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]

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NEW RELEASE: Lost City Music Festival 2013 Compilation

LCMF 2013 Comp

To help get you excited about the the second annual Lost City Music Festival, Mine All Mine presents this collection of songs highlighting 20 of the excellent and diverse acts performing this year. This free compilation ventures from slow-core to heavy hitting rock tunes; from ambient to folk; and beyond. The Lost City Music Festival 2013 will be held from August 8th to 11th at several Madison venues, including the High Noon Saloon, Bright Red Studios and the Dragonfly Lounge. Get your full pass festival wrist band here.

Visit the Lost City website.

Continue below for track listing and more information.  This compilation is available via bandcamp, archive.org or as a torrent on mininova.org in flac and V0 mp3.

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Lost City Update: Schedule & Price Announced

Lost City Music Festival Wristbands

NOTE: LCMF 2012 wristbands shown above. 2013 color differs.

Finally! After much coordination and collaboration, we can finally announce the schedule and complete lineup for the Lost City Music Festival 2013. Read on below for all of the shows. There are some awesome things happening, including several release celebrations (some TBA).

Individual shows will cost $7, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting local music charities. Full-pass wristbands are available for only $12!

Grab your wristband here.

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Announcing Lost City Music Festival 2013: August 8th-11th

Lost City Music Festival 2013

Mine All Mine Records is proud to announce the second annual Lost City Music Festival in Madison, Wisconsin.  The festival will be held from August 8th to 11th with shows at the High Noon Saloon, the Dragonfly Lounge and Bright Red Studios (+  one announced secret venue).

After the success of last year’s festival, the crew behind the Lost City Music Festival decided to aim for focus with the second iteration.  This year, the Lost City crew has put a heavier emphasis on local acts and tightly paired billings.  The Lost City Music Festival 2013 will be an even better experience than before.

The Lost City Music Festival was founded in part to fill a cultural gap the crew perceived.  That is, a low-cost music event featuring a range of styles and a focus on local and regional artists.  The crew has continued to listen to the community’s concerns and needs in regards to last year’s music festival and the scene(s) as a whole.

In keeping with that tradition, all performers at the Lost City Music Festival 2013 will be fairly compensated for their contributions.  A portion of all sales will continue to benefit local music charities, and artists will be given the option to donate to these charities at their own discretion.

Partial lineup (in alphabetical order):

Awkward Terrible
Bell Monks
Building on Buildings
Casey Foubert
Coyotes
DB Pedersen
Dog Hotel
El-Tin Fun
Filter Free Radio
Gregory Taylor
John Praw
Kitty Rhombus
Landmarks
Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps
Mutts
Myles Coyne & the Rusty Nickel Band
Nude Human
Softly, Dear
Temple
The North American Council for a Moonless Tomorrow
Tom Teslik & the Night Owls
Weather Duo
YLLA

Look for a full schedule, pricing information and additional details later this week. 

We hope you’ll join us August 8th-11th for the Lost City Music Festival 2013!  In the mean time, join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Visit LostCityMusicFestival.com.

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

New Release: bell monks – let the waves carry us

BUY THIS: Double CD – $10
BUY THIS: Digital – $5 Minimum

Following a successful Kickstarter Campaign, “let the waves carry us” is the culmination of bell monks’ 2011 year-long recording project, for which the band wrote, recorded and released a 2-track package each month. At the end of the year, friends and musicians were invited to remix some of their favorite pieces from the monthly packages. The finished album includes 9 of the original 24 songs, with some re-recorded with additional material, and is being released along with 12 remixes, most of which are dramatic re-imaginations of the original tune.

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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