CS-40 Edition of 25. Numbered. Riso Printed J-card printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. Includes download code slip. Bandcamp. OUT OF PRINT A rare collaboration between Steve D’Agostino (ZEBU!, The Wild) on banjo and western mass’s very own Donkey No No.
CS Edition of 25 numbered. Included download code with cassette. Covers Printed on Risograph from Looky Here. Bandcamp. OUT OF PRINT. recorded on 1.30.20 in greenfield, MA.
CS-32 Edition of 50. Numbered. Riso Printed jcard and labels by LookyHere OUT OF STOCK Bandcamp Most splendid new tape by world-traveller, Matt “MB” Jones. Joined on two tracks by fellow restless maniac, Mike Watt, Jones gets back into something akin to his “old swing.” The music on NOSCI NOFI returns to his avant K-Pop roots, with many dubby and psychedelic touches spattering the super catchy surface-moves he creates. There are female co-vocals on a couple of tracks, and some Korean drumming to go along with Watt’s bass groovulation. There is also a paean to orgasmic female gushing that acknowledges the importance of vibrational assistance in achieving results, which shows that Matt has what might be called a “firm grasp”… Read more »
Home Body - Spiritus (Cassette / CD / LP)
LP Edition of 250. Pressed by Burlington Record Plant Co-Released with Peace & Rhythm LP Edition of 250. Baby Blue Vinyl – $18 CS Pro-Dubbed by NAC. Edition of 500. Comes with download code. – $8 CD Edition of 500. – $10 Ghettoblaster Video Premiere “Comet” DNA Music Video Little Things Music Video Home Body Bandcamp Audio Femme Vents Magazine Broadway World It takes audacity to start a song with questions as big and unanswerable as “Where did we come from? Who are we really?” But for Western Massachsuetts duo Home Body, those kind of grand cosmic queries are totally natural, fitting snugly into music that digs deep and shoots for the stars. The soaring voice of Haley Morgan and the… Read more »
CS-40 Edition of 46. Numbered. Includes Digital Download Slip. Riso Printed at the Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. Bandcamp Beginning with Jen’s violin-based detournment of Copland’s “Billy the Kid Suite,” Boomka is a ruralist crawl across the American landscape. It begins in the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts, dithers down through the Appalachian Range, blows across the rivers of the central U.S., emerging onto the windswept crop circles of the plains, ensnaring the mouth breathing song-dusters of the salt seas, wending through the death gulches of the Rockies, only to cross the arid stretches of the Californian desert to extend tongue and tendrils into the sweet Pacific. Like following a holy ghost to water, then asking her to dance on… Read more »
CS Edition of 250 with Download Code. Pro-Dubbed. Deepest Hole Music Video. $8 Herewith, the first expression of the newest project helmed by Brooklyn polymath, Curtis Godino (known for his work with light shows and visual art as much as for his most excellent musical combo, Worthless [FTR 417]). Mellotron is often Curtis’ sonic weapon of choice, and his expressively modal use of the instrument makes Justin Hayward sound like, well…Justin Hayward. In Curtis’ hands, this ungainly behemoth of a keyboard retains a massive sort of prog pompery that is equal parts majesty and idiocy. The instrumental sections build weirdly ornate sky castles, which are larded with presumably heisted spoken sections, or cloud-like vocals, often resembling Ummagumma-era Floyd in all… Read more »
LP Edition of 250. Includes download code. Mastered by Jeremy Pisani. $20 CASSETTE Edition of 200 includes download slip. $5 CD Edition of 500. $5 Here is the first physically graspable music available by this mysterious Western Massachusetts duo, whose sound has been called “Synthetic ASMR love balladry,” by more than one canny listener. Asking them to describe themselves, we received this missive: “Plants of the Bible started in a bedroom in Florence with a tape machine and a poem about an unkillable dog android before it quickly spiraled out of control into a real band with a real record. Their first album is a dreamy cast of imagined characters and everyday events built with elaborately layered sounds. Driven by… Read more »
CS-90 with download slip. Edition of 100. Numbered. Pro-dubbed. $8 Most humans in the 21st century seem bent on making patience less and less of a virtue, but Beige don’t care. On their first full-length release – called Beige – they’re not about to rush through a track so you have time to check your phone or finish fast because you have some TV show to catch up on. They take 84 minutes to get where they’re going, and they use every one of those clock-ticks wisely. Their music is efficiency elongated: each sonic step gets full opportunity to make an impression and build a bridge to the next, and they all take splendid advantage of that ripe chance. Stella Silbert and… Read more »
CS-30 with download. Edition of 30. Numbered. Hand painted covers by Ted Lee. Recorded live at the Root Cellar in Greenfield, MA on 12.1.18. BANDCAMP LINK Boston Hassle
CS82 Edition of 99. Numbered. Comes with Download Code. THRENODY BOOKLET LETTERS / TRACK LISTING CS-82 FIRST PRESSING OUT OF PRINT. CS-82 SECOND PRESSING OUT OF PRINT. It has been two decades since Jim Shepard died. In the intervening time, large parts of his crazy DIY ethic (shared by such fellow travelers as Mike Rep, Tommy Jay, Ron House and Don Howland) has wormed its way close to the surface of the sub-underground slag heap, at least now and then. But really, it’s an outsider stance. Not hewing to any actual tradition apart from a strange form of rugged individualism, practiced in the name of art. The Letter Tapes is a compilation of material Jim sent to his buddy, Nudge… Read more »