Hello everyone and greetings from Memphis, TN!
My travel lathe-cutting business, MobileVinylRecorders.com just left New Orleans, where we were cutting records for the Isley Brothers at Mardi Gras, and we've got a few days to kill until our next gigs in Charlotte, NC, so we are stopping through and visiting some friends in the South and checking out the sites like Sun Studios, Ardent, etc. Next stop Nashville, then Charlotte.. If you live in one of these locales, and want to hang, hit us up!
Lots of stuff coming up in the next few months, but here is a small taste that is available NOW!
1. Social Media stuff: If you follow any of my many ventures (Mobile Vinyl Recorders,Lathe Cuts, PIAPTK, Soild Gold, etc) online, you probably have noticed that we have not been super prolific on all the many Social Media platforms. But, I've recently hired my buddies from BabyGasMaskRecords.com to not only handle my order fulfillment, but also to help me keep up with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. I feed them content and they distribute it as appropriate. So PLEASE do us a favor and follow us. We are seriously on an upswing all of a sudden and things and we are trying to really make a go of it, and YOU can help. Follow us here:
Twitter: @PIAPTK @Lathecuts.com @MblVnylRcrdrs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piaptk, https://www.facebook.com/soildgoldrecords, https://www.facebook.com/lathecuts, https://www.facebook.com/mobilevinylrecorders
Instagram: @PIAPTK, @Lathecuts, @MobileVinylRecorders
2. Mike Watt: Mountain Mystery CD-Record: Mike Watt is my oldest "Rockstar Encounter" experience from when I was 15. He is one of the most genuine dudes, and incredible artists that independent and punk rock has ever produced, and I am ridiculously excited to be able to work with him (and we have another project in the works!). But first up is the next release in the CD-Record series. This one is with Mike Watt and the Secondmen covering "Mountain Mystery" by Helios Creed. We also have some other incredible artists coming up soon, so stay tuned. Pick up Mike Watt's CD-Record HERE.
3. Bed Rugs - Two Lapse 8" Pic Disc - Bed Rugs are only the second band I've ever released from a demo. I love getting demos, but I'm always WAY too backed up with my friends' records to work with bands I don't know. They emailed me and asked if I'd be interested and I (in a much nicer way) said "probably not, but send it over and I'll check it out"... I did check it out and said "YEAH, I'll release THAT!" So, here it is! One long psych jam called Two Lapses on a one-sided 8". We hand-cut the protective plastic away in the shape of the band name from the back of the record and peeled it away. Then my four-year-old daughter and I hand dipped them in paint and we cut the grooves onto the front side. Ltd to 75 copies. Pick one up HERE.
Also, Bed Rugs is throwing a secret PIAPTK party on March 26 in Antwerp, Belgium and they've got a bunch of these records and some exclusive PIAPTK swag bags... so, you know, for the two of you on this list in Belgium, you should go and pick one up! Hit me up if you want the coordinates.
4. Grey Waves Handmade Artwork 7"s - Grey Waves is Jesse Hughey and Eric Judy (Modest Mouse). This is their debut release and is limited to 300 copies. A little over 100 of these have unique artwork made by over 30 different artists. For the most part, these designs are limited to one or two copies. Some are collaged, oil painted, water colors, silkscreened, etc. Many of these were displayed at art galleries in Seattle, Portland, and Olympia, but we have about 40 of the handmade ones to sell through PIAPTK.
They are limited to about one copy per design, and you can choose which design you want, so don't sleep on this... they are all REALLY great. There is also a less expensive, standard full color printed cover which is also limited, only 200 copies. Pick them upHERE.
5. Salesman - Let's Jump Into The Fire 7" Lathe cut - Our buddies from Austin are back with a new single, this time, it's PIAPTK's first single on Square, WHITE, lathe cut. Double sided, with two new excellent jams and water colored labels. While you are at it, don't forget to pick up a copy of Salesman front man, Devin James Fry's debut solo album on cassette! DJF Tapes HERE and Salesman 7"s HERE.
6. Surfer Blood - 1000 Palms Tape - In conjunction with our partner label, Joyful Noise Recordings, we are thrilled to release the cassette version of the new Surfer Blood album, 1000 Palms. THIS IS A PREORDER ONLY AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY! PLEASE ORDER THIS SEPERATELY FROM ANY OTHER ITEMS IN THE STORE OR YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING UNTIL THE MAY RELEASE DATE! That being said, preorder a copy (only 250 on blue tapes) HERE.
7. Forest Fallows - At Home Cassette and CD-Record Album- Forest Fallows are an incredible band from Tucson (that happen to live next door to me). Their album will be co-released on vinyl with Joyful Noise in about 6 months, but until then, we've got their masterful reverbed out chill psych classic on cassette and CD-Record (full album + bonus groove jam). Check them out here: https://soundcloud.com/forest-fallows. Pick up the CD-Record or Tape HERE