Today, October 8, 2021, my/our new album is out: "Without Love" by The Mona Reels.

I can't believe it's actually a real thing. For so long after the last one ("Grown Up So Slow"), I seriously doubted that there would ever be another Mona Reels record. I just felt like beating the shit out of the drums on other people's music instead. Gradually the passion returned, and by Spring 2020 I was having a LOT of fun doing Mona Reels again. Now I can't wait to make ANOTHER one.

Although I wrote all the songs and played almost all of the instruments, many of my favorite moments on Without Love are the work of others, especially Summy @cheesasaurusrex and Ali's @starsmoonsplanets impeccable harmony singing on "We Don't Like The Same Things Anymore", Giselle's @gisellegabriellle high vocal in "Someone To Hang On To", and most of all Caleb Peinado's staggering arrangement of the title song, which is one of the most incredible things I've ever heard in my life.

Additional gratitude must be extended to Lillian Maring @lillianmaring , Izaak Mills @dutchimasters , Michael Liebman, Ashley Cook @cookashleye , Corey Rose Evans @buffbiatch , and Rogan Keys @rogi_pierogi7 for their invaluable contributions. The record would not be as interesting without the colors you added, and I hope to collaborate with every one of you again.

Thank you to Reuben Storey for the layout on the CD and cassette packages, and for helping me manage the Bandcamp page.

Thank you to Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice @peerlessmastering for your incredible expertise and attention to detail.

Thank you to Tobi Vail @mstobivail for all your help getting this music out there, and to Jolie Maya-Altshuler for directing our first video.

And most importantly, thank you to ANYONE who spends time with the record, and please subscribe to The Mona Reels Music on YouTube. Your support does so much to give meaning and purpose to all areas of my life.

Play loudly through headphones, please!

#themonareels #olympiawashington #popmusic #powerpop #krecords #piaptk #bikinikill #peerlessmastering #brianwilson #thebeachboys #motown #lauranyro #toddrundgren #northwest #grunge #teenagesymphonytogod

Without Love won't be available on streaming services until October 8, but limited edition CD and

cassette copies are available NOW from our Bandcamp page (themonareels.bandcamp.com, insta won't let me link but you know how to get there). Orders will be shipped the same day, and remember to check out the new video for "Someone To Hang On To" on YouTube! Thank you, loved ones! #themonareels #olympiawashington #longlivephysicalmedia #indiepop #singersongwriter #pianorock #rikandthepigs #bangsband #eleanormurray #piaptk #krecords #killrockstars #brianwilson #lauranyro #toddrundgren #elliegreenwich #bigstarband #alexchilton #chrisbell #elliottsmith #verucasaltband #themagneticfields #talesofterrorband #benfoldsfive #thelemontwigs #petsounds #somethinganything #teenagesymphoniestogod

After five years of embossing, here is my first time out actually *cutting* a record with a diamond stylus.

The unit is a Presto 8DG previously owned by Bela Bartok, and modified by his son Peter. The cutterhead was a limited edition stereo head built by Konstantin Tokarev, fitted with a MyShank stylus and going direct to a MyShank blank disc.

This unit was already spoken for, but the new owner was generous enough to let me train on it, with excellent instruction from Mike Dixon and Kris Dorr. I *was* planning to modify my 6N for the stereo head, but now I'm really thinking I need to add a 8N to my humble little lathe cutting studio.

#lathecut #lathecutrecords #lathetrolls #lathetrollsrecordcutterlathe #piaptk #lathecutsdotcom #b.bartok #myshankdiamonds #myshank_diamonds #kostyantokarev

Hello all!

Today is the last call to order one of our limited edition lathe cut records with original art by moi of our Collaborative Covers Summer Series tune “The Pied Piper” with @goldenboots666 @floatingaction and @todderk17. Brought to you by @piaptk via @lathecuts. Link in bio. #birdiebuschmusic #birdiebuschvisuals #goldenboots #floatingaction #piaptk #lathecut #coversong #summerseries #philly #tucson #asheville

These dudes are all cutting @mikemassmusic records. We're bringing Mass to the masses!


#crabdevil #peninsularium #lathecutrecords #piaptk

Norfolk & Western and Graves, Fleetwood’s Hack. 2007 PIAPTK Records.

Ltd Ed of 490 numbered, hand letter-pressed V fold cover sheet, plain paper inner, download sheet with liner notes. Mono.
Fantastic 6 song collaboration of 50’s - 60’s Doo Wop group The Fleetwoods, in the folk-rock alt-indie style.
People In A Place To Know is an interesting label to say the least. You might find the guitarist /drummer / keyboard player of one of your favourite bands there, making a one-off or participating in a collaborative project.
In the liner note, Adam Selzer gives the background story of how this record came about with Graves.
This was a great find, and to get it in an actual brick & mortar store, new- for $12CAD. The letterpress cover sheet has a slight sheen and linen texture- not the easiest thing to print on, so each cover will have unique character.
#piaptk #norfolkandwestern #graves #thefleetwoods #doowop #altindie #altfolk #indiemusic #vinyl #10inchrecords #sundaylistening #vinylcollection #letterpress #printingpress #piaptkrecords #recordcollection

In addition to the Collaborative Cover we recently did with @goldenboots666 @floatingaction and @todderk17 , I also joined up with Tucson Based @ovarezz to make this video for it.

Loved seeing how she took my art from afar and transformed it with her own art and animation. The Pied Piper tune was originally performed by Crispian St.Peters in 1966 and was written by Steve Duboff and Artie Kornfeld. Limited edition lathe cuts are available via @piaptk and also streaming digitally at all the usual places. #birdiebusch #birdiebuschmusic #birdiebuschart #goldenboots #floatingaction #collaboration #animation #lathecut #piaptk #thepiedpiper #ovarezz

Art I designed for the Collaborative Cover Summer Single Series lathe cut and liner notes with @goldenboots666 , @floatingaction , and @todderk17.

Song out digitally tomorrow with more info on lathes to come! #covers #collabs #birdiebuschmusic #philly #tucson #blackmountain #goldenboots #floatingaction #lathecutstucson #piaptk

Sugar Candy Mountain - Impression (2021 US independent store limited edition ‘coke bottle’ clear

vinyl on People In A Position To Know/ORG Music) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #vinyl #records #audiotechnica #atlp120 #sugarcandymountain #sugarcandymountainvinyl #impression #piaptk #cokebottlevinyl #vinyljunkie #vinylcollection #vinylgram #vinylcommunity #targetexclusivevinyl #instavinyl #vinyllove #vinyllovers #recordcollection #vinyligclub #limitedvinyl #spinningendlessly #clearvinyl #coloredvinylclub #clearvinyl #coloredvinyl #nowspinning #psychrock #psychedelicrock

Meowtain - Hex / Piggyback Rider (2012) (painted clear lathe) #meowtain #meowtainband #meowtainhexpiggybackrider #hexpiggybackrider #lathecut #lathecutrecords #piaptk

“I am the Eye in the Sky” cover single performed by @goldenboots666 with @mslonnabee &

@gralbrothersmusic limited edition #lathecutrecords #madetoorder by @mikedixontucson of @lathecuts @piaptk Art work by @ryecrow 🎨What a perfect package to come home to from my bloodletting yesterday! Now this is some brain meds I can wrap my head around. Fantastic stuff folks! 🌵So Rad! ✨ Pic. 9 is the most recent art I @werewolf.wizard did for #goldenboots666 @dimitriam & Ryen It’s a double “ode” design. First to goLdEn bOOts, one of my favorite #tucsonarizona bands , & peoples, celebrating 20 years of audio & visual treats! The other is to Clay Wilson, one of my favorite #undergtoundartist that warped this man-child’s imagination since the #70s #claywilson R.I.P. 7/24/1941 - 2/7/2017 #checkereddemon “checkered-less” #undergroundcomix #steveclaywilson #zapcomix #lowbrowartist #iamtheeyeintheskylookingatyou #iamthemakerofrulesdealingwithfools #vinyljunkie #myfriendsarecool #diyvinyl #squarelathecut #werewolfwizardart #piaptk The video is streaming…check it out. 🐺🧙🏽‍♂️🌜🌕🌛

Golden Boots - Night Drives Vol 1, PIAPTK 2019. Appropriately titled long-form soundscapes from Tucson’s greatest weirdos - Golden Boots.

I love every odd project these guys put out. #nowspinning #goldenboots #nightdrives #crumblywestern #tucson #outsiderart #outsidermusic #altcountry #altcountrymusic #desertmusic #pensive #soundscape #dimitrimanos #ryaneggleston #piaptk #sierranevadacorporation #tongs #wierdmusic #williamtyler #guitarinstrumental #calexico #orkestamendoza #drdog #recordoftheday #vinylcollection #limitedpressing #vinyl #record #onthetable #reckids

Just got this in the mail this past week. One of the latest singles from @spacefacemusic - Happens All The Time.

A lathe cut made on Plexiglass with a unique image from the music video. One of a kind on a limited pressing. Love these guys. Consistently amazing music. Please be sure to check out their Bandcamp and buy their beautiful merch. They also just released a new single this week, Piña Collider. #spaceface #piaptk @piaptk #happensallthetime

#vinylcollection #vinylcollector #music #vinyl #recordcollection #recordcollector #vinylfriday #recordstoreday #yourturntablesnotdead #musicislife #vinylgram #nowspinning #instarecords #nowplaying #records #vinylcommunity #vinylclub #vinyljunkie #vinyladdict #vinylporn #vinlyaddiction #vinyloftheday #nowlistening #45rpm #33rpm #lp #turntable

Just got this in the mail this past week. One of the latest singles from @spacefacemusic - Happens All The Time.

A lathe cut made on Plexiglass with a unique image from the music video. One of a kind on a limited pressing. Love these guys. Consistently amazing music. Please be sure to check out their Bandcamp and buy their beautiful merch. They also just released a new single this week, Piña Collider. #spaceface #piaptk @piaptk #happensallthetime

#vinylcollection #vinylcollector #music #vinyl #recordcollection #recordcollector #vinylfriday #recordstoreday #yourturntablesnotdead #musicislife #vinylgram #nowspinning #instarecords #nowplaying #records #vinylcommunity #vinylclub #vinyljunkie #vinyladdict #vinylporn #vinlyaddiction #vinyloftheday #nowlistening #45rpm #33rpm #lp #turntable

beautiful hand poured version of @sugarcandymtn new album “Impression” out on @piaptk anotha’ stunna’ from S.C.M.

like i should be surprised. #sugarcandymountain #piaptk #vinylcollection #vinyl #vinyljunkie #recordcollection

"Tonight, I'm by the phone / And I'm listening for your dial tone..." Sticking with another Texas artist for this post, but this time we're headed down to Austin with Scott Garred of Silver Scooter.

A few years back, the singer came across a tape from 1997 featuring demos of songs that would later appear on Silver Scooter's second album, Orleans Parish and one of Garred's Super XX Man albums. These demos were released as a double 7" in a run of 75 on square lathe cut records. Released in 2017 by People In A Position To Know Recordings.
#scottgarred #silverscooter #peopleinapositiontoknow #piaptk #piaptkrecordings #silverscooter4trackdemos #orleansparish #superxxman #lathecut #lathecutrecords #7inchvinyl #7inchrecords #nowspinning #33rpm #instavinyl #vinylgeek #vinylgram #albumoftheday #onmyturntable #vinyligclub #vinylism #vinylcommunity #vinylcollective #ilovediscogs #indierock #vinylrecords #vinyligclub #vinyl #atxmusic

Listening session 5.17 - heart shaped flexi made for a wedding. Jad is covering Blue Moon.

#jadfair #piaptk #flexidisc #records #vinyl

May Vinyl Challenge by @jennn_erator , day 18: Strange Play

American Monoxide ‎- "American Monoxide's Fucked Up Sounds From A Haunted World (The Six Sider)"
From Discogs: ”This Six "Sided" 10" record is composed of six distinct groove rings. Each side has a Venn Diagram of Groove in the middle and a short ring on the outside of the 10". As the grooves of the Venn Diagram cross, they make a little chirping sound. Each Great Six Sider 10" is somewhat unique, in that the rings were cut using an unspecific portion of Dimtri's composition and were then locked off into locked grooves when the ring ends. No rings or locked grooves are the same.”
#vinylcollective #vinyl #records #recordcollection #recordcollector #vinylrecords #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vinylcollection #vinylcollector #vinyligclub #vinyyli #vinyylilevy #levykokoelma #levyjenkeräily #vinylgen_feature #mayvinylchallenge #americanmonoxide #lathecut #10inch #piaptk #peopleinapositiontoknow

Just announced!

We're thrilled to be releasing Sugar Candy Mountain's incredible new album, Impression, which will be available on vinyl and CD beginning May 28th as a co-release with our friends PIAPTK. You can check out their music video for "Running From Fire", the first single from the album, now at @mxdwn

The LP and CD are available to preorder now at orgmusic.com

Written mostly during an extended camping trip to escape the blazing 2020 California wildfires, and recorded in quarantine due to the global pandemic, Impression is a carousel ride through time with the Bonnie & Clyde of psych-pop, where classic meets contemporary. Sugar Candy Mountain gallops seamlessly from tripped out Tropicália, Shuggie Otis inspired grooves, kaleidoscopic psych jams, classic 70's reverie, and nods to krautrock without ever skipping a beat.

Artwork by @jesswillawheaton #jesswillawheaton

#sugarcandymountain #orgmusic #runningfromfire #scm #piaptk

I ordered this beautiful copy of @yonatan.gat’s “Universalists” and this trippy lathe cut by @spacefacemusic from @piaptk records On Thursday afternoon.

I was super stoked and surprised to get them today. Can’t wait for my new table to come in next week so I can listen to them proper 💜
Check out Piaptk’s site for limited run OOAK lathe cuts, LPs, tapes, etc. you can even buy stuff from Mike’s personal collection. Thank you Mike!
#piaptk #recordcollection #recordcollector #lathecut #lathecutrecords #weeniedogsofinstagram #weeniedogs #indiemusiclabel #smallbusinessappreciation

For Bailey Moses, records are more than just a medium to listen to music, but a means for endless creative expression.

With her lathe cut project, Hocus Bogus, she has made upcycled records out of VHS tapes, flowers, food, and just about anything you could imagine. For the latest Vinyl Vault entry, we had a quick chat with Bailey on how she got started in the lathe community, and how she continually tests the limits of what a record can be. (and yes, everything she’s holding is a lathe!)

#vinylvault #recordcollector #recordcollection #lathecuts #lathe #lathework #hocusbogus #piaptk #piaptkrecords #austinpowers #spywhoshaggedme #zelda #lathecommunity #igrecordcollectors #lathemachine #lathecutrecord

This is an insanely cool release. It is a single of Jeffrey Lewis' 'No. 2 Girl' on a CD-record.


What is a CD-record??? It is a fully playable CD that also has the track cut into the backside of the disc and is playable on a turntable.

This strange creation is one in a series of CD-records made by PIAPTK (People in a Position to Know), a record label out of Tucson, AZ that creates interesting lathe cut pieces of music.

This means that, rather than the normal process of pressing a record, these records are literally cut into their material on a record lathe in real-time. It's a laborious process and a serious labor of love by the label's owner, Michael Dixon, but it often yields seriously interesting releases.

The song itself is a full-frontal admission of the narrator's fully-conscious prioritizing of one girl over another. I go back and forth deciding if I'm refreshed or rebuffed by the honestly, but maybe that's part of the point? In not sure, but either way it's a catchy tune.

@jeffreylewisband @piaptk
#jeffreylewis #antifolk #proanti #folk #folkpunk #piaptk #lathecut #lathecutrecords #lathecutvinyl #vinyl #vinylcollector #vinylcollection #cdcollection #nowspinning

Golden Boots - EV / Coyote Deathbed Surprise (2008) (mint vinyl) #goldenboots #goldenbootsevcoyotedeathbedsurprise #evcoyotedeathbedsurprise #piaptk #vinyl

New #showgaze #classic from #tucson #psychpop stalwarts #muteSwan feat 1/2 of #PIAPTK alums #ForestFallows.

#FirstPressing #limitededition of 300 on #whitepearl #vinyl available now at www.PIAPTK.com