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Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Pleasures And Treasures
Format: CD
Label: Animal Disguise
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"THERES SOMETHING IN THE AIR...WERE NOT SURE WHAT IT IS, BUT SFS SIC ALPS HAVE HARNESSED IT AND PRETTY MUCH PERFECTED ITS SOUND. WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO HEAR IS AN HONEST BREATH OF TIMELESSNESS THAT BREATHES THE ECHO AND REVERB OF THE PAST, YET TRANSFORMS IT INTO A MODERN DAY PSYCHEDELIC ROCK MASTERPIECE. THIS IS THEIR "LOST" DEBUT LP FROM 2005 WHEN SIC ALPS WERE A THREE PIECE (CURRENT MEMBER AND FOUNDER MIKE DONOVAN OF BIG TECHNO WEREWOLVES/FOLDING CASSETTES, BIANCA SPARTA OF ERASE ERRATA, AND ADAM STONEHOUSE OF THE HOSPITALS, WITH ASSISTANCE FROM CURRENT SIC ALPS MEMBER MATTHEW HARTMAN FORMERLY OF COACHWHIPS AND CAT POWER). - Animal Disguise.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Teenage Alps
Format: Cass
Label: Animal Disguise
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"SIC ALPS, A SAN FRANCISCO GUITAR/DRUMS/VOCALS DUO BRING ON A STELLAR 4 SONG EP OF PSYCHEDELIC, FUZZED-OUT ROCK FILTERED THROUGH A HAZY FOG OF THE UNKNOWN. TRULY ONE OF THE BEST BANDS OUT THERE TODAY, THIS CASSETTE IS THE PERFECT INTRODUCTION TO THEIR UNIQUE SOUND. LIMITED EDITION OF 200 FEATURING ARTWORK/LAYOUT BY G. BEAUVAIS." - Animal Disguise.
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Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: A Long Way Around To A Shortcut
Format: Double LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Ever shrouded, serpentine by design, the legend of the Sic Alps has at last made its way to the gates of Drag City. The new, first-time-ever-on-vinyl 2xLP reissue of A Long Way Around To A Shortcut is somehow a greatest hits of the golden not-quite-decade of Sic Alps. Well, not quite golden, either. Can gold be tarnished? Can it be done on purpose? If so, Sic Alps are artisans of the highest order -- for their music is the bright, surging sound of ye olde rock and roll radio (and the garages that tuned in), but heard through air darkened with specks of nameless obstruction. In and amongst their ingrown sounds, Sic Alps take on classic tunes from Strapping Fieldhands, Throbbing Gristle and The Zipps on A Long Way Around To A Shortcut. It is to their credit that they completely absorb their estimated predecessors and create the only sound left to them: the sound of the Sic Alps. A Long Way Around To A Shortcut was issued as a CD in 2008. It collected songs that were first issued throughout the epic years of 2006 and 2007 on two 12"EPs, three 7" singles and a cassette, plus a song from a compilation CD-R and a song released nowhere else but on the ALWATAS compilation. The records were originally given titles like United, Strawberry Guillotine, Semi- Streets, Hip-Hop Sweepers Vol 1, Teenage Alps, The Soft Tour in Rough Form-- but all these original releases are long gone, and the CDs fairly much OOP as well. Can this vinyl version be far behind? The hordes are coming, so heed well and get your own copi(es) in stock now." With full color innersleeves. -Drag City

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Breadhead
Format: 7"
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Sic Alps go in and out of synch, always clicking at the 100th of a second that you wish they would, allowing both you and they to enter the reality of your tastiest imagination on the beat. The four tracks on this record are stuck together from different sessions, recorded half by King Riff at Bauer Mansion and half by Sic Alps at home. Though the sound is classic Sic, their face has been rearranged, and this time out, Mike D is aided and abetted by a whos-who of the SF gutter-gold scene: members of Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall and all of Big Techno Werewolves made tracks on the last track of this mother." - Drag City.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Napa Asylum
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Napa Asylum is the SIC ALPS in 2010-two and one half years since the fabled release of US E.Z.! Napa Asylum accounts for the swift tilt of time with twenty-two crafted tracks bubbling in the reverb tank. The Alps are in the summer of their years, where they suddenly find a minute to reflect on the breaking down of the years previous. Napa Asylum is overfull with Sic pleasures, echoing half-emptily like they do as the hooks slide into your flesh, animating you marionette-style to tip-tat your way across the dance-floor. Themes from Napa Asylum include reincarnation, magic and schizophrenia. The process is the flavor-and three albums in, you can still get in on the ground floor, cause Sic Alps always record in the basement. Get down your steps while you can, the songs are as short as they are bitter-sweet. But the one that ends just makes way for the one coming next." -Drag City.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Napa Asylum
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Napa Asylum is the SIC ALPS in 2010-two and one half years since the fabled release of US E.Z.! Napa Asylum accounts for the swift tilt of time with twenty-two crafted tracks bubbling in the reverb tank. The Alps are in the summer of their years, where they suddenly find a minute to reflect on the breaking down of the years previous. Napa Asylum is overfull with Sic pleasures, echoing half-emptily like they do as the hooks slide into your flesh, animating you marionette-style to tip-tat your way across the dance-floor. Themes from Napa Asylum include reincarnation, magic and schizophrenia. The process is the flavor-and three albums in, you can still get in on the ground floor, cause Sic Alps always record in the basement. Get down your steps while you can, the songs are as short as they are bitter-sweet. But the one that ends just makes way for the one coming next." -Drag City.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Napa Asylum
Format: CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Napa Asylum is the Sic Alps in 2010 -- two and one half years since the fabled release of US E.Z.! Napa Asylum accounts for the swift tilt of time since aught-eight with twenty-two crafted tracks bubbling in the reverb tank. The Alps are in the summer of their years, where they suddenly find a minute to reflect on the breaking down of the years previous. Napa Asylum is overfull with Sic pleasures, echoing half-emptily like they do as the hooks slide into your flesh, animating you marionette-style to tip-tat your way across the dance-floor. Lets away to the Tascam 8-Ball! Themes from Napa Asylum include re-incarnation, magic and schizophrenia. SUCH AS: The First White Man to Touch California ties the discovery of California to the recent mortgage crisis. Zeppo Epp tells parallel tales from Midwestern homes: Zeppo Epley drives off to never be heard from again while Charlotte Muldeen breaks up with her girlfriend and joins the Navy. And theres more, lots of it there, all dripping through a $100 preamp for your misunderstanding. Yeah, the sound reflects a minimal set-up, but dont let them fool you. The process is the flavor -- and three albums in, you can still get in on the ground floor, cause Sic Alps always record in the basement. Get down your steps while you can, the songs are as short as they are bitter-sweet. But the one that ends just makes way for the one coming next." -Drag City

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Pangea Globe
Format: 7"
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Were talking about a sweet and hot mini record of Tronics songs deuced and reduced by the one and the only Sic Alps! Yeah. So heres a days Sic time put in one night, four songs worth--blathered and slaved over, and tinted in the mix for awesome effect. Some beats get softened, some are solidified with march-force pressure, tempos run a bit faster/slower in general?all informed by a fire/passion for the game that those guys and these guys play. Like when the Stones covered Chuck. Love backed by force indeed. Pangea Globe its called." -Drag City.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The facts, such as there are: Sic Alps will be the fifth album from Sic Alps, if you include the compilation album A Long Way Around to a Shortcut, which we do, because its on Drag City, who wrote this. Thereve been a number of singles and some splits and who knows, we may be looking at a second way around to a shortcut someday soon. First though, we deal with the cracking and recasting of the mold that comes when you start to hear the sounds of Sic Alps." - Drag City.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"The facts, such as there are: Sic Alps will be the fifth album from Sic Alps, if you include the compilation album A Long Way Around to a Shortcut, which we do, because its on Drag City, who wrote this. Thereve been a number of singles and some splits and who knows, we may be looking at a second way around to a shortcut someday soon. First though, we deal with the cracking and recasting of the mold that comes when you start to hear the sounds of Sic Alps." - Drag City.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The fifth album from San Franciscos beloved SIC ALPS. Aiming for the toppermost of the poppermost, Sic and the gang wave their mangled wand-and lo! The hits just keep on a-comin. Self-titled just its just their selves. This could be the album of the year-doesnt matter what year youre reading this either. Sic Alppeal is eternal." - Drag City.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Shes On Top
Format: 12"
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Orange Sunshine! Blue Diamonds! Black Potatoes! Shes On Top is a 12 single, a B-12-booster shot extract straight from the heart of Sic Alps to the inner lining of your own poor broke-crippled ripcage ribself. This is how the other half lives, laughs and loves! Its fun and exciting, a picture from the airplane! Sic Alps are like you. Theyre your friends -- the better, smarter, faster, stronger ones!" -Drag City.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Vedley
Format: 7"
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"In answer to the unasked, why one single when twenty-three would do so much more for this world, Sic Alps have made a 7" record that pursues both options simultaneously, choosing quantity not over quality but instead declaring them equivalent, a musical answer not simply for short attention spans but for the meticulous, the fastidious, the obsessed and the tormented, all of whom have something to benefit from music of all kinds and all of whom will find their needs met at some point when they hear every bit of the scars-on-45 double-A rendition(s) called Vedley." - Drag City.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Fools Mag
Format: Cass
Label: Folding
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Live four-song session recorded on WFMU Radio in New Jersey." -Folding Cassettes
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Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Soft Tour In Rough Form
Format: 12"
Label: Mount Saint Mountain
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"SIC ALPS-MIKE DONOVAN (BIG TECHNO WEREWOLVES, ROPERS, SOUNDS OF THE BARBARY COAST), and MATT HARMAN (COACHWHIPS, CAT POWER, HENRYS DRESS, etc.). Four exclusive tracks with a letterpressed tri-fold cover"
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Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: U.S EZ
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"U.S. EZ is the fourth long-player in the SIC ALPS canon (excluding the recent singles comp CD, A Long Way Around to a Shortcut), and their first for the Siltbreeze label. Fans of last years amazing Description of the Harbor LP will not be disappointed, especially if they want to hear Side As cosmic concrete creak, forged with the trebly, high-end neo-glam pop of Side B. The duo of MIKE DONOVAN and MATT HARTMAN outdo themselves here and it is the most fully realized Sic Alps release to date. U.S. EZ knows perfectly well what it means to be high and inside. Its not just baseball jargon anymore. If youve been jonesin for an LP that calls to mind equal parts Bob Markley and Uli Trepte, then look no further, mein dueden (und duedetten). U.S. EZ is the virtual brick of Berlin / Big Sur hash weve all been waiting to break into. The ominous deaths head fez has now been ensconced in a witchy naugahyde bonnet, thus levelling the playing field for both the psychedelically challenged and the itinerant avant garde. Sic Alps have always sprechen zie good vibes and U.S. EZ is a solid thump on all fronts. A summer tour of the States and a European one in the fall are in the works." - Siltbreeze. 2008 release.

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: U.S. EZ
Format: CD
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"U.S. EZ is the fourth long-player in the SIC ALPS canon (excluding the recent singles comp CD, A Long Way Around to a Shortcut), and their first for the Siltbreeze label. Fans of last years amazing Description of the Harbor LP will not be disappointed, especially if they want to hear Side As cosmic concrete creak, forged with the trebly, high-end neo-glam pop of Side B. The duo of MIKE DONOVAN and MATT HARTMAN outdo themselves here and it is the most fully realized Sic Alps release to date. U.S. EZ knows perfectly well what it means to be high and inside. Its not just baseball jargon anymore. If youve been jonesin for an LP that calls to mind equal parts Bob Markley and Uli Trepte, then look no further, mein dueden (und duedetten). U.S. EZ is the virtual brick of Berlin / Big Sur hash weve all been waiting to break into. The ominous deaths head fez has now been ensconced in a witchy naugahyde bonnet, thus levelling the playing field for both the psychedelically challenged and the itinerant avant garde. Sic Alps have always sprechen zie good vibes and U.S. EZ is a solid thump on all fronts. A summer tour of the States and a European one in the fall are in the works. LP version to follow shortly." - Siltbreeze

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Semi Streets
Format: 7"
Label: Skulltones
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Sunshine filtering through broken windows into a moldy basement, a hammock full of leaves, fire ants bogged down in a patch of honey, sprawled upon a sandy off-peach tattered beach towel in the park: Summers come and gone. Sic Alps bring a warm haze and lo-fi fuzzed jangle to keep its memory alive. A-Side previously released as a sold out cassingle on Folding. B-Side has brand new noise. 300 Copies." - Skulltones.
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Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: L Mansion
Format: 7"
Label: Slumberland
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"SIC ALPS make music with their eyes on the past but their feet firmly in the present. Bits of psychedelia, folk, garage, punk, and other fuh fairly well flow from their fingers, seamlessly worked together to render easy categorizations pointless. Over the course of numerous singles and albums, Sic Alps MIKE DONOVAN and MATT HARTMAN have carved themselves a snug niche filled with fuzz, crackle, vibes, and most of all, cracking tunes. Continuing this fine tradition is "L. Mansion," a swinging little folk / beat tune that is totally timeless / out of time in the way of Sic Alps best songs. Its as straightforwardly "pop" as anything theyve done, and a totally effective summertime single. On the flip is a banging cover of the other Donovans ode to puff-"Superlungs." Wild and thumping, the pair have definitely taken the Sunshine Superman on a little side trip to Detroit rock city." - Slumberland

Artist: SIC ALPS
Title: Strawberry Guillotine
Format: 7"
Label: Woodsist
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Sic Alps toss back 3 new tracks for this seven inch. Title track "Strawberry Guillotine" takes the listener on a guided tour of an imagined war between the sprawling Golden Gate Park homeless population and the more established model yacht community. Musket blasts sound off as shopping carts laden with gasoline and styrofoam emerge from the silent bushes and charge the blood dimmed shores of the cement bottomed Spreckles Lake. Cover art co-opted from 90s LA anti-legends The Summer Hits who themselves stole it from the Walker Brothers in the first place. Apparently Rex from Summer Hits is now homeless in London where his long beard is black on one side and fully grey on the other. This record is humbly dedicated to him." - Woodsist.
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