Album artwork for Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes by Marvin Pontiac

“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 was 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 Jim Jarmusch’s film Down By Law, Lurie’s quirky compositions under the Pontiac pseudonym have developed a legendary reputation from fans and critics alike. Though Asylum Tapes was initially shared with the world in 2017, Northern Spy is proud to bring it to the vinyl medium for the first time in 2020.

Marvin Pontiac

Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes

Northern Spy Records
Album artwork for Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes by Marvin Pontiac
LP

$21.99

Limited to 1500 copies
Released 08/29/2020Catalog Number

309272738001

Marvin Pontiac

Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes

Northern Spy Records
Album artwork for Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes by Marvin Pontiac
LP

$21.99

Limited to 1500 copies
Released 08/29/2020Catalog Number

309272738001

“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 was 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 Jim Jarmusch’s film Down By Law, Lurie’s quirky compositions under the Pontiac pseudonym have developed a legendary reputation from fans and critics alike. Though Asylum Tapes was initially shared with the world in 2017, Northern Spy is proud to bring it to the vinyl medium for the first time in 2020.