Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mystra X-Mas

I have a song on the new Christmas compilation LP/cassette released by Mystery Train Records of Amherst, my first time on 12" vinyl! Not quite sure where you can get one online, but I'm sure some will pop up on the discogs page very soon.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Winter Releases

FAX 023: Weirding Module - “Sewer System” C34

Venture deep into the catacombs and let the slime drip down your spine...over a half hour of dank and glittering synth-work from Michael Troutman. Emeralds-heads take note, with countless cassettes under his belt from places like Night People and Scumbag Relations and, shockingly, no vinyl treatment thus far, this might be his most composed work to date. Edition of 100.


FAX 026: Shep and Me / Tracey Trance split C38

Psych-folk troubadour and Minnesota viking Matthew Himes opens up with some drifting ditties and outer world caterwauling (and even a Throbbing Gristle cover), and Tracey gathers a band on the B side, a quartet of Bloomington heavy-hitters covering the roamin’ gnome’s greatest hits. Edition of 100, labels are hand-painted with coffee!


FAX 027: A. Restrepo - “3 Songs” digital release

Three songs by singer-songwriter Andrew Restrepo, recorded live to microcassette by Sam Gas Can at 9th Street Park in Bloomington, IN. Backing vocals and color commentary by Justin Clifford Rhody.


Thursday, December 9, 2010


My "new" electronic music project (filmed by Ted Lee).

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Free Music Archive

I was recently invited to join the Free Music Archive, directed by WFMU, "the most renowned free-form radio station in America", so you can now find most out of print releases by Sam Gas Can for stream or download right here. More will be added as physical items continue to disappear...

Also involving the FMA, I made it onto Mark Iosifescu's "best of 2010" list!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hot Topic

new zine written by me and drawn by Matt Furie, A6 size, 12 pgs., premiering at Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Fest 2010 - I will have very few copies, so find me fast!

(it's actually hot pink too, bad scan)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kickass Annie!

My version of the "Kickass Annie" logo, the trademark of the amazing Koyama Press. Check out all the different versions by loads of amazing artists at their Facebook page.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A NEW HOPE: A Tribute to the Giant Squidstravaganza

I recently did the album artwork for "The Giant Squidstravaganza presents A NEW HOPE: A tribute to the Giant Squidstravaganza", a digital compilation of Harry Potter themed bands with original songs written in tribute to the giant squid that lives in the lake at Hogwart's. All proceeds are going to benefit the Architeuthis Youth Center of Rapid City. Read more about it on the official website, or buy it on iTunes.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jack Callahan/Sam Gas Can Duo fall mini-tour

10.9.10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Port d'Or w/ Dirtbag, Dzambala, Danny Moore
10.10.10 - Baltimore, MD @ Open Space Gallery w/ Psychic Handbook, RUN DMT, Last Eyes, Daytime
10.11.10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Germ Books & Gallery w/ Noah Anthony, Two Years on Welfare
10.12.10 - New Haven, CT @ the Nursery w/ the Als, Joe Rumrill, Peter Cunningham, Mike Birnbaum, Lemmy Gurtowsky

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


a commissioned sketch!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sketchbook #1

In an attempt to update this blog more frequently, as well as to balance out the heavily music-themed lean as of late, I'll be intermittently posting sketchbook spreads during the lulls. Let's see how long it takes before I run out of those too...

Also, for those in the Boston area, I'll be attending the first ever Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) next Saturday, September 25th at the Art Institute of Boston. I'm sharing a table with good friends Chuck Forsman, Melissa Mendes, and José Olivares. I'll be the one nursing a bag of Fritos.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Listening

FAX 012: Sord - "Endless Muselike Vision" C30

A demented duo from Brattleboro, VT, Sord is lookalike lovers, like Mates of State but totally fucked. Featuring members of acts like Nals Goring, Horse Boys, and Heat Wilson, this cassette is 30 minutes of aggressive pop drive-by, tape manipulation, and the skewed skits of Russian immigrants. More recently having expanded into a quartet and changing their name to Easy Street, this may just be one of the last few Sord recordings to exist. Comes sealed in a small manila envelope with xerox insert and features partial production work from Chris Cooper of Fat Worm of Error fame.



FAX 013: Happy Jawbone Family Band - "On the Wrong Side of the Candy Machine" CD-R

I'm actually pretty disappointed that the most I could do for this album was to release it in CD-R format when it really deserves so much more. Still, Brattleboro's (by way of Colorado) Happy Jawbone Family Band has made one of the most creative and exciting pop records I have heard in years, with 40 songs and over an hour of music that will capture your heart, feed it LSD, dance to records with it all night, then tuck it in with a kiss as the sun rises. For fans of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, the Beatles, music, etc. Discs come wrapped in cardstock in a hand-numbered edition of 100, sealed in poly bags with a lollipop! Get them tambourines in tune, babay...



Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sam Gas Can - "Dog Dance"

ltd #78: Sam Gas Can - "Dog Dance" C22
(Digitalis Limited Editions)

from the label:
"sam gas can is one to leave you wondering endlessly and wandering aimlessly. it all starts with a low-key dance party for your favorite haunted asylum. manic voices and near-tribal beats plummet like a meteor through the clouds. you walk into this mental ward with no fucken clue how you got there. luckily there's clarity on the horizon in the form of uber-melodic synth passages that will guide you like a drunken sailor back to the shore. the morning brings pump organ catharsis that's bathed in warm white light. hypnotic vocals fill the air while the melodies grind along underneath. it's blindingly emotive - you can't help but be drawn in by the familiar comforts of each note that gently takes you home. beautiful stuff from one of the most underappreciated artists in massachussetts. edition of 75, pro-dubbed."

get one here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

He-Man Fast Food Factory

11"x14", acrylic & watercolor on canvas

LSD Joker

9"x12", acrylic on canvas panel

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"if U can't Tie a Knot, Tie a Lot"

FAX #022 - "if U can't Tie a Knot, Tie a Lot": Unsolicited Music by Irregular Artists

A free digital compilation of unsolicited works from those within the Faux-Pas Recordings family, with the utmost thanks to Ted Lee for recording the audio for many of these. Tracklist as follows:

1. Rusty Spoons - "Blast Off to Know-How"
2. Student - "Against All Odds"
3. Limbs Bin - "Macchu Picchu"
4. Doctorwife/Lawyerwife - "Cold Bed"
5. Cave Bears - "Santa Lucia"
6. Looks Realistic - "Polypepticle"
7. PEISTE + Sam Gas Can - "Criminal Doubling"
8. Nals Goring - "What Happened to You"
9. Tumblecat Poof Poofy Poof - "Everything's Got 'Em"
10. Bleeding Bridge - "Zora Squirt"
11. No Sound - "Coat Hangers and Drum Heads"
12. Danny Bissette - "Small Town"

stream above or download

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hair Peace

10"x13", acrylic on cardboard

Friday, May 28, 2010


feat. Daniel Sabatinelli as "something heavy"
footage by Ted Lee

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Horse Sense

(click to enlarge)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Call All My Dawgs! #7

The final issue, premiering at MoCCA 2010, 20 pp., stamped & numbered in a STRICT edition of 75.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dead Joker

4"x4", acrylic & watercolor on canvas

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mouse Patrol

8 1/2" x 6 1/4", acrylic and watercolor on cardboard

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kommissar Hjuler und Frau/i'd m thfft able - "Stehlbare Polizei" split c47

FAX #015 - $6 US/$8 international

International sound-poetry rock of ages, the famed manic policeman on one side (featuring appearances by his wife and crying child), and Maine's claim to fame, i'd m thfft able (AKA id m theft able) on the other. 47 minutes of hootin' and hollerin' in a hand-numbered edition of 100.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

TMT Comics

"Call All My Dawgs!" will now be appearing in the comics section of the music/movie review website, Tiny Mix Tapes, alongside folks like Dina Kelberman and P.W. Elverum. It will be reposts of old stuff for a little while, new stuff to come.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nostradamus pt.2

(click to enlarge)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Inkstuds Mixtape: "Jazz & Blues"

I put together a mixtape for the inimitable Robin McConnell's Inkstuds podcast. Here's the playlist:

1. Kemialliset Ystävät - “Himmeli Kutsuu Minua”
2. Sord - “How Many Times”
3. Caethua - “The Blood Beneath Our Skin”
4. Orphan Fairytale - “Suicidal Childswing”
5. Lazy Magnet - “Masters of Science Fiction”
6. Russian Tsarlag - “Special Leg”
7. The Cherry Blossoms - “Charlie Prim”
8. Maher Shalal Hash Baz - “Different Daylight”
9. Colin Langenus - “Woe is Me”
10. Foot Village - “Brazil”
11. Ducktails - “Backyard”
12. Grass Widow - “Black Hole”
13. Dunebuggy - “Money Honey”
14. the Terribles - “Church”
15. Fat Day - “Sex On Drugs”
16. Defneg - “(untitled)”
17. Bone Zone - “I Am the Ear”
18. No Sound - “Down Sunday”

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yoko Ono in "Motherly Love"

8 pgs. + covers, edition of 100, $1

part of a series.

Sam Gas Can "Summer of Sam" c-30

new tape out from Scumbag Relations:

"Ex-custodial artist creates an album full of summer. Butterfly ditties and pink lemonade serenades. Really solid/soiled set of varied sound pieces. Ranging from soft acoustic melodies to crusty feedback dirges with some casio pop and drone maneuvers sprinkled throughout.

Watercolor cover art by Sir George Double Eww Myers.

Also included with each cassette is a b+w xeroxed mini zine featuring Mr. Gas Can's summer themed photography."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Taffy Hips #6

Almost forgot to mention, new issue of Taffy Hips, features work by me and a whole mess of people that I love. Go and cop a copy!

modern psychology

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How We Met

(click to enlarge)

Saturday, January 2, 2010


10"x10", acrylic and watercolor on canvas