Sing Forward! Remix Contest

Sing Forward

Today is the culmination of a lot of work by a lot of cool people, and I wanted to make sure we shared it with you.  “Sing Forward” is a music video and grassroots promotional campaign designed to make sure YOU know the healthcare options available to you via healthcare.gov.  The song includes our good friends Myles Coyne, Anna Vogelzang, Shawn Pierce, Kyle Pfister and many more.

As I mentioned in my post over on the Murfie blog, it can be difficult for entrepreneurs, musicians and other creative professionals to know what coverage is available to them.  According to a recent national survey of artists conducted by the Future of Music Coalition, 43% of musicians lack health coverage – more than twice the average rate.  The more personal income derived from art, the less likely the artist is to be insured.

Pursuing creative, risky or bold endeavors should not mean having to risk your health.  Sing Forward aims to guide artists toward protection.  In addition to the music video, which can be viewed at SingForwardWI.com, Ninjas for Health are promoting an awesome remix contest.

Mine All Mine is proud to sponsor the remix contest, along with MadCity Music Exchange, Urban Community Arts Network, Murfie, High Noon Saloon and other Wisconsin music supporters.  To participate, submit your remix, cover or singalong in audio or video format via the Sing Forward site by February 14th.

Winners will be announced March 1st, and prizes include:

  • Mine All Mine Records Prize Pack
  • $50 Overture Center gift certificate
  • 2 True Endeavors concert tickets
  • albums from Strictly Discs and MadCity Music Exchange
  • 1 year of Murfie Gold + $10 Murfie credit
  • $50 cash prize from Ninjas for Health

Sing Forward!

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The Mouse Diaries: Part 3

Mouse Tour

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 .

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

mam246 - The Fatty Acids - Boléro


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Digital (Bandcamp)
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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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]

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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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.

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).