Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Eggy releases can be found in Portland, OR at Mississippi Records on N Mississippi and Shaver, Exiled Records on SE Hawthorne and 47th, Container Corps Publishing Press on N Killingsworth and Maryland and Tender Loving Empire on SW 10th and Stark.
Tapes are distributed in the US by Weird Forest Distro, Discriminate Music, Tomentosa and (soon) DNT.
Tapes are distributed in Australia by Albert's Basement.

UPCOMING, tapes by:
Tracey Trance
Lab Coast
The Golden Hours

Earthmasters - s/t - Eggy 18
Earthmasters - s/t - Eggy Number 18

"Beheaded" by Earthmasters
Earthmasters is the woozy, sideways pop-craft of young Brooklynite George Demoura. George sites Ariel Pink and Blank Dogs as influences but what he's created is a million times more zonked and wholly his own. These tracks exist in a frictionless alter-verse, either instrumentals held down by sea-sick drum machine or pop songs whose bizarre logic doesn't keep them from being inscrutably, weirdly catchy. Hand-colored covers, each one a little different. Pro-dubbed.
Nodolby - s/t - Eggy 17
Nodolby - s/t - Eggy Number 17

"Red is the color of my true love's hair" by Nodolby
Nodolby is the solo project of Mic Scariot who runs the Italian noise label Dokuro, and who has graced Eggy with an excellent tape of lush, elegant noise music. The sonic palate is wide, moving from the traditional feedback-distortion axis into more mysterious audio territory where strange rattling and scraping evokes Brothers Quay-esque interiors and where distant melody flickers in the dusk. Hand-colored covers, each one a little different. Pro-dubbed.

Five Dollars. Order here.
Orca Team - Let It Go - Eggy 16
Orca Team - Let It Go - Eggy Number 16

"Vancouver B.C" by Orca Team
Ten songs from this Portland trio who have made the pre-Beatles 60s their turf and keep company with the likes of Link Wray and Joe Meek's reverb-pop projects. The tracks here outline a very succinct sound -- stylishly up-front bass-lines, flashes of melodic guitar and steady, minimal drumming. Remarkably solid collection of songs that just get better and better with each listen. Pro-dubbed.
Recorded by Robert from Hornet Leg/Nucular Aminals.
The Polyps - Twenty Colored Circle - Eggy Fifteen
The Polyps - Twenty Colored Circle - Eggy Number Fifteen

"Twenty Colored Circle Parts 2 and 3" by the Polyps
This tape was conceived of as the sister tape to last year's The Gong Is the Moon on Night-People, further exploring the use of tape loops, synthesizer and homemade electronics in combination with simple song-form, but incorporating field recordings and a more pronounced audio-collage aesthetic. Three tracks; one ten-minute, side-length piece of '60s leaning pop fragments backed by Idea Fire Company-inspired synth drift, and two on the flip using mellow, electronic warble and some noisy crows. Silk screened covers, pro-dubbed tapes.
A lot of the Polyps back catalog is listenable here:
Street Gnar - Street Gnar EP - Eggy Fourteen
Street Gnar - Street Gnar EP - Eggy Number Fourteen

"Soux Bee" by Street Gnar

Totally breezy, effortless pop. You just slip into it like talking to an old friend. This is the latest missive from the Void Skateshop crew who are ripping it up in Kentucky, totally on a roll right now. Check out the Jovontaes tape if you haven't yet. Street Gnar is hitting the road next month, North-East and Mid-West in early June if you are lucky enough to live in those parts. Silk screened covers, pro-dubbed tapes.
Orca Team - Orca Team EP - Eggy Thirteen
Orca Team - Orca Team EP - Eggy Number Thirteen

"No Fun" by Orca Team.
Minimal drums, slinky guitar lines, big, catchy bass lines and loads of tape hiss -- Orca Team revist the pre-Beatles 60s via Olympia, WA of the 90s and the bass-up-front sound of 80s post-punk. Reverb-ed out sock-hop tunes that look back to the Ventures, Link Wray and Joe Meek's pop-hits. Pro-dubbed.
The Woolen Men - Sunday EP - Eggy Twelve
The Woolen Men - Sunday - Eggy Number Twelve

"Twenty Twenty" by the Woolen Men

More fizzy power-pop, the Woolen Men expand their sound to include 90s guitar-soloed slow burners ("Summer Story") and long-form, art-damaged thrash ("Hammer").

Five Dollars. Order here.

Jovontaes - Masks of the Land - Eggy Eleven
Jovontaes - Masks of the Land - Eggy Number Eleven

"Madame Montespan" by Jovontaes

Skater-weirdos holding down the fringe scene of Lexington, Kentucky buy some krautrock records, pour sludge on them, then slide down a handrail backwards in slow motion. Silk screened covers, pro-dubbed tapes.

Five Dollars. Order here.

Mattress - WFMU Tape - Eggy Ten
Mattress - WFMU Tape - Eggy Number Ten

"My Reason" by Mattress
Recorded live on WFMU radio show, Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal. Killer performance, excellently recorded. Silk screened covers, pro-dubbed tapes.
Lame Drivers - Launchpad 2 Demoverse - Eggy Nine
Lame Drivers - Launchpad 2 Demoverse - Eggy Number Nine

"Demondzblood" by Lame Drivers
There's a video for "Demondzblood" here.
For half a decade, Jason Sigal and the Lame Drivers have been issuing blast after blast of blown-out power-pop candy, but this is a definite curve ball. The list of influences spirals out of control, not only from track to track but from moment to moment. Scrappy lo-fi pop, turns into big rock, turns into weird noise, turns into David Bowie. The Lame Drivers' own thing going on here. Make no mistake, the pop hooks are there, and in spades, but you've got to find them this time out. Silk screened covers, pro-dubbed tapes.

Five Dollars. Order here.

The Honeys - Phraze Haze - Eggy Eight
The Honeys - Phraze Haze - Eggy Number Eight
Art by Jeff Kriksciun

"Have an Idea" by the Honeys

"Floating Thoughts" by the Honeys
The Honeys are your friends. They are two of your smart, talented friends who decided to start making music together because that's what creative people do in the small city where you live. When you listen to their music it sounds like your two friends making music together, and it sounds like the city you live in and the lives being lived in it. Kersti's voice is honest and clear, and her guitar playing energetic and intuitive. Jeff's voice is rough and emotional, and his drumming simple and effective. These songs have a magnetic attraction. I have listened to this tape many many times.
Recorded by Nick Bindeman and Zachary Reno.

Five Dollars. Order here.

The Woolen Men - Pavilion EP - Eggy Seven
The Woolen Men - Pavilion - Eggy Number Seven

"Land of Laughs" by the Woolen Men
Debut tape from this hard working PDX trio with eyes on the prize. The approach is pure, the demeanor earnest, the goal -- nothing less than classic pop songs. Energy, melody, simplicity. Six songs starting down a good path. Silk screened covers, pro-dubbed tapes.

Five Dollars. Order here.

Selda - '71 - Eggy Six
Selda - '71 - Eggy Number Six

"Yalan Dunya" by Selda
I picked up a Selda Bagcan(pronounced "bah-jan") CD when I was in Istanbul a few years ago after hearing her music on both the Love, Peace and Poetry: Turkey compilation and the first self-titled CD that Finders Keepers released. The CD turned out to be a collection of early singles, circa 1971, that were much more melodic and rooted in folk music than the heavy-hitting psych grooves of the other releases. In this stripped down setting her incredible voice and guitar playing really shine. The CD quickly became a personal favorite and one I've listened to on a regular basis ever since that trip to Turkey. Despite many reissues of her early catalog, most of the tracks are still effectively unavailable to anyone living outside of Turkey, hence this Eggy release. Ten songs altogether, this selection represents the peak of Selda's early career. It should be noted that five of these tracks are available on the World Psych LTD Selda release of material largely from the mid 70s, but A) I do not care for the rest of the music on that CD and B) my two favorite Selda songs -- the Yalan Dunya/Kalenin Dibinde Tas Ben Olaydim single, which features the incredible garage/psych/traditional Turkish group Mogollar (pronounced "moh-oh-lar") as her backing band -- were left off, which is why I decided to do this tape. Silk-screened covers
The Golden Hours - Spooky - Eggy Five
The Golden Hours - Spooky - Eggy Number Five

"Baked Brown" by the Golden Hours
Sometimes you press record at the right moment. Four lo-fi pop gems from a too-many-beers-too-little-recording-equipment session, ranging from noisy, Velvets style vamps to reverb-y surf-pop. This lovable Portland train-wreck has an LP on the way from Digitalis LTD.
Majic Eyes - S/T - Eggy Four
Majic Eyes - S/T - Eggy Number Four

"We Are Shocked" by Majic Eyes

"It's Time To Go" by Majic Eyes
Danny is a friend of mine from Providence, now living in San Francisco. This tape is the debut of his bedroom psych-pop project Majic Eyes. The territory here is the hazy pop of prime Elephant 6 -- weird, blown out sounds, solid pop songs, strange, sometimes disturbing, lyrics. What really stands out is the simplicity of these songs, and the stripped-down arrangements make the sturdiness of the song-writing apparent. Adorned with restraint, the simple, home-made percussion, odd synthesizer noise and doubled-up vocals buttress the songs in the right places without weighing them down Silk screened covers, pro-dubbed tapes.
Eggy Number Three was discontinued and reissued as Eggy Number Eight.
The Polyps - Wheat - Eggy Two
The Polyps - Wheat - Eggy Number Two
Peixe 6
Eggy Records 01
The Polyps - Peixe/Fennel's Daughter 7" - Eggy Number One

"Fennel's Daughter" by the Polyps
Follow up to the lauded Digitalis LTD tape, this record captures the Polyps still in their early pop phase. Side A has an upbeat Elephant 6 vibe, side B is a recording from one of the ubiquitous Providence living room shows of the era.

Four dollars. Order here.

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