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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.



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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

STREAM THEM HERE

PICK IT UP HERE. 


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
Grandaddy, Mike Watt, Globelamp, Jeffrey Lewis, American Monoxide, Anthony Junior, Rarities sale, THE IVL DISCOS, etc!

We have so many new releases from amazing artists we've been trying to work with for years!  Check them all out below and buy them HERE.




Grandaddy - Arm of Roger: The Ham and it's Lily


Soild Gold is beyond thrilled to announce the first ever vinyl issue of Grandaddy's "lost" practical joke record, Arm of Roger: The Ham and It's Lily!  Like all Soild Gold Releases, it is limited to 200 LPs and 100 cassettes sold. 165 of those LPs are on transparent gold vinyl, and 35 copies (randomly inserted into orders) are on "mustard and ketchup" vinyl to mirror the back cover of the original CD release.

This was the “practical joke” album that Grandaddy sent to their label, V2, prior to sending them the masters to The Sophtware Slump. The label was not thrilled by their “new direction”, but you will be. Songs about robots, animals, behind the scenes band drama, and female genitalia. 

DO YOU LIKE TEST PRESSINGS? 
We have 3 test pressings to be given away in a raffle. To enter the raffle, use the "pay what you 
want" option and enter a value (over $15) that includes change.  Grandaddy has chosen a number between .01 and .99, and the first three people to pay a value with that change amount, win the test pressing. For example, if they chose $.02 (hint: they didn't), and you paid $15.02, you win a test pressing. You have the same chance of winning whether you pay $15.02 or $250.02... However, if you 
throw in a little extra, it goes to cover the cost of the beer that we drank while packing these records up. 

PICK IT UP HERE




Jeffrey Lewis: No. 2 Girl CD-Record (CD/Vinyl Hybrid)

Jeffrey Lewis has been one of my friends and favorite songwriters for as long as I’ve run PIAPTK. I’ve begged him since the first day I met him to release something through PIAPTK. Persistence finally paid off. One afternoon we were hanging out in NYC and I talked him into sending me two discs worth of incredible demos and outtakes, which he allowed me to curate into an upcoming Soild Gold LP release, and to use my favorite song, No. 2 Girl, for the CD-Record Series or CD/Vinyl Hybrid discs.

PICK IT UP HERE. 


Mike Watt: Watt: On Bass Eulerian Circle 3-sided Record

I’ve already gushed about Mike Watt here before.  He is the “godfather” of punk rock. He was my first “rock star” encounter when I was 14, and was incredibly kind and generous with his time while my friends and I asked him stupid questions while geeking out about fIREHOSE and the Minutemen.  And he is still that guy. When I asked him to contribute to the Eulerian Circles series he went into his home studio and knocked out three short improvised bass jams for this three-sided, 4”x8” record. It’s a kooky little collectors item, but I feel like it is the boiled down essence of the Man in the Van with the Bass in his Hand.  Limited Edition of 100 copies. 

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Globelamp: Sha-La-Love b/w Birds Down My Back Lathe Cut 7" with unique hand drawn covers

 We worked with Elizabeth Le Fey’s old band, Meowtain several years ago. After that she joined Foxygen for a while before leaving to pursue her own solo project, Globelamp. Really excited to work with her again for a new single with two hot new jams!

Each of these lathe cut 7” white squares comes in a unique, handmade cover hand drawn, painted, glittered, palm printed, and/or kissed by Lizzie herself with a silkscreened B-side.

PICK THEM UP HERE


TEST PRESSINGS AND RARITY SALE

With every release, we put back a handful of copies for our archives and for shipping and production problems, etc. And every once in a while, we have to dig deep to raise some extra cash for upcoming releases, so we dig out the extras.

We’ve added out-of-print releases from The Flaming Lips, Scott McMicken, Dr Dog, Ariel Pink, Wooden Wand, Golden Boots, Little Wings, R Stevie Moore, Benoit Pioulard, Bishop Allen, The Microphones, Paleo, This Frontier Needs Heores, Black Prairie, Lazer Zeppelin, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Eric Johnson (Fruit Bats), Joe Plummer (Shins, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids, Built In Sun, Blackheart Procession), Grand Archives, Kristofferson Tribute, Southerly, etc.
 
Pick them up here



 

THE IVL DISCOS SERIES

The IVL Discos is a new PIAPTK subsidiary inspired by the weird, avant garde, non-commercial side projects of so many bands that I know. Here are the details.  Some of these will have been made by bands that you know and love, and some will be bands that you WOULD have loved had you known them.  We have some pretty amazing artists contributing (some that we’ve been courting for years that finally came on board once we offered to let them fly their freak flags.

The Criteria:
1) All releases will be limited to 53 lathe cut 7” (max 6 min per side) copies. 17 artist copies, 33 copies sold through our website, and 3 copies that will be mailed to a randomly chosen thrift store in an American town that nobody has ever heard of. All releases will be sold through the website for $8.88 each.
2) Each release will be recorded by musicians in other bands.  Could be established bands, collaborations between friends, super groups, solo artists, whatever. Each release will be credited to a pseudonym (chosen by the band), and all performers will choose pseudonyms for themselves.  No information (other than the pseudonyms) about the band or performers will be released until after all the copies have been sold.
3) All music will be in the vein of avant garde, experimental, noise, etc. It is preferable that the music be so far outside the standard output of the artists involved that it is unrecognizable.
4) The label is responsible only for curation of the artist… the artists will be given FULL creative control to record/release ANYTHING they want.
5) The records will be on clear, square, 7” lathe cuts. They will be packaged in minimal, consistent, and relatively ugly covers.
6) All releases will be available for streaming through Soundcloud until they are sold out, and will then be taken down. No digital files will be offered.
 
IVL-0001: Saqqara Mastaba
Performed By: Saqqara Mastaba Hermopolis Magna & Waan’Ubyee Shemayet
Side 1: Walking Through The False Door & Fixed By The Tiny Talons of the Vulture Goddess
Side 2:  No Escape For the Serfs on the Surf
 
IVL-0002: Swamp Cooler
Performed by: J Spitzer
Side 1: FX1-FX6
Side 2: FX7 Heaven
 
IVL-0003: Super Dead Black Black Fiery Crystal Fuck Wolf Girls With No Band Kids/Horse Skulls and the Dear Beach Experience Project (Ghost$ - Mntns)
Performed by: Gunther Olaafson, Eddy Didley, J-Bo Davelanche, M. Devingeh
Side 1: But Press in Printout
Side 2: Improbably Spaniel
 
IVL-0004: St. John's Dance
Performed by: St. John, Petri, Morwen Moon, & Shania Pain.
Side 1: Bone Crusher
Side 2: An Offering

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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

PICK THEM UP HERE




Anthony Junior: A Magical Evening With Anthony Junior LP Repress

We sold out of the first pressing of this LP lathe cut almost instantly, so we tracked Anthony down (he’s living in Vancouver, WA for some reason), and got him to hand paint us 20 more covers.

In case you didn’t read about him last email, here is what you missed:

25 tracks of lo-fi outsider pop genius on one clear, lathe cut LP with hand-painted covers by Anthony himself.

Listen to it here:  https://soundcloud.com/anthonyjuniorpiaptk/sets/anthony-junior-a-magical-evening-with

If you’ve been following PIAPTK from the beginning, you might remember Anthony Junior. We released several things for him before he dropped off the face of the Earth in 2008.

For the people who've met him, Anthony is legendary. The legend hasn’t always been pretty, but it was ALWAYS interesting. One of these days I will write a book about my two years of living and playing music with Anthony. The Spanish band, Notes to Myself (who stayed at our house for one night), wrote a song about it called “Night at Anthonys”.

Like Daniel Johnston, Syd Barret, Brian Wilson, Biff Rose, and Ivor Cutler before him, Anthony has/had intense sparks of genius, unconventional musical ideas, prolific output and certain “challenges” in day to day functioning and interpersonal relationships. Over the last 7 years, I haven’t heard much from Anthony. He went through a pretty hard time during our tenure as roommates in Olympia in 2007/2008 and we parted on somewhat unpleasant terms. Over the ensuing years he would pop up and make contact during his good periods, disappear during what I can only assume were his harder periods. He recently got back in touch, is living in Vancouver, recording new songs, and appears to be doing pretty well. In honor of that, we dug out these old covers that were intended for the release of “Magical Evening With” in 2008.





American Monoxide Tape Lathe repress & Individual Tape

These 2x Lathe cut/Cassette sandwiches sold out immediately after the last email, so we’ve made another 40 copies (second pressing on blue cassettes instead of red).  We’ve also made another run of the “standard” cassette version, which were originally only sold locally in Tucson.
 
Here is the Deal:

A split EP from Tucson weirdos American Monoxide (Dimitri Manos of Dr Dog/Golden Boots) and Wight Lhite. This cassette was released in two formats… The standard version on Paisley Shirt Records out of SF, and the “Deluxe Lathe Cut Sandwich” Version on PIAPTK.  The first pressing (red cassettes) are limited to 30 copies of each version. Subsequent editions (if any) will be on different colored cassettes.
 
Here’s How it Works:
Each Deluxe Version includes: One Cassette, Two Venn Diagram off-set hole lathe cuts, two bolts, two wingnuts, and four rubber mounting shock absorber grommets, and one Sathers Candy style package. Each lathe cut includes two tracks that are designed to be played in conjunction with the cassette, but can be played separately.
 
Watch the instructional video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbgzdFj73Og
 

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We've got lots of great stuff coming up soon. Stay tuned!

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Posted on September 23rd, 2015
Sonny & The Sunsets, Jad Fair, Advance Base, & Anthony Junior...

Blah Blah Blah, new stuff, please buy it.


New CD-Records: Jad Fair and Sonny & The Sunsets

The newest additions to our on going CD-Record Series are Jad Fair and Sonny & The Sunsets.  We are down to our very last copies of the Jason Lytle and Scott McMicken CD-Records, so they are only available as a full series, and there are very few of those left over. Pick them up here


American Monoxide/Wight Lhite “Magic Mirror” Lathe/Cassette Sandwich
A split EP from Tucson weirdos American Monoxide (Dimitri Manos of Dr Dog/Golden Boots) and Wight Lhite. This cassette was released in two formats… The standard version on Paisley Shirt Records out of SF, and the “Deluxe Lathe Cut Sandwich” Version on PIAPTK.  The first pressing (red cassettes) are limited to 30 copies of each version. Subsequent editions (if any) will be on different colored cassettes. Pick it up here. 

Here’s How it Works:
Each Deluxe Version includes: One Cassette, Two Venn Diagram off-set hole lathe cuts, two bolts, two wingnuts, and four rubber mounting shock absorber grommets, and one Sathers Candy style package. Each lathe cut includes two tracks that are designed to be played in conjunction with the cassette, but can be played separately.
Here is a promotional video for it.  https://youtu.be/tbgzdFj73Og
 

Advance Base – Four Abstractions Lathe cut 10” with hand drawn covers
A new EP of instrumental outtakes from Owen Ashworth’s Advance Base.  On clear, 10” lathe cuts, all in covers hand-drawn and numbered by Owen.  This is limited to 50 copies.  I have 25, Owen has 25. Includes instant download.
Pick it up here. 
PS – We are down to our last few copies of the Advance Base/Hello Shark 7”. We have no plans to repress it. Get it here. 


Anthony Junior – A Magical Evening with Anthony Junior 12” Lathe Cut w/ Unique Hand Painted covers
25 tracks of lo-fi outsider pop genius on one clear, lathe cut LP with hand-painted covers by Anthony himself.  We recently found 13 covers that Anthony painted in 2008 for a planned release that never happened.  The plan is to ultimately make this a run of 50 copies, with Anthony painting another 37 covers, but Anthony has never been completely reliable or predictable. So, there is a chance that these 13 copies will be the only ones made.  So, this “first pressing” has been numbered out of 13, and the “second pressing” will be numbered out of 37 (if it happens).

Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/anthonyjuniorpiaptk/sets/anthony-junior-a-magical-evening-with

If you’ve been following PIAPTK from the beginning, you might remember Anthony Junior. We released several things for him before he dropped off the face of the Earth in 2008.

For the people who met him, Anthony is legendary.  The legend hasn’t always been pretty, but it was ALWAYS interesting. One of these days I will write a book about my two years of living and playing music with Anthony.  The Spanish band, Notes to Myself (who stayed at our house for one night), wrote a song about it in the meantime, it’s called “Night at Anthonys”.

Like Daniel Johnston, Syd Barret, Brian Wilson, Biff Rose, and Ivor Cutler before him, Anthony has/had intense sparks of genius, unconventional musical ideas, prolific output and certain “challenges” in day to day functioning and interpersonal relationships.  Over the last 7 years, I haven’t heard much from Anthony.  He went through a pretty hard time during our tenure as roommates in Olympia in 2007/2008 and we parted on somewhat unpleasant terms.  Over the ensuing years he would pop up and make contact during his good periods, disappear during what I can only assume were his harder periods.  He recently got back in touch, is living in Vancouver, recording new songs, and appears to be doing pretty well.  In honor of that, we dug out these old covers that were intended for the release of “Magical Evening With” in 2008.

PICK ONE UP HERE.
 

Built In Sun – ST Last Chance for Preorder Exclusive Lathe Cut
The new single from the Built In Sun LP is starting to get picked up at radio stations across the country, and is being debuted now at Death & Taxes, with a new video coming very soon!  Just a reminder that this is the LAST CHANCE that you have to preorder the LP and get a bonus lathe cut semi-flexi 7” with new, unreleased tracks from Joe Plummer and Pall Jenkins (Three Mile Pilot, Blackheart Procession).  Lathe cut 7”s come with ALL preorders, including black vinyl, but will not be available after the first shipment of preorders, approximately Aug 1st.

Joyful Noise, our buddy company, is also about to post the news about the release, and they have a MUCH bigger and more rabid audience than us weirdos do, so the chances of us selling out of our copies of both the one-time pressing of Silver with Blue haze color in color vinyl and black are pretty high.

ABOUT BUILT IN SUN:
We are so excited to announce the debut album from Built In Sun, the new project from Joe Plummer (The Shins, Cold War Kids, The Blackheart Procession, etc) with Pall Jenkins (The Blackheart Procession and Three Mile Pilot) on vocals and Richard Swift on Bass. 
There will be a limited edition of 250 copies will be on "translucent aqua inside silver" vinyl. The rest will be on glorious black vinyl. All preordered copies of the special colored vinyl will include a bonus 7" clear, square semi-flexi lathe cut of an instrumental non-album track!  Pick them up HERE!
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PREORDER: ORDERS WILL SHIP IN TIME TO ARRIVE FOR AUG 7th RELEASE DATE. Any items ordered with this item will not ship until that time. 
Built In Sun in a new project from Joe Plummer, drummer for The Shins, Cold War Kids and Mister Heavenly. Joe has also produced and co-recorded an all drum project called Hew Time, released on Joyful Noise in 2014.  Joe has played drums and percussion with Modest Mouse and The Black Heart Procession, both touring and recording over the course of 10 years.  Built In Sun started during touring breaks between The Shins “Port of Morrow” and Cold War Kids “Hold My Home” releases.  Built in Sun began as an instrumental idea, with inspirations landing somewhere between John Cales Fear, the punk vibe of the Wipers and John Reis, and his favorite soundtrackists John Brion and Clint Mansell. After the first instrumental mixes were finished (with help of from Richard Swift) he decided that the tunes and melodies just might be cool enough to ask a few of his pals to sing. Pall Jenkins  (The Black Heart Procession) was the first. Within a day Pall sent back John John, with solid scratch vocals. Next day, another song. Next day another song…….No use to ask anyone else.  The songs came together with the addition of vocals and it felt good to again collaborate with Pall.  With this, Built In Sun was complete, and is set to be released on PIAPTK, August 7th, 2015


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We've got lots of great stuff coming up soon. Stay tuned!

Also, if you enjoy what we do, please consider contributing to our Gratipay.  Thanks!

Posted on July 11th, 2015
Built in Sun - ST LP from Joe Plummer & Pall Jenkins with Richard Swift.

We are so excited to announce the debut album from Built In Sun, the new project from Joe Plummer (The Shins, Cold War Kids, The Blackheart Procession, etc) with Pall Jenkins (The Blackheart Procession and Three Mile Pilot) on vocals and Richard Swift on Bass. 

Built In Sun in a new project from Joe Plummer, drummer for The Shins, Cold War Kids and Mister Heavenly. Joe has also produced and co-recorded an all drum project called Hew Time, released on Joyful Noise in 2014.  Joe has played drums and percussion with Modest Mouse and The Black Heart Procession, both touring and recording over the course of 10 years.  Built In Sun started during touring breaks between The Shins “Port of Morrow” and Cold War Kids “Hold My Home” releases.  Built in Sun began as an instrumental idea, with inspirations landing somewhere between John Cales Fear, the punk vibe of the Wipers and John Reis, and his favorite soundtrackists John Brion and Clint Mansell. After the first instrumental mixes were finished (with help of from Richard Swift) he decided that the tunes and melodies just might be cool enough to ask a few of his pals to sing. Pall Jenkins  (The Black Heart Procession) was the first. Within a day Pall sent back John John, with solid scratch vocals. Next day, another song. Next day another song…….No use to ask anyone else.  The songs came together with the addition of vocals and it felt good to again collaborate with Pall.  With this, Built In Sun was complete, and is set to be released on PIAPTK, August 7th, 2015

Posted on June 15th, 2015