Format: lp

Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski - Live NYC ()

LP  Edition of 400 RELEASE DATE – June 2nd – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE – This is the third LP to feature the exquisite improvising duo, Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski. And as great as the first two were (on Kye andGolden Lab, respectively), Live NYC is even better. It elegantly shows just how much brain damage you can do using only a guitar and a violin. The pair have deep deep routes in the East Coast sub-underground. Marcia’s solo projects and work with groups (Un, Double Leopards, Hototogisu, GHQ, Zaika, etc.) has been exploding minds since the mid ’90s. The same is true for Samara, except her history reaches even further back, with non-solo-aktion including bands like Tower Recordings, Hall of… Read more »

Alvaro - Live in Brussels ()

LP Edition of 200 / Numbered. PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE – RELEASE DATE – MAY 19th Although me, you and the guy-next-door all tend to think of Alvaro (The Chilean with the Singing Nose) as an avant garde artist by one measure or another, it is also true that he has a cunning way with pop melodicism and delivery. This has never been clearer than one the Live in Brussels LP. Recorded in October 2015 at Les Ateliers Claus, Alvaro is at peak form here. Playing piano (and a little nose flute), he sings through a great program of faves (“Valaparaiso,” “Mum’s Milk,” ‘”She’s So Pretty,” etc.) like the Bizzaro World cabaret star he has been since Drinkin My Own Sperm was… Read more »

Jee Jee Band - Holy Yolk ()

LP Edition of 300 / Numbered       BANDCAMP! PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE – RELEASE DATE MAY 19th The third, perhaps ultimate, album by Jee Jee Band is now in our possession. And even more than its predecessors, Holy Yolk is a unique balancing act between aesthetic poles. On one hand, there is the somewhat unhinged K-Pop snack-attack that marked the duo’s earliest recordings. On the other, there are the tracks that offer something more like a twisted take on Pioneer Valley bedroom creationism. Jee Jee Band has always consisted — in its most protean form — as Jee Eun Lim and Matt Jones. From different sides of the world, they met while Matt was teaching English in South Korea. Various… Read more »

Dire Wolves - Oceans of Green ()

LP Edition of 300 PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE – MAY 19th From the timbers of Fennario, which are located on some low ground near the Presidio, come Dire Wolves. The two members of this Bay Area sextet with whom I’m most familiar are guitarist, etceteraist, Jeffrey Alexander, a tireless exponent of sub-underground psychedelia when he was based in Providence. Mr. Alexander was previously involved with such protean volk-psych ensembles at the Iditarod and Black Forest/Black Sea, and was an early proponent of the deep Finnish underground, releasing several Avarus albums on his Secret Eye label, and touring with the band in the States. The other familiar name is Lau Nau, a Finnish vocalist/composer whose discography is as long as it is weird…. Read more »

Rusalnaia - Time Takes Away ()

LP Edition of 500 RELEASE DATE – MAY 19th – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE Rusalnaia is an incredible duo, formed early in the century by England’s Sharron Kraus and Philadelphia’s Gillian Chadwick. Their exquisite eponymous debut album was issued as a CD by Tony Dale’s Camera Obscura label back in 2007, and we did it on vinyl last year. People pretty much swooned when they heard it. So when we learned the pair was recording a new album, our ears were immediately alert. Time Takes Away shares elements with its predecessor in terms of song construction, vocal overlay and general mystery aktion, but certain tunes manifest a bit more of psychedelic rock aspect, bespeaking antecedents such as the Trees. All of the… Read more »

Mako Sica - Invocation ()

LP Edition of 300 Release Date May 5th – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE Pretty sure this amazing Chicago trio was first introduced to us when Jim McCardle insisted we buy one of their albums at a record fair in the Windy City. Not sure which one it was, but it blew us away. Surprisingly, over the damn-near-a-decade since they started recording, Mako Sica has managed to keep itself well out of the limelight. Even though their first LP, Mayday at Strobe, was released by one of Chicago’s pre-eminent vanguard labels — Permanent — it was not easy to locate people who have grooved to band’s Sun City Girls meet Blood Quartet vibe. Eventually, however, we tracked them down and found out they… Read more »

Michael Hurley - Redbirds At Folk City ()

LP Edition of 2000. Almost all gone. available at Forced Exposure / your local record store & keep your eyes out for Big Bad Mike himself this April. Here’s an expanded vinylization of a boss live show from Snock and his Vermont roustabouts, recorded at Folk City on July 17, 1976. Most of it was first issued back in ’88, as side two of the Land of Lo Fi/Redbirds cassette on Bellemeade Phonics. But some new masters showed up subsequently, so there’s an extra song and a half available for your listening pleasure. And pure pleasure is what it is. I always believed I had seen Hurley play somewhere in NYC before this. I thought maybe it was during the… Read more »

Peace, Loving - Peace, Loving ()

LP Edition of 400 Release Date – April 21st, 2017 – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE. First vinyl by a band that has long been in the vanguard of the neu Boston commune-hunch. Although known only via CDRs, live shows and compilation tracks, Peace, Loving has been at work crafting their mysterious völk moves for the better part of a decade. The core of the band on this record is a quartet — ARKM Foam (who also appears on the Bang! Bros. 12/12/12 EP, FTR 170), Kate Lee, Morgan Shaker and Pancho the Kidd. Several of these souls are central to the whole Whitehaus scene in Jamaica Plain, and an array of fellow travelers pile on at various moments of this album. You… Read more »

Fat Worm Of Error - Nzznzzzznnznznnn ()

LP Edition of 500 RELEASE DATE – APRIL 21st – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE If a tree fell in the woods of Western Massachusetts in the early 00’s, Fat Worm of Error were probably around to hear it. This restless band of sonic lab technicians made such an earth-encompassing racket during their busiest era – from their spawning in 2002 til about the end of that decade – that it seemed like every random, unexpected sound that occurred within a 10 mile radius of Northampton got sucked up and spit into a song by this quavering quintet. On their third full-length, Nzznzzzznnznznnn (issued in 2004 as a CD-R and now splattered on wax for the first time), all kinds of blurps, squeaks,… Read more »

Dimples’ - Whimpers ()

LP Edition of 300 Co-Release with Laughable Recordings / Don’t Trust The Ruin / Nicey Music POST TRASH IMPOSE It’s last winter. Enter COLBY NATHAN, a sweating sack of cold Maine blood weirdly washed up in Los Angeles, fresh off at least a half decade of tours with his “strange Maine” kin CAETHUA and TOM KOVACEVIC, and New England PATRIOTS (the Boston-based progressive clown-metal band he fronts when he can scrub the “country” from his soul). He’s crashing on the floor of the Roach Motel, the now eradicated and sorely missed DIY venue and recording studio that his long-time collaborator GREG HARTUNIAN runs in an old mechanic shop on Eagle Rock Boulevard – where the first DIMPLES tape (released on… Read more »