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A1 Earth Saw

A2 Beni Said

B1 Cummins Falls

B2 I'm Not Trying to Wake Up


Rick Brown: plywood crate, maracas, shakers, bells, a drum

Che Chen: 12 and 6 string electric guitars, bass, shakers

with guest musicians:

Carey Balch: floor tom

Rolyn Hu: trumpet

Cheryl Kingan: baritone & alto saxophones

Andrew Lafkas: contrabass

Karen Waltuch: viola


Artwork: Che Chen
Additional Design: Rob Carmichael, SEEN Studio

WWMPPRR album trailer:


75 Dollar Bill

Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock

Deluxe LP 

7-color heavy tip-on jacket on uncoated paper and poster
Pressed to high quality vinyl at RTI.

LP - $22

The expansive first studio album from one of NYC's most vital new bands. 75 Dollar Bill, the duo of Rick Brown and Che Chen, creates hypnotic pulsing music that weaves an ecstatic line from raw electric blues, Arabic modes and entrancing folk minimalism back to the streets of New York. 

Back in print! 75 Dollar Bill’s brilliant 2016 album Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock, Deluxe LP Edition. Rick Brown and Che Chen’s first proper studio album together lays the blueprint for one of the most adventurous and celebrated group sounds to emerge from NYC in the past decade. 

“New York’s 75 Dollar Bill are an astonishingly potent next stage in an ongoing cultural exchange…magnificent; like a gnawa ritual that’s been convened by Junior Kimbrough.” – Uncut (75 Best Albums of 2016)

“The instrumental duo of Che Chen and Rick Brown have been blowing minds on the East Coast live circuit with little more than an electric guitar and a wooden crate rhythm section.” – The Wire (Best Releases of the Year)

“Gloriously mind-frying, ritualistic splatter of Zen blues and Arabic and African music-influenced riff-rock repetition that shows Brown and Chen expanding their lineup with sax, violin, bass and second guitar. The sound may be bigger with a sweeter shine yet it remains unmistakably 75 Dollar Bill: epically shambolic, thrifty and jazzy guitarscapes dripping of ecstatic hypnotism.” – The Observer (The Best Experimental Albums of 2016)

“It’s hard not to slip into ridiculous hyperbole when it comes to 75 Dollar Bill. Best band in New York City? Best band in the USA? Best band in the universe?…they’ve definitely nailed down a thrillingly original sound."  Aquarium Drunkard

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