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Lori Goldston (Nirvana/Earth) & Dan Sasaki (Enemymine, Sedan) - The Seawall 10" ONE WEEK MADE TO PREORDER!

LORI GOLDSTON (Nirvana/EARTH) and DAN SASAKI (Enemymine/TJO) - THE SEAWALL 10" Made to (One Week) Preorder.

Lori Goldston is a Pacific NW legend. You may recognize her as the Cellist from Nirvana's Unplugged. But besides playing Cello for Nirvana, she's also been on countless other amazing recordings from David Byrne, Slo-core pioneers EARTH, Laura Veirs, Mirah and the Black Cat Orchestra, etc etc. Dan Sasaki has played drums with Enemymine, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Tara Jane Oneil, and Gun Outfit.

Cellist Lori Goldston and drummer Dan Sasaki were commissioned by Eyvind Kang and Eric Fredrickson to make a recording with Randall Dunn that responded to the city of Seattle’s massive seawall reconstruction project. The site, which connects the city’s downtown to the Salish Sea (Puget Sound), has been a hub of human commerce, transportation culture and life since long before Europeans arrived. These improvised songs, along with Rachel Maxi’s gorgeous painting on the cover, reflect its past and present, the life above and below the water, the land and air, and the giant tunnel being bored there at the time of the recording.

It is being released on clear lathe cut 10".

This is a ONE-TIME-ONLY Made to Preorder Item. The Preorder will be available for One Week! We will make as many as are preordered, plus an extra 33% for the artist, and 10 copies to be sold shortly thereafter, and then they will be gone. They will be available for preorder from April 19-April 26, 2017.

A Note about lathe cuts: Lathe cuts are made one at a time, in real time, from plexiglass using an experimental process. Therefore, they are lower in volume and fidelity than a traditional record. Each one sounds a little different from the master, and surface noise is also higher (very similar to the "vinyl crackle" one thinks about from an old dusty record), but tends to disappear once the music starts. That being said, they should still sound very cool, and we drop test each one on both a nice turntable and a crappy $50 Crosley suitcase player to make sure they track and play ok.

Listen to a couple of the songs here
Preorder it here!

Posted on April 25th, 2017
Jad Fair, Golden Boots/Gene Tripp, Eric Slick, Golden Boots
Hola, Amigos...

Another other month, another other digital junk mailer from the beautiful Sonoran Desert. "What have I been up to?" you ask? You know, the usual. Cutting records on the road, cutting records in the studio, screen printing covers for them, repairing and selling broken machines, watching Silver Streak a lot. Got a load of new records ready that, also, as usual, I'm very excited about. And a lot coming up that I am also, also, as usual, very excited about. But, while they are in still in various stages of production / procrastination / preoccupation with more pressing problems, let's stick to the issues at hand:

This Edition
1) Golden Boots/Gene Tripp Euro Tour Split 7"
2) Jad Fair & Friends Live at SXSW 2007
3) Eric Slick - Lathe Cut 7"
4) Scott Garred - Silver Scooter Demos 1998

PS... Just a reminder that we, like many teeny tiny indie labels are not Amazon. We don't have enormous warehouse and armies of minimum wage package packers just eagerly awaiting your credit card deposit. We have a cool, bearded, dude named Seth. And Seth has other jobs, and only comes down to the Lathe Cave for shipping duty twice a week. So, give us a couple days to get these out. We are just putting the finishing splashes of silkscreen ink and silky smooth plastic wrap on a couple of these. We believe that patience is a virtue and idle hands are the devils playthings. So we will meet you in the middle of those two ideals.

1) Golden Boots/Gene Tripp Euro Tour Split 7"
Golden Boots are on their way to Europe to tour with (and back up) their new favorite band, Phoenix's Gene Tripp. Like the darker more somber side of the Golden Boots' weirdo country coin, Gene Tripp provides a beautiful and heavy counterpoint to the Golden Boots' current "Tropical Trio" Casio Country incarnation. Gene's music is best summed up my Mark Anderson: “if you like downer, cowboy blues with experimental underpinnings then this is the album for you.”Both represented on this limited edition semi-flexi lathe cut record.

|But, WAIT! There's More! In order to use up all the wasted space at the bottom of the beautiful red transparencies, we've made some beautiful metallic red transparency buttons to accompany the records!

2) Jad Fair & Friends Live at SXSW 2007
Back in 2007, I went to go see Jad Fair play at Willie Nelson's SXSW Solar Powered Biostage. I had just released an 8" lathe cut for him but we had never met. I walked up and introduced myself. The first words out of his mouth were, "Do you play drums? Steve Fisk (legendary Seattle producer) and I are about to play, wanna play with us?" and, of course, i said "of course!" But when I got to the stage, there were no drumsticks, no cymbals, no bass drum pedal, and no snare drum. So, I played the whole set with nothing but a floor tom, a woodblock, two ballpoint pens and a Willie Nelson brand bottle of water. Jad played a tiny kids size Epiphone Les Paul, and Steve played synth. It was an avant garde free jazz take on several classics from the Jad/Half Japanese catalog. And now, for no reason other than I willed it to be, it exists in a physical form and is available on a 10" in a silkscreened sleeve in a Limited Edition of 75 Copies.

3) Eric Slick - You Became the Light/Dirge 7"

Two new tracks from Dr Dog drummer, turned solo rock frontman, Eric Slick! A far cry from his previous Soild Gold solo record of Fahey-esque instrumental primitive guitar, this single displays his indie guitar rock background and influences. Each one comes in a sleeve hand painted and scribblegraphed on by Eric himself. Limited Edition of 100 copies.

Check out the tracks here:

3) Scott Garred - Silver Scooter Demos 1998

Silver Scooter were one of my favorite bands in college. They were part of the early 90s first wave of Emo-Pop (with some post-punk flavor) coming out of Austin. I discovered them when a guy I worked with named them as his favorite Texas band a day before I found a pre-release promo copy of their (then upcoming) final album, The Blue Law, at a local record store. My buddy working the counter gave it to me, and from then on, I was hooked. And, as is my MO with bands and artists that I love, I set out to befriend them and did (I even ended up being able to buy one of 2 enormous photo collages that were created for the album art of The Blue Law by SS guitarist/artist Shawn Camp, that now hangs proudly in my living room next to my record shelf). After Silver Scooter broke up, singer/songwriter Scott Garred moved to Portland and began focusing on his long time solo project, SuperXXman and worked as a music therapist.

Recently, in preparing to release his first solo record (Tiny Little Things, check it out, it's great!) under his own name, Scott came across a cassette of OLD bedroom pop guitar and casio demos for Silver Scooter and early SuperXXman songs. Scott was gracious enough to let me trip down memory lane with him and release these four tunes on double 7" square lathe cut in hand-screened gatefold sleeves. Limited Edition of 75 copies.

Limited Edition of 75 copies.

Check out the tracks here:


The weekly wrap up: well, that brings us to the slow and uneventful conclusion of yet another missive cast out into the inter-ether; uncertain of it's own purpose (commerce? persuasion? self-validation?) or efficacy.

One Love to Jah, Namaste, I'm Audi5000.


Posted on April 5th, 2017
Lathe Cut Camp!

Lathe Cut Camp, Skrill Meadow!!

Greetings from Dunedin, New Zealand! I stayed on Mount Cook a couple days ago with a legit Nepalese Sherpa (who has summited Everest multiple times) who invited me to go on a month long trek in Nepal in May to help rebuild a Buddhist Monastery damaged in the earthquake a couple years ago. No joke. And, as is my motto, I said "Fuck it. Why not?". But that means another month of spending/not making money, which means I've got to get back in the quarry in the meantime and scratch up some cash.

So... here comes another lathe cut camp!! This will be the fourth Lathe Cut Camp, and all of them have sold out in the past. So, if you have any interest in how these things are made, or in making them yourself, please come out and hang with me in Tucson for a few days!

Also, I thought it would be a GREAT idea to launch the amazing new Skrill Meadow LP along with the Scott McMicken record. "Lots of people will read that email" I told myself. Well, lots of people read that email, but everybody was in such a goddamn hurry to snap up In Your Dreams, that everybody pulled a Trump voter on themselves and went against their own best interest by completely ignoring anything on the site or email not related to Scottman.

Please for the love of everything holy, check out the amazing new Skrill Meadow Lp, Lost On Vacation. You don't have to buy it, but give it a gander at least!!

Just click the ALL button to your left!

Buy them here!
Posted on January 23rd, 2017
Scott McMicken, Skrill Meadow, and Edmond Benefit Update....

Well, even more than usual, I've got a ton of stuff going on. Starting Tuesday, I'll be in New Zealand for a month, then flying directly back into LA to cut records at the Grammys. Then I'll drive back to Tucson for three days for my daughter's 6th bday party, after which, I will drive BACK to LA to cut records at Shaun White's Air&Style Festival. After that, I come home, drop off the van, pick up my daughter and take her BACK to LA for her bday present... a trip to Disneyland. Then, I'll drive back home, drop her off, pick up the van and drive to SXSW. Then, after that has got a ton of other gigs on the books. So many, that despite the fact that I've got a billion amazing releases in the queue, it may be a while before I can actually get around to them. New releases from Will Johnson (Centro-Matic), Mirah, Golden Boots, Lori Goldston (Earth, Nirvana), Dread Cat & The Transitional Wave, American Monoxide, Golden Boots, etc. They will be slowly working in the background while I am in and out of town, and we will get to them eventually.

I'm also going to try to fit another LATHE CUT CAMP in there somewhere... so if you are interested, please reply to this email and let me know!

Don't be surprised if you don't hear from me again for a couple months... but then again, if you have been on this list for a while, you probably won't be surprised if you hear from me in the next week or two.

Anywho, enough flirtin'...

This Installment...
1) Edmond Lapine Ghostship Fire Victim Benefit Auction - We made almost $700 (after the crazy ebay and paypal fees) from the test pressing auction and bandcamp download. We will be working on getting a 7" and zine together in his memory. Please read below to refresh your memory on the project and please download the Edmond Lapine sampler HERE. It's pay what you want, including zero, but please consider donating something towards the project.

2) Skrill Meadow - Lost on Vacation! Solo LP from Lazer Zeppelin and LAKE member, Mark Morrison.

I love Mark Morrison. He's an old friend from my days in Olympia, and he is a truly gifted weirdo soul. He is a member of LAKE and Lazer Zeppelin, and Skrill Meadow is his longest running solo project. Mark has amazing intuition for all styles of music the sound of Skrill Meadow is always shifting from lo-fi noise, gospel, country, electronic, whatever. Lost On Vacation is full on soft yacht rock with Mark's own weird slant.

LPs come in repurposed dollar bin LP Sleeves and include a lyric insert.

Check out the full album length video for Lost On Vacation here: Burn a doobie of "the weed" first...


3) Soild Gold - Scott McMicken - In Your Dreams LP
- Songwriter/Singer for Dr. Dog returns to Soild Gold for another solo album!

You probably know Scott McMicken as the songwriter/singer from Philly Psych-Pop modern day cult legends, Dr. Dog. If you don't know them, well... that sucks for you. If you love great songwriting and amazing hooks, this is your guy. We were extremely happy to release his first solo album, "IT" a couple years ago (They sold out in 8 minutes!). Now we have the great pleasure of releasing his second solo album, "In Your Dreams", an album that was written and recorded, entirely by Scott (on every instrument) in 48 hours. But this is far from some weird avant garde throw-off record that stat might infer. This is a cohesive pop masterpiece.

Limited to 200 copies on "Soild Gold Gold Vinyl". 35 randomly inserted copies are on Soild Gold Gold with Brown Splatter Vinyl". You can also join the "Test Pressing Guessing Game" by adding some extra change onto your "Pay What You Want". For example, if you pay $22.38 and Scott chose the number 38 for this release, you win a free test pressing along with your order!

STRICT LIMIT OF ONE COPY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD, ETC. Any orders of more than one copy will be canceled. And please don't be a jerk and buy it just to flip on ebay. There are a LOT of people who want this record, and we would prefer they don't have to pay 10x the price because some opportunist asshole who didn't want it bought it just to flip. Don't be that opportunist asshole... I watch discogs and ebay and I will send bad vibes your way...


SG - 4xLP Multi-Pack - Scott McMicken "In Your Dreams" + Jeffrey Lewis "Outtakes" + Be Gulls (Little Wings + Lee Baggett) "Dead Giveaway" + American Monoxide "Web Content"
SG - 2xLP Pack - Scott + Be Gulls.
SG - 6x Tape Multi-Pack - Scott McMicken "In Your Dreams" + Jeffrey Lewis "Outtakes" + Be Gulls (Little Wings + Lee Baggett) "Dead Giveaway" + Eric Slick "Out of Habit" + Floating Action "Research".


Posted on January 13th, 2017
Mythbusters Spinoff, Record Cutters for Sale and Overstock Super Sale!

1) Mythbusters Spinoff
This spring, my MVR business partner Kris Dorr and I were flown out to Los Angeles for a while to help the former Mythbusters crew do a thing. We can't tell you what that thing is, but you can find out for yourself on December 9th, if you have Netflix. Supposedly, our episode will be the first one of the series. It's called White Rabbit Projects. Hopefully we don't get totally cut out or look like complete Rubes.

2) New Zealand Pilgrimage

If you've been following PIAPTK for the last ten years, you will remember that I started the label by ordering lathe cuts from the OG Godfather, Peter King. He's still doing his thing, just like he has for the last 30 years, and to celebrate my 38th Birthday and the 10th Birthday of PIAPTK, I am making a pilgrimage down to Ashburton, NZ to meet the Lathe Wizard of NZ. This has been a dream for over a decade and I finally have the opportunity to do it. If you've got any tips, tricks, or hookups and connections down under, please hit me with them.

Releases from Jad Fair, Wooden Wand, Surfer Blood, Reptar, Salesman, ALL CD-Record Series releases, Homely Singles Blind Date Club Releases, Keith John Adams, Southerly, Casper and the Cookies, Norfolk & Western/Graves, Anni Rossi/Whitman, Golden Boots, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Amo Joy!, Javier, Solid Home Life, Devin James Fry, Grey Waves, The Crash That Took Me, Lazer Zeppelin, Saturday Looks Good To Me, Impossible Shapes, Karl Blau, Graves, Gift Machine, Nate Ashley, Carcrashlander, etc are ON SUPER SALE!

Check out the overstock sale HERE!

4) Record Cutters for Sale!

Want to cut your own records? Well, in order to raise money, I'm having to thin the lathe herd again. All of these machines are fully functional, restored, come with a starter pack of blanks and needles, and tech support or training in Tucson to get you rolling. I've got 5 lathes available ranging from beginner suitcase units for $1800, mid-range more versatile units for $3750, up to the big bad boys, Stereo hi-fi diamond cutting lathes if you got the budget and want to really go hard for $8500. For more info, email me at peopleinapositiontoknow---at---yahoo---dot---com.

Posted on December 7th, 2016