May 2014 additions!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2014 by Secret Serpents

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE STORE!

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A Minor Forest - San Francisco 2014 by Alan Forbes

A Minor Forest

Freaks for the Festival – Pioneertown 2014 by Alan Forbes

Freaks of the Festival

Kadavar / The Shrine – San Francisco 2014 by Alan Forbes

Kadavar

Swans – New York 2014 by Alan Forbes

Swans

Graveyard – Asheville 2014 by Weird Beard

Graveyard

Graveyard – Memphis 2014 by Zomic

Graveyard

Coming soon: posters for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, King Buzzo (of the Melvins), Fucked Up, Swans, and more!

May 2014 news!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Secret Serpents

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE STORE!

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Big Sur, CA 2014 by Alan Forbes2014.CRB.BigSur

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – May 2014 tour by Alan ForbesChris Robinson Brotherhood

Earthless – Austin 2014 by Alan ForbesEarthless

Earthless – Austin 2014 (black and white A/P) by Alan ForbesEarthless

Graveyard – Austin 2014 by Alan ForbesGraveyard

Earthless / Graveyard matched numbered set by Alan Forbesset

Graveyard – Washington DC by SkinnerGraveyard

Graveyard – Austin 2014 original ink by Alan ForbesGraveyard

Lil Tuffy – Mystery Tube!Lil Tuffy

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ON SALE THIS MONTH!

On sale 5/1/14 – 5/10/14:

Mudhoney – Birmingham, UK 2013 by Weird BeardMudhoney

The Black Crowes – Cabin Fever 2009 by Alan Forbes

Black Crowes

Faith No More – Helsinki 2009 by Bobby Dixon

Faith No More

On sale 5/11/14 – 5/17/14:

Tomahawk – Dallas 2012 by Junko Mizuno

Tomahawk

The Mars Volta – Calgary 2008 by Alan Forbes and Jared Connor

Mars Volta

Swans – Houston 2012 by Viral Graphics

Swans

On sale 5/18/14 – 5/24/14:

Jello Biafra & GSOM – Scottsdale 2013 by Jim Altieri

Jello Biafra

The Jesus Lizard – Carrboro 2009 by Lil Tuffy

The Jesus Lizard

Melvins – Salt Lake City 2013 by Malleus

Melvins

On sale 5/25/14 – 5/31/14:

Faith No More – Philadelphia 2010 by Alan Forbes

Faith No More

Swans – Glasgow 2012 by Francisco Ramirez

Swans

The Jesus Lizard – Amsterdam 2009 by Dan Grzeca

The Jesus Lizard

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Check out Skinners ‘making of’ video for his recent Graveyard poster!

 

April 2014 news!

Posted in Commissions, Latest Additions, Music, Official Tour Series, Original Art, Paintings, Posters, Valley King Records, Weekly Special with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Secret Serpents

Alan Forbes was recently commissioned by Sleepy Sun to handle the cover art for their newest CD/LP release ‘Maui Tears’. He decided to take on the task by creating an oil and acrylic painting on wood! The original artwork is now available to purchase in our store!
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Sleepy Sun


On sale this month!

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On sale 4/1/14 – 4/6/14
Altamont – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes and Junko Mizuno
Altamont

Legion of Mary – Oregon 1974 by Alan Forbes
Legion of Mary

Swans – Bonnaroo 2013 by Dan Grzeca
Swans

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On sale 4/7/14 – 4/13/14

Golden Void / Hot Lunch / Harsh Toke – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes

Golden Void

High On Fire – Cleveland 2006 by Emek

High On Fire

Swans – Los Angeles 2012 by Justin Kamerer

Swans

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 On sale 4/14/14 – 4/20/14

Dinosaur Jr – Victoria, BC by Patent Pending

Dinosaur Jr

Faith No More – Bucharest 2009 by Marq Spusta

Faith No More

Swans – Helsinki 2013 by John Howard

Swans

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On sale 4/21/14 – 4/27/14

AC Newman – Pontiac, MI 2009 by Lonny Hurley

AC Newman

High On Fire / Torche – Denver 2010 by Tim Lehi

High On Fire

Mudhoney – Mezzago, IT 2012 by Malleus

Mudhoney

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Other news!

International shipping

We’ve started shipping international orders via USPS First Class with tracking. What does that mean for our international customers? Shipping just got a lot cheaper!

Upcoming tour series

Upcoming tour series that we’ve curated include: Graveyard (US tour), Sleepy Sun (US tour), The Sonics (European tour), and Swans (European and US tours).

Upcoming projects by Alan Forbes

A few posters Alan has been working on include Earthless, Goat, and Graveyard. Also keep an eye out for some more merch for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood…

Alan Forbes Benefit

We still have items in the eBay store that was set up for the Alan Forbes Benefit. More items are still being added! Check it out HERE!


Valley King Records updates!

White Manna

We have started taking pre-orders for the next Valley King Records release – White Manna’s ‘Come Down Safari’ LP. This is the second picture disc that we’ve released…and first full length!

As with all Valley King Records releases, this is limited to just 500 copies and artwork is by Alan Forbes. Once they sell out they won’t be repressed! All pre-orders will include a die-cut vinyl sticker based on the artwork. We are also offering a $5.00 discount on all pre-orders!

“Much of the edge of their set – which takes places amidst a backdrop of retina-burning ink projections of purples, blues and whites – comes from vocalist and guitarist David Johnson. He uses each loop of their psychedelic reel to whip himself up into a frothing at the mouth frenzy, to the point where his repeated mantras become unhinged howls, raging against the bone-hard space rock of his four band mates. In a recent interview, Johnson revealed he didn’t pick up a guitar until his late 20’s, which partly explains the primal nature of White Manna’s wonderfully swampy sound: on the one hand they’re heading towards the cosmos, but on the other they possess the raw punk nous of seminal garage bands like The MC5 and The Stooges.” – NME

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We still have a very some of our previous releases in very limited quantities!

AnywhereAnywhere ‘Olompali’ 12″ EP Picture Disc

members of the Melvins, Nirvana, Comets on Fire, and more!

AltamontAltamont ‘Mrs Creech’ 7″

members of the Melvins, Acid King, and Big Business

Black Elk Medicine BandBlack Elk Medicine Band ‘Santa Ana’ 7″

debut release featuring members of Earthless, Trans Am, and Monster Magnet

Feral OhmsFeral Ohms ‘Living Junkyard’ 7″

debut release featuring members of Comets on Fire, Drunk Horse, and Nudity

Pins of LightPins of Light ‘The New Sun’ 7″

members of Dead and Gone, Hightower, and Triclops!


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White Manna ‘Come Down Safari’ LP Pic Disc now available for pre-order!

Posted in Valley King Records with tags , on March 21, 2014 by Secret Serpents

White Manna

Valley King Records next release – White Manna ‘Come Down Safari’ LP – is now available for pre-order! This, like the Anywhere ‘Olompali’ 12” release in 2013, is also a picture disc with artwork by Alan Forbes. For fans of Carlton Melton, Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips.

“Californians, White Manna. Much of the edge of their set – which takes places amidst a backdrop of retina-burning ink projections of purples, blues and whites – comes from vocalist and guitarist David Johnson. He uses each loop of their psychedelic reel to whip himself up into a frothing at the mouth frenzy, to the point where his repeated mantras become unhinged howls, raging against the bone-hard space rock of his four band mates. In a recent interview, Johnson revealed he didn’t pick up a guitar until his late 20’s, which partly explains the primal nature of White Manna’s wonderfully swampy sound: on the one hand they’re heading towards the cosmos, but on the other they possess the raw punk nous of seminal garage bands like The MC5 and The Stooges.” – NME

For a limited time, we are offering $5.00 off all pre-orders. In addition, all orders from our webstore for ‘Come Down Safari’ will include an exclusive die-cut sticker based on the cover art.

As with all Valley King Records releases, this is a one time only pressing of 500. Once they are gone, they won’t be repressed!

All orders will ship on (or around) April 28, 2014.

March 2014 news!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2014 by Secret Serpents

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE STORE!

The Sonics – Chicago 2014 by Alan Forbes
The Sonics

The Sonics – Chicago – 2014 ORIGINAL INK by Alan Forbes

The Sonics

Wooden Shjips, Carlton Melton, Golden Void – San Francisco 2014 by Alan Forbes
VERY few copies available!
Wooden Shjips

High On Fire – Brooklyn 2013 by Justin Walsh
VERY FEW COPIES AVAILABLE!

High On Fire

Melvins, Honky – Baltimore 2013 by Justin Walsh
VERY FEW COPIES AVAILABLE!

Melvins

Swans – Birmingham, UK 2013 by Justin Walsh
ONE COPY AVAILABLE!

Swans

Swans – Bristol, UK 2013 by Justin Walsh
ONE COPY AVAILABLE!

Swans

Tomahawk – Amsterdam 2013 by Justin Walsh
TWO COPIES AVAILABLE!
Tomahawk

Mudhoney – Düsseldorf 2013 by Anonymous Ink

Mudhoney

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Other posters for The Sonics shows available through the artists:

Cleveland 2014 by Mishka Westell:

The Sonics

Minneapolis 2013 by Decoder Ring Design Concern:

The Sonics

 

 

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ALAN FORBES BENEFIT AUCTIONS!

We are still adding auction items to the eBay site that we have set up to help cover the medical bills Alan has accrued. You can bid on the items here: www.ebay.com/usr/alanforbesbenefit2013

In addition, we have received some donations damaged in shipping. We are offering the damaged posters up in mystery tubes (four posters per tube) for $20 plus shipping. Contact info@secretserpents.com for more information and availability.

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New original inks by Alan Forbes now available!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Original Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by Secret Serpents

We’ve added a few of Alan Forbes more recent inks to our webstore! They are on sale for a very limited time.

Original artwork

BL’AST!, Lecherous Gaze, Hot Lunch – San Francisco 2014 original art
B:'AST!

Lecherous Gaze / Hot Lunch split 7″ 2014 original art
Lecherous Gaze / Hot Lunch

The Fresh and Only’s, Vetiver – San Francisco NYE 2013 original art
The Fresh and Only's

High On Fire – San Francisco 2013 original art
High On Fire

Mammatus – Space Brain shirt design 2013 original art
Space Brain

Melvins, Redd Kross, Frightwig – San Francisco NYE 2013 original art
Melvins

Naughty Aud 2013 beer label full color original art
Naughty Aud

Queens of the Stone Age – Richmond 2013 original art
Queens of the Stone Age

White Hills – 2013 shirt original art
White Hills

February 2014 news!

Posted in Live Shows, Music, Official Tour Series, Posters, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by Secret Serpents

Alan Forbes Benefit – eBay store

We still have items available to benefit Alan Forbes medical bills. An eBay store has been set up specifically for the benefit. Right now we have items from Marq Spusta, Tyler Stout, Malleus, Crosshair, and more! Check back often as items are going up weekly.

The eBay store can be found HERE!

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Valley King Records in Rolling Stone Magazine

Rolling Stone Magazine’s senior writer, David Fricke, listed Valley King Records in his Year In Rock List alongside Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen! Thanks David!

The article can be found HERE!

Valley King Records releases can be found HERE!

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Upcoming tour series

We are currently working on a few new official tour series including those for:

Graveyard

Sleepy Sun

The Sonics

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