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WFR022: BLASTFEST! (2XCD-R)

The first Whitehaus Family Showcase happened on March 21, 2008 at the Cambridge YMCA Theater! Sound engineered and recorded by Shane Myrbeck. Performers include: Brian S. Ellis, We’re in Towne, Stephanie Berry, Jacob Mashak, Avi Jacob, Piddly Kids, Kettle Stitches, Uncle Shoe, The Woodrow Wilsons, The Good Party, Peace,Loving, Manners, Casey Rocheteau, Prince Rama of Ayodyha, Lindsay Clark, The Live Adventure, Many Mansions / Baixia, and The Bright Hearts Brigade. Multiple tracks from each artist!

Released as a two-disc CD-R in gatefold chipboard sleeves. Artwork designed and screenprinted by Greta Merrick. Artwork was adapted from the Blastfest concert poster designed and printed by Greta Merrick. Insert designed by Greta Merrick.

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WFR021: Avi Jacob: Frolic-a-holic (CD-R)

Avi Jacob’s idiosyncratic folk/gospel-roots stylings are undeniably charming. This album was recorded in an empty church and you can def’ hear the penance and redemption of souls all around you. Avi came to the Whitehaus via his incredible performances at the hoots and is now and will always be a close Whitehaus family brother! Relocated down to Charleston, SC and still sonically thriving. We sugggest seeking out his incredibly soulful live performances. It’s hard to not laugh and cry along with Avi’s biting lyrics and stories.

Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with photocopied artwork by Morgan Shaker. Original pressing had graphic with hungry ants printed on the CD. Later pressings were stamped or hand written. Edition of approx 50.

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WFR020: Kettle Stitches: Put Out the Lights and Cry (CD-R)

In-haus sound engineer Shane Myrbeck (Cape Cod) and resident avant-composition wizard Emily Shisko (Long Beach, CA) teamed up to create this country-pop gem. A new-new classic for a great-great deal! Pop, rock, and civil war history stands on it’s head and undergoes aggressive poking and prodding from two extremely talented and innovative composers. This album will make you laugh, cry, and your head’s gonna fall off and you’re gonna wanna know more about the world than you can understand. Amazing quality recordings and vast sonic textures / orchestrations make this a must listen!

Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with photocopied artwork by Matt Ferrel. Giant fold out color poster with lyrics and info! Very Cool! Edition of approx 100.

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WFR019: Many Mansions: The Dream is Changing EP (CD-R)

Blissed out dreamscapes for those of us with a head full of clouds. Many Mansions will take you to that safe place you’ve felt but cannot name. yldneirfytnewtrouf. Sticks on Sticks, chimpmunk munching tape jams, seeking holy ascension through fruit juice, meditative dronescapes as a way of life. Staying Funky. Dance keeps you healthy.

Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with photocopied artwork by Many Mansions. Edition of approx 50.

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WFR018: Oh, Oh, Mints!: The Oh, Oh, Mixx Tape (CD-R)

Early Craighead, Craighead. Primitive Peace, Loving. Before the Great Whales moaned. Like watching The Cosby’s with a buffalo chix sandwich and a ginger beer, getting cozy in your parents basement. Don’t b l8 4 practice! C U @ D-Loo’s basemint! Catch the magic momints, feel the flavor-wave vibe, way before raspberry crossing, When Debbie was just Joey. sckronky sax, creamy clarinet. The rock band of your high school dreams. Originally released in 2000 on cassette and hawked on cape cod, when kids were still kids. (a reissue of Arkm Foam, Matt Kenely’s, + Debbie’s high school band’s tape)

Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with original Oh, Oh, Mints! Artwork photocopied from original tape.

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WFR017: Morgan Shaker: Blaste’ (CD-R)

A “best of” conglamorate of many hard-to-find Shaker releases. Soulful folk jams, country rehashings, cassette crunching concrete, and lots of good humor from Whitehaus holy-man. Very Listenable, Eminently Spinnable! Voted the best record to take back to your 2nd apartment. Tunes include but not limited to: Fruit Salad (reprise), Joy Bag, TomWaitsForNoOne, Los Helados, San Diego, Cowboy Toast, and like 10+ other tunes! Worth the ‘Investment’.

Released in CDR in chipboard sleeve with photocopied artwork by Morgan Shaker. Each album also has unique crayon art by the artist.

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WFR016: Brian S. Ellis: Toothjuice (CD-R)

Expression from the bloody swamps of roots and veins that make up the life and brain of Brian S. Ellis. Homemade 4-track outsider-genius. 21-tracks of aggressive, haunting poetry from the original ‘mouth of the haus’. The first album of Brian’s poetry is a visionary classic. All your favorites like ‘Shopping Carts’, ‘Saturn’s Promises’, ‘Elegy for the Cassette Tape’, ‘Mayor of the 21st Century’, ‘Eleven to Seven’, ‘Self-Portrait’ and more! Hear weird tape/spoken word pieces later performed in Peace, Loving such as ”94 Ford Taurus’ and ‘My Name is Decade’. PLUS! Brian’s poems read by mausers such as Arkm Foam, Greta Merrick, Matt Ferrel and more! It’s a jam packed roller coaster of flying verbs and whispering weeekends.

Released on CD-R with photocopied artwork by Brian S. Ellis. Edition of approx 60.

WFR015: Adam Ryan Kohl McCarthy Foam – ARKMF (CD-R)

A twenty-five minute poem from ‘Foam’. A late may weed, from fall’s seed. 4-tracks-4-life. It starts with gurgling, it’s the sound of something being taken apart. Recorded in Foam’s first bedroom at Whitehaus above the kitchen using synths, saws, tapes, banjo, hand drums, voice and more. Hear Morgan Shaker’s ‘Joe Bag’ get remixed and hacked, updated americana on ‘Poor Smithee’, and cassette virtuosity on ‘Deep Seed Fisherman’, and ‘Stick on Stick’. Plus original folk tunes on ‘Brass and Tenored’ and the later adopted Peace, Loving anthem ‘Untitled Banjo’. Bon Apetit!

Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with photocopied art by Arkm Foam. approx. 50 made.

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WFR014: Morgan Shaker: Flat (CD-R)

Take a real head trip. Sip on this tall drink drip. Drop your nikes, look deeply into your psyche. If you’ve ever been down, been kicked around, seen the darker side of towne, well come on down. We’ve all got our own ‘Flats’ and sure we woulda tried to pull em all off the shelves too. Ain’t nothing to look at here, nothing to be ashamed of, keep on walkin, burn a new hole in old shoes. Sleep it off, tomorrow’s another mourning. Hang your head, keep your chin-ups. Deeper folkier wisdoms from a down sequoia. This album is an offering of blubber from a beached whale. Light your future paths.

Released on CD-R with photocopied artwork and insert by Morgan Shaker. approx 100 made.

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WFR013: atomfoam: decade (2XCD-R)

The first Whitehaus release by haus-grandfather atomfoam (Arkm Foam). A retrospective of his rarely distributed home-recordings spanning from 1997-2007. Two discs chock full o grits an’ grazins. A video of you opening pretzels on your birthday. Embarrassing! A collection of many mini-albums including: The Guitar Quartet, Sniff Funny in 3 Movements, The Computer Tape, Craighead-Craighead, 5-Bits, The Microcassette Tape, Extra-Extras, MIDI music, 4-Track Wursts + more.

Released as two taped together chipboard sleeves, glued multi-layer photocopies, and tied with twine. Only 6 made.