15th anniversary reissued deluxe version of "Relics of The Flowbee Empire
," the 1998 debut album from seminal Southern Oregon band The VAM Commanders
. On its way to digital records stores everywhere and available now in the Tingle Finger Store
with two additional secret bonus tracks only found here!
In the words of the band themselves, "We recorded this album when we were total idiots. The songs are stupid, the recordings are garbage. But we were the best kinds of idiots: those that had yet to learn what we couldn't or shouldn't do, and so pursued every bizarre idea that came into our heads."
To honor the release, The VAM Commanders will be playing a few shows in Southern Oregon, see below:
In the final midst of mastering their new album, VAM decided to do some shows while in Boise to remind you all that ska-punk is not dead; It's just sleeping in later cause its back hurts in the mornings.
Come see what that looks like with Southern Oregon turds The VAM Commanders
and Boise's own Nude Oil
and the PirkQlaters. Good times alleged but not guaranteed.
Just when you thought the Tingle was dead, out pops the lyrical J-pop Masters, GIRI
, with their one night masterpiece, Okujyo Maeni
. The GIRI tale began in a little Shibuya dormitory. It was there, as if by destiny, 4 young students climbed to the top of the dorm one night with guitar and beercans in hand and their Japanese idol in their hearts. The fruits of their labor came to be known to all by the Giri. But the one night joys did not stop there, music videos were made for the hit single "Patsukin
" as well as live performances throughout the streets of Shibuya. If you're not convinced yet, check out more behind the scenes video of GIRI in their glory days featured on Tingle Tube
Originally only available in Japan through physical limited edition release, the first album, Japanese Man's Dead Face
, by Tokyo International University exchange student superstars, Fuzakenna
, has been given a face lift! The power of the Tingle reincarnates this classic mix of Hardcore 4-Track Jams, now remastered wth exclusive bonus tracks only available through the Tingle. Featuring the circuit bending sounds of Octavia and the entire Mellow Dolphin Jazz Orchestra, Fuzakenna's core creators, Dustin Wasseman and Derek Sajbel (aka Dr. Rek
) are proud to now share this release digitally to the world. Shall you believe, or will you too be remastered? Have a listen and find out!
Happy Halloween everyone! The Tingle's got a special trick-or-treat for you all, turbo-charged Portland new-wavers, The Sucker MC Jive Turkeys. The Tingle has just got their hands on the band's only major recording, Deadly Death Maelstrom of Death, which was never released beyond the band's circle of friends until now.
With catchy songs, synth lines and a guitar driven sound, The Turkeys are like the eighties on speed. Get your helping just before the holidays as the Turkey's band member recipe features the irresistible root ingredients of other fine Portland acts such as Cark, The Good Robot Us's and Point Juncture, WA!
Tingle Finger is proud to present the official release of, Purple Green
, by young southern Oregon 90s alternative wave legends, Smidgen
Melding jazz and punk songwriting with strange noises and undeniably dancy rhythms, Smidgen was “the band,” for Southern Oregon in the early 90s. While somewhat comparable to better-known alt-rock groups like Mr. Bungle or early Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smidgen’s style was their own. They wowed audiences with their ability to seamlessly meld complex and innovative rock music with funk beats and Sesame Street singalongs, influencing many a young Oregonian not just to pick up an instrument, but to dare to play it in a new way. It was a feat made all the more impressive by the band still being in high school when this album was originally released in 1993.
Get a free download
of the lead track, "Ten Thousand Times Plus Twenty Two" by signing up to the Tingle Finger Mailing list today!
New uncovered live footage from Cark
's CD Release show back in 2006 for, SUPERHELLAMEGAEPIC
, now available for your viewing pleasure on Tingle Tube
! If you missed your chance at seeing a Cark show, this is probably the closet you'll ever get. Best described by Portland Vanguard writer, Matt Petrie as "...They rocked hard, they rocked loud, and they did it with pride...Cark is not just a reminder, but a challenge to pull ourselves out of our asses and have a good time." See the full article here
Drum master Tom Stamper and his apprentice, Dustin Wasserman, of the underground art band, The Robber Barons
, have made the cut. Their first official EP on Tingle Finger hits digital stores everywhere today! Budget Cutz, their 4th unofficial EP in a series of mini art masterpieces, features a chopped up blend of traditional instruments mixed with everyday household items and haunting childish chanting. The Robber Barons have gone all out on this release, bringing in big gun local talent for a release that literally "cutz" the artistic-al barriers between, Jazz, Funk, and Avante Garde.
Hey folks, this is the start of the new TingleFinger.com Recordings website. Been a long time coming!
We're getting serious here at the label for our 7th anniversary make-over. All releases will now be fully available on all online retailers and much more excitement. Bear with us as we continue updating the site for the big 7th Anniversary bash.
BTW, if you haven't heard already, The VAM Commanders
, are back in action with a new album in the works, a remastered deluxe album releases,
and live tours happening all over the world!
It's time for the world to feel the Tingle, for real this time!