This month, Myles Coyne is on the road with his buddies. Bouncing around the country in their purple van – dubbed the “BREADMOBILE” – Myles is bringing us his Mouse Diaries. Here, we present part three of his unfiltered thoughts as Mr. Mouse travels out east and back. Read on below for the .
Sunday, November 17th @ 9:00PM
The Frequency // $5 // 21+
If you’ve been following our blog lately, Mine All Mine has been home to Myles Coyne’s tour journal (see also: The Mouse Diaries Part 1 & Part 2). After traveling out East and back, Myles & co. are playing their Wisconsin homecoming show tonight at the Frequency in Madison.
Sharing the stage with them will be three local Madison groups: Nude Human (the ambient duo of Pat Reinholz and John Praw), folk soloist Jamie Yanda, and the seven-piece blues/folk rock ensemble Hewn. Join us at the Frequency as we welcome Myles & co. home!
For samples of each of these acts, check out their pages above, or visit the link below.
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.
The 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!
I met the boys in Milwaukee’s Temple a number of years ago, back when they were playing under the name Arto. Over the course of a summer, they became good friends of mine. In the time since, we’ve released a number of their related projects (mam105, mam 174, mam181 and mam212 among others), and Myles even joined my band Pushmi-Pullyu for a while.
Today, after a LONG wait, Temple has finally released their first full-length album under this name. It’s heavy, noisy post-hardcore that oozes with the emotion all four members throw into everything they make. Check it out in digital form on their bandcamp page. My favorite tunes are Football on Stage and Smooth Sculpture, and I can’t wait for the physical release that’s coming soon.
Feel that air warming up? Spring is coming, and that means we’re nearing the end of our Lost City Winter Series. That’s a bummer, but these last two shows are going to be great. Tonight, from Madison, we have Jamie Yanda, Snouts and Fluorescent Pig. Driving in from Milwaukee is YLLA. This is our second-to-last Winter Series show, so I hope we’ll see you there!
Happy 17th of May to my Norwegian brethren!
After a full day of working on mamrecords.com and the label in general, I thought I’d give you guys an update on all of the great stuff that has been happening and is about to happen. There’s a lot of news, so I’ll keep everything brief (it won’t be easy). If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask.
NEW CONTENT EVERY WEEK
The first and perhaps biggest piece of news is that from now on, mam!records will be releasing new material each and every week. Every Tuesday, you can visit mamrecords.com for a brand new release. On top of full releaseses every Tuesday, some weeks will also feature bonus singles, or other content. We have at least thirty releases lined up, so stay tuned. If you’ve already released material with mam!records, let me know as soon as possible that you are working on something. The current wait is about four months, but we can make special exceptions to coincide with special events. And singles do not take up a release slot, so don’t be shy to promote an upcoming release.
RAINY DAY MIXTAPE GOES MONTHLY
That brings us to the next bit of news. Our compilation series, the rainy day mixtape, is now monthly. New installments of the series will come out on the first Friday of every month (generally speaking). Some of them will be open submissions like we’ve done in the past, but many will now feature special themes – some open, some by invitation only. In addition to special themed installments, you can look forward to guest-curators.
Next month’s rainy day mixtape is already underway. The month after that will feature a special theme, and it will be curated by my right-hand man, Corey Murphy (aka K. Wilhelm and half of Pushmi-Pullyu). More info on that soon.
During the month of April, things were slow (at least when it pertains to mam!records), so I decided to start a project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. In the past, releases were often only made available in mp3 format, because of a combination of bandwidth issues, user support and artist support. Looking forward, however, I kept as many releases in lossless format as I could possibly get. Now, these have all been uploaded in several formats. This means thirty-six new releases are available for the first time in lossless formats, so go lend your ears.
With the completion of this project also comes the completion of the downloads page. Our entire back catalogue is now up in the highest quality I could possibly give you. It also means the launch of the Projects page on mamrecords.com. Here, you can view information about special categories of releases, series and other projects past and present (ex. the Clouds EP series, compilations, mam!restoration, etc).
OPEN SUBMISSIONS / NEW ARTISTS
Not long ago, mam!records started actively seeking submissions from new artists. The result has been a continually increasing number of artists in our community. If you know anyone who might be a good fit for our community, please send them to the submissions page.
Below is a (most-likely incomplete, so sorry if I missed you) list of new artists you can look forward to hearing from. This does not, of course, mean that we will be forgetting our regulars. Quite the contrary. Our most dedicated and veteran mam!records artists have a huge number of amazing releases coming very soon.
Love These People:
The Cryogenic Strawberries
I Am The Architect
Ben John Robertson
The Bilderberg Group
Penelope sulla Luna
Thanks for sitting through that. This summer will be an exciting time for mam!records and our 70+ artists. Look for more updates very soon.