Posts Tagged ‘2009’

Chris Knox

Posted on June 16th, 2009

A few years back I was introduced to Chris Knox’s genius via the kiwitapes blog. I immediately connected to the sound of his voice, his lyrics, and for sure the production of his many records. Upon learning that I was gonna be lucky enough to travel on tour to New Zealand earlier this year I knew I just had to meet the man behind it all. A few emails were sent and with a bit of luck I was invited over to his house for tea and some snacks! I only a had a few of his various bands records at home and none with me… So I dropped a ton of dough at a local record shop picking up the entire Toy Love catalog along with a few other records…

As the door to his house opened I was overcome with a nervous fan boy feeling I hadn’t felt since I was 16 or so. Our meeting was brief, only 3-4 hours, but in that time we made plans to tour together this upcoming year and made plans to record a single together as well. I found Chris to be so unjaded and so full of ideas and life. A few days back before our LA show I received a text from our NZ promoter letting me know Chris had suffered a stroke. I was pretty shook up but put everything I had into the show that I could muster up. I have had quite a few days to think to myself how lucky I was to meet Chris and how much hope he gave me for my own future as an artist. Here’s hoping for a speedy and successful recovery for Chris and his family! And if you haven’t heard Toy Love, Tall Dwarfs, The Enemy or his countless solo records please do yourself a favor and hunt them down. It might change your life… It did mine.

NEW SHATTERED RELEASE: Hunx and His Punx – Teardrops On My Telephone

Posted on June 10th, 2009

Here’s the brand new release from Hunx and His Punx, “Teardrops On My Telephone.”

You can order the limited-edition 7″ with full-color sleeve from Goner here.

And you can listen to all three songs here and get them as high-quality MP3s with the artwork for $1.98 below.

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West Coast Tour starts soon

Posted on June 9th, 2009

Here are two posters for our show at the Echo. All the dates to your right.


Photos from Brazil

Posted on June 5th, 2009

We had great time in Sao Paulo .. Heres some of Mateus Mondini’s pics from the show.

New Album! Download the First Single Now!

Posted on May 28th, 2009

The new album is called Watch Me Fall and it’s out on August 18 on Matador Records.  The first single is “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” and you can download it right here.

Watch Me Fall (cover)

There’s some info on the album at the Matador site here.

And we added a few shows – heading to South America for the first time next week, and then headlining Lobsterfest in Ohio.
June 2 VICE Magazine Brasil Launch at TD Eventos, Sao Paulo
June 4 VICE Magazine Argentina Launch at Excursionistas Athletic Club, Buenos Aires
June 6 Lobsterfest, Athens, OH

Jay Reatard – Greatest Messes

Posted on March 30th, 2009

This is a compilation of some of my favorite tracks before I started recording as “Jay Reatard” – songs from The Reatards, Lost Sounds, Final Solutions, Nervous Patterns, Destruction Unit, and Terror Visions. There’s never been anything like this and I hought it’d be a good way to launch my store. 15 songs for $7.99 ain’t bad. You can listen to all the songs, and buy it buy clicking the button below.

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