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: http://www.secretserpentsstore.com/servlet/the-Valley-King-Records-cln-Altamont/Categories

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

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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.

Altamont

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

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

Altamont

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

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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.

THE FIRST 100 PRE-ORDERS COME WITH AN EXCLUSIVE ANYWHERE STICKER!

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!

Anywhere

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!

Altamont

Altamont

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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

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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

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Upcoming Pins of Light shows:

Friday, July 19th, 2013 – 9:00 PM
Thee Parkside
1600 17th Street
San Francisco, CA
415-252-1330

Captured By Robots
Elephant Rifle
Pins of Light

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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

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

July 20th, 2013 – 3:00 PM

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Feral Ohms
True Mutants
Pigs

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

Feral Ohms ‘Living Junkyard’ 7″

Posted in Feral Ohms, New Releases with tags , , , on June 7, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Feral Ohms was formed in 2011 by three Bay Area underground rock vets from Comets on Fire, Drunk Horse, and Nudity. Loud, super-fuzzed, just over the border of psychedelia into a darker, harsher jungle. Doses of concrete basement West Coast 80s punk, 70s hairy bare-chested wall of amps festival rock, 90s Screaming Japanese underground and various other forms of scuzz, primitive, biker and outcast rock and roll mutations abound. There will be a one-time only pressing of 500!

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. We are also selling the original artwork by Forbes which will include a copy of the record on colored vinyl!

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

Feral Ohms

For information on ordering the original artwork, click the image below!
Feral Ohms

Black Elk Medicine Band ‘Santa Ana’ 7″ now available!

Posted in Black Elk Medicine Band, New Releases with tags , , , on May 20, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Our most recent release, Black Elk Medicine Band, is now available through our online store HERE! Listed below are a few other places that carry our releases!

San Francisco: 
Aquarius Records
1055 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California 94110
tel 415.647.2272
store@aquariusrecords.org

San Diego:
Thirsty Moon Records
525 A Evans Place
San Diego, CA 92103
tel 619-542-1500
thirstymoonrecords@sbcglobal.net

Online:
All That Is Heavy
Midheaven Mailorder
Thrill Jockey Records

We also have the original artwork by Alan Forbes available that comes with a copy of the record on colored vinyl (only 50 on colored vinyl were made!). Click HERE for more info!

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Check out Aquarius Records recent review of the Black Elk Medicine Band – Santa Ana single:

The latest from local label Valley King, is the first release from Black Elk Medicine Band, the solo project of Isaiah Mitchell of recent aQ Record Of The Weekers Golden Void, as well as psych rock shredders Earthless, and in BEMB, at least on this single, Mitchell is joined by Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach, The Fucking Champs, etc.) and John McBain of the mighty Monster Magnet (and Carlton Melton!). You’d never know it on the B side, which just happens to be the one we listened to first – a dark, brooding, seventies sounding psychedelic drift, swirling soft tangles of slow burn guitar shred smolder, draped over a thick, ominous sprawl of sinister synth buzz, sounding like Mitchell’s homage to Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain”, the same sort of dark psych brood, tense and emotional and moody.

But flip the record over, and Mitchell and crew let loose with a heady barrage of spaced out psych that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Golden Void or Earthless record. A simple skeletal programed rhythm pulses away beneath clouds of heavily flanged riffage, and yep, some seriously soaring heart of the sun shredding, sounding almost like a snippet of a much longer jam, fading in, the action already underway, the band locked into some seriously tripped out psychedelic mesmer, Mitchell laying down another blast of tangled super emotive guitar god leads, over a tranced out motorik background, eventually fading out, as if the actual jam, the one we just got a single side glimpse of, continued well on into the forever.

LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES!! In a swank sleeve featuring all new artwork from artist Alan Forbes, each one signed!

Black Elk Medicine Band

 

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We have also found some copies of some of our sold out singles! Click on the images for more information!

VKR703 – Golden Void “The Curve” 7″

Golden Void

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VKR704 – Spiders “Nothing Like You” 7″

Spiders

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VKR705 – Anywhere “Pyramid Mirrors” 7″

Anywhere

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 VKR706 – Anywhere “Infrared Moses” 7″

Anywhere

 

 

Black Elk Medicine Band ‘Santa Ana’ 7″

Posted in Black Elk Medicine Band with tags , , , on March 16, 2013 by Secret Serpents

It’s been almost a year since our last release, and now we are working on 5 at the same time! We will be announcing the others shortly, but we are now taking pre-orders for the  new Black Elk Medicine Band ‘Santa Ana’ 7″!

Black Elk Medicine Band is the solo project of Golden Void / Earthless / Howlin Rain guitarist Isaiah Mitchell. For this release he’s included Phil Manley (Trans Am / The Fucking Champs) and John McBain (Monster Magnet / Wellwater Conspiracy / Hater) to fill out the band! 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. We are also selling the original artwork by Forbes which will include a copy of the record on colored vinyl!

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

Black Elk Medicine Band