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!


The Blank Tapes featured in new short surf film Compassing

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 on Vimeo.

The Blank Tapes announce Tour Dates with Sean Hayes!

The Blank Tapes ReflectHey 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!

Foxtails Brigade release new video for Chat With Sivan

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



Introducing Isadora!

Izzy Rider ArrivesHey All!

Join us in welcoming the newest addition to the Antenna Farm family. Isadora Vivien, born July 17th. And yes, she can sing like nobody’s business. Still pretty punk, but the technique will come in time.

We’ve always prided ourselves on running a label that was more like a family than a business, and our “mom & pop” approach to everything we did. Well, now Jill and Paul are actually a mom and pop, and Izzy Rider is a pretty big project!

As you might suspect, Izzy’s arrival comes with a bit of a slowdown in our immediate release schedule, and we currently have no new releases scheduled for the rest of 2013 while we take some time to get to know our newest signing.

But do stay tuned for new developments from Dana Falconberry (on tour now!) Emily Jane White (new LP in November!), The Blank Tapes (US tour with Sean Hayes in September/October!) and Social Studies (unstoppable!!!).

Cheers, and once again, Welcome to the Universe, Isadora!!

Dana Falconberry Midwest Tour!

Dana Falconberry at SXSW 2013

Dana Falconberry at SXSW 2013

Fresh off her Tiny Desk Concert for NPR (which you can watch HERE), Dana Falconberry is heading out on the road again for a quick run through the midwest.


Dana and her band have been hard at work recording tracks for a new album, and what we’ve heard so far has been great. You can expect to hear some of these new songs as well as favorites from 2012′s Leelanau LP (which is still available on CD or LP at the AF Store, or digitally from iTunes!)


To get an idea of the roadshow, check the session that Dana and band recorded for WXPN in Philadelphia earlier this year.

Dana Falconberry Tour Dates

SAT, AUG 10 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
SUN, AUG 11 – Hot Springs, AR @ Star Gallery
MON, AUG 12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
WED, AUG 14 – Spring Green, WI @ The Shitty Barn
THUR, AUG 15 – Chicago, IL @ Comfort Station
FRI, AUG 16 – Charlevoix, MI @ House Show
SAT, AUG 17 – Grand Marais, MI @ Campbell St. Gallery
MON, AUG 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
TUES, AUG 20 – Lexington, KY @ Willie’s Locally Known
WED, AUG 21 – Nashville, TN @The Basement
THUR, AUG 22 – Hattiesburg, MS @ The Thirsty Hippo
FRI, AUG 23 – Lafayette, LA @ Artmosphere (w/ Brass Bed)
SAT, AUG 24 – Houston, TX @ The Continental Club (w/ Buxton)

The Blank Tapes California Tour!

TBT-Summer Cali Tour

On The Road Again

Is it August already?!?! This summer is FLYING BY!!

No worries though. The Blank Tapes are ringing out August with a string of California dates starting this Friday before they head back out on another coast to coast run this September with Sean Hayes. More on that later!

After running back and forth across the country for most of the spring and early summer with Matt Costa and Beach Day, The Blank Tapes spent most of July close to home in Los Angeles. Just keeping it mellow, shooting a cameo for Inherent Vice, the upcoming PT Anderson film, and playing Huntington Beach right before the US Surf Open riots.

So yeah, TBT is rested and ready, and if you’re in Cali, coming soon to a gig near you! From their website:

The Blank Tapes are hitting the road from the Bay Area to Baja California with their buds’ Mystic Braves (formerly Blackfeet Braves) & Hindu Pirates!!

The Blank Tapes Tour Dates!

8/9 – Davis @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
8/10 – Oakland @ Awaken Cafe
8/12 – Santa Cruz @ The Crepe Place
8/13 – San Luis Obispo @ SLO Brew
8/14 – Santa Barbara @ SOhO
8/15 – San Diego @ Casbah
8/16 – Tijuana, MEXICO! @ Moustache Bar* (No Mystic Braves or Hindu Pirates)
8/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar w/ Mystic Braves, Bad Weather California, Sauna and Skating Polly

Dana Falconberry Tiny Desk Concert is LIVE!

Dana Falconberry & Band Tiny Desk Concert!

Dana Falconberry & Band Tiny Desk Concert!

During Dana Falconberry‘s late spring East Coast tour, she and her band stopped by the NPR offices for a bit and recorded a Tiny Desk Concert. It premiered yesterday on the NPR site, and it is awesome.

NPR has been a huge supporter of Dana’s most recent LP, Leelanau, and we want to thank them for putting this together. We could describe the session, but they did it perfectly:

Dana Falconberry‘s songs are gentle, almost invariably delicate, sometimes mysterious and frequently feather-light. But her music’s sweet, intricate softness never stands in for strength: This is a confident songwriter, whether she’s ambling through six- and seven-minute epics (“Leelanau,” “Dolomite“) or chirping sweetly in the bouncy “Crooked River.”

The compositions on Falconberry’s most recent album, last year’s Leelanau, are sturdy enough to be stripped down for a space like Bob Boilen’s desk at the NPR Music offices. But each benefits immeasurably from the broad assortment of lovely flourishes she re-creates here with the help of five instrument-swapping backing players. What makes Falconberry stand out in a crowded field of singer-songwriters is her music’s unfailing impeccability, and this Tiny Desk Concert finds her and her crack band hitting every immaculately crafted mark.” — Stephen Thompson, NPR.

Watch Dana Falconberry’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert below!

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