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

GREAT VALLEY - "Holiday, Holinight" C20

Recorded in 2010, HOLIDAY/HOLINIGHT reveals, like an X-ray, how Great Valley un-bowed their land legs and first pushed off towards the sea. Five sparkling theme songs amble in sequence like a hand-cranked animated scroll, the protagonists boy shadows. "Born Again" warbles beneath the waves of a cramped coastal fairyland; "Lucky Me" is the boardwalk funhouse wriggling with ghosts. Part two's "My House" sounds as if the lamps and pots of your cottage are being tunefully tapped with a coffee table leg, and someone in the kitchen is sweetly bowing at the cookie sheet. "Under Beach" is the soft but thrilling chin-peck of un-certain doom, and "Wishwell" is the preemptive dirge. The far-from-home shivers constantly rattle and burble in the septics of the young men that helm this story, their naive bindle staffs boasting only ham sandwiches, an envelope of sour belts, and a tin of Vicks to remember mother by. In the wet, outstretched palm of every leering crone waits a suspect bonbon; nearby huddles a grizzled cast of wingnuts whose psychosis yawns 10 feet wide. Although the hot breath of the organ setting rasps menacingly in the background, it is a tale where glittering caches pine for our heroes in back corners and drawers, and a dappled pony is supplied for every getaway. Edition of 100, $5+shipping.


BLOOD BEACH - "Blood Beach" C23

The debut EP from Portland OR's Blood Beach. Imagine your big brother's garage band rehearsing the score to a horror movie you haven't seen yet. Driving low-end machinations and overdriven guitars, devilishly complimented by Shane's evil drawl and Camella's spooky, ghosts-at-a-party theremin. This tape is sure to get the teenage werewolf howling inside you. Oh yes! Edition of 100, $5+shipping.

BLOOD BEACH - Rick Roll Shop by SPKY TWN

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Help us deliver the Christmas Songs to the people's stockings! Visit our kickstarter project. Even though we already reached our funding goal thanks to a mysterious benefactor (THANKS!), you can still pre-order the HAPPY JAWBONE / GREAT VALLEY 7" XMAS PARTY using the kickstarter pledge. Actually it might not be a bad idea since these are going to disappear really fast like the smoke after fireworks.