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Great Praise continues to roll in for Southeast Engine, including a phenomenal piece by Andrew Gilstrap of PopMatters called “Fear and Hope in the Great Depression,” as well as a beautiful acoustic video of “Ruthie” (off SEE’s Canary). The video was filmed live at Pickathon by the kindhearted badasses of KEXP in Seattle and The PopMatters article addresses the themes of both Canary (2011) and its companion EP Canaanville (2012).
In addition, the band had some wonderful new photos taken by the wildly talented Alison Vagnini while they were touring through Denver, CO on their way to Pickathon 2012. The first is up there for all to see.
A week after the release of Canaanville, the praise continues to roll in. Andrew Gistrap describes Canaanville and Canary as “[o]ne of the most recent, and most striking portrayals of small-town life” in his eloquent field study for PopMatters. It’s not every day they appear on a list with Kanye and Ben Gibbard, but in their “must hear countdown” AV Club says: “Old Oak Tree” is a sweet little tune about love, death, and small-town living.” The boys even had a chance to catch up with WOUB.
In addition, NPR’s Mountain Stage will be rebroadcasting Southeast Engine’s performance from last October. You can listen to it on your local NPR affiliate on August 10th.
We are thrilled to announce that Southeast Engine’s Canaanville EP is officially out today. Canaanville is a 4-song appendix EP to 2011′s critically-acclaimed Canary. It is designed to accompany that album, but is *not* a set of B-sides or outtakes. Please support and purchase the album here.
Quick Listen [link]: ”Old Oak Tree”
Tour Dates [link]: Southeast Engine is on the road right now en route to Pickathon Music Festival to play alongside Neko Case, Blitzen Trapper, Phosphorescent, and more.
>>> Southeast Engine’s most recent Daytrotter session posted today. Thanks to Sean, Phil, & the DT gang for the love.
>>> SEE’s new Canaanville EP – a 4-song appendix to 2011′s Canary - arrives next Tuesday, July 31. You can purchase it as a t-shirt album here (new SEE shirt + download of EP).
>>> A SEE Pickathon tour commences this Friday, 7/27. The band plays in the midwest, west, then midwest once more en route to and from the festival. In addition to SEE, this year’s Pickathon lineup includes Neko Case, Blitzen Trapper, Phosphorescent, and more.
Time & Breath eat cake.
In recent days, Misra co-founder and Mendoza Line frontman Timothy Bracy, alongside wife and Bird of Youth accordionist Elizabeth Nelson, have duly heartened Grandma via word and sound. The dream twosome have been writing for The Washington Post, NPR, Stereogum, etc. and rocking in a new band called The Paranoid Style.
To note: Misra never made that quote in the Hear Ya piece, though it is humorous. Canaanville is a 4-song appendix EP designed to accompany Canary (2011). It’s being sold as a T-Shirt Album here.
Here is a live video Sarah Laubacher took at the band’s recent Cincinnati show at MOTR. Fun!
Paste Magazine did a nice feature on Nelsonville Music Festival 2012. The article kicks off with a mention of Southeast Engine’s Adam & Jesse Remnant and also includes an R. Ring shout-out, along with pictures of the band. Both Southeast Engine and R. Ring had the pleasure of joining Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Roky Erickson, Guided By Voices, M. Ward, Andrew Bird, and many more at NMF this year.
R. Ring & Southeast Engine play Nelsonville Music Fest with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Guided By Voices, Roky Erickson, M. Ward, & more this weekend
Both R. Ring & Southeast Engine will play Nelsonville Music Festival this weekend along with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Guided By Voices, M. Ward, Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, and many more. SEE kicks off the event tonight (Thursday, May 17) and goes on at 9 PM on the Back Porch Stage. R. Ring will play 2x on Sunday, May 20 — 3 PM in the No-Fi Cabin and 6:15 PM on the Back Porch Stage. Go go!
The Black Swans and Southeast Engine are both featured on the recent release of Sunshine Off the Tracks: A Benefit Compilation for Gems. The comp features Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors) and artists from K, Domino, Western Vinyl, and more. It was released by our good friend David Pokrivnak of Wild Kindness Records to help GEMS – a New York-based organization designed to serve females, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
Misra Manager Leo DeLuca wrote the press release for Sunshine, which you can read here:
Sunshine Off the Tracks: A Benefit for GEMS – Press Release:
On March 31, 2012 Wild Kindness Records will release Sunshine Off the Tracks: A Benefit for GEMS. Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is a New York-based organization designed to serve females, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS’ mission is to empower girls and young women to exit the commercial sex industry and develop their full potential. Sunshine Off the Tracks features contributions from a wide array of independent musicians and record labels.
The idea for a benefit compilation was first conceived when members of the Wild Kindness team viewed Very Young Girls – a documentary detailing the atrocities of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. Deeply moved by the film, and surrounded by a community of talented artists, the WK team decided to cull a songset to benefit the cause. Envisioning it to be solely released by Wild Kindness, this notion quickly changed when artists and labels across the country began to show great response and an eagerness to contribute.
Sunshine Off the Tracks is one small way to spread the message of GEMS and work toward ending the commercial sex industry. Wild Kindness would like to extend its sincere gratitude to GEMS, the many artists and labels who contributed to the cause, and those who show their support through the purchase of this album. Thank you.