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WHAT'S JANGLIN'

I am currently rather busy with Librarians With Hickeys.  Download our brand new digital power-pop single (Black Velvet Dress b/w Alex) from BIG STIR RECORDS!  We are currently finishing up our next single, as well as stockpiling tunes for our upcoming full-length debut cd in 2020.  And we'll be playing more shows next year, so c'mon out and see us!  

I am also playing drums in the reformed The Chants (me, Rob Branz, Steve Bennett).  Got a few rehearsals under our belts, but no gigs at the moment.  I am also one half of Weeping Barista with Jim Weiser.  We have tunes recorded for a new ep.  I just have to find the time to mix them to Jim's satisfaction.  I hope that will be soon.  We have six new songs, and they are really good.  In fact, I think they are among Jim's best.

I also have a new release by The Ghost Lilies, which is my ambient/experimental/instrumental alter-ego, also with Jim Weiser.  We used to be called abandoned playground.  Our new release is called Over The Hill.  You can download a free digital copy, or buy a cd-r copy.  For info, see below.  Or, if you happen to be poking around Highland Square in Akron, you can buy a copy of Over The Hill for $8.00 at Square Records (824 W. Market St., 44303).  

DETAILS

Akron, OH based one-man band, making home-made bubblegum art pop just like mom used to make since 1986.

 

Contact:

raycarmenmusic@yahoo.com

MUSIC

Free stuff:

Sixteen titles (solo and collaborations) are available for FREE download at

Ray Carmen Bandcamp.

Items for sale:

Over The Hill by The Ghost Lilies cd $8.00

  (free download available at the Bandcamp site.)

The Trouble With Angels by The Ghost Lilies cd $8.00

  (free download available at the Bandcamp site.  About 15 cds left.)

Over The Hill/The Trouble With Angels two-fer $12.00

Radio Friendly 7" ep $5.00 

  (red, green or black vinyl.  About 30 left.)

Nothing Personal cd $8.00

Radio Friendly/Nothing Personal two-fer $10.00

All prices are postage paid.  Make check or money order payable to Ray Carmen (not Ray Carmen Music, or I'll get funny looks at the bank...).  Mail order is USA only.  Postage for overseas orders is killing me. Send to: Ray Carmen 2996 Upham Dr., Akron, OH 44319.  Cash is NOT preferred, but is accepted--but cover it well.  I CANNOT be held responsible for money lost in the mail.  Allow two weeks, blah blah blah...

PHOTOS  
VIDEO  
LINKS
 
SELECTED RECORDINGS
SOLO AND COLLABORATIONS
1987    WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!
1988    POP!
1990    DUET YOURSELF
              RADIO FRIENDLY 7″ EP (GGE)
1991      NOTHING PERSONAL CD (EMIGRE)
1993     BUBBLEGUM BUDDHA
1995     HOPES AND FEARS (W/KEN CLINGER)
1997     TOO OLD FOR ANGST
1999     CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG
2004   BIG MISTAKE (W/R. STEVIE MOORE)
2006   OLD SCHOOL, OLD FOOL
2009   SORRY I’M LATE
2013    RAY CARMEN’S RECORDIOGRAM
GUEST SPOTS
2012    LO-FI HI FIVES   CD/2 LP - R. STEVIE MOORE
              (OGENESIS RECORDINGS)
2015    TALES FROM THE BLACK TANGLE   LP/DOWNLOAD -
              HOWLROUND  (THE FOG SIGNALS)
WITCH HAZEL
1995    LANDLOCKED CD (FLYDADDY)             
             BEESWAX 7″ EP (GET GO)
 
KING DAPPER COMBO
1995    KING DAPPER ON MONSTER ISLAND CD
KINSKI SPIRAL
1999    HYMNS AND FRAGMENTS
             KONTAKTE
             SILENT STARS
             KINSKI KOVERS
WEEPING BARISTA    
LEFT HANDED LOVE NOTES CD (CUT AND PASTE)
THE GHOST LILIES (FORMERLY ABANDONED PLAYGROUND)
2014    THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS CD (CUT AND PASTE)
2019    OVER THE HILL
LIBRARIANS WITH HICKEYS
2018    UNTIL THERE WAS YOU b/w AND THEN SHE'S GONE
2019    BLACK VELVET DRESS b/w ALEX  (BIG STIR RECORDS
    DIGITAL SINGLE)
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   Photo credits:  Mike Crooker, Ray Carmen.
   C/P 1986 - to infinity and beyond Ray A. Carmen/Ray Carmen Music.
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