P.S. Mailorder update.

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Just a quick note: We only have 5 copies of the first pressing of the Fantastic Palace left, but I'll be out of town for a bit (starting now!) so I won't be able to ship any orders for the next 10 days or so. Hopefully we'll have the 2nd pressing in soon and Mississippi Records in Portland still has copies. Thanks!


Sun Oct 12 - Gridlords

by Eric Mast


Sunday October 20, 7:30

-E*Rock perfoming a live multimedia set
-Jesse McManus
-Zachary Erickson
-MSHR
-Judith Evelyn Harper st. Clair 

1st annual scandelous spellbinding spiritualist sorcery spectacular
Marsuplala Lala

$5 @ Hollywood Theatre

  


Fantastic Palace - Early Recordings LP

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Back in 1992 I discovered FANTASTIC PALACE on a compilation on a short lived label called See Eye and have been listening to and loving it ever since. About ten years later I became friends with music writer and label guy, Mike McGonigal, and discovered he was responsible for the See Eye label. I told him what a fan I was of the music and he tracked down the band for me, which it turns out was the solo recording project of Alexander Ross (all other members it turns out were fictitious), a visual artist who had been living in New York City ever since. I was very excited to learn that an all time favorite band had even more unreleased material, so we decided to give the band its first proper vinyl issue/re-issue, which is what we have done!

Here we pair two early and very limited cassette releases of unexplainable instrumentals by FANTASTIC PALACE. It is utterly unique, and wonderful music! Sounding like good times in a Chrome universe, Wümme era Faust as a circus band, or Super Roots 6 era Boredomes trying to do covers of Byrds outtakes. Songs alternate between sunshine psychedelia and dark alien soundtracks. Even though songs are often short and experimental in nature, rather than sounding like sketches they create fully formed melodic vignettes that feel as if they've been beamed in from a neighboring dimension.

This stuff’s never been on vinyl before (though a later tape release by Ross, ‘Grandfather Paradox,’ garnered much acclaim when reissued last year). This is a joint release with Audio Dregs and Social Music. First pressing of 200 copies.

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Black Book Grand Opening

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Saturday Aug.17 at 9:30pm 
BLACK BOOK opening reception

EXTRALONE (live)
DJ E*Rock
DJ Massacooromaan


Black Book
20 NW 3rd Ave. Portland, OR. 97209


The Projects Book Fair

by Eric Mast


The Projects festival will wrap up Sunday August 25th from noon – 5pm with a free book fair at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel (403 SW 10th Ave). The book fair will be a great opportunity to put a book to a face. Artists who have produced books or zines during the festival will debut their works here.

 

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July 27 - EV Fest

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EV FEST is an all day celebration of art and music at the Everett Station Lofts! LINEUP:

MELTING SKY - Celestino GG Alien Guzo Jackie McDowell Lyrels Plankton Wat

Interactive sound/light installation ~ MULTIPLEX - A Pale Blue Dot Concrete Floor E*Rock Jason Urick Leisure LLC Memoir Tunnels

Sounds and Visuals (SEATTLE): Claire Haranda Frankie Crescioni Nick Bartoletti Ozma Otacava ~ SOHITEK - Ben Glas Cameron Rogers Ghosties Stevie Schmit Dual Mode Pegasus Dream +more

With work by Tyler Mackie ~ TIMESHARE Coastlands Floral Leviticus Appleton Thumper +more


Lullatone - Summer Songs

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Lullatone has got a new self released album in time for summer. For: • anything by a pool • ice cold drinks (with foam things around them to keep them extra cool) • just cruising on a skateboard (without too many technical tricks) • making sun tea • bonus juice at the bottom of your shaved ice • itching after sitting in a patch of really really green grass • making a funny sound while walking around in flip flops • sweating • eating dinner outside • hammock naps • spraying a friend with a garden hose • wishing you were wearing more clothes in the freezer section of the supermarket • pretty much anything involving a backyard – and - • eating way too much watermelon Summer Songs - EP by Lullatone