Reviews of Shade’s “Latonka” Coming In…

Shade had their record release show over the weekend and we couldn’t be happier for them.

Here are some reviews that have been coming in on the album so far:

Independent Clauses:

Definitely one of the most interesting and memorable releases I’ve heard so far this year. Check out Shade’s Latonka if you’re a fan of post-rock, emotional hardcore or music that’s heavy in more than one way.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Shade returns with its most intense record yet

And here are some notes from the Pittsburgh City Paper.

Check out the record here.

New Album From SHADE Out Now!

After a few years on hiatus, today marks the official release date of Shade’s new nine song album Latonka! Get your copy at iTunes or Amazon (or just about any other digital retailer, for that matter) now. The boys will be bringing their live show back to Pittsburgh this Saturday, Feb 19th at the Brillobox. Get your advance tickets here as we’re very sure this show will sell out.

At Home Anywhere :: Locas In Love

Every so often, you go to a show not knowing who or what you’re going to see, and the pay off is royal. In this case, that payoff was Locas In Love… a band from Germany who I had never heard of and who happened to be in the US for just a few short days. They blew me away that night in that dingy little CakeShop basement.

It had been a long time since I’d randomly seen a band that drew me in quite as quickly as Locas In Love did. Especially considering the lyrical language barrier. I had no idea what the songs were about that night, and still, several months later, I still don’t really know. But, even though it is a little cliche, that is kinda that special thing about great music… you really never need to know. When the music can stand on its own, the words hardly matter at all.

So, for this episode of At Home Anywhere, we bring you four beautifully crafted songs from Cologne, Germany’s Locas In Love. They are a band that we feel very lucky to have seen… and, luckily for all of us, they were willing and able to get up early the next morning, on their last morning in town, and come out to deep Bushwick, Brooklyn and record some of their songs that had so blown our minds the night before.

At Home Anywhere is a podcast series where we will be bringing bands traveling through NYC into The Fort, a 1200 sq. ft. recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn to record a few tracks that we will then give to you for FREE. The songs were lovingly & fantastically mastered by Dave Roman at 4130 Mastering.

The tracks are:
01. Sachem
02. Moe Tucker
03. Ice Storm
04. To Get Things Straight

You have a few options for getting / hearing the podcast:
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3. Download the Individual MP3 files.

More photos of Locas In Love after the jump. Buy their beautifully packaged album here.

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Welcome to the year of the Tiger!

A tiger is hardly a Cougar… but, damn… it’s close enough! Welcome to the year of the tiger! Happy New Year!

At Home Anywhere :: Bon Savants

At Home Anywhere returns from a overly extended hiatus to bring you three fantasmic new tracks from Boston’s Bon Savants! If you’re a newcomer to the sounds of Bon Savants, this is a great intro to their music… and a great reason to reach back in time and download a copy of their debut album Post-Rock Defends The Nation. They’re taking their sound to a new level with these new tracks, and we’re getting a first hand listen of what’s to come on their next album. Trust us when we say, you will be blown away by these melody filled, brit-pop influenced tracks. “Angel” finds the band in a mellow and dark spot, somewhere between Air & Spacehog. “Tidal Waves” kicks it up with some incredible hooks and an intensity that the band pulls off effortlessly. “One Point Shy” brings things back down for a slow build that can only be compared to the early swells on Weezer’s blue album or Pinkerton with lyrics that rival the best of anything that’s ever come out of Jarvis Cocker’s mouth. All in all, just three great tracks from a fantastic band.

If you’re as hooked on the Savants as we are, make sure to catch them LIVE at The Bellhouse in Brooklyn, NY this Thursday, July 9th, with Mia Riddle & Patrick Bower. The show, and the FREE Brooklyn Brewery Beer start at 7:30pm, and its only $5 to get in! Get there early!

At Home Anywhere is a podcast series where we will be bringing bands traveling through NYC into The Fort, a 1200 sq. ft. recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn to record a few tracks that we will then give to you for FREE. The songs were lovingly & fantastically mastered by Dave Roman at 4130 Mastering.

The tracks are:
01. Angel
02. Tidal Waves
03. One Point Shy

You have a few options for getting / hearing the podcast:

  1. Subscribe in iTunes! Make sure that you stay up to date and automatically receive future episodes.-or-
  2. Subscribe to the RSS feed (copy this URL to the podcast ‘Subscribe’ box in your favorite audio player)-or-
  3. Download the Individual MP3 files.

Stay tuned for the next installment of At Home Anywhere with Germany’s Locas in Love. Another recording well worth the wait! More photos of Bon Savants after the jump.

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Ann Courtney & The Late Bloomers Rockwood Residency!

Ann Courtney & The Late Bloomers Pop Rock Awesome June Residency at Rockwood Music Hall starts TONIGHT! 9pm Sharp! Tonight will be a special treat with a rare solo performance by Miss Courtney herself. The Late Bloomers will be back in full swing for the remaining three dates, June 10, 17th and 24th. Be prepared for Greatness!

Every Wednesday in June!
June 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 9pm

Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St. NYC

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