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    Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band
    Paradisical Mind

    vinyl LPs, beautiful and untouched box of these out-of-print gems, hidden behind some of my toddlers dreck - aka your lucky day.

    "...since 2009, the five-piece band's been working in the mold of new-millennium freak folksters, invigorating the form with psychedelic intent and the tenants of jazz improvisation." - Downbeat, Editors Pick December 2018

    "...an amazingly meditative album. Superb." - Psych Insight Top 20 of 2018

    "The ritualistic droning incantations of San Fran experimental rock outfit Dire Wolves reappear from the misty hollow with a new concoction of devotional psychedelia. Patient, meditative singing leads hauntingly into a slithering guitar lead that exhumes the band's vast, momentous instrumentation." - New Commute

    "...hypnotizing astral psych that follows the improvisational vibe of jazz" - San Francisco Examiner

    originally released November 9, 2018.
    LP release in UK/EU by Cardinal Fuzz (CFUL0118)
    LP release in USA/NA by Feeding Tube Records (FTR415)
    cassette + digital release by Pome Pome Tones (PPT-9)

    Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band)
    www.dwlvs.com

    Jeffrey Alexander - guitar
    Sheila Bosco - drums
    Georgia Carbone - voice
    Brian Lucas - bass
    Arjun Mendiratta - violin
    Laura Naukkarinen - voice
    Taralie Peterson - saxophone
    Michael Whittaker - flute
    Recorded at Santo in Oakland CA by Zachary Watkins

    Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band) put forth a sound of ecstatic improvisation, each member documenting coordinate points in the higher dimensions of cosmic free-rock. The music lies somewhere near the nebulous intersection of psych, kosmische beat and astral jazz. These are exploratory journeys, transportive trance-based experiments in vertical listening, totally collaborative and often forming spontaneous compositions. The focus is more about feeling than any specific approach to playing.

    “Paradisiacal Mind”, the group’s tenth (or possibly twelfth?) full-length since 2008, conjures a floating stellular kraut Americano with quite a lot to pull you in to the mix and then drift you right back out again. Following two simultaneous 2017 releases - on Feeding Tube and Beyond Beyond Is Beyond - that explored out-of-body experience, this latest work turns decidedly inward. Psychic rock that guides your vision to heaven, and heaven is in your mind. When cover artist Kyla Quigley asked the band to draw from the tarot to inform her new work, the card was The Star, a renewal of hope and strength to carry on.

    And so it all came together - acute, right and obtuse, all at once. A portion of the record was recorded in Oakland by Zachary Watkins (Black Spirituals), who helped set the atmosphere to capture the festival consciousness vibes. The remainder was realized on Bernal Hill, celebrating the 50+ year tradition of San Francisco psychedelic intensity. Additional players include Laura Naukkarinen (Lau Nau), Taralie Peterson (Spires That In The Sunset Rise) and Michael Whittaker (Jackie-O Motherfucker).

    Recommended to the open minds that celebrate such sounds as the punk-hippie crossover scene of mid ‘80s SST records, as well as listeners of Scandinavian/Teutonic communal motorik vibes. And those into spiritual jazz, meditative and primordial minimalism, and scratched Environments LPs from the dollar bin.

    For the heads.

    -- Glen Burnout, September 2018

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  • Live Dwlvs - Six Disc Set with Poster and Stickers
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    Very limited edition package (25 copies!) of SIX CDrs, hand-stamped, and enclosed in 2 sleek 3-disc kraft sleeves... along with a 4-panel full-color foldout insert... and TWO pro printed STICKERS... and a SUPER nice glossy 11x17 POSTER... wow, wow, WOW.

    You get FIVE HOURS of live Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band, collected from SIX OUT OF PRINT CASSETTES - every tape that we released over the last 2 years, most have never been available digitally UNTIL NOW. These have been on labels like Baked Tapes (NYC), Eiderdown (Seattle), Feathered Coyote (Vienna Austria) and Sky Lantern (Eindhoven Netherlands). And a pair of bootleg tapes that made the rounds on April Fools Day in 2018 and 2019.

    All long sold out. So here's your chance to get those sweet sweet jams in the elusive binary format. Comes with a free bandcamp download of EVERYTHING included in the set - we'll send you the codes directly over email.

    Here are some of the original release notes from the tape labels:

    "Hey kid, grab your sleeping bag because the Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band van just pulled up to the curb. The sliding door opens and a whole COSMOS of sound comes pouring onto the sidewalk. These are jams that you can RIDE...chiming guitars, chanting violin, insistent drums, and the beautiful wordless utterances of Mother Earth HERSELF. Seriously, this band never seems to stop and that is a very good thing. If you are just dipping your toe into the Dire Wolves stream then this is a fantastic place for you to start. If you are, like me, an unrepentant DIREHEAD, then meet me at the corner of Tonawanda and Vine in about 5 minutes. Your ride is on the way..."
    (Eiderdown)

    "Hot on the heels of two highly-lauded long-players for Beyond Beyond is Beyond and Feeding Tube Records comes "Earthquake Country," the latest full-length cassette jammer from the cosmic earth-music collective Dire Wolves. Those who have heard any of this band's previous releases or managed to catch one of their exhilarating live sets know that this is a band that thrives on improvisation, and these two new recordings do not disappoint in that regard - with each stretching well over the twenty-minute mark, these are psychedelic wormholes of the highest grade, graced with sprawling examples of the beautiful electric guitar/violin interplay that has become one of the group's hallmarks.

    Side A here sees Dire Wolves founder and guitarist Jeffrey Alexander (also of the Iditarod, Jackie-O Motherfucker, et al) and violinist Arjun Mendiratta spinning a complex quilt of sound over Brian Lucas and Sheila Bosco's firm-but-funky rhythms before the band drifts into space, freeing up all involved to fully explore the textural possibilities of their instruments. Flip the tape over and the band starts to really dig its fuzz-flecked teeth into things, whipping up a spiraling krautrock boogie beneath vocalist Lau Nau's heavenly coaxing.

    The final breakdown being: if you've ever thought that all those early San Francisco jam bands should have been taking the lion's share of their notes from Sun Ra and Sonny Sharrock, this tape is probably your cup of tea."
    (Sky Lantern)

    "Another slab of heady psychotropic syrup straight from the ground zero of psychedelia, San Francisco. Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band have been on a absolute tear lately, with a new LP about to drop on Cardinal Fuzz Records and Feeding Tube, another magnetic offering imminent on Eiderdown, plus a vinyl reissue of an absolutely essential stunner of split with Connecticut’s Headroom on deck. If they are not on your radar, get your head checked.

    'One For The Heads’ is a scorcher of deep-fried out-of-body delights, where the boogie choogle of slow-burn lysergic-drenched guitar and cosmos-ripping violin interweave with otherworldly vocal incantations over the propelling momentum of the deft grooves of an uncanny rhythm section, transporting the listener on a dosed journey through the depths of consciousness and beyond the farthest reaches of galaxies unknown."
    (Baked Tapes)

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    note: you are not getting the cassettes pictured, you are getting the entire musical contents of those sold-out cassettes on CDr and file downloads. Just to be clear (yes, we have been asked) - thank you !!

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LP released in UK/EU by Cardinal Fuzz Records
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LP released in USA/NA by Feeding Tube Records
feedingtuberecords.com/releases/paradisiacal-mind/
cassette/digital release by Pome Pome Pome Tones

"The ritualistic droning incantations of San Fran experimental rock outfit Dire Wolves reappear from the misty hollow with a new concoction of devotional psychedelia. Patient, meditative singing leads hauntingly into a slithering guitar lead that exhumes the band’s vast, momentous instrumentation." (New Commute)

“hypnotizing astral psych that follows the improvisational vibe of jazz” (San Francisco Examiner)

"a spacey, cosmic and spiritual set of psychedelic sounds, combining influences from krautrock, spiritual jazz, prog and more avant garde musical realms—at times sounding like Pharoah Sanders jamming with Ash Ra Tempel. It’s quite a trip, perhaps the sort of thing that’s necessary to give a spin during the chaos of a national election. It’s a weird and wonderful set of sounds from a band that’s always headed toward some new and unfamiliar realm." (Treble)


Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band) put forth a sound of ecstatic improvisation, each member documenting coordinate points in the higher dimensions of cosmic free-rock. The music lies somewhere near the nebulous intersection of psych, kosmische beat and astral jazz. These are exploratory journeys, transportive trance-based experiments in vertical listening, totally collaborative and often forming spontaneous compositions. The focus is more about feeling than any specific approach to playing.

“Paradisiacal Mind”, the group’s tenth (or possibly twelfth?) full-length since 2008, conjures a floating stellular kraut Americano with quite a lot to pull you in to the mix and then drift you right back out again. Following two simultaneous 2017 releases - on Feeding Tube and Beyond Beyond Is Beyond - that explored out-of-body experience, this latest work turns decidedly inward. Psychic rock that guides your vision to heaven, and heaven is in your mind. When cover artist Kyla Quigley asked the band to draw from the tarot to inform her new work, the card was The Star, a renewal of hope and strength to carry on.

And so it all came together - acute, right and obtuse, all at once. A portion of the record was recorded in Oakland by Zachary Watkins (Black Spirituals), who helped set the atmosphere to capture the festival consciousness vibes. The remainder was realized on Bernal Hill, celebrating the 50+ year tradition of San Francisco psychedelic intensity. Additional players include Laura Naukkarinen (Lau Nau), Taralie Peterson (Spires That In The Sunset Rise) and Michael Whittaker (Jackie-O Motherfucker).

Recommended to the open minds that celebrate such sounds as the punk-hippie crossover scene of mid ‘80s SST records, as well as listeners of Scandinavian/Teutonic communal motorik vibes. And those into spiritual jazz, meditative and primordial minimalism, and scratched Environments LPs from the dollar bin.

For the heads.

-- Glen Burnout, September 2018

credits

released November 9, 2018

1. Unfettered And Alive
Jeffrey Alexander - guitar
Sheila Bosco - drums
Georgia Carbone - voice
Brian Lucas - bass
Arjun Mendiratta - violin

2. Just Live Your Life Behind Your Eyes
Jeffrey Alexander - guitar / bells
Sheila Bosco - drums / percussion
Georgia Carbone - voice / bells
Brian Lucas - bass
Arjun Mendiratta - violin
Laura Naukkarinen - voice
Michael Whittaker - flute

3. We Are Stardust
Jeffrey Alexander - fife / phonograph / guitar
Sheila Bosco - electric piano
Georgia Carbone - voice / shaker
Brian Lucas - tapes
Taralie Peterson - saxophone

4. In And Out Of den Gärten He Goes
Jeffrey Alexander - guitar / chalumeau / percussion
Sheila Bosco - drums / percussion
Georgia Carbone - voice
Brian Lucas - bass
Arjun Mendiratta - violin
Taralie Peterson - saxophone

5. Paradisiacal Mind
Jeffrey Alexander - guitar / moog
Sheila Bosco - drums
Georgia Carbone - voice
Brian Lucas - bass
Arjun Mendiratta - violin
Laura Naukkarinen - voice

1+4 recorded at Santo in Oakland CA by Zachary Watkins
2+5 recorded at Bessie Street in San Francisco CA by Jeffrey Alexander
Track 3 recording and all tracks mixed at 3141 Mission St in San Francisco CA by Jeffrey Alexander
Mastered by Chris Hardman
Front cover screen print by Kyla Quigley

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Jeffrey Alexander Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Founding member of The Iditarod in 1996, Black Forest/Black Sea in 2003 and Dire Wolves in 2008. Joined JOMF in 2013. Started The Heavy Lidders in 2019. Former label owner of Magic Eye Singles and Secret Eye Records. Also toured with and featured on recordings by Kemialliset Ystävät, Avarus, Es, Fursaxa, Christina Carter, Gravenhurst, Jeffrey Alexander-Andrea Belfi-Stefano Pilia Trio. ... more

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