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 PIAPTK.com. 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDRfyxo4LAQ
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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! https://www.psychedelicbabymag.com/2021/06/golden-boots-with-their-version-of-eye-in-the-sky-featuring-lonna-kelley-alex-mcmahon-summer-singles.html
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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)
YOU ALSO GET TO CUT YOUR OWN RECORDS AND TAKE THEM WITH YOU!
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.
THERE ARE ONLY 8 SPOTS AND ALL PREVIOUS CAMPS HAVE SOLD OUT!
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
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!
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.)