Agent Ribbons iTunes Pre-Release, Available NOW!

Agent Ribbons isn’t just a band–it’s a tree house club of post-feminist dreamers trying to find their place in the scheme of things, like a hand-sewn and lovingly-crafted garment in a modern, disposable world. Their new album, Chateau Crone is their masterpiece, a witty and lyrical rejoinder that hints at tin pan alley melodicism and classic European cabaret while remaining rooted in a raw garage rock sensibility. If earlier efforts have been described as a kind of Victorian Punk, perhaps a more apt description of Chateau Crone might be the Girls in the Garage doing the Three Penny Opera.

Antenna Farm is pleased to present Agent Ribbons’ Chateau Crone, available TODAY from the iTunes store, one of their “New and Noteworthy” releases! Full album orders will come with a 14 page digital Chateau Crone handbook, available exclusively from iTunes.

But yes, we know that the digital version isn’t for everyone. The CD version of Chateau Crone comes complete with a 24 page handbook and a temporary tattoo for aspiring Chateau Cronies, and will be in your favorite local record store on October 12th. Or you can order your copy NOW from the Antenna Farm store, all orders will ship within 24 hours and will include a limited edition bonus poster and extra temporary tattoo while supplies last!

And for the real audiophiles out there, Chateau Crone will be available in November as a high quality 140 gram vinyl LP. Like the CD version, the LP comes with a 24 page booklet and temporary tattoo, along with a download card good for a free 320K MP3 album download. But November’s a long time to wait for one of the most anticipated albums of the fall, so when you pre-order the LP through the Antenna Farm store we will send you a link to download the full album within 24 hours. Combine that with the bonus poster and extra temporary tattoo that come with all orders, and you’ve got a real deal on your hands here!

SF shows next week for Social Studies & Winfred E. Eye

Social StudiesGot a pair of local show announcements for you, check it:

Next Sunday, September 26th, Social Studies headline a show at San Francisco’s lovely Hemlock, Portland’s Jered Mees & the Grown Children and Monarques open the show.

It’s Social Studies last Bay Area show before their US tour this October, which will include stops in Chicago, NYC for CMJ, Athens, GA, and every place in between. The band’s debut album Wind Up Wooden Heart continues to get strong college radio airplay around the country, of course you can get your own copy right here.

Winfred E. EyeThen, on Monday September 27th, join Winfred E. Eye as they play SF’s venerable Bottom of the Hill, supporting Perfume Genius. W.E.E. guitarist Craig Adams’ other band, Mist and Mast open the show, keeping it in the family.

Winfred E. Eye are hard at work on their new album, the follow up to 2009′s critically acclaimed Til I Prune. With a new bassist in the fold, the band has reached a critical mass of a three guitar frontline, a kind of J.J. Cale on steroids, if you will. Advance tickets for the show are here.

Til I Prune is on sale for a limited time over at the Antenna Farm Store, get your copy now!!

Sugar & Gold present S&G TV!

Sugar & GoldYeah, summer’s wrapping up. Time to put the bathing suit away and start planning for fall. Sugar & Gold are taking it in stride. With singer and keyboardist Painless off on tour with Of Montreal, the band is on a brief hiatus, but that doesn’t mean guitarist and vocalist PAM isn’t hard at work.

For many of us, fall means settling into the couch and watching some serious television. But you can go ahead and turn off Mad Men, send your Dexter disc back to Netflix, and forget about the rest of Project Runway (this season’s too whiny anyway!).

Yes, courtesy of Sugar & Gold, we have a programming solution for you: S&G TV! Pull back the curtain and see what makes Sugar & Gold tick, and join PAM as he walks through the creation of a new song. Equal parts meditation, inspiration….and David Lee Roth. Watch now:

And for kicks, here’s a throwback to the video Sugar & Gold did earlier this year for The New Gay, an acoustic acid trip version of Salty Seraphim:

Sugar and Gold – salty seraphim (new gay acoustic)

And of course, don’t forget to check out Sugar & Gold’s new album, Get Wet!

And finally, check out what Painless has been up to, as part of the Of Montreal touring band:

Agent Ribbons ‘Chateau Crone’ LP Pre-Orders Now Available!

Agent Ribbons continue their US tour this week, wrapping up a string of successful midwest shows and heading for the East Coast.

No better time then to present the band’s long-awaited album Chateau Crone, coming November 9th on glorious 140 gram vinyl. All copies will include a Chateau Crone temporary tattoo, 24 page full color handbook, and a download card for a 320K mp3 version of the album so you can listen to Agent Ribbons wherever you go!

As an added bonus, all pre-orders through the Antenna Farm store will ship with a limited edition tour poster and bonus tattoo, just our way of thanking you. LPs will ship by early November, in time to hit the release date of November 9th.

Sure, that’s a long time to wait. So, as an added bonus, when you order your Chateau Crone LP, we’ll go ahead and send you a download link, so you can be listening to the newest Agent Ribbons album within 24 hours!

So what are you waiting for? Pre-Order the Chateau Crone LP NOW!

Free Agent Ribbons Download from Amazon.com!!!

Agent Ribbons - Chateau CroneHey, who doesn’t like something for free?

Our friends over at mega-retailer Amazon.com have become quite enamored of Agent Ribbons, and you know, when you love somebody, you got to set them free. Or at least offer one of their songs for free!

So yes, Amazon is currently offering a free MP3 download of I’m Alright, the first single off of Agent Ribbons’ upcoming album, Chateau Crone! The full album won’t be out until October 12th, though you can pre-order your copy right now at the Antenna Farm Store.

So while the band is touring their way through the midwest this week, you can head on over to Amazon and get yourself a copy of I’m Alright. Not only will you be helping yourself to an ACE free tune, you can also help Agent Ribbons rise in the Amazon chart rankings, where their track is currently battling it out with the likes of Beyonce, Sufjan Stevens, and Heart. As I write this, they are in the top 20, lets help them get to #1!

Click here for the free Agent Ribbons Amazon Download!

Agent Ribbons Head East! Pre-Order Chateau Crone NOW!

Do not miss this. The Antenna Farm crew trooped out to the venerable Bottom of the Hill last week to go see our newest signing and to restore our faith in the transcendent power of good music. We were not disappointed.

In these days of instant internet hype and the opinions of a few tastemakers set to infinite repeat, it’s easy to get cynical and easily dismissive of new music. Well, Agent Ribbons is the cure for that malaise, three women who rock like Girls in the Garage doing the Three Penny Opera, literate and moving and tougher than leather.

Here’s what I’m talking about:

Agent Ribbons – I’m Alright

So even if you don’t feel like your mojo has dropped to dangerously low levels, you still need to heed the call. If Agent Ribbons is coming to your town, drop what you are doing and make a date with your best friend, your lover, your boss, or your mother. And if they’re not hitting your town this time around, hold tight. This band loves to tour, and they will see you soon!

And for those who can’t wait, Agent Ribbons new CD, Chateau Crone, is now available for pre-order from the Antenna Farm Store (vinyl fans, hold tight, copies coming in a few weeks!!). It comes complete with a 24 page booklet and a special Chateau Crone temporary tattoo so that members of this new secret society can identify one another from great distance.

Pre-order copies will ship with a limited edition tour poster while supplies last, and will arrive at your doorstep in plenty of time for the October 12th release date. So don’t be left out, order your copy now!

Tour Dates Below The Fold:

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Social Studies release Holler Boys Video, Interview on Capital Public Radio!

Social Studies SF Popfest1Social Studies are back from a 10 day west coast tour, and are already back at work, plotting their October tour out to the CMJ festival and back. Their new album, Wind Up Wooden Heart, is hard-charging up the CMJ college radio charts, breaking the top 50 this week: #49 with a bullet!

You can get your copy of the album HERE, all orders ship with a free Social Studies poster while supplies last!

While the band preps for some September Bay Area shows and a full US tour in October, they have a couple of new items to share, a new interview done earlier this week with Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, and a brand new video for the song Holler Boys. Check them out below!

Social Studies interviewed by Nick Brunner and Claire Flynn on the Off Air show, Capital Public Radio

Social Studies: Holler Boys

Social Studies “Holler Boys” from Social Studies on Vimeo.

Bart Davenport plays Sacramento benefit show this Sunday with Aaron Ross and DoomBird

Bart DavenportThat’s right.

Join Bart Davenport as he opens a special show in Sacramento this Sunday with avant-popster Aaron Ross and baroque pop duo DoomBird. DoomBird are celebrating their self-titled album release, and the show is a benefit for Concerts4Charity, a Sacramento non-profit that develops music and art education projects, benefiting musicians and artists throughout the Sacramento area.

The whole thing goes down at Harlow’s, this Sunday night, August 29th, and it’s only $5!

Harlow’s

2708 J Street
Sacramento, CA
Get advance tickets here.

For more info about the event, DoomBird, and Concerts4Charity, check the Facebook Event Page, Here.

Agent Ribbons US Tour Starts Today!!!

Agent RibbonsWatch out America.

Agent Ribbons embark on a full US tour starting today. Back in the van after one of their longest stays at home since they began touring a few years ago, the band is fired up and ready to share with you the songs from their upcoming album, Chateau Crone (out October 12, pre-orders available now!)

For those of you who haven’t seen Agent Ribbons play live, this is the perfect opportunity to catch the band before they head to Europe for much of October and November. And if you haven’t heard them yet, drop what you’re doing and listen to this:

Agent Ribbons – I’m Alright

Finally, you can keep up with Agent Ribbons on the road by checking out the band’s Facebook event page for the tour, right here:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118409961542702&ref=ts Be sure to RSVP and invite your friends, don’t miss it!

Full Tour Dates below the jump!

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Social Studies West Coast Tour Dates!

Social Studies West Coast TourAfter a phenomenal record release show last Saturday (thanks to excellent support acts Maus Haus, 60 Watt Kid, Montra, co-presenters Aquarius Records and KALX, and of course the excellent Rickshaw Stop!) Social Studies are hitting the road for a short West Coast run.

Their new album, Wind Up Wooden Heart, is a hard-charging tour de force matched only by the high energy Social Studies live show. Believe me when I say that this is a band you need to see live.

They hit Los Angeles later this week for a couple of club shows and a special performance at Origami Vinyl (our condolences to everyone planning for the LA Heardfest, canceled in the wake of LA crackdowns on public events following a couple of high profile rave meltdowns in the past couple of months) followed by a run up to Portland and Seattle next week, before returning for the very cool Rock Make Street Festival in San Francisco on August 22nd. Do not miss this.

Tour Dates :

Aug 12     Origami Records In-store     Los Angeles, CA
Aug 12     Downtown Independent     Los Angeles, CA
Aug 13     Mime School     Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14     HEARDfest CANCELED! TBA,  Los Angeles, CA
Aug 17     Rotture     Portland, OR
Aug 19     Chop Suey     Seattle, WA
Aug 20     In-Store @ Music Millennium (@6pm!)    Portland, OR
Aug 20     Backspace     Portland, OR
Aug 22     Rock Make Street Festival (@2pm!)    San Francisco, CA
Aug 23     The Hub     Sacramento, CA
Oct  2010 National Tour – Dates announced soon     UNITED STATES

For more info, regularly updated, check out the event page for the tour on Facebook.

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