Kill the Messenger EP: CD - BACK IN STOCK!
  • Kill the Messenger EP: CD - BACK IN STOCK!

Kill the Messenger EP: CD - BACK IN STOCK!

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NEW 2022 EP featuring the songs “Kill the Messenger” and “Mineral Deposits” from our upcoming full length album, as well as a few bonus tracks that will only be available on this EP. (Compact Disc/Sleeve)

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Hollow the Numbers (Pre-Order) CD VERSION: Digipack
  • Hollow the Numbers (Pre-Order) CD VERSION: Digipack

Hollow the Numbers (Pre-Order) CD VERSION: Digipack

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Pre-order the limited edition CD version of Mojave Phone Booth’s upcoming full length album “Hollow the Numbers” scheduled for release Halloween weekend 2022. CD/Digipack. 15 tracks/61 minutes

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Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl
  • Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl
  • Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl
  • Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl
  • Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl

Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl

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Vinyl release of the self-titled debut album from Mojave Phone Booth.

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Vintage Snake River Conspiracy poster
  • Vintage Snake River Conspiracy poster

Vintage Snake River Conspiracy poster

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SRC poster signed by Tobey. 11”x17”

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Mojave Phone Booth: SOLD! - CD/Support Contribution
  • Mojave Phone Booth: SOLD! - CD/Support Contribution

Mojave Phone Booth: SOLD! - CD/Support Contribution

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Extremely rare prototype CD-version of the first Mojave Phone Booth album, including hand-drawn altered cover art by Tobey, a one of a kind Polaroid taken during the recording of the album, and a guitar pick used during recording sessions. Support our next release by buying this one of a kind item!

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Mojave Phone Booth Test Pressing/Support Contribution: Vinyl
  • Mojave Phone Booth Test Pressing/Support Contribution: Vinyl

Mojave Phone Booth Test Pressing/Support Contribution: Vinyl

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SOLD - Extremely rare white-label test pressing of the first Mojave Phone Booth album. This test pressing was stamped before the commercial run of records and therefore has a potentially higher fidelity with less wear on the stampers. This leads to an excellent listening experience. Less than four copies in existence. Support and help fund our next

SOLD - Extremely rare white-label test pressing of the first Mojave Phone Booth album. This test pressing was stamped before the commercial run of records and therefore has a potentially higher fidelity with less wear on the stampers. This leads to an excellent listening experience. Less than four copies in existence. Support and help fund our next release by buying this rare and wonderful sounding test pressing. Impress your neighbors.

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Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl (signed hand numbered) OUT OF STOCK
  • Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl (signed hand numbered) OUT OF STOCK
  • Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl (signed hand numbered) OUT OF STOCK
  • Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl (signed hand numbered) OUT OF STOCK
  • Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl (signed hand numbered) OUT OF STOCK

Mojave Phone Booth: Vinyl (signed hand numbered) OUT OF STOCK

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OUT OF STOCK signed hand numbered vinyl version of our self-titled debut album

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MPB blog: updates from the studio

tree damage 

Don Van Vliet tried to warn us about what could happen if sound got out of the house and started affecting the trees.

Almost the exact opposite happened while making the new Mojave Phone Booth album, Hollow the Numbers. What happened to our album involved ingesting large quantities of a berry that happens to be hallucinogenic when consumed before ripening. We have a good amount growing on a tree behind the house where we wrote a lot of the record. I accidentally ate a lot of them one day while recording and mixing the record. I picked a couple of full freezer bags’ worth and ate a few handfuls while I collected them. I didn’t know anything about their hallucinogenic properties. I thought that the red ones were ripe. Apparently I was supposed to wait until they were black.

I ended up eating a lot of them and began feeling really nauseous - and then very confused as to why I felt like I was on something. I looked up general information about the berry I ate and found the following account from a young kid who ate the same berries many years ago:

“Grandmother was on her way to a huge patch that grew near an old abandoned farmhouse. She said I could help her dig the newer plants' roots, which she would powder for her patients. We dug for hours, collecting the choicest roots, still making sure that the conservation of the plants were kept in mind. During the whole process, I was eating the berries, not noticing whether they were ripe or not, a common fault among young boys. This continued for hours as I got lost in Grandmother's stories and the methodic collecting of roots. 

When I finally got up off my knees and began to walk home, I felt strangely sick and dizzy. The landscape felt as if it were made of liquid and I was a small boat. Everything was moving up and down. Animal and bird voices sounded strange and mystical. I felt disoriented and forgot where I was and where I was going. Out of the corner of my eye I began to see things move; shadows became animated, and colors strange. The sickness continued until I fell to the ground vomiting, yet laughing at the overall hilarity of the situation. The condition worsened and I began to tremble, feeling paranoid and extremely nervous. I mistook every rustle of the brush for a wild dog, and my imagination began to run wild. 

Grandmother knew instantly what I had done and helped me slowly back to her house. I did not know that the unripe berries can cause violent upset stomach and nervousness. Nor did I realize that they also contained hallucinogens. Nevertheless, I was sick and not getting any better. Grandmother put me to bed and gave me a cup of mullein flower tea to settle my stomach and calm my nerves. I awoke the next morning with Grandfather, Rick, and Grandmother sitting around the bed, waiting and watching. My vision slowly cleared, but my head pounded very badly; my stomach still remained very queasy, and I felt weak. Another day slipped by as I drifted in and out of pain and sleep. 

The following day I felt much better. The events of the past few days seemed like a distant nightmare, fuzzy memories at best as if they never happened in reality. I had to be filled in completely as to what had happened to me. The disorientation was still with me, and I felt as if I had lost two days of my life.”

After I realized what a was happening to me I went to work on the album for a long 20+ hour stretch and changed all kinds of things, wrote new songs, re-wrote the chorus for a few songs, chopped and resampled drums, one song was expanded to a three-part suite with two new vocal sections for Tobey, and there were a whole lot of analog modular synth overdubs and production events added to the songs. “Mineral Deposits” went from being a file on my Akai sampler to becoming a finished song that day. When I was done I didn’t listen to the music for about a week. When we finally came back to listen to the songs it was almost like listening back to the recording of a dream you had and remembered only parts of. That’s the best way I can to think to describe it right now.

The sounds on this record are very personal to me and some of them come from strange places  that I am not totally aware of and sometimes it feels like I channeled them from somewhere else. I was really really high.

mitchell j doran

Hollow the Numbers 

Our “Kill the Messenger” EP is streaming now on Apple Music and Spotify and all of the other streaming services. Our full length album “Hollow the Numbers” is coming out Halloween weekend 2022. It’s our best work as a band and I feel it’s my best production and mixing work to date. We can’t wait for you to hear the REST of the songs.

MJD

grandmother parts 

These are the parts I will be installing during grandmother surgery. Thanks to Jack Burton at MOOG for sending these over. He’s a reasonable guy, but he’s just experienced some unreasonable things. Will post pics of the operation later.


Final Round of Overdubs 

Mojave Phone Booth is nearly finished with our next release. We’re currently recording our final vocal and instrumental overdubs.

I am going to have to perform surgery on my grandmother later. I will post photos when finished.

 

Mitchell J Doran

Mojave Phone Booth

It’s way too hot for this 

we continue to write and record. we are nearly finished with the tracking process for our upcoming EP, and have a good start on our full length album to follow.

1. a capacitor has leaked out resulting in a burned up motor. the smell was obviously electrical. This is because of the o3 produced by the arcing electricity in combination with the enamel coating on the copper wire which burned significantly.
2. something strange is happening with the trees behind the house we are recording in.

Mitchell J Doran

mojave phone booth

studio update 

hello. thanks for checking out the website. we have been hammering away on our next record. i put together about 42 different songs for the album and later narrowed those down to 22 tracks that we are currently working on. tobey has finished recording vocals for two songs. lynn has recorded drums for eight out of the twenty-two songs. we have a special guest musician playing bass on one track. we may release an EP of new material while finishing up our next full length album. we have modified our electronic devices.

 

mitchell j doran

mojave phone booth

 

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