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 »
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” 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 »
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 »
Egg, Eggs “Vole Crusher” LP Edition of 94 Pink splatter vinylization of an old Egg, Eggs cassette. Featuring David Russell (Frothy Shakes), John Moloney (Chelsea Light Moving, Sunburned), Jack Callahan, Tim Sheldon (Fat Worm Of Error), Andy Crespo (World Domination), Ian St. George, Brett Robinson (Radioactive Prostitute), Jenifer Gelineau, Vanessa Brewster, Sam Gas Can, Karen Ammann & Ted Lee.
Chris Weisman “Maya Properties (Vol. 1)” LP + 7″ Edition of 220 LP+7″ Printed Art by Ruth Garbus Hand Painted by Ted Lee Each Volume will be hand painted by a different artist. Vinylization of the digital release by OSR Tapes Available on YOUTUBE! First vinyl volume (of five) documenting Chris Weisman’s amazing 88 song download session of 2012. The 22 songs here are classic ’60s-ist studio pop. Closest thing this particular sub-set of tunes resembles is a batch of early Nilsson demos or something. Songs he would’ve been trying to get the Monkees to cover on their TV show. The lyrics are not quite as arch as Harry’s were in those days, nor are there any novelty numbers here… Read more »
Mr.Lee’s most recent 2014 recordings of his cymbal studies in Easthampton, MA meets his field recordings of his local nightmare’s neighbors. Edition of 100 BANDCAMP!
featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne Co-Release with Northern Spy Edition of 300 It’s hard to know exactly what was going through saxophonist Bryan Murray’s head when he first conceived of Bryan & the Haggards, basically an avant-garde jazz ensemble dedicated to playing instrumental covers of tunes by Merle Haggard. Haggard is, of course, the author of such C&W classics as “Okie from Muskogee”, “Fightin’ Side of Me”, “Mama Tried” and other blasts of Bakersfield Baroque. Regardless, the Haggards first two albums were well received, making Wire’s Top Ten list and being lauded in places like the Village Voice. Now, for their third effort, Murray has enlisted the genius of Dr. Chadbourne — singer, banjo player, diehard C&W fan (see such previous… Read more »
LP with Download Code Edition of 300 Feeding Tube is chuffed to present the first vinyl offering from Moscow’s berserk AWOTT. Formed as a duo in 2007, they have since expanded (in all directions) to assume sextet form, with stage names worthy of Smegma — Oriental Yid (drums, guitar), Good Enough Freundin (guitar, vocal, drums), Brown Polizei (keyboards, voice, bass), Divine Gift (percussion, voice), Mutter Land (drums, percussion, bass), and Lewd Primat (bass, voice). Many of their insane, extremely theatrical performances are available for peeping on You Tube, and they have quite a bit of music available for download as well. But let’s face it, records are the way to go. And Ivan is a doozy. The closest easy comparison… Read more »
LP Edition of 300 Back when I was about six months older than I am now, I used to see these bumper stickers around town that said, “There is Nothing Like a Grateful Dead Concert.” My first reaction was to say, “Thank Fuck,” since the last Dead show I saw (Jersey City 8/6/74) pretty much blew. Then I remembered that last goddamn Dead show anyone saw was almost twenty years ago (Chicago 7/9/95) and it makes me wonder what kinda stupid pills the cars’ occupants have been snorting. ‘Cause jesus, there’re all sorts of things like a goddamn Dead show. I won’t name ’em since they mostly suck. But there are plenty of ’em. What there are not plenty of,… Read more »