No new stock but put in a lot of orders today, stuff on the way from Bezoar Formations, Nu New Age, the mysterious Ekhein, Digitalis...
Your Colla the Colour of Mounds comp - $5
Mix of American and Australian favorites from the cassette tape underground. Fans of Night-People will the note the inclusion of Dirty Beaches, Jeans Wilder and Nite Jewel.
Pink Priest - Infant Tape - aB11 - $5
Oscar Vicente Slorach-Thorn - Teeth - aB10 - $5
Cloak Light - Plain Curtain - $6
Strange and intriguing piece on the A side that very carefully and simply creates a sonic space unlike anything I've come across. An AM radio sermon is folded onto itself several times so that while one voice is distinct, the others create a low murmur, reverberating and moving in a vast, imagined space. What's striking is the sense of nothingness beyond the activity of these several voices -- reminds me a lot of Beckett's The Lost Ones. Very mysterious.
Gregg Kowalsky - Tape Chants: Early Experiments - $6
Varied and visceral sound pieces that all share the emphasized, tactile mid-range of rough tape recordings. What's best about this stuff is its sense of mystery -- never quite knowing where or when the recordings were made, or what was being recorded. My favorite part is on side B when a high, organ-like tone is paired with a strange buzzing that sounds almost like a fly.
Justin Meyers - The Amplitude of Neighbors - $6
Deep, enveloping tone-work of weight and substance. The honey-like richness of Roland's beloved Juno 60 synthesizer tone is augmented with a sine-wave generator and electronics for a very appealing fullness of sound. Side B begins in a similar position to the flip but forgoes its low swells and visceral rumbling in favor of exploring the upper frequency territory of the drone-scape. Incredibly focused and well-executed stuff.
Driphouse - Romanti and Gains - $6
Two long-form synth jammers. Side A is a head-nodder, riding a muted, loping groove through swells of synthesizer and keyboard figures until running into some very trippy and elastic territory. Tape speeds become vague, fever sets in. Side B is more monumental, probably some of my favorite Driphouse stuff to date. Slow filters, nice tones, epic eyes-on-the-setting-sun vibe, kind of an East coast Brother Raven thing.
The Polyps - Twenty-colored Circle - Eggy Fifteen - $5
This tape was conceived of as the sister tape to last year's "The Gong Is the Moon" on Night-People, further exploring the use of tape loops, synthesizer and homemade electronics in combination with simple song-form, but incorporating field recordings and a more pronounced audio-collage aesthetic. Three tracks; one ten-minute, side-length piece of '60s leaning pop fragments backed by Idea Fire Company-inspired synth drift, and two on the flip using mellow, electronic warble and some noisy crows.
Street Gnar - s/t - Eggy Fourteen - $5
Totally breezy, effortless pop. This is the latest missive from the Void Skateshop crew who are ripping it up in Kentucky, totally on a roll right now. Check out the Jovontaes tape if you haven't yet.
Orca Team - s/t - Eggy Thirteen - $5
Debut tape of reverb-y, surf-y, sock-hop-y tunes from Portland's most stylish trio. Orca Team are emerging as the anchor of Portland's lo-fi pop scene and it looks like they can only go up up up.
The Woolen Men - Sunday - Eggy Number Twelve - $5
5 song missive from the Woolen Men goes from jangle-pop to extended freak-outery to big-melodied anthem keeping it short, sweet and catchy.
Jovontaes - Masks of the Land - Eggy Number Eleven - $5
Kentucky skater-kids discover krautrock, set the fidelity dial to "0" and pour on the sludge. Heavy duty.
Mattress - WFMU Tape - Eggy Number Ten - $5
Stripped down live recordings cherry-picking some of the best from the Mattress catalog, this tape is an essential document of Rex's magnetic stage energy backed by lean and mean drumming. The recording quality is excellent and the immediacy of these versions really compliment their more considered studio equivalents.
Lame Drivers - Demoverse - Eggy Number Nine - $5
After spending many years in East Coast basements honing their pop craft and rotting their brains on too much Gizmos, the Lame Drivers get weird on this tape. Not like stoned and jammy weird but like, hyper-crafted, manic genre-surfing weird. Very catchy despite the over-the-top nature. Lots of palm muting.
Selda - '71 - Eggy Number Six - $5
Early singles from the queen of Turkish psych, these songs pre-date the fuzzy, groovy sound that she's best known for and instead feature a stripped down, folk-pop style. Super mellow, killer vocals, nice contributions from fellow Turkish psych-folkers Mogollar.
The Woolen Men - Pavilion - Eggy Number Seven - $5
Energy, melody, simplicity. Six songs starting down a good path.
The Polyps - Fennel's Daughter 7" - Eggy Number One - $4
Odd Clouds - Shamblers - $6
Sam Gas Can - Cassingle - $4
Sam Gas Can/Rusty Spoons - Split - $4
FEEDING TUBE RECORDS:
Couchie Poochie - $4
Evan Miller - Contracting the Eye - GEL06 - $6
51717 - Sch - GEL07 - $6
V/A - Radio Malaysia Volume One - GEL08 - $6
Oregon Painting Society - Radian Dream Face - $6
Plants and square waves.
Zaimph - Coast to Coast - $6
Mysterious, grainy, warbly, hiss-laden guitar drone.
Concessionaires - Skyline - $6
Banana Head - In the Tubs - $7
El Jesus de Magico - $6
Street Drinkers - $6
Truth Syrum - Why We Look At Our Neighbors - $7
Trudgers - Bedroom's on Fire - $7
HNY - Dead in a Year - $7
Bone Patrol U.S./Varlet Tarsod - split - $7
HOLY CHEEVER CHURCH RECORDS:
Mike Khoury/Chris Rigss - My Words Came Out Slow And Od - HCC024 - $6
Nova Scotian Arms - S/T - $5
Modern Lamps - Astral Qabalah - $5
Motion Sickness of Time Travel/Spiid split - $5
Quiet Evenings - Burning Bridges - $5
DD/MM/YYYY - Black Square - $5
Abner Jay - Folk Song Stylist LP - $10
V/A - Fanajana: Field Recordings and Photography from Madagascar LP - $10
Uke of Philips - Peppermint Birdhouse Tea Shanty Shack LP - $10
V/A - I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore LP - $10
V/A - Fight On Your Time Ain't Long LP - $10
Wild Safari - Cave Sequins - $6
Pink Priest - Gulls Diving Into the Ocean - $6
Hochman and Hopkins - Live NYE - NP077 - $6
Sewn Leather - NP082 - $6
Ryan Garbes - Born Under the Sun - NP089 - $6
Truth Syrum - The Taker's Mistake - NP069 - $6
NOT NOT FUN:
Abe Vigoda - Skeleton - NNF146 - $6
Dim Holys - Is There Heat Rising In Your Neck - OMS-B011 - $7
(D)(B)(H) - Not All Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - $6
Pak - Scented Glove - $6
Yek Koo - I Saw Myself - $7
Andreas Brandal - Secrets of the Snow - $7
Sean McCann - Open Resolve - $7
Sudden Oak - Banquet Years - $7
Granit Korridor - III - $7
Wether - Here's the Bet - $7
Justin Meyers - Permanent Pressure - $7
Scott Goodwin - Referent - $7
Helm - Direct Landscapes - $7
Chambers - Soon - $7
Ghost to Falco - $5
Grouper - Wide LP - $15
Taco Leg/Constant Mongrel split - $5
Good, clean, dumb fun from Australia. I be would surprised if any of the songs topped either two minutes or three chords, which is to say, this tape rules. Taco Leg got some sort of nod from Terminal Boredom recently, so they're on their way to making millions, no doubt. One of the two bands has a great song about Indiana Jones that gets stuck in my head all the time.
SAD HORSE - S/T - Self Released - $3
Pete Swanson - Unlimited Options - $6