Social Studies Announce West Coast Dates & Kickstarter!

Social Studies are on the move.

To start, they’re announcing a short string of California dates for early May, in a support slot for Ramona Falls (Barsuk Records). But even better, the band has just finished recording their new album, as-yet un-named, but due for release later this year. Mixing is almost complete and we’ve heard a few of the finished cuts…just one word: AWESOME.

The band has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of the album, and they’ve put together some amazing music and artwork packages for the folks that give a hand. They’re a week into it and have raised just under half of their $7000 goal. If you were a fan of their 2010 album, Wind Up Wooden Heart, you’re going to be rocked by these new songs.

Of course, Californians can check things out first hand, as Social Studies head out on the road next week to preview a handul of these new songs for you personally!

Social Studies Tour Dates

May 8th – San Diego @ The Casbah w/ Ramona Falls

May 10th – Los Angeles @ The Echo w/ Ramona Falls & Lotus Plaza

May 11th – San Francisco @ Cafe Du Nord w/ Ramona Falls & Churches

May 12th – Davis @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen w/ Ramona Falls & We Are Plural

Check out Social Studies Kickstarter Campaign HERE.

Emily Jane White releases Requiem Waltz single to iTunes!

The second single from Emily Jane White‘s upcoming Ode To Sentience album releases to iTunes today!

Requiem Waltz is a dark meditation on loss and helplessness in the face of destructive acts by the ones we love…with a haunting piano motif throughout. Emily describes the origins of the song, courtesy of American Songwriter:

““Requiem Waltz was originally written on guitar, but I later re-wrote it for the piano and liked that version much better. Once the song was finished I presented it to Carey Lamprecht [violin] and Jen Grady [cello] during a rehearsal in Jen’s livingroom, and together they came up with the beautiful string arrangement. I think we performed it for the first time that very same summer at a show with The Mumlers at The Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco.”

The Requiem Waltz single is available on iTunes Now!

Emily Jane White’s third album, Ode To Sentience is her most realized work to date. Drawing upon finger-picked folk, traditional country, classical music and rock, White creates an expansive space for her intuitive lyrics and elegiac vocals. Ode To Sentience will be released in the United States on June 12th, 2012.
Emily Jane White – Requiem Waltz by Antenna Farm Records

Emily Jane White announces Japan Tour Dates!

In conjunction with the US release of Emily Jane White‘s third album, Ode To Sentience, she will be doing a string of June dates on the east and West coast of the US that are being finalized now. Stay tuned, loyal readers.

In the meantime, Emily will spend a couple of weeks in May touring Japan, where she has been growing in popularity since her first album release back in 2008. Dates below:

14/05/12: SENDAI CITY (Miyagi Prefecture) / LIVEHOUSE enn 2nd 

15/05/12: YAMAGATA CITY (Yamagata Prefecture) / Akarigura

17/05/12: NAGOYA CITY (Aichi Prefecture) / Tokuzo

18/05/12: KANAZAWA CITY (Ishikawa Prefecture) / Mokkiriya

19/05/12: OKAYAMA CITY (Okayama Prefecture) / Jyoukakokaido

21/05/12: KYOTO CITY (Kyoto Prefecture) / Urbangguild

22/05/12: FUKUOKA CITY (Fukuoka Prefecture) / Rooms

23/05/12: NAHA CITY (Okinawa Prefecture) / Sakurazaka Theater

26/05/12: TOKYO (Tokyo Metropolis) / La Cana


Finally, Bay Area folks can catch Emily Jane White playing a free show this Wednesday (4/25) at the Guerrero Gallery in SF, part of the Artists Living Room Series. The show starts at 7, and Emily opens for Release the Sunbird, the new project from Zach Rougue (of Rougue Wave). Again, this show is free, but you need to RSVP for entry. Do it HERE.

Emily Jane White Daytrotter Session Now Available!

Just  a quick note to let you know that Emily Jane White’s Daytrotter session is now live!

Recorded in San Francisco back in February during one of their special Noise Pop sessions, the intrepid Sean Moeller and his crew captured 4 songs from Emily’s upcoming album release, Ode To Sentience live in the studio. And as is par for the Daytrotter course, these tracks capture the urgency of live performance (no over-dubs ever allowed!) but with the crisp high fidelity of a top gear studio session.

Other artists who have recorded great Daytrotter sessions read like a who’s who of modern music greats: Fleet Foxes, Wire, Bon Iver, Cowboy JunkiesMGMT, Dinosaur JR, and many more have done DT sessions, as well as Antenna Farm artists Agent RibbonsBart DavenportThe Botticellis, The Donkeys, and Papercuts. In short, if you are not familiar with DT, you owe it to yourself to head over to the site and give a listen. And how better to start than with the brand new Emily Jane White Session!

Happy Listening!

Emily Jane White and Foxtails Brigade Norcal Dates!

Just a quick reminder for regular readers of this space, Emily Jane White and Foxtails Brigade are hitting the road for a short series of Northern California dates this week. Starting Wednesday in San Francisco, on to Santa Rosa and Modesto before wrapping up in Nevada City this Saturday night.

Foxtails Brigade are riding high after their March southwest tour and have a great new series of videos that you can check out here and here. Meanwhile Emily Jane White is prepping for her new album coming out in June. And Wednesday at the Cafe Du Nord will be Emily’s last SF show before a string of May dates in Japan and her record release show at the Brick and Mortar June 12th.

In other words, if you’re in the area, get on it. These will be great shows and you don’t want to miss them!


Emily Jane White and Foxtails Brigade

Wed, 4/11: Cafe Du Nord, SF (w/Paula Frazer)
Thu, 4/12: Christy’s on the Square, Santa Rosa
Fri, 4/13: Chateau De Cole, Modesto:
Sat, 4/14: Cafe Mekka, Nevada City


Foxtails Brigade release second Farmhouse Series video!

Foxtails Brigade have released the second in their Farmhouse series of videos produced by Jack Conte of Pomplamoose. The quartet just finished a 3-week tour of the South Western US and have a homecoming performance next week in San Francisco, followed by a short string of dates with Emily Jane White in Santa Rosa, Modesto, and Nevada City.

This video is for the song Pan Asian Delight from their 2011 album, The Bread and The Bait. Check it out, and tour dates below!


Emily Jane White and Foxtails Brigade tour dates:

Wed, 4/11: Cafe Du Nord, SF (w/Paula Frazer)
Thu, 4/12: Christy’s on the Square, Santa Rosa
Fri, 4/13: Chateau De Cole, Modesto:
Sat, 4/14: Cafe Mekka, Nevada City

Emily Jane White shares new video, April NorCal dates with Foxtails Brigade

Antenna Farm is pleased to present a new video from Emily Jane White‘s upcoming album Ode To Sentience. The song is The Cliff, and it is a conflicted meditation on addiction, wrapped in a slowly loping country rock shell that recalls the best of early Neil Young and Emmylou Harris. The video, shot by film-maker and longtime EJW collaborator Cam Archer is a strikingly stark statement, led by shifting palettes of color.


We’re also happy to announce a short set of mid-April Northern California tourdates with label-mate Foxtails Brigade. These shows will be a run-up to Emily’s tour of Japan in May, and extended touring of both coasts of the US this June.



Emily Jane White and Foxtails Brigade tour dates:

Wed, 4/11: Cafe Du Nord, SF (w/Paula Frazer)
Thu, 4/12: Christy’s on the Square, Santa Rosa
Fri, 4/13: Chateau De Cole, Modesto:
Sat, 4/14: Cafe Mekka, Nevada City

These will be great shows. Bay Area folks, hope to see you at the Cafe Du Nord!

And of course, the video!!

Emily Jane White – The Cliff. Directed by Cam Archer. From the upcoming album Ode To Sentience, coming out June 12th on Antenna Farm.

New Foxtails Brigade video series by Jack Conte of Pomplamoose

We got a great surprise in our mailbox over the weekend, and we wanted to share it with you. While we were running from event to event all last week at SXSW, Jack Conte of Pomplamoose was hard at work editing a series of videos he shot of Foxtails Brigade doing some of their new songs up at his place in Northern California. He released the first one on friday, and it’s great!

For the uninitiated, Pomplamoose is a wildly inventive 2 piece band that has made a name for themselves through a series of DIY videos posted to their youtube channel. These have built a huge audience over the past 3 years. So when we heard that Jack was a fan of Foxtails Brigade and was shooting a series of 4 videos for them, we couldn’t wait to see them. It was worth the wait. Without further comment, here is Foxtails Brigade doing “Don’t Look Down“.


Foxtails Brigade – Don’t Look Down
Farmhouse Sessions – 1 of 4 


Antenna Farm heads to SXSW!!

Yes, it’s that time of year again, SXSW! Get ready for a river of beer and BBQ, and more good music than you can shake a stick at.

This time around, Antenna Farm has partnered with the Tender Loving Empire record label and Self Group booking/publicity agency, both out of Portland, for a really great showcase, by the name of PDX-OAK-ATX. Here’s the details:

Saturday, March 17th

at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room
323 6th Street (entrance on Trinity)

7:30pm Body Parts (Tender Loving Empire)

8:25pm Nick Jaina (Self Group)

9:20pm Foxtails Brigade (Antenna Farm)

10:15pm Emily Jane White (Antenna Farm)

11:10pm Radiation City (Tender Loving Empire)

12:05am Y La Bamba (Tender Loving Empire)

1:00am Agent Ribbons (Antenna Farm)

This show will be a lot of fun, though as with all official SXSW events, it’s recommended that you get yourself a wristband or a badge for entry….or get there plenty early!!!

Of course, there will be plenty of chances to check out AF acts Agent Ribbons, Emily Jane White, and Foxtails Brigade throughout the course of SXSW, below is an itinerary for the week. Be sure to check back often, this is being updated daily!

Dates below the jump!

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Emily Jane White plays Portland, LA & Ventura

Fresh off a set of SF performances last week including Noise Pop and sessions for IODA and Daytrotter (more info on those soon!) Emily Jane White is hitting the road for a trio of performances starting tonight in Portland, then down to Southern California to play LA with Jolie Holland, and Ventura with Tony Furtado.

These will be Emily’s last west coast shows before she heads to Austin for a boatload of SXSW shows, more on that soon!!

Here’s the deets!


3/1 – Alberta Street Pub, Portland. w/ Will Stenberg  get tickets

3/4 – Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles w/ Jolie Holland  get tickets

3/5 – Zoey’s, Ventura w/ Tony Furtado get tickets

Emily puts on a great show, so don’t miss it!

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