Just wanted to post a quick picture of three of the decorated cassettes from the Brick Mower “Floors” tape we did recently. Each one is different, these are just 3 out of 50.
Also, before the end of the year (hopefully by around Halloween), we will be putting out a 7″ “floppy” lathe cut with 2 brand new Brick Mower songs!! What is a floppy, you ask? Well…it’s like a 7″, but on clear vinyl…and you can bend it. It’s much thicker than a flexi and really unlike anything I’ve seen before. Also, they sound muchmuchmuch better than other lathe cuts (those of you that have our H.A.N.S. lathe will certainly be able to detect an improvement in sound quality).
As a side note, our move to releasing tapes this summer and lathe cut 7″s in the fall is marking a definite change in direction for the label. Stumparumper was conceived as a lathe cut label, and it’s time to go back to out ideological roots. Not that we have much of an ideology. But — after the H.A.N.S. lathe 7″, I kinda got wooed by the bigger (real) vinyl game; and although I am so so proud of all the records we’ve put out since then, it’s just getting too impractical and expensive to keep up with full-run vinyl. Although I’d never want to wish a record label on anyone, it’s really gratifying to think about all the great people I’ve met, all the wonderful music we’ve put into the world, and the many lessons I’ve learned about business, the music world, other people, and myself. Not to mention it was the direct cause for me to learn how to sreenprint. So anyway – back to lathe cuts, but this time they’re super lathe cuts. Made with love and dangerous chemicals.
Ok. And last on the block for today – Granny Frost is going on TOUR!!!!!! September 23-26, Granny will be trolling the NE, playing in New Brunswick (w/ Brick mower), Worchester, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City (w/ Banned Books). I’ll post more info on this in the coming days, but for now it shall suffice to say that he will be bringing a seriously cool merch item with him. More to come soon.
Finally, the sole picture from the flea market on the 25th. This is our humble and radically expensive table. Thanks again to those who came and helped out.