Seicremllams EP released!
new mountain wasp recordings
An Historic Live
New An Historic Video
New split from The Old Edison and Time and Place
New album, One Body, out now!
New Split with Cud E. Available
We Are Dead And Reborn EP
Wood Spider, An Historic w/ Brian Slattery
Posted by An Historic on July 20, 2011 at 10:36 a.m.
Come check out Wood Spider and An Historic and possibly one more at Lyric Hall in New Haven, CT this Friday, July 22nd. This show has been a real rollercoaster ride of planning and we are super-excited to finally have something to present to y'all sweet folks. Unfortunately Max Heath had to drop but we are hoping for someone else to step up and fill his shoes. Please come out and help show the folks at Lyric Hall that it is worth it to let us keep booking shows there!
Hey, kids, we're going on tour!
Posted by Sons of an Illustrious Father on June 22, 2011 at 12:15 p.m.
CT Show May 14th!
Posted by Wood Spider on May 1, 2011 at 9:47 a.m.
Hey, CT kids! Next Saturday, you guys should get your butts over to New London to see Wood Spider, Get Haunted and Brown Bird Rudy Relic! How's that sound? Yeah?! Yeah!
Five bucks! The Oasis Pub (16 Bank Street)! Exclamations!
Folk show tonight in Montreal!
Posted by mountainwasp on April 9, 2011 at 6:41 p.m.
If you are randomly in the south west of Montreal tonight, come see a folk show with Mountain Wasp, Oakhands, and east coasters, The Rumble Strips.
Come to 617 St-REMI Apt# 402 (main floor)
This Is My Name Now: noel(le) longhaul
Posted by noel(le) longhaul on March 23, 2011 at 2:57 a.m.
I've got a new album out, after a long time in the making. It's called "This Is My Name Now" (ha! self-titled punnish thing!), and it's got eleven tracks and it's up for free download on my bandcamp. If anyone would like a physical copy of it, I'm doing a pretty limited run of about fifty copies. I printed the cases m'self, and they're nice and wrapped up in a patch and some nice yarn--every copy's a l'il bit different.
The songs are representative of the last six months or so of my life--the first one I wrote is "little wanderer," after finding myself alone and directionless in Montreal, at the beginning of the summer. The rest were either written in my trek across country or in the aftermath of returning to the Northeast to process what were some of the most healing and formative months I have ever had. After the most painful and difficult year of my life, the last summer was, to quote Paul Baribeau, "the first time that i noticed that i was slowly, but surely, coming back together." Some songs are well-wishes to old friends, others laments for lost ones.
There's a sense of completion and accomplishment that comes with giving something a name. We can understand something through a single word, grasp all the disparate and chaotic memories and emotions wrapped up in a period of time, and call it "This" and call it "Mine," or more truly, "Ours." For me, this is the first step to what Telling Yr Story comes down to. So all of these songs are stories, some of which are told with no words at all. It's strange for me to imagine listening to some of them without all of the accompanying images, colors and feelings that I have in my own head--but y'all have yr own stories and memories--hopefully mine are ambiguous enough that you can find something in it that's of you.
n o e l ( l e )
tellyrstory.bandcamp.com to download for free, tellyrstory.tumblr.com for a (small) collection of images from my travels, some writing, the beginnings of my tattoo portfolio, and other art work. xoxo
The Bloated Audacity of Dr. Caterwaul's
new mountain wasp release. (finally.)
Posted by mountainwasp on Feb. 16, 2011 at 11:27 p.m.
so after many failed attempts, i have completed my first ep. it's called 'jackpines' and i am pretty excited about it.
if you like banjos, electronic sounds, and stories about the worst summer of your life retold back to you by your inner dialogue and your kidnapper, you probably want to download the album here.
Sons of an Illustrious Father launches new website
Time and Place releases full-length album!
Posted by Time and Place on Jan. 16, 2011 at 7:45 p.m.
In the wake of a fantastic release show at the Midway Cafe--many thanks to Evan, Niko, and everyone else who came out!--we're excited to present our first full-length album "Scarlet." We hope you'll listen, and download, and enjoy!
Time and Place
Birthquake Records News!
Posted by Birthquake Records on Jan. 11, 2011 at 1:09 a.m.
1. WOOD SPIDER / NIKO & THE JUGGLER MEADOW FAMILY BAND SPLIT ALBUM!
|*||Wood Spider and Niko & the Juggler Meadow Family Band (http://sometimestapes.bandcamp.com) have just released a split album, entitled “Tending Fires.” It features four never before heard Wood Spider tracks (the best songs they’ve ever recorded), with their full band, and four tracks of Niko performing with the Juggler Meadow Family Band, from a recent live show! |
They’re releasing an extremely small run of specially packaged hand-printed cassettes. Only 41 copies have been made! Because of this, they will only be sold at shows, so you best go see them if you want to pick one up!
DOWNLOAD FOR FREE HERE: http://WoodSpider.bandcamp.com
2. WOOD SPIDER’S TOUR HAS COMMENCED!
|Wood Spider’s winter tour is finally underway! Their first dates, in Glen Rock, New Jersey, and New Haven, CT, went off very well! We hope that you can make it to one of their other shows! |
For those of you who don't know, Wood Spider is based out of NY/CT and plays music influenced by vaudeville, ragtime, and modern folk punk. They make noise with guitar, ukulele, cello, accordion, glockenspiel and they also stomp and holler a bunch.
Wood Spider, along with Niko & the Juggler Meadow Family Band, has just released a new split album! It feature 4 tracks from each artist, and, in my opinion, is the best thing Wood Spider has ever released. Download it FOR FREE here: http://WoodSpider.bandcamp.com or pick up a hard copy at one of their shows.
They're also touring with the a gallery of work from the Spikedriver Collective, an arts collective founded to help promote and facilitate DIY artist collaboration, and build a community of artists who would rather collaborate with other artists as opposed to faceless middlemen and businessmen.
Jan. 8 - Glen Rock, NJ - Front Porch Fest at the Porchlight Theatre (555 Broad St) w/ Spook Houses, Toasted Plastic, The Jean Jackets
Jan. 11 - Allston, MA - The Burrow (Formerly known as Eliconia) (32 Mansfield St) w/ Sonny Jim & the Blue Devils, Zoé Woods, Ethan Robbins and Cold Chocolate
Jan. 12 - Lowell, MA - The Ant Cellar (778 Broadway St) w/ Trunks & Tales, Pile, Dan Blakeslee
Jan. 13 - Biddeford, ME - The Oak & the Axe (140 Main St, Ste. 107) w/ Hyena, Machine Gun Mustache
Jan. 14 - New Hampshire - HELP?
Jan. 15 - Burlington, VT - Radio Bean (8 N. Winooski Ave) w/ Nicole Erin Carey & the Homemade Blues, The Crack-Up, Mark Lester
Jan. 16 - White River Junction, VT - Main Street Museum (58 Bridge St)
Jan. 17 - Western MA - HELP?
Jan. 18 - Albany, NY - Valentine's (17 New Scotland Ave) w/ John Alfred, Northern Water Snake
Jan. 19 - Hudson, NY - The Spotty Dog (440 Warren St) w/ StickLips, Jenn Kelly
Jan. 20 - Warwick, NY - HELP?
Jan. 21 - Brooklyn, NY - Zora Art Space (315 4th Ave.) w/ Wailin’ Storms, Niko
(Most of these shows are FREE! The ones that aren’t are only a few dollars at the door.)
Listen to Wood Spider here, and download their discography for free!
Or look at them here:
3. OTHER RELEASES FROM BIRTHQUAKE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD!
EARLY NOISE - "Madhouse" BQR-006
“It's this wonderful guitar and banjo melancholy puddle that makes you also want to dance along on occasion.“
FREE DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.mediafire.com/?pw1drmdia6oi9l0
|*||SQUINCH OWL - "Homeward Bound" BQR-007|
Seven songs to make you cry (in a good way) and sing and laugh and love and dance to, if you want to. Played on banjo, accordion, guitar, stand-up bass, and singing saw.
FREE DOWNLOAD HERE: http://squinchowl.bandcamp.com
WOOD SPIDER - “American Cassette” BQR-004
The second EP from Wood Spider. The songs are much grittier, darker, and lower fidelity than their debut Tree Flesh.
FREE DOWNLOAD HERE: http://WoodSpider.bandcamp.com
Love you! Until next time,
"can I punk mail my heart?" 2010 download
Posted by the official suckers on Jan. 8, 2011 at 2:14 p.m.
this is a compilation I put together last summer. it's a 17 track compilation of canadian folk punk bands & features several bands involved with folk routes.
it was distributed & released at harbour water fest in halifax, ns in july 2010, & has since made it's way across canada & the states on tour with different bands, in the backpacks of skids, been uploaded onto computers & traded all over the place.
it's out of print, at least for now & it was my hope that kids could spread it around a bit more digitally. the download comes with a scanned version of the liner notes/zine that came with it & the album art.
check out diyhalifax.blogspot.com (our local page) if you want to learn more about the compilation, or read a write up on it.
ryley (the official suckers)
Posted by Wood Spider on Jan. 5, 2011 at 2:48 p.m.
This is a new split between Wood Spider and Niko & The Juggler Meadow Family Band. The above is a free download but it exists as a cassette on a crazy small run, so get at us if you want in on it! The package is five bucks and comes in a sweet hand-printed box with illustrations for each of our songs, some short literature and of course, the music!
We've hosted the first track on our FR page.
Tracklist is as follows:
1. Is It Strange?
2. City Song
3. Dark Eyes (In New Orleans)
4. Oh, Eloise!
6. It's Been Colder
8. When I Have Just Learned To Sew
We're touring the Northeast this January, so if you're around, that'll be your best chance to come get a copy! Check out out tour dates on our page... Y'know, if ya wanna. Happy New Year!
Time and Place presents The C'est La Guerre Single
JUNNNKTANK.COM Interviews Story
Little Black Dots on the Air
Posted by An Historic on Dec. 8, 2010 at 3:01 p.m.
The new full length album from G. Zarapanecko, Little Black Dots on the Air, is scheduled to be released December 30th, 2010. Album will be released for now on my Bandcamp page with physical formats to follow.
Little Black Dots on the Air is the third release from G. Zarapanecko. In addition to previous elements of modern composition, ambient and improvised music, the new full length employs ideas from drone, noise and jazz, reflecting the experience of recent live performances: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BgsK8l_8S4 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR9lD0ogsWg). Tying the ideas together is a deeply paranoid atmosphere driving all manner of the composing, structuring and performing of each layer of the album.
The album follows the course of a loosely structured narrative about small scale astronomical events within the earth's atmosphere, compromising the earth's relationship with the sun. The earth stretches orbit and axis, dead weight in the solar system, while on earth, faint singularities recondition human beings like so much circuitry. But this is not a concept album, merely a reaction.
First two G. Zarapanecko albums - full length "Zaratozom and Magnus" and e.p. "Glitterdämmerung" available at http://gzarapanecko.bandcamp.com. G. Zarapanecko is another alias that I (Adam/An Historic/Dr. Caterwaul's/etc.) perform under, doing electro-acoustic music with an ambient foundation. DIY Electronica.
Wood Spider Winter Tour '11!
Posted by Birthquake Records on Dec. 8, 2010 at 2:20 p.m.
y'all! Everyone's favorite hootin' and hollerin' folk and vaudeville
punk band Wood Spider is going on a tour of the Northeast this January!
For those of you who don't know, Wood Spider is based out of NY/CT and
plays music on guitar, ukulele, cello, accordion, glockenspiel and they
also stomp and holler a bunch.
These are the dates we have so far! These are subject to change, so keep checking back!
Jan. 8 - Glen Rock, ...NJ - Warehouse Show w/ Spook Houses
Jan. 9 - New Haven, CT - Neverending Books w/ An Historic
Jan. 10 - Rhode Island - HELP?
Jan. 11 - Allston, MA - The Burrow (Formerly known as Eliconia)
Jan. 12 - Lowell, MA - The Ant Cellar
Jan. 13 - Biddeford, ME - The Oak & the Axe w/ Hyena
Jan. 14 - New Hampshire - HELP?
Jan. 15 - Burlington, VT - Radio Bean w/ Nicole Erin Carey & the Homemade Blues, The Crack-Up, Mark Lester
Jan. 16 - White River Junction, VT - Main Street Museum
Jan. 17 - Western MA - HELP?
Jan. 18 - Albany, NY - Valentine's w/ John Alfred
Jan. 19 - Hudson, NY - The Spotty Dog
Jan. 20 - HELP?
Jan. 21 - NYC - HELP?
We're having some trouble booking some of our shows, so if you could help point us in the right direction, that'd be swell swell swell.
Thanks, y'all! Love you!
FolkRoutes.org is live!
FolkRoutes is live. Together meagan and evan and I have put hundreds of hours into this website, and are very happy to finally share it! Check out new albums, artwork, and writing on the right, or browse profiles on the left. It will still be a while for everything to fill out, and the design will change up a little bit, but it's in a working state. email us at email@example.com with any questions. Thanks! --niko