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!
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
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!
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!
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
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!
Anyone following the American surf scene is familiar with Cyrus Sutton and Korduroy.TV, who have been producing amazing and inspirational surf videos for the last few years. Korduroy and Matt Adams of The Blank Tapes have a long history together, and his music has been used in a series of great surf film’s they’ve produced, including 2010′s Stoked and Broke.
Cyrus’s latest film, Compassing, has him once again in the van, hounding for perfect waves. Music supplied entirely by The Blank Tapes, including some cuts off of recent release Vacation, plus some new unreleased cuts. Check it!!
COMPASSING from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.
Hey East Coast! Hey Portland and Seattle! Did you miss The Blank Tapes the last time they were around? Well get out yr palm pilot and start taking notes, you will be quizzed later.
The Blank Tapes are heading out on the road with Sean Hayes for a string of East and West Coast dates starting in a couple of weeks. These will be fun shows and TBT will be playing a bunch of new songs, as well as all your favorites from their new LP Vacation.
And yeah, Sean Hayes is no slack either! Tickets for these shows are selling fast, so get on it. Just cause summer is ending is no reason to get left in the cold!
The Blank Tapes September & October Tour w/ Sean Hayes
09.15.13 – Petaluma, CA @ Lagunitas Taproom [No Sean Hayes]
09.18.13 – Ashland, OR @ Temple Emek Shalom [Early Show!] *
09.18.13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
09.19.13 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor*
09.20.13 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo*
09.23.13 – Chicago, Il @ Grand Bar [No 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*
10.10.13 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room*
10.11.13 – San Diego, CA @ The Griffin*
10.12.13 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO*
10.19.13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Don Quixote’s*
11.08.13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
*w/ Sean Hayes
For Updates and more info, check the Tour’s FB Page!
Shortly after Foxtails Brigade returned from their New York residency in June and before they headed to Estonia for a festival and series of gigs there, they managed to record a great live version of Chat With Sivan (the original studio version appeared on their album The Bread and the Bait).
Recorded on an old tape machine in a garden in Oakland, this is a great version of one of our favorite songs from The Bread and the Bait. Check it:
Foxtails Brigade – Chat With Sivan