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  • :3 "Mindless Eating"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT031 }   { cassette }

    Wonderful ramshackle lo-fi bedroom pop. For fans of early Beck and Olivia Tremor Control.
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  • Abandoned Houses "Untitled Spirals"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL81 }   { cassette }

    In many ways life is a bout movement and the different experiences we have in these movements whether it is in body, mind or spirit. The music of Abandoned Houses is a document of such experiences, as its fuzzy, lo fi bedroom loner pop/folk approach is more of necessary lens than an chosen aesthetic. Abandoned Houses' music is captured in a field recording-esque approach as every song has been documented as such. The mind behind Abandoned Houses, Mike Ciaravino, states the "mantra" if you will of the project rather poignantly on the Abandoned Houses Soundcloud page in saying "Obsessed and inspired by places that are desolate, abandoned, falling apart and being reclaimed by nature. I travel around wherever I am and write and record music in the places I find, capturing a collective essence in recordings and photographs. They are all unique and contribute in different ways to the music and sounds I create." "Untitled Spirals" is a collection of five songs that pull at the heart with longing and in its desolate veil provides comfort in the hope of a better tomorrow. Abandoned Houses is rich melodically and pulling together subdued sound to create sounds that are more textured than they appear from the outset. Coincidentally, the fuzz captured as a result of the recording style employed by Ciaravino, meshes exceptionally well with this aforementioned texture to offer it a unique nuance. "Untitled Spirals" is an edition 50 numbered cassettes with hand assembled card stock, hand stamped an die cut sleeves as well as stamped labels and a insert. Fans of Abandoned Houses should seek out Ciaravino's other work with CMR, World's Fair, and Glasses.
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  • Ancient Crux "2011 Tour EP"
    From Bridgetown Records
    { Bridgetown57 }   { Cassette }

    Travis Von Sydow and crew follow up a lengthy Summer tour and recent split 7" vinyl releases with Norse Horse and Weed Diamond with a sophisticated collection of new songs that flirt with an aura of elegance and grace rarely seen in the home-taping underground. Von Sydow's meticulous craftsmanship of densely layered pop-rock/post-punk songs are richly complemented by producer Tyler Haran, lending this EP a sense of patient maturity and development rarely seen in releases hastily prepared before hitting the road. Limited to 100 copies for July tour with Kevin Greenspon. Glossy printing
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  • Ancient Crux "Stage Fright"
    From Hi Shadow Records
    { HS07 }   { Cassette }

    Following up splits with Weed Diamond & Ouija and his debut EP, Interracial Coupling, Ancient Crux’s Travis Von Sydow returns with his second extended play. Stage Fright showcases undocumented territory that is not touched upon on any other Ancient Crux release. From the swirling organ on the title track to the post punk rhythms of “Man Running” or the french pop-esque feel of “Alma Reville”.  Stage Fright is an eclectic mix of songs and it showcases Von Sydow’s songwriting ability. Includes bonus recording of an Ancient Crux live set at Pehrspace in Los Angeles, CA. Pro-printed covers/labels and hand scored. Artwork by Travis Von Sydow. (Originally released as a CDR on Bridgetown Records.)
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  • Ancient Crux/Ouja "split"
    From Hi Shadow Records
    { HS02 }   { cassette }

    On this merging of two modern punk heart throbs, Ancient Crux brings some of, if not his best songs yet; smearing driving punk rhythms with big hooks all over the place. Having mastered the art of pop songwriting, AC interjects his own sense of art into the formula, for great effect (and amazingly catchy songs). Ouija, from Florida, lays down his technique on his three pieces of poetic punk. Lyrically Ouija seems a cut above the rest, he knows how to use his words and craft said words into hook-filled songs you could be singing for days. This is Ancient Crux’s second release and Ouija’s first release save for the inclusion on some compilations. Inner Art by ART:CMR. Limited to 100, professionally printed covers and labels. Hand numbered.
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  • Anevayblue "Trails"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL117 }   { cassette }

    coverOver the course of six songs Anevayblue takes the listener on a hypnotic, swirling journey through soundscapes where time almost stands still. There is the sense of longing, nostalgia, and just simply being offered by the hiss laden, reverb soaked bedroom shoegaze captured on Anevyablue's latest release "Trails". Stepping out from behind his usual role as a drummer for bands such as Shojo Winter and Crisis Arm, all six of this songs were written and performed by Kevin McVey. Using Anevyablue as vehicle for aural and visual expression, McVey is able to capture snap shot ideas of sorts life whether it is the most grandiose of dreams or the minutiae of the day to day rigor- it is all a process and "Trails" is one such documentation of those experiences. "Trails" is limited to an edition of 40 white clamshell cassettes with a full color printed labels and beautiful full color glossy j-cards
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  • Ashley Eriksson "Colours"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST-46 }   { cassette }

    Lost Sound Tapes says: "The follow up to the fantastic solo albums 'Decarnarnation' and 'Seasonal Music' on the late Brown Interior Music. Ashley Eriksson from LAKE creates beautiful piano pop songs with a gentle touch. Album to be released on K Records, May 2013. Detailed information about the songs located at
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  • Atariame "Weirdo Goes to the Disco"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL111 }   { cassette }

    Just like any label Rok Lok receives truckloads of demo submissions and it usually takes me months to get a chance to listen to them. After listening to one unsavory demo after another I about to scream "uncle" but then it happens- I open the email and I listen to a demo that just knocks my socks off. And that is precisely what happened when I listened to Russian based Atariame. I was greeted by a brand of dark, droning, new wave/synth pop stylings with tinges of bedroom shoegaze-y esque folk. All of these sonic elements remind me of I Break Horses, Sea Oleena and even Rok Lok alum White Blush. Atariame's lush, dreamy sounds have recently left the bedroom with a recent tour of eastern Europe and the American cassette edition of "Weirdo Goes to the Disco" will only to continue to introduce Atariame to new listeners. "Weirdo Goes to the Disco" is limited to an edition of 40 white clamshell C-45 cassettes with full color labels and glossy full color double sided j-cards.
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  • Bare Pale "If It Is"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL75 }   { cassette }

    This one caught me by complete surprise and that is perhaps why I enjoy so much. And it doesn't hurt that Bare Pale writes infectious, fuzzy noise pop melodies that get stuck in your head instantly. Based out of London the trio of Bare Pale plays a hybrid of reverb soaked shoegaze and wonky lo fi indie rock, that reminds me of a cross between Swirlies, "Isn't Anything" era My Bloody Valentine, Blaise Pascal, Sammy and Teenage Fanclub. "If It Is" offers up six tracks of undeniably pure noise pop bliss and it reminds of the one cassette that I would listen to over and over again in my walkman because it was so damn good. After listening to "If It Is" you will not only find yourself listening to it over and over again but you will want more from Bare Pale. And seeing that this is just the beginning, hopefully they will answer that call. "If It Is" is limited to an edition of 100 pro duped/imprinted cassettes with full color j-cards.
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  • Blanket Truth "Urban Wildlife"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST-43CS }   { cassette }

    Seattle Weekly says: "Blanket Truth is a DIY bedroom pop collaboration between Seattle musicians Jon Manning and Eli Damm, and Urban Wildlife looks to be their last album: After seven years, the group is disbanding in early October after playing a month-long farewell tour throughout the month of September. There's baritone ukulele, soprano ukulele, whistling, handclaps, beatboxing, and shouted group backup vocals. Also, that album cover. It's the most aggressively twee album you'll hear all year." Lost Sound Tapes says: "Cassette tape is the intended format for this album! Check it out how it was meant to be listened to."
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  • Blanket Truth "Up Til Now"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST-41 }   { cassette }

    Lost Sound Tapes says: "Here's a tape that no one has been waiting for but it is here nonetheless! Blanket Truth 'Up Til Now', a compilation of nearly all the songs from the pre-'Indoor Camping' recordings. This is lo-fi to the extreme. Hand held tape recorders and an entry level Tascam 4-track were the machines that put these songs to tape. 60 minutes of music with a handmade cover, just as it should be. Each cover is unique and was pulled out of a Lomo camera brochure. Edition of 50 copies."
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  • Blueblack "Destroy"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL112 }   { cassette }

    Rising up from a seemingly never ending sea of melodic punk and hardcore bands in the landscape of Long Island underground music , Blueblack's massive, clamorous din stands out. And not like some irritating sore thumb, or even a local curio but as welcome breath of fresh air. Blueblack is a powerful, instrumental experimental post rock trio that creates powerful waves of distorted sound interlocked ever so deftly with hypnotic rhythms that comes off like an amalgamation between Mono, Swans, Neurosis, Russian Circles and Reighnbeau. Carving out a niche for themselves within the local scene as a result of their uncompromising sound and an admirable commitment to the rigor of playing heaps of shows, Blueblack is making their mark in a region that seldom awards those whom stray from the sound du jour. "Destroy" is a thunderous 7 song effort that builds upon the foundation laid with their self released eponymous cd. There are lush, subdued moments coupled with bombastic distortion overload that bears a tinge of psychedelic, hazy riffing. "Destroy" will soothe you right before it ,without apology, "destroys" you. Limited to an edition of 50 black clam shell cassettes with black & white labels and glossy double sided j-card.
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  • Branches "Ninguem e como tu"
    From Solid Melts
    { SM017 }   { cassette }

    Brillant swirling sounds of texture. 5 tracks packaged in vibrant j cards and pro duped yellow cassettes.
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  • Campfire Fight "s/t"
    From Rack & Ruin Records
    { }   { cassette }

    Campfire Fight was a recording project formed in Sheffield, UK around the Summer of 2006. The group had come together after being asked to provide the soundtrack for the re-release of Canadian film-maker Larry Kent’s abandoned 1962 short Hastings Street. The music intended for the film was never used, but excerpts from the soundtrack are contained on this, their self-titled debut. The remixed and remastered cassette version of Campfire Fight includes one bonus track and recycled artwork. Each copy is handmade and unique!
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  • Cestine "Other Half/Bright Encounter"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL97 }   { cassette }

    *7 copies left* Together, Dominic Coppola and Theodore Schafer form the experimental/ambient duo that is Cestine. Seemingly out of nowhere their 2013 digital only debut release, "Pressed" impressed me so with its minimal, drone compositions that I reached out to them to express my interest in their work. At some point I offered an interest to document Cestine's work on Rok Lok and sometime later here we are with the duo's latest work "Other Half/Bright Encounter". This two song cassette showcases two lengthy tracks of minimal ambiance that is performed with such a mature sense of timing and restraint, where the natural dynamics of the compositions just flow. Cestine locks into warm sounds of droney waves and builds upon layers in such a subdued manner that one is enveloped in a calm of manipulated synth drones, and honed improvisation. Not a single sound ever feels rushed or cluttered-even the field recordings explored are done so in a manner that is not obtrusive to the overall aura of the work. The spaciousness achieved by Cestine reminds of the work of Widesky, R. Sawyer or Steve Reich. "Other Half/Bright Encounter" is an immersive, introspective experience that commands a listener's attention to fully appreciate but at the same time doesn't give into the lure of lengthy, self indulgent forays sound experimentation but rather a more focused and refined sense of minimal composition. "Other Half/Bright Encounter" is limited to an edition of 40 cassettes (home dubbed in real time) packaged in full color, numbered j-cards and painted/stamped labels.
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  • Charlie McAlister/Furniture Huschle "Umpo Scuzzi/Convicinio"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT027 }   { cassette }

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    Two lo fi legends, and purveyors of the weird and obscure together on one split cassette. Charlie McAlister and Furniture Huschle-Joel of WCKR SPGT fame!! Hand painted cover with insert. No two covers alike.


  • Cthulhus, The "Songs From the Slipstream 09-11"
    From Juniper Tree Songs
    { JTS003 }   { cassette }

    from Suave Citation "The feeling I get when listening to The Cthulhus cassette that Juniper Tree Songs released earlier this year is unlike anything I have felt in awhile. I feel totally insecure, freaked out, and pleased all at once. There is a charm to this band that is sort of incomprehensible and on their cassette “Songs From The Slipstream ’09-‘11” it is made clear that this band was absolutely one to be seen in their existence. This tape has a special quality that all good outsider artists are able to include in their records. This sort of meaningless nostalgia that puts the listener in a corner and begs them to remember, that which never happened, a made up memory that opens up an entirely new world. Much like the work of HP Lovecraft the Cthulhus are really hard to digest at times. It’s taken me about 20 listens to get all the way through this tape without a break. My favorite track on here is “Glass” which starts out the B-side. It’s a pretty straightforward punk jammer with these weird whisper vocals and lots of weird guitar effects and at times vocal delay. The whispering literally almost seems to cut into you like Glass it is pretty intense. I am still really soaking this release in but there is something for everyone on here, weird noise slams, and casio drum beats layered with weird organ licks, and the occasional flanger heavy guitar. Truly an eight legged beast this one. The tape is pro dubbed and is really nice and adds to the consistently quality output and lo-fi bedroom vibe of young Californian label Juniper Tree Songs. This tape is really good, really weird, and too me is the kind of thing that belongs on this format. I love it. It’s definitely making my best of 2012 list!"
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  • Diners "Always Room"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST64 }   { cassette }

    Diners, from Phoenix, Arizona, have created a vulnerable and beautiful album for daydreamers. "Always Room" is their debut full length album following their beloved "Throw Me A Ten" 7 song mini-album from 2012. Diners songwriter, Tyler Broderick, has created a length album that is perfectly Arizonan, even if direct lyrical references are not present. "Always Room" channels the similarly sunny vibes and disarming honesty of his former Phoenician contemporaries iji and French Quarter. Production-wise, the goal was to "make sure that every song had it's own mix and atmosphere, regardless of structure or instrumentation". This is achieve in a variety of ways throughout songs such as "Citrus", "Out Of The Blue", "My House / How Things Go", and "Overcasters" - all of which have distinct and separate moods. Diners "Always Room" will be released on cassette tape and LP in 2014. Released on cassette May 16th, 2014 by Lost Sound Tapes of Cascadia. First edition of 100 cassette tapes in soft polybox cases, comes with digital download.
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  • Eye Seas "Fruit Fucking Salad"
    From Juniper Tree Songs
    { JTS007 }   { cassette }

    ”..A haunting a capella track that manages to totally captivate the listener with only the use of vocal looping. The stripped down, fragile recordings aren’t at all derivative, yet somehow remind one of a far less connected time…” -Ad Hoc
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  • Fellow Project "If We Were Mariachis"
    From Life On An Island
    { }   { cassette }

    Life On An Island has reissued the long out of print debut from Fellow Project which was originally released as a cd-r on Burn It Down/Rebuild. This early material finds Fellow Project taking on more of a indie/folk sound that is more like a cross between The Modern Lovers and Simon Joyner.
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  • Frames Per Second "The Book of Peace"
    From Friendly Otter Records
    { FO01 }   { cassette }

    5 songs of discordant psychedelic/experimental punk/indie. Weird stuff. If you like AIDS Wolf, Sonic Youth, and Animal Collective you would dig this. The tapes are limited to 30 copies and are packaged in a mini-zine designed by the artist, and bound by twine. Handmade, `100% DIY
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  • Giant Peach "People Don't Believe Me/Callous & Strange"
    From Life On An Island
    { }   { cassette }

    Two Giant Peach eps on one cassette, the out of print cdep "People Don't Believe Me" and the 7 inch "Callous & Strange". Male/female vocal indie rock like Polvo, Bettie Seveert, Helium, etc.
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  • Graham Repulski "Success Racist"
    From Rok Lok records
    { RL105 }   { cassette }

    *4 copies left* Philadelphia's Graham Repulski has been establishing himself as one of the most prolific voices in the lofi DIY underground and "Success Racist" is his latest full length effort. Reveling in a lo fi collage pop sound that is reminiscent of Guided By Voices and Moviola. Super short bursts of basement dwelling hiss and reverb drenched pop bliss that borders on being a psychedelic experience. Lo fi pop overload! "Success Racist" is limited to an edition of 40 with full color labels and numbered full color j-cards.
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  • Grizzel Toe/Hermit Convention "split"
    From Bridgetown Records
    { Bridgetown#51 }   { cassette }

    Fans of the 90s look no further. A perfect pairing of two mainstays of the Santa Cruz house show scene. This 90s-infused split is the debut release for boy + girl duo Grizzel Toe, whose gritty, high energy indie rock has launched them onto shows with nationally known bands such as Wavves and scored the much deserved title of local favorites around town. Hermit Convention backs them with a complementary approach from a different angle. DIY veteran Craig Prentice has mastered the art of paring a song down to the most essential elements: a thoughtful concoction of instantly relatable and memorable lyrics backed by simple bass guitar tunes and loops with no flash and no frills. An authentic document of raw bedroom recordings showcasing the crowd pleasers of packed living rooms on rainy nights. Limited to 100, includes lyric sheet.
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  • Hanna Elson "Singles Club #5"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL61 }   { cassette }

    It is funny how one can find out about music these days. Perhaps it is unpopular opinion but I'd say there is a glut of music out there and the vast majority of is really bad. Trudging through the far reaches of the internet to find sounds that isn't some form of regurgitated, vapid nonsense is rather difficult. And that brings me to coming to find out about the music of Hanna Elson because her music is anything but vapid. One night I was browsing Last FM (yeah I know sooooo old) and I noticed that a few artists were listed as similar artists as Destructasaurus Rex and I my curiosity was at that point piqued. If that were true I needed to hear this! These artists- Scraps E Flat, Honey Graffiti, Mia Miaou and then Hanna Elson were all monikers of Elson herself. And while the music I heard wasn't anything like D. Rex what I heard was music that was pure and had a very strong aesthetic about itself. There is a raw honesty and a sense of desperation heard in Hanna Elson's music that I seldom hear yet long for very much so. It is music like that this that keeps me interested in the whole darn thing, just hoping that someone will come along and make music that is free of all the trappings that most musician types fall into. This is the sound of someone making honest, from the soul music and I feel fortunate to share a small taste of Hanna Elson's music with the world. Hanna has a vast discography of songs that are available for free download on Last Fm and Bandcamp under her various different incarnations, and I highly recommend that you take a listen it is all wonderful music. If you are a fan of fragile, broken bedroom folk like Freakwater, Azalia Snail, or Julie Dorion , I implore you to give a listen to the music of Hanna Elson. Limited to 50 cassettes with hand stamped labels and full color j cards.
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  • i AM esper "Lux Lucis"
    From Friendly Otter Records
    { FO-07 }   { cassette }

    drawn out guitar drone with shoegaze elements. For the faint of the black hearted. shimmering like the waves of the Atlantic and icy like the Arctic Circle. 50 copies
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  • iji "Soup/Salad"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST-11 }   { cassette }

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    Lost Sound Tapes says: "Not a single album, but a double album! Part one: Salad is a new set of tight, upbeat, fun songs. Part two: Soup is an epic side of experimental pop interspersed with stories about melon. Just the right amount of distortion and an extra helping of female backing vocals this time. First pressing of 100 copies. Soup-and-Salad-colored labels, on solid white cassettes with full color covers designed by Zach Burba."


  • Jan "Let It Ride"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL96 }   { cassette }

    cover*3 copies left* As someone who has been doing this label for as long as I have seventeen years to be exact I honestly can't recall a period of time that has excited me as much as the last few years have. And that excitement is in large part to the sheer breadth of "home recorders" and bedroom musicians. So many interesting and daring creative ideas have been documented and shared with the world. As much as I always speak my love of the 90s lo-fi and home recording tape movement I have to speak as highly of how through the ease of home recording technology (heck many of us walk around with a personal studio of sorts on our smartphones) and how the internet has allowed like-minded creative folks-artists, labels and zines and listeners network with one another to share their niche oriented music. What does all of this have to do with the music Dayton, OH's Jan you might ask? Well, through the lo-fi and cassette forums of the Reddit community I was introduced to the music created by John Rademaker, the creative force behind Jan. "Let It Ride" is a diverse collection of home recorded sounds that finds the project alternating through personas that are more ambient and bedroom guitar folk oriented while other tracks delve into forays that are more electronic, chill-wave tinged. Rademaker tastefully meshes together found sound with well placed drones and swells, which creates a sound that sounds very organic and not contrived at all. "Let It Ride" ebbs and flows and hosts a variety of sounds-guitar, keyboard, treated vocals, field recordings and electronic triggered percussion but never crowds the listening space rather creates lush environments for the songs to roam around in. For fans of The National Park Service, Screen House Music, and Tortoise. "Let It Ride" is a 7 song mini album that is limited to an edition of 40 home dubbed cassettes (in real time) with full color, numbered cardstock j-cards and stamped labels.
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  • Jeremy Hegge "Short Glimpses From Mmabolela"
    From Hangover Central Station
    { HSC02 }   { cassette }

    hort glimpses of hyper-activity in the bush, collected and composed from over 120 hours of recordings which were made during a period of 2 weeks in mmabolela reserve, south africa. listening to the incredible and fascinating sounds created by the animals in mmabolela truly blew me away and stretched my mind, i heard sounds come from animals that i never thought possible.. again and again.. all of these moments (with the exception of no. 5) were recorded by sources of water. sounds captured during the 'sonic mmabolela' residency, co-organized by francisco lopez and james webb in november, 2014.
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  • JJEMMEIII "Moon Altar"
    From Mystery Trails
    { TRAIL005 }   { cassette }

    JJEMMEIII is the alias of Joseph J Micolo III, who has produced some truly outstanding sounds in the past under other monikers such as Grumptruck, Homewrecker and Guy Lupadre. As JJEMMEIII he creates some seriously killer improvisational ambient soundscapes. "Moon Altar" was created within a period of musical isolation and solitude during the winter of 2010/2011. Each piece is a reflection from the subconscious. With the physical/conscious mind on auto pilot, free improvisation yields messages and transmissions not heard in normal life. At some points I hear what I imagine it might sound like if John Carpenter scored "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" and that makes me feel good. This is the first pressing of 100 copies. They come in clear/opaque black cases with a 3 panel j card. 75 copies are on clear tapes w/ metallic red liner and 25 pre order copies come on clear tapes w/ metallic gold liner
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  • John Thill "Gospel of the Carwash"
    From KerchowRecords
    { KCR018 }   { cassette }

    The latest from California indie/lo fi folk mastermind, John Thill. High-bias clear music cassette tape with nice card-stock printed inserts and double sticker labels. Clear jewel case and download card included. Artwork by John Thill himself.
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  • John Thill "Water Ways"
    From Juniper Tree Songs
    { JTS008 }   { cassette }

    Modern California lofi folk genius John Thill offers a six song tape chronicling the drought and the impending water wars of the west. Over the course of his prolific discography Thill has proved to be a master with words and "Water Wars" is no exception.
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  • Katie and the Lichen "Yours Truly"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST51 }   { cassette }

    Katie And The Lichen are from Vancouver, BC! This time with 100% more autoharp than previous albums. After a couple of tours with Calvin Johnson and some alone time in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Katie has emerged with 14 tracks that comprise her sixth full length album. In addition to the cassette tape version, there's also a self released LP that you can get from her this fall while on tour. Limited edition cassette tape, 100 copies, for the Katie And The Lichen/OK Vancouver OK "Community Over Capitalism" tour! Clear purple tapes with white labels. Full color covers and hand stamped labels.
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  • Kent State/Airlooms "split"
    From Paranoid Futures
    { PF002 }   { cassette }

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  • Kent State/At the Heart of the World "split"
    From Paranoid Futures
    { PF003 }   { cassette }

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  • Kent State/Doleful Lions "split"
    From Paranoid Futures
    { PF001 }   { cassette }

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  • Kevin Greenspon "Waypoint"
    From Bridgetown Records
    { Bridgetown58 }   { Cassette }

    A shimmering orchestra of crystallized guitar collage dedicated to the discovery that even the mysterious and resented can be beautiful when memory is slowed down. Intended as a standalone piece, Waypoint freezes the ephemeral moment of realization as it dawns and abruptly divides on itself. This single composition is split in two complementary halves for separate reflections on both the arrival and departure from personal junctures and finally overcoming the questioning of one's trajectory to the present.
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  • Kevin Greenspon "Maroon Bells"
    From Bridgetown Records
    { Bridgetown#72 }   { cassette }

    In support of two comprehensive USA tours this year and on the heels of splits with Former Selves, Sky Stadium and Trudgers, Greenspon has finally offered his first official follow-up album to 2010's Unveiling album and Common Objects 12" LP (restocked below in the distro). Greenspon effortlessly transforms gentle progressions of soothing guitar notes into a graceful choir of blurry tape collage. The six pieces on Maroon Bells are concise recollections of a very specific set of personal memories: those first times you had dreams of disappearing, seeing a city from the mountains, being dwarfed by the skeleton of a skyscraper, and the deafening railroad tracks that threaten the hope of sleeping to dream once again. Limited to 100 chrome cassettes dubbed in real-time and 100 stamped CDrs in full-color printed jackets.
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  • Kkidss "Anemia"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL108 }   { cassette }

    *4 copies left*Kkidss are back with another release on Rok Lok! Picking up where the last cassette, "Candy" left off "Anemia" finds Christopher Edwards (the brilliant mind behind Kkidss), expanding his sonic repertoire as his brand of lofi bedroom folk/ramshackle pop finds veers of into more of a shoegaze/noise pop edge at times. Edwards seamlessly melds together dark, introspective lyrics with hiss laden acoustic guitars, tremolo overload ed distorted guitars, a swooning voice, tape manipulation, and dirgy drum machines. Kkidss is reminiscent of a cross between Smog, Two Dollar Guitar and Sonic Youth. Eighteen lofi bedroom popgaze churners packed into one C-60 cassette. "Anemia" is limited to an edition of 40 home dubbed (in real time) white clam shell cassettes, full color printed labels, and a full color, numbered j-card.
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  • Kkidss "Candy"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL104 }   { cassette }

    A couple of months ago we saw the debut release from Canadian bedroom pop/folk artist Kkidss with the release of the cassette "Hot Trash" which may be one of the most well received releases in the history of the label. And that speaks volumes of the artistry of the mind responsible for Kkidss, Christopher Edwards. Tinkering and recording in his bedroom at a furious and soon to be prolific pace, Edwards, has put forth another 18 song long play cassette called "Candy". Lo fi bedroom pop/folk excess but never, ever wearing out its welcome. In fact the only thing that may wear out is the cassette and from constant repeat listens! Kkidss plays lo-fi bedroom pop with folk mixed with more noisier leanings akin to Smog, Simon Joyner, Two Dollar Guitar and even Sonic Youth on a few of the more indie guitar rocking tunes. Limited to an edition of 40 home dubbed (in real time) white clam shell cassettes with full color labels and full color numbered j-cards.
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  • Le Almeida "Pre Ambulatorio"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST49 }   { cassette }

    Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, Guided By Voices. These are bands that Lê Almeida takes inspiration from. His band name may be the same as his own name but this isn't a stripped down solo project. Lê Almeida, from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, creates catchy, buzzsaw indie rock jams, tempered with laid back vocals all in Portugese. In addition to being the chief songwriter for this group, Lê Almeida also runs the fantastic and important Transfusão Noise Records. He seems to have his hand in all the great indie rock albums coming out of Brazil, whether as a musician, producer, or graphic designer. Since 2007 the band Lê Almeida has released three EPs, three singles, one LP and a split single with fellow Brazilian band Top Surprise. Pré Ambulatório is a 9 song EP with 2 bonus tracks on the cassette tape version. Highly recommended!
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  • Le Almeida "Paraleloplasmos"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST-71 }   { cassette }

    Le Almeida hails from Rio in Brasil and has been super active pumping out lo-fi indie/grunge/punk for years now. If you have heard the Tape Rec - Death Friends LP, this is from the same minds and should be right up your alley. This record is just absolutely perfect raw pop - if you want to feel like you're in a convertible on your way to the beach, this is the perfect soundtrack. All art features Le's amazing collage work. Truly if stuff like Guided By Voices, Built to Spill, Butterglory, Pixies, Sonic Youth, and 90's indie in general spark your interest, this is guaranteed to please. Aysia says it might be her favorite album ever.
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  • Love Letter "It Brought us Something We Had to Know"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL89 }   { cassette }

    cover*1 copy left*Listening to "It Brought Us Something We Had to Know" by Love Letter is akin to waking from a dream so vibrant but as you wake trying to reveal every layer of the slumbered experience becomes difficult. You try to slowly replay every bit and piece from the dream but you are left with such gaping holes that you just want to go back to sleep so you can perhaps reconnect with a memory of it. The washed out, shoegazing drones of Love Letter engages on a hypnotic level where every time a new layer is revealed. Washes of sound just pour over you with each listen with layers of fuzzy, blown out waves of guitar drones that focus on creating a mood as opposed to commanding one's attention with a melody. And that is not to say Love Letter is devoid of melody or harmony for that matter because that would be absolutely an incorrect assertion, it is just how those familiar sonic ideals are expressed are done so in manner that is different and more focused in enveloping the listeners attention in rewarding experience that while esoteric in nature is one that has powerful results. The sounds of Love Letter reminds me a lot of Paper Armies, Asuza Plane and Mono to create a wonderful shoegaze/post rock hybrid. "It Brought Us Something We Had to Know" is limited to an edition of 50 home dubbed cassettes with full color , numbered j-cards and hand stamped labels.
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  • Love Letter "Gentle Memories"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL93 }   { cassette }

    The second release from Love Letter from Rok Lok this year is a testament to just how much the sounds that this project creates resonates in me that I feel the urge to document as much of it as I can. "Gentle Memories" offers two lengthy tracks that ebb and flow in a dense mix of monolithic waves of reverberated guitar driven crescendos, the juxtaposition of howling guitar echos and lush, ambient drones, distinct introspective guitar line melodies and found sound natural ambiance of field recordings. With over thirty minutes of pure aural bliss, Love Letter continues in the patterns found on the prior cassette release of "It Brought Us Something We Had to Know" but takes the listener to new places. I encourage you as a listener and lover of music to clear your mind of all the noise that our daily lives bring, imagine a place or a feeling you want to explore and let Love Letter's "Gentle Memories" be your guide. "Gentle Memories" serves as a "love letter" of sorts to the core of one's self and the journey that we all embark on from birth to death. Love Letter plays a form ambient, droning shoegaze/post rock that is a mix between Paper Armies, Mono and Godspeed! You Black Emperor. "Gentle Memories' is limited to an edition of 50 home dubbed (in real time) cassettes packaged in full color, numbered j-cards with hand painted/stamped labels.
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  • Love Letter "A Very Young Mountain"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL119 }   { cassette }

    We last heard from Love Letter with 2015's "Collecting Loss" lathe cut 10 inch which saw the project implement a greater emphasis on vocal arrangements and what I have often referred to as a brand of lofi bedroom "lullaby pop", however, with this new release the project continues to veer into new sonic territories. "A Very Young Mountain" takes the hypnotic, reverb soaked guitar humming of the first two releases but crosses it with more of a field recording, patchwork approach to create a truly organic collection of sounds. Washes of furiously strummed guitar melodies, that bend within a multitude of colorfully shaped tones enveloped within a wall of sound that as it unfolds illustrates in mind perfectly the long journey of growth that a young mountain embarks on to one day reach the heavens-and we are all mountains or have the ability to be. "A Very Young Mountain" is simultaneously the sound of discovery, innocence, solace, longing, reflection, and transcendence all communicated through the canvas of sprawling post rock "anthems" of sorts. For fans of Godspeed You Black Emperor, Azusa Plane, Paper Armies and Mariposa. "A Very Young Mountain" is limited to an edition of 40 C-30 black clam shell cassettes with full color printed labels and packaged in a full color, glossy j-card with beautiful photographic artwork captured in the wild of the Pacific Northwest.
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  • M A T H "Sponge"
    From Juniper Tree Songs
    { JTS014 }   { cassette }

    West Covina's M A T H plays endearing and melodic lofi bedroom pop/folk. Introspective, spaced out and super catchy.
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  • Matt Seigne "The Mystic Feathers"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT029 }   { cassette }

    Rustic, bedroom folk/acoustic crooning. Limited Edition of 50 copies with handmade handrawn - each individually designed - sleeves.
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  • Mike Naideau "4 Track Demos"
    From Life On An Island
    { }   { cassette }

    Lo fi, bedroom indie rock & 4 track tinkering by Mike Naideau of Giant Peach
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  • Mike Naideau "Singles Club #6"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL62 }   { cassette }

    A few years ago I started developing a relationship with the Long Island label Life On An Island, a label who I admire a great deal. In some ways I feel our two labels a very alike- we take pride in documenting the music that our friends are creating here on Long Island but also representing a very diverse range of sounds. Most of my dealings with Life On the Island were through Mike Naideau, who also plays in the wonderful band Giant Peach whom you should all be aware of. My first introduction to Naideau's music was however the home recorded music he did under the name of Blood Soda and then later his own name. Naideau has a knack for mixing fuzzy guitar tones, intelligent lyrics, and field recordings to create a brand of psychedelic bedroom pop. In some ways you can certainly see what Naideau does bring creatively to the table in Giant Peach but here you get to witness it do its own thing. In Naideau's entry in the Rok Lok Singles Club he contributes two tracks of fuzzy bedroom art rock/pop that reminds of Polvo as well Libraness- the solo project of Ash Bowie of Polvo. Limited to numbered 50 cassettes with hand stamped labels and black & white, numbered j cards.
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  • Morgue Toad "Buzzing Vibrations"
    From Juniper Tree Songs
    { JTS006 }   { cassette }

    { out of stock }
    A dense dark collage of noise and bedroom folk with shards of pop melody jutting through the wreckage. The new sound of miserable. Lo fi bedroom folk for fans of Paste, Refrigerator and Moon Socket


  • Mormon Toasterhead "Memory/Monument"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { R95 }   { double cassette }

    *7 copies left* The last Mormon Toasterhead release on Rok Lok, "Summer" was more of a document of fragile, sappy immediate bedroom pop and while the double album "Memory" and "Monument" certainly have their elements of reveling in pop, however, the main focus seems to be more about mood and environment. Both of these albums excel at displaying emotive sprawls of ambient, minimal soundscapes. A keyboard drone here, a simple chill percussive loop there, sounds that crackle, and spaced out melodies over there- "Memory" and "Monument" play as brooding soundtrack to ones life and I think with these two companion albums that is exactly what Mormon Toasterhead's Ben Klawans was hoping to achieve. The compositions presented here shine in their use of space and creating emotion and depth without needlessly layering sounds. If you enjoyed 2013's "Change Change Change" cassette on Ritual Tapes you will see "Memory" & "Monument" as a continuation of what that tape so fantastic. "Memory" & "Monument" are two companion albums that are double cassette release packaged in a double wide norelco box features full color j-cards for each album and comes with full color printed labels. Limited to an edition of 35.
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  • National Park Service, The "Winter Clothes"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL86 }   { cassette }

    Since 2011 Cleveland, OH based The National Park Service, the project of one Bill Delaney has been quietly building a extraordinarily prolific discography of home recorded forays into ambient folk, drone, disjointed guitar driven indie rock, and sound collages that excel in reeling in a listener to experience moods not only in a internal, introspective sense but from an environment standpoint. Perhaps it is the literature major in me that sees The National Park Service as an aural extension of Transcendentalist ideals. Since the project's inception Delaney has predominately relied on releasing and sharing his music in the digital format via Bandcamp. Currently he has sixteen releases solely available in the digital format though given Delaney's penchant for churning quality music in droves that number could certainly expand considerably by the time you read this. However, a mutual comrade within the tape label community, Lilly Tapes & Discs, was the first to bring the music of The National Park Service to folks in a tangible form first with the split cassette with Squanto and the concurrent collaborative cd-r with Squanto in 2012, and then a couple of months ago with the beautiful full length cassette "I Was Flying". And now Rok Lok Records is thrilled to offer The National Park Service's music in a physical form as well because while the digital format is certainly great to share music it is my belief that to truly appreciate Delaney's masterful compositions one must listen to all the songs in a unedited sequence, which is an experience that only a physical format such as a cassette can truly offer. And once you put "Winter Clothes" in your cassette player you will know this first hand to be true, and it becomes apparent that The National Park Service isn't a collection of home recording experiments but a work with a very calculated purpose. "Winter Clothes" is the fourth physical release within the vast output of The National Park Service, and it is a work that meshes ambient soundscapes, layers of wavy guitar sounds and melodies, dissonant guitar noodling, knob twisting and glitching electronic sounds, and isolated, introspective slices of minimal bedroom folk to create a multi-layered experience that will captivate a listener for multiple sittings. "Winter Clothes" is limited to 50 home dubbed cassettes with stamped labels and full color, numbered j-cards
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  • National Park Service/Squanto "split"
    From Lilly Tapes & Discs
    { LTD03 }   { cassette }

    Originally meant to be a small digital-only bonus to release alongside the NPS & Squanto album, this project quickly took on a life of its own. NPS’s side begins with “Head For the Mountains,” with blown-out drones and electric blues mumblings filling a desolate landscape that would make Steven R. Smith proud. After that he evens things out with “The Orphan,” which may be a little on the calmer side, but by no means is it soothing - after a brief flirtation with some manipulated guitar ruminations, the track gives way to an unsettling vacuum of sound, only vaguely hinting at something you may want to worry about. On the B side is Squanto’s “Like a Magnet, Always,” a 25-minute track that pulls the listener through a nightmarish valley littered with warped and broken tapes, and haunted by the pieces of music that were inside them. The fourth official release from Lily Tapes & Discs. Released in an edition of 40 pro-dubbed chrome tapes from National Audio Company, the best of the best. Packaged in “Brad Pak” cases from Stumptown Printers, decorated and numbered by hand here at LTD headquarters.
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  • Nod and the Hob Goblins "Nod and the Hob Goblins"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST-47 }   { cassette }

    Lost Sound Tapes says: "Nod And The Hob Goblins is the mystical, magical band featuring Jenny Williams of Pet Dander and Hjemmelaede and a rotating cast of players and singers from Middle Earth. Doo wop music invoked from deep within the forbidden forest. Edition of 100, clear green tapes (of course) and full color, 4 panel j-card. Digital download available through Bandcamp."
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  • Ok Vancouver Ok "Food Shelter Water"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST52 }   { cassette }

    Long time project of Jeff Johnson, OK Vancouver OK, back with an album as a trio! 10 songs and 4 bonus tracks. This is the most focused and fully realized OK Vancouver OK release to date. Each member of the band compliments the others while having their own distinct and unique characteristics. The album was produced by Eli Moore of the band LAKE with the exception of the song "Loving You", which was recorded by Jeff at home, solo. In addition to the cassette tape version, this album is also available on LP by Kingfisher Bluez Records. Limited edition cassette tape, 100 copies, for the OK Vancouver OK/Katie And The Lichen "Community Over Capitalism" tour! White tapes with pale blue labels. Stand in Vancouver, BC on a sunny day and hold this tape up to the sky, it will be camouflaged. Full color covers and hand stamped labels.
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  • Only Ghost in Town, The "Peculiar Smiles: 2010-2015"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL107 }   { cassette }

    *4 copies left* I recall where I first met Dan Saraceni-it was at the Rok Lok Records 10 Year Anniversary Showcase at the Knitting Factory. We spoke briefly and then we later started chatting on Myspace and email, mainly talking about our mutual love of the band Further but quickly that spread into all things lo-fi, indie rock, indie pop and shoegaze. Not too long after Dan showed me the first track he recorded for his new project The Only Ghost in Town and I was blown away. It sounded like all the bands he and I would talk about rolled into one. That track "Like Candy" was included in the debut release from The Only Ghost in Town, "The Summer Was Over Before It Began". I would go on to release several more excellent releases for The Only Ghost In Town, and the project has matured a great deal releasing several other great cassettes on other labels. Time has expired and as such has seen these early releases from The Only Ghost in Town so I saw it fitting to talk Dan into releasing a cassette that collected all of the eps, comp tracks and rare tracks. Fortunately he agreed to allow me the honor of releasing "Peculiar Smiles: 2010-2015" cassette. This releases features material from the "Hidden East Coast EP", cd/lathe cut 7 inch, "I Live in the Capital of Pain: Singles Club #2" cassette, compilation tracks, and a few previously digital only releases. For fans of those who dig indie pop/lofi/shoegaze stuff like Veronica Lake, Lenola, Further, etc. This cassette is limited to an edition of 50 home dubbed (in real time) C-60 white clam shell cassettes with full color j-cards and printed labels.
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  • Only Ghost in Town, The "All of the Stars Are For You"
    From Kat Kat Records
    { KKR011 }   { cassette }

    The Only Ghost In Town needs little introduction. But for those of you that aren't familiar, meet Dan Saraceni. Not only is he the prolific mastermind behind The Only Ghost In Town, he is also one fourth of the much respected and renowned By Surprise (Kat Kat Records / Topshelf Records / Runner Up Records). With his newest release, Saraceni has honed his songwriting craft - melding the ethereal fuzzy elements of shoegaze with the hook-laden accessibility of your favorite lo-fi indie bands - from both past and present. Though only three songs long, All Of The Stars Are For You provides a perfect soundscape for many lazy summer afternoons to come. Limited to 50 clear cassettes
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  • Order Anura "Order Anura"
    From self released
    { }   { cassette }

    Bedroom shoegaze and droney/somber keyboard bedroom pop. Good stuff! Think Orange Cake Mix meets Azusa Plane.
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  • Outside the Museum "Souvenirs"
    From Correspodence Tapes
    { CT01 }   { Cassette }

    Masterful,lush indie pop from the United Kingdom. If you are into Jens Lekman or Yukon you will enjoy this tape. This latest effort is even better than the previous releases which were easily some of my favorite indie pop releases of the last few years.
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  • Outside the Museum "With Clouds"
    From self released
    { }   { cassette }

    Wonderfully ramshackle, minimal folk and bedroom pop courtesy of UK based song writer Benjamin Catt. For fans of Mt Eerie.
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  • Pall Jenkins "Live in Osimo"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT046 }   { cassette }

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  • Philippe Guislain "Werkelijk Waar"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT043 }   { cassette }

    Excellent lo-fi bedroom pop/folk. Very reminiscent of stuff that would come out on Unread or Shrimper.
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  • Restaurnaut "Birth"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL100 }   { cassette }

    Based out of Chino Hills, CA Restaurnaut sounds like an indie jug band as it revels in playing a unique, hodge podge brand of bedroom pop that is as infectious as it is adventurous. With a ukulele, a drum machine, layers of vocals and touches of keyboard, Restaurnaut's Nick Dolezal creates a brand of lo-fi bedroom pop that has a folk ting at times. Restaurnaut recalls the sounds of Furniture Huschle, Half Handed Cloud, and Charlie McAlister, while lyrically it recalls the social mindfulness and political consciousness of Plan-It-X artists in the late 90's. With cassette releases via Almost Halloween Time and Dolezal's own Kerchow Records, Rok Lok is thrilled to give "Birth", recorded in the summer of 2013, the proper release it deserves. "Birth" is comprised of ten infectious, folky bedroom pop tunes which are all packed into C-30 white clamshell cassettes with full color labels and full color numbered j-cards. Limited to an edition of 40.
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  • Shivering Window "Dare to Be Nothing"
    From Juniper Tree Songs
    { JTS011 }   { cassette }

    The latest full length from Long Beach, CA's gloomy, lofi bedroom pop act Shivering Window. Tape hiss overload, and one noise laden pop tune after another. "Dare to Be Nothing" is one of the year's best releases.
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  • Shizukesanonakami "Silent Substance"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT017 }   { cassette }

    { out of stock }
    Perfect lo fi bedroom psychedelia. Experimental yet hauntingly catchy. Beautiful hand painted artwork limited to 50 copies.


  • Stars Are Insane "To Be Here"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { rl116 }   { cassette }

    The ninth full length album, "To Be Here", from long time bedroom music project, Stars Are Insane goes in a completely different direction than the last album, "Pop Industry". Where "Pop Industry" was a document of lo-fi bedroom pop overload, "To Be Here" finds Stars Are Insane in more of reverb soaked, hazy serene back drop. "To Be Here" is a document of reflection, solace and longing, and how those ideas can co-exist but also conflict one another. On this cassette there are 10 songs that mix together elements of bedroom shoegaze, ambient, folk as and post rock/slow-core to create a tapestry of layered sound. The songs on this cassette are similar to the style of songs found on the "When Last We Met" EP which came out on Almost Halloween Records as well as the "Desert Blue" lathe cut postcard. "To Be Here" is limited to an edition of 40 white clam shell cassettes with full color, glossy j-cards and full color printed labels.
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  • Stars Are Insane "9 Untitled Songs"
    From Friendly Otter
    { FO049 }   { cassette }

    A reissue of the 2005 album "9 Untitled Songs" which was previously only available as a cdr release. Friendly Otter has been kind enough to bring this album back to life after being out of print for nearly a decade.Hand painted black clamshell cassettes and numbered cardstock covers. Originally written to have it's compositions selected for use in an original film. Following in the tradition of previous Stars Are Insane releases the songs captured here showcase a wide palette of minimalistic ambient sounds that linger and slowly ebb and flow to create songs out of mere washes of sound. Taking nods from such shoegazing noise torch bearers My Bloody Valentine as well as contemporary atmospheric indie rock giants as Explosions in the Sky, Stars Are Insane is able to take sounds and found melodies that may be deemed useless by the casual songwriter and cultivates such lush compositions that bears more resemblance to atmospherics rather than just songs."Nine Untitled Songs" should serve as primer to new fans and as an aural listening pleasure to long time fans of this cult four track recording project.
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  • Stars Are Insane "When Last We Met"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT042 }   { cassette }

    { out of stock }
    Four songs inspired by a trip that I took along the west coast in the winter of 2014. "When Last We Met" continues to build upon the sonic territories that the Stars Are Insane discography has embarked on in recent releases such as the Singles Club cassette and the split with Monogamy. Beautiful hand painted covers by Luigi at Almost Halloween Time.


  • Stars Are Insane/Monogamy "split"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL85 }   { cassette }

    This has been a split that I feel even though really came together in a few months in reality was a couple of years in the making. For some reason I felt when I started corresponding with D Alffred Lyons (Monogamy) that our two projects would do a split release at some point. We have had such a mutual respect for each other's projects that it just made sense. On my side, my Stars Are Insane project offers two songs that focus on building ambient sounds underneath layers of minimal guitar melodies, warm synth drones, and volume swells. If you enjoyed the Stars Are Insane entry in the Singles Club Cassette Series last year then you will certainly enjoy this side of the split. On the flip side Monogamy gets things started with a fuzzy guitar, low end heavy post punk romp which eventually explodes and crawls into a loose, lounge piano crooner before culminating with a power violence/electronics skronk fest. Monogamy's three tracks continue in the tradition of what I love about this project-you never know what you are going to get! This home dubbed cassette is limited to an edition of 50 with full color, numbered j-cards and hand stamped labels.
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  • Stephen Steinbrink "Yellow Canary Jumpsuit"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST-36 }   { cassette }

    Lost Sound Tapes says: "Stephen Steinbrink (aka French Quarter) released 'Yellow Canary Jumpsuit', a compilation tape of sorts in 2010 on Le Horror Records that sold out too quickly. This is a high quality reissue of the original cassette with liner notes that were previously not included. The album collects b-sides, covers, and collaborations recorded between 2006 and 2010. Despite it technically being a compilation, 'Yellow Canary Jumpsuit' is much more than just the sum of its parts. Steinbrink is one of the finest songwriters in this country and I stand by this claim. First edition of 100 professionally duplicated cassettes, solid red cassette shell, full color covers, and a digital download.
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  • Tapes & Tubes "Man In the Window"
    From self released
    { }   { cassette }

    Adobe and Teardrops says " …As always, the three tracks create a mystical atmosphere that is slightly creepy (Austin Potter’s hoarse sing-whisper half-submerged in jangling guitars and thrumming background noise can just as easily send you into slumber as jolt you out of it) but ultimately rewarding — spiritual, even, if you go in with the right mindset. Potter’s yearning and isolation are driven home by his unique vision. The songs feel fragile, like if you listen a little too closely they’ll pop like a bubble." 3 song C-12 cassette
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  • Tapes & Tubes "27"
    From self released
    { }   { cassette }

    Cassette Love says: …Tapes & Tubes does a fantastic job of capturing that West Coast indie/folk analogue vibe. It’s almost as if the listener is sitting next to a lake in the middle of Washington chilling next to a fire… wearing full flannel of course. The tape sounds like one might expect from an indie singer songwriter, but is defiantly on the great side of the home studio expectation. The sound almost seems to transport the listener to the artist’s world, as if both were in a Washington lakeside cabin… 6 songs C-16 cassette
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  • Thunder Bunny/Devin Dart "See It In Color"
    From Felt Cat Records
    { FCR-80 }   { cassette }

    This tape is for summer, homie. These bright spots will getcha out on your porch or general front yard region with some cheap beer and your best friends. For real. Five tracks of total dusk-adventure-dream-pop to put you in the mood. Devin Dart bangs away on two tracks with a shimmering bridge of pure light between them. Thunder Bunny starts his side slow and gooey, and finishes with the pop epic “Simple Days,” 5 minutes plus of warm and fuzzy rock ‘n fucking roll. This shit is just lovely. You will want this for those romantic drunk nights that will soon be every night. March 2012, edition of 53
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  • V/a "Life On An Island Comp #3"
    From Life On An Island
    { }   { Cassette }

    Spraypainted cassettes with a 11 x 14 poster. Featuring tracks from Crow Bait, Haircut, Pure Joy, The Fish, Rations, Giant Peach, Punks On Mars, Nude Beach, CH-Rom, Wax Phantom, Ink Mouth, Pasha, Luke Holstein, Screen House Music, Neato Fleets, Free Mars, Stars Are Insane, and Greg Baker.
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  • v/a "Ukulele, Mekulele, Wekulele"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST-21 }   { cassette }

    Lost Sound Tapes says: "Second of a three-part ukulele compilation series! FINALLY! Ukulele & So Can I was volume one and it was released back in 2006 as Lost Sound Tapes #2. Not only are all the songs on the new Ukulele, Mekulele, Wekulele from all different bands than the first comp, there are 4 more of them (27 tracks in all). Jacob Borshard, Hermit Thrushes, Yoyoyo Acapulco, MJ Hibbet, I Hate You Just Kidding, Factors Of Four, and Blanket Truth to name a few. This first release by LST that was not dubbed in a bedroom, but was in fact duplicated by National Audio Company in Missouri. First run of 200 hawaiian blue foil tapes, with white imprinting, and a handwritten insert. The cover is a linoleum cut, block print by Jon Manning."
    $5.00 ppd
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  • v/a "Marlindo"
    From Transfusao Noise Records
    { TNR053 }   { cassette }

    Brazilian noise pop/lo fi/indie comp featuring: Suite Parque, Top Surprise, Fujimo, Wallace Costa, Tape Rec, Hierofante Purpupa, Loomer, Trash No Star, Aroflogilo Pa, Medialunas, Babe Florida, Cretina, Looking For Jenny, Badhoneys, Le Almeida, The John Candy, Carpete Florido, and Treli Feli Repi.
    $5.00 ppd
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    $5.00 + shipping



  • v/a "Our Noise"
    From Transfusao Noise Records
    { TNR2012 }   { cassette }

    Brazilian noise pop/lo fi/indie comp featuring: Babe Florida, Looking For Jenny, Suite Parque, Fujimo, Medialunas, Top Surprise, Cretina, Badhoneys, Hierofante Purpura, Bad Rec Project, Le Almeida, The John Candy, Wallace Costa, Treli Feli Repi, Farmacopeia, Sin Ayuda, Tape Rec, Flowed, Carpete Florido, Extra Sopro, and Silvo. Many bands contribute two tracks on this comp.
    $5.00 ppd
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    $5.00 + shipping



  • White Blush "White Blush"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL83 }   { cassette }

    The sounds that Carol Rhyu creates with her project White Blush puts me into a state of borderline hypnosis every time I listen to it. And that is not to say it is boring or sleep inducing-in fact quite the opposite as every time I listen to it a new nuance is revealed to my ears. The balance of pop mastery and creating layers of intoxicating sounds is something that White Blush excels at. Mixing together the lush sounds of dream pop/shoegaze and synth driven New Wave with layers of electronic derived ambiance, White Blush, sounds like a meshing of such artists as I Break Horses, Stereolab, M83 and certainly a touch of The Cure and Depeche Mode. The warmth of ambient synth vibes, and slightly distorted bass under tones, propelling drum machine driven beats are all anchored by Rhyu's voice. This five song cassette will certainly leave you wanting more from White Blush. An edition of 100 pro duped/imprinted cassettes with full color j-cards.
    $6.00 ppd
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    $6.00 + shipping



  • Will Soderberg "Apostatics Flew"
    From The Terrorists Win
    { WOP15 }   { cassette }

    Limited to 50 pieces. Electronic noise mayhem that swells and BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    $3.00 ppd
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    $3.00 + shipping



  • Your Heart Breaks "New Ocean Waves/Sailor System"
    From Lost Sound Tapes
    { LST63 }   { cassette }

    First time on cassette tape! Clyde Petersen says about this tape: “These two Your Heart Breaks albums were recorded in the cold winter days of January 2006. We traveled to Olympia, Washington and hid out at Dub Narcotic Studios for two weeks. These were experimental sessions. Improvisation, sonic tests, and large live group recordings were the foundation. We worked day and night. There was no doorbell at the studio, so musicians threw pennies at the windows to let us know they had arrived. The street was scattered with pennies. These albums are also scattered with pennies. Words & Compositions: Clyde Petersen / Album Engineering: Karl Blau / The original art was designed by Meghan Hanlon” “New Ocean Waves” was originally issued on CD by Plan-It-X and MASA Records. “Sailor System” was originally issued on CD by Don’t Stop Believin’ Records. This tape edition comes with remixed artwork featuring art from both albums, solid white cassettes and seafoam colored, hand stamped labels. No download, no worries.
    $5.00 ppd
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    $5.00 + shipping

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