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Holopaw: Out Of Town Films Presents “Diamonds” • “Dirty Boots (He Don’t)” Video Casting Notice  

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“Diamonds” via Out Of Town Films

Thanks to Out Of Town FilmsApe School, Colin Kerrigan, Michael Johnson, Michael James Murray, and Rocco Avallone for this phenomenal new video of Holopaw’s “Diamonds” –– track #3 from their recent Academy Songs, Volume I LP.

Paw invited OOTF to their friend Michael Johnson’s studio, Ape School, last winter In Philadelphia to document a few songs. The first being “Golden Sparklers”, which OOTF already released (below), and the second being this one, “Diamonds”. Enjoy.

Produced by Out Of Town Films
Filmed by Colin Kerrigan, Michael James Murray and Rocco Avallone
Edited by Michael James Murray
Audio by Michael Johnson / Ape School
Shot on location at Ape School in Philadelphia, PA
Special thanks to Michael Johnson and Daniel Gill from Forcefield PR

“Dirty Boots (He Don’t)” Video Casting Notice

Holopaw and filmmaker Adam Baran recently put out a NYC casting notice for their forthcoming video for “Dirty Boots (He Don’t)” –– track #5 from their recent Academy Songs, Volume I LP. Here is the Facebook event. More info below. If you’re interested, contact Adam at dirtybootsvideo@gmail.com.

“Acclaimed Gainesville, FL band Holopaw seeking unique gay or trans male actors and performers to play members of a raucous gay leather biker gang for a sexually charged music video directed by former BUTT Magazine editor Adam Baran. The video is for Holopaw’s song “Dirty Boots (He’ Don’t)”, an homage to the classic Shangri-La’s song “Out in the Streets” from the band’s recent queer concept album Academy Songs, Vol 1. Inspiration for the video includes Kenneth Anger (Scorpio Rising), the German biker youth photographs of Karlheinz Weinberger and the films of Fred Halsted and Joe Gage.”

Holopaw Kick Off U.S. Tour in Gainesville, FL Tonight!  

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Holopaw kick off a substantial U.S. tour this week with a show in Gainesville, FL. There will be quite a few shows with Love as Laughter, as well as in-store performances at various record stores. These boys are used to a humid subtropical climate region, so do make them feel warm and welcome up north. Also, above are props used in Paw’s brand new music video – set to premiere very soon. Stay tuned.

Holopaw Tour

Date City Venue Country
01/31/13 Gainesville, FL Church of Holy Colors United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 SE 5th Avenue. Venue phone: (863) 608-1861.
02/01/13 Atlanta, GA The Earl United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/02/13 Charleston, SC Monster Music & DVDs United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 946 Orleans Road. Venue phone: (843)571-4657.
02/02/13 Charleston, SC Tin Roof United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/04/13 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery United States
Time: 6:00pm. w/Love as Laughter
02/05/13 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1039 Washington Street. Venue phone: (201) 653-1703. w/Love as Laughter
02/06/13 New Haven, CT BAR United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: 21+. w/Love as Laughter
02/07/13 Allston, MA Great Scott United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: 18+. w/Love as Laughter
02/08/13 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 361 Metropolitan Street. Venue phone:(347)529-6696. w/Love as Laughter
02/08/13 Brooklyn, NY Permanent Records – In-Store Performance United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/09/13 Philadelphia Kung Fu Necktie United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 1248 North Front St.. w/Love as Laughter
02/11/13 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 5037 Connecticut Avenue NW.Venue phone: (202)364-0404. presented by Sasha Lord Presents…
02/12/13 Chapel Hill, NC Night Light United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 405 1/2 West Rosemary St. Venue phone:(919) 960-6101.
02/13/13 Athens, GA Farm 255 United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 255 W Washington Street.
02/14/13 St. Augustine, FL The Floridian United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $8. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 39 Cordova Street. Venue phone: (904) 829-0655.

Written by leo on January 31st, 2013

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Holopaw: Forthcoming Tour • Great Press • Record Store Deals & In-Stores  

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Holopaw’s Academy Songs, Volume I has been receiving great press via The Fire Note (reviewed by Kevin Poindexter – head of Guided By Voices Inc.), mxdwn, and more. The band embarks on a national tour here at February’s onset, which will include a couple in-store performances at record stores. Here’s a write-up via Charleston City Paper about their in-store down there.

Holopaw Academy 1 Tour 1

Date City Venue Country
01/31/13 Gainesville, FL Church of Holy Colors United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 SE 5th Avenue. Venue phone: (863) 608-1861.
02/01/13 Atlanta, GA The Earl United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/02/13 Charleston, SC Monster Music & DVDs United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 946 Orleans Road. Venue phone: (843)571-4657.
02/02/13 Charleston, SC Tin Roof United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/04/13 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery United States
Time: 6:00pm. w/Love as Laughter
02/05/13 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1039 Washington Street. Venue phone: (201) 653-1703. w/Love as Laughter
02/06/13 New Haven, CT BAR United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: 21+. w/Love as Laughter
02/07/13 Allston, MA Great Scott United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: 18+. w/Love as Laughter
02/08/13 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 361 Metropolitan Street. Venue phone:(347)529-6696. w/Love as Laughter
02/08/13 Brooklyn, NY Permanent Records – In-Store Performance United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/09/13 Philadelphia Kung Fu Necktie United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 1248 North Front St.. w/Love as Laughter
02/11/13 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 5037 Connecticut Avenue NW.Venue phone: (202)364-0404. presented by Sasha Lord Presents…
02/12/13 Chapel Hill, NC Night Light United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 405 1/2 West Rosemary St. Venue phone:(919) 960-6101.
02/13/13 Athens, GA Farm 255 United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 255 W Washington Street.
02/14/13 St. Augustine, FL The Floridian United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $8. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 39 Cordova Street. Venue phone: (904) 829-0655.

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In addition, the new album is being featured at the following record stores across the country:

  • PARK AVE CDS (Orlando, FL)- Listening Post & Sale Priced THRU 2/28
  • CRIMINAL RECORDS (Atlanta, GA)- Listening Post & Sale Priced THRU 2/28
  • OTHER MUSIC (NYC)- Sale Priced THRU 2/12
  • SCHOOLKIDS (Raleigh, NC)- Listening Post & Sale Priced THRU 2/28
  • MUSIC MILLENNIUM (Portland, OR)- Listening Post & Sale Priced THRU 2/28
  • MONSTER MUSIC & MOVIES (Charleston, SC)- Sale Priced THRU 2/28
  • GRIMEY’S (Nashville, TN)- Listening Post & Sale Priced THRU 2/28
  • WATERLOO RECORDS (Austin, TX)- Listening Post & Sale Priced THRU 2/28
  • SILVER PLATTERS (Bellevue, WA)- Listening Post & Sale Priced THRU 3/5
  • SILVER PLATTERS (Seattle- 2 stores)- Listening Post & Sale Priced THRU 3/5
  • SONIC BOOM (Seattle, WA)- Listening Post & Sale Priced THRU 2/28
  • STRICTLY DISCS (Madison, WI)- Listening Post & Sale Priced THRU 2/28

Written by leo on January 25th, 2013

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Delightful Holopaw Reviews via Consequence of Sound, eMusic,  

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Holopaw recently got some nice praise via Consequence of Sound, eMusic, and more. Their new album Academy Songs, Volume I was released this week. Additional reviews, features, etc. will be coming in all the time, so do stay tuned. You can still listen to the album in its entirety at Spinner this week.

Written by leo on January 17th, 2013

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Happy Release Day to Holopaw!  

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Holopaw’s beautiful new album – Academy Songs, Volume I – is officially out today! Misra Records is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be part of this record. Check out the different album covers (separate album art for CD & LP versions), listen to the singles, and read the Holopaw bio below. Also, for this week only you can stream the album in its entirety at Spinner. Head here to purchase Academy Songs, Volume I and thanks so much for supporting independent music.

Academy Songs, Volume I LP Album Cover

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Academy Songs, Volume I CD Album Cover

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Singles from Academy Songs, Volume I 

Holopaw Academy Songs, Volume I Biography

Academy Songs, Volume I, Holopaw’s Misra Records debut, takes the band to never-treaded levels. Through three records and a collaboration with Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock (Ugly Casanova), frontman John Orth has honed his gift for lyricism, storytelling, and delivery. Now, backed by a variant possessing uncanny chemistry (complete with identical twin brothers), we’ve been graced with an unparalleled, breathtaking Holopaw album.

Over a ten-song cycle, the close quarters of an all-boys preparatory academy, and the world beyond its “ivied walls,” become the sites of devotion, betrayal, communion (or near-communion), and abject loneliness. The joys and thrills and dangers of both discovery and transgression are detailed. “The rising and falling of their little lives” is illuminated in stunning imagery.

Hips to hips and knees to knees / the heaving hills / the swollen seas / the hollows and the frozen peaks. / Fingers smell of tangerines. / Slow curve rivulets / the see-see-sawing of our breaths / the loamy, sticky in-betweens / the ticklish bubbling underneath.

The album maps, rather vigorously, the physical and emotional terrain of its young characters’ lives. Throughout, it finds them both reveling together and exiled from one another.

Golden sparklers / flares lobbed into the dark / fountains of embers / sucked into the night. / Wipe the sweat from the window to watch the firework display. / Roman candles arched over the lake.

The boys had all been sent to the far side of the lake / one held back until the fever breaks / sweating through his nightshirt / orchids curling into bloom / volunteer sleeps in the corner of the room / “Pardon me, sir. Sorry to wake you.” / “Respectfully, I say, this fever is not breaking.” / “There’s a war I’m steady losing on the far side of the lake” / “to a little dark horse who’s steady rising through the ranks.”

Jeremy Scott drove his Civil Defense Studio down from Brooklyn to record Academy Songs in a St. Augustine beach house. Serendipitously, the physical intimacy of the experience seemed to mirror the boys academy detailed in song. Holopaw lived, worked, cooked, and swam together. Their world consisted of playing music and cutting paths from beach house to beach and back again. Long days recording were celebrated over homemade horchata, fish tacos, and a different flavor of hand-churned ice cream each night (ginger lime and peach brown sugar standing out as favorites). A night swim would commence, followed by recording into the dark and light of morning.

Paw’s Patrick Quinney summarized the experience upon returning: “You know that feeling you have after swimming and getting a lot of sun, where you seem to experience every little thing–food, rest, humor, music–as a kind of deep physical and spiritual luxury? We have been asked by a surprising number of people if the recording got ‘beachy’ out there: in the sense that we made it entirely in an atmosphere of that physical and spiritual luxury, I would have to say that it did. I certainly hope that everything that sounded good or seemed like a great idea at the time will continue to do so after the last of the sand is out of our shoes.”

Written by leo on January 15th, 2013

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Fabricoh Gives Both Holopaw & R. Ring Some Love!  

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Fabricoh, a new independently-minded music magazine from Raleigh, NC, recently gave both Holopaw and R. Ring some love. Do check it out and support this fantastic new publication. Fabricoh possesses a great ethos and has ties to Dayton, Ohio – the home base of Misra Records.

Written by leo on January 15th, 2013

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Holopaw’s New Album Streaming in Its Entirety at Spinner this Week!  

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Holopaw’s new album Academy Songs, Volume I will be streaming at AOL’s spinner.com this week. Misra couldn’t be more proud to be part of this beautiful collection of songs. Please do listen and head here to purchase the album. To note: the LP & CD have different covers. Thanks for supporting independent music!

Written by leo on January 14th, 2013

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Paste Premieres Holopaw Track & Features Band on Sampler  

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Holopaw’s “We are the Virgin Snow” premiered at Paste today. In addition, the phenomenal “Golden Sparklers” will be included on Paste’s forthcoming sampler for M Player subscribers. Academy Songs, Volume IHolopaw’s Misra debut, will see release this coming Tuesday, January 15. It’s an extremely beautiful record. The band heads on tour shortly after.

1/31: Gainesville, FL @ Church of Holy Colors
2/1: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
2/2: Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
2/4: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery*
2/5: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s*
2/6: New Haven, CT @ BAR*
2/7: Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
2/8: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory*
2/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
2/11: Washington D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong
2/12: Chapel Hill, NC @ Night Light
2/13: Athens, GA @ Farm 255
2/14: St. Augustine, FL @ Nobby’s 

*w/ Love as Laughter

Written by leo on January 11th, 2013

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R. Ring on Radio K • Holopaw Early Press  

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R. Ring’s “Fallout & Fire” was recently featured on the widely loved Radio K up in MPLS. Holopaw: in addition to their recent track premieres on Pitchfork, Under the Radar, and MTV Hive, the band got some early love from the kind folks at Extreme Nonchalance. Paw’s breathtaking new album – Academy Songs, Volume I – is out January 15. Pre-order here.

MTV Hive Premieres Holopaw’s “Discotheque” • Paw Hits the Road in February  

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MTV Hive premiered Holopaw’s “Discotheque” today and put together a very well-crafted, thoughtful, intelligent assessment of track #7 off Paw’s forthcoming Academy Songs, Volume I (out 1/15). Oh, do read the feature and pre-order the record here. It’s an absolutely beautiful collection of songs.

Holopaw heads out on tour in February

2/1: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
2/2: Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
2/4: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery*
2/5: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s*
2/6: New Haven, CT @ BAR*
2/7: Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
2/8: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory*
2/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
2/11: Washington D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong
2/12: Chapel Hill, NC @ Night Light
2/13: Athens, GA @ Farm 255
2/14: St. Augustine, FL @ Nobby’s 

*w/ Love as Laughter

Written by leo on December 11th, 2012

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