Music

Sale due to minor shelf wear! A split release from Murder City Devils' frontman Spencer Moody and Little Stray, the solo project of Rabbits to Riches' guitarist Chris Baldys. Two sides of smart, intimate bedroom folk in handsome handmade packaging. Comes with a mini-zine of lyrics and words from each songwriter. 

The first release from This & That Tapes, the new label from the folks at Displaced Snail Publications...[ continued ]

A long-lost 12" EP from the late great City Center. Four woozy, atmospheric, skewed dream-pop tracks. On clear, screen-printed, one-sided vinyl. So gorgeous!

Preview on Quite Scientific. The last few copies from the original 2010 500-copy pressing!

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Sale! Fuzzy, shoegazey garage pop from The Funs.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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A split between psych-poppers Strange Parts and punky power-pop band Ogikubo Station (Mike Park of Asian Man Records and Maura Weaver of Boys). Solid all the way through. A pure joy of a cassette.

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Made in collaboration with Shannon Ebner, Stray: A Graphic Tone juxtaposes historic and recent material from poets Susan Howe and Nathaniel Mackey. An adventurous LP of spoken word delights.

Liner notes feature excerpts of original interviews, as well as reproductions of the poets’ published materials. Gatefold LP. Listen on Soundcloud...[ continued ]

Sale! Addicting bedroom-pop for happy-sad Sundays.

Released on Athletic Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

 

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The debut full-length from Seattle's Hoop. Caitlin Roberts (Autococoon), Pamela Santiago (Gar Pal), Leena Joshi (Sick Sad World), and Inge Chiles (Ings) combine to make arresting, emotionally complex dream-pop. Guest vocals from Briana Marela and Allyson Foster (Hunger Cloud Darkening) put this album into the territory of instant classic. 

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With a charming deadpan, Portland, Oregon artist Sara Renberg tells absurdist story songs. It's smart, understated indie pop with a sense of humor. Recorded by Ephriam Nagler at K Records' Dub Narcotic Studio.

On blue cassettes with hand-typed lables, insert, and digital download code. Cover art by Martha Grover (Somnambulist, One More for the People).

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The latest from Pleasure Systems, the solo electronic project of Clarke from The Washboard Abs. Terraform takes the project into a place that sparkles and pops in digital melancholic bliss. A masterpiece in synth waves, pitch shifts, glitches, and stutters, all covered in pop song dreams.

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Psych-folk cabaret from the mind of Olympia composer Jeff Shannon. Surprising arrangements and dream-logic lyrics in soundscapes of uncommon textures. Sinisterly absurd. Infectiously unusual.

Hand-stamped covers with a hand-cut stamp by Jillian Chaplain. Tapes are protected with a (removable) bandage. Paper insert with short poetic-prose essay on the There Will Be Casualties concept (emotional bandages, the armor of habitual protection, a mask of disguise or defense)...[ continued ]