UPDATE: Lovely Socialite Returns, and More!

Lovely Socialite July 2013 Shows

Poster by Joe Ludwig.

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.

Catch Lovely Socialite in their special return shows July 4th at the Frequency in Madison, and July 5th at the Yield Bar in Milwaukee, and stay tuned for more information on the band’s upcoming releases.

In the mean time, you can snag a copy of Registers Her Delight in our shop or the band’s shop on Murfie.com.  You can also get a copy of Lovely Socialite’s Debutante EP here.

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PREVIEW: Softly, Dear’s “Portico” EP Release Show (Eau Claire)

Softly, Dear
Softly, Dear “Portico” EP Release Show
The Volume One Gallery
205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI
7:00 PM / FREE / ALL AGES

If you’re in Eau Claire tonight, you better have a good excuse not to see Softly, Dear release their new EP.  Portico is the debut effort from the 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.  Even though Addie joined after the EP was recorded, I think she’s going to be a great addition to the band. Addie’s previous work (most notably as the driving force behind Adelyn Rose) has always been top notch, and Softly, Dear is quickly climbing to the top of my list of favorite Madison bands.

Softly, Dear has a very ‘Wisconsin’ sound, and I was lucky enough to check out Portico before it’s release tonight.  The band has a pretty wide stylistic range, but Portico never falls apart because of it.  Beyond all else, it just feels like guys you’ve known forever playing tunes for you.

Check out a stream of Better Times below, the first single taken from Portico.  I’ve also included two recent press quotes in case you need any more convincing.  Don’t miss it!


Softly, Dear is a fairly recent indie-folk addition to the already rich Eau Claire music scene that loves jam sessions, exploring their stylistic range, and refining their sound. Their musical influences range from a broad variety of acts such as Miles Davis, Radiohead, and The Avett Brothers to local ones, including Laarks and Meridene. – VolumeOne.org

 

Better Times starts off as all good US guitar bands do. Jangly, distorted guitars backed by an angry synth and a disco beat. It’s nothing new but perfectly pleasant. If these chaps hailed from Camden this would sound a whole lot less cool. It’s indie rock by numbers until the song takes a squealing left at the lights. Banjos descend, group vocals wail, honky-tonk piano, plinks-and-plonks and suddenly we’re drunkenly swinging from the chandeliers. – GoldPaintFlakes

New Release: C.D. Sandwich

This week, Mine All Mine Records is proud to present the debut release of Fambly Fun! side-project, C.D. Sandwich.  Gold Flamingo is a 20-minute tape full of crazy hip-hop and singable tunes.  Ahead of the release of Gold Flamingo on physical tape, we’ve decided to make it available for FREE download.  Check it out!

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New Release – dné

In 2009, Mine All Mine Records described Prague’s dné as ambient and folky, and totally kick-ass. In the two years since we released his debut EP, Talking With Crayons, dné has only gotten better. As he readies his upcoming debut full-length, dné is teaming up with Mine All Mine Records once again to offer a single EP with a twist. In “Reading Lyrics Aloud Means Singing,” dné enlisted the help of three other artists to remix the same track, with the caveat that the artists must provide their own lyrics. Thus, these tracks use dné’s original work as a building block.

COMMENT & DOWNLOAD HERE.