Opin Premiere New Video & Announce Tour Dates Posted 09 May 2017
The Grey Estates recently premiered a new video for "Get Home" by Opin. Click HERE to read the article. According to Grey Estates, "The pulsing instrumentals, twinkling synths and sweeping melodies are as fantastical as the video, with each passing second revealing another element in a carefully pieced together collage. Whether the addition of looped vocals, or a quickly disappearing dreamy keyboard line, "Get Home" holds your attention with its colorful and vibrant spirit."
Tour Dates for Opin just announced below:
Camp Howard Stream Juice Ep at DIY Magazine & Discuss Story Behind the EP Posted 03 May 2017
We wrote "Juice" and "Mismo" right before we went into the studio. Something like a week before our first day tracking we had a flush of new ideas. I think the fact that we were recording at Montrose (which to us was a big deal) made us feel some pressure to write the better songs right before we went into the studio. Generally, I think for most bands the most exciting material is the freshest, most recently written music. So about a week before we decided to try two new songs. "Juice" and "Mismo" are our favorites on the record. Maybe because they're the newest, but also because we're happy about the way they turned out both compositionally and as recordings.
A lot of the lyrics were written in the 3 days we were at Montrose. I spent hours in the kitchen with a super old I think 1920's or 30's acoustic guitar trying to write lyrics while the other guys tracked their parts in the studio. Members of Gwar randomly came into the kitchen while I was working which was pretty funny. I think they were just checking out the space but they were there during some of the tracking lol. We were in there tracking right before Christmas which was nice. Holiday spirit. Ate at Dot's diner a few times. OH and very important- Wes's older brother Jonathan Parker was there helping us out the whole time. Super great/helpful ear. He wrote part of the 3 part harmony in the chorus of "Mismo" which is one of my favorite parts of the EP. And also some cool raspy shaker rhythm stuff on "Haircut" and "Mismo".
Overall we think the EP turned out well. Adrian did a great job recording and mixing it. We're happy and excited to share it.
As far as our writing process goes, it's usually pretty collaborative. Usually Wes or I will bring in a fairly rough idea of a song and we'll just work it out as a band. Sometimes we come up with completely different ideas stemming from the original intent. "Juice" came about in a weird way. Wes wrote it as an electronic song and posted it on Instagram with some little clips of things, but we took it semi seriously. I guess we thought it could cool on real instruments since the melody was nice, and it turned out great. In my opinion it's like "the hit" of the EP if there is "a hit" at all. Great song. "Haircut" is probably the oldest song on the EP. We wrote that right after we finished our full length album, and have been playing it for a while. Same with "Fucked Up". "I Will" I wrote when I was abroad traveling in Scandinavia over the summer. I was pretty lonely at times and was listening to a lot of Radiohead lol. I remember going into guitar shops and just pretending to be interested in specific guitars/pedals, and just writing that song until I got kicked out.
TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
5/13 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
5/16 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
5/17 - Atlanta, GA - The Casa Nova
5/18 - Charleston, SC - Makeout Reef
5/20 - Richmond, VA - River Rock
5/26 - Brooklyn, NY - The Glove
5/27 - Brooklyn, NY - Thrd Coast live performance
5/27 - Boston, MA - The ER
5/28 - Providence, RI - TBA
5/29 - Northampton, MA - TBA
5/30 - Burlington, VT - Light Club Lamp Shop
5/31 - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola
6/1 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha * Basement
6/2 - Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
6/3 - Philadelphia, PA - New Planet
6/4 - Washington, D.C. - TBA
Camp Howard Premieres "Juice" at Consequence of Sound Posted 15 Apr 2017
Camp Howard have crafted an energetic, hook-filled 6 track EP that is being released via EggHunt on May 12th (part of the Hatched Series). This past week they debuted the first single from the Juice EP at Consequence of Sound. Click HERE to read the article and take a listen. Also, the band is hitting the road in May, and you can catch them at select dates listed below:
Camp Howard 2017 Tour Dates:
04/20 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
04/21 – Blacksburg, VA @ Progress Fest
05/13 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
05/16 – Charlotte , NC @ Snug Harbor
05/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Casa Nova
05/18 – Charleston, SC @ Makeout Reef
05/19 – Raleigh, NC @ TBD
05/20 – Richmond, VA @ RiverRock
05/25 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
05/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Glove
05/27 – Boston, MA @ TBD
05/28 – Portland, ME @ TBD
05/30 – Burlington, VT @ TBD
05/31 – Montreal, QC @ TBD
06/01 – Ottawa, ON @ TBD
06/02 – Toronto, ON @ TBD
06/03 – Syracuse, NY @ TBD
06/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBD
Eric Slick Premieres New Single "You Are Not Your Mind" at Brooklyn Vegan Posted 07 Apr 2017
Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for this cool premiere. Also includes new dates for April and May supporting Sinkane! CLICK HERE to read & Listen
Eric Slick Pre-Orders Selling Out / Available on Amazon & Others Posted 02 Apr 2017
Palisades the new album from Eric Slick is set for a April 21st release. Pre Orders have been blazing hot at the office, and we are currently running out of stock, with less than 15 units left at the office. However, there are options! You can also order from Amazon and you can Pre-Order now, CLICK HERE.
Eric Slick On Tour - SXSW & Sofar Sounds Video Posted 11 Mar 2017
Eric Slick is on tour right now, playing dates along the east coast to and from SXSW in Austin, Texas.
He will be joining The Districts on March 13th, and 20th-26th.
He will be performing at 5 SXSW showcases, of which Paste Magazine urges readers not to miss.
Check out his stripped-down performance at Sofar Sounds New York below as well.
Feral Conservatives Sweep 3 Awards for Veer Mag 2016 Posted 13 Feb 2017Congratulations to Feral Conservatives for their wins in the categories of Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Indie Pop Band of the Year at this year's Veer Magazine Awards! Catch them in Richmond this Friday at Strange Matter at a benefit for Forward Together and SisterSong!!
Dazeases Premiers First Single "Plum," Release Show 3/11 Posted 09 Feb 2017
Dazeases has premiered her first single, "Plum" on her new EP, Local Slut on Big Shot Mag.
"‘Plum’ is about having been in a hetero/cis-passing relationship, where maybe both partners held their tongues about themselves in regards to their sexual orientation and gender identity, I wanted to chance to be honest about myself and also to address what I never asked of my ex." she says of the track.
Described as "A provocateur who injects heartfelt, deeply personal feelings into her songs," Dazeases a.k.a. London Perry will include a counterpart track as a bonus on her EP exclusively through the "Hatched" subscription series.
Her release show will be at Strange Matter in Richmond, VA on Saturday, March 11th, featuring NY via VA experimental electro-pop artist Negative Gemini, as well as Bien and DJ Skrt Skrt. Tickets available here.
Eric Slick signs to Egghunt - Debut LP Out Soon Posted 27 Jan 2017
We're very excited to announce the addition of Eric Slick from Dr. Dog to the Egghunt roster! His debut solo LP will be out this April, but you can catch him performing live at Paste Magazine on Friday, January 27th at 2:45 PM below. He'll also be playing multiple official SXSW shows this March. More details soon!
Learn more about him in our roster section, and follow him online on Facebook and Instagram.
Feral Conservatives Nominated for Veer Mag Awards - Vote Here! Posted 23 Jan 2017
The 6th Annual Veer award nominations were announced on Thursday, with Feral Conservatives netting nominations for album (Here's To Almost), song ("Last Light"), music video ("Last Light") and overall indie pop band. Mark Padgett, who produced Here's To Almost, received a producer nod. Veer Magazine highlights the arts in all of Hampton Roads, with a panel of 13 industry taste-makers culled from area TV, print, radio, and talent buyers selecting the nominees. You can vote here until February 1st.
The Veer Awards are presented by Starr Hill Brewery and take place Wednesday, February 8th at the Naro Expanded Cinema. Doors open at 6:00 PM, Show starts at 7:00 PM sharp.
"Now is the time of year we pretend to be an indie pop band for the month..." - Matt Francis of Feral Conservatives
Check out the nominated video for "Last Light" here: