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]

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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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.

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.

NEW RELEASE: William Z. Villain – s/t EP

William Z. Villain EP

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Digital (Bandcamp) – $5 Minimum

The debut, self-titled EP by one of Madison’s most skilled / clinically insane rock bands is finally out – both digitally and as a CD + poster combo with art by Terrence Adeyanju. Though the band’s cast has rotated to include almost a dozen different members, the William Z. Villain EP credits include Bill Villain himself on vocals, resonator guitar, squeals, etc; and Ramon Gooden on percussion, mincing, sword-sharpening, etc.

The EP release show is tonight, July 5th at Bright Red Studios, featuring Dharmonic Deluxe and Dog Hotel.

R. Gooden: Drums, Percussion, Engineering, Mixing
B. Villain: Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keys, Percussion, Engineering

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Upcoming Releases from William Z. Villain, Watercourse Quartet and More

William Z. Villain EP

mam237 – William Z. Villain – s/t EP

RELEASE DATE: 7/5/2013
FORMAT: CD / Digital

After the July 2nd launch of Pushmi-Pullyu’s Never Love A Stranger, William Z. Villain continues a very busy month of releases for Mine All Mine.  The debut, self-titled EP by one of Madison’s most skilled / clinically insane rock bands will come out both digitally and as a CD + poster combo with art by Terrence Adeyanju.  Though the band’s cast has rotated to include almost a dozen different members, the William Z. Villain EP credits include Bill Villain himself on vocals, resonator guitar, squeals, etc; and Ramon Gooden on percussion, mincing, sword-sharpening, etc.  The EP will be released tomorrow, July 5th with a release show at Bright Red Studios, featuring Dharmonic Deluxe and Dog Hotel.

Watercourse Quartet - Moonish Lodestar Tape

mam238 – Watercourse Quartet – Moonish Lodestar

RELEASE DATE: 7/7/2013
FORMAT: Cassette Tape / Digital

The men of Watercourse Quartet have been creating avant-garde and improvisational music in the Madison scene for several years now.  As a group consists of Ben Willis, Pat Reinholz, Brian Grimm and AJ Grimm – musicians with formal training on double bass, cello, guiqin, classical guitar and more.   Individually, these guys are the driving force behind Madison experimental staples Lovely Socialite, Weather Duo, Brothers Grimm, Nude Human, Glacier and more.  Moonish Lodestar is the first full-length album from Watercourse Quartet.  The album will be released Sunday, July 7th with a release show at Dobrá Tea, featuring New York trio yoUToo.  Mine All Mine is releasing Moonish Lodestar both digitally and on cassette tape.  Watercourse Quartet is also self-releasing the album as a CD + poster combo with art by Justin Richardson.

Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band - Take Things As They Come

mam239 – Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band – Take Things As They Come

RELEASE DATE: 8/1/2013
FORMAT: Digital / Download Code

Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band make raucous, rambunctious folk rock in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Myles has been a close partner and friend with all the folks in Mine All Mine.  Myles spent some time in Pushmi-Pullyu, and after moving to Milwaukee, he helped start the Bread King Collective, which eventually led to the creation of BREADFEST.  Take Things As They Come is the long-awaited debut for the Rusty Nickel Band, and will be out August 1st on vinyl and CD via Top Five Records.  Mine All Mine will be handling download codes for the vinyl, as well as the digital release of the album.  Take Things As They Come will be available with a release show at Linneman’s in Milwaukee, featuring Calliope and Faux FirMine All Mine will also be releasing a special bonus EP that will be included with the vinyl (mam240).

Softly, Dear

mam241 – Softly, Dear – Portico

RELEASE DATE: 8/8/2013
FORMAT: Cassette Tape / Digital

Not too long ago, we announced the new signing of Eau Claire band Softly, Dear.  Last month, the band – consisting of Tyler Hart, Josh Frederick, Alex Adkinson, Ben Possi and Addie Strei – self-released their debut Portico on limited-edition CD and digital download.  Mine All Mine Records will be re-releasing the EP (plus bonus material) on limited-edition cassette tape and download with a release show August 8th at the High Noon Saloon (details TBA).  Portico has been described as bouncing “back and forth between its borderline melancholy lyrical content and sunny, laid back grooves” and “the perfect soundtrack for a summer season just beginning” (Leader-Telegram, June 19th).

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