SPUR! – Lost the Trail (SHR 05)

First true release from SPUR!, a polymorph of original snake handlers, the Taint Brothers.  The territory is bent country music with western exotica interludes consisting of home recordings (and one live recording) made from 2012 to early 2013 in Bellingham and Seattle, WA.  Cassette, 60 mins  (Cassette Sold Out.  email us for details)

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side a
1. midnight prelude
2. Another Train Song
3. Rez Dog Blues
4. Sparklin Spurs
5. Living with Juanita
6. Back in the Saddle
7. Mule Train

side b
1. Taint the Metolius
2. The Searchers
3. Running Back to You
4. Welcome Brain Waves
5. The Drifting Cowboy

“Next, a cover of Ernest Tubb’s Driving Nails has everyone drinking followed by an almost signature cover for SPUR!, Ghost Riders in the Sky. Something beautiful and strange is in the room: weird whistles and chimes, sad stringed instruments and haunting rhythms, music composed of dark fragments of a lost western dream…. in other words SPUR!” -Scot Casey WHAT’S UP! September 2012

For a taste of the music, go here.

If you’re interested in a copy of the cassette, please email:

Snakehandlerrecordings at gmail dot com.  $5 + shipping.


Osprey Sisters – Sweet Pigeon Cuts (SHR 02)

Self described as “Twin folk singing haunting harmony pop dirges”.
Snake Handler Recordings couldn’t agree more.  For additional info, contact the sisters themselves at:    Ospreysisters. . .at. . . gmail.com
(CDs sold out.  See below for link to bandcamp)

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Track List

1.  Already Done
2. Love Song
3. Mother Carey’s Chickens
4. War Childe
5. Oizy’s Dream

Recorded by Valerie and Karin Osterberg at Valerie’s Solstice Lodge in Portland, OR.

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