Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Where did Spooky Town go?

Hey Everyone, it's a little belated to announce I'm putting Spooky Town on hold for a spell. You might have noticed it's been more than a year since I released anything new. Thanks everyone for your continued interest, I'm still shipping orders every week and everything that still has a paypal button is still available in dwindling supply. Truth is I'm devoting all my energy to my own bands these days -- (check out Great Valley's new albums on NNA Tapes and Feeding Tube Records if you're interested. Look for a nasty album from Bird Names soon too, and more).  Sorry to everyone who sent me a demo I never replied to. Spooky Town is going to come back as soon as I have the time to really do it right, and it's gonna be really dope. Thanks everyone for caring about this music, you are the best.

Lots of love <3 peter="">

Thursday, March 14, 2013

PETER'S WINDOW - "Peter's Window" C20

Peter is singing through the window to you, six frankly heartwrenching songs of love and fantasy. Shimmering compositions for two guitars and keyboard-bass, lovingly spare and precious with interwoven melodies, like Tom Verlaine getting cheezy in the 80s. In this intriguing debut, Peter's Window flexes the wand of studio magic into a unique slice of pop material. Listen...! C20, edition of 100, $5+shipping.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

EASYBOY - "Mirror Killer" 7"EP

After two years hiding in a cave of synthesizers, the Boston-turned-Canadian heartthrob EASYBOY reemerges with MIRROR KILLER: a dense trippy EP of wacked-out pop songs. Like Devo on roids, or prom night in a space station, EASYBOY slings some top-forty vibes through a zero-gravity odyssey. An off-kilter stack of drum machines submerged in a tangled net of synth lines. Bedroom lyrics and a robo voice. The pinnacle of deep-phase strange-new-world pop gem meditation. Edition of 300, $6+shipping.



Rabid Resource by EASYBOY (rickey)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

NALS GORING - "Horse Boys II" C30

Before he was Zach Phillips of Blanche Blanche Blanche, before he was Jordan Piper Phillips or Bruce Hart, the diabolical soundsmith NALS GORING called his strength to service of the forge, forging HORSE BOYS II: a mysterious nostalgic collage of keyboard improvisations, geriatric voices, massacred songs, and what else? A real Where's-Waldo of a listening experience. Edition of 50, C30, $5+shipping.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

GUERILLA TOSS - "My Real Dad: Live in Nappa"

A slice of purgatory from the slimiest band in Boston! Guerilla Toss is a 5-piece slopmath group serving up two 10-minute scoops of precision freak-out. Electronic drums and a mean synthesizer; a driving bass and a ravaged guitar; Kassie Carlson's heart-squashing she-beast vocals--somehow stacked as by an evil architect, to build an unlikely cathedral out of the ugliest bones. This is a band you have to see to believe. Expect to be hearing a lot more from them in the soon-future, including an LP from everyone's favorite Feeding Tube Records. C21, edition of 200, $5+shipping.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

CHRIS WEISMAN - "Bentonia" C47

Announcing the 16th solo weird pop album from Brattleboro's weird-pop guru Chris Weisman: BENTONIA is Chris's exploration of Skip James's eerie enchanting "Bentonian" tuning. 18 beautiful but disconcerting ballads, stuffed full of the disjointed Mad-Lib-esque metaphors and the biting, outsider's critique-of-everyone-including-himself lyrics you may remember from such C.W. masterpieces as Beatleboro and Fresh Sip. Chris Weisman is the real deal living legend subterranean mover and shaker, teaching the rest of us what pop music can still do. This is one to keep under your pillow. C47, edition of 150, $5+shipping.

Monday, January 9, 2012

SPIKED PUNCH - "Chill Out And Eat a Mango" C30

Somewhere in beach culture stretches a long finger of dirty blonde sand, where an entire day can yawn out unmoving, your nose-skin pale with salt, your eyes white and getting whiter. The purplish odor of baked seaweed spirals with the smells of food in a cart and the buzz of a biplane trailing a holiday greeting in red capitals. Parked between the mentholated lot lizards and the coconut-bra teengirls you meet Austin TX's SPIKED PUNCH in the back of a stationwagon. Their songs are spare and friendly, sung with the sounding-drone of an islander. Heavy with the musk of surf wax, crinkle fries, and the guitar wizards of the Golden Triangle. Discover 7 surf-space-reggae-pop jams to make you feel like driving your woody across the Pacific Ocean to the top of a volcano. C30, ltd. 100, $5+shipping.

Friday, December 16, 2011

GREAT VALLEY / HAPPY JAWBONE - "Permanent Christmas" 7"

Everybody's favorite Pretend Pop junk bands are back to SAVE CHRISTMAS! GREAT VALLEY & HAPPY JAWBONE have been working like elves around the clock on a pair of Holiday "singles" that will melt your heart. That Christmas Spirit! the one who tickles you awake at night and stuffs you full of joy like an empty sock! That Martian Santa! who leaves crop circles somehow around your chimney! These are not Holiday covers but rather Original Christmas Songs soon to be added to earth's wonderful Christmas canon! The greatest black wax Christmas gift in- or out-of-season! Ltd. 150 copies with hand-colored covers, co-released with FEEDING TUBE RECORDS. $6+shipping!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

HAPPY JAWBONE - "A Happy Jawbone Family XMas Gift to You, 2011. Vol. 1: Operation Ho! Ho! Ho!" C50

You should have seen the Happy Jawbone Family Band on October 1st, when they pulled every box from their attic and hung colored lights from the ceilings and hid a Santa Claus figurine at the back of every drawer! They pounded their guitars like elves hammering toys together around the clock in order to bring this very special Christmas tape to you! The Jawbones' signature recombination of surrealist jukebox rock, sound collage joy, and radio-comedy playfulness--! Wrapped like a bucket of tinsel in red and green glowsticks. Fits exactly like a glove in your gramamma's stocking sock!! C50, Edition of 75, $5+shipping.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WISDOM TOOTH - "The Flying Mouth" C38

The second full-blown installment of John Andrews' Wisdom Tooth trilogy visits the ongoing dance of the Flying Mouth--a lovely pair of lips with such a talent for crooning that a gang of jealous riflemen pursue her everywhere. The whole yarn recreated for an off-off-off Broadway rock opera with an elementary school teacher pawing at the upright, the actors pancaked, missing teeth, and joined at the hands to exalt their heroine on a shabby budget. Here amongst the trunks of cold cream, crinoline and prop fans, you hear the voices of people with dignity and babies with summer birthdays being baptized. Those gentle honky-tonking piano phrases, each one with a little bell on its toe! Those wide-yawning glitter guitars! Here vaudeville cradles Rock n Roll like a dinosaur cradles a caveman. There are waltzes; there are familiar and neighborly small-town swamp-dwellers like Old Scratch, and the sleepy machinery of a torch-lit production that could only be executed by the fondest of amateurs. Edition of 100, $5+shipping.

WISDOM TOOTH - Quitting the Circus by SPKY TWN