Thanks everyone for all the orders and encouragement over what's now been two decades and counting. We're looking forward to some new releases this year. We're also down to a final copy or two of some of the older releases -- if the whirr and whistle of Donald Miller Trio's "Here, Below" interests you, or Spiral Joy Band's deep-meandering "Pleasure is the Headlight," act soon! Best wishes to everyone --
It's been a long time since we had a holiday sale but we're feeling the spirit this year. Until Jan. 1, you can pick up a couple of our Klang Industries LPs -- the Charalambides' mesmerizing "Rose/Thorn" and/or Charlie Parr and Black Twig Pickers' "Glory in the Meeting House" -- at reduced prices.
We're also offering a holiday 7-inch bundle -- order all
five four 7-inchers that we presently have available -- that would be the vintage Pelt "Pelt(er)", Pelt's split with Damn Near Red, Black Twig Pickers "Yellow Cat," and Mike & Cara Gangloff's "Durang's Hornpipe/Rake & Rambling Boy" -- at a special price. It's a giveaway and a steal, simultaneously.
(January update: Thanks for the orders! We've modified the bundle and are continuing it past the holidays.)
Best wishes for a great end of 2015, and for all the year(s) ahead --
The newest excursion from Mike and Cara takes their music farther than ever, twisting the linkage of timeworn song-language and pure out-sound into a looking glass of future now.
We don't think that there is much like this out there, and we're happy to usher it into the world.
Long planned and gorgeously presented, Mike & Cara's "Durang's Hornpipe"/"Rake & Rambling Boy" 7-inch is out in the world courtesy of Klang Family friend The Great Pop Supplement label. It's a limited edition of 500, apparently already sold out at the source, but we have some -- dark cherry vinyl, a sleeve decorated with images of Montgomery County landscape, and a home-cooked sound that looks back at the ballads and blowouts origin of the duo music -- a fiddle tune that turns into a slow churn of fiddle/wheel-fiddle improvisation, and droning double vocals that explore an age-old lyric.
Mike and Cara are bound across the waters for festivals in Finland and a run of shows in France with the fantastic Trio Puech-Gourdon-Bremaud. Come catch the sounds of strings and reeds and voices humming ominously and joyously running amok, and grab some recordings too -- there is a new 7-inch and cassette, plus copies (while they last) of Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life, and probably some other artifacts of plastic and paper.