Archive for the ‘Misra Records’ tag
The wonderful folks of Dayton City Paper did a cover a story on Misra. The full feature details the label’s past, present, and future, as well as its recent move to label manager Leo DeLuca’s hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Dayton-tied Misra artists R. Ring (Kelley Deal), Motel Beds, and Crooks on Tape (John Schmersal) are also highlighted. Nearly 20,000 of these are circulating in the Gem City. If you’re in the area, do pick up a copy!
“Misra Recommends” Project: Misra Shares Favorite Artists via Social Media – Spanning Many Periods & Genres
As a record label, Misra finds that researching and understanding the annals of music history is imperative. In doing so, we’ve become inspired by a great number of artists and would like to share some of our favorite recordings with you via the label’s Facebook and Twitter. It’s all very simple:
- We recommend an album
- We choose a track from the recommended album and share it with you
Tracks will be culled from YouTube, as we cannot think of a better way. In turn, you’ll have to excuse terrible YouTube montages from time to time. If you have a better suggestion, please do share.
We begin with “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” from Bessie Smith An Introduction to Bessie Smith: Her Best Recordings: 1923-1933. The track was penned by the great Russian-born New Yorker Irving Berlin. Again, please head to Misra’s Facebook and Twitter and join the fun.
Uprooted Music Revue / No Depression have featured The Black Swans’ Occasion for Song and Water Liars’ Phantom Limb in a list titled “Favorite Audio Releases of 2012.” Thanks so much to the wonderful Chris Mateer for his continued support. Make sure to follow Uprooted Music Revue into 2013 and like them on Facebook and Twitter. Get both records for 20% off during Misra’s Holiday Sale!
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.
With a spirit of gratitude, Grandma Misra is offering all Misra titles at 20% off. 2012 was a phenomenal year for the label and we are extremely thankful for all Misra artists and supporters.
- 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 via Pitchfork, 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 from Daytrotter, 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.
The wonderful folks at Under the Radar premiered Holopaw’s “Yearling’s Darlings. Thanks to Laura Studarus and all at UTR. The premiere was in celebration of the “Golden Sparklers” b/w “Yearling’s Darlings” 7″ released yesterday.
“Golden Sparklers” is the leadoff single from Academy Songs, Volume I (out January 15). You can hear that track via Pitchfork and visit the Misra store to order and pre-order the aforementioned titles. Thanks so much for supporting independent music.
Holopaw frontman John Orth is a wildly talented and productive man. In past days he pulled double-duty playing alongside Modest Mouse’s Isaace Brock as Ugly Casanova. These days the binary heads toward visual art (see image above).
Orth has partnered with Cinders Gallery in Willamsburg to open F.L.A.Gallery in Gainesville. The inaugural show, Rewilding, F.L.A., features John’s work and that of Kelie Bowman and Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels. Like them on Facebook. Check out John’s tumblr site.
>> Pre-order Paw’s “Golden Sparklers” b/w “Yearling’s Darlings” 7″ (11/13) and Academy Songs, Volume I (1/13). Thanks so much for supporting independent music and art!
Grandma Misra has always been allured by history. In fact, her fascination with the past (and its impact on the present) is largely why she took over the label in late 2010. Misra had released groundbreaking titles from Destroyer, Shearwater, Phosphorescent, etc., however, for various reasons, operations were on hiatus. Here we are in late 2012 and we’re rolling once more.
Anyway, in an effort to learn more about our world, Grandma decided to add tiny pieces of historical information to tour updates. Misra already alerts folks via Facebook, Twitter, etc. when label artists are coming to their towns. This will remain the same, however, updates will become geekier with the inclusion of history on the various locales. Here’s one from today via Misra’s Facebook. Welcome to our world of dorkiness:
Will Johnson plays Buffalo, NY tonight as part of his Living Room Tour. Buffalo (first settled in 1789) grew rapidly after the presence of the Ohio Erie Canal in 1825 and later became a major railroad hub. By 1900 Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the U.S. Not half bad.
Oh, jumpin’ juniper, the boys of Water Liars are hitting the road hard in late summer and autumn with over 40 shows all over the country. Check out that schedule below and support independent music!
9/3 – Nashville, TN – Dino’s w/ T. Rust
9/4 – Knoxville, TN – WDVX Blue Plate Special
9/4 – Knoxville, TN – The Well w/ Guy Marshall
9/5 – Macon, GA – The Hummingbird
9/6 – Charleston, SC – Tin Roof w/ Rachel Kate Gillon, Elim Bolt
9/7 – Asheville, NC – Altamont Brewing Co. w/ Shovels and Rope
9/9 – Durham, NC – Motorco w/ Wood Ear//Wowolfol
9/10 – Charlottesville, VA – The Garage
9/11 – Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Taphouse
9/12 – Baltimore, MD – JoJo South Records – 7:30PM Instore
9/12 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe w/ The Memory, Stephn Strohmeier
9/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fire w/ Attic Dancers, Ruby the Hatchet, New Sweden
9/14 – New York, NY – Piano’s
9/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Paper Box
9/16 – Parkersburg, WV – Quincy Hill House Show
9/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howler’s Coyote Cafe w/ Emily Rodgers, Broken Fences
9/18 – Dayton, OH – South Park Tavern w/TBA
9/19 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s w/ Jaill
9/21 – Nashville, TN – The Basement w/ Blackfoot Gypsies, Stagolee, Lonely H
9/22 – Oxford, M$ – Blind Pig
10/6 – Hot Springs, AR – Hot Water Hills Music n Arts Festival
10/12 – Chicago, IL – Martyr’s w/ Frontier Ruckus
10/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club w/ Frontier Ruckus
10/21 – Austin, TX – Frank w/ Lonesome Heroes, Adam Torres
10/22 – Houston, TX – Mango’s w/ Tiziano Dominico
10/24 – Jackson, MS – Hal and Mal’s w/ Frontier Ruckus
10/25 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s w/ Frontier Ruckus
10/26 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House w/ Frontier Ruckus
10/27 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s w/ Frontier Ruckus
10/28 – Fayetteville, AR – La La Land
10/29 – Subiaco, AR – Frank Stanford’s Grave
10/30 – Hot Springs, AR – Maxine’s
11/11 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
11/12 – Buffalo, NY – The Vault
11/23 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West w/ The Memory
12/15 – Oxford, M$ – Blind Pig
Shearwater – a band with three Misra titles – will be opening for Dinosaur Jr. this fall. Grandma is tickled pink by this, as Dinosaur Jr. is one of her very favorites. Check out the schedule below and pick up a copy of Shearwater Winged Life - recently reissued on LP via Misra.
|Shearwater Supporting Dinosaur Jr.|
|10/01/12||Nashville, TN||Mercy Lounge||United States|
|10/02/12||Atlanta, GA||Variety Playhouse||United States|
|10/03/12||New Orleans, LA||Tipitina’s||United States|
|10/04/12||Austin, TX||The Mohawk||United States|
|10/05/12||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald’s||United States|
|10/06/12||Dallas, TX||The Prophet Bar||United States|
|10/08/12||Flagstaff, AZ||The Orpheum Theater||United States|
|10/10/12||San Francisco, CA||The Fillmore||United States|
|10/11/12||Eugene, OR||WOW Hall||United States|
|10/12/12||Seattle, WA||The Neptune Theater||United States|
|10/14/12||Salt Lake City, UT||Urban Lounge||United States|
|10/15/12||Denver, CO||The Bluebird Theater||United States|
|10/17/12||Omaha, NE||The Waiting Room||United States|
|10/18/12||Minneapolis, MN||The Cabooze||United States|
|10/19/12||Madison, WI||Majestic Theater||United States|
|10/20/12||Grand Rapids, MI||Orbit Room||United States|
|10/21/12||Chicago, IL||Empty Bottle||United States|
|10/22/12||Bloomington, IN||The Bluebird||United States|
|10/23/12||Cleveland, OH||Beachland Ballroom||United States|
|10/24/12||Millvale, PA||Mr. Small’s Theatre||United States|
|10/25/12||Washington, DC||Black Cat||United States|
|10/26/12||Charlottesville, VA||Jefferson Theater||United States|
|10/27/12||Philadelphia, PA||Union Transfer||United States|