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