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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Listen via Spotify
Listen via Bandcamp
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
September 21, 2017
August 25, 2017
Twain's "Solar Pilgrim" is now up on Spotify. Go give his artist page a follow.
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
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 Rabbits, here.
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
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.