The Stoners’ “Brazil Jam ’16” is the product of one night’s deep trips on keyboards, drum machines, pedals, and guitars; all recorded in a Sao Paulo, Brazil basement in the middle of the night April 21st, 2016. The Stoners is a freeform Gnar Tapes band comprised of various lineups being led by Free Weed, Jerry Rogers, and Totally You. This recording features Free Weed and Jerry Rogers with Brazilian illustrator D.W. Ribatski, and Brazilian producer Emil Stresser of Curitiba-based noise-rap duo Subburbia. Recorded while on the Free Weed Brazil Tour ’16.
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“Monkeyshines” is a new collection of field recordings, acapellas, noise jams, trips, dips, and drunk Rikky voice memos all recorded on Free Weed Rikky’s iPhone 5. Recorded throughout 2016 around the world (mainly LA, Brazil, and Europe) while on tour with his bands White Fang and The Memories. Like having your very own little Rikky in your pocket.
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Be the first to hear music from three upcoming LPs by The Memories! “Summer Teaser Tape ’16” contains tracks from forthcoming albums “Single Player Game”, “In La La Land”, and “The Memories’ Royal United Song Service”! These songs can only be heard by ordering this tape or waiting until the LPs come out!!! Deluxe fold-out tape art by Kyle Field and extensive liner notes. Features appearances from Unkle Funkle, Allie “Peach Kelli Pop” Hanlon, and Spencer Dunham from Allah-La’s.
Limited edition of 100 on green cassettes.
The long awaited follow up to 2014’s lo-fi pop classic “Coconut Heaven” is finally here! Six new songs recorded over the last few years at Studio G in Los Angeles, “Smog City” is Totally You’s open love letter to Los Angeles. It’s a personal and real statement about Izak’s life. The smog in the city can be thick and, even when there’s good times, there can be times where it’s hard to see the sun; other times it can be blinding. A mini-album about Friday nights, hangovers, death, and taking it one step at a time. Dedicated to Mikey “Pop Zeus” Hodges. For fans of Happy Mondays, Tom Petty, The Memories, Big Star, Ariel Pink, Sublime, etc.
Limited edition of 100 on purple cassettes.
Debut mixtape album from Lil Donyel! Lil Donyel AKA Nicky from Gnar Tapes and the GnarBurger record store in Los Angeles is quickly making a name for himself in LA performing and recording with fellow young rising rappers like Lil Tracy, Warhol.SS, and Nedarb. Don’t sleep on this.
“Songs Over The Telephone” is the debut cassette album by Brendan Sepe, a 21 year old construction worker and surfer from Mission Viejo who moonlights as the bassist for SoCal surf-rat freak-folk pop outfit The Pesos. According to Sepe, this is a love songs album about, like, seven girls. Sad songs both slow and upbeat litter the album but with such a youthful thirst for life that this fella has, the sense of adventure and kindness shine through the songs. For fans of Lee Hazelwood, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, The Memories, Magnetic Fields, Little Wings, Thanksgiving, White Fence, etc. This is a great lo-fi folk-pop debut by a youngster to keep your ear open for. Limited edition of 100 gold cassettes.
“So i guess at the time of recording and writing this record i was working for sometime at a juice bar and the rest now doing construction. Most of these songs were written in about 5 to 6 month span or so, not in any specfic place. some in my room, on the road, at work when it was slow, in my car just, at the beach just kind of anywhere. This is a romance record, every song being a love song. All songs are fragments of my time i got to spend with people who i grew to really care for. Maybe i wasnt in love but it felt like it at times. Most of them being sad, not that i am or was depressed during the making of these, but a very natural sadness you catch when your alone or in little burst ya know. The songs are very honest. most times i sit to write a song i am ussually a bit sad. Its the place my creativity flows from.During the times of recording and writting these i was listening heavily to country music at the time and a ton of soul music as well, but i was listening to a bunch of different stuff as well as the vu (foooorever) best band out. lee hazlewood, leonard cohen, pastels, candi staton, bjm, the memories, the strange boys, etta james magnetic fields, julee cruise, john cale, white fence, bob dylan, neil young, i mean the list can go on and on. Just a love for differnt sounds and voices and melodies. the record was all recorded in my room and im very happy at the way it came out. It took a bit longer than i thought it would to finish it all up but im proud of it. Its a cry baby love record, i bet it wont be blasting at partys but i hope when your alone in your car or room it will make you feel someway, thats all i could really ask for. play it loud play it soft, its all for you and its all for me.” – Brendan Sepe
Limited 2016 press of our 2015 ‘Gnar Beginner’s Guide’ compilation designed for new listeners and loyal fans alike! Featuring a supremely thorough primer of recent Gnar Tapes releases from the last few years. Artists include White Fang, The Memories, Unkle Funkle, Totally You, Jerry Rogers, Pop Zeus, and many more! Perfect for getting a friend into the groove! Repress edition limited to 40 copies.
Episode 18: Free Weed Brazil Tour ’16
July 22, 2016
Join Rikky and Jerry as they discuss their recent tour in Brazil! They share music from some vinyl records they brought back from Brazil, as
July Time In Gnar Town
July 17, 2016
Hey homies it’s July. In the Northern Hemisphere that means it’s Summertime. We’ve been busy gearing up the next round of Gnar after a long
TGIF! New Gnar Tapes, Free Weed & Jerry Rogers T-Shirts!
April 15, 2016
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The Tubs in USA!
March 15, 2016
As I’m writing this our friends The Tubs (from Ghent, Belgium) are inline skating over in Santa Monica, far from the eastside offices of Gnar.
Gnew Gnar 2016!
January 26, 2016
Hola amigos! This is Rikky writing to you from Los Angeles. Boy was last year a doozie. 2015 was a year of settling into our
Gnar Tapes Is Proud To Launch 2.0!
December 4, 2015
If you’re reading this, chances are you can see we’ve made some changes around here at GnarTapes.com. Welcome to GnarTapes.com 2.0! This new website is
Gnar Update November 2015
November 28, 2015
(TOPICS: 50% Off Sale + GnarBurger Weekend Sales + Pre-Orders + New White Fang Video + Gnar FM TGIF Podcast Episode 14: Australia/Thanksgiving) Alright guys, so
Happy Chunks Day!
October 30, 2015
Wow. There’s been a fuck-ton of crazy nonsense happening over here lately! First of all, today – October 30th, 2015 – is the official release