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Loone Vinyl/Cassette Releases

Posted by Noel'le Longhaul on April 12, 2014 at 8:52 a.m.

Hey folks,

Enemies List Home Recordings is going to be putting out Loone's latest album Moon Under Water, Hole in the Ice on vinyl next winter! I'm truly stoked. Ritual tapes is also going to be releasing both Moon and The Meadow on cassette a ways before that. Please stay tuned for updates about that!


Seicremllams EP released!

Posted by An Historic on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:38 a.m.

Hey y'all.

This tape is finally out! It's also available digitally. Stoked to finally be releasing it.

new mountain wasp recordings

Posted by mountainwasp on March 2, 2012 at 6:25 p.m.

odds and ends from my montreal year.

An Historic Live

Posted by An Historic on Feb. 3, 2012 at 1:44 p.m.

Check it out 
HERE. This bodes well for the future.-a

New An Historic Video

Posted by An Historic on Jan. 2, 2012 at 11:32 a.m.

New music video from An Historic. Track from the upcoming Seicremllams EP, which will be released digitally and on cassette this spring. I don't update this profile often enough so check out my blog here:  AN HISTORIC BLOG

New split from The Old Edison and Time and Place

Posted by Time and Place on Dec. 15, 2011 at 12:26 p.m.

Available now for download or purchase via bandcamp.

New album, One Body, out now!

Posted by Sons of an Illustrious Father on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:56 a.m.

Downloadable now on bandcamp.

New Split with Cud E. Available

Posted by An Historic on Oct. 7, 2011 at 10:51 a.m.


The long awaited split with Cud Eastbound, Cutoff, is now up and available for streaming and download.art by Cud Eastbound

Check it out for streaming or PWYC download HERE


We Are Dead And Reborn EP

Posted by Sons of an Illustrious Father on Aug. 8, 2011 at 2:33 p.m.

Hey, friends. We got a new EP. It's called We Are Dead And Reborn. It's free. Download it now at bandcamp. We love you.

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.

...well, kind of. It's only a week long. But a week of wonders it will be.
You can check out the dates here and here

We hope to see you out there!

(Many, many thanks and endless love to Maxwell from Birthquake for making much of this happen.)


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!

Much love,

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.

Howdy friends, 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.

 Happy, nameless.

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

Posted by Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps on March 9, 2011 at 6:12 p.m.

How dare we do this? Sheesh. What the hell were we thinking?

Someone witnessed it and got out alive! Read his impressions HERE !

Somebody Stop Us! All these exclamation points are ruining our youth!

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.

sleep tight,

Sons of an Illustrious Father launches new website

Posted by Sons of an Illustrious Father on Feb. 13, 2011 at 11:22 p.m.

Come one, come all!


Time and Place releases full-length album!

Posted by Time and Place on Jan. 16, 2011 at 7:45 p.m.

Hello friends!

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!

Be well,

Time and Place

Birthquake Records News!

Posted by Birthquake Records on Jan. 11, 2011 at 1:09 a.m.


*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


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. 9 - New Haven, CT - Neverending Books (801 State St) w/ Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairivoyant Claptraps, Feral Flowers
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:  




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.


hey all.
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)

Tending Fires!

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!

5. Noel
6. It's Been Colder
7. Surgeon
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

Posted by Time and Place on Jan. 1, 2011 at 7:20 p.m.

Hello friends!
Happy 2011. Today Time and Place is releasing The C'est La Guerre Single. We hope you'll take a listen either here on Folk Routes or download it from bandcamp.
Be well!
Time and Place

JUNNNKTANK.COM Interviews Story

Posted by Nicholas Francis on Dec. 27, 2010 at 7:39 p.m.

Junnnktank.com - JUNNNKtank.com is a 21st century blog trying to be a 20th century fanzine OR you can think of us as a rad little arts and culture webzine with a Canadian east coast feel to it.


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.

Hey 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!

Posted by on Dec. 1, 2010 at 9:51 p.m.

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 folkroutes@gmail.com with any questions. Thanks! --niko