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bill bissett & Th Mandan Massacre - Awake In Th Red Desert ()

Obladada The Vinyl District LP / Download / Insert SPECIAL EDITION with Download / Insert / Signed Silk Screen Print /  Booklet Edition of 50.  For the first release in Feeding Tube’s Unknown Province series — a run of records dedicated to exploring little known nooks of the Canadian underground, curated by Alex Moskos — we are delighted to bring you the first vinyl reissue of the 1968 zoner masterpiece by poet Bill Bissett and his fellow Vancouver freaks. We have always been shocked this LP was not included on the NWW list, but Canadian releases often seem to exist in their own universe, so we suppose that’s the “explanation.” Because, in a list of any free-form freakouts, Awake in… Read more »

Dustin Laurenzi - Snaketime: The Music of Moondog ()

LP Edition of 500 Co-Released by Monofonus Press / Astral Spirits Release Date – March 29th, 2019 – Pre-Order Available Chicago saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, a touring member of Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver and one-third of the inventive Chicago improvising collective Twin Talk, first encountered the music of Moondog a decade ago, while studying at Indiana University. “Initially, I liked the quirkiness of the music and the lore surrounding him,” he says. Until he relocated to Germany in 1974, Kansas-born Louis Hardin Jr. was a genuine New York City fixture—a tall and gangly blind man festooned in a homemade Viking hat and crude cloak, hawking books of poetry, sheet music, and recordings of his own creation on the streets of Manhattan…. Read more »

Letha Rodman Melchior - Mare Australe ()

LP with Download Code. Edition of 250. Release Date – March 29th 2019 – Preorder available –  Another brilliant posthumous album by Letha Rodman Melchior. Letha’s music, as her visual art, was a great collaged pile of extreme strangeness, with seemingly irreconcilable objects butting heads in ways that end up making great sense.  I met Letha a long time ago, when she was in Cell, but I had not much idea of her work beyond that until she had moved to North Carolina and I started hearing her health was bad. Siltbreeze put out an amazing album called Handbook for Mortals, and it was essential listening. Letha managed to create very very warped music without making it off-putting. Although her sonics were… Read more »

Maxine Funke - Home Fi ( / )

12″ (45rpm) includes Download Code. Edition of 400. Release Date – March 29th, 2019 – Pre-Order Available – Vinylization of the recent home fi cassette (originally released on the Australian Brierfirld Flood Press label) by this magnificent New Zealand singer/songwriter. We were never able to score a copy of the tape, despite the fact we released Maxine’s last LP, Silk FTR 410), so we figured we would perform the public service of making it generally available to the whole wide world. That’s just the kind of guys we are! Recorded in stark and simple terms, home fi represents Ms. Funke working mostly with just acoustic guitar accompaniment. And it’s a classic. Most often, I’m put in mind of the Dandelion… Read more »

MARS - N.N. End ()

LP Edition of 500. Includes insert / download code. Release Date – April 26th, 2019 – Pre-order available –  Barring some miraculous discovery (never out of the question!), this is the final LP in our series of LPs documenting the music of New York’s most amazing combo of the No Wave era.  From their more-quotidian beginnings as China, whose sound was influenced by the Velvets and Television, Mars mutated and grew in a variety of nearly unchartable directions. N.N. End documents the latter, immaculate stages of the band’s destruction of song forms once and for all. The A-side captures a live show at Max’s Kansas City in July 1978. They were still playing some of the songs from the No… Read more »

Knight Howls - Knight Howls ( / )

12″ (45rpm) Edition of 200. with Download Code Release Date – April 12th, 2019 – Pre-0rder Available –  Love undertakes new challenges heroically. Open minds and hearts, mixed with inscrutable aesthetic lexicons, can make for a magnificent experience. To wit: Knight Howls, the duo of Frank Hurricane and ARKM Foam, two unpredictable kindred spirits wholly idiosyncratic in their approach to sound, music, and whatever might live in between and beyond those things.  But yeah, what exactly is this Knight Howls record?  It’s a funhouse just daring you not to understand it. There are howls, murky breaths, holy psychedelic threats of violence, inexplicable chants, enigmatic field recordings of outdoor activities, and plenty of raw, weird thoughts. There’s a perverse narrative, I… Read more »

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 »