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Crooks on Tape’s European tour starts tomorrow (Tuesday, February 18). The band features John Schmersal (Brainiac, Enon, Caribou) + Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key) + Joey Galvan. They are otherworldly and beautiful. Do it to it, Europe!

FEB 18th, 2014 AT, Vienna Shelter
FEB 19th, 2014 CZ, Prague 007
FEB 20th, 2014 IT, Udine Cas’Aupa
FEB 21st, 2014 IT, Bologna Covo
FEB 22nd, 2014 IT, Verona Interzona
FEB 24th, 2014 BE, Hasselt Mod Club
FEB 26th, 2014 BE, Ghent Vooruit

 

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Misra is happier than a horse in a hay store to announce that we’ve teamed up with Sub Pop Licensing. The long-loved label will be licensing the Misra catalog to TV, film, ads and more. Here is a link to the Misra page on Sup Pop Licensing’s sassy new site. We’ll be adding more artists here in future days and celebrating with SPL at SXSW. More on the latter soon…

 

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Dayton, Ohio’s Swearing at Motorists (now located in Germany) have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new album. Along with Brainiac, The Breeders, A Ten O’Clock Scholar, and more, Misra manager Leo DeLuca was very moved by S@M during his formative years in the Gem City. PLEASE DO SUPPORT SWEARING AT MOTORISTS!

The cover art for S@M’s new album (above) was done by William Schaff—the same fellow responsible for the cover of Songs: Ohia “Magnolia Electric Co.”, Okkervil River covers, and many more. Also, stay tuned for more collaborations between Swearing at Motorists and Misra in the coming weeks…

 

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If you were at Yellow Cab in Dayton, O. on Saturday night, you witnessed something very special. Motel Beds and Misra unleashed 500 hand-painted LPs upon the world. The wonderful Smug Brothers and Good English opened the evening. It was a pre-release show for Beds’ forthcoming album These are the Days Gone By—out later this year.

Motel Beds and Misra teamed up with We Care Arts — a Dayton, Ohio-based non-profit dedicated to “changing disabilities into possibilities.” WCA hand-painted 500 album covers for Motel Beds’ These are the Days Gone By — a collection of hits, rarities, live favorites, and never-before-heard Beds tracks, all (re)mastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, etc).

We’ve had people near and far asking to get their hands on one. In addition to being an amazing artifact, they very well could be worth a pretty penny someday. We see people realize this. Calm down, they’re available. ;-)

If you are in Dayton, O., the LPs will be available at OMEGA Music later this week. If you are out of town, Tommy Cooper (“Ted Bed”)—Motel Beds’ guitarist, co-songwriter, and designer extraordinaire—has put a batch up for sale online via Etsy. Hey! You can actually pick your album!

MUCH LOVE!

 

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The wonderful folks at Stereogum recently posted the new video for Crooks on Tape’s “If Feelings Mean a Thing”—track two off their debut LP “Fingerprint.” The video premiered last week via VICE.

C.O.T. has also been receiving some fantastic tour press. Here is a smattering below:

…& more

 

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Motel Beds played ((91.3)) WYSO. It’s one of the finest NPR stations in the country—located in nearby Yellow Springs. The performance was in anticipation of the limited pre-release of “These are the Days Gone By” — 500 hand-painted LPs.

Yes, just in case you missed it, Motel Beds and Misra have teamed up with We Care Arts — a Dayton, Ohio-based non-profit dedicated to “changing disabilities into possibilities.” WCA has hand-painted 500 album covers for Motel Beds’ These are the Days Gone By — a collection of hits, rarities, live favorites, and never-before-heard Beds tracks, all (re)mastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, etc).

This super limited edition of These are the Days Gone By is truly a special artifact. Once they’re gone, they’re gone… We may end up selling a limited amount online. Right now, we like that they are kind of hard to get… (sorry). Dayton Pre-Release Show details below…

DAYTON
Motel Beds + Smug Brothers + Good English
YELLOW CAB • 700 E. 4th St.
Saturday, January 18
8 PM (sharp)

Beds and Misra have been seeing some great press in the midst of all this. Thanks to Dave Obenour!

Dayton Daily News
Dayton City Paper
Cincinnati CityBeat
Cincinnati Enquirer
Dayton MostMetro
Cincy Music
Telephone Weekly
Ghettoblaster

 

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Just in case you missed it, Motel Beds and Misra have teamed up with We Care Arts — a Dayton, Ohio-based non-profit dedicated to “changing disabilities into possibilities.” WCA has hand-painted 500 album covers for Motel Beds’ These are the Days Gone By — a collection of hits, rarities, live favorites, and never-before-heard Beds tracks, all (re)mastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, etc).

This super limited edition of These are the Days Gone By is truly a special artifact. Once they’re gone, they’re gone… We may end up selling a limited amount online. Right now, we like that they are kind of hard to get… (sorry). First two pre-release shows are below:

CINCINNATI
Motel Beds + Harlequins
MOTR Pub • 1345 Main St.
Friday, January 17
10 PM

DAYTON
Motel Beds + Smug Brothers + Good English
YELLOW CAB • 700 E. 4th St.
Saturday, January 18
8 PM (sharp)

Beds and Misra have been seeing some great press in the midst of all this. Thanks to Dave Obenour!

Dayton Daily News
Dayton City Paper
Cincinnati CityBeat
Cincinnati Enquirer
Dayton MostMetro
Cincy Music
Telephone Weekly
Ghettoblaster
WYSO
…and many more

 

The fine folks at VICE premiered the new video for CROOKS ON TAPE ”If Feelings Mean a Thing”—track 2 off their debut album “Fingerprint” (out now on Misra)! Crooks on Tape is John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac, Bass in Caribou, Plays with Girls Against Boys, Vertical Scratchers, etc.) • Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key) • Joey Galvan. C.O.T. is also heading on their first-ever tour, drawing praise from Denver Post, San Diego CityBeat, Cincinnati CityBeat, Portland Mercury, Free Bike Valet, Williamette Week, Seattle Stranger, and many, many more. Dates below.
(((Crooks On Tape: A.V. Club full-album stream)))
CROOKS ON TOUR • CHAPTER 1 (U.S.)
01/16/14 • SAN DIEGO, CA • Soda Bar
01/17/14 • LOS ANGELES, CA • Bootleg Bar
01/18/14 • SAN FRANCISCO, CA • Bottom of the Hill
01/20/14 • PORTLAND, OR • Bunk Bar
01/21/14 • SEATTLE, WA • The Crocodile
01/22/14 • SPOKANE, WA • The Barlett
01/23/14 • MISSOULA, MT • Stage 112
01/26/14 • MINNEAPOLIS, MN • Triple Rock Social Club
01/27/14 • MADISON, WI • The Frequency
01/28/14 • CHICAGO, IL • Schuba’s
01/29/14 • COLUMBUS, OH • Ace of Cups
01/30/14 • DAYTON, OH • Rockstar Pro Arena
01/31/14 • NEWPORT, KY • Southgate House Revival Room
02/03/14 • BLOOMINGTON, IN • The Bishop
02/04/14 • ST. LOUIS, MO • The Firebird
02/05/14 • DENVER, CO • Hi Dive
02/06/14 • ALBBUQUERQE, NM • Launchpad
02/07/14 • TUSCON, AZ • Club Congress
02/08/14 • SCOTTSDALE, AZ • Pub Rock Live
CROOKS ON TOUR • CHAPTER 2 (EUROPE)
02/18/14 • VIENNA, AT • Shelter on Tuesday
02/19/14 • PRAGUE, CZ • 007
02/20/14 • UDINE, IT • The Black Stuff
02/21/14 • BOLOGNA, IT • Covo
02/22/14 • VERONA, IT • Interzona
02/24/14 • HASSELT, BE • Mod Club
02/25/14 • GHENT, BE • Vooirut
 

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Crooks on Tape have received a lot of great press as of late (below). They also head out on tour THIS WEEK. Dates below. Purchase tickets in advance [link].

Free Bike Valet
Tiny Mix Tapes
Captain’s Dead
The Deli LA
KDHX Song of the Day
Dayton Most Metro
The Fire Note
Fabricoh
LTF ZINE

Crooks on Tour, Chapter 1 

16-Jan-14 SAN DIEGO, CA Soda Bar $10/$12
17-Jan-14 LOS ANGELES, CA Bootleg Bar $10/$12
18-Jan-14 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill $10/$12
19-Jan-14 off
20-Jan-14 PORTLAND, OR Bunk Bar $8/$10
21-Jan-14 SEATTLE, WA Crocodile $10/$12
22-Jan-14 SPOKANE, WA The Bartlett $10
23-Jan-14 MISSOULA, MT Top Hat Lounge $10/$12
24-Jan-14 DRIVE
25-Jan-14 DRIVE
26-Jan-14 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Triple Rock $8/$10
27-Jan-14 MADISON, WI The Frequency $10
28-Jan-14 CHICAGO, IL Schubas $10/$12
29-Jan-14 COLUMBUS, OH Ace of Cups $8/$10
30-Jan-14 DAYTON, OH Rockstar Pro Arena $8/$10
31-Jan-14 NEWPORT, KY Southgate House $8/$10
1-Feb-14 LOUISVILLE, KY Zanzabar $6/$8
2-Feb-14 BLOOMINGTON, IN The Bishop $10/$12
3-Feb-14 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird $10/$12
4-Feb-14 DRIVE
5-Feb-14 DENVER, CO Hi Dive $10
6-Feb-14 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Launchpad $7/$8
7-Feb-14 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress Free show
8-Feb-14 SCOTTSDALE, AZ Pub Rock Live $10/$12

Crooks on Tour, Chapter 2 (Europe)

FEB 18th, 2014 AT, Vienna Shelter
FEB 19th, 2014 CZ, Prague 007
FEB 20th, 2014 IT, Udine The Black Stuff
FEB 21st, 2014 IT, Bologna Covo
FEB 22nd, 2014 IT, Verona Interzona
FEB 24th, 2014 BE, Hasselt Mod Club
FEB 26th, 2014 BE, Ghent Vooruit

 

RRING

R. Ring — the wildly original two-piece band featuring The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery — are on SPIN Magazine’s list of “Safe Bets” for SXSW 2014. The 2014 SXSW Misra Showcase is shaping up nicely and will be announced here in the not-so-distant future. It features R. Ring and others TBA.