Limited Edition Vinyl Recordings & Handmade Musical Artifacts from Tucson, AZ

Brainiac - We'll Eat Anything Early Demos 10" PIAPTK-353

One sided 10" with four songs, all previously unreleased early home recorded demos. It is silkscreened and stencilled in a whole candy store selection of color combos. Limited to 200 hand numbered copies (the band got 100 freebies that they sold on their last tour).

About it:
Whoa boy, another bucket list band that I fell into just by asking nicely and being in the right place at the right time. I found Brainiac in the late 90s during my spazzy math rock phase and BOY did I wear out Hissing Prigs in Static Couture and Electroshock for President, and I must have seen John Schmersal's later project, Enon live 30+ times. I was really excited a couple years ago when the Brainiac documentary came out (if you haven't seen it, it's great!), and it really brought me back.

So, after the doc, I thought to myself "What is Schmersal up to now? Can I find him? Well, I did, introduced myself and talked to him about maybe doing something for his current solo project "Crooks on Tape". But, he's been on tour with Caribou for the last few years, so nothing has really materialized. He currently lives in Joshua Tree, CA, where I spend a fair amount of time, so whenever we are both there at the same time, we meet up for lunch or breakfast. Last time I was there, we had breakfast, and I casually, no presh-style, threw in my usual schmooze "not tryna be the too much business-guy, but just reminding you I'd love to collaborate on a project if the opportunity arises...." Amazingly, and totally unexpectedly (never in a million years did I expect to do a Brainiac release), he told me he had some rare, early Brainiac demos that they were looking for a cool way to release on a physical format to sell during their May tour. Since he was leaving to rehearse and record with Caribou in London, he put me in touch with the rest of the band and we hammered out some art together.

Pressing Information

Ltd Ed of 200 One-Sided screenprinted/stencilled 10"s in varying color schemes.