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.
Elizabeth Mazenko, from WXPN’s The Key blog, is excited for our show with Double King at Kung Fu Necktie on Sept. 26th. She made a great Belle and Sebastian comparison and even included a video of us playing “Little Finland” live at the Vault Studio In Hoboken. You will click on the link, won’t you?
About four years ago we did a BreakThru Radio session with DJ Maia (which I can’t seem to find a link for), and two years ago we did a really fun BTR Hear and There video session live in the offices of Groove Shark directed by Jeremiah McVay.
In June, Jeremiah and Maia (Jeremaia?) invited us to Serious Business Records to do a BTR Live Studio session. Check out the resulting video set (where I look like a strung out junkie) and the extended radio set with the full interview. We played songs “Whip,” “Pretty Pretty,” and “17″ off our new album “Strange Range” and “War Paint” and “We Will Never Be Discovered.”
The indie music power house Indie Shuffle just premiered our new music vid for 17! We’re super proud of it not just because IndieShuffle thinks I look so good in short-shorts but because our insanely talented friends made it for us.
Thanks to Ed Pokropski for directing it, Chong Pak for filming it, Jessica Springer for producing it and all our sexy friends for dancing in it. Not to mention Stan and David from Garage Mahal for letting us shoot it there.
Gearing up for the TED Women 2013 conference, the TED blog included our song “Abigail Adams” in their Spotify playlist of songs about women “who’ve innovated, made a difference, taken a stand and changed history in the process.” And let me just make it clear that they’re talking about Abigail Adams not our song.
Do you really like the dontstareatthesun designed artwork for Strange Range? Do you like it enough to want to wear it? Well now you can! Go to our Bandcamp merch page and order your very own shirt today! And just because we like you we’ll also throw in a FREE download of “17.” So sweet.
The Deli Mag Philly has nominated us to be band of the month! If you want to do us a solid, click here there and give us vote!
The legendary Friars Club in NYC was kind enough to host the release show for our new Paper Garden Records album, Strange Range. It was a grand night at a grand location. Helping to make it a real party were DJ sets by POPWELL and the party hard man himself, Andrew W.K.
Check out the wonderful review and gorgeous photos (and video) by Ross Bernhardt at Charged.fm.