The Asylum Tapes

Marvin Pontiac


STREET DATE: August 29, 2020
Deluxe Vinyl LP
Record Store Day 2020


“Marvin Pontiac was anonymously sent a 4 track tape recorder during the years he was held at Esmerelda State Mental Institution. This is what he did with it.” This is the sole statement accompanying the release of Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes, the first release in 17 years by John Lurie’s alter ego Marvin Pontiac. Coming to prominence during the no wave era as part of NYC’s notorious Lounge Lizards and starring in several Jim Jarmusch films, Lurie’s singular compositions under the Pontiac pseudonym have developed a legendary reputation from fans and critics alike. Northern Spy is proud to bring Marvin Pontiac’s Asylum Tapes to the vinyl medium for the first time.

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