CD'S and Vinyl


  ARKAM #50

ARKAM #50

 

SERIOUS SAM BARRETT
SELF-TITLED LP

Pure, clear music from this skateboarding North English kid. This is Sam's 2nd album, released in the UK on Ya Dig Records, a D.I.Y label ran by himself and a friend. Here are 10 new cuts, each of them honest and straight from the heart, bringing to mind heartbreak and romantic love, shooting pool, slow waltzing and lonesome nights, riding fast, and girls that forever haunt your dreams. The Yorkshire Rambler and his big 12 string guitar, Stella, never fail bring the best of all worlds related to folk and rock n roll music. These records are all hand screen printed and no two 
are alike.


  ARKAM #49

ARKAM #49

 

CLARA BELLE AND THE CREEPS
SELF-TITLED CD

Joey Barrier from the Natchez Shakers, the Pine Hill Haints, Sass on 3, and Revival Now, has formed a band with his daughter and a few other friends....what we have is a soul/doo-wop record that is nothing short of brilliant. Easy, straight songwriting combined with vocal harmonies and 4/4 power, the Creeps have crafted killer debut album. Recorded by Jamie Sego.
 


  ARKAM #48

ARKAM #48

 

J.D. WILKES
KITCHEN TAPES EP

Debut solo release by the charismatic front-man of th' Legendary Shackshakers and the Dirtdaubers. After hunting down folk banjo legend Lee "Boy" Sexton in rural east Kentucky, JD studied and learned a vast selection of pure mountain banjo tunes. Here are 14 of them, hammered out rapidly and abrasively raw. Some done in a matter of seconds, others accompanied by sad vocals....this gives the impression of an early 80's hard-core e.p. loaded to the max with pure emotional songs, and yet also harkens back to the dawn of recorded music, to the sounds that the very hills give on dark nights.


  ARKAM #47

ARKAM #47

 

RISE UP HOWLIN' WEREWOLF
DON'T CRY TONIGHT DADDY, IT'S CHRISTMAS/SANTA CLAUS, WON'T YOU COME HERE TONIGHT? - 7"

Two yule tide cuts from this psych-trio. "Santa Claus Won't You Come Home Tonight" written by Brian Conner, possibly the saddest seasonal track ever! Recorded with Lynn Bridges on drums, a sonic Specter style lament for the holidays. "Don't Cry Tonight Daddy, Its Christmas" recorded live at the Black Owl Trading Co. in Florence, Alabama, continues with the dark electric blue sadness of the Season. Originally recorded and released at the Black Owl and sold to the kids at the door for a dollar. Limited pressing, on clear green vinyl, with hand printed silk screened sleeves.


  ARKAM #46

ARKAM #46

 

THE DIVINE 6/7
SELF-TITLED 7" EP

Doo-wop meets soul, garage meets the Muscle Shoals Sound of Doom. 4 songs from this all girl+one group from Florence Alabama quartet. Teenage heartbeat with distorted eyes; crooner music to dance in the dark to.


  ARKAM #45

ARKAM #45

 

NIGHTMARE BOYZZZ
SAY WHAT YOU MEAN/BACKYARD COFFIN - 7" EP

Debut single from the power pop band. Two pure sing along jingles, written by Chris Jordan, a lost/unknown treasure to the Muscle Shoals music scene. Recorded by Jamie Sego in his bedroom. Each track floats light and sharp, a clear easy vibe that cuts through the fuzz.


  ARKAM #44

ARKAM #44

OPTIONS
 

THE PINE HILL HAINTS
THE EVENING STAR - CD & LP

Out of print recordings, as well as a batch of unreleased material from the "Ghost Dance" sessions recorded at the Black Owl Trading Co. Contains the Razorcake/45 RPM 4 song e.p. as well as cuts from the Spidder "Long Sputhern Train" e.p. and the "Darktime Came to the Hills" 7" on Sunburst Records that is out of print. This record is dominantly the official haints lineup, with Ben Rhyne on snare, Matt Bakula on bucket bass, Katie Kat on mandolin, saw, and washboard, and James the Fang on guitar and fiddle. some tracks feature Micheal Posey on accordion, and others have John Lucious. A solid, fine example of the band as its best.


  ARKAM #43

ARKAM #43

 

RISE UP HOWLIN' WEREWOLF
365 days of celebration at the church of the psychedelic goat/totally stoked on vacation - 7"

Two more Werewolf party songs. Minor chord darkness swirled with Kool-Aid and chopped drums, backed with snare vinyl samples and distorted vocals over an acoustic guitar.


  ARKAM #42

ARKAM #42

 

SASS ON 3
SELF-TITLED CD

Original indie music from Joey Barrier. 80's hip-hop with Riot Grrl vibes. Accordion, guitar, and drums. Features John Lucious (Pine Hill Haints, Revival Now) and Katie Kat!


  ARKAM #41

ARKAM #41

 

ZERO HEROES
SELF-TITLED EP

4 doses of Ramones/Ronnettes inspired rock and roll, with Specter style female vocals ghosting their way through the shadows and streets. One-two-three-four rock at its best. Featuring Katie Kat on guitar and James the Fang on bass.