Out Now: Teen Lust S/T on Cassette and CD

photo(4)We’re excited to announce that Flint, MI punk trio Teen Lust will be releasing their self-titled full length tonight at the Flint Local 432.  TDH is handling the cassette release, which features a deluxe fold-out j-card and hand-stamped red logo on white, high-bias cassettes.  We’re also releasing a limited batch of compact disks (our first CD!), produced in conjunction with our pals at Indoor Yeti.  Come out tonight and celebrate this exciting release!  If not, check back soon for order information in the store.  Or, better yet, make it out to see Teen Lust on their tour of the midwest.  Dates below:

7/18 – Flint, MI – Flint Local 432
7/19 – Chicago, IL – House Show (contact for address)
7/20 – Peoria, IL – Pizza Works
7/21 – Bloomington, OH – Rachel’s Cafe
7/22 – Columbus, OH – Bernie’s
7/23 – Kent, OH – Stone Tavern
7/24 – Athens, OH – Pink Mistress
7/25 – Wyandotte, MI – The Rockery

Out Now: WarWarWar and BK Kids Club

Two exciting new Summer releases available now for your listening pleasure.

photo 1Beg is the first release from WarWarWar, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Sam Boyhtari (who also performs as the guitarist of Pines).  Beyond the craft of the songwriting–which is certainly on display here–the record stands on its own as a singular work; its songs seem precisely sequenced to provide a particular kind of listening experience.  At times the arrangements seem so delicate that the listener isn’t sure if the verse will complete, or the chorus will conclude.  And yet, almost as quickly as they dissolve, the wandering melodies blossom into something delightfully unexpected. This is a record with roots in the American Folk Tradition, but its feel is also informed by Romantic despair and Kaputt-era Destroyer (sans ambient disco stuff).  Clocking in at nearly 60 minutes (our longest release yet!) this one is not to be missed.  Dubbed on white, high-bias cassettes with hand-stamped A-Sides and white plastic cases.

photo 2(4)Only physically available as a cassette tape, Coats is the immensely popular digital LP from solo electropop act BK Kids Club.  Effortlessly blending nowave irreverence with Whitesnake bombast, BKKC creates angular, agitated, and utterly unforgettable dance records.  Coats shows the band working in the familiar EDM idiom by relying on tried-and-true instrumentation (see octave bass and heart-pounding 808 samples).  But pushing beyond the familiar, the record constantly surprises with oddball sonic experimentation vis-à-vis deep cut microsample loops, homemade sound devices, and multi-track vocal soars.  The result is an exhilarating thrill-ride with high highs and big heart.  Dubbed on “limo-tint” high-bias cassettes with white plastic cases and original album art by Indoor Yeti.

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.