Pretty neat stuff here, folks. The title track from Elsinore’s upcoming full length is up for download below. Plenty of tour dates coming soon, too.
August 13th – Firebird (St. Louis)
August 14th – Canopy Club (Urbana, IL)
August 20th – Black Sparrow (Lafayette, IN)
August 21st – Radio Radio (Indianapolis, IN)
August 26th – Blind Pig (Ann Arbor, MI)
August 27th – The Strutt (Kalamazoo, MI)
August 28th – Mulligan’s (Grand Rapids, MI)
September 2nd – Lemon Grove (Youngstown, OH)
September 3rd – Howler’s Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA)
September 4th – Labyrinth Press Co. – early show (Jamestown, NY)
September 4th – Mojo’s – late show (Jamestown, NY)
September 5th – Bug Jar (Rochester, NY)
Europeans, brace yourself. Jookabox have their papers, their passports and their passion all packed up and ready for baggage check. They land on your fine continent February 13th to start a few weeks of touring in support of their recent release, Dead Zone Boys. The band is now a five-piece, and borrowing from their indigenous midwestern weather, they have harnessed tornado power for maximum face twisting.
In celebration of this recent release and pending tour, Asthmatic Kitty has teamed up with Audio Recon to gift the interwebs with a ten track free remix EP. This free EP contains ten remixes by midwestern artists Amtrak, Id Obelus, Yeti One, Ligyro, DJ Solly, Whois Louis, Ablerock as well as Brad Dujmovic from LA and Nomar Slevik, based in Freeport, ME.
02/15/10 – Mannheim, Germany @ Der Bock
02/16/10 – Lyon, France @ Le Sonic
02/17/10 – Toulouse, France @ Le Lieu Commun
02/18/10 – Rennes, France @ Antipode
02/19/10 – Paris, France @ La Fleche D’Or
02/20/10 – Tourcoing, France @ Le Grand Mix
02/21/10 – Colmar, France @ Le Musee du Jouet
02/22/10 – Strasbourg, France @ Stimultania
02/24/10 – Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom @ The Forum
02/25/10 – London, United Kingdom @ Queen of Hoxton
02/26/10 – Blackburn, United Kingdom @ 41 King Street
02/27/10 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
02/28/10 – Ultrech, Netherlands @ Ekko
03/01/10 – Gent, Belgium @ Cafe Video
03/09/10 – Bloomington, IN @ Video Saloon (Pit Stop Music Marathon)
03/10/10 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
03/11/10 – Nashville, TN – The End
03/12/10 – Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge
03/13/10 – Little Rock, AR – Jaunita’s
03/14/10 – Denton, TX – NX35 Fest
03/15/10 – Houston, TX – The Mink
03/16/10 – 03/20/10 – SXSW!
So, these dudes are pretty much on fire. Everything they touch just burns into nothingness because they’re just so hot to the touch. I’d like to fit another fire-related comment in, but you get the idea.
Elsinore has just released the Chemicals EP via their website and is embarking on a 4 week tour of the East Coast, Deep South and midwest. These good ol midwestern boys have inspired me so much. You’re gonna love em. I just know it.
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Transpanther Group is pleased to announce the release of Elsinore’s The Chemicals EP. This collection of songs brings the Champaign-Urbana, IL wonder-pop quintet one step closer to their potential. The EP features a preview of two tracks from their upcoming full-length, an alternate and string-heavy version of another, a brand new, road-tested home recording, as well as an invincibly addictive remix by Gentleman Auction House frontman Eric Enger.
The songwriting here has evolved multi-fold over the past few years. Playful yet poetic lyricism compliments magnetic and intelligent arrangements (this being the first Elsinore release to feature scores of strings and horns). “Chemicals” itself is either a rock song disguised as a love song, or vice versa. The song sparks with its own colorful energy, featuring an irresistible, soaring hook.It is clean and catchy, but hardly simple. “Body of Water” and “Breathing Light” showcase the now fine-tuned lyricism present throughout the EP; images of blood, water, language — simple, unconscious elements that are easily overlooked in the day-to-day. The Pet Sounds-esque”Evens” takes the band in a new sonic direction and begs for repeat headphone listens.
The pace of this fiery Midwestern workhorse has led to an impressive and incredibly consumable resume. This and The General EP (summer 2008) precede the Yes Yes Yes full-length, set to be released this summer.
Transpanther and Groovetruck have joined forces with father time on a singular mission: to create the most epic and unbelievable concert event of the season.
“I don’t care how we’re going to pull it off, and I certainly can’t imagine why”, says Transpanther Group’s owner/operator, Daniel Fahrner, “The city’s expectations must be shattered, it’s that simple”.
Jimmy Pruitt, co-founder of Groovetruck Entertainment, recently remarked “This lineup could out-sell any arena tour in any city in any country on any day of the year, it’s just that unbelievable”.
The lineup they’re referring to, of course, features the all-star local cast of musicians that have helped put Indy on the international music map and helped shape the city’s musical future below.
11/5 – McHenry, IL – VFW
11/7 – Fort Wayne, IL – Brass Rail w/ Lord of the Yum Yum
11/8 – Clinton TWP, MI – The Temple w/ Lord of the Yum Yum
11/9 – Lansing, MI – Basement 414
11/10 – Grand Rapids, MI – Mixtape Cafe
11/11 – Louisville, KY – Skull Alley
11/12 – Cincinnati, OH – House Show
11/13 – Indianapolis, IN – Vollrath Tavern
11/14 – Champaign, Urbana, IL – Courtyard Cafe
11/15 – Carbondale, IL – House Show
11/16 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
11/18 – Ames, IA – Ames Progressive
11/19 – Iowa City, IA – Public Space One
11/20 – Madison, WI – Snake Pit
11/21 – Chicago, IL – Snack Manor
The bone-on-bone drumbeat that opens Dead Zone Boys pounds the sound of living death, creeping forward, maw open wide. The beat is serving notice: you are about to be consumed.
Dead Zone Boys, the third album from Jookabox (Indianapolis-born David “Moose” Adamson and Co.), is love story meets psychedelic zombie-musical. The zombie part came easy: Moose grew up on the east side of Indianapolis in the 90s, an area plagued by constant recession, pandemic homicide, and racial tension. A few strong tribes chose to stay in the area despite constant warnings from fleeing acquaintances. It was this frantic energy and violence that infused itself into the Jookabox experience. Since then, the area struggles to revitalize and Adamson’s musical interests and excursions have crystallized into a startlingly singular and eclectic songwriting strategy. One thing is certain here: if vacant strip malls occupied only by shitdragged liquor stores and fluorescent check cashing joints are foreign to you, then Dead Zone Boys will be your guidebook, Jookabox your tour guide. This is more evident now than ever on what is sure to become a cult classic.
Jookabox’s debut record, Scientific Cricket, sampled a kind of primordial blues sound, children’s sidewalk-chalk rhymes and Appalachian folk. Sophomore follow-up Ropechain pinwheeled like a kaleidoscope through old-time spirituals, punk, and club music hip-hop, blending these disparate elements into a cohesive and unique synthesis. Thematically both albums have dealt extensively with the paranormal, race, and madness. Last year after wrapping up Ropechain, the genre-warping Jookabox lost a Grampall (after a haunting vision), and regrouped, gaining a second member/drummer, Ostry Okerson. This year Jookabox absorbed two-fifths of Indianapolis’ psych-pop ringleaders, Everthus the Deadbeats. Led by the stalwart Moose, this new band delivers a tightly realized live show and album replete with nods to early Ween, Black Sabbath, and fellow Indiana native, the King of Pop.
Dead Zone Boys is an infectious soundtrack to humanity’s last stand against decay and the dead. One hand with mic and the other a shotgun, Jookabox pushes through as troubador and protagonist to free the decayed city and its few outposed survivors of the fear of death. He is our protector, no need to lose hope.
10/30 – Indianapolis, IN – Big Car Gallery (CD Release)
11/3 – Columbus, OH – Treehouse
11/4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe
11/5 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
11/6 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
11/7 – Brooklyn, NY – Bruar Falls
11/9 – Philadelphia, PA – M Room
11/10 – New York, NY – Cake Shop
11/12 – Washington, DC – The Red and the Black
11/13 – Durham, NC – Duke Coffee House
11/14 – Athens, GA – Go Bar
11/16 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
11/17 – Houston, TX – The Mink
11/18 – Denton, TX – Hailey’s
11/19 – Little Rock, AR – Star Light House
11/20 – St. Louis, MO – The Antarctica
11/21 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vollrath
Title: JOOKABOX: Dead Zone Boys CD Release Location: Big Car Gallery Link out: Click here Description: ART@6PM / 8PM@MUSIC
$5 / Beer being sold by Upland!
Art inspired by Dead Zone Boys…
1. Phantom Don\’t Go — Jessica Sowls
2. Don\’t Go Phantom — Jim Walker
3. You Cried Me — Ben Tousley
4. Gonna Need the Guns/Doom Hope — Liz Janes
5. East Side Bangs/East Side Fade — John Clark
6. Glyphin\’ Out — Erin Drew
7. Evil Guh — DM Stith
8. XXXiawn Shell — Ryan Irvin
9. Zombie Tear Drops — Craig McCormick
10. LIGHT — Casey Roberts
11. F.I.T.F #1 — Tom Streit
Music for the evening provided by…
Normanoak – http://www.myspace.com/normanoak
Grey Granite – http://www.myspace.com/greygranite
Dead Zone Boys is an infectious soundtrack to humanity\’s last stand against decay and the dead. One hand with mic and the other a shotgun, Jookabox pushes through as troubador and protagonist to free the decayed city and its few outposed survivors of the fear of death. He is our protector, no need to lose hope.
Dead Zone Boys, the third album from Jookabox (Indianapolis-born David \”Moose\” Adamson and Co.) on Asthmatic Kitty Records, is love story meets psychedelic zombie-musical. The zombie part came easy: Moose grew up on the east side of Indianapolis in the 90s, an area plagued by constant recession, pandemic homicide, and racial tension. It was this frantic energy and violence that infused itself into the Jookabox experience. Since then, the area struggles to revitalize and Adamson’s musical interests and excursions have crystallized into a startlingly singular and eclectic songwriting strategy. One thing is certain here: if vacant strip malls occupied only by shitdragged liquor stores and fluorescent check cashing joints are foreign to you, then Dead Zone Boys will be your guidebook, Jookabox your tour guide.
Jookabox’s debut record, Scientific Cricket, sampled a kind of primordial blues sound, children\’s sidewalk-chalk rhymes and Appalachian folk. Sophomore follow-up Ropechain pinwheeled like a kaleidoscope through old-time spirituals, punk, and club music hip-hop, blending these disparate elements into a cohesive and unique synthesis. Thematically both albums have dealt extensively with the paranormal, race, and madness. Last year after wrapping up Ropechain, the genre-warping Jookabox lost a Grampall (after a haunting vision), and regrouped, gaining a second member/drummer, Ostry Okerson. This year Jookabox absorbed two-fifths of Indianapolis\’ psych-pop ringleaders, Everthus the Deadbeats. Led by the stalwart Moose, this new band delivers a tightly realized live show and album replete with nods to early Ween, Black Sabbath, and fellow Indiana native, the King of Pop.
Asthmatic Kitty – http://www.asthmatickitty.com
Luna Music – http://www.lunamusic.net
Heavy Gun Blog – http://www.heavygun.blogspot.com
Transpanther Group – http://www.transpanthergroup.com
Upland Brewery – http://www.uplandbeer.com
Big Car Gallery – http://www.bigcar.org Date: 2009-10-30
Elsinore is a band from Champaign, IL. They have the most potential for “making it” that I’ve ever seen. Their songs, drive, charm, sincerity and sheer fantasticality-ness-ing are impressive. They are finishing touching up their new full-length record, Yes Yes Yes as you read this and then they are coming after you.
Transpanther has also been hired on to produce this year’s Broad Ripple Music Fest. It’s a lot of work and probably the biggest musical undertaking I’ve ever accepted. Make sure to follow me through all of those silly networking sites for updates (or to watch me fail!).
You can expect a Transpanther / Joyful Noise Recordings / Standard Recording Co. mega blowout all day / all night faygo party at Local’s Only featuring Jookabox, Marmoset, Early Miners, Elsinore, The Deadbeats, Everything Now!, etc..
Here’s more info:
The third annual Broad Ripple Music Fest will invade Indy’s favorite cultural community mecca on Saturday, October 17th. The historic Broad Ripple Village will be the canvas for over 200 local, regional and national artists performing on 20 stages including historic live music staples such as the Vogue Theatre, as well as dance clubs, neighborhood watering holes and even family and children’s venues. Attendance is expected to exceed 3500 this year, as the overall profile of the festival has increased dramatically from years past.
The mission of the BRMF is to unite the community in which we live, work and escape to. What better way to bring everyone together than with an epic celebration?
Proceeds from this year’s BRMF will benefit local non-profit partner, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, and will be funneled directly back into the neighborhood to help keep it clean, green and sustainable.
Come join us for a lovely evening of beautiful music that will make your heart flutter!
KaiserCartel is a duo based out of a lovely loft in Brooklyn that send your hearts flying with happy melodic sounds of life! The intimate feeling their music presents to the audience grabs you in and holds you tight. Courtney and Ben’s talents will capture your hearts! This is a wonderful duo you won’t want to miss!!
Elsinore is a Midwestern band emerging from a tunnel of transition. After spending 3 years playing Americana/Folk music with an acoustic guitar, the band decided to turn up knobs and stake claim on some land in the Indie rock frontier. Passionate riffs, foot-tapping choruses, tasteful pop hooks and joyful 4 part harmonies fill in the holes from their Americana deconstruction.
The Fearsome Sparrow Review from Resonator Magazine:
Their brand of melancholy, girl-meets-boy idm has two seasons in which to fit, Autumn AND Winter, instead of 365 days of sunshine. Liz Godoy’s sweet, plaintive soprano and Brenden Beu’s charmingly unsure tenor are enough to make you fall head over heels through your headphones, while glitched out, skittish electronic textures keep things from becoming cloyingly sweet.
Throughout the last 14 years, the enigmatic trio known as Marmoset have fostered a near-mythical cult status with their claustrophobic, moody, and ethereal blend of indie pop. With a decade-plus of Secretly Canadian-released albums under their belt, Marmoset have found a new home with Indianapolis-based label Joyful Noise, who began re-issuing their catalog on vinyl in 2007.
The band’s new album “Tea Tornado” will be released worldwide on August 4, 2009 via Joyful Noise and Redeye Distribution. On Friday August 14 the band will celebrate the album with an official release show at the Melody Inn, with special guests (Grampall) Jookabox, Pravada, and The Coke Dares. $8 admission includes free copy of “Tea Tornado”.