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Daniel Bachman - Seven Pines
Russell Potter - A Stone's Throw
Russell Potter
A Stone's Throw
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Tompkins Square)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
“The two latest reissues to spin off from our acclaimed Imaginational Anthem Volume 8: The Private Press feature the solo guitar compositions of Russell Potter, recorded in the last waning days of the initial American Primitive explosion. A then obsessed teenaged devotee of John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and Leo Kottke at a time when Punk and New Wave were ascendant, Potter harnessed a similar DIY ethos to his own ends by starting his own label & self-publishing his first record, 'A Stone’s Throw’, while a freshman enrolled at Goddard College in Vermont in 1979. Assembled at the legendary Boddie Records in Potter’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and sprinkled liberally with references to his heroes, from the initial record label name of Fonytone (which more than a little recalls Fahey’s earliest record label, Fonotone), to the arcane song titles and references to obscure rags. Even as he looks to his elders, Potter’s debut release nimbly evinces a complete mastery of his form and is all the more remarkable for one of such tender years, as only the chutzpah of youth can account for such moves as successfully grafting one of your own composition to one of John Fahey’s, as he does here. There’s a very immediate, lovely, and real homespun quality to Potter’s chiming twelve-string compositions that puts it in the realm of those classic records that seem to simply exist outside of time. Shortly after ‘A Stones Throw’, Potter produced & released a 45rpm single by an Ohio bluegrass band featuring the cult singer songwriter Bob Frank performing a cover of Devo’s ‘Mongoloid’, before moving on to his second (and sadly final) album the following year, ‘Neither Here Nor There’. Following an independent study with a Goddard College ethnomusicologist, Potter’s compositions and performance only deepened on his second release — the recording quality steps up a little but loses none of the immediacy, the playing gets more exuberantly virtuosic —but then more reflective too, particularly on the tunes that are influenced by the gorgeous traditional Irish slow airs. He’s still tipping his hat to Fahey occasionally as well, this time with an audacious electric guitar setting of the classic “Dance of the Inhabitant of the Palace of King Philip XIV of Spain.” Though these albums landed at a time when American Primitive guitar music’s 1960s & 1970s heyday was in the rear view mirror, they absolutely look ahead to the genre’s eventual 21st Century resurrection, anticipating both in form & content many of the same concerns you find in the great contemporary work of the last two decades by Jack Rose, Glenn Jones, Daniel Bachman, et al., and as such provide about as fine a stepping stone between these two eras as you’re likely to find.”—Michael Klausman
Bobby Lee - Origin Myths
Bobby Lee
Origin Myths
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Tompkins Square)
25,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Bobby Lee Trades In A Wide Screen Brand Of Cosmic Country-Folk, Full Of Space And Pawn Shop Guitars. There Are Touches Of Jj Cale's Analogue Americana, The Swampy Groove Of Tony Joe White And Richard Thompson's Sinewy, Modal Guitar Work. Amps Hum In The Warm Afternoon Sun, Kids And Dogs Snooze On The Grass And Broken Drum Machines Keep Time With The Universe_open Sky/Scorched Earth Improvisations Recorded To Four Track Tape During The Rare Moments Of Solitude Afforded By Lockdown And Early Fatherhood. Bobby Lee's "Worn-Denim Psych-Country" Remains, But The Ancestral Spirits Of Ashra, Popol Vuh And Terry Riley Are Present Here Too. Time And Technological Limitations Have Been Embraced. A Song Dreamt Up, Tracked And Mixed In An Afternoon, Never To Be Tampered With Again. Imperfections Allowed To Stand; Knowing That Nothing Is Ever Truly Finished. The Bob Ross School Of Philosophy. "Overdriven Drum-Machine Low Slung Choogle" - Mojo "The Further Bobby Unmoors Himself From Songs And Heads Towards Long-Form Abstraction, The More Engrossing It Becomes" - Uncut
William C. Beeley - Passing Dream
William C. Beeley
Passing Dream
LP | 1979 | US | Reissue (Tompkins Square)
20,99 €*
Release:1979 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Tompkins Square reissues two albums by Texas singer/songwriter Will Beeley—the self-released mega-rare (only 200 copies) private press LP Gallivantin' from 1971, and Passing Dream, originally released by Malaco Records in 1979. Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, Passing Dream reveals the shifting musical direction of opposite sides of the '70s—a tougher, huskier, more alt-country sound emerging, presaging modern day troubadours like Chris Stapleton and Jamey Johnson. Released by Malaco Records in 1979, the album features the very first studio credit by guitarist Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), along with drummer James Stroud (Marshall Tucker Band, Eddie Rabbitt), keyboardist Carson Whitsett (Paul Simon, Tony Joe White) and other crack studio players. Now a truck driver living in New Mexico, Will Beeley recently recorded his first new album since 1979's Passing Dream. Produced by Jerry David DeCicca of The Black Swans (who also produced Larry Jon Wilson's final album), the new one features Michael Guerra (The Mavericks), and is mixed by Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn's Van Lear Rose, Cat Power's The Greatest).
V.A. - Imaginational Anthem XI - Luke Schneider Presents Chroma Universal - A Survey Of Modern Pedal Steel
V.A.
Imaginational Anthem XI - Luke Schneider Presents Chroma Universal - A Survey Of Modern Pedal Steel
Tape | 2022 | US | Original (Tompkins Square)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
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Curated by in-demand Nashville pedal steel maverick and Third Man recording artist Luke Schneider, the eleventh volume of Tompkins Square’s venerable acoustic guitar series Imaginational Anthem features exclusive tracks by legend BJ Cole, as well as leading exponents on the instrument including Susan Alcorn, Luke himself, and British expat / Nashville hotshot Spencer Cullum among others. Nashville native and Merge recording artist William Tyler has written a beautiful detailed history of the pedal steel for the package.
Rick Deitrick - Coyote Canyon
Rick Deitrick
Coyote Canyon
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Tompkins Square)
23,74 €* 24,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Coyote Canyon Is A Wilderness Area Behind My Daughter's House Where Coyotes Gather And Howl Before Taking Off For Their Nightly Foraging. Little Tujunga (Pronounced "Tuhunga") Is A River Running Through The Angeles Forest Near A House I Lived In Five Decades Ago. Half My Ideas For This Piece Came From Onshore Guitar Ruminating. The Rest Was Improvised In Studio. Emma Was My Close And Sweet Companion During This Period, A Lifelong Deep Friend. I Composed Her Song One Evening At The Kitchen Table Of Our Place While She Was Cooking. Tumbleweedin' Describes A Desert Tumbleweed Storm. I Menaced Every Inch Of The Yamaha, Recreating The Effect Of These Windblown Monsters Screeching Along Boulders, Smacking Into Cactus And Anything Else In Their Way At Often Impossible Speeds, Following The Whims Of The Heavy Winds. This Song Was Completely Improvised At The Moment In Studio And Forgotten. Roy's Rain Is A Tribute To My Great Good Friend And Musician Killed In A Car Accident In 1973. I Found For Marsha Version2 On A Well-Worn Studio Tape. It's A Variant Of The Same Composition On The Gentle Wilderness Album. I Like This Loose And Flowy Version. Movin' On Has One Thing On Its Mind -- Getting Away Fast And Now. Going Home Is My Improvised Take On An American Root Song. The Above Seven Were Recorded Between 1972-1975. Three Sisters Was Recorded On A 20-Minute Studio Break In 1999 Describing Three Barren Red Hills Somewhere In The Arizona Desert, A Cherished Location.
Elsa Hewitt - Lupa
Elsa Hewitt
Lupa
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Tompkins Square)
21,59 €* 23,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance, Pop
Elsa Hewitt is a London-based music producer and writer hailing from Sussex, via Yorkshire. Beginning as a young singer-songwriter producing demos on a four-track, she progressed through fronting post-punk bands and solo electronic songwriting, all the while developing a passion for album-making which would ultimately lead her to electronic production, establishing her name producing avant-garde, experimental & ambient, leftfield dance, and lo-fi, psychedelia. Since her 2017 official debut ‘Cameras From Mars’, stepping onto the scene as a Future Bubbler and Lynsey de Paul Prize winner, Hewitt has amassed a series of distinct yet interlinked philosophical worlds; each one holding its own tones of joyful beauty and abstract darkness. With a boundless approach to merging elements of dance & ambient, Hewitt’s adventurous approach remains pinned by her earthy voice, idiosyncratic songwriting style and sharply poetic lyricism.
Ruthann Friedman - Hurried Life: Lost Recordings 1965-1971 Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Ruthann Friedman
Hurried Life: Lost Recordings 1965-1971 Record Store Day 2021 Edition
LP | 2021 | (Tompkins Square)
29,99 €*
Release:2021 /
Genre:Rock / Indie
Record Store Day 2021 Release. On June 12, the company will release an exclusive single version of the Pierce original “Bad Indian” and a cover of Jody Reynolds’ “Fire Of Love.” Versions of both songs appeared on The Gun Club’s 1982 sophomore album Miami
Russell Potter - Neither Here Nor There
Russell Potter
Neither Here Nor There
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Tompkins Square)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
“The two latest reissues to spin off from our acclaimed Imaginational Anthem Volume 8: The Private Press feature the solo guitar compositions of Russell Potter, recorded in the last waning days of the initial American Primitive explosion. A then obsessed teenaged devotee of John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and Leo Kottke at a time when Punk and New Wave were ascendant, Potter harnessed a similar DIY ethos to his own ends by starting his own label & self-publishing his first record, 'A Stone’s Throw’, while a freshman enrolled at Goddard College in Vermont in 1979. Assembled at the legendary Boddie Records in Potter’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and sprinkled liberally with references to his heroes, from the initial record label name of Fonytone (which more than a little recalls Fahey’s earliest record label, Fonotone), to the arcane song titles and references to obscure rags. Even as he looks to his elders, Potter’s debut release nimbly evinces a complete mastery of his form and is all the more remarkable for one of such tender years, as only the chutzpah of youth can account for such moves as successfully grafting one of your own composition to one of John Fahey’s, as he does here. There’s a very immediate, lovely, and real homespun quality to Potter’s chiming twelve-string compositions that puts it in the realm of those classic records that seem to simply exist outside of time. Shortly after ‘A Stones Throw’, Potter produced & released a 45rpm single by an Ohio bluegrass band featuring the cult singer songwriter Bob Frank performing a cover of Devo’s ‘Mongoloid’, before moving on to his second (and sadly final) album the following year, ‘Neither Here Nor There’. Following an independent study with a Goddard College ethnomusicologist, Potter’s compositions and performance only deepened on his second release — the recording quality steps up a little but loses none of the immediacy, the playing gets more exuberantly virtuosic —but then more reflective too, particularly on the tunes that are influenced by the gorgeous traditional Irish slow airs. He’s still tipping his hat to Fahey occasionally as well, this time with an audacious electric guitar setting of the classic “Dance of the Inhabitant of the Palace of King Philip XIV of Spain.” Though these albums landed at a time when American Primitive guitar music’s 1960s & 1970s heyday was in the rear view mirror, they absolutely look ahead to the genre’s eventual 21st Century resurrection, anticipating both in form & content many of the same concerns you find in the great contemporary work of the last two decades by Jack Rose, Glenn Jones, Daniel Bachman, et al., and as such provide about as fine a stepping stone between these two eras as you’re likely to find.”—Michael Klausman
Wall Matthews - Spine River: The Guitar Music Of Wall Matthews, 1967-1981
Wall Matthews
Spine River: The Guitar Music Of Wall Matthews, 1967-1981
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Tompkins Square)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Guitarist Wall Matthews is the surviving member of experimental '70s collective, Entourage. Sampled by Four Tet, their name whispered in reverence through the decades, Entourage forged bold musical ideas on their two rare ’70s Folkways LPs. Tompkins Square released Ceremony of Dreams: Studio Sessions and Outtakes, 1972-1977, in 2017 to wide acclaim. Spine River: The Guitar Music of Wall Matthews, 1967-1981 is a collection of unreleased or obscure music by the master guitarist. This volume will be released as a limited edition LP, along with four other digital volumes of Wall's music, chronologically mapping his career.
Sam Burton - I Can Go With You / I Am No Moon
Sam Burton
I Can Go With You / I Am No Moon
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Tompkins Square)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Sam Burton is a singer/songwriter from Salt Lake City, now based in Los Angeles. After several years circulating homemade cassettes on labels like Chthonic and embraced by blogs like Cassette Gods, Sam has recorded his first proper debut album with producer Jarvis Taveniere (Purple Mountains). Due in mid-2020, Sam's debut LP will be preceded by two limited edition 45s, one which will be available exclusively for Record Store Day in the UK. Sam is slated to tour the UK and Europe in 2020 with fellow Tompkins Square artist Gwenifer Raymond.
Harry Taussig & Max Ochs - The Music Of...
Harry Taussig & Max Ochs
The Music Of...
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Tompkins Square)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Fifty years before this release, Harry Taussig and Max Ochs were featured on the sampler LP 'Contemporary Guitar - Spring '67', alongside John Fahey, Robbie Basho and Bukka White. Both guitarists were "rediscovered" by Tompkins Square in 2005, and have since released new recordings for the label. 'The Music of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs' features newly recorded material, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Takoma sampler they first appeared on.
Roscoe Holcomb - San Diego Folk Festival 1972
John Hulburt - Opus III
John Hulburt
Opus III
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Tompkins Square)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Ryley Walker discovered this LP in a Chicago record store. HULBURT was in legendary Chicago garage band THE KNAVES before releasing this great private press solo guitar record (w/ a couple of vocal tracks) in 1972.
Alice Gerrard - Follow The Music
Alice Gerrard
Follow The Music
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Tompkins Square)
20,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Received a 7.4 rating from Pitchfork.

Members of Megafaun & Hiss Golden Messenger. The trailblazing folksinger famously collaborated with Hazel Dickens. Their classic recordings for Folkways & Rounder in the 60s & 70s rank among the most influential recordings in folk music history, & laid the groundwork for many artists, especially female bluegrass & folk musicians.
Daniel Bachman - Jesus Im A Sinner
William Tyler - Behold The Spirit
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