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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 (

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!


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!


“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


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

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

Nov 5 at The Met (Pawtucket, RI)
SAGE FRANCIS with MetermaidsProlyphic & Juan Deuce.

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.

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

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BRAND NEW STYLE FOR 2016, available in Men's & Women's fits! The One Party System T-Shirt is inspired by lyrics from the Sage Francis classic "Slow Down Gandhi".

NEW! B. Dolan's first live album "We Show Up" is here on SIGNED CD! B is on the road now - info on all upcoming dates here.

Because you demanded it: brand new FLEXFIT HATS! Click here to see them all.

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