TWO NEW RELEASES! THE CONTENTS ARE (PICCHU no. 5) and J RIDER (PICCHU no.4) - OUT SEPTEMBER 30, 2014!



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PICCHU 5 - THE CONTENTS ARE



PICCHU 5
THE CONTENTS ARE - "THROUGH YOU" + 4 - LP plus 2x7"

NOW TAKING ORDERS - OUT SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

“Rumours of a limited demo LP pressing from this renowned Iowa garagey- folkrock band remained unconfirmed until a copy popped up at a 2005 Austin Record Show. Curiosity grew into excitement as the album turned out to feature 13 band originals in a terrific melodic Beatles '65-66 style with a sprinkling of Byrds on top. In other words, an ideal sound for a 'lost' 60s album, reminiscent of the Beauregard Ajax recordings from L.A. Drawing inspiration from the Beatles is usually an indication of both taste and cojones, and the Contents Are deliver a string of skillfully arranged 3-minute gems from the point where beat and folkrock turn into melodic psychedelia.” -Patrick Lundborg, The Acid Archives

THE CONTENTS ARE’s debut album was originally issued in 1967 in an edition of just 100 copies (less than a handful of which are still known to be out there amongst us.) Hailing from Quad City, Iowa, these four young men recorded one incredible song after another, their ambitions well beyond that of the typical group at the time.This record, more rumoured than heard, lives at a wild nexus in American culture, simultaneously expansive and reflective, searching for answers in society through music and art. The great German label Shadoks first reissued this legendary set a few years ago, and we’re very happy to bring you a new deluxe edition of “Through You”, this time with the very special addition of exact reproductions of the band’s two non-album 45s, originally released on the ROK label, included with the LP (these two singles are seeing their first ever reissue on vinyl; previously only available as CD bonus tracks, and well worth rediscovery). Let this record turn you on to new horizons.

- Officially licensed by the group, who will receive royalties from sales of this album, its first domestic reissue

- LP comes with exact reproductions of the group's two non-album 45s ("I Don't Know" b/w "Direction of Mind" & "Future Days" b/w "New Mexico")

- Sleeve notes by Jeremy Cargill (contributing editor, Ugly Things magazine)

- LP in heavy-duty 24 pt. tip-on sleeve







PICCHU 4 - J RIDER



PICCHU 4
J RIDER - "NO LONGER ANONYMOUS" + 10 - LP/CD/DIGITAL

NOW TAKING ORDERS - OUT SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Hot on the heels of our ecstatically received reissue of ANONYMOUS’ classic album “Inside the Shadow” (cat. no. PICCHU 1), Machu Picchu Ltd. is thrilled to announce the reissue of their elusive and legendary follow-up. After the 1976 release of “Inside the Shadow”, the group decided to change their name to J RIDER (title of the second cut on the Anonymous LP) and pursued a similar rich vein of impeccable songwriting, but this time adding more hard rock to the mix, resulting in a fantastic sounding album that sadly went unreleased at the time. The excellent reissue label OR Records first unearthed the tapes and put out a small edition of LPs in 1996, and we are now very happy to present you with a new and deluxe edition of this gem, complete with new sleeve art (pictured left).

“Kiss Of Your Soul” and “Pike River” get our vote for two of the greatest songs ever written, and “One Sided Lover”, “High Roller” and “Sunday‘s Hero” each offer a heavier spin on the group’s Television-like interplay and compositional prowess.

This record is highly recommended for everyone who enjoyed “Inside the Shadow”, and it also happens to come with an entire unreleased album of songs (LUNAR DUST) recorded by the group’s visionary songwriter Ron Matelic! That’s right, ten bonus tracks of previously unheard songs recorded in the 1990s, featuring most of the members of Anonymous; a lost LP, if you like, and a fascinating complement to the ANONYMOUS and J RIDER albums. (Bonus tracks will be included in the form of a download card with each LP and are included in full on the compact disc.)

- Officially licensed by the group, who will receive royalties from sales of this album - first time on LP in almost 20 years!

- Remastered and restored by Warren Defever for maximum brilliance

- LP comes with download card that includes the entire Lunar Dust sessions as bonus tracks - CD contains both albums

- Sleeve notes by Aaron Milenski (co-author of the essential reference tome The Acid Archives, and also author of the sleeve notes for the Anonymous reissue from last year)

- LP in heavy-duty 24 pt. tip-on sleeve, with insert featuring previously unpublished photographs




PICCHU 3 - MIRKWOOD



PICCHU 3
MIRKWOOD - "MIRKWOOD" LP only

SOLD OUT - OUT OF PRINT

Mirkwood’s lone self-titled album was originally issued in 1973, in an edition of just 99 copies. Coming out of the port town of Dover, with each of the group members having honed their moves in various outfits for years (including the original Rolling Stones from 1957 - no relation to the Glimmer Twins).This album’s fantastic mix of precise hard rock and mysterious ballads has had many a private press enthusiast by the hair over the years. Crashing out of the gates with the one-two knockout combination of the fuzz shuffle of “Take My Love” and the epic 11-minute centerpiece of “Love’s Glass Of Sunshine”, this record is a classic deep listen, revealing great moments with each new spin. Killer harmonies and lots of twin-guitar lead action, tough and tender, this record is pure autumnal magick.

- Officially licensed by Mirkwood, who will receive royalties from sales of this album

- Remastered and restored by Warren Defever for maximum brilliance

- Limited one-time pressing

- Sleeved in a tip-on jacket, with notes and photos from the group's personal archives




PICCHU 2 - DARK



PICCHU 2
DARK - "DARK ROUND THE EDGES" LP/CD

COMPACT DISCS BACK IN STOCK for a limited time

One of THEE greatest guitar-heavy psych records in the world, "Dark Round the Edges" was originally issued in an edition of around 50 copies, mostly for friends, family, and the odd record company. Its reputation has since blossomed into something resembling a redwood, or perhaps an original Van Gogh. This album is the holy grail for lovers of fuzz-driven hard rock, and has been the most sought-after privately pressed LP on the planet.

We've spared no expense to bring you the deluxe reissue of this classic, an album be- loved by heads & cosmic couriers around the world for its great songwriting, terrific instrumental workouts, and mysterious vibe. ZERO TIME IS NOW.

- Officially licensed by Dark, who will receive royalties from sales of this album

- Remastered and restored by Warren Defever for maximum brilliance

- Sleeve notes by the group's songwriter and guitarist Steve Giles, including a complete group history

- Sleeved in a tip-on gatefold jacket, with an expanded version of the original booklet - 20 pages of lyrics and never before seen photos from the group's personal archives






PICCHU 1 - ANONYMOUS



PICCHU 1
ANONYMOUS - "INSIDE THE SHADOW" LP/CD

COMPACT DISCS BACK IN STOCK for a limited time

"Close to the perfect album; each element has been drawn from the best possible source, yet somehow Ron Matelic manages to fuse these massive building blocks into personal, deeply human music." - Patrick Lundborg, THE ACID ARCHIVES

Originally released in 1976 in an edition of 300 copies, the sole album by Indianapolis' ANONYMOUS stands today as a high-water mark in rock 'n' roll, combining the adventure of west coast ballroom groups, the 12-string majesty of Byrds, and breathtaking multi-part harmonies to forge something inimitable and one-of-a-kind, with powerful songs that pushed the limit and raised the bar at the same time. Long time top ten favorite with almost every head we know, a true classic recommended for everyone into amazing rock records of all varieties.


Restored to its original glory for the first time since its initial release, this is the definitive INSIDE THE SHADOW!

- First officially licensed reissue of this classic in almost twenty years; issued with the group's full cooperation and assistance

- Remastered and restored by Warren Defever for best-ever sound

- Sleeve notes from Aaron Milenski (co-author of the essential reference guide The Acid Archives), and recollections from Ron Matelic, Anonymous' visionary songwriter.

- LP is sleeved in a tip-on jacket, with a reproduction of the original lyric insert

- CD is sleeved in a digipak, with 8 page booklet with complete lyrics and notes