Releases

MARS - N.N. End ()

LP Edition of 500. Includes insert / download code. Release Date – April 26th, 2019 – Pre-order available –  OUT OF PRINT! Barring some miraculous discovery (never out of the question!), this is the final LP in our series of LPs documenting the music of New York’s most amazing combo of the No Wave era.  From their more-quotidian beginnings as China, whose sound was influenced by the Velvets and Television, Mars mutated and grew in a variety of nearly unchartable directions. N.N. End documents the latter, immaculate stages of the band’s destruction of song forms once and for all. The A-side captures a live show at Max’s Kansas City in July 1978. They were still playing some of the songs… Read more »

Lilith Outcome - ST ( / )

7″ with download code. Edition of 200. Bandcamp.  Zach Phillips: wurlitzer elec. piano, songs, arrangement & recording; Marlon Cherry: percussion; Ryan Power: bass; Annakalmia Traver, Billy McShane, & Derek Baron: flutes. “In any case, we have discovered that the locking-up concerns an empty space, and is effected by means of a key…” — Georg Groddeck “It sounds like you’re doing most of the work, but that’s okay.” — Cleopatra Mathis, my mother Recorded 5/22/18 at Tomato House live to mono Marantz cassette Album cover by Leon Sandstone

My Cat Is An Alien - ATP Nightmare Before Christmas 2006 ()

LP with Insert / Download. Edition of 250. The 2006 Nightmare Before Christmas festival was one of the most bodacious assemblages of raw human talent assembled on our planet since the First Continental Congress. But it wasn’t all just guys and it wasn’t all just proto-Americans, so that means it was far better than any other such gathering before and/or after. One of the crazier highlights of the weekend-long event was the set by Italy’s insane fraternal duo, My Cat Is An Alien. Using guitars and various other kaboobs, the Opalio boys set Red’s (aka Stage 2) on fire that Sunday night, blasting out zoned croaks, wobbly drones and the kind of blabbermouth logic you usually can’t access without written… Read more »

Dan Melchior & P.G. SIX - Exhibit A ()

LP includes download slip.  Edition of 300 Dan Melchior is great randomizer of a musician. Born in the UK, based in the U.S. for the last 20 years, his discography ranges from raw garage rock to avant garde tape collages, visiting a whole lots of other points in between. Exhibit A is his first collaboration with P.G. Six (aka Pat Gubler) the wonderful New England based multi-instrumentalist, who has previously appeared with Wet Tuna (FTR 364), Weeping Bong Band (FTR 313), MV & EE (FTR 167) and Joshua Burkett (FTR 196). This time out P.G. plays keyboards, recorder and electric 12 string guitar, leaving the vocals and acoustic guitar to Brother Melchior.  The material on Exhibit A hearkens back to… Read more »

Eugene Chadbourne - Solo Guitar Volume 2 1 /3 ()

LP Edition of 400. Includes download slip. Eugene Chadbourne is one of the great guitar players of the modern era. At the time he began recording in Canada in 1975, his music was a unique syncretic formulation. While its most obvious component was free improvisation in a style then most widely associated with English and European players, his music also contained elements of jazz, country, folk, blues, psychedelic and international sounds, referencing these threads in ways that were so diverse and intensely personalized it would take scholars decades to decode them. Volume 2-1/3 is the second of four LPs devoted to documenting some of the music Dr. Chadbourne was creating during the years he was based in the provinces of… Read more »

Worthless - The Cave ()

LP Edition of 250. Includes Insert / Download Slip. OUT OF PRINT.    BANDCAMP LINK We were first made aware of this Brooklyn band by Gary Panter. When we asked Gary about some specific projectors for light shows, he said we’d be best off conferring with his colleague, Curtis Godino. And oh yeah, Curtis also helmed a dastardly psychedelic music unit called Worthless. Checking out some of Worthless’s previous recordings for Beyond Is Beyond, Stupid Head and Greenway, we were struck by the weirdness and seamlessness of their psych stretching, If ever there was music made for light shows, this was pretty much it.  The Cave is Worthless’s third vinyl LP and is as stellar a set of glistening sonics… Read more »

Michael Hurley - Redbirds At Folk City ()

LP Edition of 2000. No download included. OUT OF PRINT! LP  Second Pressing. Here’s an expanded vinylization of a boss live show from Snock and his Vermont roustabouts, recorded at Folk City on July 17, 1976. Most of it was first issued back in ’88, as side two of the Land of Lo Fi/Redbirds cassette on Bellemeade Phonics. But some new masters showed up subsequently, so there’s an extra song and a half available for your listening pleasure. And pure pleasure is what it is. I always believed I had seen Hurley play somewhere in NYC before this. I thought maybe it was during the Unholy Modal Rounders’ stint at Broadway Charly’s, but Woodbill has continuously disabused me of this notion… Read more »

Maxine Funke - Silk ()

LP Edition of 400 includes Download Code. Bandcamp. First Pressing Out of Print Second Pressing  Fantastic third LP by this New Zealand musician whose first recordings were with the legendary $100 Band (Funke, Alastair Galbraith and Mike Dooley!), whose music was drifting experimental dust of a very high order. Maxine’e’s first two solo albums, Lace and Felt (originally released as CDR on Galbraith’s Next Best Way and a lathe on Epic Sweep, respectively), were reissued by Time-Lag to great acclaim in 2016, securing her place in the upper echelons of contemporary folk inventors. With the release of Silk, Ms. Funke manages to create an album that merges both of these style threads. Many of the tracks are coast in an… Read more »

Willie Lane - Known Quantity ()

LP Edition of 500 includes download code. Cover Art By Max Milgram FOUND THE LAST BOX… Newly remastered reissue of Willie Lane’s 2009 solo guitar LP, originally released on his own Cord Art label. Over the last few years, this album has been requested at the store more often than just about any other, but it sold out not long after it was issued and has risen in price consistently since that time. Listening to Known Quantity it’s not hard to understand why it has such a strong rep. Lane came out the Hampshire College scene that aligned itself with the Apostasy Records crowd (Krefting, Shaw, Rosenblum, etc.). His first known recordings were actually with some of the noisier experimental… Read more »

Gary Wilson - You Think You Really Know Me ()

LP with Digital Download. Gold Foil Cover Edition. Finally a new vinyl issue of Gary Wilson’s monumental 1977 LP, with the original cover art (c/o Owen Mareck’s well-loved copy), a glamorously shiny foil cover, and delicate lay-out work by Scott Allison. All of which makes it, perhaps, the last copy you’ll ever need. You Think You Really Know Me (also the title of Michael Wolk’s 2005 documentary about Gary) was Wilson’s second LP, but the first he recorded as a vocalist, hewing to his own bizarre vision — a syncretic collision of romance, new-wave-cocktail-jazz, heartbreak, disco-porn-soundtrack-music and experimental tape manipulation. Home recorded in Endicott, NY, the album found a few fans when released, but subsequently became the exclusive purview of record… Read more »