After nearly a year of inactivity, one of my all-time favorite Madison bands is back in action! Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps is the only band in the area that tackles jazz-rock the way they do. After parting ways for a while due to school and work, Lovely Socialite has announced that they are convening once again to record new material and play a handful of one-off shows.
Last year’s successful Kickstarter helped the band release Registers Her Delight, Lovely Socialite’s first full-length album. But anyone who saw the band in the time between that album’s release and their hiatus will know that there were plenty of tunes left undocumented.
I’m always down for forward-thinking music, and I’m happy to say Lovely Socialite will be doing exactly that with their new, as-of-yet-untitled EP. In addition to this EP, Lovely Socialite will be recording a new (also as-of-yet-untitled) split cassette with the similarly-awesome Cincinnati band Us, Today.
Tomorrow night (or today, depending on when you read this), we’ll be proudly hosting the second evening in our Lost City Winter Series. This time, we’ve got a night of electronics and experimentation. Read on below for a preview of the sounds to come, and check out the facebook event here for more information.
Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps is a self-proclaimed jurassic jazz-rock band. They move from heavy-hitting jazz grooves to free-roaming improv and back again in their first full-length album, Registers Her Delight.
EDIT: Registers Her Delight is currently available for free streaming for a limited time only.
Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps is one of Madison’s tightest new jazz bands, focusing on heavy rocks balanced with plenty of experimental moments. As the band gears up for the release of their upcoming album, Lovely Socialite Registers Her Delight, they’ve decided to give away one of their coolest tracks for free. Also included is an alternate take of Rock it, Science from the band’s recording sessions.
Over the weekend, Mine All Mine bands Pushmi-Pullyu and Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps participated in BOOKLESS, an art exhibit/event featuring work by over 100 Wisconsin artists. Check live footage of Lovely Socialite at the Project Lodge stage. The event pre-sold over 600 tickets, and there were even more people who bought tickets at the door.
The year 2011 was an important one for Mine All Mine Records. Over the course of a year, we have released nearly 60 albums, EPs and singles, we have raised money for multiple non-profits, we have begun booking shows at the DragonFly Lounge, and much more!
To celebrate, we are setting free five releases from 2011 that were previously not available for free download. For the next week, you can download the following five albums and EPs absolutely free! You can still visit the download page to send some money to the artist(s), but for now, this is our gift to you. Continue below for descriptions and download links.
Recorded at Madison’s own Studio B Music, this compilation was recorded with over twenty different contributing musicians and sold to raise money for the Madison Area Music Association. MAMA is a non-profit organization that buys instruments for schools in Madison, Wisconsin. All profits from this compilation go directly to the MAMAs. Purchase it at the link above for a minimum donation of $5.
Editor’s Note: Single-use copyright Mine All Mine Records 2006-2011. All tracks used by permission and copyright their original owners. Album art copyright Joe Ludwig 2011. Recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Benjamin Cameron, Daniel T. Szafranek and Paul M. O’Brien for Studio B Music. Select tracks feature The Studio B Band.
Track List: 01. Vanessa Anderson – Blue Skies (feat. Louka Patenaude)
02. Jealousy – Along The Shore
03. Maggie Moore & Karsten Osterby – Vapor Rings
04. Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps – Brainshovel
05. Benjamin Cameron – Am (feat. Lord Bertrand Russell)
06. C.D. Sandwich – Everything Is Gold Here (feat. Hyphon)
07. Six-Gun Rhythm – Decimal Point
08. The Rose Lights – White Garden
09. Nate Gessner – Unwind
10. Dave Wyatt – Blue Valentines (Tom Waits Cover)
For the past several months, Mine All Mine Records has been bringing you bell monks’ monthly packages. The largely Madison-based band has been diligently working on audio, video and photographic content for this year-long project. A few months ago, our Mine All Mine Records staff interviewer Ben Schapiro (of The Count and Lovely Socialite) sat down with bell monks to see what makes them tick.
You can catch the full interview below. You can check out bell monks’ first album here, and their latest monthly package here. Continue reading →