Music starts at 9:30pm and we’re up first, followed by the eight-headed soul monster that is Brownish Black! We’ll be selling LPs (on luscious white vinyl), CDs, and new RJM t-shirts…so come on down and get ya some!
We’ll be visiting Portland much more frequently this year, so keep an eye on our Shows page for return dates. Hope to see all of our PDX pals on Saturday!
PS – Get a piece of “Someone Else’s Cake”, if you haven’t already!
Starting today, you can pick up a copy of our new album at independent record stores all over the country, or order directly from Fin Records (vinyl or CD).
For the digitally-minded among you, it’s available for download via iTunes, Amazon, or any other online retailer you might prefer. You can also stream it on Spotify or Bandcamp if you’re still on the fence!
Just look at these handsome devils…
As if that weren’t enough, we’re honored to be featured as Spinner’s Video of the Day! Here’s what Lincoln had to say about the video for “Someone Else’s Cake”:
“Our keyboard player Daniel Walker described this tune as a ‘socio-sexual-economic’ treatise, and there’s a little election-year frustration there, too — a keen ear will pick out the line about ‘mitts like yours’ — but it’s basically a kiss-off in the grand pop tradition,” Lincoln Barr tells Spinner. “Given its obvious musical heritage, we thought it’d be fun to use Elvis Costello’s classic ‘Pump It Up’ video as a taking-off point, with a nod to the Stones’ Let It Bleed album sleeve (one of many references the brilliant Shawn Wolfe incorporated into the packaging for Someone Else’s Cake).”
If that doesn’t whet your appetite for cake, we can’t help you! Even if you’ve already seen the video, pop over to Spinner and give us a “like,” will you please?
Thanks for all of your support…we hope you enjoy Someone Else’s Cake!
AllMusic editor Fred Thomas says the album buzzes with “dabs of Elvis Costello-style organ, the lighthearted storytelling voice of Squeeze, and the summery instrumentation of Nick Lowe’s most upbeat tunes.” Check out the full review here. Thanks, Fred!
Someone Else’s Cake is out on February 19, and we recently received the great news that it was being added to rotation on the nation’s very best community radio station, Seattle’s KEXP 90.3FM! Here’s what music director Don Yates has to say about the album:
This Seattle band’s latest album is their finest work to date. It’s a warm, soulful, expertly crafted set of ‘70s-inspired pop-rock combining elements of early New Wave, Steely Dan, glam-rock, soul, roots-rock and more into vibrant pop gems with clever lyrics and sharp song hooks.
Needless to say, we’re thrilled! DJs are starting to spin the record, but to keep it in rotation until the release date, we need YOUR help! Call (206-903-KEXP) or email (email@example.com) your favorite DJ and ask for Red Jacket Mine!
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts…more soon!
We’re wrapping up work on our forthcoming LP for Fin Records, Someone Else’s Cake (due out February 19, 2013) – artwork by the magnificent Shawn Wolfe has been delivered, and we’re approving our test lacquers from Golden Mastering later today. The album has turned out better than we could’ve imagined, and we can’t wait for you all to hear it! Soon.
In the meantime, we’ve got a few solo & duo-type shows scheduled to keep our chops up. The first is a big one: on Saturday, November 3, Lincoln will return to the stage of the oh-so-swanky Triple Door to open for legendary Mississippi songwriter Steve Forbert. Remember this one?
Us too! It’s an honor to support Steve, and we hope you all can join us for a bottle of wine, fancy dinner, and a night of great songs.
More news soon! In the meantime, button up your overcoat.
Our latest single on Fin Records, “Amy” b/w “Any Major Dude Will Tell You”, comes out on October 16, but you can get a copy two weeks early!
That’s right – with your paid admission to our release party this Saturday, September 29 at the Sunset Tavern, you’ll get a killer RJM sticker designed by the one and only Shawn Wolfe, plus a code for a FREE early download of both sides, courtesy of Fin Records.
We’ll share the night with two fantastic local bands: Robb Benson’s deliriously awesome The Glass Notes and Dick Rossetti’s latest bid for world domination, The Jilly Rizzo. We’re delighted to have them along for this joyous occasion.
Just a quick note to tell you about a terrific show we have coming up this Friday, August 24 at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard. We’ll once again be opening for our good friend Chuck Prophet and his cracking band the Mission Express, and we’d love to see you there.
Chuck & co. have been tearing up the road at home & abroad all year, in support of their most excellent album Temple Beautiful, and we can’t wait to hear what kinds of turns the songs have taken since we played with them in February at the Tractor. You should corner Chuck and ask him about getting heatstroke in the Land of Lincoln, too. He’s nicer than he looks.
We’ve spent the last month or so putting the finishing touches on our next couple of releases for Fin Records - a digital single due out in October, followed by a full-length LP in Feburary 2013! Stay tuned for more details on those very soon.
Join us on Monday, July 9 at Seattle Center’s Intiman Theatre for a very special event curated by Fin Records, part of the Seattle Center’s ongoing Next Fifty series. It’s free and all ages, and we’ll be debuting some brand-new songs from our upcoming LP on Fin. Full details: