TDH012 – Teaheads – If You’re June, I’m November (CD)
Featuring members of Teen Lust, these 10 tracks feature all the sonic hallmarks of an Americana collection done right. These songs as a single collection make a single, bold, declarative statement, none of them feeling as though it was composed in isolation. The writing recalls a wide range of influential singer/songwriters of the past, with styles that evoke equal parts Randy Newman, Ben Nichols, Tim Berry, and Rhett Miller. The pedal steel will melt your heart, too.
THD011 – Van Thrasher – Deep Ride (cassette)
Nicotine Rick is back with the original Temple of Rats lineup to present Deep Ride, the band’s first record of new material in nearly three decades. A twelve track sonic assault that mixes equal parts thrash, crash, doom, and gloom, Rick says these new tracks are “for the scene, but mostly for Todd [St. Cloud]. None of this would have been possible had it not been for the support of Bad Manners back in ’86.” Dubbed in mono on clear shells with black foil inserts and full color jcard.
TDH010 – Teen Lust – S/T (CD / cassette)
Debut release from this Flint, MI punk trio. Clocking in at just over 22 minutes, this collection of songs deftly embraces a punk aesthetic in a way that pays homage to the best voices of the mid 80s (see Picciotto, Westerberg). These nine tracks blow through a series of unexpected turns at breakneck pace, and with lyrics that exhibit a precocity and a mindfulness that easily distinguishes them from the pack. Raw, raucous, and unfiltered. Get it now on mono, high-bias cassette or stereo compact disk.
Teen Lust S/T Compact Disk
Hand-stamped Limited Cassette —SOLD OUT—
TDH009 – BK Kids Club – Coats (cassette)
Solo electropop act BK Kids Club effortlessly blends Whitesnake bombast and nowave irreverence to create an angular, agitated, and utterly unforgettable dance record. BKKC has developed a fresh take on EDM that relies on tried-and-true instrumentation (see octave bass and heart-pounding 808 samples) alongside oddball sonic experimentation. The result is an exhilarating thrill-ride with high highs and big heart.
TDH008 – WarWarWar – Beg (cassette)
WarWarWar is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Sam Boyhtari, guitarist of Pines. These tracks are evocative, thoughtful meditations on relationships and creativity. At times the arrangements seem so delicate that they could crumble at any moment. And yet, other moments blossom into infectious, wandering melodies that evoke later-era Destroyer (sans ambient disco). Clocking in at nearly 60 min (our longest release yet!) this collection is not to be missed.
TDH007 – Van Thrasher – Temple of Rats (cassette)
British hardcore outfit Van Thrasher was an active band for only 9 months in 1984 before calling it quits to pursue other interests. This is a cassette-only release of their long out of print first full-length “Temple of Rats,” a 12-track club to the face that clocks in at just under 10 minutes. When they’re gone, they’re gone. On clear cassettes w/ red foil inserts.
TDH006 – Desolate – Alone (cassette)
First release from multi-instrumentalist Tyler Rigdon. 9 tracks. Equal parts space, percussive noise, psych riffs, and infectious rhythms. Clear cassettes w/ blue foil inserts and dual, full-color, j-cards. Very deluxe record with a very deluxe package. Quantities are limited.
TDH005 – Destruction Unit – Live in Detroit (cassette)
Dried out & fried up psych from the barren deserts of Arizona. On September 7, 2013, Destruction Unit played Trinosophes w/ a stellar line up that included Purling Hiss and Human Eye. This is a recording of their show, recorded through 4 large diaphragm condensor mics, straight to 4-track 1/4″ tape, and then bounced down to cassette. No computers were used in the making of this bootleg. A few copies are also available on the DU merch table. Trans red cassettes. Very limited. $6PPD
TDH004 – Braided Veins – Future / Forever EP (cassette)
Technical, break-neck hardcore with riffage that goes for miles. Featuring members of The Swellers, Kid Brother Collective, The Conqueror Worm, and Empty Orchestra. This version of the EP is different from the vinyl because it features in-between track motivational samples and a live recording of “How Did you Imagine the End?” from 9/11/2013 at the Flint Local 432. Mixed down to mono and recorded on beautiful white, high-bias cassettes. Very limited. $6PPD —SOLD OUT—
TDH003 – City of Progress: New Poems by John Duffy
This is John Duffy’s first new collection of poems in six years. Many of these pieces can be read as pithy meditations on the cultural tensions of everyday life. Subtle stylistic nods to American poets like Robert Creeley, Nick Flynn, Kay Ryan, and Jim Carroll. First edition of 100 w/ semi-tranluscent color velum jacket and incredible cover artwork by the imitable Pat Perry
TDH002 – PAM – Two Songs About Animals (cassingle)
The first release of original music by Empty Orchestra keyboardist & multi-instrumentalist, Pam. Both tracks feature pulsating trip-hop percussion and eerie, spaced-out synth layers that explore the sometimes tenuous relationship between predator and prey. Out of an edition of 50 on two different colored cassettes.
Translucent Red SOLD OUT
TDH001 – Empty Orchestra “Crooked Limbs” b/w “Barely There” 7″
Empty Orchestra’s first single featuring tracks recorded at Rancho Recordo during the making of what would later become One More Time, All Together Now. Both tracks are exclusive to this release. Side A is hard jammer with fuzzed out solos that would make J. Mascis blush. Side B is a toned down homage to the difficulties of sleep. Out of an edition of 300, 100 on split pink & clear and 200 on “swamp thing” green.
“Swamp Thing” Green