Will Johnson’s new album

reviewed in Austin Chronicle

Sept. 26, 2019

The Austin Chronicle wrote about Will Johnson’s new album, describing it as:

"Primal, visceral, searching.

Credit the opening tone set to the dark rumble of guitar and Thor Harris' pounding percussion on 'Necessitarianism (Fred Merkle's Blues),' which unfurls a restlessness behind the revered songwriter's dusky moans...

An array of new talent, most notably Little Mazarn's Lindsey Verrill, who contributes ambient shading with backing vocals that match Johnson's lyrical pull on the stunning 'Carousel Victor.' "

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Sun June tour with Fruit Bats continues

Sept. 25, 2019

Sun June has five more shows with Fruit Bats this week. Snag tickets to these if you can. A lot of these shows have been selling out at the door:

09.25 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar (fb) (tix)

09.26 Oklahoma City, OK @ Pony Boy (fb) (tix)

09.27 Houston, TX @ Satellite Lounge (fb) (tix)

09.28 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada (fb) (tix)

09.29 Austin, TX @ 3Ten (fb) (tix)

photo by Santiago Dietche

Pop Dust Interview with

RF Shannon

Sept. 19, 2019

Pop Dust sat down with Shane Renfro of RF Shannon to talk money in the music industry, where the band name comes from, and the sense of place in their music. Give it a read here.

photo by Jess Williamson

Early review of Will Johnson’s new album Wire Mountain at Routes & Branches

Sept. 8, 2019

You can read an early review of Will Johnson’s new album Wire Mountain here.

Scott Foley writes: “What seems exotic early on establishes itself as more familiar and purposeful with repeated listenings, thoughtful and rewarding work that takes its place alongside years of Will Johnson's other projects. Like Molina and David Bazan and others with whom he's shared a groove, he maintains a mystery from record to record, while building a trust and an intimacy that bring us back with every new iteration.”

photo by Sean Dunn

The Deer premiere first single “Move To Girls” from their new record coming Nov. 1st

BrooklyVegan has the premiere of “Move To Girls,” the first single from Do No Harm coming November 1, 2019. They describe it as “a lovely folk song with an atmospheric edge that should appeal to fans of other artists in or around the Keeled Scales family (like Big Thief).”

Grace says:

Tour six months out of the year and tell me you don’t re-evaluate your whole life every time you leave. My well-worn route to love and companionship had always represented only a small part of my orientation, and this song is about the changes that came about when I was able to confront it. I had been laying it out track by track for so long, but my path was full of divots and plateaus, curves and runways; it needed bridges in some places, step stones in others.

Preorder link is (here)

Tour dates:

October 18 | Austin, TX @ Antone's

October 29 | Ashland, OR @ Brickroom

October 31 | Eugene, OR @ Wildcraft Cider Works

November 1 | Portland, OR @ The Old Church

November 2 | Seattle, WA @ Conor Bryne

November 5 | Mystic, UT @ Mystic Hot Springs

November 7 | Denver, CO @ The Lost Lake

November 8 | Gold Hill, CO @ Gold Hill Inn

November 9 | Carbondale, CO @ Steve’s Guitars

Gold Flake Paint premieres Sun June’s new video for “Monster Moon” & announce tour dates with Fruit Bats, Lucy Dacus, and Liza Anne.

August 29, 2019

Watch Sun June’s haunting new video for “Monster Moon,” shot in the charred pine forests of Bastrop, Texas and on the dance floors of Austin, Texas. The band will also be heading out on a slew of shows in September with Fruit Bats, as well as a four-week tour with Lucy Dacus and Liza Anne in October/November.


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tour dates

June 28, 2019    Portals   published a Sun June photo essay with photos by   Jade Hammer  . Check them out   here  .

June 28, 2019

Portals published a Sun June photo essay with photos by Jade Hammer. Check them out here.

Sun June to open for Fruit Bats

June 25, 2019

Sun June will open 8 shows for Fruit Bats this September. Tickets are on sale now. Head over to the TOURS page for event and ticket links.

09.20 Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
09.21 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
09.22 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
*09.24 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (just Sun June)
09.25 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
09.26 Oklahoma City, OK @ Pony Boy
09.27 Houston, TX @ Satellite Lounge
09.28 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
09.29 Austin, TX @ 3Ten

(photo by Erica Tello)

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Happy birthday to David Dondero!

June 24, 2019

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to David Dondero. You, sir, are a true inspiration and such a genuine, hard-working person in every sense. Thank you for making the art that you do and for the small reminders of what life is all about—

“Eat good food. Gravitate towards the positive. Keep your mind open. Keep in touch with your friends and family. Travel as much as you can. Don’t be afraid to cut off the toxicity. Understand how a failure is a learning opportunity. Read as much as possible. Don’t be scared. Try to absorb all the art of the world. Watch and enjoy the seasons. Find the virtue in the worst of weather. Interact with animals. Breathe the air. Focus on the breathing. Take time to go swimming. Go outside and walk for miles. See as much as you can before you die. Believe in love. Love yourself. Don’t let your vices take you over. Be authentic.”

Erin Durant on Bandcamp Daily

June 24, 2019

Bandcamp Daily has shared Islands, writing “The New Orleans-bred singer-songwriter makes her home in Brooklyn and is known for taking her piano to gigs around New York City. Produced by TV On the Radio’s Kyp Malone, Islands is about love, longing, and heartbreak. Durant begins the album with “Rising Sun,” a melancholy folk tune where she repeats, “I just want you to hold me until my time is up.” On the seven-minute “Good Ol Night,” Durant’s pristine voice gleams over the piano and horns that make up the country melody. On “Islands,” the title song, Durant sings about escape and the end of a relationship. Throughout the album, Durant’s voice shines—it’s pure and unwavering. Islands is a good introduction to Durant’s solid sound.”

Click here to preorder your copy on LP or CD. The album comes out this Friday, June 28th.

Austin Chronicle premieres first track, “Cornelius,” from Will Johnson’s new album Wire Mountain

June 12, 2019

“Will Johnson’s got no problem shelving a great song. To him, “the ride” of a record is so paramount that outliers – even if they’re superb – are sent to purgatory. Such had been the case with “Cornelius.”

“That damn song,” he says. “I thought it was gonna go by the wayside. It’d been hanging around for about 10 years and I could never find the right collection of songs to tuck it into. It finally found a home.”

At last, the pounding and melodic four-and-a-half minute track slots into Wire Mountain, his newly announced seventh solo LP arriving Sept. 27 on Keeled Scales.

The stains of small-town life – loneliness, nosiness, and dysfunction – factor heavily into “Cornelius.” It’s, in fact, a remnant of time Johnson spent in Bastrop, which inspired the characters and settings in the song. The singer, painter, and multi-instrumentalist contends the lyrics aren’t autobiographical at all, but there are coincidences.

“There’s the line: ‘Tell them all about the tricks you pulled/ Seven years in Luling dodging truth,’ which is what I was doing… but in Bastrop,” he chuckles.

The track, reimagined from an old demo, thrives with a primal rack and floor-tom beat from fellow cult favorite Thor Harris and an inspired unison vocal from Little Mazarn’s Lindsey Verrill. Another Austinite, veteran underground hero Jon Dee Graham, contributes some lap steel and slide guitar alchemy to the mix.

“To have all their personalities and fingerprints on that song means so much to me,” enthuses Johnson, who remembers waking up a year and a half ago just knowing that he wanted Harris and Verrill to be heavily involved in his next record.”

David Dondero’s The Transient coming on vinyl for the first time ever!

This classic album from 2003 will finally be released on vinyl and we've got some cool vinyl color options for you.

Keeled Scales subscribers will receive the smoky opaque "Ashes on the Highway" edition (less than 25 remain if you reading this would like to preorder one). There's also a two-tone white & black vinyl version, a white vinyl version, and classic black vinyl.

These are 180-gram vinyl and lovingly mastered by Carl Saff. There will also be a download included for 4 bonus tracks including live versions and covers from that era. This pressing is limited to 1000 copies, with:

100 on smoky “Ashes on the Highway” opaque vinyl

200 on white vinyl

200 on two-tone white & black vinyl

500 on classic black vinyl

Side A:
1. The Living and the Dead
2. Ashes on the Highway
3. Twenty Years
4. Dance of Spring
5. See it Clear

Side B:
1. Less than the Air
2. Going Back to Wilmington
3. The Stars are my Chandelier
4. Vaporize
5. The Transient
6. The Song for the Civil Engineer

Jo Schornikow’s Secret Weapon streaming in full over at Hype Machine

March 25, 2019

Head here to listen to the album in full ahead of its digital release this Friday, March 29th.

Physical preorder link here.

“On Secret Weapon, recorded over a modest setup in Melbourne with Shane Byron, she offsets the chaotic complexity of parenthood with quiet, slow-burning compositions of synth, guitar, and voice.”

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Jo Schornikow plays Rough Trade NYC on March 29th at 7pm

New York folks— be sure to add this to your calendars. Jo Schornikow plays Rough Trade NYC.

Vote for us as Best Local Label

We’ve made it to the final round of voting in the Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards. Please vote for us if you feel so inclined. Definitely looking forward to awkwardly milling around for the second year in a row. Although the taco bar last year was very nice.

Head here and vote for all of our friends in the other categories (Little Mazarn, Thor & Friends, Molly Burch, KUTX, End of an Ear, Rock N Roll Rentals, Laurie Gallardo, and more! Vote with your heart).

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Buck Meek to open for Jeff Tweedy this winter

So excited to announce that Buck Meek will be opening some theater shows for Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco) this winter:

02.27 Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theatre
02.28 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
03.01 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Auditorium at the Douglass
03.03 Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
03.04 Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
03.07 Germantown, TN @ Germantown Performing Art Center
03.08 Birmingham, AL @ Lyric Theatre
03.09 Macon, GA @ Hargray Capitol Theatre

Tickets on sale this Friday, November 30 at 7:00pm. Head to our TOURS page for Facebook event and ticket links.

Sun June’s Halloween single “The Spookiest Thing”

Sun June has released a surprise Halloween single. Move over, “Monster Mash.” Here’s your new jammer for the season, ya’ll.

There’s a short Midwestern tour after an Austin show on November 2 with Buck Meek:

11.02 Austin, TX @ Radio Coffee & Beer (fb)

11.13 Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge (fb) (tix)

11.15 Chicago, IL @ Audiotree (live @ 4pm CST)

11.15 Chicago, IL @ Hideout (Gorilla vs. Bear Presents) (tix)

11.16 Davenport, IA @ GAS Feed & Seed Festival (tix)

11.17 Davenport, IA @ GAS Feed & Seed Festival (tix)



Twain Folkadelphia session is now up!

This summer Mat Davidson recorded a solo Twain session at the WXPN studios in Philadelphia for Folkadelphia. The session aired live this week and is archived on their website & Bandcamp. Head here to listen to rousing renditions of four songs from last year’s Rare Feeling, as well as a new song not available to stream anywhere else.

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.