Releases

Hollow Deck - All The Roots ()

LP Edition of 300 Second album by Western Mass’s most exciting live band is now in hand, and it’s a swirling web of dooziness. Recorded by Ted Lee at Fayre Lawn, the team of Mia Friedman and Andy Allen have created a masterpiece of strange familiarities. Using a large array of instruments — banjo, gourd banjo, fiddle, guitar, tenor sax clarinet, flute, drum machine, etc. — the duo easily transcends any real or imaginary boundaries of what’s possible to do with just four hands. The results are as amazing as they are hard to categorize. Listening to the album for the umpteenth time, brings to mind a wide variety of things: an album I have of a high school production… Read more »

Delphine Dora & Sophie Cooper - Divine Ekstasys ()

LP Edition of 300 Soundcloud First vinyl evidence of the dizzying, ongoing collaboration between France’s Delphine Dora and West Yorkshire’s Sophie Cooper. Delphine’s piano, organ, vocals and extended improvisation techniques have been documented in various places, and always serve up oceanic slabs of pure aural mystery. Comparisons have been made to Charlemagne Palestine, Marian Zazeela and other experimentalists, although Ms. Dora has long maintained her compositions are structurally rooted in folk music. Suffice to say the results are usually otherworldly and stunning. Cooper’s guitar, electronics, vocals and trombone have caused similar reactions (I am especially fond of her recent Globokar-like ‘bone-investigations). And the pair’s collusions (of which there have been several) are always eagerly anticipated. The main themes of the… Read more »

The Left Outsides - All That Remains ()

LP Edition of 650 (175 x Colour and 475 x Black (well 469 as we are 6 units short) Take Me Home Again BLACK VINYL PURPLE VINYL Counting their live CDR from 2007, All That Remains is the fifth album by Walthamstow’s finest duo since at least the halcyon days of Bevis Frond’s Inner Marshland. Hard to pin down with any certitude, the music created by The Left Outsides varies from track to track and even moment to moment. Alison Cotton’s vocals, harmonium and viola blend with Mark Nicholas’s voice, bass, guitar, piano and drums in ways that recall everything from Kendra Smith and David Roback’s drony duo, Opal (on “Down to the Waterside,” to PJ Harvey covering an old Blondie… Read more »

Gary Wilson - Gary Saw Linda Last Night Kissing John Cage / Duet For Piano And Drums ()

LP Edition of 100. Numbered. Comes with Digital Download.  Pressed in psychedelic Sludge Splatter Of all the Gary Wilson LPs that Feeding Tube has done — and there are many of them — this baby has to be counted among the weirdest. Which is saying a mouthful and then some. The first side was recorded at Issue Project Room in January 2014. Gary plays his baby grand piano, does vocals and organized all of the taped bits (from You Think You Really Know Me and other sources) into a mind-numbing collage of disorganized philosophical reasoning. Is it real or Memorex? Only the gods know for sure. Gary’s accompanied by his band, but they’re all playing synths and springs and prosthetic… Read more »

Shutaro Noguchi - Love Super Terranean ()

LP. Edition of 250. Release Date June 29th, 2018 – Pre-Order Available. Debut album by a wonderful Louisville-based guitarist/vocalist we happened upon at the 2017 Cropped Out Festival. Mr. Noguchi had recorded with Jim Marlowe on the Equipment Pointed Ankh cassette Sophomore Lounge put out, but who could fucking remember that? Not us, so we were bowled over by the powerfully loud free-psych guitar set Shutaro’s band played in the afternoon. FTR Boss Ted inquired of him as to whether he might have some recordings that were along the same lines. He said he did, and here they are. The tracks are partially like what his live set made us expect, but they go a lot of other dang places… Read more »

Wet Tuna - Livin’ the Die ()

LP Edition of 500 TinyMixTapes The Wire Review by Emily Bick OUT OF PRINT ! Utterly boo-licious debut slab by this new duo, made up of Matt “MV” Valentine and Pat “P.G. Six” Gubler, who have been in cahoots since the near-forgotten days of Memphis Luxure. The pair (mostly known for guitar-aktion) create a full band’s worth of jams using percussion and keys and all-else. The results make for one of the more mind-melting platters to’ve hit the Valley in a good while. Like many of the best sides this pair has been associated with, the music on Livin’ the Die is an elegant balance of ramble and spear. The songs’ formats are as loose as Earl Butz’s shoes but… Read more »

Currituck Co. - Sleepwalks In The Garden Of The Deadroom ()

LP with Insert / Download. Edition of 300. Finally, in 2018, the full and correct version of Currituck Co.’s fourth album is made public. The operating handle of guitarist Kevin Barker, one of the best players to emerge from the Mid-Atlantic völk underground of the early oughts, Currituck Co. cut five albums between 2000 and 2005, all of which are gorgeous. The original CD version of Sleepwalks, however, released by Track & Field in 2004, was shorn of  couple of tracks and featured re-recorded vocals Kevin always thought were a bit naff. This came up in conversation with Kevin a while back, and we offered to right a grievous wrong. The result is this beauty, which has a few extra… Read more »

Jordan Perry - Jordan Perry ()

LP Edition of 300. Co-Release W/ Good Cry Records. Out Of Print Much needed reissue of the extremely limited 2017 debut LP by Virginia guitarist, Jordan Perry. We were turned on to it when Chris Guttmacher at Blue Bag Records in Cambridge told Kassie Richardson of Good Cry (who did the initial 100 pressing) to send us a copy. He thought we might be into it, and halfway into one spin we knew he was right. There have been several fat boatloads of acoustic guitar players floating across our turntable the past few years. And to be honest, we’ve dug the majority of them. Seems like there must be a lot of good stuff in the water, or something. Despite… Read more »

Bridge Of Flowers - Live / Demos ()

LP Edition of 100. Insert / Download. Dandy-ass debut LP by a local quartet who take their name from the most famous connector to ever cross the Deerfield River. And Deerfield is good to get into the equation, since South Deerfield was the home to the Woodrose Ballroom in the early ’70s, and that venue hosted the Velvet Underground four or five times. The reason this’s a cogent fact is that Bridge of Flowers have a languid, guitar-led roll that recalls nothing other than the Loaded-and-onward Velvets in no uncertain terms. Not that Bridge are aping history. Indeed, they may not even be familiar with the sound of the VU as they entered the era of Doug Yule and Sterling… Read more »