Limited Edition Vinyl Recordings & Handmade Musical Artifacts from Tucson, AZ
Floating Action Update & Tribute LP, New Golden Boots, Mr. Husband, etc!

Hello! Is it just me or does the world keep getting worse and weirder? Anyway, whatever. How are YOU?

Things are busy af here in Tucson thanks to the "Great Vinyl Slowdown of 2021", which is good for Lathe Cuts, but horrible for pressed records (I owe you an update on the Jinx Protecting LP, and you will get it below).

Got a couple great things for you this time. You may notice that PIAPTK will be slowing down for the near future, for many reasons. Feel free to slide into them emails and say hi every once in a while if you wanna.

This Time:
1) Floating Action - Jinx Protecting LP Update
2) Floating Action Triobute LP feat Jim James, Scott McMicken, Fruit Bats, Angel Olsen, etc.
3) Golden Boots - Seulement In It Final Collab Pic Disc + Boxes
4) Mr. Husband - Portrait of the Artist of A Middle Aged Dude 10"
5) Platter Mats!

Floating Action - Jinx Protecting LP Update

Well, we've been holding out hope that these would arrive before Xmas, but alas, it is not to be. Partially because of the insane inundation of normies to record collecting, but also due to supply chain issues for parts for the record presses. The pressing plant I use (and love), has been just crushed by weird parts failures and unobtainable parts like industrial fuses for their cooling tower and book molds for the press. They've completely stopped taking any new orders (like many plants in the US these days) until they get caught up.

So, anyway, the point is that this LP has been delayed indefinitely. It's still in line, and they are still working on it, but they won't even give me a possible date because everything is so beyond fucked. It will be worth the wait! If you haven't bought one yet and you want to join the noble hoardes watching water boil, Pick One Up Here!

Floating Action - A Friend Who Knows Tribute LP

This is exciting. We've always said that Seth Kaufman is the secret weapon of so many huge bands, whether it is producing, session stuff, or string arrangements. Now some of those artists are paying it back by covering a Floating Action song, and all proceeds go to The Concrete Jungle Foundation that builds skateparks in Angola, Jamaica, and Peru. It is a co-release with our buddies over at OK Recordings. There are a few different levels, so check them out at the Indiegogo here. The lineup is pretty sick. But, we just placed the LP order (with a different pressing plant), so I wouldn't expect it for months and months.

Side One:

  1. Bryan Cates - Unrevenged
  2. Michael Libramento - Digging
  3. Satiety - Long Night, Bright Lamp
  4. Scott McMicken - Cinder Cone, Pt. 3
  5. Jim James - The Balance
  6. Angel Olsen - Not What I Came For

Side Two:

  1. Invisible Creature - All It Takes Is One
  2. Fruit Bats - Harshness of the Blow
  3. Jacob Rodriguez - Say Goodbye
  4. Daniel Martin Moore - Evening Blessing
  5. Tyler Ramsey - To Connect
  6. Michael Nau - Lotus on the Hill

Pre-order-only digital bonus tracks:

  1. Tyler Ramsey - To Connect v2
  2. Daniel Martin Moore - Four Leaf Clover

8" Lathe cut tracks:

  1. Tyler Ramsey - To Connect v2
  2. Daniel Martin Moore - Four Leaf Clover
  3. Eric Slick - Seized

The Friend Who Knows -- Floating Action Tribute | Indiegogo

Golden Boots - Final Collab Covers 8" Pic Disc & Box

These should ship out sometime before Dec 31.

The final "Collaborative Covers Series" 8" picture disc with French band, Man Foo Tits... This is a remix track from the Upcoming man Foo Tits Album.

Limited to 75 copies.

ADD-ON BOX - If you bought the first three pic discs, Eye In The Sky, She Just Wanted to Watch The Sky, and The Pied Piper and want to complete the "Box Set", Golden Boots made a limited number of custom stenciled boxes to keep your set inside. Please don't buy one of the boxes unless you have ALL THREE of the discs. We have a limited number of the previous discs if you missed one. They are finishing up the boxes next week, so I don't have an image, but they will be typical Boots baddassery.

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Mr. Husband - The Portrait of the Artist as a Middle-Aged Dude 10"

These should ship out sometime before Dec 31.

The second album from Mr. Husband in 2021. The last one we released (Kinny Bouquet) sold out in an hour, and this one is the same format. Limited to 50 copies, each of which is hand made by Kenny himself.

This album feels like the Yin (lyrics and vocal melody forward vibe), to the Yang, (instrumental musical aesthetics forward vibe) of Kinny Bouquet. It's a real fun tongue in cheek pisstake in pop song form on what many of us aging hipsters are going through these days.

From Kenny's Bandcamp (

Dearest Listener and Good Friend, what we have here is not another moody groover a la Kinny Bouquet. For my second collection of 2021 I offer you not tone and vibe but rather a lyrical examination and indictment of my own ego. It made me both laugh and cry, gave me both fear and comfort, as I wrote these songs. I hope you can tap this collection when you need that duality in order to feel sincere as I often do.

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Platter Mats!

We had a few different platter mats made. Only a handful of each were made. But, if one turns out to be popular, we will reorder and they will be shipped out within a couple weeks.

PIAPTK Blowfish
Presto Recording Co
Sloppy Joe and the Cruise - Keep on Cruisin'
Floating Action - Jinx Protecting
Mobile Vinyl Recorders

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Posted on December 12th, 2021
New Floating Action LP! Lucky Baby Daddy, Golden Boots, Spaceface, Mr Husband, Dimitriam, and moving sale bundles!!

Hello! Hope you are all well! It's been even more than typically insane around these parts. Thanks to the ridiculously overpriced residential housing market and the low mortgage rates that spawned it and the not-ridiculously over priced commercial market due to the pandemic, I managed to refinance the weird house I bought 5 years ago and pull out enough extra money to put a down payment on a commercial building so that I could stop buying my studio landlords building for him. Our new space is a real fixer-upper that was previously a piss-smelling doggie daycare. We spent a month and a half ripping out the floors, replacing pee-soaked drywall, painting, etc and finally got it to a place where we can move in. We are currently moving 3600 sq foot of back stock records, record lathes, parts, art supplies, archives, office equipment, random junk, Tchotchkes, knick knacks, etc etc into a 2200 sq ft building. Hundreds of freelance people-hours and 5 days of 20' UHAUL rentals and we still have a LONG ways to go. Which leads us to: We are opening the floodgates this month. Tons of great new releases and cheap af bundles to entice you to lighten our load!

This Time:
1) Floating Action - Jinx Protecting LP Preorder
2) Lucky Baby Daddy - New Tucson Supergroup with mems of Deerhoof, Truck Tears, Haboob, etc
3) Golden Boots - Pied Piper Pic Disc
4) Spaceface - Earth In Awe Pic Disc
5) DIMITRIAM - Bug Springs Microcassette
6) Mr Husband - Kinny Bouquet 10"
7) Moving Bundles!

Floating Action - Jinx Protecting LP

Preorder: Hopefully shipping in November... (more pressing plant delays possible.. it was ordered in February). If you order other items and want them shipped sooner, please place seperate orders.

The Fifth and (Final?) Final Floating Action album. Seth Kauffman has released as many "Last Albums" as KISS has had "Farewell Tours". But, could this really be the one? I hope not. But who knows?

As usual, many different and beautiful versions of this one:
-Standard Version - Black Vinyl
-Deluxe Version - Available on either "Cash Money Green" or "Power Hand Red" (Both limited to 150 copies) and includes a custom made beautiful wood two piece Floating Action incense burner and one of six different Floating Action Incense packages.
- Almost Halloween Time Handpainted - Luigi really outdid himself on this one. Inspired by the Italian La Smorfia (a card that has 90 images that represent dreams and that people use to choose lottery numbers), he painted (is painting) 90 unique covers that correspond to both the album lyrics and the Smorfia images.
-Handmade Test Pressings - As usual, Seth handmade 20 covers for the test pressings.
- Add-On The Floating Action Catch up Pack for $35 ($45 value) and get the Dream Sitch (FA + Michael Nau), the last FA album, Outsider Art LP, and the "Lies" CD/Vinyl Hybrid Single.

This is a co-release with our buddies at Science Project Records, who have 100 copies on random color regrind vinyl available at:


Seth Kauffman wasn't going to make another Floating Action album. He'd been on a rampage, releasing a new album every year since 2015. Then after Covid-19 hit, was fresh off making the ultra-inspired Dream Sitch collaboration with Michael Nau. Covid had caused Kauffman's music career (touring with Jim James, Ray Lamontagne, Dylan LeBlanc, and studio work with Dan Auerbach, Lana Del Rey, Basia Bulat, and countless others) - to immediately grind to a halt. Gone. Done. No choice but to take up work as a handyman, scrambling to provide for his family.
But then, in October of 2020, while camping with his 5 year old daughter, tons of song ideas suddenly came to Kauffman. He voice memo'd them, and within a week or two, enough ideas had materialized to make a whole new Floating Action album.
But a ridiculous 7 day a week work schedule left him no time to ever turn those ideas into proper songs...never a spare moment to work in his recording studio. Until in February 2021, he was finally able to carve out two weeks to work on what was to become 'Jinx Protecting'. This album marks the first time Kauffman co-wrote songs with anyone other than himself. Some lyrics were crafted by Michael Nau, and Kauffman's daughter Gretchen. Michael Nau and his wife and children sang on 'Steadfast Love', and Kings of Leon's Timothy Deaux co-wrote 'Wrong Place'.
Classic Floating Action philosophical lyrics on this album, but 'Jinx Protecting' shows a shift from pessimistic human nature-questioning, to only focusing on pure simple beauty. Nothing but positivity and love on this one.
Sonically thick and dripping with soul and fearless confidence, guided purely by the muse, 'Jinx Protecting' has the feel of a meditative Exile On Main Street recorded in a secret bunker in Jamaica. This seems like it will be the last Floating Action album ever, but who knows when the muse might strike again.

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Lucky Baby Daddy - Lotta Noise Star Shaped 7"s

Two new Riot/Garage bangers from Tucson's new Super Group featuring Sarah Harris, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Joel Crocco from Truck Tears and Jeff Lownsbury/Adan Martinez-Kee from 70% of the other bands in Tucson. Recorded, mixed, lathe cuts cut and covers all put together in the 48 hours before they left on tour.

Ltd ed of 86 on white / Black / Clear (randomly inserted) Star Shaped 8"s, each with unique paint pen transperency inserts made by the band. I've only got 35 for sale, the rest are with the band on tour in CA right now.

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Golden Boots - Pied Piper Pic Disc 8"

PREORDER: Will Ship around September 20th.

The Third and penultimate release in the Golden Boots Collaborative Singles Series: A cover of Crispian St. Peters 1966 classic "The Pied Piper" with Birdie Busch, Todd Erk and Seth Kauffman. On Made to Preorder Pic Disc. The song drops on Sept 10th, and they go off preorder on Sept 18th.

Preview the track at:

From Golden Boots:
For this collaborative cover we worked with Philadelphia based musicians Birdie Busch and Todd Erk, and Ashville, NC musician Seth Kauffman (aka Floating Action). I’ve included some bios about the collaborators below. Also I’ve attachedhe single artwork (by Birdie), a new press photo I made, and a .mp3 of the mastered track so you can see all the components. Please let me know however you feel is the best way to proceed.

Birdie Busch - Singing
Dimitri Manos - keyboards
Todd Erk - upright bass, synth
Seth Kauffman -- Drums and Percussion
Ryen Egleston - Singing, synth bass and guitar
recorded by Todd Erk at Sparkle Bones Studio
Mastered by Frank Bair

- Philadelphia musicians Birdie Busch and Todd Erk (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hoots and Hellmouth) seek to make great music, inspire people, and see what happens. Critics from American Songwriter to Village Voice have found Birdie of kindred spirit from everyone from Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett to American Gothic writer Eudora Welty, and seem to just keep referring to what she does as her own thing and appreciating that strange place where it resides. It’s this comfort to contain multitudes that keeps her energized and curious, putting out music on adventurous independents like Bar/None, Styles Upon Styles, and most recently Perpetual Doom with the help and collaboration of Todd Erk and other co-conspirators. They are currently recording work from their Sparkle Bones Studio in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia.
- Floating Action is a band from Black Mountain, North Carolina, founded by Seth Kauffman. Kauffman is the band's sole lyricist, songwriter, recorder and producer, in addition to playing almost all the music. Kauffman has been called "the underappreciated genius of the Asheville music scene” and Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Kauffman's frequent collaborator, called him "the most underrated person in music”.

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Spaceface - Earth In Awe 7" Pic Disc

The third single from the upcoming Spaceface LP Anemoia! On ltd ed transperency pic discs. Check out an interview and video premiere here:

Pick up a 3 pack with Earth in Awe, Pina Collider, and Happens All The Time if you missed them before!

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DimitriAM - Bug Springs Microcassette

Dimitri Manos (Golden Boots & American Monoxide) is back with an excellent new solo record. And "Bug Spring" will kick off a whole series of Microcassettes on PIAPTK. I bought a Microcassette dubber a few years ago (because why wouldn't I) and have always planned to do a series, but finally got it off the ground.

These sound much better than you might expect, but I highly recommend listening in headphones as opposed to the built in speaker on a little handheld for maximum enjoyment.

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Mr Husband - Kinny Bouquet 10" Lathe Cut

Michael Nau passed along this great album by his friend/collaborator Kenny Thompkins. If you like Nau's atmospheric chill pop, you will like this too. On ltd of 50 copies of clear 10"s in unique covers handmade by Kenny.

Blurb from Kenny:
New assorted tunes from yr old pal, Kinny. MY old pal, the cuddly cosmic cowboy Michael Nau, helped me out on several of these and I really love him for it. In December 2019, right before the the great toilet paper panic, we had a nice weekend at home recording and hanging and singing George Jones songs on his tiny parlor piano. Somewhere in there a seed was planted which grew into this lovely Kinny Bouquet over the next year or so which I am pleased to offer you now, dearest listener. Bless your heart for listening. Get out there and be somebody!
released June 18, 2021

Kenny Husband - Songs, Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Production
Michael Nau - Production, Keys, Vibraphone, Drums, Lap Steel

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Moving Bundles!

We are about to move and have way too many records in backstock. So, stock up on some new tunes at bargain prices and help us lighten the load in the meantime. Xmas is right around the corner, and it's never too early to start shopping for the ones you love.

$30 – ($105 value) 15x Random CD/Vinyl Hybrid Records – Get a random assortment of 15 different artists on CD/VinyL Hybrid records! Artists in the series include: Pearl Charles, RudyWaltz, Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse), Floating Action, Michael Nau, Jeffrey Lewis, Jad Fair, Sonny and the Sunsets, Mike Watt, Scott Mcmicken (Dr. Dog), Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Circulatory System, Little Wings, Wooden Wand, Simon Joyner, Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Howe Gelb (Giant Sand), R Stevie Moore, Benoit Pioulard, Julian Gasc (Aquaserge/Stereolab), Spaceface (mem of the Flaming Lips), The Blank Tapes, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Juston Stens, Great Lakes, Cory Gray, Briana Marela, Assateague, LABRYYYNTH, American Monoxide, and Graves.

$25 ($70 value)– 10x Random Cassette Tape Bundles! Hey, buddy... did you know that cassettes are coming back? Anyway, we were bringing cassettes back before they were coming back, but we obviously didn't bring them back enough before because we still have a bunch... so buy em for less than we paid to make em... You will get ten randomly chosen PIAPTK cassette tapes... artists could potentially include: Floating Action, Surfer Blood, Reptar, Money Mark, Golden Boots, Devin James Fry, Jeffrey Lewis, Little Wings, Orchestra Mendoza, Labryyynth, Grandaddy, Wight Lhite, Forest Fallows, Eric Slick, etc

7 X 7” $22 ($60 value) - We have released (and Distro'd) so many amazing pressed vinyl 7”s and they've just been sitting here in boxes. You get: Jescos 7” (Wooden Wand + Mendoza Line), Southerly/Protest Hill, R Stevie Moore/Billy Anderson, Carcrashlander, The Crash That Took Me, and (Distro) Whitman, Advance Base/Concern - Traditionals, Foot Ox/Splinter Cake 7"

Greg Olin Bundle $40 ($80 value) – Greg is one of my favorite songwriters, and probably the worst self-promoter I've ever worked with.. so here are a bunch of Gregs releases that I am in love with: Graves: Easy Not Easy LP, Fronjentress – Lathe Cut 10” EP, Graves and Friends: Billy Joel songs in a Leonard Cohen style Lathe Cut 10”, Graves + Norfolk & Western – Fleetwoods tribute 10” (pressed), Graves CD/Record Single.

Olympia Bundle – $45 ($98 value) PIAPTK had its roots in Olympia... Olympia definitely honed PIAPTKs DIY aesthetic in a billion ways... and here is a bundle of records from amazing artists I met during my decade in Oly... Globelamp – Shalala Lathe Cut 7”, Lazer Zeppelin – American Derivative LP, Briana Marela – CD/Record Hybrid, Skrill Meadow – Lost on Vacation, Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse) CD-Record, Ruby Fray - Honor Pic Disc, Mirah - No Guns No Guns 7", Little Wings / Be Gulls - Dead Giveaway Cassette

Athens, GA Bundle – $50 ($110 value) It's no secret that the DIY weirdo lo-fi psych folk vibes of Athens, GA is also a huge influence on PIAPTK. These releases have some connection to Athens... Circulatory System CD-Record single, Jim White – Waffles, Triangles and Jesus 2xLP, SM Wolf – Bad Oceans LP, Casper and The Cookies – Modern Silence 2xLP on Audiophile Red Vinyl, Keith John Adams – Roughhousing LP.

Blank Tapes Bundle – $45 ($85 value) Winter's coming on, and you REALLY need some of Matt Adams sunshine pop to hold you through whatever other catastrophes will be coming in this weird winter season... Get the Candy LP, the Look Into The Light LP, and the Beyond the Sea CD/Vinyl Hybrid single and Covid 19 quarantine 8" Lathe Cut. Also Includes former Blank Tapes guitarist Veronica Bianqui's ST LP.

Golden Boots Bundle – $65 - ($125 value) One of PIAPTKs favorite and earliest and most prolific artists. And now you can catch up on the catalog of this “crumbly western psychedelic country folk weirdo” whatever band in one fell swoop. You get: DBX n SPF LP, EV/Coyote Deathbed Surprise LP, Winter of Our Discotheque LP, Telelog Freedom cassette, Labryyynth CD/Vinyl Hybrid single, American Monoxide – Web Content LP, American Monoxide – CD/Vinyl Hybrid Single, Night Drives Instrumental LP.

Tucson Bundle – $55 ($100 value) As of Aug 2nd, 2021, PIAPTK has been based out of Tucson for EIGHT YEARS now. And Tucson is a weird and beautiful art town. For full effect, you should buy THIS, AND the Golden Boots Bundle, because obviously Golden Boots are (for me) the crowning Artcheivement of this weirdo art locale. But, in addition to Golden Boots, there is plenty of other great stuff... Casey Golden – II LP, Haboob – ST LP, Howe Gelb (Giant Sand) – CD/Vinyl Hybrid Single, American Monoxide/Wight Lhite cassette, Forest Fallows LP,

Jad Fair Bundle - $40 ($80 value) - Jad/David Fair LP, Jad Fair and David Liebe Hart LP, Jad Fair and Friends at SXSW 10" Lathe Cut, Jad Fair CD/Vinyl Hybrid, This Time hand drawn cover 7" Lathe Cut.

Wooden Wand Bundle - $60 - ($145 Value) 7x LPs worth of Wand PLUS the Jescos 7"!

THE ULTIMATE BUNDLE BUNDLE – ALL OF THE ABOVE BUNDLES for only $449! That's like an $1000 value or more (I can't really do the math because I'm drunk. But it's a shitload of records). Help me out... I can really use the cash.
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Posted on September 7th, 2021
new Spaceface and Golden Boots pic disc singles!

This time:

The Money Mark Stand Up For Your Rice LPs are shipping from the pressing plant tomorrow! Which means we will be packing them up to ship in about 10 days! Extremely excited about this one, because it is an amazing album, and if you didn't pick one up last time, please do here!

New Stuff!

Both Golden Boots and Spaceface are busy these days recording and releasing new singles:

Spaceface: Pina Collider Pic Disc Single

When Jake first sent me the rough mixes for the new album, I KNEW Pina Collider was the hit. Quirky Throw-backy House/Disco funk tune inspired by Jake's visit to the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland with The Flaming Lips.

Available Now as a transparency picture disc 7" in heavy duty pic disc sleeves!

Watch the video here:

A handful of the Made - To -Preorder Happens All The Time discs are hanging around if you missed that.

SPACEFACE TEXT COMMUNITY: Text 901-519-2202 to join the Spaceface text club for updates and special offers and stuff. We will be running a special raffle closer to the release of the new album and the only way to win is to be part of that text club.

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Golden Boots - She Just Wanted To Watch The Sky 8" Pic Disc

Another Made to Order 8" Picture Disc Lathe Cut Single. Up for One week, made to preorder, and then out of print. Get em before they are hot!

We have decided to make these singles part of a 4x 8" single pic disc set, all of which will be sold separately one month apart. With the release of the fourth and final, lathe cut only (no digital release) single, you will be able to add sort of packaging that will hold all four if you've collected them all. We are still working on ideas for that, but you know our style. EYE IN THE SKY: In case the complete set is appealing to you and you missed out on the first single, we have about 12 leftover copies of the Eye in the Sky single available as well. You can add one on.

Listen to it here:

From Golden Boots:

This is the 2nd song in our Collaborative Covers Summer Singles Series.
This song was written by James Patrick Jordan for Barely Bipedal. We were joined by Rock Roll and Remember from Nantes, France and fellow Tucsonans Amy Rude Smith and Connor Gallagher.

James Jordan gives the history of the song:

"This is an old song I wrote about something that happened when I was a kid. I was spending the night with my friend so we could go to his cousin's, and my classmate's, house for her sister's birthday. Her sister was a couple of years older than me, and we were playing spin the bottle, and I was supposed to go to the closet with her... maybe my first real kiss.... I was nervous and shy and excited and not sure what would happen. But before we got to go, adults came in, looking serious. Another girl, another cousin of theirs, had been struck by lightning getting ready to come to the party. I didn't actually know her, but because I was spending the night, I went with my friend and his family to the hospital while the doctors and nurses tried to save her life. People prayed. People cried. You just never know how a day might go."

Flash of light fills the air,
falls upon a girl standing there.
She just wanted to watch the sky,
falls to the ground and starts toi die.
Everyone comes outside:
first there’s silence, then there’s cries.
Dad runs to daughter, Mom grabs the phone—
make it quick, before she’s gone.
Brother stands silent and sister’s stiff,
the rain falls down like a death kiss.
The air is chill under a dark sky.
This is a day to die.

She just wanted to watch the sky,
watch the clouds go up in lights,
take it all in with her eyes.
She just wanted to watch the sky.

Sirens flash on a country road,
the stretcher carries a heavy load.
Fifteen miles and the road is wet—
the rainfall has come to collect it’s debt.
Little breaths and little sighs,
little light within her eyes.
Hurry in the emergency room—
“Outa the way! We’re coming through!”
Pulse is there and, then, it’s gone:
they’re doing all that can be done.
The medical team tries and tries,
but this is a day to die.

She just wanted to watch the sky,
watch the clouds go up in lights,
take it all in with her eyes.
She just wanted to watch the sky.

Her body falls like a crushed leaf,
her body falls like a dry sheaf.
“Keep hanging on!”, but she’s letting go.
Maybe she knows something that we don’t know.
Mind and body, they fade away
like a flash of lightning on a cold, dark day;
like a stone in the mud,
sinking down to the soul of God.
All the beauty that she has seen,
and all the sorrow—they both come clean.
Silent lips and silent eyes
say this is a day to die.

She just wanted to watch the sky,
watch the clouds go up in lights,
take it all in with her eyes.
She just wanted to watch the sky.
released August 1, 2021

Words: James Patrick Jordan (Barely Bipedal)
Drums: Éric Pifeteau (Rock Roll and Remember)
Synth: Enid Gay (Rock Roll and Remember)
Back up vocals: Amy Rude Smith
Pedal Steel: Conor Gallaher
Mastered by Frank Bair
Art: Dimitri Manos

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Posted on August 5th, 2021
Money Mark, Spaceface, Golden Boots w/ Lonna Kelley, New T-Shirts, Lathe Cut Camp!

Well, first of all, I would like to apologize for the delay on the Sugar Candy Mountain preorders. Due to the next-level "vinyl resurgence" that's happening now causing huge demand for major label releases with runs of 100,000+, paired with all the Record Store Day demand, all the little guys like PIAPTK, are getting pushed back and pushed out. BUT, the LPs have arrived and have all shipped, so if you haven't received it yet, it should be there any day now.

New Site Coming: It is not lost on me that my current website sucks really badly. It is glitchy and lame and expensive. So, I am currently working on migrating to a new website platform. But, that takes time. And once I migrate, a lot of the releases that I am almost out of will either not be available, or will be relegated to the the Archives/OOP sections, when/if I put them on the new site. So, please help me out by visiting the "Last Chance" Section of the site and help me sell out of the last few copies of these releases. Because of this, a LOT of photos and release info from out of print stuff will disappear from Which is a drag, but that's the way love goes, I guess.

Discography - I finally put together a better "discography" with some info from each of the 325+ releases we've put out in the last 15 years. You can view it here.

And if you are a Wikipedia editor and would be willing to help me out by adding it to the PIAPTK wikipedia, I would be forever grateful.

OK, On to New Stuff!

This is a super fun batch of releases. A couple of releases that are made to preorder and only available for 4 days! All of these releases are preorders that should be shipping out around the end of July.

1. Money Mark - Stand Up For Your Rice LP
2. Spaceface - Happens All The Time Pic Disc 7" 4 Day Preorder Only
3. Golden Boots w/ Lonna Kelley - Eye in the Sky Pic Disc
4. Lathe Cut Camp 13! October 16-18, 2021
5. New PIAPTK T-Shirts!

Upcoming releases from: Jason Simon (Dead Meadow), Karl Blau, Graves, Floating Action, Mr. Husband, Spaceface, Crooks on Tape (John Schmersal from Brainiac/Enon), American Monoxide, Golden Boots, and many many more.

Money Mark - Stand Up For Your Rice LP

This is a preorder: They are scheduled to be pressed in early July, and should hopefully ship out of the PIAPTK compound around the end of July.

A lost classic Funk Jazz Instrumental LP from Money Mark (Beastie Boys, Beck, Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, David Byrne and just about everybody else in the world). Released only in Japan in 2007 due a story as old as time... A crooked ex-business manager who signed a contract with out Mark's knowledge, then took the money and ran, leaving Mark legally required to release the album exclusively in Japan, but unable to make any money from it.

This is the perfect vibe soundtrack album for your next dinner party / date night.

Preview it on Youtube:

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Spaceface - Happens All The Time Pic Disc

PIAPTK's first YFT (Yes Fungible Token) is the new single from Spaceface, Happens All The Time. Each picture disc features a unique "Cel" from the Happens All The Time video on Transperency Pic Disc. Each of these images are available digitally to all, but YOU will own the ORIGINAL, UNIQUE, YFT. Everytime you sell it on discogs or ebay, you are bound by the honor system to paypal Spaceface 10% of it's selling value.

These are made to preorder. Preorder lasts from now until July 4th, and then the discs will be made, limited to the number of preorders in Mid July to ship out towards the end of July.

Check the video out here:

Add-on the "Taking It Off" CD/Vinyl Hybrid Disc for only $7!

Check the video out here:

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Golden Boots w/ Lonna Kelley - Eye In The Sky Pic Disc 8"

This is a made-to-preorder record! Preorder will remain available until July 4th, but audio won't be released until July 1st. But believe me, this track is amazing. If you are already here on this page, you will love it.

Golden Boots w/ Lonna Kelley - Eye in the Sky

Golden Boots are leading up to their 20th Anniversary of making music together with a series of collaborative cover singles. The first single in the series is a collaboration with Lonna Kelley (Cherie Cherie, Giant Sand, Solo) covering Alan Parsons' Eye in the Sky on 8" Pic Disc with art by Ryen Eggleston.

These will be only available as a preorder. Once they are taken down on July 4th, they will be lathe cut and made to order and shipped out by Mid Julyish.

Here is a feature about the single!

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Lathe Cut Camp 13! October 16-18, 2021

The 12th Camp in September sold out almost immediately, so I am scheduling a second one for October 16-18th!

(This Camp is PERFECT FOR NEWBIES or Folks who just want to learn how it's done whether they want to start cutting themselves or not!)

(Classes are Saturday thru Monday, but Monday is just extra practice and cutting of campers records, so if you need to fly in late Friday and leave late Sunday, you will get most of the information)


Well, holy crap, the first Lathe Cut Camp in almost 2 years sold out almost immediately, so I'm scheduling this one a month later.


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 "industry standard" vintage machines around. (if you have a different model that you want to learn more about, please ask! I may have one you can use here, or you can bring your own). You can do some amazing things with these incredible machines, and I will show you how.

We will also talk about and do a little Stereo Diamond cutting demo, which is new for this lathe cut camp!

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 because every previous camp has sold out!

Perfect if you are interested in:
Vinyl records and how their masters are cut
Learning how this strange black art works
Buying a lathe to make your own records
Ordering lathe cuts from a lathe cut service
Cutting your own music to disc

Topics covered:
The science behind vinyl record cutting
Lathe Operations and equipment
The pressing process
Lacquer dub plate cutting
Experimental and alternative materials (plexiglass, laserdiscs, picnic plates, etc)
Stereo Diamond Hifi One-Off Records

Please Note: You are responsible for your own transportation to/from Tucson and your accommodations. However, the hotels here are pretty damn cheap. The New Lathe Cave is in Midtown Tucson near the corner of Glenn and Country Club.

About the Presenter: For more info on me, please visit the About page of this site.

Pick One Up A Spot Here!

New T-Shirts!

We've got new t-shirts! And we are selling them Cheap AF (basically at cost with freight). We got them on a "clearance sale", which means that we got them cheap... BUT we basically just got the dregs and leftover last batch of discontinued shirts (but these are nice shirts, NOT factory seconds).

What that means is that we didn't get to pick the qty of sizes we wanted. They basically just kind of divided up whatever was left into a few lots that they sold cheap. This means we got a ton of L, XL and XXL in the blue t's (but not many mediums or smalls) and a million smalls in the green t's but literally no other colors in that one. So, I'm gonna sell the ones that I have a bunch of for super cheap so that you can buy them and gift them for that special large or small person in your life (sorry that you'll have to pay a little more to outfit your medium friend, but well, life sometimes just ain't fair.)

Pick One Up Here!

Posted on June 27th, 2021
New Sugar Candy Mountain LP "Impressions"!



It's finally (almost) here! "Impression", The follow up to Sugar Candy Mountain's excellent "Do Right"!

Available in a few different configurations:
-Classic Black
-Ltd Clear Amber
-Ltd irridescent Green
-Ltd Hand Poured Swirl

If you don't already have them, be sure to add on 666 and Do Right!

"Impression" is a carousel ride through time with the Bonnie & Clyde of psych-pop, where classic meets contemporary. Sugar Candy Mountain gallops seamlessly from tripped out Tropicália, Shuggie Otis inspired grooves, kaleidoscopic psych jams, classic 70's reverie, and nods to krautrock without ever skipping a beat. Along the way Reiter's honeyed voice hovers seductively between breaking and beauty, taking us on a sensational ride through the ups and downs of apocalyptic visions, tender sunlit musings on love, and deep gazes of self reflection. RIYL: Os Mutantes, Tame Impala, Stereolab, The Beatles.


Posted on April 22nd, 2021