Winter 2014 / New Releases – Read Carefully

We’ve been getting a slew of emails about potential releases, and we’re happy to announce two exciting collections, one new and one old.

Desolate - AloneVan Thrasher - Temple of Rats

Under his Desolate moniker, Flint, Michigan multi-instrumentalist Tyler Rigdon has produced Alone, a nine track instrumental collection that engages equal parts Pet Sounds, Amon Düül, and Low-era Bowie.  Each track has its own sonic identity, yet the whole record comes together to create a cohesive statement that translates perfectly into the 10khz brick wall world of cassette mastering.  This release features clear cassettes w/ blue foil interiors housed inside opaque blue cases.  Color cardstock inner j-card w/ color vellum outers, too.  Very cool.

About three months ago, we were contacted by a man who goes by the name “Nicotine Rick,” the vocalist of long-defunct early 80s British hardcore band Van Thrasher.  Apparently, VT was only active for 9 months before its members disbanded to pursue other musical projects.  Their only full-length, Temple of Rats, was pressed by Rick’s longtime friend, Todd St. Cloud (the mastermind behind the now infamous Bad Manners label).  After St. Cloud’s death, most of the LPs melted in a terrible fire, and the record has been out of print ever since.  Now, 28 years later, TDH is excited to announce the reissue of Temple of Rats on clear high-bias cassettes with red foil inserts and b&w j-cards that feature the original album art.  12 tracks in just under 10 minutes.  It’s brutal… and very limited.  Get one before we run out.

CD version of Temple of Rats is out via Indoor Yeti in the next few weeks, too.

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