Nod - S/T ()

LP Edition of 510. Co-Release Carbon Records Release Date – December 15th, 2023 – Preorder Available – $24 What you hold in your hands is the first Nod release from 1992, now on vinyl for the first time. Originally self-released as a CD, a subset of the recordings were perfectly re-mastered by James Plotkin for this slab of black vinyl. During the “year punk broke”, this trio (and sometimes 4-piece) were holed up in a Western NY enclave, perfecting their craft of imperfections. A combination of studio and home recordings, this self-titled gem perfectly introduces you to the charming shambly rock which Nod has been creating for the past 30+ years. And after many self-released CDs and singles, and while… Read more »

Volksempfänger - Attack Of Sound ()

LP Edition of 300. Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz (UK). Release Date – January 26th, 2024 – Preorder available December 1st, 2023 – $24  Cardinal Fuzz (UK) and Feeding Tube Records (USA) once again join forces to release this behemoth of an album! “Attack Of Sound” is an unapologetic swooning love letter to pop music. It’s the perfect album, where dissonant and harsh guitars are juxtaposed with almost bubblegum pop. Sheets of feedback over inept tribalism and sugared by amazingly sweet vocals. This album works brilliantly as Ajay & Holly show their innate love of classic 60s pop and psychedelia as much as the Stooges. The ghosts of Love and Phil Spector haunt the wasted grooves of “What The Girl Does”… Read more »

BHAJAN BHOY - Shanti Shanti Shanti ()

LP Edition of 350. Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz. Release Date – January 26th, 2024 – Preorder available December 1st, 2023 – $24 – “Another fine release by Dutch musician Ajay Saggar. His basic thrust is modern psychedelia, minted from radio snippets, dubby reverb flapping, elegant guitar washing, electronic drones interwoven with flashes of mock jaw harp or sploshy drums, and a generally stoned atmosphere. And the concept is spectrally sound!” (Byron Coley / the Wire magazine…January 2023) – “a superbly crafted album” (Andrew Neal / Silent Radio) – “I just got your cassette and loved it! Who else could make music with such a cool range of instruments and styles and make it sound so…. Cool!” (Bilinda / my bloody… Read more »

Melted Men - Jaw Guzzi ()

LP Edition of 500. Release Date – January 12th, 2024 – Preorder availabe – $21 Jaw Guzzi is the ninth LP Melted Men have released since 1995. This is reportedly the year they formed, but as with all Melted Things, there is little hard information to back this up. Like an earlier experimental ”rock” band from Northern California (by way of Louisiana), Melted Men have embraced something akin to Nigel Senada’s Theory of Obscurity. Facts regarding the band’s details are smudgy at best, and that’s the way they like it. About all I could get out my contact for the group is that they are currently a six piece, with members based in France, Croatia, Holland and America. They seem… Read more »

Sky Furrows - Reflect and Oppose ()

LP Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz (UK) $22 Albany, New York’s Sky Furrows—guitarist Mike Grifin, bassist Eric Hardiman, drummer Phil Donnelly and poet/vocalist Karen Schoemer—release their second album, Relect and Oppose (Cardinal Fuzz/Feeding Tube) on November 24, 2023. Recorded in 2022 with Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab Studios and Pete Donnelly at Katonah Sound, the album’s eight songs crush and crunch, agitate and sprawl. All songs were written by Schoemer/Grifin and arranged by Sky Furrows, except for “Koba Grozny,” with music by Grifin and words adapted by Schoemer from Martin Amis’s 2002 book Koba the Dread. Sky Furrows formed in 2016 and released their self-titled debut album in 2020 on Tape Drift/Skell/Philthy Rex Records, but band members had been crossing each other’s… Read more »

Drazek Fuscaldo Featuring Hamid Drake / Tatsu Aoki / Thymme Jones and Joshua Abrams - June 22 ()

LP Edition of 500 Co-Release with Astral Spirits. $22 Like last year’s brilliant Wings Dipped in Fire (FTRCS398) this new album was recorded by Taylor Hales at Chicago’s Electrical Audio. But this time, the duo (once known at Mako Sica) is joined not just by keyboard/trumpet master Thymme Jones, but also percussionist Hamid Drake, bassist Tatsu Aoki (on shamisen) and bassist Joshua Abrams. A total post-form all-star line-up, with more combined chops than a breakfast table crammed with lumberjacks.  The mood on june 22 is weird and simmering. Blasts of heat alternate with spaced-out jam abstractions with Brent Fuscaldo’s vocals and Przemyslaw Krys Drazek’s guitar and trumpet dodging in and out of available crevices. As with all of this combo’s… Read more »

Isasa - Canciones de amor ()

LP Co-Release with Repetidor $20 With five albums released, several tours around Spain, Europe, Uruguay and the United States in which he has paired among others with Geoff Farina (Karate) or Glenn Jones and even performed at the legendary John Fahey tribute festival in Takoma Park, Maryland (The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose)…. the passing of time has consolidated Isasa’s musical career to the point of winning the praise of such exquisite critics as Byron Coley or Wire magazine, the blessing of masters of the new guitar such as Max Ochs or Richard Osborn, as well as the unanimous admiration and recognition of his contemporaries. We are talking about artists of the stature of Marisa Anderson, Micah Blue Smaldone, Steve… Read more »

Jeffrey Alexander - Reyes ()

LP Edition of 500. (150 available). Co-Release with Ramble Records $21 Vinylization of the splendid 2021 cassette, issued by Garden Portal. The music was recorded partially out west in San Francisco and Point Reyes (hence the title), as well as in Alexander’s current locale of Philadelphia.  An instrumental addition to Alexander’s canon, the music was mostly generated on guitar, but other sonic elements include — bass, pebbles, fake mellotron, waves, moog, shells, fife, magnetic tape, and talking book phonograph. The results are a sweet, rural stroll through the kind of mind gardens the various off-shoots of the Youngbloods explored back in the Raccoon Records era, when they were based in Point Reyes as well.  Reyes’s other main  counter-culture avatar was… Read more »

Jeugdbrand - presents Smile ()

LP Edition of 300. $24 One of the first things you notice about Dennis Tyfus is that his lips are too small for his mouth. This becomes especially obvious if you go out to eat with him late at night in Antwerp. He has to really grease up whatever sausage he chooses with a lot of mayonnaise in order to slide it through the taut sphincter that guards his mouthly cavern. This physical fact has made Dennis’s speaking voice a thing of horror for many years, but we have only just realized he is able to sing pretty well through this tiny aperture. Indeed, if you are not watching closely, you might think he was actually able to open his… Read more »

Village Of Spaces - That’s Understanding ()

CD edition of 400. $10 LP edition of 500. (100 available) Preorder available for LP. Ships around Early December.  First off, there will be an LP of this coming along, but as with Wednesday Knudsen’s solo material, the analog manufacturing process is slower than the digital one. In the meantime, here’s a CD for play in cars and kitchens everywhere. Having listened to this disk 20 or so times over the past week, I have been struck time and again by the gently naif quality of Dan Beckman-Moon’s songwriting. I keep thinking of Neil Young’s earliest solo tunes, particularly “Sugar Mountain,” as a sort of spiritual touchstone, although truthfully the music doesn’t really sound anything like that. Still, the emotional… Read more »