Jantar - Sempronia ()

LP Edition of 300 Co-Released with Drowned Lands Fantastic new LP by this Brooklyn quintet, most of whom are deeply involved in the legendary Sunview Luncheonette scene. The roots of Jantar lie in a nameless experimental duo formed by Chad Laird and Tianna Kennedy in 2005 or so, but this duo has evolved into a working band with two distinct creative strategies.  One of their aims in make ”experimental easy listening music,” which involves working angles that are similar to film music, although perhaps with a bit of Stereolab poured on top. Their other mode is more overtly rockoid, and that was the intent when  they recorded Sempronia in the summer of 2017. While the sounds here do have moments… Read more »

Omeed & The Natural Scene - Pickled Dawn ( / / )

LP Edition of 100. Numbered. Risograph cover/back/ insert. Download Included.  Co-Released with LookyHere.  Release Date – April 16th, 2021 – Pre-order Available –  Omeed Goodarzi : guitar , vocals Nick Bisceglia : guitar Chris Weisman : bass, guitar, Ruth Garbus : vocals Max Goldstein: drums Mia Friedman : fiddle Mixed and Mastered by : Phil Hartunian Recorded In Putney Vt Ending Lyrics from “the Natural Scene” from Crass album “12 notes on a summers day”

Rob Noyes & Joseph Allred - Avoidance Language ()

LP Edition of 200. Release Date – April 9th, 2021 – Pre-Order Available –  There have been some very cool guitar duo LPs over the years — Bert Jansch & John Renbourn’s Bert & John, Danny Kalb & Stefan Grossman’s Crosscurrents, Jody Harris & Robert Quine’s Escape, Charalambides’ Joy Shapes, Bill Orcutt & Michael Morley’s Electric Guitar Duets, any comp of Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie, etc. — but there has never been one quite like Avoidance Language. It is a wild-eyed classic from start to finish . Ostensibly a meeting between two guitarists lurking around the Boston area (although Rob has since moved to Japan), Joseph’s mastery of other instruments (harmonium and banjo) affords the pair a wider… Read more »

Blanche Blanche Blanche - Food For Thought ( / )

7″ Lathe Edition of 24. Numbered. Bandcamp Blanche Blanche Blanche return to the apocalypse party after almost six years of total silence with their most recent LP, “Seashells”,  and now the shorter “Food For Thought “, which stands before you. As a diligent reviewer, leaving no painted stone unturned, one shouldn’t take this 7” as a mere loss leader compared to the empirically longer “Seashells” – Trust me, theres enough bullion in their non didactic pedagogy and tightly weaved voice leading, to keep your mind and heart healthy with plenty of contact in their crib. “Food for thought” lives up to its name by unearthing many alluring conceptual contrasts among its four tracks. But the 7”’ statement meets an extra… Read more »

Curtis Godino's - Alien Nation ()

LP Edition of 250. Release Date – April 2nd, 2021 – Pre-order available –  We were introduced to the work of Brooklyn polymath Curtis Godino by Gary Panter. We asked Gary to recommend someone with light show expertise, and he said Curtis was the guy. That was true. We also learned that Curtis was an ace musician, which has resulted in two prior FTR releases. The first was The Cave LP (FTR417) by Worthless. The second was the Corners and Their Places cassette by Nothing To Semble (FTRCS359). Both of these releases were form-busting masterworks of outsider/prog crossover with hallucinogenic overtones. And even mightier is this new LP, Alien Nation, which sounds to us like a lost ’67 Mothers album,… Read more »

Donkey No No - Face Off ( / )

12″ Lathe Edition of 20. Numbered. Bandcamp. Release Date – March 5th, 2021 Recorded as an alternate (partial) soundtrack to John Woo’s 1997 Travolta/Cage thriller, Face Off is the first DNN LP of the plague era. Of times this trio will give you specific info about where and when their recordings were nabbed. But now, with the Trump Era only just about kaput, information such as this is closely guarded. And rightly so. Cage and Travolta are both notoriously ticklish about musicians creating alternate soundtracks to their cinematic work, so one can only guess at what the two would make of the cavernous melodies and liturgical tones of DNN’s work here. Absolutely unlike any of their previous records, Face Off… Read more »

Wednesday Knudsen & Willie Lane - QuaranTunes Series No.017 ( / )

12″ lathe edition of 30. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. Release Date – March 26th, 2021 – Pre-order available – Not long after the release of their first duo LP, Long Time ‘Til Tomorrow (FTR 530), Wednesday and Willie played a concert in an old barn. It was the hot night of Friday August 7, 2020, they were scheduled to appear as part of the QuaranTunes Zoom concert series, and we were stoked to hear them stretch out in a live setting. With Willie on guitar and Wednesday on reeds, the music took off immediately and never touched earth again until they were finished. Listening to the combination of the extremely… Read more »

Michael R. Bernstein - Slower Learn ()

CS Edition of 200. Download slip included. Bandcamp Feeding Tube is excited to announce the first new release in a good long while by Michael R. Bernstein, one of the central figures in the sub-underground scene of the late ’90s onward. Back when he was still based in NYC, Bernstein played and recorded extensively with Double Leopards and Religious Knives, and also ran the important Heavy Tapes imprint. After that he relocated to the DC area, eventually opening the excellent HR Records (one greater DC’s best stores). Some time in the last year, Mike decided to start making some music and passed along a few files. This cassette, subtitled Meditations and Realizations for Five Voice, is a documentation of these… Read more »

Jenifer Gelineau - QuaranTunes Series No.011 ( / )

12″ Edition of 28. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. Release Date – March 12th, 2021 – Pre-Order Available – On the evening of Friday June 26 2020, at a bit past 7 PM (eastern), Jen Gelineau (the great violinist/violist for Donkey No No, Phurnne, Moose, etc.) performed a solo Zoom concert from a secret location in Greenfield, MA. Playing her instrument of choice, with some foot-activated “devices” attached, Jen improvised a lovely set of music, which is now properly documented. The first piece, “In,” is based on her arco work, which manages to combined avant garde musical elements while still sounding as though you could splice it into an episode of… Read more »

Sex Tide - Ohio ()

LP Edition of 250. Comes with download code. Release Date – March 19th, 2021 – Pre-Order Available –  What’s round on the ends and high in the middle? Why, the new LP by those proud Buckeyes, Sex Tide, of course. Ohio is the first album they’ve recorded with a full quartet line-up. Bassist Phillip Park and saxophonist Ryan Mcauley join the core duo (drummer/vocalist Aurelie Celine and guitarist Chris Corbin) to create a new fat-ass sound that continually conjures up visions of the 1970 Stooges. As with the previous Sex Tide LPs we’ve done — Possession Sessions (FTR 325) and Flash Fuck / Vernacular Splatter (FTR 436) — a lot of the vibes here are generated by Aurelie’s relentless pounding… Read more »