inaugural release, Matthew Robert Cooper Miniatures, is now available!
- Tony Dore' and Friends Fall Away Like Leaves now available!
So happy to be announcing the release of a collection of BRAND NEW SONGS by Tony Dore' of the legendary acid folk trio Tony Caro and John. Fall Away Like Leaves features 13 new delicately woven psych-folk gems complete with the cerebral lyrics and haunting vocals that fans of All On The First Day will be expecting. Not to say there isn't departure here; these are different songs for different times and certainly different places. This album features a lush array of sounds which accompany an arsenal of string instruments including banjo, 12 string, mandolin, sitar, electric sitar, and bouzouki all played by Dore'. Download it now!
- New board designs by Baltimore's Booyah Skateboards!
Baltimore based Booyah Skateboards has two new lovely hand screened skateboards for your exploration and purchase! Designed and printed by Jordan Bernier of Kitty Cat Press. Bernier is the artistic mind behind many of the posters in the Gallery and the videographer and editor of all of those lovely skate videos. Check out the Gallery for a new video set to music by Jana Hunter and Lower Dens. Bernier is also the screen printing force behind the covers to Gaarden Records . Peeling and the new run of lyrics sheets for the Tony Caro and John LP. Each board is available in a variety of colors and in sizes 7.75 and 8. Both board designs. "Tombstone" and "First Offering" cost $50 including U.S. shipping and grip tape! Outside of the U.S. please contact me for shipping and we will sort it out!
Jordan Bernier and a small gaggle of friends and local skaters have also been volunteering their time, crude carpentry skills, and meager U.S. dollars to fund and build a rad public skatepark in Roosevelt Park in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore. Watch a film of them skating or dying below set to Tony Caro and John's "Homecoming". Also, click the "donate" button to donate to the Roosevelt Skate Park Project. Any donation is helpful!!!
- Gaarden LPoo4, Tony Caro and John All on the First Day LP now available!
We are happy to announce that this release is finally available on LP! Gloriously reissued by the Gaarden with the first 500 copies on exceptional green opaque vinyl is All On The First Day by Tony Caro and John. This classic 1973 psyche folk record is available on LP once again! Get it here at the source or at heady record distributors all about including Thrill Jockey, Forced Exposure, Revolver / Midheaven, Time-Lag, Marriage Records, and Chicago Independent.
- Charles Stanyan - Shipwreck Joy EP: Remixes from Vinyl now available!
Shipwreck Joy is a digital EP of remixes by Charles Stanyan sourced from vinyl LPs released by Gaarden Records. The EP features glitched out ambient reworked versions of songs by Matthew Robert Cooper, Baltimore's Ponytail and Madagascar. Charles Stanyan is a dear friend of the Gaarden and member of Portland experimental sometimes ambient duo Concert Silence with Gaarden alum Matthew Cooper. This 3 song EP is now available everywhere for download. Catch Charles on tour now with Eluvium!Download it now!
- Gaarden Records . Peeling compilation now available!
At last! We proudly present the first in what we hope will be a bi-annual series of various musics. Gaarden Records . Peeling features 14 contributions by Et Ret, Tests, Colyalcolor, DASH!, Dustin Wong (of Ponytail), Handsome Egg, Electric Kastle (Martyn Leaper of Elephant Six's The Minders), Holy Sons (Emil of Grails, Om), Matthew Robert Cooper (Eluvium), Bexar Bexar, Jason Urick, Lexie Mountain Boys, Charles Stanyan, and Michael Lambright. The covers feature gorgeous artwork by Caitlin Cunningham of Baltimore MD. They were screenprinted at Kitty Cat Press by Jordan Bernier... 4 colors!!! With a beautiful track listing letter pressed by Tyler Matta. Thanks everybody for all of your help in making this happen! Get it now!
- Gaarden LPoo3, Ponytail - Kamehameha now available!
On vinyl for the first time ever, exclusively from Gaarden Records, Ponytail: Kamehameha! This 2006 debut album by Baltimore hyper-punk-pop ensemble Ponytail is a 26 minute rain of energon cubes! A bombast of excitement! Tangible energy bursting through the seams of your skin suit! Beginning with a chorus of voices that emerge from nowhere and ascend in unison to heights shattered. Spiraling guitars that weave and play intermittent, drums that race between them furious, and the soulful, often pre-lingual vocals belting out the play by play of the whole event. It is a listen that will leave you quite out of breath. More fun than a bathtub full of Mountain Dew and Tetris! Get it now!
- Gaarden LPoo2, Madagascar - Goodbye East Goodbye West now available!
So after many long months and a mountain of test pressings, Gaarden LPoo2, Madagascar - Goodbye East, Goodbye West is in hand and ready to ship! There are about 600 of these on swirly blue vinyl and in super classy letterpressed jackets. Get it now!
- Michael Lambright - Allumwandlung
Also if you've not yet heard the accordion slowcore brilliance that is Allumwandlung it is available here as a free download or a wonderfully hand packaged limited cdr. Michael is the architect and constant breathing arms of Madagascar. Complete promotion!
- Praise for Matthew Robert Cooper's - Miniatures
Gaarden LPoo1, Matthew Robert Cooper's Miniatures has been showered with some very kind words and we thought we would share them with you! See what Pitchfork had to say here!