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$alami J.R. - A Man Who Can’t Write a Song E.P.  ()

7″ Edition of 500. Covers Printed By Monoroid BANDCAMP As the new year dawns crummy and dark, we can all take heart in the fact that Salami J.R. (aka Joey Pizza Slice) has returned with a new record. Mr. J.R. (aka Mr. Slice) has maintained his position near the top of the ladder of those who seek to destroy and celebrate pop music in equal measure. His decision to eradicate the erase head from the recording process once and for all remains a move that necessitates a certain radical approach to composition. The act of forcing himself to create sound webs atop extant tracks involves an approach to instant composition that is most often evidenced by instrumental improvisers. But Salami (aka… Read more »

Bloodshot Bill - Sings Charles Plymell ()

7″ with booklet. Edition of 450 co-released with Bottle of Smoke Press Bloodshot Bill (a bonfide Norton Records recording artist) is one of Montreal’s greatest exports this side of the Smoked Meat Sandwich. Although he’s done band and duo stuff to great acclaim, it’s his solo work that really brains you. Full on, flat out one-man-band aktion of a sort not often seen since Hasil Adkins took his last wild shot at a possum. shot at a possum. Because Miriam Linna, who runs Norton also runs Kicks Books, she was able to connect a few dots between Bloodshot’s hillbilly hunch and the equally wild words of Kansan born poet, Charles Plymell, the inventor of the Witchita Vortex if ever there was one. Bill… Read more »

Negative One - (-1) ()

7″ Edition of 500 Co-Release with %100 Breakfast BANDCAMP Thirteen tracks of skink-voiced post-core burl from the sloppiest pits of Boston’s Fuck-Curtis scene. Angela Sawyer handles vocals as though she’s imagining herself as a squirrel in the grips of a cartoon bear. Bugs & Rats’ brilliant guitarist, Shawnie Brando, pulls lightning repeat-o munge riffs out of his pocket as though he had an endless supply of spit-wet rags. Bassist Sam Potrykus and drummer Nick Neuburg (most recently paired in the excellent quartet, Aykroyd) so yet their dials to PUMMEL, and motor away like the mooks they almost surely are not. It’s kind of a dandy rip. The lyrics (as printed on an enclosed sheet) are like an insane parody of… Read more »

Jim Sauter, Kid Millions - Million Dollar Band / Bull Run ()

7″ Edition 0f 300. It’s been many a year since we handled a 7” featuring the extreme sonic textures of Borbetomagus’ Jim Sauter, but damn if he doesn;t sound bitchen in this kind of compressed environment. Playing in duo with the multi-directional thumping of Kid Millions, who has been playing with Jim for several years now, the sound is just a blaze of energy that expands in many known directions. Jim’s tone goes from pure saxophonic terror to something that sounds more like an over-amped guitar to synth-like shrieking, in the blink of some eyes. With this small amount of time afforded them, the pair throw down even harder than they have on previous (temporally lengthier) sessions, and the world… Read more »

"Bric-à-brac/The Small Hours" MYRIAM GENDRON

Myriam Gendron - Bric-à-brac / The Small Hours ()

Myriam Gendron “Bric-à-brac / The Small Hours”  7″ Edition of 500 Letterpress Cover by Kiva Stimac of Popolo Press Co-Released with L’Oie de Cravan OUT OF PRINT! Following her acclaimed debut LP, Not So Deep As a Well, Montreal’s Myriam Gendron has created musical settings for another pair of Dorothy Parker poems — “Bric a Brac” and “The Small Hours.” The slow, sensuously beautiful combination of Myriam’s voice and guitar, combined with dolorous genius of Parker’s words is as intimate as ever. The pairing is seamless and natural, conveying an instant warmth that is a wonderful way to see out the winter, hailing the spring on our doorstep, with hints of the endless circle of seasons to follow. With a letterpressed… Read more »

Blanche Blanche Blanche - Heart and Soul

Blanche Blanche Blanche - Heart And Soul (T’Pau) / Map Of The City (Royal Trux) ()

Blanche Blanche Blanche “Heart And Soul (T’Pau) / Map Of The City (Royal Trux)” Edition of 100 Heart And Soul Here’s a superbly tossed posthumous release by Brattleboro’s recently disbanded Brattleboro brain-pop duo, Blanche Blanche Blanche. Sarah D. Smith and Zach Phillips were the project’s drivers, and this single is a demonstration of why we love em so. Both tunes are covers, recorded in 2010, previously available in only the sneakiest of ways. Now, both tunes may be easily played (and played with) by human hands. And that is a good thing. Their version of T’Pau’s “Heart and Soul” gets full Brat-pop treatment, exploding across the landscape like an over-inflated snack-bladder full of the sweetest cheese imaginable. Their take on… Read more »

Chris Weisman - Maya Properties (Volume 1)

Chris Weisman - Maya Properties (Volume One) ( / )

Chris Weisman “Maya Properties (Vol. 1)” LP + 7″ Edition of 220 LP+7″ Printed Art by Ruth Garbus Hand Painted by Ted Lee Each Volume will be hand painted by a different artist. Vinylization of the digital release by OSR Tapes Available on YOUTUBE! First vinyl volume (of five) documenting Chris Weisman’s amazing 88 song download session of 2012. The 22 songs here are classic ’60s-ist studio pop. Closest thing this particular sub-set of tunes resembles is a batch of early Nilsson demos or something. Songs he would’ve been trying to get the Monkees to cover on their TV show. The lyrics are not quite as arch as Harry’s were in those days, nor are there any novelty numbers here… Read more »