#275 - jeph jerman : "debitage" : jeph (for those unaware) is mainstay in cassette culture / sub-underground goop that
always has existed even when you was unaware. many projects are attached to his name,
some notables for me, are HANDS TO & BLOWHOLE. both very much a sculpture in my
understanding of music back in the early 90s. very glad to take part and release this new batch
of handheld spew, and field recording work, of high caliber. junked up mish-mash, old tapes,
field works, all collated to hell. you will enjoy, i am sure. some new work,
from one of the best. (includes digital download)
#272 - uton : "awakened hyperspace : the newest goop from Finnish grand master rrrof sound and splice, and dice
feeling more calm and "awakened" from the previous release, this calms and soothes,
and also quakes a bit of your high-ligh - - a dense, and yet awakened 40 mins or
so of hyperbolic meditation and strange dirge. in its own way. pulse, and quip.
co-releases with the mighty ikuisuus tapes and records, this in a first edition of 100,
and continuing edition till the master dies out.
#271 - adam void : "hard times" : black mountain scholar, and artistic madman, gives forth a full collection of song
after many short and brief tapes of sound manipulation, troubadour field recordings
gut bucket false blues meanders, spray glue in sockets, etc. this new, above the
grand sand tape seeks some honest retort, and spillage, thats a breath mixed
with both fresh air, and toxic exhaust. includes digital download
#269 - crunch sisters : "1987" : joel and mark from wckr spgts long lost band, which hearkens back to the titles
cull numbers, is found on b-side of old archive cassette. hear chiptune, before chiptune was a
thang, and not only that, it relies heavily on manipulated "cover" songs,
as well as original interludes.
#267 - nutrition fun : "songs for carlita" : the causeway is no longer blocked when the russian space station
breaks up in the atmosphere, and rains down on all of humanity. burning
up the frost covered forests, hot molten fragments and ingots crater
the poor earth and then the power goes out. includes digital download
#266 - l. eugene methe : "what is an audience" : brand new side long recordings from long time
comrade of the sub-underground. always finding new ways to challenge the creation
of the song, this new full length runs amok with deep layers of false groove and
ramshackle percussive clomp and aplomb. includes digital download
#265 - uton : "taajuuksia taaempaa" : previously released in 2016 only in digital form from utons own
label, then a cancelled project from a spanish imprint, taajuuksia taeempaa finally
blows out into the wild via magnetic cassette form! manipulated skreeech and tumble
which brings to mind various forms of mold. includes digital download
#262 - jerk : "mindjerk" : the fourth jerk cassette on unread continues on the blast path with outsider
fragments of acoustic & electric junk sensibilities, patchwork
tape splice and hands on full boar blow out gut punch moments.
hear it here, and then pen a letter for more mystery. includes digital download
#260 - the bruces : "s/t" : a grand new albums worth of song from alex mcmanus that has been lingering
on the outskirts of town for far too long. exactly what you never knew you wanted
to hear so bad finally in your ears! nice screened covers and full lyrics
sheet included! also includes digital download
#259 - creeping charlie : "delayed replies : 1995-2006" : collection of "barely" released songs via the mighty feeble head huncho
and previous squirrel energy recording artist. he thought he was dead, yet
for the grave cannot hold him! scraps and scrapes, cover tunage,
instrumentals, and some solid hits round off a compelling grab bag. includes digital download
#258 - will simmons : "before, during & after the plague" : some stupid plague cant hold simmons back.
14 new solo tunes to upend, and seed the new earth. with trusty guitar and keyboard
in hand, he sets out to teach the remaining few how to polka, prog style. includes digital download
#257 - comic book kid : "chest pains" : over twenty years in hiding, this long buried cassette finally shows its face!!!
the horror, oh, the horror...the limited horror....
#256 - noemienours : "unquestioning unrequited" :
swedish artist noemienours gives forth a head scratching new album of
cryptic crystalline guitar spatter and whispering lullabies. this is the 4th or 5th
release from this mysterious songwriter, who vows to protect the bears from being
milked of their bile, and who definitely sings drifts to the winter spirits. includes digital download
#255 - tetsu mineta : "folksongs and instrumentals with my guitar" : the ever wonderful guitarist / experimental tinkerer
tetsu mineta graces the USA (and the world) with a collection of home recorded self
described folksongs & instrumentals which encapsulate a joyful and breezy world in which
i for one want to reside in. co-released with the amazing union pole tapes, which
now (and has for quite some time) resides in japan. includes digital download
#254 - das torpedoes : "specters" : two side long pieces, and first western release of this hour long traipse through the ether.
comes on like a slow-moving industrial accident, then hangs around to haunt the wiring in
your walls. breathe deep. includes digital download
#253 - jason morphew : "idling high : songs of 1998" : the fifth volume in the morphew archival collection!
this time you get 18 unearthed treasures circa 1998 - like a shoebox time capsule
your ears to devour old haunts and catchy strum matching words to mirrors and
puddles. place markers sit with dust, but not forever. morphew has easily stood in the
songwriting ring for years and i dont think anyone has even thrown a punch! includes digital download
#251 - t s foss : "s/t" : out of the blue comes wisconson singer-songer foss who fashions a set of tun-age via acoustic / electric
guitar and voice. the songs swim around a folkish ideal, but lean towards a punk
aesthetic, in which tension tends to build, but never totally topples over. it reminds
me of the type of songs played loud in a car hitting the backroads with the passengers
joyfully jeering into the night, only to lose control and roll it all into a ditch, severely
injuring all occupants. includes digital download
#249 - joe kile : "deer with one ear" : a new full cassette of songs from the ever present, yet lurking in the shadows kile.
beautifully recorded with nice accompaniment from wurlitzer, piano, electric guitar
and pedal steel. if your ever in new orleans, stop by the second floor of the big ass
record store and yell into the back room for kile. he will be organizing 45s. includes digital download
#248 - burnt ends : compilation : the end of 2019 has come, and thus some old boxes were rummaged through to dig
up a new compilation of song and sounds from all your favorites, and then some.
check out an hours worth of hidden tracks from : the razors, nutrition fun, noah sterba,
the kids of the atomic age, simon joyner, will simmons, jason morphew, restaurnaut, and
so many more! no digital download! unread dont bend and bow! true mix tape stylee only!
#247 - swampwalk : "kids like me" : the latest collection of songs from anna is a cohesive journey though
a segment of her life, which she felt the need to document musically. her wonderful
singing emotes the path, while blips and beats blurt out and guitars strum and
crackle alongside. a profound work though only 6 songs, but - fear not! look for a
vinyl release of this e.p. as well as a second side of oddities in 2020! includes digital download
#246 - the compilation that never was : compilation cassettes : a long lost double cassette finally finds its way into the publics hands.
originally to be co-released by doormat tx & flannel banjo back in 1998 or so,
this compilation was found by doormat, probably under a sofa, two decades later!
a perfect time capsule of the what and who from so long ago. incredibly the cover art / liners were also
salvaged, which includes a drawing from a 15 year old. ram this jammy in your walkman and get down to
business with (long) unreleased tracks from : simon joyner, weird paul, paste, king frog, caleb fraid,
charlie mcalister, ed rooney, george willard, and so many more! double cassette! ($10)
#245 - toddler : "the complete recorded songs" : toddler oozes up from the cracks of the mid-90s to shout out to the ears of today to
let you know they was out and about playing a pretty grand brand of slop punk / chimp pop that rocks your
dream scene hard. only having released one seven inch on 100% breakfast way back when, this cassette
collects everything that was put to tape in their two or three recording sessions, dug up and remastered for
a new generation. time travel with toddler! includes digital download
#244 - wio : "brilliant brummages" : the long awaited return to unread, from belgiums hum-drum superhero wio. on this cassette
we take a trip through the songwriting process with all of these songs being semi sketched ventures and blown out
in 15 min takes to see what sticks. everything ebbs and flows together into a wonderful whole that dreams of a dream
of dream about a guy in a room with a guitar. first edition of 100 in screened sleeves with glitter. includes digital download
#242 - nutrition fun : "we the man" : the companion piece to the "you the man" ten inch e.p. this cassette features those songs but done
in full band mode. it also contains another e.p. entitled "seven poems" as well as a longish improvised tune of snazzy shuffle.
with this release we see the man grow a pair, and venture out of his comfort zone, which he does on occasion, to belt out
his brand of hits. jamb packed!
#239 - the lentils : "my pillow lava (complete trilogy)" : if you haven't been following you should be. the lentils
have released a couple albums with the moniker of "my pillow lava" - - this, collects the final volume of that, along with the two
previous variations. perfect pop thats like a smooth transaction at the hot dog stand. wonderfully adept songwriting that smears
the lines between various styles. in its heart its beating...and of course it carries you through.
edition of only 100 in 2xcassette albums with full color artwork. includes digital download ($20)
#238 - caleb fraid : "some gave none" : years in the making is a new proper fraid release, i mean, fear
not he has been on a 1,000 day recording streak and all, but this was purposed years ago. finally available, and maybe the long
wait was due to the fact that this master showed up with over 1,000 drawings, on napkins and notebook paper
all meant to be involved in the package somehow. well, unread did take them drawings and smather them into 5 large "posters" all
xeroxed on top of one another creating a big ol mess. so, hear it, and see it?
songs for frogs, kelly, and beebeard among others! screenprinted and packaged in double cassette box! includes digital download ($15)
#237 - jerk : "colors" : the third proper release from jerk, home taper extroversion, that has many multiple tapes
released through out the past 20 years or so...many of them lurking, i assume, behind parents sofas in wood paneled basements all over.
with this, jerk brings another collection of song and sound. collaged mish mash, that stays with you and gets hypnotic at points.
beautifully constructed! keep ears open! includes digital download
#236 - piano reeves & the 5000 watt compressed air band : "hole in yoga pants" : piano reeves is the one and
only (legendary?) charlie mcalister in his pseudo noise maker monkier. previous accomplishments have dealt with creating his own instruments,
and manipulating turntables, tapes, etc. on this, the final of what will ever be presented - mr. reeves and company haul up a giant air compressor
and manipulate various pieces of wood, steel, brass instruments, etc. hypnotic mush mash and pure harmony between the lines. includes digital download
#234 - reid : "carrie blast furnishings" : reid resides in pittsburgh, a semi-hidden singer-songer, who deserves
to be heard. stark songs that follow in the footsteps of heroes prior, everyone has em, very few can belt em out and make them true.
this release includes various handheld recordings dubbed freely overtop strange adult metaphysical drone, so that peaks in here and there.
yet, the song, and the structure, and poetry shines high. gravel voiced and perfect plunk. includes digital download
#233 - falling angles : "s/t" : GG and company make pop racket and hold your damn hand the whole way through it.
repetitive jangle, brain damage, short cuffs, etc. mystery hits lie beneath layers of noise and gut cuts. GG full band action
compendium that simply satisfies unknown cravings! includes digital download
#232 - mike piss : "you can just tell by the look on my face" : grand troubadour gives nice
collection of short odd sing-a-long songs and warped jambo - nature folds in around you and turns you to wood. includes digital download
#231 - c. worth : "spring suite" : short electric guitar improvisations and sketches recorded in remote
small cabin in the white mountains...at first thaw. beautiful and remote. includes digital download
#228 - kids of the atomic age : "bereavement" : 20 min or so E.P. of heartfelt meanderings for
guitar and keyboard. same old charm, turned up to 11. comes with illustrated chap book and notes. includes digital download
#227 - gus brown : "soda full scrap" : what to say? the main head honcho behind the great OJC tapes
presents a collection of bizarre semi-dance tunes. jangle riff, and summery keyboard clip brings to
life something that revolves in a world all its own. first edition of 100 copies in screened sleeves. includes digital download
#226 - jason morphew : "volume 4 : england tour 9/03" : continuing on with the massive archival
of one of the best singer/songers today comes a rare recording of various live shows across england.
complete with band, a nice opportunity presents itself to hear some songs in intimate form. programed cheapo
keyboard, pedal steel, etc. round out a nice collection. full length tape consist of only 8 or so songs
as these songs are lulled out, and complete with banter, etc. time warp! includes digital download
#223 - caleb fraid : "pickin thru the fuzz" : a collection of fraid hits culled from a few previously
released and hard to find cassettes...finds a new life in new era, and reminds folks to keep writing! includes digital download
#222 - screaming plastic : "no title" : massive new improv from omaha nebraska group : think
shake weights, drums, guitar jangle, its all plumped stuff! get mind melded on casket wave. includes digital download
#220 - gg and the sodman corporstion : "five sister summer revival" : gg destroies your mind with wit and intellect.
shoots and ladders! cats walk past him. includes digital download
#219 - joe kile : blinding rain & strong wind" spurt out of your gurt! all hail one of the best
singer-songers in your town. oldest town. picking and singing to keep it that way. includes digital download
#218 - the lentils : 11 new flavors of the oblivion and the shining ones don't want you to know about them" : release from vermont
troubadours, now relocated to LA and making something of themselves! good spillage, sloppy pop
that guts the gourd. includes digital download
#217 - das torpedoes : "zai nar" : captured sound collage and occasional strum via
beijing / hangzou, siem reap / mandalay & bagan - forever interesting study from one of the core unread members. includes digital download
#216 - i am not human : "self titled" : captured songs from adrian orange and hooker back in 1999 or so.
acoustic lonesome softness for the apocalypse. includes digital download
#214 - staffers : "torn between two loves" : second outing from
the staffers, it compels and regurgitates all your love for music. vote now! you wont be absurd. not to me at least. includes digital download
#213 - mark : "misfits and runts : demos for the shiny greedy, et al. 1990-1994" : mark, mark, mark - good
horsey main man, canadas champion of the sub-underground. ??? i for one missed the mark.
now, thank gosh, comes a new 60 min spleen call. acoustic garble retrieved from over them years.
you should be wary, and check it. includes digital download
#212 - restaurnaut : "and out of the darkness the wolves came whispering" : kerchows head hunk-o
delivers new batch of fragmented pop and folk. lost and wandering these songs seem to veer on and off
the cliff we call life. includes digital download.
#210 - sport of kings : "triumph e.p. (p+5)" : new full band effort from the one and only ramon speed
residing in milwaukee, and rocking it so as the lakes dry up. new song, new sound, louder, more available!
five songs (including two non-disposable covers) on the first side, with 5 bonus live songs on the flip! includes digital download.
#209 - jason morphew : "easy go : (songs of 2004)" : the third volume in the series chronicling
lost songs from behind closet doors of the fabulous jason morphew. in this edition you get "more" songs
from 2004 (volume 2 also contributing to this intense writing period) - - dealing in loss, and acceptance, or lack there of. includes digital download.
#208 - church of gravitron : "mass for shut ins" : piles of years in the making...but wait for it, its damn worth it!
two cassettes that stretch some of the damn best high art. it has to be high art, cause it took so long? it is. you will love it. includes digital download
#204 - swampwalk : "us vs. them" : this 2016 election can be put in the books if not for
anything realistic, but for the fact that two protesters have come out one after another. this one be
helmed by anna hale, pittsburghs best kept secret, as she plays plenty, but shys always. a strong voice of reason
that should not be overlooked. minimal electronic buzz and blip hides behind stark yet demanding lyrical elements
and huffy like guitar work. includes digital download.
#203 - noah sterba : "noah sterb's amerika" : fifth cassette from noah on unread? this time faux country
rocker / gypsy transient / garage poet / pop-ster extraordinaire belts forth a protest album just
as the time unfolds upon itself in this america...hear dizzying sci-fi type tune-age, sampled spew, riff rock
and the ilk. its important. includes digital download.
#202 - nathan ma : "lonesome heartland" : ma leaves the door open and the fazer on as he records
old broken acoustic pop ditty and spew - - friends walk in, meander a bit, sing a song or two, cans rattle, detritus
falls from the ceiling, the condenser mics close up, open up - give forth! honest and heartfelt lo-fi bedroom
song with no intentions or per-concieved notations. limited to a first edition of 100 with screened covers. includes digital download.
#201 - crock rot : compilation cassette(s) :
massive 6 hour compilation of featured tracks from everyone on the roster
old and new, and some in between. culled as a surprise gift to me for 20 some years of releasing tapes.
its amazing. 3xcassette massive project, with 9 page foldout. screened covers, co-released with almost halloween
time, and flaming biscuit records. unread offering in an edition of 50 only. ($25)