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
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!