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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…
R. Ring — the wildly original two-piece band featuring The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery — are on SPIN Magazine’s list of “Safe Bets” for SXSW 2014. The 2014 SXSW Misra Showcase is shaping up nicely and will be announced here in the not-so-distant future. It features R. Ring and others TBA.
R. Ring’s Kelley Deal took some time off touring with The Breeders to head on over to Lil’ Bub’s studio in Bloomington, IN. Lil’ Bub is an extremely special celebrity kitty. Oh, do watch the video above. It features our good friend Nick Eddy from Dayton, OH!
Via Rolling Stone:
“Lil Bub is using her magical space feline powers to make waves in the music business. Two weeks ago, the internet-famous permakitten hosted noted cat enthusiast Steve Albini as a guest on her web series, Lil Bub’s Big Show. Having received an intensive tutorial in music production from Albini, Lil Bub put her fresh skills to work this week on a new single for Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal.
At the opening of the episode, Lil Bub offered to grant one wish to the first person to call in. As luck would have it, Deal won the prize, appearing on a small screen with her own fluffy-headed cat beside her. “Shouldn’t you on tour with the Breeders?” Lil Bub asked. Deal explained that she had a little time off, then made her wish to have Lil Bub produce her next single. Harnessing the power of “science and magic,” Bub transported Deal to a recording studio, where a full band soon materialized.
In addition to producing, Bub plays keyboards on the new song (aided by what appear to be cat treats on the keys) and contributes a few vocals as well. The result of her hard work, a sunny new single called “Shirtcrush,” is available on iTunes.
In a note on her own website, Deal explained how the collaboration with Lil Bub really came together. Her band, R. Ring played a show last year at Bloomington, Indiana’s Russian Recording Studio, which Lil Bub’s “dude” Mike Bridavsky owns and operates. “She is super sweet and she and her Dude are hell bent on bringing magic and love to Earth,” Deal wrote.”
We’re happier than a panda in a bamboo megastore to welcome Dayton, Ohio’s Motel Beds to the fold. Motel Beds are ever on the rise and their brand of no-frills, Midwest rock & roll is just what Grandma Misra needs.
Check out their absurd video for “Tropics of the Sand” — featuring Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring). To witness the level of musicianship this band is capable of, watch the PopMatters premiered video for “Smoke Your Homework”. Beds member and producer Derl Robbins has also worked on Guided By Voices’ “Class Clown Spots a UFO” (another great Dayton act). The band is comprised entirely of seasoned Gem City vets. Along with playing music, all five members are male dancers at Applebee’s on Wilmington Pike here in Dayton (Tuesdays, lunch shift, 11 AM – 2 PM).
Misra is set to release Motel Beds ”These Are the Days Gone By” in early 2014. The 12-track album highlights a number of Beds favorites — all remastered by Carl Saff (Guided By Voices, Dinosaur Jr, Thurston Moore, Silver Jews, etc.) with added bass parts via Tod Weidner. “These Are the Days” will also feature a never-before-heard version of “Sunfried Dreams”, along with a Matthew Sweet cover. We’re pressing on high-quality vinyl and CD. The LP covers will be limited, outrageous, and very special. You’ll see. They’re also prepping a split 7″ with R. Ring (Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery) for future release.
Motel Beds will hit the road consistently next year. They play Fraze Pavilion (pictured below) in Dayton this coming Tuesday, August 27 @ 8 PM. Tickets are $2. You can’t beat that. Dayton Daily News’ Don Thrasher (GBV, Swearing at Motorists) wrote a piece featuring both Beds and Misra today. If you’re in the Gem City, pick up a copy. More soon… Bye.
Between their time touring with The Breeders on the Last Splash 20th anniversary tour (Kelley on lead guitar/vocals and Mike helping with sound), R. Ring have managed to sneak into Mike’s Candyland Recording Studio to record a couple tracks. Be looking for new music from the band in the near future.
R. RING • Watch Kelley Deal of R. Ring & The Breeders Play “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” with the Latter
Kelley Deal of R. Ring and The Breeders has been touring with the latter these latter days. The Breeders are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Last Splash and made a stop by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to perform the classic hit “Cannonball.” More from R. Ring very soooooooon. This performance is great!
Transistor Six Sessions pay homage to the BBC’s Peel Sessions. They invite artists into their little studio setup at ‘Frank’ in Austin, record a few live songs, take some photos with their Lomo film cameras, do an interview, and often shoot a film on Super 8.
While R. Ring was down in Austin for SXSW 2012, Transistor Six caught up with them. Check out the beautiful work they did! We are grateful for all the time, care, and thought put into R. Ring’s session!
A reminder that R. Ring’s Kelley Deal will join the reunited Last Splash-era Breeders (Josephine, Jim, Kelley, Kim) to celebrate 4AD’s deluxe reissue of this wonderful album. The reissue arrives in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Last Splash (yes, it really is 20 years old).
Misra’s R. Ring release got some love around the announcement of it all. “Fallout & Fire” was featured in Pitchfork’s announcement of the 20th Anniversary reissue of The Breeders’ Last Splash.
This is particularly exciting for Misra, as three of the Last Splash-era Breeders (Kelley, her identical twin sister Kim Deal, and drummer Jim McPherson) live right here in the label’s hometown of Dayton, OH. The band will do a warm-up show at the Southgate House Revival – a historic regional venue and the original mansion of Tommy gun inventor John T. Thompson. Spirits are high around this momentous event.
THE BREEDERS LSXX TOUR:
The Southgate House Revival – Sanctuary
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY 41071
Brooklyn – THE BELL HOUSE
149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Pennsylvania – MR. SMALLS THEATER
400 Lincoln Ave.
Millvale, PA 15209
Washington, DC – 9:30 CLUB
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Philadelphia – THE TROCADERO
1003 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
NYC – WEBSTER HALL
125 E. 11th St.
New York, NY 10003
Boston – ROYALE NIGHTCLUB
279 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
Toronto – DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
147 Danforth Ave.
Toronto ON M4K 1N2
Detroit – MAJESTIC THEATRE
4120 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Nashville – MERCY LOUNGE
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN 37203
Atlanta – VARIETY PLAYHOUSE
1099 Euclid Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
May 17, 18, 19
Hangout Music Fest
Gulf Shores, Alamaba
Barcelona – PRIMAVERA SOUND 2013
Toulouse – LE BIKINI
Rue Théodore Monod
Parc Technologique Du Canal
Bordeaux – LE ROCHER
1 Rue Aristide Briand
Porto – PRIMAVERA SOUND 2013
Paris – LE TRIANON
80 Boulevard de Rochechouart
Brussels – ANCIENNE BELGIQUE
Amsterdam – PARADISO
1017 SG Amsterdam
Dublin – VICAR STREET
58 Thomas Street
Belfast – THE LIMELIGHT
17 Ormeau Ave
Glasgow – ABC
300 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, Lanarkshire G2 3JA
Manchester – RITZ
Whitworth St W
Manchester M1 5NQ
London – FORUM
9-17 Highgate Rd
Greater London NW5 1JY
All Tomorrow’s Parties
Curated by Deerhunter
Camber Sands, UK
MORE TOUR DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. THESE WERE CULLED FROM BREEDERSDIGEST.COM.
PopMatters recently posted a tremendous and important interview with Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery of R. Ring. When so many artists and labels are bemoaning the state of the music industry, R. Ring have found a way to settle in and enjoy themselves. Thanks to writer Thomas Britt for the time, thought and care he put into this piece. R. Ring are currently on tour in Europe, so do make sure to check them out if you’re overseas.
R. Ring European Dates
|03/08/13||London, UK||The Lexington||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Address: 96-98 Pentonville Road.|
|03/09/13||Newcastle, UK||The Cluny||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Address: 36 Lime Street.|
|03/11/13||Groningen, NL||Vera||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Venue phone: +31 (0) 50 313 46 81.|
|03/13/13||Arnhem, NL||Luxor Live||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Venue phone: 026 3511660.|
|03/15/13||Breda, NL||Mezz||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Venue phone: +31 (0) 76 515 66 77.|
|03/16/13||Den Haag, NL||Paard van Troje||United States|
|03/17/13||Ghent, Belgium||Vooruit||United States|
Magnificent Misra Mentions via Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery – R. Ring Ohio Jaunt this Weekend • Holopaw Still Touring Hard
R. Ring received some great press via Donewaiting and the Dayton City Paper in anticipation of their forthcoming Ohio jaunt this weekend. In the latter, Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery (R. Ring) give Misra some nice love as well.
R. Ring — Early 2013 Ohio Jaunt
02/07/13 Columbus, OH Kobo
02/08/13 Dayton, OH Blind Bob’s
02/09/13 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub
Holopaw are still out on the road until the middle of the month. These Florida natives have headed north and their little behinds are shivering, so do get out and give them a warm welcome. Also, they sound so incredible live, so don’t miss this opportunity.
Holopaw — Early 2013 Tour Dates
01/31/13 Gainesville, FL Church of Holy Colors
02/01/13 Atlanta, GA The Earl
02/02/13 Charleston, SC Monster Music & DVDs
02/02/13 Charleston, SC Tin Roof
02/04/13 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery*
02/05/13 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s*
02/06/13 New Haven, CT BAR*
02/07/13 Allston, MA Great Scott *
02/08/13 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory*
02/08/13 Brooklyn, NY Permanent Records – In-Store Performance
02/09/13 Philadelphia Kung Fu Necktie*
02/11/13 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong
02/12/13 Chapel Hill, NC Night Light
02/13/13 Athens, GA Farm 255
02/14/13 St. Augustine, FL The Floridian
* – w/ Love As Laughter