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NEW & EXCLUSIVE! Scroobius Pip “Distraction Pieces” SIGNED Vinyl LP!

NEW & EXCLUSIVE! Scroobius Pip “Distraction Pieces” SIGNED Vinyl LP!

AN SFRstore EXCLUSIVE!

Very limited, import-only Vinyl LP edition of Pip’s SFR debut!
Each LP will come SIGNED by Scroobius Pip! Includes lyric sheet.

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***While Supplies Last: All “Distraction Pieces” LPs will be shipped with a FREE 1″ Scroobius Pip Button!

Scroobius Pip has broken ranks from his beat-making sparring partner Dan Le Sac to release his solo album, ‘Distraction Pieces’ via Strange Famous Records in US/Canada. This Vinyl LP is a UK-only edition only available in the US at SFRstore!

“Introdiction” is produced by Renholder, aka Danny Lohner, (Nine Inch Nails / A Perfect Circle). 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 Richard Russell of XL Recordings, Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Aupheus, Worgie, and Steve Mason. Yila served as the project’s executive producer.

“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)
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)

Feb 03

BACK IN STOCK! SFR Black Zip Hoodie, Jackets, Sage & B. Dolan T-Shirts!

BACK IN STOCK! SFR Black Zip Hoodie, Jackets, Sage & B. Dolan T-Shirts!

We just restocked a bunch of our most popular items, and even brought back the SFR Zip Hoodie in the color you demanded: BLACK!

Only a limited number were printed up, and we’re going to debut some new styles in 2012, so this could be your last chance to grab one. The Holiday Sale only lasts for 2 more weeks, don’t miss out!

Back-in-stock styles are listed below:

SFR Black Zip Hoodie

SFR Black Jacket

Sage Francis “LI(F)E Album Cover / Best Of Times” Mens’ T-Shirt

B. Dolan Brown “Fallen House” Mens’ T-Shirt

Click here to check out all of our special Holiday Sale deals!

Nov 23

NEW! Grey SAGE Zip Hoodies In Stock Now!

NEW! Grey SAGE Zip Hoodies In Stock Now!

A classic SFR design now available in a new color combo! This grey zip-up Sage Francis hoodie features black lettering on the front and back by Sarah Jane Coleman.

Click here to order yours and check out more photos of the hoodie!

Front design text: “SAGE”
Back design text: “There’s a war going on inside no one is safe from”

This item is available in 3XL! To order, select any other size from the dropdown menu and request a 3XL in the comments section of the order form.

Printed on Gildan brand zip hoodies. The manufacturers’ sizing chart is below.
We recommend for those between sizes, order one size larger than you would usually wear.

S chest 20″ length 27″
M chest 22″ length 28″
L chest 24″ length 29″
XL chest 26″ length 30″
2XL chest 28″ length 31″
Nov 21

NEW Scroobius Pip T-Shirts Available Now!

NEW Scroobius Pip T-Shirts Available Now!

Now available from SFRstore: brand new Scroobius Pip T-Shirts, created to celebrate “Distraction Pieces”, Pip’s solo SFR debut! This portrait of Scroobius Pip is based on the beard sacrifice that happens in Pip’s Introdiction video. The drawing is by Hill Hudson (hillhudson.com)


The back of the shirt says “Scroobius Pip // Distraction Pieces” and includes the SFR logo.

Black & white print on Slate Grey Gildan Cotton T-Shirts.

Printed by ClassSick Custom in Pawtucket, RI

We ship all over the world!

Click here to get yours!

Nov 15

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

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