Music

The reissue of Big Butter's 1989 weirdo classic, Brainsled. Mixing elements of drone, psych, free jazz, early synth music, sound collage, Minutemen-esque punk, and odd pop.

Running since 1986 and still going today, Big Butter is the project of two brothers. They were once on the roster The Residents' Ralph Records (if that gives you some idea of what you're in for).

This limited-edition, self-released double LP is decked out. Gatefold, inner sleeves, and cover are all adorned in glorious new paintings by band member Tim Biskup. Painstakingly remastered from the original audio and limited to 350 copies.

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Long one of Portland's best kept secrets, Half Shadow makes dream narratives into softly psychedelic minimalist dark-folk anthems. The long-running project of Jesse Carsten (Aboriginal Flowers, Memory Boys), Dream Weather Its Electric Song is a carefully thought-out work (dare we say masterpiece?) of poetic devotionals to the natural world, the subconscious, other realms.

Available on LP or cassette. Listen on Bandcamp.

Seattle's Appalachian Yard Art has been building an impressive catalog of lo-fi psych folk oddities over the last few years. Fussy is their most concise and unified effort so far—nine surprising, noisy, and often sublime songs. Minimalist outsider mini-epics.

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

"Their fractured folk rhythms are laced with a spacey rock minimalism that underscores the band’s ability to take even the most disparate of sounds and merge them into a cohesive and fascinating string of chords and tones...Fussy presents Appalachian Yard Art as a band of uncommon resourcefulness and endless imagination." - The Tape Deck

Appalachian Yard Art- Dogwhistle

Noisy and beautiful psych-folk from Seattle. Gloriously hypnotizing. A masterpiece.

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Appalachian Yard Art- From Here to There is Further Than There to Here

The songs of Antiquated Future Records artist Tucker Theodore in full band form. Four epics of sludgy mastery.

On beautiful red cassettes. Comes with digital download card. Listen on Bandcamp.

Buffalo Voice- Apple Bed

Tucker Theodore's debut, To Make the Sun Hurt, established a cultish following for the reclusive Olympia songwriter and soundscape artist. On his latest, 2017's Lady Hope, he takes his sound experiments even further. A psych-folk epic, Lady Hope is a wild hour-long ride through inner darkness and personal mythology.

With appearances from Allen Karpinski (The Six Parts Seven) and Madeline Johnston (Sister Grotto, Midwife).

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

"Tucker Theodore’s Lady Hope is such a profit. It resides in a monastery high on a mountain top, its caterwaul descending among the ruins of past civilizations. It cascades within the deafening rock slide that brings its wisdom down to the massive." - Tiny Mix Tapes' Cerberus

Tucker Theodore- Skin

Lewiston by the Sea is the fifth solo album from cultish noise-folk and post-rock weirdo Tucker Theodore. Originating from skeleton recordings made at the start of the pandemic—holed up in an apartment above a bottle exchange center, with just a cheap synth and a guitar—the album evolved through long-distance collaborations over the past year into a sprawling epic. 

With vocal contributions from Madeline Johnston of Midwife, Colleen Johnson of Flying Circles, and Jeff Shannon of If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It, among others, the album's 14 songs push and pull between narrators and tones, lyric-driven pieces and instrumentals, each song different than the last. Tracked and mixed between long days working his family farm, this is Tucker Theodore's biggest, wildest, and most multi-layered effort yet.

The first printing on white cassettes, with 5-panel J-Cards designed by photographer Anthony Rigano. Listen on Bandcamp.

The latest from Tucker Theodore is an album of ten instrumentals in two movements that pushes his singular psych-folk sound into a near post-rock expansiveness. Like all his records, it's wild and unruly and impossible to put in any box. Brilliant. Transcendent.

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

Tucker Theodore- Movement 9 (High Descend)

Sale! Seattle noise-folk weirdos Appalachian Yard Art nod to early Sentridoh, generations of psych-folk, moments of Natural Snow Buildings. Melding their psych-folk and garage rock sides together effortlessly.

On clear cassettes. Comes with digital download. Listen on Bandcamp.

Appalachian Yard Art- Gavin

Shimmery psych-pop from Philadelphia's Strange Parts. Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan's dueling vocals mesmerize over wild drums, guitars, and synths. A perfectly disorienting pleasure.

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