Get a taste of the old and the new - For a limited time, get the LP version of Peter Walker's Rainy Day Ragga and the CD version of Spanish Guitar together for one low price. They are only pressed this way. We do not have LP's of spanish guitar or cd's of rainy day ragga. Sorry!

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NEWS


  • "Two-man duo The Ferocious Few formed in 2006 when Francisco Fernandez (composer/guitar/vocals) and Daniel Aguilar (percussion) took their informal jam sessions in Oakland, CA to the streets of San Francisco with a portable P.A.. The Ferocious Few's stripped down, lo-fi sound has been classified as rock, punk, or rockabilly, and along with the bluesy elements of Fernandez's howling vocals, The Ferocious Few's raw sound may be best categorized in the increasingly ambiguous genre of garage rock."

    "The Ferocious Few played an early set, demonstrating in the process why these guys are consistently one of the most impressive bands on the local circuit. They seem to be moving in a more bluesy direction as of late, letting Francisco's vocal talents and Daniel's amazing drum skills take a more prominent role. With stage presence and songwriting firing on all cylinders, I expect that they'll make an impact at South by Southwest in March." ­ The Bay Bridged

    "If you deleted the glam bullshit of the Kills and paired the remainder with the honesty of Lee Hazelwood, plus the pangs a great Hank Williams track produces, you get the Ferocious Few. Don't sleep on this." ­ Loud Farm

    Track Listing:
    1. Gasoline and Cocaine 2. As The Days Go By 3. Porcelain Doll 4. Kathleen 5. Me And The Devil 6. Back Home 7. Cryin Shame 8. Midnight Ghost 9. Sawblades 10. Anywhere In Love 11. Crazy Love 12. Lok'd Out 13. How Did This Happen 14. Lord Oh Lord 15. 16th St.

    Check out The Ferocious Few live on Youtube

  • Birdman is pleased to announce the US release of LUNA, by THE ALIENS. We can't say enough about how truly excited we are for this release. It's a masterpiece of of sound and a unique sonic experience.

    THE ALIENS
    LUNA
    Out October 6th, 2009

    "Luna" is a psychedelic delight"-- Observe Music Monthly (UK)

    "The Aliens boldly aim toward music for the 21st century" -- The Word (UK)

    "An Incredible psychedelic stew, a joyride round the galaxy"-- NME (UK)

    "A bonafide Gem" -- Sunday Telegraph (UK)

    "The real deal, a 70 minute fantasy" -- FT (UK)

    Ladies and gentlemen, The Aliens have landed. Armed with a bottomless bag of psychedelically inclined rock and acid dipped electronics, The Aliens bring a freedom of spirit and a certainty of intent that immediately sets them out from the current crop of guitar slingers. Inspired by Sergio Leone and Serge Gainsbourg, Brian End and Brian Wilson, Larry David and Ol' Dirty Bastard, their songs in the key of Fife reference the past whilst belonging resolutely to the future.

    "Luna" is an ambitious, thrilling and immensely rewarding album, its songs span out in front of you creating rolling, expansive sonic panoramas. It's a mesmeric, psych tinged, honeycomb folk-pop masterpiece allowed to run free & has been drawing comparisons to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon".

    *more to come soon! Details! Pictures! Videos! Special Package?!

  • Gris Gris re-unite for a very special show at our favorite spot in SF, THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL. Friday, August 7th, 2009. Doors at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm. Openers TBA.
  • Apache is going to Europe! Check out their tourdates
  • Mahikari on CD. Available now. With different artwork
  • January 29 2009


    PETER WALKER - SPANISH GUITAR - Releasing March 3rd. Limited Edition LP Style CD Gatefold Jacket.

    In 1966 Peter Walker created a record called Rainy Day Raga, where he took the sound of the Eastern Ragas and translated them into the consciousness of the LSD generation, America. The record is still considered to be a classic of its genre, sited as a primary influence on the new psych/folk sounds of this now generation.

    Peter, like the great blues guitar pickers before him, disappeared from public and recorded life for decades, and yet practiced and studied all along. Spanish Guitar is the culmination of this past era, finding Peter starting up where he left off with Rainy Day Raga, tracing his beloved Indian sound to Spain, where the gypsies went to redefine Spanish music and create what is now known as Flamenco.

    This record is to Flamenco how Rainy Day Raga was to Ragas; an inspired sound that combines all of Peter's studying with his Western lens to create a sound that is so signature, and so beautifully played, that it creates in itself a new genre.

    This is a sound you will not hear anywhere else; a sound that is transcendental; a sound that until now only belonged to the heavens.

  • February 14 2008



  • October 30 2007



    • APACHE SIGNS TO BIRDMAN! It's official, Bay Area faves APACHE have arrived in the nest. The first album, tentatively called BOOMTOWN GEMS, is being mixed and will hit streets next year.

      In the meantime, check out their 7in single, Boy's Life, available now!

  • January 17 2007



    • Upcoming release from Greg Ashley:
      The Painted Garden, out March 6 2007

      Greg Ashley, the mastermind behind The Gris Gris and The Mirrors, is going solo for the first time since the 2003 masterpiece Medicine Fuck Dream. The result is his most ambitious, textured, beautiful and dark record to date: The Painted Garden. While being more warm and intimate than last year's Gris Gris wonder For The Season, it still reflects the same vision behind the band's greatness. Partially written in a burnt out ghetto in Oakland, partially written in his remote cabin in Kosse, TX, the Painted Garden was completely produced and written by Ashley (except for half of one song, which was co-written by an Oakland chanteuse) and 80% completely played by him as well. This record is an example of a true vision realized, and puts Ashley right up there with the great musical minds of the day.

    • Upcoming release from Paula Frazer and Tarnation: Now It's Time, out March 6 2007

      After nearly a decade, classic 4AD band Tarnation, led by the angelic Paula Frazer, has returned with a brand new studio album. Inspired by events that happened during one summer in San Francisco, Now It's Time is a heartbreakingly beautiful testament to love and to loss, with a touch of redemption at the end. Like classic Tarnation, Frazer blends her alternative country roots with dark, psychedelic tones and warm instrumental accompaniments that perfectly frame her ethereal voice. Now It's Time is a return to form for those who have missed Tarnation, and an incredible starter for those who are beginners.

  • Re-release of Greg Ashley's “Medicine Fuck Dream” available now! Newly re-designed for it's vinyl packaging.
  • October 21 2006

    - Birdman News!
    • Howlin' Rain just finished recording a new single (2 songs) and have a bootleg-style live album in the works from the first tour; catch them on the West Coast:
      • Nov 03 - Los Angeles CA @ Safari Sam's w/ Mudhoney
      • Nov 04 - San Francisco CA @ 12 Galaxies w/ Mudhoney
      • Nov 07 - Portland OR @ Towne Lounge
      • Nov 08 - Seattle WA @ Sunset Tavern
    • The Nice Boys
      • Album review up now at Pitchfork -- 7.4, not bad!
      • Listen to them live on WFMU
      • Great review in SPIN Magazine: "Kicking out deliciously tinny, high glam power-pop so full of life that it completely avoids the record collector tedium of most retro rock. It's a throwback with real heart.” –- Mikael Wood
      • Getting spins on KROQ in LA!
    • Tons of new tour dates for Birdman bands, including Apes on tour with The Slits!
    • Upcoming Releases: