Format: lp

Niko Karlsson - Valosta Valoon ()

LP Edition of 300. Release Date – Oct.20th – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE.   Viewed from the American sub-underground (aka our headquarters), the Finnish scene always looks like a haven of freaks. Surely there are lots of dull rock, pop and rap outfits from this chilly and heavily forested country, but they don’t get exported, so we don’t have to hear them. The Finnish bands we’ve known and loved are psych, prog, hardcore, free jazz, and post-form monsters of all shapes and sizes. A new name to add to the list of Deadly Finns (thanks, Eno) is Niko Karlsson. Well, not entirely new. He had a few very good and different bands called Navigations, Orange Hora and Altaat (all of whom have recordings out there)… Read more »

Men & Volts - A Giraffe Is Listening to the Radio ()

LP Edition of 300. Release Date – Oct.20th – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE Men & Volts was one of Boston’s great bands, and I was sorry to see them fold up their tent in 1993. I had always known they started as a combo dedicated to playing the music of Capt. Beefheart & the Magic Band, but I was not in Beantown during this era, and thus missed the few shows they played in their original format. Over the years I have bugged David Greenberger (who I knew through his work with The Duplex Planet, etc.) about tapes of this material, but he always claimed it was not really up to snuff. Eventually, however, I wore him down and he turned over… Read more »

Manas - III ()

LP Edition of 300 Cover Art by Bill Nace Release Date September 8th – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE – Unlike World War 3 II, which referred to the second album by that thuggish UK band, or Manfred Mann’s Chapter III, which referred to the third outfit led by Mr. Mann, Manas III is neither the third album by Manas, nor the third iteration of the band. Rather, it refers to the number of participants on the second album by this spectacular Asheville NC unit, previously known primarily as a duo. The two main actors in question are guitarist, Tashi Dorji, and drummer Thom Nguyen. Tashi’s earliest recordings were largely acoustic abstractions, lauded by everyone from Ben Chasny to William “Bill” Nace. Thom’s… Read more »

Tarp - Tarp ()

LP Edition of 300 Release Date September 8th – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE – In the world we inhabit (the world of the underground), one of the easiest ways to categorize people who fall into our gutter is by analyzing their motives and history. Viewed by this light, people are either lifers or careerist fucks; dedicated to the cause now and forever, or stupid moths attracted to the occasional flashes of light that emanate from the pit. By this measure (and all others), Tarp are lifers. The duo, Conrad Capistran and Joshua Burkett (look up their glorious histories on line), began early in the century, during the ascendance of the plumbers’ crack noise revolution. But even then, they didn’t feel compelled to… Read more »

Donkey No No - Tandoori Chicken (The Neverending Story) ()

LP Edition of 300 Release Date – August 25th – PRE ORDER AVAILABLE – Second boss LP by this bossest of Western Mass trios. Comprised of Jenifer Gelineau on violin & electronics, Omeed Goodarzi on guitar, and Edward “Ted” Lee on bowed cymbal, Donkey No No create the sort of instrumental hallucinations you’d expect to hear in the background of a film by Jodorowsky or Arrabal. It’s very cool, because they use the very instruments you’d hear in some shitty Ken Burns documentary, in order to play music that would make Ken’s sallow head explode if he tried to wrap his noggin around it. With sometimes scratchy violin as the ostensible lead instrument, theoretical comparisons to old timey music are… Read more »

Sex Tide - Possession Sessions ()

LP Edition of 300. Release Date – July 28th 2017 – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE Third record, following a pair of amazing 12” near-LPs, by this Columbus howitzer. On their debut, Flash Fuck (A Wicked Company, 2013), they were a trio, but they subsequently dropped a guitarist. By the time they cut Vernacular Splatter (Superdreamer, 2015), they has found their true shape as a duo. With Aurelie on drums and vox, and Chris Corbin on guitar, they had pared their shit down to a tight-packed near-perfect two-person howl. For Possession Sessions they have retained that format, although legendary producer Mike Rep, can’t keep from making his guitar a deep deep part of the mix. And by hooking their braying sonic mule to… Read more »

Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates - Live At CBGB ()

LP with download. Release Date-July 28th 2017 Black Vinyl Edition of 400. Pre-Order available Red Vinyl Edition of 100. (Available at Feeding Tube Records store in Florence MASS) THE WIRE Recorded on a trip to the East Coast in August 1979, this album documents Gary Wilson’s semi-triumphant return to his home base. Raised in Endicott NY, Gary moved out to San Diego after recording a series of records that would eventually create his legend. We have been fortunate enough to reissue three of these albums: 1974’s Another Galaxy by the Gary Wilson Trio (FTR 232); 1977’s You Think You Really Know Me (FTR 124 & 236); and the 2003 comp Forgotten Lovers (FTR 065); as well as adding a newly discovered abstraction… Read more »

Nudge Squidfish - You Cant Have Aliens Without The Squid ()

LP Edition of 300 Nudge Squidfish is one of the singular figures to emerge from the Columbus sub-underground rock scene of the 1970s. He was a member of The True Believers (along with Mike Rep & Tommy Jay). He cut a single for the New Age label in ’82, and couple of odd solo LPs while he was living in Nashville later in the ’80s. He was a member of V-3 (along with Jim Shepard) after that. He also released a bonkers full-length cassette on Old Age that was subsequently vinylized by Columbus Discount. More recently, he has become a highly regarded disseminator of UFO videos (Google it). The music Nudge does is all over the place, and his new… Read more »

STEVE BACZKOWSKI / CHRIS CORSANO / PAUL FLAHERTY - The Dull Blade ()

LP Edition of 400. More than a decade since their first (and last) trio album, Dim Bulb, “Buffalo Steve,” Chris Corsano and Paul Flaherty are back on the attack. The three recorded as part of a larger ensemble on the Open Mouth LP, Wrong Number, but they have a certain way of creating focused trio dynamics that makes babies talk in tongues and old men drool. The line-up is a bit unorthodox — two saxes (one a goddamn baritone) and drums. You might almost be tempted to call the format European. But it’d be a canard to try and place this album in the Euro free music tradition. I mean, yeah, there is some massive outsider brawling here. Buckets of… Read more »

EEEE EEEEE - EEEE EEEEE ()

LP Edition of 300 There is a certain genius in curating and archiving if it’s done in the right way. Boston’s Phil Milstein is a master of this art. His projects recontextualizing “found” material are as inventive and original as anything you’ll run across. Another maestro of the form is Maine’s Skot Spear (aka id m theft able). We already vinylized one of the projects he uncovered, The Weeny Man LP (FTR 037). And now it’s time for another. Originally released by Skot in 2002 as a CDR on his own Maang-Disc label, EEEE EEEEE documents a cassette he found in the basement of a friend’s house late in the last century. The music is a solo set recorded by… Read more »