On Tour: Look Park, Gemma Ray, White Fang + more

October 14th, 2016

10/25 – Sellersville Theater 1894 – Sellersville PA
10/26 – The Barns – Wolf Trap – Vienna VA
10/27 – Norfolk Yacht Club – Norfolk VA
10/28 – Berlin – New York NY
10/30 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton MA

10/14 – MDA – Tinqueux France
10/25 – Arts Centre -Norwich United Kingdom
10/26 – Broadcast – Glasgow United Kingdom
10/27 – The Cluny – Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
10/29 – The Ivy House Nunhead – London United Kingdom
10/31 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds United Kingdom
11/01 – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar – Brighton Uk
11/07 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago IL
11/09 – MOTR Pub – Cincinnati OH
11/10 – Founders Brewing – Grand Rapids MI
11/11 – Hambone’s – Pittsburgh PA
11/12 – PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia PA
11/15 – Atwood’s Tavern – Cambridge MA
11/16 – The Owl Music Parlor – Brooklyn NY
11/17 – IOTA – Arlington VA
11/18 – Duke Coffeehouse – Durham NC
11/19 – 529 – Atlanta GA
11/20 – Sickbay – Lafayette LA
11/21 – Satellite – Houston TX
11/23 – Mohawk – Austin TX
11/27 – Club Congress – Tucson AZ
11/28 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
11/29 – The Nightlight – Oakland CA
12/01 – Lofi – Seattle WA
12/02 – The Observatory – Spokane WA
12/03 – Bunk Bar – Portland OR
12/06 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles CA

10/14 – Kansas City MO – Record Bar
10/15 – St Paul MN – Turf Club
10/16 – Chicago IL – Empty Bottle
10/17 – Detroit MI – Majestic Cafe
10/18 – Columbus OH – The Basement
10/19 – Pittsburgh PA – Club Cafe
10/20 – Buffalo NY – Mohawk Place
10/21 – Toronto Canada – Silver Dollar
10/22 – Montreal QC Canada – Brasserie Beaubien
10/25 – Allston MA – Great Scott
10/26- Philadelphia PA – Boot & Saddle
10/27 – Washington DC – DC9
10/28 – Richmond VA – Strange Matter
10/30 – Brooklyn NY – Baby’s All Right
10/31 – Brooklyn NY – Baby’s All Right
11/03 – Austin TX – Festival Nights
11/04 – Houston TX – Whit Oak Music Hall
11/05 – Dallas TX – Dada
11/06 – El Paso TX – Lowbrow Palace
11/07 – Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar
11/10 – Santa Ana CA – Constellation Room
11/11 – Los Angeles CA – The Echo
11/12 – San Diego – Bar Pink

10/20 – Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
10/21 – The Earl Atlanta, GA
10/22 – The Mothlight Asheville, NC
11/02 – Zanzabar Louisville, KY
11/03 – State Street Pub Indianapolis, IN
11/04 – Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
11/05 – El Club Detroit, MI
11/07 – Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, MA
11/09 – Aurora Providence, RI
11/10 – Market Hotel New York, NY
11/11 – Monty Hall Jersey City, NJ
11/12 – Everybody Hits Philadelphia, PA
11/13 – Strange Matter Richmond, VA

10/15 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
10/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/21 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
10/24 – Minneapolis – Turf Club
10/25 – Madison, WI – High Noon

Redeye Alert: Mandolin Orange, Natural Child, Swet Shop Boys + more

October 14th, 2016

– Mandolin Orange’s Blindfaller had a superb first week. It landed at #3 Bluegrass, #7 Heatseekers, #16 Americana/Folk Album, and #122 Top Current Albums on the charts. Popmatters called the album “a delightful mix of Americana, bluegrass and country” and Allmusic said it “finds Mandolin Orange taking some strong steps forward while keeping a close watch on what they do best.”

– The Fader calls Natural Child’s Okey Dokey “acid-fried Southern rock that’s refreshingly modern.” The band is on tour now.

– Heems (ex-Das Racist) and Riz MC just released Cashmere under the moniker Swet Shop Boys. Pitchfork called the new album “politically-charged rap that’s both thought-provoking and genuinely fun.”

– Chicago based label Hausu Mountain gets a excellent feature in the current Chicago Reader. The article focuses on new releases from Mr.DougDoug, TAL Sounds and Mukq, all out today.

– Pitchfork states that Youandewan’s productions on There Is No Right Time “mirror the way that the house and techno of the 21st century have long since pulled up stakes.” The album is out today on !K7 Records.

Learn about Gurr’s memories, hopes and more in an in-depth interview with The Line Of Best Fit. In My Head is out today on Duchess Box Records.

Stereogum says Douglas Dare’s Aforger “explores the boundary between reality and fiction.” The album is out today on  Erased Tapes.

– The outlet also states that Mannequin Pussy “vacillate between caustic hardcore anthemics and sickly sweet punk-pop riffs at the drop of a dime” on Romantic. The album’s out on 10/28 via Tiny Engines.

– DVA [Hi:Emotions] NOTU_URONLINEU is out today via Hyperdub. Pitchfork’s recent discourse on the album says that “Leon Smart [DVA] smears the edges of the human and artificial, the organic and the electronic, as if trying to sketch out the dimensions of a digital self.”

– NPR declares that Gillian Welch preceded the “huge resurgence in the popularity of folk music in the U.S.” They also premiered the demo version of “Acony Bell” off her upcoming album on 11/25.

– Paper Mag says that Queens-based producer Via App “makes the kind of warped, alien techno that actively defies categorization.” Her new album Sixth Stitch is out on Break World Records 11/11.

– Oozing Wound induce nausea and embrace the hellscape of the internet with their “Diver” video. Whatever Forever is out today on Thrill Jockey. Noisey pointed out that the band “is not the Nirvana of thrash. They’re way cooler than that. And they’re in it for the long game, so maybe they’re the Melvins of thrash, then, or the Mudhoney of metal.”

– Thrill Jockey suggests you “take a hit of hallucinates and bubbles with Grumbling Fur’s video for “Heavy Days”. Pitchfork says their new album Furfour finds “a subtle way of honouring reality while tilting towards transcendence.”




Redeye Attends Reeperbahn Festival 2016

October 4th, 2016

(Bakery messed up the correct anniversary number, but cake was still delicious!)

The Redeye Berlin team attended the festival from 9/21-9/24 in Hamburg, Germany. Key meetings included the Record Store Day round table hosted by Jan Köpke who heads up RSD Germany. Also Michael Kurtz from RSD USA was there to spearhead the conversation, but also opened it up to the room to lead or ask questions. We were also part of the A2IM trade mission again, which included member meetings with the German indie association VUT, a reception at the American Consulate in Hamburg as well as a session of speed meetings with German artists, labels and companies. Other meetings included a catch up with the Merlin UK team, hanging out with Outside Music Canada, intro meeting with the new Deezer Germany rep and last but not least our very own Redeye 20th anniversary event, which had many great attendees: H’ART promo team & buying team, radio stations, press editors & agencies, artists, retail, digital services etc. It was a great event and well attended.

Redeye Welcomes Otá Records, Yippee Ki Yay Records and Duchess Box Records

September 28th, 2016


OTA Records

Otá is a Yoruba word meaning stone, and refers to the stone icons used in the West African spiritual practice of Ifa.

Formed in 1996, Otá Records is an independent production company and record label based in Oakland, California, dedicated to the music of internationally acclaimed Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa. Otá Records has released 16 Omar Sosa CDs, including the groundbreaking Roots Trilogy: Free Roots (OTA1003 – 1997), Spirit of the Roots (OTA1005 – 1999), and Bembón (OTA1007 – March 2000).





Duchess Box Records began in Berlin in 2014 with its debut release from Thee Nathaniel Fregoso And The Bountiful Hearts the new project from The Blood Arm.

The label was set up by Grant Box who had been co owner of the label Snowhite Records (The Sounds, Zoot Woman) before leaving to set up Snowhite PR, a promotion agency based in Berlin with clients such as The Brian Jonestown Masscare and The Dandy Warhols. Duchess Box was set up to release the artists he loved that didn’t have a budget for promotion or a structure for a DIY release.





Launched in San Antonio, Texas, Yippee Ki Yay Records was founded in the summer of 2014 with the goal of providing an artist-friendly, fun, and much-needed local platform for releasing a curated selection of garage, punk, and other rock-oriented music. A mixed catalog of Texas tunes soon took shape alongside an international roster from countries like Argentina, Canada, Sweden, and more from across the globe.

Yippee Ki Yay has gained a following promoting not only its artists’ music, but also release parties in DIY spaces, regional caravan tours with Yippee Ki Yay artists, and a successful first showcase at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in the spring of 2016. Now with Redeye Worldwide set as a distributor, Yippee Ki Yay is planning a variety of to-be-announced full-length projects from Texas artists and international artists currently in their early stages of recording, mixing, and mastering.



On Tour: Junior Boys & Roosevelt

September 16th, 2016

09/20 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat
09/21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
09/23 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
09/24 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
09/26 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
09/27 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
09/28 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
09/29 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
09/30 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
10/01 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
10/03 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
10/04 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre
10/06 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
10/07 – Orlando, FL – The Social

09/20 -Los Angeles, CA – Echo
09/21 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
09/22 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
09/23 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
09/26 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
09/27 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
09/28 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
09/29 – Washington, DC – DC9
09/30 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle