Wednesday, July 23, 2014


The Bynars have been inspiring in the ways that their music overflows the stage, their sets quite often (quite literally) leap off the page. Performances interact with fans live, on the web and the band has found ways to allow fans to inspire one another. This new video was directed by Shaun Clarke. Clarke also directed the band's amazing interactive video "How Does It Feel to Be in Love?". This new one features two extremely talented dancers, Kirsten Evans & Alex Lantz, with choreography by Viktor Plotnikov.

- The Bynars -
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Monday, July 21, 2014



This just in from MERGE RECORDS

As a special surprise in the spirit of our 25th anniversary reissue series, we have released Old Pain(t): Live at City Gardens, a new Volcano Suns download-only live album. It’s available now in theMerge digital store as well as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Rdio. Priced at $4.99 this is history you can buy into.

Jeff Wiegand of the band offered some background on the release:
"This show was recorded at City Gardens in New Jersey during July of ’86. We had just finished up the final mixing of All-Night Lotus Party in June and went back out on the road for a bit. The original cassette tape was restored by Bob Weston and Jon Williams. Bob tells me the whiz-bang technical term for this is “audio restoration.” Whatever it might be called, they did a great job."

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Friday, July 18, 2014


One of the most warmly received bands to ever play The Outlaw Roadshow, Boston's AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER have new music and their first ever US tour next month. They appear on Outlaw Radio with me tomorrow (July 19 4pm - 6pm) to discuss it all and perform some acoustic numbers for us. It will be great to catch up with this red hot pop group and find out what they've been up to since 2012's Nordo (A RSL Best of 2012 Album Selection.) Can't wait!

Sat 19 July - The Outlaw Roadshow on WEMF
4pm - 6pm (Web / Listen Live)

US Tour in August
Sat 02 Seattle, WA - Barboza's (21+)
Mon 04 Reno, NV - Singer Social Club (21+)
Wed 06 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill (AA)
Thu 07 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg HiFi (21+)
Fri 08 Phoenix, AZ - Electric Ballroom (AA)
Sat 09 Las Vegas, NV - Container Park (AA)
Sun 10 Salt Lake City, UT - Loading Dock (AA)
Mon 11 Denver, CO - Lost Lake (21+)
Wed 13 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace (18+)
Thu 14 Austin, TX - Holy Mountain (AA)
Fri 15 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio (AA)
Sat 16 Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar (AA)
Sun 17 Little Rock, AR - Rev Room (AA)
Tue 19 St. Louis, MO - The Demo (AA)
Wed 20 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern (AA)
Thu 21 Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe (AA)
Fri 22 Arlington, VA - IOTA Club (21+)
Sat 23 New York - Mercury Lounge (21+)
Sun 24 Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb's Lounge (21+)
Tue 26 Boston, MA - Great Scott (18+)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New from FEINTS

Super-psyched to share a new video from FEINTS (pronounced "faints") who tore the roof off the Rock n Roll Rumble this year. Singer Amy Douglas (amazing pipes - also of Sunrise Highway) is remarkably gifted at the rawk. The band have big things in-store for the next 12 months, they say. And I believe them. The whisky-loving band members are: Amy Douglas (Vox, Keys), Dave Baron (All Guitars) Rob Phillips (Bass) Tim Marten (Drums).

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Photo by Kira Doucette for Ryan's Smashing Life