Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Craig Finn discusses Lifter Puller book with Pitchfork

Pitchfork sat down with Hold Steady and Lifter Puller frontman to talk about the new book LFTR PLLR vs. The End Of and the digital release of Lifter Puller's discography.

Read it here!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Heart of a Champion signs GOST TRIO!

We are thrilled to announce the signing and release of the debut album from Brooklyn's Gost Trio. The CD, titled Miles of Skies of Light (HoC-030) was recorded by Dean Baltulonis (The Hold Steady) and mastered by Dave Gardner (everyone).

Though this is our first time working with any of them, our roots run deep with Gost Trio. The three members of the band (Twin Cities expatriates Frank Bevan, Jacob Sharff, and Andrew Beccone) made up three quarters of Capital!Capital some years back (the fourth member of Capital!Capital, Joe Labatt, contributes "West Coast guitar" on the song "Passenger" on this album). Before that, Frank fronted the Freedom Fighters (Amphetamine Reptile).

Anyway, Gost Trio is returning to play their first show in their native Twin Cities on Saturday, December 26 at the Turf Club in St. Paul, along with our old friends The Dynamiters. This will double as a Gost Trio CD release show, though the album will not see national release until January 2010.

Here's a picture of the pretty silk-screened cover:

Gost Trio on Myspace
Gost Trio on Facebook

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Evening Rig needs YOUR help!

A message from The Evening Rig regarding their plans for Spring 2010:

So, we'd like to get this dog and pony show on the road early 2010 and try to exploit this noise we call music to other parts of the great U S of A.

We are not very savvy when it comes to booking, nor do we know many people outside of our safe zone in the Twin Cities, so any kind of help will be greatly appreciated!!!

Below is a rough idea of what we're thinking. If you can help us get our foot in the door at any of the clubs in said areas, we will buy you drinks, win you carnival stuffed animals, and offer up some delicious deep tissue back rubs...

Saturday, March 13th - Des Moinea, IA
Sunday, March 14th - Omaha, NE
Monday, March 15th - Kansas City, MO or KS
Tuesday, March 16th - Oklahoma City, OK
Wednesday, March 17th - Denton, TX
Thursday, March 18th - Austin, TX (SXSW)
Friday, March 19th - Austin, TX (SXSW)
Saturday, March 20th - Austin, TX (SXSW)
Sunday, March 21st - open
Monday, March 22nd - Little Rock, AR
Tuesday, March 23rd - Memphis, TN
Wednesday, March 24th - Nashville, TN
Thursday, March 25th - St. Louis, MO
Friday, March 26th - Chicago, IL
Saturday, March 27th - Milwaukee/Madison, WI

Again, any help would be awesome and we are serious about the deep tish back rubs!

The Evening Rig