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Store-wide cassette sale! Attention Ursula K. LeGuin fans! A soundtrack to the world of Earthsea, as imagined by Colleen Johnson (Silver Shadows, Upside Drown) and Smoot (Maple Rabbit).

Cover artwork by Mary Evans and screenprinted by Michael Dellinger. Mastered for tape by Evan Hashi. A benefit for the Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project...[ continued ]

Store-wide cassette sale! The third album from The Washboard Abs finds them reinventing themselves yet again. After the bedroom-folk of Have U Scanned Ur Club Card? and the short, full-band bursts of Recurring Chasms, Lowlight Visions is both a continuation of their pop prowess and a revelation: a fully-realized vision by a band at the height of its powers...[ continued ] The Washboard Abs- Never Finds You

Power-pop story songs from Portland, OR-based singer-songwriter Jack Lewis. Timid graffiti artists, Neil Young, and the Oxford English Dictionary all make appearances in these 11 tales. A fancy little booklet lies within. Listen on Bandcamp.

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The full-length debut from Oakland duo, Upside Drown. Taking retro pop and bringing it into the metaphysical—imagery of magic and nature disguised as catchy love songs, fairytales and mythology as piano ballads. Nine songs too good to easily fit in your hands (bigger than that).

Featuring members of Flying Circles, Silver Shadows, Polka Dot Dot Dot, Twig Palace, The Mumlers, La Dee Da, and Tall Grass...[ continued ] Upside Drown- Go

Hazy, ambient dream-pop from the Ukraine. Really, it's just such a pleasure. An album to get lost in.

The second release on the decidedly excellent This & That Tapes label. Listen on Bandcamp.

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Store-wide cassette sale + last copy! Fabulous queer lo-fi glam pop from Violet Mice.

Released on Athletic Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

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Store-wide cassette sale! Deadpan and vulnerable, grounded and surreal, Sara Renberg's indie-pop songs are small worlds that envelop and surprise. Night Sands, her second full-length, is a record about the desire for and fear of intimacy; about being 32, gay, and single. The album's story-songs are funny and sad, grounded and surreal, nodding to artists like the Silver Jews, Liz Phair, Frankie Cosmos, and the Mountain Goats...[ continued ] Sara Renberg- Roger Miller Baby

Last copy! A beautifully packaged, limited edition three-song EP. Stunning, elaborate, pop songs for cello and wurlitzer.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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Store-wide cassette sale! Colleen Johnson (of Silver Shadows), Evan Hashi (of Little Angry), and Preston Bryant (of AJJ) combine to make angular post-punk dream-pop ecstasy.

The first printing on clear-shelled cassettes. Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

"a near-perfect rock record" - Justin Spicer, Tiny Mix Tapes' Cerberus 

"Sporting the usual angularity of post-punk's guitar lineage, they add in various other rhythmic elements until the mix is so wonderfully disparate that influences seem to be thrown out the window and the band appears to be operating on pure inspiration...[ continued ] Flying Circles- Dayglo Queen

Shimmery psych-pop from Philadelphia's Strange Parts. Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan's dueling vocals mesmerize over wild drums, guitars, and synths. A perfectly disorienting pleasure.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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