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Anthony Junior

If you’ve been following PIAPTK from the beginning, you might remember Anthony Junior. We released several things for him before he dropped off the face of the Earth in 2008.

For the people who've met him, Anthony is legendary. The legend hasn’t always been pretty, but it was ALWAYS interesting. One of these days I will write a book about my two years of living and playing music with Anthony. The Spanish band, Notes to Myself (who stayed at our house for one night), wrote a song about it in the meantime, it’s called “Night at Anthonys”.

Like Daniel Johnston, Syd Barret, Brian Wilson, Biff Rose, and Ivor Cutler before him, Anthony has/had intense sparks of genius, unconventional musical ideas, prolific output and certain “challenges” in day to day functioning and interpersonal relationships. Over the last 7 years, I haven’t heard much from Anthony. He went through a pretty hard time during our tenure as roommates in Olympia in 2007/2008 and we parted on somewhat unpleasant terms. Over the ensuing years he would pop up and make contact during his good periods, disappear during what I can only assume were his harder periods. He recently got back in touch, is living in Vancouver, recording new songs, and appears to be doing pretty well. In honor of that, we dug out these old covers that were intended for the release of “Magical Evening With” in 2008.

Anthony Junior - Animal Feet Are Softer Than Mine

2007 · PIAPTK · 020

Trust Series Vol. 1 - Only 25 made. Clear lathe cut with Hand Silkscreened covers.

My roommate and one of the weirdest (and most prolific) artists that I have had the pleasure to deal with.

Songs:
Frog Princess, Wolf Child, Vampires, Oh Whale Baby, The Seahorse and the Butterfly, Raised by Bears, From Horses, Squid Word, Resting Coyote.