March Madness time again! SXSW hits Austin from March 9-March 17. This year, we've outdone ourselves with more events than we've ever thrown before.
NINE MILE RECORDS is proud to announce we won "Best Austin Record Label" at the 2018 Austin Music Awards presented by the Austin Chronicle and SXSW. Thanks to everyone who voted in the two rounds of public voting - We're humbled and honored!
Pavement's Scott Kannberg announces Spiral Stairs & Preston School of Industry reissues, plus new remix & tour dates!
STREAM: Spiral Stairs - "No Comparison" (Kelley Stoltz & Allyson Baker remix) -
On February 16th, 2018 Nine Mile Records release three classic albums from Scott Kannberg's projects Spiral Stairs and Preston School of Industry.
Preston School of Industry's 2001 release All This Sounds Gas, Preston School Of Industy's 2004 release Monsoon, and Spiral Stairs' 2009 release The Real Feel with extra tracks, B-Sides, and unreleased BBC Live Sessions.
Spiral Stairs plays live February 19, 2018 with Parquet Courts at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, CA and February 22, 2018 at the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, CA.
Spiral Stairs and his band toured the world in 2017 (USA, UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia) in support of his most recent album, Doris and the Daggers. Today he also shares a new remix from Doris track "No Comparison" by his pals Kelley Stoltz and Allyson Baker.
“I love when bands have extra songs. B-sides is not really the correct term. Extra songs are just songs that didn’t really fit the concept of a 9-12 track album. Maybe because of theme or quality, but mostly because of time issues. So, what to do with the extras. They get sidelined to the b-side of singles, comps, or sometimes never released. I remember collecting all the REM singles just to hear the extras. The Stranglers had amazing extras. Roxy Music not so much. For me, beside the extra songs that didn’t make the records, it was a chance to have fun with experiments in sound. I was doing or covering some of my favorite songs like The Clean’s “Anything Could Happen” or “10 Grains” by De Artsen. I hope you enjoy.
Preston School of Industry - All This Sounds Gas
1. Whale Bones
2. Falling Away
4. Encyclopedic Knowledge Of
5. History of the River
6. Doping for Gold
8. Blu Son
9. Monkey Heart and the Horses Leg
10. The Idea of Fires
11. Take a Stand
12. To Squash it for Good (Whale Bones CD)
13. Imperial (Whale Bones CD)
14. Most Common Method (Whale Bones 7")
15. I've Done Nothing Wrong (Falling Away CD)
16. Toff (Falling Away CD)
17. Anything Can Happen (Falling Away CD/7")
18. Walls of Grain (Extra track on ATSG vinyl version/ The Idea of Fires CD)
19. Suddenly Stable (Extra track on ATSG vinyl version/ The Idea of Fires CD)
20. Save Our Happiness (The Idea of Fires CD)
21. Whale Bones (BBC live track promo cd)
22. Falling Away (BBC live track promo cd)
23. Mussle Rock (BBC live track promo cd)
24. 10 Grains (BBC live track promo cd)
25. Take A Stand (BBC live track promo cd)
Preston School Of Industry - Monsoon
1. The Furnace Son
2. Walk of a Gurl
3. Caught in the Rain
4. Line It Up
5. So Many Ways
6. If the Straits of Magellan Should Ever Run Dry
7. Her Estuary Twang
8. Escalation Breeds Escalation
9. Get Your Crayons Out
10 Tone It Down
11. Fresh Fudge (Caught in the Rain CD/ The Furnace Son CD)
12. At Kose (Caught in the Rain CD/ The Furnace Son CD)
13. Mere Psued Mag Ed (Caught in the Rain CD/ The Furnace Son CD)
14. Walk of a Gurl (demo) (Caught in the Rain CD/ The Furnace Son CD)
15. Tone it Down (Pablo Wong Remix) (The Furnace Son CD)
16. Caught in the Rain (Demo) Split 7 Inch with Gersey
Spiral Stairs - The Real Feel
1. True Love
2. Call the Ceasefire
3. Cold Change
4. Subiaco Shuffle
5. Wharf-Hand Blues
6. Maltese T
7. A Mighty Mighty Fall
8. Stolen Pills
9. The Real Feel
10. Blood Money
11. Ladies and Gentlemen
12. Hey Folk Singa (7" included with vinyl version)
13. The Moodist (7" included with vinyl version)
14. Dreams they Guide Us (Split 7" Mt. Fuji Records)
15. Did Anyone Ever Tell You You Are A 10,000 Maniacs Song
02/19 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery *
02/22 San Francisco, CA - Noise Pop
* = w/ Parquet Courts
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.
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