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  • October2015

    Album of the Week: Neon Indian – “VEGA Intl. Night School” by J. Nifras

    Posted on October 28th, by irisrecords in Reviews. 1 Comment

    The Texas-based synthpop musician Alan Palomo, professionally known as Neon Indian, initially rose to fame in 2009 as part of an ushering in of a new style of indie pop music known as “chillwave”. The term was everywhere around the time, and Palomo’s 2009 debut record Psychic Chasms was at the center of all the buzz. He also followed this record up in 2011 with another chillwave record, entitled Era Extrana, which was also well-received.

    In the four-year gap between the release of Era Extrana and this new record, Palomo’s demos for an intended record were lost, and he decided to start fresh and record entirely new material. The result of this became VEGA Intl. Night School, the project’s third studio album.

    VEGA is a record heavily influenced by 80’s synthpop, such as the likes of Prince and Michael Jackson, to name … Read More »

    Balancing Rod Argent’s Two-Headed Career: John Bastone Reviews The Zombies Live 2015

    Posted on October 28th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

    I had seen Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone at Cavestomp in NYC back in 2001, when they had first started touring again as ‘The Zombies’. While great to see, I found that show to be a bittersweet disappointment. They only did 6 Zombies songs and they also did the same number of Argent songs (the Rod Argent fronted group from the 70’s). Problem was that the 6 Zombies tracks totalled about 15 minutes, while the bloated, art rock Argent tracks totalled 40-45 minutes. The show was enjoyable, but not really what customers paying to see The Zombies were expecting. What bothered me most was that, from my perspective, Argent and Blunstone had poor perspective on their history. At that point in time, they seemed to be pretty unaware of the impact that their 60’s music had on the patrons at … Read More »

    New Vinyl – Week Of October 23rd, 2015

    Posted on October 24th, by irisrecords in New Arrivals. No Comments

    Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
    Neon Indian – Vega Intl. Night School
    Newsom, Joanna – Divers
    Fuzz – II
    Baird, Meg – Don’t Weigh Down The Light
    Pratt, Jessica – On Your Own Love Again
    Segall, Ty – Twins

    New Vinyl – Week Of October 15th, 2015

    Posted on October 15th, by irisrecords in New Arrivals. No Comments

    !!! (Chk Chk Chk) – As If
    Air – Talkie Walkie
    Alex G – Beach Music
    Burroughs, William S. – In Dub
    Disclosure – Caracal
    Hansgard, Glen – Didn’t He Ramble
    Hopkins, John – Immunity
    Hopkins, John – Insides
    Little Boots – Working Girl
    Of Montreal – Snare Lustrous Doomings
    Queen – S/T
    Small Black – Best Blues
    Wilco – Star Wars
    Wolfe, Chelsea – Abyss
    YACHT – I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler

    Cassette Store Day!

    Posted on October 12th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. No Comments

    Come celebrate Cassette Store Day at Iris Records!!!
    Due to popular demand, our store will now have it’s very own cassette section! To mark the ocassion we’ll have new tapes from Stones Throw, Leaving Records, Side One Dummy, Fat Beats, Dirty Tapes and more. We will also have used tapes spanning Disco, Rock, Hip Hop, Metal, Pop, and $1 cassettes! Plus walkmen and cassette players on hand for sale. Live music throughout the day!!!!


    12:00 DJ Skinny Steve – Cassette DJ Set

    1:00 Will-The Set

    2:00 Lateef Dameer & ‘Dre Mayes

    3:00 Jesus Himself – Cassette DJ Set

    5:00 2 Hungry Bros.

    6:00 Jay Alpha

    7:00 Lang$to

    (set times may change, TBA)

    New Vinyl – Week Of October 9th, 2015

    Posted on October 9th, by irisrecords in New Arrivals. 1 Comment

    Brian Jonestown Massacre, The – Thank God For Mental Illness
    Decemberists, The – Florasongs
    Des Ark – Everything Dies
    Inspiral Carpets – Keep The Faith
    Major Lazer – Peace Is The Mission
    Rey Pila – The Future Sugar
    Rolling Stones, The – Let It Bleed
    Sleaford Mods – Chubbed Up – The Singles Collection
    Supergrass – I Should Coco
    Teenage Time Killers – Greatest Hits Vol. 1

    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...