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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 "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 "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/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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  • 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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  • Bird Songs "In & Of"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL122 }   { cassette }

    It seems as if every moment of every day we are inundated with a seemingly excess of sounds that it is almost hard to discern one from another. Bird Songs and it's five song cassette release "In & Of" while reveling in layering a variety of sounds ranging from field recordings, natural ambiance, tape hiss, minimal guitar melodies and drones each sound breathes freely. And at the moments where it seems as if all the sounds produced will cave in on one another it all melts away in a sea of calm much like in the aftermath a wave crashing upon the jagged rocks of a shoreline. Bird Songs should appeal to fans of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Azusa Plane and Love Letter. "In & Of" is limited to an edition of 40 black cassettes with full color j-cards and hand stamped labels.
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  • Cestine "Other Half/Bright Encounter"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL97 }   { cassette }

    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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  • 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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  • De Portables "Eat This Eighties "
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { }   { cassette }

    Extravagant, bizzarre, excessive, Doctor and the medics, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, Commodore 64, the fall of the wall, the Challenger disaster, the Chernobyl cloud, Salman Rushdie sentenced to death, Tienanmen square, the scream of Marco Tardelli and the 1982 World Cup. Even if you weren't born in the 80's you probably already know what I'm going to talk about. Today I'm going to announce the release of ''Eat This Eighties'' by de portables, a tribute to one of the most controversial problematic decades in music, characterized by the massive use and abuse of electronics and synths, simple refrains that will enter your ears and remain stuck in your head for days and days, but also by the post punk, rock and more obsure colourfully mind altering issues. de portables presents here a brief anthology of the those years, and they do it in their own style as always. Not simple cover songs that you will listen in the pub around the corner performed by a group of nostalgics, but their own interpretation of worldwide known classics and hidden gems that makes you wish you the 80's never come to an end. I've never been a huge fan of Pet Shop Boys, I kind of hated them, but here we have a wonderful rendition of ''Rent'' and you start thinking they weren't that bad and you wish de portables will cover more of their songs. How great would ''Domino Dancing'' or ''It's a Sin'' if our favourites would embrace the instruments again? And do you know Sinead O'Connor repertorie in depth? I honestly don't, but maybe I should explore her catalogue... de portables ''Troy'' is even more dramatic than Sinead ordination as a priest being a woman with a Roman Catholic background. This is a pleasant return, after the acclaimed '' It's Time To Leave This World Behind'' from 2012 (Almost Halloween Time Records) and it's follow up ''The Killing Horizon'' (9000 Records). This tribute comes out on cassette, a relic for many, but a format that has apparently won its battle against technology. Who buys compact discs anymore? Every single copy, this is an edition of 50, comes with a unique hand drawn sleeve. This is for all those of you that don't turn the radio station when you listen to The Cars or XTC, this is for you that turn the station when you listen to Erasure or Nena. The 80's like you have never heard.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 "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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 }

    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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  • 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.
    $5.00 ppd
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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.
    $5.00 ppd
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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.
    $5.00 ppd
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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.
    $5.00 ppd
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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.
    $6.00 ppd
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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.
    $6.00 ppd
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  • Samiam "Clumsy"
    From Brassneck Records
    { NECK030 }   { cassette }

    Samiam's fourth studio album "Clumsy" pressed on a high-quality limited Clear Cassette tape in Europe from Brassneck Records. Originally released by Atlantic Records in 1994. Limited to 150 copies. [Distributed by Dead Broke in U.S.] UK Import!
    $6.00 ppd
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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.
    $5.00 ppd
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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 "To Be There"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL121 }   { cassette }

    A companion piece to 2017's "To Be Here", long running home recording project Stars Are Insane is back with its tenth full length effort "To Be There". On this new album Stars Are Insane marries the more melodic markings of its discography with the sonic foot print of the previous album that explored reverb soaked, ambient shoegaze creating a slo core opus. Serving as a collection of quasi love songs to not only others but the world around us and the experiences we have in them. Quelling the anxiety getting out into open spaces and embracing the fragility but recognizing the extremely fortunate nature of it all. "To Be There" is a collection of ten songs that celebrate the notion of being able to reflect and appreciate being there regardless of being removed from the moment.For fans of lofi bedroom pop/shoegaze/ambient like Flying Saucer Attack, Dump, Sentridoh and Yo La Tengo. Limited to an edition of 40 white cassettes with full color labels and full color j-cards.
    $6.00 ppd
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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 "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 "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.
    $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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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



  • World's Fair "We Can't Be Magic"
    From Reflective Tapes
    { REF107 }   { cassette }

    Even though it has been four years since the release of their debut album "Leisurely", Long Island indie rockers World's Fair have been diligently tinkering away, crafting new sounds all while balancing the responsibilities, and other interests of life. In the time allotted for the band to come together to create the last few years they have put together a collection of ten songs for their sophomore album, "We Can't Be Magic". Continuing to build upon the hook laden, guitar driven indie rock that was captured on their debut, "We Can't Be Magic" adds to its sonic repertoire as the album's songs shift from experimenting more with layered pop structures, a stronger focus on vocal arrangements to slower tempos and even "quieter" moments while coming back to its trademark swirling, distorted guitar sounds that is anchored by precise bass rumbles and dynamic yet purposeful drumming. World's Fair creates sounds that are reminiscent of bands such as Archers of Loaf, Built to Spill, Swirlies, Yuck, Sebadoh and on this album showing some post hardcore influences such as Hum and Lync. "We Can't Be Magic" cassette version is on orange cassettes and is packaged in a full color j-card
    $5.00 ppd
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