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

mam246 - The Fatty Acids - Boléro


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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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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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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).

NEW RELEASE: BREADFEST 2013 SAMPLER (Compiled by Myles Coyne)

BREADFEST 2013 SAMPLER

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A Note From Myles Coyne:

Here it is ya’ll – the first release in a series of digital samplers. These are my “Mouse Mixes.” Mine All Mine and I will be throwing a few of these together over the next few months in an effort to raise awareness of some of our favorite bands that you might not have caught wind of yet.

BREADFEST 2013 SAMPLER! Number one, baby. In case you didn’t know, we over here in Milwaukee caught wind of Mine All Mine’s Lost City Music Festival last year in Madison. Playing the festival was awesome, and it was an amazing experience hanging out for the rest of the weekend at all the other shows.

Back home in Milwaukee, everyone in BREADKING had always joked about doing our own fest. We figured, “Hell, everyone’s doing it.” So we set up our own music fest.

BREADFEST will be hosting some of our favorite bands for a two-day extravaganza throughout Milwaukee’s Riverwest community from June 29th to 30th. All age’s shows will be held both days of the fest at Cocoon Room and Jackpot Gallery. Both nights will end at a different local bar – Quarters and Stonefly Brewery.

We put together this sampler for your face melting pleasure. Scowler, one of my favorite Milwaukee bands start off the mix. Though the gang couldn’t make the fest, their singer Kyle Thomas Smith is opening Day 1 at Cocoon Room with a solo set before Moaded brings it with their intense live antics. Victor Shores plays after. Their song “No Name, Just Socks” is the second track on the mix – probably one of the most played songs/tapes in my friends group ever. FACT.

Others tracks, like “2” by Old Earth, showcase the fest’s sweet tooth for experimental jams, coming at you with a ten-minute Gibson SG jam. Local favorites like, Alta, Absolutely and Soul Low even drop a track from their earlier albums.

The sampler is just a taste of the bands that will playing BREADFEST, so join us on June 29 & 30th. Be apart of Milwaukee music scene. Lets hang out and fall over. Fun times!

– Myles

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PREVIEW: Boys, A Haircut, Soul Low, Dakotas

BOYS

This is how you spend a Sunday night in Madison.  Three excellent and fun local acts with a pleasantly matched traveling act.  Join us tomorrow night at the Dragonfly Lounge for another great set of bands.  Read on below for press quotes and streaming previews for each band.

BOYS, A Haircut, Soul Low, Dakotas
$5 Cover, 21+, Music at 9:00PM.

The Dragonfly Lounge
401 E. Washington



BOYS (MISSOULA)
“Moody fuzzed-out guitars and deceptively simple arrangements sound as if they were pulled from an AM radio during a late night try at coitus.” – Missoula Independent



A Haircut (MADISON)
“In the band A Haircut, Lutz yelps over fat, fuzzy guitar tones and Trester’s simple drum patterns. Titles on their eight-song demo include “Lizard Skin” and “A Native Scalping.” Before forming A Haircut, Lutz played in a Milwaukee folk duo called Audrea, which once covered Misfits’ “Last Caress,” singing about a baby’s death over cheerful tambourine and harmonica. Trester’s drum kit includes parts salvaged from the trash.” – Scott Gordon, The Daily Page



Soul Low (MADISON/MILWAUKEE)
“Soul Low is a three piece Indie/Rock band made up of Sam Gehrke, Jake Balistrieri & Charlie Celenaza. Based out of Milwaukee, the group seemed to come to a complete halt last year when Gehrke took of for school. But after a year of little activity Soul Low are making an exciting comeback with a slew of recent shows, new songs, & eleven day tour to the east coast.” – Mouse Corn, FunTV



Dakotas (MADISON)
“Dakotas represented the first Madison band of brothers (literally, two of the members are brothers) to take the stage, and they played a blaring set of American rock highly reminiscent of The Strokes circa Room on Fire.” – Jaime Brackeen, MadisonNightOut

{{BREADKING}} Temple – The Conscience of The King

Temple - The Conscience of The King

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.

New Release: Myles Coyne – I Love You mom

Myles Coyne has been a friend of the label for a long time. For a while in 2009, he was a member of Pushmi-Pullyu, helping shape the future of the band. He’s also a member of several Milwaukee-based bands, including Animals in Human Attire (whose sampler we released), Temple, Myles Coyne & the Rusty Nickel Band and DW & Co. (who put a track on our 200th release). After we met, he went on to create the Bread King collective, a small group of Milwaukee bands doing DIY releases.

“I Love You Mom” is a lo-fi acoustic folk EP recorded live in Myles’ bedroom as a gift for his mom. Today, the day after Valentine’s Day, we offer this EP to you (minus one track too special for release).

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