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.

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.

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.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Gobi Bear’s Mais Grande EP

Gobi Bear - Mais Grande EP

Gobi Bear is the alter ego of Guimarães, Portugal resident Diogo Pinto. Previously only available in physical formats, Mais Grande is Gobi Bear’s first release on Mine All Mine. While Diogo finalizes his first full-length – to be released next month – we’re happy he’s decided to visit us with this excellent free EP.

From the cheerful bells of “Summertime,” to the loneliness of “3 Feet,” to the darkness in “Lisbon,” Mais Grande is a good taste of Gobi Bear’s range as a solo artist. Grab the EP for free today, and when Diogo announces his plans for his upcoming full-length, we’ll be sure let you know where to find it!

All songs written by Diogo Pinto. Artwork by Anoik. Recorded, produced and mastered by Henrique Toscano.

For more on Gobi Bear, visit his facebook page.

Comment & download here.

New Releases Out Tonight at the Lost City Music Festival (8/8 at 8)

Today is the day!  

The Lost City Music Festival 2013 starts tonight, 8/8 at 8:00 PM at the High Noon Saloon.  This first show, one of many (see the schedule here), is extra special: this show marks the release of FOUR brand new entries in the Mine All Mine catalog.  Read on below for more information about each release.  You can grab all four of these releases tonight at the High Noon.


mam242 – bell monks vs s.k. pierce – A Better Light

mam242 – bell monks vs s.k.pierce – A Better Light (CD & Digital)

The newest EP from Wisconsin slow-rockers bell monks, A Better Light, features the band opposite Madison’s multi-talented Shawn Kenneth Pierce (Dharmonic Deluxe, Pioneer).  This 5-track EP stands in contrast to last year’s double-disc opus, Let the Waves Carry Us.  The CD version of A Better Light will cost just $3, and all proceeds from sales of the album (digital or CD) will be donated to the Fort Atkinson Arts Council. [Stream Here]

mam243 – Softly, Dear – Portico

mam243 – Softly, Dear – Portico (Cassette Tape & Digital)

Softly, Dear has a very ‘Wisconsin’ sound.  Portico is the debut effort from this Eau Claire-based band, who formed late summer 2012.  After brewing for a while, it’s ready to breathe.  Softly, Dear is made up of Tyler Hart, Josh Frederick, Alex Adkinson, Ben Possi and Addie Strei.  Mine All Mine is proud to release this limited-run cassette version of the previously-self-released EP, including a bonus Phobos remix of one of our personal favorites, Melange.  Grab the cassette tonight. [Stream Here]

mam244 – Nude Human – Blind?

mam244 – Nude Human – Blind? (CD+Poster & Digital)

Nude Human is the ambient duo of prolific experimenters John Praw and Pat Reinholz.  Founded in 2012, the band has focused on creating live soundscapes, most frequently choosing to perform in 4.0 surround sound.  Blind? is made up of a live recording on August 1st, 2012 for the first Lost City Music Festival.  This limited edition CD is released exclusively at the Lost City Music Festival 2013, as Nude Human prepares to record their debut full-length album. [Stream Here]

mam245 - Lovely Socialite - Star-Spangled

mam245 – Lovely Socialite – Star-Spangled Single (Art Print & Digital)

 After the successful Kickstarter-funded release of Registers Her Delight, Madison’s heavy hitting jazz rock ensemble Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps scattered to the wind.  Now living in multiple cities, the band has found the means to return to record their new, as-of-yet-untitled full-length album.  Mixing modern jazz with unique instrumentation (vibraphone, cello, bass, drums, trombone and Chinese instruments), Star-Spangled is the first single off the band’s new album.  Recorded just a month ago, the single includes Lovely Socialite’s take on the Star-Spangled Banner, as well as an extended improvisation.  Star-Spangled is being released as a limited edition 10-inch art print and digital download. [Stream Here]

Comedy Added to the Lost City Music Festival 2013!

Comedy at the Lost City Music Festival 2013!

In addition to all the great bands playing this year’s Lost City Music Festival, Mine All Mine is excited to finally add comedy into the mix!  We’re huge comedy fans over here, so this new addition to the Festival is no surprise.

Catch some of the best in Madison’s comedy scene, including Dan Potacke, Chris Lay, Sarah Connor, Nate Bjork and Stacey Kulow, as well as a surprise set by hip-hop absurdists Fambly Fun!.

Comedy Night at the Lost City Music Festival 2013 starts at 7:00 PM sharp on Friday, August 9th at Bright Red Studios.  As with all shows in this year’s Festival, tickets are $7.  Your $12 full pass wristband will get you in, too, so pick one up here if you haven’t yet!

For more information, check out the facebook event here, or visit LostCityMusicFestival.com.