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They’re Back! Mac Lethal Re-issues In Stock Now!

They’re Back! Mac Lethal Re-issues In Stock Now!

An AUTOGRAPHED Re-Release of classic Mac Lethal! Out of print for years, SFR has these exclusive reissues from Black Clover Records available in very limited quantities.

Love Potion Collection 1 was an assortment of songs written in 2002/2003. My friend Sage Francis invited me to go on the Fuck Clear Channel tour, and since I didn’t have any sort of record deal at the time. Or album for that matter. I decided to find my favorite 14-15 tracks I had laying around, and press them up on a CD.

Love Potion Collection 2 was the exact same concept. Except these were my favorite 16 nomadic songs I had laying around, that I pressed to CD to sell on the P.O.S Is Ruining My Life Tour in 2006. Some people say this is my best piece of music in terms of lyric writing.

So Black Clover Records has decided to no longer make them “Out of print” and re-release these bad boys! Both have new packaging, brand new covers (LPC1 is my dad after running the Oakland marathon/ LPC2 is
me getting my haircut when I was 4 years old in my suede Adidas Campus shoes). Also, I autographed ALL of the cds before we shrink wrapped them. The autograph is actually INSIDE the shrink wrap. So if you decide to purchase 2 of them, you can save 1 for your collection, and listen to the other one.

I suggest you buy Love Potion Collections 1 and 2 together, get some popcorn, and go on a ride through my early 20’s as a rapper.” – Mac

Apr 09

New SFR Knit Hats Available Now!

New SFR Knit Hats Available Now!

The long-awaited first piece of SFR headgear is here!

Call it a knit hat, a beanie, a ski hat, whatever you please, it’ll keep you warm on chilly spring nights and in the dead of winter. The SFR logo in white with ‘STRANGE’ and ‘FAMOUS’ wrapped around the sides of a black hat.

100% Acrylic. One size fits most. Machine wash in warm water. Lay flat to dry. Do not iron. 100% Made in the U.S.A.

Click here to order yours!

Mar 31

SFRstore is being updated!

SFRstore is being updated!

The Strange Famous Records Online Store will be offline while we make some improvements. Please bear with us, we’ll be back soon. In the meantime, have a look around the rest of the magical Internet world of Strange Famous, or check out SFR on YouTube or MySpace. Thanks!

Mar 31

New Sage Francis & Prayers For Atheists T-Shirts!

New Sage Francis & Prayers For Atheists T-Shirts!

Brand new gear from Sage Francis, and the first official shirt for Jared Paul’s band, Prayers For Atheists!

The mystery man from Sage’s “Escape Artist” video reappears in wearable form, with the Sage artist image emblazoned with “Ain’t No Magic In The Breakdown” on back. Click here to check it out.

Locally printed on US-made American Apparel shirts, the PFA shirt boasts the Prayers For Atheists logo on front and the brand new SFR logo on the back. Peep game by clicking here.

Mar 22

Mac Lethal Original 11:11 Sessions CD Available Now!

Mac Lethal Original 11:11 Sessions CD Available Now!

Extremely Rare and EXCLUSIVE. “The Original 11:11 Sessions” CD.

The original version of Mac Lethal’s “11:11” contains 15 unique tracks that did not appear on the final version of his album released on RSE. In Mac’ own words, “While I am very proud of the version of 11:11 that came out in 2007, I have wanted the world to listen to this version for some time now. All of these songs were written in 2004. Death, humor, sensualism. 11:11’s original draft.” It’s understood that Mac Lethal is a prolific artist, so he can easily pump out an album’s worth of material in a month’s time, but it’s a shame that a collection of songs this good did not hit the store shelves. Thankfully, it is now available for those who know where to find it.

Tracklisting
1. Absolutely Nowhere
2. Shotgun
3. Hammered In
4. Bloom
5. Toad
6. In My Dreams
7. Bareknuckle Chris
8. Oak Tree
9. Baby Powder (w/ Joe Good)
10. The Original Make-out Bandit
11. The Sketchbook
12. Halo
13. Tummy
14. Epilogue
15. Vanish

Mar 18

B. Dolan & Jared Paul On Tour Now!

B. Dolan & Jared Paul On Tour Now!

Below is a list of performances and workshops “The Direct Democracy Tour”
Jared Paul & B. Dolan

Many of these shows will be intimate, spoken word type affairs, with poems and songs being performed in a different format than usual, and lots of room for things like audience Q&A, experimental & new pieces, and… you know… mind sex.

The workshops presented may be open to the public in some cases (check with the university for more info). Jared & B will be talking in the workshops about their varied personal experiences with social justice work, and providing workshop participants with feedback on how to create dialogue and strengthen their own community efforts.

UPDATED LIST:
3/10 – D-Lounge – NYC
3/11 – University of Delaware, Perkins Student Center- Delaware
3/12 – University of Delaware (workshop)
3/13 – McKibbin Lofts, 255 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn, NY. 9:00 Doors $5 Cover. B. Dolan, Prayers for Atheists, Metermaids, Domer and Kats, Hosted by BrokeMC.
3/14 – Upstate Artist Guild/Social Justice Center – Albany, NY
(Prayers for Atheists&B.Dolan music sets!)
3/17 – The Independent @ 501 Studios – Austin, TX
3/18 – Shannon Leigh Youth Arts Program – Austin, TX
3/21 – SXSW SFR Showcase – Austin TX
3/22 – Life In Deep Ellum- Dallas, TX
3/23 – Ephemeral Gallery – Baton Rouge, LA
3/24 – G.N.O.A.M. Artist Commune – New Orleans
3/25 – Weiser House (2nd Floor) – Chicago
3/26 – Taste of Art Cafe – Milwaukee
3/27 – First Ave w/ Cecil Otter & Sage Francis – Minneapolis, MN
3/28 – The Re-Evolution House – Ft. Collins, CO
3/29 – Mercury Cafe: Denver, CO
3/30 – Utah Valley University – Provo, UT
3/31 – BOING Collective – Salt Lake City, UT
4/1 – TBA – San Francisco, CA
4/2 – Tourettes Without Regrets! – Oakland, CA
4/4 – Speak Your Mind Festival w/ Sage Francis, 2mex, more – Reno, NV
4/5 – West Valley College: WVC Campus Theatre – San Jose, CA
4/6 – SubRosa – Santa Cruz
4/9 – Accident Gallery (HSU Workshop) – Eureka, CA
4/10 – Humboldt State University (KBR) – Arcata, CA
4/14 – Boise State University – Boise, ID
4/15 – Boise State (workshop)
4/17 – University of Washington – Seattle, WA
4/22 – UC-San Deigo, San Deigo, CA
4/25 – University of New Mexico: Fiestas! – Albuquerque, NM

More to be announced shortly!

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN STREET TEAMING OR ON-LINE PROMO/BLAST HELPING WITH OUR CONTACTS IN YOUR RESPECTIVE AREAS, PLEASE HIT UP JARED PAUL AT: JAREDPAUL1@GMAIL.COM

Mar 16

Huge Selection of New CDs Available Now!

Huge Selection of New CDs Available Now!

A ton of new discs, classic and independent alike, from artists including Visionaries, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Brand Nubian, DJ Shadow, Fugees, Mr Lif, Portishead, Rjd2, Organized Konfusion, Grayskul, Black Star, Gravediggaz, The Roots, Saul Williams, Eyedea & Abilities, Boogie Down Productions, Mr Dibbs, MC Shan, MF Doom, Deep Puddle Dynamics, NWA, Prince Paul, and more!

Click here to check out the entire CD selection!

Mar 06

New Book by Waxpoetics Available Now at SFRstore.com!

New Book by Waxpoetics Available Now at SFRstore.com!

Since late 2001, Wax Poetics magazine has pioneered a new vision for music journalism, serving as the nexus between music history and record collecting, and the magazine’s readership has grown exponentially, making musical anthropologists out of average music listeners. ‘Cover Story‘ vividly explores an element of music culture that has withered with the advent of MP3s and digital downloading. Records possess a visual as well as an aural capacity for storytelling, and the record cover – eye candy for the music lover – speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself.

World-renowned DJs, writers, and collectors selected the rare, unique, and inspired album covers featured on these pages; illustrated as a visual essay, ‘Cover Story’ exhibits the diverse art forms and design styles of the record cover, each telling its own story, graphically narrating the vibrant subculture of record collecting through the art of the sleeve. It’s a must-have for record connoisseurs and art aficionados alike, and as a music, art, and pop-culture book – sized and priced for impulse purchase – ‘Cover Story’ easily spans multiple audiences.

Preface by Brian DiGenti and introduction by Dave Tompkins. The Wax Poetics team handpicked twenty albums apiece, 240 albums in all, twelve chapters

Soft-cover, just over 7″ x 7″ in size, 288 pages, 240 four-colour plates.”

Mar 05

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