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Mind Over Mirrors: Undying Color Release Day + Our First 100 Days.

Mind Over Mirrors: Undying Color Release Day + Our First 100 Days.

If you require a mind-expanding tonic to our national spell of ignorant, truculent insanity, the new Mind Over Mirrors album Undying Color is available today in your favorite record shops and online merchants, digital and physical alike. Listen, read critical acclaim for the album, learn about Secretly Group’s Our First 100 Days Project, and catch up on current and upcoming PoB tours.

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Mike Cooper + Derek Hall's Out of the Shades EP Now Available for Purchase.

Mike Cooper + Derek Hall’s Out of the Shades EP Now Available for Purchase.

For those of you inclined otherwise on Record Store Day—or immune to its charms—we are happy to announce that we now have copies of our RSD 2016 exclusive release, the first-ever reissue of Mike Cooper and Derek Hall’s 1965 EP, for sale directly from our website. The EP is available as a limited-edition 45rpm vinyl 7”—featuring heavy-duty color jacket, restored original artwork, and notes—as well as (for the first time) digitally.

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Get Drunk and Goosey with Mike Cooper on Record Store Day.

Get Drunk and Goosey with Mike Cooper on Record Store Day.

In advance of tomorrow’s anticipated Record Store Day revelry/hysteria, we’d like to remind you of our very first official RSD exclusive release, the first-ever reissue of Mike Cooper and Derek Hall’s Out of the Shades EP, available as a beautifully restored 45rpm 7″ exclusively at participating shops tomorrow, April 16, 2016. Stream the little-heard “Skillet,” and remember to keep it good and greasy all the time.

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Mike Cooper & Derek Hall: Out of the Shades (Record Store Day Exclusive).

Mike Cooper & Derek Hall: Out of the Shades (Record Store Day Exclusive).

We are pleased to announce the first-ever reissue of folk & experimental music icon Mike Cooper’s earliest recordings & PoB’s very first official Record Store Day exclusive release. Named for The Shades, the Reading, UK folk club where Cooper regularly performed, & which housed prodigy Derek Hall—“a guitarist who could actually match Davey Graham both in technique and musical ideas” —this rare EP was issued in 1965. Get it only on RSD 2016.

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Mike Cooper & Derek Hall: Out of the Shades (PoB-025)

Mike Cooper & Derek Hall: Out of the Shades (PoB-025)

First-ever reissue of folk and experimental music icon Mike Cooper’s historic earliest recordings and PoB’s very first official Record Store Day exclusive release. Named for The Shades, the Reading, UK folk club where Mike Cooper regularly performed, and which housed prodigy Derek Hall—“a guitarist who could actually match Davey Graham both in technique and musical ideas”—this super rare EP was issued in 1965. (ON SALE)

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PoB Press Round-Up: Pitchfork "Best New Reissues" for Mike Cooper, Lavender Country on StoryCorps, + more.

PoB Press Round-Up: Pitchfork “Best New Reissues” for Mike Cooper, Lavender Country on StoryCorps, + more.

Read recent critical accolades for Mike Cooper, Lavender Country, and Steve Gunn from Pitchfork, Aquarium Drunkard, BOMB, the Independent Weekly, the Chicago Reader, the Stranger, PopMatters, and more.

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Summer Solstice Sale and News.

Summer Solstice Sale and News.

In celebration of the Summer Solstice, get 20% off most PoB products through June 22 with coupon code SOLSTICE. Read on for details and other exciting PoB news about upcoming releases.

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Mike Cooper Preorders Have Shipped!

Mike Cooper Preorders Have Shipped!

Mike Cooper preorders are on their way to you now. Check out a preview of the packaging, as well as the forthcoming collaborative RVNG INTL record by Cooper and our main man Steve Gunn, from whom you shall be hearing more very, very soon.

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Pitchfork Advance Streams Mike Cooper Reissues.

Pitchfork Advance Streams Mike Cooper Reissues.

Friends, the good people at Pitchfork are streaming the entirety of Mike Cooper’s Trout Steel (PoB-13) and Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper (PoB-14) through June 16, a day before the June 17 release day. Dig in.

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Dangerous Minds Streams Mike Cooper's "Country Water" + Uncut Raves.

Dangerous Minds Streams Mike Cooper’s “Country Water” + Uncut Raves.

Courtesy of Dangerous Minds, we’ve got another Mike Cooper stunner for you. “Country Water,” the opening track on the Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co. 1971-72 double album, is, true to its name, a riverine country rocker complete with sawing fiddle solos and some heavy-duty piano banging.

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American Songwriter Premieres Mike Cooper's "I've Got Mine."

American Songwriter Premieres Mike Cooper’s “I’ve Got Mine.”

Listen to the long-form centerpiece track off of our reissue of Cooper’s classic 1970 album Trout Steel and read a dispatch from the man himself from Spain, concerning the poems of Rumi and the studio techniques of dub music.

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Classic Mike Cooper Reissues Now Available for Pre-Order.

Classic Mike Cooper Reissues Now Available for Pre-Order.

After two years of work to liberate these long out-of-print masterpieces from the vaults, we are thrilled to announce pre-orders for the first artist-sanctioned reissues—and first-ever vinyl reissues—of iconoclastic English-born, Rome-based folk and experimental music legend Mike Cooper’s classic trio of early 1970s avant-folk-rock records: Trout Steel (1970), Places I Know (1971), and The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper (1972).

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