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Pre-order The Magik Sounds of the Pine Hill Haints

The Magik Sounds of The Pine Hill Haints [KLP254] is now available for pre-order! Early buyers will receive one of these awesome handmade buttons by Katie Kat (see below): Listen to the track “Ms. Pacman” on American Songwriter and pre-order the album here in the K Mail Order Dept.!

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Angelo Spencer at Dub Narcotic Studio

A visit with Angelo Spencer as he plays guitar and creates sounds at the Dub Narcotic Studio, Olympia, Washington. The most recent album by Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommits, World Garage [KLP235], is available now from the K Mail Order Dept.  

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Gearlust: Superfuzz/MEGABuzz

Several months back, Max Gorbman, gave me a circuit board he had designed for a Univox Superfuzz clone. I’ve been slowly piecing it together and installing it in this old Switchcraft intercom chassis. It’s my first pedal build, I learned a lot. Like that casing the pedal is way harder then wiring it, and that […]

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The Pink Elephant’s Graveyard is a weblog in which we store all of the cultural aritfacts which are uniquely K. The Pink Elephant’s Gravecast is hosted by Calvin Johnson (The Hive Dwellers), an audio tour through the Pink Elephant’s Graveyard highlighting the latest artifacts therein. On this episode he talks about Arrington de Dionyso, Lovers […]

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Christmas at Helsing Junction Sleep Over 2010

A dynamic performance by Christmas at the Helsing Junction Sleep Over, Summer 2010. Filmed by Eric Becker, additional assistance by Rodrigo Valenzuela.  

Northwest Literary Showcase

  The Northwest Literary Showcase at this year’s Helsing Junction Sleeopver, August 15-17, presents a broad mix of essayists, novelists, zinesters, and poets from around the Northwest. Combining seasoned award-winning authors with up-and-coming writers, the showcase brings an entertaining assortment of local talent. Some of the artists appearing this year are: Sarah Mirk lives most of her life […]

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Dame Darcy Art Auction!

The inimitable Dame Darcy is auctioning off precious artwork from the deeply satisfying comic book Meat Cake #7. This is a once in a life time opportunity to own a piece of the Cake! Go HERE to view the auction items and bid on a Dame Darcy original. Go HERE to view Dame Darcy‘s latest […]

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LAKE, House Show, Olympia!

There are so many house shows going down in Olympia these days that it is hard to keep track of what when where. LAKE have played several this spring into summer. When I called Mark Morrison (in above photog with fellow LAKE members Ashley Eriksson and Andrew Dorsett) about this particular event I witnessed in […]

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Vacation

Last week I took a much needed vacation. Polly and I biked out to Grayland State Park on the Washington Coast and laid around on the beach. Got sunburned. Whenever I travel I like to do field recordings.  Most field recordists are looking to isolate and capture specific sounds, but I’ve always been much more […]

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Arrington de Dionyso Studio Visit

Ian Vanek visited Arrington de Dionyso at his studio in Downtown Olympia on June 26, 2014.  We get an intimate peek at his work and materials, narrated by the artist himself. Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa have the album Open the Crown [KLP244] available now from the K Mail Order Dept.  


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