LP – Edition of 450 CD – Edition of 300 – WIRE REVIEW We were first introduced to the music of Gregg Turner when he was with VOM, the explicitly post-musical punk-tongue-monster he inhabited along with Richard Meltzer, Metal Mike Saunders and others. From there, he and Mike formed the Angry Samoans, who spewed an insane blend of garage/bubblepunk/hardcore noise to well-deserved acclaim. But the Samoans began including folk rock moves inside their spectrum with 1986’s Yesterday Started Tomorrow EP, and most of the work Turner’s done since then has contained this element to one degree or another. People who haven’t heard Gregg’s recordings from the post-Samoans era may be surprised by how straightforward and outright charming some of the… Read more »
Home Body “In Real Life” LP Edition of 500 RAM Music Video CD: LP: First LP by superbly talented Northampton MA duo, Haley Morgan and Eric Hnatow, who rewrite the basic DNA of electro-pop for their own nefarious purposes. They are capable of the sweet gesticulation for which the form is noted, and they do this with incredible aplomb. Staying away from the cute-ass rhyming-nada that so many of their peers use as stock-in-trade, when they opt for romantic aktion, they craft tunes that carry the weight of flat-out Buckingham/Knicks updates in terms of sheer perfection — multi-part femme-voiced songs of longing that explode with deep, fully-immersed emotional content, set inside of perfectly balanced guitar/key/percussion explorations. Outside of time or… Read more »
Happy Jawbone Family Band “Okay Midnight, You Win” LP Edition of 1000 Book Of Fire CD: LP: The second LP (fifth album) by this Vermont / Colorado quintet finds them traipsing ever deeper into the kind of mythic American territory we usually associate with bands who view our landscape from far outside it’s windows. Think of Australia’s Triffids or New Zealand’s Renderers and cross their brilliant Southern Hemisphere inventions with truths only wrenchable from the heart of the beast. There’s a genuine ruralist hoot factor here so smooth that it hits like a ton of silk, but there’s enough killbilly undertow to keep everyone standing nervously around that jug of magic moonshine.
OUT OF PRINT! The Hotel Double Tragedy is constantly burning. You will be too with these new hits from the family! Simply plug all the instruments and vocals into one ancient jangle. That’s right! “You deserve to be the hugest group in the world! You deserve magical pop weirdness in about 10 seconds flat.” This could easily have been advertised in this way. Or even as a reissue of the newly discovered missing link between ball lightning and the Vaselines, but we have decided to be honest with you. Happy Jawbone is a collection of depressing people leading boring lives and looking good while they do it. Sounds like our favorite Feeding Tube release thus far! Also available on LP…. Read more »
Fueled by love sick determination and a fabulously comfortable basement, what started in Ted’s bed with an acoustic guitar and a contact mic turned into an album that was written an recorded in one day. ZEBU! stretches out in a psychedelic Massachusetts time warp of noise, loops and contemplation. What results is a masterpiece of a record that makes Ted giggle with delight. Twelve songs and what nots that are bound to make dance, cry, scream, melt flesh & love again once over. This release finds these Feeding Tube stalwarts”whipping off the kid gloves, lighting them on fire, and huffing the fumes” — Signal To Noise
The first No Sound album, unearthed from the attic.
74 One minute cassettes. Each CD comes attached to an improbable piece of refuse.
LP Edition of 500, Numbered DOWN TO THE LAST BOX! This record is the ultimate collection of the eclectic musical forms that ZEBU! embodies. 17 tracks feature the wide reaching catalog of original tunes from the band recorded live in Ted Lee’s attic in Providence RI. Vocals in the shower, Ted in the bath, Steve in the sink and Eugene and Brook in the basement make this album an instant classic. Stephen “Stegro” Surrett fills out the bottom end and hammers home the riffs. If you are looking for a bunch of freaking rock songs, this album’s for you! Also available on LP. “Boudoir languor, noise-rock snarl, twiddled-knob cacophany, anemically loopy indie slop, and narcoleptic country rawk hoe-downs nestled sweetly… Read more »
ZEBU!’s first attempt at the great studio album of all time is truly a classic of the Feeding Tube canon. Featuring some of the most lasting songs of the ZEBU! repertory, each song is a crazy blueprint of the band in its embryonic stages. Produced by Jonathan Granoff and recorded by Nathan Rosborough in a basement in RI, Steve plays banjo, tracks are written on the spot, and genius occurs. Ted says “What? It’s freakin in a gold bag!”