Format: lp

Lilith Outcome - ST ( / )

7″ with download code. Edition of 200. Bandcamp.  Zach Phillips: wurlitzer elec. piano, songs, arrangement & recording; Marlon Cherry: percussion; Ryan Power: bass; Annakalmia Traver, Billy McShane, & Derek Baron: flutes. “In any case, we have discovered that the locking-up concerns an empty space, and is effected by means of a key…” — Georg Groddeck “It sounds like you’re doing most of the work, but that’s okay.” — Cleopatra Mathis, my mother Recorded 5/22/18 at Tomato House live to mono Marantz cassette Album cover by Leon Sandstone

My Cat Is An Alien - ATP Nightmare Before Christmas 2006 ()

LP with Insert / Download. Edition of 250. The 2006 Nightmare Before Christmas festival was one of the most bodacious assemblages of raw human talent assembled on our planet since the First Continental Congress. But it wasn’t all just guys and it wasn’t all just proto-Americans, so that means it was far better than any other such gathering before and/or after. One of the crazier highlights of the weekend-long event was the set by Italy’s insane fraternal duo, My Cat Is An Alien. Using guitars and various other kaboobs, the Opalio boys set Red’s (aka Stage 2) on fire that Sunday night, blasting out zoned croaks, wobbly drones and the kind of blabbermouth logic you usually can’t access without written… Read more »

Dan Melchior & P.G. SIX - Exhibit A ()

LP includes download slip.  Edition of 300 Dan Melchior is great randomizer of a musician. Born in the UK, based in the U.S. for the last 20 years, his discography ranges from raw garage rock to avant garde tape collages, visiting a whole lots of other points in between. Exhibit A is his first collaboration with P.G. Six (aka Pat Gubler) the wonderful New England based multi-instrumentalist, who has previously appeared with Wet Tuna (FTR 364), Weeping Bong Band (FTR 313), MV & EE (FTR 167) and Joshua Burkett (FTR 196). This time out P.G. plays keyboards, recorder and electric 12 string guitar, leaving the vocals and acoustic guitar to Brother Melchior.  The material on Exhibit A hearkens back to… Read more »

Eugene Chadbourne - Solo Guitar Volume 2 1 /3 ()

LP Edition of 400. Includes download slip. Eugene Chadbourne is one of the great guitar players of the modern era. At the time he began recording in Canada in 1975, his music was a unique syncretic formulation. While its most obvious component was free improvisation in a style then most widely associated with English and European players, his music also contained elements of jazz, country, folk, blues, psychedelic and international sounds, referencing these threads in ways that were so diverse and intensely personalized it would take scholars decades to decode them. Volume 2-1/3 is the second of four LPs devoted to documenting some of the music Dr. Chadbourne was creating during the years he was based in the provinces of… Read more »

Worthless - The Cave ()

LP Edition of 250. Includes Insert / Download Slip. OUT OF PRINT.    BANDCAMP LINK We were first made aware of this Brooklyn band by Gary Panter. When we asked Gary about some specific projectors for light shows, he said we’d be best off conferring with his colleague, Curtis Godino. And oh yeah, Curtis also helmed a dastardly psychedelic music unit called Worthless. Checking out some of Worthless’s previous recordings for Beyond Is Beyond, Stupid Head and Greenway, we were struck by the weirdness and seamlessness of their psych stretching, If ever there was music made for light shows, this was pretty much it.  The Cave is Worthless’s third vinyl LP and is as stellar a set of glistening sonics… Read more »

MARS - Mars Archives Volume One : China To Mars ()

LP with MP3 Download / Insert  Edition of 800 FOUND LAST BOX… Following the success of the two live LPs bookending Mars’ trajectory through the skies of NYC, Mark Cunningham was convinced to return to his legendary box of cassettes. Even he was surprised to discover the band’s earliest shows (done under the name China) were there, amidst a tumble of other tapes. Thus, the idea was born for a trilogy of LPs  tracing Mars’ development from their first audition gig at GBGB through the shows following their Lust/Unlust EP. China to Mars is the first volume, and really displays for the first time how much the band’s earliest music was a mutated variation on some of NYC’s extant juggernauts,… Read more »

Michael Hurley - Redbirds At Folk City ()

LP Edition of 2000. No download included. OUT OF PRINT! LP  Second Pressing. Here’s an expanded vinylization of a boss live show from Snock and his Vermont roustabouts, recorded at Folk City on July 17, 1976. Most of it was first issued back in ’88, as side two of the Land of Lo Fi/Redbirds cassette on Bellemeade Phonics. But some new masters showed up subsequently, so there’s an extra song and a half available for your listening pleasure. And pure pleasure is what it is. I always believed I had seen Hurley play somewhere in NYC before this. I thought maybe it was during the Unholy Modal Rounders’ stint at Broadway Charly’s, but Woodbill has continuously disabused me of this notion… Read more »

Maxine Funke - Silk ()

LP Edition of 400 includes Download Code. Bandcamp. First Pressing Out of Print Second Pressing  Fantastic third LP by this New Zealand musician whose first recordings were with the legendary $100 Band (Funke, Alastair Galbraith and Mike Dooley!), whose music was drifting experimental dust of a very high order. Maxine’e’s first two solo albums, Lace and Felt (originally released as CDR on Galbraith’s Next Best Way and a lathe on Epic Sweep, respectively), were reissued by Time-Lag to great acclaim in 2016, securing her place in the upper echelons of contemporary folk inventors. With the release of Silk, Ms. Funke manages to create an album that merges both of these style threads. Many of the tracks are coast in an… Read more »

Willie Lane - Known Quantity ()

LP Edition of 500 includes download code. Cover Art By Max Milgram FOUND THE LAST BOX… Newly remastered reissue of Willie Lane’s 2009 solo guitar LP, originally released on his own Cord Art label. Over the last few years, this album has been requested at the store more often than just about any other, but it sold out not long after it was issued and has risen in price consistently since that time. Listening to Known Quantity it’s not hard to understand why it has such a strong rep. Lane came out the Hampshire College scene that aligned itself with the Apostasy Records crowd (Krefting, Shaw, Rosenblum, etc.). His first known recordings were actually with some of the noisier experimental… Read more »

Zebu - Chainsaws & Cheerleaders

ZEBU! - Chainsaws & Cheerleaders ( / )

LP with CD. Edition of 500, Numbered FOUND A BOX… BLACK VINYL RED VINYL CD Only This record is the ultimate collection of the eclectic musical forms that ZEBU! embodies. 17 tracks feature the wide reaching catalog of original tunes from the band recorded live in Ted Lee’s attic in Providence RI. Vocals in the shower, Ted in the bath, Steve in the sink and Eugene and Brook in the basement make this album an instant classic. Stephen “Stegro” Surrett fills out the bottom end and hammers home the riffs. If you are looking for a bunch of freaking rock songs, this album’s for you! Also available on LP. “Boudoir languor, noise-rock snarl, twiddled-knob cacophany, anemically loopy indie slop, and… Read more »