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!

Happy 2012! Winfred E. Eye present new LP: Today Was Another Day

Winfred E. Eye - Today Was Another DayHappy 2012 everyone! We hope that 2011 was not too difficult for you, most of you were probably pretty ready for it to be over….but then again, aren’t most years that way? Hell, even if 2011 was great for you, I think we can do better this year!

On that note, we are pleased to share a bit of news from our Oakland friends Winfred E. Eye. They have a new album out next week available on LP and at iTunes, called Today Was Another Day.

Punchy and warm, this release picks up where their 2009 release, Til I Prune, leaves off. Chief songwriter Aaron Calvert has hardly mellowed with age and the band now boasts a full 3 guitar lineup to drive things home. Regular readers here might have already seen the videos for Movin’ On or  Money In Bank released late last year, now is the time to check out the full experience.

And to celebrate, the boys in the band are hosting a record release show January 19th at one of our favorite Oakland watering holes, Bar 355. Details below:

Thursday January 19th

Winfred E. Eye celebrate the release of Today Was Another Day with a set of new and old songs.

At Bar 355 
355 19th St

Oakland, CA
Free 9pm 

See you there!!

 

New Foxtails Brigade Video! ‘I’m Not Really In The Christmas Mood This Year’

A couple of weeks ago, Foxtails Brigade released their holiday themed mini-album, Time Is Passed, a wintery collection of instrumentals from their score for the film Losing Ferguson coupled with a set of decidedly non-saccharine Xmas-themed originals.

And of course, you can get a copy of this CD at the Antenna Farm Store, don’t forget there is a 25% discount on all CDs and LPs through the end of the year, just use promo code ‘foxtails25‘. Yes, just because we might be getting mushy on the holiday season doesn’t mean we don’t know a deal when we see it.

But back to the point. Now Foxtails Brigade has released a video for one of our fave cuts on the disc, I’m Not Really In The Christmas Mood This Year. If this is the future of Christmas music, we might be able to get used to it. But it’s not just us; this vid has already gotten props from rad folks ranging from art-pop duo Pomplamoose to mega gaming site Kotaku.  Check it out below, you’ll dig this.
  

 

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.

Antenna Farm and KALX Present Social Studies, Dreamdate & Will Sprott in Oakland!

Antenna Farm and KALX Present Social Studies at Vitus in Oakland!This Friday, December 9th, Antenna Farm is teaming up with our favorite local radio station, KALX, for a special night at the cool new Oakland venue, Vitus. As a bonus, this show is specially priced at a budget-friendly $5, so you can come out without having to cheap out on mom’s Christmas present.

Join us as we welcome Social Studies back for their first East Bay show in almost a year, and their first show in several months altogether. The band has been on a hiatus from live shows while drummer Michael has recovered from foot surgery earlier this year, but they haven’t been idle. They’ve taken the opportunity to lay down a whole new set of songs for their next album (coming in mid 2012!) and this is a great chance to check out some new material for the first time!

Joining Social Studies for this great show will be Oakland’s Dreamdate & Will Sprott of the Mumlers. 

Dreamdate singers Yea-Ming Chen and Anna Hillberg play stripped down pop arrangements reminiscent of the early 90s twee of groups like Cub and the Spinanes, anchored by the drum work of Joe Haener (most recently of the Dodos.).  Will Sprott is the frontman for the Mumlers, San Jose’s most exciting musical export since the Count Five. As a solo performer, Will Sprott is a bit more subdued than the Beefheart inflected New Orleans vibe of his full band, but no less complex, freed to try his skillful hand at capturing the raw essence of 75 years of collected American pop music.  

Finally, we should add a note about Vitus, the great new Oakland venue hosting this show.  Locals might remember this location as the home of the former Oakland Metro; Vitus has been completely renovated and re-opened by Damon Gallagher, one of the folks behind one of the East Bay’s most legendary underground venues, the Ghost Town Gallery. He’s gone legit now, and with his old friend and studio wiz Greg Ashley (the Gris Gris) handling sound, Vitus is a worthy addition to the newly thriving Oakland nightlife scene.

So if you’re in the Bay Area, do come out, this will be a fun night! Details below:

Friday December 9th

Social Studies
Dreamdate
Will Sprott (of the Mumlers)

Vitus, 201 Broadway (in Jack London), Oakland, CA 94607

And yes, you totally should RSVP on Facebook here.

 

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