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Chris Durham Church Shuttle

Church Shuttle rolls down the road

The mightily inzane Church Shuttle (AKA Chris Durham) is set to tour the northeast in tandem with fellow Michigan man continue reading →

Steven R. Smith

Sketchbook Rising

On May 31, Steven R. Smith releases the first new material under his given name in years & years. A continue reading →


Pumice live in Eurozones

Stefan Neville takes his Pumice show on the road, following time on battery for The Coolies. Catch him live if continue reading →

thistle group

Welcoming Thistle Group, her record & tour

Thistle Group started a few years back, while It Hurts was still an active entity, and has been the main continue reading →

2018 List: Carey Mercer

Newish music that I enjoyed this year: Jennifer Castle-Angels of DeathJosephine Foster-Faithful Fairy HarmonyAmen Dunes-FreedomIdris Ackamoor-An Angel FellHello Blue Roses-Trade continue reading →

2018 List: Sydney Vermont

In the spirit of sharing 2018 Records: Angels of Death, Jennifer Castle–Violet Psalms, Frog Eyes—Ouch, Nick Kgrovich -Hundreds of Days, continue reading →

2018 List: Glenn Donaldson

Ian William Craig – A Turn of BreathCoolies/Futurians – Split CassNap Eyes – I’m Bad NowTVP’s –  Beautiful DespairChristopher Alan continue reading →

2018 List: Leighton Craig

2018 stuff: Julian Williams – Heard the Cars from My House cdr Hans Otte – Das Buch Der Klange double LP continue reading →

2018 List: Carly Putnam

Carly Putnam (The Oilies) 2018 best of list: Color Palette 2018 : Desert pastels Favorite albums of 2018: Cardi B, continue reading →

2018 List: Mat Fowler

Mat Fowler | Spillage Fete Records | on some memorable things in 2018. My daughter Agnes taking her first steps continue reading →

2018 List: Andrew Robinson

no order: peter brotzmann and heather leigh – livethe aints! – church of simultaneous existence lpthe rebel – liveYuzo Iwata continue reading →

2018 List: Chris Durham

The And Band reissue- space caseG D D B -Golden Teachers-GoatyCandy ricotta & bulimia- Grog PappyMandy -movie

2018 List: Stefan Neville

2018 what I liked best.—————–Haemachromatosis diagnosis & blood letting.-Wreckless Eric live at Tuning Fork, Auckland.-A Happy Return LP.-Mate Ma’a Tonga continue reading →

2018 List: Matthew De Gennaro

Favorites of 2018: Family and pet health: a-okay! Continued support via CB/SA Hearing from friends + wife Living poor Linda continue reading →

2018 List: Carter Thornton

Twenty of the best things I encountered in 2018 Barnet Newman’s Stations of the Cross at the National Gallery, DC. continue reading →

2018 List: Chris Berry/Soft Abuse HQ

Picking back up on our tradition of a bygone era, on bygone platforms, we’ll be posting year-end lists here at continue reading →

Diamond Eye

This January, our friend in Brisbane Leighton Craig (Primitive Motion, The Deadnotes, The Lost Domain) will release his excellent solo continue reading →

Return Flight of The Leopards

Our longtime pals The Skygreen Leopards–mainly the project of Donovan Quinn and Glenn Donaldson–are set to release The Jingling World continue reading →

Bon Voyage, Frog Eyes

As you might’ve read this week, our old pals Frog Eyes are calling it quits. Their final album–Violet Psalms–will be continue reading →

Church Shuttle is nigh

  We’re stoked to share news that we’re releasing a single by Church Shuttle on April 20. Natural Disaster is continue reading →

Hey, new website!

    A new home at the same old address, welcome to the latest and greatest version of! Listen continue reading →

Pumice (one-man-band vers.) hits the road!

Pumice is playing his first gigs of the year, in classic one-man-band mode… Stefan’s promised to play the hits and continue reading →

New from Fruits & Flowers: Odd Hope and Swiftumz

From desk of Fruits & Flowers, some news — The world is an ugly place, & we are no exception, continue reading →

Free Form Freaking Out (2017 ed.)

Yours truly made the trek down to Mankato once again to guest on the amazing Free Form Freakout radio show/podcast. continue reading →