GF NEWS & TOP Playlist

Once again, here we are. If you’re laying eyes upon this, congratulations on making it through yet another rotation around the sun.

Gypsy Farm events of note this year were the release of Pelzer F**k Club (catalog number: GF013) by experimental group, The Humms.

Issued on vinyl & cassette, it is the band’s third full-length album since forming in 2008.

Following GF013, we were ecstatic to announce the release of GF014, the sequel to 2021’s Tape Feed cassette, the proceeds of which were donated to the food bank of Northeast Georgia via Feeding America, helping to serve some 1,200 meals.

This year, we saw volume 2 of the Tape Feed series release, made possible by the Athens Area Arts Council & issued on purple-swirl cassette shell.

Packed with tracks by Gypsy Farm bands like: The Ice Creams, Outersea, Thee Crucials, The Humms, Marble Soup, The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show, Tommy Powell, Shoal Creek Stranglers & more.

As with vol 1, net proceeds of the tape are being collected & directed to the Feeding America network of food banks in an effort to help offset & curb the waste of food.

And now friends, we encourage you to enjoy our year-end benediction playlist, in no such order, provided here & below courtesy of Bandcamp, on which we ask that you support these fine artists when able:

Grecco Romank “Get To Work” New Zealand


Pencil Legs “How Long” Kyiv, Ukraine


Tombstones In Their Eyes “My Head Is Fighting Me” Los Angeles, CA


The Trend “Dancing Shoes” Frostburg, MD


The Vet’s Fetching “In & Out of Time With You” Athens, GA


TPAO Batman Orkestrası “Sarhoş Martılar” Turkey  


Devine Feed “Dish Pit” Valdosta, GA


Hookers Made Out of Cocaine “Bathsalt Peter Frampton” Columbus, OH


Mike Hurley “Boulevard” Astoria, Oregon

We here at Gypsy Farm wish you the safest of New Years & invite you to follow us into the next & many more to come, for an exciting glimpse into our own little world of wonder & amusement.

Release: Tape Feed, Volume 2

Following last year’s volume one, we are pleased to announce the sequel, Tape Feed, Vol 2 will release October 3rd, on Gypsy Farm.

Tape Feed is a compilation cassette + digital release, curated by Gypsy Farm, & made possible by the Athens Area Arts Council with a goal of raising donations for the food bank (Feeding America), helping to fight hunger & food waste.

Volume 1, released in 2021, served over 1,200 meals via contributions from the cassette.

Causes come, go, & change as quick as the wind” says GF associate Willie Shears.

“But one thing that remains constant is that we’ve all got to eat to get anything done.”

Volume 2 is packed with Gypsy Farm favorites including: Thee Crucials, Tommy Powell, Outersea, The Bear Traps, Marble Soup, Bat & The Bears, The Humms, Shoal Creek Stranglers & several others that make up this 11-song release.

Cassettes include a digital download/streaming copy of the mixtape and may be obtained through GF’s bandcamp store & at participating locations.

Tape Feed, Vol. 2 (GF014) on Gypsy Farm Records.

Release: The Humms, “Pelzer Fuck Club”

Athens group, The Humms, release their third album today, titled “Pelzer Fuck Club” on Gypsy Farm Records.

It includes 12 brand-new songs dealing with a range of subjects not unheard of from anyone that has previously perused the band’s catalog, dating back to 2008.

“Maurice” by The Humms

Early stand out tracks include the trip-soaked story of a song called Maurice & the numbing, Sometimes I Feel (Nothing At All).

“On ‘Maurice’ the titular character is questioned and called out for dealing counterfeit pills straight from his pockets, which results in people feeling ill, an unsettling result for the sick seeking their fix. The song’s acoustic guitar cast a weightless sunny gauze over the song, which paired with a simple infectious keyboard melody binds the weight of the subject matter with infectious melody.” – The Go Go Radio Magic Show

“The song ‘Sometimes I Feel (Nothing At All)’ hits you right in the heart with a tightly clenched fist. This song is beautiful despondency packaged in an immediate indie rock classic.”Tristen Colby, Rapturous Noise

We caught up with the producer of Pelzer Fuck Club (GF013), Skud Harris, originally tasked by Gypsy Farm with assisting the Humms in their 3rd effort.

“It recently came to my attention that the fine folks over at Gypsy Farm are releasing that album “Pelzer Fuck Club”, of which I had the unfortunate experience of producing. I can not express the amount of emotion that went into the trash while working with this group, from the bank of red clay to the shadow of pine. At times, It felt like a feat, in fact, that this album ever materialized, much less with myself holding the helm steady.

Then at other times, it was anything but steady. I would surmise that we all learned a little something about ourselves & though I can not necessarily say we emerged as better people, we certainly came out [on] the other side as different people.

While we did have our arguments, hurt feelings, & upsets, after all, what does a producer do? Sometimes they just stay out of the way.”

– Skud Harris

Physical formats of the album include vinyl, courtesy of Kindercore in Athens, Ga & cassette, by way of Canada’s AMT, inc.

The Humms, Pelzer Fuck Club cassette tape. Courtesy Gypsy Farm.

Vinyl preorders will be shipped out as they are delivered by Kindercore, with bonus material as an extra “thank-you” for your support.

Stream Pelzer Fuck Club by The Humms on Spotify, Apple, or anywhere fine music may be found.

The Humms, Pelzer Fuck Club cassettes at Wuxtry Records, Athens Ga.

End Thoughts & 13 Songs To Offend An Xmas Party

Exciting news is dead ahead for several GF artists, including Uncle Goo, who recently began tracking new music for his yet to be titled record.

“Uncle Goo” is the stage name of Garrett Carpenter, who signed with Gypsy Farm in 2012.

We caught up with Mr. Goo as he was passing through the lobby & asked for a quick comment on the new material:

“[It’s] funky enough to make a freight train take a dirt road” he proclaimed.

Meanwhile across the facility in studio Z, tensions were heating up with The Humms as sessions for their follow up to Vampire Hours continue on, despite creative concern from outside sources.

“We’ve already lost two interns” said Skud Harris, acting manager for Humms’ camp.

“They’ll [intern] get a few songs in and inevitably, at some point, get offended or their feelings hurt” he confided.

“Then some sorry fool named CJ phoned the studio’s landline & threatened to ruin the lot of them on social media” laughed Harris.

“With any growth comes questions, criticisms, opinions…we’ve certainly received a fair share of each”

Skud continued: “As standard protocol, the receptionist on duty referred CJ to the number of a highly experienced mental health counselor & advised they seek attention there”

The Humms’ third album, Pelzer Fuck Club is slated for release next year.

Gypsy Farm’s label sector had a productive year, releasing 10+ new titles to an actively growing catalog, including Tape Feed, a compilation cassette of GF artists that helped serve over 1000 meals while GF’s other divisions continue a diverse venture into paranormal investigation, nature conservation, & EV charging technology.

The following list is an attempt to summarize the truly numerous records spun at GF HQ throughout the year. Each song is linked, in no particular order, & we highly suggest you visit, listen, & support if able.  

Here’s looking for you, 2022.

Bob DylanRough And Rowdy Ways
This needs no introduction, just a minimum of one (1) ear to hear and all other necessary body parts. Select track: “My Own Version Of You”

J. LansdowneSelf-Titled LP
Former members of The Trashcans (ATL) & recorded on a Tascam 388. Select track: “Rope Trick”

Şahin Gültekin feat. DönüşümYumurtanın Kulpu Yok
Excellent EP of traditional folk songs with an ace backing band. Select track: “Çil Horoz”

Ven PerpThe Kitchen Sink
Greenville, SC artist Ven Perp offers this instrumental collection. Select track: “Streetlight is Out”

Rabies Scythe Fight Untitled disc 2021
Recorded at home by Josh Harper, RSF has a sound like no other. Select track: “October Dreaming”

Nicholas MallisArtificial Irrelevance
Throw it on & dance around while you burn supper on the stove. Select track: “Caveman”

Jay GonzalezBack To The Hive
Excellent songwriting and backing accompaniment for this solo effort by JG of the DBT. Select track: “I Want To Hold You”

Mr. HusbandSufjan, You Took Too Long So I Went Ahead & Made West Virginia
You may laugh, you may cry. You will smile. Select track: “Meemaw”

Vincas – Phantasma
This record showed up covered in blood. Select track: “The Witch”

Dusk – Generation Loss
An old Hartwell, Ga band that no one seems to remember anything about but has been recording since at least the late 90’s. Select track: “Plastic”

Moloq – Empire/Driving
A wonderful pair of tunes for sitting in Atlanta traffic. Select track: “Driving”

Jan TerriAve Maria
Jan Terri’s take on this classic with a rather entertaining music video.

Holiday Songs In B FlatHoly Crap Records compilation
Just when you think you’ve been too bad this year, Santa stuffs this down your stocking. Select track: “Holiday Inn”

Everyone at GF and beyond appreciate your continued support and wish you a happy & safe new year.

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WATCH: The Humms “Forward Cue” video

Taken from their most recent album Vampire Hours, the Humms submit a change of weather with the strikingly somber tune, Forward Cue.

GF manager and confidant, W.JAY undertook the task of compiling over a decade’s worth of footage, packed into the song’s 3:23 window.

Of the notable clips included, viewers may recognize several blasts from the past including the band’s infamous practice trailer, where several early works were tracked, such as 2008’s Talking To A Ghost.

Watch and share The Humms – Forward Cue music video via Gypsy Farm’s Youtube channel.

Rawk Show at The World Famous

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Members of Timmy and the Tumblers and The HUMMS comprise new local instrumental surf-rock outfit The Cryptides, so you can rest easy knowing that incredible moniker is in capable hands. Early demos point towards a shockingly developed sound—a slinky, sexy swirl with just the right smear of dirt. The newly formed Jones Maintenance All-Stars is a hybrid group of sorts featuring members of Nate and the Nightmares and Free Associates; the Nightmares’ Nate Mitchell tells Flagpole the band will be “playing a mix of originals and classic rock and roll cover songs.”  The Rodney Kings will be on hand to provide a jolt of punk power, and appropriately capping off a night of throwback jams is a DJ set from local vinyl guru Kurt Wood.

(via Flagpole Magazine / Gabe Vodicka)

Thee totally slick flyer comes courtesy of Larry Choskey.  NOW DON’T MISS The Rodney Kings, The Cryptides, Jones Maintenance All-Stars and a DJ set by Kurt Wood, LIVE this Thursday at The World Famous!

THE ICE CREAMS / “Skeleton” Video

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Athens GA “Scooby Pop” outfit known as “THE ICE CREAMS” have released a music video in percolation to their long-over due Gypsy single “Everyone’s Got A Skeleton“, slated for release later this year.

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The skeleton song in particular is a chop-charmed blend of 50’s pop that could be collecting dust on the shores of Leso Island, bound by it’s barbaric beat.

Skeleton

Folks first caught sound of the band via Myface in 2008 and later, making their debut on 2012’s GYPNOSIS compilation.

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Watch and Share THE ICE CREAMS / “Everyone’s Got A Skeleton” Video :

Filmed 2012 at GYPSY FARM sound stage 666 in Lavonia, Ga

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