knockout

[TRACK LISTING]
01 Buzz Cut
02 Remember Little Satan
03 In the Movies
04 That Swingin' Rubicon
05 No. 263 in Norway
06 The Estuary
07 Light From Christmas Strands
08 You Wanna Get Lost?
09 Kings Need Crowns To Be a King
10 The World Would Be Lost Without Raincoats

   [THE REVOLUTIONARY HYDRA]
   KNOCKOUT TO DISPENSE {2002}
   ELS033
   [ $10.00 ]

   

      [.]   "They are not Belle & Sebastian; In fact, they're American...so they must be Camper Van Beethoven. But they're not Camper Van Beethoven. So they must be the Revolutionary Hydra." - splendidzine.


ratcat

[TRACK LISTING]
01 Mermaid Chorus
02 Olympia Wedding
03 Tofu & Crickets
04 Coralville Exit
05 University Library
06 Tompkins Square
07 South Dakota 4th
08 When Gladys Died
09 Table on the Sidewalk
10 P. Adam's All Stars
11 It's Almost As If You're Emily Dickenson
12 10th Ave E.
13 The Ladies' Aid
14 SIFF

   [RAT CAT HOGAN]
   VITAMINS & CALCIUM = HEALTH & HAPPINESS {2002}
   ELS032
   [ $10.00 ]

   

      [.]   V&C=H&H is best listened to over a cup of politically charged chai tea while PBS rests on mute in the background. Not afraid to turn a phrase, Herbert might be considered simply a writer of love songs; but we know better: He's all about the issues.


antiphony

[TRACK LISTING]
01 There is a Certain Shift
02 Great Mumping Villains
03 If You're Looking for Gloucester
04 Foreign Academies
05 The Antiphony
06 Crazy Mike's Video
07 Freemasons: Shinplaster or Shinsplints
08 Co-pilots of the LCD Scene
09 Inchoate Goes the Snow Route
10 Phalanx
11 Semaphore Should Be Sufficient
12 Astoria Larking
13 Egg Toss Frequency
14 Dunkirk
15 Bunny Parade
16 Pinball Blilzzard
17 Where We Intersect is Collide

   [THE REVOLUTIONARY HYDRA]
   THE ANTIPHONY {2001}
   ELS031
   [ $10.00 ]

   

      [.]   Anton Filigree, who is both Elsinor's lawyer and a Human Behaviourist, had this to say of the album: "While some shade their eyes in the event the sun is too bright, aural test subjects have been found to shade their ears in the presence of this new album entitled The Antiphony. If so inclined, I suggest a type of physio-acoustic attenuation: with elbows akimbo and knees comfortably bent, the active listener should ideally proceed to slowly cover and uncover their ears with their digits curled in apprehensive wonderment. Do not make fish noises in transit!"



puritan

[TRACK LISTING]
01 No Gentlemen
02 Fate Maps
03 The Captives
04 False Things
05 The River Guest
06 Can I Shimmy?
07 The Waves
08 The Cove
09 Nature Fiends
10 How To Move a Piano

   [PURITAN]
   HOW TO MOVE A PIANO {2000}
   ELS029
   [ $10.00 ]

   


      [.]   David Hamma used to be in So. Cal's Burning Sofa No. 10, one of Elsinor's all-time favorite bands. Nowadays he sits around on a beach in Hawaii dreaming up pineapple-flavored songs for his new iteration, Puritan. How To Move A Piano is the breathtaking first example of Dave's new ethic. With a little help from his Burning Sofa (and other) friends, Dave's concocted an album whose lyrics form a pharmacist's indication to take three times daily, thirty minutes after a meal.



lw

[TRACK LISTING]
01 Dinghy
02 Elementary
03 Comrade Jones
04 Clair-ity
05 Ascent

   [LEISURE WORLD]
   THRIFTSTORE DAYS, BICCARDI NIGHTS {2001}
   EEP001
   [ $7.00 ]

   

      [.]   We think that you, our gentle listener, will be very appreciative of the invitation to take a seat, interlock your fingers behind your head, prop your feet up on the stack of Scientific Americans on your coffee table, and bop your head according to the measured guidance of Thriftstore Days, Baccardi Nights.



ratcheting

[TRACK LISTING]
01 (The Book)
02 Der Blau Reiter
03 Befuddled Opener
04 Fake as the Scenery
05 Refers to Cocksucker's Blues
06 Professor 2nd Guesser
07 Good News for the Warm Blooded
08 Oxygen = Death
09 Self-Indulgent Birthday Party
10 Screen Door
11 Surpreyes
12 History of Art
13 Powerful Polarities
14 Shakespeare's Fingernails
15 Hats & Scarves
16 Oatmeal, Son of Sopebocks
17 Forecast
18 Obnoxia Baba
19 Charlie Lindbergh

   [THE REVOLUTIONARY HYDRA]
   RATCHETING DOWN THE MELANCHOLIC AFTERBEAT; A NOVEL {1999}
   ELS030
   [ $10.00 ]

   

      [.]   Contains 18 indie-pop songs, one indie-pop novel in PDF (Acrobat) format, and zero hits! Bellingham's own bad boys have finally made it to the major leagues with these A-list songs, produced and engineered by Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie fame, mostly at his old Hall of Justice studio at the Ellis Street House and Hydra House in Bellingham.


microphones

[TRACK LISTING]
01 Tests
02 Feedback Love
03 Tape Deck Ghost
04 Like a Piranha
05 Soundwaves
06 Drums That No One Played / El Nino
07 Anacortes Has a Secret Love
08 Oh Anna
09 Spy Cameras
10 Witch Doctor
11 Monsters
12 The Last Night of the Year
13 Preamp
14 Quiet Groove
15 Little Songs
16 Microphones Pt. 1
17 Microphones Pt. 2
18 Eyes for Volume
19 Wires and Cords

   [MICROPHONES]
   TESTS {1998}
   ELS021
   [ SOLD OUT ]

      [.]   We cautiously approached Phil Elvrum a few years ago with the idea of releasing a compilation CD that would gather together some of his disparate cassette releases on his own, Anacortes-based KNW-YR-OWN label. (We were cautious because Phil is one of the more violent people you'll find in the indie-rock world. He's even reportedly beaten up Calvin for saying "No man, you can't use the plate-reverb tank.") So imagine our joy when Phil assented! Tests is a virtuosic masterpiece of self-recording and serves as a wonderful companion piece to his various new albums on K and Yo Yo.