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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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

Photo © Gregg Richards
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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June 14th, 2014 Has Been Officially Proclaimed Steve Keene Day by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

June 14th, 2014 Has Been Officially Proclaimed Steve Keene Day by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Blick / Utrecht Art Supplies Sponsors Steve Keene as Artist-in-Residence / NYC Debut at Brooklyn Public Library

Steve Keene at his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Glam Saboteurs Evil Arrows To Perform At Grand Opening/Affordable Art Fair Celebration on June 14th

Borough President Eric Adams has proclaimed June 14th, 2014 “Steve Keene’s Experience Day” throughout Brooklyn, NY, to celebrate Keene’s debut NYC Show at the Brooklyn Public Library. Brooklynites will be treated to a Keene performance experience as he paints in the round, outdoors on the Library’s Grand Plaza.

Keene is a prolific artist, with more than 250,000 pieces in public and private collections. He is well known among independent music fans for creating original album artwork, video sets, stage sets and promotional posters for musical artists such as Silver Jews, Pavement, The Apples in stereo, Soul Coughing, Merzbow and The Dave Matthews Band.

From June 14th to August 29th, an exhibition entitled Steve Keene’s Brooklyn Experiencewill feature works in Central Library’s Grand Lobby that pay homage to Brooklyn and to BPL, rendered in Keene’s Wood Sculpture and Tattooed Plywood. To create these works, Keene draws and models in 3D software that then generates files that are cut by aComputer Numerical Control router into plywood sheets. The output becomes the building blocks for the Wood Sculptures and the engraved drawings that are Tattooed Plywood.

Blick Art Materials / Utrecht Art Supplies have sponsored the event, providing Keene with all paints he will need for his three month residency at Brooklyn Public Library as well as discounts and raffles for prizes to celebrate the opening weekend, which will take place at the Central Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza on Saturday, June 14th at 1pm.

Blick Art Materials / Utrecht’s store in Brooklyn will feature a demonstration by Keene on June 18th. The Utrecht Store is located at 536 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205.

Evil Arrows, a new Brooklyn-based indie group formed by Bryan Scary (formerly of his Shredding Tears) bring their dynamic, cranked-up, glam inspired songs to the Plaza for the festivities that day at 1pm. Preview Evil Arrows’ two EPs featuring “Last Living Doll” HERE.

“I’m excited about working with Brooklyn Public Library,” stated Keene. “A library is like a train station for the mind. It is the point from which you can travel anywhere, everywhere. There is something so energizing about both the familiar and the unknown all at your fingertips waiting for new connections to be made. I try to include this sense of unlimited possibility in my work.”

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Related Links
Steve Keene Official Website: – Twitter:  @keene_steve
Video Interview (For Embedding):
Curator Dan Efram, Tractor Beam:  @tractorbeamnyc
Evil Arrows:  @evilarrows

For More Information on Steve Keene Please Contact:
Pam Nashel Leto @ Girlie Action (212) 989-2222 x 111
Kelly Kettering @ Girlie Action (212) 989-2222 x 123

Brooklyn Public Library Names Steve Keene as Artist-In-Residence for NYC Debut

Steve Keene at his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Steve Keene at his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Steve Keene at his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2014

Brooklyn Public Library Names Steve Keene as Artist-in-Residence for NYC Debut

Residency Features Premiere of New Work, A Summer Exhibition June 12-August 29 and Weekly On-Site Painting Performances On Grand Army Plaza

Related Events Include a Painting Demo by the Artist, Affordable Art Fair June 14 
and Four Art Workshops for Children throughout the Summer
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Editorial: Motorino’s Bikes Damage Trees

Massive amount of bikes leaning against a tree in front of Motorino.


UPDATE: A 311 Service Request #: C1-1-969386001   /    Date Submitted: 05/15/14 12:44:46 PM   / 
Request Type: Illegal Tree Damage   /   Details: Bicycle Chained to Tree

Tweet This: . They kill trees with their bikes and make a killing off of delivery business.

As an avid bicyclist and pizza lover, it pains me to write this note to you. East Village food staple Motorino is actively uncaring and hurting the lone tree in front of its establishment.

It is leaning and locking its massive supply of bikes to the trunk. Everyone knows the value of a tree and how NYC has a dearth of them. This restaurant simply does not care. It wants your business but not any of the responsibility that goes along with it.

Let me explain further, I have approached the restaurant about this problem on numerous occasions. At first gently nudging them 6 months ago, discussing the bike-hurts-tree issue with initially-seemingly-caring-blond-maned, bearded manager of the establishment. He assured me he would take it up with the owners with a concerned tone in his voice. Silly me that I would believe him! I’m such a sucker for logic and doing the right thing!!

As the weather has improved, I started noticing nothing had changed. Gasp! Could it be the manager had misled me on purpose? Say it isn’t so! (As a point of fact, I have been good for Motorino, frequently recommending it to friends, have eaten at and even (gasp) ordered take-out from them on numerous occasions.)

As with the other instances, I beckoned him out front, pointed in the direction of the tree and the too-numerous-to-count delivery bikes locked and resting against the bark of this poor tree.

At first, he pleads ignorance, asks for my suggestions and claimed to be sympathetic to the trees’ plight. “I ask you. What should we do?” he asked while shrugging sensitively at the tree in question. He asked for solutions. Cool, I thought, he really wants to address the problem. I’ll show him some immediately!

When I returned 10 minutes later with ideas in the form of pictures from their neighborhood’s other more pro-active, environmentally sound tree-protecting solutions, he shrugged me off.

I submit to you the pics that state the obvious. By any business standard, the abuse is excessive, there are ignored options nearby (city bike stand) and more more importantly, pure greed and lack of community concern keeps Motorino and other businesses acting the way they do. The manager stated they have “15 bicycles,” this indicates demand is high for their wonderful pizza! However, when it comes to the neighborhood, they are taking us for granted and for this I say no more.

After giving Motorino the opportunity to get in front of this issue 6 months ago, they have dismissed it. As Jimmy Stewart said in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington “Either I’m dead right, or I’m crazy!” I know this is an issue that the neighborhood believes in… I suggest letting your feelings be known on Yelp. Share your pictures. Let them and other businesses know that this is unacceptable!

Many will shrug this off as simply as the price of business, I believe that logic says otherwise. As NYC becomes more of a biking community, this issue will come up again and more frequently. It is also an issue that can be easily eliminated.

Thanks for reading and, if you care… acting.

For more information goto The Chainlink and its forum piece on the effects of locking bikes to trees.

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Billboard Magazine: A Petition For a Pete Seeger Memorial on the National Mall

pete-seeger-650-430On Monday, February 3, 2014 Billboard ran my first guest posting “A Petition For a Pete Seeger Memorial on the National Mall.” It was a privilege to write about what Pete Seeger meant to my life and why I believe he should be considered for a monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Please consider signing the petition here.

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Living With The Dead Reaches Kickstarter Goal!

living with the dead kickstarter
Living With The Dead
 Reaches Kickstarter Goal!

Tractor Beam Offers Crowd Funding Campaign Management

We are excited to announce that the feature film Living With The Dead is able to proceed to production as it reached its Kickstarter goal yesterday.

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