Very LA tapes in from Not Not Fun.
MATRIX METALS - FLAMINGO BREEZE - NNF163
The sound of 1980s, late-capitalist idealism as hazy pastiche, melting into a grainy VHS sunset. Brief synthesizer and drum machine work-outs follow one after the other, all bathed in far-away reverb. Jam this one in your Walkman next time you are out rollerblading. Each tape comes with two tickets to see Matrix Metals at the Coco Bongo Club in 2086. $6
MALIBOU FALCON - HOW IS HELL FACT MET? ALL OF THEM WITCHES - NNF171
This tape sounds like a cold basement deep in the pummeling gray of Portland non-summer. Fucked-up boredom drug vibes abound. Malibou Falcon was a PDX dream-team of Eva from Inca Ore and Nick Bindeman from Eternal Tapestry, Tunnels, Wraith, etc., and various others. People get weird here in the winter. $6
ABE VIGODA - SKELETON - NNF146
Don't need to say much about this one. Official, fancy, cassette tape release of the acclaimed album by these L.A. area high-life punks. $6