Out of control, drugged up, fucked up madness from Brooklyn’s premiere party freaks. Almost the polar opposite of this spring’s cassette release—these songs are confident, insane and beautifully recorded by Gary Olson. Some sort of funky mix of The Soup Dragons, Black Randy, Protex and The Fall had they recorded for Bhudda. All the subtlety of Sonny Bono trying to barge his way into a restaurant while wearing a fur vest. Features 2/4ths of the legendary Cause Co-Motion!
Following a mammoth tour of Europe, Japan & the US in 2007-2008, Stefan Geoffrey Neville took a sabbatical from Pumice. After a silence of several months, Stefan slowly began to re-emerge in New Zealand, playing (the drums) with a few bands in Auckland. Slowly, a few proper Pumice gigs were played & soon thereafter, in January 2009, Neville started work on a new batch of recordings. One of those found a home on the split single with Grouper, while the others, appear on Persevere; a befitting title for Neville’s first new grip of songs following his hiatus. Three songs comprise Persevere: “The Dawn Chorus of Kina,” an ode to (alleged) singing sea urchin, and covers from two vision-sharing kindred spirits: The Axemen (“Pacific Ocean”) and Michael Hurley (“Open Up”). Persevere is released in an edition of 500 copies, housed in textured paper sleeves adorned with Neville’s signature dog drawings. (Soft Abuse)
Long-delayed second album by Olympia-to-NYC singer-songwriter Zachary Cale, recorded in pro fashion at Bearsville Studios in 2005; the late date of release and the album’s title might give the story away. Playing solo and with full band accompaniment, this loner/Leonard Cohen acolyte plays an accomplished guitar and writes serious lyrics with poetic depth. He’s able to pull it off extraordinarily well, too, at times recalling the Mark Fry LP none of us had heard until recently. The graveness of some of this music might hold Cale back from greater acceptance, but it’s not necessarily the lightest of us that’s going to be remembered on down the line. Cold, chilly folk for dark times.
Combining the out-of-print Make A Mess 7-inch and the Captured Tracks out-of-print 7-inch with one new track. A great place to start if you missed either of those items. Hypnotic, un-twee indie pop. The real deal. Includes one fantastic new track, “I Start With Your Name”
Six new songs of homespun psychedelic pop.
Seven-song mini-LP, available on CD or 12" LP
First full length offering from this prolific artist. Released on Troubleman Records.
October 15, 2013
- SBR-095 The Men Campfire Songs 12" EP
- SBR-106 Wymond Miles Cut Yourself Free LP/CD
November 12, 2013
- SBR-100 The Hunt The Hunt BeginsLP/CD