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Misra Record Store Day 2014 • Misra 15th Anniversary Comp Feat. Phosphorescent, R. Ring, More • Torres b/w Motel Beds with Kelley Deal
MISRA RECORD STORE DAY 2014
Offering 1. 15th Anniversary LP Comp Feat. Phosphorescent, R. Ring (Kelley Deal), Shearwater, & More
Offering 2. TORRES b/w Motel Beds with Kelley Deal Split 45
Misra Records 15 Years: Adventures in Obstinacy
15th Anniversary LP Compilation (MSR075)
Record Store Day • April 19, 2014
1. R. Ring (Kelley Deal) “Fallout & Fire” [listen]
2. Shearwater “Whipping Boy”
3. Crooks On Tape (Mem: Enon, Brainiac) “If Feelings Mean a Thing” [listen/watch]
4. Motel Beds “Smoke Your Homework”
5. Summer Hymns “Beginning to See”
6. Centro-matic “Triggers & Trash Heaps”
7. Sleeping States “Rivers”
8. Phosphorescent “I am a Full Grown Man (I Will Lay in the Grass All Day)
9. Southeast Engine “Adeline of the Appalachian Mountains”
10. Holopaw “Discotheque”
11. Emily Rodgers “Bright Day”
12. The Mendoza Line “Triple Bill of Shame”
Pressed on high-quality vinyl in The Netherlands • Download Included
TORRES b/w Motel Beds with Kelley Deal
“The Harshest Light” b/w “Tropics of the Sand”
Record Store Day • April 19, 2014
Pressed on high-quality vinyl in The Netherlands
While Southeast Engine has been quiet these latter months, the band recently received a couple thoughtful write-ups. One is from a *very* focused blog called Lonesome Whistle (Songs About Trains). They write about songs about trains… and that’s all. Pretty sweet, really. The site hones in on SEE song C&O Railroad—a track off last year’s Canaanville EP.
Here’s another from Something Else! Reviews. It’s part of a feature called “On Second Thought”. In it (and above), you get to witness an *extremely* rare performance by Northwest Motor (Southeast Engine Lite). It was filmed at the old Bruce Manor in Athens, Ohio.
SEE frontman Adam Remnant has been working on solo material as of late. He recently got to do a mini-tour with fellow Ohian Bill Fox. It was a real treat to witness.
Lastly, below is a picture of a grandmother eating spaghetti. Happy autumn to all!
SHOWS • Centro-matic, Jerry David DeCicca (Black Swans), Monahans, Phosphorescent, Will Johnson, Adam Remnant (Southeast Engine), Emily Rodgers, Shearwater
Lot of Misra shows on the horizon. Offerings from Centro-matic, Jerry David DeCicca (Black Swans), Monahans, Phosphorescent, Will Johnson, Adam Remnant (Southeast Engine), Emily Rodgers, and Shearwater. Dig the atmospheres via the Misra Tour page.
Adam Remnant of Southeast Engine visited Robbins Crossing recently for an intimate four song performance, mostly comprised of material from the solo album he is currently recording. The set included the songs “She Has a Way of Finding Me Out,” “California,” and “Susanna,” as well as the Southeast Engine track “Coming to Terms With Gravity.”
Robbins Crossing is an acoustic web-based video series developed by the music business and production students at Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH. Set in the tradition of Daytrotter and The Black Cab Sessions, Robbins Crossing features exclusive stripped-down musical performances filmed inside buildings of the 19th century historic settlement found at Hocking College. The Robbins Crossing village is a collection of original log cabins built by settlers in the 1850s and includes a one-room schoolhouse, doctor’s office, a two-story dwelling, as well as several other buildings from the era.
To watch this season’s episodes of Robbins Crossing, visit robbinscrossingsessions.com.
Timothy Bracy & Elizabeth Nelson have a new band called The Paranoid Style and a new EP titled The Purposes of Music in General. In addition to PS, Bracy was the longtime frontman for The Mendoza Line and Nelson is often seen playing accordion for Brooklyn-based band Bird of Youth. The debut EP features work by acclaimed engineer Brian Paulson (Slint, Wilco, etc.), keys by Billy Matheny (Southeast Engine), drumming by Leo DeLuca (Misra, Southeast Engine) and much more. The Purposes of Music in General arrived this week via the fine folks at Bar-None Records.
We are all deeply saddened to hear that Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. has passed away. He was a phenomenal Ohio musician and his music meant a lot to many in the Misra camp.
Molina hit close to home (literally and figuratively) and Misra had artists lucky enough to share stages and records with him throughout his expansive career. Will Johnson of Centro-matic released Molina & Johnson alongside Jason in 2009 and Southeast Engine played shows and shared the same booking agent as MEC. In addition, Shearwater did a number of dates with Molina back in the day.
His music seemed to make time stand still and, for brief moments, it left a lingering sense that everything was going to be okay. Oh, what a beautiful gift Jason Molina gave. “It ain’t Hallelujah, but it might as well have been.”
If ever there was a heartwarming story, a chance to regain a little faith in humanity, it was recently given to us via Mark Krisher – the boyhood friend of Southeast Engine’s Adam Remnant. This is from Adam’s blog.
Patron Saint of The Arts & The Harmony Rocket
The story goes something like this: I admired the Harmony Rocket guitar in the window at Blue Eagle Music in Athens, Ohio for at least a couple months. It was a red sunburst with a white pick guard, a personal favorite. The combination is rare too, so I’m always excited when I see a guitar with such a make. I ended up taking the picture below of the guitar and posting it online, with the following caption:
“Someone needs to buy this beautiful vintage Harmony guitar from Blue Eagle music in Athens, Ohio because I can’t afford it, and its mere presence is torturing.”
I was hoping someone would actually buy it so I wouldn’t have to look at it anymore. Some friends commented that they too had been admiring the guitar for some time. Later in the evening I got online and saw I had a message from my close childhood friend Mark, who now lives in Seattle, which read:
“I STRONGLY suggest you PHYSICALLY go back down to Blue Eagle and make sure that they didn’t already set that guitar aside for you.
With my mind racing, I explained to my wife that I had to go down to Blue Eagle Music right now. I drove down to the store to find the guitar was no longer in the window! I told Frank, the owner, that I received a cryptic message from my friend about the Harmony guitar. Frank replied, “You’ve got a really nice friend.” Well, luck would have it that my friend Mark saw my post, called the store and paid for the guitar over the phone, instructing them to set it aside for me.
I sat down in the store and played the guitar for a while. It plays great. I chatted with Frank for a little while about this incredible gift. As I left I called my friend and thanked him. There’s wasn’t much else to say. We caught up a little, and exchanged some inside jokes. Mark hung out with my brother and I growing up. He was at our house a lot. We would all hang out in our basement bedroom mocking what was on TV, telling inside jokes, occasionally playing music, and laughing a lot. We all hang out still today if we are all back home in Dayton during holidays or when my band Southeast Engine has been out on the West coast.
Today, I’m still in awe of such a wonderful gift. I’m a little bit in disbelief that the guitar belongs to me. I feel a sense of responsibility to try to make something great with it. That’s the only way I know how to pay Mark back for his generosity. Anyway, I want to thank Mark once again for being my own personal Patron Saint of the Arts. Thanks Mark!
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.
Noel Murray and the wonderful folks at The Onion A.V. Club placed both Water Liars and Southeast Engine in their 40 Great Songs of 2012 List. In addition, the popular music blog Captain’s Dead placed Water Liars’ Phantom Limb in their Best of 2012 list. That’s not to mention The Black Swans’ listing as #11 in American Songwriter’s Top 50 Songs of 2012… and more…
The wonderful folks at Live & Breathing premiered Southeast Engine’s video for “From the Roots of the Mountains to Your Holy Temple” via Pickathon 2012 today. SEE recently wrapped up a wonderful year. You can read about it via southeastengine.com.