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)

spur-lost the trail cover

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.

Barry Walker and the Tanks (SHR 03)

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!

tanks front cover   Tanks back cover

Track list:

side a:
1. Your Daddy’s Lake
2. My Flame (grew too hot for your spark)
3. Comin’ Down
4. Valerie

side b:
1. The Iceman
2. L.T.D.
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“)

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