Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Swimsuit 45

I'm excited to announce that the first 7" by Swimsuit is now available! Dolphins backed with a cover of Albert Ayler's Heart Love. This release is not on Ginkgo, it's on Life Like, but I play drums in the band and it's very dear to my heart, so I am posting it here as well. I'm really happy with how the record turned out!

Here's the description from the Life Like:

Is it raining outside? Is it dark on the beach at night? Does love exist? Is there a way into the future that we can all agree on? Yes, yes, yes and yes, and if you don't believe it, put your faith in the fact that the 1st ever 7" record by Swimsuit is here and it's here now!!! Many months in the making, this release follows two well-loved demoish tapes, a few compilation appearances and so many shows of true ragged joy. Recorded by the band with a little more production (but not too much) than the tapes, we have here two songs. The original wave-rider "Dolphins" feels like being threatened by a shark and then saved at the last minute by a pad of giggling sea creatures. Then on the b-side we have the band's cover of 60's free-jazz hero Albert Ayler's "Heart Love", a peace-love-poetry-and-wait-a-second-I'm-crazy-as-hell kinda go-go jam. Of all the projects working with the Life Like, Swimsuit probably plays the most shows, so this record may be gone before too long. Get one here, or at a show, or at your better record stores in the greater Detroit/NYC area and feel good all over.

You can order it here!

And yes the Man The Hunter 45 is coming soon!! Get ready! The other tapes posted below are still available.

Also, for people in southeast Michigan, I just updated the Michigan Happenings blog with lots of cool events coming up in December!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Swimsuit is going on tour tomorrow!!! I'm really excited! In case anyone out there on the east coast is reading, here's our tourdates!

Wednesday November 10
The Foxhole (all ages house show!)
244 Temple St. Fredonia, NY 14063
w/ Elephant Upstairs & Amoeba Amoeba

Thursday November 11
The Mug at Vassar College
w/ Velvet Davenport

Friday November 12
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11211
w/ Blank Dogs, Velvet Davenport & Dead Gaze
Doors at 8:30 pm, 21+

Saturday November 13
Popfest New England at The Elevens
140 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060
w/ Brown Recluse and many more!

Sunday November 14
Wildfire Lounge
106 South Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
w/ Reading Rainbow, Velvet Davenport & Music band

We are also going to have our brand new first ever 45 for sale at these shows! Dolphins b/w Heart Love (Albert Ayler cover!) I wish I could post the cover here, but I can't get that to work right now. The record is on Fred's label Life Like.

SPEAKING OF RECORDS, there is more coming soon from Ginkgo Records!
Upcoming releases include: MAN THE HUNTER 45! Less For You b/w Dance With Me
JOBYS cassette
& more

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Turn to Crime

GINKGO 3, C-20

Turn to Crime is the latest project from Michigan native Derek Stanton (Awesome Color, Used To Be Women, and many more). It's hard to describe but to me it sounds like the above picture. You might say fuck wave.
On the A side, psychic instrumental guitar reflections turn into a pop song. B side goes Kraut. "I Can't Love" on the A side, recorded live at the 8 Ball, and "I Can't Not Love" on the B side, recorded at Molten Sound in Ypsilanti.
Listen and see upcoming shows here.

You can click below to order it for $6 postage paid, or if you don't want to use Paypal you can email

You can also order all 3 tapes (Water Damage, Turning, & Turn to Crime) for $12.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


GINKGO 2, C-10

This one is different, I don't know what to say about it. The sounds of time turning/seasons changing. Some is guitar based, some not guitar based.

Order below for $5 postage paid, or email if you don't like buying from the internet.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Water Damage

WATER DAMAGE - Non-Working Brain
GINKGO 1, C-20

Abandoned synth / abandoned mind. Recorded in sleepless early morning hours in the basement. I came home one night during a storm and when I went to the basement the tapes were floating.

This is our first release.

You can order it for $5 postage paid in the US. You can click below to order using Paypal, or if you don't want to order online please email for more info.

Monday, September 13, 2010


These are some recent fliers. I made the September shows ones. Scott made the Christmas show one. Fred made the Absolute Beginners one.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Of course my camera stopped working after taking this one photo. Detailed individual photos coming soon but these are the tapes so far. Available here soon!

Ginkgo 1 - Water Damage "Non-Working Brain"
Ginkgo 2 - turning/ untitled (can't think of a good name for this yet)
Ginkgo 3 - Turn to Crime "I Can't Love / I Can't Not Love"

Upcoming: Man The Hunter 45!

Contact info: (we used to have, but we forgot the password to that one)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Petticoats pricing info

A little explanation on Petticoats pricing:

I know a lot of people who would want a copy, and since it's shipping from Germany (where Stef Petticoat lives) I got a bunch so it would be more affordable for everyone. I'm selling them for $10 without shipping, $12.50 shipped to you in the US. That might seem like a lot for a 45, but this is really something special. I'm basically just covering my cost on these, my cost was basically $8 each. You could order one yourself from Stef, but it will cost about $19.50. This record has been selling on ebay for about $25 - $35.