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On Dispeller, Ben Woods’s beguiling new album, his intimate experiments in rock paint a vivid portrait.?! Here, the New Zealand artist leans comfortably into intuition and abstraction.?! Expansive arrangements are anchored by heavy-lidded prose, while carrying the air of the portside shack it was made in. Dispeller was recorded throughout a year in Woods’s hometown, Lyttelton, with Ben Edwards (Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin) at the helm of the mixing console and co-producing.?! Utterings, footsteps, and the rattles of the room linger beneath the album’s dense instrumentation, alluding to the familiar space the songs were captured in.?! Here, Woods’s songs breathe and flourish into their own worlds.?! “I found my voice in trying to make atonality croon,” he says.?!

LP $22.00

07/15/2022 0729208215190 

SHR 209 


CD $9.25

07/15/2022 733102726423 

SHR 209 CD 


MP3 $7.99

07/15/2022 733102726423 

SHR 209 


FLAC $8.99

07/15/2022 733102726423 

SHR 209 


The Secret Stars debut was a cassette-only release issued by Shrimper Records in 1995.?! Geoff Farina and Jodi Leo would record two more full length releases on Shrimper in the mid to late ’90s along with some seven-inch singles and scattered tracks. Geoff Farina would continue to write and record both solo and in the band Karate.?! Leo has recorded some solo records in the years since The Secret Stars disbanded. This reissue of the first cassette has never sounded so good.?! It has been painstakingly mastered from the original cassette by Carl Saff.?! The vinyl pressed at Smashed Plastic Pressing, the CD and digital taken from this mastering.?! Attention has been paid to detail, making the experience of listening analog or digitally reminiscent of the cassette experience.?! The tracks are banded as two tracks, side one and side two on the LP and as track one and two on the CD. The first press of the LP is on limited edition clear vinyl with a tour poster reproduction insert.?!

CD $12.00

07/01/2022 733102724924 

SHR 60 CD 


LP $22.00

07/01/2022 733102723811 

SHR 60 


MP3 $9.90

07/01/2022 733102724924 

 


FLAC $11.99

07/01/2022 733102724924 

SHR 60 CD 


On his second release, Heimito Künst further explores his brand of minimalist, personal psych that is in league with two of Shrimper's favorite Youngs (Richard & La Monte, apologies to Angus, Loretta & Neil).?! He further expands his palette by adding tuba and voice (used as drone) to Post Exoticism.?! First edition is a hand dubbed, numbered edition of 100 featuring artwork & hand painted covers by Dennis Callaci.?!   On s/t (2021): "Synthesizers, field recordings, magnetic tapes together with percussion, various microphones and stringed instruments fill the listening of this musical elegy.?! In his debut album Heimito Künst takes us inside kaleidoscopic sound visions in which, between references to the darkest and most disturbing kraut sound and experimental sequence plans based on noise polyrhythms, he makes us glimpse wave structures that lead us directly to breathe the author’s panic dust." – It’s Psychedelic Magazine.?!

MC $9.25

04/22/2022  

SHR 210 MC 


Cabbage And Kings: An Inland Shrimpire Anthology by Brayer, Patrick

Brayer, Patrick

Cabbage And Kings: An Inland Shrimpire Anthology
Shrimper

Patrick Brayer made a name for himself in 1979 with his debut record Cold Feelings.?! That record is a mix of idiosyncratic high and low desert howl, which would quietly serve as a cornerstone for the Americana sound, it’s fiddle and banjo marrying Brayer’s unique singing and literary songwriting skills.?! Twenty years after that release, his second album, Catholic And Western Fabuli, was issued on Ben Harper’s short lived record label, Inland Empire.?!

CD $9.50

01/21/2022 733102724122 

 


MP3 $7.99

01/21/2022 733102724122 

SHR 208 


FLAC $8.99

01/21/2022 733102724122 

SHR 208 


(deluxe) So Long To Farewell by Refrigerator

Refrigerator

(deluxe) So Long To Farewell
Shrimper

The twelfth studio record by Refrigerator expands the line-up to five with the addition of Mark Givens from WCKR SPGT on second guitar.  Along for the ride are guest appearances by legendary singer Claudia Lennear (vocals on the first single “Broken Glass Shore”), Shrimper Records stalwart Franklin Bruno, and the additional hand of Scott Solter, who mixed the record, which rests in a gorgeous sleeve with artwork by Jean Smith.?!

LP+CD $29.00

05/14/2021 733102719913 

SHR 205 X 


So Long To Farewell by Refrigerator

Refrigerator

So Long To Farewell
Shrimper

The twelfth studio record by Refrigerator expands the line-up to five with the addition of Mark Givens from WCKR SPGT on second guitar.  Along for the ride are guest appearances by legendary singer Claudia Lennear (vocals on the first single “Broken Glass Shore”), Shrimper Records stalwart Franklin Bruno, and the additional hand of Scott Solter, who mixed the record, which rests in a gorgeous sleeve with artwork by Jean Smith.?!

LP $19.75

05/14/2021 733102720018 

SHR 205 


MP3 $9.90

05/14/2021 733102720018 

SHR 205 


FLAC $11.99

05/14/2021 733102720018 

SHR 205 


In 1995, John Davis and Dennis Callaci improvised an album of songs together live to one track.?! Not an ambient, instrumental meander of a record, but songs complete with them / there lyrics, melodies and hiccups.?! In the time since that record was recorded Davis went on to record a follow up record with The Folk Implosion and a number of solo records.?! Callaci continued recording records with Refrigerator as well as solo records. Over three days in July of last year, the two songwriters improvised this record, Arches & Pathways, in the same manner, except that there was an engineer on hand and the thing was recorded in Hi-fi.?! Songs were recorded, layered, overdubbed, scratched in real time, with the two of them sharing vocal and guitar duties.?! Additionally, Davis’s drumming adds that left-bank swing to the stands, and the Callaci piano dust is shaken from the ivories.?!

LP $24.00

11/27/2020 767870664212 

SHR 202 


MP3 $9.90

11/27/2020 767870664212 

SHR 202 


FLAC $11.99

11/27/2020 767870664212 

SHR 202 


Peyote buttons.?! Bread infused with chia seeds and wheat germ.?! Home jail tattoos of your annoying parrot.?! That is what has occupied so much of our Covid-19 lockdown time.?! In the curious case of Jeff Fuccillo and Allen Callaci, they spent those early halcyon days of the lockdown finding odd places in their homes to record and pass files to one another as they pieced together a set of covers from the 1980’s.?! The Shrimper/Union Pole co-release sees the fellas turn songs by Pavement, Quarterflash, Crowded House, Prince and others inside out.?! You may know Fuccillo as the head honcho of Union Pole, a member of The Irving Klaw Trio or for that collaborative record he did with John Fahey.?! Allen’s work outside of his band Refrigerator has included collaborations with Adam Lipman, Falcon Eddy and a forthcoming team up for a song with Shrimper stalwarts Goosewind.?!

MC $9.75

11/13/2020  

SHR 204 


Pure Night Plus by Davis, John

Davis, John

Pure Night Plus
Shrimper

John Davis’s earliest recordings on Shrimper are being reissued in conjunction with Davis’s Inundation label (which issued his instrumental record Gnawing On The Bone last year).?! This double CD includes his debut cassette (Stars & Songs, 1993), 7-inch EP (R.I.P., D.I.Y., 1993) and LP (Pure Night, 1994), along with a four song EP that was originally tucked into a split single with Sandra Bell, (Instress Vol.?! 1, 1995) and seven bonus tracks, six of them unreleased.?! New extensive liner notes by John Davis and Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches explore Davis’s beginnings in The Palace Brothers and the bridge that would lead him to The Folk Implosion. The original recordings have been remastered from the master tapes by engineer and producer Matt Pence.?! The original artwork by Davis and his sister Theo has been tracked down and lovingly rendered here, merging with unreleased photographs in a six page eco-pack with a sixteen page booklet.?!

2XCD $16.00

09/25/2020 767870663826 

SHR 203 CD 


MP3 $9.90

09/25/2020 767870663826 

SHR 203 


FLAC $11.99

09/25/2020 767870663826 

SHR 203 


Lonesome Surprize by Refrigerator

Refrigerator

Lonesome Surprize
Shrimper

The earliest Refrigerator recordings surfaced in 1991 on the Shrimper cassette “Lonesome Surprize”.?! Lovingly remastered from the original sequenced tape by Steve Folta, this limited edition cassette reissue features brand new liner notes by Allen & Dennis Callaci recalling the origin of these songs.?! The hand painted covers offer an upgrade to the first edition, with the shell containing its sharpied “X” that also figured on the orignal issue.?! The cassette features the brothers along with Joel Connel ex of Pillsbury Hardcore and then a budding member of Man Is The Bastard..?!

MC $9.75

09/11/2020  

SHR 13 


The Dead Of The Day by Callaci, Dennis

Callaci, Dennis

The Dead Of The Day
Shrimper

***NOW AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE!!! The third in a triptych of solo albums by Dennis Callaci of the band Refrigerator began with Bed Of Light featuring Simon Joyner, David Nance and the Ghost band as well as Kevin Morby and Jarvis Taveniere as a full throated five piece / orchestrated record which gave way to the thirty minute piece The End Of Night two years later.?! The last piece in this series is the new record The Dead Of The Day, a stripped down acoustic record minus drums.?! Guitar and piano ballads, funereal fugues, a fifteen minute instrumental opener and other rough strays sit together with lyrics that play off of one another.?! Franklin Bruno plays the piano and organ, long-time collaborator Aaron Alcala is on a few songs and Allen Callaci’s vocals appear as a ghostly refrain on the track “Scoreless”.  The record’s release falls the same day as the Callaci’s novel 100 Cassettes published by Pelekinesis whose narrative ties into the songs on The Dead Of The Day.?!

CD $9.50

02/14/2020 767870660627 

SHR 201 CD 


MC $9.75

03/13/2020  

SHR 201 MC 


MP3 $9.90

02/14/2020 767870660627 

SHR 201 


FLAC $11.99

02/14/2020 767870660627 

SHR 201 


***CASSETTE STORE DAY 2019 RELEASE!!! Adam Lipman has released a plethora of release on Shrimper & other labels, including a CD collaboration with Allen Callaci of Refrigerator. His latest release is a meditative work with musical flourishes running the gamut from strings and guitars, to banjos and choral back up vocals.?! A beautiful thing.?! Color cover, limited edition of 150 only for Cassette Store Day 2019.?!

MC $9.50

10/12/2019  

SHR 198 


Nothing/all Is Said by Post Life

Post Life

Nothing/all Is Said
Shrimper

***CASSETTE STORE DAY 2019 RELEASE!!! Punk rock EP from Los Angeles built from the tendrils of the Pehrspace scene with members of So Many Wizards, Peter Pants & Palm Reader.?!  I am nineteen forever until my ninety fourth birthday.?!  Limited hand numbered edition of 150..?!

MC $9.50

10/12/2019  

SHR 197 


High Desert Lows by Refrigerator

Refrigerator

High Desert Lows
Shrimper

Refrigerator’s eleventh full length record High Desert Lows was recorded over a week in Omaha, Nebraska.?! Produced by Simon Joyner (who plays and sings on a number of songs on the record, along with members of his Ghosts band), the new record calls out to the more pastoral sounds of their Comedy Minus One album, with viola, cello, vibes, slide guitar and wurlitzer dotting the edges of nearly every song, a stark contrast to the loud squall of preceding record Temple City.?!  The album begins with a song penned by drummer Chris Jones, bending to Barstow, and then bleeds into songs that skirt a number of counties from Apple Valley to Victorville before closing with a minor chamber orchestra and a vocalist shutting down the town.?! Twenty-seven years on, with all the original members (plus Daniel Brodo who joined in 1995), the band is still improvising and communicating without bowing to commerce..?!

LP $16.00

02/09/2018 759718119411 

SHR 194 


CD $9.50

02/09/2018 759718119428 

 


MP3 $9.90

02/09/2018 759718119428 

 


FLAC $11.99

02/09/2018 759718119428 

 


Poised To Flourish by Trés Oui

Trés Oui

Poised To Flourish
Shrimper

After the band Literature put out 2014’s Chorus on Slumberland Records, lead singer/guitarist Nate Cardaci began to write songs that had similar energy, but required a fresh approach.?! To complete the songs, he teamed up with long time friend and original Literature member, Steven Garcia.?! After taking time to focus on their respective projects for a while, the two recruited Literature bassist Seth Whaland, and synth player / Waterloo Records employee Ian Jensen to complete the lineup for Trés Oui, and began playing shows around Austin in early 2016.?! The addition of drummer Doran Rawlinson on a 12-inch released on Square Of Opposition and Austin Town Hall Records garnered rave reviews and saw the band touring all of the USA, including stops at SXSW and Athens Popfest.?!

LP $16.00

02/09/2018 759718119619 

SHR 196 


CD $9.50

02/09/2018 759718119626 

SHR 196 CD 


MP3 $9.90

02/09/2018 759718119626 

 


FLAC $11.99

02/09/2018 759718119626 

 


Works From Home 1995-2015 by Bruno, Franklin

Bruno, Franklin

Works From Home 1995-2015
Shrimper

***CASSETTE STORE DAY RELEASE 2017!!! Thirteen songs collected from demos and previously unreleased songs over the last twenty years.?! Buyer beware, some of these are radio recordings or maybe engineered by David Schramm.?! Edition of 150 with heavy weight cardstock..?!

MC $7.75

10/14/2017  

SHR 189 


***CASSETTE STORE DAY RELEASE 2017!!! Cassette edition of latest by John Davis (formerly half of Folk Implosion), limited to 125 world wide.?! A collection of tracks about the politics of agribusiness in the context of the US empire, inspired by the book Stuffed & Starved by Raj Patel and the album In What Language?! by Mike Ladd and Vijay Iyer.?! Executed in close collaboration with co-producer Scott Solter in the tradition of political satire, it’s uniquely funny, catchy, and informative at the same time..?!

MC $7.75

10/14/2017  

SHR 193 


***CASSETTE STORE DAY RELEASE 2017!!! Joel Connell (Man Is The Bastard, Refrigerator, Pilsbury Hardcore) has recorded his debut full length solo record consisting of eastern flights, outsider goth, archaic folk funk and more.?! Connell sings and plays all the instruments on this true DIY release.?! Limited edition of 125, cover art Dennis Callaci..?!

MC $7.75

10/14/2017  

SHR 192 


Step Into The Earthquake by Joyner, Simon

Joyner, Simon

Step Into The Earthquake
Shrimper

***Available again on deluxe double-vinyl gatefold action!!!  Simon Joyner is among America’s best songwriters, so says Gillian Welch, Conor Oberst, Kevin Morby, and others.?! With his new double album, Step Into The Earthquake, he strikes for the personal while acknowledging that the times they are a-changin’ around us again.?! Things are leaning shitty right now, and the characters in Joyner’s songs experience the dissolution of comfort amid anxious concerns regarding our turbulent times. To record, Joyner’s band, The Ghosts, holed up with longtime collaborator, Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble), in Omaha’s ARC Studio, developing songs from skeletal foundations to full-on group efforts. Joyner’s vision may be dark but it stops short of nihilism.?! Where do we go from here?! The best move toward answering that question is knowing where we stand right now.?!

CD $9.25

10/06/2017 600197013625 

SHR 195 CD / BING 136 CD 


2XLP $22.00

10/06/2017 600197013618 

SHR 195 / BING 136 


MP3 $9.90

10/06/2017 600197013625 

SHR 195 / BING 136 


FLAC $11.99

10/06/2017 600197013625 

SHR 195 / BING 136 


The End Of Night by Callaci, Dennis

Callaci, Dennis

The End Of Night
Shrimper

Dennis Callaci’s (Refrigerator, Shrimper Records) second solo album is a knee play, a low budget opera, a tone poem with broken keys.?! It follows up last year’s Bed of Light, about which Tiny Mix Tapes wrote: “Poetry from a lofi pulpit, really, though Callaci seems to technically be singing hymns of non-redemption that’s too fleeting yet perfect because it’ll keep you coming back.” This album reunites him with Joel Connell, who played drums on the earliest of Refrigerator records just after Pilsbury Hardcore broke up and during the formative years of Man Is The Bastard.?! The two have not recorded together for over twenty five years!

CD $9.25

08/11/2017 759718119121 

SHR 191 


Captured in one take with no overdubs, this record recalls Reagan-era sentiments that seem as prescient as they are punk.?! Music made up on the spot and improvised with an inspired vigor that lets the humor and insight shine through. Wckr Spgt, which is comprised of Dave Carpenter (bass), Joel Huschle (vocals), Mark Givens (guitar), and are joined here by punk rock revolutionary Don Bolles (The Germs) on drums, poke fun at politics, social / sexual systems, and the military-industrial complex.?! Recorded in the Los Angeles studio of the legendary Paul Roessler and produced by LA icon Geza X, Dense Pack delivers twenty tracks that are concise, chaotic, and full of energy — useful as either the source of retrospective contemplation or the soundtrack to the next revolution..?!

10" $16.00

03/24/2017  

SHR 180 


Useless Smile by Sloppy Heads

Sloppy Heads

Useless Smile
Shrimper

Questions answered frequently about Sloppy Heads’ new album Useless Smile on Shrimper Records by #1 Rocking Band Chief Publicity Officer Vlada Fengenev:Who are these Sloppy Heads?! Your Sloppy Heads are notable because they are being the only band ever from Brooklyn! They are Bill the Drummer (aka V.?! Stiles) and Ariella Stok (aka Starmaiden) and Jimmy Jumpjump (aka Frow #1).?! The instruments in the Sloppy Heads are singing, guitar, bass, the organ, the drums, and the noise, and they are all done by everybody.?! They have their own instruments, and are writers of songs together.?! And for this album they are also having of the recording and guitaring of James McNew (aka J.?! McNew) of Yo La Tengo and Dump.?! They are giving birth to this band in 2009.Why is there no Sloppy Heads album before?! Your Sloppy Heads stay very under the ground!

LP $16.00

01/27/2017 759718118513 

SHR 185 LP 


CD $9.50

01/27/2017 759718118520 

SHR 185 CD 


MP3 $7.99

01/27/2017 759718118520 

 


FLAC $8.99

01/27/2017 759718118520 

 


Over the course of 25+ years, Dennis Callaci has written and performed in the band Refrigerator, while also recording solo under such aliases as Paste, Puffy and other even poorer name choices.?! Callaci has also collaborated on records with John Davis, Simon Joyner, and others, but A Bed of Light is his first true solo album. Six of these nine tracks were recorded by Jarvis Taveniere (Woods and producer of Woods, Sunflower Bean, Martin Courtney), who also plays drums, bass and guitar.?! A Bed Of Light also features Simon Joyner and his current band, with recordings and overdubs done in Omaha by Mike Friedman and Joyner.?! Many of these tracks were recorded months after Callaci’s brother Allen, lead singer of Refrigerator, had a sudden harrowing sickness followed by a successful heart transplant. The record is equal parts pastoral and primitive stomp.?!

LP $17.50

09/09/2016 759718118414 

SHR 184 LP 


CD $9.50

09/09/2016 759718118421 

SHR 184 CD 


MP3 $7.99

09/09/2016 759718118421 

 


FLAC $8.99

09/09/2016 759718118421 

 


KCRtroubleyou by Sebadoh

Sebadoh

KCRtroubleyou
Shrimper

Classic 1999 live recording of Sebadoh on air getting into it with the DJ & hitting the seldom seen highs & lows of live music on the air.?! Liner notes by & artwork by Lou Barlow.?! Edition of 300.?!

MC $6.75

10/17/2015  

SHR 182 


Shrimper 25th Anniversary Cassette by V/a

V/a

Shrimper 25th Anniversary Cassette
Shrimper

Celebrating 25 years of Shrimper whose first cassette came out way back then.?! Features exclusive, brand new recordings by Calexico, The Babies, Simon Joyner, John Davis, Woods, Refrigerator, Franklin Bruno, WCKR SPGT, Liz Gilbert, Dump & Paste.?! Hand numbered/colored edition.?! Folded in the Callaci home by some of yer fave Shrimper recording artists.?! Edition of 300. Proceeds donated to EarthBagNepal for victims of Nepal earthquake..?!

MC $6.75

10/17/2015  

SHR 183 


Shallows by Joy

Joy

Shallows
Shrimper

Joy is Dan Madri and Matt Savage, who have played music off and on together since 7th grade or so.?! Their 2002 self-titled Shrimper debut put a subtly eccentric spin on the bedroom folk template.?! Subsequent recordings Hatred & Grief, Devil’s Blues and Sailing Days saw the band expanding its lineup (Ariel Rabinovic on electric guitar, Matt Dodge on drums) and refining its production value—but never at the expense of the simplicity or off-kilter pop sensibility of its songwriting. On Shallows, Joy’s third release for Shrimper, the spotlight returns to the core duo.?! The record is a patchwork of new recordings and older, unreleased material dating as far back as the turn of the millennium.?! Each of the fourteen tracks brings its own character and fidelity to the table—though at roughly 30 minutes long, Shallows never feels disjointed.?!  Though ten years separate the record from the band’s last output, it feels like a logical extension of the catalog.?!

CD $12.00

10/09/2015 759718118124 

SHR 181 


MP3 $9.90

10/09/2015 759718118124 

 


FLAC $11.99

10/09/2015 759718118124 

 


Refrigerator and Shrimper celebrate 25 years together with the band’s first album in four years.?! Temple City is also the first record of theirs to feature electric guitar, feedback squalls and electric bass in over a decade, after the all-acoustic Bottles of Make Up and their last album, Dangerous, a stillborn recording of demos.?! More recently, vocalist Allen Callaci recorded with Adam Lipman (2013’s Glacial), Dennis Callaci with Simon Joyner (2013’s New Secrets, helmed by Jarvis Taveniere of Woods) and the band released a couple extremely limited and now out-of-print cassette-only releases.?!  Temple City was recorded in full just prior to harrowing health issues for Allen that ultimately led to a heart transplant.?!

LP $16.00

04/14/2015 759718117615 

SHR 176 


MP3 $9.90

04/14/2015 759718117615 

 


FLAC $11.99

04/14/2015 759718117615 

 


***Garage rock from long inland Empire Shrimper super group featuring former members of bands SHOEFACE, JUNKET, BIG BREAKFAST and FALCON EDDY.?! Edition of 100 copies, already out of print..?!

MC $5.75

03/31/2015  

SHR 178 


Canyons Cars And Crows by Amps For Christ

Amps For Christ

Canyons Cars And Crows
Shrimper

Coming seven years after the release of the previous full-length record, Every Eleven Seconds (5 Rue Christine), and two since the their split LP with Woods (Shrimper), Canyons Cars and Crows is a proper resurrection for Amps for Christ.?! Recorded at Equation Road in the beautiful Pomona Valley, the record upholds the band’s traditions of mixing folk with hardcore and noise with music—known as folkcore and musnik, respectively—and covers familiar sonic territories from ragas and Basho folk to dirges and jigs.?! The songs, dire but hopeful, examine man’s relationship to nature. Henry Barnes, the force behind Amps for Christ, was a founding member of Man Is the Bastard.?! The group’s first release was the cassette-only album The Plains of Alluvial, released by Shrimper in 1997; since then there have been many full-length and split albums on a number of labels.?!

LP $16.00

04/15/2014 759718117318 

SHR 173 LP 


CD $12.00

04/15/2014 759718117325 

SHR 173 CD 


MP3 $9.90

04/15/2014 759718117325 

 


FLAC $11.99

04/15/2014 759718117325 

 


Prove The Beast by Lipman, Adam

Lipman, Adam

Prove The Beast
Shrimper

Adam Lipman has moved into the modern era with his new album Prove the Beast, his third release on the legendary Shrimper label.?! While From Your Mouth to God’s Ears (2009) was a record of words, and Glacial (2013) was a record of a voice singing those words in perfect pitch, Prove the Beast is a record of worlds: basketball legends, misogynistic feminist fables, love through the prism of drink, slow counterpoint piano, hip-hop beats, off-key / off-kilter hand-claps and drums, Peruvian pop goddesses, income inequality, Jesus as unrealistic sex god role model, dating as ritual death dance, and love as catalyst for death-inducing high-speed country driving. Helping this project along was Michael Sherk (Mandarin Dynasty), who took the helm as producer and engineer.?! Cooped up together in an oceanside cabin in Big Lagoon, Trinidad, CA, the pair recorded mostly live for four days.?!

CD $9.25

04/15/2014 759718117424 

SHR 174 


MP3 $7.99

04/15/2014 759718117424 

 


FLAC $8.99

04/15/2014 759718117424 

 


Spare Parts is the first solo album from singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist John Davis since the release of Blue Mountains in 1997.?! In contrast to his collaborative work with The Folk Implosion, Davis’s solo work in the ’90s was about as solo as solo gets.?! He played all the instruments and did all of the cover art for records like Pure Night and Leave Home, as well as for assorted singles and compilation tracks.?! Having been there and done that, Davis charts a new course with Spare Parts, right down to the cover art, which was done by Boston-area painter and photographer Walter Crump.?! No less than eight musicians and three engineers lend their talents to the ten tracks and 65+ minutes of this double-LP.?!

CD $13.00

10/29/2013 759718117127 

SHR 171 CD 


2XLP $19.50

11/12/2013 759718117110 

SHR 171 LP 


MP3 $9.90

10/29/2013 759718117127 

 


Live At The American Legion Hall Pomona by Refrigerator

Refrigerator

Live At The American Legion Hall Pomona
Shrimper

** CasseteStoreDay Special Release!!!! Hometown performance by Refrigerator in March of this year, their first live performance following lead singer Allen Callaci’s successful heart transplant the preceding Spring.?! In the spirit and the ridiculous fetishized nature of the day, each cassette has been lovingly hand dubbed over an existing prerecorded release, hand folded and hand jobbed by Dennis Callaci, just like in the old days.?! Who’s music will tail out at the end of each side on your version?! Triumph?! Martin Briley?! The Headpins?! No two are alike.?! Limited edition hand numbered/colored edition of 150.?!  .?!

MC $9.50

09/07/2013  

SHR 172 


Glacial is a stunning record written by Adam Lipman and sung by Allen Callaci (lead singer Refrigerator), recorded over the course of two days in Claremont by Steve Folta, mostly as a trio made up of Callaci, Lipman on guitar (and some vocals) and Jason Martin on keyboard and piano. The album is a cohesive work by two artists whose sole prior collaboration consists of vocal overdubs Callaci had done for the forthcoming Lipman full-length record (due out in early 2014 on Shrimper).?! Lipman, upon hearing the finished back-up vocals, had joked that he was going to force Callaci to record his entire songbook.?! Those sessions, which comprise the follow-up to Lipman’s From Your Mouth to God’s Ears, were the last in which Callaci took part before suffering from serious health issues that ultimately led to a successful heart transplant. After recovering, it made sense that Glacial is Callaci’s first new recording.?!

CD $9.50

08/06/2013 759718116922 

SHR 169 


MP3 $7.92

08/06/2013 759718116922 

 


Greatest Hits Of John Thill Volume II by Thill, John

Thill, John

Greatest Hits Of John Thill Volume II
Shrimper

John Thill has released a number of solo records, as well as albums with his former band Aum Rifle, on Shrimper, Folktale and a plethora of other labels.?! Some of these have been limited to as few as 50 copies, and a good number of them are long out of print.?! To rectify this, the two aforementioned labels pooled their resources to cover hospital bills after slicing and shivving each other to bits over the track list for this collection of in-the-red folk fuckitude that runs from red to blue in a flash.?!  Available on vinyl only, The Greatest Hits of John Thill Volume II comes in a numbered edition of 500 copies..?!

LP $13.00

06/25/2013  

SHR 166 


Simon Joyner, who over the course of thirteen albums has released a unique and influential body of work on a myriad of independent labels, and Dennis Callaci, who has recorded nearly as many records with his band Refrigerator and runs one of those said labels, present their second record together.  Their first collaborative release was a one-sided vinyl-only release on Catsup Plate Records a decade back entitled Stranger Blues, a direct-to-one-track live recording of the two playing together and sharing one mic.?! Though recorded in the same spot (i.e.?! the living room of the Callaci home), New Secrets is a different record altogether—a call and response exercise of sorts, with a Joyner song answering the plea to the preceding Callaci dirge.?! Recorded and mixed live by Jarvis Taveniere (noted for his Rearhouse recordings and as a member of Woods) over the course of three days, the duo was backed up by Joyner’s band from the Ghosts record of last year.?!

LP $13.00

06/11/2013 759718116717 

SHR 167 LP 


CD $12.00

06/11/2013 759718116724 

SHR 167 CD 


MC $9.50

06/11/2013  

SHR 167 MC 


MP3 $9.90

06/11/2013 759718116724 

 


***Shitty Lou is a brand new cassette tape on Shrimper featuring over ten LOU REED songs faithfully reperformed by WCKR SPGT.?! From the opening refrain of "Egg Cream" to the chaotic closing of "Hooky Wooky," these songs are sure to bring a smile to your face and a worm to your ear..?!

MC $9.50

11/20/2012 655035016443 

SHR 164 MC 


MP3 $9.90

11/20/2012 655035016443 

 


Hidden Mountain by Bugskull

Bugskull

Hidden Mountain
Shrimper

***“BUGSKULL, the solo project and sometimes band of Austin, Texas' SEAN BYRNE, returns with this stark and airy album of deeply personal songs born during the recent collapse of his marriage.?! It is a subdued and powerful album that I will not cheapen with anymore one sheet speak.?! It's honest music.?! We are honored to work with Sean again with his first new music in years, and happy to partner with our friends at Shrimper (who are releasing the cassette) and Almost Halloween Time (who are doing the limited vinyl).?! What else?! There's a fantastic cover of Beck's ‘Lost Cause.’ Hey, we're all still alive!”—Scratch.?! CD version available on Scratch..?!

MC $9.50

11/13/2012  

SHR 162 MC 


Franklin Bruno, songwriter / bandleader of The Human Hearts, has been a stalwart of the independent music scene for two decades.?! Since his first solo cassettes on Shrimper in the early 1990s, Bruno—and his previous band, Nothing Painted Blue—have recorded for a who’s-who of significant indie labels, including Scat / Matador, Shimmy-Disc / Kokopop and Absolutely Kosher.?! His songs have been covered by the likes of Lou Barlow, Jennifer O’Connor, and The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle (with whom Bruno occasionally collaborates in the duo The Extra Lens).?!

CD $12.00

10/30/2012 759718116526 

SHR 165 


MP3 $9.90

10/30/2012 759718116526 

 


Hound Chronicles / Hot Garden Stomp by Mountain Goats

Mountain Goats

Hound Chronicles / Hot Garden Stomp
Shrimper

“The songs you find on this compact disc set originally appeared on two cassettes.?! To elaborate further about that—to say, for example, that the songs originally appeared ‘on two cassettes that were released in ____ and ____’—would misrepresent the spirit of their time.?! These tapes did not have release dates.?! No one anticipated their coming into the world, and very few noticed or cared.?! All previous eras cross at some point into the territory of the unimaginable, and so it is with the days of tape-trading.?! The obscurity in which these songs were incubated and born and brought into their faint light is a state of being which has passed into history.” —Excerpt from John Darnielle’s liner notes.?!

2XCD $16.00

06/26/2012 759718116328 

SHR 163 


MP3 $14.99

06/26/2012 759718116328 

 


Woods / Amps For Christ by Amps For Christ / Woods

Amps For Christ / Woods

Woods / Amps For Christ
Shrimper

Shrimper Records has a long-standing tradition, going back to the early years of the label, of its artists collaborating with one another—from John Davis and Lou Barlow’s Folk Implosion to Franklin Bruno and John Darnielle’s Extra Glenns / Lens, with dozens of other examples in between.?! This split between Woods and Amps for Christ began as an idea for a 7-inch single, but grew into a full-length LP featuring four songs by each artist and an additional collaborative track.?! While Woods and Amps for Christ explore a lot of the same land mass, each turns over different rocks and shards of glass.?! And even though the two work independently from one another, listeners will hear the sublime manner in which the LP’s two sides (or the harsh, tinny digital skree of the MP3s for you 20th century types, dig your irony) complement one another both musically and lyrically.?! Check out the ESP interplay of Henry Barnes and Jeremy Earl when together or separated by coasts..?!

LP $13.00

05/01/2012 759718116113 

SHR 161 


CD $12.00

04/17/2012 759718116120 

SHR 161 CD 


MP3 $8.91

04/17/2012 759718116120