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Dragons b/w Kazoo And Drums! (2016, 7″)

Cheer-Accident

 

Another summertime single! (Our third in seven years…) This thing
is half “art object” and half “odd occurrence.”

Art: Zack Wallenfang created the cover, which is definitely worth staring
at for many, many hours.

Occurrence: Somebody named “Grace Kulp” temporarily (we think)
took over the band and insinuated himself onto this recording by
singing and playing kazoo (and, well, writing the song). There’s a
pretty good chance that this will be the only song CHEER-AX will
ever record that’s about Dragons.

Confusing times! Expensive times, too, because we only made 100
of these, and they’re quite costly to manufacture. However, we can
still somehow guarantee that this precious piece of vinyl is worth it,
both aurally and visually.

7″ – USA

7″ – Overseas

 

 

Moistly Unconscious b/w The Future (2013, 7″)

Cheer-Accident

 

2013’s summertime single. Two songs originally written during the
very beginnings of CHEER-ACCIDENT, back in January of 1981.
Re-recorded in June of 2012 to commemorate 31 and a half years
of existence. Jim Drummond on vocals. Not recorded in New Orleans.
Not recorded in London. Semi-maroon vinyl!

7″ – USA

7″ – Overseas

No Ifs, Ands or Dogs (2011, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

CHEER-ACCIDENT’s 17th!  This one rocks.  And it pops.  It even hops!
Yes, the second track (“Trial Of Error”) could very well be the birth of a brand
new subgenre, one that will surely never quite catch on:  Mid-Hop.  This song
serves as a microcosm of the album as a whole, which is to say it’s got a little
bit of everything:  skewed-yet-danceable grooves, catchy melodies, layered
progressive rock density, and meticulously-sculpted guitar and synthesizer
textures.

Undoubtedly, the newest and shiniest feature of this recording is the debut
of singer Carmen Armillas, whose sensuous vocals invite the listener to bathe
in every nuance of these seductive melodies.  And she’s right there on the
first tune, “Drag You Down,” fully inhabiting the song in all of its twists and
turns.

A facile way of describing this latest offering from CHEER-ACCIDENT would
be this:  If Fear Draws Misfortune was prog with pop elements, then
No Ifs, Ands or Dogs is pop with prog elements. But that tidy description
falls woefully short of doing the music justice, for the years roll on, words
become impotent, and CHEER-ACCIDENT employs increasingly powerful
forms of insidiousness toward its navigation of a vast musical terrain.
Now more than ever, you’ll just have to listen to it…

CD – USA

CD – Overseas


Listen to a clip of Sleep from No Ifs, Ands or Dogs.

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Fear Draws Misfortune (2009, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

After decades of looking longingly at each other, CHEER-ACCIDENT and
Cuneiform Records finally decided to consummate the relationship with
this CD.  C-A’s 16th full-length release delivers on every promise that
a convergence such as this might suggest:  finely-honed and intricate
compositional inventiveness, an intelligent blending of “rock” with
“non-rock” instrumentation, and an obstinate refusal to be anything
but themselves.

The music contained on Fear Draws Misfortune is simultaneously
sensitive and courageous, qualities that one would hope could live side
by side via the shared wisdom that results from a band who has persevered
through decades of thick and thin.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas


Listen to a clip of Sun Dies from Fear Draws Misfortune.

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What Sequel? (2007, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

The long-awaited (by whom?) followup to 1994’s seminal The Why Album. Just as long on tunefulness and even longer on ambition than its predecessor, this collection of pop gems is a satisfying listen both for folks who like a catchy tune and those who crave a bit more compositional intricacy.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of All Over from What Sequel?.

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Variations On A Goddamn Old Man (2008, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

 

Third in the series. We’ve established a pattern here. (Every three years…) This one is very much the sister Old Man to the 2005 release. Sister Old Man? Does that even make sense? Much tunefulness here as euphoria and melancholia seem to be battling it out.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of Dana from Variations On A Goddamn Old Man.

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Variations On A Goddamn Old Man (2005, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

The second in the series. This one is definitely a bit more “produced” than the first one, with the focus still being on mood, texture, and grooves. Is this Krautrock via the tape-saturated “There’s A Riot Goin’ On” while trying to find Robert Wyatt? And is that how one arrives at This Heat’s doorstep?

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of Await from Variations On A Goddamn Old Man.

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Variations On A Goddamn Old Man (2002, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

The first in a series. Homemade songs interspersed with lots of moodinesss and joyful group chants.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of Lineage from Variations On A Goddamn Old Man.

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Introducing Lemon (2003, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

This one might even include the kitchen sink! 74 minutes of Dylan, Jamie, Jeff and Thymme firing on all cylinders. Their most pristine recording to date, adeptly engineered by Steve Albini at his then-rather-new dream-of-a-studio, Electrical Audio. Two 20-minute songs serve as bookends for this sonic adventure, so don’t be in a hurry: Go ahead and immerse yourself in
this multi-experiencial ride…

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of The Autumn Wind Is A Pirate from Introducing Lemon.

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Not A Food (1996, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

In case you were missing some of the CHEER-ACCIDENT dissonance, distortion, and daredevil rhythmic ideas (no doubt OD-ing on the melodicism of The Why Album) this is their Rock Update. Comparable to their (until recently) long out of print (unless you count the Neat Metal version, which doesn’t count) Dumb Ask CD in terms of its aggression, but with a much richer sonic palette. Adeptly engineered by Steve Albini.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of Ice Cream And Lies from Not A Food.

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The Why Album (1994, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

 

This is CHEER-ACCIDENT’s long-awaited (by whom?) pop album, which contains
14 songs of an unrelenting tunefulness that had only been hinted at in previous
releases.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of Sub herbs from The Why Album.

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Dumb Ask (1991, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

This is CHEER-ACCIDENT at their most stripped-down and aggressive. Recorded in November ‘89 (in Steve Albini’s charmed basement studio) before Nirvana’s Nevermind and Slint’s Spiderland, Dumb Ask serves as a vital historical document placing CHEER-ACCIDENT in a sort of “alternative to the alternative” parallel universe which existed concurrently to the more “above ground” bands of the early ‘90’s.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of Small World from Dumb Ask.

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Younger Than You Are Now (2004, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

Also known as CHEER-ACCIDENT ‘81-’84, as that is when all of these recordings took place. Yes, those were the formative years… In other words: We were in (and/or just out of) high school when we made this stuff, so give us a break!

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of Feed Grey One from Younger Than You Are Now.

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Stopped Clocks (2012, CD)

Cheer-Accident

 

A meeting of the hearts: Scot Ashley (guitar) and Thymme Jones (drums, vocals, trumpet, etc.) come together to craft a delectable collection of meditative/melancholy instrumentals, heavy rockers, and poignant pop songs. Guest spots by bass-playing luminaries Bob Lizik (of Brian Wilson’s band) and Chip Z’nuff.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

 


Thymme Jones – The Goal Of Action Is Contemplation (2014)

 

Thymme’s first solo album in eighteen years.  This one is a bit of a companion to “While” (the
piano fest from 1996), in that it is atmospheric/meditative in nature. And vocals-less. The one
big glaring difference is: It is almost completely lacking in piano. This scarcity is compensated for,
however, with many synthesizers, banjos, air organ and several other sonically strange bedfellows.
Entirely homemade and handwritten.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

 

Career Move (1996, CD)

Thymme Jones

46 minutes of five years of solitude. Eighteen songs. Piano and voice.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of Production from Career Move.

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While (1996, CD)

Thymme Jones

Five piano “quartets” (recorded on 4-track) with hypnotically intertwining phrases.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of Open from While.

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Homesickness (1998, CD)

You Fantastic

Turning lemons into lemonade and back into lemons…
A beautiful 72 minute failure. Features Tim Garrigan, Darin Gray,
Thymme Jones, Jeb Bishop, and Julie Pomerleau.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

 

Listen to a clip of Friendless from Homesickness.

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Pals (1997, CD Single)

You Fantastic

A very slow moving piece of Rock which pauses briefly for a melancholic breath before ascending to a climax of white noise.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas


Riddler (1996, CD EP)

You Fantastic

Tim Garrigan. Darin Gray. Thymme Jones. An organic and insidious piece of deconstruction. Challenging, intelligent, and methodical, but certainly not lacking in visceral impact. Sometimes it’s even quite… funny.

CD – USA

CD – Overseas

Title (1999, 7″)

Cheer-Accident

 

Recorded in 1998 and 1999, this looks like a single
but is in fact the shortest (and smallest) album ever
made: Seven songs on each side, totaling less than
ten minutes. Wistfully sung by a great vocalist who
also happens to be a great tennis player. Lyrics by
Scott Rutledge. The second to last recording to be
engineered by Phil Bonnet. (The last being “Salad
Days.”)

7″ – USA

7″ – Overseas

Split 7″ w/Sleepytime Gorilla Museum/Cheer-Accident/Voodoo Muzak/The Ex (2005, 7″)

Cheer-Accident

 

CHEER-ACCIDENT perform “The Stars”.  Sleepytime do a version of S.P.Q.R. by This Heat!

7″ – USA

7″ – Overseas

 

 

In Sisters All And Felony b/w Angels On Installment Plan (1994, 7″)

Brise-Glace

 

After a long dry spell, we now have the original Brise-Glace  7 ”in stock again. The birth of Post-Rock? Maybe. We’d have to consult a rock historian about that one. In any case, it must bethe beginning of something ‘cause these distorted multi-drumbeat grooves that get enhanced and/or obliterated by otherworldly sonic bliss sure are a good time. Features Dylan Posa, Darin Gray, Thymme Jones, and Jim O’Rourke.

7″ – USA

7″ – Overseas

 


 

 

Cool Clown Ground (2010) DVD

Cheer-Accident & Friends

 

 

Cool Clown Ground, the TV show that set out to transform CHEER-ACCIDENT into The Monkees of the modern era (and failed gloriously!), is now available (after over a decade and a half) on DVD.

DVD – USA

DVD – Overseas

 


 

Kill Drops (2014)

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

 

A book of poems by Scott Rutledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B O R G N I N E

Block. Jones. Jones. Block. Together again? Just like old times? Perhaps. Perhaps not. You be the judge! The second outing from Pox featuring Scot Ashley, Jim Widlowski and a very special appearance by Dave Kerman of 5uu’s and Thinking Plague. Don’t be left out – order here! Supplies are limited.

B O R G N I N E