28 July 2013

It Hurts 7" debut is ready to be consumed

It Hurts celebrated the release of their debut 7" last weekend at Auckland's historic Auckland Domain Winter Garden, which is by all accounts a wonderful place. Tea and cake was served, and the above photo of the awesome trio was taken.

Those unable to attend can still celebrate with the purchase of their portable, lovely little single, which closely follows two limited cassette releases from the past 9 months or so. Fast forward to now, and the single is here... It's got it all: murky doo-wop, crude industrial rumbles, buzzing amplifiers, whooping voices (sometimes lonesome), clattering percussion. We're tickled to bequeath this beaut into the dark cruel world, and trust that all the right ears will somehow find it, cuz they need it. Includes two tunes, "33 Tears" and "Earth Sun Moon Us."

Have a listen to the b-side here:

01 July 2013

Have banjo, will travel

The inscrutable, undisputable banjo king Nathan Bowles is heading out on the road this month for a string of solo gigs. Those on in the southeast and east coast are poised to see our man pluck, strum & rumble on stage and in-person, much to the jealous chagrin of all of the rest of us. The "Muggy Nuts" tour will feature Nathan in full-on solo banjo mode. Go see him and buy his record for chrissakes.

07/10 - Lexington, KY - Griffin's Modern Motel
07/11 - Louisville, KY - Greenhaus (with Glenn Jones, Nathan Salzburg)
07/12 - Asheville, NC - Jack of the Wood (with Bennett Sullivan)
07/15 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Beach Bazaar
07/16 - Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn (with Marcia Bassett, Nonhorse, Sun Color)

Then a little later on, with summer nearly in the rearview, Nathan will take the stage at Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, NC at a gig alongside our pal Grouper and Angel Olsen. Even though it happening September 5th, we recommended scooping tix ASAP.