Sunday, November 25, 2018


Two-Thousand and Eighteen was an era of great realignment for Permanent Nostalgia. After two years of darkness we embarked on finding our foothold in a new visual standard for the label. We think it worked. At least we feel ok about it. The home tape-er scene we reemerged in was a bit different; saddened by the apparent shuttering of tomentosa, among other odd occurrences. I guess people live lives and other things happen too. Feeling timeworn and eroded notwithstanding we ponder:  How does one reach more ears? Doth thou needest to tour? Is fucking goddamn Instagram really the next plateau of marketing synergy? Whatever.

Regardless of our existential blathering, 2019 should still be really cool. Thank you to the few of you who still check our stuff outA handful of things are in the works already, as we daydream of other formats, and reviving some classic collaboration(s). The aim for 2019 is to get to release no. 50 before the impending apocalypse. Fingers crossed as we battle time, devourer of all things.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Permanent Nostalgia No. 40, 41 & 42

[3] new tapes out 2day(!) "friends & relatives" batch deal Available @ the STORE*

permanent nostalgia no. 40
T.S. Rockafeller “live, laugh...die.” (c20)

T.S. Rockafeller is a renaissance man; a filmmaker, sound artist, sheep shearer and karaoke host. “Live, laugh…die” tells a story of sentimentality, apologies, the speed of death, and pelvic thrusts.
cassette edition of 22

permanent nostalgia no. 41
R “Three Days in July” (c30)

A perpetually illusive daydream of hand carved loop arrangements and iterations of sequences using the "record" and "needle" functions. Grooves teeter toward chaos before landing on rumination.
cassette edition of 22

permanent nostalgia no. 42

Sun Colored Pods (c20)

"The old loon became some code, because some colored decor coed became a lord, a spoon."
August&Josh collab rather than split. Read it, weep, and please don’t leave home without your prescriptions. The life you save may not be your own!
cassette edition of 22


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ba de ya, dancing in September ~ fresh reviews, fresh shows

Upcoming *Cool Person*& Bluesharp performance(s) @ the end of the month:

& the (Cassette Gods) reviews are in!

ROYALLEN "Found Tape”

BLUESHARP "Green Burial”

& as always, more tapes are in the works...PN#40 is imminent --stay turn't

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Permanent Nostalgia No. 38 & 39

Two New Tapes ! Two New Tapes ! 

*Batch deal Available @ the STORE*

Cool Person - good person (c20)

permanent nostalgia no. 38

New-fangled geometric pianoforte via brand name™ portable keyboards. ‘Side a’ shreds the gnar at the end of the world whilst ‘Side b’ forms new sound motifs that strive for their aural autonomy against all odds.
edition of 36

Wyatt Prosper / Zebulon split (c20)

permanent nostalgia no. 39

Field reports from opposite ends of North America: Wyatt Prosper from Ontario, Zebulon from Florida. Hoarfrost vs the swelter; commingled on magnetic tape and serving as the spiritual successor to ~Tipow~ 
edition of 20

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Cool Person "No Time"

new batch of tapes is in the works. This track is from permanent nostalgia no 38; cassette available soon............

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Permanent Nostalgia No. 34, 35, 36 & 37

After two years of hand-wringing, Permanent Nostalgia is proud to present 4 new tapes! 
*Batch deal Available @ the STORE*

Royallen - Found Tape (c20)

permanent nostalgia no. 34

what once was lost has now been found. 
roy is reborn via thrift store tape loop collage in "the new style." 
mastered by Tristan Whitehill (Euglossine, Squiggle Dot). 
cassette features hand-stamped art by Mary Tippery. edition of 50.

Machete USA & Son (c45)

permanent nostalgia no.35

kyle (Do Tell, Perspectives) dusts off his old Machete USA signature for a very special father and son collaboration. synthesizer waves and homespun sounds paint a picture of blissful domesticity. father and son artwork as well. get em’ while its hot. edition of 66

Bluesharp  - Green Burial (c20)

permanent nostalgia no.36

accustomed to these paths fixed in time, the woods wanderer finds his respite in the stillness of the pines. edition of 33

Odd Person / Cool Person - split (c20)

permanent nostalgia no.37

kindred weirdos Odd Person and Cool Person come together at last on a split tape. Odd Person offers pulsar myths of pure data while Cool Person reciprocates with a yamaha raaga. 

cover art by August Traegar. edition of 66