Happy New Year everyone! It's hat time again for the best Austin music tradition: FREE WEEK! We're celebrating with a show on Fri. January 5 at Barracuda (611 E. 7th St.) featuring Tinnarose, Abram Shook, PR Newman, Magic Rockers of Texas, A. Sinclair, Carry Illinois, and girling.
Join us at our annual holiday show at Mohawk in Austin - click for tickets!
SPIRAL STAIRS HAS KEXP SONG OF THE DAY / TOUR DATES
Former Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg (aka Spiral Stairs) released his new full-length Doris & The Daggers to much acclaim in March on Nine Mile Records. The band made a pit stop at the KEXP studios in Seattle last month while on tour to tape a session.
Check out some live video from that session, and download a free copy of the single "Trams (Stole My Love)" as KEXP's Song Of The Day.
Spiral Stairs begins a three week tour of the Eastern U.S. this week as well. Go to www.spiralstairsofficial.com for cities, info and tickets.
COME FEEL THE POWER - SWEET SPIRIT'S ST. MOJO
Austin band Sweet Spirit returns with their much anticipated new full-length record St. Mojo on April 7.
Like it's predecessor, 2015's Cokomo, the new record is full of the theatrical playing and crisp songwriting that has made the band one of the country's premiere live acts. Where St. Mojo diverges, however, is in it's expanded arrangements (horns, strings, percussion) and wide dynamic range. Gorgeous power ballads sit beside stadium rockers and wistful acoustic numbers, proving the band is one of the most versatile out there.
Produced by veteran Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Deer Tick, Diamond Rugs) and engineered by Grammy-winner Stuart Sikes (Jack White, Cat Power), St. Mojo has already gained attention from taste-maker stations such as KUTX, The Current, and WXPN who named the band their May 2017 "Artist To Watch."
Seattle artist Shelby Earl returns from her long hiatus with the beautifully crafted new record The Man Who Made Himself A Name. The single "Strong Swimmer" was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition, while title track premiered on She Shreds Magazine's website, and with a feature interview with Shelby where she discusses new musical influences, her new band, and working with Martin Feveyear (Kings Of Leon, Mark Lineman) who produced the new record. Check it out here. The Man Who Made Himself A Name comes out on March 10 on Nine Mile Records in all formats.
NEW SPIRAL STAIRS ALBUM AND VIDEO
Scott Kannberg, founding member of Pavement and Preston School Of Industry is back with a new record under his Spiral Stairs moniker.
Doris & The Daggers is set to come out on March 24, and Pitchfork made an official announcment along with a premiere of the video for the first single and lead off track "Dance (Cry Wolf)," starring Jason Lyttle of Grandaddy.
You can pre-order the record in all formats via Pledge Music, where you can also find tons of cool Pavement and PSOI artififacts for sale via Kannberg's private collection of memorabilia.
Spiral Stairs will be showcasing at SXSW in March, followed by U.S. tour dates. Go to his official website for more details.
HOLIDAY COMPILATION TO BENEFIT STANDING ROCK
Happy Holidays from Nine Mile Records! This year, we reached into the vaults and out to some of our favorite artists to put together a compilation of seasonal songs. All proceeds from the sale of our Holiday compilation will go to the Legal Defense Fund set up to help prevent the DAPL pipeline from being built at Standing Rock.
The set includes songs from longtime Nine Mile artists such as Sweet Spirit, Tinnarose, Field Study, Spouse, Anders Parker, Rebecca Pronsky, and Marvin Etzioni, as well as newcomers Blue Healer and Shelby Earl. Friend-of-Nine-Mile Grey DeLisle also contributed the lead off track - a beautiful rendition of "Oh, Holy Night" - and Nine Mile co-leader Tim Regan dug up a classic track from his Memphis band Snowglobe.
You can stream it and purchase it here on Bandcamp:
Austin band Tinnarose releases their sophomore full-length My Pleasure Has Returned on October 14. PureVolume premiered the first video "Love Is For All," a blast of jangly goodness featuring Morris Ramos' inspired guitar lick, Devon McDermott's heavenly vocals, and dancer Hailey Lauren gliding through space!
My Pleasure Has Returned can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp in digital, CD and (translucent) vinyl formats.
The band is celebrating the release of their new record in Austin on October 14 at Barracuda, and then hitting the road for a full East Coast / Midwest tour.
Nine Mile Records is excited to announce our next release:
Elijah Ford - As You Were (street date: Sept. 16, 2016)
As You Were is the sophomore full-length from Austin-via-California singer/guitarist Elijah Ford. Ford has become an in-demand sideman for many Texas artists including Ryan Bingham and Carson McHone. But on As You Were the spotlight returns firmly to his brand of straight-forward, hook-laden rock. The first video off the new record - "Try As You Might" - premiered recently in Relix Magazine. You can check it out below for a taste of Ford's music, and pre-order the new record here.
Nine Mile veteran artist Matt Hebert recorded a stunningly beautiful record under his longtime moniker Haunt while living in Austin, TX in 2014. Titled Until You Glow In The Dark, it's a song cycle of remembrance for friends he's lost over the years, each song dealing with loss, reflection, and celebration.
Nine Mile Records is happy to announce a deluxe vinyl edition of the record out now and available on the Haunt Bandcamp page. It was mastered by Brad Bell at Public Hi Fi specifically for vinyl and contains extended liner notes detailing the stories behind the songs.
It's SXSW time again! To continue celebrating Nine Mile Records' 10th anniversary, we're throwing TWO official showcases:
2016 marks Nine Mile Records' 10th Anniversary!! We will be celebrating all year with special events, limited edition merch, and more, so check back often.
Our first celebration happens January 8th at our 2nd annual Free Week show at The Mohawk in Austin. Come join Matthew Logan Vasquez (of Delta Spirit), Sweet Spirit, A. Sinclair, Tinnarose, Sounds del Mar, Löwin, Ben Ballinger, Abram Shook and Modrag for a night of FREE music. Our buddies at Brooklyn Brewery are sponsoring the event, and will be providing drink specials all night.
Austin nine-piece ensemble Sweet Spirit release their Nine Mile Records debut full-length Cokomo on October 16. The band has gotten raves from Esquire, the L.A. Times, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, Exclaim!, and others. You can stream Cokomo on Vice's Noisey site now by clicking here.
Order Cokomo on iTunes (digital)
Order Cokomo on Bandcamp (CD and digital)
Newest Nine Mile artists Sweet Spirit are on tour in support of their debut self-titled EP. The band recently went into the studio with Britt Daniel of Spoon to record two songs: a new one co-written by Daniel and the band called "Have Mercy," and a reworking of the Spoon chestnut "Paper Tiger."
You can hear the first song - "Have Mercy" here courtesy of Stereogum. Both songs will be released as a 7" 45rpm record to commemorate the upcoming Spoon Midwest and West Coast tour where Sweet Spirit opens the shows. You can find the dates and ticket links here.
Austin octet East Cameron Folkcore have unleashed a new 14 song concept album - Kingdom Of Fear - their 2nd full-length and first for Nine Mile Records. The band celebrated with four sold out shows at Austin's Salvage Vanguard Theater and a packed in-store performance at famed Waterloo Records before they head to Europe for six weeks of club shows and festivals. AllMusic.com premiered the record here, and the band was (justly) featured this month on the cover of the Austin Chronicle.
Pick up a copy of Kingdom Of Fear from all online retailers and indie record stores, and go catch a show. Their blend of populist folk anthems and fiery punk playing is best consumed in person!
Hey everyone - Nine Mile Records is expanding by launching Nine Mile Touring, a full service boutique booking agency for artists on our label as well as other fine indie labels! to celebrate, we're holding a kick off party at The Whip In here in Austin on Sunday, October 19 from 4-10pm. You can see the above flyer for the bands that are playing. New Belgium Brewing will be sponsoring the event with beer specials, and The Whip In will be serving their incredible food. C'mon out and say hi. It's FREE and all-ages.
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