Releases

Nina Ryser - I Hope All Your Dreams Come True ()

LP Edition of 300 ALMOST ALL OUT! This the vinylization of the fourth solo album (originally released on cassette by Ramp Local) by Nina Ryser, she of the trio, Palberta. Palberta’s releases have all been quite amazing — ragged bags filled with musical lumps of the finest kind imaginable. Comparisons have been drawn (and quite rightly) between Palberta and units ranging from Kleenex to Aunt Sally the Raincoats, so anticipation for this new album was kite-high and rising. I Hope All Your Dreams Come True veers from the rockist traits Palberta sometimes displays to a sound far more personal, electronics-spattered and specifically warped, momentarily reminding this listener of individual post-X Ray Spex projects by both Poly Styrene and Lora Logic…. Read more »

Clarinette - The Now Of Then ()

LP Edition of 300 In the 15 years since Thurston and I released the first Clarinette LP, Haze (Ecstatic Yod), Dan Vallor has continued to produce music unabated. Most of it has been released in very limited editions (on CDRs, cassettes and lathes), but it has been a consistently cool flow of drone accrual and invention from a guy we still sorta think of as pop-oriented. Dan’s best known work probably remains his archival activities inside the archives of the late songwriting genius, Scott Miller, although others may know him from his efforts to catalog the output of the NZ lathe underground. Clarinette is a long running solo project that began in the ’80s, then went dormant until early in… Read more »

Dredd Foole and the Din - Ghost Rider / Frankie Teardrop ( / )

Single Sided 12″ Edition of 200/Numbered. Back in the early part of this century, Hadley MA was one center of sub-underground culture that got less cred than other spots in the Valley, largely because the prime live venue there, Hangar One, got shuttered in the ’80s. A strip of malls and chain restaurants, Hadley seemed an unlikely spot for interesting aktions. Still, Chris Corsano lived and rehearsed in a crappy little house there for a while, and it was also the site of the first Apostasy Records house. And how many towns can say that? Anyway, Halloween 2002 rolls along and someone gets the bright idea to do an evening of underground cover bands at the Hadley Pub (a Route 9… Read more »

Mazozma - Heavy Death Head ()

LP Edition of 400  BANDCAMP Michael Turner, famed resident of Louisville/Lexington KY, main cog in the splendid Warmer Milks and valuable presence in many other ensembles, has recently migrated to New England. And we are honored to have him amongst us. As a way of making him feel “to home,” Feeding Tube has released his most recent slab of insane solo aktion, Heavy Death Hand, as splendidly “out” an LP as anyone could ask for. Mazozma is a recent nom de musique assumed by Turner, following a passel of albums released under the name Ma Turner. And every one of them we’ve heard is a pure blitz of sound designed to make your brain feel all soft and runny. The… Read more »

Anthony "Crystalline Roses" Pasquarosa with John "Sunburned" Moloney - My Pharaoh, My King ()

LP Edition of 500. BANDCAMP This new duo LP, the first recorded by guitarist Tony Pasquarosa and drummer John Moloney (aka The Meatball Twins), is a masterpiece of lateral drift. Recorded as something like a tribute to the spirit of Farrell “Little Rock” Sanders (also known as “The Son” in the saxophonic Holy Trinity, along with Coltrane’s “The Father,” and Ayler’s “The Holy Ghost”) there is no music here specifically recalling Sanders’ work. But much of it seems to be spring from a place that is illuminated by Sanders’ artistic freedom, and his utilization of Middle Eastern symbols and motifs both inside his music and as part of his artistic statements. Tony’s acoustic guitar playing makes me think of the… Read more »

$alami J.R. - A Man Who Can’t Write a Song E.P.  ()

7″ Edition of 500. Covers Printed By Monoroid BANDCAMP As the new year dawns crummy and dark, we can all take heart in the fact that Salami J.R. (aka Joey Pizza Slice) has returned with a new record. Mr. J.R. (aka Mr. Slice) has maintained his position near the top of the ladder of those who seek to destroy and celebrate pop music in equal measure. His decision to eradicate the erase head from the recording process once and for all remains a move that necessitates a certain radical approach to composition. The act of forcing himself to create sound webs atop extant tracks involves an approach to instant composition that is most often evidenced by instrumental improvisers. But Salami (aka… Read more »

Bloodshot Bill - Sings Charles Plymell ()

7″ with booklet. Edition of 450 co-released with Bottle of Smoke Press Bloodshot Bill (a bonfide Norton Records recording artist) is one of Montreal’s greatest exports this side of the Smoked Meat Sandwich. Although he’s done band and duo stuff to great acclaim, it’s his solo work that really brains you. Full on, flat out one-man-band aktion of a sort not often seen since Hasil Adkins took his last wild shot at a possum. shot at a possum. Because Miriam Linna, who runs Norton also runs Kicks Books, she was able to connect a few dots between Bloodshot’s hillbilly hunch and the equally wild words of Kansan born poet, Charles Plymell, the inventor of the Witchita Vortex if ever there was one. Bill… Read more »

Of Thousands - Of Thousands ()

CS17 Edition of 150 Of Thousand’s bandcamp Debut release by this very hep Boston duo made up of Arian Shafiee (Guerilla Toss) and Mia Friedman (Hollow Deck). Not particularly reminiscent of any of their ur-groups, the music from Of Thousands blends keys, strings, voices, electronics and loops into avant garde chamber sput with surly attitudinal content. One is reminded of the opening line os X Ray Spex’s “Oh Bondage, Up Yours!,” at least in terms of conceptual approach. Because while the audience is anticipating a tongue load of sugar, what’s delivered is a load more resembling porcupine quills. The most facile comparisons are to small bits found on the albums of European art rock legends like Slapp Happy and Vibraslaps, but… Read more »

Mark Dagley - Collected Works 1978-2016 ()

LP Edition of 400. PROMO VIDEO! Mark Dagley, although largely focusing on his visual art for the last many years, is a musician whose work has always intrigued us. We already issued some of his work with the Girls, Hi Sheriffs of Blue and Marianne Nowottny. Now, here’s Selected Works, only the second album issued under his own name. We had bugged Mark for a good long while about digging up the tapes for the “Shut It Up/Gossip Crowd” single he’d done back in ’79 (immediately precursing the Hi Sheriffs), and when he transferred that material to cassette, he included some newly unearthed electronic work done at the same time he was working with the Girls. The stuff was great,… Read more »