Limited Edition Vinyl Recordings & Handmade Musical Artifacts from Tucson, AZ
3 New Instant Merch Machine Releases! Fruit Bats! Simon Joyner! Adam Ostrar!

Hi there everybody! Sorry to hit ya up so soon, but you know how it goes... we are always working on something, and we just hit a real solid lick this week with rad artists coming through Tucson and knocking out some Instant Merch Machine 7"s!

(BTW, we only have 20 copies of the Deluxe 2xLP edition of the new Michael Nau LP preorder left... then the bonus disc and the white vinyl will be gone forever. PICK ONE UP HERE)

New Instant Merch Machine Releases from Fruit Bats, Simon Joyner, Adam Ostrar (Manishevitz)!

Instant Merch Machine is a series of lathe cut clear plastic squares that we do in the Lathe Cave for friends and artists passing through town with a few extra hours to kill. We cut records for them while they hand make covers, and we make however many we can in a few hours. They take half with them for their merch tables, and we keep half to sell. The format is always a little different. Sometimes it's a new track, a remix, etc and sometimes they play live, straight into the machines for a direct to disc sesh.

Fruit Bats - Ltd Ed of 82 -
Eric D. Johnson came down and record some covers direct to the lathes! 7 or 8 copies of each song. There were two themes represented of covers, but we can't tell you what they were. It's a secret. Because live to disc is pretty tricky, some of them will be a little quiet, some will be a little loud and slightly blown out, some might have a skip where he got real loud on the mic, but they are all made in real time and are a relic of the moment. After the session we went back to my house and sat around making covers with paint, glitter, googly eyes and National Geographics. Each one is unique! Does not include downloads.


Simon Joyner and the Bruces-

Simon came through town and gave me two new tracks recorded with Alex McManus of The Bruces. Cutty Sark (Vic Chesnutt cover) and Tell Me That Old Story Again. Simon spray painted with a hand-cut stencil onto clear picture disc sleeves.


Adam Ostrar -Former Manishevitz front man gave me two studio tracks (Morning Said and Spare Me) and got wild dropping stuff on top of the covers and spray painting around it.


Arrington DiDionysio -
This is an older release with a new lower price. Arrington came into town on his "This Saxophone Kills Fascists" tour and put together a band with Golden Boots and some other dudes and played some freaky improv skronk jazz. Then Arrington painted the covers. His art is usually MUCH more expensive than this, and you get a unique watercolor!


Posted on October 4th, 2019
New Michael Nau LP w/ Mems of Dr Dog, Floating Action, etc!

Well, Hope you had "a rad summer" and you "stayed awesome". I've been busy with other projects, just got done with a whirlwind Three Shows in Three Countries in Three Weeks European tour (with bonus non-show stops in Morocco and Germany) with SM Wolf, and repairing lathes for sale. But, got some excellent stuff coming up, and one BIG release for this time!

also, Note that for some reason, my URL hasn't been working on some browsers, so you have to go to

1) Upcoming Instant Merch Machine Releases from Simon Joyner, Adam Ostrar, and Fruit Bats!
2) Michael Nau – Less Ready to Go LP Preorder! Supergroup featuring mems of Dr Dog, Floating Action, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
3) Presto Recording Co Shirts!
4) Lathes for Sale! I've got a new batch of record lathes ready to rock. All fully mechanically restored, includes a starter pack of blanks and needles, and full tech support! Priced between $2,500-$7,000. Email if you want more info.

A Couple Reminders:
- Please DOUBLECHECK your shipping address!
-Remember that shipping per item (when shipped together) drops significantly with multiple items. So please stock up and buy a bunch! But, if you order a preorder item and want your other items shipped sooner, please place two different orders.
-Remember that I love you.

1) Upcoming Instant Merch Machine Sessions – For those unfamiliar, Instant Merch Machine is a series I do for bands that come through Tucson on tour. It takes on a few forms, but the idea is the same... I cut singles while they work on handmade sleeves, and we make however many we can in a few hours (usually 50-80) before they get back on the road and take half with them. I sell the rest to recoup costs. Previous artists include Arrington DiDionysio, Spaceface, and SM Wolf. Now, I've got Simon Joyner, Adam Ostrar (Manishevitz), and Fruit Bats (!!!!!) coming in Back to Back to Back at the end of the month! Stay tuned for those.

2) Michael Nau – Less Ready To Go LP! Standard AND Deluxe 2xLP version!

I had the pleasure of touring Europe with Michael almost exactly two years ago, cutting direct to disc at private encores for five lucky folks each night. Michael is a prolific, insanely great songwriter, and an all around incredible dude. If you haven't heard his last few solo records, you might recognize him as the voice and songwriter behind Page France and Cotton Jones Basket Ride (a band he had with his wife Whitney, and probably the most beautiful combination of vocal harmonies ever... and I'll stand on Lindsay Buckinghams coffee table and say that).

I've been wanting to do something else with Michael ever since the tour discs we did before the tour (we also released a CD-Record for him), and finally that day has come... and boy is it a doozy and a PIAPTK Family affair, with almost everybody involved having some tie to PIAPTK.

Less Ready to Go was produced by Scott McMicken (Dr Dog) and Engineered by Nathan Sabatino (ex-Golden Boots, and my good buddy who I co-own land in Joshua Tree, CA with), and the band is made up of Scott, Zach Miller (Dr. Dog), Seth Kauffman (Floating Action), and Benny Yurco (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals).

Michael really wants this album to be absorbed as a whole and has decided not to release a "single". So, for a limited time only, stream it here!

Less Ready to Go is Co-Released on physical media by PIAPTK and our good buds at Org Music (who not only do most of Mike Watt's recent output but also reissue records for a ridiculous and diverse roster of artists like: Sun Ra, Coltrane, Nirvana, Sun Records, Bad Brains, Daniel Johnston, Replacements, Sonic Youth, etc. It gets DEEEEP.)

2xLP DELUXE EDITION – Ltd Ed of 350 on White Vinyl with Bonus LP “A Peace and a Ripple”
During the recording of Less Ready To Go, Michael “accidentally” recorded an entire albums worth of solo tunes. To me, nothing beats the raw power of Michael's voice and songs with bare bones accompaniment. A Peace and a Ripple will ONLY be available on this LP and Michael wants to keep it only available in this limited physical format. You will not be able to hear it anywhere else!

The Bonus Edition includes:
Less Ready To Go LP on White Vinyl (only colored vinyl edition)
A Peace and A Ripple LP on White Vinyl in handsilkscreened sleeve
Exclusive 11x17” Poster

PS... There will eventually be an Almost Halloween Time version of this, but there will only be 50 made, and Luigi is hella busy (Adam and I hung out with him in Bari, Italy for a few days), so it will just come out when they come out. They will, as usual, be beautifully hand painted.

About Less Ready to Go from Michael - “We recorded these songs at hi-dez in Joshua Tree. It happened quickly. For each song, we’d do a live take, then switch instruments & do a live overdub on top. It was a fresh way to work.
Going in, I was sure I had at least one song to do - we started there, and a couple days later it felt like a record was finished. I got scooped up by whatever happened those couple days - felt good to be moving. Any time I try to contrast one record, or process, from the previous one, it becomes more clear that it’s all pretty much the same thing. I think I’ve been ‘working on an album’ every day for the last 12 years, yet I always feel underprepared. I’m lucky to get to make music with people who’s energy can supersede my self doubt. That’s the thread through all this. “

About A Peace And A Ripple from Scott McMicken - “Most of us were in Nathans' (engineer) shipping container control room and Mike was alone in the tracking room singing freely through a bunch of tunes. There happened to be some mics still on and it was a totally random assortment of room mics left up from the previous song we recorded. It just happened to have a beautiful sound to it with Mikes solitary moment. Nathan had the idea to just start recording it and we told Mike and he proceeded to explore through a bunch of songs and ideas while we sat in the control room in awe of the seemingly limitless beauty that Mike possesses. Im so glad he decided to make that moment available to others. It was totally off the cuff and unplanned and makes for such a beautiful window into Mikes gift.

Buy One Here!

3) Presto Recording Co. Shirts!

As some of you know, I've been DEEEEP into record lathes for over a decade now. And the old Presto machines have always been my bread and butter and my main obsession. Well. As it turns out, the Presto Brand Name Trademark was abandoned in the late 50s... and since I am one of the main restorer/repairmen of them, and I am remanufacturing a lot of the original parts, I bought the trademark, so I now own the company. I'm working on rebranding a lot of my record cutting gear, but in the mean time, I printed up some T-Shirts to kick the whole thing off. Available in very large sizes as well! Black with White print or Heather Grey with White Print.

Buy One Here!

Posted on September 26th, 2019
Money Mark! Little Wings! Floating Action!

Well, last month was the month of singles, and this month, we've got some incredible pressed LPs all dropping at the same time! Some are preorders, so we will ship them out ASAP...


Little Wings – Ropes in Paradise LP

Oh boy... this is one I've REALLY been waiting for... The Little Wings Country Covers Record! You all know how much I love Little Wings and how much I love Classic Country. Kyle Field went in with a top crew of studio musicians to make a truly sincere country record, but with that Little Wings stoney, surfer flair.

Limited Edition of 500 copies. Available on either Yellow or Black vinyl. 200 were bought by a vinyl subscription company, and Kyle has a bunch, so we only have about 100 yellow and 50 blacks available.

Also available for Distro is Kyle's self-released new LP of originals, PEOPLE. This is an incredible album, and includes my second favorite of all Little Wings songs (one that was originally going to be on Ropes, but got moved because it wasn't a cover), “Paradise” This song is an instant classic.. I knew it the first time I heard him play at the PIAPTK curated Ace Hotel Palm Springs Vinyl Weekend a couple years ago. It's such a perfect country folk song that if it weren't for Kyle's signature weird word play and references to flip-flops, you would swear it was a cover from a song from your childhood.


Floating Action – Old World Camels

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PREORDER - These will not arrive for a week or two (the AHT handpainted may take longer), so if you want to order other items and have them ship sooner, please place two seperate orders.

Floating Action is back! Much like PIAPTK, Seth Kaufman always says that the next release will be his last. And just like PIAPTK, he (thankfully) keeps on cranking out the hits. And like the last couple of FA releases, we are ridicuosly pleased to co-release OWC with my favorite record label in the world, Almost Halloween Time. Luigi the Italian Madman is, once again, making 100 unique oil paintings for the covers with handwritten titles on the back. If you somehow haven't checked out his incredible catalog, get it together and go here.

Old World Camels is limited to 300 copies, and will most likely never be pressed again. We always sell out of these within a few days (or sooner).

The PIAPTK version (ltd ed of 200 copies) has silkscreened chipboard jackets.

We also have 30 copies of the LONG out of print “Is It Exquisite” LP that we bought from Baby Gas Mask Records, who co-released that album. In a perfect world, you would go buy this from them and support another great Tucson label, but you can also get it from us.


Money Mark - Change is Coming SOILD GOLD!

Soild Gold #11 - Money Mark! The keys man behind the music of some of the biggest hits for The Beastie Boys, (Paul's Boutique, Licensed to Ill, Check Your Head, etc) Beck (he played the intro to Where It's At), and lots of other artists, is slumming it with Soild Gold.

Change is Coming is an instrumental record that features a ton of collaborators, including Sean Lennon, Los Lobos, etc, has been out of print for years, and is a fan favorite. You will almost definitely recognize some of the tunes, as most of them have been featured on tv shows, commercials, movies, etc. A really chill dinner party vibe...

All in our patented "Soild Gold Style" paste on covers, with hand stamped labels on Translucent Gold Vinyl and 12x18 cardstock poster. 50 copies of the special "Coins and Bills" splatter vinyl (trans gold mixed with silver and green, which gives it a crazy wavy look) will be randomly inserted into orders. As always, Soild Gold is ANALOG ONLY... Does not include downloads.

You can also join the "Test Pressing Guessing Game" by adding some extra change onto your "Pay What You Want". For example, if you pay $22.38 and Mark chose the number 38 for this release, you win a free test pressing along with your order.


Posted on June 9th, 2019
Dead Meadow, Simon Joyner, Golden Boots

PS - There are still come spots left for The Lathe Cut Camp June 8-10... so if you got the time and need a nice warm getaway to the arid, "but it's a dry heat" desert, to cut your own records and learn all the secrets, check out

1. Now that the dust has settled on shipping, there a handful of more Luna 7"s from last time leftover, and some Grandaddy Soild Gold test pressings that popped up in a box. (

2. Dead Meadow – The Whirlings Tour 7”

Jason from Dead Meadow sent me a text at 4pm one day and asked “Hey, any chance you could make us some tour singles in the next 10 days?” and I, having nothing all that pressing (get it? Get it? :-( ) going on that night said “I'll make them all in the next 24 hours”. And I did it. 22.5 hours to psychedelic dip paint the discs, die cut the covers on my grandma-approved Cricut scrapbooking cutter (a process that took almost 6 hours... those things are slow), design/print the clear labels, cut the 4.5 min stoner rock jam (an outtake from the Dead Meadow classic album, Feathers), and package them all up. 100 copies made, and we only have 50 copies available. The rest went with Dead Meadow on their US tour.


Simon Joyner – Morning Sun, Slow Down Tour single

Simon Joyner saw my post on IG about the Dead Meadow single and sent me a text saying “Hey! I've got a tour coming up too? Do you have time to knock out some singles for me as well?” Annndddd. Of course I did Having already proven myself with the Dead Meadow “24 hours from concept to completion” task, I took a more leisurely pace and spread these out over 3 days. Simon and his wife Sarah hand-screened and die cut the covers themselves. 120 copies available, and we only have 60 available. The rest will be on the road with Simon.


3. Golden Boots – Circuit Bored Tour 7”

This is a pressed 7” that Golden Boots self-released for their (now finished) European Tour. We have 30 copies in distro. These are new full band versions, recorded live in the studio, recordings of the New Wave songs from their self released cassette, As You Remember Them. 6 songs on one 7”! Only 250 3copies were made and they all have professionally printed sleeves.

1. Clones and Drones
2. Buttercup
3. Psychological Strength
4. Circuit Jerk
5. Prayin' Hands

6. Satan the MP3


Posted on May 20th, 2019
Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Luna, Golden Boots releases!

Well, last time, I really meant it when I said I had no plans for PIAPTK for 2019 and that I was going to focus on other things for a bit. But, like clockwork, the universe sent me ANOTHER project that I couldn't turn down. And then another. And another. So, from here on out, any time you hear me saying something to the effect of “One of these days, the music industry won't have PIAPTK to kick around anymore”, you can probably figure it's just me negging the universe into throwing something else my way.

Coming Up:

Little Wings – Ropes in Paradise – a record of country covers.
Floating Action – New World Camels LP
(Speaking of FA, I just found out that Baby Gas Mask Records still has copies of the long out of print, Is It Exquisite, in stock at their site. Get one here:
Money Mark – Change is Coming –
Soild Gold LP!
Plus some pretty exciting, but unconfirmed other stuff.

Golden Boots – Live from Arizona Illustrated
-This is an instrumental track recorded for the Arizona PBS feature “Arizona Illustrated”. Check out the feature here. These discs were recorded at the Phoenix Art Museum festival as part of an MVR gig, but we made an extra 30 copies to sell through PIAPTK.

Listen to It Here!

Tunde Adebimpe (of TV On The Radio) – Dupes/Good Fortune Handmade 7”

When I talk about the universe sending me temptations to keep on keepin' on, I mean it. This time it was getting a call from Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio asking me to make some last minute singles for a solo set he is doing at a festival in Denmark at the end of the month. And, as I usually do when someone like this asks to hire my services, I pivot and say “Sure! And I'll do them for free. IF I can release it on PIAPTK and you will hand make covers”. And so, that is what happened. Less than four days after the first phone call, I'd cut 150 double sided singles and was in Tunde's backyard in LA silkscreening the back covers while he hand-customized all the fronts. These tunes were recorded with Money Mark Ramos-Nishita as the soundtrack to an animated film.

Listen to It Here!

Luna – Inside Your Heart (Drew Tetz Phenokistoscope) Animated Pic Disc

Luna is one of my long time favorite bands. Much like Tunde, Dean Wareham originally approached me about doing some lathe cuts for a preorder for his latest solo LP, Dean Wareham and Cheval Sombre, and I offered to do em cheap in exchange for a Luna track to release on PIAPTK, so he gave me this great Monochrome Set cover. This one sided picture disc includes another amazing Drew Tetz Phenokistoscope pic disc designs. While you are at it, pic up a copy of the Spaceface “The Calm Before” Phenokistoscope pic disc.Check out the PIAPTK Instagram for a pic of it in action.

Listen to It Here!
Posted on March 18th, 2019