Simon Joyner “The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll” Re-Released!

Omaha, Nebraska native and singer/songwriter Simon Joyner has been writing about the dizzy and dark aspects of the human condition since 1992. The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll was originally released in 1994, on Sing, Eunuchs!, exclusively on vinyl, and marks the first major critical milestone in Joyner’s lauded career. John Peel famously played it in its entirety on his BBC radio program and Joyner’s underground cult status was solidified; in all of John Peel’s years in radio he had only played a record in its entirety one other time.

Team Love is proud to re-release The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll on both Vinyl and CD. Order CD & LP

Javelin (mp3)

The Berg Sans Nipple with M83, Nik Freitas with Rilo Kiley

The Berg Sans Nipple will hit the road with M83 this spring in support of their new EP De La Morte ou De L’Amour.

bsn_cover.jpg Born from the same sessions as their recent and stellar release, Along the Quai, and beyond, this EP, De La Morte ou De L’Amour, will delight existing fans and draw new listeners to the flame. As always they perfectly meld the organic and electronic preparing the listener for any number of intense situations ranging from Battle to Carnivale to Funeral to Wedding. Available April 29 through your favorite digital retailer.

Stream “Agrestic Origin” from De La Morte ou De L’Amour.

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THE BERG SANS NIPPLE W/ M83 TOUR DATES

Tue 05/20/08 Echoplex Los Angeles CA
Wed 05/21/08 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Fri 05/23/08 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
Sat 05/24/08 Richards On Richards Vancouver BC
Sun 05/25/08 Neumos Seattle WA
Wed 05/28/08 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN
Thu 05/29/08 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Fri 05/30/08 The Mod Club Toronto ON
Sat 05/31/08 Cabaret Music Hall Montreal PQ
Mon 06/02/08 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge MA Berg Sans
Tue 06/03/08 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
Wed 06/04/08 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
friday 6 whitney museum–wordless music series free show
Sat 06/07/08 Black Cat Washington DC

Nik Freitas will open a handful of shows this spring for Rilo Kiley in support of his new record, Sun Down, which will be available on May 6.

Sun Down (mp3)
All The Way Down (mp3)

NIK FREITAS W/ RILO KILEY TOUR DATES

Thu May 15 San Diego, CA Concerts in the Park
Sun May 18 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Mon May 19 Denver. CO Ogden Theatre
Tue May 20 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Wed May 21 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Thu May 22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Fri May 23 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
Sat May 24 Chicago, IL The Riviera
Sun May 25 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon May 26 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Wed May 28 Toronto, ONT Pheonix Theatre
Fri May 30 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sat May 31 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Sun Jun 01 Northampton. MA Calvin Theatre
Mon Jun 02 New York, NY Terminal 5

Mars Black’s “Hot Chick” out now!

 It’s been a hot minute since you’ve heard from Mars Black, and it isn’t because he put down the ink pen, the composition notepad and stepped away from the mic. It’s the exact opposite of that. Like the “b” side of his new single (Hot Chick) boldly states, “I’m back / just to kick in the door / like we did before!” He’s back alright, with a brand new full length titled “Stay Black” The much anticipated follow up to the 2005 “Folks Music”.

E.Babbs and I actually rented an apartment in February of 2006 and built a small production studio in it to work on the album. We felt we needed to step up this album, so E decided to call (longtime friend) Kevan Griffen to see if we could polish it up at Integrated Studios NYC (where Kevan is the Chief Technician). That’s where we met Carlos “C-12? Bess. He really blessed me on this project.

The first single off the album is “Hot Chick” which is a club banger, (a strip club banger) but it’s still grimy like I am.”

Mars is so much more than a man on the mic. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and upon his arrival back to The Big Apple, he established friendships with many from the Bed-Sty area. He has been living and working in Brooklyn for the last year. You can catch him on north 4th and Bedford in Williamsburg tattooing your girlfriend (Asylum Studios) or at the local watering whole workin’ on sketches and tippin’ back agave nectar. He’s als

o in the process of launching his own custom clothing line.

The “Hot Chick” single (2 brand new songs & a remix) is available through all digital service providers now. Check out an mp3 below.

HOT CHICK (MP3)

Introducing Video Tour Diaries

Sporadically we will post videos that we have received from our bands during their time on tour.

Today’s clip comes courtesy of the boys in Capgun Coup, who encountered a Tiger while on tour in Louisiana this past March. Please note that there are some cuss words.

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Check out some songs from Capgun’s debut record “Brought to you by Nebraskafish,” which was released this past September.

bobby chops and the do-gooders (mp3)
oh my mod (mp3)
my tears cure cancer (mp3)

Nik Freitas is the SPIN.COM Artist of the Day

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http://spin.com/articles/nik-freitas/

Nik will hit the road with Rilo Kiley this May. Dates below.

Thu May 15 San Diego, CA Concerts in the Park
Sun May 18 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Mon May 19 Denver. CO Ogden Theatre
Tue May 20 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Wed May 21 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Thu May 22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Fri May 23 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
Sat May 24 Chicago, IL The Riviera
Sun May 25 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon May 26 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Wed May 28 Toronto, ONT Pheonix Theatre
Fri May 30 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sat May 31 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Sun Jun 01 Northampton. MA Calvin Theatre
Mon Jun 02 New York, NY Terminal 5

A Weather celebrates the release of “Cove”

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We will be playing our record Cove in full, from start to finish and we have our good friend (and Aaron’s K.’s wife) Alynn joining us on piano, organ, bells, tambourine and all the other stuff that is on the record that we don’t normally get to do live.

Also we’ll be selling our world famous A Weather Fuzzy Buddies: custom A Weather stuffed animals, complete with hand drawn capes and personalized name tags. Oh and you can buy Cove too on Vinyl or CD.

I hope to see some of you there, thanks so much for all of your
support.
Best,
Aaron and A Weather

Franco-American Duo does Franco-American Tour / New EP

bsn_babe.jpgafter a long winter of making music together in a touch and go pattern, the Berg Sans Nipple is going to spend some time in the spring jumping through some of our favorite places, as well as some new ones.

in april we’re going to do a quick week of shows in france with silver mt. zion and then meet up again in late may to do a bunch of shows with m83 in north america. both tours should both be great great fun so we hope you’ll all show up if you’re anywhere in the area!
and if you’re in nyc on june 6th, please check out the free show at the whitney museum (with classical percussion ensemble Dance Movements), hosted by the wonderful wordless music series (www.wordlessmusic.org)

The Berg Sans Nipple w/ M83 Tour Itin:

Tue 05/20/08 Echoplex Los Angeles CA
Wed 05/21/08 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Fri 05/23/08 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR Fast Computers
Sat 05/24/08 Richards On Richards Vancouver BC
Sun 05/25/08 Neumos Seattle WA
Wed 05/28/08 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN
Thu 05/29/08 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Thu 05/29/08 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Fri 05/30/08 The Mod Club Toronto ON
Sat 05/31/08 Cabaret Music Hall Montreal PQ
Mon 06/02/08 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge MA Berg Sans
Tue 06/03/08 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
Wed 06/04/08 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
friday 6 whitney museum–wordless music series free show
Sat 06/07/08 Black Cat Washington DC
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Born from the same sessions as their recent and stellar release, Along the Quai, and beyond, this EP, De La Morte ou De L’Amour, will delight existing fans and draw new listeners to the flame. As always they perfectly meld the organic and electronic preparing the listener for any number of intense situations ranging from Battle to Carnivale to Funeral to Wedding.

De La Morte ou De L’Amour will be available from your favorite digital retailer on April 29th!

 

Tracklisting

1. Agrestic Origin
2. Our Productive Years Are Fleeting
3. Trompette De La Morte Ou De L’amour

Please Welcome EL MADMO

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Born of social ineptitude and an ageless belief in trick-or-treatery, EL MADMO offers escape, justice, karmic postulation, and that feeling you get when you know something that no one else does. Starting out as a garage band trapped in the basements of various hockey arenas, theirs is a powerfully raw sound that could only be inspired by the smell of Zamboni fuel and sweaty skates.

The band consists of guitarist/singer, Maddie, bassist/singer, El, and majestically afroed drummer, Mo. Their self-titled debut album, produced by MISTAREE, is a solid piece of body rocking ear-munition revealing a musical labyrinth that challenges you to, “Choose your own adventure.” From the Aeolian darkness of “Vampire Guy”, to the sassy cha-cha of “Fantasy Guy”, to a song that simply asks, “What good is a smile when your head’s in a vise?”, EL MADMO serves up a hot and tasty meal that’ll fill you up and also “Rock Yer Balls Off.”

EL MADMO’s Debut record will be released on 5/20.

Pre-Orders are available now.

photo credit: Todd Chalfant

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1. Carlo!
2. Head in a Vise
3. Vampire Guy
4. GGW
5. Sweet Adrenaline
6. Attack of the Rock People
7. The Best Part
8. Fantasy Guy
9. I Like it Low
10. Scary Lady
11. Nonny Goat Mon
12. Rock Yer Balls Off

Tilly & the Wall | “o”

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PHOTO BY JAIME WARREN

It is with much excitement that we present Tilly & the Wall’s newest album simply entitled….well, it doesn’t have a title. The album cover is serving as its title: it’s a frame in which artwork will be placed. The Tillies are asking everyone in their community to contribute artwork for the album’s cover, and will have limited edition runs of handmade prints available by different artists that will act as the album’s cover.

O details the mixing of the personal and the organic world — songs on the record frequently feature grass, flowers, blood, trees, snow, water, dust, sand, trash, electricity and gardens, all tied up with loss, love, need and exploration.

Produced by the acclaimed Mike Mogis, O is Tilly and the Wall’s most cohesive, sonically experimental album yet. In addition to building a tack piano for certain songs, the band toyed with percussion much more than their previous efforts, recording Jamie’s taps through a variety of different amplifiers and floors to give each song its own distinct rhythm. With its massive dose of high energy, hip-shaking attitude, it’s the sort of album that reminds you why you fell for Tilly and the Wall in the first place.

Tilly’s most recent single, “Beat Control” is now available through iTunes (along with album track “Cacophony), and as a limited-edition seven-inch through our online store.

O will hit stores and all digital retailers on June 17.

Stream both Cacophony and Beat Control below.

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To hear about “o” in the band’s own words, check out this interview with synthesis.net (part 1, part 2).

Tracklisting & more below the jump. Continue reading “Tilly & the Wall | “o””