The Blank Tapes return to Last Call with Carson Daly!

Getting psyched to see The Blank Tapes on their upcoming US tour with Jonathan Wilson? Well how about a teaser??

You got it.

TBT are returning to Last Call with Carson Daly this Tuesday night, 1/28 (or early Wednesday morning, 1/29 for you sticklers for details) at 12:35/1:35 am on your local NBC affiliate. I can hear your DVR calling you already!

They’ll be featuring live versions of ‘Pearl‘ and ‘Holy Roller‘ both of which can be found on TBT’s amazing 2013 album, Vacation. Of course this album is available at the AF Store and you can take 25% off any CD or LP there for the rest of January with the promo code ’2014′.

And yeah, in case you missed it a couple of graphs ago, TBT are heading out on the road for a US tour with Jonathan Wilson covering all of February. They’ve even got a brand new T-shirt design (above) they’re bringing along so you can have a souvenir beyond a ringing in yr ears and a smile on your face. Check the tour dates HERE.

The Blank Tapes announce tour dates with Jonathan Wilson!

Photo by Michele McManmon

It’s a new year, and the Blank Tapes are headed back out on the road for a US tour covering most of February with kindred spirit Jonathan Wilson.

This is going to be a pretty hott pairing, last we at AF saw the JW band, they were shredding a new one at Huichica with Bobby Weir sitting in. So it’s a pretty good fit with TBT, who’ve been pretty much shredding anything in their path the last couple of years. Face Melt.

Keep in mind, TBT’s Vacation is available from the Antenna Farm Store on CD & LP…and EVERYTHING in the AF store is 25% off for all of January with the promo code ’2014′. Because we love you.

Here are the dates. Mark your palm pilot.

Jonathan Wilson & The Blank Tapes US tour

2/01/14 Las Vegas, NV – Gold Spike [no JW]
2/02/14 SLC, UT Urban Lounge [no JW]
2/03/14 Grand Junction, CO Sabrosa [no JW]
2/04/14 Denver, CO Hi Dive [no JW]
2/05/14 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
2/06/14 Kansas City, MO Knucklehead’s [no JW]
2/07/14 St Paul, MN Turf Club
2/08/14 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
2/09/14 Detroit, MI Lo & Behold [no JW]
2/10/14 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
2/11/14 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
2/12/14 New York City, NY Mercury Lounge [no JW]
2/14/14 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/15/14 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
2/16/14 Washington, DC 6th & I
2/17/14 Wilmington, NC The Calico Room [no JW]
2/18/14 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
2/19/14 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
2/20/14 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
2/21/14 Asheville, NC Jack of the Wood [no JW]
2/22/14 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
2/24/14 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s [no JW]
2/25/14 Dallas, TX Club Dada
2/26/14 Austin, TX The Parish

Happy New Year! Celebrate 2014 with 25% Off Everything in the AF Store!

Duck DerpYeah, 2013 probably wasn’t a year everyone wants to remember, but there were a few high points, no? Sure, shit got weird out there, but hey! Social Studies played Outside Lands! Dana Falconberry did a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR! And The Blank Tapes released the amazing Vacation LP and played the Carson Daly show! Foxtails Brigade did a NYC residency! We totally blew up SXSW! And around here, Antenna Farm welcomed a new member to the family and it’s been real good.

Nonetheless, I know everyone is ready to put 2013 behind us and ring in 2014 with extreme prejudice!

We’re there too. And to help ring in the new year, we are offering 25% off EVERYTHING in the Antenna Farm Store for the entire month of January!

Just enter promo code “2014” when you check out, and every CD & LP in your cart will be 25% OFF!

So get yourself over and pick out some of the tunes that your thoughtless friends and family failed to get you for Christmas/Haunnaka/Kwanzaa! Buy Early, Buy Often! And remember….when you think  no-one else loves you, just remember…AF has got you on speed-dial, baby.

Happy Holidaze with The Blank Tapes!

Ah, yes, the Holidays are here once again. Egg nog, drunkles, and overcooked, unrecognizable meat dishes. What’s not to love?

The Blank Tapes are celebrating the season the right way, with a string of Holiday parties in LA, SF and Joshua Tree with a set of some great bands…and to sweeten the deal, they’ve released a holiday song!

No Gifts This Xmas is a great cut that perfectly captures our feelings during this holiday season, we’re loving this one over here at the AF headquarters.

So if you are in Cali, make sure to head out to one of these Holidaze with the Blank Tapes shows, details below…and enjoy No Gifts This Xmas!

Holidaze with The Blank Tapes!

Dec. 14 – LA at the Echo w/ Tashaki Miyaki & Levitation Room! Early Show 5-9pm. $8

Dec. 18 – SF at the Chapel w/ The Electric Magpie, Spiral Electric, & Assateague! 7pm. $12

Dec. 21 – Pioneertown at Pappy & Harriet’s w/ Mystic Braves, Evan apRoberts, & DJ Darren Rademaker! The Blank Tapes are playing an acoustic & electric set! 8pm. FREE!


The Blank Tapes – No Gifts This Xmas!

New video from Tele Novella for Umbrella at the Station!

Tele Novella

Tele Novella

Are you familiar with Tele Novella yet? Come on! If you find yourself here at the old Antenna Farm feeding post, then you probably know Agent Ribbons, whose amazing album, Chateau Crone, we released back in 2010.

Well, anyways, Agent Ribbons released one more 7″ after that, the fabs Let Them Talk 7″ back in 2012. And then they spiraled into oblivion, like Led Zeppelin or the Knack.

Well Natalie Ribbons is back with a new band, bringing in friends from Austin who’ve done time in cool bands like Voxtrot and Belaire. The result: Tele Novella.

They just released their first single, and BUST magazine was kind enough to share the video for the B-Side, Umbrella at the Station. We are digging this for sure.

Check out Austin’s Tele Novella!


Tele Novella – Umbrella at the Station

The Blank Tapes on Carson Daly, Thursday 11/21!

This week we have a little treat for you nite-owls at home in front of the Tee-Vee. The Blank Tapes will be featured on Thursday night’s broadcast of Last Call With Carson Daly!

Last Friday, the NBC crew loaded in to a sold out Blank Tapes show at The Troubadour in Hollywood for a short interview and then a taping of the gig, and they’ll be including a couple of the live songs (1000 Leather Tassles & Look Into The Light) in the segment.

Here’s the deets:

Thursday (11/21) night broadcast of Last Call With Carson Daly (technically it’s Friday, 11/22, cuz it’s 12:35/1:35) on yr local NBC affiliate.

Tee-Vee worth Tivo’ing, know what I mean?

UPDATE: Here are The Blank Tapes, doing 1000 Leather Tassels, from The Carson Daly Show!

Dana Falconberry plays FFF Fest!

Just a quick note, if you’re in Austin, be sure to head out to the Mohawk this Thursday night (11/11) to catch Dana Falconberry, playing with Leopold and His Fiction, as part of the FFF Fest Nites!

Dana will be playing inside at 11pm, directly after Kurt Vile finishes his outside set. Admission is FREE with your FFF Fest wristband!

Bonus In Case You Missed It video special!

At last month’s ACL Fest, Austin 360 did a quick video of Dana doing her song ‘Cormorant’. In a canoe! Charmsville!!! Check it below!

Social Studies announce November Residency at SF’s Brick & Mortar!

After a couple of months laying low following their appearance at the Outside Lands festival, Social Studies have announced a residency at San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar for the month of November. Starting November 4th and each following Monday during the month they will take over the inner mission venue with specially curated lineups presented by SF institutions The Bay Bridged, The Bold Italic, Mission Mission.

Even better? These shows are 18+ and have a low door price of only $6! Check it!

Social Studies November Residency

The Bay Bridged Presents
Social Studies, Upstairs Downstairs (LP Release), Tartufi
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
November 4, 2013
9pm, $6 (18+)

The Bold Italic Presents
Social Studies, Cannons and Clouds, Mornings (members of Port O’Brien, Rogue Wave, Social Studies)
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
November 11, 2013
9pm, $6 (18+)

Mission Mission Presents
Social Studies, Foli (members of Social Studies, Record Release), The Tropics
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
November 18, 2013
9pm, $6 (18+)

Spinning Platters Presents
Social Studies, Ash Reiter, The She’s
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
November 25, 2013
9pm, $6 (18+)

Emily Jane White’s new Blood/Lines LP out now!

Emily Jane White - Blood/Lines

Emily Jane White - Blood/Lines

Emily Jane White‘s new LP, Blood/Lines is out now, courtesy of French imprint Talitres. Watch for a domestic version, courtesy of Important, in November.

Recorded in a secluded studio in Sonoma County, California, the quiet environment provided Emily a place to explore new directions and avenues with artistic integrity and creative control. Blood/Lines layers synthesizer, electric guitar and multiple tracks of vocals into nine heavily reverbed songs that mark a departure from Emily’s earlier gothic folk sound.

With the help of friends and collaborators, Emily’s worlds were diversified with strings, backing vocals, and heavy drums, creating dark and somber atmospheres through bright sounds, rhythmic drive, and pop sensibility. Fans of 2012′s Ode To Sentience (still available at the AF Store and on iTunes!) will be immediately entranced; Emily’s vignettes of love, anger, and violence will ring true, but in a whole new way.

Emily Jane White’s Blood/Lines is available on CD and LP from the Talitres web store.

Check out first single, Holiday Song, below.

The Blank Tapes tour the East Coast w/Sean Hayes!

The Blank Tapes

Tonight in NYC, the Blank Tapes start a two week run of dates supporting Sean Hayes up and down the east coast. The weather is just starting to turn, but here’s a chance for folks from Burlington, VT down to Athens, GA to get one last shot at that endless summer!

The Blank Tapes East Coast Dates with Sean Hayes

09.25.13 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
09.26.13 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
09.27.13 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
09.28.13 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
09.29.13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09.30.13 – Washington D.C. @ IOTA
10.02.13 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
10.03.13 – Athens, GA @ The World Famous
10.04.13 – Southern Pines, NC @ Sunrise Theater
10.05.13 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle

Want to see what’s in store? Here’s TBT doing Holy Roller a couple of months ago for AXS Live!


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