Unblinking Ear at Northside Fest: SAVAK, Honey Radar, Big Quiet, My Teenage Stride, Milk Dick and more

Unblinking Ear Records has not one but two showcases for the Northside Festival this weekend.

First up is our unofficial showcase at Pet Rescue:

Pet Rescue/Unblinking Ear UNOFFICIAL Northside show

Milk Dick
My Teenage Stride
Plates of Cake
Big Bliss
Summer Saints

Friday, June 10
Pet Rescue
346 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, New York
Doors 8:30pm
Northside passes WILL NOT be honored at this show. Please support these artists.

This following afternoon is our official showcase:

Unblinking Ear Records Official Northside Showcase

Big Quiet
Honey Radar

Plus DJ Nate K

And special surprise guests!!

Saturday, June 11
Union Pool
484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Doors 2pm (Early Show!)


Unblinking Ear Records' monthly digital single series Office Supplies continues this month with an entry from Trés Oui, a new project featuring Nathaniel Cardaci and Seth Whaland of Literature. Like all Office Supplies entries it's a "name your price" download. Next month: Blg Bliss


Jared Leibowich, whose debut solo album Welcome Late Bloomers is still available on cassette and digital download, is going on tour in July. Dates are listed below:

Thursday July 7th: Austin - Hotel Vegas
Friday July 8th: Houston - Notsuch’s
Saturday July 9th: New Orleans - Circle Bar
Sunday July 10th: Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse
Monday July 11th: Atlanta/Athens - TBA
Tuesday July 12th: Chapel Hill – The Cave
Wednesday July 13th: Baltimore / DC - TBA
Thursday July 14th: NYC – Cake Shop
Friday July 15th: NYC - Sunnyvale
Saturday July 16th: Philadelphia – Black Box w/Gotobeds
Sunday July 17th: Pittsburgh - TBA
Monday July 18th: Ann Arbor, MI – Far House
Tuesday July 19th: Detroit – UFO Factory
Wednesday July 20th: Chicago - TBA
Thursday July 21st: Indianapolis – Joyful Noise w/Jorma Whittaker
Friday July 22nd: Bloomington, IN – Guitar shop in-store in the afternoon
Friday July 22nd: Nashville – Betty’s
Saturday July 23rd: Little Rock – Sticky’z

If anyone can help Jared with the following dates, please e-mail him at thezoltars@gmail.com 

Monday July 11th: Atlanta / Athens / Asheville
Wednesday July 13th: Baltimore / DC / Richmond
Sunday July 17th: Pittsburgh / Buffalo
Wednesday July 20th: Chicago 


SWIVS have a new album out called Gringo Landfill. You can pick it up from their bandcamp page. Also don't forget to check out their brilliant video for "Place 2 Myself."

Unblinking Ear Records Update: SAVAK, Big Quiet Tour, new SWIVS video

Since October, Unblinking Ear Records has been posting a monthly name your price digital single series to our bandcamp page called Office Supplies. We've already included contributions from Honey Radar, SWIVS, Summer Saints, Snowmans of Love and Wheels on Meals and this month we're very proud to bring you to bring you SAVAK. The band features former members of Obits, Edsel, Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and too many others to count. The veterans' new project have been impressively rocking NYC clubs for the past year and are releasing their debut LP Best of Luck in Future Endeavors on the Comedy Minus One label in May. While we certainly look forward to hearing it, we are even more excited to bring you the non-album track "Keys to the City." Download the tune and be sure to catch SAVAK next week at South By Southwest!

Office Supplies coming soon:
April: Sex Tide
May: The Zoltars


After a very successful 2015, Big Quiet are embarking on their first tour! They're playing a warm up gig at Union Pool (484 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY) this Saturday for Bent Shapes' record release show (along with pals Summer Saints and Scupper), then begin the tour properly next week. Check the dates below:

Wed 3/16 Philadelphia @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Carolee, Josh Alvarez, Glazer

Thurs 3/17 Baltimore @ Windup Space w/ Princess Reason, Raindeer, The Rememberables

Fri 3/18 Richmond, VA @ Our House w/ California Death, Peace Beast

Sat 3/19 Winston-Salem, NC @ Krankies w/ Golden Dawn, Cucumbers

Mon 3/21 Atlanta @ Wonder Root w/ Mal Blum, Pretty Boy, Cake Puke

Wed 3/23 Raleigh, NC @ Slims w/ Band & The Beat, Pie Face Girls

In May, Big Quiet will be kicking off the 2016 NYC Popfest as it's opening band. Click here for more info and tickets.

In case you missed it, Big Quiet and their Unblinking Ear Records 7" "Maura & Dana" received tons of year end accolades:

Maura Johnston (Maura Magazine, WZBC) 
Doug Mosurock (Still Single, Dusted) 
Mike Schulman (Hard Left, Slumberland) 
Joe Belock (WFMU)
Evan "Funk" Davies (WFMU)
Nate K. (WFMU)
Jon Solomon (WPRB, Comedy Minus One)
DJ Niko (KBCS)
Fuckin' Record Reviews
Indie Pop Saved My Life
Cool Dad Music
February Records
Mercury Girls
The Teenage Guide
So The Wind
Els Mons Diminuts


You should all know by know how insanely talented Will Schalda aka SWIVS is. As if last year's Free Period Blood Money wasn't enough evidence, SWIVS have an incredible new song and video called "Place To Myself" from the album Gringo Landfill, due to be released later this year. Not only is Will responsible for the tune but he also write, shot and edited the video himself using his only iPhone as a camera. And I'll just casually mention that he also contributed keyboards and vocals to the forthcoming Charles Bradley LP, Changes


Finally, you should all know WFMU, the greatest radio station in the world, is currently having their annual fundraising marathon. I'll be co-hosting Burn It Down! with Nate K. this Sunday, March 13th from 6am to 9am EST but any time is a great time to donate. Open your hearts and wallets and keep freeform, listener-supported radio alive for another year!

Unblinking Ear Records posts second entry in Office Supplies digital single series. Big Quiet up for Artist of the Month on The Deli NYC.

Last month Unblinking Ear Recorded debuted its new digital single series Office Supplies with "Staycation" by Snowmans of Love. We've just posted our second entry which comes from SWIVS. "The Screwjob of Montreal" recounts the circumstances under which Bret Hart left the World Wrestling Federation, the anniversary of which was 18 years ago yesterday. Like all of the Office Supplies series, it's available as a name your price download from the Unblinking Ear Records bandcamp. SWIVS' debut full length, Free Period Blood Money, is still available as a name your price download as well. (A handful of cassette copies also remain available).

Next month's Office Supplies installment: Honey Radar!


ig Quiet is currently nominated for November artist of the month at The Deli NYC. Last month The Deli premiered their video for "Maura & Dana," directed by Shannon Lintner, and the band was featured on the website's Garage/Slacker Rock CMJ stage. Check out the video, give them your vote and see Big Quiet live at Union Pool on December 3rd with Lame Drivers and Dares.