Lots of really crazy releases out today.
2) Little Wings – Made It Rain LP – Ltd Ed of 300 LPs in covers that were hand-painted by Kyle Field of Little Wings, who is as renowned for his art as he is his incredible songwriting. A split release with the awesome Gnome Life Records in Big Sur, CA (www.GnomeLifeRecords.com), Made it Rain was originally released on cassette as part of their Echomancy series. PIAPTK, GnomeLife, and Kyle each have only 100 copies available.
Gnome Life said it best when they said:
Made it Rain is a direct transmission from the mind of Kyle Field (A.K.A. Little Wings)... brain waves reflected off a storm cloud and the nearby ocean... song droplets from Kyle and the windy mother. A chill out tape of eclectic covers, Little Wings classics remixed, a little story telling, and a fully new song to boot.
Recorded on cassette tape live in The Dream Yurt, high on the cliffs of Big Sur, California, above the Pacific Ocean, one late night in May 2011, in the midst of a gentle but unrelenting rain storm which eventually cut the party short by outing the power. "Made it Rain" is a wild artifact from the wild west.
3) Advance Base – Our Cat - Square, Lathe Cut 7" - Owen Ashworth (formerly known as Casiotone For The Painfully Alone) asked me to do a run of lathe cuts for his most recent tour. Has the tune “Our Cat” b/w The theme from the classic 70s radio station sitcom, WKRP in Cincinatti. We made 80 copies and split them down the middle. He sold out of his 40 in the first few shows, and we have the final 40 copies. This is lathe cut onto square, 7" acrylic and comes in a Riesographed cover.
Check out the new Golden Boots Fan Art Contest on Facebook!
Are you an artist? Do you like The Golden Boots? Do you collect rare and bizarre records? If you answered yes to all of those things, then this contest is for you! Create a piece of Golden Boots-themed art; could be a painting, drawing, collage, digital creation, music video, iphone app, video game, tableus, mechanical robots, song tributes, whatever. Anything inspired by the music, the men, or the myth of Golden Boots.
The top 5 submissions, as judged by The Golden Boots and PIAPTK, will receive their choice of custom made lathe cut LP: Either Burning Brain (never available on vinyl) or a Rarities LP of out of print or unreleased tunes that you've probably never heard. Each of these LPs will be lathe cut onto either a new, high quality lacquer or Laserdisc... your choice. There will only be 5 of these available and each one will come in custom, handmade artwork by the Golden Boots themselves. All entries will receive free digital downloads of Burning Brain and the Rarities albums.
To enter, simply create your work of art, post it on Facebook and tag The Golden Boots (http://www.facebook.com/GoldnBoots & http://www.facebook.com/Winter8s) and PIAPTK Recordings (www.facebook.com/piaptk).
If you don't already know Golden Boots, check out the free Digital Sampler at www.GoldenBootsDigital.com for some inspiration!
All submissions are due by Feb. 20th.
All Preorders for the Wooden Wand Archives Boxset were shipped between Jan. 3 and 6th. So, please keep an eye out, as they should be at your place by the end of next week at the latest! International orders, may take longer.
There are still a few copies of the boxset and individual LPs available at: http://piaptk.limitedpressing.com/bands/wooden-wand
Last year, James Jackson "Wooden Wand" Toth went to Alabama to record a split 7" with The Gum Creek Killers (feat. members of Verbena) a while back and had such a good time, he decided to go back and record an entire Wooden Wand record with the Gum Creek Killers as his backing band. Briarwood is the result of that collaboration. Another Wand album full of great one liners ("We were all at the Wal-Mart for the irony...") and down south pomp and swagger. Limited to only 500 copies, most of which went to Kickstarter pledgers or distributors, PIAPTK only has 50 copies for sale. Only $12 each.
Even more rare, we have a handful of the Letterpressed covers (the records come in full color jackets) that were made as Kickstarter gifts. These came in two colors, each with their own charm, chipboard and white. The Letterpressed cover + The Printed Cover + The Record = $20.
Records should ship in mid-November or so.