Releases

Sam Gas Can - Ernie / Kurt Cobain Hamburger ()

7″ Edition of 300 Co-Released with Plastic Response Records & BUFU Records Samuel “Sam” Gas Can is often viewed as Massachusetts’ answer to the question: Daniel Johnston or Jad Fair? Like those two vaunted talents, “Sam” has a dab hand with creating instantly memorable pop hooks that manage to glow with outside energy even as they rub your (figurative) shoulders. On this single, Sam joins up with some old running mates from Worcester to create an off-kilter roots-pop exploration of the connections between Sesame Street’s Ernest and Fecal Matter’s Kurtis. Both are presented as excellent neighbors, and this message is driven home with exceedingly peppy arrangements that feature harmony vocals, tooting saxophone and a rather out-of-time musical focus. Sounds kinda… Read more »

Omeed Goodarzi - Zoltar Hid All The Locks / Minnows ()

LP Edition of 300. Numbered. Silk-Screen Cover Printed by Monoroid Release Date – April 20th, 2018 – Pre-Order Available –  Debut vinyl by the guitarist of Donkey No No presents two different sides of this mysterious maestro. Zoltar Hid All the Locks is a full on studio quintet session where Jeremy Latch (formerly of the Grudges) played clarinet, Adam Langellotti (ex-Grudges, Sore Eros, etc.) played percussion and ran the board, Matt Robidoux (ex-Speedy Ortiz, Curse Purse, etc.) played guitar and drum box, and Jen Gelineau (Donkey No No, Egg Eggs, etc.) handled the fiddle. The sound on this ranges from Donkey No No’s woodsy smoke house charm to segments that really channel early, just post-Barrett Floyd without doing any apery…. Read more »

Louise Bock - Repetitives in Illocality ()

LP Edition of 300. Release Date – May 4th, 2018 – Pre-Order Available Louise Bock is one of the performing names worn by Taralie Peterson of that most excellent duo, Spires That in the Sunset Rise. And the music on Repetitives in Illocality recalls a few aspects of Spires’ recent live shows. It’s akin to a dreamily aggressive take on the outer fringes of early ECM-style improvisation. A lovely hover between out-chamber-jazz, new music and the unknown tongue. Using cello, sax and treated lap harp, Louise Bock creates surfaces that are sometimes as chopped as ice sculptures made with a chainsaw, and at other moments as smooth as the soft expanse of Brian Eno’s forehead. Those passages where the cello… Read more »

KTB - II ()

LP Edition of 150. Numbered. Second outing for Shawnie (Bugs & Rats) and Arian (Guerilla Toss) under the guise of Ketamine the Benevolent. As with their preceding cassette, the moves on this record recall the outer fringes of the Euro underground dance scene of the 1980s. Think of Germany’s Tommi Stumpff or Sweden’s Cat Rapes Dog and you’re in the right bathysphere. Some of the tunes are skinned and peeled as naked as early Suicide, others bring to mind the smaller destructo units on the KK Records/Play It Again Sam/WaxTrax axis. But the basics remain the same. Guitar + drumbox + vocals = aggro galore. It’s the just kind of thing Tesco Vee would have loved to grind his hips… Read more »

Gary War - Gaz Forth ()

LP Edition of 300. NOISEY For the last while, Greg Dalton (aka Gary War) has been back in Massachusetts, after spending years working on his music down in twin Isles of Kiwi. Since returning he has popped up in the amazing psych duo, Dalthom (along with Sunburned’s Ron Thomas), and even played with the legendary Bobb Trimble on a live Burger cassette, but Gaz Forth is the first new Gary War LP in over five years. Recorded with long-time collaborator, Daniel Rineer, as well as Robert Cathart III (Pigeons), Jeremy Pisani (Red Favorite), Kris Thompson (Abunai, Trimble), Cynthia Nixon (Purple Pilgrims) and John Moloney (Sunburned), Gaz Forth hearkens back to some of the left-field pop amalgamations Mr. War had a… Read more »

David Fair - Ballets ()

3LP Edition of 200. Numbered. Silk-Screen Covers by Monoroid Subtitled Dance Like This, this set retrieves the long-lost solo debut by David Fair (half of the original Half Japanese). Made up of six side-long loops, the record is hypnotic and beautiful. Rather than blather on further, we decided to do a short interview with the artist himself. Here ’tis. when did you get the idea for this album? I don’t remember what year it was, but I think it was after Charmed Life was recorded but before it came out. It might have been between Half Gentlemen / Not Beasts and Loud. Jad had done a little solo project called Zombies of Mora Tau. The group of ballets was going… Read more »

Delphine Dora & Sophie Cooper - Divine Ekstasys ()

LP Edition of 300 Release Date April 20th, 2018 – Pre-order available Soundcloud First vinyl evidence of the dizzying, ongoing collaboration between France’s Delphine Dora and West Yorkshire’s Sophie Cooper. Delphine’s piano, organ, vocals and extended improvisation techniques have been documented in various places, and always serve up oceanic slabs of pure aural mystery. Comparisons have been made to Charlemagne Palestine, Marian Zazeela and other experimentalists, although Ms. Dora has long maintained her compositions are structurally rooted in folk music. Suffice to say the results are usually otherworldly and stunning. Cooper’s guitar, electronics, vocals and trombone have caused similar reactions (I am especially fond of her recent Globokar-like ‘bone-investigations). And the pair’s collusions (of which there have been several) are… Read more »

Weeping Bong Band - Weeping Bong Band ()

LP Edition of 500   Cover Art by Anthony Pasquarosa Release Date April 20th, 2018 – Pre-order Available  Sub-underground super-groups are not common. This is less a function of the concept’s oxymoronic nature than of the fiercely independent stance of musicians toiling in this area. By definition, they are doing what they do simply because they love it. It can be quite difficult to distract them from their main focus long enough to get them to do anything else. Weeping Bong Band is a lovely exception that proves this rule. Three members — Clark Griffin, Wednesday Knudsen and PG Six — are in the current line-up of Pigeons. One, Anthony Pasquarosa, has his own host of solo projects (Crystaline Roses,… Read more »

Hollow Deck - All The Roots ()

LP Edition of 300 Release Date – April 20th,  2018 – Pre-order Available – Second album by Western Mass’s most exciting live band is now in hand, and it’s a swirling web of dooziness. Recorded by Ted Lee at Fayre Lawn, the team of Mia Friedman and Andy Allen have created a masterpiece of strange familiarities. Using a large array of instruments — banjo, gourd banjo, fiddle, guitar, tenor sax clarinet, flute, drum machine, etc. — the duo easily transcends any real or imaginary boundaries of what’s possible to do with just four hands. The results are as amazing as they are hard to categorize. Listening to the album for the umpteenth time, brings to mind a wide variety of… Read more »

The Left Outsides - The Shape Of Things To Come ()

LP Edition of 300 Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz Presale Available – Feb.26th, 2018 – Soundcloud Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are proud to bring to you a Re-Issue of The Left Outsides LP – “The Shape Of Things To Come”. Originally released in 2015 on the Dawn Bird label on vinyl and on CD via Xemu, with the Vinyl edition been long out of print and hard to find. The Left Outsides, Mark Nicholas and Alison Cotton are a husband and wife duo based in London, England whose atmospheric, hypnotic songs echo Nico’s icy European folk, pastoral psychedelia and chilly English fields at dawn. The Shape of Things to Come is mixed by Martin Noble of British Sea Power… Read more »