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“Twin giant towers of amps grinding out minimal beat bloop, the transient sound molecules smell of burning gear and the floor of the pit—this is organic, electronic music at its finest.?! Dance?! Why not.?! Freak out?! For sure.?! Brothers from a different mother (Bjorn Copeland and Aaron Warren) à la two-thirds of Black Dice have come together with this fantastic debut [Flaccid Mojo] for us.?! These are mean beat vipers, spitting and tumescent on the abattoir floor.“I would call it drug music, but I’m not sure what drugs these humans consume.?! Stem cell and adrenal gland cocktails I’m guessing.?! Futuristic and primal it is, beats from the Thunder-Dome, fight music for fuckers.?! I’ve seen them on two separate occasions blow the power for an entire building.?!

LP $19.00

10/28/2022 733102722913 

CF 145 


MP3 $7.92

10/28/2022 733102722920 

CF 145 


FLAC $8.99

10/28/2022 733102722920 

CF 145 


“Recorded at Zebulon in Los Angeles as a warm-up show for a show I had booked in Holland.?! What was meant to be a jumping point for the ‘first show’ ended up being a real burning set.?! A slightly more stripped-down version on the ten piece band [Bent Arcana] (for sake of ease) keeps it nice and concise.?! Nerves sometimes bring out these little lost jewels of which this recording is full of…gotta love improvisation for fleeting moments.  “Recorded super-hot by none other than our sound person Liza Boldyreva.?! Selections of songs from Bent Arcana and Moon-Drenched—cockpit stoned space jazz here you come.?! Mixed by John Dwyer and mastered by JJ Golden.?! This hunky double disk sports a zoetropic screen-printed animation of the Death’s Head moth circling on its D side that works with a strobe light off yer phone...fucking cool.?! Fucking hot.?! Dig in and be well.?! ” —John Dwyer .?!

2XLP $28.00

09/16/2022 733102725617 

CF 146 


MP3 $9.90

09/16/2022 733102725617 

CF 146 


FLAC $11.99

09/16/2022 733102725617 

CF 146 


(Color) Live Zebulon by Bent Arcana

Bent Arcana

(Color) Live Zebulon
Castle Face

***ON LIMITED COLOR VINYL!!! “Recorded at Zebulon in Los Angeles as a warm-up show for a show I had booked in Holland.?! What was meant to be a jumping point for the ‘first show’ ended up being a real burning set.?! A slightly more stripped-down version on the ten piece band [Bent Arcana] (for sake of ease) keeps it nice and concise.?! Nerves sometimes bring out these little lost jewels of which this recording is full of…gotta love improvisation for fleeting moments.?! “Recorded super-hot by none other than our sound person Liza Boldyreva.?! Selections of songs from Bent Arcana and Moon-Drenched—cockpit stoned space jazz here you come.?! Mixed by John Dwyer and mastered by JJ Golden.?! This hunky double disk sports a zoetropic screen-printed animation of the Death’s Head moth circling on its D side that works with a strobe light off yer phone...fucking cool.?! Fucking hot.?!

2XLP $29.00

09/16/2022  

CF 146 X 


A Foul Form by Osees

Osees

A Foul Form
Castle Face

“Brain stem cracking scum-punk recorded tersely in the basement of my home.?! After a notoriously frustrating eon, the knee-jerk song path was aggressive and hooky.?! This is an homage to the punk bands we grew up on—the weirdos and art freaks that piqued our interests and pointed us on the trail head to here / now.?! Bad times make for strong music is something I agree with.?! I would say that is evident by the past few years of output from the underground.?! Transmissions have been all over the map: scanning…searching...sweeping out in the darkness looking for a foot hold.“[OSEES] A Foul From represents some of our most savage and primal instincts.?! Fight or flight.?! And the importance of a sense of humor in the darkest hour.?! Nothing wrong with keeping it snappy in the meantime.?! For fans of Rudimentary Peni, Crass, Bad Brains, Black Flag, Screamers, Abwarts, Stooges and all things aggressively tilted towards your face.?!

LP $19.75

08/12/2022 733102725716 

CF 147 


CD $12.00

08/12/2022 733102725723 

CF 147 CD 


FLAC $11.99

08/12/2022 733102725723 

CF 147 


MP3 $9.90

08/12/2022 733102725723 

CF 147 


Laddio Bolocko '97-'99 by Laddio Bolocko

Laddio Bolocko

Laddio Bolocko '97-'99
Castle Face

“The following story might be bullshit (drug use and memory enhancements): years ago I was sitting at home staring into the middle distance and the phone on the wall rang (that should denote how long ago this was).?! On the other end was the booker from The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, who had never called me before.?! She was excited about the show they had that night and was calling people to invite them.?! Apparently the night before a band called Laddio Bolocko had played and were so mesmerizing, so strong that they had offered them the next night, which was open.?! I was intrigued as no band had ever warranted this invite previously to my knowledge.?! This was new and exciting territory.“I had my ass and ears handed to me that evening.?! Scorching, pummeling, deep waters ran over me as I stood, beer in hand, mouth open.?!

3XLP $31.00

05/20/2022 733102724368 

CF 143 


MP3 $9.90

05/20/2022 733102724368 

CF 143 


FLAC $11.99

05/20/2022 733102724368 

CF 143 


Absolute Compliance by Bronze

Bronze

Absolute Compliance
Castle Face

The folks at Castle Face dig a good trance.?! Hypnosis, mesmerization, and brain trickery are some of their favorite results of deep listening and it is a suggestive, ritualistic and dreamlike vibe that Bronze ooze like pheromones all over their excellent new record.?! Absolute Compliance is a truly hypnogogic group of tunes from Bronze on their best and weirdest behavior and it hits all Castle Face’s favorite things about them immediately and repeatedly: insistently strange synth voicings emanating from Miles Friction’s mad scientist’s lab worth of equipment, controlled by a homemade-looking oversized knob; Brian Hock’s throbbing, woolly, hall-of-mirror grooves; and above it all Rob Spector’s thousand yard croon, the vaguely familiar touchstone amongst these Lynchian, mutated surroundings—these are songs of dreams and nightmares, hidden rituals observed, futuristic coliseum entertainments displaced in time, sci-fi jams of an uncertain future.?!

LP $19.00

04/01/2022 733102722111 

CF 142 


CD $12.00

04/01/2022 733102722128 

CF 142 CD 


MP3 $7.92

04/01/2022 733102722128 

CF 142 


FLAC $8.99

04/01/2022 733102722128 

CF 142 


“Often when music is constructed with synths and other electronically generated sound makers, their level of exactitude and control is such that the vocalist will either wittingly or otherwise seek to emulate the relative artifice of the soundscape.?! This is often done to great effect, think Kraftwerk.?! But what if there was a unit whose music was synth-generated but the vocals were coming from a hot-blooded, singing-for-the-cheap-seats approach?! If done well, it’s a case of two great tastes that taste great together, which brings me to System Exclusive.?!  “Their multi genre / time period collision is like a car accident where all parties walk away not only unscathed but sure they had a great time, like two different recording sessions sharing the same space and making it work.?!

LP $19.00

03/18/2022 733102722012 

CF 140 


CD $12.00

03/04/2022 733102722029 

CF 140 CD 


MP3 $9.90

03/04/2022 733102722029 

CF 140 


FLAC $11.99

03/04/2022 733102722029 

CF 140 


Advertise Here by EXEK

EXEK

Advertise Here
Castle Face

“Gliding in on the twin engine discordant tones we’ve come to love from EXEK comes their new transmission Advertise Here.?! Beats bumping up thru a flapping spring reverb, gilded production choices, stripped bass bubbling in the cauldron.?! With each pass of the witch’s ladle, words float in the steam over the cacophonous concoction.?! The coven that croons together slays together, with every layer peeling back on our ear’s tongue we will exclaim ‘wicked’—perhaps their strongest effort yet. “The twin engines reappear now, tardy, guitar and synthesis, rounded edges, worn and ever so slightly fuzzed out—perfection.?! This LP strives for new lyrical highs in my opinion.?! Pop at an arm’s length, thru a greasy lens: A conversation.?! A conversation on drugs.?! A passing comment that sticks an utterance from the death bed.?!

LP $19.00

02/04/2022 733102721916 

 


CD $12.00

03/18/2022 733102721923 

CF 141 CD 


MP3 $7.92

02/04/2022 733102721916 

CF 141 


FLAC $8.99

02/04/2022 733102721923 

CF 141 


***NOW AVAILABLE ON LP!!! What’s this?! Today’s holiday gift?! One final transmission from the core of the planet! Cresting slabs of concrete and powdered bone, rich soil—improvisation freak flag flitters atop a gutted highrise: Gong Splat.?! Featuring Ryan Sawyer on drums, Greg Coates on upright bass, Wilder Zoby on synth and mellotron, Andres Renteria on conga, bongos and hand percussion, and John Dwyer on guitar, synths, pan flute, cuíca, hand percussion, space drum and effects.?!  This one is spitting fat and neon night-light city drives, white in the corner of the pilot’s mouth.?! Furry, fuzzy and frenetic, motorik and full of blood-rich ticks…maggots unite! There’s a show tonight! Welcome back humans..?!

LP $19.75

12/24/2021 733102720919 

 


CD $12.00

12/17/2021 733102720926 

CF 144 CD 


MP3 $9.90

12/24/2021 733102720919 

CF 144 


FLAC $11.99

12/17/2021 733102720926 

CF 144 


Ajo Sunshine by J.R.C.G.

J.R.C.G.

Ajo Sunshine
Castle Face

Ajo Sunshine (pronounced “Ahh-Ho”) is heralded by an alarming horn ensemble, stabbing with the dramatic urgency of a killer’s theme in a midnight movie.?! It’s a jarring but appropriate entry point for this brilliantly blasted listen, an array of exquisitely sharp edges punctuated by kaleidoscopic respites of throbbing warmth and surprising tenderness.?! J.R.C.G.?! (Justin R.?! Cruz Gallego)’s previous work with Seattle’s excellent Dreamdecay may foreground the broad strokes here, but he’s pushed things way outward in terms of his sonic palette.?! Abutting field recordings captured from rodeos off Ajo Way, a stretch of highway that leads one westward out of Tucson Arizona directly into the sun, both acoustic instruments and gleaming walls of synthetic noise are framed in dour and dissonant chord shapes, crackling with overdriven drum mics and seasick waves of distortion.?!

LP $19.00

11/19/2021 733102721312 

 


CD $12.00

11/19/2021 733102721329 

CF 138 CD 


MP3 $9.90

11/19/2021 733102721312 

CF 138 


FLAC $11.99

11/19/2021 733102721329 

CF138 


Nolan Potter is putting the home-recording freaks to shame.?! The world had a year of global pandemic to lay out its grand ideas and the sum total of most artists “quar-riffs” wouldn’t push the constraints of a normal band practice (gosh, remember those?).?! Nolan Potter, in the meantime, has quietly painted a beatific masterpiece that veers from the whimsical to the wigged out, deftly weaving an untamed tapestry of sound all the while archly commenting on the present musician’s predicament—and he did it alone.?! No drum machine clattering in the background amidst tape hiss and four-track grime here—this is a fully realized, insanely well played, full on rock record that might even one-up his first album, 2019’s excellent Nightmare Forever.?! The guy’s got more chops than a beauticians’ college, across a wide array of instruments—no small feat, and easily overlooked when leaving the lyric sheet and credits on the dining room table.?!

LP $19.00

10/22/2021 733102720896 

 


CD $12.00

09/24/2021 733102720902 

CF 139 CD 


MP3 $6.99

10/22/2021 733102720896 

CF 139 


FLAC $7.99

09/24/2021 733102720902 

CF 139 


The same crew as the boundary pulsing improvisation record Bent Arcana has made a trajectory shift and picked up Ben Boye along the path.?! The aptly-named Moon-Drenched is the second installment from these sessions and keeps a heavy-lidded late night perspective on things as it eases from the somewhat familiar liminal twilight of skittering hues of black-blue and snaking street groove, to fizzing off into the ether in pursuit of lunar prism beams heretofore unseen.?! The more rhythmically dialed bits here have a lysergic halo of strangeness to them, and the wispy bits between are spun of iridescent gossamer.?! It sounds like a frizzled message from a future just filthy with guitar hoots echoing off of neon-splattered high rises, oil-slicked waterways and skittering digital beasts.?! For Castle Face’s money this is the strangest slice of this last bunch of John Dwyer and his crew’s improvisations..?!

LP $19.75

09/10/2021 733102718398 

 


CD $12.00

10/01/2021 733102718404 

CF 137 CD 


MP3 $8.99

09/10/2021 733102718398 

CF 137 


FLAC $9.90

05/28/2021 733102718404 

CF 137 


Los Angeles’ Grave Flowers Bongo Band’s sophomore album Strength Of Spring is an inverted pyramid balanced on the headstock of an acoustic guitar, a rainbow painted in campfire smoke, an endless staircase circling into the clouds.?! That acoustic guitar, perfectly captured here by Ty Segall’s excellently sere and close mic’d production, plays skeleton to these conjurors woolly grooves, and singer Gabe Flores’ thousand-yard moan keeps the listener guessing as to exactly where this wildebeest is headed.?! He pinions these far out tunes, which burst generously with shit-hot guitar leads, Stoogeseque sax squalls, and a gaggle of great eight-armed drum fills, with a flinty wrist-flicking heartbeat as the band turns from whimsy to nimble riffery on a dime, following that pied-piper six-string jangling down many lovely rabbit-holes of melody and exploration.?!

LP $19.00

05/14/2021 733102720087 

 


CD $12.00

05/14/2021 733102720094 

CF 131 CD 


MP3 $7.99

05/14/2021 733102720087 

CF 131 


FLAC $8.99

04/30/2021 733102720094 

CF 131 


Biased Advice by EXEK

EXEK

Biased Advice
Castle Face

***BACK IN STOCK!!! “A weird trip of a band…the second this was playing I was immediately hooked.?! I initially dove in because their name was attached to Mikey Young for mastering (I have a rule with Mikey…if he had his hands on it, it’s probably worth a listen).?! This band exceeds in all my trials. “Esoteric nature, but oddly poppy and ready to prick up any ears out there.?! Deconstructed, but full of hooks.?! If I were a lazy man, and I am, I would say its for fans of PiL, but they transcend that pigeon-hole. “Wonderful production lends its self to this unique LP.?! It seems as if the room expands and contracts throughout songs.?! Pulling away, then blocking your field of vision entirely.?! Wasteland funk.?! Dub from the depths.?!

LP $19.00

04/02/2021 767870664861 

 


CD $12.00

04/02/2021 767870664878 

CF 128 CD 


MP3 $7.99

04/02/2021 767870664861 

CF 128 


FLAC $8.99

03/05/2021 767870664878 

CF128 


Live At St. Helens Technical College 1981 by The Fall

The Fall

Live At St. Helens Technical College 1981
Castle Face

“I’ve had the pleasure of being a [The] Fall fan since I was a teen.?! I was lucky enough to have some guidance from my local record shop stoner-lords.?! They turned me on to many of my heroes, but once I heard my first slanted and barky Fall song, I was part of the army for life.?! The word prolific gets tossed around a lot.?! It almost seems like a slag-off in the press, as if they wish the artist would produce less so they wouldn’t have to do their self-imposed job of judging releases for the rabble.?! The Fall is subjected to this lazy word often.Yet I can honestly say that I am so thankful for any nugget of Fall that lands at my feet and in my brain.?!

LP+7" $30.00

04/02/2021 767870664854 

CF 133 


MP3 $9.90

04/02/2021 767870664854 

CF 133 


***BACK IN STOCK!!! “Walk the dog.?! Exercise.?! Make art.’The mind is happy when the body is.’ Things I can potentially fill my days with if I am stuck at home for months on end…Then, one day, I hear a frenetic, free drummer playing in his garage a few blocks from me.?! And I think ‘interesting’.?! I stand outside his garage staring at the wall, like a fool, for a minute, then decide to leave a note on the car parked there.?! This is how I ended up meeting and working with Ted Byrnes.?! He wasn’t creeped out, and he ended up sending me a pile of truly spontaneous drums recordings from the carport to work with.?! I decided to have every musician come in one at at time and just take a wild pass at their track over the drums.?! None of these people had ever met or played together.?!

LP $19.75

04/02/2021 767870664113 

 


CD $12.00

04/16/2021 767870664120 

CF 135 CD 


MP3 $9.90

04/02/2021 767870664113 

CF 135 


FLAC $11.99

03/19/2021 767870664120 

CF 135 


Influenced by a life split between Lima, London, and Twentynine Palms, Peru-born M.?! Caye Castagnetto’s Leap Second is an intriguingly personal and hard to classify debut album.  The album is a thick collage of samples Caye recorded with different artists and musicians, including Beatrice Dillon and the late Aileen Bryant, that spans five years in the making.?! There is something in Leap Second that tracks the speed of bodies, how they approach and retreat.?! The ten tracks are speedy and languid, thick ruffles, and dirges.?! In parts it feels like one’s stumbled upon a forgotten incredible ’70s folk record but that feeling gets broken quickly by clever sleights of hand.?! Caye’s balladry is angular, time is elastic.?! Each song is a fresh cape.?!

LP $19.00

02/19/2021 767870666063 

 


CD $12.00

01/22/2021 767870666070 

CF 136 CD 


MP3 $8.99

02/19/2021 767870666063 

CF 136 


FLAC $9.90

01/22/2021 767870666070 

CF136 


Weirdo Hairdo by Osees

Osees

Weirdo Hairdo
Castle Face

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MP3 $7.99

01/08/2021 767870664014 

CF134 


FLAC $8.99

01/08/2021 767870664014 

CF134 


Panther Rotate by Osees

Osees

Panther Rotate
Castle Face

***BACK IN STOCK!!! “In the swirling and undulant warm mud of jettisoned reels of magnetic tape, blurps up the fog of reinvention.?! Every night I would parley with my pilots and run and rerun the recordings.?! Right up until the moment sleep slips its veil over eyes and ears and you drift back without a sound.?! Protean Threat dream haze becomes Panther Rotate in the other dimension.?! A companion LP of remixes, field recordings, and sonic experiments using all sounds generated by the him and crackle of the desert farm. “A second version of our Protean Threat if you will, but barely conspicuous in its relation.?! Forward, never straight! Sunrise, sunset.?! Two lives connected by a cosmic thread, One for your feet and one for your head.?! For fans of Thee Oh Sees, Oh Sees, OCS, The Oh Sees, Osees...etc etc etcetcetc…be well.”—John Dwyer.?!

LP $19.75

12/11/2020 767870663857 

 


CD $12.00

12/11/2020 767870663864 

CF 132 CD 


MP3 $9.90

12/11/2020 767870663857 

CF 132 


FLAC $11.99

12/11/2020 767870663864 

CF 132 


***BACK IN STOCK!!! “Introducing Population II—blazing through the stratosphere, boiling up from beneath the sea, hanging in the air like smoke…These elemental tunes drift and fluctuate, at one with the air, over extreme heat.?! Population II has beamed out of Quebec with a mind-melting debut [À La Ô Terre] of hard psych, freckled with punk sentiment.?! Both old school and timeless, these young humans rip.?! They are impressive in their live actions and this album captures this raw energy on wax.?! Produced by Manu from the great band Chocolat, a very high bar has been set, indeed.?! Fluid, tough, and over-saturated, this album is bound to please fans of the label and new-comers alike.?! Reminiscent of Amon Düül, early Pink Floyd, Kollektiv, Laurence Vanay, Les Olivensteins, early Kraftwerk, even a touch of the Kinks.?! “—John Dwyer.?!

LP $19.00

11/06/2020 767870664588 

 


CD $12.00

11/06/2020 767870664595 

CF 125 CD 


MP3 $8.99

11/06/2020 767870664588 

CF 125 


FLAC $9.90

10/30/2020 767870664595 

CF 125 


Protean Threat by Osees

Osees

Protean Threat
Castle Face

***BACK IN STOCK!!! Witness the ever-changing, ever-mutating threat that is reality.?! Perception is under duress; sensibility is bending everyday under the barrage of nonsense.?! One must make note of whom one is and what one has become: look into the mirror of the planet-killers—psychic cannibals infiltrate and contaminate once familiar and seemingly secure territories… formidable foes indeed! What powers these beasts?! What fuels discord and hatred?! The behemoth of a “civil” society?! What are the weapons at one’s disposal?! Generosity is the aegis against greed, empathy is the armor to deflect apathy, love is the club to abate hate…the fog is lifting and humans are opening their eyes.?!

LP $19.75

09/18/2020 767870663284 

 


CD $12.00

09/18/2020 767870663291 

CF 129 CD 


MP3 $9.90

09/18/2020 767870663284 

CF 129 


FLAC $11.99

09/18/2020 767870663284 

CF 129 


“This is the first interstellar transmission from five days of electrified and improvised sessions recorded at Stu-Stu-Studio, edited down to forty minutes for your earballs.?! Bent Arcana is the inceptive chapter in what I hope to be several releases showcasing these types of off-the-cuff musical compositions.?! So you can try your fry on and turn off.?! This one is very much on the ECM / ’70s hard fusion / prog-kraut tip.?! It is a many pronged weapon, swung by the spontaneous sentinel.”—John Dwyer.?! Received a 7.1 rating from Pitchfork..?!

LP $19.75

09/11/2020 767870662782 

 


CD $12.00

09/11/2020 767870662799 

CF 130 CD 


MP3 $9.90

09/11/2020 767870662782 

CF 130 


FLAC $11.99

08/21/2020 767870662782 

CF 130 


Bug On Yonkers by Damaged Bug

Damaged Bug

Bug On Yonkers
Castle Face

***BACK IN PRINT ON NEW HALF-AND-HALF BLUE / MAGENTA ViNYL!!! “I first heard Michael Yonkers via the Microminature Love reissue (Sub Pop) and was immediately hooked.?! I started collecting any piece of his legend that I could…some true, some likely not.?! He had hand-built all of his gear.?! He had broken his back.?! He was part of experimental surgery that left him in lifelong pain. “He was a dancer.?! He was still kicking around making some of the oddest and most contrary-to-contemporary-popular-norms type of music.?! (A man after my own heart.) And then I heard Goodby Sunball, recorded and released in 1974, the year I was born.?! I had and have a very deep connection with this set of songs.?! I wasn’t sure why, but when I finally met Michael, I understood.?!

LP $19.75

08/07/2020 767870661310 

 


12" $0.00

04/18/2020 767870661310 

CF 123 


MP3 $9.90

08/07/2020 767870661310 

YCR 001 / CF 123 


FLAC $11.99

07/24/2020 767870661310 

CF 123 


Tip-top of Castle Face’s osmosis list is the first quiver of tunes from Brigid Dawson and her newly minted Mothers Network: wise warnings dyed in dark hues, knotted and hard-won torch songs from the edge of a turbulent sea, bittersweet balladry spun in defense against evils familiar and unknown.?! Lovely though it may seem from a distance, the striation of loss quicksilvered throughout provides weighty balance to her contralto lilt.?! Those familiar with her harmonic counterpoint from her time in Thee Oh Sees or in OCS know she can belt as well as lullaby but there’s a fresh and smolderingly heavy swing in her step on display here that Castle Face mightily digs.?!

LP $19.00

08/07/2020 767870662119 

 


CD $12.00

08/07/2020 767870662126 

 


MP3 $8.99

08/07/2020 767870662119 

CF 119 


FLAC $9.90

05/22/2020 767870662126 

CF 119 


"We are very proud to announce a new full length LP from Oakland’s Once & Future Band—Deleted Scenes.?! The space-age songsmiths of Once & Future Band have been ting-tinging away on the truly heavy anvil of hominid perspective and emotion again to bring you this singing scape of songs.?! Annealing for over a year now, until it was cool enough to hold in your ears, nested in the pinnae, the time has finally come.?! Dew drops pop and hiss as they settle on the gliding guitarmonies. Once & Future Band have outdone themselves this time around, in my opinion.?! If songs could stop heated exchanges by mere presence, these are the ones, and more needed than ever.?! As I tuned in to each new transmission, each step closer to this perfect platter, I had to stop and do nothing else, and merely absorb how wonderful this album is.?! Each tune exists in the company it was born to live with.?! There are haunting chorale escorts here...?! long trains of room warmth...?!

LP $19.75

07/03/2020 767870661716 

 


CD $12.00

06/26/2020 767870661723 

CF 127 CD 


MP3 $9.90

07/03/2020 767870661716 

CF 127 


FLAC $11.99

04/10/2020 767870661723 

CF 127 


Vinegar Mirror by Dwyer, John

Dwyer, John

Vinegar Mirror
Castle Face

Presented for the public’s perusal, a coffee table collection of film photos from 2009-2013 by Oh Sees frontman, Castle Face co-conspirator, and all around restless artistic presence John Dwyer.?! Dwyer seemed to always be pulling out a camera around then and these flicks function as a technicolor joyride through his universe in San Francisco and beyond, with his jackal’s smirk from behind the lens all but palpable in these pages.?! Tour snaps, blackmail fodder, candid camaraderie, and the ringing echo of maniacal laughter await one within.?! Originally printed in a limited quantity by San Francisco clothing shop and live music incubator Vacation, Castle Face has dusted it off for a wider release for those that never got the chance..?!

BK $31.00

03/27/2020 9780578633190 

CF 124 


Our Feeling Of Natural High by LA Takedown

LA Takedown

Our Feeling Of Natural High
Castle Face

When L.A.?! Takedown hovers over one’s ear hairs for the first time, so much is communicated without a word—there are patient, capable hands at the wheel as one phantoms through a neon Los Angeles of the mind, a Los Angeles that only three harmonized electric guitars can conjure, with a sunset so infinitely variegated in color that only synthetic washes of synth could serve as a fainting couch.?! Studio magic dust seems to drip off these android dreams projected against the wall—in person it defies logic that such a sound is coming from humans, but, watching their hands, it’s unmistakable—these are calm warriors sallying forth these sweeping, swooning epics, crowned with triumphant tripartite thunderbolts of wail.?!

LP $19.00

03/13/2020 767870660399 

 


CD $12.00

03/13/2020 767870660405 

CF 121 CD 


MP3 $7.99

03/13/2020 767870660399 

CF 121 


FLAC $8.99

03/13/2020 767870660405 

CF121 


The Complete Collection by Kedama

Kedama

The Complete Collection
Castle Face

“Three thick LPs of hot jellied kraut-prog heavies coming at you from 1970s Swiss-German based Kedama: three LPs of ‘live’ in-the-studio and actual live recordings—unbelievably telekinetic drums, keys and guitar.?! Vision quest soundscapes, a total gem lost to the ages here, y’all.?! The first LP was reissued by Guerrsen Records a while back, the other two LPs are unreleased on wax as of yet: rarities and live oddities.?! It’s been a real pleasure to work with these guys, as they were as excited as we were and provided us with a plethora of recordings and photos and press clippings to sort through, to pull together this nice little set.?!  “It’s raw, like you like it after a few.?! It’s heavy, so you can nod as you sway along the path.?! It’s beautiful, so you can reminisce.?! It’s winding, so your imagination is blindfolded.?! It’s far-flung space jams so you can fry out.?! It’s screwed-down genius so you can be inspired.?!

3XLP $35.75

02/14/2020 767870660375 

 


MP3 $9.90

02/14/2020 767870660375 

CF 115 


FLAC $11.99

02/14/2020 767870660375 

CF 115 


Goodbye, Blue Sky by Mr. Elevator

Mr. Elevator

Goodbye, Blue Sky
Castle Face

“The drum clock is docking and the night tide washes up synthesized environments, woozy and recorded perfectly.?! In my humble opinion, Mr.?! Elevator has risen and ascended and risen again, top floor, time and space, he hath bended, and brain cells have been rent and spent, on the wing aloft and buoyant, a perfect rapid eye movement enhancer and neuromancer. “A capsule garden soundtrack, a killer live band, Leslie spinning a yarn through the melodious afternoon.?! Now its twilight, all is well: the most overweight bass sounds abound, the crystalline organs blanket breaks and backs, the whip crack of the snare is your guide here, its pretty fried and boundless in its approach.?!  “For fans of Tangerine Dream, Air, Donovan (think the Hurdy Gurdy Man LP), The Troggs, Irmin Schmidt, Egg, Stereolab, and even early Mute records.” —John Dwyer.?!

LP $19.00

01/17/2020 767870659485 

 


CD $12.00

01/17/2020 767870659492 

CF 120 CD 


MP3 $8.99

01/17/2020 767870659485 

CF 120 


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01/17/2020 767870659492 

CF 120 


***BACK IN STOCK!!! “It is impossible to deny no one sounds like Eddy Current.?! I was hooked from riff one and I was lucky enough to do a full tour of Australia with them years ago—good fucking boys, simple as beer and chips, and that satisfying live.?! But that’s not to say there aren’t odd complexities to their definitive sound. “You can smell Mikey Young’s guitar approach like Sasquatch rustling the bushes, every time you think you see the bend ahead, you go into a tunnel or backtrack for a moment, then back to a nice place you can call home.?! Rob [Solid]’s bass is pub-fuzz groove.?! It’s shells-on-the-floor and leaning-against-the wall-with-one-hand-while-you-have-a-piss thinking: maybe you can take that guy?! Only one way to find out— oh wait, he’s smiling…nice bloke! Danny [Young]’s drums are a clinic in reservedness: 4-on-the-floor.?!

LP $19.00

12/13/2019 767870660108 

 


CD $12.00

12/13/2019 767870660122 

CF126 


MP3 $9.90

12/13/2019 767870660108 

CF 126 


FLAC $11.99

12/13/2019 767870660122 

CF126 


The 12" Synth by Osees

Osees

The 12" Synth
Castle Face

The pilot took a tab of acid in the control room and reclined back in his chair, mouth open It was his birthday A fly buzzed through....zzzz.... It was twilight April 20th on the nut farm and we had one reel of tape left The rhythm section was in stasis As was the still & purple desert night The door open a crack, a slice, a breach, a fissure  Unmasking a landscape of dust Mr.?! Elevator and I set up a cockpit with synthesizers and keyboards galore and fried out two improvised long jam sandwiches They are here on gluten-free wax for your holiday pleasure Oh shit, here comes the cat Recommended for: Driving into a nuclear blizzard Slo-mo airport human hunting Staring at the ceiling(s) Living through today and what comes next Healing pod time-kill Cloud lifting For fans of Zanov Syrinx Bruce Haack Bleeps bloops & Neo-maxi zoom dweebies Better luck next year Earth!  Love,  OSEES.?!

MP3 $7.99

12/10/2019 767870659843 

CF 122 


FLAC $8.99

12/10/2019 767870659843 

CF 122 


“Nightmare in name only, the inspiration runs white-hot with this one—the wizard’s gaze cast over a distant landscape, bits of ash and motes of incinerated earth float in the air, the smell of ozone and fried metal sting the villager’s noses... “But hope’s bell rings eternal! A flower of beauty is standing up in the sole ray of sun, the clouds are withering away, retreating back to dark cloaks behind crusted-over frost-fractal windows.?!

LP $19.00

12/06/2019 767870659799 

 


CD $12.00

11/22/2019 767870659805 

CF 118 CD 


MP3 $8.99

12/06/2019 767870659799 

CF 118 


FLAC $9.90

11/22/2019 767870659805 

CF 118 


***BACK IN STOCK!!! JOHN DWYER and his OH SEES reissue the Sucks Blood album on his own Castle Face imprint.?! Produced by KELLEY STOLTZ using all green energy (no joke), the album serves as a half-way point between the band’s Cool Death of the Island Raiders album and their most recent material..?!

LP $19.75

11/08/2019 819162015315 

 


CD $12.00

03/20/2007 819162017036 

CF 01 CD 


MP3 $9.90

11/08/2019 819162015315 

CF 001 


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03/20/2007 819162017036 

 


***REISSUED!!! The beloved Dog Poison full-length record by THEE OH SEES, and boy, is this one a monster.?! More layered and textural than the previous Oh Sees releases while keeping all the typical JOHN DWYER punch, oomph and weirdness.?! Ten fantastic songs originally released by Captured Tracks in 2009.  "If it were approached from a different angle, a song like album opener "The River Rushes (To Screw MD Over)" might not have sounded out of place on Dog Poison's predecessor.?! But by switching to an acoustic guitar and letting the flute player channel Ian Anderson, Thee Oh Sees give their sound a new wrinkle.?! Indeed, with Dwyer copping a few vocal moves from Mark E.?! Smith, "River" ends up sounding a little like the Fall covering the Kinks.?! There's another, purer, Kinks-like turn on Dog Poison, with the loping high-pitched tra-la-las of "The Sun Goes All Around" sounding like something left on the cutting room floor from Village Green Preservation Society.?!

LP $19.75

10/11/2019 767870658211 

 


MP3 $9.90

10/11/2019 767870658211 

CF 013 


FLAC $11.99

10/11/2019 767870658211 

CF 013 


Face Stabber by Oh Sees

Oh Sees

Face Stabber
Castle Face

***BACK IN STOCK!!! Hey there, human kids, lift your face out of the feed trough and pluck that feculence from your ears.?! Hark! A sonar blip from beneath the pile of bodies—the latest Oh Sees, Face Stabber! Boop, blip, ughhh….people churning like a boiling swamp.?! Man, this din is nauseating.?! The screen flickers for the first time this year with a transmission from two months in the future: “the internet has deemed guitar music dead and you are free to do whatever the fuck you like ….long live the new flesh!” This album is Soundcloud hip-hop reversed, a far flung nemesis of contemporary country and flaccid algorithmic pop-barf.?! No songs about money or love are floating in the ether.?! Just memories, echoes, foggy blurs, blip-blop goes the scope, heavy funk, dystopia-punk canons, long jams, bloated solos dribbling down your caved-in chest.?! Human cattle like a beef avalanche, right on your burned out face hole.?!

CD $12.00

08/16/2019 767870657726 

CF 116 CD 


2XLP $28.00

09/20/2019 767870657719 

 


MP3 $9.90

09/20/2019 767870657719 

CF 116 


FLAC $11.99

08/16/2019 767870657726 

CF 116 


You Feelin' Me? by Young, Mikey

Young, Mikey

You Feelin' Me?
Castle Face

The path is finally revealed by a splash of light, and it is dazzling.?! You cover your eye-bones with a claw and can make out a reflection of the perfect being—there is a whiff of you in there.?! There is a bit of everyone in there.?! There are cars and bells and birds and fruits and water and night skies and laughter and heavy woe…motioning for you to dive in.?! All things are in this ethos swirling in its core. This album is the armored nucleus of sound and vision; it carries you along on its lumbering back, it tosses you through space and pulls you down a hole…a trip indeed! Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring) can do no wrong in our eyes and he has held the door open for you again (a gentleman, as always).?! Listen up, the higher power music hour has cracked their mighty knuckles and laid down some deep trips for you to view the city swaying and swarming like a field of grass flecked with insect transport..?!

LP $19.00

08/30/2019 767870658112 

 


CD $12.00

08/30/2019 767870658129 

CF 117 CD 


MP3 $8.99

08/30/2019 767870658112 

CF 117 


FLAC $9.90

08/30/2019 767870658129 

 


“A dusty plain, a red sky, sand in your teeth— ‘I don’t feel so great’—a post-apocalyptic hooptie jeep-jammer.?! ‘Why is everything in ruins?! There must be others like us out here somewhere…’ “This fine sizzling grease pit of cyber punk comes to us from psychic veteran Rick Pelletier (of Six Finger Satellite, Landed, La Machine), always bringing an interesting, bent and lurid account of visions to wax for the hungry ear bone.?! This time around the equipment scavenged is guitar, drums, synth and vocals.?! The beat goes full lotus climbing out of the goo, like men with sap gloves slapping the hulls of the remaining clubs, keeping the peace during live actions, gorgeous nauseating synthesized harmonies blowing through the ceiling vents, frickle-fried guitar belly slish and vocals delivered over the P.A.?!

LP $19.00

07/19/2019 647603405414 

 


CD $12.00

07/19/2019 647603405421 

CF 113 CD 


MP3 $7.92

07/19/2019 647603405414 

CF 113 


FLAC $8.99

07/19/2019 647603405421 

CF 113 


Encased in a brown paper wrapping like a forgotten bit of smut from behind the beaded curtain, this unassuming disc is a time-capsule back to John Dwyer’s early SF days, janglingly fingerpicked wisps of melody and electronics baking in the all-too anemic sunshine of San Francisco’s elusive summer.?! Like a seashell to the ear, one can hear within it Baker Beach bike ride excursions, holding court and gently harassing passers-by on a Haight street stoop, and midnight rambles with friends from out of town, daring the sun to come up.?! Somewhere chronologically between the folky whisper of Songs About Death And Dying and the recently reissued Cool Death Of Island Raiders, this one’s been vexing to find for way too long and Castle Face has decided to give it “the treatment”.?! May it awaken the gentle glow of possibility dappled with the dancing shadow of danger that it stirs around this castle..?!

CD $9.50

06/21/2019 647603405322 

 


12" $17.50

07/05/2019 647603405216 

 


MP3 $5.99

07/05/2019 647603405216 

CF 109 


FLAC $6.99

06/21/2019 647603405322 

CF 109 


Last year’s Pools having taken up a sizable chunk of Castle Face’s cold dark hearts, the label was delighted to hear that LA post-industrial trio Prettiest Eyes have a new gang of crowd-stirrers.?! None too early, either; once one’s become accustomed to their clanging synthetic orbit, it’s hard to find other tunes that truly scratch the same itch.?! Volume 3 bursts at the seams with chrome-dipped timbres and surprise sharp edges, alien klaxon-calls and wailing dissonance offsetting the ziplock’d grease of their insistent drum and bass grooves.?! Prettiest Eyes are one of the most exciting live bands going on right now, and Volume 3 catches them in fine fettle..?!

LP $19.00

07/05/2019 647603405513 

 


CD $12.00

07/05/2019 647603405544 

CF 114 CD 


MP3 $9.90

07/05/2019 647603405513 

CF 114 


FLAC $11.99

07/05/2019 647603405544 

CF 114 


Hounds Of Foggy Notion by Oh Sees, Thee

Oh Sees, Thee

Hounds Of Foggy Notion
Castle Face

***BACK IN STOCK!!! “Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion / Live Performances Sans Stages And Whatnots With Thee Oh Sees (2008), is a film we made just over a decade ago, and this record is the soundtrack.?! I loved making it, and I love all that were involved.?! I’m honestly blissed-out proud to hear over the years that it somehow is loved by so many others, too. “I first met John Dwyer on Flag Day.?! I was blown away by a trio of roving Coachwhips guerrilla street shows that climaxed at the the scenic vista parking lot high above San Francisco atop Mt.?! Sutro.?!

LP $19.75

05/24/2019 647603404486 

 


CD $12.00

05/31/2019 647603404493 

CF 108 CD 


MP3 $9.90

05/24/2019 647603404486 

CF 108 


FLAC $11.99

05/24/2019 647603404493 

CF 108