Last Days of the Summer Sale!!

As we reach the last half of the summer season, we at Post-Consumer Records would like to remind you about the ongoing Summer Sale. This is only for a limited time, so grab it up now!

If you buy two digital releases, you’ll get the last one absolutely free. That’s Bucky Sinister, Death Songs and The Hand To Man Band for a paltry $14! To take advantage of the Summer Sale, simple enter the code LITESUMMER when checking out of the store.

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Tour Dates Announced

Summer is a great chance to plan your next outing to see our Post-Consumer artists.

Join John Dietereich (Hand To Man Band and Bad News From Houston) this Autumn. He has announced Fall tour dates with his band Deerhoof

Thollem (Bad News from Houston, The Hand to Man Band, and Tsigoti) is touring across every corner the American landscape with his solo project through the rest of the summer and into the fall. From Anacortes to Ann Arbor, don’t miss his incredible performances combining extreme imagination and perfect execution. If you want your mind sonically blown in the most enjoyable way, Thollem is your man!

Mike Watt (Hand to Man Band) is perpetually on tour with one project or another. Currently we have dates for Stooges and the Missingmen on the site.

Check out the Store page for all of our artists releases. For a complete listing of all the artists and their tour dates, check out the Event Calendar link for all of the available dates and we’ll see you out there!!!!

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Announcing The Hand to Man Band Pre-order!

PRE-ORDER LP or CD!! Physical release date has been moved out to 6/12. Digital download available now HERE or complimentary with order of LP or CD.

Download a free song from The Hand To Man Band along with a handful of other goodies from Post-Consumer Records HERE

Tim Barnes (skins on Silver Jews, Jim O’Rourke, Text of Light)
John Dieterich (guitarist for Deerhoof, Natural Dreamers)
Thollem McDonas (legendary solo pianist, member of Tsigoti, collaborator with Stefano Scodanibbio, Nels Cline, etc ad infinitum)
Mike Watt (fIREHOSE, Minutemen, spielgusher,  et al)

Veering between the tightly woven and the completely unhinged, trading deep gulfs of ponderous melancholy with gentle, fractured pop fairytales, The Hand To Man Band keeps the listener guessing without ever completely abandoning their own special brand of earthy hall-of-mirrors music.

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Stream the Bucky Sinister LP

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The Hand to Man Band – You Are Always on Our Minds

PCR-003 // Release Date: 5-22-2012 (pre-order now)

Over the course of three days near the end of August 2010, the members of The Hand To Man Band convened in Austin, TX, each seeking a reprieve from his own hectic schedule. Mike Watt (between shows playing bass with the reformed Stooges), Thollem McDonas (legendary solo pianist, member of Tsigoti, collaborator with Stefano Scodanibbio, etc ad infinitum), John Dieterich (guitarist for Deerhoof, Natural Dreamers), and Tim Barnes (skins on Silver Jews, Jim O’Rourke, Text of Light) hunkered down at Post-Consumer studio and made a right proper gem of an album. They call it You Are Always on Our Minds.

The album’s title was inspired by a cryptic fortune cookie Watt picked up in Austin, and that’s really no surprise – this album is filled with mysterious clues that lead to solutions indirectly. Veering between the tightly woven and the completely unhinged, trading deep gulfs of ponderous melancholy with gentle, fractured pop fairytales, The Hand To Man Band keeps the listener guessing without ever completely abandoning their own special brand of earthy hall-of-mirrors music. The internal/external dialogues set up by the band evoke train dreams, the open road, and the warmth and familiarity of a bed at home. They travel from psychotropic jazz to konked-out funk to skronked-out dirges to alien transmissions to plaintive nocturnal pleas, sometimes in the course of a single tune. These songs contradict and then coalesce before arriving finally as an unexpected gift, a measured unit, a fully formed whole. When that happens, that razor’s edge shift from near-chaos to strength, power and beauty, hold on tight, listen, because it is truly something to behold.

Opening track ‘Forces Conspiring’ welcomes listeners with a bloodshot ghost-choir floating lightly en masse over a bed of bucolic memories strummed, plucked and plinked by the band – the air is not quite heavy tonight and it feels good to breathe. “We Learned the Unreasoning’ is what it sounds like when your favorite weird uncle shows up unannounced with a dose of the clap, a limp, and a bottle of something or other, and all he wants to do is sit on the front porch and have a time. That same uncle taught you how to play guitar; you oblige. The lovely, shambolic ‘The Down Moveables’ ebbs and flows through shallows and driftwood before upping the tension and lighting out on some crazy moonlit steeplechase through an abandoned amusement park down by the river. Other highlights include ‘Us All Konked,’ ‘Voice Thrower,’ and ‘They Pretty Right,’ but truth be told, there’s not a clunker among them.

The Hand To Man Band is a new chapter, a different look, at four truly original, seminal musicians. Again (in case you missed it): Mike Watt. Thollem McDonas. John Dieterich. Tim Barnes. So saddle up, boys ‘n girls, put on your 3D specs, and sit back. We give you…You Are Always on Our Minds.

Track listing for “You Are Always on Our Minds” by The Hand to Man Band, out on 12” virgin vinyl, cd and digital 5/22/2012, Post-Consumer Records.

  1. Forces Conspiring
  2. Before Our Eyes Arrived
  3. We Learned the Unreasoning
  4. Thinks This
  5. Buoy Buoy
  6. They Pretty Right
  7. First Shallows
  8. Occasional Cracker
  9. All Us Konked
  10. Farces Perspiring
  11. Semina System
  12. The Down Moveables
  13. Voice Thrower
  14. Be the Same
  15. Thin Incision Split Decision
  16. Slow Choirds
  17. We’ve Got a Long Ways to Go We’re Almost There
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Hand To Man Band – “You Are Always on Our Minds”

Over the course of three days near the end of August 2010, the members of The Hand To Man Band convened in Austin, TX, each seeking a reprieve from his own hectic schedule. Mike Watt (between shows playing bass with the reformed Stooges), Thollem McDonas (legendary solo pianist, member of Tsigoti, collaborator with Stefano Scodanibbio, etc ad infinitum), John Dieterich (guitarist for Deerhoof, Natural Dreamers), and Tim Barnes (skins on Silver Jews, Jim O’Rourke, Text of Light) hunkered down at Post-Consumer studio and made a right proper gem of an album. They call it You Are Always on Our Minds.

The band’s moniker was inspired by a cryptic fortune cookie Watt picked up in Austin, and that’s really no surprise – this album is filled with mysterious clues that lead to solutions indirectly. Veering between the tightly woven and the completely unhinged, trading deep gulfs of ponderous melancholy with gentle, fractured pop fairytales, The Hand To Man Band keeps the listener guessing without ever completely abandoning their own special brand of earthy hall-of-mirrors music. The internal/external dialogues set up by the band evoke train dreams, the open road, and the warmth and familiarity of a bed at home. They travel from psychotropic jazz to konked-out funk to skronked-out dirges to alien transmissions to plaintive nocturnal pleas, sometimes in the course of a single tune. These songs contradict and then coalesce before arriving finally as an unexpected gift, a measured unit, a fully formed whole. When that happens, that razor’s edge shift from near-chaos to strength, power and beauty, hold on tight, listen, because it is truly something to behold.

Opening track ‘Forces Conspiring’ welcomes listeners with a bloodshot ghost-choir floating lightly en masse over a bed of bucolic memories strummed, plucked and plinked by the band – the air is not quite heavy tonight and it feels good to breathe. “We Learned the Unreasoning’ is what it sounds like when your favorite weird uncle shows up unannounced with a dose of the clap, a limp, and a bottle of something or other, and all he wants to do is sit on the front porch and have a time. That same uncle taught you how to play guitar; you oblige. The lovely, shambolic ‘The Down Moveables’ ebbs and flows through shallows and driftwood before upping the tension and lighting out on some crazy moonlit steeplechase through an abandoned amusement park down by the river. Other highlights include ‘Us All Konked,’ ‘Voice Thrower,’ and ‘They Pretty Right,’ but truth be told, there’s not a clunker among them.

The Hand To Man Bandis a new chapter, a different look, at four truly original, seminal musicians. Again (in case you missed it): Mike Watt. Thollem McDonas. John Dieterich. Tim Barnes. So saddle up, boys ‘n girls, put on your 3D specs, and sit back. We give you…You Are Always on Our Minds.

streets 5/22/2012 – 12″ LP and cd – pre-order soon

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DEATH SONGS s/t 10″



pc 002 // Release Date: October 4th, 2011


Death Songs – Opillia

Side A 01. Let This Body Go 02. So Deadly 03. Ophelia 04. You Will Part
Side B 01. Water In The Eyes Of Man 02. Saw Everything 03. Deha-Antara 04. Remain In Love Straight To The End

Death Songs was formed by Nicholas and Nathan Delffs in the Summer of 2007. When they weren’t touring or recording with their other band (The Shaky Hands) they were putting all of their time and energy into this project. Playing shows in a very loose and half improvised manner, they were doing what they had always done since they were kids. Only this time Nicholas was the voice and songwriter and Nathan was the lead guitarist/Pedal Steel player and engineer. They began recording constantly in several different houses all through out Portland. Many improvisations were captured in those sessions and many of the songs were recorded soon after the song had been written. Eventually Nathan Delffs moved to New York to pursue his other band Forest Fire and Nicholas soon started to play with his favorite guitar player in Portland (John Gnorski). John and him were flown down to Austin Texas to begin recording an album with Nicholas Taplin, a very good friend and highly respected recording engineer.


Death Songs – Water In The Eyes Of Man

Death Songs has recorded a self-titled debut that was released on cassette in very limited quantities by U|H|U Tapes in 2009. Showing a slightly more tarnished aspect of Nick Delffs’ songwriting but in no way as dark and dirge-y as the name suggests, Death Songs is every bit as good as a Shaky Hands record—meaning very damn good indeed—and would be well worth reissuing in a greater capacity someday.
-Willamette Weekly

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