"I have no idea what captivates chumps worldwide."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (undocumented page #) 
GUIDED BY VOICES review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor
[…for the record, FRR backs GBV. Stand down…]
"I have no idea what captivates chumps worldwide."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (undocumented page #) 
GUIDED BY VOICES review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor
[…for the record, FRR backs GBV. Stand down…]
"I have no idea what captivates chumps worldwide."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (undocumented page #) 
GUIDED BY VOICES review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor
[…for the record, FRR backs GBV. Stand down…]

"I have no idea what captivates chumps worldwide."

DISTURBED #2 1995 (undocumented page #) 

GUIDED BY VOICES review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor

  • […for the record, FRR backs GBV. Stand down…]

BEST REASON TO DECLARE OUR FAVORITE SONG OF 2014 ALREADY…

ST. LENOX  “To Be Young Again” from the forthcoming Anyway Records LP 10 Songs About Memory and Hope for the Future

  • There’s been enough second lives in the domain of international sub-underground combustible art during the past five or so years (Siltbreeze, 12xurecs,  slumberlandrecordsRacid Hell Spawn… hey we can go on and on) to keep the Fuckin’ Record Reviews staff making lists of fuckin’ records to fuckin’ record review (despite never having enough time…fuck these record reviews!), and if we did, we’d have to put belakoe krompecher’s Anyway Records way way up at the top…Connections, Obnox, WV White and soon…ST. LENOX!
  • St. Lenox is Andrew Choi, an utterly guileless karaoke singer/ songwriter/ human heart who writes phrases like…"I was dressed in a frayed t-shirt/a hemp rope chain with a head shop bead/I met you at the neighborhood gas station/every day there in the summer. You had a thing for the Gin Blossoms and we listened to the radio then cause this is how we do it in the olden days /this is how we do it in the midwest."
  • Of course we’d name this LP one of the Best Reasons To Write A Fuckin’ Record Review Today, but it appears the record is gong to be delayed until January 2015. That’s okay, we’ll just list “To Be Young Again” the BEST REASON TO DECLARE OUR FAVORITE SONG OF 2015 ALREADY… 
  • Luckily for NYC, Dr. Choi will  be performing 10/24/14 at Anyway Records’ showcase at the Passenger Bar in Williamsburg. Also in the house will be WV White (!), the Human Hearts (aka Franklin Bruno) and Death Of Samantha/Cobra Verde rhinestoner Doug Gillard, along with Jon Chinn and The Receiver! Bela’s partnering with Ohio-by-way of NYC transplant Stephen Slaybaugh from OhioNYC. FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS WILL BE THERE.
  • We should probably make some connection between “To Be Young Again” and the idea of record label second/third/extended lives, but do we have to be explicit about everything?    

"Live recordings…move these potheads into junk rock mode."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #) 
The DEAD C review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor
The Dead C at the The Wire with video.
"Live recordings…move these potheads into junk rock mode."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #) 
The DEAD C review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor
The Dead C at the The Wire with video.
"Live recordings…move these potheads into junk rock mode."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #) 
The DEAD C review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor
The Dead C at the The Wire with video.
"Live recordings…move these potheads into junk rock mode."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #) 
The DEAD C review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor
The Dead C at the The Wire with video.

"Live recordings…move these potheads into junk rock mode."

DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #) 

The DEAD C review by ROBERT PLANTE, Editor

DJ Tom Lax visited upon Brian Turner on 8/26/14 and we should all be taking notes: “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.”
…and from the archive of fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 7 1989 (no page #)
JOHNNY COHEN’s LOVE MACHINE reviewed by Silbreeze team.
According to the Teen Beat page where you can buy or download this album, Johnny Cohen’s name is misspelled on this record and it’s properly spelled "Jonny" Cohen.
Jonny Cohen’s Love Machine has a myspace page with two songs.
Siltbreeze was published by Tom Lax from Philadelphia, PA. As a humanitarian, Lax periodically helps WFMU’s Brian Turner select music for his radio show. This occurred as recently as 8/13/13.
fuckinrecordreviews posted a Siltbreeze mega-post on 8/13/13.
Consider buying one of Siltbreeze’s recent releases, a Scorched Earth Policy compilation. It was Volcanic Tongue’s Tip Of The Tongue on 8/18/13.
This 1993 Jonny Cohen video is sweet:

DJ Tom Lax visited upon Brian Turner on 8/26/14 and we should all be taking notes: “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.”
…and from the archive of fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 7 1989 (no page #)
JOHNNY COHEN’s LOVE MACHINE reviewed by Silbreeze team.
According to the Teen Beat page where you can buy or download this album, Johnny Cohen’s name is misspelled on this record and it’s properly spelled "Jonny" Cohen.
Jonny Cohen’s Love Machine has a myspace page with two songs.
Siltbreeze was published by Tom Lax from Philadelphia, PA. As a humanitarian, Lax periodically helps WFMU’s Brian Turner select music for his radio show. This occurred as recently as 8/13/13.
fuckinrecordreviews posted a Siltbreeze mega-post on 8/13/13.
Consider buying one of Siltbreeze’s recent releases, a Scorched Earth Policy compilation. It was Volcanic Tongue’s Tip Of The Tongue on 8/18/13.
This 1993 Jonny Cohen video is sweet:

…and from the archive of fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 7 1989 (no page #)

JOHNNY COHEN’s LOVE MACHINE reviewed by Silbreeze team.

  • Consider buying one of Siltbreeze’s recent releases, a Scorched Earth Policy compilation. It was Volcanic Tongue’s Tip Of The Tongue on 8/18/13.
  • This 1993 Jonny Cohen video is sweet:

"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!”