Limited Edition Vinyl Recordings & Handmade Musical Artifacts from Tucson, AZ
DOHM, Jad Fair, Reptar, Shirts, and Lathe cut Camp!

Things in the world of record cutting have been insane recently… we had gigs in NOLA (cutting the Isley Brothers for Mardi Gras!) Charlotte, NC, NYC, and Paris, and it looks like we will be down at Austin Psych Fest cutting some of my patented multi-hole art records for one of my oldest favorite bands, The Flaming Lips!  But, in between all of these trips, I’ve also managed to whip up a new batch of releases (with a lot more in the works!)

  1. DOHM – "FREE"
     is the debut release from DOHM (Money Mark (Beastie Boys/Beck/Mike Watt, etc) + Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs/Greenhornes/Afghan Whigs).  This SIX SIDED Record is comprised of 3x 4" records joined together.  Each one has unique sections of a 36 minute live set recorded in South Central LA.  Each side has about 2 minute snippets that end in unique locked grooves.  No 2 discs are the same.  Includes a download of the entire set. Pick it up here. And while you are at it, pick up the American Monoxide 6 sider (different design).

  2. Jad Fair – “Stick” b/w “This Time” Square Lathe Cut with HAND DRAWN (and numbered) covers by Jad. Jad Fair of Half Japanese is legendarily weird. He’s been making envelope-pushing music for almost 4 decades. I made these for his upcoming Euro tour with Normal Blake.  He got half and I got half. Keep an eye out for his CD-Record coming soon! Pick it up here. 

  3. PIAPTK T-Shirts
     – We’ve got some new t-shirts featuring a technical drawing of our beloved Presto 6N record lathes made by Marina Cornelius of Acorn Bcorn. Available in retro heather blue or retro heather grey. Available in BIG sizes as well. Pick it up here. 

  4. Reptar – Lurid Glow Cassette 
    – as part of our partnership with Joyful Noise, we will be releasing select JNR releases on cassette.  This one is from Athens, GA’s Reptar. Includes the album in MP3. Pick it up here

  5. Lathe Cut Camp 
    – I get emails almost daily from people wanting to get into record cutting. So, in response, I’m giving folks the chance to see what it REALLY means to be lathe troll. The first ever Lathe Cut Camp! Spend three days in scenic Tucson, AZ learning (almost) everything you need to know about DIY Record Cutting!  The focus of this camp will be on mono "semi-professional" machines, with particular focus on Presto 6Ns, which are one of the most common and affordable vintage machines around.  You can do some amazing things with these incredible machines, and I will show you how. Bring your own music and we will put it onto discs for you to take home.  We will touch on professional record mastering/pressing, but my main interest and experience, and the focus of this camp will be on the more DIY and experimental side of the hobby.  There are only 8 spots available, so buy early!  Check it out here.

  6. New Stuff in the Golden Boots Rarities Store - The Golden Boots have been playing a lot of shows and working on new recordings, and are continuing to crank out items for their store to help pay for it all. 
    Golden Boots T-Shirts - a great new design celebrating their home state of AZ. Comes with a hand-picked sampler featuring a lot of rare and unheard tunes. 
    Handpainted covers - Ryen has been busy making some more unique and handpainted covers for DBX'n'SPF.

  7. Upcoming Releases:
    1. Jad Far – CD-Record
    2. Sonny and the Sunsets – CD-Record
    3. Forest Fallows – At Home LP
    4. Built In Sun – The debut LP from the new super group featuring: Pall Jenkins (Blackheart Procession/Three Mile Pilot/Ugly Casanova), Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse/Shins, etc), and  Richard Swift.
    5. Spaceface – Up in the Clouds – Cloud Shaped Three Sided art record
    6. American Monoxide/Wight Light – Cassette/Lathe cut combo
    7. Grandaddy – Arm of Roger “The Ham and It’s Lily” The legendary practical joke record from Grandaddy is seeing it’s first “official” release, and it’s only time on vinyl through Soild Gold. And true to Soild form, there will only be 300 copies!  This will be gone FAST.
    8. Briana Marela  Multi-Hole Art Record.
    9. Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse) Multi-Holed Art Record

 8. Interesting Recent releases:

    1. Mike Watt – CD-Record
    2. Grey Waves (Jesse Hughey + Eric Judy (Modest Mouse) – unique covers made by 50 artists 7”
    3. Forest Fallows “At Home” cassette and Lathe Cut Album CD-Record.
    4. American Monoxide – Fucked Up Sounds Six Sided Art Record
    5. Bed Rugs – Psychedelic marble painted 8” lathe cuts
    6. Salesman – Let’s Go Jump Into the Fire lathe cut
    7. Surfer Blood 1000 Palms cassette (Preorder)

Thanks for wading through this tidal wave of information. As always, your support is greatly appreciated.  Even if you can’t buy anything right now, spreading the word always helps! 
Thanks! Mike & PIAPTK

Posted on April 25th, 2015
Golden Boots - 2015 Sampler FREE FOR A WEEK!

Available for an EXTREMELY limited time. The third incarnation of the Golden Boots Sampler, available in conjunction with The Side Streets Podcast , whose most recent episode features Golden Boots' Dimitri Manos.

For this one, we dug deep for super rarities and unreleased gems. Pick it up HERE.

1 - Plastic by LABRYYYNTH (Labryyynth) 
2 - Thank You (DBX 'n' SPF) 
3 - Easy Lie (Winter Of Our Discotheque) 
4 – The Man In Me (Bob Dylan) (PIAPTK Wedding Comp) 
5 - Bliss (Super Gold) 
6 - Horses (Readers Digest) 
7 - Sphinx Alarm (Outtake Me To The Discotheque) 
8 - Love You Wrong (DBX 'n' SPF)) 
9 - Good Bye Blue Monday (Blunderlust Chpt. 
10 - 1Days Are Night (Burning Brain) 
11 - Wrecking Ball by LABRYYYNTH (Labryyynth) 
12 - Sunsites (DBX 'n' SPF) 
13 - Walk With Chichi Pa (Vampire Soundtrack) 
14 - Ghost Machine (Blunderlust Chpt. 4) 
15 - Chichi Pa's Sleeping Coat (Vampire Soundtrack) 
16 - The Invisible World (Burning Brain) 
17 - Traveling Strange by LABRYYYNTH (Labryyynth) 
18 - They Call Him Chichi Pa (Vampire Soundtrack) 
19 - Payphone (Blunderlust Chpt. 1) 
20 - Sun (w/ French Cowboy) (Outtake Me To The Discotheque) 
21 - Casio Country (Ghost Horses)

Posted on March 28th, 2015
Mike Watt, Bed Rugs, Surfer Blood, Forest Fallows, Grey Waves, etc...

Hello everyone and greetings from Memphis, TN!  

My travel lathe-cutting business, just left New Orleans, where we were cutting records for the Isley Brothers at Mardi Gras, and we've got a few days to kill until our next gigs in Charlotte, NC, so we are stopping through and visiting some friends in the South and checking out the sites like Sun Studios, Ardent, etc. Next stop Nashville, then Charlotte.. If you live in one of these locales, and want to hang, hit us up!

Lots of stuff coming up in the next few months, but here is a small taste that is available NOW!

1. Social Media stuff: If you follow any of my many ventures (Mobile Vinyl Recorders,Lathe CutsPIAPTK, Soild Gold, etc) online, you probably have noticed that we have not been super prolific on all the many Social Media platforms.  But, I've recently hired my buddies from to not only handle my order fulfillment, but also to help me keep up with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. I feed them content and they distribute it as appropriate. So PLEASE do us a favor and follow us.  We are seriously on an upswing all of a sudden and things and we are trying to really make a go of it, and YOU can help. Follow us here:

Twitter: @PIAPTK @MblVnylRcrdrs
Instagram: @PIAPTK, @Lathecuts, @MobileVinylRecorders

2. Mike Watt: Mountain Mystery CD-Record:  Mike Watt is my oldest "Rockstar Encounter" experience from when I was 15.  He is one of the most genuine dudes, and incredible artists that independent and punk rock has ever produced, and I am ridiculously excited to be able to work with him (and we have another project in the works!).  But first up is the next release in the CD-Record series.  This one is with Mike Watt and the Secondmen covering "Mountain Mystery" by Helios Creed. We also have some other incredible artists coming up soon, so stay tuned. Pick up Mike Watt's CD-Record HERE

3. Bed Rugs - Two Lapse 8" Pic Disc - Bed Rugs are only the second band I've ever released from a demo.  I love getting demos, but I'm always WAY too backed up with my friends' records to work with bands I don't know. They emailed me and asked if I'd be interested and I (in a much nicer way) said "probably not, but send it over and I'll check it out"... I did check it out and said "YEAH, I'll release THAT!"  So, here it is!  One long psych jam called Two Lapses on a one-sided 8". We hand-cut the protective plastic away in the shape of the band name from the back of the record and peeled it away.  Then my four-year-old daughter and I hand dipped them in paint and we cut the grooves onto the front side. Ltd to 75 copies.  Pick one up HERE

Also, Bed Rugs is throwing a secret PIAPTK party on March 26 in Antwerp, Belgium and they've got a bunch of these records and some exclusive PIAPTK swag bags... so, you know, for the two of you on this list in Belgium, you should go and pick one up! Hit me up if you want the coordinates.

4. Grey Waves Handmade Artwork 7"s - Grey Waves is Jesse Hughey and Eric Judy (Modest Mouse).  This is their debut release and is limited to 300 copies.  A little over 100 of these have unique artwork made by over 30 different artists.  For the most part, these designs are limited to one or two copies. Some are collaged, oil painted, water colors, silkscreened, etc. Many of these were displayed at art galleries in Seattle, Portland, and Olympia, but we have about 40 of the handmade ones to sell through PIAPTK.

 They are limited to about one copy per design, and you can choose which design you want, so don't sleep on this... they are all REALLY great. There is also a less expensive, standard full color printed cover which is also limited, only 200 copies. Pick them upHERE.

 5. Salesman - Let's Jump Into The Fire 7" Lathe cut - Our buddies from Austin are back with a new single, this time, it's PIAPTK's first single on Square, WHITE, lathe cut.  Double sided, with two new excellent jams and water colored labels. While you are at it, don't forget to pick up a copy of Salesman front man, Devin James Fry's debut solo album on cassette!  DJF Tapes HERE and Salesman 7"s HERE. 

6. Surfer Blood - 1000 Palms Tape - In conjunction with our partner label, Joyful Noise Recordings, we are thrilled to release the cassette version of the new Surfer Blood album, 1000 Palms. THIS IS A PREORDER ONLY AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY! PLEASE ORDER THIS SEPERATELY FROM ANY OTHER ITEMS IN THE STORE OR YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING UNTIL THE MAY RELEASE DATE!  That being said, preorder a copy (only 250 on blue tapes) HERE.

7. Forest Fallows - At Home Cassette and CD-Record Album- Forest Fallows are an incredible band from Tucson (that happen to live next door to me). Their album will be co-released on vinyl with Joyful Noise in about 6 months, but until then, we've got their masterful reverbed out chill psych classic on cassette and CD-Record (full album + bonus groove jam).  Check them out here: Pick up the CD-Record or Tape HERE

Posted on February 21st, 2015
Soild Gold 00004 - Scott McMicken "IT" LP!

We are ridiculously proud to present Soild Gold - 000004: Scott McMicken's "IT".

"IT" is the first solo album from Dr Dog songwriter/singer, Scott McMicken! This album was recorded a while ago and was originally intended to be released as a cohesive unit, but was eventually partially pieced out for Dr. Dog bonus tracks on various albums and singles. But, this marks the first time that it appears in it's entirety, as originally intended, and on vinyl.

Limited Edition of 200 Lps and 100 Cassette Tapes sold.

LPs on Goldenrod Vinyl and Cassettes on Gold tapes.

35 Gold with Red and yellow rim Splatter vinyl will be sent to random purchasers.

Includes a poster with art by V. Cessna.

Test Pressings: Do you like test pressings? We have 3 test pressings 
to be given away in a raffle. To enter the raffle, use the "pay what you 
want" option and enter a value (over $15) that includes change. Eric has 
chosen a number between .01 and .99, and the first three people to pay a value 
with that change amount, win the test pressing. For example, if Eric chose $.02 
(hint: he didn't), and you paid $15.02, you win a test pressing. You have the 
same chance of winning whether you pay $15.02 or $250.02... However, if you 
throw in a little extra, it will be used to buy beers and hummus for the record 
packing party we hold when we receive each release from the pressing plant.

Soild Gold 3 Pack - New to Soild Gold? Can't believe you missed the first two releases? Well, they are both almost sold out, but we have twenty 3-packs available at a discount!

And while you are at it, don't forget to pick up the Scott McMicken CD-Record (that plays on your turntable and in your CD player).

Upcoming Releases:
Arm of Roger - The Ham and It's Lily LP (Soild Gold)
Mike Watt - Mountain Mystery: CD-Record
Sonny and the Sunsets: Dimestore Novel CD-Record
Salesman - Lathe Cut 7"
DOHM (Money Mark + Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs/Greenhornes)) Conjoined Triplet 6-Sided Records.
American Monoxide/Wight Lhite Cassette/Lathe Cut Sandwich.
Bed Rugs 10"

Posted on January 27th, 2015
Golden Boots Vinyl Rarities Store

The Golden Boots Announce Vinyl Rarities Store:  Golden Boots are one of the bands that PIAPTK has worked with the most with over the years.  We’ve done over 20 releases that they were a part of.  They are also probably the worst band on the planet about bringing merch to their shows.  So, when I moved to Tucson a while back and walked into Ryen’s house, I saw a shelf with almost every artist copy of every release I’ve ever given them sitting on it. Things that people have been begging me for over the years, but were long ago sold out.  

Now, they’ve finally made the stash available to the public at  They’ve even put together a few 3xLP boxsets comprised of the three main LP albums they’ve released on vinyl. Other items available include: 5” X-ray Pic discs, Blunderlust 10” (both versions), Bland Canyon Adventure 10” (with paint set), “The Microphones, Golden Boots, Paleo and Bishop Allen Collaborate with a 1940’s Wire Recorder 7” (all versions), The “Days Before The Tow” Lost 7”, Hand-colored LABRYYYNTH Wrecking Ball Swirl Paint 7” lathes, WCKR SPGT Tributes, “Golden Boots/Flaspar/Andrew Jackson Jihad split CDs”, The Man In Me Lathe Cut Heart Shaped Lathe Cut Picnic Plates that were given away at my wedding, and even some handmade artpieces.  They only have between 1 and 5 copies of most of these, so if you have been looking for something, now’s the time to break out the two dollar bills your grandpa included in the weird religious Christmas Card he sent. Pick some up here: 

Thanks as always!

Mike and PIAPTK

Posted on December 27th, 2014