Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Go the the PHILTHY STORE now.

The Gap Dreams are almost gone for good.  There are only a handful of the green copies left.  After that you'll have to track down Gap Dream at a show or do the eBay thing.

The Apple Brains covers are slowly disappearing as well.  Don't miss out on this unique cover show Apple Brains live with Wonder Worm (aka King Tuff) shredding on guitar on Apple X3.

Here is Mr. Apple Brains himself with his hand-drawn copy.  You can tell he had his apple for the day!

And here's the inside of a recently ordered copy.  The customer requested a drawing from the artist-in-residence... who decided the apple was dancing thus needed a top hat and cane.  This is an instant collectable people.  Don't let this pass you by.  Request away!

Buy a Christmas present or 5 for the record collector in your family.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Flexis coming your way!

Be on the lookout.  There are some packages coming your way.  Worked hard on the covers, numbered the flexis... my wife worked on the shipping labels... and we packed them together.  Lots of work, but well worth it.  The Gap Dream cover turned out amazing... but it's a secret.  You'll have to wait until you get your package in the mail to see it.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Philthy Phonographic Records on KXLU 88.9

Thank you to the Burger Boys Sean and Lee for your extensive shout out to Philthy Phil Chuck, for mentioning Philthy Phonographic Records, and talking about our releases (as well as my one with Apple Brains) on KXLU this morning. You guys are the best and I look forward to future collaborations and ALL THE FREAKING AWESOME STUFF YOU GUYS RELEASE!!

Here I am listening LIVE!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Apple Brains with Covers NOW AVAILABLE

Now you can buy the Apple Brains Red Flexi with cover.  Here you go... They are available for a short time.  These are limited to 50 and dwindling fast.  Don't miss out on a cover with such a cool photo.  You can also choose the non-cover option.

The Gap Dream whites are gone now (though i may have a few left after all orders go out and will post on Facebook if I do) but the greens are still available... though those are going fast time.  Order while you can.  They are available in the post just below this one.

If you have previous orders with me that haven't gone out... I will combine shipping, and refund the difference.

Thanks to everyone for your interest in my label and if you haven't seen the covers slowly popping up for the Apple Brains test pressings go check my Facebook page.  They are great!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


The Gap Dream Flexidiscs are NOW AVAILABLE.  I have 50 hand-numbered green flexis available (Burger Records and Gap Dream will have the rest) and 50 hand-numbered white flexis with special edition cover (ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!).

The cover for the WHITE EDITION is going to be a SURPRISE!


These should start shipping next week or so!

Get ready!

There is a delay in the Apple Brains flexis.  I apologize to all who have preordered.  It's pretty lame, but I'll keep you as updated as possible.

The Gap Dreams are about ready to go.  I am headed over to Burger Records today to meet with Gabe and get some cover pics for the limited white edition of 50.  There will also be some test pressings available for sale.  I think I'll do a cover for that as well... and possibly get Gabe to sign them.

They could go up today or in the next few days... keep checking back here!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Updates: Pirate's Press has been overrun by flexi orders...

1) But the Apple Brains should be in hand by the end of next week. I'll ship shortly there after.

2) Gap Dream tests were rejected. PP says something was off with their equipment, re-adjusted and sent me knew ones... they were perfect. They should be ready soon after the Apple Brains.

3) PHIL004 will be the first vinyl record. It will have 350 black and 150 variants (i know but am not telling yet)... there could possibly be a "secret" edition as well. The cover is by Mexican artist Ernesto Muniz and is awesome. Google him if you don't know him. The band is still a secret though you know them and will want this record. It will be another co-release with Burger... because they're fun!

ALSO:  Better hurry and preorder both colors of the Apple Brains if you want to be included in the drawing for a free test pressing.  I will be giving away 2 test pressings total!

Buy them on the POST BELOW.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Apple Brains Flexi Order

Due to circumstances beyond my control the yellow flexi version of Apple Brains will not be available, and the red version is now limited to 145 copies. I am truly sorry and am extremely disappointed with the whole situation. I will refund your money ASAP and contact you to see if you are still interested in the red flexi. To make up for it, there will still be a limited edition cover to go with the first 50 red flexis. Those who preordered the red or still want to order the red will receive these... and there will still be a drawing for those who preordered both colors to receive a test pressing. The test pressings are limited to 10 and will come with a unique, one-of-a-kind hand drawn cover.

Here it is!  Fruit Confusion Blues is ready to be ordered.  The red flexi is hand-numbered and limited to 145 copies.  The yellow flexi no longer exists.  But there are some yellow test pressings (and some read too!) and these will be parts of drawings for those who preordered and a few will go up on sale here in the next few days.  The test pressings will each have a unique hand-drawn cover so don't miss out.

Again I am really sorry to those waiting on the yellow flexis (and the red for that matter)... this took way too long and in the end the disappointment didn't go away.  But on a bright side this is the lowest edition of anything I've done so far and the COVER is only available for the first 50.  It will not be made as a download this time.

I've emailed everyone about refunds and replacements so please get back to me ASAP.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Gap Dream

PHIL003 has officially been announced.  I will be co-releasing an instrumental version of Gap Dream's song Peter's Brother with Burger Records.  Check out the proof for the green flexi with white foil.  It will be limited to 250 copies.  There will also be a white flexi with green foil available.  This will be limited to 50 copies.  There might also be a surprise in the mix.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Coming soon... Apple Brains PREORDER

Some time in the next 7 days I will be posting up a preorder for the red and yellow Apple Brains flexis. There are only 250 reds available and 50 yellow so they won't be around long.  Just in case you forgot... check out the link for the video.

This is going to be a good one.   It's family friendly, but not just for kids anymore... This is one seriously complex problem.  Those darn fruitstables, or veguits... hell, what are they?  What's the rule?  If they have seeds they are a fruit?

Apple Brains is blowing my mind!

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Should have the APPLE BRAINS by the middle of this month.  And I have submitted the paperwork and records for the TBA flexi.  Final touches on the label work this week and it's off.  I'm thinking green flexis with white foil for the regular release and white flexis with green foil for the limited.  Get ready for an announcement soon.

Friday, August 30, 2013


These are being made as gifts for the band and Burger Records.  My DIY label would not have gone anywhere without both taking a chance on me.  Shh... don't tell them because the whole shebang isn't done yet.

Take a look.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

PHIL002 - Apple Brains

PHIL002 is my first release on my own.  Burger Records was awesome and I'm doing more with them for sure.  But I had to take on a project solo right?

Check out the proofs for Apple Brains's Fruit Confusion Blues.
 The red is limited to 200 copies.

The yellow is limited to 50 copies.

I am thinking of doing a test pressing edition of 10 as well.

What do you think... covers for the 50 yellow and special covers for the 10?
Maybe 3 different covers for each version this time?  Still working out some of the details.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Download PHIL001 cover for C of O, if you'd like.

Here is the download for the cover of CofO's "The Lesson."  Click on the photo, drag it to your desktop, print, cut, fold and enjoy.  This picture was taken a few years ago.  It is my son listening to a Beck picture disc 7 inch at Burger Records.  It was their most LIKED photo for a long time.  What is funny is that I have the exact same picture, albeit different record, a few years ago of my daughter on Halloween at Burger.  She was dressed as a bee.  Did a mock-up of her for the cover as well.

Let me know if you have problems or if something isn't working right.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Buy them... NOW!

Now available is the Conspiracy of Owls BLACK flexi-disc for "The Lesson."  It is an alternative mono take.  There are some very noticeable differences from the release on their debut album on Burger Records.  This is a co-release with Burger Records and is available on their site as well.  (I actually still have them all in hand). The satin foil on the label is so good looking.  Despite the limited clear version being so hard to get, I prefer the looks of this one.  Get it while you can, there are only 250 copies pressed and each is hand-numbered.  Please only 2 per customer.  Orders over this amount will be refunded.

SOLD OUT... sorry

Also available is the super duper, uber-limited clear flexi-disc with cover.  The cover is my son listening to records at the infamous Burger Records.  The cover came out great and is hand numbered as is the flexi itself.  Limited to 50 copies and bound to go FAST.  Act now!  Please only 1 per customer.  Orders over this amount will be refunded.

SOLD OUT... long gone

And don't forget that you can still get a pin.  The pin is limited to 100 and will never be printed in this color again.  Add it in and save on shipping.  Philthy Phonographic Records thanks you for your interest.

SOLD OUT... new pins soon!

Keep in mind that flexi-discs are temperamental and can have little snap, crackle, and pops here and there.  They can also jump and bump.  Arm-weight and anti-skating settings can also be different on flexi-discs.  But despite all of this I LOVE FLEXIS.  They are fun.  My first flexi was from my dad.  It is a birthday song with my name.  I love Captain Zoom... did you know he lived on the moon?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Got 'em... up by Saturday!

Still have to number them and get the covers finished for the clear version but here is a preview.  They look great.  I think I prefer the look of the black!

Arrives today!

Conspiracy of Owls "The Lesson" alternative mono take Flexi disc 7 inch arrives today.  Expect to be able to buy both the black and clear editions here by Saturday.  Limit of 1 copy of each color per person.  Hope you are as excited as I am!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Be on the lookout!

Some time next week I will have both the black and clear flexis up for sale.  Keep checking back! Don't miss out.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Got an email from the PIRATES PRESS

Sounds like they are done and getting ready to ship.  I am all settled up on my end... so they should be on their way ASAP.  Can't wait to see what they look like!

In talks with Apple Brains and the infamous Andre Williams aka Mr. Rhythm to do flexis.  I am looking into doing a 2 song 7 inch for Conspiracy of Owls (something really cool and limited) and there are a few more surprises that could come together.

Keep updated on the blog!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Have you checked out the Facebook page.  I'm at 71 LIKES... seems kinda low.  I think I'll do something for the person that is the 100th LIKE.  Maybe a they should get a clear, super, duper, uber limited flexi variant with limited edition cover... and a couple of stickers... and a couple of pins... and a smile.

Oh and BURGER RECORDS still has some copies of the flexi left if you are dying to preorder and ensure you get a copy.

Get your friends to LIKE my Facebook page and then talk them out of the clear flexi.  That is what I would probably do.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Burger Records has some preorders up for their part of the records.  Hurry if you wanna ensure you get one, but don't worry I will have some here as well.  I think they might only be preordering the black... but whatever you need every version of this awesomeness!

Here is the spot.  Just trying to be helpful!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Closer than I thought.

It seems the flexi discs may be done sooner than I had anticipated... and me on vacation.  Think I'll have them sent here so I can check them out.  Sitting in the post office with my mail on hold is NOT where I want these things.  Maybe I'll throw a couple of records up here for sale for those of you who check the blog regularly.  Let's say 5 black copies.  Some time next week maybe.  Be ready!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Having fun.

I had to make this record stand out from the black, unmarked flexi it came as.  I could barely see it on my slipmat.  I used a silver paint pen to add a PHILTHY PHONO stamp and number to it.  The 5 test pressings all include everything seen here in the pictures, the only differences are the numbers obviously.

 Added a stamped sleeve, sticker, and a typed strip of paper (by me on my old Royal) to give it a unique quality.

Couldn't get the damn photo to rotate, but this is the label I added to the jacket with the details about the test pressing.  Each one is hand-numbered as well.

Another unrotated photo.  This is the typed strip of paper.  It says "this is a test pressing for conspiracy of owls 'the lesson'"

Took a test pressing (#3 of 5, if you want to get technical) to Burger Records last night on my way to see FUZZ (my 2nd time seeing them, and they continue to amaze) play in Long Beach.  Sat around and gave it a spin with Sean, Lee, and Gabe (of Gap Dream!!).  They were all blown away and how good it sounded.  I was too.  I obviously should have turned up the amp on my first spin.  Now waited to hear from Bobby Harlow and then we are a go.  This is so much fun!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

They have arrived!

Test pressings just got here and I had it on the turntable within a minute.  Sounds good.  I'll take one over to Burger here in the next day or two to spin it with them and then onto the next steps.

Check it out!  I'm super excited.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Got an email with a FedEx tracking number... this means the test pressings are on the way.  I am super excited to check them out.  Hopefully should have them in hand by the middle of next week.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sticker and button packs AVAILABLE NOW!

So let's get going.  Stickers are in and they are AWESOME!  Heavy duty vinyl stickers that are 2 X 3.  So to balance out the USPS's crazy shipping rates PHILTHY PHIL is now offering 2 buttons and 1 sticker shipped for $5 in the U.S. or 2 buttons and 2 stickers for $6.   If you are looking for more or less, just send me a message through FACEBOOK.  Otherwise click the BUY button and I'll do the rest.  Thanks for looking.

No updates on the Conspiracy of Owls release but I am sure you will be hearing from me soon.  I am also in talks with another cool band out of L.A.  Unique and family friendly.  Also have a former Ohioan who I believe is now has the title of doctor who is recording some bluesy rock.  That is all I can say... well I can say that I am SUPER excited.  Plus those are some pretty good hints!

Packages are no longer available.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Buttons and stickers!!!

Stickers are coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The USPS wants to charge me a fortune to mail the buttons, so I am working out the kinks.

If you are interested in a button... send me a message through facebook.  I'm going to put together button and sticker packs next week.  Hopefully 3 buttons and a sticker shipped for like 5 bucks.

The buttons are here!  Check it out. 
They are limited to 100 in this color.

Message through FACEBOOK (Philthy Phonographic Records) and we will work something out... Okay?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Buttons, badges, pins, whatever you call them.

Are on their way!  Tracking says delivery on June 8th.  Look for them shortly after that.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

No news

Sorry.  Wish I could say the pins, stickers, or records are on their way.  I'm am off to make the covers in a couple of days so that is a good thing.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Buttons and stickers

I am having 100 metallic buttons made and 50 stickers.  They should be available in the next 2 weeks. Keep up here, Facebook, and Twitter if you want one.  "I love records!"

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


...and now there is a TWITTER account for Philthy Phonographic.  Send me a message @PHILTHYPHONO!  Been a busy day with all this social media stuff.


I now have a PHILTHY PHONOGRAPHIC RECORDS facebook page.  Please search it out and LIKE it.  I will try to put the same information on both pages... but I can't make any promises.  For example, there is a info here that is NOT there and there is a picture there that is NOT here.  I suck.

Monday, May 27, 2013

PHIL001 is full steam ahead!

The art has been fully approved by the pressing plant.  The mock-up looks awesome!  I'm so excited and can't believe that this is going to happen.  For a while it was just a pipe dream.  There will be 250 hand-numbered black flexis with silver foil available and a super limited edition of 50 clear flexis with limited edition cover.  As I said before this is a co-release with the infamous BURGER RECORDS and will be a mono alternative take of Conspiracy of Owls song The Lesson... which is my FAVORITE song on the album.  Release date is TBA, but it will be very soon.  I am currently also having 1 inch buttons and vinyl stickers made.  I have the logo ready to unveil, but it is in PDF format.  I will post it soon... until then take a look at the super limited clear variant's cover.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Step by step, inch by inch.

Finished up the label artwork and sent it over to Burger Records to look over and into Pirate's Press for quality inspection.  Have some paperwork to sign and fax in and then the song is on it's way!  Has taken me a while, but don't worry I have a list of excuses to validate my tardiness.  This will be worth the wait, and hey I'm in it to have fun, and the whole experience has been very fun!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

PHIL001 and BRGR478

Have most of the paper work filled out with Pirate's Press, the song in AIFF format, and all the catalog numbers ready.  Working on the template for the "label" which will be done in silver foil for the flexi.  Then it's off to be printed.  Looks like I'm doing a limited run of 250 black flexis with satin silver foil printing and a super-limited test press version of 50 copies (still thinking about how to release that one). For the people who check the blog here's your early bird heads up!  The first release is going to be an alternative mono take from CONSPIRACY OF OWLS!  I emailed back and forth between BobbY Harlow (I couldn't believe it) and we decided to release something as a split with the rad boys at BURGER!  The secret now is the song... My favorite cut from the album.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pirate's Press

So I'm doing the flexi through Pirate's Press.  Working on the label design right now.  I'm thinking black flexi with silver metallic foil.  It'll be a one song flexi-disc and hopefully will be up for preorder by the end of the month.  Heading off to Burgerama II tonight and will work a few details out with the Burger boys if they have a minute or two, but based on their non-stop life since SXSW I'm sure they are exhausted.  There are also a few bands I'd like to talk to.  One being the band I initially approached about a release and continue to keep in touch with hoping they'll send me a track.  Thanks to those who keep checking my site and being patient with my blabbering.  I promise the reveal will be worth it.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Onward and upward

Have been in conversations with said Detroit legend (oops, did i add too much), but it's been a week or so.  My Burger/Philthy co-release is off and running!  Burger is all for it, but with putting out a tape a month for the entire month of January, Burgerrama coming up, and SXSW those dudes are busy as hell.  They gave me their blessing to run with the release.  Here are a couple of hints:  1)  Burger released their album.  2)  Members of the band used to be in another band, of which Burger has released music for.  3)  The first release will be MONO alternative takes/mixes of tracks from their album.

This is going to be a super-limited, one song flexi-disc, but I like presentation... so I'm still thinking artwork is necessary.  Despite being a flexi, and most not being released with any sleeve, art, etc... I am thinking some sort of sleeve with artwork, hand-numbered, etc.

I think I have the art chosen.  Working on fonts, etc.  Keep checking back.  I think by the end of
February I can give you ALL the details.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Baby steps

Just spoke to the son of the LEGEND.  There seems to be some interest which would be great.  I can't imagine that this man could be my first release.  Beyond expectations!  Keep checking back my friends.  I'll keep you informed.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A legend

I am suppose to have a phone call with someone that I can only call a LEGEND about a possible release on my DIY, upcoming label.  I hope we can work something out.  This could be spectacular!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The first release CONTINUES

Got an email from the band yesterday with some input.  Very cool to get an email with this name as who it is from.  It is kind of surreal.  He gave some some ideas about cover, how he'd love it to be a co-release with BURGER RECORDS, and some other formalities.  This is spectacular and can't happen fast enough if you ask me.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The first release!

Philthy Phonographic's (PHIL 001) first release is in motion.  I've been in talks with the infamous Burger Records to co-release it with me.  I think I'd like to do the first release as a one-sided flexi-disc with a color cover.  I love flexis, but am always disappointed they don't have a cover to go with them.  Since this is my baby, I get to do what I want.  I'm thinking a hand-numbered limited edition of 250 black flexis.  I have a band that has already sent me songs, but that is still a secret.  Sorry.  I will let you know that they are mono alternate versions from their debut album, which is SPECTACULAR and out of print despite being repressed 4 and 5 times.  I am very excited about this and will keep you informed and we get closer to pre-order.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Best of 2012

This is my favorite vinyl and cassette releases to come out this year.  These are in no particular order.
Some of these are already sold out, or out of print, and/or hard to find so good luck!

Dozen Favorite LPs
Full lengths

Jeff the Brotherhood Hypnotic Nights on Infinity Cat / WB
Ty Segall Twins on Drag City
Jack white Blunderbuss on Third Man
Black keys El Camino on Nonesuch
Velvet Underground tribute V/A on Castle Face
King Tuff S/T on Sub Pop
Gap Dream S/T on Burger
Gentlemen Jesse Leaving Atlanta on Douchemaster
Heavy Cream Super Treatment on Infinity Cat
Audacity Mellow Cruisers on Burger
Natural Child For Love of the Game on Burger
Skyblazer Album on Infinity Cat

Half-dozen 45s
Singles/7 inches

Boogaloosa Prayer/ Ultra S/Cs split on Danger limited / Grimtale
Gap Dream Generator on Suicide Squeeze
King Tuff Wild Desire on Suicide Squeeze
Fuzz This Time I Got a Reason on Trouble in Mind
Nones Defecating Grey on Hozac
Nobunny maximumrocknroll on Goner

Cassette Tapes

See ALL Burger Records releases
Dum Dum Girls / Crocodiles split on DREAM
Witch Die Fehol Ritzhausen Kassette on Who Can You Trust? Records (I think that came out this year!?)