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AD025: The Reptilian ‘Live’ Now Available

We’re proud to present AD025, The Reptilian ‘Live’.
The album is comprised of the band’s final live recording as a four piece
and a previously unreleased studio recording.
Get on it. Buy Here.

New Video: Cough Cool – “Plastic Jewelry”

Our co-conspirator James Duke put together this video for Cough Cool’s “Plastic Jewelry”,
taken from AD016, V/A “Hello, We’re Already Dead”.
You can download the comp here.
Cough Cool also has a truly wonderful new LP out on Bathetic Records.

December releases announced!

It’s an Already Dead Christmas

Our Halloween Gift to You: AD020 and AD021 Now Available.

“My friend’s grandfather used to say the problem with schools is that they teach kids to think, rather than ever doing anything. And my old social studies teacher used to say that the problem with science is that it is already too far gone in its own opinion. Under the pressures of thought and conception and unabashedly influenced by society and the world, Talk Midway has introduced the aspect of ‘reflection’ onto Already Dead Tapes and Records, while still leaving the ‘as is’ as ‘as is.’

Patrick Nylen, (the sole musician in Talk Midway,) is New York based and proclaims himself to “reflect diy values.” A very meditative mix and experimental noise, each album demonstrates the craft of ambient sounds layered over tracks of samplings from societal influences, global events – and personal dealings with it all. Subtly manipulative digital and analog whirs, with a few traditional instruments recorded on a couple of tracks. Like I said, he is not so much as making a suggestive statement as he is simply tapping into the unpronounced illusions and effects the world is having on us. They are songs of reflection rather than opinion, which is something many artists struggle with when expressing feelings.

A great album that we hope you’ll enjoy as this year comes to an end – we definitely look forward to see what will come next for Patrick Nylen and Talk Midway.”
-Ray Jackson, Already Dead Tapes, 2011

Edition of 40.
Design and Production by Joshua Tabbia/Original Artwork by Johanna Ryan.
PPD in the US.


“The Boston based band, The Blue Dress is definitely one that understands working instruments together. The Blue Dress has the sound of experienced members, who have finally found a niche for where they belong as a band, and seeing the importance of every sound and every contribution. A great list of songs for the fall season entering winter, with poetic lyrics and steady guitar rhythms blended beautifully over accompanying instruments. The sound of The Blue Dress is definitely an expressive one that Already Dead Tapes and Records is happy to release at such a perfect season. Hope you enjoy.”
-Ray Jackson, Already Dead Tapes, 2011

Edition of 40.
Design and Production by Joshua Tabbia.

PPD in the US.


The Cats’ Orchestra review on Tiny Mix Tapes!

“Equal parts Scott Walker and eerie, melting lounge music, Moscow’s Nicholay Syrov (The Cats Orchestra) is definitely traversing an unusual path in the ever-expanding DIY tape scene. Or maybe it’s just part of this whole ‘New Weird Russia’ thing I keep hearing about. Either way, the slight skewing of instrumentation and recognizable musical elements gives pretty much all of Coffee Killer (out now on Already Dead Tapes) a drunken, zombie-music vibe. The original seed of a song seems to be present, albeit coated in peeling flesh and a rotting odor. To quote the label, you probably won’t come across something quite like this anytime soon.”

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AD019 is now available!

AD019: Panda Kid’s ‘Scary Monster Juice’ Available Tuesday!

We’re extremely excited to add Italy’s Panda Kid to our roster and even more excited about  how good ‘Scary Monster Juice’ is.