Archive for the ‘Misra Records’ tag

Holopaw’s John Orth Opens Art Gallery in Gainesville, FL  

Posted at 10:32 pm

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 Adds History of Locales to Tour Updates  

Posted at 12:53 pm

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.

Written by leo on September 26th, 2012

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Water Liars Tour 2012 Like Mad  

Posted at 6:55 pm

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

Written by leo on August 26th, 2012

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Shearwater Opening for Dinosaur Jr. Starting 10/1  

Posted at 4:37 am

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
**headlining set**
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

Written by leo on August 24th, 2012

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Pitchfork Gives R. Ring Some Love  

Posted at 2:40 pm

My Stars! Pitchfork gave R. Ring some love today! This is the new band of The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery and it is gooooood (that voice)! Head here to hear the A-side (Orange-side) of the band’s debut “Fallout & Fire” b/w “See” 7″ — out October 30 on Misra. Thanks to Jenn Pelly and all at Pitchfork! R. Ring pre-order up very soon.

Written by leo on August 22nd, 2012

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Pitchfork Give Black Swans a Wonderful Review!  

Posted at 10:56 pm

Thanks so much to Mark Richardson, Stephen Deusner, and all at Pitchfork for the wonderful review of The Black Swans’ Occasion for Song. It went up today and it’s just so thoughtful. We couldn’t be more pleased.

“For all its grave intimations, Occasion For Song exhibits a true joy in creating and playing music, in finding the right notes and the right words. It’s a complex, even contradictory record, not just the Black Swans’ best but one of the most incisive and moving mediations on life and the loss of it in recent memory.”

Written by leo on August 20th, 2012

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Black Swans Release New Album this Tuesday • Columbus Alive! • KDHX Streaming New Album  

Posted at 8:52 am

  • The Black Swans release Occasion for Song this Tuesday, July 31. For a limited spell, you can get some varied deals on purchasing the new album [link].
  • Columbus Alive! recently did a wonderful piece on O4S.
  • For a limited spell, you can stream the new album in its entirety via our friends at KDHX in St. Louis.

The Black Swans Podcast with Talus, Or Scree  

Posted at 2:52 pm

Black Swans frontman Jerry DeCicca recently did an interview with Talus, Or Scree.

Via the T, OS site:

“We talk with Jerry DeCicca, songwriter, singer, and acoustic guitarist for The Black Swans, about their forthcoming album Occasion for Song, out on Misra Records. We also touch on their previous albums, like this onethis one, and this one.

But, Jerry wears many hats. For one, the top hat he dons as Dr. Silverfoot, his balloon animal making alter-ego. He’s also produced some great albums with such songwriters as Larry John WilsonBob Martin, and Ed Askew. This work, in turn, lead to collaborations with Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Ed Askew himself.

But that’s not all. Jerry is also at work on a book that compiles narratives from obscure American singer-songwriters, which also reflects on his life as an American singer-songwriter. The episode opens with a cut off the new album and closes with one off their previous album, Don’t Blame the Stars. Settle in and give a listen, both on record and in conversation. He’s a great fella doing a lot of interesting work. Buy an album, see a show, spread the word!”

R. Ring Hits the Road from July 3-14  

Posted at 9:13 pm

R. Ring – the new project from The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery – hits the road from 7/3-7/14. It’s a twelve day run that takes them all across the midwest. If you’re in any of the cities below, make sure to catch a show. Be on the lookout for the debut R. Ring 7″ via Misra Records. More on that soon!

Date City Venue Country
07/03/12 Cincinnati, OH Northside Carnival United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/05/12 Lafayette, IN The Black Sparrow United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/06/12 Champaign, IL Mike ‘N’ Molly’s United States
Time: 10:00pm.
07/07/12 Madison, WI Union United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/08/12 Chicago, IL West Fest United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/09/12 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/10/12 Rock Island, IL Daytrotter United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/11/12 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry – First Avenue United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/12/12 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/13/12 Kansas City, MO Riot Room United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/14/12 St. Louis, MO Atomic House United States
Time: 9:00pm.
08/30/12 Youngstown, OH Cedar’s Lounge United States
Time: 9:00pm.
08/31/12 Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival United States
Time: 9:00pm.

Written by leo on July 3rd, 2012

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Four Years Since the Passing of Noel Sayre – Violinist for The Black Swans  

Posted at 2:45 pm

Today marks the four year anniversary of Noel Sayre’s passing. A luminary in the Ohio underground, Noel played violin for our beloved Black Swans. He also performed with the West Virginia and Portsmouth Symphony orchestras and worked as a guitar and violin teacher.

Sayre was in a swimming accident on July 1, 2008. After going on life support, he passed away on July 3, 2008. He was a gentle, wildly talented, (handsome) soul and is sorely missed by many.