Poems, Songs and Artwork by
Kyle Field and Greg Olin
Hardback Book + 12” Record in a Box
Enter into a strange yet oddly familiar world—one that is absurdly like our own, a realm of modern nursery rhymes accompanied by colorful and unique illustrations, all sprung forth from the creative minds of artists Kyle Field and Greg Olin.
Best known for their musical projects, Little Wings and Graves, Field and Olin collaborated on MUSHROOM, an audio and visual journey through the ceaseless strangeness of childhood. Here you will find tall tales, stories, and yarns for adults and kids alike, but with an eye for the era of smartphones. These are both lullabies in the age of Bitcoin and fond memories of “Love in the Time of Beepers.” The book includes an accompanying listen-along soundtrack featuring Field and Olin taking turns reading the poems over original music and atmospheric sounds. Both contribute their distinctive touch to bring these imaginative vignettes to life. Bedtime will never be the same again.
Mushroom the Book:
Hardback with dust jacket
12 x 12 inch | 84 pages
80+ color illustrations
Mushroom the Record:
12 inch LP vinyl record | Split run, opaque swamp + translucent orange
Songs written, performed, and arranged by Greg Olin
Songs written and performed by Kyle Field
Poems and Drawings by Kyle Field
Poems by Greg Olin
Published by Perpetual Doom
and Cattywampus Press
“The music poetry herein toys with my left coast subconscious. I thought of teenage vacations with stepparents, weird uncles, domestic psychedelia... ‘The Point' by Nilsson but aimed at teenage skateboarders from Oakland (or grown-up ex-skateboarders from Oakland.”
MUSHROOM introduces a cast of unforgettable oddballs. Inside, you will meet Little Tammy Moppins, stumble across sleeping Gilda Mibbs, find out about poor Edward Shandy Huppin-Cuffs, and of course, learn about Ponce de Leon. Try some “Hermit Soup” or “Liver Tea.” Discover a mysterious artifact from long ago called “The Gong Show.” Alongside each poem are full-color original artworks by Kyle Field that bring out the vivid daydream of every rhyme. These vibrant compositions recall the work of celebrated children’s book artist Brian Wildsmith, pushing the reader down the rabbit hole into a topsy-turvy world of their own creation. The project emerged from Olin’s desire to recreate this classic childhood reading experience for his own daughter, and this collaboration with Field is a charming detour into the life of small things.