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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SHOW PREVIEW: Asumaya, Paperhaus, Lion’s Mouth

Paperhaus

Monday, September 30th @ 9:00PM
The Dragonfly Lounge // $5 Cover // 21+

Paperhaus (WASHINGTON, DC)
Asumaya (MADISON)
Lion’s Mouth (MADISON)


Paperhaus is a psychedelic alt-blues band from Washington, DC. “Lo Hi Lo” (embedded above) was recorded at DC’s legendary Inner Ear Studios with producer Ivan Basuri, and reflects the more pop side of Paperhaus’ psychedelic music. A full length LP of more blues and funk influenced psychedelic music is in the works and will be released in 2014.  [excerpt from band press]

 

Madison’s own Asumaya creates percussive loop-based tunes that draw equally from international and math rock music.  His time in Africa is always present, never going so far as to become a gimmick.  Asumaya’s Luke Bassuener also lends his rhythmic talents to the band CONTROL.

Last, but not least, is alt/indie-pop act Lion’s Mouth.  This Madison two-piece is made up of Sara W. and Chelsea Z.  While I’ve yet to see them live, you can listen to them via their ReverbNation link above.  The band describes themselves as having “the sensibilities of pop, the relentless energy of punk, and the heart and soul of folk.”

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.

Click here for more information.

TONIGHT: Electronic & beats from Chants, adoptahighway, *hitmayng and Kiazma

4 September 2013

Wednesday, September 4th @ 9:00PM

$5 Cover, 21+
Doors at 9:00PM. Music at 9:30PM.

Chants (MADISON)
https://www.facebook.com/chantssound

adoptahighway (MILWAUKEE)
https://www.facebook.com/adoptahighwayBPC

*hitmayng (MADISON)
https://www.facebook.com/hitmayng

Kiazma (MADISON) // DJ SET
https://www.facebook.com/Kiazma

BUZZ: John Praw Talks About Lost City on WORT 89.9 FM

John Praw on WORT

Organizers of Madison’s Lost City Music Festival talked with Brian Standing on Monday August 5th about the upcoming four-day music and comedy event featuring performers from around the Midwest.

Buy your festival wristband 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).