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The Onion A.V. Club Places Water Liars & Southeast Engine in Their 40 Great Songs of 2012 List  

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Southeast Engine: Live & Breathing Premieres Video from Pickathon 2012  

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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

Written by leo on December 11th, 2012

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Misra Holiday Sale • Thank You for a Phenomenal 2012  

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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.
Thanks again so much,
Grandma Misra

Southeast Engine’s “Old Oak Tree” Video Premiere  

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The wonderful folks at Donewaiting premiered Southeast Engine’s “Old Oak Tree” video today. The video was shot by filmmaker Thomas R. Britt and debuted on DW in celebration of SEE’s Midwest/Northeast Autumn 2012 Tour. Here is the Facebook event page for the tour (dates below as well).

“Old Oak Tree” is the first track on the band’s new Canaanville EP. Canaanville is an appendix to 2011′s critically-acclaimed Canary full-length. Here is Southeast Engine on NPR World Cafe with David Dye in the wake of the aforementioned album.

Southeast Engine Autumn 2012 Tour

11-01 – Columbus, OH – The Tree Bar
11-02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
11-03 – Washington, DC – The Dunes
11-04 – Phoenixville, PA – Steel City Coffeehouse
11-05 – Rochester, NY – Abilene Bar & Lounge
11-06 – Albany, NY – Red Square
11-07 – New Haven, CT – BAR
11-08 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
11-09 – Peace Dale, RI – Roots Hoot House Concerts
11-10 – New York, NY – The Slipper Room (early show)

Reminder: Shearwater supporting Dinosaur Jr. • Black Swans supporting WHY? • R. Ring, Southeast Engine, Water Liars, Will Johnson, Centro-matic Tours  

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A reminder that Shearwater are currently supporting Dinosaur Jr., Black Swans are supporting WHY?, and R. Ring, Southeast Engine, Water Liars, Will Johnson (solo), and Centro-matic all having forthcoming tours. Hallelujah the Hills and Emily Rodgers also have a few shows lined up as well.

Head to the tour page on Misra’s site here to learn more. Thanks for supporting independent music!

Human Cannonball  

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Southeast Engine’s wildly talented bassist & harmony vocalist Jesse Remnant writes and records in a band called Human Cannonball. Backed by a band of equally talented Dayton, OH sons, Remnant’s knack for melody is quite remarkable. Here is a piece Don Thrasher (Guided By Voices, Swearing at Motorists, Smug Brothers) recently did on the group for the Dayton Daily News.

Human Cannonball self-releases their debut Let’s Be Friends this weekend in Remnant’s hometown of Dayton, OH. The band plays Canal St. Tavern Saturday night @ 9:30 PM with Tim Pritchard & The Boxcar Ensemble and Josh Eagle & Harvest City.

Southeast Engine Brother Joseph Remnant Illustrates Posthumous Harvey Pekar Graphic Novel • NY Times Bestseller  

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Joseph Remnant – brother to Southeast Engine frontman Adam Remant and bassist Jesse Remnant – was discovered by the infamous comic book author Harvey Pekar a couple years back. Pekar was known for his American Splendor comic series that ran from 1976-1988 and was illustrated by the likes of R. Crumb (see cover for the Grateful Dead’s Shakedown Street and Big Brother & The Holding Company’s Cheap Thrills).

A 2003 film of the same name was done on Pekar’s life, starred Paul Giamatti (in addition to Pekar), and won first honors at Sundance. Here is a clip of Pekar getting into a fight on David Letterman’s show.

So it goes, Pekar saw a spread Joseph drew in Arthur Magazine and quickly asked him to illustrate Cleveland – a graphic novel concerning his hometown. Joseph obliged, though halfway through the process Pekar abruptly passed away. Thankfully, the script was written and Joseph was able to finish Pekar’s now-posthumous novel on the author’s hometown of Cleveland, OH.

Cleveland is a a spectacular artifact and charted on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels. You can purchase it here and read more about it below. Thanks for supporting the arts. Hey, who knows, perhaps Southeast Engine will have a Big Brother & The Holding Company-esque cover in future days?…

“One of the very greatest works by that unique and irreplaceable American voice, the truly splendorous Harvey Pekar… graced by the impeccable and poignant artistry of Joseph Remnant.” – From the introduction by Alan Moore

“A must for graphic-novel, Americana, and localism buffs alike.” – Booklist (starred review)

‎”Often insightful, and unafraid to show himself in an extremely uncomplimentary light, Pekar illustrates 70 years of recent history as seen through the eyes of one gloomy but talented pessimist… Remnant brings this very personal history to vibrant life with his own flair for the charm of the ordinary. Cleveland will stand as a must-have volume in Pekar’s body of work.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“America’s poet-comic-laureate of curmudgeonhood is sorely missed, but thankfully, this posthumous book, like Hamlet’s father, is here to remind us of the great man, the great Pekar.” – Jonathan Ames, author and creator of HBO’s Bored to Death

“A great American writer at the very tip top of his game and working with one of the best visual interpreters of his long career. Cleveland is a masterpiece, a modern American masterpiece.” – Richard Metzger, Dangerous Minds

Southeast Engine • Dayton Fest This Wknd • Tour: 11/1-11/10  

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Southeast Engine plays the Dayton Music Festival this weekend (Facebook event). In addition to two (different) SEE sets each night, the band will play the A-Side of Guided By Voices’ “Bee Thousand” on Friday @ 8 PM @ Omega Records and the B-Side on Saturday @ 12:30 PM @ Canal St. Tavern.

SEE heads on a tour of the Midwest and Northeast from 11/1-11/10 (Facebook event). All dates are listed above.

Written by leo on October 3rd, 2012

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Southeast Engine Head on Midwest Jaunt this Weekend + More Autumn Dates • Water Liars Still Touring Like Mad  

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Southeast Engine head out on a 4-day Midwest jaunt this weekend. They also head to Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville at month’s end, to the Dayton Music Fest at October’s beginning, and on a proper tour of the northeast at November’s onset. Water Liars are still touring like mad for the rest of 2012. Dates for both bands below:

Southeast Engine

Date City Venue Country
09/20/12 Athens, Ohio Casa Cantina United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $6.
09/21/12 Morgantown, WV Gene’s United States
Admission: FREE.
09/22/12 Toledo, OH The Ottawa Tavern United States
Admission: FREE.
09/23/12 Youngstown, OH Cedar’s Lounge United States
Admission: $5. Age restrictions: 18+. with Sam Goodwill
09/28/12 Nelsonville, OH Stuart’s Opera House United States
Time: 7:00pm. FREE Stuart’s Outdoor Show for Nelsonville Final Fridays
10/05/12 Dayton, OH Omega Music United States
Admission: FREE. Dayton Music Festival – with Goodbye and Shrug. SEE plays 3rd at 8 PM and will play a regular set, in addition to the A-Side of Guided by Voices’ “Bee Thousand.”
10/06/12 Dayton, OH Canal Street Tavern United States
Dayton Music Festival – playing a SEE set, in addition to the B-Side of Guided By Voices’ “Bee Thousand”
11/01/12 Columbus, OH The Tree Bar United States
11/02/12 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe United States
Admission: $8. Age restrictions: 21+.
11/03/12 Washington, DC The Dunes United States
11/04/12 Phoenixville, PA Steel City Coffeehouse United States
11/06/12 Albany, NY Red Square United States
11/07/12 New Haven, CT BAR United States
Age restrictions: 21+. with Dolfish
11/08/12 Allston, MA Great Scott United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $9. Age restrictions: 18+. with Hallelujah the Hills
11/09/12 Peace Dale, RI Roots Hoot House Concerts United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $18. Age restrictions: 21+.
11/10/12 New York, NY The Slipper Room United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $10 advance / $12 door. early show


Water Liars

Date City Venue Country
09/19/12 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s United States
09/20/12 Cincinnati, OH The Comet United States
09/21/12 Nashville, TN The Basement United States
09/22/12 Oxford, MS The Blind Pig United States
09/29/12 Water Valley, MS Doc’s Tavern United States
w/ Matt Patton (dj set)
10/06/12 Hot Springs, AR The Plaza United States
Hot Water Hills Music Festival
10/07/12 Memphis, TN Murphy’s United States
10/12/12 Chicago, IL Martyr’s United States
w/ Frontier Ruckus
10/13/12 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
w/ Frontier Ruckus
10/14/12 Fairfield, IA The Beauty Shop United States
10/17/12 Lawrence, KS Replay United States
10/18/12 Wichita, KS Rock Island Live United States
10/19/12 Denton, TX The LABB United States
10/21/12 Austin, TX Frank United States
10/22/12 Houston, TX Mango’s United States
10/24/12 Jackson, MS Hal & Mal’s (Red Room) United States
w/ Shovels & Rope, Frontier Ruckus
10/25/12 Oxford, MS Proud Larry’s United States
w/ Frontier Ruckus
10/26/12 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House United States
10/27/12 Columbia, MO Mojo’s United States
w/ Frontier Ruckus
10/28/12 Fayetteville, AR La La Land United States
w/ Real Live Tigers
10/30/12 Hot Springs, AR Maxine’s United States
10/31/12 Jackson, TN Downtown Tavern United States
11/03/12 Fort Wayne, IN Brass Rail United States
11/04/12 Indianapolis, IN Fletcher Place Arts & Books United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
11/10/12 Grand Rapids, MI DAAC United States
w/ Small Houses
11/11/12 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar United States
11/12/12 Buffalo, NY The Vault United States
11/17/12 Providence, RI AS220 United States
11/23/12 Baltimore, MD Golden West Cafe United States
w/ The Memory
11/25/12 Harrisonburg, VA Blue Nile United States
Age restrictions: 18+.
12/06/12 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly United States
12/08/12 Ocean Springs, MS Government Street Grocery United States
12/15/12 Oxford, MS The Blind Pig United States

Written by leo on September 19th, 2012

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Southeast Engine Fall Tour Dates • Dayton Music Festival • Live & Breathing Session • Shitty Barn Photos  

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SEE @ The Shitty Barn • Spring Green, WI • Photo: Connie Ward

Southeast Engine’s Live & Breathing Video recently went up online. SEE performed a number of songs for the L&B folks out at Pickathon Music Festival 2012.

Live & Breathing recently featured Southeast Engine’s “Adeline of the Appalachian Mountains” alongside sessions by Phosphorescent, Califone, Damien Jurado, Dr. Dog, and many more. The footage was shot in the old Pendarvis Farm pump house on the festival grounds in Happy Valley, OR.

In addition, we wanted to share with you the incredible photos taken by Connie Ward from SEE’s recent show in Spring Green, Wisconsin at The Shitty Barn. This was one of the band’s favorite shows of all time. The people of Spring Green have a good thing going on. You can see the photo album here at their Facebook page (no login required to view).

Lastly, Southeast Engine heads out on a nice midwest jaunt, followed by a slot at the Dayton Music Festival, and a proper east coast tour at November’s beginning. In Dayton, the band’s hometown, SEE will do a set of Guided By Voices songs Friday, October 5 at Omega Music, followed by a regular set at historic Canal St. Tavern on Saturday, October 6. Dates are subject to be added and changed, but below is what we have to announce. Thanks for your support!

Southeast Engine Autumn 2012 Dates

09-20 – Athens, OH – Casa Cantina
09-21 – Morgantown, WV – Gene’s
09-22 – Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern
09-23 – Youngstown, OH – Cedar’s Lounge
10-05 – Dayton, OH -  Dayton Music Festival @ Omega Music (FREE Show – GBV Set)
10-06 – Dayton, OH – Dayton Music Festival @ Canal Street Tavern
11-01 – Columbus, OH – The Tree Bar
11-02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
11-03 – Washington, DC – The Dunes
11-04 – Phoenixville, PA – Steel City Coffeehouse
11-06 – Albany, NY – Red Square
11-07 – New Haven, CT – BAR
11-08 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
11-09 – Peace Dale, RI – Roots Hoot House Concerts
11-10 – New York, NY – The Slipper Room(early show)