“Suits” video by Deep Pool

Loving this rocking track from Deep Pool’s brand new LP “Something in the Eye,” and DP songwriter Jeff Kearns’ music video sensibility is a blast!  Release show 10/22/14 @ Turf Club in St. Paul.  Don’t miss any of the above or the below (song, album, video, show)!

Deep Pool! Something in the Eye! Jasmine!

Another killer track from Deep Pool’s debut “Something in the Eye,” which hits the world today!  Here’s Jasmine…join us @ Turf Club 10/22/14 for the Deep Pool release show with Old Gold and Runes av Vaskeri!

Deep Pool “Track n Shop” Video

If you haven’t heard of Deep Pool, perhaps it’s because their captivating debut doesn’t come out til next week.   Titled “Something in the Eye,” this beautiful 9-songer is the funny, smart, very-very cool new-old rock brainchild of Jeff Kearns (The Hang Ups).  The project has spent years evolving and percolating for the right moment, and we’re so excited that the right moment is 10/7/14 on Korda Records!  Here’s an advance song/video to whet your appetite.

Release show 10/22/14 @ Turf Club!

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Jim Ruiz Set Tunes Up for final shows in Minneapolis and Brooklyn

Thanks to an invitation from Gail O’Hara, the JRS postponed retirement last week, and at the same time scored a “natural” hat trick, by accepting an invitation to play Day One of CF 22.  This will be the third time in a row JRS has had the good fortune to be included on Chickfactor’s New York bill.  The festival of pop will take place in Brooklyn at the reliable Bell House, March 20 and 21.   An exhausted Jim reports “It’s been a goal of mine to play on the same bill as Amor de Dias ever since we first saw them play in Minneapolis three years ago.  Check another one off my bucket list!”  Also on the bill will be indie charm-eleons The Lilys, and from Scotland, youngish up-and-comers Withered Hand. Our Brooklyn squad will feature the mellifluous mallet work of Kim Serene and, filling in for her sister Charlotte, the equally talented Allison LaBonne on bass.

Sharing Bill with Bethany Larson and Bee’s Knees Coincides with Premiere of Newly Restored Video

Thanks to another invitation, this time from our friend Bethany Larson, we will be returning to the Aster Cafe this Friday, the 7th.   To coincide with our last show in Minneapolis, we are making available, for the first time, the director’s wife’s cut of the legendary Minneapolis video.  Mark Preston (The Funseekers – Northwoods Holiday, dir.) and his wife Anne, have cleaned up the video, and with the help of a technology I don’t understand, transformed this slice of Minneapolis life in the nineties into a quality that defies all description.  See for yourself!

Pre-order Korda 2 Komp

Korda Records celebrates its fabulous first year with Korda 2 Komp: smashing new tracks from Typsy Panthre, Jim Ruiz Four, The Owls, The Starfolk, The Hang Ups, and “No Money In That” by The Ocean Blue which premiered today in Brooklyn Vegan!

Pre-order Korda 2 Komp on CD here.

$7.99 plus shipping

Release date: 11/30/13

Korda 2 Komp Out Nov 30 2013

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The Starfolk “Into the Clouds” video premiere

The Starfolk teams up with renowned director Philip Harder to make a neo pop art masterpiece!

The “Into the Clouds” video premiered with interview in Impose Magazine, and “Into the Clouds” was also selected as song of the day on GIGsoup, with a glowing review.

The album really is one of the best from 2013 and we at GIGsoup certainly recommend you take a listen. It’s a beautifully written and well produced selection of 12 tracks that simply don’t seem to tire.

Haunting New Video by The Starfolk

The stop frame animated video was made by bandmate Allison LaBonne who captured thousands of dramatic black and white images of Brian Tighe and Jacqueline Ultan in a breathtaking winter snowscape.  The photos were all taken on her iPhone, in the long winter months while The Starfolk were finishing their eponymous debut.  The premiere was featured on examiner.com, and local frames.  “The Great Unknown,” is a single from The Starfolk’s  September 10 2013 self-titled full length on Korda Records.  Both song and video are magical.


Pop Matters Premieres The Starfolk’s “Sleeping Without Dreaming”

“Brian Tighe has exhibited his pop songwriting chops with groups like the Hang Ups and the Owls. Now, with the ’90s rock-loving the Starfolk, he may have crafted his masterpiece, and shares ‘Sleeping Without Dreaming’ with PopMatters…”

Interview right here!

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