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  • 01. Mongrel
    02. Happy Ending
    03. Real Bad Looking
    04. The Comeback
    05. She's Mine
    06. The Internet
    07. Take Care Of Business
    08. Candy May
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    ALEX CAMERON

    Live In San Francisco

    [engl] Here we have the final entry into our Live In San Francisco series: an intimate evening with Alex and his indispensable sax man, Roy Molloy (beard in briefcase) performing at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco, a very classy and lovingly maintained venue originally built in 1907 on Market Street, just a pube or two into the Castro District. I was first introduced to Alex Cameron by Adam Beris, a real swell fellow who’s been drawing Castle Faces for us for years. He asked if I had heard of this “Suicide meets sad Springsteen” act and showed me the mysterious Geocities-style website (complete with shady porn ads). I was immediately hooked on the skeletal throb, the stark portraits of hard luck losers, the ego-maniacal squares, and the swagger on this prosthetically wrinkled Australian song & dance man. On a paid website, as he reminds us. Both sharp witted and steeped in thespian courage, this is exactly what the world needed in this hungry, hungry time we live in. We got in touch, things led to other things, and when Alex was opening for Oh Sees at the Chapel in San Francisco we hatched a plan to make a live record, over white wine spritzers (as all the best deals are inked). Al and Roy are the real deal, folks…and this wasn’t to be just any old show. I was determined to do something a little special, and I got the idea from working on John’s book of poster art (Exploded Globes) to bill it as a semi-formal, encourage people to “get dressed up and messed up” as John puts it, and do it in a classy sort of hall, make it muy romantico. We got flowers from the Mission De Flores (who have sadly joined the ghost ranks of SF small businesses past), one of which made it to the cover, the champagne and fine wines flowed, and I like to think we helped San Francisco get a little luckier that night. There’s flower petals all over the mix here; Roy’s sax slinks sultrily, Al is in fine form, adding the occasional barb on the stem, sounding well oiled and comfortably bantering between tunes, and Justin Nijssen hangs back and window-dresses the whole thing with some well placed guitar and a few backups. These are professionals, need I remind you, hard workin’ road dogs with deep thoughts that inspire deep respect, and they put some dancing sweat on all the hits from Jumping The Shark as well as “Candy May” from Forced Witness, which at the time wasn’t yet out. We couldn’t be prouder of our final “Live In SF" disc, and it’s out on Castle Face Records in partnership with Secretly Canadian April 19th. - Matt Jones
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    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    12.04.2019
     
  • 01. Chrome Temple
    02. Glass Ceiling Universe
    03. Jovian Sky
    04. Downward To Greendeep
    05. Pulse Garden
    06. The Cloud Fortress
    07. Desert Light
    08. Metamammal
    09. Chromosome Choir
    10. Welcome, Destroyer
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    APPRENTICE DESTROYER

    Glass Ceiling Universe

    [engl] Recorded completely in secret, one track at a time at Guitar Center, Apprentice Destroyer’s debut Glass Ceiling Universe transcends its immediately intriguing concept to highlight a hyperactive and omnivorous talent within. These are wide ranging, kaleidoscopic instrumental compositions, veering from disorientingly complex to achingly and delicately beautiful, but always with a metallic, misanthropic edge, as if these are computers playing to each other across the Guitar Center sales floor, laughing at the puny humans attempting to create harmonics in air as they can do so perfectly in the vacuum of binary. It’s lifestyle music for all you cyborg assassins out there. Colored vinyl edition is Titanium White and comes in a special limited edition metallic jacket.
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    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    01.08.2015
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.08.2015
     
  • 01. Get High
    02. Liquid Fiend
    03. Holy Geometry
    04. Finken's Lament
    05. Manson Eyes
    06. Glass On Your Pillow
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    BLASTED CANYONS

    2nd Place

    [engl] Blasted Canyons' newest is a bit gothier, a bit cleaned up, but still pissed off and stoned in equal measure. B side laser etching and artwork by Jo Roberts.
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    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    16.08.2012
     
  • I'm Not An Animal
    Garbage On Glue
    Out Of Work
    Young Carnival Waste
    Go Go 78
    Porto Alegre
    Fly Right
    Hurracan
    Seriousness
    Wexford Scramble
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    BLIND SHAKE

    Live In San Francisco

    [engl] Captured to tape the same nights as the OBN IIIs live record, way back in 2013, we caught the Blind Shake tour-greased and fully torqued over three nights at The Chapel in San Francisco. If you're unfamiliar: the sheer bodily reaction to seeing these guys is a unique pleasure, they are consistently one of the most fun bands to watch that’s doin’ it to it these days. They’re such a direct channel to your inner teenager it's more often than not you end up in the pit, awash in baritone guitar and that "lets wig out" beat. Whether you’re a noob or a vet, all the bludgeoning favorites are here, one song combing into the next with tasty bites of guitar, and man, they swing that hammer all over this thing. A sterling testament to their claim as the heaviest nice guys around. Their chrome domes shined up real nice for the excellent night-of photographs from our main man Brian Pritchard, and as usual we've got John Dwyer, Chris Woodhouse, Eric Bauer, and Bob Marshall manning the decks, keepin’ it crisped for your hi-fis at home. All vinyl includes download cards, colored vinyl limited to two per customer and ships outside the jacket in a polybag.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    25.08.2015
     
  • 01. Is The Season For New Incarnation
    02. The Fool
    03. Carletta’s In Hats Again
    04. When My Day Of The Crone Comes
    05. Ballet Of Apes
    06. Heartbreak Jazz
    07. Trixxx
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    BRIGID DAWSON & THE MOTHERS NETWORK

    Ballet of Apes

    [engl] Tip-top of our 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 we mightily dig. “Ballet of Apes” tapestries together sessions that read like a who’s who from outside our own castle walls - in Australia with Mikey Young (Total Control/Eddy Current Suppression Ring), in San Francisco with Mike Donovan (ex Sic Alps), Shayde Sartin (ex Fresh & Onlys/lifetime ringer) and Mike Shoun (ex Oh Sees/Peacers), and in Brooklyn with instrumental heavy-weights Sunwatchers - and the results are spellbinding. At the focal point of this maelstrom, our lady, as if illumed by candlelight, intones, pleads, consoles - white magic perhaps but it carries with it the anodized tang of blood.
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    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    03.06.2020
     
  • Pulse
    Money Man
    Submarine
    Bye Bye Floating Charm
    Spell Breakers
    Is It Over
    Airplane Ride
    Caterpillar
    New Heroes Of Subscription Services
    Mirror Too / You & Me
    Sleeping Inn
    Pineapple Program No. 31
    US Wheels
    Morning Drum
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    BURNT ONES

    Gift

    [engl] We've very honored to present Burnt Ones' third record "Gift", which may be a bit of a surprise to fans of the band on first listen - it's far more psychedelic than their previous work, a potent blend of wide-eyed strummers on shifting sands, punctuated by blinking oscillators, left turns into wispy sound collage and tape manipulations, drug-rug wrapped lushness and telephone whispers from a supremely stoned sounding Mark Tester, our guide through this cultish and at times vaguely sinister headphone-scape. It's a woozy and a woolly one and features original artwork by William Keihn.
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    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    16.08.2014
     
  • 01. Mirror Woods Morning
    02. Come Into My World
    03. Sour Fruit
    04. Peaches
    05. Feel Through A Hole In The Trail To Sound Creek
    06. Bacavan Blues
    07. By This River Again
    08. Mirror Woods
    09. The Town
    10. Shadow People Don't Care
    11. Mirror Wood's Constant Dream Of Childhood
    12. Float Like A Soul As It Drifts From This Realm
    13. A Well Placed Mirror
    14. Mirror Woods Abduction
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    CREEPING PINK

    Mirror Woods

    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.08.2015
     
  • 01. No Remark
    02. Signal, Sign
    03. A Different Stage
    04. The Nose
    05. Irregular Patterns
    06. Split On Both Sides
    07. Keine
    08. Of Nature
    09. Elastic Seal
    10. Pro Tem
    11. Elastic Feel
    12. RI P.T 2
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    D.U.D.S

    Of A Nature or Degree

    [engl] "When I was first told about Duds, it came with the considered opinion that the guys were far from what you’d call ‘careerists'. 'They don’t take themselves too seriously' was another comment. I could have taken this as a warning that they weren’t in it for the right reasons - but that couldn’t be further from the truth. From my perspective Duds simply won’t bend over backwards to "get on". They do what they do and you can take it or leave it. I took it - with both hands…with a vice-like grip. They have the invention and urgency of Edinburgh legends The Fire Engines. The Post-Punk ethic. Short songs, short sets = short album. They’re one of the most thrilling bands I’ve seen in years - and the fact that they’re releasing this brilliant piece of work on the Castle Face label adds the last piece of a perfect ‘outsider' jigsaw puzzle. Duds sitting alongside Oh Sees, Ty Segall, White Fence, Useless Eaters et al. THERE IS A GOD!” - Marc Riley, June 2017
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    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    08.09.2017
     
  • 01. Goodbye Sunball
    02. I Tried
    03. Microminiature Love
    04. Sold America
    05. Smile A While
    06. Sunflower
    07. Lovely Gold
    08. The Thunder Speaks
    09. In My Heart
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    DAMAGED BUG

    Bug On Yonkers

    Format
    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    24.07.2020
     
  • Structure Image Approach
    Bog Dash
    The Cryptologist
    Slay The Priest
    Ugly Gamma
    Rick's Jummy
    Gimme Tamanthum
    No One Notice the Fly
    Bunker Funk
    Mood Slime
    Liquid Desert
    Unmanned Scanner
    The Night Shopper
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    DAMAGED BUG

    Bunker Funk

    [engl] Oh my, what is this? The alien globule of Damaged Bug’s errant planet has circled the sun and re-enters our orbit where last year’s Cold Hot Plumbs left off. Urgent falsetto morbidities detail Damaged Bug’s most rhythmically adventurous offering yet, syncopating lush landscapes with moon-shot death rays. Witness in horror the tractor beam pull of Slay The Priest - a breathless sprint through unfamiliar enemy territory - erratic laser beam synths dredge the lake, hard panned double drums resurrect dead heartbeats - load thy crossbow, friend, this night is long and we appear beset on all sides. The Bug is back and more hideous than ever - join us in a gawp at its iridescent shell, its alien mandibles…and the guts streaming from the wound. 3 sides on 2 LPs in a gatefold jacket, with an etched 4th side.
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    10.03.2017
     
  • Gloves For Garbage
    Rope Burn
    Eggs At Night
    SS Cassidinea
    Catastrophopbia
    Hubba Bubba
    Sic Bay Surprise
    Photograph
    Hot Swells
    1/2 An Airplane
    Metal Hand
    Wasteland
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    DAMAGED BUG

    Hubba Bubba

    [engl] Damaged Bug is John Dwyer's new project, all home-cooked synthesiser-based tunes, but with the same attention to snap, crackle and pop that we've grown so accustomed to with Thee Oh Sees. Amid sputtering drum machines, analog throb and whistle, a dash of early Kraftwerkian whimsy, and just the right amount of loner menace, this record is essential listening and will get stuck in your teeth like taffy. Half Tarred Edition is only available here and is limited to 2 per customer.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    24.02.2014
     
  • A Wizard Doesn't Need A Computer
    Night Of Fear
    Rip It To Pieces
    Robotic Footprints
    Birdz
    Dungeon Blues
    Hunger
    Her Incredible Shoes
    Spooky Eyes
    Schadenfreude
    Parakeet
    Town Feeling
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    DAN MELCHIOR UND DAS MENACE

    Hunger

    [engl] A collection of blown-out pop tunes from our man Dan Melchior from home recordings between 2008 and 2011. A fine dust of grit can't conceal the slightly bitter sunshine beneath, and Dan's singularly cracked and cranky wit is on excellent display here. Part of the proceeds from this record will go towards his wife Letha's unfortunately sizable medical bills, which you can also donate to here. Colored vinyl is Bloody Gums with Saliva Splatter, comes with a specially spot-glossed jacket, and is only available here and from Dan.
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    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    22.07.2014
     
  • Good Bad Pretty
    Eyes
    Way I Move
    2 Hot 2 Handle
    Last Request
    Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
    Creature Feature
    Where's The Party
    Dirty Secret
    Prove It
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    DEEP THROATS

    Good Bad Pretty

    [engl] "Trying to look up “Deep Throats” on the internet to find out what year I first saw them just proved interesting...Clarion Alley 1999(?) I was a kid, I took mushrooms to help me 'ease into things.’ It was a perfect SF night. Warm and dimly lit. Shit and piss smelling Clarion Alley. A band took the eye-level built-that-afternoon stage. I had peeked up gender-bent punk’s chicken-leather skirt and into eternity. How old were they? Who were they? How were they so fascinating? They were blowing my young mind. I remember a show where, for some reason I can’t recall, but probably the cops had shut a party down, they got moved to a friends backyard down on 3rd street. They played in front of a halogen work light on cement and somebody threw a bucket of yellow latex paint into the sky. The show was incredible and unstoppable (until the bikers next door called the cops and broke the party up).I’m not sure how I made it home but the next morning I woke up to strangers sleeping on my living room floor and yellow paint footsteps covering my joint. I spent the next day gagging on my hands and knees scrubbing paint off the hardwood floor (even the shitty flats in SF have nice floors). Drugs, violence. General snottiness. Elastic paranoid guitar. SRO drum kit. Coke-bottle specs sharp bass sounds. An abstract guitar dance that still I can’t rip off without feeling guilty. Smirking medicated bass player whose heavy glasses slid down his sweating beak. Hot as hell and unapproachable drum master Sugar, whose boyfriend at the time I remember as like an extra from Warriors except he rode a BMX and was like 40...bad ass. Then there is Tracy. Sneer lip stick smear. Ripped stocking high heel in my eye. Tough as nails. Off the rails. A guitar as skinny as a knife. Bent on pushing an ideal into your face hole. I look back on these dark and aggressive times with much fondness. And now, here, we present to you the long lost final deep throats recordings, Good Bad Pretty, on frosted sugar injected vinyl. Dig in, kids." -John Dwyer, Thee Oh Sees
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.02.2016
     
  • 01. Time To Go
    02. Meadow Mines
    03. Encore Door
    04. Garagearray Lookout
    05. Baggage Claim
    06. One Fine Day
    07. Everyone Accept You
    08. Before You Know It
    09. Barely By The Waterside
    10. Mold In The Fold
    11. Tough On Grease
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    DYLAN SHEARER

    Garagearray

    [engl] Cut from the cloth of early Soft Machine and Kevin Ayers-isms, “garagearray” is a lofty, loopy flight in a candy floss-clouded sky, with an ever-present a darkness below the surface. It's wonderfully off the cuff, in moments reminiscent of a Syd Barrett session where the band must've just closed their eyes and felt it out in the dark. Coming together in all the right moments, sometimes absolute in its nick-of-timeness. Dylan Shearer is joined on this LP by Petey Dammit on bass (Thee Oh Sees) and Noel von Harmonson on drums (Comets On Fire). Produced by Eric Bauer (Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin...etc) this session maintains a lighter than life vibration, like a breeze weaving through a tree far overhead. The production smacks with that lost in time quality of a BBC session piloted by a natural on the knobs genius. Produced as a split release with our buds at Empty Cellar Records - we did two colored vinyl editions for this, ours is the LAVA FIELD edition - featuring silkscreened jackets of Neon Orange/Red overprinted with Granite Grey, to compliment the Color-in-color Orange In Silver vinyl. Theirs is the ICE CAVE edition, with jackets silkscreened a shimmering Silver then overprinted with an Ice-Turquoise to match the Ice Blue vinyl with White Haze. Both editions are limited to 250 and we have only a small batch of the ICE CAVE edition here, you can find more at
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    04.06.2014
     
  • All in Good Time
    Medieval Wall
    Shoulders
    Our Quiet Whisper
    Voices
    Reoccurring Dream
    Vicariously Living
    Future Self
    Human Race
    Like A Comet
    Modern Man
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    EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING

    All In Good Time

    Format
    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    01.02.2019
     
  • 01. Clinical Study
    02. Cigarette Machine
    03. Rats In The Gas Tank
    04. Meda House Company
    05. Dripping Mouth
    06. Your Mask
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    EX-CULT

    Cigarette Machine

    [engl] On the tail of their excellent breakout 2nd LP "Midnight Passenger" on Goner Records, we have a brand new batch of bruisers from Ex-Cult, the Memphis-based punk cyclone that no doubt has laid waste to a town near you recently. Chris Shaw lends a sneering, spitting toughness to the proceedings while the band flays riffs in loose, hairy mosh inducing menace behind him, touching on post-punk, psych sprawl, and early 80s hardcore while remaining beholden to none. They have the power to convert even the most jaded and bored concertgoer into a sweaty mess in the pit, I’ve seen it first hand… punks, scene rats, skaters, skinheads, hardcore kids, druggies - so many disparate groups dig this band it’s like an MRR cartoon waiting to happen. This too-short collection of adrenal-enhancers are road warriors already - the title track’s chants of “trou-ble-finds-me” immediately transports me back to their packed and stanky show at The Smell every time I put the record on - the only problem with this sterling batch of sluggers is that it’s over too quick.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.08.2015
     
  • 01. Submitted
    02. A Hedonist
    03. Foreign Lesions
    04. Replicate
    05. Baby Giant Squid
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    EXEK

    Biased Advice

    [engl] "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. Punk from the pit. Even the instrumentation is worth mentioning: Saxophone, Drums (and cut up drums), Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals (poetry) and general fuckery all combine to make this a very interesting and worthwhile escape from the average. And thank the Gods for that right now. Inspired and desired by the active mind. A job well done by EXEK, and there’s new stuff brewing too... For fans of BEAK>, Phantom Band, PIL & general Jah Wobbleness, Magazine, Short wave radio, ESG and underground Kraut” - John Dwyer
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.02.2021
    Format
    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    01.02.2021
     
  • Cruel Fog
    Plastic Coffin
    The Butcher
    Chained Up Against The Ritual Clique
    Constant Punishment
    Soft Option
    Negative
    Automatic Heart Attack
    Subtle Persuasion
    Stuck Like A Brick
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    EXIT GROUP

    Adverse Habitat

    [engl] From the dank warehouse recesses that brought us Useless Eaters and Dry Erase, may we introduce Exit Group - sharply futuristic post-punk with a pissed-off lean, antisocial lyrics spit over an abnormally locked-in guitar bass drums triangle, wound up tighter than a Swiss watch. Post-everything sample tweakery and chrome-dipped guitar tonality lend a darkly robotic sheen, abraded riffs pop up everywhere but where you think they should be, clanging and clanking inhumanly around elaborate Rube Goldberg patterns, tessellating under flickering municipal neon. Bone-dry furious, turning on a dime just to slap the drink out of your hand. “A thrilling disaster I can’t wait to witness first hand” - Marc Riley “A great record from start to finish! Smart and perfectly abrasive” -Henry Rollins
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.10.2018
    Format
    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    12.10.2018
     
  • 01. Feelings In My Heart
    02. Fog Machine
    03. Endless Love
    04. I Saw Him
    05. Imaginary Friends
    06. Peacock And Wing
    07. Nuclear Disaster
    08. Only One I Want
    09. Shattered Moon
    10. On The Verge
    11. Let's Hang
    12. The Mind Is Happy
    12. Love & Kindness
    13. Arm's Advice
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    FRESH & ONLYS

    Debut

    [engl] Debut LP from The Fresh & Onlys, featuring the ultra jam Fog Machine. Artwork by Joe Roberts.
    Format
    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    03.06.2008
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    18.04.2008
     
  • 01. Tongue In My Cheek
    02. Don't Look Down
    03. Seven Directions
    04. Summer Wheels
    05. Double Sided Woman
    06. Sunglasses
    07. I'm A Puppet
    08. Deviants Within
    09. Bomb Wombs
    10. Ooh I Got Got
    11. Stranger In My House
    12. Pile Of Bones
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    FRESH & ONLYS

    Early Years Anthology

    [engl] We were young enough to put our bodies to the test every night on the 7 x 7 mile patch of the bay. The endless wars seemed less at home. Songs were hanging off the branches heavy, plump and threatening to rot on the vine if they weren’t polished and put to tape. The band was on their 3rd live drummer but the line up in The Fresh & Onlys recording tower was a consistent group of pop soldiers writing, working, and whiling away the hours. A beeramid of cheap cans, endless dope smokery and a pretty strong vibe of dudes who would play together into oblivion. 388 rolling Tape spilling over itself, drum kit covered in mufflers, a chest of shitty percussion toys, lots of ideas, and multiple secret weapons at their disposal: Shayde Sartin: the beast from out east, the thud of a heavy slow bomb…the best bass player in the bay Unaccredited infinite times on records that were made better by his finely crafted skills. I can pick him out on records instantly. Wymond “the count”: you can almost smell his hair on his hooks. If there was a stage monitor in your living room his fence-climber boot would be on it. Wymond always had the riff that made the jets of the song take off. Listen and you’ll see what I mean. Tim Cohen: the man behind the beard. Some would say the leader. In the game as long as Bette Midler. Cohen writes great songs in his sleep I think. Once referred to by a buddy as “like 3 weirdos in one”. Think of these as basement tapes, a companion to the first F+Os castle face release (which itself deserves another listen) I remember watching some of these tunes get banged out live in a sweat pit in Oakland. The sound guy so gacked out that there was no sound guy basically...ah memories…” John Dwyer, Feb 16th 2015 Colored vinyl is Lemon Lollipop Yellow and comes with an exclusive track on a flexi - "Every Saturday Night It Rains" and is only available here and from the band. Limit two per customer.
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    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    03.06.2015
     
  • 01. Lazy River
    02. Sleepy Eyes
    03. Tomorrow
    04. Smile
    05. Inner Bongolia
    06. Animal Lord
    07. Venus
    08. Outer Bongolia
    09. Down Man
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    GRAVE FLOWERS BONGO BAND

    Strength of Spring

    [engl] Los Angeles’ Grave Flowers Bongo Band’s sophomore LP “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 us 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. It’s obvious these guys play together a lot (the lineup shares two members with acclaimed space rockers Hoover III to boot) and the telepathy on display here is synapse-snappy. Coursing throughout is that note-pad filling, lighter raising, undefinable black magic that feels so rare these days….
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    30.04.2021
    EAN
    EAN 733102720087
    Format
    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    30.04.2021
     
  • Power Joystick (Original)
    The Organization (Tascam Demo)
    Volleyball
    Now Everyone
    Drop Out
    All The Things You Do
    When We Comin' Through
    Here We Are
    Art School Groove Exit Theme
    Come On Down
    Kalypso
    This Operation (Acoustic Demo)
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    HERMS, THE

    Drop Out Vol. 1

    [engl] Castle Face favorites from the Berkeley bedroom-pop weirdos of a decade past, The Herms. A little rawer around the edges than their previous releases, this LP captures the best of a band has been overlooked for too long. Colored vinyl is half opaque magenta, half translucent electric blue, and comes with a flexi of the exclusive track Zombie Divine.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    10.02.2014
    Format
    LPcol
    Release-Datum
    24.02.2014
     
  • 01. Virgos
    02. Dating Cops
    03. Dept and E.S.P.
    04. (We Refuse) To Pay The Dues
    05. Whip My Valet
    06. Evil Is Easy
    07. Thank You God For Fixing The Tape Machine
    08. Estate Sales
    09. Platinum Janitor
    10. (They Found Me In The Back Of) The Galaxy
    11. Confidence
    12. Telephone Wires
    13. Males
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    INTELLIGENCE

    Live In San Francisco

    [engl] "For folks who dig A Frames, Country Teasers, Wire, Gang of Four, pita chips and dad’s boozy breath. May we present The Intelligence, captured live in a truly subterranean underground show space below SF vintage clothier Vacation. Lars Finberg: a name synonymous with artisanal hand-crafted, locally brewed, and organically-farmed song lasers. Hilarious, fast, tour-tight and ballsy The band has all these perks in pocket. And all that on borrowed gear! I’ve watched this band go through many variations over the years and in their own right all of them have been marvelous. This particular version of the line up is constructed entirely of road-dogs. These guys don’t fuck around (or maybe they only fuck around, who can tell anymore?) They drink, they get bawdy, they shred and when we asked Lars if the band would be into doing a small show in a basement in the Tenderloin in SF for a live LP, he asked “What should we play?” and I replied “nothing but the hits” and they did exactly that. The Intelligence and Lars himself are masters at the penning of hits. Hit after hit after hit. And with a soft shoed tippity-tap of crowd work and banter. You can really smell the basement on this one and feel the cobwebs grazing the top of your head as you go deaf in one ear from the eye level PA pointed directly at your soul hole. If you love this band then this is a great live LP of them scorching the hits and talking trash If you don’t know this band (shame on you) then this is a good place to start” - John Dwyer
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.09.2018
     
  • Overture
    Finale
    Our Power
    Zugabe
    Chinese Dragon
    Hwrklnzg
    Honey Moon
    Improvisations
    Intermezzo
    Two Souls In Space
    Feelings Without Name
    Mad Circus Part 1
    Mad Circus Part 1
    Acid
    Laki's Head
    Generator Part Of Water
    Take It Easy
    Our Power
    The Fool
    cover

    KEDAMA

    The Complete Collection

    [engl] “Three thick lps of hot jellied kraut-prog heavies coming at you from 1970s swiss-german based Kedama 3 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 Geurrson 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 & 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 this shit is far out and a real-deal old school fuse lighter and its limited to 1000 copies nice, never seen before photos of the gurus so come and get it nerds! for fans of Le Orme, Yes, Birth Control, Camel, Edgar Froese, ELP, King Crimson” - John Dwyer
    Format
    3xLP
    Release-Datum
    10.05.2020
    Format
    3xLP col
    Release-Datum
    10.05.2020