People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz

The Keystone Cutups - DVD

People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz - Moon

"This work explores the relationships between early silent-comedy and early avant-garde cinema. Using the influence of slapstick comedy on the Surrealists as a starting point, the pieces, through video-collage, combined with a musical score, reflect simultaneously upon the histories of two distinct schools of cinema, whilst producing a series of new works informed by both silent comedy and 'art' cinema." -Vicki Bennett

Audio-only downloads included. Two tracks also appear on the 7" single "Moon Magic."

People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz

Moon Magic - 7" / downloads

People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz - Moon

“Moon” and “Magic” is a AA side 7 inch single. Both tracks are taken from The Keystone Cut Ups DVD.

Yea Big

The Wind That Blows The Dandelion's Seeds - zine + sticker / downloads

Yea Big - On The Material

"I don't wanna spend my time selling t-shirts to teenagers just to fill my gas tank." Yea Big (a one man project helmed by hip-hop veteran Stefen Robinson) is best known for his work with friend Kid Static. But in 2009 the duo went on hiatus. This album marks Yea Big's return to production, and a plea for action.

All proceeds go to Common Action Free School, a radical community education project located in Stefen's hometown.

T.J. Miller

The Extended Play E.P. Illegal Art ReMixTape
- CD / downloads

T.J. Miller - (the Kleptones remix) Partying with T.J.

"This record is basically a joke, but it's also something that I'm really proud of" T.J. Miller. Remixes of his Comedy Central album from the Kleptones, Junk Culture, Jesse Case, Babes, Touch People, and the Bran Flakes. The collection climaxes with "The Waiter Scene," an epic 21-minute megamix by Steinski.

Junk Culture

Wild Quiet - CD / downloads

Junk Culture - Oregon

Filled with woozy pop, spacey synths, fuzzy guitars and sample-filled rhythms, Wild Quiet equally nods to the bedroom, singer-songwriter confessionals of Atlas Sound and electronic dream pop of Caribou, juxtaposing trenchant (at times mournful) lyrics with buoyant, whimsical melodies.

Okapi

Opera Riparata - CD / downloads

Okapi - Borodin - Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances

Famous opera works, broken down, restructured and recomposed, all in Okapi style.

Touch People

Sound Expression - CD / download

Touch People - You Can Live

Darren Keen is Touch People. He is also know for The Show Is The Rainbow, Bad Speler, and a litany of other projects. He tours constantly.

Sound Expression represents the slightly more hook-laden and vocal approach to the Touch People sound. This CD-EP has entirely different tracks than the simultaneously released vinyl LP, Show Me Your Dimensions.

Touch People

Show Me Your Dimensions - LP / download

Touch People - Depth of Width (Part 5)

Darren Keen is Touch People. He is also know for The Show Is The Rainbow, Bad Speler, and a litany of other projects. He tours constantly.

Show Me Your Dimensions will give you the full Touch People experience with two compositions spread over a series of tracks, iterating intense variations on melodic and song-based themes. Only available on limited two-color haze vinyl!

Touch People

Everyone is Not Alive - LP / download

Touch People - Reality is Where Your Friends Are (1)

Debut Touch People album, originally on The Faint's now defunct blank.wav label, re-released on Illegal Art this summer!

Junk Culture

Hang Roxy - 7" / download

Junk Culture - Hang Roxy

New jams by Deepak Mantena (aka Junk Culture) featuring Sarah Barthel of Phantogram on lead vocal for "Chippewa Kids" and Jana Hunter of Lower Dens on backup vocal for "Hang Roxy." Mixing by Chester Gwazda (producer: Dan Deacon, Future Islands, etc.).

7" orders will ship in early November.

People Like Us

Welcome Abroad - CD / download

People Like Us - Happy Lost Songs

"Welcome Abroad is the soundtrack to a dream - overlaying a cabaret with the circus, a music hall with the radio, a nightclub with the movies. Finely tuned sounds from the collective unconscious, fitted together with care and clarity and skill, producing a hallucinatory landscape that shifts and slides, shimmering with each new sample. Julie Andrews duets with Jim Morrison? Damn." -Steinski

Junk Culture

Summer Friends - CD / download

Junk Culture - Summer Friends

2nd release from Junk Culture, who will be touring with Girl Talk from NYC to Las Vegas (Feb. 24-Mar. 25). Deepak Mantena developed the sound for his newest release, Summer Friends, from a lifetime collection of sounds he'd captured on a handheld recorder. Drawing on inspiration he found in the vibrant harmonies, psychedelic noises and dance rhythms that saturated his environment, he created alluring melodies using guitar, keyboard, and percussion and topped them off with choruses of his own explosive vocals.

Corporal Blossom

Mutated Christmas - CD / download

Corporal Blossom - White Christmas

Armed with 100s of recordings taken from file sharing, thrift store vinyl, and other sources, several artists were enlisted to remix and reassemble classic Christmas songs. The project was conceived by New York artist Corporal Blossom and also contains material from other underground musicians such as DJ Olive, Fognode, No-L, Mom and Daddy, Lustmord, Grassy Knoll, Lovecraft Technologies, and more.

People Like Us & Wobbly

Music For The Fire - CD / download

People Like Us & Wobbly - Giant Love Ball

The fruit of many years of work, this album began as People Like Us & Wobbly collected and collaged their way through various depictions of misfired communications and heartbreak sourced from popular culture for a series of live improvisations. Music For The Fire is a plunderphonic concept album depicting the lifespan of a relationship, as told through samples of hundreds of different songs and voices who had no idea they were all telling the same story until they were all spliced together.

Okapi

Love Him - CD / download

Okapi - Love Him

On Love Him, Italian turntablist and sampling artist, Okapi (Filippo Paolini), masterfully conducts a plundered symphony of more than 100 elements to celebrate the notorious Kyrgyz composer Aldo Kapi (1896-1952). Somewhere in between record digging, electro-acoustic tomfoolerly and slot-machine soundcards, lies the break-NOT-core, bubble-gum experimentalism of this new full-length from Italy's own "Daft Giraffe."

Junk Culture

West Coast - CD / download

Junk Culture - West Coast

A new project by Deepak Mantena, who was recently signed to Illegal Art. On West Coast,¯ Deepak's samples are all run through a handheld recorder that gives his constructions a gritty lo-fi loop-based sound, mixing fractured vocals, pop hooks, and an overall euphoric warmth.

The Bran Flakes

I Have Hands - CD / download

The Bran Flakes - Van Pop

Formed in 1992 amidst tape and zine trading scenes, The Bran Flakes already have seven releases of zany mashups and poppy audio collages that are more likely to cop a riff from Evel Knievel than anything on the current radio dial. Six years since their last release, they return with the absurdly entertaining I Have Hands.

Girl Talk

Feed The Animals - CD / download

Girl Talk - Set It Off

Pittsburgh artist Gregg Gillis (aka Girl Talk) has scrupulously created music from samples for over eight years. His fourth album, Feed the Animals, continues his sonic evolution towards his party-infested live shows. With hours of material collected from two years of live shows, Gillis meticulously edited together a seamless album that combines 300+ samples.

Steinski

What Does It All Mean? - 2CD / download

Steinski - Lesson 3 (History Of Hip Hop)

Steve Stein is one of the most influential producers in hiphop, sampling, and cut & paste. Known simply as Steinski, his legendary mixes with Double Dee, “The Lessons,” are cited as definitive influences by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist and Fatboy Slim, among others. What Does It All Mean?: 1983-2006 Retrospective is the first and only official Steinski collection.

Oh Astro

Champions of Wonder - CD / download

Oh Astro - Hello Fuji Boy

"In true Illegal Art fashion, Jane Dowe and Hank Hofler’s first full-length as Oh Astro is comprised almost solely of sampled material. Champions of Wonder is an experimental conglomeration of glitchy techno, ambient, and broken-beat, all layered with distorted vocals that offset the album’s poppier moments with ghostly eeriness." -XLR8R

Realistic

Perpetual Memory Loss - CD / download

Realistic - The Camera Track

Realistic's third album, Perpetual Memory Loss, features sixteen tracks of intricate sample-based compositions - a beautifully sophisticated celebration of found sound, recorded media, technology, and electronic composition. Slices of field recordings mesh with surreal electronic melodies, which creates enjoyably odd multi-layered musical fun. Realistic is the guise of sound collage artist James Towning, by day a Brooklyn-based motion-graphics designer.

Steev Hise

On The Edge: The Femicide in Ciudad Juarez - DVD / download

Steev Hise - excerpt

On The Edge is a documentary covering the brutal murders of hundreds of poor young women in the border town of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, murders that have been repeatedly ignored and unresolved by police and governments since 1993, despite the continued and persistent efforts of family members and activists to obtain justice for the victims.

Bad Speler

mixtapes - download

Bad Speler - Come on My Drum

mixtapes so far in this series by Darren Keen...
•"Big Smaller Presents : GOOD SPEAKER"
•"Bill$ Gate and His Michael Soft Umpire Present: The Babble iFad"
•"Jesus and Santa and all that shit present : The Christmix A BADHEIM STEAMSPELER PRODUCTION"
•"Jesus, the Powerless Liar, Presents: Another Bad Speler Christmix"

Girl Talk

Night Ripper - CD / download

Girl Talk - Bounce That

Girl Talk's 3rd album. It bangs as a continuous mix packed with wildly disparate Top 40 genres and eras. Hip hop hits, soft rock radio standards, party classics, grunge masterpieces, R&B singles, glossy club-shakers, and rock anthems are all layered and pieced meticulously together into one non-stop celebration of pop and excess.

Vinyl versions: 180 gram double LP in deluxe gatefold packaging.

P. Miles Bryson

Megalomaniac
Decorators Quarterly - CD

P. Miles Bryson - (A brief but incongruous) Introduction on How to..

P. Miles carves out an addictive mix where the songs are both altered and preserved. In the end the listener is left with a dizzying yet amazingly friendly collage that merges fascism with interior decorating.

Girl Talk

Unstoppable - CD

Girl Talk - Bodies Hit the Floor

Classic Girl Talk, from 2004! Cuts up endless top 40 sources at a breakneck pace to create the perfect A.D.D. club mix. This is the jump off!

B'O'K'

Afraid of Enduring Freedom - CD

B'O'K' - Too Much Anthrax

A 'War on Terrorism' Documentary by B'O'K

1 a) Footage Louder than a Bomb b) Hunt Down and Punish c) I'm Afraid
2 a) Polite Means b) I'm Quite Afraid
3 a) Too Much Anthrax b) Escape from New York
4 a) The Judgment of Lesser Nations b) I'm Rather Afraid c) What's Been Going on?
5 a) I'm Very Afraid b) The Opposite of Peace c) Oilfinger
6 a) I'm Extremely Afraid b) Terror and Suicide c) To Carry On

Girl Talk

Secret Diary - CD

Girl Talk - I Want You Back

The debut Girl Talk album from 2002! Glitchy!! Imagine The Jackson 5 riding pink unicorns on digital heroin through a rainbow of pure emotion. Your CD player is not skipping!

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