Twain’s “Young God (gotta lotta feeling” premieres at NPR

Watch the animated video & preorder your copy of 2 E.P.s on vinyl or cassette

"Young God (gotta lotta feeling)," the first song from Twain's 2 E.P.s premiered this morning via NPR. Watch the animated video by Twain drummer Peter Pezzimenti, who also painted the cover to the album).

Preorder your copy on vinyl or cassette here.

2 E.P.s is the companion piece to Rare Feeling.

Side A is "New Miami Sound," which consists of four unreleased songs recorded during the Rare Feeling album sessions.

Side B, "Alternator," is a collection of solo demos performed and recorded inside a van by Mt Davidson. These recordings were previously available only digitally through the Twain Bandcamp, but these new AAA masters include interesting, in-between song sounds, as well as a previously-unreleased recording of "Black Chair."

Additionally, the LP & cassette come with a download code for 4 more unreleased songs recording during the Rare Feeling sessions.

Twain solo Southeast tour
(more dates & details tba)


11.24 New Orleans, LA @ House show (w. Julie Odell)
11.26 Gainesville, FL @ Limin Room
11.27 Orlando, FL @ Gallery Space Called Home
11.28 St. Augustine, FL @ Sarbez
11.29 Atlanta, GA @ House show
11.30 Athens, GA @ Flicker Theatre
12.06 High Point, NC @ Centennial Station Arts Center

Sun June Issue Mag session!

September 26, 2018

Sun June recorded two stripped-down songs at a house in southern California for Issue Mag while they were on tour back in June. Hear “Underneath It All” and “Records,” along with a video interview with the band and get to know them a little bit better. Head here.

LONDON, UK— The band plays the last date of their EU/UK tour tonight in London at The Shacklewell Arms. It’s FREE. RSVP here.

AUSTIN, TX— The band has just been added to the Stella Donnelly show at the Mohawk on October 5th. Tickets & more information here.

Don’t forget to check out their Swell Tone session too!

August 19, 2018

Our very own Elise is back from her summer in Chicago (interning at the Numero Group) and has curated a playlist of what she's been listening to lately. Check it out: 

 

August 12, 2018

David Dondero has released a tribute to Heather Heyer on the one-year anniversary of her death. Heather was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia last year when a white nationalist drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters.

Beginning August 17 this song will be for sale on all the usual digital streaming services and 100% of the sales and streaming revenue will go toward an organization aligned with Heather's beliefs. 

Sun June live at Paste Magazine

July 23, 2018

Did you see Sun June live via Paste Magazine on Friday? You can stream the entire session here.

The band has a few more shows on their East Coast tour:

07.24 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 (fb)

07.25 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof (fb)

07.26 Orlando, FL @ Henoa Center (fb)

07.27 Gainesville, FL @ Limin Room (fb)

07.28 Panama City, FL @ Mosey's (fb)

DOG DAYS

July 14, 2018

You know and we know it-- it's the dog days of summer. We're taking 20% OFF everything. Just use the code DOGDAYS at checkout. Sale will only last a few days, so take advantage soon.

Head to keeledscales.com/store

Sun June East Coast Tour

begins tomorrow!

07.13 Houston, TX @ Spruce Goose (fb)

07.14 Lafayette, LA @ The Yoga Garden (fb)

07.15 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia (fb)

07.16 Nashville, TN @ Fond Object (fb)

07.17 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone Club (fb)

07.18 Baltimore, MD @ The Holy Underground (fb)

07.20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (fb)

07.24 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 (fb)

07.25 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof (fb)

07.26 Orlando, FL @ Henoa Center (fb)

07.27 Gainesville, FL @ Limin Room

07.28 Panama City, FL @ Mosey's (fb)



We made you folks a summer playlist with plenty of stuff we've released over the past year, as well as new and old songs we can't stop listening to.

Lake Mary's River Ceremony premieres over at Tome to the Weather Machine

June 25, 2018

Tome to the Weather Machine has the exclusive premiere of Lake Mary's River Ceremony alongside a really wonderful interview with Chaz Prymek of the project.

"I started this piece a long time ago, maybe more than a decade ago. If I remember correctly, I was living in an anarcho-collective (editors note: R.I.P Boing! Collective), spending a lot of time hitchhiking to and from Salt Lake to San Diego. Skating. Trying to fit in with everyone from the music scene at that time. The music scene in SLC was golden then."

You can hear the entire release ahead of its release this Friday, June 29. This release is only available on CD and digitally. Preorder your physical copy here.

Pitchfork reviews Buck Meek

Pitchfork "gets it":

"Meek delivers limber, springy songs that prioritize his songwriting and a more laid-back approach to the guitar. Before Big Thief got off the ground, he and Lenker worked together on sparse, guitar-driven tunes that they released under their own names. Meek’s new material hews closer to those proto-Big Thief songs—they share the same loose-limbed affability and a gentle spirit that evades frailty."

Consequence of Sound

"Origins"

May 8, 2018

Consequence of Sound premiered the third single from Years, called "Slow Rise II" alongside some of the things that influenced the song, according to Laura Colwell. Shout-outs to HEB Plus and Alice Boman included.

"Filmmaker Terrence Malick’s career has been marked by celebrations of both his Austin, Texas home and the local music culture. In a way, that makes it only fitting that his work would inadvertently birth another great Bat City band. Laura Colwell and Stephen Salisbury met while working on editing Malick’s films like Song to Song and decided to write some songs of their own. Using the studio offices as practice spaces, they formed Sun June with guitarist Michael Bain, drummer Sarah Schultz, and bassist Justin Harris.

Now, they’re stepping out of the dark of the editing room with their debut album, Years. Out June 15th via Keeled Scales, the record showcases Sun June’s embracingly warm harmonies and judiciously employed reverb. Such is the case with the effort’s latest single, 'Slow Rise II.' Colwell’s voice weaves its way gently between dreamy notes of indie folk pop like a sweetheart climbing under soft white sheets from the foot of your bed. There’s a sadness in that caress, though, as she sings, 'Go ahead and look me in the eyes/ Tell me everything will be alright/ Oh, I’m lonely too.'

The Bluegrass Situation premieres 4th and final single "Joe By The Book" from Buck Meek (of Big Thief)'s debut

May 7, 2018

The Bluegrass Situation premiered "Joe By The Book," the first song on the album and the final single before the album's release next Friday, May 18.

Buck gives some background about honest (and dishonest) mechanics and true acts of kindness:

I imagined Joe, the patron saint of auto mechanics, to honor the memory of Gus at ZP Auto in Brooklyn, who kept our van alive with nothing more than his faith, until he passed away on a motorcycle, at which point the van seemed to immediately give up. It was also written to cope with the real-life disappointment of my grandparents being ripped off by a dishonest mechanic in Houston.

Sun June's "Discotheque" video premieres via Gorilla vs. Bear!

April 26, 2018

Gorilla vs. Bear was kind enough to premiere another video from the forthcoming Sun June debut album Years today.

GvB definitely "gets it"--

"...features dreamy aerial shots of Laura cruising around an unfinished Austin subdivision, past an anonymous office park, hanging at a car wash, etc., interspersed with some old family VHS footage from a less complicated time."

You can still preorder the record on limited white vinyl (seafoam green is sold out) or classic black vinyl here.

They play the Levitation after-party this Sunday, April 29 @ Mohawk on the inside stage after Waxahatchee, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Bedouine wrap up on the outside stage.

Brooklyn Vegan premieres the third Buck Meek single "Maybe"

April 25, 2018

Brooklyn Vegan premiered "Maybe" today, the third single from Buck Meek's self-titled debut album coming May 18.

He'll be touring with Sam Evian in June:

06.07 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
06.08 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
06.09 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
06.10 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
06.12 Nashville, TN @ High Watt
06.13 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
06.14 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
06.15 Millville, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr. Small’s
06.16 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's

Head to our TOURS page for FB event and ticket links.

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Gorilla vs. Bear premieres first single from Sun June's debut album Years, due June 15.

March 5, 2018

Our friends up the road in Dallas at GvB were kind enough to premiere the first single from Sun June's debut LP we'll be releasing on June 15.

You can watch the beautifully-shot-in-Los-Angeles video for "Young" here.

Spotify

Bandcamp

Sun June's official website

Sun June's Facebook

Preorder link

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Buck Meek album announcement & NPR premieres "Cannonball!"

March 1, 2018

NPR Music premiered the first single from Buck Meek's self-titled debut album that we'll be releasing on May 18. The song is called "Cannonball!" and is described as

"a blast of dry heat — a sly easy-going number led by Meek's crackling guitar work and his cock-eyed vocals. The song is a thrilling elaboration of all the things that make Meek's guitar playing so compelling in Big Thief, where he serves as guitarist alongside lead singer and songwriter Adrianne Lenker. His playing in both projects is driven by a love for the sounds that make a guitar distinct — its grumbling string noise; its equal propensity to pop, slide and sigh. When he plays live, he channels the tension of his body into his dynamic playing, which is jumpy and electrifying as an ungrounded wire. Here, he matches that dynamism with his voice's own odd inflections and a twisted yarn of a story. That carefree, mischievous sound and song title befit Meek's great gift — the easy exuberance that underlies his every note." (Photo by Adrianne Lenker)

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Twain at Luck Reunion this year!

We're very, very stoked that Twain has been invited back to Luck Reunion again this year, also known as Willie Nelson's Ranch out in Spicewood.

Willie Nelson and Family headlines and the rest of the lineup is incredibly deep. Kevin Morby, Nikki Lane, Hiss Golden Messenger, Hop Along, Buck Meek (of Big Thief), Courtney Marie Andrews, and so many amazing others are on the bill.

Head to the official Luck Reunion website for all the info you need.

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Twain LPs are back in stock!

We now have the second pressing of Twain's Rare Feeling in stock. This pressing is limited to 500 copies on standard weight black vinyl and comes with a full-color insert with lyrics and a download code.

Head over to our store to pick up your copy.

David Dondero to support Pedro the Lion on West Coast tour

Links to tickets over on our TOURS page

05.08 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

05.09 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall

05.12 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

05.13 Oakland CA @ Starline Social Club

05.14 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram

05.17 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

05.18 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

05.20 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre

05.21 Fort Collins, CO @ Washington's

05.22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

05.23 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

05.24 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat

October 20, 2017

Hey folks, today is the day! Twain's Rare Feeling is one of our favorite albums of all time and it's now in the world. 

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Listen via Spotify

Listen via Bandcamp

Purchase LP/CD/CS

 

September 29, 2017

Twain's album release show for Rare Feeling has been announced! It'll be October 24th in Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool. Facebook event here.

A Northeast/Midwest tour opening for The Deslondes has also been announced: 


11.07 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle

11.08 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

11.09 Washington, DC @ Pearl Street Warehouse

11.10 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

11.12 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall

11.13 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East

11.15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

11.16 Evanston, IL @ Evanston SPACE

11.17 Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Coffee Back Room

11.18 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

11.20 Omaha, NE @ Reverb

11.21 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

September 27, 2017

Gorilla vs. Bear premiered the new Julia Lucille video for "Eternally" today. It was shot and edited by Emily Cross of Cross Record out in Lockhart, Texas.

September 22, 2017

William Matheny will be joining Tyler Childers on a run of shows this fall. Tickets are selling fast and a few shows are already sold out, so snag a ticket now if you can:

10.13 Lexington, KY @ The BURL

10.17 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

10.20 Boston, MA @ Red Room at Cafe 939

10.21 Albany, NY @ The Hollow

10.22 Exeter, NH @ The Word Barn

10.24 Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange

10.25 Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel (**sold out**)

10.26 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

11.02 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi

11.03 Chicago, IL @ Schuba's

11.04 Milwaukee, WI @ Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee

11.07 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

11.08 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

11.09 Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall

11.10 St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill (**sold out**)

11.11 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar (**sold out**)

 

September 21, 2017

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"Little Dog Mind" single premiere

Uproxx just premiered the second single from Twain's new album Rare Feeling.

You can listen to it here.

 

September 12, 2017

Julia Lucille and Moses Nesh are heading west in October, but first Julia has two amazing shows coming up in September--

 

09.19 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (w. Dent May) Tickets here.

09.30 Dallas, TX @ Three Links (w. Big Thief) Tickets here.

 

August 25, 2017

Twain's "Solar Pilgrim" is now up on Spotify. Go give his artist page a follow.

 

August 23, 2017

Incredibly honored and lucky to be working with Twain. We'll be releasing his new album Rare Feeling on LP, CD, cassette, and digital release on October 20. Please enjoy the first song from the album below, kindly introduced to the world by the folks in Big Thief.

 

August 13, 2017

Doing this little sale between now and Tuesday, August 15 at midnight. If you'd like to pick up some great music at a nice little discount while benefitting an organization combating institutional racism on a daily basis, now your's chance. Discount code is NAACP at checkout and it's good for everything including preorders, tshirts, and distro items.

 

August 10, 2017

+Daytrotter posted their session with Moses Nesh here

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August 2, 2017

+ Austrian music site Guteshoerenistwichtig reviewed Sun Riah's new album Sitting with Sounds and Listening for Ghosts and gave it a perfect 100/100, only the second time in the site's 6-year history. You can read it here.

+ William Matheny hits the road on August 10th to begin a 4-week East Coast/Midwest tour. His band's NPR Mountain Stage performance re-aired over the weekend. You can listen to that here.

+ Ralph White plays Portland, OR tonight at Turn Turn Turn. He'll be sharing the bill with Marisa Anderson and Baptist Arms. More info here.

July 27, 2017

We'll be releasing David Dondero's second album, Spider West Myhskin and a City Bus, on vinyl for the first time ever in October. It was recorded in New Orleans and originally released on CD in 1999. The masters were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, but Mike Vasquez (Sweatbox Studio) has thoughtfully mastered these songs for vinyl from the CD version.

This'll be our first double-vinyl release and we're doing 100 copies on transparent purple vinyl, in addition to classic black vinyl. There are only 18 copies of the transparent purple still available, so if you'd like one the preorder link is here.

 

July 20, 2017

Sun Riah's new album Sitting with Sounds and Listening for Ghosts comes out tomorrow on CD, cassette, and via digital download.

You can listen to the entire album today, courtesy of GoldFlakePaint, here.


& watch a brand-new video for "Grandma's Room and Trains in the Distance," courtesy of For the Rabbitshere.



Order your copy on CD or cassette here.

Sun Riah is also playing a house show in Austin at Track House this Saturday, July 22 with Chase Weinacht (of Marmalakes), Blair Robbins (of Ama), and a solo Future Lives set (on tour from Athens, GA). More information here.

 

June 15, 2017

Hey folks, we're having a 3-year birthday sale from now until Saturday, June 17 at midnight. Everything in our store, including preorders and distro items is 33% OFF. Just use the code YEAR3 at checkout. 

June 14, 2017

Julia Lucille has been added to the Aldous Harding show in Austin, TX next Monday, June 19 at the Mohawk. Tickets are $12 in advance and can be purchased HERE.

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June 13, 2017

Knife in the Water's Midwest tour starts in less than two weeks. Tour kick-off show is in Austin on Saturday, June 24th at Hotel Vegas and it's an early one. Doors at 6:30pm, music from 7-10pm with Will Courtney and The Crack Pipes opening. Poster by Mishka Westell.

May 14, 2017
Knife in the Water plays a free instore performance today at 5pm at Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas.

April 4, 2017

GoldFlakePaint just premiered the full album stream of Julia Lucille's Chthonic. You can listen to it in full HERE.

November 7, 2016

Texas Monthly premiered the Knife in the Water song "Call It a Shame" from the album "Reproduction" we'll be releasing on March 3, 2017. It's the first song released by the band in over 13 years. You can hear that below. The track will be released digitally on Friday, November 11 via Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.