Kelley Deal of R. Ring and The Breeders has been touring with the latter these latter days. The Breeders are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Last Splash and made a stop by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to perform the classic hit “Cannonball.” More from R. Ring very soooooooon. This performance is great!
This Tuesday, May 7, Boston, MA’s Hallelujah the Hills will release Portrait of the Artist as a Young Trashcan. According to HtH, the album “collects the singles, B-sides, and unreleased material from Hallelujah The Hills’ storied ‘career’ and lovingly places it all together in an order that plays out like the double album they never released. Much of the material is brand new, with five songs coming out in 2013, which is, as we know, a year that isn’t even half over. The lead-off singles ‘Honey, Don’t It All Seem So Phony’ and ‘Confessions Of An Ex-Ghost’ waste no time ratcheting up the stakes, volume, and storytelling the band has often been accused of.”
Featured on POTAAAYT is a remix of “Wave Backwards to Massachusetts” off HtH’s (Misra) debut Collective Psychosis Begone. Also included are songs from Prepare to Qualify – an EP that was released during the band’s tenure with Misra. Support HtH. They are a phenomenal band.
Thank you so much for supporting independent music! We can’t do this without you.
As it is, Matthew Houck — the wonderful & talented frontman for Phosphorescent — got caught up in the band’s recent swarm of road dates and was unable to get the special live recordings to Misra in time for Record Store Day. The live recordings were going to be on the download card alongside a full-download of the album. We are truly sorry about the setback and both Matthew and Misra plan to remedy the situation. Please check back soon.
Again, we are very sorry about this situation and working on a remedy now. Thanks so much for your support of Phossy and Misra! It means so much to us all.
Adam Remnant of Southeast Engine visited Robbins Crossing recently for an intimate four song performance, mostly comprised of material from the solo album he is currently recording. The set included the songs “She Has a Way of Finding Me Out,” “California,” and “Susanna,” as well as the Southeast Engine track “Coming to Terms With Gravity.”
Robbins Crossing is an acoustic web-based video series developed by the music business and production students at Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH. Set in the tradition of Daytrotter and The Black Cab Sessions, Robbins Crossing features exclusive stripped-down musical performances filmed inside buildings of the 19th century historic settlement found at Hocking College. The Robbins Crossing village is a collection of original log cabins built by settlers in the 1850s and includes a one-room schoolhouse, doctor’s office, a two-story dwelling, as well as several other buildings from the era.
To watch this season’s episodes of Robbins Crossing, visit robbinscrossingsessions.com.
Transistor Six Sessions pay homage to the BBC’s Peel Sessions. They invite artists into their little studio setup at ‘Frank’ in Austin, record a few live songs, take some photos with their Lomo film cameras, do an interview, and often shoot a film on Super 8.
While R. Ring was down in Austin for SXSW 2012, Transistor Six caught up with them. Check out the beautiful work they did! We are grateful for all the time, care, and thought put into R. Ring’s session!
Congratulations to The Black Swans on their 2x LP, 180 gram, double gatefold Occasion for Song Record Store Day release. We should have mentioned this on RSD, however, it’s been a wildly hectic time here in Dayton as we attempt to rally behind one of the city’s at-risk historic structures.
Anyway, it’s so exciting to see O4S on vinyl! Above is a picture of the release. There *may* still be one left at your local record store. Only 500 were pressed, so you better act fast.
Will Johnson of Centro-matic and South San Gabriel is a multi-talented fellow. He fronts the aforementioned, plays drums in Monsters of Folk, releases solo albums and creates wonderful baseball paintings as well.
In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, we are releasing a split 12″ with two openly gay Misra artists – Sleeping States and Holopaw.
- Sleeping States / Holopaw Split 12″
- MSR069: Old vs. New EP b/w Through ’til the Morning EP
- Two EPs from two openly gay musicians
- 45 RPM pink vinyl featuring Pink Triangle – gay pride/rights
- Sleeping States works with Bella Union (Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes) overseas
- Holopaw remix by Brian Deck (producer for Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine, etc).
- Out June 18, 2013 – LGBT Pride Month
The wonderful men of Holopaw are hitting the road today for a small jaunt. Dates below.
Holopaw’s own Matt Radick has recently made an album under the name Ann Pragg. Dig on that absolutely beautiful “Demolition Dust” video above and read this interview with VICE. Ann Pragg’s Bitter Fruit is out May 7 via Wonderland Archives. Radick’s voice sounds like velvet steak!
|04/02/13||Birmingham, AL||The Bottletree||United States|
|04/03/13||Memphis, TN||The Lamplighter||United States|
|Address: 1702 Madison Ave. Venue phone: (901)726-1101.|
|04/04/13||Nashville, TN||Stone Fox||United States|
|Address: 712 51st Avenue N.. Venue phone: 615.953.1811.|
|04/05/13||Harrisonburg, VA||MacRock Festival||United States|
|04/06/13||Boone, NC||Black Cat Burrito||United States|
|Address: 127 South Depot St.. Venue phone: (828) 263-9511.|
Jerry DeCicca, the phenomenal songwriter behind The Black Swans, is prepping a new record under the name “Jerry David DeCicca.” The album will feature Spooner Oldham, Will Oldham, Kelley Deal and more.