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1 - APPRENTICE DESTROYER - GLASS CEILING UNIVERSE - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


Recorded one track at a time at Guitar Center, completely in secret, Apprentice Destroyers debut Glass Ceiling Universe transcends its intriguing concept to highlight a hyperactive and omnivorous talent within. These wide-ranging, kaleidoscopic instrumental compositions veer from the disorientingly complex to the achingly and delicately beautiful, all the while maintaining a metallic, misanthropic edge. Its almost as if computers were playing to each other across the sales floor, laughing at the puny humans attempting to create harmonics in air when they can do so perfectly in the vacuum of binary. Glass Ceiling Universe is lifestyle music for all the cyborg assassins out there, and its out on Castle Face Records..


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 09-10-2015
Item # : 480162     
Availability: IN STOCK
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2 - BLASTED CANYONS - 2ND PLACE - (12") 
CASTLE FACE


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Format: 12"

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 20-03-2012
Item # : 548995     
Availability: IN STOCK
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3 - BLIND SHAKE, THE - LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


Announcing the long overdue seventh entry in Castle Faces Live in San Francisco series, starring The Blind Shake. Captured to tape at the same shows as the OBN IIIs live record, The Blind Shake were tour-greased and fully torqued over three night at The Chapel in San Francisco way back in 2013. For those unfamiliar: the sheer bodily reaction to seeing these guys is a unique pleasure. They are consistently one of the most fun bands doin it to it these days-such a direct channel to your inner teenager its more often than not you end up in the pit, awash in baritone guitar and that "lets wig out" beat. Whether youre a noob or a vet, all your bludgeoning favorites are here, one song combing into the next with tasty bites of guitar, and man, they swing that hammer all over this thing. A sterling testament to their claim as the heaviest nice guys around. Their chrome domes shined up real nice for the excellent night-of photographs from main man Brian Pritchard, and as usual John Dwyer, Chris Woodhouse, Eric Bauer and Bob Marshall were manning the decks, keepin it crisped for the hi-fis at home..


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 21-08-2015
Item # : 478134     
Availability: IN STOCK
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4 - BURNT ONES - GIFT - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


Burnt Ones have been Castle Face favorites for years, and last years Youll Never Walk Alone on Burger was the one for which they kicked themelves repeatedly for not getting to first. The label is very honored to present their third record, Gift. Far more psychedelic than their previous work, the album may be a bit of a surprise to fans on first listen. A potent blend of wide-eyed strummers on shifting sands is punctuated by blinking oscillators, left turns into wispy sound collage and tape manipulations, drug-rug-wrapped lushness and telephone whispers from a supremely stoned sounding Mark Tester, the guide through this cultish and vaguely sinister headphone-scape. Its a woozy and a woolly one..


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 10-03-2014
Item # : 455131     
Availability: IN STOCK
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5 - CAMERON, ALEX - LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE





Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 19-04-2019
Item # : 548989     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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6 - CASTAGNETTO, M. CAYE - LEAP SECOND - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE





Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 19-02-2021
Item # : 549008     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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7 - CREEPING PINK - MIRROR WOODS - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


"A fog of memories caught in the sun-flakes settling in the forest, a beautiful album indeed... [M]any glittering gems [are] woven into these tunes but one listen is not enough to see them all. Like trying to appreciate the silver strobing of ocean waves, they are different every time you glance at them. Better to watch their reflections on the ceiling and just soak it up. "It seems kind of rare that an album can create and sustain a mood, not to mention such an odd and unique vibe as this. A sing-song tale of a long, surreal journey through canopied pathways, tunnels and spiraling downwards through the earths maw.falling, falling, falling and suddenly you wake in your bed. Home-grown in aesthetic, Mirror Woods is a quilt of hues... The colors, albeit gorgeous, are cross-processed, like a polaroid of a cathedrals most glorious stained glass window: off, slightly sour but just dripping with pop sentiment. This is not an experimental album for young chin-scratchers only, this is a pop record for anyone with a heart; this is a homage to love, to friends and family, to droll existence. Hold up a torch to the dark, make a spark. "Think United States of America meets Vangelis meets July meets Silver Apples in Arthur Russells New York apartment (what a family band portrait that would be)." -John Dwyer.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 24-07-2015
Item # : 478079     
Availability: IN STOCK
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8 - DAMAGED BUG - BUG ON YONKERS - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


TRACKLISTING: 01. Goodbye Sunball 02. I Tried 03. Microminiature Love 04. Sold America 05. Smile A While 06. Sunflower 07. Lovely Gold 08. The Thunder Speaks 09. In My Heart


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 24-07-2020
Item # : 548990     
Availability: IN STOCK
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9 - DAMAGED BUG - BUNKER FUNK - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


Oh my, what is this? The alien globule of Damaged Bugs errant planet has circled the sun and is re-entering our orbit where last years Cold Hot Plumbs left off. Urgent falsetto morbidities detail this most rhythmically adventurous offering yet: Bunker Funk - syncopating lush landscapes with moon-shot death rays. Witness in horror the tractor beam pull of "Slay The Priest" - a breathless sprint through unfamiliar enemy territory - erratic laser beam synths dredge the lake, hard panned double drums resurrect dead heartbeats: load thy crossbow, friend, this night is long and we appear beset on all sides. The Bug is back and more hideous than ever - join us as we gawp at its iridescent shell, its alien mandibles. and the guts streaming from the wound.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 24-03-2017
Item # : 502159     
Availability: IN STOCK
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10 - DAMAGED BUG - HUBBA BUBBA - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


Recorded at home in the fall of 2013 with a variety of synthesizers, drum machines and assorted handmade electronics, Damaged Bug is Oh Sees mastermind John Dwyers latest bit of cracked pop alchemy. The project is the cure to the ailment of too much guitar for too long. Fizzing and sputtering like a glowing, temperamental cockpit control panel, Dwyer bunkered deep in a blinking laboratory, penning songs about the long arc of our travels across space and time. Propulsive beats and synthetic veneers coat laser-guided melodies reflecting off shiny metal surfaces while instrumental interludes pop in and out like breaks in the asteroid belt. A far-out side of our main man-nocturnal, hard-wired, and chrome-plated. Hubba Bubba features original artwork by Deirdre White..


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 24-02-2014
Item # : 455113     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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11 - DEEP THROATS - GOOD BAD PRETTY - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


"I was a kid, I took mushrooms to help me ease into things. It was a perfect SF night [circa 1999]-warm and dimly lit, shit-and-piss-smelling Clarion Alley. A band took the eye-level built-that-afternoon stage. I had peeked up gender-bent punks chicken-leather skirt and into eternity. How old were they? Who were they? How were they so fascinating? "They were blowing my young mind. I remember a show where, for some reason I cant recall, but probably the cops had shut a party down, they got moved to a friends backyard down on 3rd Street. They played in front of a halogen work light on cement and somebody threw a bucket of yellow latex paint into the sky. The show was incredible and unstoppable (until the bikers next door called the cops and broke up the party). Im not sure how I made it home but the next morning I woke up to strangers sleeping on my living room floor and yellow-paint footsteps covering my joint. I spent the next day gagging on my hands and knees scrubbing paint off the hardwood floor (even the shitty flats in SF have nice floors). Drugs, violence; general snottiness; elastic paranoid guitar; SRO drum kit; coke-bottle specs, sharp bass sounds. "An abstract guitar dance that still I cant rip off without feeling guilty. Smirking medicated bass player whose heavy glasses slid down his sweating beak. Hot-as-hell and unapproachable drum master Sugar, whose boyfriend at the time I remember as like an extra from Warriors except he rode a BMX and was like 40.bad ass. Then there is Tracy-sneer lip stick smear, ripped stocking high heel in my eye. Tough as nails. Off the rails. A guitar as skinny as a knife, bent on pushing an ideal into your face hole. "I look back on these dark and aggressive times with much fondness. Now, here, we present to you the long-lost final Deep Throats recordings, Good Bad Pretty, on frosted, sugar-injected vinyl. Dig in, kids." -John Dwyer.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 26-02-2016
Item # : 488383     
Availability: IN STOCK
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12 - DUDS - OF A NATURE OR DEGREE - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


"When I was first told about Duds, it came with the considered opinion that the guys were far from what youd call careerists. They dont take themselves too seriously was another comment. I could have taken this as a warning that they werent in it for the right reasons-but that couldnt be further from the truth. From my perspective Duds simply wont bend over backwards to get on. They do what they do and you can take it or leave it. I took it-with both hands.with a vice-like grip. They have the invention and urgency of Edinburgh legends The Fire Engines. The Post-Punk ethic. Short songs, short sets = short album. "Theyre one of the most thrilling bands Ive seen in years-and the fact that theyre releasing this brilliant piece of work on the Castle Face label adds the last piece of a perfect outsider jigsaw puzzle. Duds sitting alongside Oh Sees, Ty Segall, White Fence, Useless Eaters, et al. There is a god!" -Marc Riley, June 2017Debut album of Manchester post-punk band For fans of The Fire Engines


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 22-09-2017
Item # : 507343     
Availability: IN STOCK
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13 - EX-CULT - CIGARETTE MACHINE - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


TRACKLISTING: 01. Clinical Study 02. Cigarette Machine 03. Rats In The Gas Tank 04. Media House Company 05. Dripping Mouth 06. Your Mask


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 17-02-2015
Item # : 548996     
Availability: IN STOCK
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14 - EXEK - BIASED ADVICE - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


TRACKLISTING: 01. Submitted 02. A Hedonist 03. Foreign Lesions 04. Replicate 05. Baby Giant Squid


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 02-04-2021
Item # : 548985     
Availability: IN STOCK
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15 - EXIT GROUP - ADVERSE HABITAT - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


From the dank warehouse recesses that brought us Useless Eaters and Dry Erase, Castle Face introduces Exit Group-sharply futuristic post-punk with a pissed-off lean, antisocial lyrics spit over an abnormally locked-in guitar / bass / drums triangle, wound up tighter than a Swiss watch. Post-everything sample tweakery and chrome-dipped guitar tonality lend a darkly robotic sheen, abraded riffs pop up everywhere but where you think they should be, clanging and clanking inhumanly around elaborate Rube Goldberg patterns, tessellating under flickering municipal neon. Adverse Habitat is bone-dry furious, turning on a dime just to slap the drink out of your hand. "A thrilling disaster I cant wait to witness first hand." -Marc Riley "A great record from start to finish! Smart and perfectly abrasive." -Henry Rollins New group featuring members of Useless Eaters and Dry Erase Tightly wound futuristic post-punk Fans include Henry Rollins and Marc Riley

TRACKLISTING: 01. Collage 1 02. Cruel Fog 03. Plastic Coffin 04. The Butcher 05. Chained Up Against The Ritual Clique 06. Constant Punishment 07. Collage 2 08. Soft Option 09. Negative 10. Automatic Heart Attack 11. Subtle Persuasion 12. Collage 3 13. Stuck Like A Brick


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 26-10-2018
Item # : 520853     
Availability: IN STOCK
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16 - FRESH & ONLYS - DEBUT - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


THE FRESH & ONLYS began in the Spring of 2008 as a recording collaboration between TIM COHEN and SHAYDE SARTIN. After a month of marathon recording sessions on various broken tape machines the two enlisted WYMOND MILES, HEIDI ALEXANDER and GRACE COOPER to help complete the sound. Since then the band has recorded well over a hundred songs and played a hand full of shows on the west coast. "The group's self-titled debut full-length album strikes a balance between the psych-fried blur of the California sun and an amp-crackling, four-chorded garage basher."-Chris Sabbath-SF Chronicle. Released on JOHN DWYERs (OHSEES) Castle Face label.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 20-04-2009
Item # : 424709     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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17 - FRESH & ONLYS - EARLY YEARS ANTHOLOGY - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


"These were carefree times. We were young enough to put our bodies to the test every night on the seven-by-seven-mile patch of the Bay. The endless wars seemed less at home. Songs were hanging off the branches heavy, plump and threatening to rot on the vine if they werent polished and put to tape. The band was on their third live drummer but the lineup in The Fresh & Onlys recording tower was a consistent group of pop soldiers writing, working and whiling away the hours. A beeramid of cheap cans, endless dope smokery and a pretty strong vibe of dudes who would play together into oblivion. 388 rolling, tape spilling over itself, drum kit covered in mufflers, a chest of shitty percussion toys, lots of ideas and multiple secret weapons at their disposal. "Shayde Sartin: the beast from out east, the thud of a heavy slow bomb.the best bass player in the Bay. Unaccredited infinite times on records that were made better by his finely crafted skills. I can pick him out on records instantly. "Wymond The Count: you can almost smell his hair on his hooks. If there was a stage monitor in your living room his fence-climber boot would be on it. Wymond always has the riff that made the jets of the song take off. Listen and youll see what I mean. "Tim Cohen: the man behind the beard. Some would say the leader. In the game as long as Bette Midler. Cohen writes great songs in his sleep, I think. Once referred to by a buddy as like three weirdos in one. "Think of these as basement tapes, a companion to the first Fresh & Onlys Castle Face release (which itself deserves another listen). I remember watching some of these tunes get banged out live in a sweat pit in Oakland. The sound guy so gacked out that there was no sound guy, basically." -John Dwyer, February 16th, 2015.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 25-09-2015
Item # : 480126     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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18 - GRAVE FLOWERS BONGO BAND - STRENGTH OF SPRING - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE





Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 30-04-2021
Item # : 548994     
Availability: IN STOCK
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19 - HERMS - DROP OUT VOL. 1 - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE





Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 23-09-2013
Item # : 548986     
Availability: IN STOCK
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20 - INTELLIGENCE - LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


TRACKLISTING: 01. Virgos2:08 02. Dating Cops1:21 03. Debt & Esp2:12 04. We Refuse (to Pay The Dues)2:41 05. Whip My Valet2:09 06. Evil Is Easy2:27 07. Thank You Gog For Fixing The Tape Machine4:11 08. Estate Sales2:39 09. Platinum Janitor3:24 10. (they Found Me In The Back Of The) Galaxy2:38 11. Confidence1:53 12. Telephone Wires2:21 13. Males6:06


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 14-09-2018
Item # : 548991     
Availability: IN STOCK
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21 - KEDAMA - COMPLETE COLLECTION - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


TRACKLISTING: 01. Overture 02. Finale 03. Our Power 04. Zugabe 05. Chinese Dragon 06. Hwrklnzg 07. Honey Moon 08. Improvisations 09. Intermezzo 10. Two Souls In Space 11. Feelings Without Name 12. Mad Circus Part 1 13. Mad Circus Part 1 14. Acid 15. Laki's Head 16. Generator Part Of Water 17. Take It Easy 18. Our Power 19. The Fool


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 3
Release date: 14-02-2020
Item # : 548988     
Availability: IN STOCK
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22 - L.A. TAKEDOWN - OUR FEELING OF NATURAL HIGH - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


TRACKLISTING: 01. There Is A Drone In Griffith Park 02. Sunset Report 03. Tokyo To Kyoto 04. Moved 05. The Swimmer 06. Hugs On The Beach 07. Top Down, Heater On 08. When It's Over


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-03-2020
Item # : 549009     
Availability: IN STOCK
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23 - LA MACHINE - PHASES & REPETITION - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE





Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 22-07-2013
Item # : 549005     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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24 - MALE GAZE - GALE MAZE - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


Blow-out enthusiasts, make ready to scarf this down without chewing: "How many licks does it take to get to the spider egg in the center of this sugar bomb? "You got the jitters, and dude, theres blood on your shirt. "I like gore with my goth. "Hey, you got your pop sensibilities on my explosion!" Strong vocals ? la Modern English, back-beat complete and foamy bass bleached onto half-inch tape specially for Castle Face. Seven headstrong tunes to clatter your phonograph needle. Ive always loved Matt Joness (ex-Blasted Canyons) vocal stylings, rich with tenor muscle flexes. Over the top in its endeavors and reaching, always reaching. Primal gas-guzzler drumming, center speaker from Adam Cimino sets the ear up for a beating. And hell, its got the old (and I mean old) bass player, Mark Kaiser, from Mayyors; solid-state aggression at its mid-low, knuckle-dragging finest. A slap in the brain done up nicely here on wax. Enjoy. -John Dwyer.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 31-03-2015
Item # : 474593     
Availability: IN STOCK
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25 - MALE GAZE - MISS TAKEN - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


MATT, MARK AND ADAM, aka MALE GAZE, return quickly from the brainy roar of their previous album King Leer with their six heels hanging even further over the edge of the abyss.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Keep Yr Kools 02. Wha Do Wha Do 03. All Yours 04. Didn't 05. Tell Me How It Is 06. Pale Gaze 07. If U Were My Girl 08. African Ripoff 09. Pyramids 10. Miss Taken


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 30-06-2017
Item # : 548992     
Availability: IN STOCK
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26 - MALLARD - FINDING MEANING IN DEFERENCE - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE





Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 29-07-2013
Item # : 549006     
Availability: IN STOCK
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27 - MALLARD - YES ON BLOOD - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


[*] INSIDE-OUT-ECHO-LASER-GARAGE-PSYCH-ROCK TRIO FROM SF

TRACKLISTING: 01. Welcome To The Monkey House 02. We Used To Be Friends 03. Plan A 04. The Dope (wonderful You) 05. I Am A Scientist 06. I Am Over It 07. The Dandy Warhols Love Almost Everyone 08. Insincere Because I 09. You Were The Last High 10. Heavenly 11. I Am Sound 12. Hit Rock Bottom 13. You Came In Burned 14. Enhanced Section(biography/gallery)


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 22-02-2012
Item # : 549007     
Availability: IN STOCK
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28 - MELCHIOR, DAN -UND DAS MENACE- - HUNGER - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


"The first time I heard Dan Melchior I felt betrayed that no one had turned my ear to his strange sounds before then. The LP was called Hello, Im Dan Melchior and it starts with the line I once did mushrooms with Bjork....Goddamn, he had me at mushrooms. "Since then, Ive been blessed with unearthing several of his masterpieces from LP bins all around the world. Dan has made mighty and copious marks upon the world of wax. Every record is a wade through the primordial poem-brain that is Dan Melchiors creative force. "What we have here is a fabulous collection of classic Melchior und das Menace. We asked, he let us dig through the archive, and lo and behold: Hunger, a grip of unreleased Melchior gold. It will take less than ten seconds for the high to kick in after the rush of greasy guitars consume you at the get-go of A Wizard Doesnt Need a Computer. And yes, hes taking the piss. "Ive also been lucky enough to do some touring with him and his lovely wife and co-conspirator Letha. They may be the only white cats I know who dont look weird in dashikis. I wish I was kidding.quite comely. Letha has been duking it out with a heavy illness, and although strong as ever, the bills are piling up and they could always use a hand. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this record will go to aid them in this fight. Heres a link to the website, should you feel the urge to donate otherwise: http://melchiorfund.blogspot.com/ "So please dig in with open ears and hearts. Let Dan melt your brains as he has ours at Castle Face." -John Dwyer.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 16-06-2014
Item # : 465007     
Availability: IN STOCK
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29 - MOUNTAINS AND RAINBOWS - PARTICLES - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


Last summer, John Dwyer came back from an Oh Sees tour talking about a fantastic band hed played with in Detroit called Mountains and Rainbows. What followed him home was a double-LPs worth of shopworn weirdness and a delightfully loose attitude that must have something to do with the ecstasy of a Midwestern summer. These backyard freaks jam into the twilight, led by a vocal quaver belted to the cheap seats, a groove and a grin and a heaping spoonful of "damn, arent you glad we came out tonight?" Vibrant and confusing like the insane-o cover artwork that appears to be constructed of many layers of fluorescent duct tape. Careening from the mellow chugger vibe on "How You Spend Your Time" to the tightly wound twitch of "Dying To Meet You," Mountains and Rainbows stretch their legs deep into the strange, with a dark oddness lurking in the corners of tunes like weirdo highlight "With Beefheart." Particles is a great addition to a little journey of ones own, perhaps, and just in time for the sunlit afternoons to come..


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 20-05-2016
Item # : 490882     
Availability: IN STOCK
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30 - OBN IIIS - LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO - (LP) 
CASTLE FACE


Castle Face Records presents the latest installment of the Live in San Francisco series, courtesy of OBN IIIs (Tic Tac Totally, 12XU, Matador). "If theres one thing Ive learned in life, its this: Dont buy drugs from strangers on the street while wasted. A simple yet effective rule. Evidently no one told these reckless Texans, OBN IIIs. Weve captured them at their sweatiest for our Live in San Francisco series at the Chapel, from the kickoff shows of the tour with Thee Oh Sees last fall.. "These dudes are animals, period. This live recording is mixed like a hot pan on the brain, and it captures the raw live energy of a great OBN IIIs show. Just about every night from note one, Orville [Bateman Neeley III] is in the crowd touching faces of fans and making OBN virgins uncomfortable. Let them touch your face (ewww)." -John Dwyer.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 14-07-2014
Item # : 466495     
Availability: IN STOCK
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