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BACK IN STOCK! Exclusive SOLE 4-CD Pack + The Pyre!

BACK IN STOCK! Exclusive SOLE 4-CD Pack + The Pyre!

BACK IN STOCK! 2 SFRstore exclusive SOLE items!

THE SOLE 4-CD PACK

Get 3 of indie rap pioneer Sole’s seminal releases: Bottle of Humans, Selling Live Water, and Live From Rome, plus the rare bonus CD Songs That Went Tin (previously thought to be out-of-print) for one ridiculously low price: just $24.99! (less than $6.25 each disc)

Click here to cop your exclusive CD package. Quantities are limited!

SOLE’S FIRST BOOK: “THE PYRE”

“The Pyre” is a collaboration between tim holland & ravi zupa. It is a seventy-two page illustrated epic poem with an accompanying full length “audiobook/album.” Holland & Zupa evoke the confusion, violence, hope, and voice of twelve thousand years spent digging in the mud.

The album is a cross between an audiobook, a herzog soundtrack, & an instrumental album. Featuring 20-plus songs recorded using analog 8-track & Computer. Continuing in the vein of the critically acclaimed mansbestfriend series, the would-be instrumental sections merge with the narrative and draw the listener into the beautiful and chaotic world that is “the pyre.”

Click here for more info about the book and to get your copy!

Also available from SFRstore: the latest Sole & Skyrider Band LP “Hello Cruel World” on CD & VINYL!

Nov 06

SFRstore Exclusive: SIGNED MC Lars “Lars Attacks!” CDs!

SFRstore Exclusive: SIGNED MC Lars “Lars Attacks!” CDs!

SFRstore exclusive! SIGNED CD’s by MC Lars, including a full lyric booklet & a 3″x5″ full-color screenprinted MC Lars sticker!

MC Lars is a pioneer of what has come to be known as “nerdcore” in media circles & nerd circles alike. His latest album, Lars Attacks, features appearances from Sage Francis, KRS-One, Mac Lethal, and more!

Click here to order your copy

“Let’s make one thing clear – if you’re expecting another ‘This Gigantic Robot Kills’ with it’s bouncy, happy-go-lucky songs look elsewhere. MC Lars’ latest release, ‘Lars Attacks!’, has a distinctly heavier, darker and more serious feel to it.

The record is still littered with the occasional lighthearted track, like ‘Mike Russo Cut Your Hair’ and the impossibly cute stand out track, ‘Summer Camp Love’. After all, it’s these kind of songs that contribute to MC Lars’ signature sound.

…There’s some songs that absolutely cannot be overlooked – take ‘Judas Priest’ for example – which explores the Gospel of Judas, from the perspective of Jesus’ disciple Judas Iscariot is thought-provoking, gripping, yet terrifying.

With ‘Lars Attacks!’, MC Lars has abandoned any prior frivolity and introduced weighty themes. In turn MC Lars has set himself on a much more solid career path. Dropping guests like KRS-One and Sage Francis only proves that MC Lars is on top of his game right now.” – Alert The Press.com

Tracklisting:

01 “Going Back to Brooklyn”
02 “The Gospel of Hip-Hop” (featuring KRS-One)
03 “Lars Attacks!”
04 “History’s Greatest Assholes”
05 “Summer Camp Love (Is So in Tents)”
06 “Venomous Box Jellyfish”
07 “Judas Priest”
08 “How to Be an Indie Rapper” (featuring Weerd Science)
09 “Mike Russo Cut Your Hair”
10 “Francis Bacon Slashed the Canvas” (featuring John Reuben)
11 “Super Scope”
12 “Art of Darkness” (featuring Sage Francis)
13 “Make a Friend on 27th Street”
14 “The Giving Tree” (featuring Mac Lethal)
15 “Annabel Lee R.I.P.”

Oct 17

NEW! A Tribe Called Quest Documentary DVD available now at SFRstore!

NEW! A Tribe Called Quest Documentary DVD available now at SFRstore!

Available now on DVD at SFRstore: the acclaimed documentary “Beats, Rhymes & Life: the Travels of A Tribe Called Quest”, directed by Michael Rapaport!

Click here to order your copy!

When A Tribe Called Quest emerged from Queens in the 1980s, there wasn’t another hip-hop outfit that sounded exactly like them. Their unique mix of jazz, funk, and creatively conscious lyrics struck a chord, but 10 years later, they called it a day.

Check out the trailer for the film:

In his first feature, actor/filmmaker Michael Rapaport, a native New Yorker, charts their history, celebrates their success, and tries to figure out what went wrong. He starts with their origins “on the boulevard of Linden” before turning to Phife Dawg’s move to Atlanta and the Rock the Bells Tour, for which they reunited, only to fall apart again. The group members, including Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jabroni White, tell the story in their own words, while admirers, like De La Soul and the Roots, testify to their impact.

With editorial assistance from director A.J. Schnack (Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns), Rapaport focuses on the relationship between Phife and Q-Tip, who share the same sort of yin and yang chemistry that has fueled legendary acts from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin. A “funky diabetic” in casual garb, Phife enjoys sports as much as music, while the dapper Q-Tip can’t imagine doing anything else.

Special Features include three featurettes: “Mike’s Journey”, “Bringing Beats to Life” and “On the Red Carpet at the Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere” plus Director’s Commentary, deleted, alternate, and extended scenes.

Oct 13

Now Available at SFRstore: More DOOMTREE!

Now Available at SFRstore: More DOOMTREE!

Strange Famous Records is proud to count Doomtree‘s Cecil Otter as a member of its roster, and now SFRstore has expanded its selection of releases from Cecil’s Minneapolis, MN-based crew! Fresh product from Dessa, Sims, Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger joins store mainstays like the Doomtree crew LP and the P.O.S. catalog. They’re all available now here!

Check out our new items below, or click here to see our full selection of Doomtree-related titles and merch!


The full-length solo debut from Dessa, “A Badly Broken Code”!


Lazerbeak‘s “Legend Recognize Legend,” a full-length album accompanied by a DVD of videos for every song on the CD!


Indie-rap vet Sims‘ sophomore LP “Bad Time Zoo”, produced entirely by Lazerbeak!


DTR producer extraordinaire Paper Tiger‘s solo debut, “Made Like Us”, features Dessa!

Oct 06

Sage Francis EAST COAST TOUR November 2011

Sage Francis EAST COAST TOUR November 2011

Sage Francis is playing BOSTON, NEW YORK, and RHODE ISLAND this November & he’s bringing some friends with him.

Nov 3 at the Middle East (Cambridge, MA) 
SAGE FRANCIS with MetermaidsProlyphic & HW
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Nov 4 at IRVING PLAZA (New York City)
SAGE FRANCIS with Metermaids, DJ Rob Swift of the X-Ecutioners & Eternia.
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DOORS OPEN AT 7PM, show starts at 8PM!

Nov 5 at The Met (Pawtucket, RI)
SAGE FRANCIS with MetermaidsProlyphic & Juan Deuce.
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Oct 01

New FACE CANDY CD + Limited Edition Picture Disc!

New FACE CANDY CD + Limited Edition Picture Disc!

Available now from SFRstore: the new FACE CANDY album on CD and on gorgeously manufactured, very limited picture disc vinyl! Very few picture discs left in stock!

Both this limited run of 1000 picture disc vinyl and the CD version include a BONUS DVD with over an hour of video footage documenting the creative and entertaining process of FACE CANDY, plus a digital download of the album.

Waste Age Teenland follows Face Candy (Eyedea, Kristoff Krane, Jt Bates, Casey O’Brien) on a three day recording excursion that took place in March of 2009. With two studio dates and one day live at the Black Dog Café, “Waste-Age” explores Face Candy’s twisted humor and punky catharsis in their signature “ Free-Jazz Rap” all improvised setting.

Picked from 26 hours of source material, “Waste-Age” is a 40 minute ride through the wacky brains of its creators, edited to take the listener on a trip to where free-jazz meets freestyle rap. Enjoy!

Check out all the Face Candy projects available at SFRstore here.

Additional releases by or featuring Eyedea can be found here.

TRACK LISTING:
1. ONE – 1:38
2. TWO – 3:48
3. THREE – 2:44
4. FOUR – 1:01
5. FIVE – 1:58
6. SIX – 4:03
7. SEVEN – 1:25
8. EIGHT – 4:41
9. NINE – 2:15
10. TEN – 2:36
11. ELEVEN – 2:55
12. TWELVE – 1:49
13. THIRTEEN – 3:28
14. FOURTEEN – 3:47
15. FIFTEEN – 3:24

Sage Francis & Slug of Atmosphere share their testimonials on the new FACE CANDY album:

Take a tour of the album artwork!

Sep 24

NEW Scroobius Pip + Sage + POS Video! Album OUT NOW!

NEW Scroobius Pip + Sage + POS Video! Album OUT NOW!

Scroobius Pip has broken ranks from his beat-making sparring partner Dan Le Sac to release his solo album, ‘Distraction Pieces’, on September 20 via Strange Famous Records in US/Canada.

Click here to cop your SFRstore exclusive package or purchase the MP3 Download version of the album available now!

The album features collaborations with fellow SFR crew Sage Francis and B. Dolan, as well as P.O.S. of Doomtree, plus extra production from Renholder, aka Danny Lohner, (Nine Inch Nails / A Perfect Circle), Richard Russell of XL Recordings, Radio 1′s Zane Lowe, Aupheus, Worgie, and Steve Mason. Yila served as the project’s executive producer.

Check out the “Let ‘Em Come”, featuring Sage Francis & POS of Doomtree, the 2nd video from the album!

“I grew up listening to punk and hardcore so bringing some of those
influences into the hip hop/spoken word world in which I write has
been a pleasure. Hope you all enjoy it!” – Pip

Tracklisting

1. Introdiction (produced by Renholder)
Click here to check out the “Introdiction” video on the CD product page!
2. Let ‘Em Come (ft Sage Francis & P.O.S. Produced by Worgie & Yila)
3. Domestic Silence (produced by Worgie & Yila)
4. Try Dying (produced by Worgie, Yila with programming by Richard Russell)
5. Death of the Journalist (Produced by Zane Lowe)
6. Soldier Boy Kill Em (ft B Dolan. Produced by Aupheus, Worgie & Yila)
7. The Struggle (Produced By Steve Mason)
8. Broken Promise (produced by Worgie & Yila)
9. Feel It (ft Natasha Fox. Produced by Yila)

Sep 12

Metermaids’ SFR debut “Rooftop Shake” Available Now on CD & MP3!

Metermaids’ SFR debut “Rooftop Shake” Available Now on CD & MP3!

 METERMAIDS, a Brooklyn-based duo consisting of emcees Sentence and Swell, often refer to themselves as “the Bad News Bears of hip-hop.” However, after teaming up with the X-Ecutioners DJ Rob Swift, receiving production from Grammy Award Winner 9th WONDER, and pulling in vocal contributions from indie-hop legends SAGE FRANCIS & BUCK 65, their “ROOFTOP SHAKE” LP is set to turn that self-deprecation on its head.

Click here to get your exclusive CD/Instrumental CD/Bonus Item package available now from SFRstore!

Stream before you buy! “Rooftop Shake” can now be heard in its entirety via the SFR Soundcloud:

ROOFTOP SHAKE by Metermaids by Strange Famous Records

“8MM” is the first official video from “Rooftop Shake”!

Aug 03

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Sleep of Oldominion's new album "Oregon Failure" (produced by Maulskull) drops April 15! Pre-order yours on SIGNED CD 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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