"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!

"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland

YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher

TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)

  • Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
  • 8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"Homemade glory psych…this generally sounds about 25 years old."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #), ROBERT PLANTE, Editor 
The Tom Lax/Mac Sutherland interview (Part 4 of 4) from YAK’UZ’Å, #6 (1994) will post tomorrow. 
CHARALAMBIDES from Opprobrium #2 (1996) with clarification from Tom Carter
Charalambides at Wholly Other
"Homemade glory psych…this generally sounds about 25 years old."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #), ROBERT PLANTE, Editor 
The Tom Lax/Mac Sutherland interview (Part 4 of 4) from YAK’UZ’Å, #6 (1994) will post tomorrow. 
CHARALAMBIDES from Opprobrium #2 (1996) with clarification from Tom Carter
Charalambides at Wholly Other
"Homemade glory psych…this generally sounds about 25 years old."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #), ROBERT PLANTE, Editor 
The Tom Lax/Mac Sutherland interview (Part 4 of 4) from YAK’UZ’Å, #6 (1994) will post tomorrow. 
CHARALAMBIDES from Opprobrium #2 (1996) with clarification from Tom Carter
Charalambides at Wholly Other

"Homemade glory psych…this generally sounds about 25 years old."

DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #), ROBERT PLANTE, Editor 

  • The Tom Lax/Mac Sutherland interview (Part 4 of 4) from YAK’UZ’Å, #6 (1994) will post tomorrow. 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 

"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland

Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).

YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher

TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)

  • Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
Whatever your take on REPULSE KAVA, don’t forget that THIS is RIGHT NOW - From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
…oh, it’s just from the archive of fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 4 1988 (no page #)
REPULSE KAVA review by Siltbreeze editors
A more sympathetic overview of Repulse Kava can be found in this March 2010 post by former collaborator Joe Carducci. 
Whatever your take on REPULSE KAVA, don’t forget that THIS is RIGHT NOW - From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
…oh, it’s just from the archive of fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 4 1988 (no page #)
REPULSE KAVA review by Siltbreeze editors
A more sympathetic overview of Repulse Kava can be found in this March 2010 post by former collaborator Joe Carducci. 
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston

"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."

YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher

TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)

  • In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
  • One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014:Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
  •  Photo by Richard Langston
"It had this latent ignorant mentality, like fanzines used to be, like Touch & Go and other fanzines, purposely dumb, stupid and idiotic, but funny. So that’s where it came out of…”
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 1 of 3 PART 1 of 4)
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration of Siltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom and Mac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
Of Mac Sutherland, it is written: "Rest in peace malcolm “mac” sutherland, tom’s 2nd in command, and the heart and soul of 90’s siltbreeze action. i saw him almost every day in the 90’s and he always made me smile. he was funny and cranky and one of a kind. i worked right below siltbreeze HQ for years and i always liked getting a visit from mac or his roommate ellen. troo philly peeps!” ― scott seward, Saturday, 26 January 2013 17:33
2014 photo  ’Tom Lax and Friend Who Loves Those Who Love Wawa' courtesy of tiffanyyoon.
Tiffany Yoon? She drums for amandaxband, who just issued a record on…Siltbreeze! BUY IT HERE
There’s no shortage of info about Siltbreeze’s history on the internet. If you want the long view, try this detailed 2006 Tom Lax interview/overview by Scott Soriano at Terminal Boredom.
3/15/06 interview/overview by Brian Howard at Philadelphia City Paper: “It had never been Lax’s plan to start a label; photocopying 150 issues of a fanzine and pressing 1,500 vinyl records are quite different propositions. Lax’s grandmother had taken out an $800 life insurance policy on him, a policy he had the option keeping or cashing in. ‘That,’ says Lax, ‘is how I started Siltbreeze’.” 
VICE?  VICE. 7/23/08  Any bands you wished you’d never even emailed back and were shitheads to deal with?  TJ: “Probably. To be honest, I can’t remember…No one’s really a problem and everybody is pretty easy to deal with this go-round. Local bands always have a tendency to be problematic, but I solved that issue by not having any. Again! Yet!”
[2014-uh-oh-local-bands-coming-for-you-update: see amandaxband above and wooderylove and faroutfangtooth]
Believe it: Siltbreeze/Image Scavengers at The Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania ran from 4/30/14 to 5/11/14!
updated siltbreezerecords.com with handsomely redone shop!
older, derelict siltbreeze site (March 2006 - Sept 2010)
cobwebbed siltblog - hundreds of golden posts, however, and cave parlor of Roland Woodbe. Educate thyself!
Tom Lax and Siltbreeze at Fuckin’ Record Reviews? Google sez we have much to choose from. 
A Chris Rice connection at halana.com

"It had this latent ignorant mentality, like fanzines used to be, like Touch & Go and other fanzines, purposely dumb, stupid and idiotic, but funny. So that’s where it came out of…”
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 1 of 3 PART 1 of 4)
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration of Siltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom and Mac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
Of Mac Sutherland, it is written: "Rest in peace malcolm “mac” sutherland, tom’s 2nd in command, and the heart and soul of 90’s siltbreeze action. i saw him almost every day in the 90’s and he always made me smile. he was funny and cranky and one of a kind. i worked right below siltbreeze HQ for years and i always liked getting a visit from mac or his roommate ellen. troo philly peeps!” ― scott seward, Saturday, 26 January 2013 17:33
2014 photo  ’Tom Lax and Friend Who Loves Those Who Love Wawa' courtesy of tiffanyyoon.
Tiffany Yoon? She drums for amandaxband, who just issued a record on…Siltbreeze! BUY IT HERE
There’s no shortage of info about Siltbreeze’s history on the internet. If you want the long view, try this detailed 2006 Tom Lax interview/overview by Scott Soriano at Terminal Boredom.
3/15/06 interview/overview by Brian Howard at Philadelphia City Paper: “It had never been Lax’s plan to start a label; photocopying 150 issues of a fanzine and pressing 1,500 vinyl records are quite different propositions. Lax’s grandmother had taken out an $800 life insurance policy on him, a policy he had the option keeping or cashing in. ‘That,’ says Lax, ‘is how I started Siltbreeze’.” 
VICE?  VICE. 7/23/08  Any bands you wished you’d never even emailed back and were shitheads to deal with?  TJ: “Probably. To be honest, I can’t remember…No one’s really a problem and everybody is pretty easy to deal with this go-round. Local bands always have a tendency to be problematic, but I solved that issue by not having any. Again! Yet!”
[2014-uh-oh-local-bands-coming-for-you-update: see amandaxband above and wooderylove and faroutfangtooth]
Believe it: Siltbreeze/Image Scavengers at The Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania ran from 4/30/14 to 5/11/14!
updated siltbreezerecords.com with handsomely redone shop!
older, derelict siltbreeze site (March 2006 - Sept 2010)
cobwebbed siltblog - hundreds of golden posts, however, and cave parlor of Roland Woodbe. Educate thyself!
Tom Lax and Siltbreeze at Fuckin’ Record Reviews? Google sez we have much to choose from. 
A Chris Rice connection at halana.com

"It had this latent ignorant mentality, like fanzines used to be, like Touch & Go and other fanzines, purposely dumb, stupid and idiotic, but funny. So that’s where it came out of…”
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 1 of 3 PART 1 of 4)
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration of Siltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom and Mac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
Of Mac Sutherland, it is written: "Rest in peace malcolm “mac” sutherland, tom’s 2nd in command, and the heart and soul of 90’s siltbreeze action. i saw him almost every day in the 90’s and he always made me smile. he was funny and cranky and one of a kind. i worked right below siltbreeze HQ for years and i always liked getting a visit from mac or his roommate ellen. troo philly peeps!” ― scott seward, Saturday, 26 January 2013 17:33
2014 photo  ’Tom Lax and Friend Who Loves Those Who Love Wawa' courtesy of tiffanyyoon.
Tiffany Yoon? She drums for amandaxband, who just issued a record on…Siltbreeze! BUY IT HERE
There’s no shortage of info about Siltbreeze’s history on the internet. If you want the long view, try this detailed 2006 Tom Lax interview/overview by Scott Soriano at Terminal Boredom.
3/15/06 interview/overview by Brian Howard at Philadelphia City Paper: “It had never been Lax’s plan to start a label; photocopying 150 issues of a fanzine and pressing 1,500 vinyl records are quite different propositions. Lax’s grandmother had taken out an $800 life insurance policy on him, a policy he had the option keeping or cashing in. ‘That,’ says Lax, ‘is how I started Siltbreeze’.” 
VICE?  VICE. 7/23/08  Any bands you wished you’d never even emailed back and were shitheads to deal with?  TJ: “Probably. To be honest, I can’t remember…No one’s really a problem and everybody is pretty easy to deal with this go-round. Local bands always have a tendency to be problematic, but I solved that issue by not having any. Again! Yet!”
[2014-uh-oh-local-bands-coming-for-you-update: see amandaxband above and wooderylove and faroutfangtooth]
Believe it: Siltbreeze/Image Scavengers at The Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania ran from 4/30/14 to 5/11/14!
updated siltbreezerecords.com with handsomely redone shop!
older, derelict siltbreeze site (March 2006 - Sept 2010)
cobwebbed siltblog - hundreds of golden posts, however, and cave parlor of Roland Woodbe. Educate thyself!
Tom Lax and Siltbreeze at Fuckin’ Record Reviews? Google sez we have much to choose from. 
A Chris Rice connection at halana.com

"It had this latent ignorant mentality, like fanzines used to be, like Touch & Go and other fanzines, purposely dumb, stupid and idiotic, but funny. So that’s where it came out of…”
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 1 of 3 PART 1 of 4)
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration of Siltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom and Mac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
Of Mac Sutherland, it is written: "Rest in peace malcolm “mac” sutherland, tom’s 2nd in command, and the heart and soul of 90’s siltbreeze action. i saw him almost every day in the 90’s and he always made me smile. he was funny and cranky and one of a kind. i worked right below siltbreeze HQ for years and i always liked getting a visit from mac or his roommate ellen. troo philly peeps!” ― scott seward, Saturday, 26 January 2013 17:33
2014 photo  ’Tom Lax and Friend Who Loves Those Who Love Wawa' courtesy of tiffanyyoon.
Tiffany Yoon? She drums for amandaxband, who just issued a record on…Siltbreeze! BUY IT HERE
There’s no shortage of info about Siltbreeze’s history on the internet. If you want the long view, try this detailed 2006 Tom Lax interview/overview by Scott Soriano at Terminal Boredom.
3/15/06 interview/overview by Brian Howard at Philadelphia City Paper: “It had never been Lax’s plan to start a label; photocopying 150 issues of a fanzine and pressing 1,500 vinyl records are quite different propositions. Lax’s grandmother had taken out an $800 life insurance policy on him, a policy he had the option keeping or cashing in. ‘That,’ says Lax, ‘is how I started Siltbreeze’.” 
VICE?  VICE. 7/23/08  Any bands you wished you’d never even emailed back and were shitheads to deal with?  TJ: “Probably. To be honest, I can’t remember…No one’s really a problem and everybody is pretty easy to deal with this go-round. Local bands always have a tendency to be problematic, but I solved that issue by not having any. Again! Yet!”
[2014-uh-oh-local-bands-coming-for-you-update: see amandaxband above and wooderylove and faroutfangtooth]
Believe it: Siltbreeze/Image Scavengers at The Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania ran from 4/30/14 to 5/11/14!
updated siltbreezerecords.com with handsomely redone shop!
older, derelict siltbreeze site (March 2006 - Sept 2010)
cobwebbed siltblog - hundreds of golden posts, however, and cave parlor of Roland Woodbe. Educate thyself!
Tom Lax and Siltbreeze at Fuckin’ Record Reviews? Google sez we have much to choose from. 
A Chris Rice connection at halana.com

"It had this latent ignorant mentality, like fanzines used to be, like Touch & Go and other fanzines, purposely dumb, stupid and idiotic, but funny. So that’s where it came out of…”
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 1 of 3 PART 1 of 4)
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration of Siltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom and Mac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
Of Mac Sutherland, it is written: "Rest in peace malcolm “mac” sutherland, tom’s 2nd in command, and the heart and soul of 90’s siltbreeze action. i saw him almost every day in the 90’s and he always made me smile. he was funny and cranky and one of a kind. i worked right below siltbreeze HQ for years and i always liked getting a visit from mac or his roommate ellen. troo philly peeps!” ― scott seward, Saturday, 26 January 2013 17:33
2014 photo  ’Tom Lax and Friend Who Loves Those Who Love Wawa' courtesy of tiffanyyoon.
Tiffany Yoon? She drums for amandaxband, who just issued a record on…Siltbreeze! BUY IT HERE
There’s no shortage of info about Siltbreeze’s history on the internet. If you want the long view, try this detailed 2006 Tom Lax interview/overview by Scott Soriano at Terminal Boredom.
3/15/06 interview/overview by Brian Howard at Philadelphia City Paper: “It had never been Lax’s plan to start a label; photocopying 150 issues of a fanzine and pressing 1,500 vinyl records are quite different propositions. Lax’s grandmother had taken out an $800 life insurance policy on him, a policy he had the option keeping or cashing in. ‘That,’ says Lax, ‘is how I started Siltbreeze’.” 
VICE?  VICE. 7/23/08  Any bands you wished you’d never even emailed back and were shitheads to deal with?  TJ: “Probably. To be honest, I can’t remember…No one’s really a problem and everybody is pretty easy to deal with this go-round. Local bands always have a tendency to be problematic, but I solved that issue by not having any. Again! Yet!”
[2014-uh-oh-local-bands-coming-for-you-update: see amandaxband above and wooderylove and faroutfangtooth]
Believe it: Siltbreeze/Image Scavengers at The Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania ran from 4/30/14 to 5/11/14!
updated siltbreezerecords.com with handsomely redone shop!
older, derelict siltbreeze site (March 2006 - Sept 2010)
cobwebbed siltblog - hundreds of golden posts, however, and cave parlor of Roland Woodbe. Educate thyself!
Tom Lax and Siltbreeze at Fuckin’ Record Reviews? Google sez we have much to choose from. 
A Chris Rice connection at halana.com

"It had this latent ignorant mentality, like fanzines used to be, like Touch & Go and other fanzines, purposely dumb, stupid and idiotic, but funny. So that’s where it came out of…”
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 1 of 3 PART 1 of 4)
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration of Siltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom and Mac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
Of Mac Sutherland, it is written: "Rest in peace malcolm “mac” sutherland, tom’s 2nd in command, and the heart and soul of 90’s siltbreeze action. i saw him almost every day in the 90’s and he always made me smile. he was funny and cranky and one of a kind. i worked right below siltbreeze HQ for years and i always liked getting a visit from mac or his roommate ellen. troo philly peeps!” ― scott seward, Saturday, 26 January 2013 17:33
2014 photo  ’Tom Lax and Friend Who Loves Those Who Love Wawa' courtesy of tiffanyyoon.
Tiffany Yoon? She drums for amandaxband, who just issued a record on…Siltbreeze! BUY IT HERE
There’s no shortage of info about Siltbreeze’s history on the internet. If you want the long view, try this detailed 2006 Tom Lax interview/overview by Scott Soriano at Terminal Boredom.
3/15/06 interview/overview by Brian Howard at Philadelphia City Paper: “It had never been Lax’s plan to start a label; photocopying 150 issues of a fanzine and pressing 1,500 vinyl records are quite different propositions. Lax’s grandmother had taken out an $800 life insurance policy on him, a policy he had the option keeping or cashing in. ‘That,’ says Lax, ‘is how I started Siltbreeze’.” 
VICE?  VICE. 7/23/08  Any bands you wished you’d never even emailed back and were shitheads to deal with?  TJ: “Probably. To be honest, I can’t remember…No one’s really a problem and everybody is pretty easy to deal with this go-round. Local bands always have a tendency to be problematic, but I solved that issue by not having any. Again! Yet!”
[2014-uh-oh-local-bands-coming-for-you-update: see amandaxband above and wooderylove and faroutfangtooth]
Believe it: Siltbreeze/Image Scavengers at The Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania ran from 4/30/14 to 5/11/14!
updated siltbreezerecords.com with handsomely redone shop!
older, derelict siltbreeze site (March 2006 - Sept 2010)
cobwebbed siltblog - hundreds of golden posts, however, and cave parlor of Roland Woodbe. Educate thyself!
Tom Lax and Siltbreeze at Fuckin’ Record Reviews? Google sez we have much to choose from. 
A Chris Rice connection at halana.com

"It had this latent ignorant mentality, like fanzines used to be, like Touch & Go and other fanzines, purposely dumb, stupid and idiotic, but funny. So that’s where it came out of…”
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 1 of 3 PART 1 of 4)
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration of Siltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom and Mac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
Of Mac Sutherland, it is written: "Rest in peace malcolm “mac” sutherland, tom’s 2nd in command, and the heart and soul of 90’s siltbreeze action. i saw him almost every day in the 90’s and he always made me smile. he was funny and cranky and one of a kind. i worked right below siltbreeze HQ for years and i always liked getting a visit from mac or his roommate ellen. troo philly peeps!” ― scott seward, Saturday, 26 January 2013 17:33
2014 photo  ’Tom Lax and Friend Who Loves Those Who Love Wawa' courtesy of tiffanyyoon.
Tiffany Yoon? She drums for amandaxband, who just issued a record on…Siltbreeze! BUY IT HERE
There’s no shortage of info about Siltbreeze’s history on the internet. If you want the long view, try this detailed 2006 Tom Lax interview/overview by Scott Soriano at Terminal Boredom.
3/15/06 interview/overview by Brian Howard at Philadelphia City Paper: “It had never been Lax’s plan to start a label; photocopying 150 issues of a fanzine and pressing 1,500 vinyl records are quite different propositions. Lax’s grandmother had taken out an $800 life insurance policy on him, a policy he had the option keeping or cashing in. ‘That,’ says Lax, ‘is how I started Siltbreeze’.” 
VICE?  VICE. 7/23/08  Any bands you wished you’d never even emailed back and were shitheads to deal with?  TJ: “Probably. To be honest, I can’t remember…No one’s really a problem and everybody is pretty easy to deal with this go-round. Local bands always have a tendency to be problematic, but I solved that issue by not having any. Again! Yet!”
[2014-uh-oh-local-bands-coming-for-you-update: see amandaxband above and wooderylove and faroutfangtooth]
Believe it: Siltbreeze/Image Scavengers at The Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania ran from 4/30/14 to 5/11/14!
updated siltbreezerecords.com with handsomely redone shop!
older, derelict siltbreeze site (March 2006 - Sept 2010)
cobwebbed siltblog - hundreds of golden posts, however, and cave parlor of Roland Woodbe. Educate thyself!
Tom Lax and Siltbreeze at Fuckin’ Record Reviews? Google sez we have much to choose from. 
A Chris Rice connection at halana.com

"It had this latent ignorant mentality, like fanzines used to be, like Touch & Go and other fanzines, purposely dumb, stupid and idiotic, but funny. So that’s where it came out of…”
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 1 of 3 PART 1 of 4)
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration of Siltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom and Mac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
Of Mac Sutherland, it is written: "Rest in peace malcolm “mac” sutherland, tom’s 2nd in command, and the heart and soul of 90’s siltbreeze action. i saw him almost every day in the 90’s and he always made me smile. he was funny and cranky and one of a kind. i worked right below siltbreeze HQ for years and i always liked getting a visit from mac or his roommate ellen. troo philly peeps!” ― scott seward, Saturday, 26 January 2013 17:33
2014 photo  ’Tom Lax and Friend Who Loves Those Who Love Wawa' courtesy of tiffanyyoon.
Tiffany Yoon? She drums for amandaxband, who just issued a record on…Siltbreeze! BUY IT HERE
There’s no shortage of info about Siltbreeze’s history on the internet. If you want the long view, try this detailed 2006 Tom Lax interview/overview by Scott Soriano at Terminal Boredom.
3/15/06 interview/overview by Brian Howard at Philadelphia City Paper: “It had never been Lax’s plan to start a label; photocopying 150 issues of a fanzine and pressing 1,500 vinyl records are quite different propositions. Lax’s grandmother had taken out an $800 life insurance policy on him, a policy he had the option keeping or cashing in. ‘That,’ says Lax, ‘is how I started Siltbreeze’.” 
VICE?  VICE. 7/23/08  Any bands you wished you’d never even emailed back and were shitheads to deal with?  TJ: “Probably. To be honest, I can’t remember…No one’s really a problem and everybody is pretty easy to deal with this go-round. Local bands always have a tendency to be problematic, but I solved that issue by not having any. Again! Yet!”
[2014-uh-oh-local-bands-coming-for-you-update: see amandaxband above and wooderylove and faroutfangtooth]
Believe it: Siltbreeze/Image Scavengers at The Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania ran from 4/30/14 to 5/11/14!
updated siltbreezerecords.com with handsomely redone shop!
older, derelict siltbreeze site (March 2006 - Sept 2010)
cobwebbed siltblog - hundreds of golden posts, however, and cave parlor of Roland Woodbe. Educate thyself!
Tom Lax and Siltbreeze at Fuckin’ Record Reviews? Google sez we have much to choose from. 
A Chris Rice connection at halana.com

"It had this latent ignorant mentality, like fanzines used to be, like Touch & Go and other fanzines, purposely dumb, stupid and idiotic, but funny. So that’s where it came out of…”

YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher

TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 1 of 3 PART 1 of 4)

  • In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration of Siltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom and Mac Sutherland, 1994 style.
  • 3/15/06 interview/overview by Brian Howard at Philadelphia City Paper: “It had never been Lax’s plan to start a label; photocopying 150 issues of a fanzine and pressing 1,500 vinyl records are quite different propositions. Lax’s grandmother had taken out an $800 life insurance policy on him, a policy he had the option keeping or cashing in. ‘That,’ says Lax, ‘is how I started Siltbreeze’.” 
  • VICE?  VICE. 7/23/08  Any bands you wished you’d never even emailed back and were shitheads to deal with?  TJ:Probably. To be honest, I can’t remember…No one’s really a problem and everybody is pretty easy to deal with this go-round. Local bands always have a tendency to be problematic, but I solved that issue by not having any. Again! Yet!”

"Most people who have fucked around in bands threw out tapes just like this!
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #) 
HARRY PUSSY review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor
This Harry Pussy LP is it.
"Most people who have fucked around in bands threw out tapes just like this!
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #) 
HARRY PUSSY review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor
This Harry Pussy LP is it.
"Most people who have fucked around in bands threw out tapes just like this!
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #) 
HARRY PUSSY review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor
This Harry Pussy LP is it.

"Most people who have fucked around in bands threw out tapes just like this!

DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #) 

HARRY PUSSY review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor

  • This Harry Pussy LP is it.

"…swells in yer innards like a hot slab of bratwurst."

One year ago today, we revisited the 39 Clocks in Siltbreeze, courtesy of “Bernie”.

fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 4 1988 (no page #) 

the 39 CLOCKS review by "Bernie"

"…jives like a lowbrow Scene Is Now with the electrified spazz amateurism of Jandek, and if that don’t sound like hardball to you, then maybe you got a soft head."
Revisited in 2014 - now with takeaway quote - courtesy of fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 4 1988 (no page #)  Tom Lax, Editor
ROYAL TRUX review by the Siltbreeze team
We posted Byron Coley’s 1989 review of this record from Forced Exposure #15 on 9/15/13.
"…jives like a lowbrow Scene Is Now with the electrified spazz amateurism of Jandek, and if that don’t sound like hardball to you, then maybe you got a soft head."
Revisited in 2014 - now with takeaway quote - courtesy of fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 4 1988 (no page #)  Tom Lax, Editor
ROYAL TRUX review by the Siltbreeze team
We posted Byron Coley’s 1989 review of this record from Forced Exposure #15 on 9/15/13.

"…jives like a lowbrow Scene Is Now with the electrified spazz amateurism of Jandek, and if that don’t sound like hardball to you, then maybe you got a soft head."

Revisited in 2014 - now with takeaway quote - courtesy of fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 4 1988 (no page #)  Tom Lax, Editor

ROYAL TRUX review by the Siltbreeze team

We posted Byron Coley’s 1989 review of this record from Forced Exposure #15 on 9/15/13.

"…the transmissions of snow continue…these guys have created more spaces that resemble the zen void of nature…than anyone."
ROCK MAG #5  1996 (no page #)
DEAD C. review by TIM ELLISON, Editor
What we think Tim was trying to say was, he really likes the Dead C!
"…the transmissions of snow continue…these guys have created more spaces that resemble the zen void of nature…than anyone."
ROCK MAG #5  1996 (no page #)
DEAD C. review by TIM ELLISON, Editor
What we think Tim was trying to say was, he really likes the Dead C!

"…the transmissions of snow continue…these guys have created more spaces that resemble the zen void of nature…than anyone."

ROCK MAG #5  1996 (no page #)

DEAD C. review by TIM ELLISON, Editor

  • What we think Tim was trying to say was, he really likes the Dead C!