Limited Edition Vinyl Recordings & Handmade Musical Artifacts from Tucson, AZ
Built in Sun - ST LP from Joe Plummer & Pall Jenkins with Richard Swift.

We are so excited to announce the debut album from Built In Sun, the new project from Joe Plummer (The Shins, Cold War Kids, The Blackheart Procession, etc) with Pall Jenkins (The Blackheart Procession and Three Mile Pilot) on vocals and Richard Swift on Bass. 

Built In Sun in a new project from Joe Plummer, drummer for The Shins, Cold War Kids and Mister Heavenly. Joe has also produced and co-recorded an all drum project called Hew Time, released on Joyful Noise in 2014.  Joe has played drums and percussion with Modest Mouse and The Black Heart Procession, both touring and recording over the course of 10 years.  Built In Sun started during touring breaks between The Shins “Port of Morrow” and Cold War Kids “Hold My Home” releases.  Built in Sun began as an instrumental idea, with inspirations landing somewhere between John Cales Fear, the punk vibe of the Wipers and John Reis, and his favorite soundtrackists John Brion and Clint Mansell. After the first instrumental mixes were finished (with help of from Richard Swift) he decided that the tunes and melodies just might be cool enough to ask a few of his pals to sing. Pall Jenkins  (The Black Heart Procession) was the first. Within a day Pall sent back John John, with solid scratch vocals. Next day, another song. Next day another song…….No use to ask anyone else.  The songs came together with the addition of vocals and it felt good to again collaborate with Pall.  With this, Built In Sun was complete, and is set to be released on PIAPTK, August 7th, 2015

Posted on June 15th, 2015
Flaming Lips on PIAPTK! SpaceFace and Blank Tapes Multi-Holed Art Records!

We just got back from PsychFest, cutting records for the Flaming Lips, and due to threatening weather conditions, we shut down early and have some copies available to sell. This is a Flaming Lips Record on PIAPTK! A teenage dream come true!  Also, since I'm going to guess that this email might get a few more opens than my last one, I'm including all the stuff from the previous email underneath the new stuff. So, hopefully everyone will check out some of our other releases!

The Flaming Lips - Good Vibrations  4 Sided Record:
These 3-holed, 4 sided lathe cut records were created for Austin Psych Fest 2015.  The plan was to sell them exclusively at the festival, but due to inclement weather, last minute notice and weird booth location, we have a handful leftover for sale through the site. There were 350 made, and they will never be repressed. 

Includes a cover of Good Vibrations and three short "remixes".  The large groove and center small groove are on side A and the two outer small grooves are on Side B. The small grooves may not play on some automatic turntables. You may need a DJ style manual player. 

Due to licensing restrictions, purchase of the Flaming Lips record does NOT include digital download. Sorry!


*Note... there are a lot of people that want these. Please do not buy them just to flip on eBay. We will know, we will be bummed, and your karma will suffer.

Pick them up here!

SPACEFACE: Up In the Clouds -3 holed Could shaped Lathe cut:

A 3-sided Cloud Shaped 8" lathe cut from Memphis psychedelic DIY Lighting Pioneers, SpaceFace. Includes the tune Up In The Clouds plus two short loops, one keyboard and one vocal loop. Spaceface includes Jake Ingalls, The touring Guitarist for the Flaming Lips.

Pick them up here!

The Blank Tapes - Double Vision EP
An EP of new hits from SoCal pysch poppers, The Blank Tapes. Has 2 off-set grooves that cause a min-melting optical illusion on clear plexiglass. With a transperency insert. 
Side A: I Think I Took Too Much, Somebody Stole My Weed
Side B: Chasing Tail, Fun With You

Posted on May 20th, 2015
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