Footings - Annihilation ()

LP edition of 500. Co-Released with Don’t Live Like Me / Sophomore Lounge Release Date – July 30th, 2021 – Pre-order Available – Footings is the long-running/rocking outgrowth of Peterborough NH’s great ruralist duo, Redwing Blackbird. Initially formed as a trio in 2012 by Eric Gagne on guitar and vocals, Footings’ sound embraces a sort of inner light derived from folk music, but surrounds it with a variety of rockist tropes. This rock action can take many forms, especially on this new album, which features their most expanded/expansive line-up yet. Original trio member Elisabeth Fuchsia (frequent Pile collaborator) is on viola and long-time collusionist Candace Clement provides guitar, synth and vocals. Jordan Holtz (from Rick Rude) supplies vocals. Ben Rogers… Read more »

Brett Robinson / Jenifer Gelineau / Mark Cunningham / Ted Lee - Quartet

CS Edition of 150. Two variant risographed cover art/printed at looky here. Back in 2012 Mark Cunningham of Mars (FTR068, 083, 200, 274, 377) and Blood Quartet (FTR283, 414), who also records as a solo artist (FTR098) was back in Western Mass, where he once had some roots. Mark came by the store to hang, but he was itching to do something, so a jam was suggested.  Once the shop was closed, Mark brought his trumpet back to the store. To meet him, Brett Robinson stood up his bass, Jen Gelineau lifted her violin and Ted Lee entered his percussion zone. At that time these last three were mostly gigging with Egg Eggs, but they didn’t let that stop them… Read more »

The Myrrors - Invocaciones : Singles and Strays (2014 – 2016) ()

LP Edition of 700. Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are proud to announce – The Myrrors  ‘Invocaciones : Singles and Strays (2014 – 2016)’  – a dip into the archives with these shaman from Tucson, Arizona. ‘Invocaciones’ is a compilation of tracks previously available via the mediums of splits/lathes/cassettes and digital download, now all gathered together on this release with the added bonus of an extra 3 minutes added to a now extended ‘Eyes Of Copper’ and  ‘Semillas Sembrades’ no longer split over two sides of a 7”. Over five tracks presented on ‘Invocaciones’ The Myrrors lose themselves in transcendental improvisation, from the opening track ‘Eyes Of Copper’ to ‘Invocación Por Un Verdadero Plan De… Read more »

Village Of Spaces - QuaranTunes Series No.029 ( / )

12″ Lathe. Edition of 28. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. In Western Massachusetts, the evening of Friday October 30, 2020 was cold and wet. But this Village of Spaces performance (with Dan Beckman-Moon, Amy Moon O.S., Kaethe Hostetter and Sean Breidenthal) took place in the lush backyard of a sun-dappled Santa Cruz house, with flowers and colors bursting everywhere. It was enough, just visually, for all of us to wish for instantaneous transportation 3000 miles west. That feeling was only amplified when the music started. The set began with “Song for Moon” (calling to mind the classicism of early Pearls Before Swine) and rambled through a variety of other acoustic settings, with… Read more »

Lazy Magnet - Make It Fun Again ()

LP edition of 250. Download Included. Release Date – October 8th, 2021 – Preorder available – Here is the first Lazy Magnet LP since 2019’s Mahogany. And it’s a beautiful instrumental album which has known many iterations since it was first conceived.  Lazy Magnet has long been the home recording project of Jeremy Harris. Over the course of it’s long arc the actual music has taken many forms – this time he has chosen to dedicate an entire body of work on a single instrument: the acoustic piano. The initial idea for Make It Fun Again dates to 2007, when Harris and his buddy Robert Parker (depicted on the cover) were screwing around recording anti-melodies on a cheap monophonic keyboard…. Read more »

Mouth Painter - Tropicale Moon ()

LP Edition of 500. Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz. Release Date – September 3rd, 2021 – Preorder available –  Great second LP (there was also a cassette) by this Portland OR trio. I became aware of Mouth Painter by following the pedal steel work of Barry Walker Jr., who is akin to the new BJ Cole in terms of being thee underground eminence on his instrument. The rest of the trio features flautist/vocalist Valerie Osterberg (who also contributes songs) and bassist Jason Willmon. Together they comprise a band whose sound is exceedingly hard to pin down. There are rootsy elements to the vocals, but these are offset by floating guitar clouds straight out of Mike Cooper’s recent work. Valerie’s flute inventions… Read more »

Distels - Distels ()

LP Edition of 200. Release Date – August 6th – Pre-order available –  Gorgeous debut LP by a new Belgian duo made up of Annelies Monseré and Steve Marreyt. Steve has been active in a lot of places. I believe I first ran into his work as a member of the folk-psych collective, Silvester Anfang, but he has had his hands in a lot of pots (as it were). Annelies has a long recording history as well, with many fine and floating sides out there to prove it. The pair have known each other for a good long while. Steve appears on a couple of Annelies’ albums, and they previously worked together in a band called Luster. But Distels is… Read more »

Matt Krefting - QuaranTunes Series No.016 ( / )

12″ Lathe. Edition of 37. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. Release Date – August 13th, 2021 – Pre-order available –  Mr. Krefting is a long-time friend of the FTR label. He has recorded a solo 10” lathe (FTR122), and albums with both Believers (FTR247) and Dead Girls Party (FTR279). We would happily welcome him into our homes any-dang-time-at-all, and so it was he appeared playing a Zoom concert on Friday July 31, 2020. Matt’s musical approach knows many alleys. But most recently this has involved sound generation using cassettes and perhaps also doo-dads of some sort (although it’s always the cassettes that provide the theater of the event). You might think there… Read more »

Orchid Spangiafora + Glands Of External Secretion - Couscous Bizarre ()

LP Edition of 400 Release Date – August 20th – Pre-order available –  Absolute collage hell from the bowels of several known earths. We have worked with the horrible Orchid Spangiafora (aka Rod Carew) before. Back in 2013 we were tricked into doing an expanded 2LP reissue of Rod’s 1979 Twin/Tone album, Flee Past’s Ape Elf. A mistake we swore we’d never make again. Glands are a different story, being a two-headed beast comprised of Allie Caulfied (of Just Bananas magazine) and Bobbi Manring (former leader of both Poop World and The Giant Scissors). Them we never worked with before. Things became confusing when we hosted a live show with one of Caulfield’s other units, Pant Sniff & Dodo, who… Read more »

Mozzaleum - QuaranTunes Series No.020 ( / )

12″ Lathe. Edition of 26. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. On Friday the 28th of August (sometimes known as “Holyoke Halloween”), 2020, the three members of Mozzaleum broadcast this amazing Zoom concert from their basement lair in The Paper City. Three layers of sound, created by synth and synth-like objects wafted through the air like smoke from a gunfight in some Italian horror-western hybrid. As on the trio’s 2019 debut LP, Dark Ride (FTR444), the sound of Mozzaleum has certain Italianate prog flourishes, although on this evening there was a large gush of Germanic Cosmic Creationism in the breeze as well. And by slurping, pulsing and woozing at the same time, one… Read more »