Björn Kleinhenz has released a new video for the track “Fårö”, which is taken from the beautiful album The Fall of Discontent which you can stream on his bandcamp page. The video is directed by Jonas Börjesson.
On March 23rd, the German label JellyFant Records will release a limited edition 12” for the LP. It features a screenprinted black box and will also contain photographs from his collaboration with Simon Rydén.
Gold Robot Records, Father/Daughter Records, and Small Plates Records Present their 1st annual SXSW Showcase!
Come hang at our FREE SXSW party on Friday, March 15th from noon-6pm on the outdoor stage at The Grackle (1700 E 6th St). 21+ and open to the public - badges/wristbands not required. Grab a Grackle-famous Bloody Mary or Brooklyn Lager special and a taco from the East Side Kings truck and soak up the rays & sweet tunes with us!
FIRST HEADS IN THE DOOR GET A FREE, LIMITED EDITION FLEXI 7” WITH UNRELEASED SONGS BY MONSTER RALLY, GRACIE & THE EVERYWHERES!!
Doors @ 11:30am
12:15 - GEMS
12:45 - Mutual Benefit
1:15 - Body Parts
2:00 - Night Panther
2:30 - Monster Rally
3:10 - Day Joy
3:45 - Roman Ruins
4:20 - Conveyor
4:55 - Francisco The Man
5:30 - Levek
One of our distributors recently bit the dust, so they returned a number of records. A couple of these were previously unavailable, including Monster Rally’s Beyond the Sea 12” and the collaborative Monster Rally & RUMTUM Coasting 12”. If you missed out on these the first time around, now’s your chance to pick one up over in the Gold Robot web store.
The very talented and diverse Catamaran recently put together a something new called the ‘96 World Series Mix, and it’s really good. Stream below, then order his limited edition split 7” with RUMTUM. It’s a gorgeous piece of wax.
South by Southwest is a big ol’ music festival in Austin Texas. My band, Seamonster, has been asked to perform down there on March 15th. This is fairly short notice, and I’d need to fly there and I simply cannot afford to do so at this time. BUT I’d really love to get down there SO I’ve decided to have a TUMBLR BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER THINGEE.
I read A LOT of books. In my closets I’ve got a few hundred extra books piled up that don’t fit on my shelves. I figure some of you might be nutty bibliophiles like myself and be interested in snagging some crazy book from my personal library - so I’m putting this paypal donation button down here.
If you donate TEN DOLLARS or more, I will send you a book at random, and I will also include a handwritten thank you note with a tiny drawing in it as well (since besides making music as Seamonster, I’m also a cartoonist) also, if you don’t have the new Seamonster record yet if you donate FIFTEEN DOLLARS or more I can send you mp3s of that too if you want - the more you donate, the bigger the book I’ll send.
Subjects are all over the map, from biographies and poetry to music writing, philosophy, fiction, classics literature, and art history. I know this is a silly way to raise money for airplane tickets and travel costs, but maybe that makes it slightly more awesome? I don’t know. But I appreciate everyone who even reads this crazy post, and a huge thanks to anyone who donates - You rock! Sincerely, Todd/Seamonster
If you’ve never heard Seamonster but would like to, here is a link to my bandcamp: seamonster.bandcamp.com
AND here is my website, where you can read a bunch of comics for free: toddbot.com
Our very own Ned Oldham starred in a film that is making the festival rounds, most noticeably recently premiering at Sundance. I Used To Be Darker is directed by Matt Porterfield and also stars Kim Taylor, Hannah Gross, and Deragh Campbell. Check out the trailer above.
You can still get yourself a copy of Ned’s limited edition 7” titled Let’s Go Out Tonight over in our web store.