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The Tripwires are releasing their new album "Get Young" on the Spanish FOLC records label. Out on September 15 (CD and LP) the record has 12 new tracks and will be accompanied by a Spanish tour in September to promote the release.
You can stream the record here, were you can also pre-order it.
The Tripwires consist of John Ramberg(The Minus 5), Jim Sangster(Young Fresh Fellows) his brother Johnny Sangster and Dan Peters(Mudhoney)

1.Get Young
2.Early Bright
3.You Have a Bell
4.Be All End All
5.Production Sedan
6.Owner Operator
7.How In Heaven's Name
9.Dance With a Drink
10.Good Sport
11.Anything Nice
12. Waiting For The Snow
Posted on 30 Aug 2014
Full summer Baseball Project Tour
Thu-Jul-10 Birmingham, AL Sirote Theatre
Fri-Jul-11 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Sat-Jul-12 Durham, NC All-Star Fan Fest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Sun-Jul-13 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre - Schoolkids Records 40th Anniversary
Thu-Jul-17 Washington, DC The Hamilton
Fri-Jul-18 Rehoboth Beach, DE Dogfish Head Brewery
Sat-Jul-19 Ringwood, NJ Live at Drew's
Sun-Jul-20 New Windsor, NY Storm King Art Center
Tue-Jul-22 New London, CT Hygenic Art Park
Wed-Jul-23 Hudson, NY Club Helsinki
Thu-Jul-24 Rochester, NY Party In The Park
Fri-Jul-25 Reading, PA Berks Vintage Baseball Festival Kickoff Party
Sat-Jul-26 Harrisburg, PA Midtown Arts Center
Sun-July-27 Port Chester, NY Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre
Mon-Jul-28 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
Tue-Jul-29 Portsmouth, NH The Press Room
Wed-Jul-30 Boston, MA Great Scott
Fri-Aug-01 Cooperstown, NY Brewery Ommegang
Sat-Aug-02 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
Sun-Aug-03 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
Tue-Aug-05 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
Wed-Aug-06 St. Louis, MO Open Highway Festival - The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
Thu-Aug-07 Chicago, IL Abbey Pub
Sun-Aug-10 Madison, WI House Party *righteousmusicmgmt@gmail.com for details*
Mon-Aug-11 Minneapolis, MN The Cedar Cultural Center
Wed-Aug-13 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
Fri-Aug-15 Denver, CO Oriental Theater

7/11, 7/17, 7/18, 7/26, 8/2, 8/15 The Minus 5 supports
7/20 Happiness supports
7/24 supporting Lucero
7/26, 7/28, 7/30 The Split Squad supports
8/1 with Dawes, Conor Oberst
8/6 Water Liars support
8/13 Pedal Jets support
8/15 Dressy Bessy supports

PS: for those of you on the west coast, look for the BBP in early September. Yep.
Posted on 12 Jul 2014
New Tuatara album out August 5th
from: barrettmartin.com



Instrumental powerhouseTUATARA are putting the finishing touches on the long-awaited follow-up to 2008'sThe Here and The Gone with Coleman Barks. The new album, titled UNDERWORLD, was produced by band drummer/founder Barrett Martin and mixed by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) and will be released this summer via Martin's label, Sunyata Records.

Like their previous works, Tuatara's UNDERWORLD is an adventurous album steeped in electronic moods, slinky urban beats, hypnotic bass and guitar, and shimmering lines of vibraphone, marimba and bronze gamelans. The album features original membersScreaming Trees/Mad Season/Walking Papers drummer Barrett Martin, Luna's Justin Harwood, tenor sax legend Skerik, with special guest appearances by Peter Buck of REM and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. The album will also feature a guest appearance by Gnarls Barkley bassist Cedric LeMoyne and electronic sequences from New York's DJ Megman.

Explaining the gap between releases, Martin says, "Tuatara is more of a musical idea than a consistently working band, even though the same musicians always show up when it's time to make a new record. The reason for our 6-year absence has more to do with our individual lives and the other bands we play in. I was in graduate school for much of that time finishing a master's degree in ethnomusicology, and then I started the rock band Walking Papers. Mike McCready is always doing something with Pearl Jam, and Peter Buck joined about a half dozen other bands when REM called it quits. Justin now lives in New Zealand but I still send him tracks to play on. Skerik was touring the world with some of the top names in modern jazz.

But eventually, for whatever mystical reason, we are all drawn back together to make our shamanic music once again. It started with some electronic collaborations with DJ Megman in New York, and then some drum and bass jams with bassist Cedric LeMoyne out in LA. Mike McCready and I recorded some ideas in his home studio, and Skerik did some recording in his. That's the magic of Tuatara, its collaborative and fun, and we work at a pace that is enjoyable for us, and our listeners seem to enjoy it as well. It's also why we've been a band for almost 20 years - we let it breathe."

Led by Martin, Tuatara came together in 1996 with the initial idea of making music "that sounded like a film that had never been made." The result was 1997's groundbreaking debut, Breaking The Ethers, followed by ‘98's Trading With The Enemy, 2001's Cinemathique, ‘03's The Loading Program, ‘06's East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and ‘08's The Here and The Gone with Coleman Barks.

Carrying on a musical tradition influenced by late ‘60s experiments in jazz and rock, Tuatara blends a mixture of electronic sounds, exotic percussion, progressive beats, film score soundscapes and sublime compositions to thrilling effect. Soundtrack-wise, the vehicles featuring Tuatara music have been as wide-ranging as the songs themselves, including the hit HBO show "Sex & The City" ("25th & 6th) and the theme song for NPR's "All Things Considered" ("Dark State of Mind").

The band has continued to evolve over the years, using a revolving cast of players on each album that's included DJ Logic, DJ Spooky, Michael Franti, Mark Eitzel, John Wesley Harding, Gary Louris and Mark Olson of the Jayhawks, Steve Berlin from Los Lobos, Scott McCaughey, Victoria Williams, Jessy Greene and renowned Sufi poet Coleman Barks.
Posted on 12 Jul 2014
Baseball Project summer tour
The Baseball Project will tour the U.S. this Summer; here are the first batch of dates, announced today:

Friday, July 11: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Saturday, July 12: Durham, NC @ All-Star Fan Fest, Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Thursday, July 17: Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
Friday, July 18: Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Dogfish Head Brewery
Saturday, July 19: Ringwood, NJ @ Live at Drew's
Sunday, July 20: New Windsor, NY @ Storm King Art Center
Tuesday, July 22: New London, CT @ Hygienic Art Park
Wednesday, July 23: Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
Thursday, July 24: Rochester, NY @ Party in the Park
Saturday, July 26: Harrisburg, PA @ Midtown Arts Center
Monday, July 28: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Friday, August 15: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

Tickets & more info at thebaseballproject.net
Posted on 06 May 2014
Peter Buck 2 nighter in Portland next week
Presenting for your enjoyment TWO nights of entertainment magic at the Secret Society, Portland's mystical cocktail and music emporium.

Your senses will be assuaged and/or assaulted by the beguiling sounds of PETER BUCK, the band comprising Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch and Scott McCaughey in all their sartorial glory. In case you missed it, there will be copies o'plenty of the latest vinyl-only waxing BACK TO BLOW YOUR MIND ONCE AGAIN readily available for purchase (and subsequent auction on eBay).

As a once-in-a-lifetime comet-like treat, the attendee will also be privy to the debut performance(s) of (currently-monikered) super-Earth, featuring the above-named minstrels (in the gallery) and CORIN TUCKER, performing an entire set of soon-to-be-album-sized new compositions by said Buck/Tucker combine.

Really, you can hardly go wrong with this scenario. And being Tuesday / Wednesday nights, the music will start at 8 p.m., and there will be deathly silence by 10:30 p.m. or so; therefore none need be deprived of that Top-Three-Element-Of-Life-Contender: sleep.

SECRET SOCIETY, 116 Russell St. (nestled atop famed tapas joint Toro Bravo, next to the Wonder Ballroom). http://www.secretsociety.net
Posted on 27 Apr 2014

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The Minus 5

April 18 - Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
April 19 - Euclid Records, St. Louis, MO
April 26 - Live Wire, Alberta Rose Theater, Portland, OR
May 23 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
June 6 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR

Young Fresh Fellows

Scott McCaughey

Peter Buck

April 29 - Secret Society, Portland OR
April 29 - Secret Society, Portland OR

The Baseball Project
Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon

Pogues tribute band feat. Scott McCaughey

Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3


The Lowe Beats
Nick Lowe tribute band feat. Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Jim Sangster and Graham Black

Slow Music
Feat. Bill Rieflin and Peter Buck

April 14 - Tripple Door, Seattle, Wa
April 15 - Tripple Door, Seattle, Wa

The Tripwires
Feat. John Ramberg and Jim Sangster

Peter Buck - I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again
Out: Now

Baseball Project - 3rd
Out: Now

The Minus 5 - Scott The Hoople In The Dungeon Of Horror
Out: April 19th (Record Store Day Exclusive 5 LP box)

The Split Squad - Now Hear This (Produced by Scott McCaughey)
Out: Now


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