The Elephant 6 Collective’s family tree is beyond diverse. The first seed to take hold was E6-001, the 1993 self-titled EP by The Apples in stereo (referred to by fans as the “Tidal Wave” EP), then known simply as The Apples. It was recorded and produced on four-track cassette by Elephant 6 co-founder Robert Schneider, who would soon apply his genius to the records by Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Minders, Beulah, and countless others in the E6 pantheon.

In 1994, the renamed Apples in stereo released a subsequent EP on the Bus Stop Label along with a peppering of 7″ split singles before their first full length, Fun Trick Noisemaker, came out in 1995. The band has consistently stated that vinyl is the primary medium for, in the words of the Summer 1993 E6 catalog, their “dense chiming classic pop… soaked in fuzz.”

Long out of print, Science Faire collects these earliest recordings in the original format that they were released, and were meant to be heard: on seven-inch vinyl! Complete with posters, stickers and books, Science Faire has been lovingly reproduced. Each side has been stretched to the sonic limit with maximum music per side, just as with the originals.

And as with the original 1996 pressing of this collection, there is never-before-seen artwork (for the “Time for Bed” single) from the early 90’s by Elephant 6 co-founder W. Cullen Hart of The Olivia Tremor Control. As a bonus, the track “Onto Something” is included here which wasn’t included on the original Science Faire release.

All three singles are housed in a special package created by Chunklet’s in-house designer Henry Owings.

Edition of 500.

Releases: December 14, 2016

This album is a collection of EPs and singles by THE APPLES in stereo, released between the summers of 1993 and 1995.

“Touch the Water” & “To Love the Vibration…” lyrics by J. McIntyre.
All other lyrics by R. Schneider.

Recorded between various four-track tape machines at The Elephant 6 Recording Co., 1993-1994.
The Apples EP originally released on Elephant 6 Records, 1993.
The Hypnotic Suggestion EP originally released on The Bus Stop Label, 1995. Thank you so much, Brian.
TIME FOR BED EP collects the following recordings:
“To Love the Vibration of the Bulb” (1993) was recorded for the APPLES EP, but wasn’t included in the release.
“Time For Bed/I Know You’ll Do Well” was originally released on a 7” split EP with The Olivia Tremor Control (Small-Fi Records, 1994). Thanks, Ben.
“Rocket Pad” was originally released on a flexi-disc split with The Heartworms (Wurlitzer Jukebox Records, 1995). Thanks, Keith.
“Onto Something” was originally released on a 7” split EP with Sportsguitar (100 Guitar Mania Records, 1995). Thanks, Furu.

Exquisite hand-drawn artwork by W. Cullen Hart.
Collage art by Robert Schneider.
Package design by Henry Owings.
Thanks to KLPI-Ruston,LA for the cover photo.
The Songs: “Tidal Wave” and “Not The Same” by R. Schneider/C. Parfitt.
“Stop Along The Way” by J. McIntyre/R. Schneider.
“Touch the Water and “To Love the Vibration of the Bulb” by J. McIntyre.
All other selections by R. Schneider.
All compositions © 1993, 1994, 1995 The Elephant 6 Publishing Co. (ASCAP).
Thanks to our families, our friends, our kitties, spinART, and Henry Owings.

This compilation under exclusive license from The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

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Escaped, Egotistical Horse Posters NYC With Selfies

An escaped, egotistical horse named appropriately “Horse With No Name” has been caught red handed wheat-pasting 24” x 18” posters of itself around NYC in order to satisfy its tremendous ego (above).

public-hanging-5-postcard-080416The show’s main photograph (left) caught Horse With No Name earlier this Summer after stealing some carrots; running down a Chinatown alley way to the surprise of a local woman. 

“Surprise” was taken by photographer Dan Efram and is included in his latest show “What You Don’t Know Makes You Happy” currently on display at Dub Art @DubPies, 211 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn,  NY. The show closes Sunday, November 13th at 5pm.

“What You Don’t Know Makes You Happy” focuses on the absurd includes another candid of Horse With No Name as well as seven other prints based on four absurd scenes Efram captured and exposed for his latest controversial show, which is part of his Public Hangings series.

“That horse is nothing but trouble, “ chimes Efram.  “it should be locked up or sold to Elmer’s!” Local community gardens have been crying foul for months about this thievery but no one knew that No Name was also such an arrogant, fame-whore. This latest ego trip is nothing but a cheap stunt to gain snapchat followers.

Readers with tips should email with any information leading to the capture.

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Public Hanging No. 5 / What You Don’t Know Makes You Happy


For Immediate Release:

Dan Efram / Public Hanging No. 5
What You Don’t Know Makes You Happy
October 7 – November 13

Opening Night: October 7, 7-9pm

Dub Art @Dub Pies
211 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Photographer Dan Efram is pleased to announce “What You Don’t Know Makes You Happy” opening October 7, 2016 at Dub Art in Brooklyn.

Efram’s fifth “Public Hanging” exhibition focuses on the absurd with horses, pandas and carnival characters.

Collaborators in the photos include actor Laura Poe and poet Nicole Blackman.

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IG: @efram_photography

Art Event: The Nouveau Noir, Thursday, July 21st

Curated by Daniel Efram With
The Dream Lovers and Ron Ward
July 21, 2016, 7 PMThe Nouveau Noir is a visual, sonic and multidimensional experience featuring experimental music by The Dream Lovers, spoken word by writer/performer Ron Ward, and animated abstract visuals by Daniel Efram.Efram is an artist/photographer whose photos deal with abstract architecture, characters, and minimalism. Informed by film noir, Man Ray, and Orwellian provocations, his exhibition Public Hanging No. 3 opens August 4th at The Grange, Warwick, New York. As a curator, he most recently produced the Modular Synthesis show by painter Steve Keene at Subliminal Projects, Shepard Fairey’s Los Angeles Gallery. Many may know Efram from his longtime work as a producer of documentary film, music and international performances.

Bill Bronson (The Dream Lovers, The Gunga Din, Swans, Spitters) is the captain of the musical journey of Nouveau Noir. An ambitious sonic explorer, deftly procuring sounds from guitars and keyboards, he has performed experimental music with Lary 7, Bradford Reed and others.

Ron Ward (Five Dollar Priest, Speedball Baby) is a musician, actor and longtime performance denizen of the Lower East Side. He will be performing with James Chance and The Contortions on July 28th at The Bowery Electric and recently starred in Sue De Beer’s short film in the United Arab Emirates.

Steve Keene’s “Modular Synthesis” to Open at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects

Steve Keene’s “Modular Synthesis” to Open at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 16 • 8 – 11 pm

Exhibition Dates: January 16 – February 13, 2016

Usable images here.

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS in collaboration with Daniel Efram presents Modular Synthesis, the solo exhibition and Los Angeles-debut of artist Steve Keene’s Tattooed Plywood series. The show will be on view at Subliminal Projects from January 16 – February 13, 2016 and will include Keene’s multimedia works including an environmental retrospective of his signature hand painted multiples.

Modular Synthesis features more than 30 of Keene’s never-before-seen tattooed plywood pieces, as well as handmade furniture and over 750 hand painted multiples.

Keene’s unique and prolific hand painted multiples are highly recognizable from the artist’s intrinsic connection and iconic works for influential bands and musicians. For Modular Synthesis, the artist pays tribute to some of the most important album art of all time including pieces in honor of The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Bob Dylan, Joy Division and many others.

For this exhibition Keene is marking his Los Angeles debut of Tattooed Plywood. The artist carves and etches each piece onto a half-inch wide plywood as his canvas; producing images of irreverently titled stacked playing cards and whimsical floral patterns against chain-link fences. Keene also produced custom frames for each of the works.

“I love to create environments and where people see my work is a huge part of how they participate,” Keene muses. “I show hundreds, if not thousands of pieces at a time and want people to be completely immersed. Hopefully they get a feel for the way the paintings are hung, because this is a big part of the performance of presenting a gallery show.”

A trained screenprinter by trade, the hand painted multiples represent his version of poster art, which has endeared him to the Flatstock community as an honorary member for the past 35 years. Having produced by his count over 300,000 of these beautiful mini-masterpieces, including nearly 80 per day for the last 35 years, Keene is the all-time most productive artist of this medium.

The three-dimensional modular furniture, fashioned out of Tattooed Plywood, is designed to enhance the experiential aspect of show. Gallery goers are encouraged to participate with the art, to sit and absorb into the environment.

“After two exhibits at The Santa Monica Museum of Art (2008 and 2011), its super exciting and appropriate to show the Los Angeles premiere of Modular Synthesis at Subliminal Projects,” says show curator Daniel Efram.

Keene has shown in galleries in Germany, Australia and in several other U.S. cities. Modular Synthesis at Subliminal Projects marks his gallery premiere in Los Angeles.

The opening reception for Modular Synthesis is Saturday, January 16 from 8 to 11 pm. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, February 13. An RSVP is required for the opening reception to:

About the Artist:

Steve Keene is a Brooklyn-based multi-media artist who has uniquely showcased his work internationally and locally. His focus series include hand painted multiples, wood sculpture and Tattooed Plywood. Though Keene earned his Masters of Fine Arts from Yale, his sensibilities lie somewhere between environmental architect, poster designer, woodworker and classical painter.

With an estimated 300,000 pieces in public and private collections, Keene’s hand painted multiples editions make him one of the most prolific artists ever. Taking a cue from screen printing and woodworking, he is well-known among independent music fans for creating original album artwork, video sets, stage sets and posters for such musical luminaries as Silver Jews, Pavement, The Apples in stereo, Soul Coughing, The Klezmatics and The Dave Matthews Band, amongst others.

Keene likes to think of his work as an endless painting with no boundaries – one that becomes an environment for people to participate. Watching him work on hand painted multiples is mysterious and engaging – the colors and strokes build over time in a rhythmic pattern and the form emerges much like a building takes shape as the bricks are laid. People watch, wait and ultimately walk away with an actual piece of his ongoing endless painting right in their hands.

In Summer 2014, Keene was the Artist In Residence for The Brooklyn Public Library, gaining recognition for his first official New York City show by performing his live painting exhibition on The Central Library Plaza, 3 days per week for over 3 months. This unique performance brought art to literally thousands of people over the course of his residency.

Keene has been covered on the pages and airwaves of National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Spin, The Brooklyn Paper and Filter, amongst many others. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams named June 14, 2014 Steve Keene Day throughout the City of Brooklyn.

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is a multifunctional gallery space promoting diverse forms of art while providing a forum for contemporary dialogue. It was established by Shepard Fairey and Blaize Blouin in 1995 and played an integral part in introducing skateboarding culture and design to the art world. Now located in the historic neighborhood of Echo Park, SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS continues to offer a platform for artistic exploration and innovation. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 pm.


Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

For more information: Daniel Efram, Curator
Tractor Beam, dan {at} tractor –


Brooklyn Premiere: Dan Efram’s Public Hanging, Numero Uno

Dan Efram’s Public Hanging, Numero Uno at The Pie Shop
Brooklyn Photgraphy Premiere
Opening Friday, November 13

The Pie Shop/Dub Pies and Tractor Beam are proud to present photographer Dan Efram’s “Public Hanging, Numero Uno” show at The Pie Shop (Windsor Terrace, 211 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215) from November 13 until December 5th.

This black and white photography show is comprised of six 16″ x 20″ pieces comprised of abstract architecture, minimalism, lines and characters taken from travels to France and Spain.

Efram, a film, events, arts and music producer by day is curating the upcoming Steve Keene Modular Synthesis solo art show by re-known Brooklyn artist Steve Keene at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery in Los Angeles, scheduled for January 16 – February 13, 2016.

Though this is Efram’s first solo show in Brooklyn , his work has also shown at The Grange (Warwick, NY) and through his Instagram account @tractorbeamnyc.

The Opening will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 8-10 pm.

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Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and The Onion Cover #Elephant6 Doc Fundraising

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Tractor Beam is excited to report that Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Onion, Tiny Mix Tapes and Paste Magazine have covered “A Place We Have Been To: A Film Featuring The Elephant 6 Recording Co.” (Aka “The Elephant 6 Doc”). Links to the article included.

Please go to the Film Page and check out the project.

Ted Barron

Ted Barron was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1965 and began making photographs and films at the age of twelve. He moved to New York City in the 1980’s to study at The School of Visual Arts. His work has been seen in numerous publications, including New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Rolling Stone and Esquire, as well in exhibitions worldwide.

Steve Keene’s Brooklyn Experience Continues This Week; Interview With #YourOwnVoice Now Live!; Pics From Steve Keene Day In Brooklyn, USA

Borough President Eric Adams, Artist Steve Keene

Steve Keene’s Brooklyn, his featured exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library has only 2 weekends left in order to catch him painting LIVE at the plaza. SK will be working July 10, 11 & 12 and July 17, 18 & 19; hours are 11am – 4pm with the art sales to be held toward the end of the day.

Recently, Steve Keene appears on #YourOwnVoice, a monthly, non-narrated mixtape produced and edited by radio producer and science journalist Joel Werner.

Here are some pics from opening weekend.

Tagged photos courtesy Gregg Richards and Dan Efram.

Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, Others Cover Steve Keene’s Brooklyn Experience @ Brooklyn Public Library

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Steve Keene paints at the Brooklyn Public Library on June 14, 2014. Steve Keene’s Brooklyn Experience runs until August 29th. Photo: Gregg Richards














The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter and Brooklyn Paper have covered Steve Keene’s Brooklyn Experience exhibit that opened on June 14th and will run until August 29th.

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