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Vote Big Tree for Deli's Band of the Month!

Brooklyn’s Big Tree is nominated for Band of the Month from The Deli NYC .

At present, they are a close second! If they win, they will be on the cover of Deli NYC, and win gear and studio time. You can vote for them here .

Big Tree is about to take their eco-friendly veggie oil van on a summer tour across the US. Check out their tour dates here .

Minus The Bear releases brand new video for "My Time"

Seattle prog rockers MInus The Bear released their fourth LP OMNI just under two weeks ago, their first on new label Dangerbird Records! Today, the band premiers their first video from the album for the lead single “My Time”! Check out the video below!

Minus The Bear is currently touring through the month of May, wrapping up at home in Washington for this years Sasquatch Music Festival!

Minus The Bear On Tour!

05.14•House Of Blues (Houston, TX)
05.15•Granada (Dallas, TX)
05.16•La Zona Rosa (Austin, TX)
05.18•Sunshine Theatre (Albuquerque, NM)
05.19•House Of Blues (Las Vegas, NV)
05.20•Mayan Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
05.21•Glass House (Pomona, CA)
05.22•SOMA (San Diego, CA)
05.23•Marquee Theatre (Tempe, AZ)
05.26•Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
05.27•Knitting Factory (Reno, NV)
05.28•Roseland Theatre (Portland, OR)
05.29•Sasquatch Music Festival (George, WA)

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North Carolina artists talk about, well, North Carolina

We took a look at the radio roster here at Team Clermont and realized that we are reppin’ a fair share of North Carolina bands! We thought it would be interesting to see what they’re into in NC these days, and it turns out that The Love Language could very well be the most respected band in the Tar Heel State. Here’s what each of them had to say:

Jews & Catholics:
“Winston-Salem has a strong DIY spirit, with establishments like Krankies housing a performance space, art gallery, coffee roaster, guitar repair shop, and living quarters under one roof! There’s a hunger for live music around here, and lots of support from other bands. You could pretty much say the same thing for all of NC, tons of towns to play across the whole state. Its nice knowing we can go 1-3 hours in any direction and hook up with a band or a venue that we adore.”

Free Electric State:
“There’s as much musical talent in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area as anywhere in the country right now. Several acts have started to break nationally, including The Love Language, Megafaun, and Bowerbirds, with several more right behind them. It’s the most inclusive and supportive community I’ve ever been a part of, and incredibly diverse. Record stores are still real community hubs in this town, and college radio stations are an active part of the community.”

“Annuals like and know an uncountable number of other great NC bands but a quick short list would have to include Lonnie Walker, Hammer No More The Fingers, The Kingsbury Manx, Lost In The Trees, The Love Language, The Light Pines, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Birds Of Avalon, The Big Picture, so so many others…and we eat bbq at The Pit.”

Wesley Wolfe:
“I used to read about bands and wish they would come to FL. The only reason I moved to Chapel Hill, NC in 2002 was for the music scene. Polvo, Archers of Loaf, and Superchunk are all heroes of mine. The Triangle area is full of great music and artist. In Chapel Hill I can pick up all three college stations WXYC, WXDU and WKNC. It seems that in the past few years I’ll hear a song that I like, and then find out they’re a local band from Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill. The Rosebuds, The Love Language, Americans In France, The Dirty Little Heaters, and Vee Lee just to name a few.”

K Singles Zip-Pak Cropper

K Records launching Singles Zip-Pak

From the K Records website:

The K Singles Zip-Pak, is a series of underground singles delivered directly to your virtual doorstep every week via the wonders of electronic mail and the World-Wide Web. A year’s subscription to the K Singles Zip-Pak means hundreds of new favorite songs arriving effortlessly into your life, a serious noisy pop rockin’ overdose. It’s like a portable pirate radio station, AM-style. No post-rock, no Dad-rock, just endless screaming, crying and carrying on compressed into bite-sized chunks of three minute pop songs. Passionate music for passionate people, like you.

Hitch a ride on the K Singles Zip-Pak and receive the latest in K MP3 delectability: new songs by Mirah, Chain & the Gang, LAKE, Karl Blau, the Hive Dwellers, Adrian Orange, Strange Boys, Jeremy Jay, and more, as well as introductory work by artists like City Center, Kendl Winter, Joey Casio, Christmas, Rainbow Bridge and Electric Sunset. Subscribers hear the songs weeks before the rest of the civilized world has gotten an inkling of what the future has in store; because the K Singles Zip-Pak is the future, in a neat pak-ette.

The K Singles Zip-Pak Includes Music
We fill the weekly Zip-Pak with 2+ songs from our various upcoming hardcopy releases like the International Pop Underground series of 7” 45 rpm records, the Dub Narcotic Disco Plate singles and the regular album releases, and deliver it to our subscribers six weeks ahead of their normally scheduled street date.

The K Singles Zip-Pak Includes More Music
Every week the K Singles Zip-Pak is augmented with exclusive mixes, bonus songs and live documents that will be available nowhere other than the K Mail Order Dept. The K Singles Zip-Pak uploads morsels of K MP3 marvelousness onto the personal MP3 player of your choice and there you have it: soundtrack for a life.

The K Singles Zip-Pak Special Apps
The K Singles Zip-Pak roars on: as a bonus for subscribing you receive a credit at the K Mail Order Dept. of $3.00 towards any downloads in the K Digital Warehouse. You’ll regularly receive exclusive photos, custom wallpaper for your desktop and an opportunity to extend the life of your computer screen with our artist-oriented screen-saving iconography. You’ll thrill to the behind the scenes view of art-in-the-making provided by the Dub Nar Studio Cam. Plus: subliminal messages; Hidden Meanings; dark prophecies; bathing suit shots.

The K Singles Zip-Pak: How Does It Work?
Add this item to your cart here at the K Mail Order Dept., checkout, and you’ll be a subscriber to the K Singles Zip-Pak. You will receive 50 weeks (we take two weeks off each year to recharge the batteries) of action-packed K MP3 stimulus package breakdown. It will arrive on Thursday evening, immediately providing your personal MP3 player with its weekend activity enhancement.

Special Incentives: Subscribe Early!
The first K Singles Zip-Pak will be sent Thursday, July 1, and then every week thereafter. A one-year subscription is $50.00; sign up for the K Singles Zip-Pak before May 31 and receive the special introductory rate of $45.00. Hott.


Kacey Johansing is giving away four tracks from upcoming record, Many Seasons!

Kacey Johansing, of San Francisco’s art collective and record label Porto Franco , is set to release her debut album, Many Seasons, on June 15, 2010.

Eager to share her project, Kacey is giving away four tracks early. After dropping your email address in the box below, the four tracks will arrive in your inbox.

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Thank you to 20+ Years of Team Clermont artists!

We surely couldn’t have made it 20 years without all of you, our artists.
See our clients, only part of the 2,238+ artists and true creatives we’ve had the privilege of working with so far (our first 20-years). -with love from founders Nelson Wells and Bill Benson

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