CD / Hometapes / 2012-08-07Tracks: New Low! It Sucks Itself!, A; Marijuana's on the Phone; Carry On; Cocaine & Guns ASAP; Dirty Money; Beneficiary (Don't Blame Me); Ready for Duty; You Don't Know You Don't Know; Sourpuss Down to a Sci...
Artists: Ape School
Holopaw veteran Michael Johnson's second solo turn as Ape School is the kind of release that is easy to admire but is still just a little hard to love, despite everything that goes into it. "A New Low...continue...
CD / Hometapes / 2012-04-03Tracks: Epic; Get Alive; Crazy Idol; OJ; Veil, The; Solid Gold; Today/Tonight; Why I Must; Go Slow; Old Friend; Don't Lie Down
Audio Mixer: Luke Wyland.
Recording information: Portland, OR.
AU's third album finds the duo of Luke Wyland and Dana Valatka continuing in their general vein of studio experimentation a...continue...
CD / Hometapes / 2011-09-20Tracks: Real Slow; These Words; Get Right; Hope You Know; Isadora; Second Friend; Resurrection; Kill the Horns; Scorned; Serene Return; You Are the Light; State/Meant; Postscript; Everything; [Untitled]
Audio Mixer: BJ Burton.
Recording information: April Base, Fall Creek, WI (11/2010); Brom, Raleigh, NC (11/2010); East Lavendar Avenue, Durham, NC (11/2010); Walnut Avenue, Venice, CA (11/2010)...continue...
CD / Hometapes / 2011-08-02Tracks: Lawn; Vorm; Lawns; Vorms
Artists: Collections of Colonies of Bees
Personnel: Chris Rosenau, Daniel Spack (guitar); Thomas Wincek (piano); Jon Mueller (drums); Jim Schoenecker (electronics).
Audio Mixers: Chris Rosenau; Ben Derickson; Collections of Colonies o...continue...
CD / Hometapes / 2011-03-29Tracks: Holography; Iris, An; Cargo Maps; Valves or Hatches; Glass Bubbles; Breathing Set; Aviation Class; Triangle Frog; Reservoirs; Tine Feature; Plankton March
Artists: All Tiny Creatures
Personnel: Thomas Wincek (vocals, guitar, keyboards, electronics); Andrew Fitzpatrick (vocals, guitar, electronics); Ben Derickson (drums, percussion).
Recording information: Andrew Fitzpatrick...continue...
CD / Hometapes / 2011-02-22Tracks: Lands & Grooves; Mr. Let's Find Out; Clock Tower, The; Collapsitarians; Thank You For Talking To Me About Israel; Outskirts; Supply Lines; Artists In Exile; Municipal Stadium; Discontinued Perfume; D...
Artists: The Caribbean
Personnel: Michael Kentoff (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar); Matthew Byars (vocals, keyboards, bass guitar, drums); Dave Jones (guitar, banjo, keyboards, snare drum); Tony Dennison (trumpet, d...continue...
CD / Hometapes / 2010-09-28Tracks: Own Stunts; Dogwalkers of the New Age; Parrots in the Tropical Trees; Board Games; Dragon; House of Gold; Icy Cave Dancers; Lake Light; Sidehill Gouger; Across the Loch; Swimming; Lion's Jaw; [CD-ROM...
Artists: Breathe Owl Breathe
Personnel: Micah Middaugh (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Andrea Moreno-Beals (vocals, banjo, cello, strings, toy piano, synthesizer, cuica, pandeiro, percussion); Trevor Hobbs (vocals, pi...continue...
CD / Hometapes / 2010-09-14Tracks: Heretofore; Carolina Days; Eagle; Volunteers; Comprovisation for Connor Pass; Bonnie's Song
Audio Mixer: BJ Burton.
Recording information: Flying Tiger Sound, Raleigh, NC.
On their third album, Megafaun in essence refine themselves further -- which gi...continue...
CD / Hometapes / 2010-08-24Tracks: Eyes Close; Throat; Lancaster; Crawl Back In; Magnolia Doubles; Brain; Why Did I Do It; Dirty Bugs; Vicky; Runner; Little Death
Artists: Brad Laner
Personnel: Brad Laner (vocals).
Recording information: Eichler Sound (2007-2010).
Starting with a massive drum boom, soft acoustic guitar, and woozily sweet massed vocals, Brad Laner's s...continue...
1 CD / Hometapes / 2009-10-20Tracks: Beast In Peace; Wholehearted Mess; You Do You; Lovesick Teenagers; Ultimate Satisfaction; Dust Cloud; Drug a Wheel; Dearening Love; Fake Out; Casual Goodbye
Artists: Bear in Heaven
Personnel: Jon Philpot (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Adam Wills (guitar); Joe Stickney (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Roberto Lange; Jon Philpot.
Starting with steady, straightforwa...continue...
1 CD / Hometapes / 2009-09-22Tracks: Long Gone; Meet and Greet; Too Late to Think; Stars and Smiles; Right Place, The; Hunting; Falling Out; Postcard; Open Your Eyes; Away
Audio Mixers: Fridolin; Frederik Tao.
Slaraffenland's third album and follow-up release to their American debut, PRIVATE CINEMA, finds the Danish group continuin...continue...
1 CD / Hometapes / 2008-06-17Tracks: Hoax Head; Karma's Hoax; I Was Only Dancing; Falstaff; Early Riser; Berbers in Tennis Shoes; Toast Siren; See for the Woods; You Are My Memoir; Some Nettles
Artists: Stars Like Fleas
Personnel: Gerald Menke (vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro); Jon Natchez (vocals, banjo, ukulele, flute, pennywhistle, accordion, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, glockenspiel, bass guitar, ...continue...
1 CD / Hometapes / 2008-05-06Tracks: Bird; Peach Trees; Trolley Friend; Right Away; Sea Captain; Sound of Your Voice; Jenny Ono; Sylvia; Brown and Hard Curtains; Elephant
Artists: Pattern Is Movement
Personnel: Andrew Thiboldeaux (vocals, keyboards, bass guitar, percussion); Scott Solter (guitar); Daniel Hart (violin); Wendy Spitzer (oboe).
Audio Mixer: Scott Solter.
1 CD / Hometapes / 2007-07-03Tracks: Sleep Tight; Show Me the Way; Polaroids; This One Will Kill Us; Run-Up, The; Rod; Watch Out; Gron; You Win; Ghosts; How Far Would You Go?
Based in Copenhagen, Slaraffenland found its final formation in 2002: Christian Taagehoj, Mike Taagehoj, Bjorn Heeboll, Niklas Antonsson, and Jeppe Skjold. They expertly expanded on...continue...
Recording information: Honningmand Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark (2006).
Danish experimental rock quintet Slaraffenland (the word means "the land of milk and honey" in Danish) adds vocals to thei...continue...
CD / Hometapes / 2005-11-08Tracks: In a Way; Tired and Beholden; Night Gives No Applause, The; Toy Bell; You Look Like an Animal; Toy Piano; Manhattan Shuffle; Toy Bass; Oil in the Fields; (Aria) (Cave Song); Content to Burn; This Old...
Artists: Paul Duncan (Singer/Songwriter)
On his second album, Be Careful What You Call Home, Paul Duncan is liable to remind the listener of 1960s folk-jazz singer/songwriters like Tim Buckley and Tim Hardin as he murmurs his vocals against ...continue...