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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

New DVDs Available! James Brown & Portishead!

New DVDs Available! James Brown & Portishead!

James Brown and Portishead DVDs are now in stock for those of you looking to expand your ears & eyes beyond the confines of traditional hip hop… simultaneously. Oh yeah.

James Brown: Live At the Boston Garden 1968
captures a legendary concert from the Godfather Of Soul — James Brown’s monumental performance in Boston on the day after the shooting of Martin Luther King — credited with holding back riots in the city!

Portishead: Roseland NYC Live
(also referred to as PNYC) is a live performance by trip-hop pioneers Portishead with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring live versions and videos of their greatest hits, including “Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me).”

Mar 03

New site, new artists, free downloads, new podcast and upcoming shows!

New site, new artists, free downloads, new podcast and upcoming shows!

SFR is proud to announce the upcoming projects of our newly signed artists!
Sleep (of oldominion), B. Dolan & Alias, 2Mex, Cecil Otter, Jared Paul, Buddy Peace and Curtis Plum. Check out the artist pages in order to get the full run down of what we expect to see from each of them in 2009. You can also sample their music and videos on each of their pages.

Looking for free MP3′s? There’s a free download of a brand new 6-minute posse cut featuring contributions by Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Sleep, Buddy Peace, Aupheus, Jared Paul and Curtis Plum. Yeah, that’s right…Curtis Plum. The song is called “Sea Legs” and it’s the downloadable Clip of the Week on the homepage. Other than that, there is a 10 minute EP by Buddy Peace called “Holy Chrome” which you can get by going to the MP3 Downloads section of our site.

A brand new feature we are now offering is the “Strange Famous Podcast,” which is currently 5 hours worth of hip-hop mixes. Originally heard on Sage Francis’ college radio show “The True School Session” circa 1997-1999, we’ve decided to dig up the time capsule and share with all. This is a lot of underground hip-hop so don’t take it in all at once. Keep your browser open and let it play until you can’t take it anymore. We edited out most of the yapping for your listening pleasure, but we kept in the good stuff.

Lastly, we know there are 5 billion acts at SXSW every year, but we put together quite the line-up for our SFR Showcase on March 21 at the SCOOT INN. Sage Francis, Sleep, B. Dolan, Buck 65, DanVsPip, 2Mex (w/ Look Daggers), Prolyphic, Cecil Otter, Jared Paul and DJ Jester. Check the “tour dates” link on the left side of the page for details and info on more upcoming shows.

SFR is on the grind in 2009. Many thanks to Irena and Danny for putting this new website together. And big ups to Storm for holding the fort down when it was on the verge of falling to pieces. To everyone else who continues to support us, THANK YOU!!!

Feb 06

Buddy Peace – Holy Chrome FREE DOWNLOAD!

Buddy Peace – Holy Chrome FREE DOWNLOAD!

To download this mixtape, right click here and “Save As”!

You will receive a zip file containing both sides of “Holy Chrome,” the “Milk Carton Sequence” and “Well Enough Alone,” as 320kbps mp3 files.

SFR’s new deejay extraordinaire speaks on his first free release for Strange Famous:

“I planned to put this on each side of a 10 minute tape and sell them with handmade covers and cassette art and all that but in fact never got round to getting the tapes. I bought some – but they were 5 minute
tapes and I couldn’t do it. But it’s still a finished project – it’s pretty much in style with the D.U.B. series, just really edit-intensive stuff. I did all the edits by hand and all the sound oddities are edits and tests I did as I was going along. I think a lot of it had to do with the pent up-ness in me after the album. I didn’t do a crazy amount of really math-core edits on that so I had a lot to get out of my system.” – Buddy Peace

Feb 05

The SXSW Strange Famous Showcase!

March 21, 2009 8:00 pmtoMarch 22, 2009 2:00 am

Location: the SCOOT INN
1308 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702

  • Sage Francis
  • Sleep
  • B. Dolan
  • Buck 65
  • Dan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip
  • 2Mex (with Look Daggers)
  • Prolyphic
  • Cecil Otter
  • Jared Paul
  • with DJ Jester the Filipino Fist as the house DJ
Feb 03

New! Strange Famous Podcast

New! Strange Famous Podcast

A brand new feature of our site is the Strange Famous Podcast, which currently contains 5 hours worth of hip-hop mixes. Originally broadcast on Sage Francis’ college radio show “The True School Session” circa 1997-1999, we’ve decided to dig up the time capsule and share with all. This is a lot of underground hip-hop so don’t take it in all at once. Keep your browser open and let it play until you can’t take it anymore. We edited out most of the yapping for your listening pleasure, but we kept in the good stuff.

Check out the Stange Famous Podcast page

Feb 03

We’ll Be Right Back!

We’ll Be Right Back!

Our store is temporarily closed for the day for some behind-the-scenes maintenance. In the meantime, feel free to browse our selection and be sure to check back soon. Thanks very much for your support!

If you need to contact us in the meantime, please email customerservice@strangefamousrecords.com

best,
The SFR Crew

Feb 01

P.O.S. “Never Better” Now! Limited First Edition!

P.O.S. “Never Better” Now! Limited First Edition!

Doomtree’s P.O.S. returns to follow up his acclaimed Rhymesayers Entertainment album Audition with Never Better, his most mature and exciting work yet.Limited Edition CD packaging includes a special clear digipak with customizable cover art: 16 different solid panel images plus 6 transparent panels that can be layered into endless combinations! Also includes lyrics and liner notes. Check out the video below for details.This item will ship by the street date of February 3, 2009

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Jan 19

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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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