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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.

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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

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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

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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
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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!

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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.

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

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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

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New additions to the store!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Original Art, Posters, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Secret Serpents

We have a ton of new additions to the store! Click on the images for more information!

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour with Honky:

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – Baltimore 2013 by Justin Walsh
Melvins

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – St Louis 2013 by Mike Murphy
Melvins

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Melvins

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – Seattle 2013 by Skinner
Melvins

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – Vancouver 2013 by Junko Mizuno
Melvins

 

Mudhoney:

Mudhoney – Berlin 2013 by Malleus
Mudhoney

Mudhoney – Birmingham, UK by Weird Beard
Mudhoney

Mudhoney – Los Angeles 2013 by Anonymous Ink
Mudhoney

Mudhoney – Seattle 2013 by Seattle Show Posters
Mudhoney

Mudhoney – Seattle 2013 by Dan Grzeca
Mudhoney

 

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine:

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine – Long Beach 2013 by Ross Sewage
Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine – Sacramento 2013 by Anonymous Ink
Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine – San Luis Obispo 2013 by Seattle Show Posters
Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine – Scottsdale 2013 by Jim Altieri
Jello Biafra

 

Alan Forbes original inks:

Black Elk Medicine Band – 2013 original ink – comes with a copy of the 7″ on colored vinyl!
Valley King Records

Blackwülf – 2013 original ink
Blackwülf

Feral Ohms – 2013 original ink – comes with a copy of the 7″ on colored vinyl!
Valley King Records

Melvins – San Francisco – 2013 original ink
Melvins

Valley King Records:

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

Feral Ohms ‘Living Junkyard’ 7″
Feral Ohms

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

Pins of Light – Shirt & Sticker
Pins of Light

LIMITED Pins of Light shirt and sticker!

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

We are now taking orders for the new Pins of Light shirt! The Alan Forbes designed shirt is limited to 50 copies of this design and will come with a vinyl sticker. Quantities of each size are very limited! Sorry, no women or children shirt sizes available!

The price includes shipping within the US. For those outside of the US, contact us for shipping rates.

All pre-orders for the Pins of Light 7″ on Valley King Records will start shipping Monday.

Click HERE for more information!

Pins Of Light

Black Elk Medicine Band ‘Santa Ana’ 7″ now available!

Posted in Latest Additions, Music, Valley King Records with tags , , , , on May 20, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Valley King Records most recent release, Black Elk Medicine Band, is now available through our online store HERE! Listed below are a few other places that carry Valley King Records releases!

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:
All That Is Heavy
Midheaven Mailorder
Thrill Jockey Records

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 Black Elk Medicine Band – Santa Ana single:

The latest from local label Valley King, is the first release from Black Elk Medicine Band, the solo project of Isaiah Mitchell of recent aQ Record Of The Weekers Golden Void, as well as psych rock shredders Earthless, and in BEMB, at least on this single, Mitchell is joined by Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach, The Fucking Champs, etc.) and John McBain of the mighty Monster Magnet (and Carlton Melton!). You’d never know it on the B side, which just happens to be the one we listened to first – a dark, brooding, seventies sounding psychedelic drift, swirling soft tangles of slow burn guitar shred smolder, draped over a thick, ominous sprawl of sinister synth buzz, sounding like Mitchell’s homage to Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain”, the same sort of dark psych brood, tense and emotional and moody.

But flip the record over, and Mitchell and crew let loose with a heady barrage of spaced out psych that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Golden Void or Earthless record. A simple skeletal programed rhythm pulses away beneath clouds of heavily flanged riffage, and yep, some seriously soaring heart of the sun shredding, sounding almost like a snippet of a much longer jam, fading in, the action already underway, the band locked into some seriously tripped out psychedelic mesmer, Mitchell laying down another blast of tangled super emotive guitar god leads, over a tranced out motorik background, eventually fading out, as if the actual jam, the one we just got a single side glimpse of, continued well on into the forever.

LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES!! In a swank sleeve featuring all new artwork from artist Alan Forbes, each one signed!

Black Elk Medicine Band

 

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We have also found some copies of some of our sold out singles! Click on the images for more information!

VKR703 – Golden Void “The Curve” 7″

Golden Void

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VKR704 – Spiders “Nothing Like You” 7″

Spiders

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VKR705 – Anywhere “Pyramid Mirrors” 7″

Anywhere

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 VKR706 – Anywhere “Infrared Moses” 7″

Anywhere