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Thanks to the Agit Reader and Kevin J. Elliott for the wonderful write-up of the Misra SXSW Showcase 2014. Head here to see pictures (like the one above of Swearing At Motorists’ Dave Doughman) and read the warming piece.
MISRA SXSW SHOWCASE 2014 • FACEBOOK EVENT
TORRES* – 1 AM
R. Ring (Kelley Deal) – 12 AM
Swearing At Motorists – 11 PM
Motel Beds – 10 PM
Connections – 9 PM
Greg Vanderpool (of Monahans, Milton Mapes) – 8 PM
Misra Records SXSW Showcase 2014
*Soft release of TORRES’ s/t debut on limited purple cassette (dig the cover below)**
**Also available on Cassette Store Day later this year.
401 W. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
Friday, March 14, 2014
8 PM sharp (set times above)
Holy Moley! Time is on TORRES’ side. TIME Magazine just listed TORRES in a featured titled “SXSW 2014: 17 Bands to Watch, Even if You Don’t Go to the Music Festival.” Misra will release the following in the coming months:
1.) TORRES b/w Motel Beds with Kelley Deal • “The Harshest Light” b/w “Tropics of the Sand”
2.) TORRES TORRES • Cassette Store Day Issue of TORRES’ gorgeous debut (also available at SXSW 2014)
The MISRA SXSW SHOWCASE 2014
TORRES – 1 AM
R. RING (KELLEY DEAL & MIKE MONTGOMERY) – 12 AM
SWEARING AT MOTORISTS – 11 AM
MOTEL BEDS – 10 PM
CONNECTIONS – 9 PM
GREG VANDERPOOL (MONAHANS) – 8 PM
We’re hoping Swearing At Motorists play the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in future days, however, for now, S@M were name-dropped on Ferguson’s show. In light of SXSW 2014 being right around the corner, the band was part of a game entitled “Which Is Not An Actual Band Name?”
Swearing At Motorists are playing the MISRA SXSW SHOWCASE 2014.
Misra is preparing to work with Swearing At Motorists in future days. Here is a gem off “While Laughing, the Joker Tells the Truth”—the band’s first full-length in nearly eight years.
TORRES [link] and Motel Beds [link] (bottom playlist) both made NPR lists in preparation for SXSW. Both artists are playing the MISRA SXSW SHOWCASE 2014. Misra will be partnering with TORRES and Motel Beds on the following releases in the near future:
TORRES b/w Motel Beds with Kelley Deal • “The Harshest Light” b/w “Tropics of the Sand” • Official Record Store Day 2014 Release • MSR072
- Misra Records 15 Years: Adventures in Obstinacy • 15th anniversary comp feat. R. Ring (Kelley Deal), Phosphorescent, Shearwater, Crooks on Tape, Centro-matic, Motel Beds, and more.
- TORRES TORRES • SXSW 2014 / Cassette Store Day 2014 issue of TORRES’ s/t debut
Dayton, Ohio’s Swearing at Motorists (now located in Germany) have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new album. Along with Brainiac, The Breeders, A Ten O’Clock Scholar, and more, Misra manager Leo DeLuca was very moved by S@M during his formative years in the Gem City. PLEASE DO SUPPORT SWEARING AT MOTORISTS!
The cover art for S@M’s new album (above) was done by William Schaff—the same fellow responsible for the cover of Songs: Ohia “Magnolia Electric Co.”, Okkervil River covers, and many more. Also, stay tuned for more collaborations between Swearing at Motorists and Misra in the coming weeks…
Jeremy Frederick (right) with Timmy Taylor of Brainiac
I recently moved back to my hometown of Dayton, OH and, at year’s beginning, began a friendship with an old Dayton figure named Jeremy Frederick. He was a kind, gregarious, wild, absolutely hilarious fellow.
As a boy, I distinctly remember seeing Jeremy play with Cigarhead at Chameleon Club in Dayton. Some girl was in the crowd yelling “ow, ow, ow!… Cigarhead!” (to this day, I still scream “ow, ow, ow!” if I really like a band). That show made a big impression on me. Anyway, Jeremy also played in staple bands Lazy, Let’s Crash, and Human Reunion and was a pillar of the area music scene. Here is a video of him playing an on-the-spot-created, hilarious song with Swearing at Motorists at Omega Music in 2010. S@M frontman Dave Doughman had broken a guitar string, Jeremy jumped on stage to tell a story, and then this happened.
So it goes, Jeremy Frederick passed away in his sleep on Thursday, August 16. He will be sorely missed by many and this post is just a small way to pay homage to him. Here is a link to an old interview with Jeremy via the Dayton-based magazine Ghettoblaster. Rest in peace.