Korda’s own Brian Tighe (The Hang Ups / The Starfolk) sat listening to the new John Lennon song released by The Beatles just today and marveled at how modern it sounded. “It sounds like modern Stephen Ittner,” he observed. Knowing Brian’s adulation for both songwriters, I’m not sure who’s getting complimented by the comparison. The Go-Karts is lead by Stephen Ittner, who has also performed and recorded with Korda Artists The Hang Ups, The Starfolk and The Owls. Ittner wrote the chorus for this song 20 years ago, and finally tied it up just recently. Kinda like The Beatles. Hope you enjoy The Go-Karts new offering as much as we do!
The Ocean Blue’s first independent release— Davy Jones’ Locker —has been beautifully remastered and will be released on vinyl for the first time ever (Korda 024). Pre-Order clear blue and vintage black vinyl in the band’s shop. Out everywhere August 25. Preorder clear blue & vintage black LPs & CDs at link in bio. See The Ocean Blue on tour this fall, starting Labor Day weekend in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis with label mates The Hang Ups. For full listing and ticket links visit shows page or the band’s site.
“There Is This Mystery” is a song about lovers and memory, time lost and reconciled, and vast distance animated by hearts that never let the warmth grow deathly cold.
This song and video are a sonic and visual re-imagining of the Ice Palace song “Mystery” which appeared on their third record How I Came To Win The War. The new atmospheric orchestration and evocative music video were created by Ice Palace collaborator Jason Knox and are just beautiful.
“There Is This Mystery” is available on all platforms 10.14.22
The Ocean Blue’s fourth major label release— SEE THE OCEAN BLUE —is being reissued for the first time on vintage black and stunning orange vinyl LPs, CD, and cassette this September (Korda 023). You can get yours early via the pre-order link in the band’s shop, or pick them up at a show this Fall. The band is playing shows Philadelphia (9/3), Boston (9/4), Dallas (9/8), Austin (9/9), Austin (9/10), Minneapolis (9/18), VA Beach (10/1), Seattle (10/20), Salt Lake City (10/21), Los Angeles (10/22), and Orlando (11/5). Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest info.
Tickets are now on sale for an extraordinary release show celebrating In a Mess, In a State, and a Second Too Late (Korda 022) the dazzling debut LP by Muskellunge.
The ticket price includes a download of the entire album In a Mess, In a State, and a Second Too Late (Muskellunge) plus Fields, an exclusive EP of rarities from The Hang Ups! Get tickets here, pronto.
“Still Learning,” the first single + music video from In a Mess, In a State, and a Second Too Late is coming September 17! Read on for the Muskellunge backstory by Simon Peter Groebner.
Minneapolis, 1992. An underage fan sneaking into the dingy Uptown Bar — through the back door, next to the bathroom — pretty much knew what to expect. The dominant sound from smoke-clogged stages was loud, distorted and dangerous, with industry people big and small scouring local micro-scenes for the next angry thing. (Muskellunge cont’d)
A collaboration including David from The Ocean Blue! Read all about it in Brooklyn Vegan
The Ocean Blue’s new video for “Love Doesn’t Make It Easy On Us” premieres on Brooklyn Vegan just ahead of Valentine’s Day. Read the article and watch the dreamy video for the track which is the latest single from The Ocean Blue’s latest album, “Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves” (Korda 020). The video was directed by Typsy Panthre and made right here in Minneapolis, and it features snow, roses, lakes, a chilly David, and a warm Allison.
Typsy Panthre “Hell” PWYW now on bandcamp!
We want you to have and to hold and to hear Typsy Panthre “Hell” as soon as humanly possible! The best way to support their music is to listen and love it. Head to bandcamp to pay-what-you-want for Typsy Panthre “Hell” today. Stream it and share it in all the usual places! Join us in celebrating this fab record 😉
The new album from The Ocean Blue – “Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves” (Korda 020) – is now available. Order CDs, LPs and Limited Edition Red Vinyl Here. The album is also available in all the usual places online, the major streaming platforms, and fine local record stores!