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Holopaw “Dirty Boots (He Don’t)” Video • VICE Premiere  

Posted at 12:19 pm

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Holopaw’s brilliant video for “Dirty Boots (He Don’t)” premiered via VICE Magazine. We will be revisiting the Sleeping States / Holopaw split EP this June during LGBT Pride Month.

VIA VICE:

“The name Holopaw might not ring a bell for you if you’re a troglodyte with no taste. To fill your dumb ass in, the Gainesville, Florida–based band is fronted by queer indie rock veteran John Orth, who performed alongside Issac Brock of Modest Mouse in his weird-as-fuck side project, Ugly Casanova. Over the years, Holopaw has put out a bunch of dope releases. But their latest album, Academy Songs: Vol. 1, is especially weird and off-kilter and awesome.

For the video for the single “Dirty Boots,” the band teamed up with Brooklyn-based filmmaker Adam Baran to make a beautifully shot short. The video features narration by legendary and semi-reclusive 70s gay porn star Peter Berlin (Nights in Black LeatherThat Boy), and it stars Dominic J. Fournier, the man behind the many penis and butthole pictures on the ABeardedBoy Tumblr page. According to the press release, “the film celebrates the ever-evolving queer landscape of NYC, the historically iconic erotic archetype of the leather/biker gang, and the characters portrayed in the songs on Holopaw’s album.” For us, this video is the perfect excuse we need to 86 that creepy fluffer we hire for boner-focused fashion shoots, like this one. Who needs a gimp with no gag reflex when this video’s got enough crotch and butt shots to raise a homo chubby like a Caterpillar hammerhead construction crane?”

Happy Release Day to Sleeping States / Holopaw! • LGBT Pride Month 45 RPM Split 12″ Out Today!  

Posted at 7:19 am

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The Sleeping States / Holopaw Old vs. New EP b/w Through ‘Til The Morning EP is out today in celebration of LGBT Pride Month! That’s right – a 45 RPM split 12″ on pink vinyl via two openly gay frontmen! More details below.

>>> ORDER here. Portion of proceeds to Point Foundation – an organization designed to help LGBTQ students achieve their full academic and leadership potential, despite obstacles put before them (pointfoundation.org).

Out Magazine–the highest circulating gay monthly publication in the United States–announced Sleeping States / Holopaw Old vs. New EP b/w Through ‘Til The Morning EP. In addition, they highlighted Sleeping States’ fabulous “Planning My Escape.”

The fine folks at Stereogum premiered Holopaw’s “Through ‘Til The Morning”. The 9+ minute dreamlike piece occupies the entire side of the Sleeping States / Holopaw LGBT Pride Month 45 RPM split 12″.

For those in the dark on this release. In celebration of LGBT Pride Month (June), Misra is releasing:

  • Sleeping States / Holopaw Split 12″
  • MSR069: Old vs. New EP b/w Through ’til the Morning EP
  • Two EPs from two openly gay frontmen.
  • Pink vinyl cut at 45 RPM featuring Pink Triangle for gay pride/rights
  • Holopaw remix by Brian Deck (producer for Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine, etc).
  • Out June 18, 2013 – LGBT Pride Month
  • Please note: a portion of proceeds from album sales will go to The Point Foundation–an organization designed to help LGBTQ students achieve their full academic and leadership potential, despite obstacles put before them (pointfoundation.org).

You can pre-order the split 12″ here and receive both Sleeping States and Holopaw’s full-length Misra releases on CD when you do so. Thanks so much for your support! It means more than you know!

Sleeping States / Holopaw • Out Magazine Announces Release • Sleeping States Single  

Posted at 8:12 am

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Out Magazine–the highest circulating gay monthly publication in the United States–announced Sleeping States / Holopaw Old vs. New EP b/w Through ‘Til The Morning EP today. In addition, they highlighted Sleeping States’ fabulous “Planning My Escape.”

For those in the dark on this release. In celebration of LGBT Pride Month (June), Misra is releasing:

  • Sleeping States / Holopaw Split 12″
  • MSR069: Old vs. New EP b/w Through ’til the Morning EP
  • Two EPs from two openly gay frontmen.
  • Pink vinyl cut at 45 RPM featuring Pink Triangle for gay pride/rights
  • Holopaw remix by Brian Deck (producer for Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine, etc).
  • Out June 18, 2013 – LGBT Pride Month
  • Please note: a portion of proceeds from album sales will go to The Point Foundation–an organization designed to help LGBTQ students achieve their full academic and leadership potential, despite obstacles put before them (pointfoundation.org).

You can pre-order the split 12″ here and receive both Sleeping States and Holopaw’s full-length Misra releases on CD when you do so. Thanks so much for your support! It means more than you know!

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

Posted at 10:29 am

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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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Paste Premieres Holopaw Track & Features Band on Sampler  

Posted at 10:42 am

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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 IHolopaw’s Misra debut, will see release this coming Tuesday, January 15. It’s an extremely beautiful record. The band heads on tour shortly after.

1/31: Gainesville, FL @ Church of Holy Colors
2/1: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
2/2: Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
2/4: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery*
2/5: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s*
2/6: New Haven, CT @ BAR*
2/7: Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
2/8: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory*
2/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
2/11: Washington D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong
2/12: Chapel Hill, NC @ Night Light
2/13: Athens, GA @ Farm 255
2/14: St. Augustine, FL @ Nobby’s 

*w/ Love as Laughter

Written by leo on January 11th, 2013

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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!