Today is the VERY LAST DAY to pre-orderIn Cool Blood and reserve your copy of CHAIN LETTERS, the incredible, hand-made zine Ian, Katie and the gang have created with love just for you. You get the zine even with digital purchase. In the mail. From the gang.
The CMers are going to be playing in Seattle at Folklife this Friday. Here’s hoping they play this sweet jam, this jellyroll of a tune. It’s nutty, but we love it. Plus, it’s named after my favorite kind of sandwich!
Here’s Chain & the Gang in Austin last week (featuring the likes of Coasting and Brett from M’Lady’s in the backing band!), but tonight they’re playing in Washington, D.C. at the Black Cat. It starts at 8pm, costs ten bucks! What a deal. One night only! BE THERE!
The warped & pretty closer from last year’s killer We Creeling [KLP225]. The guitar sounds on this song are so weird and cool—as they should be, considering the band customizes and builds their own instruments. If you live anywhere near/around the east coast, be sure to check out their live freak outs happening right now; find their dates on our shows page.
Chain & the Gang at the Floristree Space in Baltimore! Check out the article below for a bunch more sweet photos. Tonight and tomorrow they will be in LA, playing at the Smell and the Satellite. Check out all of their other tour dates on our shows page!
P.S.- Here’s the Facebook event page for an upcoming C&tG show in Philadelphia at PhilaMOCA: http://on.fb.me/HCsc5w, and here’s another for their show in St. Louis at Pig Slop Studios (on record store day!): http://on.fb.me/H9IbCH RSVP if you’re attending! If you’re not attending… well, why aren’t you attending?!
It’s official—Ruby Fray’sPith is out in the world, and now you can get your hands and ears all over it (and you should, ‘cause it’s beautiful). Order it from the K Mail Order Dept. today, a month before it’s gonna hit retailers. We posted “Jandk,” a track from Pith, on Tumblr a few days ago. Listen to that song here.
The Hive Dwellers performing “Get In” off their upcoming album Hewn In The Wilderness at the Midnight Sun in downtown Olympia. Calvin has a dance party with Miko, our little K darling. I think Calvin’s been upstaged…
The Maxines—-totally Amazing! This super-secret squirrel track “Honestly” is maybe my favorite of the year so far. We’re releasing their first K 7”, Drugstore, to the public at the end of the month, but you, special loved person that you are, can get it from our S H O P on Thursday.
There’s only a limited batch of pressings, so don’t miss out!
I CANNOT stop playing ‘Tanger, Tanger’ after hearing Angelo Spencer play it live Thursday night. Uh, his band was AMAZING. For real. It was an awkward dance space and STILL people were dancing. Click & enjoy, from me to you.
PS My job is the coolest.
(Ang with K artists Ben Kapp (drummer) & Kendl Winter (singer/songwriter) at ‘Community Print’ studio—-letter pressin’ album covers!)