Stove Top


  • CD (4 Panel Digipack w. insert + SD Download)
  • VINYL (12″, Green, Slipcase, Printed Inners + SD Download)
  • COMBO (VINYL + CD + SD Download  + HD Download)
  • SD Download (16bit/44.1kHz .flac, .mp3)
  • HD Download (24bit/96kHz .flac)

Release Date : May 14th, 2021

Artist: Three-Layer Cake EAN 13 (CD): 5060197762209 Cat. No. (CD): RNR128 EAN 13 (VINYL): 5060197762216 Cat. No. (VINYL): RNR128LP

Bassist Mike Watt, drummer/percussionist Mike Pride, and guitarist/banjoist Brandon Seabrook have all built their careers on kicking down the barriers between genres, so why would they let a little pandemic-induced isolation and geographic distance stand in their way? Convening for the first time as Three-Layer Cake, these three dizzyingly inventive artists bake up a long-distance set of singular, boundary-defying collaborations on their combustible debut, Stove Top.

Stove Top is uncategorizable in the best sense of the word, patching together elements of punk, free jazz, new music, no wave, doom metal, dub, avant-funk, and various subsectors of the experimental in such freewheeling and raucous fashion that the very idea of divvying them up into disparate inspirations seems laughable.

Brandon Seabrook : guitar, banjo, tapes
Mike Pride : drums, marimba, glockenspiel, bells, organ
Mike Watt : bass

  1. Beatified, Bedraggled and Bombed
  2. Big Burner
  3. A Durable Quest
  4. Shepherds
  5. Tiller
  6. Primary Fuel
  7. Luminous Range – Anxious Valve
  8. Ballad Of The Gobsmacked

Produced by Mike Pride & Mike Watt
All Music composed by Pride, Seabrook & Watt
Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)
Recorded & Mixed by Mike Pride at Farming Studios, Chester, NY, Oct-Dec 2020
Watt recorded at studio tHUNDERpANTS, San Pedro, CA
Seabrook recorded at 5151 Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Mike Fossenkemper at Turtletone Studios, NYC

Photography & design by Mike Pride, assisted by Brad Sawyer
Inside painting: “Gauce” by Mike Pride (2018, mixed-media on canvas)
‘Stove Top’ dedicated to Joe Baiza
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords : Giacomo Bruzzo
© + ℗ RareNoiseRecords 2021

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