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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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Valley King Records releases on colored vinyl on eBay!

Posted in Valley King Records with tags , , , , on April 4, 2012 by Secret Serpents

We just listed colored vinyl copies of the Valley King Records releases on eBay! Each copy is limited to only 50 copies! Also, the covers on each are printed on different paper than the editions of 500.

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New posters by Alan Forbes now available!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by Secret Serpents

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THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Tour 2011

BRUCE HORNSBY – Vienna, Virginia 2011

FRISCO FREAKOUT – San Francisco, California 2011

PRIMUS – Toronto, Ontario 2011

PRIMUS (Variant) – Toronto, Ontario 2011

New original inks added to the store!

Posted in Commissions, Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Original Art, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2011 by Secret Serpents

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New to the store!

Posted in Latest Additions, Music, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2011 by Secret Serpents

Dead Meadow / Sweet Apple – San Francisco, CA by Alan Forbes

Bill Graham 80th Birthday Bash featuring Los Lobos – San Francisco, CA by Alan Forbes

Melvins – San Francisco, CA by Alan Forbes

Coming soon: Melvins 2011 Japan tour poster by Junko Mizuno, and posters for Black Mountain, Fresh & Onlys, and more from Alan Forbes!

Carlton Melton “Handling Snakes” limited edition 7″ now available for pre-order!

Posted in Latest Additions, Music, Valley King Records with tags , , , on December 22, 2010 by Secret Serpents

Limited edition “Handling Snakes” 7″ available for pre-order now – CLICK HERE!

The band CARLTON MELTON formed along the Mendocino County coastline in Northern California on the weekend of July 17th, 2008. The idea to play live, loud, improvised, experimental, instrumental, psychedelic music in a geodesic dome had been discussed for many years prior to this date. The opportunity came to fruition after the dome was completely rebuilt and the acoustic sounds inside were fully realized.

The music is recorded live inside the dome to analog and digital sources using omni-directional microphones. All music is improvised in the sense that no one really knows who or what is going to be played at any given time. There are no rehearsals, practices, demonstration tapes, second takes… what you hear is the first take… ” Hit It And Quit It ” as Funkadelic would prescribe. There are no studios. We record in Brian’s house and Brian happens to live in a geodesic dome.

It is understood this music is not for everyone. If you prefer top-notch, modern day production and crafty songwriting you may want to stop here. If you prefer old SST label cassette tapes or an early Spaceman 3 cassette you recently found wedged in the back seat of your car you may dig some of this.

Rich Millman – guitar / synth
Andy Duvall – drums / guitar
John Steuernagel – bass
Brian McDougall – drums
Clint Golden – bass (live)

Release date: January 11, 2011
Format: 7″
Songs: Handling Snakes b/w The One That Got Away
Edition: 500 on black vinyl
Artwork: Alan Forbes
Other info: deluxe silkscreened packaging, signed / numbered by Alan Forbes

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For fans of Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo, Sleepy Sun, early Pink Floyd

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“The field of psychedelic hypnno-drone rock in San Francisco keeps getting wider, and more amazing. Along with Wooden Shjips, Sleepy Sun and The Lumerians comes the slow growth space rock of Carlton Melton. Recommended!” – Aquarius Records

Top 10 – J. Mascis for Filter Magazine

“I bet if you went to the dome where the album was recorded you could still hear the music bouncing around the room…trapped in the dome creating an undistinguishable wash of sound to bathe in for an eternity. Highly recommended for any fan of neo-psych or space rock. Get your hands on it before it’s gone.” – Dave W. (White Hills / Rocket Recordings)

“There are bands, and on this website we are lucky enough to deal with a fair few of them, who defy convention and easy categorization. Reference points may be offered, but essentially such bands exist in their own little world, utterly unaffected by trends or popularist concerns. Carlton Melton are one such band – a willfully psychedelic beast tinged with blues, doom, drone and feral rock energy that recall the majesty of Earthless and the spontaneity of early Pink Floyd” – Sonic Abuse

“Finally, a psychedelic band that successfully crosses generations, appealing equally to old school bong-bubblers, kinky krautrockers and the new school of psychedelic stooges. Can-style jams, trance-inducing drones and Ummagumma-era Pink Floyd ambiance may be the foundation here but these improv jams easily break from the tether of their influences and soar righteously through the stratosphere. Freak out!” – Montreal Mirror

Valley King Records: Carlton Melton single out this month!

Posted in Valley King Records with tags , on August 1, 2010 by Secret Serpents

CARLTON MELTON formed along the Mendocino County coastline in Northern California on the weekend of July 17th, 2008. The idea to play live, loud, improvised, experimental, instrumental, psychedelic music in a geodesic dome had been discussed for many years prior to this date. The opportunity came to fruition after the dome was completely rebuilt and the acoustic sounds inside were fully realized.

The music is recorded live inside the dome to analog and digital sources using omni-directional microphones. All music is improvised in the sense that no one really knows who or what is going to be played at any given time. There are no rehearsals, practices, demonstration tapes, second takes… what you hear is the first take… ” Hit It And Quit It ” as Funkadelic would prescribe. There are no studios. We record in Brian’s house and Brian happens to live in a geodesic dome.

It is understood this music is not for everyone. If you prefer top-notch, modern day production and crafty songwriting you may want to stop here. If you prefer old SST label cassette tapes or an early Spaceman 3 cassette you recently found wedged in the back seat of your car you may dig some of this… or perhaps you like to listen and gaze at an old David Crosby LP now and then.

Stay tuned… Long Live Dome Rock…

Andy Duvall – Guitar/Drums
Clint Golden – Bass Guitar/Drums
Brian McDougall – Drums/Guitar
Rich Millman – Guitar/Synth
John Steuernagel – Bass Guitar

Deluxe limited edition “Handling Snakes” 7″ available August 2010

Limited to 500 copies
Silkscreened packaging
Signed and numbered by artist Alan Forbes
Bonus extras with each single

We will be taking pre-orders shortly, so keep an eye out at the Secret Serpents webstore!