Trash Records Audio Report (Part 1: 1998-2008)

2008 marked the 20 year anniversary of Trash Records.

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:

 

 

The Fools Community Orchestra: No Time Like the Present!

We are oh so very very proud to present to you, the latest album from The Fools Community Orchestra, entitled “No Time Like the Present”!

We hope that you and your families will enjoy it responsibly.

Tracks:

01 do you believe it

02 sold my soul

03 i like you

04 parrot

05 frolic

06 x2a intro

07 x2 never alive

08 cry long

09 sad monkeys

10 it

11 moon santa

12 thinkie

13 cat tango

14 no time like the present

15 mr bat and mr parrot

 

Aaaaaaaaaaand, you can stream the album on youtube:

 

 

 

Pin – Is This Today?

Is This Today? is the second single from the lovely Pin album: Internet Sarcasm. It’s a toe-tapping delight, complete with 5 lovely b-sides, all unreleased until this very moment… Enjoy!

01 – is this today?

02 – what is that?

03 – emulator

04 – novelty for the uninitiated

05 – succumb

06 – wearing down

Now isn’t that lovely?

Oh, did we not mention? There’s also a video! Now how nice is that?

 

 

New Dumbass Album: Robbing Graves

Robbing Graves, the new album

Robbing Graves0“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.

Robbing Graves PortfolioIt 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.

Finally, you can also stream the first Part of the album on youtube and vimeo.