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.
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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!
BROTHERS BORN - KNIFE WOUNDS
Western, MA artists Brothers Born are set to release their debut record Knife Wounds on Nine Mile Records February 24. The duo of Mike Wyzik (Storm The Ohio, Red Door Exchange) and Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage) has written, recorded, and produced a stunning collection of indie/folk/rock songs that is getting a lot of attention.
Elmore Magazine premiered the first single "Parachute" in January, and Billboard Magazine premiered the title track "Knife Wounds" shortly after. The record is also picking up radio airplay around the U.S. and sits at #12 on the Alt. Specialty chart.
Knife Wounds can be pre-ordered at Amazon and iTunes. Or you can pick it up direct from the band with a limited edition T Shirt here.
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.
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