It isn’t unusual for Triple Eye Industries to get in on the Record Store Day festivities. Though the Milwaukee label has been involved in some recent iterations of the consumer holiday, what they have planned for this year’s Record Store Day blows every one of those installments out of the water.

Instead of the typical one or two releases on Record Store Day, Triple Eye will has a staggering four releases from as many artists that includes goodies like lathe cuts, picture discs, unconventional handmade packaging, and even a full-fledged action figure. There’s a lot of ground to cover, so we’ll just go one at a time.

Banana Clip

Banana Clip—a local super group featuring members of Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, Group Of The Altos, Old Earth, Hello Death, and The Visitations—will be releasing a limited edition 5″ lathe cut picture disc on Record Store Day. How limited is this three-song release? A total of 28 have been made and just 25 of those will come in a wooden box. Of that limited run, 10 will be available on Bandcamp and the rest can only be found at Rushmor Records and ACME Records on April 22 (while supplies last).


When he isn’t making excellent prints for his Bureau Of Print Research And Design business or helping to release music from a vast roster of Midwest bands as co-owner of Triple Eye Industries, Francisco Ramirez is recording experimental and ambient material under the Whaler moniker.

This RSD, the aural endeavor Ramirez calls “a fluid musical research project” is pairing a new two-song EP with a hand-poured and custom-molded Whaler action figure. Only 30 action figures were produced. Among them, 10 will be available on Bandcamp and the rest can only be found at Rushmor Records on April 22 (while supplies last).

Red & Black

If you’re unfamiliar with Red & Black, that’s totally understandable. The 7 Seconds tribute band played just one show, which took place at Cactus Club in October 2013. With the 10th anniversary of that performance on the horizon, the short-lived project will release a recording of its pre-show rehearsal from that fateful night, which was remastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering. That release, Young ’til I Die, will come out on a 12-inch screen printed lathe cut. The 11-song record is limited to just 21 copies, 10 of which will be available on Bandcamp. The remaining 11 can be purchased in person at Rushmor Records this Record Store Day.


Triple Eye Industries co-owners Martin Defatte and Francisco Ramirez’s ambient/noise project M.Ape (a.k.a. Masturbating Ape) is putting out a 7″ lathe cut picture disc. The two-track Buzz Or Howl Under The Influence Of Nothing will be limited to just 28 copies. Ten of those will be sold on Bandcamp, with the rest being available at Rushmor Records on April 22 (while supplies last).

Even though Record Store Day certainly has its icky and greedy corporate elements, it’s also a great excuse to support local musicians, local labels, and local independent record retailers. You can do all of that at the same time this Record Store Day by picking up any of these limited edition Triple Eye Industries releases.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.