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Artist: HORNS OF HAPPINESS, THE
Title: Weathering Alterations
Format: LP
Label: St. Ives
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Horns of Happiness return to the recorded world with their first release since 2007s What Spills Like Thread EP. Here we find the band in concept mode, balancing its pounding rhythms and airy melodies to create a soundtrack piece entitled Weathering Alterations. The bands normally speedy and structure-damaged tunes begin to stretch out, allowing repetition and space to create new moods. Originally performed as an accompaniment to the J. Shelley Harrison installation piece Dont Rain On My Parade, the recording focuses on the reaction of the psyche to unexpected changes in environment. While this is not the true follow-up to the bands only full-length album, 2004s A Sea As A Shore, the record is a moody, rocking, and nonsensical song cycle. As with all St. Ives releases, this album is available as a hand-made limited edition vinyl (only 200 copies)." - St. Ives.

Artist: JOHN WILKES BOOZE
Title: The Heliocentric Views of John Wilkes Booze
Format: LP
Label: St. Ives
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"St. Ives is proud to present The Heliocentric Views of John Wilkes Booze, the second album by Bloomington, Indianas John Wilkes Booze. Fettered by the struggle between nature and industry, these eight songs carry the flailing and flourish of hot sticks. All told, this is a battle of pure light vs. the powers that be. And yes, JWB is here to carry on the tales of resistance and hope with vocal chant, saxophone blurt and Farfisa. These songs are ruminants on the ritual flounders of our, forced upon us, wannabe John Wayne. The Heliocentric Views tacks each soliloquy against JWBs wrangled misses and scores of electric guitar rhythm and echo, hand drum symphonies and electronic gashes. This album marks the first time JWB has been back in the studio since completion of their 2003 debut Five Pillars of Soul (Kill Rock Stars). The blasted rock of that opus is melted away here with a deep freedom of form, though the contorted groove structure remains. The Heliocentric Views features members of the Boozes orbit of helping hands: violist Dorey Fox (Mt. Gigantic, Crotch Council), lays down the a isolation-honed pulse of drone across the title piece and the vocal symmetry of Sophia Travis (Vulgar Boatmen) and Gretchen Holtz (The Smears, Lola) backs the plea for intergalactic reality on "Weve Got Room In Outer Space." The Heliocentric Views of John Wilkes Booze is a 300 edition LP. The album covers were hand painted, drawn and spayed by the band members. Cover design by vocalist Seth Mahern. " - St. Ives.

Artist: LAZARUS
Title: The Trickster
Format: LP
Label: St. Ives
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"St. Ives has long been in love with the songs of Trevor Montgomery. Performing as Lazarus, Montgomerys nascent body of work began (after he left new kosmiche group Tarentel) in 2001 with the glorious Songs For An Unborn Sun (Temporary Residence Ltd.). Since then, two additional full-lengths have been released, further illuminating Montgomerys beguiling voice as both singer, arranger and lyricist and having earned him many comparisons to classic heavy bellowers such as Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. After being commissioned by St. Ives to do a record, he decided to gather some songs together influenced by and referencing his teenage years. According to Montgomery: At the time I was polarized by meth, riding trains, heavy psychedelics, and a love of spending my time in the mountains walking around in the woods. At 14, I tried to sell my soul for the ability to draw the female form in perfection, I skirted death several times, always seeming to be saved at the last minute by some good soul or random occurrence. All and all leading me to believe that the coyotes and crows of the canyons were watching out for me. The Trickster in many forms, laughing and crying. Recorded wherever he could find space, but mostly in a photography studio in Old Town Orange, California owned by his brother. All songs were written, performed and recorded by Lazarus (William Trevor Montgomery). As with all St. Ives records, The Trickster is available in limited edition (300 copies), each with unique hand-made art, done by the artist. Brown-colored vinyl." -St. Ives

Artist: MAN FOREVER
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: St. Ives
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Recorded by Kid Millions (Oneida) over a weekend after seeing the Fireworks Ensembles performance of Ulrich Kriegers transcription of Metal Machine Music, Man Forever is the maelstrom on the surface of a river. Kid Millions writes: "A few months ago I went to see Fireworks Ensemble perform Metal Machine Music, I read the liner notes for the show, listened to the original record and learned how the piece was originally recorded. During the performance I was inspired to record an album right away. A conversation Id had a year or so ago with Brian Chase (from the YYYs) about just intonation tuning with drums popped into my head and I visualized a monolithic recording that would utilize the rich tonality of carefully tuned acoustic drums, played powerfully and multi-tracked at different speeds onto the Ocropolis (Oneidas Brooklyn Studio) 16 track 1" tape machine. I asked Brian Chase to come to the studio and help me tune my drums so I could capture my ambition for the piece. Richard Hoffman (Sightings) added some bass to the final mix. The tempo is something like 180BPM. The piece moves fast at an almost imperceptible rhythm. It feels overwhelming and fluctuates constantly. Turn it up!" -Kid Millions

Artist: RACE, THE
Title: Exiles
Format: LP
Label: St. Ives
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Exiles is meant to be an over-the-top experience sonically, lyrically and thematically, conjuring the desert, its dunes, mirages and holy mountains and the outsized personalities of the outlaws, searchers, escapists, wanderers, drifters, pariahs, prophets, misfits, mystics, miscreants and all the other sorry suckers whove called the dusty road home. As dark and serious as it may all sound it was a hell of a lot of fun to make and we hope an enjoyable listen. Exiles is available as a limited edition vinyl pressing of 220." -St. Ives

Artist: SCENIC
Title:
Format: 10"
Label: St. Ives
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
Bruce Licher of Savage Republic, Africa Corps, Bridge, Tunnel Tones, Them Rhythm Ants, etc. Incredible handpainted and letter pressed sleeve. Limited to 600.

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