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!

Emily Jane White’s new single, ‘Black Silk’ on iTunes today!

Antenna Farm is pleased to present the newest addition to our roster, Emily Jane White. The first single from her upcoming album, Ode To Sentience, is called Black Silk, and it is released to iTunes today.

White’s previous two albums, Dark Undercoat and Victorian American have received raves from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Spin, and many more.  Her 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.

There’s a rare confidence to Emily Jane White’s songwriting: it’s at once generous and tough-minded, reflective and unsentimental. White possesses a singular voice inspired by the raveled threads of the uncanny in American culture, and it could be said that optimistic melancholy and isolation don’t only suffuse White’s songwriting, but are in her bones. Her passion for social justice informs her songwriting, and while Ode to Sentience is equally engaged as White’s previous works, but delves deeper into the fundamental dynamics of injustice.

Black Silk is the first single from the album Ode To Sentience, slated for a US release this June. Check it out.

In Stores Now! Bart Davenport and Papercuts Vinyl!

Papercuts Mockingbird LP

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re pleased to announce the formal release of 2 great records today, in stores and on iTunes. And if you head over to the Antenna Farm store, we’ll give you a 10% discount on any purchase through Sunday, just enter the code ‘VDAY2012‘ and start saving. Why do we do this? Because it’s that time of year and we love you!

First up, the deluxe LP re-issue of PapercutsMockingbird‘ LP, pictured above. 140 gram blue vinyl plus a bonus 7″ with 2 previously unreleased tracks! Limited to 500 copies, each comes with a download card for MP3 versions of all 12 tracks. Available at your local record store, the AF Store, and on iTunes!

Nest up, the new single from Bart Davenport, Someone2Dance w/B-side Cheap Words. This is a blast of pure power-pop, A-Side Someone2Dance channels equal parts Dwight Twilley and The Cars; a righteous affirmation of romantic liberation awash in reverb and complete with meltdown guitar solo. Watch for it in the upcoming indie film ‘Smashed‘, featuring Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Rec). B-side Cheap Words deconstructs earlier pop versions of the song, with producer and longtime BD collaborator Sam Flax matching the dark lyric with a bed of minimal synthesizer and drum machine. Available now on vinyl at your favorite local record shop, at the AF store, and available digitally on iTunes.

And remember to use discount code ‘VDAY2012′ all this week for a 10% discount on ALL purchases at the AF store. Cheers!

Antenna Farm Blows Up Noise Pop 2012!!!

It’s February in San Francisco, and that means Noise Pop. Of course this year is special, because it’s the 20th Anniversary. Who’d have thought, back in 1992, that there’d still be “pop music” or even “noise” in 2012? And while we pause to feel a little bit of “pride” and a whole lot of “old” we’re also going to thank the wonderful bookers over in the noise pop offices for inviting no less than four Antenna Farm artists to play this year!

 

That’s right! We have confirmed Noise Pop shows for Papercuts, Social Studies, Foxtails Brigade, and our newest addition to the Antenna Farm family, Emily Jane White (ps…this last mention is still a bit of a secret, so only tell your closest and most gossipy friends…)

 

I could prattle on and on, but I know what you care about, my friend…SHOW DETAILS (and some music!) AFTER THE JUMP!!!!

 

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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!

Coming on Valentines Day! Bart Davenport – Someone2Dance 7″ !!

Bart Davenport - Someone2Dance 7"Antenna Farm is proud to present Bart Davenport’s newest release, a new 7″, each side a blistering nail in the coffin of romance…Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Following up his critically acclaimed 2010 covers album Searching For Bart Davenport, this is a blast of power pop right out of 1980. A-side Someone2Dance channels equal parts Dwight Twilley and The Cars; a righteous affirmation of romantic liberation awash in reverb and complete with meltdown guitar solo. B-side Cheap Words deconstructs earlier pop versions of the song, with producer and longtime BD collaborator Sam Flax matching the dark lyric with a bed of minimal synthesizer and drum machine (PS…to check out some of Sam’s songs, which are killer in their own right, head over to his page at HigherColor.com).

But don’t take our word for it. Check out the A-side, Someone2Dance:

The Someone2Dance 7″ is a co-release with San Francisco’s Smile! Records, the new imprint from Bay Area svengali Neil Martinson. The vinyl is limited to a print run 500 copies, with covers hand-screened by Neil, and each copy comes with an MP3 download code. Pre-orders from the Antenna Farm Store will ship the first week of February, plenty of time to get you in the mood for our least favorite holiday. Click here for more info.

And for those of you in the Bay Area, Smile! is presenting the record release party on Friday, February 17th at San Francisco’s Cafe DuNord, with Sam Flax, Extra Classic, and of course, DJ Neil Martinson. Get tickets here.

Agent Ribbons return to Oakland for a show with Social Studies, Emily Jane White & More!

Agent Ribbons on the road!Agent Ribbons are headed back into the the studio to start recording a whole new set of songs as a follow up to 2010′s critically acclaimed Chateau Crone.  The band will spend the first week of February recording in their old hometown of Sacramento but are stopping in Oakland for a one-off gig on the way next Friday, January 27th.

But it’s not just any show. This gig will be a blowout as the Ribbons share the stage with fellow AF artists Social Studies, who are also about to head into the studio to record a follow up to their 2010 album Wind Up Wooden Heart. With engineer Eli Crews (who has recorded albums for the likes of Deerhoof and tUnE-yArDs) on the boards we’re looking forward to checking these tunes out!

Also on the bill will be a short solo set by Emily Jane White, a local singer songwriter who we’ve become quite enamored of over here at the AF HQ. More on her in a subsequent post.

Rounding out the bill are openers SunBears! a great indie pop duo out of Florida on their first west coast tour, the norcal retro poppers The Ian Fays, and DJ Zola. This bill is like a ginsu knife set, the hits keep coming!

So come on out, it’s only $5!

Friday, January 27th  (show starts early at 8pm!)

Agent Ribbons
Social Studies
The Ian Fays
Emily Jane White (solo)
Sunbears!

w/DJ Zola

The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
(510) 451-8100
$5. 21+

For more info on this show and to RSVP, check out the Facebook Event Page, here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/248708531865871/ 

Agent Ribbons featured in new Quicksilver Women’s Webvid!

The wheels rolled on this one for a while but the video has just been released this week. A preview of the Quicksilver Women’s QSW 2012 collection with Agent RibbonsI’m Alright as the soundtrack. The track is from the bands’ 2010 album Chateau Crone, available on CD, LP and MP3 at your favorite local retailer, or right here at the AF store. Check it out!

 

And of course, a quick reminder: Winfred E. Eye‘s new LP Today Was Another Day is out today! For more information see the previous post, and you can get your copy at the AF Store!

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