Our first EP - with two bonus tracks.

180g, 12" 45RPM EP With High Quality Tip-On Sleeve
Retail US$20
The incredible psych funk from June's PP-005, with two additional, EP-exclusive tracks.
The companion to the limited 7" (PP-005), our new 180g 12" EP plays at 45RPM, has the same awesome unreleased tracks as PP-005, but also includes a couple extra unreleased tracks that you won't find on 7".

This 12" 180g EP ships in July, following the 7" (PP005) which ships in June. The 7" (PP005) will contain 2 of the 4 tracks found on this EP, with the remaining 2 tracks exclusive to this EP (PP12005).

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Get ready for psych funk and a cover from far left field. PP12005 has all the makings of an instant classic.

Enter the dark opium den that is PP-12005 — a release reminiscent of those pioneers of funk, early Parliament and Funkadelic. These found tracks by Bruce Marshall and Bill Thomas were likely recorded around the time of “Osmium” and “Maggot Brain” — in fact, the artists featured here may have been directly influenced by the movement as it was happening, making these discoveries remarkable entries into the history of psych funk.

Where to begin with Bruce Marshall’s “Gimme My Wife” on the A side? Try to imagine a psychedelic football game, with driving wah wah funk as the halftime show. The frenetic instrumentation is guided by an infectious guitar hook, coupled with a loose chorus of voices and whistle blows. They all come together at the end to chant what sounds like “parrrr-tay,” a foreshadowing of that refrain the Beastie Boys would popularize.

For our EP-exclusive track on the A side, we present to you a haunting cover of the Ides of March song, “Vehicle.” Bruce Marshall’s version is much more sparse — a psychedelic dirge that’s almost unrecognizable compared to the original. Dark, simmering and sensual, it explodes into a soul-splitting vocal wail as the track reaches its end.

Things get a little more solemn on side B with an instant classic by Bill Thomas, “Ease My Mind Pt. 1.” A surprising dirge of fuzzy guitar leads into a chorus that sings, like a mantra, “I have seen much trouble...ease my mind.” Things morph into tight horns backed by some prominent organ — in fact, this is one of the tightest horn sections on any of our releases to date.

For the exclusive EP B-side, Bill Thomas and band pick up right where they left off with “Ease My Mind Pt. 2” — an extended instrumental of “Ease My Mind Pt. 1.” It kicks off with a drum solo, then throws you into some horn-driven funk, with guitars holding down the background. Sax and organ take turns on the lead in this hot and delicious track that’s ready for your enjoyment.

Funk is alive and well on our fifth release — adding a new dimension to the amazing body of psych funk that’s already out there. Who knows what could have happened had these cuts reached ears during the 70s — but the time for the Marshall-Thomas ship to land is now. Put this on to get your next party going, and it’ll do most of the work for you.

About The EP Series

Joining our lineup of extremely limited 7" releases is our new can't miss EP. It's 12 inches to hold more unreleased and undiscovered content, 180 grams for superior audio quality, and 45rpm to honor #45Fridays.

Whereas the 7" is made for the DJ, limited, and ships a month earlier, the EP suits both the general music-lover who may be discovering undiscovered music for the first time as well as the persnickety audiophile who just can't bring himself to listen to anything less than 180g vinyl.

From uncut versions and instrumentals to completely new tracks that didn't make the previously released 7", each painstakingly crafted EP contains additional audio content that may not be perfect for the dance floor, but is ideal for anyone who appreciates fine soul music.