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Crooks On Tape • “Crooks On Tour,” Chapter 1  

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CROOKS ON TAPE is john schmersal (ENON, brainiac, bass in caribou, plays with girls against boys, etc) + rick lee (enon, skeleton key) + joey galvan. Here is a full album stream of Crooks’ debut album “Fingerprint” via the A.V. Club.

Crooks On Tape • "Crooks On Tour", Chapter 1    

Date City Venue Country
01/16/14 San Diego, CA Soda Bar United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: 21+.
01/17/14 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Bar United States
Age restrictions: 21+. CROOKS ON TAPES’ DEBUT SHOW! BUY TICKETS
01/18/14 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages.
01/20/14 Portland, OR Bunk Bar United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 1028 Southeast Water Ave.
01/21/14 Seattle, WA The Crocodile United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages.
01/22/14 Spokane, WA The Bartlett United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 228 W. Sprague Avenue.
01/23/14 Missoula, MT Stage 112 United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 112 N. Pattee St.
01/26/14 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: 18+. Address: 629 Cedar Avenue South.
01/27/14 Madison, WI The Frequency United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: 18+. Address: 121 W Main Street.
01/28/14 Chicago, IL Schubas United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 3159 N Southport.
01/29/14 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: 18+.
01/30/14 Dayton, OH Rockstar Pro Arena United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1106 East Third St..
01/31/14 Newport, KY Southgate House United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 111 East Sixth St.
02/02/14 Bloomington, IN The Bishop United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages.
02/03/14 St. Louis, MO Firebird United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2706 Olive St..
02/05/14 Denver, CO Hi-Dive United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: 21+.
02/06/14 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $7. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 618 Central Avenue SW.
02/07/14 Tuscon, AZ Club Congress United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: 21+. BUY TICKETS
02/08/14 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock Live United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 8005 E. Roosevelt St.BUY TICKETS

 

Thankful for a Wonderful 2013!  

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Misra is thankful for a wonderful 2013! It was filled with debuts, charity releases, new albums, LPs, CDs, Cassettes, and more!

CROOKS ON TAPE Fingerprint (MSR073): COT is the new band of John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac, Caribou, Vertical Scratchers, etc.) + Rick Lee (Enon). Fingerprint is their debut effort. Released: 10/22/13 (CD/digi) + 11/05/13 (LP/Tape)

(((Crooks On Tape: A.V. Club full-album stream)))

SPINERIDERS Hello Future Tinglies (MSR070): Jason Molina’s old band. All proceeds to Musicians Emergency Medical Association. Released: 10/24/13.

(((Spineriders: Pitchfork Premiere)))

SLEEPING STATES / HOLOPAW LGBT Pride Release: Two EPs from two openly gay frontmen. Paw’s side = Califone Remix. 45 RPM 12″ on pink vinyl. Portion of proceeds to Point Foundation.

(((Holopaw: SPIN premiere)))

PHOSPHORESCENT Aw Come Aw Wry: LP reissue of Phossy’s 2005 album on heavyweight vinyl with slighly altered cover. Fun! Released: Record Store Day 2013.

HOLOPAW Academy Songs, Volume I: In addition to Holopaw, frontman John Orth was also one half of Ugly Casanova alongside Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock. This is Holopaw’s finest album to date. Released: 01/15/13.

(((Holopaw: OUT premiered video)))

Be on the lookout for releases from The Paranoid Style, Motel Beds, Shearwater, Dignan Porch, and more! 

Crooks On Tape • AllMusic, Ghettoblaster, More  

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Crooks on Tape is John Schmersal (Enon, 3RA1N1AC) + Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key, Butter 08) + Joey Galvan

COT’s debut album is called Fingerprint. CD/Digital out NOW! ////// LP/Tape out 11/5.

PRESS for Fingerprint >>

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Crooks On Tape “Fingerprint” • CD/Digital Officially Out Today!  

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Crooks On Tape Fingerprint is officially out on CD/Digital formats today! Pick up a copy at any retailer or digital service provider!

Crooks on Tape is John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key, Butter 08), and Joey Galvan. The unscripted band was born out of a simple notion: convene, improvise, and record every moment.

In 2010, the Los Angeles trio assembled a rotating fortress of instruments, synthesizers, samplers, and loopers. Crooks recorded hundreds of hours of material, largely instrumental in its original performance. Fingerprint is the first evidence of this undertaking and a window into the band’s sound. The debut record you hear is analogous to tiny snapshots of an altered crime scene.

In many ways, Crooks picks up where Enon left off. Rick and John created two instrumental records in Enon’s early days (Long Play and On Hold). Fingerprint is an outgrowth of those directions, spun in a totally live, improvisational context, augmented by vocals. Though unpredictable, Joey’s marked drumming style provides the adhesion, gluing the group together when sessions become too cacophonous.

Misra Records is now based in Dayton, OH — the hometown of Schmersal and his former band Brainiac. Strange, unformed, wildly intriguing snippets of Fingerprint began making their way to the label in early 2013. Each song sounded like a story unfolding. Songs were amended, vocals were added, and a debut album began to develop.

This material is mined from sessions lasting between winter, 2010 – Spring, 2012. The band has since moved from the location where these documents were made. They are hard at work constructing a new space. John has been dividing his time between Crooks on Tape, Caribou, Girls Against Boys (occasionally subbing for Eli Janney), and playing with another new band. You can expect many more records to evolve from this time period alone.

Fingerprint is for Crooks a pop record — the band at its most accessible. Stranger things are to follow.

Track List:

1. Duper
2. If Feelings Mean a Thing
3. Tito’s Riser
4. The Regiments
5. Melting the Ice
6. Summer’s End

7. River Bait
8. Milo’s Creeper
9. A Hazmat Dream
10. Wandered Again
11. Clergyman Segway
12. Barging In

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The Onion A.V. Club Places Water Liars & Southeast Engine in Their 40 Great Songs of 2012 List  

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SPIN, Stereogum, A.V. Club, & More Feature R. Ring • 7″ Pre-Order!  

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Oh, Holy Night, R. Ring have been getting some serious love. In addition to the previously mentioned Pitchfork feature, check out some of the press they’ve received below. Pre-order their debut “Fallout & Fire” b/w “See” 7″ here.

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Southeast Engine: KEXP Video + Phenomenal PopMatters Piece + Alison Vagnini Photos + More!  

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Great Praise continues to roll in for Southeast Engine, including a phenomenal piece by Andrew Gilstrap of PopMatters called “Fear and Hope in the Great Depression,” as well as a beautiful acoustic video of “Ruthie” (off SEE’s Canary). The video was filmed live at Pickathon by the kindhearted badasses of KEXP in Seattle and The PopMatters article addresses the themes of both Canary (2011) and its companion EP Canaanville (2012).

In addition, the band had some wonderful new photos taken by the wildly talented Alison Vagnini while they were touring through Denver, CO on their way to Pickathon 2012. The first is up there for all to see.

 

Southeast Engine Praise >>> Deals  

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Southeast Engine’s new Canaanville EP is seeing some great praise. A small smattering can be seen below. Too, we’re running some special deals on the album here.

Southeast Engine • “Canaanville” EP • Released Today!  

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We are thrilled to announce that Southeast Engine’s Canaanville EP is officially out today. Canaanville is a 4-song appendix EP to 2011′s critically-acclaimed Canary. It is designed to accompany that album, but is *not* a set of B-sides or outtakes. Please support and purchase the album here.

Quick Listen [link]: ”Old Oak Tree”

Early Praise: Daytrotter • A.V. Club • Best New Bands • Hear Ya • Donewaiting

Tour Dates [link]: Southeast Engine is on the road right now en route to Pickathon Music Festival to play alongside Neko Case, Blitzen Trapper, Phosphorescent, and more.