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.