MOST EXCELLENT RELEASES THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE

Frying Pan Blues
By Anna Jo Banjo
MER 42 - 2017

Meet the banjo pickin' enigma that is Anna Jo Banjo! Her debut album is jam packed with real-deal folk rippers. If you listen closely you'll learn the difference between a bum and a hobo, hear tales of lovers spurned, discover the magic of BLT sandwiches, and more! Her catchy tunes will get stuck in your brain (in the best way possible) and then make a path straight to your heart. Listen to some tracks here.

5" pro replicated cdr in digipack $15 ppd

8 Months Pregnant/Not 8 Months Pregnant
By Snowstorm
MER 41 - 2017

One time Kent called me and said that he saved a bunch of 70's avant-garde albums from the dumpster and that I should come to Maryland so we can make a recording of us jamming to the LPs. How could I resist an offer like that? Here is your chance to hear how the first Electric Storm/SNOWGiRL collaboration went down: cosmic drones, warbling reeds, samples straight out of the concert hall, killer guitars, kitchen percussion, & more! If you want to do some head scratching play guess the samples. Warning: it might drive you crazy.

Cassette tape in hard shell case $6 ppd

Seafloor Spreading
By Electric Storm
MER 40 - 2016

So much has changed since the last Electric Storm album. The Berlin Wall fell, we survived Y2K, 9-11 happened. And now Electric Storm is back and ready for action! Explore the unfathomable depths of the drone! Question your reality! Lay on the floor and zone out!

Cassette tape in hard shell case $6 ppd

Couch Potato
By Mr. Martin And The Sensitive Guys
MER 39 - 2016

SUPER GROUP ALERT! Mr. Martin of Wild Animalz/Arabian Ass Migration fame teaming up with Colin & Jarad from Good Grief? Are you freakin kidding me? I've been waiting my whole life for this! This album is totally awesome. The hooks are top notch and the song writing is off the chain. Dylan & Colin's distinct song writing styles really set this apart from your average band and Riff Nasty's bass playing kicks everything up to the next level! Could this be the future of rock'n'roll? Listen here.

Cassette tape in hard shell case $8 ppd or 5" pro replicated cdr in digipack $10 ppd

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Holy Wah And The Jesus Christs / Half Inchers Band
By Holy Wah And The Jesus Christs / Half Inchers Band
MER 37 - 2013

Two mystery bands for your listening pleasure! This is the perfect soundtrack for a choose your own adventure book about living on the edge. Get weird, asap. If that doesn't sell you on this, I don't know what will.

Cassette tape in hard shell case $5 ppd

Mirror, Mirror
By Wild Animalz
MER 36 - 2014

"Mirror, Mirror" is, without a doubt, Wild Animalz's magnum opus. The two disc, 15 track album covers all facets of the band's seven year history. These songs cover all topics of interest: Russian propaganda, time travel, hyperlinks, pizza, etc. The sounds will leave you scratching your head thinking, "How did they make it sound so good?" Don't wait on this one because supplies are limited! It's the psychedelic thrill-ride of the year! Listen here.

Two 3" screen printed cdrs in a screen printed mirror finish digipack $10 ppd

The Village of Terrifying Fright
By Windmill Music
MER 35 - 2013

I'm very pleased to present you with the latest album by Kent Randell aka Windmill Music! It's everything you ever wanted in a record: lush harmonies, massive buildups, guest rappers, slow-burning rockers, the list goes on and on. Did I mention the lyrics are good too? I am digging this like you won't believe. You'll like it too, I promise! Listen here.

5" cdr in slim case $6 ppd

Wett Dreams
By Wett Nurse
MER 34 - 2012

Wett Nurse continue to blow minds on their first 7" record. Their haunted organ basement jams make you want to rub up against someone and tell them you love 'em. Perfect soundtrack for a first date (as long as it's a short date). Also available on cassette with bonus tracks! Listen here. (Art shown is from the 7" but the tape is different)

Cassette tape in hard shell case or 7" record $6 ppd

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True Romance / Abnormal Psychology
By The Coral Riffs
MER 33 - 2012

For the first time ever you can get your hands on a copy of "True Romance". Previously only available as a download, it sounds great on tape. You will be moved by this beautiful and sad music. As a special bonus we've included Colin's first MER album "Abnormal Psychology" on the b side along with some bonus tracks! Listen to "True Romance" here.

Cassette tape in hard shell case $6 ppd

Terminal Illness
By Wild Animalz
MER 32 - 2012

Named after a stage banter promise made four years prior to the album's release, "Terminal Illness" is an ear blistering thrill ride. The feedback screeches like you cannot believe and after awhile you realize your stereo can't handle the truth. The lyrics hit on all of Wild Animalz's favorite subjects: Nicolas Cage, pandemics, the FDIC, and more. You'd think with four years between albums they'd be able to come up with more than five tracks, but hey, no one's perfect. Who wants too much of a good thing, am I right?!

MER presents this album as a 3" cd-r in a deluxe gatefold digipack. Also available on tape from FM Dust as a split with Mall Mutants. In a bizarre coincidence, this is the 32nd release in both catalogs! $6 ppd

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Worships The Devil
By Wett Nurse
MER 31 - 2011

Wett Nurse plays the sort of fuzzed out organ centric rock'n'roll that seems so friendly when you sit down and listen to the album. If you're in the car maybe you'd open your sunroof and let the breeze run over your head, but beware! These songs are about Star Wars and demon wrestling and when you hear them live your ears ring for days. Wett Nurse may dial it down a notch on the album so you can hear the hooks, but don't let them fool you. Worships The Devil is a beast that cannot be tamed. Listen here.

5" cdr in a screen printed digipack $6 ppd

Mark Chmura
By Mark Chmura
MER 29 - 2011

Get up and shaky your body beats, trip out synth lines, and crumbling walls of noise combine for the ultimate summer dance party tape. It will distort your speakers and melt the energy dome you call your brain.

Cassette tape in hard shell case $5 ppd

I Love Cats!
By I Love Cats!
MER 28 - 2010

If you liked "Vol. 2" prepare to have your mind blown. I Love Cats! are in full effect on this awesome 7". Matt showed up in Stevens Point with these records and they all said MOST EXCELLENT on them and I was like "OH CRAP!" Best surprise ever! These four songs were recorded for their ill fated debut tour and its a shame it didn't go better because I Love Cats! were tighter than ever. Now a three piece, I Love Cats! will tear up your record player with their vinyl melting garage rock and totally awesome next level reverb vocals that are practically an instrument unto themselves. I always knew these guys were going to do great things, I just didn't think it was going to be so soon!

7" record $6 ppd

Touching
By Touch/No Touch
MER 26 - 2010

Debut album from one of Stevens Point's latest and greatest bands. The songs on this cd are great. Melissa does her own thing on guitar and it totally rules. She plays her thick strings like a bass while she goes to mathrockville on the higher strings. I heard that she never really rocked out until Scott got in there to drive the points home in rapid succession accenting them with beats that make your head spin. Think about a math rock singer/songwriter but less math and more rock, and then think about how you want to hear this cd.

5" pro replicated cdr in jewel case $6 ppd

Abnormal Psychology
By The Coral Riffs
MER 19 - 2009

One of Stevens Points's finest, the Coral Riffs aka Colin Bares presents a five song mini album that I'm incredibly psyched about. The songs explore the connection between isolation and creativity. Armed with a guitar, stray field recordings, a drum or two, and an immaculate sense of timing, Colin made a recording that is more than the sum of its parts. If you've ever seen Good Grief you know that Colin is a great songwriter, but on this album his songs really shine. This is home recording at its finest! The Coral Riff's MER debut will change lives. Check it.

3" cdr in screen printed box *Covers vary in color* $6 ppd

What's the Point?
By Russell Pederson / Sega Genocide / Bloated Whale Decapitation / Photographs of the Future / Richard Hescott / Secret Secretions / Little Red Car / Jason Loeffler / Green Sun / Good Grief / Quiet the Ruckus / Troubadour / Break Bone Fever / Imoth Amero / Electric Storm / Wrath of the Girth
MER 18 - 2009

What's the Point? is a compilation of hot new Stevens Point, WI bands giving you a taste of what the town has to offer. Covering all areas of the musical map from folk to grindcore, WTP? is a collection of music by people who are excited about making things happen where they live. When I first moved to Stevens Point I didn't realize that so many good things were going on under my nose, so I decided to document what we had. All I wanted to do was to make a compilation, but what we wound up with is a recording of where we started before things got even better.

cdr in screen printed digipack with 16 page booklet $6 ppd

Love it or Leave it
By Wild Animalz
MER 10 - 2008

Ex-Ohio grindcore band that has songs about science fiction and how much Ohio sucks. Crazy surprises on the B side! Co-released with Peddling Records!!!!!!!!!

Cassette tape in hardshell case $6 ppd

House Party
By Spooky Spooky Washington
MER 09 - 2008

Throwing a party should be fun for everyone, including the host. Here's how to throw a successful party and enjoy it at the same time. This is the first album from the Ypsilanti, Michigan based Spooky Spooky Washington. 42 minutes of shimmering guitar lines, feed backing pedals, and massively delayed synth. Tension and release to the max!

5" cdr in sleeve $5 ppd

Live in Houghton
By The Rangers/Duct Ape
MER 06 - 2007

This is a live recording of Marquette's favorite surf band and the UP's greatest comedy noise rock duo ever. Both discs have had the crappy jokes edited out, so both sets are sure to stun you with how "on" the jokes are. Duct Ape's set has quite possibly the worst version of Pterodactyl ever recorded, because Houghton kids just don't get it!

Two 5" screen printed cdrs in dvd case $7 ppd