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!
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.
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.