Instruments of Action

15 Year Anniversary Reissue

First time on vinyl

Gatefold packaging with clear green LP

Includes exclusive bonus 7" featuring two unreleased songs and new art from Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher)

Instruments of Action

  • German Girls
  • Accismus
  • Ms Rhythm and Blues
  • Instruments of Action
  • A Legacy's Demise
  • Like Tiny Swords
  • Bruce Wayne
  • Talking Big
  • Scales
Recorded by: Bruce Wayne aka Mike McCarthy
July-October of 2002 in Nashville, TN
except "A Legacy's Demise" Recorded
by: J. Childs
assistance engineer: Leslie Richter

mastered by: ken love
at mastermix

edited by: Ronnie Thomas
at mastermix

remastered by: john Baldwin
at John Baldwin Mastering

Photos by: Gieves Anderson

Design & layout by: Nick Butcher
Vinyl layout by: Michael Eades

{ all reverb on this recording was achieved naturally }

"Like Tiny Swords" 7"

  • Like Tiny Swords (Alt Version)
  • Me-Jane (Live) (PJ Harvey)
"Like Tiny Swords (alt version)"
beth: guitar/vocal
doni: drums
recorded and mixed by J. Childs (2003)
mastered by John Baldwin
written by: beth & doni
womanumission music, ASCAP
imatelliotsian music, ASCAP

"Me-Jane" (live)
beth: organ/guitar/vocal
doni: drums/rhodes/sounds
jason dietz: bass
recorded at the 5 Spot in Nashville, TN (2007)
mixed by Derek Garten
mastered by John Baldwin
written by Polly Harvey

Formed in 2002 in Nashville, Forget Cassettes began as a solo project for Beth Cameron after the dissolution of her former band Fair Verona. She was soon joined by Doni Schroader on drums and Rhodes piano for Instruments of Action, who left in 2005 to drum for ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Beth recruited Jay Leo Phillips (Apollo Up!) on bass and Rhodes and Aaron Ford on drums for Salt in 2006. Doni and Beth reunited in 2007, and the pair began work on what would become O Cursa in 2008. A serious scooter accident in Austin, TX while working with producer Mike McCarthy derailed recording for the duo in the summer of 2008. Moving to Chicago in late 2008, Beth and Doni continued work on the album in their studio. After Doni’s final departure in early 2012, producers Mike McCarthy and Jeremy Ferguson facilitated finishing the album, as an interesting full circle path back to the beginning of the band a decade prior.

The reissue of Instruments of Action is the opportunity to hear the record on vinyl, as it's never been heard before. Coupled with the 12" LP is an exclusive 7" of two previously unreleased tracks; an alternative version of "Like Tiny Swords" and a live PJ Harvey cover of "Me Jane".

photo by Will Morgan Holland

  • “Ms. Rhythm & Blues” (Live 2003)

    “Ms. Rhythm & Blues” (Live 2003)

    Directed by Dante Harding

  • Instruments of Action announcement

    Instruments of Action announcement

  • “Lady Lazarus”

    “Lady Lazarus”

    Directed by Andy Snyder

  • “Sometimes You're the Bad Guy”

    “Sometimes You're the Bad Guy”

    Directed by Derek Pearson