Format: lp

ralph white - waltz don't run

Ralph White - Waltz Don’t Run ()

Ralph White “Waltz Don’t Run” LP with Download Code Edition of 300 BANDCAMP! This album represents a particularly whacked-out session for the peripatetic Austinite, who is renowned for many things. Not the least of which is the fact that he’s one of the few men who Michael Hurley will join on tour. It’s no small thing? Most of White’s fantastic solo output makes use of his multi-instrumentalism, often with a focus on his violin or banjo playing. Here, however, Mr. White focuses exclusively on button accordion and a variety of songs that can be done in waltz-time, regardless of whether they were first planned as waltzes or not. He says that the concept first came to him when he was… Read more »

Bugs And Rats _ Adidas

Bugs and Rats - Adidas ()

Bugs and Rats “Adidas” LP Edition of 250 Screen Printed Gatefold Jackets by Kellzo Vinylization of a 2010 CDR by this Quincy MA trio who have been around since 2003. Their longevity makes it damn odd that this is their first LP. But it is. The fact becomes even odder when you hear how goddamn great the album sounds.Perhaps it’s only with the coming of bands like Guerilla Toss and NE Patriots that Bugs & Rats are getting their vinyl due. But it should have happened long ago. The real antecedents of their sound seem to lie in the early ’90s Scab Rock scene, of which Boston had proponents such as Kilslug, Hullaballoo,  Nightstick and whatnot. Theirs was a sonic… Read more »

Peter's Window - Vinyl

Peter's Window - Last Summer On Earth / Grapey Day ()

Peter’s Window “Last Summer On Earth / Grapey Day” LP with Download Code / Insert Edition of 250 Pete Nichols is one of Brattleboro VT’s many talented polymaths. He runs the Spooky Town Tapes label, records bands at Peter’s World Studio, and is a member of Great Valley. This album — his first solo LP — collects the previously issued Grapey Day cassette, and adds a matching suite of songs for your listening pleasure. Nichols’ muse is a bizarre pop/outsider hybrid, recalling everyone from Tracey Trance to Big Star at various moments. The songs are sweet nuggets of form, transmuted by itchy fingers into something both more and less than pop-tongue-aktion. The arrangements can be nearly straight (as on the sweet Ya… Read more »

Palberta - My Pal Berta

Palberta - My Pal Berta ()

Palberta “My Pal Berta” LP with Download Code Edition of 400 When I Come Music Video  Great debut LP (following a tour-split with NE Patriots, FTR166) by this upstate NY trio. It’s actually the vinylization of their OSR cassette, but now it’s a record and that’s all the better for you. Their sound immediately strikes one’s ear as brimming with the anarcho-squeak-aggression of Switzerland’s Kleenex, but that’s just the initial impression. Palberta’s actual brunt is thoroughly warped in an all-American style, smelling of tent parties in the piney woods and much as sweat-stained house shows in the valleys of the Northeast Kingdom. They take pains to stretch their compositions in a lot of strange simultaneous directions, which both reference and… Read more »

Guerilla Toss - 267 Equalizer

Guerilla Toss - 367 Equalizer ()

12″ (Single Sided) Edition of 300 OUT OF PRINT! 367 Equalizer  Vinylization of a recent Infinity Cat cassette, 367 Equalizer is a one-sided slab of belligerent art damage. The feel of this session is more tempered than that of their wigglesome debut LP, Jeffrey Johnson (as well as their second LP, which shall go nameless). The discordian elements of post-no-wave edge and Brooklyn basement glue party remain, but some of the looser jags have been hauled in and buffed like a fine pair of loafers. This is still definitely the sound of young people, but not in a way that grates on my old man’s sensibilities. One of my favorite prog albums was recorded by Pete Brown’s band, Piblotko, and… Read more »

JACK RUBY - (2nd Volume) - No Wave - Feeding Tube Records

Jack Ruby - Jack Ruby (Volume Two) ()

Edition of 600 with Download Code When Don Fleming was doing the initial transfers of the tapes we’d gotten retrieved from Randy Cohen’s barn, every evening seemed to bring a new surprise. But nothing was a bigger jawdropper than the material which makes up the second LP of our Jack Ruby archival series. The central core of the album is the sixteen-and-a-half minute track, “Destroy/Lost”, recorded at the band’s rehearsal space in January ’74. Robin Hall vocalizes and Boris plays electric viola, but the bulk of the piece is screaming analog synth weirdness from Randy Cohen’s Serge Synthesizer. According to Robin, the track was recorded in hopes that it might be pared down to a single. Hard to imagine how… Read more »

Great Valley - Lizards of Camelot - Feeding Tube Records - NNA TAPES

Great Valley - Lizards Of Camelot ()

Edition of 250 with Download code Co-Released with NNA Tapes Cover, Back & Label Designed by John Broadley  “Vinylization of an extremely blopsy concept album originally released by NNA Tapes. Great Valley are (or were? not sure) a Brattleboro duo — Jo Miller-Gamble and Peter Nichols — who could be joined at times by any of various Southern Vermont locals. On Lizards, the local club includes Chris Weisman, Luke Csehak, Ruth Garbus, Zach Phillips, and others. More recently, however, Jo and Peter have decided to form a new trio withDanny Bissette (who’s been playing live with them), and that’s called Grape Room. Whether or not this supplants (or merely supplements) Great Valley’s existence is not immediately obvious, but we look forward to Grape Room’s purple spew. In the meantime, there’s Lizards of Camelot to think about…. Read more »

Owen Maercks - Teenage Sex Therapist ()

Owen Maercks “Teenage Sex Therapist” LP with Download Code / Booklet / Lyric Sheets Edition of 500 Digitized by Jim O’ Rourke Restored & Mastered by Jeremy Pisani Digital Download. FIRST PRESSING OUT OF PRINT! Owen Maercks’ Teenage Sex Therapist LPs is one of the forgotten twisted pop masterpieces of Twentieth Century. Owen had been in Monster Island with Henry Kaiser, who proposed he do a solo album or his songs. Henry had moved back west by this time, so Owen went out and recorded this album there. Henry produced, and added amazing horn parts by Jon Oswald, Larry Ochs and John Gruntfest. The album was mixed, pressed and distributed exclusively to radio stations, record labels and the like, in hopes… Read more »

Daniel Bachman - Grey - Black - Green - Vinyl - Feeding Tube Records

Daniel Bachman - Grey-Black-Green ()

Daniel Bachman “Grey-Black-Green” LP with Download Code Edition of 400 OUT OF PRINT! First vinylization of the 2011 CDr release, with which Daniel shucked the performing name he’d been using (Sacred Harp) and laid his naked ass on the line. Bachman already sounds like a wizened player here (an image that was solidified when his mug was plastered on the box for Tompkins Square’s Obscure Giants of Acoustic Guitar trading cards), but he was actually still a babe of the Fredericksburg woods at the time this came out. Regardless, his technique is massive, and his approach to the material — based on a color wheel tuning system developed by the late Robbie Basho — is intense. Recorded onto a boombox,… Read more »

The Lentils - My Pillow Lava - Part One - My Deaf Son

The Lentils - My Pillow Lava Part One: My Deaf Son ( / )

The Lentils “My Pillow Lava Part One: My Deaf Son” LP (Single Sided) with Download Code & Book Edition of 200 OUT OF PRINT! First physical evidence of the “band” that entered the room when Happy Jawbone departed. And it’s a beaut. Pressed on clear vinyl with a silkscreen on the blank side (ala Albert Ayler’s Bells on ESP), packed with a 16 page book of Luke Csehak’s notebook fragments, the record is compendium of ideas that were once lost but are now found. For live performance, the Lentils have now assumed some sort of physical presence worthy of their sound’s wide hips. But at the time of this recording, the project was solo Luke. He did the art for the vinyl,… Read more »