Music

The latest album of forward-thinking electronics from Phoxii. Life Eating Death Feeding's broken and reconstructed tracks—tracks that blend techno, breakcore, IDM, and chiptune in previously unknown ways—further asserts Phoxii as living in a musical universe that's entirely her own.

Cassette contains material not available digitally. Plus: Hidden in one of these 100 tapes is a Golden Ticket. The holder of The Golden Ticket wins the PHOXBOX, a custom-made noise box constructed by Phoxii herself!

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Like Like, by Portland's Advrb, is an album in ten vignettes. Relationships, almost relationships, last frost walks, A.A. Milne recitations. Lyric-driven jangle pop in the lineage of Jonathan Richman, Jason Anderson, and Eleanor Friedberger.

On autumnal goldenrod-colored cassettes, with cool reversible covers.

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

"On his latest tape, Like Like, Barton offers a love letter to youthful indiscretions and wide-eyed romance...And it’s within these various levels of commitment that we witness the full extent of his musical aptitude, with complex musical associations and memories vying for control of our hearts and minds." - The Tape Deck

Advrb- Frenzied Spring

An LP of one of the most adored living poets. Alice Notley pushes boundaries, and it's an absolute joy to hear her reading her work. 

Comes with an insert of Notley's poem, "Found Work (Lost Lace)." On clear vinyl.

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The third album from The Washboard Abs finds them reinventing themselves yet again. After the bedroom-folk of Have U Scanned Ur Club Card? and the short, full-band bursts of Recurring ChasmsLowlight Visions is both a continuation of their pop prowess and a revelation: a fully-realized vision by a band at the height of its powers.

A complex indie-pop album, steeped in jazz and art-pop influences, Lowlight Visions confronts the declining health of a partner and the possibility of loss.

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"Lowlight Visions might just be the most impressive album The Washboard Abs have made...it’s a brave artist who takes the very personal worry and suffering and uses it to build something that’s this complex and multifaceted, vulnerable but not hopeless, forgoing nihilistic dejection in favour of a strange kind of love, an appreciation of what stands to be lost." - Various Small Flames 

 

The Washboard Abs- Never Finds You

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

Hazy, ambient dream-pop from the Ukraine. Really, it's just such a pleasure. An album to get lost in.

The second release on the decidedly excellent This & That Tapes label. Listen on Bandcamp.

Deadpan and vulnerable, grounded and surreal, Sara Renberg's indie-pop songs are small worlds that envelop and surprise. Night Sands, her second full-length, is a record about the desire for and fear of intimacy; about being 32, gay, and single. The album's story-songs are funny and sad, grounded and surreal, nodding to artists like the Silver Jews, Liz Phair, Frankie Cosmos, and the Mountain Goats.

Cover art by Liana Jegers. Recorded by Adam Lee at Jackpot Studios. On smokey-tint cassettes. 

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

Sara Renberg- Roger Miller Baby

The latest from Portland's Yaara Valey (formerly Indira Valey). No Me Tengas Miedo is an EP of textural surprises and casual wizardry. Four soundscape pieces that exist in the realm of artists like Julianna Barwick, Juana Molina, and Grouper.

Released on Antiquated Future Records and Spirit House. Limited edition second printing. Listen on Bandcamp.

"No Me Tengas Miedo feels in many ways like an exercise in surrender. It lulls us into an uncertain serenity, not tranquilized but clear-headed, before pulling us into a strange world with unfamiliar boundaries. It's a transportive work, and one that you'll find calling you back when you least expect it." - Thrdcoast

Colleen Johnson (of Silver Shadows), Evan Hashi (of Little Angry), and Preston Bryant (of AJJ) combine to make angular post-punk synthy dream-pop ecstasy.

The first printing on clear-shelled cassettes. Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

"a near-perfect rock record" - Justin Spicer, Tiny Mix Tapes' Cerberus 

"Sporting the usual angularity of post-punk's guitar lineage, they add in various other rhythmic elements until the mix is so wonderfully disparate that influences seem to be thrown out the window and the band appears to be operating on pure inspiration." - Joshua Pickard, The Tape Deck 

Flying Circles- Dayglo Queen