NEWS | SPRING 2013
SHINYRIBS RIDES AGAIN!Kevin Russell likes to write songs. He writes them in the morning, he writes them in the evening, and presumably, he writes them in his sleep. There's no other way to explain how this guy fills up his song cup as much as he does.
Not content with the 15+ year's worth of tunes he's crafted for The Gourds, Russell has had to find another outlet. Shinyribs is that outlet, and Gulf Coast Museum is the new record.
Picking up where 2010's Well After Awhile left off, Russell continues his exploration of "The Great State," specifically those parts of Texas that touch him the most: the parched West Texas Desert, the perpetual weirdness of Austin, and the sticky corner where Texas meets Louisiana where this record draws it's name from.
Put it on, strap yourself in, and let Shinyribs take you for a ride.
THE PRESIDENT LINCOLN"(8 out of 10) At its best, The Sinking Of The President Lincoln is an inventive and brilliant record." - Americana UK
Alex Maws is a storyteller by trade. Professionally he uses stories to provoke and inspire people about history. It's no wonder then, that his music is framed in pop vignettes - carefully constructed and brilliantly worded.
The President Lincoln (naturally he would choose a historical nom-de-plum) was inspired by the early 20th Century ocean liner of the same name that ferried tourists, immigrants and soldiers. Maws recorded the album in parts, using musicians in Los Angeles, Austin, and his hometown of London. The result is an ambitious work that is as varied as the passenger list on on of the voyages of The President Lincoln itself.
Hot on the heels of her 2011 full-length Viewfinder, Brooklyn native Rebecca Pronsky returns with Only Daughter (street date: March 19). Only Daughter finds Pronsky continuing her explorations of identity:
NINE MILE RECORDS OFFICIAL SHOWCASE:
Saturday, March 16
Nine Mile Records is thrilled to be hosting such an amazing showcase this year. Please join us! You can also find all of these artists playing around town in the days before the showcase. Check their individual websites for exact schedules.
NEWS | WINTER 2013
ANDERS PARKER & KENDALL MEADE
Nine Mile Records is thrilled to kick off 2013 with Wild Chorus, a new record from longtime collaborators Anders Parker (New Multitudes, Varnaline, s/t) and Kendall Meade (Mascott, Sparklehorse, Helium). The record is what you'd expect from two of the most respected voices in indie-pop, and much more.
Anders' rough-hewn voice blends perfectly with Kendall's more delicate phrasings, recalling classic duets from Richard and Linda Thompson to Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Scott Minor's spot on production, and a cast of stellar Knoxville musicians make Wild Chorus a true classic. You can order it on CD and vinyl here.
NEWS | FALL 2012
EVERY HOUR IS A DOLLAR GONE
A little over five years ago, Nine Mile artist Patrick Sweany went into Dan Auerbach's Akron studio to record a new record. Little did Patrick (or I) know that within those next five years Dan would become on of the biggest rock stars on the planet, as well as one of the hottest producers. What we did know, however, was that Dan possessed the skills to help Patrick crystalize the hundreds of raw, bluesy live shows Patrick was playing at the time into a sharp, coherent, timeless record.
Recorded in six days with minimal overdubs and only 23 working analog channels (the 24th was busted!) Every Hour Is A Dollar Gone has not only remained Patrick's primary calling card as he's gone from regional phenom to national up-and-comer, but has actually INCREASED in sales every year since it's release.
Nine Mile Records is proud to present the record as it was intended from the beginning - on vinyl. Green vinyl, to be exact. Two sides, eleven songs, all Sweany.
Nine Mile Records seeks interns!
We have a bunch of fantastic new releases slated for 2013. You can help us promote these great records and gain first-hand music industry experience. Plus free CDs and attendance at shows. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact info and brief note on your background and why you want an NMR internship. Note to all applicants: we are now located in Austin, TX, and you should be too.