Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Hi friends, I'm very happy to announce the opening of an art show documenting the last four years of Eggy Records. Up for the month of December at Courier Coffee (923 SW Oak), the show features posters, printed matter, drafts and the tapes themselves, as well as a Half and Half-style peg board of tapes for sale. The show is free and viewable during normal operating hours (7ish-5ish, 7 days a week). Also, Courier serves the best coffee in Portland, so it's really worth the trip. ALSO:
Dec 6th 8pm
Performance by the Woolen Men at 9pm (free and all ages!)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I am currently out-of-stock of the Peter Buck LP. I will be getting another round of copies but not for a few weeks. For the sake of sanity, I'm not taking any more orders now but if you feel like getting in touch in a few weeks when I actually have the copies in my hand, please do. Thanks again to everyone who ordered copies, all of the paid-for domestic copies will ship today if they have not already shipped. I will ship a bunch of the international orders today but will run out of customs forms before I can fill them all, thanks for your patience, I will ship them as soon as I can.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
SUNKEN COLONY - RITES OF THE NEW FLESH
From the small but arguably world-class synth/drone community of Portland, OR comes a new tape from Tony Remple's Sunken Colony, the long delayed follow-up to an elusive but well loved release from the Meandering label. Rites Of The New Flesh stands out in its monolithic refusal of synthesizer conventions -- in the place of "blissful" tones or harmonies, we are treated to adorned space, mysterious cycles of audio detritus that begin and end in medias res, leaving no trace of narrative. Hard, talismanic music. Spells cast in static.
$5, email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
It's been a busy summer cruising the country on tour with my pals, Lame Drivers. Thanks for coming out to the shows when we were in your 'hood. If you caught one of the killer sets by the Lames you might be interested in the kickstarter fundraiser they have been doing this summer. They are wrapping in up in a day or two but it's a cool project so I thought I would spread the word:
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Woolen Men on tour
7/18 NYC @ Cake Shop w/ Pale Lights, Orca Team
7/19 Boston MA @ Video Underground w/ Needy Visions, Bent Shapes
7/20 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts w/ Orca Team, Thinking Machines
7/21 Columbus OH @ The Summit w/ Sex Tide & The Francis Bacon Band
7/22 Detroit MI @ OmniCorp w/ Sros Lords, Growwing Pains
7/23 Chicago IL @ Burlington w/ The Funs
7/24 ¿¿¿ HELP ???
7/25 Nashville TN @ Dino’s Bar & Grill w/ Square People
7/26 Athens GA @ Farm 255 w/ Eureka California & Tunabunny
7/27 Durham NC @ The Layabout w/ Brainbows
7/28 New Brunswick NJ @ Bath Haus w/ Appendix & Home Blitz
7/29 Brooklyn NY @ Public Assembly w/ I’m Turning Into, DJ Johnny Lee
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Psychic Feline - White Walls 7"
I realized recently that if I'm going to see a show, odds are it's a Psychic Feline show. I've grown addicted to their -- to my ears -- distinctly West Coast sound; a combination of bristling punk energy and psychedelic mindset that is no stranger to either hypnotic repetition on one extreme or leveling guitar noise on the other. "White Walls" is in and out with a deftly simple vocal line on top of a hiccuping beat, a riff to break things up and a momentary squall of double guitars to round everything out. Can't imagine it's much longer than two minutes. About as classic as they come. "Non Dot" on the flip is an instrumental which is good but not nearly as good as the A, 'though that's not saying much. If you are the type that enjoys a good 7", you are in for a treat. Also, their first 7" on Highfives and Handshakes is quite good as well. I am really proud that this came out of the city I live in. $5
Witch Gardens - R.I.P. 7"
Don't be deceived. Seattle is not actually a breezy, sleepy, laid-back place. People are mean and uptight and serious there. But you wouldn't know it from listening to Witch Gardens, who seem to have invented their own parallel Seattle-verse of whimsical characters and upbeat pop. You might actually think for a second that Seattle might be a city in Sweden judging by the purity of the band's devotion to pop music. Summer is around the corner, and honestly your synth-drone cassette tapes are going to start collecting dust when your mind switches to BBQs-and-going-to-the-river mode. $5
Monday, April 9, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
FREE SPIRIT Release Party
1465 NE Prescott
with DJ Valkyrie
Sunday, March 25, 2012
at Little Axe Records
NE 28th and Alberta (behind Tonalis Doughnuts)
Yek Koo is Helga from Metal Rouge from LA, I got a tape she did for Stunned a couple years back and it's really great. Weird drum loops, singing and heavy psych shredding. Good stuff! She just did a 7" on the excellent Emerald Cocoon label.
Purple Pilgrims are new to me but on tour from New Zealand, which seems to have a pretty cool experimental scene going on right now.
LA Lakers is Shannon who does the Dungeon Taxis label/plays bass in the Renderers, Australian living in Brooklyn.
So, a lot of touring bands on the bill. Please please please consider coming out to this! Shows at Little Axe are always super comfortable, attended by your favorite people and over early. Bring a friend and some cheap beers. It will be great. Seriously.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I wanted to tell you about a new project I've been getting organized over the last few weeks in collaboration with Mississippi Records. We've coined the acronym "CSR" -- Community Supported Records -- for our venture, Mississippi CSR, which is a pay-in-advance record subscription club designed for fans of the label who have no easy way of getting the records. Subscribers will be insured copies of limited edition releases that will otherwise be hard to come by -- for example, a Prandit Prannath LP in a tiny edition of 300, and an affordable 5LP box of African guitar music in an even tinier edition of 200, both soon to be released -- and Mississippi will have the capital to start new and exciting projects. If you are interested please have a look at the website here:
Records will start shipping to subscribers soon, so don't delay! If you miss out on that African box I can only hope the regret doesn't keep you awake at night.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
At the new Little Axe record store/show space. Event thing here. Early show. 7 til 10.
Lee makes beautiful drone pop and runs No Kings. Inez Lightfoot is a favorite from the mighty Stunned label. It's gonna be good!
See you there!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Mole House - Hey Come My Way 7" - Quemada
My current favorite record at Eggy HQ, Mole House is a new project from Mickey Zulicki of Mad Nanna, Silk Ears and the Albert's Basement label. Very classic lo-fi pop, somewhere between the hazy melancholy of early Galaxie 500 and the off-kilter shamble of the Garbage and the Flowers at their most gentle. Lots of guitar jangle and sing-speaking, lyrics about life things. Three songs, all good, all understated and unpretentious. This one is really hitting home right now, wish I had more records like it. $7
Mad Nanna - I Hit The Wall 7" - Quemada
With releases coming at a steady clip from these guys, the quality is unflagging, and in fact, I Hit The Wall is something of surprise -- breaking from the unsettling bleakness of If I Don't Sleep Tonight the two cuts here are, well, quite catchy and quite straight. It was always true of Mad Nanna that the songs themselves were excellent -- they just happened to be played in such a manner that they barely held together. Here the band are really just being a pop band and it's great. Not slick or anything, just playing the songs well and clearly. And the songs are good -- one is good and the other is great. Highly recommended! $7
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The Woolen Men - The Hair Of The Night - Eggy 35
Something of a mission statement from the Woolen Men, who -- five tapes in -- put the last touches on the formula they've been honing for the last few years and gear up for LP land. That formula: 1/3 pop music, 1/3 60s music, 1/3 post-punk. Two cover songs anchor the tape; one a lost power-pop gem from the Flamin' Groovies early 90s comeback album and the other a garage-psych one-off from a British band called the Fairytale. Add to that the doom-y punk of "Still Running" and the Beatles-y "Wick Is Sick" and the World of the Woolen Men starts to take shape. Their most realized work to date, 200 pro-dubbed, clear-yellow tapes with glittery sleeves, $5.
Email email@example.com to order it.
And it's also available in the modern world via bandcamp here.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Albums of any kind (of photographs, postcards, postage stamps, etc.).
Articles of platinum or gold; jewelry; and other valuable articles unless sent as insured Priority Mail International parcels.
Haberdashery and sewn articles of any kind, including trimmings and lace; handkerchiefs; scarves; shawls, needlework including stockings and gloves; bonnets, caps, and hats of any kind.
Postage stamps in sealed or unsealed First-Class Mail International shipments.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Fullerton Jan 26 Burger Records w/ Woollen Kits
Fresno Jan 27 Audie's Olympic w/ The Mallard, Quiet Americans, Woollen Kits
Oakland Jan 28 1-2-3-4 Go! Records w/ The Mantles, Woollen Kits
SF Jan 29 The Knockout w/ The Mallard, Blasted Canyons, Woollen Kits
Davis Jan 30 Live on Art For Spastics on KDVS w/ DJ RICK!, Woollen Kits
Sacto Jan 31 Bows And Arrows w/ G Green, Woollen Kits
Portland Feb 1 The Know w/ Zotz, Woollen Kits
Seattle Feb 3 The Josephine w/ Orca Team, So Pitted, Woollen Kits
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Various Eggy related news:
Our favorite Russians, Post-Materialist, have a new track out on a Siberian internet-label called Hiroshima Toy Pet, you can scope it here.
And from the Void Skateshop crew, two videos:
And in the mail order, copies of the new-ish Jovontaes LP and Lab Coast split 7".
Lastly, a new Woolen Men tape on the way, take a listen here.