The Blank Tapes – Vacation LP in stores today, Dana Falconberry does an NPR Tiny Desk Concert

The Blank Tapes play Stranded Records

The Blank Tapes play Stranded Records

The Blank Tapes played a series of in-store shows over the weekend (including Origami in LA and Stranded in Oakland, pictured at right) to celebrate the release of their brand new LP, Vacation, in stores and on iTunes TODAY!

That’s right, you can mosey on down to your local shop, including those great shops, the Amoebas in LA, Berkeley, and SF, Waterloo in Austin, and a host of others to pick up this great record on CD or LP.

And remember, the LP comes complete with MP3 download, including the digital only, 7 track Holy Roller EP, exclusive to the vinyl edition. Of course if mail order is your thing, you can pick up the album via Amazon, or save a few bucks and head straight to the Antenna Farm Store. Get on it!

Meanwhile, over on the East Coast….

Dana Falconberry plays a Tiny Desk Concert

Dana Falconberry plays a Tiny Desk Concert

Dana Falconberry and her band are on tour and made a special stop in Washington DC to visit the NPR offices….for a Tiny Desk Concert.

If you have never checked one of these out, TDC’s are curated by All Songs Considered‘s Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, and are a great way to check out your favorite band in a quiet, mellow setting. Painstakingly recorded to tape and video, these tiny concerts are great, and another one of the reasons we love NPR.

The broadcast date on this TDC remains TBA, so stay tuned!

The Blank Tapes – Vacation LP on iTunes & Rdio, new Tour Dates!

The Blank Tapes - Vacation

The Blank Tapes - Vacation

Yes, that’s right. Vacation, the new album from The Blank Tapes, is available NOW at iTunes in a Deluxe Edition, featuring 2 bonus tracks and an iTunes-exclusive PDF booklet featuring lyrics and some never-before-seen images from the making of the Vacation cover art. Stoked.

This album is great…but don’t take our word for it. We’ve partnered with our favorite streaming partner, Rdio, to feature Vacation all this week before the LPs and CDs hit stores next Tuesday. Listen to Vacation in its entirety over at Rdio all this week, for FREE! Just sign up and press PLAY!

All this is great, but if you’re like me, you’re still waiting for the LP or CD of this great album. The LP in particular is awesome, it comes with a download of the full album PLUS the 7-song digital Holy Roller bonus EP with a few tracks you won’t find anywhere else! And it all sounds great to boot.

Both the CD and LP will be available at your local record store (as well as Amazon, etc…) May 14, but you can order your copy TODAY from the Antenna Farm Store and we will ship it to you within 24 hours so you’ll have your copy by release date! So what are you waiting for?!?!

Finally, The Blank Tapes just wrapped a month of shows supporting Matt Costa all over the US. Is the hardest working band in show business going to take a break? Are you kidding?!?! Touring IS the Vacation and this is a year-round affair. New tour dates for May, June and beyond are below!!

The Blank Tapes Tour Dates

May
09 – San Francisco, CA – Daytrotter SF (day show)
09 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel SF ^
10 – Oakland, CA – Stranded Vinyl in-store 6:30 FREE!
11 – Los Angeles, CA – Origami Vinyl in-store 7pm FREE!
21 – Los Angeles, CA – AXS Live
23 – Oakland, CA – New Parish #
24 – San Jose – Cafe Stritch
25 – Leggett, CA – Hickey Fest w/Radiation City, Warm Soda +more!
27 – Pacifica, CA – Winter’s Tavern
29 – Laguna Beach, CA KX93.5 in-studio
29 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room %
30 – San Diego, CA – The Void
31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite (Album Release Party!) %*  w/ Matt Costa
^  w/ Allah-Las
#  w/ He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
%  w/ The AbigailsJune

06 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *
07 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard *
08 – Dallas, TX – Bryan Street Tavern *
09 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
11 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room *
12 – Chicago, Il – Schubas *
13 – Detroit, MI – Garden Bowl
14 – Toronto, ON – NXNE
15 – Toronto, ON – NXNE
17 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar
18 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
19 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
20 – Philadelphia – North Star Bar *
21 – Arlington, VA – IOTA *
22 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall
23 – Asheville, NC – The Double Crown *
25 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
26 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
28 – Des Moines – Vaudeville Mews (LATE SHOW)

30 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive* w/ Beach Day

July

01 – SLC, UT – Kilby Court
02 – Reno, NV – Chapel Tavern

Dana Falconberry releases video for Please Sparrow, on tour now!

Just in time for Dana Falconberry to head out on a series of May dates, here is her brand new video for the song Please Sparrow from 2012′s Leelanau LP.

The fine folks over at SPIN were good enough to premiere it this week, and now we’ve got it to share below. Check it, and check out the tourdates below the fold!

Dana Falconberry – Please Sparrow

 

Dana Falconberry May Tour!

5/1 – Omaha @ The Slowdown Jr.*
5/2 – Minneapolis @ Studio B at the Skyway Theatre*
5/3 – Chicago @ Martyr’s*
5/4 – Traverse City, MI @ The Good Work Collective*
5/5 – Toronto @ The Horseshoe*
5/6 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House*
5/7 – Boston @ The Middle East Upstairs*
5/8 – NYC @ The Mercury Lounge*
5/9 – Brooklyn @ The Rock Shop*
5/10 – Philly @ The Tin Angel* 
5/11 – Frederick, MD @ Cafe Nola
5/12 – Annapolis @ The Metropolitan*
5/13 – Cincinnati @ The Comet*
5/14 – Indianapolis @ Do317 Lounge*
5/15 – Hot Springs, AR @ Night at the Fordyce
5/16 – Ft Worth, TX @ Live Oak Theatre 

(* Co-Headline with Paper Bird)

The Blank Tapes release Holy Roller single, blow up Twitter Music!

The Blank Tapes - Holy RollerThe Blank Tapes continue their tour supporting Matt Costa this week, headed back west through TX to California.

In the meantime, they’ve premiered a new single (via Paste) and released it to iTunes: the springtime rocker, Holy Roller. Re-worked from the version appearing on the upcoming Vacation LP, the single version of Holy Roller has a distinctive Dwight Twilley drive, with a little harder edge than the album version (which comes as the B-Side on the single).

The song is an ode to that shady old dude we all know, an unmistakable California fixture, part lurker, part wise sage, a dude who will steal your pen but still want to be your friend. Check it out below.

The Blank Tapes on Twitter MusicThe track was also released to Spotify and RDIO, where it seems to have blown up twitter this week. Indeed, yesterday The Blank Tapes and Holy Roller coasted to the top of the Emerging charts on Twitter Music, based on chatter on the twittersphere.

If you haven’t checked out Twitter Music yet, you can find it here. Kinda cool.

But even better, check out HOLY ROLLER on iTunes, Spotify or RDIO ! Or stream it free below!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Blank Tapes –
Holy Roller

Dana Falconberry announces May Tourdates!

Dana Falconberry & BandMidwest & Northeast, you demanded it…now you got it! When Dana Falconberry toured out to the west coast in support of her new album, Leelanau a couple of months ago, you could feel a palpable sigh of frustration and gnashing of teeth from our good friends on the other side of the country who were missing out. Things only got worse when she and her amazing band played a record 131 shows at SXSW this year, and folks in New York, Boston, Chicago and elsewhere we’re reduced to following her exploits on Twitter and the New York Times.
Oh the seething emails. The angry emoticons!
Well, y’all can chill now. Dana’s on her way. Check the itinerary below and get out your datebook. Dana is touring with the fabulous Paper Bird, and speaking as someone who got to see a bunch of those West Coast and SXSW shows, you are not going to want to miss this. Dates below:

Dana Falconberry May Tour!

5/1 – Omaha @ The Slowdown Jr.*
5/2 – Minneapolis @ Studio B at the Skyway Theatre*
5/3 – Chicago @ Martyr’s*
5/4 – Traverse City, MI @ The Good Work Collective*
5/5 – Toronto @ The Horseshoe*
5/6 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House*
5/7 – Boston @ The Middle East Upstairs*
5/8 – NYC @ The Mercury Lounge*
5/9 – Brooklyn @ The Rock Shop*
5/10 – Philly @ The Tin Angel* 
5/11 – Frederick, MD @ Cafe Nola
5/12 – Annapolis @ The Metropolitan*
5/13 – Cincinnati @ The Comet*
5/14 – Indianapolis @ Do317 Lounge*
5/15 – Hot Springs, AR @ Night at the Fordyce
5/16 – Ft Worth, TX @ Live Oak Theatre 

(* Co-Headline with Paper Bird)

Pre-Order The Blank Tapes – Vacation Now!

The Blank Tapes - VacationOK, check it out. The Blank Tapes are on tour, and a lot of folks have been asking “When can I get my hands on a copy of their amazing new album Vacation?” Literally, that is the exact set of words they are using.

Well, the LP and CD aren’t in stores until May 14th. BUT, we don’t like making people wait, so we went ahead and set up a pre-order through the AF store and iTunes. Because patience is not a virtue we care about.

So order now, and we will be shipping LPs and CD pre-orders the first week of May. US orders will have copies in hand well before day of release.

Likewise, pre-order from iTunes now and you’ll get an auto-download of the full album (with an exclusive pdf booklet of original Matt Adams art & lyrics) on May 7th, a full week before release date!

Sound good? Order NOW!

Pre-order the Vacation LP from the AF store (comes with d/l card & bonus EP!)

Pre-order the Vacation CD from the AF store (comes with free limited edition tour poster!)

Pre-order Vacation from iTunes (comes with 2 bonus tracks and pdf booklet of original art & lyrics!)

The Blank Tapes premiere new video for Coast To Coast, head out on tour with Matt Costa!

We are so stoked on the new LP from The Blank Tapes, you guys. The Vacation album comes out on CD/LP/MP3 May 14th, and it’s already been getting heat from the likes of Filter Mag, Spin, and Magnet, as well as from fellow travelers like the Allah-Las and Brent Rademacher of Beachwood Sparks.

Filter in particular was kind enough to premiere the new video for Coast To Coast, the first single from Vacation. It was directed by Brendan Vaughan & Zac Adams of BVZA and it’s AWESOME.  Watch it below.

So, wait though… do you really have to wait 6 more weeks to check out the rest of the tracks from Vacation? Hell no! The Blank Tapes are heading out on a full US tour supporting Matt Costa starting April 4th, and they are coming to your town. Get a feel for these songs in action and then you’ll be ready for the in-home deep headphone experience. OKz?? Matt’s a popular dude, so consider getting yr tix in ADVANCE! Tour Dates below the vid!

 

The Blank Tapes tour dates

April

04- Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *
05 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon *
06- Chicago, IL – Schubas *
07- Ann Arbor, MI – the Blind Pig *
08- Evanston, IL – SPACE *
09- Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
10- Detroit, MI – Garden Bowl
11- Toronto, ON – The Mod Club *
12- Montreal, QC – Le Petit Campus *
13- York Beach, ME – Inn On The Blues *
14 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
15 – Manhattan, NY – The Bowery Ballroom *
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
18- Shepherdstown, WV – Opera House Live *
19- Washington, DC – U St. Music Hall *
20 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
21 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl *
22- Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge *
24 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird *
25 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck *
26 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *
27 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
28 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s *
29 – Houston, TX – House of Blues *

May

01- Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad *
04- Santa Ana, CA – Observatory *
05 – Santa Ana, CA – Proof Bar (Psycho De Mayo 2013)
11 – Los Angeles, CA – Origami Vinyl
29 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite (Album Release Party!)

* w/ Matt Costa

Social Studies – Away For The Weekend EP now on iTunes!

Social Studies - Away For The WeekendSocial Studies have just wrapped a 6 week US tour, with several weeks supporting Ramona Falls on the east coast and the south, a week’s worth of shows at SXSW, and a run up to the Treefort Fest mainstage this past weekend.

Perfect timing then, for the release of a new EP for their hit song, Away For The Weekend! Featuring the title track plus three great remixes of Terracur and Away For The Weekend by Painless (from of Montreal, Yip Deceiver, and Sugar & Gold), Ellie Herring, and Skeleton Hands. Available now on iTunes, Spotify, and more!

 

Listen to Away For The Weekend, original mix below:

 

SXSW Wrap-Up!

The Blank Tapes

The Blank Tapes

Social Studies

Social Studies

Yup, that was great. A big thanks to everyone who came out to spend some time in Austin with us, we had a great time chasing around Social Studies, The Blank Tapes, Dana Falconberry, and the brand new project from Agent Ribbons‘ front-woman Natalie Ribbons: Tele Novella. Also a special thanks to the amazing Body Parts and So Many Wizards, who were kind enough to join us on our SXSW showcase last week at Valhalla.

Tele Novella

Tele Novella

Dana Falconberry

Dana Falconberry

And we had some nice words come in from the various press who came out: Social Studies reminded a Vice correspondent that he was, in fact, here for the music, likening them to Beach House jamming with Ratatat. The New York TimesJon Pareles raved about Dana Falconberry: “Her music is gentle yet intricate: a rusticated chamber music using banjo, cello, and staggered, contrapuntal vocal harmonies with the other women in her band, in songs full of wordless interludes that unfurled a skein of possibilities.” And Ann Powers of NPR called The Blank Tapes one of her picks for SXSW: “I actually really liked Blank Tapes, they were kind of a bent version of 60′s pop and they were really fun.”

 

So, yeah. Thanks again to everyone, and we’ll see you next year!

 

Antenna Farm at SXSW 2013!

Antenna Farm Presents SXSW 2013It’s that time of year again, when we make our annual pilgrimage to Austin, TX for more new music, yellow beer, and breakfast tacos than you can shake a stick at.

And we are pleased to be presenting an official SXSW party at the very cool Valhalla bar on Tuesday, 3/12 starting at 8pm. Here’s the details:

Tues, March 12th

Antenna Farm Records Presents SXSW 2013

So Many Wizards (1am)
Social Studies (12mid)
The Blank Tapes (11pm)
Dana Falconberry (10pm)
Body Parts (9pm)
Agent Ribbons (8pm)

@ Valhalla – 710 Red River St.  Austin, TX 78701

RSVP via Facebook HERE.
*RSVP does not guarantee entry.

This is an official event, so wristbands and badges get priority entrance, though there will be a limited number of tickets sold at the door. First come, first serve! Stay tuned for cool vinyl giveaways and free passes courtesy of our friends at Applauze!

It being SXSW, AF bands have picked up some other unofficial events during the week in Austin, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch them play. Here’s a list of what we’ve got so far!
Social Studies

Tues. 3/12 – 1pm – Morning After Party @ the Haus of Hipstamatic – 509 Brushy St.
Tues. 3/12 – 5pm – No Play Music @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E 6th St.
Tues. 3/12 – 12mid – Antenna Farm Presents @ Valhalla – 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 3:45pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ The Liberty 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Fri. 3/15 – time TBA – East Side Tone Sessions  – 301 Chicon
Sat. 3/16 – 1:30pm -  Paste Magazine’s Stage on 6th -  508 E. 6th
Sat. 3/16 – 3pm -  Nubase Booking Presents at the Nook Amphiteater -  309 E 6th St.
Sat. 3/16 – 5pm – Charm School Vintage -  2109 E Cesar Chavez St.

The Blank Tapes

Tues. 3/12 – 4pm – All Tamara’s Parties @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E. 6th
Tues. 3/12 – 11pm – Antenna Farm Presents @ Valhalla – 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 6pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ The Liberty – 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Thurs. 3/14 – 1pm – Manicfest Destiny III @ Rusty’s – 405 E. 7th St.
Thurs. 3/14 – 5:45pm – Riot Act/Mint Records Present @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E 6th St
Thurs. 3/14 – 11:15pm – Austin Psych Fest Levitation Event @ Hotel Vegas – 1500 E 6th St
Fri. 3/15 – 3:20pm – Psychedelic Pig Roast – 911 E. 2nd St.
Sat. 3/16 – 4:30pm -  Pop Press International Presents @ The New Movement – 616 Lavaca St.

Dana Falconberry

Tues. 3/12 – 5pm – No Play Music Party @ Cheer Up Charlies – 1104 E. 6th
Tues. 3/12 – 10pm – Antenna Farm Showcase @ Valhalla- 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 2:15pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ Liberty Bar – 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Wed. 3/13 – 6pm – DeliRadio Party @ J Blacks 710-B W. 6th St. (solo performance)
Thurs. 3/14 – 2pm – Riot Act Party @ Cheer Up Charlies – 1104 E. 6th
Fri. 3/15 – 7am – KUT Morning Broadcast @ The Four Seasons
Fri. 3/15 – 2pm – OVRLD Party @ Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar – 506 West Ave.
Fri. 3/15 – 3:30pm – @ Mugshots (acoustic performance) – 407 E 7th St
Fri. 3/15 – 5pm – Pop Press International Party & SideOneTrackOne Present @ Sidebar 602 E. 7th
Sat. 3/16 – 4:30pm – Good Danny’s Party @ The Parish Underground – 214 E 6th St
Sat. 3/16 – 6pm – The Party That Fell To Earth @ Maison D’Etoile 2109 E Cesar Chavez
Sat. 3/16 – 12mid – Nine Mile Records Showcase @ Brass House – 115 San Jacinto Blvd.

So yeah, are you ready? We’ll see you in Austin!!

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