Athens’ Twin Tigers new album, Gray Waves, comes out on March 2nd on Old Flame Records ! Yesterday, Filter Magazine premiered the video for “Red Fox Run.” The video was filmed at the Go Bar, located in Athens! Twin Tigers plays their CD release show tomorrow, Friday, February 26th at Caledonia Lounge alongside Grape Soda and Nuclear Spring.
We are proud to announce the line-up for our annual SXSW College Party! This year we will be hosting it alongside MBV Music and we’re presenting an eclectic and incredible lineup of performers:
The entire event will be emceed by ExcaliBRAH , and we will be giving away vinyl from Asthmatic Kitty, K Records, Hometapes, Yep Roc, ATO, Domino, Warner Bros., Nonesuch, Merge, Dead Oceans, Old Flame and many many more! We will putting all of that vinyl in one of a kind tote bags designed by Lauren Gregg!
See you in Austin!
1986 is ready to share their brand new record Everybody Is Whatever I Think They Are with you, and it is through the Rock And Roll Ponzi Scheme! The Austin TX duo have put together a presentation that gives you the opportunity to receive a free download of their new release…
Their only request…Play It Loud!
Giorgio Angelini and Cully Symington make up 1986, but they have also performed with bands such as Bishop Allen, The Rosebuds, The Gutter Twins, Cursive, and Okkervil River. In the studio, the band enlisted the help of many friends, including Jesus Lizard guitarist, Duane Denison, and Adam Franklin, of Swervedriver.
Everybody Is Whatever I Think They Are is not only the product of its influences but also represents the experiences Symington/Angelini had touring and recording in other people’s bands.
Pattern Is Movement, in the throes of creating its new album, will provide fans a gift – and a clue – in the form of a new handmade EP. “Light of the World” and more unreleased tracks (including a David Bowie cover!) will only be available at the merch table as part of a limited tour-only EP release on Pattern Is Movement’s upcoming tour with Via Audio.
Pattern Is Movement // Via Audio 2010 Tour:
02/23/10 – Washington, DC – DC9
02/24/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Kungfu Necktie
02/25/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall
02/26/10 – Boston, MA – Middle East
02/27/10 – Hamden, CT – The Space
02/28/10 – Buffalo, NY – Big Orbit Soundlab
03/01/10 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
03/02/10 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
03/03/10 – Bloomington, IN – Bishop
03/04/10 – St. Louis, MO – Billiken Club (Saint Louis University)
03/05/10 – Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
03/06/10 – Depere, WI – Baba Louies
03/07/10 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
03/09/10 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
03/10/10 – Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe
03/12/10 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
03/13/10 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Fugue
03/17/10 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/18/10 – Austin, TX – Hometapes SXSW Showcase
03/19/10 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/20/10 – Austin, TX – Hometapes Friend Island
03/21/10 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
03/23/10 – Columbia, SC – The Whig
03/25/10 – Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
Duck Kee Sessions, the new EP by Carrboro, North Carolina quartet, Schooner, is available now exclusively through CYTunes.org . Named after Cy Rawls, a NC music scene staple and friend of the band that lost his struggle with brain cancer, Cytunes is a website where musicians can upload music (Superchunk, The Rosebuds, Polvo, and many more artists have exclusive material on the site), and fans can purchase music with 100% of the proceeds going to brain cancer research.
Schooner recognized Cytunes as the most meaningful place for it’s newest songs, Duck Kee Sessions, recorded at the legendary Jerry Kee’s Duck Kee Studios (Superchunk, Kingsbury Manx, Polvo). A variety of album covers for Duck Kee Sessions are available with numerous North Carolina-based artists contributing unique works for the project. Contributing artists’ artwork will be featured at the Duck Kee Sessions EP release party.
Duck Kee Sessions EP release party:
February 19, 2010 at The Pinhook – Durham, North Carolina
Roberto Carlos Lange is a busy, busy man. In August 2009 Asthmatic Kitty released Awe Owe, the album he made under the pseudonym Helado Negro. Then in December, as part of their Library Catalog Music Series, AK released Music For Memory, a poignant instrumental album recorded under Lange’s given name. To follow all of that up, the label will re-issuing four Epstein albums on February 23, 2010. Puñal, Gente Sin Pueblo, Canto De Hermanos and Otros reflect Lange’s work that was recorded between 2000-2007, the first two originally released by Botanica Del Jibaro and latter released by Arepaz.
In addition to that output, Asthmatic Kitty will be putting out the first Epstein album to be released in the US, When Man Is Full He Falls Asleep, on March 9, 2010! In anticipation of that, a new song has popped up recorded by Epstein Y El Conjunto called “A Lost Animal”, featuring School Of Seven Bells. You can stream it from Pitchfork, who featured the song on their Forckast yesterday or download it below!
The Broken Bells self-titled debut album is due out on March 9th, 2010 on Columbia, and the internet has been abuzz with Danger Mouse-meets-James Mercer fever since December. If you haven’t heard the single “The High Road” yet, then you’re in luck since it’s featured as iTunes Single Of The Week! For those of you who are into 44-page photo and illustration notebooks, glow in the dark stickers sheets, posters and postcards can head to the Broken Bells site to pre-order the Deluxe Limited Edition Music Box set! Keep checking back here for tour dates!
This week Seth Augustus released a second MP3, “Tiny Little Head” from his forthcoming album. After haunting the outer-lands of San Francisco’s music world for the better part of two decades, Seth Augustus has emerged with a fully realized sound and debut CD, To the Pouring Rain (Porto Franco), to be released February 16, 2010. On the album, primitive textures and rhythms, Seth’s sinister-electrified guitar and gravely, bluesy voice mingle with the rhythms of early American folk and jazz, the cadences of carnival sounds and more than a little 60s-era Captain Beefheart. Seth collaborated with mentor Paul Pena (legendary blues player who was the subject of Oscar-nominated Ghengis Blues), studied throat singing and ethnic instrumentation in Tuva, and learned from musicians he met on travels to Mali.
Seth’s label, Porto Franco, was recently profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle. Read the article here.
New MP3: Seth Augustus — Tiny Little Head
*Seth Augustus Tour Dates: *
02.04 • Blue Jay Cafe (San Francisco, CA)
02.13 • Revolution Cafe (San Francisco, CA)
05.14 • Armando’s (Martinez, CA)
10.08 • Renc’Art Music Festival (Tignieu-Jameyzieu, FRANCE)
10.15 • Le Tipi (Liege, BELGIUM)
Smile Smile hit the road tomorrow in support of their latest release Truth On Tape, available February 9th from Kirtland Records. The duo will also be performing at SXSW in March.
Two awesome videos have been shot for Truth On Tape; “Tempo Bledsoe” and “Beg You To Stay”. Check them out below!
Smile Smile on Tour!
02.02•The Living Room (New York, NY)
02.04•The Living Room (New York, NY)
02.06•The Living Room (New York, NY)
02.13•The Doublewide CD RELEASE PARTY w/ The O’s & Giggle Party (Dallas, TX)
02.17•Troubadour w/Bob Schneider (Los Angeles, CA)
02.18•House of Blues w/Bob Schneider (San Diego, CA)
02.19•Kirtland Late Night Lounge (San Diego, CA)
02.20•Downtown Brewing Company w/ Bob Schneider (San Luis Obispo, CA)
02.21•Independent w/Bob Schneider (San Francisco, CA)
02.23•Hard Rock Cafe w/ Bob Schneider (Las Vegas, NV)
02.24•Club Congress w/Bob Schneider (Tucson, AZ)
02.25•Rhythm Room w/Bob Schneider (Phoenix, AZ)
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