LP Edition of 500 BLOG TO COMM REVIEW Despite Matt Krefting’s resistance to all things fruity, there is little doubt that these friendly non-mineral, non-animal products of nature have the capacity to flush positions through our internal trails far better than ‘most anything else. Especially eggs. Still, it is an egg that remains Dave “Mr. E. Candy” Russell’s muse as he fumbles his way through a vocal universe that is collapsing around his French ears. Something like cross between Crocus Behemoth, Little Lulu and Colonel Bruce Hampton, Russell is on fire here. His vocals emerging from fruit-caked lips as though they were pearls shot from the buttocks of an all-seeing vizier. What Russell does exactly is hard to say, but… Read more »
Justice Yeldham “Popped In The Head All The Time Now 12” (45rpm) Edition of 300 Justice Yeldham is the performing handle of Lucas Abela of Sydney, Australia. For the last five or so years, Justice has taken Iggy Pop’s early ‘70s experiments with glass-as-instrument to whole new vistas of bloody ruin. Where the Ig saw glass as something merely to shatter and slash with (rendering old Ben Franklin’s experiements with his “Amonica” quaint in the process), Justice uses shatterage as the capstone to a whole new quasi-musical way of life. Yeldham takes salvaged sheets of glass and contact mics them, runs them through electronics, and blows the ever loving shit out of them. Someone described him as “a trumpet player… Read more »
Tracey Trance “Pyper Kub” LP Edition of 700 The fact that many label went in on releasing this LP might give you the idea it’s a loser, but that is a fucking lie. Mr. Trance has been well-represented by a variety of cassettes over the past few years, but this is his first vinyl souvenir, and it’s what the kids call “a record worth keeping”. Describing Trance’s one-man-band schtick and naif vocal presence always seem like they’d be annoying when they’re described to me, but I am here to tell you the opposite is true. Indeed, the more I hear Tracey’s casio/guitar/thumper attack, and his Poindexter-on-helium vocals, the deeper the elemental quality of his simply-wrought hooks burrows into my brain…. Read more »
First Pressing – Edition of 133 Second Pressing – Edition of 1000 Artwork by Raymond Pettibon Label Art by Emma Kohlmann OUT OF PRINT! And the blonde, as they say, shall lead the blind. Recorded at a variety of gigs during a tour of Europe in the spring of 2012,Caught On Tape documents an autodidact improv summit nearly without peer. Thurston Moore, the self-taught Connecticut guitarist for the Coachmen, Male Slut, Dapper, Wylde Ratttz, Dim Stars, Northampton Wools, Bark Haze, Pillow Wand, Diskaholics Anonymous, Society’s Ills, The Dream Aktion Unit and several other combos, is in full unhinged blaze-mode here. His companion, notable son of the chowder mills,John Moloney (Sunburned, Shit Spangled Banner, Egg Eggs, etc.), rifles through his drum kit frantically, as though he was trying to destroy a rainbow with hammers. The blend is totally berserk. While… Read more »
Sore Eros “Sickie Vol.2” CS-31 Edition of 99 OUT OF PRINT!
Thurston Moore / John Moloney – Caught On Tape “Acting The Maggot” 12″ Edition of 120 Hand Painted by Ted Lee OUT OF PRINT!
Great Valley / Happy Jawbone Family Band “Permanent Christmas” 7″ Edition of 150 Co-Released with Spooky Town Tapes OUT OF PRINT!
Still Blue Still Turning leads us into Gross Dave Gross – Sax Nick Williams – Guitar Andy Crespo – Bass Ted Lee – Drums Recored 5.28.11 with two Zoom Recorders by Ted Lee & Jonathan Granoff Matrixed and Mixed by Jonathan Granoff Lathe Cut by Adam Pettis Edition of 19
Snaps ‘n Claps “Greatest Hits” CDR Edition of 300 Girl Group covers by casio and melodica duo featuring lovely and naive harmonies. Get this beaut before they’re all gone! Erin “Snaps” Schneider & Andrea “Claps” Love brings the classic hits and some new ones to boot. An amazing and wonderful joy to hold and listen to! “Like falling in love again and again” -Ted Lee of Feeding Tube Records
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 »