Format: lp

Eugene Chadbourne - Solo Guitar Volume 4 1/3 ()

LP Edition of 400 Release Date – February 21st, 2020 – Pre-order available –  Eugene Chadbourne is one of the great guitar players of the modern era. When he began recording in Canada in 1975, his music was a unique syncretic formulation of elements known and unknown. While its most obvious component was free improvisation in a style then most widely associated with English and European players, Chadbourne’s vision also contained elements of jazz, country, folk, blues, psychedelic and international sounds, referencing these threads in ways so diverse and intensely personalized it would take scholars decades to decode them. Volume 4-1/3 is the last of four Feeding Tube LPs in this series, documenting some of the music Dr. Chadbourne created in the… Read more »

Eddie Flowers & the Wax-Lip-Swamp-Dub - ST ()

LP Edition of 300 Includes Download Code with LP. Eddie Flowers is a legend of the American rock sub-underground. Starting as an Alabama-bound fanzine scribe back in the early ’70s, Eddie drifted to Bloomington to lend his presence to the Gizmos in the days before “punk” was codified. Next, he turned up in L.A., where he founded the legendary acid squawlers, Crawlspace.  Crawlspace was a thoroughly nuts collection of loosely rotating heads, who existed from 1985 into the new century. They played few actual “shows,” but still managing to churn out endless documents of their music making. Still, Crawlspace’s few vinyl offerings are exquisitely fucked, and include some of the first heavy deployments of Can-generated riff-pulsing heard anywhere on the… Read more »

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol - Berserkir ()

LP Edition of 500 Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz Release Date – March 13th – Pre-order available – 21st (or so) album by this superb Ottawa-based improv unit, whose work has been too long underappreciated in the U.S. The core of the group (a sextet on this session) came out of the garage rock scene in 2008, dreaming, one supposes, of creating a sound more open and freed from structural form-dictates. Their ability to create cosmic gushery of the highest order has been proved time and again. Berserker Volume One must take its name from any one of a number of screwed-up B-movies, since the approach the band takes here owes not a whit to any juiced and enraged Viking we… Read more »

Waterless Hills - The Great Mountain ()

LP Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz Beautifully wandering debut LP by this Manchester-based instrumental project. C Joynes on guitar, DBH on violin, Gavin Clarke on bass and Andrew Cheetham on drums map out a gorgeously spacious psych landscape. They have a wonderful 8” lathe from the same session, but The Great Mountain allows them enough room to breathe through each others’ sound-holes like one big organic blob. There are curlicues of pure cheeb smoke billowing out of their collective engine at certain moments, and whisps of pure West Country prog rurality at others. But the overall effect is transfixing. Great song titles, great vibe, what more could one ask? -Byron Coley, 2020

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake - Balancing Tear ()

LP edition of 500 Release Date April 17th – Pre order available now. A glorious re-match for Chicago’s superb free-rock trio, Mako Sica, and the jazz world’s percussionist of choice, Hamid Drake. Their last collaboration, Ronda (FTR 409) was a glorious, open-ended studio conversation spread across two LPs. Balancing Tear is a mix of studio and live recordings, awash with calmly oceanic passages, interspersed with compressed and feverish form-blurts.  As with Ronda, the heft of the material is dynamically advanced. The album begins with passages worthy of Morricone’s western soundtracks, but the action mutates with rapid surety. There’s a track that will make you think of a micro-dosed Vic Damone singing balled for the Sephardic Justice Society with chunky, obtuse… Read more »

Leaf Peepers - Lunchtime For Birdy ()

LP edition of 200 / Numbered / includes a download code slip with LP. Loose Leaf covers and back Risograph Printed at Looky Here in Greenfield MA. Release Date – March 13th, 2020 – Pre-order available –  First graspable release by Leaf Peepers, a Massachusetts duo comprised of Turner Falls’ Omeed Goodzari and Worcester’s Nick Bisceglia. Omeed is well-known hereabouts as member of Donkey No No, and also for his solo recordings, which include the superb Zoltar Hid All the Locks/Minnows LP (FTR 349). Nick has recorded with his band Husks, and has also participated on sessions by Wendy Eisenberg and Chris Weisman among others. In fact, the both of them helped out on Chris’s last album, Romantics, Be that… Read more »

Big Blood - Do You Wanna Have a Skeleton Dream​? ()

LP Edition of 300 Includes Download / Poster Insert. Release Date – February 28th, 2020 Wow! Great new LP by the full trio version of Maine’s Big Blood. Colleen, Caleb and Quinnisa are all present and accounted for at every turn on this one! Unlike their last LP, The Daughter’s Union (FTR 459) (which seemed like some sort of experiment involving glam-rock-readymades), Do You Wanna? is awash with crazily re-imagined girl group dynamics. Some of these tight-sparkly-dress recreations have a savage teenage authority, but others wiggle more like dreams stolen from the nodes of Julee Cruise, Angelo Badalmanetti or David Lynch. Sometimes there are style-ghosts standing in all the expected places, but none of them are behaving the way we’d… Read more »

Dead Sea Apes - Night Lands ()

LP Edition of 500 Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz  (90x Random colour eco-vinyl in stock)  Hot on the heels of last year’s drone masterpiece, The Free Territory (FTR 457), comes this hot bowl of noodles from Manchester’s most elegantly wasted quintet. And while there might be apt comparisons to be made to some of the best current psych purveyors, the central thrill provided  by these sounds makes me think of naught but prime Bay Area ballroom scene acid spew.  The guitar lines unspool like electrical cables filled with acid punch, and remain crackling in the air for moments longer than you imagine they can remain afloat. The keys have a bit of a German overtone, but it’s the same sort of… Read more »

Ryan Power - Mind The Neighbors ()

LP Edition of 250 Release Date – March 6th – Preorder available – please note LP will ship once LP arrives from plant… Music doesn’t have to be self-expression, but for Ryan Power that’s the only way it can be. Every note, melody, turn of phrase, and point of view in Power’s carefully-crafted songs is intravenously infused with his particular way of moving through the world. It’s a curious, probing, never-satisfied mode; he’s always searching for the perfect combination of chords, the most precise arrangement of words, the most complete capturing of a mood. As one song on his eighth album Mind the Neighbors puts it, his songs are “dreams on the run”–part of an exhilarating chase for elusive ideals…. Read more »

iji - ST ()

LP edition of 500.   Stereogum Video Premiere     Something To Say (Official Video) Release Date – March 6th, 2020 – Pre-order Available –  iji (pronounced “ee-hee”) is songwriter Zach Burba’s tenured, transcendental pop coalition. Bred in Phoenix and fully flowered in Seattle, iji has been touring the American underground for 14 years, releasing a countless number of beloved LPs and tapes and pressing pause only for Zach to join the roving swarms of friends like Mega Bog, Dear Nora, and Clyde Peterson, whose Torrey Pines film featured a live touring soundtrack by Zach and others. iji, their self-titled 11th release, is a crucial wander through a gummy jungle that thrums with living things. Sounds plink, waft, and effervesce in friendly color changes, energetic yet gentle in expressions of patient-hearted… Read more »