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Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
"Intensity Ghost" CD/LP
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Joan Shelley
"Electric Ursa" CD/LP
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Jennifer Castle
"Pink City" CD/LP
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Ned Oldham
"Further Gone" b/w "God Will Let Me Know" 7"
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Bob Carpenter
"Silent Passage" CD/LP (reissue)
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Doug Paisley
"Growing Souls" 7"
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Cian Nugent & The Cosmos
"Born With The Caul" CD/LP
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Nathan Salsburg
"Hard For To Win And Can't Be Won" CD/LP
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"Ride Out The Dark" CD/LP
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Endless Boogie
"Long Island" CD/2xLP
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Family Band
"Grace and Lies" CD/LP
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Doug Paisley
"Golden Embers" CDEP/10"
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Jennifer Castle
"Castlemusic" CD/LP
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Nathan Salsburg
"Affirmed" CD/LP
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Old Calf
"Borrow A Horse" CD/LP
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The Psychic Paramount
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Doug Paisley
"Constant Companion" CD/LP
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Endless Boogie
"Full House Head" CD/2xLP
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Burning Star Core
"Papercuts Theater" CD/2xLP
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"Coconuts" CD/LP
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"Reading All The Right Signals Wrong" CD (bonus tracks)
"Lunes" CD/LP
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"Saturnus Reality" DVD
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"Reading All The Right Signals Wrong" LP
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Joan Shelley in The New York Times posted 2/17/2015

Joan Shelley got a great review in this past weekends New York Times. Alongside guitarist Nathan Salsburg and vocalist Glen Dentinger, Joan performed at Union Pool in Brooklyn last week. Jon Pareles wrote: "There’s a rare stillness in Ms. Shelley’s tunes... throughout the set, she was open yet composed, never pushing or overplaying the music; she let the songs speak for themselves. With its quiet purity, the music held the club audience rapt." See her on tour in the UK and Ireland (dates in the tour section) and at SXSW next month. And read the full review at this link.

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New Houndstooth LP! posted 2/3/2015

Out March 31st is the new LP from Houndstooth. Titled No News From Home - the band return one part leaner than their 2013 debut (Ride Out the Dark) but the core of the group is still in place — songwriting guitarists Katie Bernstein and John Gnorski and drummer-producer Graeme Gibson. The new songs range from a Velvets-style churner with James Baldwin references (Witching Hour) to the lead single, a shimmering tremoloed-out tale of unrequited love revolving around a postcard (No News From Home). Hear that below, pre-order the CD/LP in our webshop or the digital album at iTunes and stay tuned for tour dates!

Joan Shelley / UK & Ireland tour posted 1/12/2015

Electric Ursa was called one of the 15 Great Albums You Didnt Hear in 2014 by Rolling Stone (link) and now Joan will be taking the show on the road overseas. This is only the first leg of a much longer tour that will be announced soon - so check back for more dates:

22 Feb | De Barras, CLONAKILTY
23 Feb | Mick Murphys, BALLYMORE EUSTACE
24 Feb | The Workmans Club, DUBLIN
25 Feb | The Errigle Inn, BELFAST
26 Feb | Kellys Bar, GALWAY
27 Feb | The Greyhound Bar, KILKEE
28 Feb | Leap Castle, ROSCREA
01 Mar | Coughlans, CORK
04 Mar | The Glad Cafe, GLASGOW
05 Mar | The Old Fire Station, PENRITH
06 Mar | View Two Gallery, LIVERPOOL
07 Mar | The Lounge at Gullivers, MANCHESTER
08 Mar | De La Warr Pavilion, BEXHILL-ON-SEA
11 Mar | The Green Note, LONDON

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band / January tour dates posted 12/8/2014

Chris Forsyth will waste no time in 2015 before heading back on the road with The Solar Motel Band in support of their critically acclaimed new LP Intensity Ghost. That album has so far made year-end lists in The New Yorker and Uncut (#34). Aquarium Drunkard described the record as: pure, unadulterated guitar heaven – classic rock remade while The Quietus said: Its just immense.

Forsyth and his band are at peak form right now and not to be missed. Hear a sampling of their set from The Spot in Lafayette, IN taped on a cold November night a few weeks back:

And see the full list of dates below:

1/3 Washington DC @ Union Arts
1/4 Durham NC @ The Pinhook w/ Lud
1/5 Asheville NC @ The Mothlight
1/6 Nashville @ The Stone Fox w/ Promised Land Sound
1/8 Athens @ Normaltown Hall
1/9 Charlottesville VA @ Tea Bazaar w/ Elisa Ambrogio & Nathan Bowles
1/10 Brooklyn @ Palisades w/ Oneida & Mike Wexler
1/11 Hudson NY @ The Half Moon

Jennifer Castle // Aquarium Drunkard session posted 12/5/2014

Hear Jennifer Castle play some lo-fi covers of Bob Dylan and The Flatlanders in a session recorded for the great Aquarium Drunkard blog: link

Castle has a string of Canadian dates set for early 2015:

1/8/15 - Sean O Sullivan Theatre - St. Catherines, ON *
1/9/15 - Market Hall Performing Arts Center - Peterborough, ON *
1/10/15 - Bronson Centre - Ottawa, ON *
1/12/15 - Grande Theatre - Kingston, ON *
1/13/15 - Georgian Theatre - Barrie, ON *
1/31/15 - Lees Palace - Toronto, ON #
2/7/15 - Holside Inside - Guelph, ON #
2/8/15 - Studio Theatre Salle Andre-Mathieu - Laval, QC #

2014 bundle posted 11/22/2014

Til the end of the year you can buy all of our 2014 releases as one nicely priced bundle. For $55 you will get 5 LPs and 2 singles:

- Doug Paisley Strong Feelings
- Bob Carpenter Silent Passage
- Jennifer Castle Pink City
- Joan Shelley Electric Ursa
- Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band Intensity Ghost
- Ned Oldham Further Gone
- Doug Paisley & Bonnie Prince Billy - Until I Find You

Just go to the webshop and select the 2014 special at the top of the page. Thanks for all the support this year

Until I Find You posted 10/21/2014

Released today is a new two song single from Doug Paisley available to purchase at iTunes where it is also available with a deluxe version of Strong Feelings, or in our webshop as a seven inch single (limited to 600 copies). These will ship in mid-November. NPR Music premiered the A-side to the single, which is a duet with Bonnie Prince Billy. Watch the beautiful video directed by Heather Goodchild below:

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band / new track + tour posted 10/16/2014

Just about 2 weeks until the new Chris Forsyth / Solar Motel Band album hits record shops and as anticipation builds we are psyched to release a second teaser - the 10 minute plus opening track The Ballad Of Freer Hollow. Hear that below and note that there is still time to pre-order the colored vinyl in the webshop (though it is just about gone).

Forsyth & band have lined up a nice string of November tour dates (plus an October stop at CMJ). They are in fine form these days, so make an effort to catch them:

10/24 - Rough Trade (CMJ) - Brooklyn, NY
11/2 - Babys All Right - Brooklyn, NY
11/5 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
11/12 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
11/13 - PJs Lager House - Detroit, MI
11/14 - The Comet - Cincinnati, OH
11/15 - The Spot - Lafayette, IN
11/16 - The Livery - Benton Harbor, MI
11/17 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
11/18 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
11/20 - The New Vintage - Louisville, KY
11/21 - Wexner Center For The Arts - Columbus, OH
11/22 - The Communiverse - Washington, DC

The Ballad Of Freer Hollow

Joan Shelley / in stores now + tour dates posted 10/3/2014

Electric Ursa, the critically acclaimed new LP by Joan Shelley, is in stores now and she might be coming to your town. On Fri Oct 3rd she will play free hometown concert for WFPK which you can listen to online. The rest of the dates below:

10/3 - The Historic State Theater - Elizabethtown, KY tix
10/5 - The Pinhook - Durham, NC tix
10/7 - House Show - Knoxville, TN
10/9 - ISIS Music Hall - Asheville, NC tix
10/10 - Pocahontas Country Opera House - Marlington, WV tix
10/16 - Random Tea Room - Philadelphia, PA tix
10/19 - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY tix
10/21 - DC9 - Washington, DC
10/23 - The Back Door - Bloomington, IN tix
10/24 - The Zanzabar - Louisville, KY tix
10/26 - The Hideout - Chicago, IL tix

Ned Oldham + Aram Stith / west coast run posted 9/25/2014

Ned Oldham is headed to the west coast for a few duo shows with former Anomoanon bandmate Aram Stith. The pair will be playing songs from Neds new single. Little Wings will join them on all shows. Check out the dates, and Further Gone below:

10/3 - Mollusk Surf Shop - Silverlake, CA
10/4 - Muddy Waters - Santa Barbara, CA
10/5 - Ojai Rancho Inn - Ojai, CA

More details here:

Jennifer Castle / new video + tour dates posted 9/24/2014

Premiering today at The Fader is the new Jennifer Castle video for album track Nature. The stunning clip was filmed in Toronto last month. Castle will continue her Pink City tour in late October with some midwest/east coast dates with Agnes Obel. Check those out along with the video below:

10/30 - Dakota - Minneapolis, MN *
11/1 - Park West - Chicago, IL *
11/2 - Stoughton Opera House - Stoughton, WI *
11/4 - Enwave Theatre - Toronto, ON *
11/5 - Enwave Theatre - Toronto, ON *
11/7 - Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA *
11/9 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY *
11/10 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA *
11/11 - Olympia de Montreal - Montreal, QC *
11/13 - Palais Montcalm - Quebec, QC *
* - w/ Agnes Obel


Preorder Intensity Ghost + hear a track from the record posted 8/20/2014

Pre-orders are now up for Intensity Ghost, the latest opus from Philadelphia guitarist Chris Forsyth and his first studio album with The Solar Motel Band. NPR Music say: Forsyth has been slashing through and then reconnecting strands of American music for a decade now... With the Solar Motel Band, Forsyth seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead. Or at least thats where it begins.

Hear the track I Aint Waiting below and order your copy today. LP orders will be on limited edition colored vinyl and come with an 18 x 24 poster. All orders will ship in early / mid-October to arrive by the October 28th release date:

Jennifer Castle - Sailing Away + Tour Dates posted 8/18/2014

As the release date for the near perfect LP Pink City nears we are pleased to announce some tour dates and a premiere of the albums 2nd single Sailing Away. NPR Music (who hosted the premiere) said of the song: "she channels her inner-Joni Mitchell... Castle possesses one of [Torontos] prettiest voices". Check it out below and see her live if she is coming to your town.

9/5 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME *
9/6 - The Music Hall - Portsmouth, NH *
9/7 - Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT *
9/9 - Corona Theater - Montreal, QC *
9/10 - BAR - Hamden, CT
9/11 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
9/13 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
9/15 - The Hideout - Chicago, IL

* w/ M. Ward

Announcing: Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band 'Intensity Ghost' CD/LP + tour dates posted 7/8/2014

Pleased to announce INTENSITY GHOST, the first studio LP from Chris Forysth & The Solar Motel Band. The album will be released on October 28th in the US / 27th rest of the world on CD/LP and digital via No Quarter. Intensity Ghost is the follow-up to last years critically acclaimed Solar Motel album, which made year ends lists at The New Yorker, Uncut Magazine and Popmatters and provoked ecstatic comparisons; from Television and Neil Young & Crazy Horse to Richard Thompson and The Grateful Dead. Solar Motel came together as a solo album but the band Forsyth assembled to tour the record – bassist Peter Kerlin, guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin), and drummer Steve Urgo (ex-War on Drugs) - took things to another level and quickly became a powerhouse. Forsyth brought the group into the studio in late 2013 to capture what became Intensity Ghost, a 5-track masterwork of grace and power.

Stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks, but until then catch the band live at the following dates:

7/11 - CLEVELAND @ Happy Dog
7/12 - CHICAGO @ West Fest #
7/13 - MADISON @ The Frequency %
7/14 - MINNEAPOLIS @ 7th St Entry
7/15 - IOWA CITY Trumpet Blossom Cafe ^
7/16 - CHICAGO @ HQ *
7/18 - LAFAYETTE, IN @ Spot Tavern +
7/24 - PHILLY @ Spruce Street Harbor Park ~
7/25 - PHILLY @ Boot & Saddle ()

# w/ Lee Fields & the Expresssions
% w/ Spires That In the Sunset Rise & Disembodied Monks
^ w/ Lason Lescalleet
* w/ Bitchin Bajas & Axis: Sova
+ w/ Apache Dropout
~ w/ Purling Hiss
() w/ Oneida

One of the most raved-about live acts on the road today – Aquarium Drunkard

If you take classic to mean archetypal, I don’t mind saying that Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band are currently the acme of classic rock. – Chicago Reader

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Bob Carpenter - Silent Passage posted 6/27/2014

On August 19th we will be reissuing the 1974 album Silent Passage by Canadian songwriter Bob Carpenter. Incredible record that was recorded for Warner Brothers by legendary producer Brian Ahern but was held up in contract negotiations and eventually slipped through the cracks. Canadian label Stony Plain issued the album in 1984 and we are pleased to bring this new CD/LP pressing to light. The CD comes with a nice 16 page booklet with liner notes by Vancouver Folk Festival producer (and friend / fan of Bob) Doug Cox. Liner notes will be included with the LP too (just not in a booklet format) as well as an mp3 download code. Listen to the title track below which features a young Emmylou Harris on backing vocals and pre-order in our webshop:

Jennifer Castle to release Pink City on September 2nd posted 6/27/2014

The headline says it all... Jennifer Castle will follow up her critically acclaimed 2011 album Castlemusic with Pink City. This is a stirringly beautiful record and every bit a step forward. Its barer arrangements - oftentimes just piano, guitar and voice with occasional strong arrangements by Owen Pallett - highlight just how good of a songwriter Castle. Take a listen to the first single, the dark and dreamy Nature, and pre-order in our webshop. Canadian fans can order from Idee Fixe Records:

Doug Paisley on tour posted 4/15/2014

First round of tour dates announced in support of Strong Feelings:

Apr 28th - Signal Kitchen - Burlington, VT tix
Apr 29th - The Empire - Portland, ME tix
Apr 30th - Turn It Up Records - Brattleboro, VT
May 1st - Club Helsinki - Hudson, NY
May 2nd - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY tix
May 3rd - The Sinclair - Boston, MA tix
May 5th - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA tix
May 6th - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA tix
May 8th - Decca - Louisville, KY
May 9th - Do317 - Indianapolis, IN tix
May 10th - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL tix
May 11th - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI tix
Jun 12th - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR * tix
Jun 13th - Triple Door - Seattle, WA * tix
Jun 14th - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC * tix
Jun 18th - City Winery Napa - Napa, CA * tix
Jun 19th - The Chapel - San Francisco, CA * tix
Jun 20th - Rio Theater - Santa Cruz, CA * tix
Jun 21st - McCabes Guitar Shop - Santa Monica, CA * (sold out)
Jun 22nd - The Griffin - San Diego, CA * tix
Jun 24th - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA

* with Josh Rouse

Strong Feelings In Stores Now posted 2/11/2014

The 3rd album by Doug Paisley Strong Feelings is in stores now and finding no shortage of critical acclaim:

MOJO: If you could blind taste music like wine you’d be hard pressed to distinguish Doug Paisleys latest record from a vintage Nashville classic.

Uncut: Its crafted to the point of timelessness, as compelling as a dream.

Wall Street Journal: An album of tasteful subtleties: warm guitars unspooling over the gentle hum of an organ enveloping Paisleys AM-gold voice with just a hint of a twang, on songs that glide by like beautiful scenery.

Pick up the CD/LP in our webshop or at your local record store. Buy the mp3 version at iTunes

Doug Paisley - Song My Love Can Sing posted 12/2/2013

Happy to present the first track from the great upcoming LP by Doug Paisley. Strong Feelings is out January 21st, 2014. Pitchfork were kind enough to premiere this stream earlier today, and you can pick up an mp3 version when pre-ordering the album over at iTunes. Stay tuned for more Paisley news in the coming weeks:

Doug Paisley Strong Feelings CD/LP out January 21st posted 11/21/2013

Hear the first taste of the highly anticipated follow-up to Constant Companion in this teaser video:

And pre-order Strong Feelings in the webshop or on iTunes

Cian Nugent & The Cosmos album in stores today! posted 11/12/2013

In stores today is the new album from Cian Nugent & The Cosmos and it's been getting nothing but rave reviews from both sides of the Atlantic. Aquarium Drunkard perhaps summed it up best in saying: Throwing around the adjective perfect is a dangerous thing, but I will be goddamned if I can find a single thing wrong with Born With The Caul.

Check out what these other outlets are saying:

New York Times: The Irish guitarist Cian Nugent sounds as if he has entirely absorbed the prescient, droney traditionalism of American guitarists in the 1960s like John Fahey and Sandy Bull, but he has taking it forward into his own hybridized areas: chamber music, jazz, psychedelia, bluegrass, and what people who used to visit record stores might call postrock... Highly accomplished"

Irish Times: Nugents command of mood and tension and his mastery of his instrument, are a marvel.

PopMatters: Nugent and the Cosmos create and then explore negative space... stretching into the kind of rippling rock exploration that would make Crazy Horse weep... This is a masterful and brilliant set top to bottom.

Order Born With The Caul on CD or LP in the webshop and check out this live clip of the band performing in Dublin:

Cian Nugent & The Cosmos / new album out November 12th posted 9/26/2013

Excited to announce the new album by Irish guitarist Cian Nugent, the first with his band The Cosmos. Cian's 2011 album Doubles was a gorgeous (and critically lauded) solo effort. The Wire wrote that Nugent has: already mastered dynamics, articulation and tone. He introduces each new melody and change of emotional tenor at precisely the right moment to keep you on the edge with him.

Nugent has toured the UK, Europe and the US. The Cosmos recorded debut came earlier this year with a single on Matador Records. Their debut LP Born With The Caul was recorded late 2012 and early 2013 in and around Dublin. Hear the opening track:

And pre-order the CD or LP in our webshop!