Show Preview: Wedding Dress, Double Ewes, Ghost of James (27 June 2014)

Bright Red Studios - June 27th

Poster by John Praw.

Friday, June 27th @ 8:00PM
Bright Red Studios (9 N. Ingersol): $7, ALL AGES
Wedding Dress (CHICAGO)
Double Ewes (MADISON)
Ghost of James (MADISON/APPLETON)


Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

Made up of various members of Maps & Atlases, Suns, Joan of Arc and Gypsy Blood, Wedding Dress are about as Chicago as it gets. Dreamt up as side-project/outlet for Maps & Atlases guitar player Erin Elders, songs were written between tours and slowly released during his “math-pop” band’s fleeting downtime. Wedding Dress is a distinctly other affair — it’s more layered, plaintive and measured than anything in Elders’ previous catalog. The songs are textured narratives. The instrumentation is restrained and, in many ways, the project stands as a perfect counter-point to the sometimes spastic Maps. That’s not to say its a dull affair. The songs are beautiful in their sparseness, the palate is selectively lush, and the rotating set of players — both recorded and live — patiently flesh out Elders’ haunting vocals and evocative lyrics.

[Bandcamp]

Double Ewes

Double Ewes

Double Ewes is an electronic indie folk band founded in 2010 by singer-songwriter Whilden Hughes VI in Janesville, Wisconsin. The band also includes members Jeremy Nealis and Max Jewer. Hughes started recording ideas on cassettes while living in a house near to his family farm on the outskirts of Janesville. With the addition of Nealis and Jewer the trio were able to use pieces of the early tape recordings to compose songs for the debut self-titled release ‘Double Ewes’. The songs are backed by an electronic drum kit and sampling machine which when combined with other instruments create a dense texture comprised of many layers.

Editor’s Note: Buy their new album here.  [Facebook]

Ghost of James

Ghost of James

Editor’s Note: Ghost of James didn’t write a bio, so you get two links instead… Come check them out!

[Facebook] [Bandcamp]

Preorder: Animals In Human Attire – Ourmegadawn (CD/Tape/Digital: 4-11-14)

Ourmegadawn

Preorder (out April 11th, 2014):

CD – $10
Digital $8
Cassette – $6

Murfie CD + Digital – $10

The arrival of Ourmegadawn has been a long time coming. Despite frequent appearances in Riverwest and the general Milwaukee area, Ourmegadawn is the first proper album since Animals In Human Attire’s 2011 self-titled outing.

Members of the band spread their talents amongst various local acts (including Temple, Myles Coyne & the Rusty Nickel Band, The Zelda Routine, and others), but this specific arrangement of BREADKING frequenters drives a particular sound with vocals by Jack Tell steering the ensemble.

Beyond all else, Ourmegadawn is fun. It’s eight tracks of head-bobbing, folk-informed indie rock, and like all things BREADKING, Animals In Human Attire takes a punk approach to the whole album.

Album release show:

Friday, April 11th @ 9:00PM
AIHA ALBUM RELEASE
Linneman’s Riverwest Inn: $5, 21+
Animals In Human Attire (MKE)
The Fatty Acids (MKE)
Pushmi-Pullyu (MADISON)

Download the free single now, or preorder above!

Album details.

FREE DOWNLOAD: “Sun Machines” by Animals In Human Attire

Animals In Human Attire - Sun Machines Single

Sun Machines is the first single off Milwaukee band Animals In Human Attire‘s upcoming full-length album, Ourmegadawn.  Download Sun Machines now for free, and snag Ourmegadawn April 11th on CD, tape and digital formats via Mine All Mine.  

Don’t miss the band’s release show at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn with The Fatty Acids, Pushmi-Pullyu and Tweens.  A measly $10 cover gets you a copy of the album!

Album Release (11 April 2014)
Linneman’s Riverwest Inn: $5, 9:00 PM
Animals In Human Attire w/ The Fatty Acids, Pushmi-Pullyu, Tweens

Editor’s Note:
Recorded and mixed at Howl Street Recordings by Shane Hochstetler. Mastered by Carl Saff. Album art by Jack Tell.

Comment & download here.

WATCH: “The Shape of Imagination” Short feat. Music by Nude Human

“The Shape of Imagination” is a new short by Anu Jayanth & Raquel Salazar.  The film features characters, props, animation and more from the duo, and focuses on the purity and imagination of children.  “The Shape of Imagination” also features music by Nude Human (John Praw & Pat Reinholz).

You may recognize Raquel Salazar‘s previous work with Mine All Mine, including this excellent interview with Mark Roberts (Stars & Letters) and the official music video for Black Fog by John Praw.

For more by Nude Human, check out the recently-released EP, Is Is Is Not Is Not.

DOWNLOAD: Kitty Rhombus – Gentle Shotgun Single

Kitty Rhombus - Gentle Shotgun

Gentle Shotgun is the first single by dual-city rockers Kitty Rhombus released in anticipation of the band’s upcoming full-length album, Spectre at the Feast. Recorded over the course of a year driving back and forth between Madison and Minneapolis, Spectre at the Feast hits hard and builds on the insanity of Kitty Rhombus’ previous album, 2010′s Lips & Arms.

Spectre at the Feast expands on the band’s character, and their unwillingness to stick with a single idea longer than necessary allows Kitty Rhombus to fill the album with surprises from start to finish. It’s a fun and engaging album to say the least, and Gentle Shotgun is just a taste of what to expect when Kitty Rhombus drops the full album with shows in the band’s two home cities. Spectre at the Feast is being released on CD, tape and in digital formats.

Madison Album Release (15 Feb. 2014)
The Frequency: $5, 9:30 PM
Kitty Rhombus w/ Czarbles, William Z. Villain, TBA

Minneapolis Album Release (1 Mar. 2014)
Hexagon Bar: FREE, 9:30 PM
Kitty Rhombus w/ Wage Theft, Hardcore Crayons, Mrs.

Click here for more info.

[Pre-Order Spectre at the Feast]

Spectre at the Feast

Sing Forward! Remix Contest

Sing Forward

Today is the culmination of a lot of work by a lot of cool people, and I wanted to make sure we shared it with you.  “Sing Forward” is a music video and grassroots promotional campaign designed to make sure YOU know the healthcare options available to you via healthcare.gov.  The song includes our good friends Myles Coyne, Anna Vogelzang, Shawn Pierce, Kyle Pfister and many more.

As I mentioned in my post over on the Murfie blog, it can be difficult for entrepreneurs, musicians and other creative professionals to know what coverage is available to them.  According to a recent national survey of artists conducted by the Future of Music Coalition, 43% of musicians lack health coverage – more than twice the average rate.  The more personal income derived from art, the less likely the artist is to be insured.

Pursuing creative, risky or bold endeavors should not mean having to risk your health.  Sing Forward aims to guide artists toward protection.  In addition to the music video, which can be viewed at SingForwardWI.com, Ninjas for Health are promoting an awesome remix contest.

Mine All Mine is proud to sponsor the remix contest, along with MadCity Music Exchange, Urban Community Arts Network, Murfie, High Noon Saloon and other Wisconsin music supporters.  To participate, submit your remix, cover or singalong in audio or video format via the Sing Forward site by February 14th.

Winners will be announced March 1st, and prizes include:

  • Mine All Mine Records Prize Pack
  • $50 Overture Center gift certificate
  • 2 True Endeavors concert tickets
  • albums from Strictly Discs and MadCity Music Exchange
  • 1 year of Murfie Gold + $10 Murfie credit
  • $50 cash prize from Ninjas for Health

Sing Forward!

TONIGHT: Softly, Dear w/ William Z. Villain, Twin Window, Marai Binagi @ the Frequency

Softly Dear Drinks Drinks

Thursday, December 12th @ 9:00PM
The Frequency // $5 // 18+

Softly, Dear (EAU CLAIRE)
William Z. Villain (MADISON)
Twin Window (MADISON)
Marai Binagi (MADISON)


Tonight is an exciting show for us.  For the first time, we’re bringing together Eau Claire’s Softly, Dear and Madison’s own William Z. Villain.  Both acts had debut releases on Mine All Mine this past year, and it’s great to have them under the same roof.

William Z. Villain first visited us in early July with their self-titled EP featuring “skilled / clinically insane rock” recorded in Bill Villain’s den.  You can stream or download that release here.  Bill Villain also made his first ambient effort on the COLIAS 1 double CD release.

One month later saw the debut release of Softly, Dear’s Portico EP.  Originally out on self-released CD-r, we put out the limited run tape, including a bonus Phobos remix of one of our personal favorites, Melange.  You can stream or download Portico here, or snag one of the limited remaining copies of the cassette here.

Rounding out the night are two other Madison acts – Twin Window and Marai Binagi.  You can catch two Twin Window tunes on their SoundCloud.  As for Marai Binagi, you’ll have to be surprised!

For samples of each of these acts, check out their pages above, or visit the link below.

Get more info here.

Watch Us, Today Recording “Long Since Forgotten”

In the beginning of November, we brought you one of our most highly anticipated releases of the year – a split between jazz-rockers Lovely Socialite and Us, Today.  You can stream that split here, or purchase the (very limited run) tape here.  Today, we’re happy to share with you the above video, which shows Us, Today recording “Long Since Forgotten,” which appears on their side of the split.

The recording session, which serves as the band’s official music video, was produced by Dominic Marino with editing by Mac Clenney.  Us, Today was filmed and recorded at Grayscale Cincinnati.

As an added bonus, you can watch the band performing the second piece on their side of the split “Violent Proclivity” in a separate session here.  And here’s a video of Lovely Socialite performing their elementary hit, Brachiosaurus Boogie (For Kids)….

Snag the split tape here.