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.

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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.

SHOW PREVIEW: Asumaya, Paperhaus, Lion’s Mouth

Paperhaus

Monday, September 30th @ 9:00PM
The Dragonfly Lounge // $5 Cover // 21+

Paperhaus (WASHINGTON, DC)
Asumaya (MADISON)
Lion’s Mouth (MADISON)


Paperhaus is a psychedelic alt-blues band from Washington, DC. “Lo Hi Lo” (embedded above) was recorded at DC’s legendary Inner Ear Studios with producer Ivan Basuri, and reflects the more pop side of Paperhaus’ psychedelic music. A full length LP of more blues and funk influenced psychedelic music is in the works and will be released in 2014.  [excerpt from band press]

 

Madison’s own Asumaya creates percussive loop-based tunes that draw equally from international and math rock music.  His time in Africa is always present, never going so far as to become a gimmick.  Asumaya’s Luke Bassuener also lends his rhythmic talents to the band CONTROL.

Last, but not least, is alt/indie-pop act Lion’s Mouth.  This Madison two-piece is made up of Sara W. and Chelsea Z.  While I’ve yet to see them live, you can listen to them via their ReverbNation link above.  The band describes themselves as having “the sensibilities of pop, the relentless energy of punk, and the heart and soul of folk.”

OUT TONIGHT: The Fatty Acids’ third full-length album, Boléro.

mam246 - The Fatty Acids - Boléro


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Limited Edition Cassette Tape – Available 9/7: Cassette Store Day


Just in time for the first ever Cassette Store Day, Mine All Mine is happy to present the limited edition tape release of the third full-length album by The Fatty Acids. Boléro is an insane – both in concept and content. On Boléro, The Fatty Acids are half a dozen grown boys making incredibly powerful and inventive pop rock tunes.

Side A starts with the album’s most driving song, Girls and Gods, with clapping and wailing voices that soon give way to an almost ballad-like state, only to morph once again in a bouncy irreverence. Perhaps most interesting are The Fatty Acids’ choices when it comes to melody and harmony – they are legitimately unpredictable yet perfectly understandable.

If you’re interested, grab your copy now! Mine All Mine has very limited quantities of the cassette release. For digital and other physical formats, consult The Fatty Acids directly, who are self-releasing this excellent album with a release show at The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI with Faux Fir and Sat. Nite Duets.

Editor’s Note:
All songs written, recorded and mixed by The Fatty Acids in 2011-13, Mostly in Milwaukee, WI. Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge NYC, assisted by Rich Morales. All songs copyright The Fatty Acids.

Supplementary vocals on “Sportskin” by Monica Martin. Supplementary vocals on “Worst Part” by Joel Van Haren, Molly “Cool Coach” Stepnik and Ben Gucciardi.

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TONIGHT: Electronic & beats from Chants, adoptahighway, *hitmayng and Kiazma

4 September 2013

Wednesday, September 4th @ 9:00PM

$5 Cover, 21+
Doors at 9:00PM. Music at 9:30PM.

Chants (MADISON)
https://www.facebook.com/chantssound

adoptahighway (MILWAUKEE)
https://www.facebook.com/adoptahighwayBPC

*hitmayng (MADISON)
https://www.facebook.com/hitmayng

Kiazma (MADISON) // DJ SET
https://www.facebook.com/Kiazma

Recently Announced Shows: Panoramic & True, Chants, Bitchin Bajas and more!

Round Mine All Mine Presents LogoWith this year’s installment of the Lost City Music Festival behind us, Mine All Mine is proud to announce four excellent shows running from the end of August through September.  Read on below for upcoming shows featuring Panoramic & True, Chants, Bitchin Bajas, Spires That in the Sunset Rise and more!


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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]

BUZZ: John Praw Talks About Lost City on WORT 89.9 FM

John Praw on WORT

Organizers of Madison’s Lost City Music Festival talked with Brian Standing on Monday August 5th about the upcoming four-day music and comedy event featuring performers from around the Midwest.

Buy your festival wristband here.