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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
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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.
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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

NEW! Copyright Criminals “Funky Drummer Edition” DVD+Vinyl LP Box Set!

NEW! Copyright Criminals “Funky Drummer Edition” DVD+Vinyl LP Box Set!

The Copyright Criminals documentary explores the impact that sampling and remixing has had on modern musicians, veteran performers, and anyone who has listened to contemporary pop hits in the past 20 years.

The film is a musical thrill ride, with an intricately layered soundtrack and visual montages that keep viewers moving in their seats. The Funky Drummer Edition includes the original documentary, plus featurettes spotlighting Public Enemy’s Chuck D, James Brown Band drummer Clyde Stubblefield, and Cee-Lo Green along with the amazing video remix skills of Eclectic Method and other additional content. Copyright Criminals showcases many of hip-hop music s founding figures like Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital Underground along with emerging hip-hop artists from record labels Definitive Jux, Rhymesayers, Ninja Tune, and more. It also provides an in-depth look at artists who have been sampled, such as Clyde Stubblefield funk legend George Clinton. As artists find ever more inventive ways to insert old influences into new material, this documentary asks a critical question, on behalf of an entire creative community: Can you own a sound?

Copyright Criminals: The Funky Drummer Edition Box Set is the premier package for anyone interested in the history and art of sampling. In addition to the expanded double-disc DVD edition of Copyright Criminals, the box set boasts 45 Copyright Criminals All-Stars trading cards, the Copyright Criminals movie poster, stickers, and a 12-inch vinyl record of Clyde Stubblefield s Ultimate Breaks and Beats, pressed exclusively for the box set.

 Click here to cop the Copyright Criminals Box Set!

Box Set Includes:

Clyde Stubblefield s Ultimate Breaks and Beats 12-Inch Vinyl Record
Copyright Criminals All Stars Trading Cards
Movie Poster
Stickers

Double DVD Includes:

Copyright Criminals Documentary
The Art of Sampling With Cee-Lo Green (New Featurette)
The Funky Drummer in the Studio with Chuck D (New Featurette)
Eclectic Method Uncut Audio-Visual Remixes (15 Videos)
Fair Use Explained: Four Featurettes by the Center for Social Media
Extended Interviews with Chuck D, De La Soul, and Clyde Stubblefield
Music Player Featuring 15+ Songs from Copyright Criminals Soundtrack by El-P and RJD2
Clyde Stubblefield s Ultimate Breaks and Beats (Hi-Res WAV Files)
Copyright Criminals All Star Band Funky Drummer Remix Video
Copyright Criminals All Star Band Megamix Video

Interviewees: Public Enemy, De La Soul, George Clinton, Clyde Stubblefield, Eclectic Method, Mix Master Mike, Shock G, Pam the Funkstress, El-P, Mr. Len, Miho Hatori, DJ Spooky, Matt Black, Bobbito Garcia, Prefuse 73, Sage Francis, Prefuse 73, DJ Qbert, Eyedea & Abilities, Pete Rock, and Saul Williams.

Also available from SFRstore: the original “Copyright Criminals” DVD – only $24.99!

Jul 22

NEW! SFRstore Exclusive BUCK 65 Vinyl + Tour CDs!

NEW! SFRstore Exclusive BUCK 65 Vinyl + Tour CDs!

SFR has just received a ton of rare and exclusive Buck 65 music straight from the man himself. Tour CDs, rare Vinyl, and titles you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else!

Buck has just announced a series of shows in the US and Canada! Click here to see where he’ll be performing.

Click on the links below for more details on rare Buck merch and to cop yours.

VINYL

“Dang!” 7″ Vinyl (includes Stu Ray Remix!)

“20 Odd Years” Vinyl LP

CDs

“Heck” Tour CD

“I Dream Of Love: Buck 65 Live & In Private” Tour CD

“Porch” Tour CD

Check out the whole selection of Buck 65 merch and music available at SFRstore here.

 

Jun 12

Tons of FAKE FOUR Inc CDs Now Available for $9.99!

Tons of FAKE FOUR Inc CDs Now Available for $9.99!

SFR’s homies-to-the-immediate south, Fake Four Inc., have a vast catalog of releases that is as deep as it is wide, with records ranging from dusty underground alternative hip hop to acoustic and electronic-tinged indie pop and rock.

SFRstore has previously offered titles for sale from FF label boss Ceschi, old friends Sole and Awol One, and Oldominion-repping Dark Time Sunshine, but now we’re proud to add a virtual ton of new titles to our stock from many, many members of the Fake Four roster of artists.

Most CDs are as low as only $9.99!

Click here to check out the Fake Four Inc. titles available from SFRstore!

Fake Four titles now available on CD at SFRstore include:

Awol One & Factor – “Owl Hours”
Factor – “Chandelier”
Ceschi – “They Hate Francisco False”
Dark Time Sunshine – “Cornucopia”
Ron Contour & Factor – “Saffron”
M!C KING & Chum – “Flavor Ade”
Myka 9 – “1969”
Cars & Trains – “The Roots, The Leaves”
Blue Sky Black Death – “Third Party”
Common Grackle – “Great Depression”
Noah23 – “Fry Cook On Venus”
Electric President – “The Violent Blue”
Delby L – “Nine Skies”
Boy In Static – “Candy Cigarette”

Click here to peep our entire selection of $9.99 CDs, including classic hip hop from many of your favorite old school and indie rap artists!

May 31

New CESCHI 10″ Vinyl Picture Disc!

New CESCHI 10″ Vinyl Picture Disc!

2011 brings us the Shorted Circuits EP, a very special 10″ picture disc from Ceschi & DJ Scientist that contains 2 new tracks as well as a bunch of great unreleased remixes from “The One Man Band Broke Up” album.

While remixes by David Vangel and Phonatic can be found on the b-side of the vinyl, additional remixes by 2econd Class Citizen and The Raincoatman are available on the digital release that, alongside 3 bonus instrumentals, is provided via download code.

You can preview “Black & White & Red All Over” and get your free download of the track now:
Ceschi – Black And White And Red All Over (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Equinox Records

Check out the product page here for more info about the project, including the stories behind the songs and pictures of the beautifully designed picture disc!

May 19

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