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Artist: BADGERLORE
Title: Stories For Owls
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The second full-length release from psychedelic bread bakers and bird whisperers BADGERLORE-the beard-core supergroup of BEN CHASNY (SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE, COMETS ON FIRE), TOM CARTER (CHARALAMBIDES), PETE SWANSON (YELLOW SWANS), and ROB FISK (7 YEAR RABBIT CYCLE, ex-DEERHOOF). Stories For Owls features six beautifully lush, organic pieces that rise and fall with the groups broke-down, burned-up improv and the interplay of piano, vocals, and dual guitars. Fragile and tender, beautiful and devastating. Limited edition with hand-screened sleeves." - Yik Yak.

Artist: COMETS ON FIRE/BURNING STAR CORE
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Comets on Fire meet Burning Star Core and his familiar[Hair Police] in a rehearsal space and get buckwild recording two long sides of noise-damaged psychedelia. One side is funkier than the other, and apparently a roadhouse number got nixed. What remains is pure expando-band blown-jam sorcery. Shirts were shed, inhibitions forgotten, magic was made. Limited edition pressing packaged in sweet screened sleeves." - Yik Yak.
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Artist: HOTOTOGISU & BURNING STAR CORE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Hototogisu ⿿ the duo of UK experimentalist Matthew Bower (Skullflower/Sunroof et al) and New York-based-guitarist Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards/Zaimph/GHQ) ⿿ are all about impact, about taking the physical aspect of sound and hallucinating it to the point of abstraction, so much so that for all of the complexity of their music it often sounds like its standing still, simply hanging in the air and vibrating without anything approaching a plot to bring it to a point. By contrast, Burning Star Core, the trio of drummer Trevor Tremaine, Robert Beatty on electronics (both of whom also play in Hair Police alongside Mike Connelly of Wolf Eyes) and C.Spencer Yeh on violin and electronics, are more overtly propulsive, usurping classic rock form via electronics and drums but still focused on momentum, on the jam as a form of structural gravity, on the unfolding of action via development over time. This all-improvised studio meeting is the perfect reconciliation of both tendencies, of Hototogisus obsessive layering of strata after strata of violently conceived noise and of Burning Star Cores epic, post-Kraut thunder-punk style. Bower has long been on record about his opposition to anything approaching dialogue in improvised music, favouring a senses-devouring simultaneity over anything that might pass for actual exchange, so its no surprise that there is little on this new record that sounds even close to conventionally improvised music. Instead, it feels more focused towards the zone where energy begins to spontaneously birth form, where the monomaniacal pursuit of the nowhere zone bears fruit in the shape of a music that transcends its constituent parts while being totally based around ⿿ and rooted in - the individual response to the moment. BXC play it ginchy and garage-pop right from the start, simultaneously inverting and amplifying Bower and Bassetts vertical constructs with drums that sound like they might have been lifted straight from the most flower-power parts of the Silver Apples back catalogue and bass patterns that are as tactile and rock-anchored as Cans Holger Czukay. To hear Hototogisus music given this kind of injection of dynamic energy makes them seem more obviously sourced in classic rock music than you might otherwise have guessed, with a dense, implosive sound that feels like a hyper-distilled take on all of rocks most outlaw aspects, the feedback that makes you feel like you could explode in a ball of electricity, the anti-gravity effect of heavy fuzz, the seductive, alien tongues. Its certainly the most garage band side that either of the groups have cut to date, albeit in the form of a Gnostic, post-acid re-think where the vibration is more important than the outer forms, where energized enthusiasm makes for a more fundamental guiding principle than verse/chorus/verse and where the only direction left is out. Which is another way of saying it feels genuinely bad-ass. In an era where even the best groups seem polite, pro, participatory, democratic, this is music that is disregarding in its overwhelming power, exhilarating in it irresponsible spontaneity. And in an underground scene where self-conscious notions of avant-garde and free improvisation have long displaced any concept of an intuitive rocks off-style, well, it feels like a re-connection to the source. So file this one closer to Kill City or Sticky Fingers than Persian Surgery Dervishes or The Black Album and feel the gravity of your whole record collection shift." - David Keenan, Glasgow, November 2008.

Artist: LE TON MITE
Title: We Need to Grow to Giant Size
Format: CD
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Baptized in the flames of the music world as openers for the likes of Deerhoof, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, and Calvin Johnson, Le Ton Mites "off hand influences simmer amid a mire of Morse-code tones resulting in the spirit of the guitar being thrown to the ground if not the actual instrument itself" (LA Weekly). Based in Olympia, Washington, Le Ton Mite takes its cues from broken folk to reinvent the wheels of rock. The trio of vocalists, duo of guitars and solo keyboard play songs based on group improvization and the boiled down compositions of ringleader McCloud Zicmuse. "We Need to Grow to Giant Size" documents the seed from which the band has indeed grown. This recording is a limited edition of 500 numbered copies in handmade letterpressed packaging designed and printed by Zicmuse." - Yik Yak.

Artist: MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ
Title: Faux Depart
Format: CD
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"a collection of songs by japanese underground shambolic-pop legends Maher Shalal Hash Baz, inspired by their visit to the west coast and recorded at Dub Narcotic with help from the Curtains, McCloud Zicmuse, and Arrington de Dionyso on bass clarinet. also includes a rousing rendition of Bright Lights for guitar, bassoon, and drums as well as live tracks from their northwest shows. limited edition with letterpressed jacket." - Yik Yak.

Artist: MARTIN, ROBERT
Title: Long Goodbye
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"I first heard ROBERT MARTINs Long Goodbye while surrounded by friends. Even over the din of voices rallying to quantify, qualify, contain, bag and tag what we were all hearing, I was sure Id never heard anything quite like it. Long Goodbye opens with some broken acoustic noodling that sounds like a Derek Bailey slow motion replay, over which a double-tracked cry of voices transmits mournfully, meticulously, and with an unnerving sense of purpose. From there it gets stranger and more beautiful, as Martin sings with unique abandon-is there such a thing as sad joy?-often wordlessly, frequently incoherently. The tunefulness of Martins achingly beautiful voice sits in sharp contrast to the crudely played guitar, and sets Martin apart from his lamentably more in the know contemporaries. There are few touchstones for the magic contained herein-Bobb Trimble at his most wounded, Tony Caro and Johns All On The First Day LP, the earliest blues recordings of Guitar Roberts-but Martins intensely private music is all his own. And now, ours to share."-James Jackson Toth San Francisco, July 2007.

Artist: MULLINS, PATRICK
Title: Dont Go To Sleep
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"When THEE OH SEES were still OCS, PATRICK MULLINS was half their sound. After the band expanded to a four-piece, changed their name and recorded Sucks Blood, Patrick left San Francisco for the greener pastures of Louisville, Kentucky, where he started working as a bread baker. In his spare time and with his arsenal of field recordings, electronics, musical saw and guitar, he started working on Dont Go To Sleep, an album of experimental / ambient folk music that expresses his love of Luc Ferrari, folk muisc and horror movies. Limited edition of 100 copies." - Yik Yak.
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Artist: NO DOCTORS
Title: T-Bone Parts 1 & 2
Format: 7"
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Another well-smoked slab of glorious  "what the fuck?" by visionary caterwaulers of chaos and ex-Chicago blues cruisers, No Doctors.  Equal parts backwards boogie and straight skullfucking confusion,  "T-Bone Pt. 1" stomps one through hard and thick, slinging broken barn-boned riffs that collide head on with sputtering cross-eyed measures of brilliance and back again.  "T-Bone Pt. 2" ensues after a quick flip to side B as you and your square-minded notions are slapped straight in the face with a wet hose spewing talkin box (!) snarl and ultimately delivers your blown mind on a broken piece of hobo-stew stained porcelain." - Noel Von Harmonson (Comets On Fire). "Like the Grateful Dead and Royal Trux, No Doctors possess the ability to start off playing the most rudimentary of folk forms and then subtly shift into exploded, free-form sonic excursions." - Justin F. Farrar (East Bay Express).

Artist: NVH & CHASNY
Title: Plays The Book Of Revelations
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Vinyl debut of the long anticipated LP by Noel Von Harmonson (COMETS ON FIRE, NVH) and Ben Chasny (SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE, COMETS ON FIRE). Guitar and electronics are deposited in a sacrificial heap at the gates of hell, sickly intertwined and indistinguishable. Bathed in the blood of apocalyptic alchemy, this caterwauling creature rears two heads and screams one wrathful scream. Recorded to two-track tape in San Francisco over the winter of 2005 and mastered by Hans Gruesel at the Krankenkabinet; features deluxe, hand screened black-on-black multipanel packaging. Limited to 666 copies." - Yik Yak.

Artist: OCS
Title: 3
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"John Dwyer (Coachwhips) and Patrick Mullins (Burmese) mellow out and offer up a platter full of finger-picked guitars, minimalist drumming, homemade electronics, musical saw, and Dwyers sweet, high-pitched singing. For fans of Charlie Tweddle, Souled American, and people who wish Spacemen 3 wouldve made a country album. Limited edition pressing of 500 white vinyl with handscreened covers."
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Artist: SHEARER, DYLAN
Title: Planted/Plans
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Written, performed and recorded by Shearer in 2007, Planted/Plans is beautiful melancholic avant-pop informed by west coast luminaries such as Van Dyke Parks and Harry Partch. A nice follow-up to the Robert Martin LP (Yik Yak 013) from another Santa Cruz long-gone. Second edition of 100." -Yik Yak

Artist: SIC ALPS/MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
A few more copies of the repress of a December 2009 West Coast tour split 12", with different colored artwork. "Sic Alps give up three tracks with help from Lars Finberg (Intelligence) and Ty Segall, the highlight being a great punched-in guitar solo from Matt Hartman that makes one song reminiscent of a Safe As Milk outtake. Markers show up with a 7ft bass player who throws the band into Guru Guru mode. Great all around." - Yik Yak

Artist: WADA, TASHI
Title: Alignment
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Yik Yak is proud to present Alignment, the first ever release of music by Tashi Wada, son and collaborator of Yoshi Wada. Alignment pairs the direct and retrograde motions of an eight violin canon in just intonation. The canon gradually cycles through the first 128 pitches of the harmonic series which are transposed into one octave. Marc Sabat plays all eight violin parts, resulting in a true synthesis of vision between the composer and performer. Mastering by Rashad Becker. Design and silk screens by Alan Sherry. Includes a letterpress print of a type drawing by Tashi Wada. Limited edition of 400." - Yik Yak.
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Artist: WHYSP
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Yik Yak
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Hugh & Josh play the Ren Faire! Former Lowdown members befriend gnomes and play faerie and unicorn folk inspired by Incredible String Band, Forest, etc. Limited Edition 300 green vinyl. Recorded by Phil Elvrum." - Yik Yak.
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