Category: The Dry Spells

The Dry Spells debut album Too Soon For Flowers out Today!!

August 11, 2009

Too Soon For Flowers

Antenna Farm is proud to present the debut album from San Francisco’s the Dry Spells, out today. Pick up your copy of Too Soon For Flowers at your local independent record store, Insound/iTunes/eMusic/Amazon MP3, or right here at the Antenna Farm Store!

Dry Spells Featured in Insound, Dusted!!

Dry Spells Insound MixtapeThe Dry Spells’ record release show is this Thursday at Cafe Du Nord, and our favorite online retailer, Insound, is featuring their song “Batwood” in their August mixtape. This is a free download from the Insound site, check it!

The great reviews for Too Soon For Flowers just keep coming, including a really nice one from Jen Kelly over at Dusted. It really captures the essence of the album and the band, so we just had to share it with you, check it out here.

If you’re in SF, be sure to check out the record release show this Thursday! For more info and directions from the Cafe Du Nord website, click here.

For MORE details (and to be a part of this whole social networking thing everyone seems to be talking about) check the Facebook event page (and don’t forget to RSVP!)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109851693532&ref=nf

Dry Spells Record Release Party for Too Soon For Flowers!

Dry Spells Record ReleasePlease join us next Thursday, August 6th at San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord to celebrate the release of The Dry Spells‘ debut album, Too Soon For Flowers. Described by NPR as mixing “the rockier side of Fairport Convention with the folkier side of Fleetwood Mac…the perfect weekend wake-up music”, this album is a modern classic, equal parts traditional European folk and hard-edged psychedelic rock.

For this special show, The Dry Spells will be joined by friends Kelley Stoltz, Jessica Pratt, and AF’s own The Botticellis. Copies of Too Soon For Flowers will be available from the band, and you can pick one up there….or you can always order a copy from us here at Antenna Farm!

For more info and directions from the Cafe Du Nord website, click here.

For MORE details (and to be a part of this whole social networking thing everyone seems to be talking about) check the Facebook event page (and don’t forget to RSVP!)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109851693532&ref=nf

The Dry Spells announce debut album and tour dates, and are featured on NPR’s “All Songs Considered”

Dry SpellsAntenna Farm Records is pleased to announce the debut album from San Francisco’s The Dry Spells, set for release on August 11th, called Too Soon For Flowers. The Dry Spells play psychedlic-tinged rock that leans heavily on British and American traditional folk, featuring an array of electric and acoustic instrumentation, driving guitars, and soaring harmonies.

Featuring past and present members of SF’s critically lauded, Retro-Prog-Psych transcendentalist outfit Citay, the Dry Spells have been making waves locally for the past few years, and are now starting to get noticed nationally. They are featured this week on NPR’s All Songs Considered (to check out a podcast, click here) and have just announced some California tour dates. For more info on the Dry Spells, click here.

Upcoming Live Dates

6/25 – Chico, CA- Cafe Coda w/ Citay
6/26 – Nevada City, CA- The Basement w/Citay, Kings & Queens, Dame Satan
6/27 – San Francisco, CA- The Tempest w/ Citay, Dame Satan and tUnE-YaRdS
7/1 – San Luis Obispo, CA- House Party w/Citay
7/2 – Los Angeles, CA- Silverlake Lounge w/Citay and the Chapin Sisters
7/3 – Big Sur, CA- Mother Hips Family Hipnic w/Citay, Mother Hips, Parson Redheads, and more
7/4 – Monterey, CA- Underground Lounge w/Citay
7/16 – San Francisco, CA- Rickshaw Stop w/That Ghost & No-One and the Nobodies

SXSW 2009: It’s a Wrap!!

S&G, Botts and BD band take a breather

Damn. What a total jam. We are amazed at all the folks who were able to put SXSW writeups and photo albums together without a week of detox, but I guess we’re just laggers! But really, what is there to report? We drank some yellow beer with death metal pizza. Hooked up with friends from cool labels like Hometapes, EJRC, and Friendly Fire, and partied with our dear friends at Team Clermont. Ate a few TX tacos, which are different than what you get here in CA. And we wore about an inch off our shoe soles running around. But really, what we did was see some amazing shows.

Obviously I gotta call out the killer sets from the 5 AF acts that made it out to Austin, namely The Dry Spells, The Botticellis, Sugar & Gold, Bart Davenport and Still Flyin’ as well as AF alumni like The Donkeys and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. Hott to say the least, and the only complaint on our showcase was that at a certain point it got too crowded to get good photos and there was still a line out the door! What’s up with that?!?

Of course we also saw great sets from friends like The Blank Tapes, Fools Gold, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Excalibrah, Gravy Train!!!! and too many more to mention. And no, we did not care to go see that over hyped Kanyetallica noise, too busy dancing at the Still Flyin’ after hours van jam thank you very much!

All in all it was much as it always is, overwhelming and raucous, a total rager. But words don’t really cut it, so here are some photos, I’m told they each have a word count of about a thousand. To see the entire stream, hit up the flickr! http://www.flickr.com/photos/antennafarm/

The Dry Spells at the Antenna Farm/Uncle Showcase

The Dry Spells at the Antenna Farm/Uncle Showcase

The Botticellis at the SFxSXSW party

The Botticellis at the SFxSXSW party

The Bart Davenport band at the Antenna Farm/Uncle Booking showcase

The Bart Davenport band at the Antenna Farm/Uncle Booking showcase

Sugar & Gold at the Music Gym

Sugar & Gold at the Music Gym

Still Flyin’ at the EJRC Showcase

Sugar & Gold at the Music Gym

The Donkeys at Maggie Mae’s

Sugar & Gold at the Music Gym

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone at the Team Clermont party

Sugar & Gold at the Music Gym

See you next year Austin!!!

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