gift-giving this year. From CDs to T-Shirts and Hoodies to Vinyl and much more, there’s something for every indie music fan in your life! …plus, read to the end to find three special holiday gifts FREE from SFR!

ALL STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS CD TITLES $11.99 OR LESS!
Including 2009 releases from Sleep, Cecil Otter and Prayers For Atheists, as well as deep catalog titles from Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Prolyphic, and more!

TONS OF CLASSIC OLD SCHOOL & UNDERGROUND HIP HOP CDs $12.99 OR LESS!
From Atmosphere to Public Enemy, to new in-stock titles from Blakroc and Felt (Slug & Murs & Aesop Rock), to underground mainstays like Graymaker and Sole, SFR has something for every hip-hop fan at cheap prices. (CDs regularly priced $14.99-$16.99)

FREE REANIMATOR CD WITH ANY CD PURCHASE!
All CD purchases will come with a FREE Reanimator “Music to Slit Wrists By” CD and an SFR sticker!

VINYL SPECIALS!

The Ultimate SFR Vinyl Package!
only $34.99
– 1 Sage Francis – Human The Death Dance 2LP (SIGNED!)
– 1 Sage Francis – Personal Journals 2LP (SIGNED!)
– 1 Buck 65 – Situation LP
– 1 B. Dolan – Live Evel EP (SIGNED!)
– 1 Prolyphic & Reanimator – Artist Goes Pop 12″ (SIGNED!)

Singles Pack $8.99
– 1 Prolyphic & Reanimator – “Artist Goes Pop” 12″ Vinyl
– 1 Sleep – “Say Goodbye” 12″ Vinyl

Any Vinyl purchase over $20 gets 1 Buck 65 “Situation” LP AND 1 P&R “Artist Goes Pop” 12″ FREE.

T-SHIRT SALE!
Select T-Shirts are on sale now for $14.99 or less (regular $17.99-$19.99 each)!
Gear from Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Sleep, 2Mex, Prolyphic & Reanimator, and more!

SELECT HOODIES ON SALE!

Sage Francis Pullover Hoodie now only $19.99 (was $24.99)
SAGE Zip Hoodie now only $29.99 (was $34.99)
Strange Famous Records Pullover Hoodie now only $19.99 (was $22.99)

2 STOCKING STUFFER PACKAGE DEALS!

Two ways to fill your chimney socks with Strange Famous goodness on the cheap:

Stocking Stuffer Pack #1 – $4.99
1 Xaul Zan “Who Farted?” Whoopee Cushion / 1 SFR Black Logo Sticker / 8 SFR Roster Stickers / 3 Sage “Human The Death Dance” Stickers / 1 Sage “You Can’t Kill Me” Button / 1 Buck 65 “Situation” 11×17 poster

Stocking Stuffer Pack #2 – $9.99
1 Reanimator “Music To Slit Wrists By” CD / 1 Sage Francis “Road Tested” (Thin Case Version) CD / 1 SFR Black Logo Sticker / 1 SFR Roster Sticker / 3 Sage “Human The Death Dance” Stickers / 1 Sage ‘You Can’t Kill Me Motherfucker’ Button / 1 Xaul Zan “Who Farted?” Whoopee Cushion / 1 Buck 65 “Situation” 11×17 poster

POSTER SPECIALS!

The Ultimate SFR Poster Package $34.99

– 1 SIGNED Sage Francis Live at Lupo’s Screenprinted Poster
– 1 SIGNED Sage Francis “Human The Death Dance” 11×17 poster
– 1 Sage Francis Live In New Orleans 9×17 poster
– 1 Buck 65 “Situation” 11×17 poster
– 1 Sleep of Oldominion “Hesitation Wounds” 11×17 poster
PLUS 1 additional bonus poster (SFR choice)

Signed SFR SXSW 2009 Poster $24.99 (was $29.99)
– This extremely limited 18×24 poster is signed by Sage Francis, Buck 65, 2Mex, B. Dolan, Scroobius Pip, Sleep, Prolyphic, Cecil Otter, Jared Paul, Curtis Plum, and DJ Jester!

Buy the Sage Francis “Nevada show” screen-print poster and get a free Sage Francis “New Orleans show” poster FREE (while supplies last).

SFR CATALOG PACKAGE DEALS
Fill in your SFR collection at the lowest prices ever!

Sage Francis “Sick Of…” Pack – only $29.99
– 1 SIGNED Sick Of Wasting CD
– 1 Sick of Waging War CD
– 1 Sick of Waiting Tables CD
– 1 Road Tested (Thin Case Version) CD
– 1 SFR Roster sticker

Sleep of Oldominion Pack – only $19.99
– 1 “Hesitation Wounds” CD
– 1 “Christopher (+ 2 Bonus Tracks)” CD
– 1 “Hesitation Wounds” 11×17 poster
– 1 SFR Roster sticker

B. Dolan Pack – only $19.99

– 1 SIGNED “Live Evel” Vinyl EP
– 1 SIGNED “House of Bees Vol. 1″ CD
– 1 SIGNED “The Failure” CD
– 1 SFR Roster sticker

Prolyphic & Reanimator Pack – only $19.99
– 1 SIGNED Prolyphic & Reanimator “Artist Goes Pop” 12″
– 1 SIGNED Prolyphic & Reanimator “The Ugly Truth” CD
– 1 Reanimator “The Ugly Truth Instrumentals” CD
– 1 Reanimator “Music To Slit Wrists By” CD
– 1 SFR Roster sticker

Buck 65 Pack – only $29.99

– 1 “Situation” CD
– 1 “Square” CD
– 1 “Language Arts” CD
– 1 “Situation” 11×17 poster
– 1 SFR Roster sticker

…FREE MP3 DOWNLOADS from Sage Francis, Buck 65 and Prolyphic & Buddy Peace!

Click here to download Sage Francis “Gimme Dat” (produced by Buck 65)

Click here to download Buck 65 “Boob”

Click here to download Prolyphic “NY Jets” (produced by Buddy Peace)

These songs aren’t connected to any project, just a gift to you from Sage, Buck, Pro, Buddy, and SFR!

Nov 15

Holiday Sale CD PACKS!

Holiday Sale CD PACKS!

SFR CATALOG PACKAGE DEALS
Fill in your SFR collection at the lowest prices ever!

Sage Francis “Sick Of…” Pack – only $29.99
– 1 SIGNED Sick Of Wasting CD
– 1 Sick of Waging War CD
– 1 Sick of Waiting Tables CD
– 1 Road Tested (Thin Case Version) CD
– 1 SFR Roster sticker

Sleep of Oldominion Pack – only $19.99
– 1 “Hesitation Wounds” CD
– 1 “Christopher (+ 2 Bonus Tracks)” CD
– 1 “Hesitation Wounds” 11×17 poster
– 1 SFR Roster sticker

B. Dolan Pack – only $19.99

– 1 SIGNED “Live Evel” Vinyl EP
– 1 SIGNED “House of Bees Vol. 1″ CD
– 1 SIGNED “The Failure” CD
– 1 SFR Roster sticker

Prolyphic & Reanimator Pack – only $19.99
– 1 SIGNED Prolyphic & Reanimator “Artist Goes Pop” 12″
– 1 SIGNED Prolyphic & Reanimator “The Ugly Truth” CD
– 1 Reanimator “The Ugly Truth Instrumentals” CD
– 1 Reanimator “Music To Slit Wrists By” CD
– 1 SFR Roster sticker

Buck 65 Pack – only $29.99

– 1 “Situation” CD
– 1 “Square” CD
– 1 “Language Arts” CD
– 1 “Situation” 11×17 poster
– 1 SFR Roster sticker

Nov 13

Planet B-Boy DVD Now In Stock!

Planet B-Boy DVD Now In Stock!

With compelling characters and vibrant dance sequences, Planet B-Boy is set in the International world of B-boying, the urban dance more commonly known as break dancing. Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Las Vegas, unforgettable images frame the intimate stories of dancers who struggle for their dreams despite being misunderstood by larger society and even their own families.

Bonus features include a 30-minute segment “More on B-boying” with commentary by legendary breakers like: Ken Swift (The Rock Steady Crew, Seven Gems) Storm Trac2 (Starchild La Rock) Poe1 and Crumbs (Style Elements) Asia1 Mr. Freeze and more.

Click here to order your copy from SFRstore.

Planet B-Boy is a 2007 documentary film that focuses on the 2005 Battle of the Year while also describing B-boy (commonly known as Breakdancing, although this term is disputed by some) culture and history as a global phenomenon. This documentary was directed by Canadian-American Korean filmmaker Benson Lee, shot by Portuguese-American filmmaker Vasco Nunes, and released in theaters in the United States on March 21, 2008. It was released on dvd on November 11, 2008.

Planet B-Boy features extensive footage of the dancers in competition as well as street performances and various rehearsals by the different crews from around the world. The narrative of the film centers on five particular crews (representing France, Japan, South Korea, and the United States) in their quest to win the Battle of the Year, and it includes multiple interviews with the B-Boys and their families. The film also includes interviews with German B-Boy and promoter Thomas Hergenröther (who founded the Battle of the Year competition) and legendary B-Boy Ken Swift of the Rock Steady Crew.

This film has been shown at numerous festivals around the world after originally making its debut on April 26, 2007 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Planet B-Boy has received many strong reviews and currently has a 91% rating at Rotten Tomatoes – with the consensus that “Lee’s dazzling documentary makes a compelling argument for breakdancing as an art form.”

Check out the trailer for Planet B-Boy:

Oct 26

Grayskul + Maker = Graymaker! CD + Signed Poster Available Now!

Grayskul + Maker = Graymaker! CD + Signed Poster Available Now!

Rhymesayers/Oldominon emcees JFK & Onry Ozzborn, better known as Grayskul, have teamed up with indie superstar beatsmith Maker to form Graymaker! The new album drops Tuesday, October 27th, and a special  package is available from SFRstore.com!

While supplies last, every order from SFRstore will include an 11×17 Graymaker poster personally SIGNED by JFK, Onry, and Maker!

Click here to order your copy!

Click here for your free download of the first single, “Crazy Talk”!

Here’s what the supergroup’s record label has to say about the album:

“Jeffery Bautista, Michael Martinez, and Marco Jacobo bring to you GRAYMAKER, a Robert Plant meets RZA like project that’s destined for that classic territory of repeat play for years to come. GRAYMAKER is made up of two of the founding members of Oldominion and Rhymesayers Entertainment artist Grayskul, JFK / Ninjaface and Onry Ozzborn / Cowen plus super producer Maker of Galapagos4 / Glue. Grayskul and Maker have joined forces to bring to you an exclusive, limited edition, 11 song full-length CD titled GRAYMAKER brought to you by Taxidermy Records.

From song to song they take you on an expedition a journey that will get you high if your feeling low, It’s powerful enough to make you sit down and think. Shit! Might be strong enough to make you put down your drink. From track to track the CD moves from being woke-up by their kids early in the morning for cereal to dealing with addiction and then on to that old hip hop bravado, talking about being better then you! All the way to girls, being judged by your peers, faith, and fictitious wordplay exploring real life situations.

GRAYMAKER is easily one of the most straight up, in your face, strictly Hip Hop albums that Grayskul has ever brought fourth in their career. With the wardrobe that was provided by Maker Grayskul really had no choice but to come hard, and as real as life itself.

With both Maker and Grayskul being seasoned vets in this beautiful thing we call Hip Hop this collaboration is left sounding polished and matured in a way only matched by experience and trial. Collectively these 3 artist have stood tall with the likes of Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Glue, Abstract Rude, Living Legends, Qwel, Ill Bill, Qwazaar, Awol One, P.O.S., Slug and many many others through collaborations, tours, handling of each others production and just straight standing side by side and punching a mark in the face!

GRAYMAKER is exactly the type of thing that is needed not only in Hip Hop but in the music world altogether. This New CD by Grayskul and Maker is a reminder that cadence, substance, taking chances, and just plain upping your SPIT and production is still OK to show and prove in this here music.”

Click here to order your copy!

Oct 20

Sage Francis, Sleep, Cecil Otter, B. Dolan NEW ENGLAND SHOWS!

Sage Francis, Sleep, Cecil Otter, B. Dolan NEW ENGLAND SHOWS!

The weather is getting colder, but SFR’s road warriors are just getting warmed up.

Sage Francis headlines not one but TWO New England shows this November, with openers Sleep of Oldominion, B. Dolan and Cecil Otter (of Doomtree)!

Then, Sleep of Oldominion (with DJ Zone) makes a rare East Coast swing and teams up with B. Dolan for a New England tour!

SAGE FRANCIS / SLEEP (with DJ Zone) / CECIL OTTER / B. DOLAN

NOVEMBER 10
BOSTON, MA

Harper’s Ferry
158 Brighton Ave., Allston, MA, 02134
Allston, MA
$15 in advance, $17 the day of the show

Click here for advance ticket purchases for BOSTON:
http://www.venuevents.net/event/566

NOVEMBER 12
PROVIDENCE, RI

Jerky’s Bar
71 Richmond St, Providence, RI, 02903
$15 in advance, $17 the day of the show

Click here for advance ticket purchases for PROVIDENCE
:
http://www.venuevents.net/event/529

SLEEP of Oldominion (with DJ Zone) / B. DOLAN

NOVEMBER 7
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Granite State Room
Memorial Union Building
Free Admission for UNH, $5 for
non-students, 18+, Doors 8pm

NOVEMBER 8
PORTLAND, ME

The Big Easy
55 Market St
$7, Doors 9pm
with Brzowski+Graymatter

NOVEMBER 9
WALLINGFORD, CT

Cherry Street Station
491 N Cherry St 06492
$10, Doors 8pm, 21+
with Mizery Crew


Oct 19

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Brand new SNAPBACK styles & colors are in stock now, including our first Sage Francis name logo cap! Click here to see them all.

Sage Francis "Make 'Em Purr" T-Shirts! Available in Men's & Women's sizes here.

The SFR Flag Cape is an exact replica of the one worn onstage by Sage Francis! One of the most-requested Sage merch items of the past decade is finally here!

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