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PIAPTK

Independent Labels Since it's inception in 2006 PIAPTK has issued  over 150 releases - hand cut using vintage record lathes onto upcycled plexiglass, laserdiscs, picnic plates, cd-rs (playable on both turntable and standard CD player), mirrors, placemats, x-rays, and even 90% cacao chocolate.  The label has released ultra-limited records by luminaries such as Ariel Pink, Microphones, Jason Lytle,Casiotone For The Painfully AloneSoutherlyLittle WingsR. Stevie Moore and dozens of others. Many releases are carefully lathe cut (although some are pressed using traditional record pressing plants) and the packaging is always unique. The records often featuring handmade covers assembled from upcycled materials found at thrift stores and garage sales. The packaging concept regularly drives the record making process itself, and contributes to the overall concept behind each release.  The artwork featured  on PIAPTK releases are printed using silkscreening, letterpress, linoblock printing, unique paintings and drawings, and are often usually by the recording artists themselves.  The microruns seldom make it to release date before selling out via preorders.  The typical PIAPTK release's monetary value, on collector sites such as discogs.com, rarely remain it's original retail price - usually increasing steadily as time passes.  PIAPTK has received enthusiastic coverage from outlets such as Pitchfork and  NYC based 7 inches Blog.