• Serving Jersey City’s Vinyl Needs Since 1996!

    114 Brunswick Street
    (Between 1st & 2nd Street)
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201) 222-9515
    Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 12-7
    Friday & Saturday, 12-8
    Sunday, 12-6


  • April2014


    What I REALLY Think About Record Store Day

    Posted on April 25th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. No Comments

    By Stephen Gritzan
    Now that the shards of RSD vinyl have settled and the last Ghostbusters record has been listed on eBay, life at Iris Records can get back to normal, even though “normal” is never predictable or safe or even simple. Remember that Iris has been a used record store for most of its life and all this new release vinyl stuff is still well, new and a bit unnerving. And the advent of Record Store Day (or Days, since there is a pretend RSD around Thanksgiving) has made this situation even stickier. Remember that the collectibles business is not easy because we NEVER order anything and spend much of our time tracking records down piece-by-piece. Record Store Day and new vinyl and backorders and preorders may be normal to some store owners, but not to us on Brunswick Street. … Read More »



    Fresh New Vinyl!

    Posted on April 9th, by irisrecords in New Arrivals. Comments Off on Fresh New Vinyl!

    NEW VINYL:

    5-05-15

    Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
    Aphex Twin – MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96
    Azalea, Iggy – New Classic
    Brand New – Deja Entendu
    Dead Kennedys – Bedtime For Democracy
    Dead Kennedys – Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
    Dr. Dog – We All Belong
    Giant Sand – Heartbreak Pass
    Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX – We’re New Here
    Killers, The – Human / A Crippling Blow (Picture Disc)
    Les Sins – Michael
    Logic – Under Pressure
    Lower Dens – Twin-Hand Movement
    Mikal, Cronin – MCIII
    Mitchell, Joni – Blue
    Palma Violets – Danger In The Club
    Prass, Natalie – S/T
    Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    Raekwon – Fly International Luxurious Art
    Ross, Rick – For Da Low (Picture Disc)
    Stott, Andy – Faith In Strangers
    Super Furry Animals – Mwng
    Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home
    The New Pornographers – Challengers
    Various Artist – Def Jam 25 – DJ Bring That Back, Vol. 1 & 2
    Various … Read More »


    Alain Cliche Thinks You Need Chrome In Your Life.

    Posted on April 9th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

    Chrome – Pioneers Of Industrial Rock

    by Alain Cliche
    Chrome was born in San Francisco in 1976. Founded by expert in manipulation of magnetic tapes — Damon Edge — and two other musicians, Chrome got its sound when guitarist Helios Creed joined the band the following year. Chrome can be distinguished by a psychedelic-industrial aesthetic and anxiety climates that cover all their records. Few bands explored the dark side of the psyche with equal gusto. Click here to listen to a sample of the music mentioned.

    Alien Soundtrack [1978]

    Alien Soundtrack is a strange record with a much weirder aesthetic than punk records of the time. With a drum that unleashes fury, its beyond-the-grave voice and guitar haunts “Chromosome Damage,” which is clearly an archetypal Chrome piece. In the middle, everything starts playing in reverse before starting again. “The Monitors” seems to be its … Read More »





    New Vinyl – December 16th, 2016

    Bone Thugz-N-Harmony – E.1999 Eternal Buckley, Jeff – Live At WFMU Studios East Orange, NJ 1992 / WENZ Studios, Cleveland, OH 1995 Can – Ege Bamyasi Can...

    New Vinyl – December 10th, 2016

    2pac – 2Pacalypse Now Allman Brothers Band, The – Fillmore East Avenged Sevenfold – Sounding The Seventh Trumpet Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage Bowie, David – Ziggy Stardust...

    New Vinyl – October 1st, 2016

    ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS Billy Bragg – Shine A Light Blonde Redhead – Masulin Feminin (4LP Box Set) Bon Iver – 22, A Million EZTV – High In Place Jack...

    The Next Record Riot Is October 29th, 2016!

    Attention! The last JCRR of the year is on Saturday, October 29th! Contact Steve Gritzan at recordriots@gmail.com if you are interested in selling! Last...

    Cassette Store Day! October 8th, 2016

    Ever since we started our cassette section at the store, we have been pleasantly surprised to see how much interest people have in them,...

    New Vinyl – September 23rd, 2016

    Banhart, Devendra – Ape In Pink Marble Bat For Lashes – The Bride Bowie, David & Gillespie, Dana – Love Dana Gillespie Brian Jonestown Massacre, The –...

    New Vinyl – September 9th, 2016

    Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks OST Aretha Franklin – Greatest Hits DJ Shadow – Entroducing Guided By Voices – Under The Bushes Under The Stairs Jack White –...

    Live Jazz @ Iris w/ The Eric Zolan Trio

    Join us on September 24th at 8pm at the store (after the Record Riot) for some really fantastic live jazz, courtesy of The Eric...