There are two kinds of people who will pullover and stop when they see a stranger with a guitar singing at the crossroads: the kind you wish who would, and the kind you wish who wouldn’t....
Good for a While
Good for a While (EP) 2018
2018 A side/B side EP.
"A paradoxically rich lo-fi style—bringing to mind Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt but also big rock bands like R.E.M." - Various Small Flames (UK)
KILLER (EP) 2013
Lovingly recorded and produced by Kentucky indie music stalwart, J. Tom Hnatow, KILLER features two haunting original ballads and two RARE banjo pieces.
The psychedelic ambiance and dark undertone that ties these four songs together make KILLER a stand-out in the Stripmall Ballads collection.
The Field (2013)
The very special collaboration between Phillips and producer (and banjo-genius) Danny Barnes, THE FIELD was recorded on cassette and released in the same medium but is available here as mp3
This is the free version of The Field.
There are 2 mp3 tracks, each track containing 5 songs (one side of a tape).
Purchasing a physical copy of The Field ($10) through Stripmall Ballads directly comes with a download code for an enhanced digital album, with 10 separated tracks.
The enhanced digital version is available for $5.
Feel free to contact Phillips or Minner Bucket Records to place an order. (or demand that your local record store carry them!)
SIDE A (push the goodbyes away from you/salt on the tongue of mercy/alberta/the south will rise again/the field) 22:240:00 / 22:24
0:00 / 22:24
favorite missing person
Favorite Missing Person (2012)
This is the only official release for 2012. Download this 6 song duet EP in Selected Discography or email Phillips directly (email@example.com) to order your own limited number, handmade copies for $10. Masterfully recorded and produced by Brad Park ("Since Jimmy Died" & "Ballads, Stripmall") and featuring Chloey Accardi from the Stripmall Ballads folk-opera THE PERFECT PIPE BOMB.
Ballads, Stripmall (2010)
"Ballads, Stripmall" is a deeply charismatic album. It locates itself resolutely in the injured drama of Northeast DC and invites us into that world. Its commitment to context is evidenced by the fact that the sounds of the back alley of the studio were recorded in simultaneously with the musical performances and woven through the songs… unedited… and in real time. The chirping of birds, the shouts of kids, hip-hop pulsing out of cars, sirens and laughter drift through the recording and document life in Northeast. These aren’t sound effects and they aren’t ironic. They are reminders to the artist and to the listener that our lives intersects with the lives of others and that art resides at this intersection… sometimes homeless and panhandling… sometimes selling newspapers and cold water… and sometimes just shooting the breeze with passers-by. This is folk music." Brad Park, producer
since jimmy died
Since Jimmy Died (2008)
"SINCE JIMMY DIED is fractured and flawed.......and for those reasons it is also hauntingly gorgeous, melding Appalachian roots with intimate, Beat poet-esque lyrical ruminations." .... - Seven Days (Burlington, VT)
"SINCE JIMMY DIED is Phillips, his guitar, some beautifully written songs and his voice with that country twang and that's it and it's PERFECT. This is music played with raw emotion and full of sincerity and it's to be admired." .. ..- youcrazydreamers.com - UK