Hot off the print wheel, the new Serious Sam Barrett and James the Fang release, “Dime Horseshoe” Arkam is releasing a limited run of the cd here and taking some for the England tour coming up. Art by @katiekat_artattack and screenprinted at the Black Owl Trading Company. Get some! 🦇🔥🐔
6-Austin, TX at the Half-Step
7-Las Cruces, NM at the Elephant Room
8-Bisbee, AZ at the Courtyard
10-San Pedro, CA at Recess Ops
11-Mariposa, CA at the Grove House
12-San Francisco, CA at Amnesia
13-Blue Lake, CA at the Logger Bar
14-Portland, OR at Misdemeanor Meadows
15-Seattle, WA at Highline
16-Missoula, MT tba
17-Casper, WY tba
Serious Sam Barrett joins the tour, and he will be playing on all remaining shows.
18-Laramie, WY tba
19-Cheyenne, WY at the Bingers Annex
20-Sundance, WY at the Turf Bar
22-306 BBQ in Florence, AL WC Handy Fest
23-St. Florian,AL WC Handy Fest
25- Black Owl Trading Co. with Clara Belle and the Creeps and the Invisible Teardrops
26-Huntsville, AL at Flying Monkey Theater
27-Waverly, AL at Standard Deluxe
28-Dunedin, FL at Dunedin Brewery
29-Lakeland, FL at Ty’s Chop Shop
30-Birmingham, AL at Saturn
31-Pensacola, FL at Chizuko
1-Mobile, AL at Alabama Music Box
2-Dauphin Island, AL at Waves
3-New Orleans, LA at the Circle Bar
Black Owl Trading Company presents:
Hartle Road (Columbus, MS)
Genre bending noise rockers from Columbus with hooky drones and driven rhythms.
With support from The Invisible Teardrops.
At Black Owl Trading Company (Florence, AL)
This is the 3rd release from the Slow Motion Cowboys...its a beautiful record, and it stands drastically apart from any other Cowboy release in its intense honesty and dark nature. Exiled from the cold foggy SF bay, marooned in the border country of Las Cruces, our young hero Pete Fields continues to keep the serenade magical, reaching deep into the stars and writing one amazing song after another. It has the lonesomeness of moth flailing away in the headlights, spinning its own pattern and weaving its own tales...it holds the pleasure of worn out boots, scuffed and torn with holes, yet fitting gently on your feet as you dance another waltz with your dream lover.
The Pine Hill Haints have toured Ireland many times, and over the coarse of these journeys, songs and stories have been collected. Spidder has attempted to provide some of these here....featuring the illustrations of Katie Kat and the story telling by Fang
....this is the first full length record the Col has ever made where it is just a banjo and a harmonica and a mic....just like you might see him at a solo show somewhere out in Alabama or backwoods Kentucky, trying to make another performance on the old killing floor, trying to have a good time and make a dollar, crying under the stars...recorded in Muscle Shoals Alabama (Sheffield) by the great Jimmy Nutt at his fabulous Nutthouse, JD came in early and worked late, flailing and striking his open backed banjo, as well as his homemade fretless animal skin banjo, blowing the harmonica, screaming, pleading, whispering into the microphone until the cake was made. Of all of his solo recordings, none feature his weapon of choice, the banjo alone, as well as the harp alone, and his voice (and a stomping Kentucky boot-heel) until this was cut....its another legendary performance from this National Treasure
PINE HILL HAINTS WILD WEST TOUR ‘19!
2/1 - Dauphin Island, AL - TBA
2/2 Austin, TX - Half Step
2/3 Flagstaff, AZ - Hotel Monte Vista
2/6 Las Vegas, NV - Backstage Bar
2/7 Tucson, AZ - Owls Club
2/8 Bisbee, AZ - Courtyard
2/9 Truth or Consequences, NM - TorC
2/10 Las Cruces, NM - TBA (*-saloons may or may not root or toot):
First recorded in 2006...done in two sessions. The first was in Olympia Washington at Dub Narcotic by Calvin Johnson, in the old warehouse with the classic 50s graffiti on the back wall, 2 inch tape analog...our van got towed right before the session, causing a huge delay, and our tour mates the Can Kickers from New London Connecticut had a van completely breakdown, thus it led to them being at the session with us. Founding member Bradley Williams was also there, touring as a one man band (Almighty Do Me A Favor, or ADMF) and he played washtub bass on the songs that Matt Bakula played his banjo. The Can Kickers can also be heard all throughout the record, most noticeably on such tunes as “You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond”, where Danny Spurr harmonizes and plays his five string banjo. Lastly, Stolen Pony, a young anarchist folk group from Leitrim Ireland, were with us to because they also were touring the west coast...this led to the collaboration on the old traditional “Raggle Taggle Gypsy.”
After the tour, we went to the Black Owl Trading Co with our old doctor Lynn Bridges and in one evening crushed another 20 songs or so. It was a magik night to say the least. Songs from this session comprise half of the Ghost Dance record, half of the Evening Star record, and the Gypsy “Moon Pie” record, as well as a slew of singles and songs in various compilations.
K released the record in 2007. It went through a few pressings, before coming back to Arkam.
The Pine Hill Haints "I Never Thought The Day Would Come..." (Barcelona 10/1/2011)
This is a release by a small label from the UK, Donor Records...two songs, "Highways and Stop Signs" and "Jack O Diamonds", one recorded in Leeds, England, the other at the Black Owl Trading Co in Florence Alabama....there are only a few copies in stock! Get them while we have them!
August 12th is National Record Store Day, so pick up that vinyl you've been eyeing and put it under the needle. Katie Kat made a rad poster that you can snag for $10. Come out on August 12th to Pocket Park in Sven Points and dance with The Invisible Teardrops while we celebrate Record Store Day.
Punk trio from the wilderness of Cherokee Alabama, who recorded 2 songs one dark night at the Black Owl Trading Co with the production of Miles Jordan. This band has played below the radar on the edges of society for ten years, on the cheap, in the shadows, before putting their music to wax....
Music video filmed on tour in the USA Jan and Feb 2018! 7" single coming soon on Donor Records!
Spidder 19 features an interview with Pete Fields, the Slow Motion Cowboy....comics, Japanese punk bands, and writings...pick one up for 2 bones...
For just $2 + Shipping you can own this rad zine about music, life,and skate boarding. Made by Jamie and Katie Barrier of the Pine Hill Haints.
The Pine Hill Haints - "Smoke"
Behind the heat, on the edge of the burning fire, comes the quiet, ghost drifting ash darkly dancing into the night sky...the Haints midnight orchestra united for an evening in Sheffield Alabama and recorded this album of music...spirit of the Buffalo, broken heart, stars above the desert city of El Paso, skateboarding ditches at night, graveyard shovels ringing to prayer driven rhythms...the Haints deliver a fresh batch of stories from the lost southern underground. art work by Katie Kat; cd art by the great Scott Aicher of San Pedro CA....
"In Exile/On the Mesa"
"In Exile/On the Mesa"
Now you can enjoy the rough and rowdy sounds of The Quadrajets spinnin' on your turntable!
Arkam records is re-releasing The Quadrajets W.F.O on vinyl LP format.
This kind of serves as a best-of of The Quadrajets. If you need more proof to snag this record check out this review from RazorCake Magazine that came out at the time of the CD's release.
In the mid-to-late ‘90s, there was a resurgence of dirty, hyper-driven blues-based rock’n’roll. And with any unexpected tsunami where money is to be made, the suddenness of its appearance made it somewhat difficult to initially separate the gold diggers from the true shakers. I put the Quadrajets in league with the BellRays and Zen Guerilla. Their sets weren’t based on theatrics as much as catharsis, wasn’t so much lip-puckery strut as maniacal involvement with their instruments. They didn’t have pleads of “testify” for the audience to be believers in what was being lightning-bolted from the stage. This CD is a collection of many of their early Sympathy, Estrus, and Arkam singles. These fine fellows from the South channeled the molten rocks of punk through the forlorn loss of blues, and their music’s well worth keeping in print and remembering. A high water mark of the genre, for sure. –todd (RazorCake Magazine)