Category: Antenna Farm Records

Introducing Isadora!

Izzy Rider ArrivesHey All!

Join us in welcoming the newest addition to the Antenna Farm family. Isadora Vivien, born July 17th. And yes, she can sing like nobody’s business. Still pretty punk, but the technique will come in time.

We’ve always prided ourselves on running a label that was more like a family than a business, and our “mom & pop” approach to everything we did. Well, now Jill and Paul are actually a mom and pop, and Izzy Rider is a pretty big project!

As you might suspect, Izzy’s arrival comes with a bit of a slowdown in our immediate release schedule, and we currently have no new releases scheduled for the rest of 2013 while we take some time to get to know our newest signing.

But do stay tuned for new developments from Dana Falconberry (on tour now!) Emily Jane White (new LP in November!), The Blank Tapes (US tour with Sean Hayes in September/October!) and Social Studies (unstoppable!!!).

Cheers, and once again, Welcome to the Universe, Isadora!!

Antenna Farm at SXSW 2013!

Antenna Farm Presents SXSW 2013It’s that time of year again, when we make our annual pilgrimage to Austin, TX for more new music, yellow beer, and breakfast tacos than you can shake a stick at.

And we are pleased to be presenting an official SXSW party at the very cool Valhalla bar on Tuesday, 3/12 starting at 8pm. Here’s the details:

Tues, March 12th

Antenna Farm Records Presents SXSW 2013

So Many Wizards (1am)
Social Studies (12mid)
The Blank Tapes (11pm)
Dana Falconberry (10pm)
Body Parts (9pm)
Agent Ribbons (8pm)

@ Valhalla – 710 Red River St.  Austin, TX 78701

RSVP via Facebook HERE.
*RSVP does not guarantee entry.

This is an official event, so wristbands and badges get priority entrance, though there will be a limited number of tickets sold at the door. First come, first serve! Stay tuned for cool vinyl giveaways and free passes courtesy of our friends at Applauze!

It being SXSW, AF bands have picked up some other unofficial events during the week in Austin, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch them play. Here’s a list of what we’ve got so far!
Social Studies

Tues. 3/12 – 1pm – Morning After Party @ the Haus of Hipstamatic – 509 Brushy St.
Tues. 3/12 – 5pm – No Play Music @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E 6th St.
Tues. 3/12 – 12mid – Antenna Farm Presents @ Valhalla – 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 3:45pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ The Liberty 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Fri. 3/15 – time TBA – East Side Tone Sessions  – 301 Chicon
Sat. 3/16 – 1:30pm -  Paste Magazine’s Stage on 6th -  508 E. 6th
Sat. 3/16 – 3pm -  Nubase Booking Presents at the Nook Amphiteater -  309 E 6th St.
Sat. 3/16 – 5pm – Charm School Vintage -  2109 E Cesar Chavez St.

The Blank Tapes

Tues. 3/12 – 4pm – All Tamara’s Parties @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E. 6th
Tues. 3/12 – 11pm – Antenna Farm Presents @ Valhalla – 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 6pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ The Liberty – 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Thurs. 3/14 – 1pm – Manicfest Destiny III @ Rusty’s – 405 E. 7th St.
Thurs. 3/14 – 5:45pm – Riot Act/Mint Records Present @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E 6th St
Thurs. 3/14 – 11:15pm – Austin Psych Fest Levitation Event @ Hotel Vegas – 1500 E 6th St
Fri. 3/15 – 3:20pm – Psychedelic Pig Roast – 911 E. 2nd St.
Sat. 3/16 – 4:30pm -  Pop Press International Presents @ The New Movement – 616 Lavaca St.

Dana Falconberry

Tues. 3/12 – 5pm – No Play Music Party @ Cheer Up Charlies – 1104 E. 6th
Tues. 3/12 – 10pm – Antenna Farm Showcase @ Valhalla- 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 2:15pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ Liberty Bar – 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Wed. 3/13 – 6pm – DeliRadio Party @ J Blacks 710-B W. 6th St. (solo performance)
Thurs. 3/14 – 2pm – Riot Act Party @ Cheer Up Charlies – 1104 E. 6th
Fri. 3/15 – 7am – KUT Morning Broadcast @ The Four Seasons
Fri. 3/15 – 2pm – OVRLD Party @ Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar – 506 West Ave.
Fri. 3/15 – 3:30pm – @ Mugshots (acoustic performance) – 407 E 7th St
Fri. 3/15 – 5pm – Pop Press International Party & SideOneTrackOne Present @ Sidebar 602 E. 7th
Sat. 3/16 – 4:30pm – Good Danny’s Party @ The Parish Underground – 214 E 6th St
Sat. 3/16 – 6pm – The Party That Fell To Earth @ Maison D’Etoile 2109 E Cesar Chavez
Sat. 3/16 – 12mid – Nine Mile Records Showcase @ Brass House – 115 San Jacinto Blvd.

So yeah, are you ready? We’ll see you in Austin!!

2012 Roundup Antenna Farm Playlist!

What a year! Antenna Farm had a really exciting 2012, and we were privileged to bring you new sounds from Agent Ribbons, Dana Falconberry, Social Studies, Emily Jane White, Bart Davenport and Papercuts.

Every year we look back and reflect on how lucky we are to work with such a talented set of artists, and this year may have been our best one yet. So as you prepare for the full holiday onslaught, take a quick break with some of our favorite tracks from 2012. Don’t forget, all of these titles are available on iTunes, and of course Vinyl & CDs are available from these artists at the AF store, and are priced 20% off through the end of the year with the promo code ‘BLOCK20‘ at checkout! Happy Holidays!

Antenna Farm Signs Dana Falconberry, Leelanau LP coming this fall!

Dana Falconberry - LeelanauAntenna Farm is proud to announce the newest addition to our roster, Austin artist Dana Falconberry. We are super excited to be releasing Leelanau this fall, Dana’s third full length album and her first release for AF!

Dana came to our attention earlier this year when we heard her Though I Didn’t Call It Came EP, released in January on Sacramento’s Crossbill Records. A look at her significant role in Echotone, a great documentary on the Austin Music scene and a NY Times Critics Pick, was intriguing. But seeing her perform with a full band at SXSW really sealed the deal for us.

More on Leelanau after the jump, but first check out lead single Lake Charlevoix from this week’s premiere, courtesy of Nylon Mag:

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Antenna Farm Presents – Papercuts ‘Mockingbird’ — Deluxe LP coming on Valentine’s Day!!!

Papercuts - MockingbirdYes. It has been years in the making, but Antenna Farm is proud to announce the upcoming release of Papercuts first proper album, Mockingbird, for the first time available on vinyl in a limited edition deluxe LP package with a bonus 7″ featuring two previously unreleased tracks.

Papercuts have been doing their thing in the Bay Area since the early 2000s, with numerous Noise Pop, Mission Creek, SXSW, and CMJ appearances under their belt. They’ve toured and recorded with the likes of Grizzly Bear, Beach House, and Deerhoof. Quever has also worked with some of the SF Bay Area’s most prominent bands and songwriters, including Vetiver, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Skygreen Leopards, Cass McCombs, and many more. Following the breakthrough release of Mockingbird, Papercuts released two albums for Devendra Banhart and Andy Cabic’s label Gnomonsong before moving to Sub Pop and releasing the album Fading Parade in 2011.

Originally only released on CD back in 2004, AF is re-releasing Mockingbird on a limited edition blue vinyl LP (140 gram vinyl, limited to 500 copies) newly re-mastered by California vinyl auteur JJ Golden and including a bonus 7” of two previously unreleased tracks from the Mockingbird sessions; all 12 tracks are included as a free MP3 download with the LP.

The LP and new deluxe MP3 version (also w/ bonus tracks) are released to your favorite local record shop and iTunes on Valentine’s Day (2/14/12) but just between us, you can order your copy right now from the Antenna Farm store!

Check out Poor and Free, from Mockingbird:

And here’s what we’re talking about!

Antenna Farm Holiday Sale! 25% off ALL CDs & LPs through 2011!

AF Holiday Sale 2011!

Yes, it’s the holidays. This can be a stressful time, dealing with presents for your picky friends and relatives and crappy Christmas music! Well, last week we let you know about a great new holiday themed CD, Time Is Passed, by Foxtails Brigade, and that alone has made the season almost bearable for us. But we wanted to do something more.

So we’re having a sale! For the entire month of December, you can take 25% off of every item in the Antenna Farm Store, just use the promo code ‘foxtails25′ at checkout, and you’re on your way to incredible savings!

Yes, your threat to aunt Josephine that she’d understand you if she only listened to Agent Ribbons, or your suspicion that your cousins would probably be a lot cooler if they checked out Sugar & Gold, or thoughts about how your mom probably would totally dig Bart Davenport? All of these theories are on the verge of being reality, because it’s Christmas time! And we’re here to help!

Antenna Farm has released some great records over the past few years, and now is the time to take advantage of a great deal and get your hands on some modern classics! Whether it’s the bands mentioned above, or great titles from Social StudiesPapercutsThe Dry SpellsStill Flyin’The BotticellisThe DonkeysWinfred E. Eye and more, this is your one-stop shop. And just between you and me, the best gifts are the ones you save for yourself!

So yes, be sure to visit the Antenna Farm Store during your holiday shopping and our worker elves (who are we kidding! It’s us!) will be turning orders around in record time. And be sure to take advantage of our 25% across the board discount by entering the promo code ‘foxtails25′. Support the musicians who you love year around and save yourself some bucks while doing it! This is one purchase that comes with no buyer’s remorse, friend.

We Are All Awesome!

We Are All AwesomeEvery once in a while, we at Antenna Farm are reminded of how lucky we are to be doing what we’re doing: working with some of the most talented musicians and creative artists we know, doing our small part to bring their work to the world at large. A little gushy, maybe, but what can I say, Agent Ribbons just rolled through town last night and it was, as usual, incredible. So forgive us if the language becomes a bit…florid. We’re in mid-transcendence here!

Over the years, it has been our pleasure to release debut releases from the likes of PapercutsThe Donkeys,The BotticellisStill Flyin’ and Sugar & Gold, as well as albums from Bart DavenportSocial StudiesAgent Ribbons and many more. With a brand new album from Foxtails Brigade, we are going strong.

And with that, we are pleased to release a brand new compilation of some of our favorite tracks from the last few years. We Are All Awesome is a love letter back to these great musicians and a tribute to their craft. Featuring some of our favorite cuts from the last few years worth of AF releases, this is a great way to get yourself acquainted, or re-acquainted with the Antenna Farm catalog. And best of all, it can be yours for free!

Already charting on a bunch of great radio stations across the US, including (just to name a few!)  KFAI, KDVS, KVCU, KGNU, WRUW, KUCR, KALX, WNYU, KCSB, KTCV, KCPR (#1, baby!) & KXLU, this little collection is just the thing to help you kick off your summer jam.

And yeah, I said it, FREE. Just scroll over to the right side of this page and sign up for our mailing list (we send out updates about once a month, with tour info, free music offers, and more….and we will never share your email with anyone!) for a free, instant download of this great 15 song collection including the artists above and more! For more information about We Are All Awesome and info on getting a free CD version (just pay shipping!) click here.

 

Sugar & Gold announce winter tour dates, Bodyaches EP

Sugar & Gold Dots 1We are pleased to announce that Dance pop masters Sugar & Gold are hitting the road in a couple of weeks for a massive, 2 month US tour and releasing a new remix EP. Rock!

Sharing the trip with them will be Yip Deceiver, the new project from Davey Pierce, who plays alongside S&G’s Painless in Athens supergroup of Montreal. Both bands will be sharing members, so it will be a full on family jam. Scroll down for tour dates.

And coming March 8th will be the new  Bodyaches EP from Sugar & Gold, featuring a new single edit of Bodyaches, 2 brand new original cuts, and 5 remixes of tracks from 2010′s Get Wet! They’ve gathered an eclectic team for the remixes, including turns by Sorcerer and Maus Haus among others, and it’s the jam. For more info, click here.

And yes, the tour will hit Seattle, LA, SF, Orlando, NYC, SXSW, and just about every place in between. S&G put on a great live show, this is not to be missed! Dates below the jump.
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Antenna Farm Holiday Sale! All CDs & LPs 25% off!

Yes, it’s the holidays. Have you gotten presents for everyone on your list? No? Well how about the cool kids? Not even them? Well, fret no longer. There may only be 25 shopping days left until Xmas, but we have a solution that takes only about 25 seconds, and you can take care of all the audiophiles, picky music snobs, and cranky record collectors on your list in one fell swoop, with some solid savings to boot!

That’s right! For the entire month of December, all titles, bundles, CDs, LPs, and everything else from the Antenna Farm Store are 25% off when you use the promo code “falala25″ with your purchase.

Agent Ribbons - Chateau Crone Social Studies - Wind Up Wooden Heart Sugar & Gold - Get Wet! Still Flyin' - Never Gonna Touch The Ground Papercuts - Mockingbird The Botticellis - Old Home Movies The Donkeys - The Donkeys

Yes, your threat to aunt Josephine that she’d understand you if she only listened to Agent Ribbons, or your suspicion that your cousins would probably be a lot cooler if they checked out Sugar & Gold, or thoughts about how your mom probably would totally dig Bart Davenport? All of these theories are on the verge of being reality, because it’s Christmas time! And we’re here to help!

Antenna Farm has released some great records over the past few years, and now is the time to take advantage of a great deal and get your hands on some modern classics! Whether it’s the bands mentioned above, or great titles from Social Studies, Papercuts, The Dry Spells, Still Flyin’, The Botticellis, The Donkeys, Winfred E. Eye and more, this is your one-stop shop. And just between you and me, the best gifts are the ones you save for yourself!

So yes, be sure to visit the Antenna Farm Store during your holiday shopping and our worker elves (who are we kidding! It’s us!) will be turning orders around in record time. And be sure to take advantage of our 25% across the board discount by entering the promo code ‘falala25′. Support the musicians who you love year around and save yourself some bucks while doing it! This is one purchase that comes with no buyer’s remorse, friend.

Ye Olde Record Label Faire / Sunday Brunch This Weekend!

You can file this one under “Why Haven’t We Done This Before???”

The Bay Area is full of some great record labels. Some of our favorite titles of all time have originated from SF or Oakland labels over the past number of years, wouldn’t it be great if a bunch of them got together for a fun event where they lined up and sold their great releases at great discounts, and consumers got to meet some of the folks behind the records they love?

Well, this Sunday, June 27th, stellar Oakland label Absolutely Kosher is hosting a record fair, and they’ve invited some of our favorite Bay Area labels to be a part of the action….including, of course, Antenna Farm.

From 11 until 1 at the Absolutely Kosher offices in Emeryville, you are invited to come down and peruse cds, vinyls, 7″s, and just about any other kind of stuff available from a ton of local labels at great discounts. Coffee and Bagels are part of the action, and there’s even a pool table!

And with a great, diverse lineup of labels represented, there’s sure to be some great stuff for everyone on your list, at great prices. And yes, this is your chance to come out and meet the often-surly-but-totally-nice-this Sunday-we-promise staff of Antenna Farm!

It all happens at the AK offices: 1501 Powell Street, Suite H, Emeryville, this Sunday, from 11 to 1. And yes, it’s FREE!

Check out some of the other labels participating, and you won’t want to miss this event. For directions and more info, click here. There is even a facebook page for it, here.

Participating Labels Include:

1-2-3-4 Go!
Absolutely Kosher
Alternative Tentacles

American Dust

Antenna Farm
Broken Rekids
Chocolate Covered
Gold Robot
Lefse/Waaga
Misra

Porto Franco
Prank

Ralph America
Seismic Wave
Slumberland
Three Ring
Tricycle
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