Tuesday, April 6, 2010

casiotone for the painfully alone..BRILLIANT Lo-Fi

Here is yet another artist G.G.Tyler has turned me onto....I simply cannot get enough of these guys as of late:


For those of you who dont know who casiotone for the painfully alone is, might I suggest checking them out...full biography here ...

From Wiki
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Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (CFTPA) is the musical solo-project of musician Owen Ashworth (born 1977) of Redwood City, California
Ashworth started CFTPA after he dropped out of film school in 1997. He has toured with other similarly acclaimed indie artists like The Donkeys, The Papercuts, Cass McCombs, Kill Me Tomorrow, P:ano, The Dead Science, David Bazan, The Rapture, and Xiu Xiu.

The musical style is characterized by the use of electronically produced beats, cheap keyboards, and slow, frank lyrics. On Etiquette, Ashworth widened his musical horizon and added more analog instruments and an overall more organic sound.

His brother is Gordon Ashworth, who makes experimental harsh noise as Oscillating Innards and ambient works as Concern.


Official website here

http://www.cftpa.org/




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Recent Releases that are actually in print:


CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Instrumentals 2" 7" (three instrumental versions on random colored vinyl)
Stationary (Heart) Recordings
A1. tomjustice_instr
B1. whitejetta_instr
B2. whitecorolla_instr


CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Vs. Children" CD/LP
Tomlab Records
1. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Vs. Children
2. Tom Justice, The Choir Boy Robber, Apprehended at Ace Hardware In Libertyville, IL
3. Optimist Vs. The Silent Alarm (When The Saints Go Marching In)
4. Natural Light
5. Traveling Salesman's Young Wife Home Alone On Christmas In Montpelier, VT
6. Man O' War
7. Northfield, MN
8. Killers
9. Harsh The Herald Angels Sing
10. You Were Alone
11. White Jetta


CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Advance Base Battery Life" CD/LP (collects singles & compilation tracks from 2004-2007)
Tomlab Records
1. Old Panda Days (w/ Nick Krgovich)
2. Lesley Gore on the T.A.M.I. Show (version)
3. White Corolla
4. White on White
5. Holly Hobby
6. Lonesome New Mexican Nights
7. The Only Way To Cry
8. It's A Crime
9. Missoula
10. Hot Boyz (w/ Dear Nora)
11. Born In The U.S.A. (w/ Concern)
12. Streets of Philadelphia (w/ Concern)
13. Graceland
14. Sunday St
15. Voice of the Hospital




CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Town Topic" fifteen track CDEP (CD contains all tracks from the Town Topic & STSNC INSTRUMENTALS 7"s plus one extra)
Tomlab Records
1. Ice Cream Truck
2. Town Topic (instrumental)
3. I Love Creedence (instrumental)
4. Lesley Gore on the T.A.M.I. Show (instrumental)
5. Twinkle Echo (reverse)
6. Nashville Parthenon (instrumental)
7. STSNC
8. Twinkle Echo (redux)
9. I like Common
10. Possible Love Interest (ringtone)
11. Bad People (ringtone)
12. OMG (ringtone)
13. Probably Walkin Down The Street (ringtone)
14. Ice Cream Truck (instrumental)
15. Green Cotton Sweater (version)



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"STSNC INSTRUMENTALS" ten track 7" in a black and white sleeve
People In A Position To Know Recordings, Inc.
limited to 300 copies (random colored vinyl)
1. Twinkle Echo (reverse)
2. Nashville Parthenon (instrumental)
3. STSNC
4. Twinkle Echo (redux)
5. I like Common
6. Possible Love Interest (ringtone)
7. Bad People (ringtone)
8. OMG (ringtone)
9. Probably Walkin Down The Street (ringtone)
10. Ice Cream Truck (instrumental)




CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Town Topic EP" four track 7" in a full color sleeve
OIB Records
limited to 1200 copies (200 light blue vinyl, 500 clear vinyl, 500 black vinyl)
1. Ice Cream Truck
2. Town Topic (instrumental)
3. I Love Creedence (instrumental)
4. Green Cotton Sweater (version)



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE & CONCERN collaboration
two song, square, one-sided 8 3/8" marble vinyl (500 brown, 500 tan) in a full color 9" sleeve
People In A Position To Know Recordings, Inc.
limited to 1000 copies (500 brown marble vinyl, tan marble vinyl)
1. Born In The U.S.A.
2. Streets of Philadelphia




CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
two song picture disc 7" featuring photography by David Horvitz
Aagoo Records
limited to 500 copies
1. Old Panda Days (vocals by Nick Krgovich)
2. Lesley Gore on the TAMI Show (version) (vocals by Jenny Herbinson)


VARIOUS ARTISTS
"David Shrigley's Worried Noodles" thirty-nine song double CD & fancy book
Tomlab Records
1. Roger Ferguson – Welcome Singer
2. Christopher Francis - One
3. Grizzly Bear – Blackcurrant Jam
4 .R. Stevie Moore – Live In Fear
5 .Phil Elverum & Nick Krgovich
6. Scarlett’s Well - Maybe
7. Psapp – Sad Song
8. Aidan Moffat & The Best Ofs
9. Yacht – I Saw You
10. Simon Bookish – Prince Of Wales
11. Deerhoof – You, Dog (aka Kidz Are So Small)
12. Hank – Baby’s Bible
13. Mariott 1262 (TV On The Radio Portland Chapter) - Sweet, Sweet Potato
14. David Byrne – For You
15. James Chadwick – The Wooden Floor
16. Islands – Joy
17. Cotton Candy – A Sentimental Song
18. Franz Ferdinand - No
19. Alig Fodder – The Hole
20. Cibelle – Elaine
21. Dirty Projectors – Come Forward
22. The Curtains - Show Me The Way Things Work
23. Max Tundra – A Truce
24. Munch Munch – Squirrel
25. Liars – Panic Button
26. Tussle (ft. David Shrigley) - A Clash Of Heads
27. Trans Am – The Film
28. John Shankie – A Song
29. Scout Niblett – The Bell
30. Final Fantasy - Joys
31. Mt. Eerie – A Sentimental Song
32. The Dead Science - Once I Found A Diamond
33. Lord Cut Glass - Maybe
34. No Kids – Another Song
35. Hot Chip - No
36. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Pretty Girl
37. Mitch Friedman - Awesome
38. Bombay 1- Elaine
39. Les Georges Leningrad - Manager And Coordinator Of Prostitutes



VARIOUS ARTISTS
"Peace on Earth: A Charity Holiday Album" Eighteen Song Compilation
Hard To Find A Friend
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY
1. Prayers & Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers - Shepherd's Song
2. Quiet Company - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
3. Great Lake Swimmers - Gonna Make it Through This Year
4. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin / Sweetwater Abilene - The Wheels Are Off
5. Chris Walla - Coventry Carol
6. David Karsten Daniels - In The Bleak Midwinter
7. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Instrumental)
8. The Winston Jazz Routine - Through the Snow
9. Via Audio - My Boo
10. The Long Winters - Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)
11. TW Walsh - Drop the Bomb
12. Ohtis - American Christians
13. Aaron Robinson - End of the Year
14. The Cotton Jones Basket Ride (Michael Nau of Page France) - White Christmas
15. American Music Club - Please Please
16. Johnny Bertram - Merry Christmas (You Won't Get What You Want)
17. Rosie Thomas - Christmas Time is Here
18. Sleeptalker - This is Christmas



THE DONKEYS & CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
four song split 7"
Antenna Farm Records
limited to 1000 copies
The Donkeys:
1. Be My Girl
2. Seventh Heaven
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone:
3. White Corolla (vocals by Jenny Herbinson)
4. White On White



FOOT FOOT & CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
two song split 7"
Oedipus Records
limited to 500 copies (150 copies on white vinyl)
Foot Foot:
1. Hysterical
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone:
2. It's A Crime




CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Bobby Malone Moves Home" five song CDEP & two song 7"
Tomlab Records
7" limited to 1000 copies
7":
1. Bobby Malone Moves Home
2. Jeane, If You're Ever In Portland (Daytrotter Version)
CD EP:
1. Bobby Malone Moves Home
2. Jeane, If You're Ever In Portland (Live)
3. Tonight Was A Disaster (Live)
4. It Wasn't The Same Somehow (Live)
5. Bobby Malone Moves Home (Live)



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Young Shields" four song CDEP & two song 7"
Tomlab Records
7" limited to 1000 copies
7":
1. Young Shields
2. When You Were Mine
CD:
1. Young Shields
2. When You Were Mine
3. Roberta C (version)
4. The Subway Home (version)
The Subway Home (video)


CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Etiquette" CD/LP
Tomlab Records
1. Etiquette I.D.
2. New Year's Kiss
3. Young Shields
4. I Love Creedence
5. Nashville Parthenon
6. Scattered Pearls
7. Happy Mother's Day
8. Holly Hobby (version)
9. Cold White Christmas
10. Bobby Malone Moves Home
11. Don't They Have Payphones Wherever You Were Last Night
12. Love Connection





Recent Releases that are actually in print:


CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Instrumentals 2" 7" (three instrumental versions on random colored vinyl)
Stationary (Heart) Recordings
A1. tomjustice_instr
B1. whitejetta_instr
B2. whitecorolla_instr


CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Vs. Children" CD/LP
Tomlab Records
1. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Vs. Children
2. Tom Justice, The Choir Boy Robber, Apprehended at Ace Hardware In Libertyville, IL
3. Optimist Vs. The Silent Alarm (When The Saints Go Marching In)
4. Natural Light
5. Traveling Salesman's Young Wife Home Alone On Christmas In Montpelier, VT
6. Man O' War
7. Northfield, MN
8. Killers
9. Harsh The Herald Angels Sing
10. You Were Alone
11. White Jetta



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Advance Base Battery Life" CD/LP (collects singles & compilation tracks from 2004-2007)
Tomlab Records
1. Old Panda Days (w/ Nick Krgovich)
2. Lesley Gore on the T.A.M.I. Show (version)
3. White Corolla
4. White on White
5. Holly Hobby
6. Lonesome New Mexican Nights
7. The Only Way To Cry
8. It's A Crime
9. Missoula
10. Hot Boyz (w/ Dear Nora)
11. Born In The U.S.A. (w/ Concern)
12. Streets of Philadelphia (w/ Concern)
13. Graceland
14. Sunday St
15. Voice of the Hospital



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Town Topic" fifteen track CDEP (CD contains all tracks from the Town Topic & STSNC INSTRUMENTALS 7"s plus one extra)
Tomlab Records
1. Ice Cream Truck
2. Town Topic (instrumental)
3. I Love Creedence (instrumental)
4. Lesley Gore on the T.A.M.I. Show (instrumental)
5. Twinkle Echo (reverse)
6. Nashville Parthenon (instrumental)
7. STSNC
8. Twinkle Echo (redux)
9. I like Common
10. Possible Love Interest (ringtone)
11. Bad People (ringtone)
12. OMG (ringtone)
13. Probably Walkin Down The Street (ringtone)
14. Ice Cream Truck (instrumental)
15. Green Cotton Sweater (version)



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"STSNC INSTRUMENTALS" ten track 7" in a black and white sleeve
People In A Position To Know Recordings, Inc.
limited to 300 copies (random colored vinyl)
1. Twinkle Echo (reverse)
2. Nashville Parthenon (instrumental)
3. STSNC
4. Twinkle Echo (redux)
5. I like Common
6. Possible Love Interest (ringtone)
7. Bad People (ringtone)
8. OMG (ringtone)
9. Probably Walkin Down The Street (ringtone)
10. Ice Cream Truck (instrumental)


CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Town Topic EP" four track 7" in a full color sleeve
OIB Records
limited to 1200 copies (200 light blue vinyl, 500 clear vinyl, 500 black vinyl)
1. Ice Cream Truck
2. Town Topic (instrumental)
3. I Love Creedence (instrumental)
4. Green Cotton Sweater (version)



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE & CONCERN collaboration
two song, square, one-sided 8 3/8" marble vinyl (500 brown, 500 tan) in a full color 9" sleeve
People In A Position To Know Recordings, Inc.
limited to 1000 copies (500 brown marble vinyl, tan marble vinyl)
1. Born In The U.S.A.
2. Streets of Philadelphia
OUT OF PRINT



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
two song picture disc 7" featuring photography by David Horvitz
Aagoo Records
limited to 500 copies
1. Old Panda Days (vocals by Nick Krgovich)
2. Lesley Gore on the TAMI Show (version) (vocals by Jenny Herbinson)
OUT OF PRINT


VARIOUS ARTISTS
"David Shrigley's Worried Noodles" thirty-nine song double CD & fancy book
Tomlab Records
1. Roger Ferguson – Welcome Singer
2. Christopher Francis - One
3. Grizzly Bear – Blackcurrant Jam
4 .R. Stevie Moore – Live In Fear
5 .Phil Elverum & Nick Krgovich
6. Scarlett’s Well - Maybe
7. Psapp – Sad Song
8. Aidan Moffat & The Best Ofs
9. Yacht – I Saw You
10. Simon Bookish – Prince Of Wales
11. Deerhoof – You, Dog (aka Kidz Are So Small)
12. Hank – Baby’s Bible
13. Mariott 1262 (TV On The Radio Portland Chapter) - Sweet, Sweet Potato
14. David Byrne – For You
15. James Chadwick – The Wooden Floor
16. Islands – Joy
17. Cotton Candy – A Sentimental Song
18. Franz Ferdinand - No
19. Alig Fodder – The Hole
20. Cibelle – Elaine
21. Dirty Projectors – Come Forward
22. The Curtains - Show Me The Way Things Work
23. Max Tundra – A Truce
24. Munch Munch – Squirrel
25. Liars – Panic Button
26. Tussle (ft. David Shrigley) - A Clash Of Heads
27. Trans Am – The Film
28. John Shankie – A Song
29. Scout Niblett – The Bell
30. Final Fantasy - Joys
31. Mt. Eerie – A Sentimental Song
32. The Dead Science - Once I Found A Diamond
33. Lord Cut Glass - Maybe
34. No Kids – Another Song
35. Hot Chip - No
36. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Pretty Girl
37. Mitch Friedman - Awesome
38. Bombay 1- Elaine
39. Les Georges Leningrad - Manager And Coordinator Of Prostitutes



VARIOUS ARTISTS
"Peace on Earth: A Charity Holiday Album" Eighteen Song Compilation
Hard To Find A Friend
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY
1. Prayers & Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers - Shepherd's Song
2. Quiet Company - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
3. Great Lake Swimmers - Gonna Make it Through This Year
4. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin / Sweetwater Abilene - The Wheels Are Off
5. Chris Walla - Coventry Carol
6. David Karsten Daniels - In The Bleak Midwinter
7. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Instrumental)
8. The Winston Jazz Routine - Through the Snow
9. Via Audio - My Boo
10. The Long Winters - Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)
11. TW Walsh - Drop the Bomb
12. Ohtis - American Christians
13. Aaron Robinson - End of the Year
14. The Cotton Jones Basket Ride (Michael Nau of Page France) - White Christmas
15. American Music Club - Please Please
16. Johnny Bertram - Merry Christmas (You Won't Get What You Want)
17. Rosie Thomas - Christmas Time is Here
18. Sleeptalker - This is Christmas



THE DONKEYS & CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
four song split 7"
Antenna Farm Records
limited to 1000 copies
The Donkeys:
1. Be My Girl
2. Seventh Heaven
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone:
3. White Corolla (vocals by Jenny Herbinson)
4. White On White



FOOT FOOT & CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
two song split 7"
Oedipus Records
limited to 500 copies (150 copies on white vinyl)
Foot Foot:
1. Hysterical
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone:
2. It's A Crime



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Bobby Malone Moves Home" five song CDEP & two song 7"
Tomlab Records
7" limited to 1000 copies
7":
1. Bobby Malone Moves Home
2. Jeane, If You're Ever In Portland (Daytrotter Version)
CD EP:
1. Bobby Malone Moves Home
2. Jeane, If You're Ever In Portland (Live)
3. Tonight Was A Disaster (Live)
4. It Wasn't The Same Somehow (Live)
5. Bobby Malone Moves Home (Live)



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Young Shields" four song CDEP & two song 7"
Tomlab Records
7" limited to 1000 copies
7":
1. Young Shields
2. When You Were Mine
CD:
1. Young Shields
2. When You Were Mine
3. Roberta C (version)
4. The Subway Home (version)
The Subway Home (video)



CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
"Etiquette" CD/LP
Tomlab Records
1. Etiquette I.D.
2. New Year's Kiss
3. Young Shields
4. I Love Creedence
5. Nashville Parthenon
6. Scattered Pearls
7. Happy Mother's Day
8. Holly Hobby (version)
9. Cold White Christmas
10. Bobby Malone Moves Home
11. Don't They Have Payphones Wherever You Were Last Night
12. Love Connection



Interview w/ Owen Ashworth C.F.T.P.A.



White Corolla




Leslie Gore on the T.A.M.I.Show




Destroy The Evidence

4 comments:

«tyler» said...

I was talking to Owen yesterday and he said that he was going to send me some of his stuff that is out of print (mostly instrumentals). Maybe i'll post some of them here before the show on the 25th if they come in on time.

FRANKKUBB said...

Yes, Tyler...Please do....I find him/them very itriguing..

«tyler» said...

...and i'm sure that he will have merchandise available for sale at the show on April 25th.

FRANKKUBB said...

Ill be doing some power shopping at this show for sure, Tyler...Im really stoked to finally see C.F.T.P.A........YAY!