STR #020: Skip Jensen Group – Building Down/Evil Weirdos 7″

Skip Jensen started his recording career by forming well-known Montreal garage rock trio Scat Rag Boosters (1996–2004). He also played in Stack O‘ Lees, The Wrong Doers and from 2004–2007 he played drums with The Demon’s Claws. In 2000 he started playing as a one man band called Skip Jensen & His Shakin‘ Feet (later just Skip Jensen) and released a dozen of singles and two LPs. Now he got a band backing him up to create his brand of supersonical rock‘n'roll.

The record comes with a photographed 2-color lino-cut cover art of a pencil drawing by Skip Jensen, printed on a 3mm „pp Hohlkammer“ plate. On the backside there’s an attached glossy postcard with a vectorized pencil drawing by Skip Jensen, that was painted with a graphics pad, on the front and the lyrics on the back.
The record comes with stamped a- and b-side labels and is numbered by stamp.

117 copies come with a petrol/white cover art and white/orange (or yellow) mixed wax:

117 copies come with a red/cork cover art and clear blueish/greenish mixed wax:

12 test-pressings (7 with black labels, 5 with white ones) with a vectorized pencil drawing by Skip Jensen, painted with a graphics pad, cut out cover, printed on photo paper. Comes with a stamped innersleeve and is numbered by stamp:

Side A: Building Down
Side B: Evil Weirdos

Listen to Building Down here:

lim. 117 (petrol/white cover art): 6,5€
lim. 117 (red/cork cover art): 6,5€

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STR #021: Bror Gunnar Jansson 8″

„Bror Gunnar Jansson (a.k.a. Gunnes Enmanna) is a Swedish one-man band who unleashes a garage-style hybrid of blues, country, and folk. He is an enigmatic performer who can ooze backwoodsy and minimalistic laments as well as unleash ferociously angular and devastatingly powerful breakdowns.“

On this record all four songs were recorded on an old tape recorder from the late 30’s which gives the songs a very specific sound.
Next to the specific sound of the songs the record comes in a specific getup. The records are dubplates, which means they aren‘t pressed, but cut in real time. This time on pretty thick black wax. The A-Side Label is a printed 3-layer stencil painting, the B-Side one is based on a 1-layer stencil painting. The cover is „just“ a postcard (350g/m² postcard paper and a glossy lacquered front side) with a printed 7-layer stencil painting on it, that was sprayed on corrugated cardboard. The edges are cut-out by hand and a round white sticker is added to the front. The record is limited to 49 copies, numbered by stamp.

Moan Snake Moan, Pt. 2 – Black Snake
Mystery Train (Herman „Junior“ Parker)
Moan Snake Moan, Pt. 1 – Rattlesnake
Blues for Belton

Listen to Mystery Train right here:

sold out!

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STR #019: Modern Pets – Deformed Kids 7″ and STR #018: Mr Bonz – Rock the house 5″

STR #019: Modern Pets – Deformed Kids / Razorblade 7″ (co-release with P.Trash)

On this 7″ there are two early Modern Pets songs, that were already released on their demotape and their demotape 7″ back in 2010. In 2011/2012 they re-recorded these songs with partly different lyrics and with a much better sound than the demotape versions. Two absolute ’77 punk killer songs by a berlin based band you should already know anyway. Grab a copy before it’s gone!

300 handnumbered copies in clear blood red wax with an asymmetric cutted innersleeve and 250 g/m² stencil artwork cover, printed in- and outside:

77 handnumbered copies in clear blue wax with a razorblade-shaped cut-out (by hand) cover. the record is fixed with a clip through a single puck to the cover:

123 handnumbered copies in clear blue wax with sprayed and stamped toilet-paper glued on an asymmetric cutted black 300 g/m² paper cover, made for the P.Trash Records Club:

20 test-pressings with a 3c sprayed and stapled sarking membrane cover and a 4 times stamped innersleeve:

you can listen to the first song as a snippet here:

or listen to the full song in a bad quality while watching the test-pressing running here:

STR #018: Mr Bonz One Man Band – Rock the house 5″

Two great new songs by the great Mr Bonz, who plays as a One Man Band somewhere between rockabilly, country and blues.

49 clear wax copies in a closeable in- and outside printed spray artwork cover, folded around the 5″ housed in a round aluminium case with a see-through lid:

Check out the first song here:

Modern Pets lim. 300: 5€
Modern Pets lim. 77: 7,7€
Modern Pets lim. 123: sold out!
Mr Bonz 5″: 13€

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STR #012: Skurkarna 7″, STR #015: Brat Farrar one-sided 7″, STR #016: The Whip-Bats one-sided 7″ and STR #017: The Snookys / The Morbeats Split 7″

The last release is dated back already 4 months. In these 4 months I worked nearly every free minute on these 4 new releases, which are all finally completly done now. Some of these records come with the most elaborate and time-consuming record covers i ever made, though i tell this every time. Several things had to be done different than originally planned, i teached me a new spray paint art technique just for the brat farrar cover artwork and, as usual, it took a huge amount of manufacturing time longer than expected. At a rough guess I worked around 300 hours on these releases, I think. So well, here we go:

STR #012: Skurkarna – Route 91 7″ (Co-Release with Dem Bones Records)

About Skurkarna: Skurkarna is an all instrumental „Crime-Rock“ happening from parts unknown. Some call them criminally insane. Others describe them as a much needed remedy for the dull and static social rules of a goverment controlled society.

100 copies in a 1color 1-layer stencil sprayed cut-out 300g/m² paper cover; the backcover is stamped with 3 stamps and got a handdrawn frame (made with an acrylic-based hybrid paint marker with a calligraphy tip); grooved and folded 3 times by hand; numbered by stamp in the inside; black vinyl and b/w labels.

5 test-pressings in a 1color 1-layer stencil sprayed 300g/m² silver paper cover; stamped innersleeve and numbered by stamp.

STR #015: Brat Farrar – Should have walked away one-sided 7″

About Brat Farrar: Taking his DIY approach to the ultimate level BRAT FARRAR comes rumbling out of a Melbourne bedroom with tunes that sound like they were recorded in 1979 over a cassette version of the first Wipers record. Leaving behind his previous life as frontman of Digger and The Pussycats, BRAT FARRAR has been reborn a one-man all singing all dancing, new wave machine.

The record comes in a closeable cut-out cover with a (pretty exactly calculated) spacepainting artwork and is numbered by hand; printed on 300g/m² paper and UV lacquered; grooved and folded 4 times by hand; colored vinyl in a stamped 90g deluxe paper innersleeve and a „spider sprayed“ b-side; fixed photo taken by Christian Kock inside; there are two different editions: 79 copies in clear wax and a black „spider sprayed“ b-side and 77 copies in grey mixed wax and a silver „spider sprayed“ b-side; both editions come with a different photo inside.

12 test-pressings come with a 5color sprayed 3mm hdf wooden board cover and a photo taken by Christian Kock on the back; grey/blue marmor adhesive foil glued on the b-side; stamped innersleeve and numbered by stamp.

STR #016: The Whip-Bats – Chaos in the clocktower one-sided 7″

About The Whip-Bats: Horror movie/Euro Sleaze soundtrack music with punk/garage/deathrock/80s/early Nintendo-ish side FX!

68 copies in a by magnets closeable cover with a 5-layer stencil artwork; printed on 300g/m² paper and UV lacquered; light bluish/greenish(?) grey wax with blue/green mixed stamped label in a stamped 90g deluxe paper innersleeve; fixed pixel art photo inside; numbered by stamp.

STR #017: The Snookys / The Morbeats Split 7″ (Co-Release with Bedo Records)

About The Snookys: The Snookys are a garage punk band. They came out screaming from Bergamo, a cold city in Italy.
After a bunch of demos in pure italian punk style and a lot of gigs in Italy the band decided to focus on what they really loved, english punk with a really heavy dose of hi-speed r’n‘r inspired by the magnificence of 90′s US garage punk bands.

158 copies in a stamped 80g/m² packing paper cover fixed with photo prints of 3-/4-layer stencil paintings and stamped labels; numbered by stamp:

34 handnumbered copies in a stamped 300g/m² paper cover fixed with photo prints and stamped labels; these were made in advance in time for their tour in january:

10 test-pressings in a 280g/m² grey recycled cover with a fixed green metallic aluminum foil; 2-layer stencil sprayed and a stamped package sticker fixed on the front; stamped backcover and innersleeve; numbered by stamp:

Prices (excl. shipping costs):
Skurkarna lim. 100 7″: 9€
Brat Farrar lim. 79 one-sided 7″: 7,5€
Brat Farrar lim. 77 one-sided 7″: 7,5€
The Whip-Bats lim. 68 one-sided 7″: 10€
The Snookys / The Morbeats lim. 158 Split 7″: 5€

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Interview in the Renfield Fanzine #26 (german)

Here’s another interview (in german) with me from January 2013.
If you want to read it, click the following links for a higher resolution:
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Thanks a lot to Tim and the Renfield Fanzine for the interview!

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