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Artist: COPS
Title: Place To Crash
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $11.00

Artist: DEVIN GARY & ROSS
Title: Four Corners
Format: LP
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Gary Panter is a bad penny. If he were German, the phrase might be, schlechter pfennig, which is much less euphonimous. So its a good thing Gary is no Kraut. But what the fuck is he? A Texan. A famous artist. A writer of songs, poetry and prose. As well as a gifted primitive musician. Thus, in this instance, bad means good, and penny means Renaissance man. Panter first burst into the public gut in the 1970s with his Jimbo strip in Slash magazine, his design work for Ralph Records, and some really goddamn ugly commercial art. A few people were also aware he was a musician, although many who discovered him through his first single - Colahaus - would deny the word actually applies to what he does. After his next record, a collaboration with the Residents entitled Tornader to the Tater, people began to take his roistering a bit more seriously. A Japanese company even let him do a gorgeous bizarro-world country-and-acid LP called Pray for Smurph. That one was so good, people started to realize - hey, he actually is a musician! Moving from L.A to Brooklyn, he eventually fell in with the evil genius, Devin Flynn, who widened Panters aural palette and also to got him playing somewhere besides closets full of pot smoke. The duo cut a dandy album, Go Outside, then managed to corral the wildly talented Ross Goldstein into their conspiracy. The results are this new record, and brother, it is a treat. They create miniature brain-damaged nuggets ranging from fake jazz to sloth psych with a nimble touch thatll make your head squeal with pleasure. Marty Robbins might toss around in his velvet- lined grave when he hears it, but screw him. All four of your corners will bounce like crazy. Guaranteed." -Byron Coley, Victoriaville QC 2011
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Artist: FLYNN, DEVIN
Title: Light Show Music for Joshua White & Gary Panter
Format: LP
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"A psychedelic melange of acid guitar jams and cartoon music for the Joshua White/ Gary Panter exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit." - Arbitrary Signs. Packaged in 2 color screened sleeves with art by Gary Panter and a 4 page foldout insert with art and an interview with Joshua White and Gary Panter.

Artist: GHQ
Title: HEA
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards, Hototogisu, Shakamaxon, etc..), Pete Nolan (Magic MArkers,etc..) and Steve Gunn.
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Artist: GHQ
Title: Seven Sisters
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"New lineup featuring John Truscinski of X04 on percussion. Ts nimble shuffling opens up trad GHQ sounds into new realms of freeedom and weightlessness. Also includes some new loose song-based material. Guaranteed head music." - Arbitrary Signs.
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Artist: MAGIC MARKERS
Title: Blues For Randy Sutherland
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
Recorded live at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, NY by Samara Lubelski (Hall Of Fame). Free psych/punk jams from Leah Quimby (bass), Elisa Ambrogio (guitar and vocals), and Pete Nolan (drums). Packaged in silkscreened, duct taped cardboard jacket. LP soon on Ecstatic Peace.
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Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Baltimore Trust
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Super quality recording of a great I trust my guitar era Magik Markers show in Baltimore back in 2003. The early band were in full effect here, creating tight organic instant no wave compositions each night out of naive guitar, rocking/shambling beats, screams and whatever happened to be going through Elisa Ambrogios mind each night. This is a really cohesive show and it kind of sets the record straight about what the early Markers actually sounded like. The banters on point too. Cool document" - Arbitrary Signs.
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Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Boss
Format: LP
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"When confronted with an example of magnificence in nature, such as a waterfall, Jane Goodall reported that the chimpanzees she observed were captivated, as if in awe of the beauty of the world. On BOSS, the Magik Markers have tried to capture the chimps awe. A formality and restraint the Markers have never exerted on their previously recorded material is present on BOSS. Now the Markers are Jainists, with their mouths masked so as to not inhale even one tiny insect, here pursuing the killer gentle with a vengeance. Recorded in the cavernous dark of Echo Canyon West, with producer Lee Ranaldo working the boards like a diviner, BOSS documents the Markers with a previously unheard fidelity and orchestration. Idiosyncratic song structure and melodies interspersed with a destructive drum stomp are reminiscent of the early electrified blues of Junior Kimbrough, or the black hole rhythms of Kousokuya. Mixing a gentle vulnerability with a winded egomania, the Markers have always had a musical tunnel vision; BOSS is that vision made manifest. The tug of war the Markers enact, the way they are fully prepared to start yanking their world apart as they find themselves losing their place in, makes moot possibilities of greatness or mediocrity. It makes them unapologetic soothsayers with their ears pressed to the ground, waiting for footsteps. With Peter Nolan, we finally hear what Lou Reed would have sounded like had he sallied with the drums instead of getting seduced by the easy praise of front man status. Like Rashid Ali squeezed into the Teutonic leather pants of Faust, Nolan drums like there are hell hounds at his heels but he just cant be bothered. Here both laconic and frenzied, Nolans drumming arms reach out like an octopus: tickling the ivories, humming the organ and blasting taps on some kind of endtime trumpet. As a pianist, Nolan reminds us that the piano is a percussive, beating out the whoomp of some old war dance, a bare foot-fall rhythm of fighters to battle and the heavy hands of a whiskey burlesque in the afternoon. Nolan is easy to underestimate, but finally, here is high fidelity record of the strange soul of one of Americas most natural and quizzical musical minds." -Ecstatic Peace. Vinyl issue of the EP CD. Small repress - handpainted jackets, insert, full color poster.

Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Isolated From Exterior Time
Format: Cass
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
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Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Present
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"An unmade LP produced by Mark Ospovot at Imandi Studio, Brooklyn."
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Artist: MV & EE
Title: Liberty Rose
Format: LP
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Arbitrary Signs is turbo stoked to announce the August 1st release of "Liberty Rose" the brand new lp by contemporary psychic blues visionaries MV & EE. The duo spent 40 days and 40 nights under the twisted trees and endless sky of the Mojave desert via a Vermont homestead, freedom and unity. Thats where thesesongs were unformed in dreams, floating off to mingle with the collective unconscious of coyotes and rattlesnakes, before they were re-birthed as smoke signals channeled through shaky hands, an old tele, germanium transistors and a bucket brigade. We at Arbitrary Signs feel that this is the purest distillation of the MV & EE " S P E C T R A S O U N D " to date. Embedded within the grooves of this record are 6 streams to dip into as respite from the punishing rays of the hot summer sun." - Arbitrary Signs.

Artist: NOLAN, PETE
Title: Easy
Format: LP
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“Having criss-crossed the globe with the open-ended experimentation of his groups Magik Markers and Spectre Folk, PETE NOLANs DEBUT LONG PLAYER "Easy" arrives as his most expansive and honed set of songs to date. With a central hypnotic backbeat suffusing layers of lived-in sounds and singing the harmony of their unexpected alignment, EASY evokes the late night haze of Swell Maps and the pop swirl of Psychic TV, as it swaggers thru thick internal dream worlds of hazy vibrations. Orchestral flourishes support new depths to his arrangements, gently lifting them off to subtle emotional heights. If youre looking for an outsider magnum-opus to start your year, this is the record.” - Arbitrary Signs.

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Black Bones
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Pete of Magik Markers. "Ex-angel - fuzz up - GPRO Blankest Meds."

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Black Jacks
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"This CDR explores new sonic possibilities of home 16 track technology and early formation of the new band phase of Spectre Folk as Pete is joined by J.T. Sodas on synth. A few songs, new and old, are given the Band treatment. Thers also some very glopy stuff and some extendo blooz stuff, as well as some solo synth action. A long disc full of dripping mind exploration.." - Arbitrary Signs.

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Compass, Blanket, Lantern, Mojo
Format: LP
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"As anxiety encroaches with the cold air of winter thank the stars for the whiskey/weed warmth of Compass, blanket, lantern, mojo --- it flows through you like a liquid howl of light." -- Thurston Moore "For an out-of-it fogie like myself, its tough to keep up with the many musical hats our boy Peter Nolan sports. Theres of course The Magik Markers and then theres Lil Dusty, Spectre Flux, Spectre Folk, Folk Spectre, Cops, etc. I gotta admit I sorta lost the thread on Petes musical output for awhile there due to the simple fact I couldnt keep up with it all. My chrome dome would literally throb with all the names and phony catalogue numbers that must accompany all these sound whims that must fly off his ginger head like bats from a belfry. Luckily, I put down the Brupenex long enough to catch up with Compass, Blanket, Lantern, Mojo, Nolans latest expulsion under his Spectre Folk moniker. As expected, the album reeks of the musty homespun psychedelic scent that would make both Al Simones and Uncle Neil Young red as a beet. The tunes are hazy with hope and bobbing audio to spare. Seagulls or rusty bedsprings sound off in the crackly distance on one track and I get a salty taste in my mouth like I licked the third pier boardwalk in Wildwood circa 79. And check out the track Burning Bridge where Petes voice soars and wavers like a wounded dove flying to the safety of a clean cage and the awaiting name of Walter. The whole thing is a gorgeous, fully conscious stumble into a self made sunset and it just reminds me of something someone never said to me Its not over until you declare everyone a loser and paint yourself in a corner." -- Tony Rettman

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: In the Sparkin Age of the Great White Horse
Format: Cass
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"In the Sparkin Age of the Great White Horse" is the new cassette from Spectre Folk, nearly 50 minutes of psych-ish folk-leaning rock fog that is destined to melt into your dashboard this summer The tracks are culled and clipped from the sessions that produced Spectre Folks most recent LP, Compass, Blanket, Lantern, Mojo. Here in the sparking age, Pete Nolans mood seems, lighter and brighter – theres less mystic nursery hush and a much more saturated stain of the pink-orange ice cream colors of a Pacific sunset. True to form, there are forlorn fingerpickers and some quiet, noisy stretches that feel like a walk alone in the woods at night, but the tape also finds Nolan making organic noises with his noisemaking machinery: a tube amp makes thundercloud sounds on a track thats got the hazy warmth of a summer day begging for a rainshower; synths burble, ominously at first, then dissolve into the a sound like passing cars on the highway, before a couple guitars, intertwined, come in at a glacial gallop marching the tape along. And the albums rockers show Nolans increasing comfort with extended form guitar solos that saunter into and out of wild crescendos and murky valleys like its the easiest, most natural thing in the world for the music to do." - Arbitrary Signs.

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Smokin with the Alien
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Featuring LIL DIAMOND DUSTY AND CHILL WILL. "In this extended 3 song jammer, Folk Spectres arabesque acoustic and electric guitar are joined by Diamond Dustys zoned synth moves and the pulse beat shuffles of Chill Will. Guitars wander over all different landscapes from early morning dawn .. mean grinding streets and even desert ozones. The liquid swords have a sharp edge here." - Arbitrary Signs

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