Alison Cotton - All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre ()

LP Edition of 500 comes with Download Code. Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz The Quietus Albums of the Year 2018 – No.49 !! BLACK VINYL – OUT OF PRINT COLOR VINYL Alison Cotton may be best known as one half of The Left Outsides as well as being a name to be found on many of the finest folk/drone/experimental contemporary recording artists releases via her sonorous Viola playing. So, both Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records (U.S.A.) can bring to you via the medium of Vinyl, Alison Cotton’s debut release – “All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre” (after 3 sold out runs via Bloxham Tapes). Over 35 minutes Alison Cotton casts you into the most cathartic of states via viola,… Read more »

Dire Wolves - Paradisiacal Mind ()

LP Edition of 500. Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz. BLACK VINYL COLOR VINYL (deep mauve marble) Downbeat Review Unfettered and Alive Music Video  Paradisiacal Mind, the group’s tenth (or possibly twelfth?) full-length since 2008, conjures a floating stellular kraut Americano with quite a lot to pull you in to the mix and then drift you right back out again. Following two simultaneous 2017 releases – on Feeding Tube and Beyond Beyond Is Beyond – that explored out-of-body experience, this latest work turns decidedly inward. Psychic rock that guides your vision to heaven, and heaven is in your mind. When cover artist Kyla Quigley asked the band to draw from the tarot to inform her new work, the card was The Star,… Read more »

Maxine Funke - Silk ()

LP Edition of 400 includes Download Code. Release Date – Dec.14th – Available for Pre-Order 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 »

Michael Hurley - Living Ljubljana ()

LP. No Download included. Vinyl District Review Aquarium Drunkard Review Raven Sings The Blues Review Paste Magazine Review In March 1995, soon after the German Veracity label issued Wolfways, and just before they did Parsnips Snips (Hurley’s first vinyl after an nine year drought), the Great Snock undertook his first European tour. Joined by bassist Robert Michener (from the Richmond scene Hurley’d been involved in) and percussionist Mickey Bones (legendary Boston drummer & bones player), Hurley hit a bunch of places and Germany and also KLUB K4 in Ljulljana Slovenia, where this set was recorded. The sound is beautiful, the band plays with lazy perfection, and Hurley’s vocals are energetically melodic. He does some songs that were only released on… Read more »

ZEBU! - Owsley ()

LP Edition of 100. Includes Insert / Download Slip. BANDCAMP! Fifth vinyl LP by this bi-coastal duo whose last record (2012’s Chill Wave FTR082) was a goddamn SURF album. And indeed, there are still grains of sand audible in the tones Steve D’Ag wrenches out of his guitar, but the main influence/what-have-ya this time is mind-expanding drugs, and their influence on music. As all good heads know there was a direct connection between surf rock and acid rock. Rick Griffin did the early fliers for his high school buddies, The Challengers, long before he became the king of underground comix/poster art. And listening to an album like Beat of the Earth’s eponymous debut, you can almost hear the Brotherhood of… Read more »

Sunflare - ON ()

LP Edition of 300 (125 in Color Vinyl) With Download Slip.  Bandcamp. BLACKL VINYL – OUT OF PRINT! COLOR VINYL After three previous releases of brain frying high volume pedal to the metal freak-outs Sunflare are at last back to bring some serious brain buzzing primitive punk scorch to a prevailing M.O.R. psych scene in need of some serious face melting. Hailing from Lisboa, Portugal – Sunflare are a scorchin’ power trio specialising in High Energy Psychedelic Speed Freak wipe outs. ON is here to fry minds and with a driving rhythm section that brings new meaning to the word relentless and a guitar player that is perpetually free form feedback soloing over every second committed to wax via the… Read more »

A: Pfeffer Kwitter - Peller ()

LP Edition of 200. Includes Download slip. What effect does geography have on music? Whereas I consider this group a quintessentially Western MA group of individuals, I consider this a very Pacific Northwest album. Part of this is my own bias – when I first met Chris, Jess and Dan, they were all living in Western MA and I was in Eastern MA. And when they recorded this album in the Pacific Northwest, I had just moved to the Pacific Northwest. Though Chris & Jess had lived and created music in the Bay Area and Portland Maine prior to their tenure in Western MA and have since moved back to the Bay Area, their music (Fat Worm of Error, Angst… Read more »

Donkey No No - Hattie ()

CS-32 Edition of 30. Numbered. Includes Download slip. Hand-Stamped covers made by Simon Stamps in Turners Falls, MA Recorded in Holyoke Mass in the sea of love and life!

Trimdon Grange Explosion - S/T ()

LP Edition of 500 Comes with Download Code. Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz BLACK VINYL – OUT OF PRINT COLOR VINYL Back in the early Oughts, there was a great UK folk rock combo called The Eighteenth of May. They did one album and cut out. Trimdon Grange Explosion is that band, minus two members, and their debut LP kicks up one of the finest blends of UK folk and West Coast psych since the glory days of Fairport. Alison Cotton and Mark Nicholas (also of Left Outsides) comprise half the band, alongside guitarist Ben Phillipson and drummer Karl Sabino. And their vibe is akin to a classic Witchseason production. Ringing layers of psychedelic guitars, backed by throbbing rhythms and stacks of… Read more »

Creative Healing - Low Effort Social Events ()

Creative Healing LP Edition of 200 New Massachusetts combo mixing the folks from Hollow Deck (Andy Allen & Mia Friedman) with three old pals who also passed through the Ran Blake Paddle Tunnel at NE Conservatory (Katie McShane, Jesse Heasly and Nick Neuberg). The results are, as the old men say, a real gas. Although it’s not a constant, there are moments throughout this album where the swonky collision of sax, guitar and drums puts me in mind of several classic versions of Beefheart’s Magic Band. Nothing along those lines in the vocal department (which are often delivered as casually as they might be by MX-80’s Rich Stim), but some of the harmonic threads are definitely of a Vlietian ilk…. Read more »