New David Dondero Video

My Old Kentucky Blog has the premiere of a new David Dondero video for the song “Rothko Chapel” from “Simple Love”! In addition, they have posted several tracks that Dave recorded for their Sirius Satellite Radio show. Check it out here, and check Dave out in a town near you in the coming weeks. Full itinerary below!

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Please welcome Nik Freitas!

freitasNik Freitas’ Team Love debut Sun Down — equal parts wry, warm and sonorous — is the end product of several years of ups and downs. Freitas writes, plays, engineers and produces every note on his records. Not that he’s got a lot of expensive gear. A visit to his Poppy Peak studio/shed reveals that Nik is working low-budget minor miracles, The kind of miracles one receives via hundreds of hours on Craigslist.

One listen to Sun Down and you know you’re hearing a certain hard-won grace.It all began several years ago for Freitas, when a co-worker sold him an antique piano that was “used by a street musician before the dawn of the Casio.” Nik taught himself how to play the thing, and it became the cornerstone of his three earlier records, Here’s Laughing at You, Heavy Mellow and Voicing the Hammers. tl-30small.jpg

Sun Down is a succinct, concentrated record that will take the listener from Paul Simon’s Graceland to David Bowie’s Hunky Dory. Each song — each moment — is endowed with a striking mix of self-possession and gravity. There is no reaching, no going for the gold, just ten lovely four minute thesis statements.

Sun Down will hit stores on May 8. Pre-Orders (CD and 180g-LP) are now available and will ship two weeks early.

LISTEN
Sun Down (mp3)
All the Way Down (mp3)

A Weather’s “Cove” is available now!

A Weather‘s debut full-length came out a few weeks ago and has received some lovely reviews. If you did not have a chance to check A Weather out at SXSW, rest assured that they will be coming to a town near you soon. For now, enjoy their video for “The Feather Test” and a few tracks from “Cove”

Click to order “Cove” on CD, LP or iTunes!

LISTEN
oh my stars (mp3)
screw up your courage (mp3)
spiders, snakes (mp3)

RECENT A WEATHER COVERAGE:
Impose Magazine
Popwreck
My Old Kentucky Blog
Pitchfork

David Dondero and the ENTIRE STATE OF FLORIDA

l_fe03d83bf7014bdc6ba98018812b74f4.jpgDavid Dondero’s upcoming tour with a full band (first time with a band in five years!) kicked off this weekend!

Dave’s band dubbed “The Entire State of Florida” consists of Scott Selwood (wurlitzer, keys, Saturday Looks Good to Me), Eric Nail (bass , ex-Sunbrain), Ben Bogan (drums, ex-Woodenhorse), Johnny Pfirman (pedal steel/guitar, Radar Radar).

His most recent album, Simple Love, was released this past August. Full dates are available after the jump.

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sxsw, season of tours

Howdy from Texas. We’re all still recovering from last night’s Team Love/Polyvinyl showcase at SXSW. For those of you who did not make it down to Texas, please check out our shows section where you will find a plethora of new dates for The Berg Sans Nipple, The Felice Brothers, David Dondero, Nik Freitas and pretty much every other TL band. As for us, we’re in a van on the way to Atlanta with Tilly and Capgun.See you soon!!

Team Love at SXSW

A Weather

03.14 Austin, TX Calle Habana 6 709 E 6th St @ 7:30
03.15 Austin, TX Lambert’s Downtown BBQ @ 12:00 PM

Capgun Coup

03.13 Austin, TX Sonny’s Vintage 2928 Guadalupe @ 5:30
03.14 Austin, TX Calle Habana 6 709 E 6th St @ 9:30

David Dondero

03.12 Austin, TX Austin Convention Center @ 12:30 PM
03.14 Austin, TX Calle Habana 6 709 E 6th St @ 11:00

The Felice Brothers

03.12 Austin, TX Pangae No Depression Showcase
03.13 Austin, TX Dog and Pony Show at Opal Devine’s
03.14 Austin, TX Frontgate Brunch
03.15 Austin, TX Mean Eyed Cat Mojo Bootleg BBQ
03.16 Austin, TX Full Moon Bardance

Flowers Forever

03.14 Austin, TX Calle Habana 6 709 E 6th St @ 9:00

Nik Freitas

03.14 Austin, TX Calle Habana 6 709 E 6th St @ 11:30

McCarthy Trenching

03.14 Austin, TX Calle Habana 6 709 E 6th St @ 8:30

Tilly & the Wall

03.14 Austin, TX Calle Habana 6 709 E 6th St @ 1:00 AM