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A blog featuring #indiemusic news, interviews, & the best darn free songs east of Stockholm

Normaltown Records to present Team Clermont Summer Showcase and Prom + Wild Moccasins To Perfom Friday!

We are pleased to announce that Normaltown Records will be presenting the weekend festivities. Normaltown Records is an imprint label of New West Records, co-founded in 2012 by George Fontaine, Sr. and George Fontaine, Jr. Normaltown focuses on developing emerging artists, providing full label services out of their Athens, GA headquarters. The initial label roster is Daniel Romano, Kalen Nash, Lilly Hiatt, Ronnie Fauss and White Violet.

We are happy to see them join our official partners* MailChimp, Jittery Joe’s, The Branded Butcher,* and Merge Records!

We are also excited to announce that Houston TX’s Wild Moccasins are joining our line up, courtesy of New West Records! Athenians might remember Wild Moccasins from their amazing opening set for Kishi Bashi/of Montreal earlier this year.

Wild Moccasins join our Friday lineup which includes Bear In Heaven and Pattern Is Movement!

Check out more info about Normaltown Records here!

More Love For Kishi Bashi!

We’ve been hooked on Kishi Bashi’s debut full length album 151a, released in April by Joyful Noise! Kishi Bashi has been touring this year as a member of fellow Athens greats of Montreal, and upcoming dates include direct support for Passion Pit and Future Islands!

This week, Kishi Bashi’s 151a was among the “Favorite Music of the Year (So Far)” by NPR’s All Songs Considered. Check out the full list here.

We’ve also been sharing this fantastic live video of Kishi Bashi, recorded by NPR at the 9:30 club. Watch that full performance here!

We also have a link for Kishi Bashi’s Tiny Desk Concert from last month.

Here is the official video for “Bright Whites”

Dent May Added To Team Clermont Summer Showcase And Prom This July 26-28!

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Paw Tracks artist Dent May to our lineup for the Team Clermont Summer Showcase and Prom! Dent May joins The Olivia Tremor Control, Bear In Heaven, Crooked Fingers, Astronautalis, Pattern Is Movement, and more!

Our showcase happens this July 26-28 here in Athens GA, with two nights of music at the Georgia Theatre, as well as a “K’s vs. W’s Kickball Game” (to be announced by Astronautalis) and an industry record fair. Our weekend closes out with our Prom, which features Yacht Rock Revue’s “Reagan Prom” as well as local favorite, DJ Mahogany.

Three-day wristbands and single night tickets are available through TicketBiscuit!

About Dent May:
“The chorus of “Fun” feels like the record’s quick-beating heart: “I don’t know what’s in store for me, but I think it’s gonna be fun.” That youthful sentiment is a long way from the angst of getting older, or worrying about the economy; instead Dent May just wants to kick back with major chords and party. He’s even ditched his magnificent ukelele. In its place are spritely synths, airy acoustic guitars, and hints of psychedelia.” – Pitchfork

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Pattern Is Movement Joins Team Clermont Summer Showcase and Prom!

We’re super excited to announce our latest addition to the Team Clermont Summer Showcase and Prom: Philadelphia’s own Pattern Is Movement!

Pattern Is Movement joins a lineup that already includes The Olivia Tremor Control, Bear In Heaven, Crooked Fingers (Eric Bachmann from Archers Of Loaf), and Astronautalis!

Our Summer Showcase weekend will be held here in Athens, GA from July 26-28. In addition to two showcases hosted by the Georgia Theatre, there will be a kickball game as well as an afternoon record fair!

Three-Day passes as well as single night tickets can be purchased now through TicketBiscuit!

About Pattern Is Movement:
Following their first three records, endless shows and tours (among them dates with friends St. Vincent, David Bazan, and The Forms), and the transition from five-to-four-to-three-to-two members, Pattern is Movement turned themselves inside out with their last release, All Together. Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward embody the two-man wall of sound; it‘s music that‘s been a long time building, rising out of the ether of left-behind evangelical childhoods (see Jesus Camp), best friendship (kindled as kids listening to The Chronic), and life in Philadelphia. All Together continued the mysterious narrative of the band, both documenting and foretelling the pounding energy of their near-legendary live show: Chris and Andrew side-by-side, hammering drums and keys (among other things), sweat flying, voices hollering. This is what resides in the ten exquisitely constructed tracks of All Together, the kind of stuff that compelled Stereogum to declare that “Pattern is Movement deserve your worship.”

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