HUSH ambassadors to the Texas fest. Going to be there? Don’t miss ’em!
Thurs March 19 Afternoon / Time TBA Twangfest party
Thurs March 19 5:45 pm – Nail Distro Party
Thurs March 19 – Evening / Time TBA – Red Eye Fly official showcase
Fri March 20 Afternoon / Time TBA – Other Music party at French Legation Museum
Fri March 20 – 8 pm – The Round Austin at Space 12
Thurs Mar 19 2009 Official Day Stage- Conference Center
Thurs Mar 19 2009 Red Eyed Fly- Little Radio Party
Mar 20 2009 Sidebar- NAIL Distribution Party
Mar 20 2009 Tiniest Bar in Austin- Rumblefish Party
Thurs Mar 19th: w/ Efterklang @ 2 PM @ Other Music and DigForFire.tv’s Lawn Party;
Thurs Mar 19th: Peter Broderick 9 PM @ Bella Union Showcase @ The Ranch, and later w/ Efterklang @ 11 PM @ Habana Bar/Leaf & Hometapes showcase!
Sun Mar 15: Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
supporting M Ward 7:00pm (1717 N. Harwood, Dallas)
Thur Mar 19: SXSW Showcase, 8:00 pm @Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St)
w/Laura Gibson,The Thermals, Upsidedown, Horsefeathers, The Shaky Hands
Shelley will also be singing with Tom Brosseau:
Fri March 20 at Hilton Garden 9:15pm (40 min set)
In addition to Laura’s Beasts Of Seasons, Loch Lomond released “Blue Lead Fences” on a collectors 7″ this week. Pressed on beautiful white vinyl, and limited to 500, this is one that’s sure to gain in value as the band continues its winning streak.
Buy it now in the HUSHshop for a mere $4 and dance to the download while you wait for Mr. Postman to deliver the artifact! Or just opt for the download @ $2.
Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video nicely showcased at Pitchfork.tv
Your week just got better. Loch Lomond is releasing a five song EP entitled Trumpets For Paper Children (for free/donation) culling two songs each from both Paper The Walls and Lament For Children, and adding the all-new “Trumpet Song” as icing on the cake. This is a cohesive and compelling collection for those new to the band.
Just a gentle reminder: Do you tip your bartender, server, or barista? Consider this courtesy when presented with the gift of music. No one is getting rich here. In all honestly, most people do not pay for music when we make it available freely in the HUSHshop. (Some do, and are very generous.) Loch Lomond is okay with giving these songs away, but your gesture of reciprocity in the form of a modest suggested donation ($2.49) is heartfelt and goes straight to the band when you elect to give back. Thanks!
The crew at The Penny Jam has filmed Laura Gibson performing a pair of songs (“Where Have All Your Good Words Gone” and “Come by Storm”) at OMSI inside their dinosaur exhibit. This may be one of their more inspired settings: The large exhibit space and dinosaur skelletons provide an interesting visual juxtapostion for Laura’s spare songs.
Loch Lomond photo: Alicia Rose
The Portland weekly Willamette Week did their annual Best New Band cover story and we’re happy to see the efforts of two HUSH roster bands honored by their peers in their top 10 poll. Congratulations goes to Loch Lomond and Nick Jaina who have worked hard to get where they are. Loch Lomond was invited to play the top 3 billing showcase and represented themselves (and HUSH) well to say the least. In solidarity with the Builders and Butchers, who topped the list, the bands traded cameos on each other’s closing songs. It’s worth noting that the two also shared sides on a slab of wax recently, a spilit EP vinyl-only release on Bladen County Records. Highly recommended.
Nick Jaina photo: Melanie Brown
It’s a big year for Nick Jaina indeed, who has already traversed the country and is set to potentially release 3 records. Okay, The 7 Stations out this Tuesday May 13 is a reissue, but it’s aged like wine, we think. Many of the songs from this CD are live set favorites, and it’s rather refreshing to note their malleable melodies in the hands of the present stage troupe.
Tu Fawning photo: Alicia Rose
Special mention goes out to Tu Fawning, the inimitable musical convergence of minimal folk heroine Corrina Repp (HUSH solo performer and HUSHshop mistress extraordinaire!) and partner Joe Haege (31 Knots). They recently doubled in size with the addition of Liza Rietz and Toussaint Perrault and will celebrate the release of their gorgeous debut, the “Secession EP” May 17th at Rotture, Portland, OR. Visit their Myspace to hear a couple songs.
photo: Alicia Rose (If it’s not square, it’s not a Rose.)
Loch Lomond’s Ritchie Young has been speaking out recently. The always tasteful and popular Muzzle of Bees blog fired off some (five to be precise) questions and Young dished.
“I’m actually not very fond of Led Zeppelin.”
Ooh zinger! Intrigued? This controversial interview can be read in full at by clicking this magic asterisk: *We all know that being in Portland’s best orchestral folk ensemble is glamorous affair, but at the hard-working and not-actually-very-mainstream Mainsteam Isn’t So Bad, Is It? blog (sheesh, is this long title thing a modern life trend?) Ritche reveals what it’s like behind the scenes:
“When it is all over we open six bottles of wine and talk everything out and usually end up dancing to Stevie Wonder and dork out.”
All the juicy details are here behind this trademark sign which really stands for “transport me”: ß