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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

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

Swans – Bonnaroo 2013 by Dan Grzeca


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



 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



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



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!

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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:


Sleepy Sun

The Sonics

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.


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!


Justin Walsh posters now available!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2013 by Secret Serpents

We now have posters by Justin Walsh available in very limited quantities (some as low as 1 copy!). We will be including test prints for all orders of $100 or more of his posters while supplies last!

Click the image below for more information!


AC Newman – San Francisco 2012
Altamont – Tour 2010
Black Heart Procession – Tour 2009
Dinosaur Jr – Milwaukee 2009
Down / Melvins – New York 2009
High On Fire – Brooklyn 2012
Melvins – Brooklyn 2012
Melvins – Olympia – 2010
Melvins / Unsane – Milwaukee 2012
Melvins Lite – Portland 2012
New Pornographers – Brooklyn 2010
Sermon – Tour 2010
Sleepy Sun – Brooklyn 2010
Swans – Portland 2012

Alan Forbes inks now available!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Original Art with tags , , , , on December 19, 2012 by Secret Serpents

We just added a few of Forbes new inks to the store. Click on each image for more information!

Ghost ‘Secular Haze’ 2012 original ink
Used for the upcoming ‘Secular Haze’ record by Sweden’s GHOST

Howlin Rain & Vetiver / Cafe du Nord – 2012 original ink
New Years Eve – San Francisco
Howlin Rain

Sleepy Sun / Australia tour – 2012 original ink
For Sleepy Sun’s upcoming 2013 Australia tour
Sleepy Sun

New additions to the store!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2012 by Secret Serpents

We have a few new Sleepy Sun and Melvins / Unsane posters from their current tours along with some older Melvins posters!

Click on the images for more information!

Sleepy Sun and White Hills / Philadelphia 2012 by Gregg Gordon

Sleepy Sun and Crystal Antlers / Los Angeles 2012 by John Howard
Red Edition

Blue Edition

Yellow Edition

Melvins and Unsane / San Francisco 2012 by Alan Forbes (note: the edition sold out at the show – we only have a couple of artist proofs available)

Melvins and Unsane / San Diego 2012 by Malleus

Melvins and Unsane / Los Angeles 2012 by Lil Tuffy

Melvins and Unsane / San Jose 2012 by Mike Murphy

Melvins and Unsane / El Paso 2012 by John Howard

Melvins / Costa Mesa 2010 by Jason Goad

Melvins / Olympia 2010 by Justin Walsh

Melvins 25th Anniversary / NYC 2009 by Adam Jones

Melvins 25th Anniversary with Green River / Seattle 2009 by Buzz Osbourne

Melvins 25th Anniversary with Green River / Seattle 2009 by Jeff Ament – AUTOGRAPHED BY BOTH BANDS

New Alan Forbes inks for 2012….and on sale!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Original Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2012 by Secret Serpents

Check out the sale we are having on some of Alan Forbes new original inks! Click on each image for more information!

Dunlop ‘Eye’ original ink (2012):

Graveyard / Radio Moscow at Slims in San Francisco original ink (2012) SOLD!

Howlin Rain / Soft White Sixties / Zodiac Death Valley at The Independent in San Francisco original ink (2012):

Sleepy Sun at the Catalyst in the Catalyst in Santa Cruz original ink (2012):