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Wane Into It by Drowse

Drowse

Wane Into It
Flenser

In 2019, Drowse’s Kyle Bates set out to produce a self-recorded new album. Marked by moving across state lines, long-distance relationships, and deaths in the family, the following years proved to be metamorphic. Now, three years later, he’s emerged with Wane Into It, continuing a distinctly Pacific Northwestern tradition of self-recording indie experimentalists (Grouper, The Microphones, Unwound’s Leaves Turn Inside You). One of the most impactful moments came during the looming passing of a family member. With death expected, the choice was made to conduct a bizarre “living-wake” gathering—with the soon-to-be-deceased in attendance. Shortly after, Bates found himself disturbed, preoccupied with the abstraction of memory. The experience led him to reassess the tool one uses to curate our selective memories: the internet. The internet, which creeped into even more aspects of life during the pandemic, serves as our self-made digital link to the past. Its uncaring presence layered over humbling thoughts of death and his own childhood memories of the Oregon Coast as he worked on Wane Into It; life’s hyperreal texture sank into the recordings as he felt his body age and wane. Big sounds were captured in bedrooms, hallways, practice spaces, forests, and on highways throughout West Coast—vibraphones chime over black metal guitars, a mellotron drones under degraded samples, violins splinter against granular field recordings. In the process of documenting these aural moments Bates completed an MFA at Mills College, coloring the album with shades of avant-electronic and minimalist composition (Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, Maryanne Amacher, Sarah Davachi...

LP $20.00

11/11/2022 733102726560 

FR 140 


MC $12.00

11/11/2022 733102726577 

FR 140 MC 


MP3 $7.99

11/11/2022 733102726553 

FR 140 


FLAC $8.99

11/11/2022 733102726553 

FR 140 


Lavender Palace by Claus, Michael

Claus, Michael

Lavender Palace
100% Silk

Lavender Palace is a portrait of a process more than a place – the result of a creative headspace San Francisco producer (and Silva Electronics boss) Michael Claus describes as “dropping out of the world and entering a flow state.” That heightened sense of spatial focus, dilated and dialed in, colors the collection in subtle shades of dream house, dub techno, and liquid downtempo. Recorded before and during the strangest days of peak lockdown, Claus found himself drawn to sci-fi notions of fantastical cities and mythic landscapes, hazy realms in the horizon of the mind’s eye. Further inspired by a new and improved studio arrangement in the city, the sessions unspooled in long, low-slung voyages of texture and pulse, restlessness and reverie, “yearning for a better tomorrow.” It’s music of empty streets and guarded hope, percolating at the precipice of futures too real to recognize.

MC $9.75

10/28/2022  

SILK 139 


MP3 $7.99

10/28/2022 795154136865 

SILK 139 


FLAC $8.99

10/28/2022 795154136865 

SILK 139 


Good, You're Here, It's Time by Malasso

Malasso

Good, You're Here, It's Time
100% Silk

Rogue romantic Maltese producer Salvatore Munzone describes his debut in terms both scenic and star-crossed: “Love songs and heartaches conceived under the year-round Mediterranean sun, to be heard in a beach parking lot, sitting in the car watching the movement of the sea while the music pumps from JBL speakers.” Good, You’re Here, It’s Time collects 10 tracks of mood system house, proto-techno, and refracted poetics recorded and mixed in fits and starts across the past three years, accruing complexities and contradictions along the way. Lean rhythms trace sunset coasts of club bass, seagull synths, and twilit pads, laced with vocal samples of rapture, doubt, and the need to dance. Munzone cites UK revisionists from Actress to Swayzak to Burial as oblique touchstones but his own sound inhabits a woozy world all its own, attuned to asymmetries, subcurrents, and the sand in the hourglass slipping softly past: “All good things come to an end.”

MC $9.75

10/28/2022  

SILK 135 


MP3 $7.99

10/28/2022 795154136841 

SILK 135 


FLAC $8.99

10/28/2022 795154136841 

SILK 135 


Eating Feelings by Staghorns

Staghorns

Eating Feelings
100% Silk

The latest by Tel Aviv producer Shlomi Zvi aka Staghorns is an eight-track emotional response of moodswing techno and sidewinder house, equal parts anxiety trip and rhythm therapy: Eating Feelings. Recorded across last winter in his city studio, the songs began as bass lines then flowered outward into nuanced dimensions of tension and release, outsider acid and active listening – facing down demons on dance floors and beyond. Prior collections for Teel and Infinity.Trax (a collaboration with L.A.’s Choopsie) hinted at his gift for low-slung, liberated kinetics but here he cruises through a deeper house of mirrors, from jittery jack and dusty disco to piano stab dubs and endorphin electronica. It’s club music as coping mechanism, alternately spiraling and centered, escapist and psychodynamic. Sound as sonar, leading us back to our truest selves.

MC $9.75

10/28/2022  

SILK 138 


MP3 $7.99

10/28/2022 795154136858 

SILK 138 


FLAC $8.99

10/28/2022 795154136858 

SILK 138 


Pumice returns with an exquisite experimental bathroom sink pop record in hand, dubbed Phylis. This time out the long-running Aotearoa band, currently a duo consisting of Stefan Neville and Jade Farley, fracture sore-thumbed folk songs into crumpled bricks with riffs written on the toilet. Wonky South Pacific skiffle careens into heady organ dirges followed by galloping blurts of afterlife feedback. As ever, texture and accidents rub up against melodies, rhythms are not strict and words are grubby. But with Phylis, the restless band tenders its most exuberant, straightforward and enjoyable pop record yet. Recorded at Neville’s Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland studio in 2021, Neville and Farley have returned to the simple and joyful instincts of the earliest Pumice recordings. Nylon strings, drums with the feet, the empty and the absurd. Impossible to think of something analogous to the cosmic comforts on offer here, Phylis once more presents songs that could only come from the world of Pumice.

CD $12.00

10/14/2022 733102728120 

SAB 105 CD 


MC $7.75

10/28/2022  

SAB 105 MC 


MP3 $9.90

10/14/2022 733102728120 

SAB 105 CD 


FLAC $9.90

10/14/2022 733102728120 

SAB 105 CD 


***With a band consisting of MATT KINSEY on guitars, EMMETT KELLY on bas and backing vocals, SARAH ANN PHILLIPS on B3, piano and backing vocals, and JIM WHITE on drums, BILL CALLAHAN continues his journey, tunneling underneath the weathered exterior of what seems to be and into the more nuanced life everything takes on in the dark. With Bill’s voice making the extraordinary leaps and bounds that measure the lives of the songs, the band follow him through passages that seem to invent themselves; other times playing with deeply soulful grooves and/or desperate intensity, as these moments come and go. There’s nothing they can’t do.

CD $13.75

10/14/2022 781484085928 

DC 859 CD 


2XLP $32.75

02/24/2023 781484085911 

DC 859 


MC $12.75

10/14/2022 781484085942 

DC 859 MC 


Temperature’s Rising: An Oral and Visual History of Galaxie 500 by Galaxie 500 / Mike Mcgonigal

Galaxie 500 / Mike Mcgonigal

Temperature’s Rising: An Oral and Visual History of Galaxie 500
Exact Change

REISSUED!!! A fascinating oral history of one of American indie rock's most enduring and influential acts. Slow, deliberate and deceptively simple, the music of Boston-based band Galaxie 500 was wonderfully at odds with the prevailing underground sounds of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Formed in 1987, the band split up in 1991 after releasing three acclaimed albums—Today, On Fire and This Is Our Music—as well as a Peel Sessions recording. The primary contributors to this long unavailable history of the band are the three band members—bassist/vocalist Naomi Yang, drummer Damon Krukowski and guitarist/vocalist Dean Wareham—but dozens of people were interviewed in all, including fellow musicians, record business folks, music critics and scenesters. Galaxie 500: Temperature’s Rising provides a complex, sometimes contentious account of the band’s rise to indie stardom and their acrimonious breakup. It also includes dozens of rare and never-before-seen photographs, as well as posters and other ephemera from the personal collection of Naomi Yang, who provides a running commentary to the images. This is the definitive book about Galaxie 500, and a crucial chapter in the story of indie rock.

BK $31.00

10/14/2022 9781737440017 

9781737440017 


***Split cassettes offer up a two-for-one listening experience. When done right, the listener is rewarded with not one but two great records, and hopefully they will have two new favorite bands in the process. We think that’s the case with our newest release, a split cassette between lo-fi rockers Mythical Motors and long-time label associate Antlered Auntlord. We’re pleased to have Chattanooga’s Mythical Motors gracing our roster. The four-piece band has built up a satisfying discography of their distinct, heartfelt lo-fi rock. Nominally drawing on the sound of 90s indie-rock, there’s a more classic rock vibe to the ten songs they present, a power-pop sweet spot that’s reminiscent of Cheap Trick (and The Raspberrie, And while Guided By Voices comparisons are par for the course, impressively the songs that most recall them sound more inspired by Tobin Sprout than Bob Pollard. Mostly, though, Mythical Motors sound like Mythical Motors—and the songs featured here are easily among their best. The other side of the tape belongs to beloved HHBTM alum Antlered Auntlord, the project of Jesse Stinnard. While Mythical Motors specializes in melodic, mellow rock, Stinnard turns in ten songs of reckless, rambling, and raucous abandon. Part catchy indie rock, punk-rock abandon, part clever Beck-like lo-fi ramble, part hip-hop weirdness, Antlered Auntlord doesn’t sit still. Yet it all works; Stinnard’s side is fast paced and unpredictable and nothing less than an enjoyable listen. It’s quickly become one of our favorite collections of Stinnard’s muse. Edition of 150.

MC $7.50

10/07/2022  

HHBTM 222 MC 


***Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe MIKE MCGONIGAL: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content—art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more—with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page. Issue # 10 has features on BELLE & SEBASTIAN, novelist DAVID GORDON, 1960s-'70s Motown artist CHRISTINA CARTER, CHRIS FORSYTH & STEVE WYNN, TONY IOMMI-era BLACK SABBATH, KATIE LASS, BARRY WALKER JR., BUFFY SAINT-MARIE, and much more.

MAG $11.25

10/07/2022 074820403594 

10 


***Extended guitar hero Oren Ambarchi returns with Shebang, the latest in the series of intricately detailed long-form rhythmic workouts that includes Quixotism (2014) and Hubris (2016). Like those records, Shebang features an international all-star cast of musical luminaries, their contributions recorded individually in locations from Sweden to Japan yet threaded together so convincingly (by Ambarchi in collaboration with Konrad Sprenger) that it’s hard to believe they weren’t breathing the same studio air. Picking up from the staccato guitar patterns that ran through Hubris, Shebang’s single 35-minute track begins with a precisely interwoven lattice of chiming guitar figures, expanding Hubris’ monolithic pulse into a joyous, hyper-rhythmic melodicism that calls up points of reference as disparate as Albert Marcoeur, early Pat Metheny Group, and Henry Kaiser’s It’s A Wonderful Life. Building from isolated single notes into densely layered polyrhythms, the muted guitar tones are joined by subtle touches of shimmering Leslie cabinet tones and guitar synth. Simmering down and funneling into a single note, the guitar stew is soon thickened by Joe Talia’s propulsive ride cymbal, which blossoms into a beautifully flowing yet rigorously snapped-to fusion funk, whose ever-shifting details skitter across the kit. An unexpected entry of guttural bass clarinet licks from Sam Dunscombe begins the series of instrumental features that pepper the remainder of the piece. Soon we hear from the legendary British pedal steel player B.J. Cole, whose languorous yet uneasy lines float in and out of a shifting rhythmic foundation supported by a single note bass groove, cut...

CD $13.75

09/30/2022 781484085324 

DC 853 CD 


LP $25.75

09/30/2022 781484085317 

DC 853 


MC $12.00

09/30/2022 781484085348 

DC 853 MC 


After The Dome Fire by Nolan, Ruth

Nolan, Ruth

After The Dome Fire
Bamboo Dart Press

***In After the Dome Fire, author Ruth Nolan takes readers on an eco-poetic journey through the wilderness of California's Mojave Desert and Southern California, and the work of firefighting and raising a daughter as a single parent in a rough yet nurturing landscape. The poems also evoke a fierce and beautiful "desert" revealed as a vibrant character with its own agency to survive and regenerate from the devastating impacts of wildfires, and remind us all of the power of our desert environment to inspire and regenerate the human spirit.

BK $9.25

09/30/2022  

BDP 024 


***Lyon Street is a love letter to a perpetually reincarnating city that often fails to remember itself. Reading Lyon Street, says novelist David Scott Ewers, is to imbibe “a San Francisco of the Mind.” This art piece’s linked poems, playing as jazz solos over common changes, evocative artwork, street map design, and playfully archival elements conjure a San Francisco in which past and possibility provocatively entwine. Its poems animate a more dangerous, often tragic, yet truly gentle San Francisco lost, reckon with seismic shifts in this forgetful place, and come to embrace the enduring openness of life at Pacific’s edge.

BK $9.25

09/30/2022  

BDP 025 


***"I'll take a number 3 combo" "'I'll take plate combination B" ... Common phrases heard while in the waiting queue of eatery establishments. But when the consumer orders a "Combo", are they fully processing their fiscally sound purchasing decision? Webster's defines a "Combination" or "Combo" as: a joining or merging of different parts or qualities in which the component elements are individually distinct. In layman's terms: more bang for your buck. Michael Cruz, the mastermind behind the brands: AV2 2:27, Plunk 67 is teaming up once again with CFO Keith Ival to bring you, the consumer, their latest product: "Destroyayaya". Little needs to be said about the quality Combo delivers, its a given. Their most ambitious product to date, "Destroyayaya" includes both old and new product features, in a "combination" of sorts. Fiscally, you can never go wrong with a "Combo", so break me off a piece, thanks. Perfect for fans of The Screamers, Lightning Bolt, Sci-fi Synth Punk, and SEGA Genesis.

MC $8.00

09/23/2022  

d.i. inc 064 


People Helping People by No Age

No Age

People Helping People
Drag City

***First thought, best thought. Until the next thought: a guiding principle for No Age in the 16-ish years they’ve been around. Constantly responding to their own streams of consciousness with reductive flexibility, they’ve taken the basic duo of guitar and drums with vocals WAY farther than anyone listening in halcyon Weirdo Rippers days could have guessed. Expounding on those larval possibilities, they’ve zig-zagged in serpentine precision, in and out of the teeth of the wringer—ranging outside and back in again, as befits the present thought. And now, six albums into it, these principles have led them to make People Helping People. Composed in their studio of ten years in the “pre pandemic” times, then an eviction from said space, and finished deep in the midst at their new basecamp: Randy’s Garage. Side one ricochets expertly back and forth between magisterial instrumentals and sing-song forms cut up on the mixing desk, as with the undeniable hitness of “Plastic (You Want It),” winningly rewired to MIDI-mangled beat squelches. They don’t really land on a straight up punk-style riff until it’s almost time to flip the side, and even once they’ve got off on a run of rockers on side B, their aesthetic choices continuously reframe the norms, enhancing their inherent power. People Helping People finds their disparate desires operating in perfect sync; prolegomenic weirdness fused immaculately to classic rock propulsion, transforming the energy pouring out from their hands and feet with electronics.

CD $13.75

09/16/2022 781484085621 

DC 856 CD 


LP $21.25

09/16/2022 781484085614 

DC 856  


MC $12.00

09/16/2022 781484085645 

DC 856 MC 


Excess Death Cult Time by Sheaves, The

Sheaves, The

Excess Death Cult Time
Moone Records

***The Sheaves are five of the proletariat's finest from the sun scorched SW of these United States. A shared love of punk (and all the pre-fixes in-between) informs the overall sound of the group. Starting as a home recording project, they began to play out in 2019 and have self released two tapes. The following year ushered in a period of pandemic home recording, which this album is the direct byproduct of. Influences include the usual host of US and UK punk, kraut, garage, etc., plus the more nefarious (or not so nefarious) music throughout the 20th century. With one foot planted firmly in the past, this is truly muzak to live, laugh, love to in the new roaring 20s.

MC $12.00

09/02/2022  

MR 052 


Live at Import Export by Spirit Fest

Spirit Fest

Live at Import Export
Moone Records

***Spirit Fest is an underground avant-pop supergroup (for those of us that feel the weight of each member’s individual power), made up of Saya and Takashi (Tenniscoats), Markus Acher and Cico Beck (Notwist), and Mat Fowler (Jam Money). They have steadily been crafting and solidifying a beautifully surreal world since their inception in 2016. Their independent artistic selves have been stripped back to their rawest forms, and they then have become a centralized being. The building blocks used are made with materials that have already started to decompose. It’s familiar, but also “kind of off”. Their sounds become a part of our collective consciousness. Spirit Fest is more than a band. It’s an idea that we can all participate in. A spirit we can all conjure. The freedom and space they give is a gift. This is an invitation into a freedom we can all experience. But first, you have to follow suit, rid yourself of your preconceived ideas and become your rawest form.

MC $12.00

09/02/2022  

MR 057 


Bajascillators by Bitchin Bajas

Bitchin Bajas

Bajascillators
Drag City

***"And suddenly! With a tactile clunk, Bajascillators bubbles to the surface. 'Amorpha,' a side-long shower of synthetic bells and bass, as patterns interlock and repeat and the beat within the barlines shifts constantly, forms a new, latest miniature of infinity. You flip it, and 'Geomancy' resets you, starting anew, with heavy drift and drone leading into a space of shorter broken lines and middle-eastern tonalities, that roll back into ether again—new spaces, but mysteriously consonant with the vibe. And that’s how it goes—side by side, Bajascillators rolls four unique numbers that act on their own AND as extensions of each other, phases in perfect flow. Each time, as the needle cradles into the playout groove, you the listener are becalmed, in stasis, forever changed. Until you flip the side — and forever changes again..." (STREET DATE - 9/03/2022)

MC $12.00

09/02/2022 781484078142 

DC 781 MC 


2X12 $30.95

09/02/2022 781484078111 

DC 781 


Grateful 4 the Times We Share by Goosewind

Goosewind

Grateful 4 the Times We Share
Shrimper

Grateful 4 the Times We Share is Goosewind’s first release on Shrimper in nearly thirty years. An emotional and fitting return that features players that have been associated in the orbit of Rick Goosewind over that time span including Melody Kriesel, Maddelleine Grae, Ruben Seahag, Thomas Spectre, Garrett Dunn and Allen Callaci of Refrigerator dueting on a Blind Willie Johnson cover. The cassette spans the folk and psych roots, dark and light and otherworldliness that the band has inhabited over all those decades with odes to all that is gone and praise for the hard fought for that remains. Rick Goosewind orchestrates a tour of time as he hears it from the far back of his past to the present. Hand numbered limited edition of 100 copies featuring cover art by Dennis Callaci.

MC $9.25

08/26/2022  

SH 211 


***Conjured from the blackened ashes of Holocausto, Tormentador is the new project from Rodrigo Führer and drummer Leprous AKA Armando Nuclear Soldier, both of whom appeared on Campo de Extermínio and later reunited for the 2018 Guerra Total demo and the Diário de Guerra album, released the following year. (Leprous is also known for his roles in early incarnations of Sarcófago and Mutilator.) Having recently parted ways with the other members of Holocausto, their new project, Tormentador, carries on in the Brazilian war metal tradition with the band’s debut release, Morte Negra. Like the most recent Holocausto recordings, Morte Negra harkens back to the primitive origins of the extreme sounds that emanated from Belo Horizonte in the mid-1980s. By the 1990s, few of the bands from that scene retained the primitive aggression that characterized that era, and fewer still have been able to recapture it in the decades since. But Tormentador deftly summon the impassioned brutality of their youthful work, sharpened with tactical precision for the modern era of black metal. Morte Negra is a pure distillation of the violent sonic pedigree of its members, with manic riffs superimposed over relentless blast beats. Owing to the depth and longevity of their careers, there is an enhanced musicality to the songs and greater focus on their composition, resulting in one of the most fully realized expressions of the Brazilian tradition in more than three decades. Edition of 200 copies on random colored vinyl.

LP $23.50

08/26/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 628 


MC $12.00

08/26/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 628 MC 


Shadow Of No Light by Leviathan

Leviathan

Shadow Of No Light
Profound Lore

Leviathan “Shadow Of No Light” Demo Cassette Box is comprised of eight of Leviathan’s early demos recorded between 1998-2002: Leviathan, Time End, Misanthropicnecroblasphemy, Demo V, Shadow Of No Light, Intolerance, Sacrifice Love At The Altar Of War, and Howl Mockery At The Cross. This compendium, comprised of over 400 minutes worth of music, presents the demonstration of Wrest’s early work during the larval stages of the Leviathan saga. While for the most part retaining the overall presentation and aesthetic of the demo tapes when were initially released by Wrest himself , these eight demos were given the slight re-mastering touch directly from the original tape sources by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound, giving the audio a slight clean/leveling up while not deviating from the raw harsh psychedelic primal black metal sound of how the demos originally sounded. Alongside the eight demo tapes, the “Shadow Of No Light” collection also comes with a 12-page booklet with exclusive artwork and design by Ulises which features an exclusive interview with Wrest conducted by Niklas Göransson (Bardo Methodology). It also contains a master download card for all the audio herein with the box design and the j-card reproduction done by Dan Fried.

8XMC $141.95

08/26/2022 843563154267 

PFL 248 MC 


***In this mini-collection of city/country poems in mostly free verse, Stephanie Barbé Hammer runs in and out of sprinklers in a Manhattan playground, picks up a slug by accident in the Cascades, reads about sequoia on 5th avenue, make an uncomfortable journey to the Hôpital américain in Paris, strolls a surprisingly sensual Geneva Switzerland at 2 am, encounters a mountain lion in Anaheim Hills, boards buses and trains In Los Angeles, and attempts repeatedly to make peace with living in rural Washington State, with the spiritual assistance of Eva Gabor. Cover art by Dennis Callaci.

BK $9.25

08/26/2022 9781947240513 

BDP 022 


***"Shaun was an accomplished musician, and singer. He started singing and playing the clarinet when he was young, and sang in an a cappella group in Hollywood. I started writing the poems for Missing Shaun because it was my way to get my emotions out, to lay them down on paper, and to try to leave them somewhere safe. These poems were written mostly in the first few moments and days when our emotions were raw, when it was still hard to believe that we had lost him. The last section of poems are a few small letters to you." "Thomas R. Thomas" has crushed us with his words and his love. This collection emits a raw, poignant loneliness of losing a loved one. Life is loss. Thomas dances the loss with each quipped line. His words make us tremble for that unthinkable. When they have departed and that silent room hums with stillness. He makes us feel in a time when feelings are to be buried and not to be shared. He has the courage to capture that dreaded pain. His use of time and moments evaporating makes empty car spaces, open doors, and shifting shadows; lucid. May we all have warm compassion when those pained chapters in our lives come. Decidedly well written, beautiful and brave."—T. Anders Carson author of Unfortunately, Thanks for Everything

BK $9.25

08/26/2022 9781947240551 

BDP 023 


Aesthetics of Inequality Triangles by Multi-Surface

Multi-Surface

Aesthetics of Inequality Triangles
Not Not Fun

Yamaguchi electronic landscaper Tomokazu Fujimoto aka Multi-Surface returns from an eight-year hiatus with a slow-blooming suite of radiant terrains and looping lullabies, named for a geometric technique utilized in Japanese gardening: Aesthetics of Inequality Triangles. Prior tapes for Lillerne and Patient Sounds explored parallel spheres of smeared tranquility, but his recent work skews even more sun-flared and crystalline, percolating patterns of texture, melody, and circuitry into states of suspended transience. The album’s 10 tracks lull, unspool, and refract, lapping like waves against aerial shores, flickering rainbows glimpsed in raindrops. The titles offer further clues, mapping a morning walk beneath too blue skies along a path lined with ceramics and stones, pastel flowers gently billowing in a breeze blowing from tomorrow.

MC $9.75

08/26/2022  

NNF 397 


MP3 $7.99

08/26/2022 733102728199 

NNF 397 


FLAC $8.99

08/26/2022 733102728199 

NNF 397 


A Spirit Appears To A Pair Of Lovers by Rue, Gryphon

Rue, Gryphon

A Spirit Appears To A Pair Of Lovers
Not Not Fun

New York artist and composer Gryphon Rue likens his latest album to a viewfinder: “layers come into view, are obscured, and reemerge.” Begun in late 2020 as a series of intuitive patterns for multi-tracked Farfisa organ, harmonium, and modular synth, he later wove in field recordings from Puebla, Mexico and rolling thunder (“and a truly magical coyote visitation”) captured in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The result is a beguiling suite of elusive instrumentals combining electronic instrumentation with the natural world. Rue cites a fascination with the mimetic potential of electronic sounds – their ability to suggest biological actions or molecular events, from insects building mounds to nervous system synapses firing. Above all, the music was made “with people’s pleasure in mind.” A Spirit Appears To A Pair Of Lovers unspools a saga of transformations via modal voyaging, devotional drone, mantric percussion, percolating circuitry, and amniotic ambience, shaded in a nuanced haze of threshold consciousness. Rue’s vision of “keeping the human hand in electronic music” remains constant throughout, a biofeedback between chaos and control, dream states and design. It’s a music both versatile and visual (all 10 tracks are accompanied by original videos by different artists), cerebral but celestial, born of and in thrall to our garden of earthly delights.

MC $9.75

08/26/2022  

NNF 390 


MP3 $7.99

08/26/2022 733102728182 

NNF 390 


FLAC $8.99

08/26/2022 733102728182 

NNF 390 


Multi-media mystic Andro Gogibedashvili aka Saphileaum’s latest slate expands his “spherical ambient” lexicon into increasingly celestial terrain, inspired by visions of galactical oases, sparkling starscapes, and elemental serenity. Ganbana takes its title from a Georgian word for ‘cleansed by water,’ which aptly characterizes the album’s six liquid-tribal compositions. Rolling oceans of hand percussion flow below soothing swells of electronics, streaked with ocarina, insects, and sitar. Snippets of mantric voice occasionally cut through the devotional trance but otherwise Saphileaum’s world is one of solitude and ascent, attuned to a time and space outside our own, where “a second is a century, and a century a second, as the waterfall of cosmic nectar is poured over your being.”

MC $9.75

08/26/2022  

NNF 375 


MP3 $5.94

08/26/2022 733102728168 

NNF 375 


FLAC $6.99

08/26/2022 733102728168 

NNF 375 


The third and latest offering from Sean Conrad and Michael Henning’s Bay Area devotional duo Skyminds spans six years of steady freeform collaboration, meeting weekly for reflective, contemplative improvisations at the axis of new age noir, prayer rug jazz, and twilit ambient. The patience of their process is self-evident: this is music of shade, shimmer, and hush, divined as much as designed. Terra Preta threads twelve tracks across a full hour, unfurling a grand, glimmering vision of cloaked alchemy and quiet raptures. Conrad speaks of their music as seeking a sensation “of the moment” – amber-frozen synchronicities of texture and timing, beyond what either player can control or recreate. Keys, synths, strings, percussion, and FX trace vibrational gradients through clear water and changing light, attuned to camouflaged currents in a deepening dusk.

MC $9.75

08/26/2022  

NNF 382 


MP3 $7.99

08/26/2022 733102728175 

NNF 382 


FLAC $8.99

08/26/2022 733102728175 

NNF 382 


***Since 2015, KAMIKAZE PALM TREE have been a relative mystery. Now, in times no less mysterious, Drag City welcomes them to our tropical island destination, celebrating the energy of their second LP, Mint Chip, where KPT play their offbeat strain of 21st century rock. Making Mint Chip, DYLAN HADLEY and COLE BERLINER reach deeper into their bag of tricks than ever before, dialoguing with an absurd shared intent they haven’t yet paused to question. The off-center pieces gathered together for their previous Good Boy have given way to pulsing aquatic compositions onMint Chip. Cole’s guitar tones, wire thin, bell-like, bluesily downtuned, slinky and slid- ing elegantly, arc purposeful around their peripherals. Dylan’s kit work, effortless yet precise, grounded with heavy bottom, drives and interacts organically with all the emerging structure, nailing down finely detailed frames and canvases to backdrop her singing and the unremitting landing of melodies and songs. With the addition of JOSH PUKLAVETZ things that didn’t make sense before—like bass—are now on the beach, fully lotioned, essence to essence. Violin and clarinet (LAENA MYERS IONITA and BRAD CAULKINS, respectively) round out the tonal spectrum. All strung together in the foothills of Altadena’s Wiggle World Studios with SPENCER HARTLING back in the engineer’s seat and TIM PRESLEY producing the proceedings.

LP $24.25

08/12/2022 781484084310 

DC 843 


MC $12.00

08/12/2022 781484084341 

DC 843 MC 


God's Country by Chat Pile

Chat Pile

God's Country
Flenser

There’s a sick irony to how a country that extols rhetoric of individual freedom, in the same gasp, has no problem commodifying human life as if it were meat to feed the insatiable hunger of capitalism. If this is American nihilism taken to its absolute zenith, then God’s Country, the first full length record from Oklahoma City noise rock quartet Chat Pile is the aural embodiment of such a concept. Having lived alongside the heaps of toxic refuse that the band derives its name from, the fatalism of daily life in the American Midwest permeates throughout the works of Chat Pile, and especially so on its debut album. Exasperated by the pandemic, the hopelessness of climate change, the cattle shoot of global capitalism, and fueled by “...lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of THC,” God’s Country is as much of an acknowledgement of the Earth’s most assured demise as it is a snarling violent act of defiance against it. Within its over forty minute runtime, the album displays both Chat Pile’s most aggressively unhinged and contemplatively nuanced moments to date, drawing from its preceding two EPs and its score for the 2021 film, Tenkiller. In the band’s own words, the album is, at its heart, “Oklahoma’s specific brand of misery.” A misery intent on taking all down with it and its cacophonous chaos on its own terms as opposed to idly accepting its otherwise assured fall. This is what the end of the world sounds...

CD $12.00

07/29/2022 733102722623 

FR 129 CD 


LP $20.25

07/29/2022 733102722616 

FR 129 


MC $12.00

07/29/2022 733102722647 

FR 129 MC 


MP3 $7.99

07/29/2022 733102722630 

FR 129 CD 


FLAC $8.99

07/29/2022 733102722630 

FR 129 CD 


***OOG BOGO are a four-piece rock band from Los Angeles and their new album is Plastic—an electrifying set of songs and sounds that just don’t stop, working like a machine that makes joy and endless flips and repetitions, whether in front of the turntable or out in the real world. In the past several years, Oog Bogo dropped two records that previewed this explosion in wildly divergent ways: 2019’s Oogbogo EP with wigged-out production, its contorted fun house mirror images pulling punk, psych and new wave in and out of focus in a chaotic procession of mutant tunes. 2021’s EP2 radiates a starkly different vibe, as chilled-out guitar-pop tunes conjure a flowing medley of plaintive echoes and atmospheres in a mellow mist of hiss. KEVIN BOOG recorded these records in a largely hermetic state: at home on 4-track, playing all the parts, slowly drawing out the sounds. The songs for Plastic were demoed this way too, as a starting point for a group interpretation—but when, for obvious ’20-’21 reasons, logistics prevented everyone from getting in the same room to even rehearse, the planned recording session at TY SEGALL's Harmonizer Studios took on a different shape. Starting off with only drummer THOMAS ALVAREZ (AUDACITY) to accompany him, Kevin realized that any obstacles to getting the record made were also opportunities, for something else that was also right to happen. Rather than reach for the design of the demos, he kept himself in the present moment, approaching every passage as fluidly as...

LP $25.75

07/08/2022 781484202318 

GOD 023 


MC $10.50

07/15/2022 781484202349 

GOD 023 MC 


FFO: Everything Terrible / Instant Tenders by Tv Drugs

Tv Drugs

FFO: Everything Terrible / Instant Tenders
Color And Time Tonight

***This 15 Track cassette collects TV DRUGS' first two sold out tapes, Beginning on Side A. with FFO…; blasts of sharp, punk, pissed hardcore, all snarling vocals, vicious riffs, thick basslines, and powerful drumming, with an original, creative slant. Then on the flip, Instant Tenders; twin-guitar chaos, bubbling noise, and other elements combine with their original sound, all culminating in the bleak, Flipper-damaged closing version of NA’s “Nothing”. For fans of Glue, MDC, Germs, Poison Idea, Drunks With Guns. Features current and ex-members of PILLARS, CHROMOSOME DAMAGE, and KILL THE HIPPIES. Packaged with full color artwork, booklet, and housed in a clamshell VHS case for safe keeping. Includes a badge and decal. New cover layout by KELLY BUTZ. Original tapes on …So This Is Progress and Serial Bowl Records respectively.

MC $13.50

07/15/2022  

CATT 029 CS 


LP $17.75

05/28/2019 851647004315 

BK 06 


CD $11.25

05/28/2019 851647004322 

BK 06 CD 


MC $11.25

07/08/2022  

BK 06 MC 


***Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content—art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more—with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page. Issue # 9 features RAYMOND PETTIBON, DAVID NANCE, JOHN BRANNON, MELVINS, CHERI KNIGHT, AMY RUHL, LIDIA YUKNAVITCH, THE WILLIES, SEYMOUR GLASS, SARAH ELIZABETH SCHANTZ, and much more. 

MAG $11.25

07/08/2022 074820403594 

09 


Revolution Girl Style Now by Bikini Kill

Bikini Kill

Revolution Girl Style Now
Bikini Kill Records

LP $17.75

09/25/2015 851647004124 

 


CD $11.25

09/25/2015 851647004131 

BK 001 CD 


MC $11.25

07/08/2022  

BK 01 MC 


"Plus 1 Atlanta is a 214-page, full-color love letter to the city I’ve called home for over half my life. Spanning the years 1962 to 2003, the flyers, posters, handbills, ticket stubs, and other junk that make up this book show a city ahead of its time. Among the venues documented herein are I Defy, the Duke Tire Company Warehouse, PJ’s Nest, 688, the Metroplex, the International Ballroom, the Great Southeast Music Hall and Richards, The Point and the White Dot, TV Dinner, the Nitery, the Celebrity Club, C. W. Shaw’s, the Bistro, Whisk ’a Go-Go, Jennings Rose Room, Bedrock Café…and then there are the places you’ve never heard of! I’ve also included a handy two-page index listing the addresses of all of the venues." "And heck, that’s without even mentioning the bands! See early show posters and listings for some of Georgia’s finest: the Black Crowes, the Hampton Grease Band, Ru Paul and the U-Hauls, Mastodon. And there’s unearthed material meticulously scanned from the likes of the Brains, the Fans, Darryl Rhoades and the Hahavishnu Orchestra, Thermos Greenwood, EQT, Nasty Bucks, the Razor Boys, Keith and the Satellites (later to become the Georgia Satellites), Baby and the Pacifiers, Glenn Phillips, the Restraints, and man oh man, so many others that it practically boggles the mind." "With material culled from over 300 individual collections (and even a few from the author’s own personal garbage, thank you very much), Plus 1 Atlanta is a beastly group effort, and it shows."—Henry H....

BK $59.95

07/01/2022 733102725051 

PLUSONE 002 


Border / Between: A Symphony in Essays by Marsh, Carol D.

Marsh, Carol D.

Border / Between: A Symphony in Essays
Bamboo Dart Press

***In Border/Between: A Symphony in Essays, Carol D. Marsh writes about death, addictions, and war while also exploring how written form and expression have a counterpart in music. Structured upon the 4-movement symphony and incorporating other forms such as the rock song and the Requiem, Border/Between seeks and finds its place in what lies between the sharp and unforgiving edges of ideology and judgment. In refusing to allow borders to govern her, Marsh is able to bring compassion and hope to what seems irredeemable.

BK $12.00

07/01/2022 9781947240537 

BDP 021 


***The poems in Novel are what happen when you teach a cat to type. They will lead you across a bridge made of bread, through a door in the forest, to a paddock containing stories. They will tell you that it’s not that the dead cannot tie their shoes, they just refuse to. That architects design the elements to withstand the structure. That loose ends are beautiful if not useless. If you’ve picked up this book because you like poems that know where they are going, hurry. Put the book down. You will need to run after them. "Please give Cati Porter’s new book Novel to people who say they don’t like poetry. Not because these poems are simple or straightforward, rather because they are deeply charming. They cast spells: each poem carries the reader on a carpet of words to a world furnished by Porter’s irresistible imagination."—Natasha Sajé, author of Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory

BK $9.25

07/01/2022 9781947240452 

BDP 020 


***Hot new punk band from Tucson, Arizona featuring Rik Meyer (Rik & The Pigs) and Jim Colby (Brown Sugar). Five tracks that sit somewhere between the late '70s Max’s Kansas City scene, Flamin’ Groovies at their punkest, and Cleveland Confidential levels of snotty r’n’r. A wonderful debut which sets the stage for a 12” on Feel It coming later in 2022. Limited to 150 copies.

MC $9.75

06/24/2022 733102727864 

FEEL IT 78 MC 


MP3 $3.99

06/24/2022 733102727864 

FEEL IT 78 MC 


FLAC $4.95

06/24/2022 733102727864 

FEEL IT 78 MC 


Wicked Game - The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey by Goldberg, Michael

Goldberg, Michael

Wicked Game - The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey
Hozac

***"For our 15th book release, we present Wicked Game: The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey by author MICHAEL GOLDBERG. Another incredibly in-depth look into the dark side of San Francisco in the 1970s & 80s, and the dark side of rock ‘n roll in general, through the wild life of one JIMMY WILSEY. From his vantage point on bass in SF Punk legends THE AVENGERS in 1977, through his quick trip with BELFAST COWBOYS (with Rozz Rezabek from Negative Trend) and on into his next phase of real guitar virtuosity in SILVERTONE (the early band fronted by Chris Isaak which also included John Silvers from The Dils), Wilsey’s life unfolded sadly as many others of his era and from this scene. Full of amazing and previously unseen photos from the Michael Goldberg, HUGH BROWN. BRUCE CONNER,JAMES STARK, SUE BRISK and CHESTER SIMPSON archives, and complimented with intimate interviews from his past relationships with CLAUDIA SUMMERS and JENNIFER RUBIN (Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Bad Dreams, The Crush, etc), everything looked so promising, until it wasn’t…"

BK $31.50

06/17/2022 9781735998541 

HZB 015 


***Big Takeover returns with features on BILLY BRAGG (cover), SUPERCHUNK, RICHARD THOMPSON, THE CHILLS (part 2), THE CHIMES, JOHNNY MARR, ROBIN GUTHRIE (COCTEAU TWINS), BRINSLEY SCHWARZ, SPOON, CATE LE BON, and many more.

MAG $5.40

06/17/2022 074470879985 

BT 90 


***For Alexander Sirenko’s third release under his Coral Club moniker, he ventures deep into the fog-laden ruins of “Lost Cities”. Inspired by deserted urban cores during lockdown 2020, it brought to mind disappearing epochs and cultures, lost to time and entropy, nearly without a trace. To evoke this feeling, Sirenko has created a sonic landscape of billowing atmospheres, smeared vibrations of living sounds, lumbering rhythms and looping melodic incantations. The result is as heavy as it is ecstatic; cultivated in non-linear parts like a living ecosystem crumbling under its own historic weight.

MC $12.75

06/17/2022  

MG 125