Releases

Village Of Spaces - Shaped By Place ()

LP Edition of 300. DL Included. Artwork by Amy Moon Offerman-Sims.   Pace and Gait Brilliant new album from Village of Spaces, a combo once described as, “Dan and his raggle taggle band of hippies” by Michael Hurley, a guy who knows about such things. The Dan in question is Dan Beckman-Moon who, along with his partner Amy Moon Offerman-Sims, is the central core of this constantly evolving, psychedelically inclined, folk juggernaut. V.O.S. has had many name variations and members in the 17 years since Dan and Amy formed this more perfect union, but all of their recordings are possessed of a singular sense of rurality and otherness. They’ve been based everywhere from Santa Cruz to New Orleans to Belfast (Maine), and… Read more »

MARS - N.N. End ()

LP Edition of 500. Includes insert / download code. 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 from the No NY compilation, which had not yet been… Read more »

Ancient Pools - Cosine ()

LP Edition of 300 Co-Released with Forged Artifacts Shimmering dream pop readymades are the heart of Cosine, the debut release by Ancient Pools (originally a cassette, and  now an LP.Ancient Pools are a duo (Anna Jeter and Kevin Christopher), recently relocated from Olympia Washington to Portland Oregon, where Kevin was offered a good set-up at a new studio. Anna is from Pensacola, FL, where she was in a folk-tinged pop band called 100 Watt Horse. Kevin remains the bassist for a more rockist Northwest quartet called Oh, Rose. But Ancient Pools, with its intimate, electronics-dappled approach to minimalist poptones is a whole different thing. The songs began gestation after Anna exiled herself to the woods of North Carolina for a… Read more »

Knight Howls - Knight Howls ( / )

12″ (45rpm) Edition of 200. with Download Code Love undertakes new challenges heroically. Open minds and hearts, mixed with inscrutable aesthetic lexicons, can make for a magnificent experience. To wit: Knight Howls, the duo of Frank Hurricane and ARKM Foam, two unpredictable kindred spirits wholly idiosyncratic in their approach to sound, music, and whatever might live in between and beyond those things.  But yeah, what exactly is this Knight Howls record?  It’s a funhouse just daring you not to understand it. There are howls, murky breaths, holy psychedelic threats of violence, inexplicable chants, enigmatic field recordings of outdoor activities, and plenty of raw, weird thoughts. There’s a perverse narrative, I think, but far be it from me to figure it… Read more »

bill bissett & Th Mandan Massacre - Awake In Th Red Desert ()

Obladada The Vinyl District LP / Download / Insert SPECIAL EDITION with Download / Insert / Signed Silk Screen Print /  Booklet Edition of 50.  For the first release in Feeding Tube’s Unknown Province series — a run of records dedicated to exploring little known nooks of the Canadian underground, curated by Alex Moskos — we are delighted to bring you the first vinyl reissue of the 1968 zoner masterpiece by poet Bill Bissett and his fellow Vancouver freaks. We have always been shocked this LP was not included on the NWW list, but Canadian releases often seem to exist in their own universe, so we suppose that’s the “explanation.” Because, in a list of any free-form freakouts, Awake in… Read more »

Sunflare - ON ()

LP Edition of 300 (125 in Color Vinyl) With Download Slip.  Bandcamp. Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz BLACKL VINYL – OUT OF PRINT! COLOR VINYL –  After three previous releases of brain frying high volume pedal to the metal freak-outs Sunflare are at last back to bring some serious brain buzzing primitive punk scorch to a prevailing M.O.R. psych scene in need of some serious face melting. Hailing from Lisboa, Portugal – Sunflare are a scorchin’ power trio specialising in High Energy Psychedelic Speed Freak wipe outs. ON is here to fry minds and with a driving rhythm section that brings new meaning to the word relentless and a guitar player that is perpetually free form feedback soloing over every second… Read more »

Letha Rodman Melchior - Mare Australe ()

LP with Download Code. Edition of 250. Another brilliant posthumous album by Letha Rodman Melchior. Letha’s music, as her visual art, was a great collaged pile of extreme strangeness, with seemingly irreconcilable objects butting heads in ways that end up making great sense.  I met Letha a long time ago, when she was in Cell, but I had not much idea of her work beyond that until she had moved to North Carolina and I started hearing her health was bad. Siltbreeze put out an amazing album called Handbook for Mortals, and it was essential listening. Letha managed to create very very warped music without making it off-putting. Although her sonics were whacked as hell, they were created with such… Read more »

Dustin Laurenzi - Snaketime: The Music of Moondog ()

LP Edition of 500 Co-Released by Monofonus Press / Astral Spirits The Vinyl District Exclaim A Closer Listen Down Beat Magazine – Bill Meyer LA Jazz Scene Chicago saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, a touring member of Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver and one-third of the inventive Chicago improvising collective Twin Talk, first encountered the music of Moondog a decade ago, while studying at Indiana University. “Initially, I liked the quirkiness of the music and the lore surrounding him,” he says. Until he relocated to Germany in 1974, Kansas-born Louis Hardin Jr. was a genuine New York City fixture—a tall and gangly blind man festooned in a homemade Viking hat and crude cloak, hawking books of poetry, sheet music, and recordings of his… Read more »

Maxine Funke - Home Fi ( / )

12″ (45rpm) includes Download Code. Edition of 400. OUT OF PRINT! Copies still available at Forced Exposure Vinylization of the recent home fi cassette (originally released on the Australian Brierfirld Flood Press label) by this magnificent New Zealand singer/songwriter. We were never able to score a copy of the tape, despite the fact we released Maxine’s last LP, Silk FTR 410), so we figured we would perform the public service of making it generally available to the whole wide world. That’s just the kind of guys we are! Recorded in stark and simple terms, home fi represents Ms. Funke working mostly with just acoustic guitar accompaniment. And it’s a classic. Most often, I’m put in mind of the Dandelion era… Read more »