Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Elephant 6 Concert & Julian Koster interview on NPR

NPR recorded the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour when it visited Chicago last week. They also interviewed Julian, and took some amazing photos. Listen, look and download at

Start your letter writing campaign for Julian and the Singing Saws to come caroling at your house next month, and order your copies of Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes and The Singing Saw at Christmastime.

(CONTINUED: Click permalink below for a video of Jeff Mangum's appearance at the Chicago e6 show from The Onion.

video of Jeff Mangum singing "Engine" from The Onion

The Onion's review of the Chicago show.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Broken West on WFUV!

The Broken West visited WFUV in the Bronx while they were in New York for this year's CMJ events! Watch a studio taping of "Gwen, Now and Then" below!

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Monday, October 27, 2008

CMJ 2008

Portastatic @ Merge showcase
photo from Metromix by Ryan Muir

See lots more Merge showcase photos and mini-interviews at Metromix Reports, photos and videos are rolling in from CMJ 2008. Post 'em if we missed some!

Wye Oak @ Merge Showcase
Nicholas Roberts for NY Times

(CONTINUED: Click permalink below for more CMJ 2008 wrap up photos, videos and chat. Click all links for even more photos.

Wye Oak @ BrooklynVegan party
video from NY Times

photo from Prefix Media
The Rosebuds @ The Bell House

photo from Stereogum
The Music Tapes @ Merge Showcase

photo from Brooklyn Vegan
Wye Oak @ BrooklynVegan Party

Idolator has several other Wye Oak videos!

The Music Tapes mini-video taken of the metronome at the Merge showcase!

The Broken West @ Paste/KCRW Space
photo from hooves on the turf

From QRO Magazine's CMJ coverage.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rock Baltimore For Change With Wye Oak

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An Event to Support Barack Obama

featuring Wye Oak and Caleb Stine

Sunday, October 26th 7:00pm

The Metro Gallery

Hope. The word is in deep trouble. But help is on the way. HOPE is on the way. On October 26th, Baltimoreans can gather together to impact an election that is probably the most important of our lives. Wye Oak and Caleb Stine invite you to Hope Night at Metro Gallery, an evening of music, film, and activism in support of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Obama campaign coordinators will be on hand collecting donations, signing up volunteers, and explaining ways that everyone out there can help. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Obama campaign's efforts to support Maryland volunteers traveling to Virginia and Pennsylvania on Election Day. This is an all-ages family event that carries the spirit of Obama's campaign, which has thrived on participation from everyone.

Fear and negativity have been far too prevalent in the political process as of late, but we believe that elections should be based on the issues and a sense of positive change. That's why so many of us feel empowered by Obama's vision. Please join us for a fun night as we celebrate hope and look toward a brighter future for America.

Metro Gallery is located at 1700 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD.
For questions about the event, please contact Caleb Stine @ 443-742-4828

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Holiday Surprise Photoblogging!

Last Thursday, the Elephant 6 Collective stopped by to share their music, movie, and presents! The first stop: a fantastic all-ages in-store at CD Alley, followed later by the full Holiday Surprise performance at Local 506. Let's see if we can give you a little view into what we saw:










Many thanks to Will C. and Marc S. for taking these pictures! Thanks to CD Alley for letting us overrun the store for a few hours, and to the 506 for being generally awesome! And lastly, thanks to the Elephant 6 for brightening our lives!

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Lambchop's Kurt Wagner gets tiny

Kurt dropped by Bob Boilen's (not Dylan!) office to regale the NPR tastemakers with a few songs. Listen and watch!

Order OH (ohio) now!

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wye Oak on Daytrotter - 2 new songs!

Check out the Wye Oak session on Daytrotter for two unreleased songs - "Mary is Mary" and "Remember, Above" from the band's visit to Daytrotter earlier this year.

Tour Dates:
10.23 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ The Rosebuds, The Ladybug Transistor
10.25 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge MERGE CMJ SHOWCASE
12.04 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
12.05 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Holiday Surprise Tour Starts Tonight!/Music Tapes Popfest

(stealing your pic, Optical Atlas quixoticgoat!)

To honor of the kick-off of the great Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour (which starts tonight at Ciné in Athens, GA), here is the amazing Music Tapes set (mp3/flac) from this year's Athens Popfest, as recorded by the great Lance Stack.

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Friday, October 03, 2008

The Rosebuds on the cover of the Indy!

The Rosebuds are on the cover of this week's Independent, the weekly paper in the triangle. Read the article and pre-order Life Like on CD/LP/MP3/FLAC in the Merge store.

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Shout Out Louds make Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist!

Notice anything awesome about the posters in Nick's room, too?

Shout Out Louds' Our Ill Wills available on CD/LP/MP3/FLAC in the Merge store.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Broken West visit KUT TODAY!

Tune in at 2pm Central time today, 10/1, to hear The Broken West live on Austin's KUT!

The band is heading home for a few short weeks, but will hit the road again before you know it (aka November)!

11.07 Los Angeles CA Spaceland
11.08 San Francisco CA The Independent
11.10 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge
11.11 Seattle WA Tractor Tavern

Now or Heaven is in stores now.

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