We’re happy to announce that Pushmi-Pullyu’s upcoming album, Never Love A Stranger, is now streaming for a limited time on Madison’s own Arts Extract. Until the release on July 2nd, you can stream Never Love A Stranger in its entirety here.
Here’s what Arts Extract’s Scott Gordon had to say about the album:
Madison’s Pushmi-Pullyu has evolved over the years from a sparse electronic-pop solo project to a full-band vehicle for John Kruse’s wandering, frequently morose songs. The five-piece comprises Kruse on keyboards, glockenspiel and vocals; Corey Murphy on keyboards; Luke Annear on drums; Tom Teslik on guitar; and Sam Ludwig on saxophone. Stream the band’s first album, Never Love A Stranger, for free in its entirety until its release on July 2. The album is available through Mine All Mine Records, and the band will celebrate with a July 24 show at the Memorial Union Terrace.
Check it out while you can, and thanks to Arts Extract for the feature!
I normally don’t do much blog-type writing here on the Mine All Mine site. I try to keep it all business and promo, but we’re big fans of Record Store Day over here. Earlier today, Tom Teslik released his new single at a special busking set outside MadCity Music Exchange, and I personally spent way too much money on music. I’ve shared my haul below, and I’d love to hear what you walked away with. Let me know in the comments!
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 LONGwait, 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.
As you may know, Pushmi-Pullyu has been working on new album – for a very long time. Word is, that album is nearing completion. (FINALLY!)
In related news, the Mixtapes|Heartbreaks blog recently featured Pushmi-Pullyu’s “In the Bleak Midwinter” in their March MP3 Roundup. “In the Bleak Midwinter” was originally arranged for a performance a few years back on WYOU’s Just Say Ho! Telethon, which required local bands to play at least one holiday tune. Pushmi-Pullyu chose an old Christmastime hymn, turning it into a sort-of love song. (We then released it as mam233.)
Check out “In the Bleak Midwinter,” as well as Mixtapes|Heartbreaks’s other March picks here. For updates on the album, follow the band on Facebook and/or Twitter.
It’s time for another entry into our Lost City Winter Series! Things have been pretty cold and snowy, so take the night off at the Dragonfly Lounge with us! Tonight we’ve got four excellent acts – don’t miss it!
UPDATE: Brontosaurus has, unfortunately, had to cancel due to van problems. But the show must go on!
Tonight (Saturday, February 16th) is the second of two entries this weekend in our Lost City Winter Series at the Dragonfly Lounge. And it’s a packed one at that! Two excellent traveling bands will tear it up, including Milwaukee’s Absolutely and and Brooklyn-based killer BOB. Representing Madison is All Good Things and Pushmi-Pullyu. Read on below for a preview of the things to come!
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.
“In The Bleak Midwinter” is a new single from Pushmi-Pullyu’s first full-band album, Never Love A Stranger. Originally arranged for a live performance on WYOU, “In The Bleak Midwinter” is the band’s take on a classic carol with words by the English poet Christina Rossetti (circa 1872).
Never Love A Stranger documents Pushmi-Pullyu’s shift from electronic ambient pop to completely instrumented textural rock.
Recorded at House Arrest studios in Madison, WI by Brian Nolan (of American Hi-Fi). Cover photo by Nikki Gibson. Cover design by John Praw.