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R. Ring’s Kelley Deal took some time off touring with The Breeders to head on over to Lil’ Bub’s studio in Bloomington, IN. Lil’ Bub is an extremely special celebrity kitty. Oh, do watch the video above. It features our good friend Nick Eddy from Dayton, OH!
Via Rolling Stone:
“Lil Bub is using her magical space feline powers to make waves in the music business. Two weeks ago, the internet-famous permakitten hosted noted cat enthusiast Steve Albini as a guest on her web series, Lil Bub’s Big Show. Having received an intensive tutorial in music production from Albini, Lil Bub put her fresh skills to work this week on a new single for Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal.
At the opening of the episode, Lil Bub offered to grant one wish to the first person to call in. As luck would have it, Deal won the prize, appearing on a small screen with her own fluffy-headed cat beside her. “Shouldn’t you on tour with the Breeders?” Lil Bub asked. Deal explained that she had a little time off, then made her wish to have Lil Bub produce her next single. Harnessing the power of “science and magic,” Bub transported Deal to a recording studio, where a full band soon materialized.
In addition to producing, Bub plays keyboards on the new song (aided by what appear to be cat treats on the keys) and contributes a few vocals as well. The result of her hard work, a sunny new single called “Shirtcrush,” is available on iTunes.
In a note on her own website, Deal explained how the collaboration with Lil Bub really came together. Her band, R. Ring played a show last year at Bloomington, Indiana’s Russian Recording Studio, which Lil Bub’s “dude” Mike Bridavsky owns and operates. “She is super sweet and she and her Dude are hell bent on bringing magic and love to Earth,” Deal wrote.”
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.
Today is a special day! The debut 7″ by R. Ring (The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery) is officially released today – 10/30/2012. “Fallout & Fire” b/w “SEE” is an extremely special set of songs and the first Kelley Deal project in a very long while.
R. Ring, the new band of The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery, have seen some wonderful press. People are so excited to see Kelley back in action and it brings joy to our hearts. Oh, Deal is creating, creating, creating. The world needs it now more than ever. Mike Montgomery is the perfect musical partner for her. R. Ring slays.
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.
The Black Swans newest release, Occasion for Song, has been receiving a lot of praise, including a great cumulative score from Metacritic. In addition, Consequence of Sound described the album as “…the band’s most shatteringly personal offering to date.” AllMusic gave the album 4/5 stars and stated “He [DeCicca] uses allusion, metaphor, and history to weave his own hybrid mythology; none of his songs feel strictly confessional — even if they are — which is part of what makes The Black Swans’ sparse Americana so compelling.”
Just a reminder: you can purchase the album from Grandma Misra’s online store.
Above >>> The Black Swans play Columbus, Ohio’s Lost Weekend Records to celebrate the release of Occasion for Song.
Our beloved Black Swans have been receiving some phenomenal press for their new album Occasion for Song. It was released yesterday and you can purchase it [here]. Your support means a great deal to all of us.
Quick Listen [link]: ”Portsmouth, Ohio”