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Holopaw Hits the Road for Opening Day Jaunt • Ann Pragg: Holopaw’s Matt Radick  

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The wonderful men of Holopaw are hitting the road today for a small jaunt. Dates below.

Holopaw’s own Matt Radick has recently made an album under the name Ann Pragg. Dig on that absolutely beautiful “Demolition Dust” video above and read this interview with VICE. Ann Pragg’s Bitter Fruit is out May 7 via Wonderland Archives. Radick’s voice sounds like velvet steak!

Holopaw Opening Day Run    

Date City Venue Country
04/02/13 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree United States
04/03/13 Memphis, TN The Lamplighter United States
Address: 1702 Madison Ave. Venue phone: (901)726-1101.
04/04/13 Nashville, TN Stone Fox United States
Address: 712 51st Avenue N.. Venue phone: 615.953.1811.
04/05/13 Harrisonburg, VA MacRock Festival United States
04/06/13 Boone, NC Black Cat Burrito United States
Address: 127 South Depot St.. Venue phone: (828) 263-9511.

Written by leo on April 2nd, 2013

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Phenomenal Holopaw Live Video of “Golden Sparklers” via Philadelphia’s Out of Town Films  

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Watch this live take of Holopaw’s “Golden Sparklers” via Out of Town Films and know why this is one of the finest bands in all the land. Thanks to Colin Kerrigan and everyone at OOTF – the fantastic film collective from Philadelphia.

Written by leo on March 7th, 2013

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Holopaw Nail 8/10 Blurt Review, More Great Paw Press  

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Our beloved Holopaw have received a phenomenal 8/10 review via Blurt for Academy Songs, Volume I. In addition, Paw received a lot great press while out on the road – Brooklyn VeganAtlanta Music Guide, Charleston City PaperFlagpole (Athens, GA), Compass (St. Augustine, FL), and more. If you haven’t seen their new video for “The Lights from the Disco,” head to Out to see the premiere. Do go see this band live when they are on the road next and stay tuned for more Paw news.

Holopaw’s Brand New “The Lights from the Disco” Video Premieres via Out Magazine  

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Holopaw’s brand new “The Lights from the Disco” video premiered via Out Magazine today. Holopaw frontman John Orth is a tremendously talented musician/artist who also happens to be gay. In light of the latter, Out is the perfect home for the new video.

In addition to making unparalleled Holopaw records, Orth has previously collaborated with Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock (Ugly Casanova), toured with Iron & Wine, opened F.L.A. Gallery in Gainesville, FL and much, much more. He’s a brilliant mind and a wonderful advocate for the gay community. Orth’s impeccable voice is backed by a troupe of incredibly creative, tasteful and seasoned musicians. Go see Holopaw live when you get the chance.

Written by leo on February 12th, 2013

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Magnificent Misra Mentions via Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery – R. Ring Ohio Jaunt this Weekend • Holopaw Still Touring Hard  

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R. Ring received some great press via Donewaiting and the Dayton City Paper in anticipation of their forthcoming Ohio jaunt this weekend. In the latter, Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery (R. Ring) give Misra some nice love as well.

R. Ring — Early 2013 Ohio Jaunt
02/07/13 Columbus, OH Kobo
02/08/13 Dayton, OH Blind Bob’s
02/09/13 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub

Holopaw are still out on the road until the middle of the month. These Florida natives have headed north and their little behinds are shivering, so do get out and give them a warm welcome. Also, they sound so incredible live, so don’t miss this opportunity.

Holopaw — Early 2013 Tour Dates
01/31/13 Gainesville, FL Church of Holy Colors
02/01/13 Atlanta, GA The Earl
02/02/13 Charleston, SC Monster Music & DVDs
02/02/13 Charleston, SC Tin Roof
02/04/13 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery*
02/05/13 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s*
02/06/13 New Haven, CT BAR*
02/07/13 Allston, MA Great Scott *
02/08/13 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory*
02/08/13 Brooklyn, NY Permanent Records – In-Store Performance
02/09/13 Philadelphia Kung Fu Necktie*
02/11/13 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong
02/12/13 Chapel Hill, NC Night Light
02/13/13 Athens, GA Farm 255
02/14/13 St. Augustine, FL The Floridian
* – w/ Love As Laughter

Written by leo on February 7th, 2013

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Brooklyn Vegan Feature Holopaw • Paw on Tour Now  

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Brooklyn Vegan recently posted a nice feature on Holopaw announcing their tour (happening now), forthcoming Hoboken and Brooklyn dates, the new album, and more. Do go see this band live. They are primed and sounding better than ever. Above is a photo (by Meredith Kite) from their tremendous tour kickoff show at the Church of Holy Colors in Gainesville, FL.

Holopaw — 2013 Tour Dates
01/31/13 Gainesville, FL Church of Holy Colors
02/01/13 Atlanta, GA The Earl
02/02/13 Charleston, SC Monster Music & DVDs
02/02/13 Charleston, SC Tin Roof
02/04/13 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery*
02/05/13 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s*
02/06/13 New Haven, CT BAR*
02/07/13 Allston, MA Great Scott *
02/08/13 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory*
02/08/13 Brooklyn, NY Permanent Records – In-Store Performance
02/09/13 Philadelphia Kung Fu Necktie*
02/11/13 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong
02/12/13 Chapel Hill, NC Night Light
02/13/13 Athens, GA Farm 255
02/14/13 St. Augustine, FL The Floridian
* – w/ Love As Laughter

Written by leo on February 4th, 2013

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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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