Twin Tigers Touring With Interpol

Jul 21 – 9pm – Pianos – New York City
Jul 23 – Pearl Street – Northampton, MA*
Jul 24 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT*
Jul 25 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD*
Jul 29 – The National – Richmond, VA*
Jul 30 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA*
Jul 31 – House of Blues – Atlantic City, NJ*
Aug 4 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ*
Aug 5 – House of Blues – Boston, MA*
Aug 6 -Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY*
Aug 9 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC *
Aug 10 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ON*
Aug 11 – Clutch Cargo – Pontiac, MI*
Aug 13 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI*
Aug 14 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN*
Aug 15 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL *
Aug 16 – Vic Theater – Chicago, IL *
Aug 18 – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC*
Aug 19 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL*
Aug 21 -The Fillmore – Miami Beach, FL*

* w/Interpol

Cloud Nothings 7 Inches Are In Stock!

It’s true. They are in stock. Pre-orders have shipped. Get them before they’re all gone!


Cloud Nothings are touring with Wavves

Cloud Nothings are showing up everywhere.

Pitchfork Forkcasted about it here

Check out Dylan’s Summer Mix he made for Fader

Read what Stereogum has to say about the new songs

Come to the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on 6/24 to celebrate the release of the Didn’t You 7 inch.

Catch Cloud Nothings on tour this month:
Jun 20 2010 IL MOTORE w/ WAVVES Montreal, Quebec
Jun 21 2010 METRONOME w/ WAVVES Burlington, VT
Jun 22 2010 GREAT SCOTT w/ WAVVES Boston, MA
Jun 24 2010 KNITTING FACTORY w/ WAVVES Brooklyn, NY *7 Inch Release Show*
Jun 25 2010 ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL w/ WAVVES Washington DC
Jun 26 2010 THE BARBARY w/ WAVVES Philadelphia, PA

Mean Creek 7 Inches are in stock

Boston Phoenix Readers’ choice for Best Band in Boston, Mean Creek are excited to be back with a brand new 7 inch.

They are playing the WFNX Clambake on Sunday 6/27 w/Silversun Pickups, Nada Surf, Metric, Matt & Kim, Rogue Wave, Against Me, and more!

Check out a live video of the B-Side here:
Mean Creek – Liar/Thief

Twin Tigers to play shows with Interpol

Twin Tigers Gray Waves

Fresh off the road with the Hold Steady, Twin Tigers are about to play some shows with Interpol. More tour dates coming soon!

July 21 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall w/Interpol
July 22 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom w/Interpol
July 23 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls w/Interpol
July 25 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock w/Interpol

Download their FREE Automatic EP from a few months back here:

Or BUY Gray Waves on Blue Vinyl or CD here:

Old Flame welcomes Dead Confederate


Dead Confederate



Athens, Georgia-based quintet Dead Confederate is excited to announce the release of their sophomore record Sugar, due on August 24th on Old Flame/TAO Recordings. The anticipated follow up to their debut Wrecking Ball, this album explores new styles beyond the aching, bleak psychedelia with which the band originally made their mark.

Recorded by John Agnello (Hold Steady, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) during a record-setting blizzard in New Jersey, the sessions focused on the malleability of the freshly written songs. The start to this progression was shaped by tours with legends Dinosaur Jr. and Meat Puppets, and gave Dead Confederate an increased appreciation for the early underground bands of the 80s and 90s that laid the foundation on which their sound is built. The album also features a special guest appearance by J. Mascis on the single “Giving It All Away.”

Splitting songwriting duties between bassist Brantly Senn and singer/guitarist Hardy Morris, each songwriter picked their favorite of the other’s contributions, creating a complimentary collection of songs. Instead of touring the newly penned tracks, the band (Jason Scarboro, Walker Howle, John Watkins) spent two days learning 20 songs and a week reworking them, then laid half of them down.

Twin Tigers touring with the Hold Steady

Twin Tigers

Twin Tigers are doing a string of live shows in the Southeast with the Hold Steady later this month. More summer tour dates to be announced soon!

Catch them on tour:
May 22nd The Social Orlando, FL
May 23rd The Social Orlando, FL
May 25th Live Wire Music Hall Savannah, GA
May 26th 40 Watt Athens, GA
May 27th Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA

All dates with the Hold Steady

New Flame: Cloud Nothings


From my native Cleveland, OH, Cloud Nothings eight-song debut Turning On is one of the grittiest, most immediate hitting indie pop record i’ve heard in a while. The kind of record that needs repeated listens and seeing their fantastic live show just made them more of an obsession. Turning On is out via CA’s Bridgetown Records in a limited edition of 50 CDs and 100 cassettes.

Cloud Nothings – Can’t Stay Awake

Happy 2010!

Happy New Year!

Now that we are well into 2010, it’s time to look back at some of the best releases of the past year.

Here are some year end lists from the Old Flame roster.

Mean Creek:
Daniel Johnston- Is and Always Was
Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
Built to Spill – There is No Enemy
Cass Mccombs – Catacombs
Elvis Perkins In Dearland – S/T
Nirvana – Live at Reading
Cotton Jones – Paranoid Cocoon
Mastodon – Crack the Skye
Russian Circles – Geneva
Headlights – Wildlife
Buy Mean Creek – The Sky (Or The Underground)

Twin Tigers:
Health – Get Color
No Age – Losing Feeling
The Antlers – Hospice
Flaming Lips – Embryonic
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
Long Legged Woman – Nobody Knows This Is Nowhere
Atlas Sound – Logos
Japandroids – Post Nothing
Maserati – Passages
Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse – Dark Night of the Soul
Twin Tigers debut album out digitally 1/19/10 and in stores 3/2/10

Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
Muse – The Resistance
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Dethlok – Dethalbum II
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Kings of Leon – Only By The Night
Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
Where The Wild Things Are – Karen O & the Kids
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below
Twin Tigers – Automatic EP
Wintergreen’s new album Rebel Shout out digitally and limited CD on 2/16/10

Rob Mason Old Flame Records:
Big Pink – A Brief History of Love
Pomegranates – Everybody, Come Outside
Sonic Youth – The Eternal
Cold Cave – Love Comes Close
The Answering Machine – Another City, Another Sorry
Boat – Setting the Paces
The XX- S/T
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – S/T
French Miami – S/T
Japandroids – Post Nothing

Here’s to an awesome 2010!

Free Download: Twin Tigers Automatic EP. On Tour w/Minus the Bear & the Antlers!

Athens based psych-shoegaze-indie-pop gems Twin Tigers have just started their November tour w/ The Antlers and Minus the Bear.

To celebrate, Twin Tigers release the Automatic EP for FREE!
Click Here to Download

Twin Tigers

With only a self-released EP under their belt, Twin Tigers have managed to find their way onto the stage with everyone from Les Savy Fav, Deerhunter, Dead Confederate, Black Lips, Dungen, Woods, A Place to Bury Strangers, Snowden and more…

Make the time. See Twin Tigers LIVE!
The band recently completed their debut record, Gray Waves, which will be released by
Brooklyn based Old Flame Records in early ‘10

Tons of Tour Dates:
Nov 1- Downtown Brew w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- San Luis, California
Nov 2- Belly Up Tavern w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Solana Beach, California
Nov 3- Glass House w/ Minus the Bear & the Antlers – Pomona, California
Nov 4- Orpheum Theater w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Flagstaff, Arizona
Nov 6- The Door w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Fort Worth, Texas
Nov 7-Fun Fun Fest- Austin, Texas
Nov 8- White Rabbit w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers-San Antonio, Texas
Nov 10- Workplay Theater w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 11- Firestone w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Orlando, Florida
Nov 12- 40 Watt w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Athens, Georgia
Nov 13- Cat’s Cradle w/ Minus the Bear- Carrboro, North Carolina
Nov 14- The Note w/ Minus the Bear- West Chester, Pennsylvania
Nov 15- The Crazy Donkey w/ Minus the Bear- Farmingdale, New York
Nov 16- Mercury Lounge – New York, New York
Nov 17- Westcott Theater w/ Minus the Bear- Syracuse, New York
Nov 18- Port City Music Hall w/ Minus the Bear- Portland, Maine
Nov 19- Pearl Street w/ Minus the Bear- Northampton, Massachusetts
Nov 20- Mr. Smalls Theater w/ Minus the Bear- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 21- Otto’s Nightclub w/ Minus the Bear- Dekalb, Illinois
Nov 22-People’s Court w/ Minus the Bear- Des Moines, Iowa
Nov 23-Granada Theater w/ Minus the Bear- Lawrence, Kansas