Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This Friday: October 24th, 2014


GIMME TINNITUS & Mirror Universe Tapes Present: An Unofficial CMJ Showcase!

When: Friday October 24th (Doors at 7 // Show at 8)
Where: The Gutter in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 


The bands in no particular order (times announced closer to the show):
Dott (Ireland) http://dottmusic.bandcamp.com/
Be Forest. (Italy) http://beforest.bandcamp.com/
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/09/italian_band_be.html
Lia Mice (France) http://www.liamice.com/
The Flag (Brooklyn) http://theflag.bandcamp.com/
Kindling (East Hampton, MA) http://disposablepop.bandcamp.com/
Night Powers (Brooklyn) http://night-powers.bandcamp.com/
Curelight Wounds (Brooklyn) http://curelightwounds.bandcamp.com/

*This show is not an official CMJ show so badges are not accepted...but $5 is pretty darn inexpensive.

The Gutter is a bowing alley & excellent bar...so grab a beer and hit the lanes while you are there!

More links:
http://gimmetinnitus.com/
https://soundcloud.com/gimmetinnitus/
http://www.mirroruniversetapes.com/
http://mirroruniversetapes.bandcamp.com/


RSVP to the Party here!

Monday, August 25, 2014

TAPE SALE!


What better time to stock up on tapes than when the weather is cooling down.  It's the perfect time for a drive, and to jam these killer tapes in that car stereo you have...that still may have a tape deck.

We here at Mirror Universe are happy to offer a fall cassette deal!  

We've had some great releases this year!

OWN BOO and Slow Pulse were named by Wondering Sound and Myspace as two of the best cassettes of 2014 so far!

Clean Girls and Vulture Shit are getting love from Ad Hoc & Tiny Mix Tapes.  SUR is on tour and the people at Aquarius Records are rocking out to them!

Dan Svizeny is getting love all over the place, and we have a bunch of older titles that are still in stock (some down to the very last copies.

Most cassettes come with download cards too!

TWO for $12 (Post Paid!)*

Shipping Option
Tape One
Tape Two

Even Better Deal: 4 Tapes for $20 (Post Paid!)**

Shipping Option
Tape One
Tape Two
Tape Three
Tape Four
*basically you get free shipping and an occasional tape discount.
** you get free shipping and a discount on all the tapes you ordered!

If you have any questions about availability of older releases please get in touch!

xoxox,
Mirror Universe Tapes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

MU37/SGG029: SUR- Dog Daze C26 *REPRESS*


Austin, TX's SUR released Dog Daze last September on MU/SGG.  Their music hints at stoner rock of the past, think if Nebula or Kyuss was writing in a swamp rather than a desert, but played through the the eyes of kids that grew up on hardcore and going to the beach complete with melodic guitars (check out "Shut Up") and break down sing alongs ("Great Planes/Synesthete") .

This is a collaborative release with Sleeping Giant Glossolalia.

Side A
1. Shadow Puppet
2. Jail
3. Rumors
4. Shut Up
5. Jaywalk

Side B
1. Fox M
2. King's Disease
3. Great Plains
4. Synesthete

2nd press of Sur's Dog Daze is in an edition of 125 copies (100 on purple tapes & 25 on clear tapes) hand stamped with full color jcards.

$6 plus s/h*: 


*this is a pre-order.  Sur tapes (and any additional tapes ordered with them) will ship mid-August 2014.Available here, at SGG, and directly from the band.
Click through for info about the initial press

Saturday, July 12, 2014

MU43: Clean Girls & Vulture Shit's Expensive Tastes C17



This split cassette contains 7 previously unreleased tracks by Brooklyn's own Clean Girls & Vulture Shit (2 and 5 songs respectively. This release is our first venture into punk and hardcore, a community we as people have been a part of for a very long time, but as a label are very new to.  Clean Girls bring their own vain of chaotic noisy post-hardcore, and Vulture Shit give us their always exhilarating guitarless punk rock fast, dirty, and loud (think late era Black Flag kicking our Greg Gin and having Jello Biafra sit in on vocals).  While musically aggressive these songs are made by wonderful people, and we are happy to have them in our lives.

The tapes have full color art work reversible and hand stamped tape art created by Alex Crocetti and Stephanie Monohan. This tape is in an addition of 100 (all tapes come with digital downloads).

Side A- Clean Girls 
1. Portion Control (stream it at AD HOC.fm)
2. Day of the Woman (stream it at Tiny Mix Tapes)

Side B- Vulture Shit
1. Sober Girlfriend
2. Bachelor Pad
3. Divorce (Hooray)
4. Mouth Breather (Jesus Lizard Cover)(stream it at AD HOC.fm)
5. Slow Down (stream it at Tiny Mix Tapes)

Buy the Clean Girls // Vulture Shit split release.  $6 + S&H.  


(grab it digitally from our BANDCAMP.)

Streams below via Tiny Mix Tapes:
*This is not a pre-order.  Tapes begin shipping right now.  

Monday, May 12, 2014

MU42: OWN BOO- OWN BOO C33


Mirror Universe is often sited as a European label, and while that is not the case (homebase now in Brooklyn) we do have a deep connection with many wonderful European artists...specifically from Italy.  Our next release is by OWN BOO, a psychedelic pop band, from Brescia.  This stunning four song EP is their first documented audio recording.

Program repeats on both sides:
1. Edie
2. Gloom
3. Here With Me
4. Celebration

About this release:
Recorded by Alessio Lonati and mixed by Pierluigi Ballarin at T.U.P. Studio.  Mastered by Giovanni Versari at La Maesta'. All songs by OWN BOO. Artwork by Graham Yarrington.

Check out our NEW ON TAPE PRINTING------------>

Limited edition of 100 sonic clear custom hand stamped cassettes, with full color two 4 panel jcards, and a digital download.

Order the cassette EP $7 plus s/h:



One of MYSPACE's Best Tapes of 2014 (So Far)
"God bless Mirror Universe Tapes for bringing this Italian outfit Stateside—and to my attention. OWN BOO hails from Brescia, Italy, a place I've never been to but I hear is a pretty magical place. This tape is pretty magical too, combining psychedelic pop leanings with throwback new wave feels, and a vocalist who sings with as much conviction as Chrissie Hynde. Where have you been all my life, OWN BOO?" - Kristen Yoonsoo Kim

also One of Wondering Sounds' Best Tapes of 2014 (so far)!
"France might have invented Goth, but Italy perfected it. The site of democracy, romance and heartbreak: that’s where Own Boo resides. The Brescia-based band partners goth-y gloom with an uplifting message, building lead single “Edie” around the declaration: “I know where I’m going.” - Maria Sherman


"['Edie'] is reminiscent of the hazy, psych trademark of Kurt Vile, but with female vocals and rocked by way more muscular, crunchy guitar riffs (that never hurts). " - Mattia Villa of We are Going Solo

This EP was self released by OWN BOO as a one sided 12" in Italy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SOLD OUT- MU40: Slow Pulse - Slow Pulse C32



Side A: 
1. Hardware
2. Vice Grip
3. Dissolve

Side B
1. Demiurge
2. Prayer 

Slow Plus is Justin Sweat (aka Xander Harris) and Nicolas Nadeau (of Single Lash).  This is their debut EP.

An edition of 100 cassettes (w/ digital download) will be made.

Mirror Universe is sold out.

Copies of the Slow Pulse cassette can be found at:
- Saki (Chicago, IL.  & US & International Mailorder)
- End of an Ear (Austin, TX.  If they still have copies)
- Tape School (Japan)
- directly from Slow Pulse at their live shows.

The Slow Pulse repress is currently available as part of our END OF SUMMER SALE.  Individual tapes will be available sometime in September.  

Click through for the single, links, and press. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

MU39: Dan Svizeny- Daniel Anton Svizeny C28


Side A:
1. It's Beautiful
2. Sandra Court
3. Dawn

Side B:
1. Never Home
2. Katmandu- Trenton, NJ
3. War At tHe Shore
4. Gaura

Pressed in an edition of 100 on putty colored hand stamped tapes (digital downloads included).

$6 + shipping/handling



Click through to stream tracks, press links, and more.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

SOLD OUT- MU41: Hartwell Littlejohn & War Party- Fuck Atlanta C27

Side A:
1. Fuck Atlanta
2. Annabel of Chelsea
3. Dangerous Kind
4. Dark Shadows (Lost Mix)

Side B:
1. Saints & Geeks (Acoustic Demo)
2. Running Blues (Acoustic Demo)
3. 14th Floor (Acoustic Demo)
4. Starless Blues (Acoustic Demo)


Hartwell Littlejohn was born in Savannah, GA, spent time in Charleston, SC, and now resides in New York City.  Hart's and his band the War Party make guitar forward, some might call it alt country or Americana, but to us it's straight up rock n' roll.  Side A is the full band which would be at home in a country bar in Georgia or in the East Village, and Side B gives insight into Hart's song writing process. Check out the first single, "Fuck Atlanta," below.  

Pressed in an edition of 100 on sonic blue hand stamped tapes (digital downloads included). 

SOLD OUT at MU homebase.
  

Copies are available: 
Directly from Hartwell Littlejohn and at Saki Mail Order

Monday, September 16, 2013

SOLD OUT- MU31: M. Sage- Scatter The Cabal C31



Side A: A Bad Case of the Corners (14:42)
Side B: Stand Yr Ground (15:03)

Dubbed on prison issue* high bias chrome hand stamped tapes in an edition of 50. Comes with double sided jcards (pictures to be posted soon), and digital download.

SOLD OUT

*the tape is approved by prisons, correctional facilities & institutions.

Click through for more info, video, and full album stream!


MU36: Spakkiano- Spakkiano C36


Side A
1. Halcyon Days
2. LBSI
3. El Mexico!
4. Hopop
5. Dodo
Side B
1. Africa et Caetera
2. Durrenmatt
3. Plus-Post-Neo-Dada

Edition of 50 tapes dubbed on high bias chrome cassettes with hand painted and stamped labels. Double sided full color jcards.  All tapes include a digital download of the entire release.

$7 + Shipping.

Click through for more info on Spakkiano and streams of "Halcyon Days," "Dodo," and "Afreica et Caetera."

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SOLD OUT- MU38: Lame Drivers- Unlimited Ride: Live & Unheard C60



Side A
1. Chain Reaction (excerpt)
2. Other Side (Live on WFMU's The Cherry Blossom Clinic w/ Terre T)
3. Minimize (Live at Parlor Pizza)
4. False Starter / Paleontology Ethos
5. LE
6. Twinkle
7. May Day Jam
8. Ghost (by BLOOD LEMONS)
9. Poaches Pt. 1
10. Bad Rash
11. Poachers Pt. 4
12. Color Me Dead
13. Serious Business
14. Fact Checker
15. Try the Ride
16. Huge Relief (excerpt) (Live at KFJC 89.7 FM)
17. Indian Burn (Live at Dublab)
18. Killing Me
19. Peel

Side B
1. Avoid the Drone
2. Right Track (Live at WKDU 91.7 FM Philadelphia PA)
3. Blinds
4. Rue the Day (Dakota)
5. Hey Lazy
6. Lucid Dreamer
7. The Farm
8. A New Bus (Extinguisher)
9. Little Child (Live on BSR)
10. Another Plane
11. Bone Man (by Lyle Squash, excerpt)
12. Feb Psych (excerpt)
13. Smoke Away (Live at Cake Shop)
14. Go for the Map (Live at South Paw)

Dubbed on High Bias Chrome Tape w/ hand painted & hand stamped labels.  Double sided full color JCards.  1st edition of 50 copies w/ digital download. Made for release on 9/7/13 at The Silent Barn's Cassette Fair where the Lame Drivers performed*.

SOLD OUT.  Please get in touch if you would like to be notified if/when this is repressed.
For additional info and a stream of "Other Side" please click through.

*Lame Drivers was not commercially available at any retail outlet except the Silent Barn Cassette Fair. Our other cassette store releases (Spakkiano and Sur) will be available on Monday September 16th via this blog.

Monday, June 24, 2013

MU29: Shy Mirrors- Wrong Bomb C19

Side A:
1. Tears from Cryin'
2. Lips for Starters
3. Tramming Up
4. Patients
5. No Brainer
Side B:
1. Life at Zero
2. Wrong Bomb
3. Cavemen
4. Service Merchandise
5. Vatican Leaks

 Edition of 100 copies on black cassettes with white ink. Each tape includes a digital download.
 $6 plus shipping.


Click through for more info about Shy Mirrors and the first single.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SOLD OUT- MU21: The Slasher Film Festival Strategy- Wet Leather C20


Side A:
1. Forced Entry
2. The Other Self
3. The Stalker
Side B:
1. Blackest Black
2. Wet Leather
3. Call of the Night
4. Love Lust
5. The Chase
6. Plastic Bags

Edition of 50 copies on black cassettes with hand painted and stamped labels. J-cards hand dyed in black tea. Each tape includes a digital download. Think of "Wet Leather" as the score to an unrealized film that channels b-movies, slasher films, horror, and of course John Carpenter.

Sold out*.

*Copies may be available at Fingerprints Music in LA, End of An Ear in Austin, and at Foreign Sounds: http://foreignsounds.bandcamp.com/album/wet-leather

Click through for more info on The Slasher Film Festival Strategy, streams, and more.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

MU20 His Clancyness - Always Mist C26 *REPRESSED*

Side A:
1. Mistify the Ocean
2. Misinterpret My Words
3. Vampire Summer
4. Piece of Cake
Side B:
1. Just Like Monday (Early Vers.)
2. Nights and Fables
3. Ottawa Backfired Soon
4. Clear the Mist
5. Nothing and Nowhere to Go

Released May 2010 in an edition of 100 copies on white cassettes.
Finally reissued May 2013 in an edition of 75 copies on white cassettes.
$5 plus shipping.

Click through for more info on His Classiness and YOURS TRULY's video of "Mystify the Ocean."

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MU22: Foot Village - Fuck the Future II C66

Side A
1. Psychic Connection
2. Comparable Love
3. Napaj
4. 3840 Ticks of the Soul (Featuring Captain Ahab)
5. Follow Your Heart (Featuring Eco Morti)
6. Bones
7. Chicken and Cheese 2
8. Iceland
9. Race Till the End of Food

Side B
1. 420 (National Holiday)
2. Clubtraxxx I-III
3. Crow Call (Anavan Remix)
4. Narc Party (Jason Forrest Remix)
5. The Power of Health (Captain Ahab Remix)
6. Lovers with Iraqis (Algodón Egipcio Remix)
7. Lovers with Iraqis (EAR PWR Remix)
Edition of 100 copies on white cassettes with blue ink.  
$6 plus shipping.


Click through for more info and a stream of "Lovers with Iraqis (Algodón Egipcio Remix)"

Thursday, May 9, 2013

MU30: Matt LeMay Singles C44



Double A Side C44*
1. Right Jacket Pocket2. What Would Change
3. Compare and Contrast
4. If And Or When
5. A Portrait Of The Man
6. The Only Lesson Learned (Game Theory Cover)7. By Half


Edition of 50 white cassettes with hand painted and stamped labels.
$5 plus shipping.





Click through for more info on Matt LeMay, links, and streams.

Monday, April 1, 2013

MU35: Whatever It Is You're Doing Now 2xC46



Side A
1. Headsets - My Brother and the Ghost of Ho Chi Minh
2. Southern Femisphere - Transgander (When the Community Went Looking for the Lost Gayzling in the Wood)
3. Hip Young Gunslingers - Red Red Sea
4. Lady Condor - Warrior Sisters
5. Mr. Jenkins - Late Shift At Peripheral Zoo (You, too?)
Side B
1. Noveller - This Is Our Ascent
2. M. Sage - Rain Scanner
3. Meadowlands - Dreams of Jaipur जयपुर के सपने
4. Headaches - Constant Concern
Side C
1. The Slasher Film Festival Strategy - Cosmic Burial
2. Lust For Youth - Spring
3. Pariah Carey - Smile From The Grave 4U
4. Xander Harris - Blessing for the Sick
5. Tapeworms - America Endless?
Side D
1. HEADCASE - Good Stride
2. Boring Portals - No Go
3. Lame Drivers - Universe Osmosis
4. SuR - Marfa Lights
5. Foot Village - Clubtraxxx I-III

First batch of 150 printed on two dark blue cassettes with silver print.
$9 plus shipping. 


Click through for more info, streams, and press related to MU35!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

MU33 Marshall Trotter - Small Troubles C20

Side A
1. Sixteen
2. Mono y Mono
3. Jumps

Side B
4. High Noon
5. Equilibrium
6. Someone Like You



First edition of 50 copies on clear cassettes with gold foil, with a stickers designed by Marshall ships Monday 4/30! $5 plus shipping

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.  ORDERS FOR THIS TAPE SHIP JANUARY 2015.  



Click through for more info & album stream!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SOLD OUT- MU16/SC190 The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient C94

Side 1
1. Best Night
2. Brothers
3. I Was There
4. Your Love Is Calling My Name
5. The Animator
6. Come To The City
7. Come For It
8. It's Your Destiny
9. City Reprise #12
10. Baby Missiles
11. Original Slave
12. Black Water Falls

Side 2
1. No Returns
2. Snake Tongues
3. Song for Alice
4. Don't Fear the Ghost [Demo]
5. Real History
6. Future Blues

The latest from the War on Drugs. Side 1 is what you'll find on the CD/LP versions of Slave Ambient, and Side 2 is over 30 minutes of all-new stuff with a more ambient sound. 200 copies, red cassettes.

This tape is sold out.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

MU09 Baby Lips - Nineteen Ninety Ching C26


A
1. No Blood
2. Skin
3. I Wanna See You

B
4. Address
5. Honey/Background Noises

Baby Lips plays lo-fi pop with a dark tinge. Drums, keys, uke. Luchador masks. Wigs. Feedback.

$5 plus s/h. ships late June/early July (or something)


Sunday, March 13, 2011

MU28 Mr. Jenkins - In Transit/Sleep C30

From the South Carolina Lowcountry, but most recently based in NYC, Mr. (Nick) Jenkins has been regularly self-releasing stuff for about five years. This tape is two EPs, one released earlier this year (In Transit), and one brand new (Sleep). In Transit sort of expands on the 8-bit instrumental pop direction explored in his 8 Bits & Pieces album from summer 2010, while Sleep goes in a more extended, glitchier direction. This tape was released as part of Receiver Fest, which was from March 10-13 in Charleston, SC. We made 25 copies of this on red tapes. If it sells out we will make 25 more. If those sell out, I'm not sure what we'll do.
In Transit:
1. Afternoon Showers
2. Parade
3. Trains & Tobacco
4. For the Bartenders of The Huxton

Sleep:
1. TV Setback
2. Maybe, Yes. Maybe, No. (Ask Again, Later)
3. Sleep

$5 plus shipping and handling

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

SOLD OUT- MU25 Idiot Glee - I Did It Sober C29


Pop vocalizations deep from within a soul. This will open your eyes even if they are still wide open. Pianos that will make your heart stir and sounds that will fill your lungs. White girls will love it.

1. Piano Short
2. Boxer in Shorts
3. Sin Quai
4. Left My Heart in Bethlehem
5. Jamie's Song
6. Eyes and Arms of Smoke
7. I Did It Sober
8. Speakers
9. Nina Simone Rip 2
10. I Know My Mind
11. Pop Songs
12. Trying Out Pianos

100 copies on clear cassettes. $5 plus shipping ($2.5 USA/$4 Int'l).

THIS TAPE IS SOLD OUT!

hey read this
if you bought this tape and have received it and it is blank or the sound is totally messed up, please know that we are now aware of this. Just email us and it will be solved. thanks and sorry!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

SOLD OUT- MU23 Emperor X - Defiance (For Elise Sunderhuse) C50xC6loop SOLD OUT




Defiance (For Elise Sunderhuse) is a meditation on the nature of life and death. It is dedicated to a young woman who lost her life in a car accident in Missouri.

Here is the concept: the sides of the C50 are reverses of each other. Things whose meaning is obscured upon first listen reveal themselves later, and things that made sense before are now unintelligible. The "single" and title track is on the six-minute loop cassette, in both forward and backward forms. Listen to both at the same time, or each separately.

If your download code doesn't work, please contact us.
Limited to 50 copies. $8 plus s/h ($2.50)


THIS TAPE IS SOLD OUT.


Friday, September 10, 2010

MU18 Cough Cool - Epic Dreams C22

1. Flower Reading
2. Months
3. New Dance


4. Myself
5. Grabbing Smoke
6. Cold You Baby

This EP kind of reminds me of an industrial Jesus and Mary Chain, or something.  I don't know! Check it out for yourself! Black cassettes.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

MU19 Magic Places - Nitelab Lockbox C30

Side A
The Dark of the Moon
The Bangkok Haircuts Society
Preteritus Et Posterus Unum

Side B
Disproving Occam's Razor


Paul Goerner lives in Savannah, GA and makes music as Magic Places, giving us sample-heavy electronic pieces.





This tape will ship around August 24th.

Monday, July 19, 2010

SOLD OUT- MU26 Yu(c)k - Weakend C22

THIS TAPE IS SOLD OUT!
Yu(c)k is the piano-based side project of Yuck. Weakend is a collection of four songs, ranging from the hopeful and poppy opener "Daughter" to the slow and elegiac closer "Automatic."


1. Daughter
2. Weakend
3. Walk
4. Automatic


$5 plus s/h Strictly limited to 100 copies on black cassettes.



THIS TAPE IS SOLD OUT!

It will be available at

Thursday, July 8, 2010

MU14 Tapeworms Eat Bookworms - Space Burial C31



1. Välkommen
2. No Magic
3. Alpaca Lips
4. The Replacements


5. Swarms
6. City Drone
7. Space Burial
8. Rebuilding


Bite-size new-age pieces, like if Tangerine Dream had a shorter attention span. This is Tapeworms Eat Bookworms' second full-length.


  Clear cassettes with transparent packaging. $5 plus shipping


Sunday, July 4, 2010

MU24 Cop Magnet - Babe Magnet C29

We got a box of tapes in the mail with a scrawled note that just said "ERASE THIS TAPES." Not being one to disobey anonymous instructions, I fired up the ol' mass-demagnetizer and pressed GO. When I popped one of them in to make sure the deed was done, it had all this music on it. It was kind of like a pre- or post-beach barbecue when the sun is still up, at the house of your two best friends who got matching tattoos.


Effed up r'n'b hip hop jams, perfect for a party any time of year but especially summa tyme.


Side A
Ignorance is Mystery
Totonono
Geeked Out (prod. Ryan Hemsworth/Rene)
MNU (Cassie Remix)


Side B
Intro to Ass Shaking
Mall Talk (prod. Rene)
Lookers
Epic City
Bitches (prod. Ryan Hemsworth)




100 copies on clear cassettes in a baggie. $5 plus s/h

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.   

Please email mirroruniversetapes at gmail dot com if you are interested in this release.  

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MU15 Blissed Out - White Triangle C31

1. Ceballitos
2. Rain Stream
3. Trap House


4. Tie Dye Flowers
5. Tropical Fantasy
6. Intercalation
7. Empire State of Mind Edit


NYC's Blissed Out gave us this tape of electronic swirls and pulses.


Strictly limited to 100 copies on black cassettes. $5 + s/h