Mika Miko: 666
EARN: A Following Shadow
Earn is Matthew Sullivan, known to some already as Privy Seals, his extremely harsh noise project, collaborator with underground ambient artist Sean McCann, owner of the cassette label Ekhein, one half of the group 1958-2009 and former member of the legendary Deep Jew. A prolific gentleman with an ear for blissful engulfing tones and radiance that go beyond ambient or shoe gaze. His project Earn stands as a testament at his ability to use minimalism as an approach to guitar playing to find sounds, exude gentle brushes of color and embrace the emotional state of the player.
Abe Vigoda: Animal Ghosts
Eric Copeland: Car Alarm
Eric Copeland is a member of Black Dice from New York. His solo work under his own name exhibits an exciting and intensely original take on song structure, delivery and approach. Since 2007 Eric has recorded and released a hand full of LP's and singles and lately has been cranking out the tunes on 7"s via PPM. On his previous three 7" releases "Doo Doo Run b/w "Fundinkdeath", "Puerto Rican b/w "The Eyeball" and "Whorehouse Blues b/w "Guk & UFO's Over Vampire City", Eric has taken and warped pop song ideas and skewed them incredibly,crafting out some very killer tunes.
White Shit: Carry Me
White Shit returns with a new 3 song 7'' that will blow your mind! Trust me, it's sick! The world of hardcore crossover dropped a big loaf in our laps and we are very pleased. White Shit is the powerhouse musical styling's of Andy Coronado (Wrangler Brutes, Monorchid, Skull Kontrol, Nazti Skins) Jared Warren and Coady Willis (Big Business and The Melvins) and a guy named Tits. White Shit think in terms that are somewhat too mentally elevated for most to understand fully, but if you read between the lines it all comes together. Make no mistake with a name like White Shit you get what you pay for. The music is powerful, hardcore straight-ahead shredding with a group of fellows we have grown to love. Enjoy.
Infinite Body: Carve Out The Face Of My God
INFINITE BODY is KYLE PARKER, once know throughout the world as GATOR SURPRISE in his youthful days. Now a grown man he has cast aside his harsh outpouring and transformed it into a lush and bright planetary awakening. Drawing the harmony of the spheres into his brain and channeling it through his fingertips onto recorded medium INFINITE BODY causes sound to bloom where there once was only darkness!!!! Yes! This rules!!!! You might have witnessed such events live during INFINITE BODY tours with NO AGE, DAN DEACON, DEERHUNTER and PODESTRIAN DEPOSIT.
John Wiese: Circle Snare
John Wiese is an artist and composer from Los Angeles, California. His on-going projects include LHD and Sissy Spacek, with plenty of freelance work with many artists as diverse as Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Evan Parker, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Cattle Decapitation, and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core). He has toured extensively throughout the world, covering Europe, Scandinavia, and Australia as a member of Sunn O))), the UK as part of the Free Noise tour (a tentet including Evan Parker, C. Spencer Yeh, Yellow Swans, etc.), the United States alongside Wolf Eyes, and recently performed in the 52nd Venice Biennale with artist Nico Vascellari.
Consider "Circle Snare" a hard-wrought souvenir. Composed and realized in the midst of a comprehensive Scandinavian/European tour in 2008, John Wiese found himself tangled deep in dialogue with his instruments and ideas. Wiese increasingly scrutinized his native tongue and vocabulary, seeking new forms of grammar and cadence, as only extensive dives in unfamiliar waters can inspire. His given electronic anatomy of drum machine, microphones, tapes, and MSP folded out of their hard accustomed formations, breaking out into a more cogent and vital arsenal. "Circle Snare" is the accumulative result, a finely detailed and dimensional evolution of an already unique voice. The circle is a spiral from the side, and the greatest trap is standing still. CD version released on No Fun Productions in 2009, This vinyl version is limited to 500 copies.
Sissy Spacek: Contretemps
Although the mysterious Sissy Spacek existed in various forms from summer 1999 to their last known gig in Los Angeles, they are practically unknown in--let alone out of--California. Their recorded output is incredibly rare and highly priced and interviews or articles in the music press virtually non-existent. Tie that in with extreme sensory assault at live shows, links to radical ideologies, and a general aura of confusion and you have the ultimate cult group. SISSY SPACEK had their beginnings at CalArts in summer 1999 with their first demo--four grindcore songs which are featured on the Troubleman Unlimited-issued "Gore Jet" 7", since then hey have released a slew of records, much more noise oriented, CONTRETEMPS brings it back, the first record with a live drummer, you could say this was grindcore, power violence, noise music.. it really is just SISSY SPACEK
Abe Vigoda: Crush
Those who clocked Abe Vigoda's transition from 2006's angular-punk debut Kid City to 2008's startling tropicali-punk Skeleton should know the LA quartet aren't ones for repeating themselves. To Skeleton's hot-hot-hot template, they now add glassy shards of 'cold wave' pop, with synthesisers, sequencers and altogether broodier beats. Scorching temperatures, icy currents - Crush is a thermal column of vertiginous brilliance!
Quail Lungs: Dumb DaDaDum
Quail Lungs is the alter ego of Portland resident Travis Bonilla. Quail Lungs makes songs for himself by himself on a 4 track recorder at his home. This debut 7" shows a mellow pop and lo fi quality to his song writing that is? easily? enjoyable. "Dumb Dadadum" is an acoustic scuzzy pop song with a driving keyboard melody and vocal line, it will? definitely? get stuck in your head and on your turntable. The B side "You can't believe in anything, you cant believe in nothing" starts out slow and droney and kicks in like a robotusin folk jammer.