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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Thirty Six Seconds from Polygondwanaland That Go On Forever





1. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - 36 Seconds from Polygondwanaland That Go On Forever Eulerian Circle 7"!

King Gizzard is giving away their new LP, completely free and in a no-strings-attached-Creative Commons fashion. Allowing any dumbass like me with dreams of running a record label to release it on any format they want.

Rather than doing what everyone else is doing and putting up a preorder for a record they haven't even heard yet and selling it to people 6 months before they have any chance of getting the records in, I decided to do something a little different and more immediate....

Introducing "Thirty Six Seconds From Gondwanaland That Go On Forever" - a 7" Eulerian Circle disc with 20x 1.8 second locked grooves (10 per side). EVERY RECORD IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE. These will be made one at a time out of 100 different samples from the LP that I will have on random play while I am cutting them. Each locked groove will be one of a kind and unpredictable. These locks could be an annoying and off-tempo hiccup, an amazing drone, or a perfectly repeating mathy drum loop. But each disc will be totally singular and unlike the rest. Only 100 copies made.

Comes in a heavy duty Picture disc sleeve with transparency insert. They should ship in a week or so!

It's REALLY hard to get a good photo or scan of this thing!

PICK THEM UP HERE!

Posted on November 15th, 2017
Willis Earl Beal, Tara Jane O'Neill, Sugar Candy Mountain Repress, etc.

Well, this will be the last big update for a while. But, I am staying busy. After a month in Europe on tour with Michael Nau, I spoke on a panel at the Making Vinyl panel in Detroit, and I'll be headed to Scandanavia in a week to train some Swedes on how to use their machines.

Lathe Cut Camp 6 was great! So, I'm looking to book Lathe Cut Camp 7 in January or February. If you are interested, email me at lathecuts@yahoo.com.

Housekeeping Notes: There are still a handful of copies of Floating Action - Is It Exquisite and the Devendra Banhart Remixes 8" available.

1. Michael Nau Euro Tour discs available individually
2. Tara Jane Oneil - Women of the World/Believe handmade 7"s
3. Willis Earl Beal (aka Nobody) - 7"s
4. Sugar Candy Mountain - 666 Repress
5. Ash Reiter - HOLA LP on Red Vinyl
6. Comfort and Joy - Indie Rock Xmas LP


1.Michael Nau/PIAPTK European Tour Singles BACK FOR SALE... again!

**So, TWICE, We had to take these down for sale right after we sent emails because of some miscommunication with Michael's two Labels. We thought we had it ironed out, and then we didn't and then we did, and then maybe we did or maybe we didn't. Anyway, we took them on tour, and have a few of each individual disc left, so we are making them available again (until somebody tells us we can't sell them again, so get them soon if you want them!).

Purchase includes instant download of all four songs.

They are being made in the next week or two, and will be one-sided silkscreened psychedelic swirl pic discs (the photos are just the screenprinting files)

While you are at it, pick up the Michael Nau CD-Record featuring the demo version of I Root, the first single from Some Twist!

PICK THEM UP HERE!

2. Tara Jane O'Neil - Women of the World/Believe

Was extremely excited to be approached by Tara Jane O'Neil to make her some records for her Japanese tour (happening now). We made 75 of them, hand painted and stamped by TJO herself, and we both got half to sell. Includes covers of "Believe" by Cher, and "Women of the World" by Ivor Cutler.

PICK ONE UP HERE!


3. Willis Earl Beal (AKA Nobody)

Willis Earl Beal (who also goes by the name Nobody) is a mysterious and strange guy. He's been on my radar for a long time, because he lived in Olympia shortly after I left, and I would hear about him from a lot of my friends around town. He's prolific and has released records on XL Recordings, Tender Loving Empire, Found Magazine, etc. Check out his wikipedia pageto get some background on him.

About a year ago, I found out that Willis had moved to Tucson, and I spent the next 8 months trying to get ahold of him. It finally happened, and this single is the outcome.

PICK ONE UP HERE!


4. Sugar Candy Mountain - 666 Repress AND Ash Reiter Solo LP, HOLA!

666 has been BLOWING UP. It is officially the highest selling PIAPTK release ever. So it had to be repressed in both the US and in Europe. Now, in addition to being available on beautiful and stark black vinyl, it is also available on Coke Bottle Clear, and a few copies on solid pink vinyl.

We also have some distro copies of SCM Front Woman, Ash Reiter's solo LP, "HOLA"!

PICK ONE UP HERE!

5. Comfort And Joy Xmas Comp!

We found 6 copies of this amazing Xmas Comp in a box from a couple of years ago, and now is the time to spread the Xmas joy!
Released by my good buddies, Liz and Carlos Perpetua-Valdez, all profits from this killer Christmas Compilation go to benefit a charity for Homeless Teens in Seattle.

Only 500 copies, all on Gold and Silver Specked Vinyl!

Side One:
1. Quasi – “Christmas on Credit”
2. Rob Crow (Pinback) - ”Wasail Among Us”
3. Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen) - ”Christmas Waltz”
4. Human Hearts (Franklin Bruno) – “June is as Cold as December”
5. David Ivar aka Black Yaya (Herman Dune) - ”I Fought the Lord”
6. Golden Boots – “Mele Kalikimaka”
7. Wckr Spgt – “The Ballad of Snowy Brown”
8. Refrigerator – “Christmas in the Sun”

Side Two:
1. The Music Tapes – “Let it Snow”
2. Ida – “Heard it from Heaven Today”
3. Nima Kazerouni ft Maston – “Dear Santa, This World is Strange”
4. Wooden Wand – “Silver Bells”
5. Outravez (Monotonix) - ”Banu Hoshech Legaresh”
6. Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) – “Piano Fell Asleep In The Bushes”
7. Mike Watt - ”The First Noel”
8. Terry Riley - ”God Rest Ye”

PICK ONE UP HERE!

Posted on November 15th, 2017
Devendra Banhart Remix 8"s / Michael Nau tour sets back!

A few weeks ago, I made a promise to myself that I was going to stop taking on projects and "take a break" from PIAPTK for a little while. But of course, just to spite me, the Universe steps in to make me a liar to myself.

1. Devendra Banhart Remixes 8"!
2. Michael Nau Euro Tour (and I'll be there!)


1. Devendra Banhart Remixes 8"

Talk about a bucket list release!

Devendra emailed a week ago in a panic trying to get 100 copies of this single of remixes in time for his South American tour that starts in Lima, Peru on Monday. I had less than a week to make and send him samples for approval and cut/mail 100 copies. In return for the rush, he allowed me to release it on PIAPTK and make 50 copies for myself!

The songs are very droney and mellow remixes/interpretations of songs from Devendras recent album, Ape in Pink Marble by Nils Frahm and Gigi Masin. It's very chill yoga music.

There are only 40 available through me, the rest will be sold on his tour. Limited to 150 copies, half are white and half are clear.

STRICT LIMIT OF ONE COPY PER PERSON! If you try to buy more, I will cancel the whole order!

PICK ONE UP HERE!


Posted on August 28th, 2017
Last Chance to FA Preorder, Michael Nau/PIAPTK Euro Tour, T-Shirt Clearance

Well, today was weird. I had to change the bonus gift that was going to be included with the new Floating Action LP (see below), but hopefully, it's replacement will be cool enough. And, I'm going on tour with Michael Nau in Europe, so come see us!

1. Last Chance to Preorder Floating Action - Is It Exquisite with new (different) bonus!
2. Michael Nau Euro Tour (and I'll be there!)
3. T-Shirt Closeout!

1. Last Chance Floating Action - Is It Exquisite LP Preorder with bonuses!

In 24 hours we begin shipping the PIAPTK versions (the AHT handmade version will be a little late, because it takes a LOT of time for Luigi to paint such detailed and beautiful covers...) of the amazing new Floating Action LP. You have until then to get the free bonuses with the PIAPTK version - A bonus silkscreened pic disc lathe cut of Floating Action covering The Generationals' "Victim of Trap" AND a bonus 12x18" poster!

The first batch that I listed totally sold out, but after I got the shipment in and doled them out to the band and the collaborating labels, there are a handful remaining and up for sale!

Dartboard Debacle: I know that originally this was supposed to include a Dartboard. And the dartboard was going to be pretty rad. I had a prototype made that was cool and cheap, but unfortunately, despite 7 different attempts and over $500 spent trying to bring the stupid thing into existence, this afternoon it finally beat me down. I had to cut my losses, stop throwing good money after bad (a lot of it). But, I switched gears, stuck to what I knew, and made a beautiful, round, geodesic dome and lawn chair themed pic disc.

Pick one up now, before it's too late!


2.Michael Nau/PIAPTK European Tour and TOUR SINGLES SET!

From Sept 21-Oct 8th, I will be on tour in Europe with one of my favorite songwriters, Michael Nau (Cotton Jones Basket Ride, Page France). We will be cutting records by request for five fans a night after the show, and using an off-grid, deep cycle battery powered record lathe to record new songs (and film a mini-doc) at places like Stonehenge, the Beatles Abbey Road Crossing, the Eiffel Tower, etc onto high quality dub plates, which will be digitized (or dumped to tape) and turned into an album.

While you are at it, pick up the Michael Nau CD-Record featuring the demo version of I Root, the first single from Some Twist!

TOUR DATES:
THU SEP 21 - Brighton UK, The Greys (TICKETS)
FRI SEP 22 - Bristol UK, The Louisiana (TICKETS)
SAT SEP 23 - Glasgow UK, The Hug & Pint (TICKETS)
SUN SEP 24 - Leeds UK, Brudenell Social Club (Games Room)
MON SEP 25 - Manchester UK, Gullivers (TICKETS)
TUE SEP 26 - London UK, The Lexington (TICKETS)
WED SEP 27 - Paris FR, Espace B (TICKETS)
THU SEP 28 - Rotterdam NL, V11 (TICKETS)
FRI SEP 29 - Amsterdam NL, Paradiso (Upstairs) (TICKETS)
SAT SEP 30 - Gent BE, DOK Kantine (TICKETS)
MON OCT 2 - Berlin DE, Privatclub (TICKETS)
TUE OCT 3 - Hamburg DE, Häkken (TICKETS)
WED OCT 4 - Köln DE, Bumann & SOHN (TICKETS)
THU OCT 5 - München DE, Feierwerk (Orangehouse) (TICKETS)
FRI OCT 6 - Luzern DE, Neubad
SAT OCT 7 - Schorndorf DE, Manufaktur (TICKETS)

PICK A SET UP HERE!

3. T-Shirt Clearance!

Over the years I occasionally dabble in shirts. But I don't usually keep them in stock because sorting sizes and keeping inventory is a nightmare. So, I just cleaned out the T-shirt Tub and am clearing them out to raise money for my European Trip with Michael Nau.

PIAPTK SHIRTS:
Blue with Center Label Logo
Blue Heather with Lathe

LATHECUTS.COM Shirts
All Have Same lathe image as PIAPTK, but with LC logo
Black, Powder Blue, or Green

Kristofferson - Leftovers from the KK Tribute Kickstarter years ago. Heather Grey with cover image.

Apollo Masters - I made these as a gift for Apollo Masters, in Banning, CA. I am selling some to help offset the cost of the ones I gave to them. They are the last place in the world that manufacturers record cutting needles and blank lacquer masters. If something happened to this company, it would completely collapse the entire vinyl record market. Sport the logo of Vinyl Records unsung heroes!

PICK THEM UP HERE!

Posted on August 18th, 2017
New Floating Action LP, Wooden Wand Reissues, Be My Penpal, etc.

It is about to slow down some for us in PIAPTK land, as I stop taking on new projects for a bit of respite from banging my head against the rock/hard place that is running a labor intensive DIY label for weirdos and miscreant songwriters.

But, in the mean time, here are the last couple of things we have trickling out of the soft psych folk pipeline.

1. New Floating Action LP, Is It Exquisite? preorder!
2. Wooden Wand Archives LPs reissued!
3.
4. Record Lathes for sale!
5. Let me know if you have interest in a fall Lathe Cut Camp.

1. Floating Action - Is It Exquisite LP Preorder!

Seth Kaufman is the brains and heart behind the one-man-band, Floating Action. Much like our generation's Harry Nilsson, Seth has played/toured/produced/collaborated and counts amongst his fans some of modern music's biggest acts: My Morning Jacket, Lana Del Rey, Angel Olsen, the Black Keys, Dr Dog, Band of Horses, Ray LaMontagne, etc.
We had the pleasure of releasing his last album, 2016's "Hold Your Fire", and 2007's "Research", and they all sold out in a few days. We expect the first pressing of Is It Exquisite to do the same! First 200 on colored vinyl and rest on black,. Preorders from all labels also include a 12x18" poster!


Listen to the first single, Don't Desert Me, here https://soundcloud.com/okrecordings/dont-desert-me/s-7BqGY

Is It Exquisite is being issued on vinyl by a Co-Op of like-minded record labels: PIAPTK, OK Recordings, Almost Halloween Time, Baby Gas Mask Records, and Ipreferpi Recordings.

The PIAPTK preorder will include a PREORDER ONLY (not available after the release date) promo DIY dart board! They are still being made, so pics will come soon. The first 35 copies preordered from each label will be on COLORED VINYL!

PIAPTK is also thrilled to be the US Distributor for the Almost Halloween Time versions, which come in unique oil painting covers. AHT hand paints beautiful covers that are all unique but which play on a theme. We only have 50 available!

Includes Digital Download Card.

PICK ONE UP HERE!



2. Wooden Wand Archives LPs Reissued!

In anticipation of the upcoming furtherance of our curatorial Archives series with Wooden Wand, we are reissuing the individual albums from the LONG sold-out Archives Wooden Box Set! With new covers, all hand-silkscreened, these incredible albums will be limited to 100 hand numbered copies each!

Hard Bargains – The more “rocking” Toth tunes, mostly full band style recording with a heavier groove to it.

Roadside Peaches – The lesser seen Toth song-type... the sincere, sweet, love songs.

Visiting Hours and Other Missteps - Full of the more Downer-type tunes. But don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of giggle-worthy moments despite the somber tone. A good disc for fans of Born Bad.

Get Right With The Goddess – A really good mixed bag of mostly acoustic tunes.

Preparing An Audience - Much like Tom Waits, Wand often writes tunes from the perspective of a character. Whereas Waits’ protagonist is a down-on-his-luck, hard living, skid row bum, Toth’s is more of a self-loathing, hard living, smarmy Southern jerk. This disc compiles some of the best tunes from that perspective.

Five Alive / First Songs – A collection of the lower-fidelity tunes, many of which are very old, and give a really good glimpse into a little different Wand than you are used to. Runs the gamut of recording type and vocal style.

Because James didn't want these albums out into the digital world, each purchase includes a one album digital sampler of tunes from all of the archives albums.

PICK ONE UP HERE!



3. Lathe Cut Camp 6! Oct. 21-23, 2017

We just finished up the sold-out Lathe Cut Camp 5, and I'm already getting a ton of emails about doing it again, so, here is the next installment. Oct 21-23 (Sat-Mon). Sat and Sun are the most important days, so if you have to leave early, you can. Sunday is just cutting records for people to take home.

Lathe Cut Camp is aimed at total newbies who are interested in learning about the black art of record cutting, or who might want to invest in a lathe of their own.

October is a great time to be in Tucson!

Buy a spot and learn more here!




4. Record Lathes For Sale!

I've been buying, selling, collecting, using and repairing vintage mono record lathes for almost a decade now. And the time has come again to start thinning the herd down in the lathe cave. If you are interested in subjecting yourself to the joys and frustrations of cutting your own records, I've got a lot of different options of machines that will be available. Shoot me an email LATHECUTS///AHT///Yahoooooo????Dawt?????Cawm with your phone number and we will chat about what you are wanting to do and I can give you the options that would best suit your needs.


Posted on July 27th, 2017