We’ve got a special preview our new single “NyQuil & Wine,” out August 13 on Fin Records! This ‘singing postcard’ features photos by the wonderful Anna Hoychuk…check it out, and please share it with your friends!
The A-side is a re-imagined cover of a tune by our Fin labelmates Davidson Hart Kingsbery…but suffice to say we took some liberties! Check out their lovely original here:
And while we’re spreading the love around, feast your eyes on the magnificent cover art by Mr. Shawn Wolfe!
The critically-acclaimed documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me opens at Seattle’s Grand Illusion Cinema this weekend, and we’re honored to be taking part in the event. We’ll perform a set of Big Star songs immediately after the 8pm showings on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20.
Our good friends Paul Hiraga (Downpilot) and Jeff Brown (Half Rushmore) will graciously lend their talents (on vocals and bass, respectively). Friday night’s set will focus on the darker, more atmospheric Third material, while Saturday’s set will feature a mix of the more up-tempo pop gems from the first two albums. We can’t promise that we’ll play your favorite, but we can promise it will be good!
Ángel Carmona has been spinning our glammy stomper “Engineer” on his RNE3 show Hoy Empieza Todo! Check out the July 9 episode below…”Engineer” is around the 1:30 mark, sandwiched between the very saucy company of Blondie and Gary Glitter!
Hoy empieza todo con Ángel Carmona Verano – 09/07/13
Hope everyone’s enjoying their summer! We’ve been in the studio working on some new tracks, but we’re taking a break for a handful of very cool shows this month.
First, we’re playing the West Seattle Summerfest on Saturday, July 13 at 2:40pm. This annual event is always one of the highlights of the summer, and this year’s killer lineup includes the Young Fresh Fellows, Mark Pickerel & his Praying Hands, and the Mono Men! Come party with us in the street!
Here it is, folks – the final installment of our Live at Jupiter video series, brought to you by Fin Records! Like the previous video, “Novelty’s Gone,” this track features the talents of Craig Flory on tenor saxophone and Tom Yoder on trombone, who also played on the album version. We hope you enjoy “Better to Be Broken Than Blind”!
But that’s not all – we also have a couple of cool all-ages shows coming up over the next two weeks that we’d love to tell you about. First up is the Fin Records Showcase at Northwest Folklife, this Friday, May 24 at Seattle Center. Fin’s taking over the Fountain Lawn stage from 6-9pm, and we’re proud to be playing alongside labelmates Lures, Low Hums, and Davidson Hart Kingsbery. RJM headlines at 8:15pm.
We’re honored to join a stellar lineup, featuring national acts like Redd Kross (!), Charles Bradley, and the Breeders, alongside local compatriots (and Fin Records labelmates) Davidson Hart Kingsbery, Mark Pickerel, and many, many more! Check out the full lineup.
In the second installment of Fin Records‘ Live at Jupiter video series, our Johnny Sangster and Jeff Brown-supplemented lineup tackles a gem from side B of Someone Else’s Cake, with an added bonus: Messrs. Craig Flory and Tom Yoder on tenor saxophone and trombone, respectively! This is the only time “Novelty’s Gone” has been performed with horns (thus far), so we’re thrilled to have captured it on video for posterity.
And if you missed last week’s installment, here’s our live take on “Ron Nasty”:
Thanks so much to all of the folks who made it out to see our “Touched By an Angel” West Coast tour! It was a great success, and now we’re rested and ready to celebrate with our biggest hometown show of the spring – this Friday, May 3 at the beautiful Columbia City Theater.
Andy and Lincoln stopped by The Mixtape podcast last week to play a couple of acoustic numbers and chat with host Sean DeTore about the show, the history of the band, and traditional anniversary gifts. Listen here.
Earlier this year, we invited some close friends to Jupiter Studios in Wallingford and performed a few selections from Someone Else’s Cake, with some very special guests (including our producer Johnny Sangster and our pal Jeff Brown from Half Rushmore) along for the ride. Check out the first installment of this new video series from Fin Records above, and keep an eye out for more videos in the coming weeks!