Favorite Music of 2017

It’s 6:30 in the morning on a Saturday in December: the family is still sound asleep, the cat is trying to communicate something in its frantic meows, and John Maus’ Screen Memories plays at a low volume on the turntable. I am down in the dimly lit FFF bunker staring blankly at my own screen,…

FFFoxy Podcast #110

I realize that it’s now December and I should be winding things down like everyone else, compiling lists of my favorite music and other highlights of the year, but frankly I haven’t even had a moment to stop and consider such matters, as I’m still working my way through plenty of exciting new sounds on…

FFFoxy Podcast #109: Spillage Fete Records feature

Our focus on this installment of the podcast show is on Spillage Fete, a label that is run collectively by Mat Fowler, Kevin Cormack, and Matt Hunt of the group Bons, along with visual artist, Aimee Henderson. Spillage Fete grew out of some earlier cassette-focused art and music events that the members curated dating back…

Round Bale Recordings sale

In an effort to raise some funds for future releases and to make some room on the shelves, we’re offering a SALE on all available Round Bale Recordings titles now through the end of the year on Bandcamp. This sale includes the already discounted bundle options that are listed, too. Save 40% while supplies last…

FFFoxy Podcast #108

I’ve got what I feel like is another wide-reaching episode for you this time around. Again, lots of fantastic new releases and reissues continue to find their way to the Free Form Freakout bunker, making for some heavy late night listening sessions, so I’m excited to be out of my usual dark hovel and sharing…

FFFreakout #579-587

It’s been a couple of months since we last posted the playlists for the weekly FFF show here on the website. In that time, we lost a couple of greats in Holger Czukay and Tom Petty; we featured some great new music by the likes of Lee Renaldo and Caroline No (and more) we had another…

FFFoxy Podcast #107

Like the last episode of the podcast, I have LOTS of great new releases to play for you this time around, many again on vinyl. Glancing at the playlist, it seems like the Southern Hemisphere is well-represented, especially in the first half of the show, with strong new efforts from F ingers, Blue Chemise, crys…

FFFoxy Podcast #106

I realize that I’m starting to sound like a broken record when I regularly say that I have a jam-packed show, but MAN do I have a jam-packed show for you this time around. I was able to squeeze in twenty-five different selections, the majority of which come from newer releases from over the past…

FFFreakout #574-578

August has come and went, which means that summer is now sadly winding down, and we have to get back to our usual workaday grind. It was, however, a fun and eventful month that included great KMSU-sponsored shows in town from David Nance and Simon Joyner, a creative Grant Hart day sponsorship initiated by a…