LEE BROWN COYE: Decibel Magazine Unveils Title Story From New Spoken Arts LP; Where Is Abby? & Other Tales Out Next Week


As new spoken arts label, Cadabra Records, prepares to unveil its maiden release with Where Is Abby? & Other Tales — a collection of illustrative literature by influential wordsmith of the macabre, LEE BROWN COYE — Decibel Magazine has premiered the lead and title story, “Where Is Abby?”

Cadabra Records sets out to issue the works of incredibly notable writers which have helped create and continually influence the odd, macabre, and ongoing legacy of the modern horror genre, both in cinema and in printed delivery. The label begins its lineage with Where Is Abby? & Other Tales, by LEE BROWN COYE, a spoken word album which transports eight short storylines from the significant writer’s catalog in a captivating style, with a high-quality product to present these tales in a way to transcend genre, time and classification into timeless pieces honoring said works, which have influenced such acclaimed modern works as The Blair Witch Project, and True Detective. Brought to life through the readings of son, Robert Coye, you will hear haunting stories the fantastic and the absurd, of folklore and of legend, nightmares and death. The uniqueness and strength of Lee’s art is shown here by the spoken word. Find out why names like Mike Mignola, Guillermo Del Toro, and Stephen King found LEE BROWN COYE inspiring.

For the first time collected anywhere, here are the finest of LEE BROWN COYE‘s “Chips And Shavings” stories, rarely known until now. Written between 1964 and 1970, these stories originally appeared in the Mid-York Weekly newspaper, most of which have not been reprinted since. States label founder and Syracuse, New York musician Jonathan Dennison, “‘Where Is Abby?’ is loosely based around actual characters from Syracuse. From The Wizard Of Oz to Todd Browning’s Freaks, ‘little’ people have always drawn fascination and wonder from the curious. Where Is Abby? & Other Tales takes you into the mind of one of the greatest illustrators of macabre and fantastic fiction. This is uniquely original material that takes you into a dark place, in old central New York. This should not be missed.”

Delve into the opening title story from LEE BROWN COYE’s Where Is Abby? & Other Tales through a Decibel Magazine exclusive stream at THIS LOCATION.

Also hear the LP’s closing track, “The Church,” as premiered via Bloody Disgusting RIGHT HERE.

Cadabra Records will issue Where Is Abby? & Other Tales on LP and CD this Monday, August 3rd; the LP in a limited first pressing of 500 copies on 180-gram vinyl packed in a 350 gsm deluxe gatefold jacket with reverse board printing and a 4-panel insert with liner notes, and the CD in a hand-screen printed 4-panel eco-pack. The first 125 vinyl orders will receive a free art print signed by the artist’s son, and reader, Robert Coye. A very limited subscription to the LEE BROWN COYE Collection will also be available, which includes exclusive color vinyl, a T-shirt, a hand screened poster and more.

LEE BROWN COYE (1907-1981) is best known as one of the most original and influential artists to capture the feel of nightmare and unease in the field of illustrative literature; a godfather of the macabre. From the original Weird Tales pulp magazine to the finest of Arkham House Publishing his art as proven to live on. COYE has three art books in print, and his works are represented in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Everson Museum in Syracuse, the Onondaga County Historical Society, Colgate University, the Morrisville State College Library, SUNY Oswego, Syracuse University, and private collections.

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