Limited Edition Vinyl Recordings & Handmade Musical Artifacts from Tucson, AZ
new Spaceface and Golden Boots pic disc singles!

This time:

The Money Mark Stand Up For Your Rice LPs are shipping from the pressing plant tomorrow! Which means we will be packing them up to ship in about 10 days! Extremely excited about this one, because it is an amazing album, and if you didn't pick one up last time, please do here!

New Stuff!

Both Golden Boots and Spaceface are busy these days recording and releasing new singles:

Spaceface: Pina Collider Pic Disc Single

When Jake first sent me the rough mixes for the new album, I KNEW Pina Collider was the hit. Quirky Throw-backy House/Disco funk tune inspired by Jake's visit to the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland with The Flaming Lips.

Available Now as a transparency picture disc 7" in heavy duty pic disc sleeves!

Watch the video here:

A handful of the Made - To -Preorder Happens All The Time discs are hanging around if you missed that.

SPACEFACE TEXT COMMUNITY: Text 901-519-2202 to join the Spaceface text club for updates and special offers and stuff. We will be running a special raffle closer to the release of the new album and the only way to win is to be part of that text club.

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Golden Boots - She Just Wanted To Watch The Sky 8" Pic Disc

Another Made to Order 8" Picture Disc Lathe Cut Single. Up for One week, made to preorder, and then out of print. Get em before they are hot!

We have decided to make these singles part of a 4x 8" single pic disc set, all of which will be sold separately one month apart. With the release of the fourth and final, lathe cut only (no digital release) single, you will be able to add sort of packaging that will hold all four if you've collected them all. We are still working on ideas for that, but you know our style. EYE IN THE SKY: In case the complete set is appealing to you and you missed out on the first single, we have about 12 leftover copies of the Eye in the Sky single available as well. You can add one on.

Listen to it here:

From Golden Boots:

This is the 2nd song in our Collaborative Covers Summer Singles Series.
This song was written by James Patrick Jordan for Barely Bipedal. We were joined by Rock Roll and Remember from Nantes, France and fellow Tucsonans Amy Rude Smith and Connor Gallagher.

James Jordan gives the history of the song:

"This is an old song I wrote about something that happened when I was a kid. I was spending the night with my friend so we could go to his cousin's, and my classmate's, house for her sister's birthday. Her sister was a couple of years older than me, and we were playing spin the bottle, and I was supposed to go to the closet with her... maybe my first real kiss.... I was nervous and shy and excited and not sure what would happen. But before we got to go, adults came in, looking serious. Another girl, another cousin of theirs, had been struck by lightning getting ready to come to the party. I didn't actually know her, but because I was spending the night, I went with my friend and his family to the hospital while the doctors and nurses tried to save her life. People prayed. People cried. You just never know how a day might go."

Flash of light fills the air,
falls upon a girl standing there.
She just wanted to watch the sky,
falls to the ground and starts toi die.
Everyone comes outside:
first there’s silence, then there’s cries.
Dad runs to daughter, Mom grabs the phone—
make it quick, before she’s gone.
Brother stands silent and sister’s stiff,
the rain falls down like a death kiss.
The air is chill under a dark sky.
This is a day to die.

She just wanted to watch the sky,
watch the clouds go up in lights,
take it all in with her eyes.
She just wanted to watch the sky.

Sirens flash on a country road,
the stretcher carries a heavy load.
Fifteen miles and the road is wet—
the rainfall has come to collect it’s debt.
Little breaths and little sighs,
little light within her eyes.
Hurry in the emergency room—
“Outa the way! We’re coming through!”
Pulse is there and, then, it’s gone:
they’re doing all that can be done.
The medical team tries and tries,
but this is a day to die.

She just wanted to watch the sky,
watch the clouds go up in lights,
take it all in with her eyes.
She just wanted to watch the sky.

Her body falls like a crushed leaf,
her body falls like a dry sheaf.
“Keep hanging on!”, but she’s letting go.
Maybe she knows something that we don’t know.
Mind and body, they fade away
like a flash of lightning on a cold, dark day;
like a stone in the mud,
sinking down to the soul of God.
All the beauty that she has seen,
and all the sorrow—they both come clean.
Silent lips and silent eyes
say this is a day to die.

She just wanted to watch the sky,
watch the clouds go up in lights,
take it all in with her eyes.
She just wanted to watch the sky.
released August 1, 2021

Words: James Patrick Jordan (Barely Bipedal)
Drums: Éric Pifeteau (Rock Roll and Remember)
Synth: Enid Gay (Rock Roll and Remember)
Back up vocals: Amy Rude Smith
Pedal Steel: Conor Gallaher
Mastered by Frank Bair
Art: Dimitri Manos

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Posted on August 5th, 2021
Money Mark, Spaceface, Golden Boots w/ Lonna Kelley, New T-Shirts, Lathe Cut Camp!

Well, first of all, I would like to apologize for the delay on the Sugar Candy Mountain preorders. Due to the next-level "vinyl resurgence" that's happening now causing huge demand for major label releases with runs of 100,000+, paired with all the Record Store Day demand, all the little guys like PIAPTK, are getting pushed back and pushed out. BUT, the LPs have arrived and have all shipped, so if you haven't received it yet, it should be there any day now.

New Site Coming: It is not lost on me that my current website sucks really badly. It is glitchy and lame and expensive. So, I am currently working on migrating to a new website platform. But, that takes time. And once I migrate, a lot of the releases that I am almost out of will either not be available, or will be relegated to the the Archives/OOP sections, when/if I put them on the new site. So, please help me out by visiting the "Last Chance" Section of the site and help me sell out of the last few copies of these releases. Because of this, a LOT of photos and release info from out of print stuff will disappear from Which is a drag, but that's the way love goes, I guess.

Discography - I finally put together a better "discography" with some info from each of the 325+ releases we've put out in the last 15 years. You can view it here.

And if you are a Wikipedia editor and would be willing to help me out by adding it to the PIAPTK wikipedia, I would be forever grateful.

OK, On to New Stuff!

This is a super fun batch of releases. A couple of releases that are made to preorder and only available for 4 days! All of these releases are preorders that should be shipping out around the end of July.

1. Money Mark - Stand Up For Your Rice LP
2. Spaceface - Happens All The Time Pic Disc 7" 4 Day Preorder Only
3. Golden Boots w/ Lonna Kelley - Eye in the Sky Pic Disc
4. Lathe Cut Camp 13! October 16-18, 2021
5. New PIAPTK T-Shirts!

Upcoming releases from: Jason Simon (Dead Meadow), Karl Blau, Graves, Floating Action, Mr. Husband, Spaceface, Crooks on Tape (John Schmersal from Brainiac/Enon), American Monoxide, Golden Boots, and many many more.

Money Mark - Stand Up For Your Rice LP

This is a preorder: They are scheduled to be pressed in early July, and should hopefully ship out of the PIAPTK compound around the end of July.

A lost classic Funk Jazz Instrumental LP from Money Mark (Beastie Boys, Beck, Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, David Byrne and just about everybody else in the world). Released only in Japan in 2007 due a story as old as time... A crooked ex-business manager who signed a contract with out Mark's knowledge, then took the money and ran, leaving Mark legally required to release the album exclusively in Japan, but unable to make any money from it.

This is the perfect vibe soundtrack album for your next dinner party / date night.

Preview it on Youtube:

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Spaceface - Happens All The Time Pic Disc

PIAPTK's first YFT (Yes Fungible Token) is the new single from Spaceface, Happens All The Time. Each picture disc features a unique "Cel" from the Happens All The Time video on Transperency Pic Disc. Each of these images are available digitally to all, but YOU will own the ORIGINAL, UNIQUE, YFT. Everytime you sell it on discogs or ebay, you are bound by the honor system to paypal Spaceface 10% of it's selling value.

These are made to preorder. Preorder lasts from now until July 4th, and then the discs will be made, limited to the number of preorders in Mid July to ship out towards the end of July.

Check the video out here:

Add-on the "Taking It Off" CD/Vinyl Hybrid Disc for only $7!

Check the video out here:

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Golden Boots w/ Lonna Kelley - Eye In The Sky Pic Disc 8"

This is a made-to-preorder record! Preorder will remain available until July 4th, but audio won't be released until July 1st. But believe me, this track is amazing. If you are already here on this page, you will love it.

Golden Boots w/ Lonna Kelley - Eye in the Sky

Golden Boots are leading up to their 20th Anniversary of making music together with a series of collaborative cover singles. The first single in the series is a collaboration with Lonna Kelley (Cherie Cherie, Giant Sand, Solo) covering Alan Parsons' Eye in the Sky on 8" Pic Disc with art by Ryen Eggleston.

These will be only available as a preorder. Once they are taken down on July 4th, they will be lathe cut and made to order and shipped out by Mid Julyish.

Here is a feature about the single!

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Lathe Cut Camp 13! October 16-18, 2021

The 12th Camp in September sold out almost immediately, so I am scheduling a second one for October 16-18th!

(This Camp is PERFECT FOR NEWBIES or Folks who just want to learn how it's done whether they want to start cutting themselves or not!)

(Classes are Saturday thru Monday, but Monday is just extra practice and cutting of campers records, so if you need to fly in late Friday and leave late Sunday, you will get most of the information)


Well, holy crap, the first Lathe Cut Camp in almost 2 years sold out almost immediately, so I'm scheduling this one a month later.


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 "industry standard" vintage machines around. (if you have a different model that you want to learn more about, please ask! I may have one you can use here, or you can bring your own). You can do some amazing things with these incredible machines, and I will show you how.

We will also talk about and do a little Stereo Diamond cutting demo, which is new for this lathe cut camp!

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 because every previous camp has sold out!

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)
Stereo Diamond Hifi One-Off Records

Please Note: You are responsible for your own transportation to/from Tucson and your accommodations. However, the hotels here are pretty damn cheap. The New Lathe Cave is in Midtown Tucson near the corner of Glenn and Country Club.

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

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New T-Shirts!

We've got new t-shirts! And we are selling them Cheap AF (basically at cost with freight). We got them on a "clearance sale", which means that we got them cheap... BUT we basically just got the dregs and leftover last batch of discontinued shirts (but these are nice shirts, NOT factory seconds).

What that means is that we didn't get to pick the qty of sizes we wanted. They basically just kind of divided up whatever was left into a few lots that they sold cheap. This means we got a ton of L, XL and XXL in the blue t's (but not many mediums or smalls) and a million smalls in the green t's but literally no other colors in that one. So, I'm gonna sell the ones that I have a bunch of for super cheap so that you can buy them and gift them for that special large or small person in your life (sorry that you'll have to pay a little more to outfit your medium friend, but well, life sometimes just ain't fair.)

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Posted on June 27th, 2021
New Sugar Candy Mountain LP "Impressions"!



It's finally (almost) here! "Impression", The follow up to Sugar Candy Mountain's excellent "Do Right"!

Available in a few different configurations:
-Classic Black
-Ltd Clear Amber
-Ltd irridescent Green
-Ltd Hand Poured Swirl

If you don't already have them, be sure to add on 666 and Do Right!

"Impression" is a carousel ride through time with the Bonnie & Clyde of psych-pop, where classic meets contemporary. Sugar Candy Mountain gallops seamlessly from tripped out Tropicália, Shuggie Otis inspired grooves, kaleidoscopic psych jams, classic 70's reverie, and nods to krautrock without ever skipping a beat. Along the way Reiter's honeyed voice hovers seductively between breaking and beauty, taking us on a sensational ride through the ups and downs of apocalyptic visions, tender sunlit musings on love, and deep gazes of self reflection. RIYL: Os Mutantes, Tame Impala, Stereolab, The Beatles.


Posted on April 22nd, 2021
Spaceface and KWKA, Truck Tears, My favorite Podcasts

Well, nothing to quip about this time really, so.....

1. Spaceface / KWKA Op Art 10" pic Disc
2. Truck Tears - Truck Tears - 2/14/21 8" Pic Disc

3. Podcasts I Like

SPACEFACE / KWKA - Experiments in Escapist Infinities 1-4 (Interlude 1.7) / Infinite Loops

Long form Instrumental collaboration between Spaceface and KWKA (Mike Fridmann) also includes 3 unique hidden locked grooves. On a 10"optical art picture disc with 10" round platter mat insert to put under the record while playing it to make the optical effect really pop (best when viewed through your phone). Each pic disc was made using my cricut cutter and was a major pain in the ass. But I do it for you. Also, my daughter Ryer, helped.
There are three variants: Red and Blue are limited to 25 copies each, and the "Chaos Theory Edition" were fuckups that I thought looked cool regardless. They don't do the optical art effect, but they are unique in their own way. "PIAPTK: Shrugging and saying "It's Not A Fuck Up It's a Feature" since 2006".

WHILE YOU ARE AT IT: Pickup some of the other Spaceface releases that are almost sold out.

Working on making a record can be sort of a grueling process when you’re refining the sounds and whittling each song down to fit a mold. It’s important to be able to step away and just have a free flowing fun time makin stuff. Experiments in escapist infinities was exactly that. It mostly made in the winter of 2018, with Jake Ingalls coming up to Fredonia to work on Flaming Lips music between working on Spaceface’s upcoming record and Mike Fridmann (who was assistant engineering the Lips’ records) on off days and inbetween sessions working on the last 2 Flaming Lips releases in Fredonia, NY @ Tarbox Studios.
Each of the two would set up their computers with whatever gear they brought and whatever synths they could get their hands on at Tarbox then record a bunch of material.
The goal was originally to make a collection of loops that could go on playable postcards but eventually Mike sewed together each loop with different soundscapes based on noises and parts we’d played inbetween and created this 8 minute song. We weren’t sure what to do with it until PIAPTK had these wonderful op art lathes they approached us with.
Now these bits have a nice home on a beautiful piece of playable art.
So: I think it worked! We both had a ton of fun making this and now everyone can hear it.
Finally tally of gear ended up being:
An iPad Mellotron app, a fender Rhodes, an OP-1, 1 silver tone guitar, a poly6 and a CS-80. Fun!


Truck Tears - 2/14/21 8" Pic Disc

Truck Tears was a project put together by Paul Cossette (Sturgill Simpsons' Grammy Nominated Engineer who just moved back to Tucson to open a studio) and Joel Crocco (Tucson/Paris wild man from a ton of bands around here and there) with the modest goal of playing and recording a couple of sad bastard old country tunes (one made famous by Ray Price and the other by Hank Williams, Sr) with friends (Including Nate Mahan of Shannon and the Clams) in true Nashville Sound style to be released on 8" pic discs on Valentines Day. #MissionAccomplished. The results are great. Check them out and/or download them for free at:

Limited Edition of 60 unique 8" Square pic discs, We all got together with my cricut cutter, some beers, and some spray paint and experimented with color schemes and patterns, making each one it's own work of art.



I live for the road. Even during the pandemic I managed to drive over 30,000 road miles last year. And I love podcasts. Here are a few of my faves: (PS please send me your faves, too)

Incredible Memoir Audiobook in the form of a podcast from one of the best songwriters/storytellers to ever live, James Jackson Toth (Aka Wooden Wand). Season One is memoir of his growing up as a music obsessive in Staton Island, and Season Two so far has focused on some pretty insane tour stories.
BRADFORD TROJAN AND FRIENDS: Bradford is a Tucson staple (but a Philly transplant like half of the Tucson music scene) and has been in bands/friends/collaborating with tons of PIAPTK folks... Golden Boots, Dr Dog, Andrew Collberg. An insanely entertaining showman, storyteller, actor, puppeteer, etc and his podcast follows suit. So far he has done interviews with musicians, astronomers, musicians, etc like The Teeth, Scott McMicken, Racoon. And coming up in the next month or two will be an interview with Doug O'Donnell (prev of Dr Dog) about the Legacy of Sloppy Joe Flappens (PLEASE check out Keep on Cruisin' if you haven't already) and even yours truly.
Highway Hifi - These guys are great... their podcast covers all kinds of weird and kooky niches of music... Trucker Country, Music of Cults, Tolkien's influence on Music, Women in Electronic Music, and assorted musical legends and lies. Pretty much whatever interests them, and it is incredible how often their interests align with mine.
Wind of Change - If you like Buttrock, Russia, The Cold War, CIA Culture Wars, Spies, Drug Dealers, and international intrigue and Espionage, this is the podcast for you.

Low Profile With Markly Morrison - You may know Markly Morrison from PIAPTK artists like Skrill Meadow, Lazer Zeppelin, and LAKE. He digs deep into the weird, fringe, music world and brings out some incredible stories.

Late Summer Lathe Cut Camp?
I've been getting a TON of requests for a Lathe Cut Camp recently as everybody is getting vaccinated and dying to GTFO of town. So, if you are interested in coming down to Tucson during Monsoon Season, and spending three days learning how to cut records, please email me and let me know. I've also got a few lathes available if you are interested in cutting your own records at home!

Posted on April 1st, 2021
Mute Swan (mem of Forest Fallows) - Only Ever LP

I think this might be the only SINGLE RELEASE email I've ever sent out. If that weirds you out, please pretend like there are multiple releases and buy a couple other things that you missed in previous emails. Might I suggest the Golden Boots - Instrumental LP, The Scott McMicken Pic Disc, The Nau+Floating Action Dream Sitch LP, or the Sloppy Joe and The Cruise LP. Or if you wanna dig back to the good old days of PIAPTK, THis Southerly LP is great, as is this Lazer Zeppelin record.

MUTE SWAN (Mem of Forest Fallows) - ONLY EVER LP! LTD Ed first pressing on White Pearl Vinyl

The new record from Tucson's Mute Swan... which is the more rockin' shoegaze psychedelic project from Forest Fallow's Mike Barnett. If you are into that 90s' Dream Pop wall of Melodic Noise vibe ala Swervedriver, Jesus and Mary Chain, Ride, etc you will love this record.

(If you don't already have it, PICK UP THE FOREST FALLOWS LP... it's great!!!)

First pressing is limited to 300 copies on white pearl vinyl.

Check it out here:

Official Blurb:

Mute Swan is the louder, psychedelic parallel-project of PIAPTK alumnus Forest Fallow's Mike Barnett (guitar, vocals). Along with Prabjit Virdee (bass,vocals), Thomas Sloane (guitar) and Gilbert Flores (drums), the Tucson-based four-piece blends neo-psychedelic guitar rock with 90's shoegaze, dream pop and post-punk. They formed in 2014 when two projects dissolved in order to work on something more ambitious, with more attention to production on-stage and in-studio. Since then they've put out an LP, 2 EP's, and a handful of singles and music videos, drawing attention from the Fader and numerous other music publications. In addition to extensive touring across the US, they've opened for The Psychedelic Furs, Modern English, Soft Kill, Wild Nothing, Chris Cohen, No Joy, and many others.

Mute Swan's third offering, Only Ever, takes ingredients from the 90's british underground (fuzzy chorus-laden guitars, airy vocals, hypnotic rhythms) and melds them into a more modern psych-rock style. As it additionally draws from post-punk one moment and krautrock the next, the nine track album manages to weave multiple threads into something cohesive unto itself. While often enveloped in thick vocal effects, the lyrics range in theme from criticisms of the ruling class, to the opioid epidemic, to more personal and philosophical musings. With its experimental approach to production and sonic details, these songs take multiple listens to fully digest and appreciate.

1. Go Out in the Light 2. Burnt Almonds 3. Sedative Sun 4. 4 Over 3 5. Life-Like Dream 6. Only Ever 7. Oblivion 8. DIssolution 9. Enough Fun

Posted on February 5th, 2021