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Skymongrel Records 03: Maude Flanders “Puvvy Puzzy”


Heavy tribal explosive beats from the deepest jungles of Iowa City. Maude Flanders lays it down big ‘n beaty, two drummers and hhhuge-ass baritone sax and nothin’ but power backing all THAT up. Recorded by the genius Ian Williams like of course, get at this when yer at the top of your rope to get you even higher. Free download at their bandcamp page, but you know you wanna hold all this electricity on your hands

Maude Flanders – Puvvy Puzzy – 01 The Step



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Skymongrel Records 02: All Dogs Invited “Mammals Amongst Us”


All Dogs Invited and Skymongrel Records present the first physical release from ADI, “Mammals Amongst Us.” A bite-sized platter first released digitally in March 2013, this is 4 songs and 13 solid minutes of memorable sweet rock-and-roll music I’ve loved getting sweaty to since late 2012. Such sweet beasts, 3 radly talented musicians (Alex Bell, Edward Bell, Cody Janko) who have been playing together for years in the Cedar Rapids / Mount Vernon / Iowa City area. Just got back from their first tour too! Check these beauties out

All Dogs Invited – Take Me Out

Cassette (comes w/ free download)


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Skymongrel Records 01: Techno Lincoln & the Technicolor Union star in: The Greatest Hits!

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Iowa City’s fooniest theatre-pop-funk-punk vehicle FINALLY got around to recording some tracks in March of 2013, they are all here with plenty of bonus material! The cassette version comes with one bonus song + a download code with all 8 bonus tracks (one of which is exclusive to the tape download!!), and the CD has the 8 tracks + 7 other live tracks from 2011 – 2012 with their ever-revolving cast. Who knows how many members this band had! Active from fall 2010 – summer 2013, a labor of love and the off-brand fun known as “Foon,” they played a number of lovely shows, especially haunting PS1, Pizza On Dubuque, and Shane’s basement. Made with lurrrrve. Get this compendium today!!

Foon Bop

Cassette (comes w/ free download + bonus tracks)


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FCR-83 Velma and the Happy Campers “2013” C45

If you don’t relate to these sweetly sad songs by Gainesville, FL based singer-songwriter Velma and her Happy Campers, maybe you are not a real person?? 29 hand made tapes, like a bunch of them lost in the fucking post office. THANKS GUYS

FCR-83 Velma 2013

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Large chunk of Felt Cat release history for free on bandcamp

Doubt I ever made much mention of this on here, so check out all the out of print things I put up a while ago! I still need to add more new ones! Well old new ones. YOU KNOW. Feel free to donate a few buxx to the cause though, too! Anything is appreciated!

Felt Cat Bandcamp with all free downloads

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FCR-82 Velvet Glacier / Devin Dart split EP

Velvet Glaciers smooths you down with 7 songs that form his “Hanging Out With My Friends” EP. Devin Dart follows it up with 3 cute meandering jammers dubbed “Wilds.”

2. Wild Child


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Oh man you guys, a lot’s going down, like Felt Cat has ended! But Devin Dart has not!

There are still totally tapes you can buy though! Anything in the Purchase doodz section juuuust to your right is completely available for sale. There are two other additional tapes in there as well, I have just been busy with other projects and Felt Cat started being less of a priority and just never got around to updating the website. Not to mention, since I’m gonna be trying to consolidate my shit, I’ll be throwing in random shit for each order just to try to get rid of as much as I can, so expect extras and goodies when you snag something.

Which so, yeah dude, I just felt it was a good time to lay down the ol’ name. Really, just the name. For a variety of reasons mostly personal, I jest felt that FC hadn’t been my main interest for a while, my goals and ambitions for running a label have changed since FC was my main priority, and I should just move on with similar yet I hope to be improved ventures.

ANYWHOSE, I do have two rad fun-timey bands I am in, The Men from . . . BEYOND!! and Techno Lincoln and the Technicolor Union, the former of which has a tape out VERY SOON on my roommate’s label and the latter of which is almost done recording our EP in our drummers’ basement! If you like surf-sludge antics or theatrical pop funk, lend an ear to them for a minute. A Techno Lincoln tape is gonna be the first release on my new label I Tapes You and then we will see how it goes from there, k? Thanks fer bein a pal

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FCR-80 “See It In Color” split C18 by Devin Dart & Thunder Bunny

This tape is for summer, homie. These bright spots will getcha out on your porch or general front yard region with some cheap beer and your best friends. For real. Five tracks of total dusk-adventure-dream-pop to put you in the mood. Devin Dart bangs away on two tracks with a shimmering bridge of pure light between them. Thunder Bunny starts his side slow and gooey, and finishes with the pop epic “Simple Days,” 5 minutes plus of warm and fuzzy rock ‘n fucking roll. This shit is just lovely. You will want this for those romantic drunk nights that will soon be every night. March 2012, edition of 53

1. Devin Dart – Antennae Tongue

FCR-80 See It In Color

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FCR-79 Devin Dart / Bob Bucko Jr split recycled C60

Big ol’ split of some jammers from the jungle that is eastern Iowa. Devin Dart starts out with a soothing post-rock dish before venturing into weird-out psych-folk-looped-to-infinity climes, with an 8-minute noise dirge thrown in the middle for sick kicks. Bob Bucko Jr turns his head all the way around for some schizoid jazz and wandering guitar arias for the broken-necked. A tape for meditating towards negative infinity to. Edition of 20, March 2012

Devin Dart
1 Everything will become still, everything will reanimate
Bob Bucko, Jr
3 Naptime is for Deamers

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FCR-78 Lost Trail “October Mountain” recycled C60’s

Wandering around in the woods – choose your preferred time of day- lost but in a peaceful way, just wandering. Or just in your bedroom at night with only a small lamp on. Soothing pulsating drones and gently plucked folk guitar. The occasional swooping swelling jam-out out of nowhere. You know, the good stuff, all the way through. Totally solid 59 and a half minutes on recycled tapes of sermons from churches near and around Des Moines, IA in the 70’s and 80’s and, get this, comes in hand made pouches made back in 2010. Edition of 33, friends, February 2012

7. Aircrash on Static VHS

FCR-78 October Mountain

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