‘Bazooka Joe’ Video by TOONS Premiers on Bedford + Bowery

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With TOONS self-tilted debut coming out next week via Old Flame, the folks over at Bedford and Bowery have just premiered the video for track, ‘Bazooka Joe.’ Talking about it’s simplicity and free-form style, the article features a quick interview with TOONS that talks about the exciting and fun nature of both the video and the music.

Be sure to go see TOONS at Pianos on Wednesday (3/19) alongside Shark?Mean CreekGross Relations andLife Size Maps.

Old Flame Welcomes Dead Stars

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Old Flame is proud to announce the signing of Brooklyn trio, Dead Stars. Playing with a variety of musical styles, Dead Stars deliver crunchy and fuzz filled tracks, being compared to 90′s groups like Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth and others. With their forthcoming record in the lurks, we at Old Flame are beyond excited to help put out their newest record. Dead Stars were recently featured in a piece in USA Today, for their cover of Nirvana’s ‘Old Age.’

Catch the Dead Stars at SXSW and elsewhere over the next few months.

2/22 @ Radio Bushwick Brooklyn, NY w/ Grand Resort, Friend Roulette
3/01 @ Radio Bushwick Brooklyn, NY w/ Honduras (EP release party)
3/07 @ Matchless Brooklyn, NY w/ Clouder (EP release party), Eula, Pow Wow
3/11 @ SXSW TBA
3/12 @ The Scoot Inn Austin, TX SXSW Converse/Thrasher Death Match w/ Black Lips
3/13 @ SXSW Austin, TX The Legendary Swan w/ All Eyes West
3/14 @ SXSW TBA
3/15 @ SXSW TBA
3/22 @ Pet Rescue Brooklyn, NY w/ Eula, The Brooklyn What
3/26 @ Pianos New York, NY w/ Life Size Maps, Shark?
3/28 @ Radio Bushwick Brooklyn, NY w/ Dinowalrus, American Darlings
4/05 @ The Lamp Post Jersey City, NJ

Noisey Premiere ‘My Madeline’ by Mean Creek

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Off their forthcoming record, ‘Local Losers,’ the folks over at Noisey recently premiered the second single from Mean Creek, with their track, ‘My Madeline.’ Talking about how friendly and awesome Mean Creek are as a band, Noisey touched on the reassuring qualities found within ‘My Madeline(‘s)’ lyrics and the ‘sugary’ quality of Chris Keene’s vocals as Aurore backs him up with “scuzzed up guitars.” Noisey also compared Mean Creek to Sebadoh, for making great use of the minor chord.

‘Local Losers’ is out April 8th via Old Flame Records.

Rookie Mag Premiere ‘Black and Studs’ Video by Potty Mouth

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Off their debut album, ‘Hell Bent’ Potty Mouth have just had their video for, “Black and Studs” premier over at Rookie Mag. Rookie described the track as being the, ‘holy trinity of punk,’ as Potty Mouth perform about, ”honesty, authenticity, and rebellion.” The premier also featured a great interview with Abby and Ally about what it’s been like since releasing the record and the all the stuff that comes with it.

Old Flame Records Official SXSW Showcase

We’re honored to be working in conjunction with SXSW this year to be throwing an official showcase along with Bar/None Records. The showcase will be the night of Friday, March 14th at Valhalla. We will be presenting the first half of the night with Boston quartet Mean Creek, ATL garage rockers Turf War, and all-girl punk band Potty Mouth. The second half of the night will be in the hands of of Bar/None acts, including ambient duo Eros and the Eschaton, Oakland’s Ezra Furman, and indie punk band The Front Bottoms.

More info about the show: http://sxsw.com/sxswfm-music/news/2014/barnone-records-brilliance-records-more-host-sxsw-showcases

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‘Fingers’ Video by Shark? Premieres on MTV

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Brooklyn rockers, Shark?, have released yet another quirky video to accompany one their tracks. Off their 2013 record, ‘Savior,’ Shark? pieced together strings of footage taken from various tours in 2013 to play underneath, “Fingers.” in MTV’s Premier, they described the video as a, “seizure-inducing barrage of images matches perfectly the frantic quality of the song.” Bassist, Andy Kinsey also mentioned in the piece, that Shark?’s tours are often like embarking on a journey with the 3 Stooges, which is pretty well encapsulated in the video!

Potty Mouth on World Cafe

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Continuing to take the world by storm, Potty Mouth set-up shop at NPR’s World Cafe to record a few tracks from their debut LP, ‘Hell Bent,’ as well as two new songs. “FFF” and “Truman Show” are the two new tracks from the girls, while “Rusted Shut” and “The Spins” are off their fall 2013 record. NPR went on to say that Potty Mouth were easily one of the loudest bands to play World Cafe, which make us really happy.

You Won’t on Tour With Lucius

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Touring in support of Lucius, Old Flame duo, You Won’t, will be traveling around much of the South, West Coast and Mid-West over the next month. With over twenty shows in-store, Lucius is touring around their critically acclaimed October release of their debut LP, ‘Wildewoman.’ See the dates below and be sure to head out to one of the shows!

Tour Dates:

  • 1/21- The Southern (Charlottesville, VA)
  • 1/23- The High Watt (Nashville, TN)
  • 1/24- The Workplay Theater (Birmingham, AL)
  • 1/25- Gasa Gasa (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1/26- Fitzgerald’s Downstairs (Houston, TX)
  • 1/28- Club Data (Dallas, TX)
  • 1/29- The Parish (Austin, TX)
  • 1/31- Pub Rock (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • 2/1- Detriot Bar (Costa Mesa, CA)
  • 2/4- Troubadour (West Hollywood, CA)
  • 2/5- The Casbah (San Diego, CA)
  • 2/7- The Independent (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2/10- The Media Club (Vancouver, BC)
  • 2/11- Tractor Tavern (Seattle, WA)*
  • 2/12- Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR)
  • 2/13- Nerolux (Boise, ID)
  • 2/14- The State Room (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • 2/15- Paradise Theater (Paonia, CO)
  • 2/16- Larimer Lounge (Denver, CO)
  • 2/19- The Riot Room (Kansas City, MO)
  • 2/20- Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis, MN)
  • 2/22- High Noon Saloon (Madison, WI)
  • 2/23- Space (Evanston, IL)*

* indicates show without Lucius

 

Pitchfork Reviews Shark? Track ‘Fingers’

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Off their recent record, Shark?, just had their track, ‘Fingers’ written about in Pitchfork. Describing the track as being the, “perfect balance of punk form and function,” Pitchfork also spoke about how bassist, Andey Kinsey’s swooning and groovy lines, act as the perfect compliment to vocalist and guitarist, Kevin Diamond’s, “howl.”

Pitchfork Article: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/16440-fingers/

Buy the ‘Savior’ LP: http://oldflamerecords.bigcartel.com/product/shark-savior-vinyl-lp-pre-order

emusic Loves Mean Creek

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Boston rockers, Mean Creek, are enjoying the kind words from the folks over at emusic, where their track, ‘Cool Town’ was recently featured as the daily download. Also over on emusic, Mean Creek were featured as being a, Next Big Thing, for 2014 and said to have, “arena-sized ambitions. emusic also said that, ‘Cool Town,’ “intersperses punk’s desire to get out with indiepop’s resigned sighs.”

Daily Download: http://www.emusic.com/17dots/2013/12/10/download-mean-creek-cool-town/

Next Big Thing: https://citia.com/content/title/emusic-2013-the-year-in-music/next-big-things/seven/mean-creek

*Mean Creek’s forthcoming record, ‘Local Losers,’ comes out in just about a month via Old Flame Records.