Agathocles / Sissy Spacek
(Ultra Eczema - UE77) split 7-inch $12.00 (Out-of-stock)
The first in Ultra Eczema’s year-long series of monthly 7s in which anything goes: from the acid of Pierre Elitair to the mincecore of Agathocles or a prank by Frieder Butzmann. This one has ten songs by each band: Agathocles (raw, muffled, gruntly, painful, fast) drills holes in your skull and pours in a cocktail of ass-grinding diarrhea recorded during a rehearsal before a tour of Mexico; Sissy Spacek shaves off your nose and eyelashes with Gerogerigegege-style noisecore (a brutal slap of preparé right there). Fold open cover designed by Debby Tyfus, with lyrics, etc. 300 copies
(Oxen - 013) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)
This full-length blizzard of bass and electronic noise, with fusillades of vocals and drums like Razors continues Sissy Spacek’s noisecore trajectory while at the same time achieving new elevations of extreme noise-gore. Fans will be rewarded with the velocity of putrefaction, bleakly unable to lay anchor amid relentlessly immersive chaotic fluctuation.
(Helicopter - H50) 4xCD $32.00 (Out-of-stock)
All four of Sissy Spacek’s extant proper albums could probably fit onto a single CD; flipping that notion on its head, California Ax contains four new full length albums in one trim little boat. Tinsel Dripping Ink (disc one) covers territory from grindcore, noise, electro-acoustic improv, musique concrete, noisecore, and electronics. It's primarily made up of new work, but also ruts through the cutting room floor for the best bits that didn't make it onto previous efforts, with a few tracks dating as far back as 1998. Police (disk two) is 11 tracks in 40 minutes of electro-acoustic improv with girls on drums. Abreq Ad Habra (disc three) -- named after an Arabic phrase pre-dating "Abracadabra," the preferred mistranslation of which is "hurl an even lightning bolt until death” -- contains Sissy Spacek’s rawest recordings ever: a 40-minute inferno from KXLU and a 20-minute live set in 2002 in St. Louis. 13-Tet Los Angeles (disc four) is a live document of a 13-piece lineup that performed two sets at The Smell in Los Angeles in December 2007 and is also the first live performance of a score by John Wiese. Completist alert -- the Spacek core of John Wiese and Corydon Ronnau called upon the following for contributions to California Ax: Mitchell Brown, Sarah Cake, Kevin Drumm, Gerritt, Kate Hall (Mika Miko), Joseph Hammer (Solid Eye), Aaron Hemphill (Liars, Skull Sküll), Jesse Jackson (Flaspar), Greg Kelley (Nmperign), Tim Koh (White Magic, Ariel Pink), Danny McClain (Grand Ulena), Giles Miller, Oblivia (Smegma), Andy Ortmann (Panicsville), Sam Ott (The Fucking Angels), Tom Recchion (Airway, LAFMS), Damion Romero (Speculum Fight), Jarrett Silberman (Skull Sküll, Young People), Dean Spunt (No Age), David Scott Stone (Melvins, Get Hustle), and Shannon Walter (16 Bitch Pileup).
(Oxen - OXEN) 7-inch $9.00 (Out-of-stock)
Strength in tightly concentrated havoc. An action massacre, sounds shattered with steamy, crowded menace. Charred mutilation across two sides, defining the kinetics of destruction. Total slaughter by Mumma and Wiese.
(Gilgongo - GGGR038) LP $12.75
Scathing sound by John Wiese and Corydon Ronnau, joined by Lasse Marhaug and Will Strangeland of Tearist and Silver Daggers, cautiously partitioned into forty-one short bursts of truly obliterated hardcore. Ruptured and bleeding out, heavily.
Dash / Anticlockwise
(Helicopter - H 69) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)
Scathing sound by John Wiese and Corydon Ronnau, joined by Lasse Marhaug and Will Strangeland of Tearist and Silver Daggers, cautiously partitioned into short bursts of truly obliterated hardcore. Ruptured and bleeding out, heavily. Seventeen bonus tracks not on Dash LP. Edition of 200
Devils Cone and Palm
(Misanthropic Agenda) Used LP $15.00
The first album with the Jackson / Ronnau / Wiese lineup, produced from totally gutter sessions in Los Angeles and Oakland in 2005 and 2006. Includes the entire infamous Il Corral set as heard through the handheld tape deck of a screaming female audience member.
(Helicopter - H 77) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)
(Helicopter - H 77) LP $13.50 (Out-of-stock)
Hellish unrelenting grindcore by Charlie Mumma and John Wiese
(Helicopter - H 75) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)
Hellish chaos by Ted Byrnes, Mike Du Bose, Ace Farren Ford of Smegma, Debt Of Nature’s Brad Laner, Charlie Mumma, and John Wiese
(Helicopter - H 68) 2xCD + DVD $20.50 (Out-of-stock)
Their long out-of-print Sissy Spacek (Nuform 2001), Remote Whale Control (Gameboy 2003), Scissors (Misanthropic Agenda 2002), Devils Cone and Palm (Misanthropic Agenda 2006), plus the exclusive full-length Coast To Coast. The DVD contains live footage, exclusive videos and a tour documentary. Printed, hinged box.
(Dual Plover) CD $15.50 (Out-of-stock)
Using full-on blur/grindcore as a starting point, Sissy Spacek has evolved toward the extreme, intense fringes of musique concrete. On this, their fifth proper album, they explore new territory, as always, and take unforeseeable turns into electro-acoustic improv, collage, industrial, noise and heavy metal, with a line up that includes Kevin Drumm, Kate Hall (Mika Miko), Sam Ott (The Fucking Angels), Corydon Ronnau, John Wiese, and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core).
(Helicopter - H73) CD $8.25 (Out-of-stock)
Uncompromisingly bleak and harsh noisecore made from drums, vocals, bass, and electronics. All fifteen tracks from Charlie Mumma and John Wiese’s Gate seven-inch (A Dear Girl Called Wendy, 2013), all five tracks from their Incomprehensible Dehumanization seven-inch (Gilgongo, 2014), and a six-minute bonus track “Live At 799 Towne Ave,” recorded February 2015.
(Troniks - TRO296) CD $7.50
A lo-fi garage clash by Phil Blankenship, Jesse Jackson, Charlie Mumma, Corydon Ronnau and John Wiese, recorded during preparation for the December 2011 Sissy Spacek tour. Thudding sickness, black-souled vocal retch, and thrashing violence turn to blistering white out. Recorded direct to tape and straight to hell at F-House. Edition of 200.
(Troniks - TRO145) LP $16.50
A lo-fi garage clash by Phil Blankenship, Jesse Jackson, Charlie Mumma, Corydon Ronnau and John Wiese, recorded during the same sessions that produced the Harm CD, in preparation for the December 2011 Sissy Spacek tour. Thudding sickness, black-souled vocal retch, and thrashing violence turn to blistering white out. Recorded direct to tape and straight to hell at F-House. Packaged in tip-on jackets with stickers and letter size insert. Labels are stamped. Edition of 100.
(Husk - H#110) 2x7-inch $15.00 (Out-of-stock)
Album length (by Sissy Spacek standards) collection of noisecore, wreckage, and experimental strategies, covering a number of different line-ups and eras. Die cut cover and insert.
Lead Their Exit
(Helicopter - H 70) 7-inch $6.75 (Out-of-stock)
Furious destruction by Charlie Mumma, newest member Sara Taylor on vocals, and John Wiese. Grindcore blasts with an avant-garde sensibility meet leftfield song writing.
Lipscomb b/w Absentia
(Helicopter - H64) 7-inch $11.25
Two collaborative tracks of beautiful dementia, computer treatments, rattling bells, distant ragtime and hoarse shrieks and groans. With five color inserts. Edition of 200.
Remote Whale Control
(Misanthropic Agenda) Used LP $8.00
2007 CD reissue of second album (Gameboy 2003), where Wiese, McClain, and Ronnau emphasize raw performance rather than studio hallucination, smf go heavy on free drums and guitar. Includes a previously unreleased live cut.
(Helicopter - H 76) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)
Hellish incomprehensible noisecore by Mike Du Bose, Chris Goudreau of Sickness, Charlie Mumma, Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s Jay Randall and John Wiese
(A Dear Girl Called Wendy - WENDY06) 2x7-inch $15.00
In 1999 Corydon Ronnau and John Wiese made their first recordings as a more or less "conventional" blur/grindcore duo. Shortly after, the band entered a recycling period in which Wiese produced a number of albums and EPs, the first of which was this self-titled CD (originally released on Helicopter), transforming their original source material into hardcore musique concrete. Listed in Studio Voice's "New No Wave 200" and declared a new genre by Koji Tano, it is available on vinyl for the first time as a double-seven with new edits, new mastering and previously obscure material from the same era.
Sissy Spacek / K2
(Helicopter - H66) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)
An hour of face-melting noise from John Wiese, Charlie Mumma, and Kimihide Kusafuka.
(Chondritic Sound - CH289) 7-inch + DVDr $7.50
Nine tracks of pure aggressive grindcore on one side, backed with a noisy piece of broken glass and atmospheric trash, by the Mumma / Ronnau / Wiese incarnation in sharp, blasting hardcore form. Guest backing vocals by Joe Preston. Stamped DVDr has the band performing this material on their last West coast tour -- twenty more minutes of bliss and gristle.