Altamont “Civil War Fantasy”, “Our Darling”, box set now available for pre-order!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 13, 2014 by Secret Serpents

Valley King Records are releasing the first two Altamont full lengths as vinyl picture discs. They were both originally released on Man’s Ruin Records as cd-only releases. Both were remastered by Dale Crover and Toshi Kasai (aka Deaf Nephews). Each is limited to 500 copies (of which, 75 are part of a box set).

Altamont was formed in San Francisco in 1994 as a side project of Dale Crover (the Melvins), Joey Osbourne (Acid King), and Dan Southwick.

Pre-Order information is available here:

Shipping starts at the end of August. First 100 pre-orders come with stickers based on the cover art.


Civil War Fantasy – Remastered by Deaf Nephews (Dale Crover and Toshi Kasai). This is an edition of only 500 with cover art by Alan Forbes.


Track listing:
1. Civil War Fantasy
2. Ezy Rider (Jimi Hendrix)
3. Bitch Slap
4. Whips
5. My One Sin
6. Makers Mark
7. Black Tooth Powder
8. Up River
9. Down Wind
10. Smoke


Our Darling – Remastered by Deaf Nephews (Dale Crover and Toshi Kasai). This is an edition of only 500 with cover art by Alan Forbes.


Track listing:
1. Saint Of All Killers
2. Short Eyes
3. Our Darling
4. Pirate Love (Johnny Thunders)
5. Chicken Lover
6. Dead Car
7. Swami
8. Peace Creep
9. Stripey Hole
10. Young Man Blues (Mose Allison)
11. Hell’s Angel Lullaby


We are also are releasing an extremely limited box set. Sets are limited to only 75 copies. Each set includes

  • Civil War Fantasy LP picture disc
  • Our Darling LP picture disc
  • custom ALTAMONT slip mat
  • band signed silkscreen ALTAMONT art print
  • vinyl sticker set based on the record artwork
  • all housed in a custom made pine box

White Manna ‘Come Down Safari’ LP Pic Disc now available for pre-order!

Posted in White Manna with tags on March 21, 2014 by Secret Serpents

White Manna

Valley King Records next release – White Manna ‘Come Down Safari’ LP – is now available for pre-order! This, like the Anywhere ‘Olompali’ 12” release in 2013, is also a picture disc with artwork by Alan Forbes. For fans of Carlton Melton, Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips.

“Californians, White Manna. Much of the edge of their set – which takes places amidst a backdrop of retina-burning ink projections of purples, blues and whites – comes from vocalist and guitarist David Johnson. He uses each loop of their psychedelic reel to whip himself up into a frothing at the mouth frenzy, to the point where his repeated mantras become unhinged howls, raging against the bone-hard space rock of his four band mates. In a recent interview, Johnson revealed he didn’t pick up a guitar until his late 20’s, which partly explains the primal nature of White Manna’s wonderfully swampy sound: on the one hand they’re heading towards the cosmos, but on the other they possess the raw punk nous of seminal garage bands like The MC5 and The Stooges.” – NME

For a limited time, we are offering $5.00 off all pre-orders. In addition, all orders from our webstore for ‘Come Down Safari’ will include an exclusive die-cut sticker based on the cover art.

As with all Valley King Records releases, this is a one time only pressing of 500. Once they are gone, they won’t be repressed!

All orders will ship on (or around) April 28, 2014.

Anywhere ‘Olompali’ 12″ EP pic disc is now available for pre-order!

Posted in Altamont, Anywhere, Feral Ohms, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Anywhere have returned! The sonic collective experimentation started by Christian Eric Beaulieu (Triclops! / Peace Creep), Cedric Bixler Zavala (The Mars Volta / Zavalaz), and Mike Watt (The Stooges / Minutemen) has expanded it’s identity, unveiling the much anticipated 4 song Olompali EP.

The lineup this time around features Dale Crover (the Melvins / Altamont), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana / Sweet 75), Jonathan Hischke (Hella / EV Kain), Ethan Miller (Comets On Fire / Feral Ohms), Toshi Kasai (Big Business / Altamont), Bret Constatino (Sleepy Sun), Matt Holliman (Sleepy Sun), Cyrus Comisky (Drunk Horse / Howlin Rain), and Christian Eric Beaulieu.

This also marks the first non-7″ for Valley King Records as this is a 12″ EP picture disc! Artwork is by Alan Forbes. Limited to 500 copies.


Format: 12″ picture disc
Edition: 500
Artwork: Alan Forbes
Other info: Exclusive sticker for the first 100 pre-orders

Click HERE for pre-order information!


Altamont ‘Mrs. Creech’ 7″

Posted in Altamont, other merch, Tour Dates with tags on September 23, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Formed in 1994, Altamont was started as a side project by Dale Crover of Melvins, along with Joey Osbourne of Acid King and Dan Southwick. This will be their first release since 2005 after having records previously released by Mans Ruin Records and AntAcidAudio.

As with all Valley King Records releases, the artwork is by Alan Forbes. The record packaging is silkscreened and signed & numbered by Forbes. Each single also comes with a vinyl sticker based on the cover art.

In addition to the regular edition of 500 on black vinyl, we are releasing a very limited amount on colored vinyl!

We are also making a very limited amount of shirts based on the cover art. The shirts will be American Apparel (or equivalent). Pre-orders are the only way to guarantee your size. Sorry, no womens shirts….mens sizes only (S-XXL). All shirts come with a vinyl sticker!




Upcoming Altamont show:
Altamont (record release show)
Frehley’s Vomet
Plus! New works by Alan Forbes and Junko Mizuno

Saturday, November 2nd
9:00 PM – $5
Benders Bar
806 S Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94110


LIMITED Pins of Light shirt and sticker!

Posted in Pins Of Light on August 8, 2013 by Secret Serpents

We are now taking orders for the new Pins of Light shirt! The Alan Forbes designed shirt is limited to 50 copies of this design and will come with a vinyl sticker. Quantities of each size are very limited! Sorry, no women or children shirt sizes available!

The price includes shipping within the US. For those outside of the US, contact us for shipping rates.

All pre-orders for the Pins of Light 7″ on Valley King Records will start shipping Monday.

Click HERE for more information!

Pins Of Light

Pins of Light ‘The New Sun’ 7″

Posted in Pins Of Light on July 15, 2013 by Secret Serpents

San Francisco’s Pins of Light reside in that murky musical shadow-territory of the nearly unclassifiable. They craft a brutal and intricate mélange of metal, punk and prog that isn’t quite any of those things. Pins of Light’s most progressive moments are more Motörhead than Mothers of Invention; their metal is more Pink Floyd than it is Judas Priest; the elements of punk are a driving fistfight that’s entirely the band’s own. Singer and bassist Shane Baker, guitarists Jake Palladino and Ravi Durbeej, and drummer Phil Becker come previously (and currently) from such SF institutions as Dead and Gone, Night After Night, Hightower and Triclops (among a slew of others).

As with all Valley King Records releases, the artwork is by Alan Forbes. The packaging is silkscreened and signed & numbered by Forbes. Each single will also come with an exclusive sticker!

In addition to the regular edition of 500 on black vinyl, we are releasing a very limited amount on colored vinyl.

For more information on pre-ordering, click the image below!

Pins Of Light


Upcoming Pins of Light shows:

Friday, July 19th, 2013 – 9:00 PM
Thee Parkside
1600 17th Street
San Francisco, CA

Captured By Robots
Elephant Rifle
Pins of Light


Friday, July 26th, 2013 – 7:00 PM
Eli’s Mile High Club
3629 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Oakland, CA
(510) 350-7818

Underground Railroad to Candy Land
Pins Of Light
Bad Coyotes

Feral Ohms ‘Living Junkyard’ 7″ now shipping!

Posted in Feral Ohms with tags on July 12, 2013 by Secret Serpents

The latest release on Valley King Records, Feral Ohms debut single “Living Junkyard’, is now available! All orders placed through Secret Serpents for this record will come with an alternate version of the sticker that comes with the record! The original artwork by Alan Forbes is also available and as a bonus we are including a copy of the single on colored vinyl!

Click on the image below for purchasing information.

Feral Ohms


Feral Ohms also will be playing an early show in July!

July 20th, 2013 – 3:00 PM

Feral Ohms
True Mutants

The Knockout
3223 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-6994