Simon Joyner wants to play in your living room

Simon Joyner is planning a few, short tours to support his new album Out Into the Snow. Instead of performing in the typical indie rock venues and bars, he would like to explore a more intimate setting for these shows—living rooms and art spaces around the country. The house (or art space) show removes the elevated stage that separates the performer from the audience. It removes the distracting noise from the bar and provides an environment that allows the music to be the main focus. Simon has always felt that house shows and D.I.Y. spaces are often the best places to perform but it hasn’t been feasible to base a tour on this preference until now.

If you’d like to host a show or express interest in attending a show, please visit

For more information about Simon’s most recent album, Out into the Snow, check out the album page here.

Stream “Hustler’s Son” (in stores today) + new MP3!

Jason Boesel’s solo debut ‘Hustler’s Son’ is out today!

The Huffington Post’s Sal Nunziato raved in his review that ‘Hustler’s Son’ is a “smart and much needed fresh slice of Americana… [Boesel] delivers a very strong debut.”

Jason Boesel’s first solo U.S. tour in support of his debut starts February 5 in Santa Cruz. Dawes will join him onstage as his backing band on all the dates.





The Catch All

2009 is officially dust but before we get too twentyten here is a quick look back at TL’s 09 plus some decade mentions.
Teenkicks has ranked both Jenny Lewis and the Felice Brothers in their best of the Decade list. The Felice’s get mad love over at Hear Sounds Write, When You Awake, No Depression’s Twang Nation, This Morning I was Born Again, Back in 15 Minutes and many more including Roll & Grandy‘s artist lists where Yonder gets a shout from Justin Towns Earl and Deertick. Simon Joyner’s “Out Into The Snow” received rankings from Friday Night Is Killing Me, The New Haven Advocate, The Needle Drop, a Top Ten spot from Thompson’s Bank of Communicable Desire and a Top Five spot from Pop Head Wound. Lucid by Joker’s Daughter claims a top 20 Song of the year over at Spotinews, and a Best of the Decade rank at Providence Daily Dose. Returning to Jenny Lewis, it is nice to see Rabbit Fur Coat getting Best of the Decade mentions at To Eleven, Swear I’m Not Paul, Living In Misery, and a Number Two ranking from 1,2,3 Jamboree. Also, check her out on the cover of December’s Under the Radar. Finally, at Rock Sell Out there is a great review of Shudder To Think’s Live From Home.