Releases

Tommy Jay & The General - Florida Songs ()

LP Edition of 250 Tommy Jay and The General have been kicking around the Columbus scene (and various points on the map of that scene’s diaspora) since the days of the True Believers (the ur-group in the history of Columbus underground hubbub). And this newly recorded album shows them to be at the height of their own amazing arc. Florida Songs is only Tommy’s third proper LP under his own personal name and it’s a killer. Recorded with help from a few old friends, including Nudge Squidfish, Florida Songs is a classic Raunchy Rock formulation by every known standard. Although the mood and tone shift mightily from song to song, the main thrust of the music here is brain-spattering ROCK… Read more »

Zach Phillips - How To Slip Away ()

LP Edition of 250. Although I am not a painter, i urge you to sit down and listen to this, as if it were a game show, on prime time   ‘i won the prize, ring the bells’ somewhere between an interview and the world’s greatest puzzle someone would sing your songs for you regarding self-reference & identity an horsepower engine cruiser where it lacks in bathetic synth vortismuto in the afternoon it locks in an aplomb power balled tour d’fourths THE FOURTH WALL IS ON THE LANDSCAPE’S STAGE don’t you recontextualize the tritone add variety of style/attitude including will, weal, wheel, the liner notes you’ll def. want 2 read, the heartbeat of this music is Constantine. — Billy McShane… Read more »

Laser Pace - Granfalloon ()

LP Edition of 500. Inserts / DL Included. RSD 2018. OUT OF PRINT. Reissue of the only prog LP Takoma Records ever released — the 1974 slab by L.A.’s Laser Pace. The album’s title, Granfalloon, is a term created by the late Kurt Vonnegut to describe a bunch of people who pretend to be an affinity group without having any actual affinity for each other. We’re uncertain if that is suppose to refer to factions inside Laser Pace, but no matter. The album is probably the strangest pieces of wax dripped by Takoma (apart from Charlie Nothing, natch) and seems wildly out of synch with the label’s presumed focus. But is a goddamn monster of odd charm, no two ways… Read more »

Omeed Goodarzi - Zoltar Hid All The Locks / Minnows ()

LP Edition of 300. Numbered. Silk-Screen Cover Printed by Monoroid Debut vinyl by the guitarist of Donkey No No presents two different sides of this mysterious maestro. Zoltar Hid All the Locks is a full on studio quintet session where Jeremy Latch (formerly of the Grudges) played clarinet, Adam Langellotti (ex-Grudges, Sore Eros, etc.) played percussion and ran the board, Matt Robidoux (ex-Speedy Ortiz, Curse Purse, etc.) played guitar and drum box, and Jen Gelineau (Donkey No No, Egg Eggs, etc.) handled the fiddle. The sound on this ranges from Donkey No No’s woodsy smoke house charm to segments that really channel early, just post-Barrett Floyd without doing any apery. The Minnows side is all Omeed, doing solos tunesterism then… Read more »

Weeping Bong Band - Weeping Bong Band ()

LP Edition of 500   Cover Art by Anthony Pasquarosa Sub-underground super-groups are not common. This is less a function of the concept’s oxymoronic nature than of the fiercely independent stance of musicians toiling in this area. By definition, they are doing what they do simply because they love it. It can be quite difficult to distract them from their main focus long enough to get them to do anything else. Weeping Bong Band is a lovely exception that proves this rule. Three members — Clark Griffin, Wednesday Knudsen and PG Six — are in the current line-up of Pigeons. One, Anthony Pasquarosa, has his own host of solo projects (Crystaline Roses, Gluebag, Burnt Envelope, etc.). And a final “ghost… Read more »

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 »