Format: lp

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 »

Fred Lane and his Disheveled Monkeybiters - Icepick To The Moon ()

2nd Pressing Edition of 400 with download code.Pressed in Transparent Green Vinyl LP Edition of 400 with download code.  OUT OF PRINT. More copies available at Forced Exposure  A Man Of Two Names Rev.Fred Lane: When in Rome, DON’T Do As The Romans D0 Amazingly, here is the glorious (long-delayed) follow-up to Fred Lane’s 1988 Shimmy Disc LP, Car Radio Jerome. In the wake of that surreal masterpiece, Shimmy announced an LP called Icepick to the Moon, but it took 31 years to wrestle this slab of bacon to the mat. And you’ll be glad we did. Icepick takes up where Jerome left off. As inhabited by visual artist, Tim Reed, “Fred Lane” (I’ll drop the quote marks after this)… 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 »

Liz Durette - Delight ()

LP Edition of 250 A very whacked new outing from Baltimore keyboard genius Liz Durette. Her earlier albums had a certain avant jazz approach, tempered perhaps by certain new music proclivities. And while I do not doubt she still has the chops for such things, Delight is a horse of an entirely different color. What’s here was all done on keyboards, but at times it sounds like insane calliope music for wicked children with a taste for that old waltz beat. The whole first side could be the soundtrack for a surreal film about dead Viennese courtiers high-stepping their way around the Bardo as though it were a hedge maze. The more I listen to the record, the more circular… Read more »

iji - ST ()

LP edition of 500. 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 pop. On first listen, it is easy to drift away on this… Read more »

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. Release Date – February 14th, 2020 – Pre-order available –  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… Read more »

Joseph Allred - Traveler ()

LP Edition of 300 . includes download Welcome to the second album we’ve done with string maestro, Joseph Allred. Unlike O Meadowlark (FTR 451), this one features a smattering of Joseph’s vocals, although his main thrust is still glistening instrumentals. The title song is a goddamn sad one, sung with reedy elegance, dealing with a kidnapped dog that serves as a stand-in for all earthly beings, full of both frailty and resilience. Another vocal track, “The Crown” (which inspired the cover art), stems from a long conversation Joseph had with Max Ochs. It squeezes the inherently surreal aspects of dream-walking into semi-conventional blues tautology, and the fit is just right. The third and last vocal, “O Columbia,” is a particular… Read more »

Sore Eros - Sore Eros ()

2lp Edition of 200. Includes download and poster. OUT OF PRINT (on our end) available copies at Forced Exposure After five long years of waiting, rural psych masters, Sore Eros, return with an extended statement of purpose. Although their partial spatial dislocation from Western Mass has seemly rendered them a studio-oriented outfit, the lovely tangles of sound they create are as optimally fried as ever. The album was helmed by engineer/producer Adam Granduciel (The War on Drugs) who was the only one capable of coaxing the whole band into the studio. Aided by players like Daniel Oxenberg (ex-Supreme Dicks) and Kurt Vile (ex-Nest of Saws), the music on Sore Eros was recorded between Philly and L.A., and seems to owe… Read more »