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Anywhere “Pyramid Mirrors” in stores!

Posted in Music, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2011 by Secret Serpents

We are sold out of the most recent Valley King Records release, the ANYWHERE ‘Pyramid Mirrors’ EP, but there are a few stores that have them in (very limited) stock.

San Francisco:
Aquarius Records
1055 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California 94110
tel 415.647.2272
store@aquariusrecords.org

San Diego:
Thirsty Moon Records
525 A Evans Place
San Diego, CA 92103
tel 619-542-1500
thirstymoonrecords@sbcglobal.net

ONLINE:
Midheaven Mailorder
All That Is Heavy

We also have the original artwork by Alan Forbes available that comes with a copy of the record on colored vinyl (only 50 on colored vinyl were made!). Click HERE for more info!

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Check out Aquarius Records recent review of the Pyramid Mirrors single:

Local label Valley King are on fire, after singles by local space rockers Carlton Melton, SF psych stoners Golden Void, witchy Swedish rockers Spiders and Sweet Apple, the project of Witch’s Dave Sweetapple, comes this, the debut from L.A. supergroup Anywhere, which we have to say, we were a wee bit skeptical about. Not just because of the often bandied about ‘supergroup’ tag, but also cuz it seemed like a strange hodgepodge member-wise, Cedric Bixler Zavala of The Mars Volta and At The Drive In, Christian Eric Beaulieu of the late great Triclops!, Mike Watt of the Minutemen and fIREHOSE obviously, and finally Rachel Fannan from SF dreampsych combo Sleepy Sun. Weird right? The label explains how these folks all fell in together, but even then we weren’t sure what to expect, but whatever it was, it wasn’t this, a weird sort of psychedelic rhythmic acoustic guitar driven dronerock, laced with electronics, and tabla like percussion, a bit proggy and druggy and dreamy, the A side plays out like the first movement of an epic sidelong prog masterpiece, the guitars lush and shimmery, those tabla sound rhythms often run through glitched out effects, the melodies majestic and soaring, some classic sixties psych guitar laid over the top, it’s a shame it ends after only 5 minutes, when we had been plotting out the rest of the imagined song in our heads. Needless to say, it was a hugely pleasant surprise and had us hankering for more.

The B side adds vocals to the mix, Fannan’s hazy stoned croon, perfectly complimented by the warm, whirling acoustic strum and toy xylophone like percussion, the song ebbing and flowing in soft swells, even more than the first side, sounding like some lost sixties band, all Laurel Canyon, witchy folk flecked psychedelic classic rock, brooding and moody and darkly dreamy. Gorgeous stuff for sure, and here’s hoping they can manage a full length!

LIMITED TO 500 COPIES! Already sold out, we have the last 20 copies, and then this is gone for good. Like the other Valley King releases, super swank sleeves with striking cover art by artist Alan Forbes, signed and numbered, includes a sticker as well.

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Anywhere original artwork by Alan Forbes now up on eBay!

Posted in Original Art, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2011 by Secret Serpents

Check our eBay listing => CLICK HERE!

Anywhere “Pyramid Mirrors” 7″ original artwork by Alan Forbes. Main image is approximately 8″ x 8″. Logo is approximately 8″ x 2 1/2″. Brush and ink on bristol. Signed by Alan Forbes.

Also included is a copy of the single on green vinyl (edition of 50) – which is not publicly available!

ANYWHERE is Christian Eric Beaulieu (Triclops!, Liquid Indian) and Cedric Bixler Zavala (The Mars Volta, At The Drive In) joined by Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOSE, The Stooges) and Rachel Fannan (ex-Sleepy Sun). Recorded by Toshi Kasai (The Melvins, Shrinebuilder). As with all Valley King Records releases, there will be silkscreened cover art by Alan Forbes (signed and numbered by Forbes as well!).

Christian Eric Beaulieu – Guitars, percussion
Cedric Bixler Zavala – Drums, percussion, electronics
Mike Watt – Bass
Rachel Fannan – Vocals

Anywhere “Pyramid Mirrors” limited edition 7″ available now for pre-order!

Posted in Latest Additions, Music, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2011 by Secret Serpents

Valley King Records next release will be a single for the new ‘supergroup’ project: ANYWHERE. Christian Eric Beaulieu (Triclops!, Liquid Indian) and Cedric Bixler Zavala (The Mars Volta, At The Drive In) are joined by Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOSE, The Stooges) and Rachel Fannan (ex-Sleepy Sun). Recorded by Toshi Kasai (The Melvins, Shrinebuilder). As with all Valley King Records releases, there will be silkscreened cover art by Alan Forbes (signed and numbered by Forbes as well!). The artwork will be released shortly, but you can reserve your copy now! There will be a one-time only pressing of 500!

Christian Eric Beaulieu – Guitars, percussion
Cedric Bixler Zavala – Drums, percussion, electronics
Mike Watt – Bass
Rachel Fannan – Vocals

Format: 7″
Edition: 500 on black vinyl
Artwork: Alan Forbes
Other info: signed / numbered by Alan Forbes; exclusive vinyl sticker

Click HERE to pre-order!