Music

6 vintage cassettes from our extensive collection. All in great condition, all previewed to make sure they play well. 

Each grab bag comes with a wide variety of genres and time periods. From '60s & '70s soul to '90s indie & alternative, '80s new wave to '90s R&B. Novelties and oddities, '50s rhythm and blues, lost classics, old-school hip-hop, and everything in between. 

A great deal for the adventurous listener.

Arguably one of the most prolific artists in modern indie music, over the past two decades Fred Thomas has fronted a dozen bands, played in dozens of others, headed up a half-dozen record labels, and released an incredible array of albums as a solo artist. His music spans from retro-pop to shoegaze, ambient-drone to bedroom-pop, folk-punk to surf-rock, but most often sits comfortably outside of genre, uniquely his own. 

Another Song About Riding the Bus (Selected Songs 2002-2020) collects 20 less-heard tracks from Thomas’ massive discography. Assembled from limited-edition releases and radio sessions, it features material highlighting Fred's voice, culled from solo work as well as the output of Saturday Looks Good to Me, City Center, Failed Flowers, and Idle Ray. The album is a B-sides & rarities compilation that can also serve as a welcoming introduction to this endlessly versatile artist.

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Dubbed on metallic gold-foil cassettes, packaged in letterpress and offset-print boxes by Stumptown Printers Worker Cooperative, accompanied by Whatnow Press risograph-printed booklet with a personal essay by co-curator and designer Andrew Barton of Two Plum Press. 

The first release from our Selected Songs series, that seeks to shine a light on under-appreciated and overlooked artists from the present and past. Each volume serves as a curated primer to an artist’s catalog, or a hand-picked selection of an artist’s lost or forgotten songs. 

Fred Thomas- It Sounds Like They're In Love With You

Sale! Two brand new tracks from Foxdye. The A-side: whispy ambience that rides a perfect line between angelic drone and stuttering tape noise. The B-side: pulsing prettiness over (breakcore-inspired) IDM beats.

Hand spray-painted by the artist herself, comes with a digital download code, bordering on weird cassingle--perfect for the Foxdye collector in us all.

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Last copy! As it says on the back flap: This is a breakup album. Lo-fi folk from Jessica Risker to swear off the past to.

Released on Athletic Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

 

Iji Bubble $5.00

Last copy! Written from themes explored in a tour dream diary, Iji's Bubble is a journey through digital age neurological rewirings. It's '70s-tinged psych power-pop party music for the future.

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Recorded in a renovated church during a windstorm, with members of Mount Eerie serving as her backing band, Bury Me Into the Mtn is an album that stops you in your tracks. From the big backing vocals of the album’s opener to its methodically sparse closing track, she creates a musical narrative that doesn’t release its listener until the whole tale has been told. An album that's completely unique while also being totally accessible.

Released on CJ Boyd's Obsolete Media Objects labels. Listen on Bandcamp.

Watch the "Bury Me Into the Mtn" video.

Eleanor Murray- Virginia

The third full-length from Pittsburgh songwriter Sara Renberg, Butch Spring is an album about being humbled by a mid-30s identity crisis, and the confusion and joy that results. These are songs about gender, queerness, and relationships that are both playful and analytical, full of both depth and absurdity. 

The follow-up to her critically-adored 2018 release Night SandsButch Spring continues her reign of lyrically clever, emotionally resonant, scrappy indie rock songs that have earned her regular comparisons to Frankie Cosmos, Silver Jews, and The Mountain Goats. But the album also pushes her sound into new territory, with drop-tuned guitars, woodwinds, and surprise horn sections.

Released on Antiquated Future Records. First printing on white cassettes with denim text and J-card art by Zoe Wodarz. Listen on Bandcamp.

A tribute to Sun Ra by Portland electronic artist and percussionist J Morales, also known as ABSV. Eight pulsing tracks of experimental Afro-house, interweaving live and electronic percussion, synths, bass, and piano into an instant basement dance party.

Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies. On goldenrod yellow with Taino sun images (in honor of the artist's Puerto Rican roots), custom UV-printed at ColorHaus PrintCo in Portland, Oregon.

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Last copy! A repress of the 2015 four-track home recordings of Detroit band Bonny Doon. Hazy, Echoplex-laden, alt-country-tinged pop anthems. 

Released on Life Like. Listen on Bandcamp.

Last copy! Forty-five minutes of (melty/warpy/bubbly/sparkly) ambient material released on Northwest experimental label, Corpus Callosum.

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