Sunday, December 21, 2008

Last Update of Oh 8

howdy folks.

just wanted to fill ya'll in on what
lovely creations we have coming your way
in the next few months & beyond. thanks
for the support, kindness & love thus far,
we extend our gratitude & send all good-ness
back your way.

*the Zine/Comp Tape will be available
mid-to-late Jan. & we Promise, it
will be totally worth the wait! the Comp
Tape features cool photo cover art,
& a little rolled up book with artist info,
hand drawn art & apple eye collages. over
20 different artists created new & original
tracks for this very tape. banging.

> harps of fuchsia kalmia - pantomima terrestre c20:
with special guest delphine dora. a good times collage
of swing record samples, string and bell chaos, field
found sounds, piano tinkering, winter soul singing
and psych folk. timeless.

> gorman - farm bells c20: a sparse wintery
journey from the heart of the midwest. two
long tracks featuring tamborine,tibetan bells,
banjo,and drone guitar. settle in and slumber.

> etherik - shipwrecks cdr: an intricate psych
release by our good friend from belgium.
reminiscent of six organs, yet completely its
fantastic own. this kid is going to blow your
musical mind.

> stone baby - Leap into the Void...and Drift c26:
another classic offering from these popular
upstate ny sound rollers. read again the title.

> robe. - housing deterioration cdr
haunting drones, low-level feedback,
beneath the street turmoil & what sounds
like speakers breathing static. creepy.
just how we like it.

> nonhorse - they will rip your name away cs
tapes tapes tapes. rhythm and rhyming.
sufi high twirling and chants from the earth.
his style is unmatched, no doubt.

<>throuRoof / donato epiro - split 2 cs

<> goodwillies - tangerine tape burst c30

<> zack kouns - peter denied our lord cdr

not to mention fly offerings from: pony
bones, a man & a guitar, horse gives birth to fly,
al Qaeda, mcpibtycp, pete fosco,
everything under
the sun is a tomb, siddhi, oh be joyful,
arash moori, allal, pink desert, bad indians
split w/ sing idog, monks of balhill, mark bradley,
black hole oscillators, thingamu*jigSaw,
golden boots, bicycle sighs, cough cough,
PENS, xiphiidae, rambutan, wooden spoon,
chris way + so many more its creeaazy.

we also have a lot of art books/poetry packs/
etc. planned as well. are ya'll excited yet?!

*always accepting demos, art, barters, joy.

ttc 008: the End Springs - Synergy cdr

the end springs

what a wonderful month for us at
tired trails to be sharing yet
another amazing cd with ya'll.
this one came to us from across the swamp,
after it was sent around the globe and back.
This gorgeous minimal psych folk wonder
began in the mighty fine hands of the
brilliant improvisational guitar
extraordinare The End Springs, who created
skeletal tracks and then sent them to some
of his best friends/favorite musicians for
collaboration; Siddhi, Beggin' Your Pardon
Miss Joan, The Child of a Creek & A Man and
A Guitar. the result couldn't be more satisfying
or soul seducing. There is an obvious
unspoken connection between The End
Springs and the other artists, as their
musical union sounds like they've been
playing together for years.

The album is lead with a solo End Springs
track, bells ring in the beginning of
repetitive slide guitar bits, shakers and
a mist of desert drone, all dangling on the
edge of familiarity and abandon. Each
collaborating artist molds their given
tracks in solemn but shining shapes like stars
and smiles from the sun, light captured at
its most delicate, delicious. Soft layers
of voices, hi-hat tumblings and bass enrich
the repetitive and ramblin' guitar plucked
with that lazy winter impression. Sparse
yet engaging, all signs point inward, towards
the heart of everything. Another masterpiece
from the mellow mind of the End Springs, this
album is sure to captivate and entrance all three
of your eyes. (don't act like you don't know)
this cdr comes packaged in recycled brown leaf
nepali lokta paper. two inserts - one with hand-drawn
album art & the other with track list, credits, info.

$8 ppd w/in the states. we ship world just ask!

Listen: HERE

the end springs

the end springs

*stay tuned for the last update of oh8, soon to
be posted. thanks!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

ttc 007 : Bill Baird - Songs the sound of myself, as written by others cdr/book

bill baird

let me introduce to you one of my favorite
albums of the year. one which celebrates
the folk tradition, the music of the people,
the music of the land, our hearts. an album
that will surely make your 'best of' lists
this year:

Bill Baird - Songs the Sound of Myself, as Written by Others

For those of you not familiar,
Bill Baird is one of the most prolific
music makers of the times - releasing (often times
self) album after album without loosing steam,
focus or inspiration. He is the village story teller,
the train hopper with the news, the kind hearted
mad poet. this cover album captures 12 songs written
by some of bill's favorite songsters. to capture
the original spirit of a song while adding your own
character is the true test of a great musician.
the perfect balance must be kept, and bill
walks that line without wiggling. He is able to mix
in his own distinct flair and presence without
drowning out the original greatness. "Rake &
Rambling Boy" stands out as a strong
example of bill's ability to blend traditional
music with his own freak flavor. Under bill's
spell, this conventional guitar jingle becomes
drenched in harmonica at 2 minutes in, turning into
what sounds like a distorted dying didgeridoo
sailing off onto a dissonant coda sea. Other tracks
share similar characteristics, as they begin with
Baird & his guitar but my mid-song are breaking
down into horn and piano solos, echoed chaotic guitars,
harmonicas, background noises and organic drones.
the marriage of both worlds is seamless.

Herein lies collected bits of transcribed
gray matter: my own brain in full resonance
with the pull of my heart's own string. Heart
and brain properly aligned, a true feat. And
yet, this harmony springs not from my own pen,
but the writings of others: friends, influences,
and songs of the folk tradition. I have done my
faithful best to share their songs in a voice distinctly
my own.

My two poems take inspiration from
daily bus rides to work, the bright orange of early
morning, and songs I have not yet written. (bill baird)

Track List :

1) The Dirt (Mark Ashworth)
2) Sea Song (Robert Wyatt)
3) Last Fall (Sparrow House)
4) Shady Grove (Doc Watson style) (trad.)
5) The Ballad of Sammy Mudd (Sam Sanford)
6) I'll Be Here in the Morning (Townes Van Zandt)
7) Rake and Rambling Boy (Trad./Carter Family)
8) Hot Burrito 2 Digit (Flying Burrito Brothers)
9) Expecting to Fly (Buffalo Springfield)
10) Walking After Midnight (
Patsy Cline)
11) Be Not So Fearful (Bill Fay)
12/13) Diamond Deserts / This Land is Your Land (BB / Woody Guthrie)

This cdr comes in a fantastic little book, featuring
poetry and track notes written by Bill and some
excellent photographs taken by him as well. The
book is made completely out of recycled materials,
& tied together with hemp. It doesn't get
any better than this folks. Edition of only 100!
Get yours now!

$12.50 ppd. us. (for rest of world $12.50 + shipping.)
Ordering info: Please email :

HERE : bill baird's myspace
HERE : tired trails myspace

bill baird

bill baird

bill baird

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Neyta show in Brooklyn : Dec 11th

yo yo kids. hope everyone is doing well.

please come out and have a good time with
us this thursday - at the kick off party for
the ny ear & eye festival in BrooklYn. jess
(ttc starter-uper) & chris way (aka buried
branches) are playing at 9pm. come early,
stay late. here is the info.

Damaged! Aktions & Visions #2
Presented by Pendu Org
A night of Projections and Music
:::December 11::: @ Vanishing Point | 240 Meserole street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

12:30am ::Towering Heroic Dudes
12:00am ::Seth (JFR of Excepter)
11:30pm ::Ascension (Dylan Hay of Idiot Underground, Bmore)
11:00pm ::New Yoga
10:30pm ::Pete Fosco (from Cincinatti, OH)
10:00pm ::Synt. Tofs.
9:30pm ::Legs (mem of Symbol)
9:00pm ::Neyta (jess of tired trails & chris way)

Doors open at 8pm
$7 - All Ages!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Art #1 : individuals

derek rogers tape comes with hand written
inserts (as most our releases do) &
individual, one of a kind drawings by jess.
below are just a few.

DR - Calculated Messes