Trash Records Annual Report 2018 Low Res (.pdf as usual… low res because the file was too damned big)
Here is a playlist for your listening pleasure from the first 10 of those years. It’s not comprehensive (there are bands from those 10 years not represented), nor is it fully representative of each of the bands featured (some of them have done things that sound quite different from the songs here); it is, rather, a little taste of some of the things we did in those first 10 years. It’s not a “best-of,” as lots of best songs were surely left off of the list. I chose fast here; making a series of quick decisions about a set of stand-out songs that work together as a play-list and introduction. (They are culled from MP3s made at different times and are therefore at different bit-rates.) Enjoy!
You can download the songs here, or stream it below:
01 Dumbass – Cash (Single Version)
02 Dumbass – Blindness
03 Dumbass – Bored & Stupid (V.2)
04 Pin – Warlust (Single Version)
05 Pin – missile defense
06 Pin – Amerikatowne
07 Vates Mortis – This Evening
08 Vates Mortis – The End of the World
09 Vates Mortis – Summertime
10 YPC – Computation Calculation
11 YPC – Retro Boogie 3
12 YPC – Love in the Evening
13 Triceratops – Angry Walrus
14 Triceratops – Bill the Conq
15 Triceratops – Triceratops (Live)
16 Mr. Spooky Band – In the Den of the Leopard
17 Mr. Spooky Band – The Seduction
18 Dumbass – Deep Eyes
19 Dumbass – History
20 Dumbass – Making This Thing
21 Zeke Mason – Mind Under Matter
Stream the playlist on youtube:
We hope that you and your families will enjoy it responsibly.
Aaaaaaaaaaand, you can stream the album on youtube:
Fresh for the Holiday Season we present a new Pin single and some Pin news:
There will be a new Pin album in 2019 (music is recorded, but no lyrics yet… it should get finished in the Summer and be out then).
In the meantime here is a new stand-alone Pin single (these songs won’t be on the album).
There is also a full album done that we’ll upload later this month or early next month (who can say?).
More Zeke Mason albums, paintings, etc. can be found @ www.trashrecords.org/zekemason
And you can stream the album on youtube:
Also, on vimeo:
Well, better late than never, right?
Here’s our stupid annual report:
Now isn’t that lovely?
Oh, did we not mention? There’s also a video! Now how nice is that?
It’s a lovely 6 tracks of lovelyness.
And please, please, please enjoy this lovely video for the new song “Lovely Things.”
And, if you’ve decided that that is just NOT enough Fools, here is the first Fools EP.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. May all of your days be sunny and bright (if you go in for that sort of thing).
“Love and ribbons of puppies,”
Steve the Ape
Robbing Graves, the new album
“The negative form of the self exercises a loosening power as well as a binding power; at any time it can quite arbitrarily start all over again, and no matter how long one idea is pursued, the entire action is within a hypothesis.”
Robbing Graves is the new release from Dumbass.
It is an intense expressionist and experimental suite of music in two parts. The first part (the title track), is a 54 minute piece of music that is both sonically and lyrically challenging. It is deeply intertextual, both formalist and freeform, with lyrics in 4 languages, and music that moves from minimal and quiet to brash and noisy.
Robbing Graves weaves the past and present together, figuratively and literally through extensive use of archival recordings and incisive self-reflection.
The second part plays more like a traditional album, with more manageable song lengths, but it is in fact a continuation of an overarching narrative that moves, from bar 1 of part 1 towards its inevitable conclusion in the final song.
The album is available to download for free here at the Dumbass website.
It is also available in a portfolio edition, with 2 CDs, a liner-book, and 4 hand printed woodcuts. Contact us through the Trash Records Facebook page if you are interested.