Releases

Lux Fontaine – Expert b/w Something to Say

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Lux Fontaine are Sam and Louis. Lux Fontaine is grungy guitars and drums and melodic vocals with a bit of experimental stuff thrown in. Lux Fontaine came out of An Invitation to Love.

Released: 8/13/2015
Catalog#: JS08

On the web: luxfontaine.com

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An Invitation to Love – Boxcar

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An Invitation to Love are a band from Seattle, Washington, who make melodic hard rock that has been described as “Slinty.” Inspired by 90’s era Northwest bands and the TV show Twin Peaks, they’ve made a 5-song EP called Boxcar.

“An Invitation to Love is the grunge band fronted by Ball of Wax regular… Louis O’Callaghan. Louis has had many songs on Ball of Wax over the years, whether as his longtime solo project The Graze, its new moniker, Sun Tunnels, or with An Invitation to Love. I love Louis’s voice and his songwriting, and I absolutely adore the noises he wrenches out of an overdriven electric guitar, which he doesn’t do nearly enough. I also think Sam Jansons and Brian Massey are just about the perfect rock rhythm section. So of course I love this EP, and if you love loud guitars and Twin Peaks, you will too. I do hope they won’t make us wait too long for a full-length.”
– Levi Fuller, Ball of Wax

Released: 1/10/2012
Catalog#: CD-JS07

On the web: aninvitationtolove.com

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The Graze – Give/Sell

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Second album from one-man band the Graze.

“Give/Sell is an instantly-likeable collection of lo-fi folk songs — something that’s furthered by O’Callaghan’s vocal kinship with the likes of Jeff Mangum, Ryan Adams and John Vanderslice.”
– Sara Brickner, Seattle Weekly

“…a solid set of lo-fi indie/folk tunes that at times recall Elliot Smith’s brooding and Neutral Milk Hotel’s songwriting knack.”
– Nico Janssen, KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle

Released: 3/2/2010
Catalog#: CD-JS06

On the web: louisocallaghan.com/music

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Mississippi Painful – No Recession

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Members of Seattle bands Open Choir FireAn Invitation to Love, and Rosyvelt sometimes make folk music, and when they do it’s called Mississippi Painful. One Sunday in May they played ten songs at bass player Brian’s house, and recorded it live. No overdubs allowed! Except two, but they’re not saying what they were. Then they had a cookout.

No Recession is presented in CDR format inside screenprinted cardboard cases. You can buy your copy here for cheap, or get mp3s for free via the Bandcamp link above.

Released: 3/2/2010
Catalog#: CD-JS05

On the web: j-shirt.com/mp

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The Graze – May 2007 Demo

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  1. apartment
  2. exception
  3. sheep
  4. canyonland
  5. those people
  6. tiger nightmare
  7. trip song
  8. six years
  9. Bucket (Jeff Mangum cover)

The latest in the graze‘s series of pre-album demos. May 2007 features 8 new original songs plus a cover of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Bucket.” Some of these songs will appear on the next album, some won’t. The demo itself is a limited run of 50 hand-stamped and numbered CDRs in recycled jewel cases.

Released: May 2007
Catalog#: CD-JS04

On the web: thegraze.net

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