Spirit Phone Shipping Update

Spirit Phone LPs are shipping! Thank you for your patience, as there are a lot of orders to go through.

There was a production delay with the Spirit Phone 2-CD set, and so orders containing the CD will ship during the beginning of November.

A note on the “Whisper Smoke” variant: Disc 1 came out darker than we had anticipated, and its smoke effect is best seen under a light source.

And the Cadaver Candy variant turned out like this:

Logan Whitehurst & The Junior Science Club – Goodbye, My 4-Track:

Logan Whitehurst’s music was our inspiration for starting this record label.

Logan was a songwriting, graphic designing, multi-instrument beholding wizard of the light-heartedly absurd. He was known as the drummer for bands like Little Tin Frog and The Velvet Teen, but it was his original work that struck a chord with us. His music was an ever-changing stew of genre, his lyrics could be silly and hilarious on one track then poignant and beautiful on the next. His music was comparable to artists such as Lemon DemonThey Might Be Giants, and Jonathan Coulton.

In December 2006, Logan passed away from brain cancer at 29. In the years since, we’ve covered his songs and mimicked his unquestionably unique style. There was even an award named after him. We cherish the work he left behind.

Though Logan released many albums in his lifetime, few held together as a concise piece of art quite like 2003’s Goodbye, My 4-Track. The 21-track masterpiece deftly portrayed the full breadth of Logan’s talent. Iconic purveyor of radio buffoonery Dr. Demento has even referred to this album as the “Sgt. Pepper’s of comedy music”. Late last year, we realized that it never was given a proper LP release. We believe this album really deserves it.

You can stream the album on YouTube here.

And so, with the support and assistance of Logan’s family and friends, Needlejuice aims to re-issue the album on vinyl LP, CD, and cassette. We aim to make this the best possible package across all three formats. To do that, we need your help. We’re looking to raise $10,000 over the next 30 days to fund the pressing, as well as a vinyl re-master from the original CD audio. In addition to the album proper, doing this release as a Kickstarter also allows us to provide some exclusive rewards.

The vinyl LP will be available on “Lizard Green & Fish Orange” 180-gram colored vinyl with full-color gatefold sleeve and lyric inserts. It will also include a retrospective forward by Dr. Demento.

EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER REWARDS:


An incredibly limited CD run of The Mini-Album of Luv, Goodbye, My 4-Track’s original companion disc.

Dr. Demento has given us a very limited amount of the long-out-of-print Basement Tapes compilations that feature songs by Logan.

As a special reward, Logan’s family has provided a box of rare promo posters from the original 2003 release.

If you’d like to help us make this release a reality, please make a pledge to the Kickstarter campaign.

Eldren Products Now Shipping!

ALL ELDREN PRE-ORDERS HAVE BEEN SHIPPED

 
Denver psych-rock outfit Eldren’s new album Miss Information Aged is now streaming on Spotify!
You can get the album on vinyl (on splatter vinyl or white vinyl), CD, and cassette. Additionally, we’re now carrying Eldren’s previous album, Welcome To Deathville on cassette and CD!
NEW LIMITED EDITION CD RELEASE!
We have a very special CD release by synth-punk/chamber pop band OK Glass. Can’t Turn It Off is an album of love songs to your smartphone, and also a soul-crushing month in uncomfortably close quarters with a friendly sociopath. This extremely limited-to-25-copies CD run of Can’t Turn It Off comes in a jewel case with a 3-panel booklet designed by OK Glass. The booklet, tray card, and CDs are hand-produced by OK Fox at their digital printmaking mausoleum in an actual graveyard in Queens. The album explores creative songwriting, wearing an influence of bands like They Might Be Giants on its sleeve.
 
SPIRIT PHONE CASSETTES EXIST!
The cassettes of Spirit Phone by Lemon Demon have arrived and they look beautiful! Vinyl and CD are on the way, and everything is on track to shipping in early October. Thank you all for your patience as we roll out these fine products! As of right now, there are about 200 cassettes of Spirit Phone left. You can still pre-order Spirit Phone in all formats:
“WHISPER SMOKE” LP
“CADAVER CANDY” LP
DELUXE 2-CD SET
 
If you have already pre-ordered a copy of Spirit Phone, now would be a good time to make sure your shipping address is accurate! If you need to change your address on file, make sure to email us at needlejuicerecords@gmail.com or use our contact form.

Lemon Demon and Eldren LPs are in production!

Greetings to everyone who has supported us thus far! We started this record label late last year in the sudden wake of the King Gizzard Polygondwanaland variant madness. The months following the Poly release had admittedly been pretty quiet– until the sudden announcement of our next two vinyl releases in the last couple weeks.

We’re excited to inform you that these next two vinyl releases are IN PRODUCTION at Pirates Press right now!

Lemon Demon – Spirit Phone

Just like we did for our supporters of the Polygondwanaland LP, we’re going to keep you in the loop every step of the way for this production process!

The official production numbers are in: There will be 1500 total copies of Spirit Phone produced during this run. There’s an even split between the two variants, making for 750 copies of each.

For those curious, if we someday produce another vinyl pressing of this album, these two color patterns won’t be repeated.

CDs and cassettes will be going into production very soon–Just getting the artwork for those formats finalized now. They won’t take nearly as long to produce as the LPs. There will be 1000 CD sets produced and 500 cassettes.

Spirit Phone has been remastered by Mark Kramer for this release. Each format provides bonus tracks and access to an exclusive album commentary by Neil Cicierega.

All pre-orders of Spirit Phone are scheduled to ship by Halloween:
WHISPER SMOKE LP
(Red & Clear w/ Black Smoke)

CANDY CADAVER LP
(Blood Red & Bone w/ Candy Splatter)

DELUXE 2-CD SET

CASSETTE


Eldren – Miss Information Aged

Denver psychedelic rock band Eldren are working with us to bring their new album to vinyl, and these records have actually been in production for a while! We received the test pressings of this just a few weeks ago, and they sound fantastic.

If you’re on this mailing list because you bought a copy of Polygondwanaland, we highly recommend this album for your collection. Eldren have put together a sonically dense and extremely catchy psychedelic rock album about the apocalypse.

We’re producing a total of 500 LPs of this album, with an even 250/250 split between the variants.

Cassettes and CDs for this album are about to go into production, with the cassettes getting a very limited run of 100 copies in a translucent purple shell.

All Eldren pre-orders are expected to ship around 9/21.

DARK MATTER SPLATTER LP
(Purple & Black w/ Blue/Orange Splatter)

NUCLEAR WINTER LP
(Solid White)

CD

CASSETTE


Cassettes!!!

If you’re into cassettes, we’ve added a few things to our catalog that may interest you. All of our cassettes come with custom-colored cassette shells and Dolby B noise reduction.


In addition to Eldren’s new album, we’re bringing their previous album Welcome to Deathville its own limited cassette run of 100 copies. This is an extremely trippy circus-nightmare concept album. Again, if you bought a King Gizzard record album from us, you might be interested.

You can stream this album on Spotifyhere to check it out.

Pre-order a copy of Welcome to Deathville on cassette. Expected 9/21 shipment date.


The Ballad of Constance and Johnny is the 3rd album from Nashville synth-punk band Regdar and the Fighters. The band’s most ambitious album yet– it’s a rock opera featuring Regdar and the Fighters’ signature storytelling, humor, and unorthodox production style blending guitars and circuit-bent electronic instruments, with percussion programmed using a DDR pad. The cassette version of this album has an alternate ending than the digital release.

You can stream this album on Bandcamp.

Order a copy of The Ballad of Constance and Johnny here!


Listeners of Lemon Demon may enjoy the humorous and psychedelic nerd-rock outfit Nuclear Bubble Wrap, presenting their two most recent efforts Psycho Delicacy and Multiverses on cassette for the first time. Combining a wide range of psych influences from Ween to The Flaming Lips with NBW’s trademark wit, these uniquely designed cassette tapes are a treat for your collection.

Stream Psycho Delicacy on Spotify.


And of course, cassettes of Miss Information Aged and Spirit Phone are available as well.

Also, a small note: There are only SIX COPIES of the $5 Polygondwanaland CD left as of this writing. A super cheap way to own that album on compact disc if you want such a thing!

Once these are gone, Polygondwanaland’s legacy on this label will be… to be a crumbling castle.

Thanks for the support, everybody! See you when we have more to report!

Eldren’s New Album: MISS INFORMATION AGED, Coming to LP, CD and Cassette

Denver psych-rock outfit Eldren return this fall with sophomore LP Miss Information Aged, an impressionistic tour-de-force of proggy neo-romanticism nearly three years in the making. Daring to toe the unraveling line between fact and fiction, between social and media, Eldren confront the past, present, and future with Miss Information Aged officially dropping September 21st via Needlejuice Records.

In the midst of an endless touring schedule in support of their 2015 debut Welcome to Deathville — one that saw them share the stage with notable acts such as Cold War Kids, The Black Angels, Imagine Dragons, Dr. Dog, Dan Deacon, Gomez, Ween, and OK GO — Eldren suffered a severe and unexpected tragedy with the passing of their original bassist, Steve Holloway, at age 25. In spite of the terrible loss, the band persevered through adversity and continued to explore new musical directions. The result was a new body of songs that reflected both personal and musical growth.

Needlejuice Records proudly brings you Miss Information Aged on two 180-gram colored vinyl variants in gate fold packaging, as well as CD and cassette. Additionally, we’re doing a cassette tape of their album, Welcome to Deathville, a psychedelic circus nightmare concept album.

All Eldren pre-orders are expected to ship by 9/21.

Eldren – Miss Information Aged – Dark Matter Splatter LP

    • 180 gram vinyl
    • Purple and black LP with blue and orange splatter
    • Gate fold jacket w/ art by Jenny Filipetti
    • Download card
    • Limited to 250 copies

 

 

Eldren – Miss Information Aged – Nuclear Winter LP

    • 180 gram vinyl
    • Solid white LP
    • Gate fold jacket w/ art by Jenny Filipetti
    • Download card
    • Limited to 250 copies

 

 

Eldren – Miss Information Aged – CD

      • Replicated glass compact disc
      • 6-panel digipak case w/ art by Jenny Filipetti

 

 

 

 

 

Eldren – Miss Information Aged – Cassette

      • Dolby noise reduction
      • Translucent purple shell
      • 3-panel Jcard w/ art by Jenny Filipetti

 

 

 

Eldren – Welcome to Deathville – Cassette

      • Dolby noise reduction
      • Translucent purple shell
      • 3-panel Jcard w/ art by Jenny Filipetti

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Information Aged track listing:
1. Hold On
2. Right Time
3. Information’s Dim Sage
4. We Just Want the World
5. Take the Wheel
6. Still Want More
7. Apocalypse Town
8. Gone
9. NWO
10. Miss Information Aged

LEMON DEMON’S SPIRIT PHONE COMING TO LP, CD, AND CASSETTE

“Hooks so good I get a rush off ‘em.”
-Anthony Fantano, The Needle Drop

Needlejuice Records is proud to announce the October release of Spirit Phone by Neil Cicierega’s Lemon Demon. Released digitally in 2016, this is the first time the album has been available on any physical format.

Available for pre-order now on a 180-gram double LP (in 2 haunting color variants), deluxe 2-CD set, and cassette tape, Spirit Phone has been remastered by experimental sound guru Mark Kramer with new art by Ming Doyle. Each format provides access to bonus tracks and an exclusive album commentary by Neil.

Lemon Demon – Spirit Phone – Whisper Smoke LP

  • 180 gram vinyl
  • Translucent red and clear LP with black smoke
  • 5 bonus tracks on side D
  • Download card w/ album commentary by Neil
  • Gate fold jacket w/ art by Ming Doyle
  • Remastered by Mark Kramer

 

 

 

 

Lemon Demon – Spirit Phone – Cadaver Candy LP

  • 180 gram vinyl
  • Blood red/bone white LP w/ candy splatter
  • 5 bonus tracks on side D
  • Download card w/ album commentary by Neil
  • Gate fold jacket w/ art by Ming Doyle
  • Remastered by Mark Kramer

 

 

 

 


Lemon Demon – Spirit Phone – Deluxe 2-CD Set

  • Disc 2 contains 13 bonus tracks
  • Enhanced CD with album commentary by Neil
  • Digipak case w/ art by Ming Doyle
  • Remastered by Mark Kramer

 

 

 


Lemon Demon – Spirit Phone – Cassette

  • Dolby noise reduction
  • Translucent red shell
  • 5 bonus tracks on side B
  • Download card w/ album commentary by Neil
  • 3-panel J-card w/ art by Ming Doyle
  • Remastered by Mark Kramer

 

All pre-orders of Spirit Phone are expected to ship by Halloween.

Spirit Phone is a collection of 14 deviously catchy pop songs that lightheartedly explore such macabre topics as haunted mansions, confectionery cannibalism, Lovecraftian romance and 1980s economics. Bringing to mind the playfully ghoulish work of new wave acts like Oingo Boingo, the album presents its dark themes with mischievous relish. Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop awarded it an 8/10 rating and included it in his Best of 2016 list, praising its clever lyrics, high energy, and catchy songwriting.

Lemon Demon is the moniker for original music by web icon Neil Cicierega. As a teen at the dawn of the internet age, he was making a name for himself with innovative, diverse projects when the world was figuring out what to do with the new technology. His prolific work has spawned numerous viral touchstones, including Animutations, Potter Puppet Pals, and the acclaimed mashup albums Mouth Sounds, Mouth Silence, and Mouth Moods.

Among these many projects, Lemon Demon has been Cicierega’s most consistent outlet. From lo-fi beginnings in 2003, the band scored hits with 2006’s “The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny” and 2010’s “BRODYQUEST.” Cicierega spent 8 years crafting Spirit Phone, his seventh full-length album.

Needlejuice is an independent record label specializing in the physical production of alternative music, founded in late 2017 with the successful inaugural release of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Polygondwanaland. “We’re really excited to be working with Neil,” said co-founder Austin Ash Lemon. “We’ve loved his stuff since we were kids and it’s an honor to be putting Spirit Phone out. Just as a fan, I can’t wait to get this LP.”

Spirit Phone Vinyl Track Listing:
Side A: Lifetime Achievement Award / Touch-Tone Telephone / Cabinet Man / No Eyed Girl
Side B: When He Died / Sweet Bod / Eighth Wonder / Ancient Aliens / Soft Fuzzy Man
Side C: As Your Father I Expressly Forbid It / I Earn My Life / Reaganomics / Man-Made Object / Spiral of Ants
Side D: Crisis Actors / Redesign Your Logo / Pizza Heroes / You’re at the Party / Angry People

 

New Cassettes!

Greetings! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

First off, we want to let everyone know that as of typing this, there are ONLY 7 MORE of the Polygondwanaland decagon-shaped picture discs. If you’ve been waiting until the last minute… well, this is it!! This IS the last minute!!

Get your copy here.

We have 3 brand new cassette releases out! All of them are now shipping.

Pictured here is Psycho Delicacy by Nuclear Bubble Wrap, a psychedelic nerd-rock band from Nashville. Influenced by bands such as Ween and The Flaming Lips, this album is a 74-minute descent into psychedelic madness, with a sense of humor overlaying an undercurrent of anxiety.

Get Psycho Delicacy on cassette here.

Stream Psycho Delicacy on Bandcamp.

Nuclear Bubble Wrap’s follow-up album to the one above is 2016’s Multiverses, a space-rock album paying homage to a mix of influences such as The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, My Bloody Valentine… and the familial soap opera of Star Wars.

Get Multiverses on cassette here.

Stream Multiverses on Bandcamp.

The Ballad of Constance and Johnnyis the 3rd album from Nashville synth-punk band Regdar and the Fighters. The band’s most ambitious album yet– it’s a rock opera featuring Regdar and the Fighters’ signature storytelling, humor, and unorthodox production style blending guitars and circuit-bent electronic instruments, with percussion programmed using a DDR pad.

Get The Ballad of Constance and Johnny on cassette here.

STAY TUNED! We’re putting out our next vinyl release (and first since Polygondwanaland) NEXT WEEK! It’s an album that we’re extremely proud to bring to vinyl for the first time, and we promise it’ll be worth the wait!

Nuclear Bubble Wrap’s “Psycho Delicacy” and “Multiverses” come to cassette

While we gear up for our next vinyl LP release, we’re excited to bring you two brand new cassette tape releases!

Psychedelic nerd-rockers Nuclear Bubble Wrap are bringing two of their albums to cassette tape for the first time. Combining a wide range of psych influences from Ween to The Flaming Lips with the band’s trademark wit, these uniquely designed cassette tapes are a treat for collectors. Both limited to 100 copies.

“Psycho Delicacy” on translucent purple tape

“Multiverses” on orange tape

 

Polygondwanaland Picture Discs Now Shipping

 

We’re so happy to let you all know that the decagon shaped picture discs have finally arrived! And they sure do look incredible. Everybody who ordered one will be getting a shipping notification soon.

Details:
Double 10″ LP
45 RPM
Decagon-shaped
Full-color picture discs
223 copies

There are still some available here! Once they’re gone, that’s it.

And of course, we still have just a few CDs and cassettes of Polygondwanaland left.

Cassettes available here
CDs available here

Thank you for joining us on this incredible ride we’ve been on since November. We’re so happy to have been able to launch this label early in order to get this album into your hands.

Regarding overstock of the Crumbling Polycolor and Fourth Colour variants: we do have a small amount of these that we’ll put back on our website soon. A good way to stay up to date is to follow our Facebook page.

Stay tuned for our next vinyl release, coming soon!