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VICE Premieres New Holopaw Remix!  

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dirtyboots remix

Holopaw teamed up with Ape School (former Paw member Michael Johnson) for a remix of the celebrated song “Dirty Boots (He Don’t).” VICE premiered the (viral) video for “Dirty Boots” earlier this year and have followed-up by premiering the Apeschooled remix of the same track.

>>>> Head to the Misra store and pick up some Holopaw records!


“Misra Records has a history of dropping hot new shit to celebrate Pride Month. Exactly one year ago, the label released a split pink vinyl with indie rockers Holopaw and Sleeping States. This time around, in the spirit of rainbow flags, tiny speedos, strap-ons, and everything else that is holy, they’re dropping a remix of Holopaw’s ‘Dirty Boots (He Don’t)’ by Michael Johnson (Ape School and former Holopaw member). You remember “Dirty Boots (He Don’t)”? We premiered the music video right here on That video was so hot, even the straight dudes in the office were popping biker-induced boners. Michael’s remix of the original track, however, ups the ante with a smooth elixir of the drum machine and funky bass that gets the blood pumping to all the right places. Whether you’re gay, straight, bisexual, or even if you just love yourself (I see you, asexuals!) give the remix a listen and wave that sexually ambiguous flag proudly.”

Written by leo on June 25th, 2014

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Holopaw “Dirty Boots” Video Hailed By Huffington Post & More!  

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Holopaw’s brilliant video for “Dirty Boots (He Don’t)” premiered via VICE Magazine last week. Since then, it has wowed the masses, going so far as to garner over 25,000 views in just *one* day. It was recently picked up by the following:

Huffington Post
The Stranger
…& more (& more to come)

We will be revisiting the Sleeping States / Holopaw split EP this June during LGBT Pride Month. Have a listen to tracks via both SS and Paw via SPIN.

Written by leo on March 20th, 2014

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Holopaw “Dirty Boots (He Don’t)” Video • VICE Premiere  

Posted at 12:19 pm


Holopaw’s brilliant video for “Dirty Boots (He Don’t)” premiered via VICE Magazine. We will be revisiting the Sleeping States / Holopaw split EP this June during LGBT Pride Month.


“The name Holopaw might not ring a bell for you if you’re a troglodyte with no taste. To fill your dumb ass in, the Gainesville, Florida–based band is fronted by queer indie rock veteran John Orth, who performed alongside Issac Brock of Modest Mouse in his weird-as-fuck side project, Ugly Casanova. Over the years, Holopaw has put out a bunch of dope releases. But their latest album, Academy Songs: Vol. 1, is especially weird and off-kilter and awesome.

For the video for the single “Dirty Boots,” the band teamed up with Brooklyn-based filmmaker Adam Baran to make a beautifully shot short. The video features narration by legendary and semi-reclusive 70s gay porn star Peter Berlin (Nights in Black LeatherThat Boy), and it stars Dominic J. Fournier, the man behind the many penis and butthole pictures on the ABeardedBoy Tumblr page. According to the press release, “the film celebrates the ever-evolving queer landscape of NYC, the historically iconic erotic archetype of the leather/biker gang, and the characters portrayed in the songs on Holopaw’s album.” For us, this video is the perfect excuse we need to 86 that creepy fluffer we hire for boner-focused fashion shoots, like this one. Who needs a gimp with no gag reflex when this video’s got enough crotch and butt shots to raise a homo chubby like a Caterpillar hammerhead construction crane?”

Crooks on Tape: Video on Stereogum • Tour Press • On Tour Now!  

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The wonderful folks at Stereogum recently posted the new video for Crooks on Tape’s “If Feelings Mean a Thing”—track two off their debut LP “Fingerprint.” The video premiered last week via VICE.

C.O.T. has also been receiving some fantastic tour press. Here is a smattering below:

…& more

VICE Premieres Video for Crooks on Tape “If Feelings Mean a Thing • C.O.T. Heads on Debut International Tour!  

Posted at 1:22 pm

The fine folks at VICE premiered the new video for CROOKS ON TAPE ”If Feelings Mean a Thing”—track 2 off their debut album “Fingerprint” (out now on Misra)! Crooks on Tape is John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac, Bass in Caribou, Plays with Girls Against Boys, Vertical Scratchers, etc.) • Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key) • Joey Galvan. C.O.T. is also heading on their first-ever tour, drawing praise from Denver Post, San Diego CityBeat, Cincinnati CityBeat, Portland Mercury, Free Bike Valet, Williamette Week, Seattle Stranger, and many, many more. Dates below.
(((Crooks On Tape: A.V. Club full-album stream)))
01/16/14 • SAN DIEGO, CA • Soda Bar
01/17/14 • LOS ANGELES, CA • Bootleg Bar
01/18/14 • SAN FRANCISCO, CA • Bottom of the Hill
01/20/14 • PORTLAND, OR • Bunk Bar
01/21/14 • SEATTLE, WA • The Crocodile
01/22/14 • SPOKANE, WA • The Barlett
01/23/14 • MISSOULA, MT • Stage 112
01/26/14 • MINNEAPOLIS, MN • Triple Rock Social Club
01/27/14 • MADISON, WI • The Frequency
01/28/14 • CHICAGO, IL • Schuba’s
01/29/14 • COLUMBUS, OH • Ace of Cups
01/30/14 • DAYTON, OH • Rockstar Pro Arena
01/31/14 • NEWPORT, KY • Southgate House Revival Room
02/03/14 • BLOOMINGTON, IN • The Bishop
02/04/14 • ST. LOUIS, MO • The Firebird
02/05/14 • DENVER, CO • Hi Dive
02/06/14 • ALBBUQUERQE, NM • Launchpad
02/07/14 • TUSCON, AZ • Club Congress
02/08/14 • SCOTTSDALE, AZ • Pub Rock Live
02/18/14 • VIENNA, AT • Shelter on Tuesday
02/19/14 • PRAGUE, CZ • 007
02/20/14 • UDINE, IT • The Black Stuff
02/21/14 • BOLOGNA, IT • Covo
02/22/14 • VERONA, IT • Interzona
02/24/14 • HASSELT, BE • Mod Club
02/25/14 • GHENT, BE • Vooirut

Holopaw Hits the Road for Opening Day Jaunt • Ann Pragg: Holopaw’s Matt Radick  

Posted at 12:33 pm

The wonderful men of Holopaw are hitting the road today for a small jaunt. Dates below.

Holopaw’s own Matt Radick has recently made an album under the name Ann Pragg. Dig on that absolutely beautiful “Demolition Dust” video above and read this interview with VICE. Ann Pragg’s Bitter Fruit is out May 7 via Wonderland Archives. Radick’s voice sounds like velvet steak!

Holopaw Opening Day Run    

Date City Venue Country
04/02/13 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree United States
04/03/13 Memphis, TN The Lamplighter United States
Address: 1702 Madison Ave. Venue phone: (901)726-1101.
04/04/13 Nashville, TN Stone Fox United States
Address: 712 51st Avenue N.. Venue phone: 615.953.1811.
04/05/13 Harrisonburg, VA MacRock Festival United States
04/06/13 Boone, NC Black Cat Burrito United States
Address: 127 South Depot St.. Venue phone: (828) 263-9511.

Written by leo on April 2nd, 2013

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R. Ring (The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery) • Debut 7″ Out Today  

Posted at 12:00 am

Today is a special day! The debut 7″ by R. Ring (The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery) is officially released today – 10/30/2012. “Fallout & Fire” b/w “SEE” is an extremely special set of songs and the first Kelley Deal project in a very long while.

>> Listen to the A-Side (Orange-Side) via Pitchfork.
>> Purchase the 7″ here and support great independent art!
>> Check out a small smattering of the great press R. Ring have received below!

R. Ring Receive Wonderful Press • Debut 7″ Out 10/30  

Posted at 9:23 am

R. Ring, the new band of The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery, have seen some wonderful press. People are so excited to see Kelley back in action and it brings joy to our hearts. Oh, Deal is creating, creating, creating. The world needs it now more than ever. Mike Montgomery is the perfect musical partner for her. R. Ring slays.

Written by leo on September 19th, 2012

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