Monday, January 30, 2012

Free Album or Single of the Day - Golden Ghost Vishnu in the Sow/Siva Playing Siva Faux Picture Disc Lathe Cut

In a desperate attempt to get people to hear all the wonderful records I release (and hopefully buy them in physical form), we will be offering up a free album or 7" for download every day until we run out of stuff to give away. The minimum price for download only will be changed to 0.00.

Todays freebie, the Vishnu In The Sow/Siva Playing Siva faux picture disc from Upstate NY's folk freak, Golden Ghost. Golden Ghost is the project of Laura Goetz, who has also played with bands like Castanets and Viking Moses. There were only 50 made, and they were lathe cut on clear, square plastic and then silkscreened on the reverse side and they come in Arigato mathcbook type sleeves, also silkscreened. I am down to the last few.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

7 Inches Blog announces: SteviePink_Javascript lathe cut mirror!

Because we, here at, love the NY-based 7 inches blog, we gave them the exclusive opportunity to announce one of the weirdest records we've ever released: SteviePink_Javascript. So, go over to: to get the 411 on this
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Golden Boots Fan Art Contest!

Are you an artist? Do you like The Golden Boots? Do you collect rare and bizarre records? If you answered yes to all of those things, then this contest is for you! Create a piece of Golden Boots-themed art; could be a painting, drawing, collage, digital creation, music video, iphone app, video game, tableus, mechanical robots, song tributes, whatever. Anything inspired by the music, the men, or the myth of Golden Boots.

The top 5 submissions, as judged by The Golden Boots and PIAPTK, will receive their choice of custom made lathe cut LP: Either Burning Brain (never available on vinyl) or a Rarities LP of out of print or unreleased tunes that you've probably never heard. Each of these LPs will be lathe cut onto either a new, high quality lacquer or Laserdisc... your choice. There will only be 5 of these available and each one will come in custom, handmade artwork by the Golden Boots themselves. All entries will receive free digital downloads of Burning Brain and the Rarities albums.

To enter, simply create your work of art, post it on Facebook and tag The Golden Boots ( & and PIAPTK Recordings (

If you don't already know Golden Boots, check out the free Digital Sampler at for some inspiration!

All submissions are due by Feb. 20th.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

CRAZY Visual pattern on cut vinyl grooves...

The lab coated, chain smoking Austrian Weirdo lacquer masterers, Dr. Dub, have just cut one of the craziest looking records I've ever seen. They worked with the Slovenian Electronic project "Sonosthesia", who used crazy, proprietary mathematical equations to alter the visual appearance of the grooves by manipulating the volume and sound at very exact intervals. It's hard to explain how it works, but I'll try anyway: Silent grooves are completely straight, with no wavering. Loud, bassier, fluctuating tones cause grooves that are have a lot of back and forth movement. By precisely controlling these two things they created this:
Check out a short Dr. Dub video about the cutting here. Also check out some of their other videos. They are extremely interesting.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mount Eerie - Distorted Cymbals Dub Narcotic 7"

Phil Elvrum releases his first record on K Records in several years, and it comes in the form of the Mount Eerie "Distorted Cymbals" Dub Narcotic Disco Plate, which K has been cranking out a lot of recently. This one comes hot on the tails of the Lake, White Rainbow and Hive Dwellers DNDP's that PIAPTKBlog reviewed a while back.

I wasn't blessed with the digital download press advance notice that the K promo dept sent out (nudge, nudge, Danielle), but I WAS able to pick up a physical copy a couple weeks ago (location has it's privileges).

I initially started playing this at 33 rpm, and given Philvrums recent affinity for black metal, it sounded perfectly appropriate until the vocals came in. I think it sounds better at 33. Much doomier. (All self-respecting indie-bloggers are supposed to be into doom now, right? or was that 2010? I can't keep up with what I'm supposed to like. But, regardless, the chopped and screwed (is that still popular? Would it be hip to bring it back?) 33rpm mix sounds awesome.) The B side is typical of DubNarDisPlates and is a weird remix (Anglepoise Cymbals) with Calvin Johnson recording a bunch of silly melodica on top of it. Calvin is such a card... The record comes in a dustjacket covered in stamps.

I've been waiting to post about it here until the singles actually went on sale via the K site, which should take place on Jan. 7th, one month before the official release date through distributors. But, since the 7th is a Saturday, and nobody works at K on Fridays, I'm guessing Monday, the 9th is a more likely release virtual release date.

There were only 500 copies made, and Mount Eerie/Microphones stuff generally has a very short shelf life (in that it sells out, pretty quick), I would keep an eye on and pick this up as soon as you can. UPDATE: Phil has some copies already available at The P.W. Elverum & Sun Megastore.

Stream it on K's Tumblr.

Beautiful Jad Fair 12" on Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise Recordings out of Indianapolis may not know it, but they are PIAPTK's secret nemesis. They are constantly one step ahead of us, releasing records/tapes with cool attributes, right before we do.

Today's case in point: The gorgeous Birdhouse 12" from Jad Fair with Hifiklub (France) & Kptmichigan (Germany). We will be releasing a similar looking record for Devils Horns Kill The Matador shortly. However, it should be noted that PIAPTK released a collaboration between Jad and a different group of Europeans (Daisy Cooper) five years ago on the first Limited Edition Subscription Club, and looking at it in the package, it had a similar artistic aesthetic. So, in our minds, this one is a tie, Joyful Noise and we are gunnin' for ya, so stay on your toes...

Birdhouse is limited to 300 copies with one of Jad's iconic paper cuts silkscreened onto the Bside.

Check out the sample track here. And buy it here.

And while you are at it, watch PIAPTK's head honcho (me!), Jad and Steve Fisk play a really strange improv set at Willie Nelson's Solar Powered Bio Stage at SXSW in 2007. Yes... I am playing a floor tom with only ball point pens and a bottle of water. And no, that wasn't some kind of statement... it was all that was on the stage. It was Willie Nelson brand water, though... and was much tastier than store brand.