Pushmi-Pullyu Turns FIVE! (Free Download)

Pushmi-Pullyu

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.

Pushmi-Pullyu - Never Love A StrangerThe 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!

Download Never Love A Stranger for free here.

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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

PREVIEW: Lost City Winter Series #2

Lost City Winter Series

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.

$5 Cover, 21+, Music at 9:30PM.
The Dragonfly Lounge
401 E. Washington

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Live on U DUB CD & Release Party: Dec. 15th, 2012

Live on U DUB Cover

WSUM and Mine All Mine Records Present Live on U DUB
A live CD compilation release party and fundraising event.

T.U.G.G., Roots Collective, Kingtown Rockers & Super Irie, DJ Kayla Kush.
TICKETS AVAILABLE: http://bit.ly/udub
BUY CD ONLY: http://bit.ly/udubcdonly

$5 cover, 21+
Saturday, December 15th, 2012
Doors at 9:00 PM. Music at 9:30 PM.

Dragonfly Lounge
401 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703

WSUM 91.7 FM Madison and Mine All Mine Records present “Live on U DUB,” a live CD compilation release party and fundraising event at the Dragonfly Lounge on Saturday, December 15th, 2012. The release party will showcase Wisconsin’s rich reggae community, including T.U.G.G. (LA CROSSE), Roots Collective (MADISON), a collaborative set by Kingtown Rockers & Super Irie (MADISON), as well as set-DJ and compilation curator DJ Kayla Kush.

Paid entry to the release party includes one free copy of “Live on U DUB” (while supplies last*), which features ten tracks recorded live on U DUB at WSUM 91.7 FM Madison, documenting the show’s history so far. The CD features performances by TakI Allstars, Natty Nation, Unity the Band, and more. Additional copies of the CD compilation will be available online and at the event, digitally and physically. All proceeds from the release party and CD will help support WSUM, Madison’s award-winning student and community radio station.

“Live on U DUB” was curated by radio host DJ Kayla Kush, with help from Mine All Mine Records and Lost City Music Festival founder John Praw Kruse. Kayla Kush is an ardent supporter of reggae and music in Madison through her radio show, live DJ-ing, and the Murfie Podcast. Similarly, Mine All Mine has been a frequent supporter of benefit events, including the Lost City Music Festival. Their events have raised money for the Madison Area Music Association, SlaveFree Madison, and others. U DUB airs live on WSUM Wednesdays at 7:00 PM.

*Ticket pre-orders are guaranteed a copy of “Live on U DUB.”

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“Live on U DUB” Track List:
01. Nama Rupa – Feelin’ Fine
02. Super Irie and the Rockstones – Real Big Man
03. T.U.G.G. – Mexico (Acoustic Version)
04. TakI Allstars – Break Away
05. Natty Nation – Civil Rights
06. Kingtown Rockers – King Soun
07. Dread-I International Connection – Psalms 23
08. Dubtonic Kru – Natty Dread
09. Roots Collective – Chain Reaction
10. Unity the Band – High High High

Relevant Links:
http://www.wsum.org
http://mamrecords.com
http://www.facebook.com/udubwsum
http://mamrecords.storenvy.com/products/695949-live-on-u-dub-cd-release-show-ticket-cd
http://mineallminerecords.bandcamp.com/album/live-on-u-dub

https://www.facebook.com/tuggmusic
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Collective/279542399461
https://www.facebook.com/pages/KingTown-Rockers/159535958698
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Super-Irie/203431649678899

Interview: Shenandoah Davis

Shenandoah Davis is a singer and pianist from Seattle who creates beautiful compositions with classical sentiment.  Her work is often compared to the likes of Owen Pallett and Joanna Newsom.  This week, Mine All Mine’s Corey Murphy had the opportunity to speak with her in anticipation of her upcoming stop in Madison.  Catch Shenandoah Davis this Thursday, April 12th at the Dragonfly Lounge with Ian Cooke, Ida Jo, and Myles Coyne & the Rusty Nickel BandRead on below for the full interview. Continue reading

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