Monday September 4, 2023

I have updated the site with several releases that materialized since our last update in December 2021. Out of nowhere, Sort of Damocles and Squints Palledorous made four full length collaborations over the course of 18 months: a trilogy / triptych / triumvirate meditation on the purposeful disposal of a localized conflagration (Throw Your Candle Out The Window, Try To Find Your Candle Again, Flameout) followed very closely by Beauty Goods, a full-length greatest hits collection of previously unreleased material.

We also have info up for the debut album by Constance Wells, Constant Comfort, Demos & B-Sides 1996-1999, a 17 song collection of previously privately circulated recordings by d.b.s., and Palomino, a surprise live release by the revered Calgary underground dance czar Eine Kleine China.

There are / will be physical copies of all of the above with limited lathe cuts and / or cassettes. We also have limited lathe cut editions of many archival releases from our catalogue, many featuring newly mastered music and updated artwork / layout. I will provide more information about all of the physical releases in a future post. Shame Spiral will hopefully be performing Dictaphone Future somewhere this fall, where you will be able to find everything for sale.

Thursday December 30, 2021

The Pierce Kingans release their fifth EP of 2021 with one day to spare, Achieving Inner Pierce, is now available here.

I have updated the site to include everything we released over the past year for Squints Palledorous, Death Talks, The Pierce Kingans, The Buzzing Bees and Shame Spiral, and also uploaded info for releases we have coming up in 2022 for Eine Kleine China, Shame Spiral, and Sort of Damocles w/ Sentimental Jug Band. We are getting ever closer to our 100th release, which is sure to be a good one.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday January 22, 2021

We had a busy week. The Pierce Kingans released a new EP, Nobel Pierce Prize, our new signing Bladee 2 did a live stream concert and Shame Spiral released our debut album, Dictaphone Future, sung entirely in Russian. Check out the new music in our RELEASES section and stay tuned for some recorded music by Bladee 2 soon.

Friday January 1, 2021

Hello world. All previous news posts have been relegated to the archive section of the website. Join the tumbleweeds over there for some nostalgic action of the plain text variety going back more than a decade.

I finally sat down and updated the website. 19 releases have been added and I think that puts us completely up to date. I have disabled our webstore for the time being but any old tapes we have in stock are yours for the price of postage. If you want to support any of the artists, please support them directly via their bandcamp pages. If you need help getting in touch with any of the artists or want some tapes, email me.

Pink Band is putting out a very good album today, Boney Legs. The editing by dad aka me is pretty heavy handed on this release, but I was originally trying to make the songs into a Hurricane Ripped My Jacket album, layering and looping and editing things in ways that I thought would make it sound like that project. I gave up and this is the result. It really is good though.

We will have many releases this year. The Pierce Kingans will be releasing an EP later this month and a double EP cassette in February, Death Talks has an untitled LP ready to go, Sort of Damocles and Sentimental Jug Band are putting the finishing touches on a guaranteed smash album, Pink Band has two albums waiting for covers...we will see what comes out when and I'll update the website when I get around to it.

Thank you for your support.