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Store-wide cassette sale + last copy! The Chicago-based pop genius Richard Album adds Another Album to his extensive catalog. Sitting nicely between his garage-pop and synth-pop sides, Another Album finds Richard moving ever forward and swimming in an ocean of tears.

Released on Lost Sound Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ]

Store-wide cassette sale! The full-length debut from Pleasure Systems, the solo project of Clarke Sondermann from Olympia indie-pop band The Washboard Abs. Mixing synth pop, indie folk, and ambient textures, Antumbra Pull is an album about love and fear and the intersection between the two.

Limited-edition second printing on clear cassettes with red foil. Released on Antiquated Future Records...[ continued ] Pleasure Systems- Crumbs

The Blue Sky is Always Blue is made up of 15 transcendent pop songs for a super fun, post-apocalyptic dance party. Synth-driven pop with complex vocal layers, heavy bass lines, and plenty of hand-claps. Unlike anything else, but a good fit for fans of Kate Bush, CocoRosie, Bjork, and Laurie Anderson.

Comes with a full color poster showing images of handmade embroideries for each song...[ continued ] Poppet- The Crustacean

The reissue of Big Butter's 1989 weirdo classic, Brainsled. Mixing elements of drone, psych, free jazz, early synth music, sound collage, Minutemen-esque punk, and odd pop.

Running since 1986 and still going today, Big Butter is the project of two brothers. They were once on the roster The Residents' Ralph Records (if that gives you some idea of what you're in for).

This limited-edition, self-released double LP is decked out...[ continued ]

Temporary sale! Olympia's Sharkpact make well-crafted, amazingly-full punk songs with just synths and drums. Eight anthems that won’t leave your head or your turntable for days.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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The long-awaited debut from Olympia supergroup Guidon Bear. Songwriter Mary Water (Little Red Car Wreck) combines with drummer/multi-instrumentalist Pat Maley (Lois, Courtney Love) and synth-player E. Michael Bradley (Parent Band)—all veterans of the '90s Olympia music scene—to create infectious and subtly complex pop songs about real-life nightmares, boot camps, late bills, and scraping by...[ continued ]

A benefit compilation full of gifts: synth-pop, bedroom-folk, post-punk, hip-hop, electro-pop, and many things in between.

With songs from: Interminable, Lauren Napier, Attia Taylor, Inletts, REMOTE / CONTROL, ConcernedApe, MC Lars, Tall Tall Trees, little stray, Avery Cerulean, and Emily Bate.

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Store-wide cassette sale! Fingertips is an underwater affair—futuristic nostalgia, cheap earplugs at the rave, worn-out cassettes playing recordings of church organs over a pulsing kick drum. As reminiscent of sound collage as pop music. 

Listen on Bandcamp.

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Store-wide cassette sale! Reighnbeau's Hide is, like its title implies, obscured, secretive, maybe a little shy. Its melodies below the surface, beats pulsing alongside pitch-shifted layers, dozens of distant voices calling out.

Guest vocals throughout by Madeline Johnston of Sister Grotto.

Cover art by Pam Cameron-Snyder. Listen on[ continued ]

Last copy! A Why the Tapes Play compilation from the "haze of the cassette revolution." Home recorded music from the 1980s and 1990s stretching from bedroom pop to long-form ambient to lo-fi electronic.

Featuring sounds by KDA, Eric Gaffney & Friends, Nightcrawlers, Heather Perkins, Linda Smith, James T. Rao (of Orange Cake Mix), Kathy King, and Mark Kisinger.

An hour and twenty of minutes of awesomeness! Beautifully designed CDR in DVD case with insert...[ continued ]