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!

Picture Discs Update & Test Press Auctions!

Greetings, everyone! Got some news regarding the decagon shaped picture discs. They’re scheduled to ship from the pressing plant the week of March 12. Admittedly, we did think it would be sooner than that at first. But as things sometimes go, there was an unforseen production delay. It’s been worked out, and we can report that they’ll be in our hands in just a couple of weeks. The picture above comes directly from the plant!

There will only ever be 250 of these. Copies are still available here!
http://needlejuicerecords.com/product/polygondwanaland3/

Reminder that if you ordered a Crumbling Polycolor or a Fourth Colour variant along with a picture disc, even as separate orders, we will be shipping them at the same time. Thank you for your patience.

Test Pressing Auctions!

We’re auctioning two test pressings on eBay this week! Whatever we make from these will go directly towards the next Needlejuice release. We’re not only selling the regular test pressing, but also one for the picture disc! The picture disc test pressings are unique because the play area doesn’t even start until midway down the record, to account for the decagon shape cut area. They’re also 45 RPM.

Crumbling Polycolor/Fourth Colour Test Pressing here:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/302656194292

Polygon Infinity Picture Disc Test Pressing here:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/302656194368

CDs and Cassettes Almost Gone!

We’re down to the wire on CDs and cassettes! If you’ve been holding out on these, now’s the time to grab one if you want it!

CDs here | Cassettes here

Polygondwanaland Shipping + Picture Discs Update

  • Thank you all for your patience as we work through getting all of your orders processed. Here’s where we’re at right now:
  • United States orders up through #1062 have been shipped.
  • International orders are going out steadily. So far about 100 of them have been shipped.
  • 647 orders have been shipped. There are currently 397 total orders left to process (including picture disc orders). We’re more than halfway there.
  • If you’re in the US, and your order number is past 1062, you can expect yours to go out within the next few days, chronologically.
  • If you ordered a picture disc along with a Crumbling Polycolor or Fourth Colour variant (even as a separate order), we’re waiting to ship your items at the same time, once we have the picture discs. If you fall into this category, you can email weirdojace@gmail.com with questions/concerns and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
  • If you only ordered a picture disc, as stated above, we’re still waiting on their arrival. They’re coming!
  • Many questions have been brought up regarding if we’ll have any leftovers. The answer is that it’s likely we will, but we’re waiting until all the orders have been processed to put any remaining stock back onto the website.Thank you for your patience. The shipping is currently a one-dude operation, and we’re working hard on being as efficient as we possibly can be.

And speaking of picture discs…

Picture Discs: In Production!!!


We just got this photo from the pressing plant! The decagon-shaped picture discs are happening right now, as I’m typing this. We think they’re looking quite gorgeous. About 130 of them remain. And while another run of a “regular” Poly variant isn’t out of the question, we definitely won’t be making anymore of this particular collectible variant. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Also, they’re pressed at 45 RPM to preserve audio quality. Since these are being pressed right now, we don’t have very much longer to wait until orders for these start shipping.

Click here to order a picture disc.

There are only about 20 cassettes and 30 CDs left!
Click here to order a CD.
Click here to order a cassette tape.

That’s about it for right now. Thank you all for being so cool throughout this process. See you when the picture discs arrive!

Polygondwanaland LPs NOW SHIPPING

 



 

King Gizzard LPs NOW SHIPPING

 

Polygondwanaland – Unboxing Video!

The day we’ve all been waiting for has arrived! Polygondwanaland LPs are now shipping! For the next few days, we’ll be working around the clock getting all of your orders into your hands.

When your order ships, you’ll receive an email from our website notifying you that your order has been completed. Tracking numbers will be available to you. We’ll be updating our Facebook and Twitter feeds with our progress as we package and ship your orders.

Also, yes, there’s a good chance we’ll end up with some leftovers of the Crumbling Polycolor and Fourth Colour variants. When we find out exactly how many, we’ll let you know.

This has been a wild ride. Thank you so much for your support. And of course, we have to thank King Gizzard for making all of this even possible in the first place.

 

There are still about 140 copies left of our special 3rd variant: the Polygon Infinity 45 RPM double 10″ decagon-shaped picture disc. These aren’t shipping just yet, but we should be receiving these from the pressing plant in just a few more weeks.

Hang them on a hook. Put them on display.

 

Only about 30 Polygondwanaland cassette tapes remain. These are very special yellow cassettes with Dolby type B noise reduction applied, and a full J-card. If you’re into cassettes, we think you’ll find this one quite satisfying to own. And they’re only $4!
 

There are also only about 30 of the Polygondwanaland CDs left. Digipak package, only $5.
What about those test pressings?? We’re not just gonna hoard those are we??

Of course we aren’t. 🙂

We’ll be doing something special with the test pressings for both the regular variants and the picture discs. Stay tuned!

Needlejuice Records Are Musicians Too?!

What? The people who started an indie record label also make music?? I bet you never guessed such a thing.

 

Now that we’ve come this far in our journey, we’d like to share some of our own art with you. The music is playable directly on the album pages on the Needlejuice website.

Jace McLain’s band is Nashville’s Nuclear Bubble Wrap, a psychedelic rock band from Nashville. Their 2014 album Psycho Delicacy is not only trippy, but also just as goofy as it is anxious. Heavily inspired by bands like Ween and The Flaming Lips, the album is a 70 minute collection of diverse sounding psychedelic rock, with a layer of dark humor.

 

Austin Ash’s band is Smashy Claw, an experimental rock band from Denver. In 2016 they released their album Insane is Repeating, complete with a music video for every song. Inspired by They Might Be Giants and Ween, this is a frantic concept album about repetition. From the intense gypsy-rock opener “White Coats” to the sprawling 8-minute circus nightmare “Primeval in Cm”, the album is an eclectic adventure through every genre imaginable. This album hits you with songs that are funny, songs that are sad, and songs that are both funny and sad.

Thank you for the support and for sticking with us through this crazy endeavor. We hope you enjoy your records as much we enjoyed making them.

 

Polygondwanaland Update #7

Poly Day is almost here!

Our pressing plant, Pirates Press just shipped the Polygondwanaland LPs to us. We will have them very soon! As soon as we get them, we’ll be working around the clock packaging up and shipping each one of your orders!

Now would be a good time to remind everyone to make sure your shipping address is accurate! If you have an address change to make, email weirdojace@gmail.com or message the Needlejuice Facebook page.

Cassettes Have Landed!


Cassette nerds will be happy to know that the Polygondwanaland cassettes have arrived and are now shipping! These are Dolby B noise reduction compatible, yellow cassettes with full color inserts and labels, and they’re only $4 + shipping. As of now there are only about 30 left!

Polygondwanaland CDs (which are shipping now too) are still in stock as well.

Picture Disc Test Pressings!

Ever wanted to see a test pressing of a picture disc? Well here you go– a piece of clear vinyl with a plain white sheet inside! We received these test pressings last week, which of course, are for our third Polygondwanaland variant: the 45 RPM “Polygon Infinity” Decagon-Shaped Picture Disc, shown below.

There are still about 100 of these left. This is a very special short-run variant and once they’re gone, they’re gone! These will start shipping a few weeks after the “Crumbling Polycolor” and “Fourth Colour” variants ship.

Click here to order one.

Follow us on Twitter!

We’ve primarily been using Facebook as a means of communication, and finally sat down and made a Twitter account. If you’d like to follow us there, head on over to see posts from us from all corners of the internet!

Alright, that’s it for right now. The Poly records are officially on their way to us. See you when they get here!