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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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
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
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.
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
Academy Songs, Volume I CD Album Cover
Singles from Academy Songs, Volume I
- “Golden Sparklers”: Pitchfork Premiere
- “Discotheque”: MTV Hive Premiere
- “We Are The Virgin Snow”: Paste Premiere
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.”
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.
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!
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 I, Holopaw’s Misra debut, will see release this coming Tuesday, January 15. It’s an extremely beautiful record. The band heads on tour shortly after.
Holopaw’s fabulous Academy Songs, Volume I will see release on January 15. It’s an absolutely phenomenal collection of songs and we couldn’t be more elated to be part of it all.
Pitchfork recently listed Holopaw’s Academy Songs, Volume I in it’s “List of records to look forward to in the coming months.” Listen to the singles and B-side below. To note: the LP & CD version have different covers and are included alongside the “Golden Sparklers” b/w “Yearling’s Darlings” 7″ below.
Misra’s Holiday Sale will be wrapping up by year’s end. In celebration of a phenomenal 2012, everything is 20% off over at the Misra store.
- February 14: Shearwater’s Winged Life is issued on LP for the first time. The record features songs by SW frontman Jonathan Meiburg and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff. Shearwater then embarks on tours with St. Vincent, Dinosaur Jr. and more.
- February 14: Bears’ Greater Lakes is released. Grandma helped distribute the release and it’s praised by NPR Song of the Day, AP, Cleveland Scene, and many more.
- February 28: Water Liars’ debut Phantom Limb is met with great praise from A.V. Club, Daytrotter, No Depression, VICE, NPR Song of the Day, and more.
- March 15: Misra heads to SXSW 2012 with a showcase featuring R. Ring (The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery), Palomar, The Black Swans, Southeast Engine, Seryn, and Water Liars. The event is a wonderful success.
- July 31: The Black Swans’ Occasion for Song is released. It is met with phenomenal praise viaPitchfork, MOJO, Paste, MAGNET, AllMusic, Dusted, and many more. The band heads on tour with WHY? soon after.
- July 31: Southeast Engine’s Canaanville EP is released. Canaanville is a 4-song appendix EP to the band’s widely-hailed Canary album. For a baby release, it is met with great praise fromDaytrotter, PopMatters, A.V. Club, and more. The band heads to Pickathon soon after.
- October 31: R. Ring – a new band comprised of The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery – release their debut “Fallout & Fire” b/w “SEE” 7″ on Misra. It is met with wild attention from Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum, VICE, and many more.
- November 13: Holopaw’s “Golden Sparklers” b/w “Yearling’s Darlings” is released. The 7″ single is the predecessor to Paw’s absolutely breathtaking Academy Songs, Volume I (out January 15, 2013). Pitchfork debuts the A-Side and Under the Radar debuts the B-Side.
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 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