Foot Stompin? Check. Blasting out of what it was with the healthy sh-t. Trying to forget about jeans and kicks, trains and getting there late. Debbie used to sing cause he was sad. Made him feel like he was singing right into the earth. Right into some rotten ears. Then, it got heard. Now he just sing cause its what he do. Debbie’s songs sound like the ladder being kicked out and then you land in your grandfather’s armchair. Positive messages form a place that’s warmer than outside. Big heart with harmonies galore, some would be wisdom from the depth, some out twanging 7ths and open arms. Chants of friends and family. Daps for two wheels and plane tickets. Debbie and the Bullets want you to be happy. They want you to know it’s been done and yeah, it’s still gonna happen, but you got it. Sing along. Get with it.
CD-R released in chipboard sleeve with photocopied artwork designed by Brian S. Ellis. Cover polaroid of Matt Ferrel taken by Arkm Foam in the Whitehaus ‘Hoot Room’ during the Debbie recording sessions. Earlier editions with CD-R printing, later stamping and handwriting. (approx 300 copies)
Deep exploration in cassette fidelity from The Whitehaus Lion. Who isn’t curious about Morgan Shaker’s first Whitehaus recordings? Are you a hunter gatherer? Well stalk this one down if you can! Conversations about snakes, folk insights, shamanistic garblings, wisdom from the trees and from the water. Story of a young man in a green tea trance trying to stumble on truth that doesn’t slip away like the tides. Ramblings of the earth when it quakes. Oats shake in the wind. Birds scattered.
Released as CD-R with unique Morgan Shaker paper-and-tape collaged covers in edition of 10.
Considered by most Mausers as ‘the best record ever”, Sketchbook is a 4-track masterpiece by brothers-duo ‘The Cups”. Recorded at their apartment down the street from the whitehaus in 2006, and comes with weird sweet Cups art. Lo-fi, R&B, Classic Rock, OMG. Matt and Ian are now married with children living in Maine.
Released as CD-R with photocopied artwork by Matt Ferrel. Original pressing came with with book-image printed CD-Rs and pop-out inserts of bats and ‘eagle’s range’. (1st edition approx. 40, later editions approx. 100)
Savory doo-wop girl-group pop sweets… hang out with the Popsicles, go for a swim on a warm summer day, stay awhile. Bring a date, your mom, your grandma, your bro, your dog, everyone loves it. The first and only release by the group that was born and died at Whitehaus Hootenannies. 100% original original music by Kate Lee, Shira E, Kit Wallach, Def Steph Berry, and Leise Jones! Recorded at the whitehaus by Shane Myrbeck, mixed and mastered in a real-deal studio.
Cover designed by Greta Merrick, printed in color and glued to chipboard sleeves. Original pressings had tracklisting and collages by Kate Lee, plus CD was printed with “The Popsicles.” Later pressings had no inserts and the CDs were stamped or handwritten. (1st edition approx. 30, later editions approx. 200)
They got big, they grew strong. Recordings from the first Whitehaus hootenannies in spring of 2007. All the hits from Debbie, Uncle Shoe, The Meadowlarks, and more of your favorites. Plus tracks from California’s ‘Trapeze and Carrots’ at the first ever hoot feature, and some rare spoken word from ‘The Cups’ Matt Ferrell! Recorded in hi-fi, mixed, and mastered by in-haus audio engineer Shane Myrbeck!
Released on CD-R in stamped chipboard sleeves. Original pressings included a CD-R with printed doorbell image and a card-stock insert on 1 of 12 different collages by either Arkm Foam, Brian S. Ellis, or Many Mansions. Following pressings included flimsier inserts and stamped or handwritten CD-Rs. (1st edition approx. 100, later editions approx. 300)
The oldest of the old. Talking widemouths popping, clicking, snapping; anything to keep our neighbors sleeping through the blasting, blissfull, beginning. Early recordings from the first of hundreds of Jamaica Plain hootenannies. Recorded at the legendary treehaus in 2006 by Harry Smith?. Includes tracks by Uncle Shoe, Shira E, Shane Myrbeck, Debbie & The Bullets, The Cups, Morgan Shaker, Many Mansions, Greg Mullen, Alan Hague and more!
Originally circulated as a handmade cassette-mix for Mauser consumption only, then rereleased as a CD-R in chipboard sleeves with stamp-collaged covers and dubbed the first ever Whitehaus Family Record! First pressing CDs are printed with the “Hoot” doorbell image, later edition discs were stamped or handwritten. (1st edition approx. 60, later editions approx. 300)