A year ago, Stefan from the Estrogen Highs introduced me to the Frustrations and pitched doing a split ep.  The material sounded sick and we were way into it.  The Estrogen Highs side is full up with all the noisy, psychedelic, garage punk that they do so well, and Detroit’s own Frustrations delivered some heavy shred-filled jams that are cracklingly hypnotic.  Fast forward past a bunch of industry-related delays and here we are.  Record is back from the plant and ready to come home with you.

250 copies pressed

sick artwork by Andrzej Dutkanicz




 Thanks to everyone who showed us support on this one. Those of you that missed out, don’t worry, the band still has copies and there’s a couple floating around thanks to Midheaven and Stickfiguredistro

Here’s a pretty great review of ‘Death Magic‘ to motivate you to seek this out: From The Obelisk



Although five years have passed since Apple Mountain, the Mountain Movers’ last full length album, the band has been working steadily, releasing a half dozen 7” EP’s and cassettes. Over the last couple years their line-up has stabilized, one of incredible chemistry, and with every live performance the band’s interpretations of Dan Greene’s song writing have become increasingly direct, focused, and tonally powerful. The result is the highly anticipated new full-length album, Death Magic.

Many bands described as “low-fi” only begin that way, and as the artist improves, so does the level of fidelity. But the Mountain Movers have upended the usual trajectory. After their ambitious and incredibly realized album Let’s Open Up The Chest (2008), a hi-fidelity studio production, subsequent releases were grounds for experimentation and home recording, resulting in a sound that some might call low-fi. For the Mountain Movers, this experimentation was a quest for an elusive tone, a far-off texture, and anyone who has seen their live shows over the last few years has witnessed the Mountain Movers distill their formula into something organic, pure, and unmasked. To make this album, the band set up in the modest basement studio of former member John Miller, whose production is live, transparent, and captures the feeling of what may be Greene’s best song writing to date. Death Magic is not another over-produced, ultra-digital pile of overdubs and effects. Rather, these ten tracks document an inspired, unified performance—fuzzed out, pounding, and hypnotic.

PRE-ORDERS have begun, so grab a copy now before they’re all gone.  Only 250 copies pressed.  Digital Downloads and insert included


Those of you in the New Haven, CT area can beat the rush and see the Mountain Movers in action at their Record Release show, Saturday, August 22nd, at Cafe Nine with Landing and Dead Leaf Echo.  Check out the event HERE



Thursday, May 21st at
cafe nine

Blood Warrior,
Death Vessel,
Violent Mae

Hailing from Portland Maine, Blood Warrior, the side project of O’Death frontman Greg Jamie and Super Monster‘s Joey Weiss, returns to Cafe Nine, in support of their latest lp, Letter Ghost.  We put out Blood Warrior’s debut lp a couple years back and it still remains one of our favorites.  Dark and moody, psychedelic americana folk songs beautifully crafted by musicians of excellent caliber.  We’re excited to have them back and are over the moon to see them on a bill with Subpop’s Death Vessel, and with local support from Violent Mae.  Last year’s Death Vessel lp, Island Intervals is a beautiful lp of lush alt folk, displaying front man Joel Thibodeau’s unique vocals and incredible song arrangement (with recording and vocal assist from Sigor Ros’ Jonsi).  Also, CT’s favorite folk pop duo, Violent Mae have been wowing audiences for quiet some time, creating immersive songs utilizing drums, guitar, beautifully subdued vocals and great use of space.
Join us for a relaxing evening of beautiful folk, americana, psych pop (call it what you will).  Word is out on this one, so grab a ticket in advance!  You’ll regret missing out on this one.


9pm, $6, 21+



Acid Mothers Temple returns to Cafe Nine ( the setting for their latest live tripple LP ‘High On New Heaven, Live In New Haven’) on May 4th!!
Get ready for another go around with Japan’s premiere freak-out psychedelic band!  Kawabata and crew do not dissapoint!  This time around, they’re supported by Austin, Texas’ psychedelic road-dogs, ST 37 and CT’s atmospheric space rock group, Landing (now with John Miller formerly of Titles on the drums).
“some of the best avant-prog and lo-fi space rock around” – 5 star review Mojo.

Get your tickets now, cause we don’t want you to miss a minute of this mind-melting psych extravaganza!



SMR038coverTomb And Thirst‘s debut lp, WRATH is ready for Pre-Orders.  This is a brutal record and a must have for anyone that’s into the heavy.  11 tracks of punk, grind, doom, and noise.  recorded by the band.  beautifully mastered by Rare Form Mastering.  limited press run of 150.  black on black foldover jackets.






The new Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – High On New Heaven, Live In New Haven 3 x Lp set is now available for pre-orders.  This record’s a monster and I’m sure you’re gonna be all about it.  Recorded live at Cafe Nine on 4/20/13 by Wicked Squid Productions.  Artwork by Andy at BlackUnicorn Studios.  Show presented by Manic Productions.

We put some nice touches on this, we got a limited edition of 100 in silkscreened fold-over jackets with a foldout 4 panel poster on one side and digital downloads included.

As well as a limited edition of 400 in single pocket widespine jackets with insert and downloads included.

Both are available now, but probably won’t last long.

Pre-Order the Records Here

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A while back we pulled a pretty great recording of Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. live at Cafe Nine, our favorite local haunt.  Record’s coming out very soon.  It’s some exciting stuff and a really great recording.  Look for pre-orders to start next week. 3 lps, 400 in wide-spine jackets, 100 in special silkscreened foldover jackets!  “High On New Heaven, Live In New Haven”  recorded live on April 20th, 2013SMR037COVERSMR037BACK


We put together a mixtape with some stuff from our upcoming records.  check it out.  get excited.  The live Acid Mothers Temple stuff is from last year’s cafe nine gig.  full length should be coming very soon.  Then a full length from Tomb And Thirst, Mountain Movers, Estrogen Highs EP, and TABLES debut.  I’ll be updating you about all this as it comes.