ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE: HOMEMADE RECORDS 1958-1992
Edited by Johan Kugelberg, Paul Major and Michael P. Daley
"The Greatest Coffee Table Book Ever Made" - Larry Clark
"Best-ever gateway to the infinitely peculiar multiverse of self-published phonograph records" - William Gibson
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW AT SINECURE BOOKS WEB STORE
Pre-orders ship late April; worldwide release date May 21st.
Only copies purchased directly from Sinecure Books will include a slipcase, a fold-out poster, and a facsimile clear vinyl 7" manual on "How To Make Your Own Record".
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW AT SINECURE BOOKS WEB STORE
About the book:
Enjoy The Experience is both the first major work on American private press records and on track to be of the most notable illustrated books of 2013. Private press records - also called vanity pressings - are vinyl albums produced and paid for by the artist(s).
An endless stream of psych-rock hopefuls, Holiday Inn Elvises, pizza parlor organists, funk bands aspiring to become the JBs, high school bands performing all of Jesus Christ Superstar, cult leaders who never found the right cult, jazz bands inspired to forge a new stream all sincerely hoped to become stars, they committed themselves to record, and they left themselves vulnerable to an industry not understanding of nuance, not appreciative of character. This is not a gathering of kitsch and novelty, though: the records cataloged in Enjoy The Experience are funkier, more psychedelic, more idiosyncratic and more emotionally rewarding than the mainstream music product it aspired to be.
A free download card featuring dozens of the most amazing artists featured in the book is included. In addition, Sinecure and Now-Again Records are presenting a companion double LP and CD anthology released alongside the book.
Enjoy The Experience begins when the custom pressed American record plant came into existence and ends, largely, with the birth of the CD. As such, it is a snapshot of America in the second half of the 20th century and manages to collate a bevy of tales and albums released by the brave souls who took the plunge and committed their musical vision to wax in the fifty states between the years of 1958 and 1992.
Packaged as a hardcover, and weighing in at 512 pages, it is the seventh major book by Johan Kugelberg, the author and editor behind The Velvet Underground: New York Art, Born In The Bronx and Punk: An Aesthetic (Rizzoli), True Norwegian Black Metal (Vice), and Beauty Is In The Street (Four Corners). Enjoy The Experience is the first publication by Sinecure Books, co-owned by Eothen "Egon" Alapatt (Now-Again Records) and Johan Kugelberg. The book is co-edited by legendary record collector Paul Major and Michael P. Daley.
SINECURE BOOKS is an independent publishing house dedicated to producing books and records of 20th/21st century popular art, music, and photography. Sinecure has offices in New York and Los Angeles.
For additional information, visit www.sinecurebooks.com
Experience Led Zeppelin Like Never Before
Immerse yourself in the inner circle of one of rock's most iconic bands with Led Zeppelin: Sound And Fury , an innovative illustrated digital book by famed photographer Neal Preston. Now available for pre-order, the book comes alive with a tap, swipe or pinch and provides an unprecedented and comprehensive look into the world of Led Zeppelin from brilliant on-stage performance photos, backstage candid shots, and intimate images from onboard the band's two private planes, to snapshots from press conferences, private moments and more. Through Preston's lens, you'll experience hundreds of photos (including many never been seen before), 80 contact sheets (all previously unpublished), audio commentary from Preston, video and text interviews with people who worked with the band, and even memorabilia and set lists for concerts whose photos are featured in the book.
Led Zeppelin: Sound And Fury will be released exclusively on the iBookstore on April 15, but you can pre-order it now HERE.
ORIGINAL MEMBER OF THE GRASS ROOTS AND DUNDER MIFFLIN STAFFER CREED BRATTON OF NBC’S THE OFFICE REVEALS DETAILS FOR NEW ALBUM
TELL ME ABOUT IT “AN AUDIO BIOGRAPHY ABOUT LSD, UNEMPLOYMENT & THIRD ACTS”
TO BE RELEASED IN 3 ACTS ACT 1 – APRIL 16 / ACT 2 – MAY 7 / ACT 3 – MAY 21
VINYL VERSION OF TELL ME ABOUT IT (ALL THREE ACTS) COMING MAY 21
(Los Angeles, CA) - Singer-songwriter and actor-comic Creed Bratton, currently best-known for the quirky former 60’s rock-star character he portrays on the NBC TV hit comedy series The Office, is back with a new album/audio-biography Tell Me About It. Creed Bratton along with his band The Rubbermen give us a behind the scenes look into Creed. Fans of Creed's character on The Office often wonder who Creed really is - what's his story? Well his new album Tell Me About It may give them an idea. It's a three-act "audio-biography" that tells his story through music. From LSD to unemployment lines and third acts, the Creed that sits behind his desk playing solitaire and eating mung beans has done a lot of "living for today."
“I approached my 6th solo album by writing with different writers I respected. So after The Rubbermen and I had started the album, Dave Way my producer said this is the story of your career. He said you should make this a concept album. He was right.....I hadn't even seen that side of it. So we went from there to approaching it that way. The 3 acts are like a play. It's a story that takes you along in a psychedelic way. ‘Tell Me About It’ .... a audio-biography indeed, says Bratton.
A founding member of the seminal 60s rock band The Grass Roots, Bratton recorded and toured extensively behind the back-to-back monster hit singles, “Let’s Live for Today” and “Midnight Confessions,” which became early 60s youth anthems. Several original members of the band reunited in 2000 for the 35th Anniversary of the historic rock venue The Whiskey A Go Go, where bands such as The Byrds, The Turtles, among others have played.
Bratton’s Dunder Mifflin co-workers got a preview of the actor’s guitar chops in a previous episode of The Office when Bratton rescued a not-quite-up-to-the-task boss Michael Scott from band jam embarrassment. His last release Bounce Back, assisted by his backing band, The 3DVB’s (aka The Rubbermen) and his Office co-star Ed Helms, showed Bratton’s passion as a serious and accomplished musician.
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