Volcanic Tongue Catalogue


Killertree Records KTR-10


New duo jams from Pete Nolan of Magik Markers and Bryan Ramirez of Ex-Cocaine/Plants et al. Aspects of this sound like some of the post-Trapdoor/Harsh 70s feel of The Dead C in terms of confused electro-acoustic improvisation and the kind of degraded garage rock most immediately associated with the sound of the Mouthus universe.

Magik Markers
Balf Quarry

Drag City DC-376


“Balf Quarry, an old stone pit just outside of Hartford, Connecticut, represents a central place for Elisa Ambrogio and Pete Nolan, the duo who call themselves Magik Markers, and is the apt title of their forthcoming May Drag City release. Unearthed from the mines of Connecticut in 2001, Magik Markers have been brutalizing audiences with their shattering live appearances and recordings since the first part of this century. They are now living and creating on opposite sides of the country. Elisa Ambrogio recently moved to Seattle from San Francisco and Pete Nolan resides in Brooklyn, but they came together in Elisa's new city to record Balf Quarry with Scott Colburn (Sun City Girls, Animal Collective, Sir Richard Bishop). Balf Quarry has moody space in its soul, and on this album you'll find Elisa and Pete locked together, beating it out, listening to and feeling the sound of their earth quake. And slicing through all the atmosphere, Elisa's voice is a spear of light, splashes of mud, and an acid purple flashback. Listening to Balf Quarry is like immersing yourself in a great horror film, complete with mental dissipation, catharsis for the ears, and the most satisfying psychotic listening experience you'll have this year.” – DC.

Spectre Folk featuring Little 'Diamond' Dusty with Chill Will
Shakin' With The Alien

Arbitrary Signs No Cat


The last few Spectre Folk releases from Pete Nolan (Magik Markers) have pushed what began as a kinda scrabbly basement rock side project into the kind of sandblasted, desert rock environs of the first David Crosby album. Shakin’ With The Alien tramps further into that particular sun-blinded zone with a series of long modal electric guitar tracks that sound like a looser Sun City Girls while factoring in aspects of both Amon Duul and Giant Sand. Nolan’s joined by Little Dusty on synth and Chill Will on drums.