RX BANDITS Mandala Goes Deluxe Digitally
RX Bandits latest masterpiece Mandala is getting the Deluxe digital album treatment. This new version is now available at all digital retailers and includes all of “Mandala” with all 4 Bonus tracks from their Acoustic “Live at Park Ave CD”. On Itunes it even gives you the “Hope is a Butterfly video”. Nice one. Over at Amazon you can download their track Just...
Tera Melos + The Simpsons = Another Surf
The Simpsons + Tera Melos = Chaotic Goodness
FEATURE: Lisa Papineau / FlabMag
Singer/Composer Lisa Papineau is best known for her work with Tyler Bates in Pet and Big Sir with bassist Juan Alderete of The Mars Volta. But those aren’t her only projects; she has contributed vocals to Air, M83 and many others, as well as produced her own solo albums. Her most recent of which is Red Trees, released on Sargent House May 5th. She is exceptionally prolific! Lucky for me I...
TOUR: Good Old War
After selling out shows across the US on their own headline tour, Good Old War are about to set off again, this time they will be playing direct support and joining Brandi Carlile and then Australia’s Xavier Rudd. BRANDI CARLILE / GOOD OLD WAR July 25 Kent, OH @Kent Stage July 28 Rutland, VT ...
BEATBOX TRIBUTE TO RX BANDITS
Props to Robert Belfiore for his take on RX Bandits song Overcome (The Recapitulation). Nice.
TOUR: Russian Circles
We are very happy to announce that Russian Circles will be hitting the road as direct support to Japan’s Boris , as well doing as some Canadian dates with High On Fire and Skeletonwitch opening with a few Headline dates in there as well. RUSSIAN CIRCLES 7/02/2010 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock w/ Sweet Cobra 7/03/2010 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium w/ Sweet Cobra 7/06/2010 - Billings, MT @...
NPR World Cafe: Good Old War
Good Old War will be performing live on NPR’s World Cafe this Tuesday, June 29th. National Public Radio’s World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. You can find out what time and what station it airs in your area by clicking here Did we mention how happy this makes us? Well we love NPR and we love Good Old War so we are pretty delighted.
INTERVIEW: David Davison of Maps & Atlases / Cast...
Maps & Atlases is, in a word, eclectic. Citing influences from Ornette Coleman to Jethro Tull to David Bowie and coming together from all corners of the country, the quartet’s mutual love for classic rock and layered guitars converged while attending school at Columbia College in Chicago. They generated quite the buzz after their debut EP Tree, Swallows, Houses and eventually signed with...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATTHEW EMBREE
How do I begin to express what and how much Matthew Embree means to me. On this day, his birthday I am left with just two words and they are, Thank you. Thank you for existing and for bringing your music into this world. You are the one that made my “Home” into the “House”. Enjoy this day Embree, and thank you for what you do and who you are. You mean so much to so very...
Best Baked Goods: Band Supporters Rule
The Ultimate Good Old War Cupcake I just have to acknowledge it when great effort is put into such awesome fan baked goods for the bands. Here are two great examples of some Creative Baking. Hats off to the chefs and for feeding the boys while they are out on the road. It is so appreciated. If you’ve got some creative baked goods make sure you send us a picture - did I mention I love food?...
DAYTROTTER: Dave Davison's - Maps & Atlases
Vacationing Daydreams Of The Times Before Words by Sean Moeller CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO MAPS & ATLASES DAYTROTTER “If we’ve asked it once, we’ll ask it a thousand times: Where did Dave Davison come from and where is he continually coming from? These are natural questions that seem to formulate every time the Chicago musician and lead singer for Maps & Atlases...
FEATURE: Fang Island / Soundcheck Magazine
View the latest issue of Soundcheck Magazine online now. Featuring exclusive photography and interviews with The Flaming Lips, Deftones, Local Natives, Free Energy, The Besnard Lakes, Fang Island and The Bright Light Social Hour. Go To Soundcheck to see Full Feature with all the Photos Here
THIS IS WHY I DO IT II
a while ago I made a post called This Is Why I Do It and here is another example of what I find to be the most beautiful thing in the world. Pure unadulterated love of music and community. It’s another Native video live from a living room of a house in Florida. Playing a show, between shows at venues while on tour because playing music is fun as hell, it’s not for money, for press for...
TERI Goes Acoustic / Le Butcherettes "Six More"
Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes goes Acoustic - Six More
LE BUTCHERETTES: Do Barcelona - Sonar 2010
Teri Gender Bender brings Le Butcherettes to Sonar Fest 2010 in Barcelona. They are coming to America, so get ready.
RX BANDITS: Rockband Just Got a Whole Lot Harder
RX Bandits’ Bled To Be Free track is now available for Rock Band. So for all you gamers out there. Go see if you can keep up, let us know your highest score.
TOUR: Fang Island Fireworks/Festivals/High Fives
Those wacky rockers Fang Island will get to open up for wacky rock Godfathers the Flaming Lips this July. Fang Island’s recent debut LP was named Best New Music; the Flaming Lips are one of the greatest psychedelic pop bands in the history of the world. Fang Island Shows 06-24 Brooklyn, NY - CRUSH FEST at Public Assembly 06-26 Chicago, IL - Subterranean w/Maps & Atlases 06-27...
VIDEO UPDATE: Tera Melos
Tera Melos have made 4 videos for the new album, I have peed my pants twice looking at rough cuts. Here is what the band had to say… “Patagonian Rats Music Video Concepts- skateboarding, dancing, 60fps, freddy krueger, paul stanely guitar project from 12th grade, meat, candy, cults, paramore’s drum set, plate shots, chocolate syrup, mustard, several dead animals, hair, vhs,...
FREE DOWNLOAD: Tera Melos - Frozen Zoo
What can I say about Tera Melos other than they are truly one of my all time favorite bands ever. So, it is with great joy and pride that we announce the release of their new LP Patagonian Rats on September 7,2010 Click To listen to or download for FREE in any file size the first track release called FROZEN ZOO from the new album. Tera Melos - Patagonian Rats (LP) CD/DIGITAL/VINYL 2XLP...
REVIEW: Red Sparowes - 90.3 The Core
Album Review: Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer -by Ryan Felder “Red Sparowes are an instrumental post-rock band. To those who might not know what that means, the genre is described as orchestral rock. I find it difficult to listen to post-rock because the songs tend to be very long and take a long time to make their musical “point.”...
Sargent House & Rodriguez Lopez Presents: Le...
We are beyond excited to welcome Le Butcherettes out to the West Coast for their first shows here. In Los Angeles on July 20th they will be joined by a very special guest performance from C-Gak & Matt Embree aka Biceratops where they will play instrumentals they wrote from a band they were in with some weird animal names - you know what I mean… Then Le Butcherettes will join Omar...
VIDEO: Good Old War "Crowd Singing"
This is what Bob Lefsetz was referring to in his piece about Good Old War selling out the Troubadour. It’s so beautiful to see and hear people enjoying themselves at a show in LA. No arm folders, no too cool for schools. Just joy. We love it and we are so glad that people are coming around, back to honest real music that lifts us all. What a great show it was. Marc and I cried. Yea,...
REVIEW: Venuszine Lisa Papineau / Red Trees
Lisa Papineau Red Trees (Sargent House) By Erin Lyndal Martin for Venuszine 4.5/5 “Led by a voice evocative of Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan, Lisa Papineau’s Red Trees serves up a warm intimacy including as much acoustic softness as synth-driven percussive numbers. One of beauties of Trees is that the variety of instrumentation and vocal stylings help craft a record as diverse as it...
TOUR RECAP: This Town Needs Guns/Native - US &...
Wow, what’s a great way to end their first ever US/Canadian Tour for This Town Needs Guns? With a SOLD OUT show in Chicago of course. It would be an understatement to say this tour was anything but a mindblower. Native & This Town Needs Guns just swept the East Coast & Canada filling rooms, getting amazing reviews and selling out shows. We could not be more proud of both...
GLASSROOM SESSIONS: Good Old War
Another amazing video from our Good Old War Glassroom Sessions shot April 2010
Lefsetz Letter: Good Old War Sells Out Troubadour
Bob Lefsetz opens the door to our “Alien Universe” where good music and real bands prevail. Good Old War Sells Out The Troubadour Huh? I was just doing a favor. That was supposed to include a meal at legendary watering hole Dan Tana’s, which is the source of as much rock and roll lore as the Troubadour bar. But we couldn’t get into Tana’s, so the boys went up the Boulevard to...
The Streak Continues w/ TERA MELOS: Patagonian...
2010 has been quite a year for us over here at Sargent House we have released nothing but incredible records every month so far. In January it was Native, February was Fang Island, April was Red Sparowes, May was Lisa Papineau, June was Good Old War. Well get ready because our streak is hot. Ladies and Gentleman may we introduce you to Tera Melos’ “Patagonian Rats” coming...
DJ Jazzy Dave Davison knows how to drop...
Native have only been around for three years, but they’ve already developed a name for themselves with their unique blend of hardcore music and an indie aesthetic. Inforty’s own Matt Sokol teamed up with Jon Scranton of the college radio station WHNU to interview the band in Boston during their ongoing tour with This Town Needs Guns. Q: Let’s go around and introduce ourselves. Ed: My name’s...
CHART TOPPERS: Good Old War
Congrats, Good Old War! Philly Band Scores Suprise Chart Toppers! “Philly roots act Good Old War went ahead and surprised everyone this week — their just-released, self-titled sophomore album scored a #2 Heatseeker debut this week on Billboard, a #1 slot on Amazon’s overall digital chart, and #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Impressive! The band is presently on the West Coast,...
SONAR FEST: Le Butcherettes / Barcelona
Teri Gender Bender - Le Butcherettes 17 June | SonarDôme | 15:30 Barcelona, Spain Grrrrl power What’s the matter with kids these days? Not content with just making an ungodly noise, they also model themselves on Sylvia Plath, formulating ideas of female identity that are equal parts fun and bloodthirsty. We’re not talking about NYC (where shadows of Lydia Lunch and Patti Smith still...
LIVE REVIEW: RX Bandits - London UK
“I’m never quite sure about the Underworld - it tends to be a little hit or miss soundwise, and only the fact that I’m clocking in at around six feet means I get to see anything at all when it’s busy. To give full credit to the sound staff, tonight was spot on and I could just about see above the crowd that had grown substanially between Moneen and the headliners. Apart...
USA: Get Ready for Le Butcherettes
Teri Gender Bender is coming…. Le Butcherettes Debut LA show at Spaceland on July 20th. Don’t miss it
MERCH WE LOVE: Album Cover Magnets
Omar Rodriguez Lopez The Mars Volta and RX Bandits album magnets. So sick. More album cover collections coming soon…
REDEFINE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: Red Sparowes
Red Sparowes “I think the real problem is that people can become so easily fooled by jumping to the wrong conclusions or just oversimplifying things, or trying to find meaning in something that doesn’t exist or is meaningless.” - Dave Clifford, Drummer of Red Sparowes “I once heard someone claim that post-rock is dead, and it seemed sort of odd to be talking like that...
THINK INDIE: RX Bandits Live At Park Avenue
RX Bandits Live At Park Ave CDs is now available for digital download at Think Indie 4 Acoustic Songs recorded at their instore in July 2009.
INTERVIEW: RX Bandits Steve Choi
Fresh off the stage at Academy 3 in Manchester, progressive reggae-punk four stringer Steve Choi puts down his bass and kicks back to fill Skiddle in on all things Bandits… Your sixth studio album is entitled Mandala, which isn’t a word you’d use everyday! Can you put its significance into context? “Mandala” is one of the oldest words known to man, it’s an...
INTERVIEW: This Town Needs Guns
New Sound, New Tour: This Town Needs Guns, Black Cat British band This Town Needs Guns wishes no one asked them about the story behind their name. It’s kind of embarrassing to admit that there is no story, says guitarist and lead vocalist Stuart Smith. “It’s a bit stupid, really,” Smith said. “It was one of those things where it was something that I saw written...
REVIEW: Lisa Papineau - Red Trees
Lisa Papineau Red Trees Sargent House “By taking a look at Lisa Papineau’s list of previous work, which includes working with Jun Miyake and The Mars Volta, one would assume that her debut solo album, Red Trees, would be an experimental and bizarre piece of work – and one would be right. Papineau’s voice is strikingly beautiful, quiet with a sharp edge and it is regretful that more of it...
ZACH HILL : Video Classic
Footage shot for a Vans spot of Zach Hill cold kicking it circa 2004
WHAT'S NEXT: Tera Melos Patagonian Rats I
words can not describe the level of love I have for the new Tera Melos album. I have never been more impressed with the direction and progression of a band in one single album as this. Seriously, I’m speechless. Anyways, one of those little rascals went and posted the first album teaser - giving me a dose of my own “sneak attack release” medicine. So, since they done let the...
Biceratops : Video Evidence & Show News
2 live videos from the only show C-Gak and Matthew Embree ever played as Biceratops. It was at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, and I was there, and it was glorious. So get ready Biceratops is going to be playing with Le Butcherettes on July 20th at Spaceland in Los Angeles, CA. At our very own Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions presents LA Debut show of Le Butcherettes with a few more...
This Heat In Dub (Technology Remix) Technology +...
This Town Needs Guns & Native Storm Canada
Looks like people are enjoying the Sargent House pairing of Native & This Town Needs Guns. They have been packing houses across the East Coast and Canada. Here is a review of their show at Sneaky Dee’s in Toronto. “June 1, 2010 – A hot, sticky day came to close at Sneaky Dee’s, inside which the night continued, just as hot and sticky. But at least the entertainment was good....
FANG ISLAND: In Studio Live at KEXP
Videos from Fang Island’s visit at KEXP 90.3FM Seattle
Drum! Magazine Feature: Tera Melos' John Clardy
John Clardy of Tera Melos Drummer: John Clardy Band: Tera Melos Venue: Homestead Lanes, February 27th It definitely isn’t a requirement, but I’ve noticed that there’s quite a few great drummers named John and John Clardy of Tera Melos is one of them. John has well crafted beats that are far from simplistic. He gets into a zone with arms flying and his hair commonly seen in...
TOUR: Matt Embree aka Love You Moon
Matt Embree (RX Bandits, The Sound Of Animals Fighting) will be taking his solo self aka Love You Moon out on the road for some shows with Steel Train & Young The Giant. Don’t miss them folks - guy can belt out some tunes. Steel Train, Matt Embree, Young The Giant Shows Jun 29, 2010 - Denver, CO (US) @ Bluebird Theater Jun 30, 2010 - Salt Lake City, UT (US) @ Kilby Court Jul 2, 2010 -...
ZACH HILL: What An Entrance
Zach Hill joins Boredoms in Japan at the Sense Of Wonder Festival. Way to make an entrance and bravo to those who realize Zach should be carried in like a king. We couldn’t agree more. much love.