45pm Single in an Edition of 500 TALK OUT LOUD We are beyond excited to finally have the first release by Blanche Blanche Blanche in our grubby little mitts, and you will be too! Two warped pop hits by the loviest folks in Brattleboro VT: Sarah Smith and Zach Phillips. This single will warrant repeated back-to-back flipping on your turntable. As a keyboard and vocal duo they create a complete sound-picture, but they’ve also got a great live band called Easy Street. Hey, their heads fly around and stuff too!!!! This heavily blogged-about duo has a tape and an LP coming out on Night People for late 2011 and their video for this single was featured on Pitchfork. Plus they… Read more »
SAM GAS CAN / JUSTIN RHODY “Born Punk/No Probably Not” 7″ Edition of 300 OUT OF PRINT! Co-release with Breaking World Records, DIY Bandits, Faux Pas Industries, Friends and Relatives Records and Lost Sound, six labels in all. A charming mix of twee instrumental punk, weird spoken word and lo-fi acoustic ditties.
LP / Edition of 500 Super dark vox, synth and drum machine jams from Maine’s Clare Hubbard, who also records as the chill-volk songstress, Caethua. She is also part of the Ancestral Diet duo and a sometime member of free improv unit (D)(B)(H). With Sports, Ms. Hubbard evokes a deep Midwest-style fem-noise-vibe, boogieing through the graveyard with her shovel and lantern. This is Sports’ first LP, heralding a new era of bleak ecstasy.
Ambergris “Anti-Matter Alma Mater” Edition of 300 Vinylization of the superb oddball cassette originally issued by the Potlatch I Gather Tapes label in 2008. Ambergris is more or less the solo project of visual artist, Matthew Thurber (1-800 MICE, etc.), although he is aided in this instance by Rebecca Bird. The suite of songs presented here is something like a theatrical recreation of one of Thurber’s bizarro world comics. Using voices, Casio, various Garage Band inventions and his own surreal imagination, Thurber takes us to a 10,000 year class reunion of the students of a space/art/science academy, from which our hero may have been physically expelled some millenia earlier. The first side focuses on the storyline, with music taking an… Read more »
Gary Wilson “Forgotten Lovers” LP Edition of 1000 OUT OF PRINT! New York Surf! First vinyl issue of this collection of rare and unreleased material by one of the most iconoclastic musicians produced by the 1970s. Wilson’s 1977 LP, “You Think You Really Know Me”, is a classic of alternate-universe lounge-wave, and has been cited as choice by everyone from the Residents to Beck Hansen. “Forgotten Lovers” includes unreleased studio tracks from the same period, subsequent single tracks, as well as samples of Wilson’s pre-“You Think You Really Know Me” records (a single and an album) which were more in a porn-soundtrack-jazz-funk vein. Gary has reanimated his career in the last decade, and we raise our hats to him for… Read more »
Happy Jawbone Family Band “Okay Midnight, You Win” LP Edition of 1000 Book Of Fire CD: LP: The second LP (fifth album) by this Vermont / Colorado quintet finds them traipsing ever deeper into the kind of mythic American territory we usually associate with bands who view our landscape from far outside it’s windows. Think of Australia’s Triffids or New Zealand’s Renderers and cross their brilliant Southern Hemisphere inventions with truths only wrenchable from the heart of the beast. There’s a genuine ruralist hoot factor here so smooth that it hits like a ton of silk, but there’s enough killbilly undertow to keep everyone standing nervously around that jug of magic moonshine.
Edition of 200 This one is only for the seriously disturbed and I don’t think any amount of hype will make you want this thing unless you know exactly what it is. That being said, i will attempt a description for those who haven’t come across the world of Kommissar Hjuler (44 – an actual German police officer) and Mama Baer (30 – his wife, collaborator and mother of their two children Faust Adolf and Cy). The couple have created a body of visual, audio and performance work that has drawn the attention of many in the international art establishment and left others scratching their heads. With it’s hearty mix of sound poetry, musique concrète, absurdist performance and pornography, the… Read more »
LP Edition of 500 This multi-national European duo, who currently hail from Scotland, have been producing a steady stream of ultra-limited releases (on Abandon Ship, Blackest Rainbow, Deathbomb Arc, Digitalis, ad infinitum) and a crazed series of incendiary live performances on both sides of the Atlantic. BSBF may be a swanky looking couple, but their music is about as destroyed as a bombed out building. The two guitars and two mics are constantly threatening to overpower and split open the discotheque beats of the drum machines and electronics. You could dance to this music but you might get a bloody nose. This is their second LP and, by far, their most fully realized album, showcasing them in peak form. Mastered… Read more »
Charlie McAlister “Country Creme / Victorian Fog” LP Edition of 500 OUT OF PRINT! A reissue comprised of material from some of Charlie’s fabulous late 90’s releases: Turn of the Photograph and Les Motifs Sont Fous. For those of you not familiar with the world of C. McAlister, it is a lo-fi country music landscape populated by awakened Bog Men, slave uprisings, shag dancing, fried sandwiches and booze. He has been recording for over two decades, spreading his twisted gospel to lands near and far. This is potentially the most “deluxe” release of his career. The gritty quality of the cassettes is lovingly preserved on the vinyl and his oil paintings look great on the full color jacket and printed… Read more »
8″ Lathe Edition of 40 OUT OF PRINT!