It's that time of year again here in Austin - FREE WEEK! That magical time when clubs all over town throw open their doors and invite all music lovers to catch Austin's best bands for FREE. Nine Mile Touring has a lot cooked up, including a showcase at The Mohawk on Sunday, January 4th with Bop English (featuring White Denim's James Petralli), Nine Mile bands Sweet Spirit and Sounds del Mar, and the reconvened punk/blues band The Marauders who will have a VERY special guest on vocals and guitar that night (unfortunately we can't divulge who that is, so you'll just have to come out and see for yourselves).
Many other Nine Mile Touring artists are playing during free week as well:
Come on out and discover your new favorite band!
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.
TINNAROSE DEBUT RECORD
Austin, TX sextet Tinnarose bursts onto the scene with their self-titled debut out August 26 on CD and LP.
Combining elements of vintage British folk, American southern rock, and 70s AOR Pop (Steely Dan, anyone?), Tinnarose's debut is an ambitious portrait of a band distilling all of their favorite records into one 40 minute mixed tape. Reviewers are raving:
“Tinnarose is a singer-songwriter showcase of the highest order, and there’s plenty of material to keep coming back to.” - Zachary Houle, PopMatters
"Freaky Good Folk: I hear Nilsson in their pitch, and the pinched, acute licks of Walter Becker‘s guitar in classic Steely Dan, and Sandy Denny‘s (Fairport Convention) voice, and a host of other amazing sounds." - Greg Vandy, KEXP
"Refreshing and adventurous pop music." - Peter Blackstock, Austin American-Statesman
The band celebrates the release of the record with a show at Stubb's in Austin on August 23. Look for extensive U.S. tour dates through the rest of 2014.
10% OFF SALE IN THE NMR STORE!
We are offering a 10% discount on all Nine Mile CDs and LPs in the NMR Store for the entire month of August. Use checkout code: NMR0814
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DOUG GILLARD'S SOLO RECORD PARADE ON
Ex-Guided By Voices and current Nada Surf guitarist, Doug Gillard, has joined Nine Mile Records in anticipation of his 3rd solo record - Parade On - due out on April 8th.
Gillard plays nearly every note on Parade On, a collection of razor sharp pop rock reminiscent of Teenage Fanclub and vintage 80s power pop. The first single "Ready For Death" is already garnering attention. CMJ says the song is "bittersweet pop brimming with the unbelievable guitar work that is his trademark," while All Music Guide gives Parade On 4 stars and calls it "superbly crafted pop rock."
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PATRICK SWEANY IS CLOSE TO THE FLOOR
Close To The Floor, the new full-length record by Patrick Sweany hit streets on July 16 and quickly rose to the top of the Top U.S. Vinyl Sellers chart of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores. Like it's predecessor, That Old Southern Drag, Close To The Floor was recorded by Joe MacMahan at his E. Nashville Wow and Flutter studios. Sweany assembled a topnotch crew of musicians to help him out on this one: Jon Radford on drums (Justin Townes Earle), Ryan Norris on keys (Lambchop), Ron Eoff on bass (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), and Macmahan himself on guitar. Check it out at Patrick's Bandcamp page.