Lily Tapes & Discs

Summer 2014 Update

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Summer 2014 Update!

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since we used this email thing - just checking in to let you know about some stuff that’s happening right now and will be happening in the near future here at LTD Headquarters.

Old Stuff on Clearance and Summer Vacation

We’ve sold out (or come very close to it) on a couple releases already, but there are some older ones taking up valuable storage space that we’ll need in a few months. In an effort to clear some of it out we’ve cut the prices on some older LTD releases. Head over to the Lily Tapes & Discs merch page to check it out. We’re also running low on copies of The National Park Service’s “I Was Flying,” and we’ve still got a couple Lily Tapes & Discs button packs left. We will be closing up shop for the summer starting on June 15th! Any orders placed after the 15th will not be shipped until mid-August, at which point we will be back, which brings us to…

Upcoming Releases

LTD009Squanto - Basement Tropic CS (fall 2014 - originally supposed to come out this past spring, but these things happen)
LTD010German Error Message/Lung Cycles - Split CS (fall 2014)
…plus other tapes in the works including more stuff from Lung Cycles, The National Park ServiceMachine Girl, and a few others that we’re not really ready to talk about just yet. Maybe some small tour-type stuff or cool shows in the fall too????


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LTD008 begins with Shikohin & Forgetting by Ligaments, a half-hour suite comprising all new material. Ligaments has been earning a name for himself lately both as a producer and DJ with his crew, and this wildly colorful side is a perfect showcase of what a restlessly creative mind he’s working with, whether it’s making something to get up and dance to, something calming, or something that brings you across the space in between and pulls the two closer in the process.

Opposite S&F is Live Outside Syracuse by Squanto, an extended drone track recorded in 2011 during a late night bus ride. Glassy waves slide in and out of each other while fires build underneath against a pitch black background. The two sides complement each other just right - Shikohin & Forgetting will rev up your imagination, and Live Outside Syracuse will calm the rest of you down so it can take you where it wants to go.

The eighth official release from Lily Tapes & Discs. Released in an edition of 50 pro-dubbed chrome tapes. Packaged in Brad Paks from Stumptown Printers with artwork designed and printed by Jeremy Ferris, numbered and assembled by hand here at LTD Headquarters.

Click here or on the title to stream/purchase/download.

2013 has been a pretty good year here at Lily Tapes & Discs! two of our best tapes yet (one of which is already sold out!) and a snazzy t-shirt, not bad. here are some things to look forward to in 2014:

  • Squanto tour in January! right now I’m working on confirming some dates and figuring out the logistics and all that, but I’ve started putting already confirmed dates on the shows page. you can also follow the Squanto facebook page for more consistent updates once everything starts to come together.
  • LTD008 - Ligaments/Squanto - Shikohin & Forgetting/Live Outside Syracuse CS - one side of mind-shifting psychedelic ambient techno to loosen up your dreams, one side of soothing drones to put you back to rest. coming january/february.
  • LTD009 - Squanto - Basement Tropic CS - three extended jams recorded live and sourced entirely from beat up old cassettes. lopsided rhythms and whirlwind beats. coming february/march. this will also probably be the last Squanto release, assuming I can come up with a better name to switch to by then.
  • LTD010 - ???/??? - Split CS - been talking to a good friend (and amazing songwriter) a bit about doing a split tape sometime next year - I don’t want to give away who it is just yet and I haven’t decided on what I’m going to be changing my name to, so uhhh stay tuned on this one?

until the end of the year, to lighten my suitcase a bit for the upcoming tour (and to hopefully put some funds together), you can use the code busmoney to get 20% off anything on the Lily Tapes & Discs bandcamp page as well as the Squanto bandcamp page. see ya next year!

NPS now has a handful of copies of his new tape, I Was Flying, up for sale on his own bandcamp page! click the image or click here to give it a listen and buy or download a copy.


Cleveland, OH-based living room tinkerer The National Park Service has been quietly releasing great music since 2011 at a pace that’s impressive to say the least (last I checked there were 15 or so releases on his bandcamp page), but apart from last year’s collaborative and split releases with Squanto, I Was Flying is his first album to be given the proper physical release it deserves. It’s just in time, too - I Was Flying is perfect autumn music, full of warm guitar loops that shift and settle like leaves making their way towards the ground. Put it in your walkman and take it for a walk through the park with a cup of coffee.

The seventh official release from Lily Tapes & Discs. Released in an edition of 50 pro-dubbed chrome tapes. Packaged with full-color j-cards, numbered and assembled by hand here at LTD Headquarters.

Click here or on the title to stream/purchase/download.

hard to believe this show was exactly two years ago today! feels like a whole lot longer, to be honest. anyway to celebrate I’m making it free to download (just enter 0 for the price under ‘digital album’) for the rest of the week. weeee!

not a Lily Tapes & Discs release, but the new Squanto album, Every Night Draws the Same Crowd, is now up to stream and download on bandcamp. enjoy!


Side A of this tape houses A Gift/A Favor/A Gift Pt. 2, a short suite of three songs recorded at home after work in the gray area between summer and fall. After I walked home from the train station I would open my windows and try to let some music into the room while I still could. On side B, there’s a demo version of a new song that I recorded at home towards the end of 2012 and an older song from late 2010. I recorded it live in one take in the dorm room that I was living in that year (accompanied by the bells in the library tower that my window faced) and then forgot all about it. A short collection of songs about the mundanity of giving up and going home.

This is the fifth official release from Lily Tapes & Discs, as well as a joint release with Rok Lok Records. Released in an individually numbered edition of 65 home-dubbed white tapes with hand-painted and -stamped labels and full color j-cards.

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Logo screenprinted on an indigo Gildan 100% cotton tee. It’s a thing you can wear! Also includes a download of Live at the Sealab 10/15/2011 because why not. Available in sizes S-XL.

If your size isn’t available let me know, and if these ever sell out and I order more then I’ll include that size next time. Or if you have any suggestions for a different color, shirt type, etc. I’m open to ideas.