Friday, November 26, 2010

THE GREAT VALLEY - "In the Silver Dream" LP

Spooky Town's pretend pop duo The Great Valley are back with their first full-length since 2008. In the Silver Dream has the same dedication to spookiness and twisted pop grooves, but spins it more towards the carnival than the haunted barn. Wow! These songs tilt and spin like a too-scary trapeze clown and hypnotize you unreal like a night at the circus. Recorded by the band on 80s equipment in an abandoned house. Synthesizers and pitch-bent guitars. Mysterious, puzzling lyrics about the silver screen, UFO abductions, and some mystic misty waterfall. Dense, layered pop confusion on brains-pink vinyl (plus free digital download). Edition of 250, $13 + shipping.


Sunday, October 10, 2010


Sonic-utopian synth mystics and pretend pop make-believers don't always sound so good side by side as Prince Rama of Ayodhya and The Great Valley do. Prince Rama's twelve-minute earth-shaker "Aeolian Divine" winds its way to eternity, from the floating island Atlantis, through some kind of cosmic dancehall, and into an infinite-space ecstatic-calm of heartbeat drums and swimming synth lines. Then the Great Valley descends with ukuleles and guitars down from space, through a tree in the forest, and into their underground home. SPLIT LP with home-made recycled covers, $13 + shipping, ltd. 300.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

WISDOM TOOTH - "Baby Neptune"

Lo-fi arena rock anthems for the Neverland generation and dream pop lullabies to put you to sleep for a hundred years, pieced together with piano and guitar and organ and saw and Johnny Wisdom Tooth's inimitable cartoon crooning. All over an eerie bunch of tape-collage elements. (Betty Boop's maniacal laughter at the end of the track "Be Human" will send you into a state of euphoria.) This is Wisdom Tooth's most complete and intricate release to date. You gotta check it out. C42, edition of 99, $5+shipping.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MANNERS - "Look Into Look Unto" 7"

The MANNERS 7" is just right for seriously deep chilling out. Slow panoramic folk songs so light they're heavy. Layers and layers of delicate guitars, blown-out drums, reverby voices, sweet and moody. Clear vinyl with digital download and hand-letterpressed cover, $6 + shipping.

<a href="">Wood & Copper by M A N N E R S</a>

Monday, August 9, 2010

HAPPY JAWBONE FAMILY BAND - "Hotel Double Tragedy"

I grabbed a stack of Happy Jawbone's vinyl debut from Feeding Tube Records. It's a monumental record (a monument to Pop Music burning down). Like the Family says,
The Hotel Double Tragedy is constantly burning. You will be too with these new
hits from the family! Simply listen to the album at a decent volume and watch your
life fall apart. We were thinking of releasing this album under the pretense that it
was found under the bed of a dead priest who was the grandfather of a couple of
members of the Vaselines, but we thought better of it. You deserve the TRUTH!
You deserve magic in POP ATTITUDE! You deserve ONE ANCIENT JANGLE!
In ten seconds FLAT! You deserve HOTEL DOUBLE TRAGEDY! Get one today
for yourself or for someone you care about.
On gold vinyl with a CD and an insert and everything! Edition of 250, LP+CD, $13 + shipping.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Great Valley - "Holiday, Holinight EP" (FREE DOWNLOAD!)

The Great Valley put their new spooky beach pop record up for free downloading thru Bandcamp. Just right for summer haunting or a vacation in the Bermuda Triangle.
<a href="">Born Again by The Great Valley</a>

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Brattelboro Vermont's Jawbone Family make the jukebox hits of a forgotten generation, or maybe the jukebox hits of a far-off planet. "Family Matters" is 76 minutes of surrealistic nostalgia-pop embedded in a web of electric noise freakouts like diamonds in a mineshaft. Minimal drums and twanging guitars and driving bass lines somehow come together into kind of miraculously well-crafted pop songs, only to be blown to bits by a sloppy-as-fuck guitar solo or Luke and Francis's atonal wailing. This is punk rock like Indiana Jones would make it, bounced off the moon and received in a tin bowl. edition of 100, C76, $5 + shipping.

[CD-R reissue out now from SPIRIT OF ORR!]

Friday, April 30, 2010

MOUNTAINHOOD - "Shine Shine"

Northern California's Mountainhood has a long long long discography, and we're psyched about the latest. Shine Shine is sometimes sweet folk songs, sometimes a wild party (like a bunch of horsemen dancing around a stump), and just about always full of plenty of goblin voices. Take it on your roadtrip and get nostalgic about redwoods and the moon. With an 8-page minibook of art by Michael Hilde. edition of 200, C38, $5 + shipping.

Burning Tree by SPKY TWN

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

V/A - "The Whitehaus Family Record Family Record"

We picked up a handful of copies of the new huge double-vinyl sampler from our buddies The Whitehaus Family Record. The Whitehaus is a four-story mansion converted into a breathing home/zone for the 26 artists featured. Includes tracks from Prince Rama, The Great Valley, Truman Peyote and more and more. (Check it out.) 2xLP, $10 + shipping.

Friday, February 12, 2010

PRINCE BEDTIME - "Wildnight Dream Throne"

Happy to announce the first ever Prince Bedtime cassette. Fairy-dust feedback squealing, drum machine looping, wild thing howls and jangly guitars all coming together to make a wizard's pop songs. Music for midnight cruising or lazy potion-brewing or daydreaming about sexy witches. edition of 50, c30, $3 + shipping.


Thursday, January 21, 2010


We still have a whole handful of tapes left, but now for all the super cheapskates out there we're posting a free download of the first Easyboy album "Friends." Twenty minutes of really good, bizarre bedroom pop. Check it out.