Barry Walker returns from the pools of pedal steel accompaniment to release his third album, Barry Walker Jr., a collage of country/folk songs, pedal steel experiments, pop, and rock and roll. 200 copies on black vinyl.
1. Waltz of the Wind
2. For Willy
3. Take Your Letters Home
4. Too Late
5. How Many Miles to Babylon?
6. Jordan of the Rocks
1. The Boxer’s Omen
3. Black Shit Blues
4. Up On Johnson Creek
5. Death (Everywhere I Look)
6. Checking in with Bernard
“Trans/Sahm country for drifters on mushrooms needing a lift out of town. Imagine the Chill Out in full size pickup truck or a version of ‘Program’ by Silver Apples tuning into spaced out pedal steel, psychedelic rock and acid folk.” – John Whitson, Holy Mountain Records
“the best Portland album of 2017” -Scott Derr, Turn Turn Turn, Black Jack Records
Listen to the album !
Check out the video for “Black Shit Blues” !
To order, send an email to snakehandlerrecordings (at) gmail (dot) com.
$15 plus shipping
Snake Handler’s first compilation, featuring fourteen tracks from artists from around the country. This tape presents a wide scope of music ranging from synth meditations to volk songs to exotic ambient music. An integration of digitalscapes and mossy, forest dwellings. Put on the headphones, settle in for the ride.
$5 (Cassette, 64 mins, edition of 250)
1. Mike Erwin – Requiem (April 27, 2015)
2. Faretheewell – Dark as a Dungeon
3. Derek Monypeny – Now Be Thankful
4. Ocean Flauta – Crab
5. Barry Walker Jr. – Arkturus
6. Rob Smith – Tennessee
7. Jordan Norton – 19.9 KCLO
1. Wednesday Knudsen – Petrichor
2. O Hannah – Sella Sela
3. Wes Tirey – The Body’s Better
4. Hayden Pedigo – Dust
5. Andrew Quitter – A Murder in the Moss
6. Furnace Bellows – Josephine
7. Jordan Martins – Seven Days Darkness
The whole compilation can be heard/downloaded/purchased HERE
For more info, contact us at Snakehandlerrecordings (at) G – mail dot com
First release from That Coyote, a Corvallis, OR prog/hard rock band.
Captured sonically by the Vallis Labs mobile recording unit at the Ruby Palace, OR.
CDR, edition of 100. (CDRs sold out. download only, see below)
1. Shipwrecked on Olympus
2. Spark ->
4. Cheating Life
6. Thousand Mile Stare
The music can be heard and downloaded HERE
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)
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
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.
The debut album by Sinthaxis. Uruguayan/Oregonian country new age: Banjos and udus, pedal steels and congas, flutes and handclaps. Black Vinyl. Produced by Sinthaxis and mastered by Charlie Miller.
1. Té en Túnez (Waiting for the War to End)
2. El Rey Adar
3. Nelson’s Retreat
1. Babble On, Babby
2. Wusûhihûñ’yǐ (There Where They Stay Over Night)
“Atmosphere. That’s what this record is about. But certainly not an atmosphere I’ve ever breathed before” -Agustín Soto
“I’ve been listening to Sinthaxis during my yoga practice at home for the past week and it’s awesome to convene on the spirit plane with your music. I stayed in headstand 7 minutes with the help of Nelson’s Retreat. And, it reminds me of one of my favorite records ever, Clube da Esquina.” –Angela James
More information about Sinthaxis Here
FOR A COPY of the VINYL please email: Snakehandlerrecordings at gmail dot com.
$10 plus shipping
Self-titled album from Barry Walker and the Tanks. Hand assembled records from the Oregon country. Bowling ball vino tinto-colored vinyl. Produced by the Tanks. Mastered for vinyl by sound wizard Charlie Miller.
***DEBUT vinyl release from Snake Handler Recordings!
1. Your Daddy’s Lake
2. My Flame (grew too hot for your spark)
3. Comin’ Down
1. The Iceman
3. Volk Jam -> Alcohol and Nicotine
4. To Attica
Rocker Dan Jones says, “I enjoyed the sh** outta these jams, man. There’s a sweet spot where classic country jam rock music leans toward Crazy Horse (and even some Television), with stripped down punky guitar directness. This is the sound of summer from a place where summer only lasts two months.”
Listen to the digital single: “L.T.D.”
(and…Side A is featured on the CD-R release “Vol 1: Your Daddy’s Lake“)
FOR A COPY please email: Snakehandlerrecordings at gmail dot com
Or, order below, and make sure to include your address:
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)
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.