In addition to the vinyl reissue, HHBTM Records has decided to reward listeners looking for an authentic, analogue tape experience with a super limited cassette release of the Brick Factory album (only 100 copies). For those who aren’t old enough to remember cassettes the first time, fast-forwarding and rewinding is a completely new experience. For folks who were around, it’s like catching up with an old friend. Only $5 (includes digital download & nostalgia).
You may pre-order the Brick Factory cassette HERE.
Back in our youth, before we started Tullycraft, Jeff and I were in a band called Crayon. Crayon released a handful of 7” singles and one full length album titled Brick Factory. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the album’s release HHBTM Records is reissuing Brick Factory on limited edition vinyl.
This project has been in the works for some time. It took a while to track down all of the various master tapes. It was truly a treasure hunt! All of the tracks collected were sent to a mastering studio to be resurrected – including the Brick Factory album – which was re-mastered for vinyl. This will be the first time Brick Factory appears on vinyl. When it was originally released in 1994 it was only available on CD and cassette. The digital download of the LP includes 21 bonus songs comprising tracks from 7” singles, compilations, 4-track demos and never before heard unreleased songs!
The deluxe pre-order includes a super limited edition colored vinyl version of the album, a Crayon button and the Forever Nearly True cassette – featuring all of the bonus songs plus four tracks not available on the digital download.
More information will follow.
You may pre-order the Brick Factory reissue HERE.
Here is a new song from the Portland band Angry Moofah and the Joints called “Kiss Me the New Year In.” Enjoy!
On this day in 1986, R.E.M. performed at the University Of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. During the song “Seven Chinese Brothers,” someone from the audience jumped up on stage and tried to grab Peter Buck’s guitar. He was unsuccessful, but he managed to escape back into the crowd. Peter immediately tore off his guitar and jumped in after him. From the stage Mike Mills yelled: “If anybody sees that guy, grab him and bring him backstage after the show.” And Michael Stipe commented: “So the Republicans won in this state, huh?” After a few minutes, Peter made his way back on stage and the crowd cheered. He re-tuned his guitar, and the band started into the Velvet Underground song “Femme Fatale.” Today we have a live recording of R.E.M. performing “Femme Fatale.”
On Saturday one of my favorite bands, NEW BAD THINGS, reunited at Slabtown in Portland, OR. It was a great show! They played two full sets!
Here is video from the show. Enjoy!
On this day in 2002 Tullycraft performed 18 songs (maybe our longest set ever) at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard, WA. Chris broke five strings during the performance.
Here is a live performance of “Glitter & Twang” from John Richard’s show on KEXP from around the same time.
Inspired by the 1965 album Beach Boys’ Party! and the BMX Bandits, on this day in 2004 Tullycraft gathered some friends at Chris Munford’s house and together we recorded the song “Molly’s Got A Crush On Us.” This song appeared on our 2005 album Disenchanted Hearts Unite.