Format: lp

Hi Sherrifs of Blue - NYC 1980

Hi Sheriffs of Blue - NYC 1980 ()

Hi Sheriffs of Blue “NYC 1980” LP Includes booklet / Download Code Edition of 500 OUT OF PRINT! The No Wave era of NYC was a short dark flash of energy that was extinguished almost as soon as it was noticed. It happened so goddamn fast that if you missed the imaginal cut-off for inclusion by a few fucking weeks, you were forever written out of the picture. Believe me. Thurston and I wrote the book on this goddamn scene, and the Hi Sheriffs were just outside our temporal markers, despite the fact they’d played Tier 3, the Mudd Club and everywhere you’d think would matter. But look, they were as second gen No Wave as the Raybeats, the Bush Tetras and… Read more »

Dredd Foole and Ben Chasny-Drunk With Insignificance

Dredd Foole and Ben Chasny - Drunk with Insignificance ()

Dredd Foole & Ben Chasny “Drunk With Insignificance” LP with Download Code Edition of 300  This album has been a long time coming. Dredd and Ben first talked about collaborating back in the late ’90s and it’s now 2014 and the goddamn thing has only just arrived. Was the wait worth it? You bet your teeth it was. While this album would have been pretty great if they’d done it back in the day, the fact it has been allowed to age and grow of its own accord lends the project a richness and beauty beyond easy comparison. This specific album grew out of some shows Dredd and Ben have done together over the past couple of years. The communication… Read more »

Chris Weisman - Maya Properties (Volume Two) ()

Chris Weisman “Maya Properties (Volume 2)” Edition of 220 Printed Art & Original Hand Painted Art by Ruth Garbus Vinylization of the digital release by OSR Tapes! Available on YOUTUBE! Second LP volume of Chris Weisman’s monumental 88 song tune-drop is a bit more folk-psychy than our first selection. Opening, as it does, with “Changes in the Fourth Dimension” (which has shades of the Carpenters’ outest number — “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft”), the balance this time is wobbly from the start. “I Am the Unitard” is a play on lyrical concepts invented by Chris Bell, with a rhythm track nearly worthy of Tall Dwarfs. And things continue more or less in that vein, with numerous move-variations of unclear origin. “Mother… Read more »

Salami Junior - Deli Days / Sontava Nights ()

Salami Junior “Deli Days / Sontava Nights” LP Edition of 400 FAT CITY MUSIC VIDEO KILL MOTHER NATURE Joey Pizza Slice returns to vinyl with a new LP that reissues a pair of rare, recent cassettes. The music is as daffily crafted as always — recorded and layered onto a portable cassette deck with the erase head disengaged — this is DIY pop music of an extremely discordian nature. Some of Joey’s musical moves seem to start from a place as relatively organized as work by people like Gary Wilson and Jad Fair, but he keeps feeding random actions into the mix, resulting in music full of uniquely bizarre twists. One gets the sense that Joey is deeply dedicated to… Read more »

Edith Bunker's Demonized Vomit Insurance - Volume One

Edith Bunker's Demonized Vomit Insurance - Volume One ()

Edith Bunker’s Demonized Vomit Insurance “Volume One” LP Edition of 100 Bandcamp! “This is like taking LSD at Antonin Artaud’s funeral.” Brent Field of New Hampshire has agendas and programs galore. He is a man of deep and truly-held convictions, of that there can be no doubt. But we needn’t deal with those here. Because our hands are full (one might even say, “plumb full”) of the first LP volume (of many) of his work as EBDVI. This project dates back more than a couple of decades, but its documentation has resisted LP coverage until now. While there has been some revelation of EBDVI’s intent on Brent’s own Nauscopy label, as well as scattered moments on such labels as Bennifer… Read more »

Happy Jawbone Family Band - The Complete Hotel Double Tragedy

Happy Jawbone Family Band - The Complete Hotel Double Tragedy ()

Edition of 600, Includes Booklet and download. Released in foreshortened single LP format back in 2010, the new edition of this masterpiece of Brattleboro form manipulation is allowed to breathe across two full long-players, and we’re all a lot better off for it. Allowed to sprawl across a couple of albums, a booklet of text and a download card of yet another album, HJFB achieve a rare freedom here, assembling a complete imaginary universe that combines surrealist wordplay with woozy Dunedin-style form-grabs. Composed of seven (or so) people (it changes with the weather), the band seems capable of almost anything. At one moment they can be doing what sounds to be a flamenco version of the Germs’ “Lexicon Devil” then… Read more »

Hurricanes of Love - Quintorian Blues

Hurricanes of Love - Quintorian Blues ( / )

Edition of 300 When Frank Hurricane comes into a room it’s really something. As his name implies, he is impossible ignore. He has built an alarmingly nuanced lexicon out of an amazingly limited number of phrases. “Psychedelic.” “Spiritual.” “Holy.” “Gangsta.” “Pimp.” “Bro.” “Homie.” In the hands of the culture-at-large, these terms have long lost whatever literal or subcultural meaning they may have once had and are now so incredibly overused as to be stripped of any meaning whatsoever. In Frank’s hands, though, each of these words comes alive and full of varied meaning. On paper here it looks ridiculous, but in the throat of Frank Hurricane they breathe and dance in indescribable ways. There is no way to experience Hurricanes… Read more »

Egg, Eggs - Taste of Sundress ()

Edition of 200 The doors to the clown car open once again, and we are faced with a new release by Egg Eggs. David Russell’s stream-of-vom lyrical inventions are as crafty as always, and Vanessa Brewster’s vocals provide a nice balance to them on the first side’s suite, “Dairy Farm Days”. Balance and contrast on the flip, “Inside the Mountains” is provided by Klyd Watkins (of Poetry Out Loud fame) and Jenifer Gelineau’s reborn-hillbilly fiddle. The contrast between these approaches emphasizes the theoretical hook of this album’s construction. Just as The School LP by People’s Victory Orchestra and Chorus (1972) was broken into the Boy’s Side and the Girls’ Side, so Taste of Sundress has its fluidity defined by the… Read more »

Gary Wilson - You Think You Really Know Me

Gary Wilson - You Think You Really Know Me ()

Gary Wilson “You Think You Really Know Me” LP with Download Includes Booklet. Edition of 900 OUT OF PRINT! REPRESS IN WORKS!  Finally a new vinyl issue of Gary Wilson’s monumental 1977 LP, with extra pics galore, and the original cover art (c/o Owen Maercks’s well-loved copy). Along with notes by Mr. Maercks, Gary Wilson Number one fan! You Think You Really Know Me (also the title of Michael Wolk’s 2005 documentary about Gary) was Wilson’s second LP, but the first he recorded as a vocalist, hewing to his own bizarre vision — a syncretic collision of romance, new-wave-cocktail-jazz, heartbreak, disco-porn-soundtrack-music and experimental tape manipulation. Home recorded in Endicott, NY, the album found a few fans when released, but subsequently became… Read more »

Devin Gary & Ross - Honeycomb of Chakras

Devin Gary & Ross - Honeycomb of Chakras ( / )

LP / with mp3 Download Edition of 500 This trio — Devin Flynn, Gary Panter and Ross Goldstein — has delivered one of the most blinding psychedelic listening experiences of the last several anna. Only one of these darlings — Ross Goldstein — is known primarily as a musician. Gary Panter is one of our era’s premier visual artists, and Devin Flynn is among the age’s most berserk animation stars. But they have nonetheless managed to blast their way into he very center of a psych-specific cosmos that will make your fingers feel like sausages and your ears wobble as though they’re on stalks. The band has one prior record, the excitingly primitive Four Corners Bounce on Pete Nolan’s Arbitrary… Read more »