1) Golden Boots - White Skeleton X-RAY Flexi! After years of experimenting and trying to make playable records out of actual X-Rays, I finally found someone who could! Pirates Press in SF put my X-rays on their Flexi-Disc press and (after 5 sets of test pressings) finally accomplished the monumental task of turning this weird medical waste product into a playable record! Every one is unique and there are only 250 of them in existence! Pick one up at: http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/bands/golden-boots/products
2) Golden Boots - DBX'n'SPF LP - The new record from Tucson's Golden Boots. This album finds the Boots moving their twangy psych into weird blown out fuzz pop territory. My favorite album yet from my favorite band. A soon to be modern country-fuzz-pop classic by Tucson psych-pop superstars Golden Boots! In beautiful new covers silkscreened by Dmitri Manos (Golden Boots/Dr Dog) at Tan Line Printing in Tucson.Stream it for free here: https://soundcloud.com/piaptkshop/sets/golden-boots-dbxnspf-lp and then pick it up here: http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/bands/golden-boots/products
3) Kris Kristofferson 2xLP Tribute - This double LP in a beautiful gatefold cover with artwork by Heidi Elise Wirz is finally here!
The Rising Cost of Livin’ High and Lovin’ Hard: A Tribute to Kris Kristofferson:
Kris Kristofferson’s music might not be quite as well known as his buddies Waylon, Willie, and Johnny, (who he was in a super-group, The Highwaymen, with) but amongst songwriters in the know, he is just as highly respected. Rhodes Scholar, helicopter pilot, songwriter, janitor, actor, heartthrob, and all-around Renaissance Man. His history is just as legendary as any of his outlaw country counterparts.
And now, PIAPTK Records wants to pay homage to this living legend and his songwriting through a new double LP full of amazing artists putting their own personal spin on his classic tales of ne’er-do-wells, miscreants, ladies men, hard luck heroes, and misunderstood every-men battling the devil. We contacted all of the friends and artists that we have worked with over the years, and within months, we had over 35 incredible submissions.
Preview ALL of the tracks at: http://soundcloud.com/piaptk-kristofferson-trib/sets/rising-cost-of-livin-high-and
Tracks by Advance Base, Wooden Wand featuring the Scrivener, Little Wings, Simon Joyner, Golden Boots, Calvin Johnson, Turner Cody, Karl Blau, The Blank Tapes, The Gifted Children, Assateague, An Experiment, RFK Heise, Ohian, Wckr Spgt, The Gift Machine, Great Lakes, New Science Projects, Amo Joy!, The Ocean Floor, Southerly, Daring Ear, Matt Hopper, Good Saints, Bob Simpson, and the Black Swans.
4) U of Washington Henry Art Gallery Residency Lathe Cuts - This summer I was asked to do an art residency at the University of Washington as part of the traveling exhibit, The Record. I approached Shins/Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer, Fruit Bats head honcho Eric D. Johnson, and Seattle stalwarts Grand Archives about submitting 8 min of music, which I then lathe cut onto high quality 10" lacquers in front of a live audience during three days of the residency. The B-side of each record is silkscreened and autographed by the recording artist! The records were sold only to attendees of the exhibit. Each one was limited to 40 copies. However, I have a couple copies of each from my artist copies that are available for sale here: http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/508334-henry-art-gallery-residency-10-s-eric-d-johnson-grand-archives-and-joe-plummer
5) K Records Distro! I hand-picked some items from K Records (a PIAPTK inspiration) and we now have them for sale.
Microphones - the Glow Pt 2 3xLP
Calvin Johnson & The Sons of the Soil - K captain with supergroup backing band Kyle Field (Little Wings), Jason Anderson, and Adam Forkner (White Rainbow)
Halo Benders - God Don't Make No Junk LP - The classic from Calvin Johnson and Doug Martsch (Built To Spill). Probably one of the best albums that the indie rock genre ever spawned.
Electric Sunset - ST LP - Debut from former Desolation Wilderness frontman and filmaker, Nick Zwart.
Karl Blau - Max 12" EP - in silkscreened and letterpressed cover!
Pick them up HERE: http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/508072-k-recs-distro
6) FREE Digital album of your choice/UnBuyThat.com - My little sister and her husband just launched their new tech startup, UnBuyThat.com. It is an online market place for the buying and selling of experiences. As of right now, they have just launched and are trying to generate content. She asked me for my email list, and I gave it to her (because she is my sister and I love her), under the condition that she did not add anyone to a recurring email list, and only sent you one invite. I know you hate spam as much as me. Please check it out and sign up for an account. Anyone who signs up for an account and sends me the email address they used to sign up will receive a free MP3 download of any PIAPTK album we've ever released! After signing up, just send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address you used to sign up and the album that you want! Your help and patronage is greatly appreciated. Their next round of funding is dependent upon getting users signed up on the site.
Thank you as always!