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Now Available: Two NEW SFR Snapbacks!

Now Available: Two NEW SFR Snapbacks!

Fresh for Spring 2013, SFR’s Series 3 Snapbacks are here!

The third wave of SFR hats continues with  2 new versions of the SFR Logo cap: a brand new Aqua-and-Slate-Grey colorway, and a new Red-on-Navy-Blue variant!

Check out the 2 latest entries in the line below.
To see the full list of caps we have available (in all styles and colors) click HERE.

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SFR Aqua Logo -on- Slate Grey Snapback

SFR Red Logo -on- Navy Blue Snapback

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Check out the first two caps in the Series 3 line, also available now: a gold-on-black colorway, including the first contrast brim hat in the collection!

Click here or on the pics below for the “gold-and-black cap” product page. To see the full list of caps we have available (in all styles and colors) click HERE.

SFR Gold ‘Raiders Script’-on-Black Snapback:

May 09

New B. DOLAN Zip Hoodies & T-Shirts!

New B. DOLAN Zip Hoodies & T-Shirts!

If you aren’t able to make it to one of B. Dolan‘s shows this spring (click here to see if he’s coming to your area), you don’t have to miss out on the merch table: we’ve got 3 new pieces of B. Dolan gear that are only available online at SFRstore!

Click on the item image for more pics and details, and to cop yours!

The B. Dolan “Skullbeard” Zip Hoodie

The B. Dolan “Who Killed Russell Jones?” T-Shirt

The B. Dolan “Apocalypse Ready” GREEN T-Shirt

Apr 03

TONITE! B. Dolan presents THE CHURCH OF PROVIDENCE: A New Monthly SFR Live Event!

TONITE! B. Dolan presents THE CHURCH OF PROVIDENCE: A New Monthly SFR Live Event!

Click here to get your “CHURCH OF PROVIDENCE” Tickets in advance!

Check out the announcement video below for details on the inaugural edition of The Church of Providence, a new monthly live event presented by B. Dolan and SFR in Providence, RI!

In case you need any more incentive to watch, B also performs “Still Here” and “2BAD” (with Sage Francis) and a heckler is hit by a steel chair. Overzealous security guards and concrete stages don’t mix.


Featured in this video are the songs “Still Here” and “2BAD” from B. Dolan’s “House of Bees vol. 2″.
To hear more / read more / purchase the album head over here.

Get your tickets here.

Mar 26

SFR Playing Cards Now Available!

SFR Playing Cards Now Available!

SFR Playing Cards are here!

The Strange Famous crew is made up of a lot of card players, so we decided to press these up for ourselves. We figured we would print a few extra decks in case there are any members of the extended Strange Fam out there who are interested in upping the indie-hop cred of their home games with an official SFR deck.

Customers placing an order for this item will receive a regulation deck of 52 playing cards with the SFR logo printed on the back of each one.



***(The poker set and Sage figurine pictured on this page are not included in the purchase. But if you catch us on a good day, maybe you can play us for them.)

Mar 11

Brand New SFR CREWNECKS!

Brand New SFR CREWNECKS!

The seemingly insurmountable gap between t-shirt and hoodie has been bridged: introducing the SFR Crewneck!

Soft but not flimsy, these sweatshirts are built to keep the chill out.

Available in 2 styles!

Gold SFR Logo on chest with SFR ‘Raiders Script’ on right wrist:


Silver SFR ‘Raiders Script’ on chest with SFR Logo on right wrist:


Printed on Black Gildan Adult Heavy Blend Crew Neck Sweatshirts by ClassSick Custom in Pawtucket, RI.

- preshrunk 50% cotton/50% polyester
- set-in sleeves
- double-needle stitching throughout

Click here to see more pics and to cop yours!

Feb 24

Educated Consumers call it quits.

Educated Consumers call it quits.

The Educated Consumers have called it quits.

Educated Consumers is a Maryland-based duo consisting Seez Mics on vocals and Jay Bombbeat on the beats. If you’ve had your ear to the underground hip-hop scene for the past decade, then you’ve most likely heard their music. If you haven’t heard their music, then you’ve heard their name or you’ve seen the battles. However, if you’re just a casual fan of independent hip-hop, it’s possible their work has flown completely under your radar. As they like to put it, they are “the most slept on crew in indie-rap.” I’m not sure if that’s entirely true, but it’s true enough for them to decide that 10 years of trying to grind out a career with little to show for it is about all they can spare.

When I first learned of their break-up, I called up Seez Mics to see if everything was OK. It’s always off putting to hear news like this because you never know whether it means all the artists involved are hanging up their hats for good or not. It was good to hear Seez explain that it’s an amicable split and they both intend on pursuing music as solo artists or with other side-projects. Still, after being together for so long, through the highs and lows of our fickle sub-culture, and managing to release 5 full-length LP’s independently, you’d like to think that such a talented duo could have more to show for it. It’s an unfortunate story we should expect to hear many times over before this decade is through.

The Strange Famous crew has always considered E.C. as family. We appreciate their contributions to music and we hope that you do as well. If you haven’t heard their music or had a chance to support it, now is the last chance for you to get their CD’s which we have available here.

Once those CD’s are gone, they’re gone for good. We won’t be re-stocking this material and they won’t be pressing any more of it. Here’s to hoping that these guys continue making great music on their own and pushing the envelope in whatever capacity they choose to do so. Salute!

- Sage

To keep up with the post-EC adventures of Seez and Jay, visit them at the Educated Consumers website here and they’ll keep you updated. The next project we expect to surface from Seez Mics will be a new “Broken Clock” album. Stay tuned for more info that.

Feb 21

SADISTIK’s “Flowers For My Father” CD + SIGNED Poster Shipping Now!

SADISTIK’s “Flowers For My Father” CD + SIGNED Poster Shipping Now!

Now available at SFRstore: “Flowers For My Father”, the Fake Four Inc. debut of Seattle, WA emcee Sadistik! The album features performances and production from Cage, Ceschi, Blue Sky Black Death, Kno of Cunninlynguists, and many more!

The first 30 orders purchased from SFRstore will receive a free SIGNED 11×17 Sadistik poster!

Click here for more details and to order your copy!


From his earliest recordings, Sadistik has used the vocal booth to create emotive etchings of
thoughts that pound so furiously on his frontal lobe that they can’t help but make their way out
of his mouth. His 2008 debut The Balancing Act, produced by Emancipator, showcased a
hopeless romantic setting fires in a cold world through tracks such as “Ashes to Ashley” (featuring
Mac Lethal) and “Searching For Some Beautiful”. Two collaborative efforts would follow in the
form of The Art Of Dying, produced by Kid Called Computer, and 2011′s explosive Prey For
Paralysis record alongside Kristoff Krane and Graham O’Brien.

Click here to check out “The Balancing Act,” “Prey For Paralysis”, and more projects featuring Sadistik available from SFRstore!

The elusive beautiful that Sadistik sought on his debut album “The Balancing Act” is captured
sonically on Flowers For My Father and garnished with an array of styles he has experimented
with over the past few years. Here we have an emcee unafraid to expose the brooding that robs
him of sleep through songs diagramming self-destructive tendencies and the sad sweetness of
lovers lost. Such intrepid introspection has seldom been seen since Sage Francis, an artist with
whom Sadistik has collaborated, released Personal Journals over a decade ago. A child of the
backpack heyday, Sadistik learned from the best the scene had to offer, from the aforementioned
Sage and Mac Lethal to the late, great Eyedea. You can hear Eyedea’s indelible influence on
urgent confessionals such as “Melancholia” and the Cage-assisted “Russian Roulette”. That
which Eyedea left behind in this world resonates deeply within Sadistik, as he keeps his friend’s
message of hope and love in the face of adversity alive, and pays touching tribute on “Micheal”.

Flowers For My Father, which features guest shots from Astronautalis, Ceschi and Child Actor,
marks Sadistik’s first solo long player since The Balancing Act and charts his growth in spades.
The spoken word close of intro track “Petrichor” foreshadows the open book to come: “I want
nothing more than to tear every piece of my flesh off one by one to show you what’s been hiding
underneath”.

Evolving his style to a more synthesized rendition of a signature cinematic Seattle sound, the
new album displays a distinct juxtaposition of Sadistik’s complex, vulnerable writing with textured,
ambient production handled by the likes of Blue Sky Black Death and Kno of CunninLynguists.
The result is his most mature and revealing project to date, with lush soundscapes lifting
Sadistik’s verses from a vast darkness.

Shortly after the release of The Balancing Act, Sadistik’s father tragically passed. Never one
to shy away from heavy topics or keep his personal life personal, Sadistik wrote Flowers for his
late father, choosing to treat each song as an update of what has happened in his life since. This
is reflected in writing that delves into depression, heartbreak, optimism and the struggle to make
sense of the ever-shifting pieces in the world around him.

TRACKLISTING

1. Petrichor [produced by Kid Called Computer]

2. Russian Roulette (feat. Cage & Yes Alexander) [produced by Blue Sky Black Death]

3. City In Amber (Feat. Lotte Kestner) [produced by Blue Sky Black Death]

4. Snow White [produced by Raised by Wolves]

5. The Beast [produced by Blue Sky Black Death]

6. Kill The King (Feat. Deacon the Villain) [produced by Kno]

7. Song For The End Of The World [produced by Raised by Wolves & Eric G.]

8. Palmreader (Feat. Child Actor) [produced by Eric G.]

9. Micheal [produced by Eric G.]

10. Seven Devils [produced by Andreikelos]

11. Exit Theme (Feat. Astronautalis & Lotte Kestner) [produced by Eric G.]

12. Melancholia [produced by Eric G.]

13. A Long Winter (feat. Ceschi) [produced by Blue Sky Black Death]

 

Feb 12

New LPs & 12″s added to our expanded Vinyl section!

New LPs & 12″s added to our expanded Vinyl section!

SFRstore has restocked and expanded our Vinyl section!

Titles from indie rap heavyweights like Atmosphere, El-P, Brother Ali, Eyedea & Abilities, Face Candy, Blueprint, P.O.S. of Doomtree, and more… including a few more of our insanely popular Aesop Rock “Skelethon” + 12″ Single Packs!

We’ve also reloaded our SFR-artist SIGNED Vinyl selection, and have new low prices on some old SFR favorites!

Check out all of our Vinyl offerings here.

Jan 16

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Sleep of Oldominion's new album "Oregon Failure" (produced by Maulskull) is OUT NOW! SIGNED CD and MP3 Download available here.

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

B. Dolan will be joining Sage Francis on the Copper Gone Tour this May! Check out the latest installment of his "House of Bees" mixtape series here.

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