Against Me
September 21st, 2016

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Against Me!
Shape Shift with Me
Total Treble Music
ADDS 9/27/16
CD / DIGITAL

“Raging, tender, organic, erotic and liberating…an album that hits both the brain and the body, simultaneously and without apology.” - NPR

“‘Shape Shift With Me’ is a collection of songs about living, and loving, with improvisational necessity. It’s as bitter as it is utopian: low dirges alongside driving ballads of fleeting love, drizzled with images of death and the occult. Grace wants to build connection, and she builds them throughout ‘Shape Shift With Me’ with ruthless honesty.” - WIRED

“‘Shape Shift With Me’, with its provocative title and explicit, non PC cover art no major label would approve, continues the band’s string of powerfully uncompromising but surprisingly tuneful albums that make you think, but only if you’re not busy thrashing in the mosh pit.” - American Songwriter

"Bolstered by whip-smart lyricism and indelible riffs, Grace bares her sensual, sentimental side – but not without a few swift kicks in the eye." - Rolling Stone

“‘Shape Shift With Me’ has catchy anthems, heavy rock songs and speed rants; it's yet another excellent, and complicated, Against Me! album.” - MAGNET

Grace is reveling in her mess, resulting in an album that is lighter, fleeter, hookier, and more fun than its predecessor.” - Allmusic

“Those who like their alt-punk laced with introspection and intellectualism will continue to like Grace’s music, and perhaps learn a bit about what it’s like to be her as well.” - The A.V. Club

“A sharply penned love letter both to the idea of romance and the people who engage in it, brimming with deep yet concisely expressed emotions that can only be worked out through topof-the-lungs bellowing.” - The Boston Globe

“‘Shape Shift With Me’ finds the veteran punk band reveling in singer Laura Jane Grace’s newfound freedom with hard-hitting results.” - Newsday

Against Me!’s past is still present, as there’s plenty of angst to confront and demons to battle. Laura Jane Grace wrote the best album of her career with ‘Shape Shift With Me’,” - Houston Chronicle


RIYL: Menzingers, Descendents, Clash, Beach Slang
DIRTY: #2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
CLEAN: #1, 4, 5, 12
Clean edits of #3 (Boyfriend) and #6 (333) included in downloads folder!

Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.againstme.net/
https://twitter.com/againstme
https://www.facebook.com/AgainstMe/



Wovenhand
September 21st, 2016

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Wovenhand
Star Treatment
Sargent House
ADDS 9/27/16
CD / DIGITAL

“This is big music, a type of music that we don’t often hear anymore. It’s music for calling down heaven.” – Stereogum, “Album of the Week”

Wovenhand have crafted their hardest-hitting offering to date. Edwards’ musical palette has truly become limitless, and Star Treatment takes Wovenhand’s sound to its most realized and accomplished.” - Noisey

Star Treatment finds Wovenhand rumbling through a batch of songs that find the space between blues-based alt-country and unsettling stoner metal.” – A.V. Club

The music of Wovenhand and songwriter/multi- instrumentalist David Eugene Edwards has always had an unparalleled intensity. Edwards' rich, billowing and emotive voice is always the driving force of his music, but it's catapulted by his spellbinding ability to transform instruments that many people might consider mundane relics - be it banjo, accordion, lesser-known folk instruments from around the world, or even an electric guitar - into devices of dark fury and poignant beauty.

From the apocalyptic revivification of antique Americana of Sixteen Horsepower in the 90s to the threadbare balladry of Wovenhand's early releases, Edwards' music has maintained its celestial heaviness as it evolved. But now in its current incarnation, Wovenhand is a band that fully expands that power with exacting and inventive skill. It's a sound so distinctive and compellingly crushing that even the heaviest of metal bands can't match.

Wovenhand's current lineup includes guitarist Chuck French, bassist Neil Keener (both of Planes Mistaken For Stars) and drummer Ordy Garrison, now joined by piano/synth player Matthew Smith (Crime & The City Solution). Star Treatment was recorded at Steve Albini's legendary Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Sanford Parker, who also helmed Wovenhand's 2014 album Refractory Obdurate.

While Wovenhand ought to be a familiar name to anyone interested in forward-thinking music, the album title Star Treatment isn't a reference to our celebrity culture obsession. Rather, it's a clever reference to concepts of astrolatry, or humanity's enduring interest in the stars of the night sky.

"It's ethereal in its concept," Edwards explains. "There are many layers, as always. I've been paying attention to the stars in the sky and in literature, and it's a theme throughout the album." He adds, "There's more love song style on this in general, which is nice. The idea of what love is and how it's expressed and all these different atmospheres."


RIYL: Swans, Nick Cave, Queens of the Stone Age
TRY: #1, 3, 4, 5, 8

Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://wovenhandband.com/
http://wovenhand.bandcamp.com/
http://sargenthouse.com/wovenhand
https://www.facebook.com/wovenhandofficial
https://www.instagram.com/wovenhandband/



Tess & Dave
September 7th, 2016

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Tess & Dave

Tess & Dave

Friendship Fever Records



ADDS 9/13/16

DIGITAL ONLY

"As show opener, Tess & Dave, took everyone by surprise with their set, and in the glow of stage lighting, the faces of the audience ranged from confusion to rapture. It was medieval, renaissance fair, sometimes 70’s rock with a Bowie-esque sense of borderline-comedic showmanship." – KEXP

"The EP’s opening cut, “Holding My Own Hand,” is a great example of what’s to come, with melting harmonies, swoony strings, a light twang, and what sounds to be the voice of some omnipotent being." – Brooklyn Vegan

Tess & Dave is the new recording project of Tess Shapiro and David Vandervelde. After releasing two vastly different albums on Secretly Canadian, David Vandervelde established himself as one of those "favorite bands" of your favorite band, and one of the best "guitars-for-hire" in the country. Following a relocation from Nashville to Chicago, Chicago to Los Angeles, and then a chance encounter in a Long Beach cafe, Dave met Tess. Together, they were able to leave pain behind, and began writing and recording this collection of songs. Tess & Dave's debut showcases their lush musical compositions in tandem with, at times rueful and wry lyrical expressions of personal heartache, loss and self discovery. Their forthcoming debut full length will be released in early 2017.

Tess & Dave toured the entire US as main support for Father John Misty in the Spring of 2016, playing to sold out crowds every night

Dave lived, learned from, and recorded with the late Jay Bennett (Wilco)

Dave has toured in support of Spoon, Magnolia Electric Company, Dr. Dog, Bobby Bare Jr., Delta Spirit, Blitzen Trapper, Heartless Bastards, and Richard Swift

Dave plays guitar in Father John Misty's live band

• Recorded on the beach with Frank Lenz (Damien Jurado, Starflyer 59, Pedro the Lion) & Eli Thomson (Father John Misty, Everest, Richard Swift)

• Debut release for Friendship Fever Records


RIYL: Father John Misty, Big Star, Tame Impala, Beach House, Wings
TRY: #1, 3, 5
DIRTY: #2




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://friendshipfever.com/

http://www.tessndave.com

https://www.facebook.com/tessanddave

https://www.instagram.com/tessanddave


Wilco
September 7th, 2016

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Wilco

Schmilco

dBpm/Anti-



ADDS 9/13/16

CD / DIGITAL

"Jeff Tweedy is in a remarkable creative period right now" - NPR Music

"There is beauty to behold here... Tweedy’s lyrics (are) as sharp and beautiful as ever!" - Stereogum

"Jeff Tweedy and co. look at the world with a new "joyously negative" perspective" - Consequence of Sound (A-)

"Wilco's 'Schmilco' Is Their Most Pastoral Album in Years" - Rolling Stone

Wilco’s Schmilco is a mostly acoustic record, but that doesn’t mean it’s a tame one. It bears neither the vicious, fuzz-glam guitars of 2015’s Star Wars, nor the dazzling, baroque-ish arrangements that fans have come to expect. But in their place is a spaciousness and chaos that might feel welcome after twenty-some years of enjoyed but now-familiar Wilco releases. Schmilco is loose, and that’s a good thing.

Schmilco is Grammy-award winning Wilco’s tenth studio album and its follow up to last year’s Star Wars. The new album was recorded at the band’s Chicago loft and is released on their own label, dBpm Records.


RIYL: My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Okkervil River, Deer Tick
TRY: #2, 5, 6, 9
DIRTY: #4




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://wilcoworld.net

https://www.facebook.com/wilcohq

https://twitter.com/Wilco

http://anti.com/artists/wilco/

https://www.instagram.com/wilco/


Boxed In
September 14th, 2016

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Boxed In

Melt

Nettwerk



TOP 200 & RPM ADDS 9/20/16

CD / DIGITAL

KCRW Premiere!

Boxed In will enhance your life.” - NME

“DIY but high def, super pop but super cool. This London quartet are killing it.” – Noisey

“‘Jist’ is a punchy electronic track featuring looping vocals, a swelling undercurrent of rumbling synths, and a shiny keyboard melody...” - Stereogum

Following barely a year after the highly acclaimed self-titled debut--which garnered support across BBC Radio 1, Spotify and KCRW and led the band to their impressive live debut at SXSWBoxed In return with sophomore effort Melt, set for worldwide release on September 23. A fresh spin on ‘70s krautrock, ’80s synthpop and ‘90s house and techno, “Jist” jump-starts the next chapter of Boxed In.

The brainchild of Oli Bayston – the singer, songwriter, producer and front-man of Boxed In – “Jist” is a head-turning, expertly-produced cut of electronic pop, keeping one foot firmly in Bayston’s background - intricate piano lines, taut rhythms – but also digging deeper into the dance music influences tightly compacted within Boxed In. The track was produced between Bayston and Dan Carey, and is about, says Bayston, “Getting lost in repetitive thought patterns & the form of the music which emulates that mindset. It's perversely enjoyable to work yourself in to a cyclical mantra from which there's no escape.”

Not content with following the band’s debut so quickly, Bayston continues to expand his reputation as one of the country’s most in-demand emerging producers (he’s currently recording the debut album from Nimmo, and working with Zola Blood among numerous other endeavors). “It’s all about balancing the two roles,” says Bayston, who perhaps – both in multi-tasking, and his nuanced knowledge of dance culture – offers a closest UK answer to James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. “I’m fortunate to be in a position where I can be producer and singer. The two inform each other - I get to see from both sides of the lens.”

Warmly inviting yet coolly controlled, the 11 songs across Boxed In’s second album Melt are experimental, infectious, yet richly detailed (with the accent on midtempo art ache). If Boxed In was essentially a breakup record, Melt is one of reconciliation (with a partner, with your future, and with yourself). Beneath the pristine surfaces lie passionate examinations of choice and change, while a pulsating sense of positivity runs throughout; capturing a young man at a transitional stage, preparing to enter the next, more mature phase of his life.


RIYL: LCD Soundsystem, Metronomy, Hot Chip, Generationals
TRY: #6, 2, 3, 9, 10




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.boxedinmusic.com/

https://twitter.com/boxedinuk

https://soundcloud.com/boxedin

https://www.facebook.com/boxedinuk


Nick Waterhouse
September 14th, 2016

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Nick Waterhouse

Never Twice

Innovative Leisure



ADDS 9/20/16

CD / DIGITAL

Hear Nick Waterhouse Connect With Leon Bridges on “Katchi” - The Fader

"Brisk, self-contained, a little mysterious, and catchy enough to revisit again and again" - Paste Magazine

"His style is all his own" - NPR

"The second coming of soul, infusing a distinctly California surf-rock spin to the genre" - Vogue

"It's sexy, it's smart, and it's definitely worth another round in a bar east of Koreatown in the middle of a dark and stormy night." - Esquire

Nick’s latest Never Twice is a culmination, intensification, and realization of everything he’s been developing throughout this prolific frenzy. Catchier and loaded with more hits than its predecessors, Nick’s new LP is at the same time harder hitting, more rhythmic, more harmonic, more diverse, and more adventurous than any of the excellent work that already separated him from the pack. A cool and elegant post-post-modern cocktail of 1950s r&b and club jazz, mixed with 1960s soul and boogaloo, and shaken with a minimal contemporary sensibility, Never Twice finds the artist taking his time, refining his vision, and speaking with new authority. In five short years Nick Waterhouse has come a long way and it looks like he may have just painted his masterpiece. - Jonathan Toubin


RIYL: Leon Bridges, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Van Morrison, Ty Segall, Allah-Las
TRY: #6 - Katchi (feat. Leon Bridges) and #1, 7, 11, 12




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://nickwaterhouse.com/

https://twitter.com/nickwaterhouse

https://www.facebook.com/nickwaterhousemusic/

https://www.instagram.com/nickwaterhouse

https://nickwaterhouse.bandcamp.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Waterhouse


Wovenhand
September 21st, 2016

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Wovenhand

Star Treatment

Sargent House



ADDS 9/27/16

CD / DIGITAL

“This is big music, a type of music that we don’t often hear anymore. It’s music for calling down heaven.” – Stereogum, “Album of the Week”

Wovenhand have crafted their hardest-hitting offering to date. Edwards’ musical palette has truly become limitless, and Star Treatment takes Wovenhand’s sound to its most realized and accomplished.” - Noisey

Star Treatment finds Wovenhand rumbling through a batch of songs that find the space between blues-based alt-country and unsettling stoner metal.” – A.V. Club

The music of Wovenhand and songwriter/multi- instrumentalist David Eugene Edwards has always had an unparalleled intensity. Edwards' rich, billowing and emotive voice is always the driving force of his music, but it's catapulted by his spellbinding ability to transform instruments that many people might consider mundane relics - be it banjo, accordion, lesser-known folk instruments from around the world, or even an electric guitar - into devices of dark fury and poignant beauty.

From the apocalyptic revivification of antique Americana of Sixteen Horsepower in the 90s to the threadbare balladry of Wovenhand's early releases, Edwards' music has maintained its celestial heaviness as it evolved. But now in its current incarnation, Wovenhand is a band that fully expands that power with exacting and inventive skill. It's a sound so distinctive and compellingly crushing that even the heaviest of metal bands can't match.

Wovenhand's current lineup includes guitarist Chuck French, bassist Neil Keener (both of Planes Mistaken For Stars) and drummer Ordy Garrison, now joined by piano/synth player Matthew Smith (Crime & The City Solution). Star Treatment was recorded at Steve Albini's legendary Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Sanford Parker, who also helmed Wovenhand's 2014 album Refractory Obdurate.

While Wovenhand ought to be a familiar name to anyone interested in forward-thinking music, the album title Star Treatment isn't a reference to our celebrity culture obsession. Rather, it's a clever reference to concepts of astrolatry, or humanity's enduring interest in the stars of the night sky.

"It's ethereal in its concept," Edwards explains. "There are many layers, as always. I've been paying attention to the stars in the sky and in literature, and it's a theme throughout the album." He adds, "There's more love song style on this in general, which is nice. The idea of what love is and how it's expressed and all these different atmospheres."


RIYL: Swans, Nick Cave, Queens of the Stone Age
TRY: #1, 3, 4, 5, 8




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://wovenhandband.com/

http://wovenhand.bandcamp.com/

http://sargenthouse.com/wovenhand

https://www.facebook.com/wovenhandofficial

https://www.instagram.com/wovenhandband/


Against Me
September 21st, 2016

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Against Me!

Shape Shift with Me

Total Treble Music



ADDS 9/27/16

CD / DIGITAL

“Raging, tender, organic, erotic and liberating…an album that hits both the brain and the body, simultaneously and without apology.” - NPR

“‘Shape Shift With Me’ is a collection of songs about living, and loving, with improvisational necessity. It’s as bitter as it is utopian: low dirges alongside driving ballads of fleeting love, drizzled with images of death and the occult. Grace wants to build connection, and she builds them throughout ‘Shape Shift With Me’ with ruthless honesty.” - WIRED

“‘Shape Shift With Me’, with its provocative title and explicit, non PC cover art no major label would approve, continues the band’s string of powerfully uncompromising but surprisingly tuneful albums that make you think, but only if you’re not busy thrashing in the mosh pit.” - American Songwriter

"Bolstered by whip-smart lyricism and indelible riffs, Grace bares her sensual, sentimental side – but not without a few swift kicks in the eye." - Rolling Stone

“‘Shape Shift With Me’ has catchy anthems, heavy rock songs and speed rants; it's yet another excellent, and complicated, Against Me! album.” - MAGNET

Grace is reveling in her mess, resulting in an album that is lighter, fleeter, hookier, and more fun than its predecessor.” - Allmusic

“Those who like their alt-punk laced with introspection and intellectualism will continue to like Grace’s music, and perhaps learn a bit about what it’s like to be her as well.” - The A.V. Club

“A sharply penned love letter both to the idea of romance and the people who engage in it, brimming with deep yet concisely expressed emotions that can only be worked out through topof-the-lungs bellowing.” - The Boston Globe

“‘Shape Shift With Me’ finds the veteran punk band reveling in singer Laura Jane Grace’s newfound freedom with hard-hitting results.” - Newsday

Against Me!’s past is still present, as there’s plenty of angst to confront and demons to battle. Laura Jane Grace wrote the best album of her career with ‘Shape Shift With Me’,” - Houston Chronicle


RIYL: Menzingers, Descendents, Clash, Beach Slang
DIRTY: #2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
CLEAN: #1, 4, 5, 12
Clean edits of #3 (Boyfriend) and #6 (333) included in downloads folder!




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.againstme.net/

https://twitter.com/againstme

https://www.facebook.com/AgainstMe/


Young The Giant
August 17th, 2016

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Young The Giant

Home Of The Strange

Fueled By Ramen



ADDS 8/23/16

CD / DIGITAL

"Home of the Strange, boasts an appropriate title as it sees the band exploring a softer side of rock, as best heard on the latest single from the album "Titus Was Born." - Consequence of Sound

"arguably one of the most underrated bands" - Baeble Music

"Ultimately, Home of the Strange is all about inclusion: Meticulously crafted songs that double as roof-raising anthems invite close listening, which is step one down the road to understanding." - The Boston Globe

NPR Weekend Edition interview!

The wildly adventurous Home of the Strange, the band's third, was produced by Alex Salibian (Elle King, Mikky Ekko) with 2016 Grammy winner for Producer of the Year Jeff Bhasker serving as the album's Executive Producer.

In support of their forthcoming album Home of the Strange, the band brings their captivating live show across North America, with marquee stops at the world famous Radio City Music Hall in New York on Saturday, September 17th, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, October 21st and Aragon Ballroom in Chicago Friday November 4th. Full tour dates listed below, and more info can be found here.

Home of the Strange is the follow up to 2014's Mind Over Matter, which was both a commercial and critical success. In addition to scoring a Top 10 debut on the Soundscan/Billboard 200 chart and Top 5 Alternative Radio hit with "It's About Time," the album received a raft of praise from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and The New York Times who not only raved about how "...the group gobbles up bits of several segments of rock history - prog-rock, boogie metal, Southern rock, soft rock, new wave, dance-rock, and more - and claims ownership of them" but also declared frontman Sameer Gadhia as "one of the great contemporary rock voices." Young the Giant first broke through with their 2010 self-titled debut album, which featured the RIAA-gold certified smashes, "My Body" and "Cough Syrup."


RIYL: Band of Horses, Bastille, Foals, Silversun Pickups
TRY: #1, 2, 6, 8




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.youngthegiant.com/

https://www.facebook.com/youngthegiant

https://twitter.com/youngthegiant

https://www.instagram.com/youngthegiant/


Carl Broemel
August 17th, 2016

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Carl Broemel

4th of July

Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers



ADDS 8/23/16

CD / DIGITAL

Pitchfork premiere!

Carl Broemel (pronounced BRAY-mel) is a member of indie rock stalwarts My Morning Jacket and an accomplished musician in his own right. His new solo album 4th of July is slated for release on August 19 via Broemel's newly formed label Stocks in Asia alongside Thirty Tigers. Co-produced by Teddy Morgan, Bo Koster and Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket both appear on the record, with Koster co-writing a few tracks. Guest appearances also include Neko Case, Laura Veirs, Russ Pollard, Shelly Colvin, Richard Medek and Jordan Caress.

Broemel worked on the record between album and tour cycles in Nashville. Without an imposed deadline, he was able to engage his creative impulses within a space absent of all expectation. Lyrically, the album serves as a kind of journal noting thoughts that had been going on in Broemel’s mind while out on tour, but not on stage. The result is an album that examines the passage of time marveling at how different our lives look now from the engrained images of ourselves that we’ve held onto from the past. Lead single "Sleepy Lagoon" was originally conceived while Carl sought sleep on a Transatlantic flight, but floated in a half-sleep dreamlike state, and the outcome is a track that Consequence of Sounds calls “a slow rolling psychedelic number, rocking like a swaying porch swing”.

In addition to 4th of July and My Morning Jacket, Broemel is currently on tour as a member of Ray LaMontagne's band with a full solo tour coming soon.


RIYL: My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Dr. Dog
TRY: #1, 2, 6
(Edits of #1 + #2 available on downloads page below)




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.carlbroemel.com

https://twitter.com/carlbroemel

https://www.facebook.com/carlbroemel/

https://www.instagram.com/carlbroemel/


Trapdoor Social
August 24th, 2016

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Trapdoor Social

Trapdoor Social

Self-Released



ADDS 8/30/16

CD / DIGITAL

Sunshine is all monster hooks and full-blown chorus, snarled guitars warping anthemic vocal harmonies." - PopMatters

Trapdoor Social’s Merritt Graves and Skylar Funk met in an Environmental program at Pomona College and bonded over a shared concern for the future of the planet. They started off on a journey to make music and do some good along the way.

The duo introduced themselves with the 2012 EP Death Of A Friend, a driving, emotive alt-rock experience. Produced by Curt Schneider, the EP features Death Cab For Cutie’s Jason McGerr on drums. The EP made waves when “Like You Never” became the #1 listener-requested track on KROQ’s “Locals Only” show, and the second single “Away” enjoyed radio play from a number of major market stations around the US (including regular rotation on Q87.7 in Chicago) and a national Discount Tire/America’s Tire commercial for much of 2014-15.

In May 2014, Trapdoor Social released the Science of Love EP, which explored both sides of Skylar and Merritt’s influences as songwriters. As the boys started work on the EP, they decided to channel their music toward an environmental initiative in their community. They partnered with a few great non-profits and used their unreleased EP to raise $35k of solar roofing, which they are donating to Homeboy Industries. The 6.4 kW project represents 100% of the fundraiser’s earnings and will be installed soon.

Trapdoor Social toured 2 laps around the US in the summer of 2014 with new members Eyal Dahan (drums), Louie Gonzalez (guitar), and Patrick Griffen (bass), with Ben Ebert taking over drumming duties since. The following December, the band toured to Colorado Springs to play RXP1039’s Christmas festival. Having discovered that the local high school (Mesa Ridge HS) marching band program was underfunded, the boys decided to record a song with the band to help launch a fundraiser to help keep the program alive and promote the benefits of music and arts education in the public school system.

“Fine On My Own” was released on April 20th, 2015 and has been on high rotation in Colorado and played in other major markets. The song attained “Hall of Fame” Status on Las Vegas’s X107.5 nightly contest “The Beatdown” by winning ten times in a row. Trapdoor Social toured to Colorado in May 2015 and promoted the fundraiser by organizing and performing a benefit show with the marching band. The fundraiser brought in over $7K for the school.

The band's "Sunshine" single is already seeing success around the country, including being voted #1 on KROQ's "Locals Only" show and winning the KXTE "Beatdown" contest ten nights in a row, qualifying the track for the station's 2016 "Hall of Fame".


RIYL: Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie, Young The Giant, Arcade Fire
TRY: #4, 1, 3, 5, 13




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.trapdoorsocial.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TrapdoorSocial/

https://www.youtube.com/user/TrapdoorSocial

https://twitter.com/TrapdoorSocial

https://trapdoorsocial.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/trapdoorsocial

https://www.instagram.com/trapdoorsocial/


Cass McCombs
August 24th, 2016

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Cass McCombs

Mangy Love

Anti-



ADDS 8/30/16

CD / DIGITAL

Cass McCombs writes songs for rainy days. Over the last 15 years, he has perfected a specific style of low-key, dusky mood music suited for long, gray weekends spent indoors with the blinds closed. . . his are songs you sing to yourself, wandering around the house, looking for something to do. And judging by ‘Opposite House,’ the first single from Mangy Love, he may be starting to go stir crazy.”- Pitchfork “Best New Track”

Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. It’s a career that’s twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them. His new record, Mangy Love, ventures into realms of experimental soul, twisted psychedelia, and straight-up rock, resulting in a sound that articulates his live show better than ever before. Thematically, it’s far darker, tackling heavy issues through McCombs’ uniquely cracked lens of (often-times hilarious) lyrical wit and acumen toward subtlety. Hip-hop and Beat poetry influences have never been more evident, with several songs employing a speech-style and clever fast-paced wordplay. There are guest appearances by many fellow musicians of his tribe ranging from Angel Olsen to Blake Mills, under the production of veteran Rob Schnapf, and the overall result is his most immediate and up-beat record to date.

Angel Olsen’s vocal contribution to ‘Opposite House’ by Cass McCombs is pretty subtle . . . But the result is gorgeous, and makes perfect sense, since they’ve got a shared knack for crafting heart-wrenching rock music on the traditional end of the songwriting spectrum.” - FADER “Songs You Need In Your Life This Week”

“Count your lucky stars that a world now exists wherein Cass McCombs and Angel Olsen are on the same track: “Opposite House”...” - SPIN “Favorite Songs of the Week”

Noisey Interview: Cass McCombs and the Cosmos


RIYL: Tallest Man On Earth, Angel Olsen, Ariel Pink, Andrew Bird, Iron and Wine, The War On Drugs
DIRTY: #2, 8, 11
TRY: #4, 7, & Clean Edit of #8 (included in DL folder)




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://cassmccombs.com/

https://twitter.com/cassmccombs

https://www.facebook.com/CassMcCombs/

http://anti.com/artists/cass-mccombs/


toyGuitar
August 31st, 2016

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toyGuitar

Move Like a Ghost

Fat Wreck Chords



ADDS 9/6/16

CD / DIGITAL

"Jack Dalrymple may be punk rock’s most underrated crooner. Having fronted the likes of One Man Army and Dead To Me, he’s a scene veteran who’s always starting new bands to chase new sounds. His latest act, toyGuitar, is Dalrymple’s best approximation of classic punk and power-pop" - The A.V. Club

"keeping the momentum rolling with six more jams that are equally infectious" - Noisey Music

On the heels of their first full-length In This Mess, toyGuitar continue to ride a massive wave of acclaim with the EP Move Like a Ghost. The fanatics have been feening for another hit and the 6 songs on Move Like a Ghost are the perfect dose of toyGuitar’s unique blend of edgy garage rock, 70’s protopunk, and undeniably melodic pop. More than just a continuation of their last album, toyGuitar dial their perfectly executed brand of referential and innovative rock up a notch on Move Like a Ghost. Of course, the element that puts toyGuitar’s sound over the top are the silky vocals of Jack Dalrymple (One Man Army, Swingin’ Utters, Dead To Me), and they are on full display throughout the EP. From the initial sizzling blast of energy “Peach Fuzz” to captivating melody of “Stoned Under a New Moon,” Move Like a Ghost delivers all the charms that toyGuitar have become known for, with some new twists thrown in along the way.

Recorded and mixed by Chris Dugan (Green Day)

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: One Man Army, The Strokes, The Stooges, Plague Vendor
TRY: #1, 2, 4




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
https://twitter.com/t0yGuitar

http://toyguitarband.com/

https://www.instagram.com/t0yguitar/

https://www.facebook.com/toyguitarband/

https://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/117

https://toyguitar.bandcamp.com/


Ray & Remora
August 31st, 2016

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Ray & Remora

Startle It Up

Aeronaut Records



ADDS 9/6/16

CD / DIGITAL

“It’s smart, evocative dream-pop that at times recalls the likes of Camera Obscura, Saint Etienne, (certain periods of) Yo La Tengo and, on the opening track “The Happening,” Belle & Sebastian…File under: New indie-pop sophisticates.” - BuzzBandsLA

“Synths wave and whizz, offset only by a lone guitar line which weaves itself through like a bolt of lightning. It’s somewhat familiar territory, treaded by the likes of Purity Ring and MS MR, yet has a futuristic quality to it, as though it could be where pop’s headed next.” - Consequence of Sound

"To bounce back from the particularly unpleasant demise of a difficult relationship, Amanda Walker of Los Angeles indie band Ray & Remora had to tap into some wretched feelings for the song "Soft Brown Heart," from the band's upcoming album, Startle It Up. Walker (Remora) and Dan Crane (Ray) harnessed that bad energy into an intense set of lyrics, them put them on a bed of percussion, accented with hand claps and snaps, and added a Yo La Tengo-influenced guitar solo that Crane says is his favorite, resulting in a song that doesn't shy away from that pain but doesn't wallow in it, either. Startle It Up is due out on September 16." - AllMusic


RIYL: MS MR, Neko Case, Camera Obscura, Belle and Sebastian
TRY: #1, 3, 4, 5




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://rayandremora.com/

https://twitter.com/rayremora

https://www.facebook.com/RayandRemora/

http://www.aeronautrecords.com/


Pirate! Karaoke Party @ CMJ 2015
October 6th, 2015


RSVP here!

Both Douglas and Steve from Pirate! will be on panels this year! You can read more about both of them here!

You can also pre-submit questions for the college-day panels here!

Pirate! 11th Annual CMJ Day Party
October 10th, 2014



Join us at Fontana's (105 Eldridge b/w Broome & Grand) on October 22nd from Noon-6pm in NYC for the 11th annual Pirate!/Anti-/Epitaph Party during CMJ!

Please RSVP here and feel free to spread the word!

Live music from:
The Hush Now
Archie Powell & The Exports
The Crookes
Son Little
YAWN

Party will start at noon and go til 6pm.
Drinks will be available to those that come early.
Free stuff will also be available to those that come early.

Extra special thanks to all of our sponsors:
Anti- / Epitaph
Modern Outsider
Old Flame
Backbone

Whether you are there or not follow along with what we're doing via our Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook


Thanks!
Your friends @ Pirate!
#pirateplayground
#cmj2014




Pirate! heads to SXSW
March 5th, 2014



Going to Austin? Wondering where we'll be? We are adding to our SCHED daily which you can find here:
http://austin2014.sched.org/piratepirate

Also, three of the labels that we send you everything from are having official showcases which you should check out:

Modern Outsider Showcase (WED 3/12):
https://www.facebook.com/events/655863204472406/

Anti- Showcase (THU 3/13):
https://www.facebook.com/events/263797483782270/

Old Flame Records Showcase (FRI 3/14):
https://www.facebook.com/events/425137327589760/

Be sure to call or write if you are going too so we can all hang out, all our info is right here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/contact/

And whether you are going or not, follow along with all the action here:
http://www.twitter.com/piratepirate

http://pirateplayground.tumblr.com

http://www.facebook.com/piratepromotion


Thanks!
Your friends @ Pirate!