Archive for the Music Category

Altamont “Civil War Fantasy”, “Our Darling”, box set now available for pre-order!

Posted in Latest Additions, Music, Valley King Records with tags , on August 13, 2014 by Secret Serpents

Valley King Records are releasing the first two Altamont full lengths as vinyl picture discs. They were both originally released on Man’s Ruin Records as cd-only releases. Both were remastered by Dale Crover and Toshi Kasai (aka Deaf Nephews). Each is limited to 500 copies (of which, 75 are part of a box set).

Altamont was formed in San Francisco in 1994 as a side project of Dale Crover (the Melvins), Joey Osbourne (Acid King), and Dan Southwick.

Pre-Order information is available here: http://www.secretserpentsstore.com/servlet/the-Valley-King-Records-cln-Altamont/Categories

Shipping starts at the end of August. First 100 pre-orders come with stickers based on the cover art.

———————–

Civil War Fantasy – Remastered by Deaf Nephews (Dale Crover and Toshi Kasai). This is an edition of only 500 with cover art by Alan Forbes.

Altamont

Track listing:
1. Civil War Fantasy
2. Ezy Rider (Jimi Hendrix)
3. Bitch Slap
4. Whips
5. My One Sin
6. Makers Mark
7. Black Tooth Powder
8. Up River
9. Down Wind
10. Smoke

———————–

Our Darling – Remastered by Deaf Nephews (Dale Crover and Toshi Kasai). This is an edition of only 500 with cover art by Alan Forbes.

Altamont

Track listing:
1. Saint Of All Killers
2. Short Eyes
3. Our Darling
4. Pirate Love (Johnny Thunders)
5. Chicken Lover
6. Dead Car
7. Swami
8. Peace Creep
9. Stripey Hole
10. Young Man Blues (Mose Allison)
11. Hell’s Angel Lullaby

———————–

We are also are releasing an extremely limited box set. Sets are limited to only 75 copies. Each set includes

  • Civil War Fantasy LP picture disc
  • Our Darling LP picture disc
  • custom ALTAMONT slip mat
  • band signed silkscreen ALTAMONT art print
  • vinyl sticker set based on the record artwork
  • all housed in a custom made pine box

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!
Click on the images for more information

Sleepy Sun


On sale this month!

——-

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

——-

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

——-

 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

——-

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

———————————

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

——-

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!


Quick Links!

Secret Serpents Store / Secret Serpents eBay  –   Facebook: Secret Serpents / Valley King Records  –  Instagram: Secret Serpents

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!

—————————————-

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!

—————————————-

Upcoming tour series

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

Graveyard

Sleepy Sun

The Sonics

Alan Forbes Benefit Info – Silent Auction and January 4 show info

Posted in Live Shows, Music with tags , , , on December 16, 2013 by Secret Serpents

2915541411_f142525404

We have started updating the list for the silent auction that ends January 5th. There is a TON more to add, but we’ve added donations that include a customized Arik Roper / Sleep poster, band signed items from Joe Strummer, the Black Crowes, Chris Cornell, Jethro Tull, and Peter Gabriel, a bunch of artist books donated by Last Gasp, and more! The list can be found here: http://goo.gl/nMjj5v

The online bidding ends January 3, 2014. After the online bidding ends, all items will be taken to the show with the highest online bidders as the starting amounts. Online winners will be contacted on January 7th. To take part of the silent auction, send your bid to: info@secretserpents.com

If you would like to donate something to the silent auction, please email: info@secretserpents.com

———————————-

January 4 Benefit show:

Bands:
Black Cobra – doom and sludge 2-member sludge-offshoot metal band from San Francisco, California. The band was formed in 2001 by guitarist Jason Landrian, formerly of Florida doom band Cavity, and former Acid King bassist Rafael Martinez.

Lecherous Gaze – Madness! Dementia! Raw Terror! Oozing forth from a festering sore on the recently buried corpse of ultra-sick, Californian sleaze-rock legends ANNHILIATION TIME, comes the ear-mauling, noisy, insanity-soaked musical mayhem of LECHEROUS GAZE! The self-proclaimed “#1 rockin’ band in the entire world,” LECHEROUS GAZE is like the prow of a mighty ship cutting through a sea of turd, carrying on the legacy of bands like the MC5 and Black Flag to bring dangerously heavy rock back to the masses. On The Skids was recorded in Oakland’s Earhammer Studios (Ghoul, Saviours) and is an up-tempo firebomb of awesome riffage, wailing solos, ’70s fuzz tone guitar and grade-A, no-bullshit rock ‘n’ roll!. Who needs studio trickery when each member is jamming out of his mind?!?! Three years in the making, LECHEROUS GAZE’s On The Skids’ maelstromic mixture of heavy rock riffs, punk snarl attitude and Zep-like attention to detail comes across like a hesher’s record collection melted together into one crushing slab of volcanic rock that leaves nothing but burning embers and ringing ears. Harsh and heavy, LECHEROUS GAZE play destructively nasty music for fiendish people!!!

Pins Of Light – San Francisco’s Pins of Light reside in that murky musical shadow-territory of the nearly unclassifiable. They craft a brutal and intricate mélange of metal, punk and prog that isn’t quite any of those things. Pins of Light’s most progressive moments are more Motörhead than Mothers of Invention; their metal is more Pink Floyd than it is Judas Priest; the elements of punk are a driving fistfight that’s entirely the band’s own. Singer and bassist Shane Baker, guitarists Jake Palladino and Ravi Durbeej, and drummer Phil Becker come previously (and currently) from such SF institutions as Dead and Gone, Night After Night, Hightower and Triclops (among a slew of others).

Kicker – Kicker is a Punk band from Oakland. Featuring current and past
members of Neurosis, Filth, and Dystopia, along with veteran road
dog Roadie on vocals. We’re here to drink your beer, eat
your chips and bludgeon your ears with Punk.

In addition to the live music, Big Nate will be DJ’ing and Parker Gibbs will be the emcee!

Advance tickets are now available through Bottom of the Hill!

Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 626-4455

Doors: 8:30
First band: 9:00

 

———————————-

1387217132192

Besides the donation of the Junko Mizuno art cuff to the silent auction, Morphik is running a special through their site that will not only help out Alan’s medical expenses by donating 40% of all sales, but it will also include a 25% off discount!

When checking out, use the code: ALANFORBES

Junko_Mizuno_Br_Article

VENUE CHANGE: December 7 Alan Forbes Benefit

Posted in Live Shows, Music on December 6, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Due to an unforeseen issue with the Make Out Room’s plumbing, the Alan Forbes benefit show scheduled for this Saturday has been moved to The Chapel! It’s around the corner from the Make Out Room, so if you live near you can still walk to the show! Also, as all shows at the Chapel, advance tickets are available (http://www.thechapelsf.com/event/440229)

Doors at 7:00 PM
7:00 Jello Biafra (DJ set)
8:00 Ethan Miller (solo)
9:00 Harderships
10:00 The Freeks
11:00 Hot Lunch

Jello Biafra will also be DJ’ing between bands!

We’d like to thank everyone at the Chapel for making this possible and and the Make Out Room for assisting in finding a new venue on almost no notice!

TThe Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com

Anywhere ‘Olompali’ 12″ EP pic disc is now available for pre-order!

Posted in Latest Additions, Music, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Anywhere have returned! The sonic collective experimentation started by Christian Eric Beaulieu (Triclops! / Peace Creep), Cedric Bixler Zavala (The Mars Volta / Zavalaz), and Mike Watt (The Stooges / Minutemen) has expanded it’s identity, unveiling the much anticipated 4 song Olompali EP.

The lineup this time around features Dale Crover (the Melvins / Altamont), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana / Sweet 75), Jonathan Hischke (Hella / EV Kain), Ethan Miller (Comets On Fire / Feral Ohms), Toshi Kasai (Big Business / Altamont), Bret Constatino (Sleepy Sun), Matt Holliman (Sleepy Sun), Cyrus Comisky (Drunk Horse / Howlin Rain), and Christian Eric Beaulieu.

This also marks the first non-7″ for Valley King Records as this is a 12″ EP picture disc! Artwork is by Alan Forbes. Limited to 500 copies.

THE FIRST 100 PRE-ORDERS COME WITH AN EXCLUSIVE ANYWHERE STICKER!

Format: 12″ picture disc
Edition: 500
Artwork: Alan Forbes
Other info: Exclusive sticker for the first 100 pre-orders

Click HERE for pre-order information!

Anywhere

Altamont ‘Mrs. Creech’ 7″

Posted in Latest Additions, Music, Original Art, Shirts, Valley King Records with tags , on September 23, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Formed in 1994, Altamont was started as a side project by Dale Crover of Melvins, along with Joey Osbourne of Acid King and Dan Southwick. This will be their first release since 2005 after having records previously released by Mans Ruin Records and AntAcidAudio. This release also includes Coady Willis (Melvins / Big Business) and Toshi Kasai to round out the band!

As with all Valley King Records releases, the artwork is by Alan Forbes. The record packaging is silkscreened and signed & numbered by Forbes. Each single also comes with a vinyl sticker based on the cover art.

In addition to the regular edition of 500 on black vinyl, we are releasing a very limited amount on colored vinyl!

We are also making a very limited amount of shirts based on the cover art. The shirts will be American Apparel (or equivalent). Pre-orders are the only way to guarantee your size. Sorry, no womens shirts….mens sizes only (S-XXL). All shirts come with a vinyl sticker!

Altamont

Altamont

———————————-

Upcoming Altamont show:
Altamont (record release show)
Frehley’s Vomet
Plus! New works by Alan Forbes and Junko Mizuno

Saturday, November 2nd
9:00 PM – $5
Benders Bar
806 S Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94110

altamontflyer