OUT NOW: Us, Today // Lovely Socialite Split Tape

Us, Today / Lovely Socialite

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Digital (Bandcamp) – $5 Minimum
Cassette Tape + Download – $6

 

Mine All Mine is excited to bring together two of our absolute favorite jazz rock outfits for this exclusive cassette split (+ digital download).

Us, Today (CINCINNATI) and Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps (MADISON) both create original tunes that are equally experimental and accessible at the same time, something few acts can successfully pull off. This is no surprise, however, knowing the bands’ considerable combined years of music education. The bottom line is that both groups know what they are doing, and they do it well.

Us, Today (guitar, drums, vibes) start out with Long Since Forgotten, a tune that starts out rather laid back, but grows steadily with determined bursts over its 6-minute duration. What follows is Violent Proclivity, which features subtle, subdued vibes and guitar that really highlight some intense drum work.

Lovely Socialite (bass, trombone, cellos, pipa, vibes, drums, flute) fill their side with the 11+ minute track All Things At Once. Recorded during tracking of the band’s upcoming sophomore album, All Things At Once is a free improvisation that sees the band taking off with out-there rock grooves.

Purchase of this cassette split includes download of two exclusive remixes of the split by Nude Human (Pat Reinholz of Lovely Socialite & John Praw of Pushmi-Pullyu).

More information here.

Pushmi-Pullyu Turns FIVE! (Free Download)

Pushmi-Pullyu

I can’t believe it!  This little project I started to play a random show has now been around for half a decade.  Pushmi-Pullyu is now five years old.  It started with me, a midi controller, and a basement full of drunk college kids.  That night, Corey Murphy joined me for a keyboard solo, and he soon became my right-hand man.  After being a duo for quite some time, Myles Coyne joined us for a bit.  Since then, others have come and gone, each imparting some part of their personality.  Together, through all the permutations, Pushmi-Pullyu has played SIXTY shows!  Not bad for never touring.

Pushmi-Pullyu - Never Love A StrangerThe last year and a half has been completely taken up with Never Love A Stranger, the first proper full-length release of our material.  There have been other releases, of course – a mostly-solo collection of rough cuts to hold people over while I lived in Norway; a split with Mark Roberts (aka The Enright House, now known as We Are Temporary); a few singles and compilation appearances.  Now, we’re get ready to move forward with the band and our new lineup: Corey Murphy, Luke Annear, Sam Ludwig, Jamie Yanda and me, John Praw Kruse.

According to the National Network for Child Care,

“Five-year-olds are cheerful, energetic, and enthusiastic. They enjoy planning, and spend a great deal of time discussing who will do what. They especially enjoy dramatic play, usually with other children. Five-year-olds are more sensitive to the needs and feelings of others around them. It is less difficult for them to wait for a turn or to share toys and material.”

Going by that description, it’s time for us to share our toys and material.  For the next week, Never Love A Stranger is completely free!  We hope you enjoy it, and we hope you stick around for the next five years.  On a personal note, I want to thank everyone who has ever supported the band by buying merch, coming to a show, or leaving a nice comment.  It means a lot!

Download Never Love A Stranger for free here.

NEW RELEASE: Pushmi-Pullyu – Never Love A Stranger

Pushmi-Pullyu - Never Love A Stranger

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CD – $10
Cassette – $6

Digital (Bandcamp) – $8
Murfie – $8

Recorded, mixed and mastered at House Arrest Recording Co. in Madison, WI by Brian Nolan (American Hi-Fi). Album art by John Praw.

All songs arranged by Pushmi-Pullyu. Lyrics on Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rosesetti, sometime before 1872. Lyrics on Past by John Galsworthy, sometime before 1933. Howl III written by Cassidy J. David-Weber, sometime before 2010. All other lyrics by John Praw.

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NOW STREAMING: Pushmi-Pullyu – Never Love A Stranger

Pushmi-Pullyu - Never Love A Stranger

We’re happy to announce that Pushmi-Pullyu’s upcoming album, Never Love A Stranger, is now streaming for a limited time on Madison’s own Arts Extract.  Until the release on July 2nd, you can stream Never Love A Stranger in its entirety here.

Here’s what Arts Extract’s Scott Gordon had to say about the album:

Madison’s Pushmi-Pullyu has evolved over the years from a sparse electronic-pop solo project to a full-band vehicle for John Kruse’s wandering, frequently morose songs. The five-piece comprises Kruse on keyboards, glockenspiel and vocals; Corey Murphy on keyboards; Luke Annear on drums; Tom Teslik on guitar; and Sam Ludwig on saxophone. Stream the band’s first album, Never Love A Stranger, for free in its entirety until its release on July 2. The album is available through Mine All Mine Records, and the band will celebrate with a July 24 show at the Memorial Union Terrace.

Check it out while you can, and thanks to Arts Extract for the feature!

Stream Now

NEWS: COLIAS 1 2xCD (w/ Release Show)

COLIAS 1

Bright Red Studios: $7 Entry + CD, $5 Entry Only
Doors at 7:00 PM, Music at 8:00 PM, ALL AGES

COLIAS 1 RELEASE PARTY
Bros. Grimm + DB Pedersen (MADISON)
Nude Human (MADISON/MILWAUKEE)
eskimeaux (PHILADELPHIA/CHICAGO)
CJ Boyd (USA)

Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/14AIsiW
Show + CD Pre-order: http://bit.ly/15l4oOm

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Mine All Mine and GrimmusiK present COLIAS 1, the first in a new series of ambient releases that started with a simple prompt: “What does ambient music mean to you? The result is a compilation of heard and unheard material from the minds of Madison’s most prolific experimenters (with regional and national guests).

COLIAS 1 features new music from John Praw, Brain Grimmer, Silas “Be” Ritchie (featuring Brian Tairaku Ritchie), Troy Schafer, DB Pedersen, Wayfaraway (Karsten Osterby of Sleepy Lesbos), Kathleen Baird (of Spires That in the Sunset Rise), Gregory Taylor, Ben Willis and more.

Of particular interest is the number of musicians releasing their first ambient compositions on the compilation. COLIAS 1 features tracks from new comers like Corey Murphy (of Pushmi-Pullyu and Lovely Socialite), William Z. Villain, Asumaya, and others. Also included are ambient pieces by hip-hop producer *hitmayng and experimental pop musician eskimeaux.

The compilation is being produced as a collaboration between Mine All Mine Records and GrimmusiK, and will be released as a limited edition two disc physical release. Packaging design and album art is being provided by John Praw of Mine All Mine with help from Brian Grimm of GrimmusiK (see album art below).

The release party will feature Madison locals Nude Human (John Praw + Pat Reinholz), Brothers Grimm with DB Pedersen, and special guests CJ Boyd (represented on the compilation as part of Kurva Choir) and long-time Mine All Mine collaborator eskimeaux. The show will be held at Bright Red Studios on 9 Ingersoll Street, Madison, WI.

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Disc 1:
01. Nude Human – Nude Human 1 (Live Excerpt)
02. Wayfaraway – Nights
03. bell monks – let the waves carry us (part II)
04. Kurva Choir – Love in a mist/ devil in the bush
05. Pat R. Feat. Emily Brown – meadii
06. Asumaya – Cooking at Night (ft Widnaba Club)
07. Kathleen Baird – The Invention of Truth
08. Brain Grimmer – Well, I Think I Would Want To Say…
09. Melancholy Elephants – Wet Dream
10. William Z. Villain – Bomb Goes Büm
11. eskimeaux – The Result
12. James Mooney – Piute. Gambling song; Arapaho No. 67 (1894 July 5)

Disc 2:
01. John Praw – fevrr (ft bwc)
02. Gregory Taylor – Lambat Awan [slendro]
03. Shawn Kenneth Pierce – Foxgloves and Weeds
04. *hitmayng – Sydney
05. Corey Murphy – Life’s Too Short to Wind Clocks
06. Dressed Up – Nobody But Batman
07. Silas “Be” Ritchie feat. Brian Tairaku Ritchie (Shakuhachi) – Laborious Breath
08. Brothers Grimm & DB Pedersen – Ladder Study 1 (Alice Cooper’s Tears)
09. Troy Schafer – Untitled
10. A.Rex – Champagne Dick
11. Thollem Electric – [excerpt] Sudden Sound Series: live at Krannert Art Museum
12. Ben Willis – Agatha
13. Unidentified Chimes Performer – Home, sweet home (1899 September 15)

Release Date:
26 April 2013

Pushmi-Pullyu Releases New Single

Pushmi-Pullyu - In The Bleak Midwinter

“In The Bleak Midwinter” is a new single from Pushmi-Pullyu’s first full-band album, Never Love A Stranger. Originally arranged for a live performance on WYOU, “In The Bleak Midwinter” is the band’s take on a classic carol with words by the English poet Christina Rossetti (circa 1872).

Never Love A Stranger documents Pushmi-Pullyu’s shift from electronic ambient pop to completely instrumented textural rock.

Recorded at House Arrest studios in Madison, WI by Brian Nolan (of American Hi-Fi). Cover photo by Nikki Gibson. Cover design by John Praw.

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Interview: Shenandoah Davis

Shenandoah Davis is a singer and pianist from Seattle who creates beautiful compositions with classical sentiment.  Her work is often compared to the likes of Owen Pallett and Joanna Newsom.  This week, Mine All Mine’s Corey Murphy had the opportunity to speak with her in anticipation of her upcoming stop in Madison.  Catch Shenandoah Davis this Thursday, April 12th at the Dragonfly Lounge with Ian Cooke, Ida Jo, and Myles Coyne & the Rusty Nickel BandRead on below for the full interview. Continue reading

The Dragonfly Lounge (So Far)

Photo by Roy Dean Miller.

Photo by Roy Dean Miller.

As you may know, we’ve recently begun working closely with Madison’s newest venue, the Dragonfly Lounge.  Located below the beautiful Bellini Italian Restaurant (401 E. Washington), Dragonfly has been a small space for private events since Bellini was converted from a church (built in 1897) into one of Madison’s finest Italian restaurants.  Now, the space serves as an intimate venue, and Mine All Mine has partnered with Dragonfly to fill the space.  So far, our winter series has shown that Madison is more than ready to support a new venue with friendly faces.

Read on below for videos and photos from our launch party (Pioneer, Pushmi-Pullyu, Ugly Brothers and Lovely Socialite), as well as live audio featured on WORT 89.9FM (Cap Alan, Golden Donna and Lovely Socialite).  At the end, grab some info on booking with Mine All Mine at the Dragonfly Lounge, as well as our upcoming shows (see the sidebar to the right). Continue reading