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Tellavision - Music on Canvas

Tellavision - Music On Canvas ()

Gorgeous first LP by German visual/sound artist, Fee Kürten, whose previous work has been available only via the German Bloody Hands label. Singing in English, accompanying herself on electronics, harmonica and strings, Fee creates oddball vistas of minimal pop aktion reminiscent of early Young Marble Giants, mixed with overtones lifted straight from the women of the Neue Deutsch Welle, and the slangy delivery of Omnivore. The results are a beautiful, throbbing Euro-American art-pop hybrid that functions in truly Internationalist terms. Some of it is akin to the nudest American avant-garage inventions around, other parts bleed like the waffle-filled air of the deepest Belgian underground. Just when you think you have Tellavision’s modus operandi decoded, something different happens and you have… Read more »

Great Valley - Continental Lunch

Great Valley - Continental Lunch ()

Edition of 300 The third album by Brattleboro’s Great Valley, who walk as equals amongst the woggly dream pop giants from the charted region of the upper Connecticut River Valley. Like their brethren, Happy Jawbone (a member of whom surfaces hereon), Great Valley concoct a strange type of pop music, with certain similarities to musicians as disparate as California’s Van Dyke Parks and Pennsylvania’s Strapping Fieldhands, without yielding a single woof of their Brattleborian distinction. Blanche Blanche Blanche is also represented here by Zach Phillips, but Great Valley’s take on the Southern Vermont ethos remains unique. Much of the sound on Continental Lunch has a pointedly ruralist base. Individual notes could be credited to ZZ Top or even members of… Read more »

jane la onda - buy buy buy

Jane La Onda - Buy Buy Buy ()

Jane La Onda “Buy Buy Buy” CS Edition of 100 OUT OF PRINT! BANDCAMP! BOSTON HASSLE Jane La Onda (perhaps better known as Kassie Carlson of Guerilla Toss) has made an exercise cassette for the ages. Styled along the lines of early Laurie Anderson and/or Palmolive-era Slits, Jane provides a withering cultural critique that manages to function equally as experimental bedroom pop and an easy guide to home-exercise. Count along with the beat and watch those pounds melt away, even as you learn something about the consumerist dogma of cable television culture. Lo-fi has rarely sounded so beautiful and it has never been as slimming. Work it out! Pause! Enjoy! -Byron Coley, 2014

World Domination - Solar System Domination 2012

World Domination - Solar System Domination 2012 ()

World Domination “Solar System Domination 2012” LP Edition of 220 OUT OF PRINT! Live 9.12.13 Live 4.6.13 Anthony Pasquarosa is one of era’s most mutable performers. His first solo LP, recorded under the soubriquet Crystalline Roses, is an ingenious post-volk blend of acoustic feverings. Bur he has been equally active as a member of the hardcore trio Aerosols, the post-form fuck-duo SQRM, and Josh Burketts’ trad-folk unit, Frozen Corn. A regular customer at the store, Tony walked in with this demo one day back in 2013, and we were immediately smitten. His sonic vision included weird science fiction and a thug brevity worthy of Mick Farren’s Deviants or Michael Moorcock’s Deep Fix. The music was brutal space metal and the… Read more »

Happy Jawbone Xmas

Happy Jawbone Family Band - A Happy Jawbone Family X-Mas Gift To You, Vol. One: Operation Ho! Ho! Ho! ()

Edition of 300 OUT OF PRINT! The tradition of Christmas albums is at best a mixed bag. Naturally, this means there have been a decent number of fine disks releases in the genre, but they are few and far between. Blowfly’s Christmas Party, Bob Dylan’s Christmas in the Heart and the Poison Idea/Ray & Glover Single at Christmas are obvious gems. But there are far more losers than winners hiding in the stacks of any store’s Xmas section. Thankfully, Vermont’s Happy Jawbone Family Band have decided to make their “Santa play” this year, and the results will make any Noel a hell of a lot more Joyeux. The album plays like one of Eddie Gorodetsky’s legendary Christmas mixes, splicing together… Read more »