Sorry I’m Late, a 13-track album of cover tunes, is now available for free download at Ray Carmen Bandcamp.
Free abandoned playground Christmas single download christmas at home, 1954, available hereFrom the forthcoming album distance to empty, due sometime in 2018.
Coming in 2018: new solo cd release Provocative Repercussions:  a physical cd release, with a different track listing from the formerly available free download version.  It will be a best-of collection featuring mostly songs recorded over the years in real studios, as opposed to my house, although a few tracks will originate from my home studio.  It will probably have twelve songs.  Some songs will be remixed and remastered, and some will also have new vocal tracks.
Early cassette releases What The Hell Is That?! (1987), POP! (1988), Duet Yourself (1990) and Bubblegum Buddha (1993) are now available for free digital download at Ray Carmen Bandcamp.
Buy the Nothing Personal Fun Pack!:  contains the 1991 Emigre CD release Nothing Personal and the 1990 7″ ep Radio Friendly (which contains four songs from Nothing Personal) for $8.00 ppd.  Overseas orders add $5.00.  About 25 left out of a 300 copy pressing of the 7″ vinyl ep.  Comes in black, red or green vinyl.
For ordering instructions, go to the bottom of the catalog page.





Ray Carmen has been writing and recording one man band home-made bubblegum art pop since 1986. He is currently the drummer for The Chants and rhythm guitarist for Librarians With Hickeys.  He also has two recording projects with Jim Weiser: abandoned playground (Ray’s instrumental/ambient/experimental music), and Weeping Barista (Jim’s alt-country-folk songs).  He also likes to refer to himself in the third person on this website.

If you like McCartney and McCartney II, or if you’re a fan of the anything-goes approach of underground one man band legend R. Stevie Moore (who Ray has collaborated with), you might like what Ray does.  Then again, maybe you won’t.

If you wanna find out, you can download a free six-song ep from Obscurity Knocks: Twenty Years Of Sweating Over A Hot Four Track, 1986-2006 here.