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Sunday
Oct052014

TTOTALS ARE BACK WITH THEIR FIRST FULL-LENGTH, TOURING WITH PSYCHIC TEENS

Nashville’s outer blues duo Ttotals are back, creating dark, brooding twisters of sound, downing power lines with leagues-deep drums and haunting vocals, scorched-earth guitars, and flashes of sampled electronics...a careening vortex performing a muddy dance stomp along the Mississippi Delta as it flings the blues up to the heavens. The band will be hitting the road on November 8th with Psychic Teens in support of their first full-length, Let Everything Come Through, which sees its official release on November 11.

 

Tour dates:

November 8 - Asheville, NC at the Mothlight #
November 9 - Savannah, GA at Graveface Records #
November 10 - Athens, GA at the Caledonia Lounge #
November 11 - Birmingham, AL at the Nick #
November 12 - Atlanta, GA at 529 #
November 13 - Nashville, TN at the Eastroom #
November 14/15 - Austin, TX at TBA
November 16 - Dallas, TX at Crown & Harp   
# = with Psychic Teens

 

Let Everything Come Through was recorded and mixed by Tate Eskew at Zero Art Studios and mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago. It will be available in both vinyl and digital formats from our website and most online stores on November 11, 2014.

Check the promo video below...

Sunday
Sep212014

DEBBY SCHWARTZ RELEASE PARTY AT NYC'S CAKE SHOP THIS WEDNESDAY!

Ms Schwartz' new album A Garden of My Own comes out this Tuesday, and we're celebrating at NYC's Cake Shop the following night with a killer lineup. More details here.

 

Monday
Sep152014

INTRODUCING: NO LINE NORTH

We are thrilled beyond words to announce the release No Line North’s, Farther Out Beyond Today, which hits the streets on CD/DL October 14th and can be pre-ordered now from the band's online store

No Line North’s broad influences and instrumentation work their way into a uniquely unified sound that runs the spectrum from distorted garage rock to orchestral, quiet folk. Incorporating violin, loop pedals, vibraphones, distorted guitars and a driving rhythm section, NLN cultivates sizzling, psychedelic folk rock rooted in the Americana tradition, with the occasional nod to krautrock. 

Mastering Engineer Hans DeKline (Pixies, Snoop Dogg) summed up their new collection nicely: “Love these tunes! This is very original and fondly reminiscent of a Dinosaur Jr., Camper van Beethoven, Built to Spill kind of vibe but they have definitely got their own thing going. So cool!”

The band released their eponymous debut under the moniker Closely Watched Trains on Twin Lakes in October 2009. That first collection received much critical acclaim with The New Haven Register citing it as Connecticut’s best release of the year and The Big Takeover calling it “fresh and inspired.” Since that first release, No Line North has grown to become a powerful and tightknit unit, honing their craft by playing shows and woodshedding while finishing Farther Out Beyond Today. The result is a rocking collection of songs that transcends and bends genres in the best ways possible, sounding familiar yet strikingly unique. The album, which was recorded and produced by the band and friends at various locations, and mixed by NLN bassist John Leonard at SonicBot Productions, sees its official release on October 14, 2014. Get a taste below...

 

Wednesday
Aug062014

DEBBY SCHWARTZ'S "A GARDEN OF MY OWN" OUT SEPTEMBER 23RD ON CD AND VINYL

Earlier this year, we announced our partnership with Aquanettas co-founder and P.G. Six bassist/vocalist Debby Schwartz, releasing her solo debut EP Satan, You Brought Me Down, which featured stripped down cut-to-the-soul versions of songs off her forthcoming LP A Garden of My Own. In her flawless finger-picking, we heard Bert Jansch and Nick Drake; in her songwriting, we heard Neil Young; in its terse, bobbing and circular major-minor tides, we heard Pentangle; in her voice, we heard diamonds and rust. We were addled and propelled, and it kept getting better with each listen. To our ears, it was an instant addition to the canon of American hardscrabble songbook. Aside from being incredible songs, they benefit from the expert guidance of sound engineer/producer Ivan Julian, who is also known as a founding member/guitarist of the seminal punk band Richard Hell and the Voidoids, at his N.Y. Hed Recording Studios.

 A Garden of My Own hits the streets on both CD and vinyl September 23rd and can be pre-ordered here. Stream "London", the first single off the new album, below.

Tuesday
Apr152014

TTOTALS HITTING THE ROAD WITH LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE

Nashville's Ttotals will be hitting the road once again for a string of dates from Texas up through New York, this time with their friends from Mexico, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete. Brian and Marty have been playing shows in and around their home town pretty steadily over the past few months while finishing up a new batch of songs in the studio. Now they're super psyched to try them out in front of some new crowds. The rough mixes of these new outer blues jams sound amazing, so be sure to catch them if they come to a city near you...

may 5th - crown & harp, dallas, tx *
may 6th - bear's, shreveport, la*
may 7th - the buccaneer, memphis, tn *
may 8th - the stone fox, nashville, tn *
may 9th - 529, atlanta, ga *
may 10th - static age records, asheville, nc *
may 11th - strange matter, richmond, va *
may 12th - tropicalia, washington d.c. *
may 13th - connie's ric rac, philadelphia, pa *
may 14th - death by audio, brooklyn, ny *
may 15th - bsp lounge, kingston, ny ^
may 16th - blue nile, harrisonburg, va
* with lorelle meets the obsolete
^ with woods and quilt
Dig the design for the tour t-shirts they'll have on hand...