Super excited to play Free Fridays at the Knitting Factory on March 14th with Blackfoot Gypsies! The free festivities start at midnight so get your rest, kiddies! But first tell Facebook you’re coming. They like to keep track of these things.
To brighten your Valentine’s Day, the folks at IndieShuffle.com (who premiered our video for 17 a while back) were kind enough to premiere our newest video, Pretty Pretty. They think our “sense of humor can make anything bearable…even Valentine’s Day” and that if you don’t have a date, the Kennedy James directed video, is like “your own personal one-on-one” with me. I’d have to agree. Lots of blank stares and furtive glances. See for yourself!
Philly’s finest filmmaker collective, Out of Town Films, let us come to their awesome Berks Warehouse location and play a couple songs. Thanks to Michael, Paul and Sam for making the video look and sound great.
And thanks for our local Philly Deli Magazine for giving the video and Out of Town Films a nice plug!
the band headlines Kung Fu Necktie, where their sparkling melodies and brass and woodwind-tinged arrangements are sure to brighten your Monday night.
Our Paper Garden Record label mates ARMS are actually headlining but who’s counting? Thanks, Kate!
Tubefilter, an aggregator of online awesomeness, and INDMUSIC, the peeps who monetize Youtube plays, have teamed up to make weekly Must Watch Music Video selections. And wouldn’t you know it? They selected our video for 17 as their first Must Watch pick!
Not only were we honored to be asked to play the Work Drugs Christmas Spectacle and share the Johnny Brenda’s stage with two of our favorite Philly bands (Work Drugs and Teen Men), but we were honored to get some local love from the Philly press.
First, previewing the night the Deli said that the show was,
a rare opportunity to catch the delightfully eccentric open-book, pop stylings of The City and Horses.
“Delightfully eccentric” is a polite description of me.
Then, following the show, The Key’s own Kate Bracaglia was kind enough to say some nice things about our set.
Philly symphonic pop fivesome The City and Horses took the stage next, filling the air with lush, multi-part harmonies, live saxophone and flute, and front man Marc Cantone’s blissful melodies.
OK. Not really much of a tour but we’re playing two holiday shows this month.
First is with for the Work Drugs Christmas Spectacle at Johnny Brenda’s on Dec. 14th in Philly with the aforementioned Work Drugs, Teen Men and DJ Young Mariah Carey.
Second is for the Paper Garden Records/INDEMUSIC Holiday Party in Williamsburg on Dec. 18th. Details below. Invite only so you gotta RSVP to email@example.com.
To say we’re excited about this show would be an understatement.
Third, we’re gonna play Wham’s Last Christmas.
It’s all happening Saturday, Dec. 14th at Johnny Brenda’s in Philly.
Get your TICKETS now ‘cos this is gonna sell out.
So pumped for our third consecutive Paper Garden Records Official CMJ party! As usual the lineup is insane. Gold Lake, Stone Cold Fox, SW/MM/NG, (our label mates) Arms and Vadionmessico! Our intrepid drummer Chris will be galavanting through Europe during the show BUT we’re honored to have our old drummer/producer Chuck Palmer filling in and kicking it for us.
The party, sponsored by INDMUSIC and Sweet Sound Studios (who will be giving away 8 hours of free studio time!), will be at the Living Room in NYC and will start at 1 and wrap up around 7. We play at 4.
Art Union’s NEWTOK label, who’ve distributed great indie bands Dominant Legs and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, just released “Strange Range” in Japan! Hiroki from Art Union worked closely with Bryan and Heidi from Paper Garden Records and our designer dontstareatthesun to make the release happen.
If you can read Japanese, check out the press release from NEWTOK and this review from Tower Records Japan, which Google Translate tells me, says the album is a “great masterpiece” and our John Girgus-produced bonus track “Youth” is a “killer tune of large classic.” And the Japanese blog Public Rhythm even references Belle and Sebastian and Pavement so that’s just the greatest compliment ever.
Oh, and take a look at this super awesome great time photo of the album on display in Tower Records in Tokyo! Why there are four rows of our CDs and only one for Yoko’s is beyond me.