We'll be playing a few scattered shows through December of 2019, then we'll be taking some time off to finish up our debut album.
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).
Akron, OH based one-man band, making home-made bubblegum art pop just like mom used to make since 1986.
Sixteen titles (solo and collaborations) are available for FREE download at
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...
SOLO AND COLLABORATIONS
1987 WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!
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
2012 LO-FI HI FIVES CD/2 LP - R. STEVIE MOORE
2015 TALES FROM THE BLACK TANGLE LP/DOWNLOAD -
HOWLROUND (THE FOG SIGNALS)
1995 LANDLOCKED CD (FLYDADDY)
BEESWAX 7″ EP (GET GO)
KING DAPPER COMBO
1995 KING DAPPER ON MONSTER ISLAND CD
1999 HYMNS AND FRAGMENTS
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
Photo credits: Mike Crooker, Ray Carmen.
C/P 1986 - to infinity and beyond Ray A. Carmen/Ray Carmen Music.