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New CD-Records (M. Nau, Modest Mouse Side Project, Floating Action), Simon Joyner, Lathe Cut Camp, Sugar Candy Mountain

I know it's rare for us to have this many updates in the same month, but there has been a lot happening. So, here we are... again...


In this update:
1) New CD-Records (Michael Nau (Cotton Jones/Page France), RudyWaltz (mems of Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, Carissa's Weird), and Floating Action (covering the Stones!). ALL TRACKS ARE NOW STREAMABLE!
2) Simon Joyner Lathe Cut 10"
3) Sugar Candy Mountain - 666 LP Preorder!
4) Lathe Cut Camp
5) Rarities and Outtakes and Test Pressing Private Stash restock
6) New Distro - Advance Base Nephew in the Wild, Burger Records, K Recs, Polyvinyl, etc
7) Survey - PLEASE take this and let us know what you like (and don't) about PIAPTK. A little feedback goes a long way in helping us stay motivated and on track.





1. New CD-Record Series Discs!

Rudy Waltz - We are so excited to have the debut release from Pacific Northwest Supergroup, RudyWaltz, who will be on tour with Built To Spill this summer. RudyWaltz is Eric Judy (Modest Mouse), Robin Peringer (Modest Mouse, 764-Hero, Band of Horses, Carissa's Weird), and Mat Brooke (Grand Archives, Carissa's Weird).
Floating Action - Seth Kaufman does it again, with a one-man, full-band take on the Rolling Stones classic, Lies.
Michael Nau - The man behind Cotton Jones Basket Ride and Page France

Pick them up here (will ship in early June). And you can now listen to ALL Cd-Record tracks here!



2. Simon Joyner & The Ghosts - Salt Across Your Wound Lathe Cut 10"s

A limited edition 10" made for Simon Joyner's upcoming tour. Only 100 lathe cut 10"s made. 32 on Clear Records with Yellow Dust Sleeves, and 68 on White Discs with Green Sleeves. Black sleeves silkscreened with silver ink. Originally released as part of an 8x Cassette boxset on Unread Records.

Tracks:
The Sirens Sound Like Laughter
Deluge
Paralyzed Man
This Is The Ache I Was Talking About (Another Midnight Special)
Every Sin Is The Result of a Collaboration
A Simple Wish
The Sailors They've All Scattered

PICK THEM UP HERE!


3. Sugar Candy Mountain - 666 LP Preorder!

Joshua Tree's Sugar Candy Mountain and PIAPTK have a ton of mutual friends... The Blank Tapes, Graves, etc and we are super excited to release their new LP!

We only have 100 copies of the Pink Vinyl, which will never be repressed! All pink vinyl preorders include a bonus Lathe Cut with a cover of the Zombies' Beechwood Park!.

Pick them up here




4. Lathe Cut Camp 3 - Aug 12-14, 2016

Lathe Cut Camp Number Three! Aug 12-14, 2016, Downtown Tucson, 9am-4pm daily.

Spend three days in scenic Tucson, AZ learning (almost) everything you need to know about DIY Record Cutting! The focus of this camp will be on mono "semi-professional" machines, with particular focus on Presto 6Ns, which are one of the most common and affordable vintage machines around. You can do some amazing things with these incredible machines, and I will show you how. Bring your own music and we will put it onto discs for you to take home. We will touch on professional record mastering/pressing, but my main interest and experience, and the focus of this camp will be on the more DIY and experimental side of the hobby. There are only 8 spots available, so buy early!

Perfect if you are interested in:
Vinyl records and how their masters are cut
Learning how this strange black art works
Buying a lathe to make your own records
Ordering lathe cuts from a lathe cut service
Cutting your own music to disc

Topics covered:
The science behind vinyl record cutting
Lathe Operations and equipment
The pressing process
Lacquer dub plate cutting
Experimental and alternative materials (plexiglass, laserdiscs, picnic plates, etc)

Please Note: You are responsible for your own transportation to/from Tucson and your accommodations. However, the hotels here are pretty damn cheap.

About the Presenter: For more info on me, please visit the About page of this site

Only Six Spots Available! Pick one up here!


5. Rarities & Outtakes/Test Pressings Stash Update

With every release, we put back a handful of copies ito the archives for us to keep, for problems with shipping, for cases of website glitches/oversales, artist/friend requests, etc. And when we get desperate for cash, we have to dig deep and bring out one or two of them at a time. This time we've pulled out releases and test pressings from Scott McMicken, Grandaddy, Flaming Lips, Eric Slick, Ariel Pink, R Stevie Moore, and a ton of other old stuff.

Check them out here.


6. New Distro from Orindal, Burger Records, Polyvinyl, K Recs, etc!

We occasionally do some distro and label trades. We recently got a new stock of stuff from Owen Ashworth at Orindal Records, AKA CFTPA AKA Advance Base. We got some copies of his excellent new record, Nephew in the Wild on both lavender and black vinyl.

We also still have a ton of other new Orindal, K Records, Burger Records, New West, Polyvinyl, Folktale Records, Electricity and Lust and other releases in the Distro section, so Check them out here.

Some of the NEW DISTRO TITLES we have are below:

K Records:
Calvin Johnson & The Sons of the Soil (with Kyle Field)
D+ ST (Phil Elvrum, Karl Blau, & Bret Lunsford (Beat Happening)
Mirah - Changing Light

Orindal Records
Advance Base - Nephew in the Wild
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - In Cambridge LP
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - In Sydney LP
Advance Base / Concern - Traditionals 7"
Advance Base - Our Cat 7"
Advance Base - World is in a Bad Fix Everywhere

Burger Records
Natural Child - Hard in Heaven (Colored Vinyl!)
King Tuff Is Dead (Blue cover, blue with orange splatter vinyl)
Nirvana - Cult (60s psych band) - Colored 2xLP
Jaill - Brain Cream
Dead Ghosts - Love and Death and All the Rest
Jessie Jones - ST
Natural Child - Hard in Heaven
Nobunny - Raw Romance (has a golden Boots cover!)
White Fang - Chunks

Polyvinyl Records
Pillar Point - ST
IDA - Tales of Brave IDA 2xLP
Mates of State - My Solo Project
IDA - I Know About You
David Bazan - Fewer Moving Parts EP
Of Montreal - Aureate Gloom
Sonny and the Sunsets - Talent NIght at the Ashram

Folktale Records
Whitman - Restoring Darkness

New West
Benji Hughes - A Love Extreme 2xLP 180g
Steve Earle - Townes 2xLP 180g

Browse Our Distro Titles Here!

7. Survey - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TAKE IT.

PIAPTK is a serious passion project. It's an addiction that is arguably as expensive as many other addictions (though I would imagine more fun and rewarding) in it's costs. It is something that I have done for almost ten years, with varying waves of feast and famine, intense public interest and equally universal apathy for what I do. But, let's be real... I do it how I want to, with whom I want to, and don't get too hung up on whether anybody cares or does not. I do it as a creative outlet that allows me to work with artists that I adore. I do it to amuse myself. And I do.

However, PIAPTK is also an extremely personal "business" to me, and I would really love to know about every hand that my releases get into. Each release is put together with an unbelievable amount of love and sweat. It would really mean the world to me if you would just take a few minutes to answer ten questions about your experiences with PIAPTK, what you like/don't, etc. It's sometimes hard to understand what customers want/like/feel, when you are just a faceless Paypal order. I've always tried very hard to keep PIAPTK very personal, to let you know who the weirdo behind the releases is, to be accessible and to meet as many of my customers as I can. I think I'm up to well over 100 IRL encounters/new friends from this endeavor.

Give me the good AND the bad. I can't grow and improve in a one-person vacuum.

If you would take this survey, I would be SOOOO appreciative!

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE!


As always, I am extremely grateful for your support, and even just bothering to read this email.

With love from the quickly-overheating-desert.

Your Friend, Mike.

Posted on May 17th, 2016
Saqqara Mastabas, American Monoxide, Upcoming Releases, HSBDC Concession....

Well, a lot has happened recently. And a lot is coming up. PIAPTK has always been a passion project and has never broken even (let alone turned a profit), but if you enjoy the weirdness that is what we do, we would really appreciate your support, now more than ever, by picking up some things. If an excellent record is released into a vacuum, does it make a sound? Or does it just sit on a cinder block shelf in a basement?

In return, for the next week, we are offering a discount code for 25% off any combined purchases over $100 (including lathe cuts, preorders, test pressings, and archives purchases). Enter code "PIAPTK" at check out and save some cash!

PS. We have 1997 of our 2000 "free" subscribers on Mailchimp, so we will be cleaning up the email list for next mailout. If you haven't bought anything in a while, and want to stay on the list, please go download the free MP3 sampler here. Or you can buy one of the releases below.

In this email:
1) Upcoming Releases (TONS of them)
2) Saqqara Mastabas LP Preorder
3) American Monoxide Preorder
4) Homely Singles Blind Date Club Concession


1. Upcoming Releases - soooo much in the pipeline for the next few months.
a) Soild Gold 000007- Be Gulls (Little Wings + Lee Bagget) Play The Grateful Dead into their Iphones.
b) Soild Gold 000008- Scott McMicken (Dr. Dog) - In Your Dreams LP
c) New CD-Records - Michael Nau (Cotton Jones, Page France), RudyWaltz (mems of Modest Mouse and Grand Archives/Carissa's Weird), and Floating Action (playing a Stones cover!).
d) Simon Joyner 10" EP
e) Sugar Candy Mountain - "666" LP
f) Grey Waves - Debut LP
g) Skrill Meadow - On Vacation LP (Mark from LAKE and Lazer Zeppelin)
h) Haboob LP - Psychedelic Jazz Supergroup from Tucson
i) Golden Boots Cassette Reissue Campaign (with brand new covers, rarities, and live tapes)
j) Forest Fallows - At Home LP.
k) S.M. Wolf (mem of Amo Joy) - Kooky Format single.



2. Saqqara Mastabas!
- Libra LP PIAPTK-203

So, you may remember this band from the anonymous IVL series (which is, btw still available here), a series of established bands performing under avant garde alter-egos. ... Well, they are now fully out of the shadows and not anonymous anymore! Matthew Friedberger from the Fiery Furnaces and Bob D'Amico from Sebadoh! There are only 400 copies on Silver Lava vinyl and we are splitting them with Joyful Noise, who we are co-releasing it with! PREORDER IT HERE

The Spiel!

We have an unusual, yet highly enthralling, release for you! Saqqara Mastabas (suh-kah-ruh muh-stah-bus) is a new project by Matthew Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) and Bob D'Amico (Sebadoh, Fiery Furnaces). They have gifted us with their new album titled, Libras.

With Libras, they take on the names of Hermopolis Magna (Matthew) and Waan'Ubyee Shemayet (D'Amico) to become Children/Mature Students of the Upper Light. They are now proud makers of Joyful Noise (insert plug here), made possible by their Outlet to Eternity.

...We can't make this shit up.

Libras is now available for pre-order on: Black Vinyl, CD, Digital and...

Limited Edition Vinyl! Limited to just 400 hand-numbered copies on Silver Lava Vinyl with Clear Splatter.

Check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/joyful-noise-recordings/uto-on-the-upswing/s-vKT20?mc_cid=4cc93a00eb&mc_eid=1469472fa7

PICK THEM UP HERE!






3. American Monoxide's New LP, Web Content! Preorder.

The new American Monoxide (Dimitri Manos of Golden Boots/Dr Dog) is your weird electronic feel good summer jam. Breezy and clean like Tucson's creosote desert winds.

Check out this Stereogum preview of the debut single!

Dimitri and I handpicked our favorite labels to go Co-Op style on this one, and have encouraged all of them to create their own "Variant" with some sort of bonus item. Please go check them all out before buying from us, and choose your favorite bonus item. PIAPTK, Soild Gold, and Almost Halloween Time versions available here (while supplies last), the rest can be picked up at their respective sites.

Labels Involved, bonus items/price (links coming soon).

Standard LP - $15:
PIAPTK - Bonus Lathe Cut $20
Almost Halloween Time Records Bari, Italy) - Incredible, unique, hand painted covers! We will be selling some of them here for US buyers, but we HIGHLY recommend you go visit the AHT time site (www.UnderwaterNow.com), because you will want to buy their entire catalog - $35 from PIAPTK, maybe less from AHT.
Soild Gold (Tucson) - Soild Gold Style Bootleg Cover - $17
Baby Gas Mask Records (Tucson) - Library Style Mylar sleeves with Bonus Cassingle with unreleased track - $18
Hocus Bogus (Tucson) - Bonus Zine with Lathe Cut cover! - $20
Lazy Boy Recording Co (Lynchburg, VA)- TBD
Wooden Tooth Records (Tucson) - Cassingle with bonus track - $18
Shot By A Fan (Austin) - Bonus video content!




4. UPDATE: Homely Singles Blind Date Club: Shaped 7"

UPDATE: BELOW IS THE ORIGINAL PITCH, AND THE WAY I ALWAYS HOPED THIS WOULD GO DOWN. I loved the idea of allowing people the excitement and adventure of acquiring a cool, weird shaped record, from a band that they may or may not have heard of, totally randomly. However, the people have spoken with their purses and said "fuck that". So, you got me. I concede defeat and will now offer these amazing little oddities individually. You can choose the one you want. You bastards.

A new series that combines the unlikely elements of record club, speed dating, body love conference, upcycling, and shopping mall sticker vending machine. Limited to 50 copies per disc, all packaged in thick picture disc sleeves.

All purchases receive full 22 track digital download.


HOMELY SINGLES:
The Homely Singles Blind Date Club is a record club that seeks to utilize the leftover router drop plastic that happens when I cut circular discs. I buy the plastic in strips, but due to the sizes of the strips, there is usually a smaller than 7" section that is leftover. So, we utilitze that space the best we can, but when cut with our circle router, it produces some strange shapes. We have been stockpiling these "Homely" records and are now allowing these pieces of plastic to fulfill their destiny, which has long been denied them... we are making these "unique" discs beatiful on the inside by putting new tracks by some of our favorite bands.

The shapes pictured are only examples and your discs MAY NOT be in the same shape pictured.

BLIND DATE CLUB: (BOOOOHHISSS)
The Blind Date aspect of this is much like a sticker vending machine at the mall. You know what is available, but you DO NOT GET TO CHOOSE YOUR DISC. You put faith in the universe (and PIAPTK) that your audio date will be with a worthy companion. Discs will be rotated through in order. So, if you buy more than one, you will not receive any duplicates, and the only way to guarantee you get any particular disc is to buy one of each.

Artists Include:
1. Jack Lewis: Brother of Jeffrey, with David Herman Dune. Heavy Metal Kidz b/w This Land Is Your Land
2. Sandman the Rappin Cowboy (with Khaela Marcicich (The Blow)): People Are Sexy b/w Miss Rodeo Montana
3. Turner Cody: Kingdom II b/w Lola
4. Krab Legz (Dimitri Manos (Golden Boots/Dr Dog) and Ben Schneider (Otherly Love)):Line Cook b/w Hollandaise in the Sun
5: SpaceFace: Trust b/w Madness
6. Strong Martian (80% of Spaceface, side project): Running Back b/w Paint My Past
7. Graves & Kacey Johansing: Everywhere/Silver Wings
8. The Blank Tapes: The Shaft b/w Chasing the Sun
9. Fur Family: Airplanes and Cigarettes b/w Aztec Road
10. The Coke Dares (mems of Magnolia Electric Co and The Impossible Shapes): Fantasy Book b/w Nobody Knows Who You Are, Pillbottle.
11. Golden Boots: Pray For Surf/It Could Be Easy

STREAM THEM HERE

PICK THEM UP HERE.

Posted on May 5th, 2016
SXSW, Crab Legs/Krab Legz, New IVL, More Floating Action Handmades!

Well, we only have three new releases this time, but they are weird! Do us a favor and buy some stuff HERE, please?.


JNRxPIAPTKxSXSW
We are throwing a day party with our buds at Joyful Noise Recordings on Thursday, Macrh 17th at SXSW! Come Hang!

Joyful Noise Recordings/PIAPTK SXSW Day Party
Thursday, March 17th
Obsolete Industries
1700 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702
1pm - 8pm.

Two Stages!

Inside Stage:
1:20pm - Advance Base (formerly Casiotone For The Painfully Alone), 2:40pm - Yonatan Gat, 4:00pm - New Science Projects, 5:20 - Devin James Fry, 6:40 - Globelamp.

Outside Stage:
2:00pm - Jad Fair, 3:20pm Sound of Ceres, 4:40pm - Pearl Charles, 6:00pm - Sugar Candy Mountain, 7:20 - The Blank Tapes


National Crab Meet Day is March 9th! Claws Across America! Crab Legs vs. Krab Legz.



This is the Tail of Two Crab Legs.



There once was a band called Crab Legs in Fargo, ND. A bunch of punks, doing their thing. But several years into the career of the Fargo Crab Legs, a new Crab Legs came on the scene. A couple of weirdo whippersnappers from Tucson, AZ named King and Snow. The Fargo Crab Legs decided that the US wasn't big enough for two Crab Legs and sent a Cease and Desist order to the Tucson Crab Legs.



Both sides agreed that they didn't trust the corrupt American Legal System and Prison Industrial Complex. So, they decided that the only way to settle it was a West Side Story style RUMBLE. A date was set, and it was agreed that the rumble would take place halfway between them on the neutral turf of Selden, KS, and that the winner would take complete control of the Crab Legs moniker. High kicks were kicked, fingers were snapped, leather jackets (studded black for the Fargo Crab Legs, brown suede Members Only for the Tucson duo) littered the parking of the Selden Waffle House. After the dust settled, it was clear that the Fargo contingent had the Tucson boys outnumbered, and despite the fact that King pulled a switchblade comb (he claimed coiffure self-defense), they were roundly defeated.



Despite a decisive victory by the Fargo bros, the Tucson dudes refused to honor their agreement and threatened to crowdfund a smear campaign in the press to malign the punk integrity of the victors. They claimed to have evidence that various members had once owned Backstreet Boys pillowcases (non-ironically), and yearbook photos that would prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that a certain unnamed member had once "been into Phish".



Luckily, world renown record label owner, Michael Dixon of PIAPTK Recordings, happened to be sitting in the window of the Waffle House, watching the melee. And in an effort to keep Iowa Ave (strangely, 80% of streets in Selden, KS are named after other states) from running red with the blood of struggling musicians, he stepped in. Always a peacemaker (and opportunist), Dixon saw an intense artistic human interest story that he could take financial advantage of. He made a deal that will go down in history as one of the shrewdest music business moves that had ever been negotiated in Selden in late August of 2015. The Tucson Crab Legs would receive a cash payout to change their name to Krab Legz (the exact monetary payment has not been disclosed, but there are rumors that it was in the high double digits), and in return, and as a sign of friendship and hatchet burial, the Fargo Crab Legs would agree to release a split 7" with Krab Legz on the PIAPTK label for charity (though rumors have persisted that PIAPTK stood to benefit heavily from the release as a tax shelter). A new non-profit organization was founded for the occasion called Claws Across America, which was intended as the torchbearer to previous peace and love based initiatives such as "We Are The World", "Free Tibet", "Artists Against Apartheid", and "Mark Zuckerberg Invest A Billion Dollars in Kanye Ideas".



You can contribute to Claws Across America by purchasing this piece of history on clear, square, lathe cut 6" vinyl. All proceeds go to promoting peace between bands formerly or presently known as Crab Legs.



Want to read a rap about the whole situation set to the melody of Paul Revere by the Beastie Boys? Click the link below!
Support Crab Peace by purchasing here!





T-Town Sessions Gallery Pic Discs!



These 7"s were made for the one-year-anniversary of the amazing Tucson video series, T-Town Sessions. T-Town Sessions is a collaboration between four amazingly talented female producers/videographers, St. Cecilia Studios, and Cloud Microphones that puts a spotlight on the wide range of incredible artists in Tucson. Indie, blues, punk, and mariachi bands have all been featured.



We partnered with Photographer Abril Castillo to make transparency picture discs, modeled to look like photographic negatives, inside custom die cut covers that make them look like vintage slides.



There are 10 different images, 3 copies each. Only 30 copies were made, 10 sold to benefit T-Town Sessions at the One Year Anniversary Party, 10 for the band, and 10 for PIAPTK to sell to recoup the costs of production.



We are only selling SIX records, and you will get a random disc. To see all 10 images, click below!



Each one has been signed and numbered by Abril Castillo!



PICK THEM UP HERE!




New IVL! COLD'diss'Play



If you remember, the IVL is our weirdo side label of established bands performing avant garde music under pseudonyms. Only 53 copies made, and there are a ton of rules to this strange little label, to read more about those rules go here. Some of these bands may be bands (or members of) that you know and love, but you won't know until they sell out and we announce it, and then it will be too late. This new record is no exception. We now have a new one by the hottest anonymous band that ever existed, COLD'diss'Play. Two smoking hot jams recorded on a tour bus and during soundchecks from an undisclosed sold-out theater somewhere on the planet Earth. The A-side is called Bungus Bay, paired with the aptly titled Bungus Bay Part Deux.





MORE Floating Action: Hold Your Fire 2xLP - Handmade versions. 5 left! Everything else is SOLD OUT!



WE sold out of all of our copies of the 2xLP in only a few days, but Seth Kaufman sent us his share of the hand drawn copies to sell for him, and we have only 5 copies left! Every other copy (including the regular version is completely sold out through us. You might still be able to get them at www.BabyGasMaskRecords.com. And while you are there, pick up some of their "West Foot Forward Series" 7"s. They are doing an amazing job chronicling the quiet mainstream musical subversion happening in Tucson right now!

Posted on March 4th, 2016
Jeffrey Lewis Soild Gold, Floating Action 2xLP!




Jeffrey Lewis: "Did Not Pick The Tracks or Sequence of This Outtakes Record" LP - Soild Gold



Jeffrey Lewis was the poster boy for the Anti-Folk movement of the early 2000s, and is still going strong making smart, clever, outsider tinged pop songs.



We, at PIAPTK and Soild Gold, have been HUGE fans of Jeffrey since long before either label existed, so it's an ENORMOUS honor for us to curate an outtakes compilation LP for Soild Gold. After years of begging him to do a release with us, he finally said (and I'm paraphrasing) "Well, I've got about 50 songs that I don't really like that you can hear. I'm not a good judge of my own material, so you can give me some notes". He sent over three CDs worth of amazing tunes in demo form. I sent him a list of songs that I thought would go really well together on an LP. He said (again paraphrasing), "I certainly wouldn't have chosen those tunes or running order, but I kind of like that it was curated by you and not me. Can you be sure that somewhere on the album it says that this wasn't my idea?". So, in true Soild Gold fashioned we named the record "Jeffrey Lewis - Did Not Choose The Tracklisting or Sequence of This Record".




Limited Edition of 200 Lps and 100 Cassette Tapes sold.



LPs on Goldenrod Vinyl and Cassettes on Gold tapes.



35 Gold with Red, yellow, and/or white Splatter vinyl will be sent to random purchasers.



Includes a JL Pinup poster.



Also pick up a copy of the JL No. 2 Girl CD-Record!



PICK ONE UP HERE!





Floating Action: Hold Your Fire 2xLP



We are so excited to release the new, double LP from NC's Floating Action. Seth Kaufmann, besides being the sole player on most Floating Action records, is also the secret weapon/hired gun that adds the finishing touches and production to everyone from Pop superstars to Indie Rock stalwarts. The new 21 song double album includes guest vocal appearances from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Angel Olsen, and Shannon Whitworth.



Check some of it out here: https://soundcloud.com/balladesports



Limited Edition of 300 copies, 50 of which are handmade by Seth himself using hand painting and silkscreening. (Photos not yet available). Handmade editions include a special bonus 7" Semi Flexi lathe cut with the unreleased song, My Blood is Bright Red. We only have 20 copies of this version available!



If you miss out on the handmade edition, you can add on the Semi-Flexi lathe cut for only $6 (available only during preorders, will never be repressed).



These come packaged in hand assembled, Taiwanese-Style Bootleg covers, on fancy label-less weirdo splatter vinyl configurations, hand made by Mike Dixon of PIAPTK. Every one is different, and they are all weird. Mike spent 5 days hunched over an industrial press in NJ making these records and hand-mixing the vinyl pellets. They are all a combination of Green, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Clear.



This is a co-release between PIAPTK, Baby Gas Mask, and Soild Gold Extended Services Division.



PICK ONE UP HERE!




Presto 6N Poster



Presto 6N record lathes are, in my opinion, the most beautiful piece of machinery ever made. I own 14 of them. I will buy more. I made a handful of these beautiful 22x30" poster reproductions of the 1950 Presto 6N one-sheet. Each one is numbered out of 26. We only have 5 left. $15 of every purchase will be donated to www.lathetrolls.com, which is a record cutting nerd online hangout, to support the maintenance of the site. These are hand silkscreened on very high quality art cardstock.

Posted on January 24th, 2016
Of Montreal, Cub Country, American Monoxide, Homely Singles Blind Date Club, Floating Action "Color Test" Pressings

Well, as usual, we have a ton of new releases.  Can you believe it has been almost 200 releases in 9 years?  Me neither. Do us a favor and buy some stuff HERE, please?.

Upcoming releases include: 
1. Forest Fallows: At Home LPs (ltd ed of 300 on green vinyl with silkscreened covers (co-release with Joyful Noise Recordings), 
2. Jeffrey Lewis Outtakes LP (Soild Gold), 
3. Floating Action: Hold Your Fire 2xLP (co-release with Baby Gas Mask Records), 
4. New IVL Releases, 
5. New CD-Records from Darren Hanlon and Freezing Hands



BLACK FRIDAY HOLIDAY GIFT GIVEAWAY:
All purchases made between now and the end of November, will receive one random free LP or 2x7"s per $30 purchased. Keep it for yourself or give it to a friend!



Of Montreal: NOLF 3 Postcard Record: Chinese Rock


For the third annual Night of the Living Fest, Mobile Vinyl Recorders was on hand making NOLF 3 Postcards with a new track from Of Montreal (one of the headliners). There were only 100 5x7" postcard records made and they feature the track "Chinese Rock", co-written by DeeDee Ramone and Richard Hell and recorded by both The Ramones and The Heartbreakers. 

We only have a very limited number of these leftover!

STREAM IT HERE

PICK IT UP HERE



Floating Action: Research Handmade "Color Test" Pressings


When the pressing plant sent us the original black test pressings for RESEARCH, they also threw in about 20 "color test" pressings, that were just the press guys playing around with weird splatter designs. Almost all of them were unique... We weren't really sure what to do with them, as they fell outside of the Soild Gold model, but are really too cool to sit in the overflowing PIAPTK warehouse of misfit records, so Seth Kaufman offered to hand-draw covers for them. So, he has 10 copies, and we have ten copies, each of which has a hand-painted recreation of the original RESEARCH album art, with a hand drawn/written track listing on the back, and a "color test" pressing. Pictured are a few of the random designs.

PICK IT UP HERE


Cub Country: Slow Ascending/Northern Passage 7"

You might remember Cub Country as the side project of Jets To Brazil bassist/Handsome singer, Jeremy Chatelain and from their time on Jade Tree Records.

This is a great new single on black, square 7" lathe cuts in hand-linoblock-printed sleeves, made by the band.

STREAM IT HERE

PICK IT UP HERE. 


Homely Singles Blind Date Club: Shaped 7"s

A new series that combines the unlikely elements of record club, speed dating, body love conference, upcycling, and shopping mall sticker vending machine. Limited to 50 copies per disc, all packaged in thick picture disc sleeves. 

All purchases receive full 22 track digital download. 


HOMELY SINGLES:
The Homely Singles Blind Date Club is a record club that seeks to utilize the leftover router drop plastic that happens when I cut circular discs. I buy the plastic in strips, but due to the sizes of the strips, there is usually a smaller than 7" section that is leftover.  So, we utilitze that space the best we can, but when cut with our circle router, it produces some strange shapes. We have been stockpiling these "Homely" records and are now allowing these pieces of plastic to fulfill their destiny, which has long been denied them... we are making these "unique" discs beatiful on the inside by putting new tracks by some of our favorite bands. 

The shapes pictured are only examples and your discs MAY NOT be in the same shape pictured.

BLIND DATE CLUB:
The Blind Date aspect of this is much like a sticker vending machine at the mall. You know what is available, but you DO NOT GET TO CHOOSE YOUR DISC.  You put faith in the universe (and PIAPTK) that your audio date will be with a worthy companion.  Discs will be rotated through in order.  So, if you buy more than one, you will not receive any duplicates, and the only way to guarantee you get any particular disc is to buy one of each. 

Artists Include:
1. Jack Lewis: Brother of Jeffrey, with David Herman Dune. Heavy Metal Kidz b/w This Land Is Your Land
2. Sandman the Rappin Cowboy (with Khaela Marcicich (The Blow)): People Are Sexy b/w Miss Rodeo Montana
3. Turner Cody: Kingdom II b/w Lola
4. Krab Legz (Dimitri Manos (Golden Boots/Dr Dog) and Ben Schneider (Otherly Love)): Line Cook b/w Hollandaise in the Sun
5: SpaceFace: Trust b/w Madness
6. Strong Martian (80% of Spaceface, side project): Running Back b/w Paint My Past
7. Graves & Kacey Johansing: Everywhere/Silver Wings
8. The Blank Tapes: The Shaft b/w Chasing the Sun
9. Fur Family: Airplanes and Cigarettes b/w Aztec Road
10. The Coke Dares (mems of Magnolia Electric Co and The Impossible Shapes): Fantasy Book b/w Nobody Knows Who You Are, Pillbottle.
11. Golden Boots: Pray For Surf/It Could Be Easy

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American Monoxide: in Flight Mode LP

The solo project of Dimitri Manos (Dr. Dog, Golden Boots, LABRYYYNTH), American Monoxide is the unfettered freakiness of Dimitri's pop genius with no boundries imposed by other band members. Recorded in a couple of weeks in his home studio, In Flight Mode is a fractured masterpiece.

Limited edition of 250 in professionally printed jackets.

Available to stream for a very limited time: https://soundcloud.com/americanmonoxide/sets/american-monoxides-in-flight-mode


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University of Arizona Planetary Art Show Eulerian Circles

 These four Eulerian Art discs were commissioned by the University of Arizona Planetary Sciences Department for their Annual Art Show.

Four discs, each with sounds from outer space and a design to match. Each one is limited to 12 copies, and includes a signed, hand-typed sample tag made on a janky old typewriter.

This was a one-time edition, and they will never be remade.

Editions: 
1. Earth 
2. Magnetosphere 
3. Jupiter 
4. The Sun



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Posted on November 24th, 2015