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ME&LP West Coast Shows with Good Old War - November

ME & LP will be joining friends and Sargent House label mates Good Old War as direct support on all their headlining West Coast shows. Make sure to get tickets in advance and always check with the venues for exact start times. 

16 Nov – San Diego, CA @ Anthology 
17 Nov – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew 
18 Nov – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 
19 Nov – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour 


Sargent House / RLP Releases Vol 2 / FREE Label Sampler on Amazon - October 25th

Well it’s that time of year again. Sargent House & Rodriguez Lopez Productions presents our second Label Sampler Vol 2 which is available for FREE starting on October 25th, 2011 thanks to our pals over at Amazon. So enjoy! Discover new music, share with your friends and maybe even let it compel you to go and buy a new album from any of these well deserved musicians. Each one teach one. #OccupyHelpingBands.  (Sorry but only available in the USA) I hate those stupid border restrictions!



Russian Circles - Mladek  (Empros)
Le Butcherettes - New York  (Sin, Sin, Sin)
Gypsyblood - Take Your Picture (Cold In The Guestway)
Adebisi Shank - Genki Shank (This Is the Second Album of A Band..)
Boris - Hope (New Album)
Tera Melos - Frozen Zoo (Patagonian Rats)
ME & LP - Bonnie Says (Chez Raymond)
Good Old War - Get Some (Self Titled)
Hella - Yubacore (Tripper)
Boris - Riot Sugar (Heavy Rocks 2011)
Zechs Marquise - Everlasting Beacon Of Light (Getting Paid)

Zechs Marquise Announce Album Release Shows - September

Zechs Marquise will be playing a few shows in support of their new release “Getting Paid” available everywhere on September 27th via Rodriguez Lopez Productions.

They will have both the CD and the double Vinyl early and will be selling them at the shows. If you can’t make it out you can order them from our STORE. Look out for more Fall tour dates to be announced soon. Oh and did you see that, they are playing the Strip club Cheetah’s  in LA on the 26th. Now that is a first. Rock n roll baby. 

Sat Sept. 24th - El Paso, TX @ Low Brow Palace

Sun Sept. 25th - Mesa, AZ  @ The Underground w/ ME&LP
Mon Sept. 26th - Los Angeles, CA @ Cheetahs
Tues Sept. 27th - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ ME&LP
Wed Sept. 28th - Los Angeles, CA Low End Theory @ The Airliner

Flab Mag: Interview with Matthew Embree about ME&LP


Chez Raymond, an EP by ME&LP of six disparate but complimentary songs crafted by Matthew Embree (RX Bandits) and Lisa Papineau (Big Sir), is a sentimental homage to the joys of collaboration and musical experimentation. The styles veer from lilting Flamenco on the EP opener Quatro to rolling country-folk on EP closer – a tune Embree calls “a joke” (it’s not) – Right On Down the Line with some pseudo Afro-pop and indie balladeering in between. Understand, there are no false notes to be found anywhere on this EP. This is owed in part to Lisa Papineau’s vast body of work traversing many genres and her obvious skill at creating compelling vocal instrumentations. Add to the mix the soulful voice of Matt Embree and you have a satisfying first beginning to what I hope is a long-term project.

I sat down with Matthew Embree for a brief Q&A when RX Bandits played in Sacramento on the farewell tour. I had no idea who he was or that he is very much loved and his band is popular with the kids. But I had listened to Chez Raymond at least 100 times by then so this interview is about that project.

FLABmag: I heard you met Lisa at an art opening and immediately knew you had to collaborate with her, but what was the context? Did you hear her sing or did you shake hands and it was an immediate connection?

Matthew Embree: No, I heard her sing first in the band Big Sir with Juan (Aldrete) from The Mars Volta and I thought she was just amazing and is obviously incredibly talented. Her voice just struck me, you know?

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COS Reviews: ME&LP “Chez Raymond”

ME & LP is a pretty straightforward name for a band, considering the members’ names are Matthew Embree and Lisa Papineau. Taking into consideration the duo’s respective backgrounds, Rx Bandits and Big Sir (with work on Air and M83 records as well), though, the situation becomes a little less direct. What kind of sound could be expected from mixing a member of The Sound of Animals Fighting and an ethereal vocalist/film scorer? Minimalist, restrained, and mellow probably were not the first words to come to mind, but that’s what the delightful Chez Raymond EP gives us, and as it progresses through its six tracks, it proves to be the gift that keeps on giving.

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me&LP Debut Release Chez Raymond- Out Today!

me&LP “Chez Raymond” now available at Itunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and all digital retailers worldwide. CD available for order HERE. Check it out and spread Music! 

Lisa Papineau & Tyler Bates: Two Perfect Moments

They used to be in band called Pet together in the 90’s. Now Lisa Papineau (Me&LP, Big Sir) works with her old time band mate Tyler Bates on the incredible Soundtracks he does. Here is a great tune they did for the movie “Super”.

ME&LP debut New Track “Bonnie Says..” DL On RCRD LBL

Matthew Embree and Lisa Papineau, two musicians with quite the pedigree between them (Rx Bandits and Big Sir, plus contributions to Air and M83, respectively), have joined forces in the shape of ME & LP. An unexpected pairing with backgrounds that could have landed them anywhere on the map, the surprising result is all the more satisfying. “Bonnie Says (No Shitty Ride)” has a dance groove at its core, maracas and some well-placed plucking creating a nice foil to Embree’s seasoned crooning. Papineau’s part does much the same, offering an airy, playful flair with parallels to Thao & Mirah’s latest at times. And just as with that dream team, ME & LP showcase the mark of a worthy match-up, pushing each other successfully into new terrain. The LP, Chez Raymond, is out August 9 on Sargent House.


ME&LP debut Video “La Belle Tocade” - Chez Raymond Album Out August 9

 is Matthew Embree and Lisa Papineau. Together they have created a stunning debut release called Chez Raymond. We are very happy to announce we will be releasing these songs via Sargent House August 9, 2011. 

Check out the first video for La Belle Tocade 

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me&LP Debut Release Chez Raymond

me&LP is Matthew Embree and Lisa Papineau. Together they have created a stunning debut release called Chez Raymond. We are very happy to announce we will be releasing these songs via Sargent House in late July 2011. Stay tuned for more news and to hear what they have been up to. We love it when we introduce our artists then watch them play together. me&LP and their beauty Chez Raymond is just the beginning of another great offspring from the house’s family of musicians. Go make friends. 

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Songwriters On Process Interview : Matthew Embree

Matthew Embree, RX Bandits, Love You Moon, ME&LP

The RX Bandits sound fuses elements of rock, reggae, ska, and jazz.  Their multi-dimensional approach should come as no surprise, though, once you understand the creative process of songwriter Matt Embree. He writes all the time, and not just songs: Embree is an avid poet. And like any good poet, he finds inspiration everywhere.  He doesn’t necessarily seek out inspiration, but he puts himself in situations where it comes easily: he’s gone on a 2,000 mile motorcycle ride, and he’s hitchhiked all throughout Central America. When you engage with your environment as much as Embree does - whether it’s the physical environment of the wilderness or the people in a small village in Costa Rica - inspiration is easy to come by. And the songs that are the product of that creative process are rich in their influences.

RX Bandits are now on their farewell summer tour, though according to band member Steve Choi, they aren’t breaking up.  Rather, they are just doing their last tour.  So have no fear, RX Bandits fans, they will not disappear. Read my interview with Matt Embree after the video.

   What other creative outlets do you have besides songwriting?

I do a lot of writing. I write poetry and short stories and just a lot of stream of consciousness stuff.  I’ve written a bunch of books of poetry that I mainly read to friends or women I’m in love with who will appreciate it.  But most of it is just for me.  I’ve been approached to have one of the books published, and a few of my poems have been published in compilations.  

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