Our pals in Pocket Vinyl are about to hit the road on their most ambitious tour to date. Called the ‘Perimeter of the Nation’ Tour 2015, the path will literally take the piano/painting duo around the whole of the contiguous 48 states of our great nation. There still a few gaps they are looking to fill so drop a line if you can help. The group is also wrapping up another successful Kickstarter campaign for the new album ‘Tin’ that they have been working on with the wonderful Brad Bensko here in New London (there’s still time to pitch in and help them reach some additional goals for the record which will be their first full-length vinyl release). Thought he record is expected to land until later this year, thye’ve leaked out a new, unfinished track as a teaser and it’s a lovely affair indeed. Check out the stream of “Run” on Pocket Vinyl’s Bandcamp and mark the dates below to catch Pocket Vinyl at a show near you!
POCKET VINYL’s PERIMETER of the NATION Tour 2015
February 13 – Worchester, MA – Electric Haze 9 PM
February 18 – New London, CT – The Telegraph 7 PM
February 19 – Mansfield, PA – Mansfield University at The Hut 9 PM
February 20 – Binghamton, NY – Cyber Cafe West 9 PM
February 21 – Bryn Mawr, PA – Omar’s Hookah Cafe 7 PM
February 22 – Lancaster, PA – The Other Theater at F&M College 8:30 PM
February 23 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar 9 PM
February 24 – Norfolk, VA – Borjo’s Coffehouse 7 PM
February 25 – Appomattox. VA – Baine’s Books 6 PM
February 26 – Roanoke, VA – The Bazaar 8 PM
February 27 – Roanoke, VA – Hollins University 8 PM
February 28 – Blacksburg, VA – XYZ Gallery
March 1 – Greenville, SC – Radio Room
March 3 – Murfreesboro, TN – Two Tone Art Gallery
March 4 – Decatur, AL – The Leonard Nimoy Center 7PM
March 5 – Cleveland, MS – Hey Joe’s 10 PM
March 6 – Little Rock, AR – TBA (confirmed, waiting for exact location)
March 7 – Providence Village, TX – Derrick and Nicole’s House 8 PM
March 8 – Fort Worth, TX – Fairmount Community Library
March 9 – Denton, TX – J and J’s Pizza 8 PM
March 10 – Norman, OK – Dope Chapel 8 PM
March 11 – Albuquerque, NM – The Tannex
March 12 – Santa Fe, NM – Duel Brewing 7 PM
March 13 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Hive 7:30 PM
March 14 – Pheonix, AZ – The Trunk Space 7 PM
March 16 – Morro Bay, CA – Otter Rock Cafe 6 PM
March 17 – Nevada City, CA – The Old 5 Mile House 6 PM
March 18 – Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewing 8 PM
March 20 – Berkeley, CA – Garden Shows 7 PM
March 21 – Roseville, CA – Beatnik Books 7 PM
March 22 – Napa, CA – Living Vine Church 7 PM
March 24 – Cottage Grove, OR – Axe & Fiddle
March 25 – Portland, OR – The Tardis Room 9 PM
March 26 – Olympia, WA – The Northern 8 PM
March 27 – Tacoma, WA – House show 8 PM (email us for address)
March 28 – Bellingham, WA – Alternative Library
April 1 – Spokane, WA – Checkerboard Bar
April 6 – Minot, ND – Pangea House 7:30 PM
April 7 – Aberdeen, SD – Red Rooster Coffee House
April 9 – La Crosse, WI – The Root Note 9:30 PM
April 10 – Chicago, IL – Everyone’s Coffee at JPUSA
April 12 – Chesterton, IN – Church gig TBA
April 13 – Chesterton, IN – Red Cup 6 PM
April 16 – Cincinnati, OH – The Rake’s End
April 17 – California, PA – Cook and Maid
April 18 – Lock Haven, PA – Avenue 209 7 PM
Violent Mae’s debut is currently burning up the charts at college radio hitting #88 on the CMJ Radio 200 Chart in only its second week at the format. Now, they’ve debuted a haunting new video at the wonderful UK blog GoldFlakePaint for ‘Long Hard Wait’. The clip features one long segment from the excellent and haunting Vincent Gallo vehicle Buffalo 66. It’s a match made in heaven (or more likely hell) and the effects will stick with you long after viewing. Deeply and darkly beautiful and frightening at once, pure Violent Mae. Here’s what Tom Johnson of GoldFlakePaint had to say about the vid and the group:
“A rich, evocative moment and a reminder that sometimes the most special bands are quietly going about their business, somewhat undetected, but with the ability to shape the very fiber of your day.”
We’re excited to welcome Violent Mae to the Telegraph Recording Company family of bands and we’re kicking the partnership off in grand style with a full-campaign for their debut CD to college radio around the country. The band is already well-known here in Connecticut but we’re looking forward to introducing them to the world beyond. The duo of Becky Kessler and Floyd Kellogg are playing a bunch of shows in the coming months but are also busy at work on their sophomore release which is expected to hit late summer or early fall this year. In the meantime, here’s a recent video release for “Worn Out My Welcome” for your viewing pleasure.
Ryan’s Smashing Life has world premiered Daphne Lee Martin‘s cover of TV on the Radio‘s ‘Ambulance’ The track features guest musicians Graham Thompson on vocals and David Keith on drums with Martin providing the rest of the instrumentation and vocals. The track is the third in a series of covers (preceded by Tom Waits‘ ‘I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You’ and Cory Brannan‘s ‘Easy’) that DLM has been releasing this fall as she continues work on her fourth full-length due out out in 2015.
We’re proud to welcome Phonosynthesis to the Telegraph family of bands. The group (previously known to folks in the know here in Connecticut as the Isaac Young Quartet) is giving us a taste of great stuff to come with their first single ‘Birth of a Machine’ which premiered recently with true blog love from our friends over at Lonesome Noise. It’s a Headhunters-esque jam full of tasty licks and we can’t wait to hear more from their debut in 2015! Check it out now.
Pocket Vinyl will be hitting the road again this fall, sharing some dates with Daphne Lee Martin. Check out more at their site HERE.
Some new material from New Haven’s Elison Jackson for your listening pleasure. Teasing a new album? We sure hope so!
The CT Music Awards has released the list of finalists for the 2014 awards which will be given out in Hartford at the Bushnell on June 10. Congratulations to Telegraph Recording Artists Elison Jackson (Song of the Year, Best Rock), Bedroom Rehab Corporation (Best Metal), Fake Babies (Best R&B/Soul/Funk), Daphne Lee Martin (Best Singer/Songwriter), and Isaac Young Quartet (Best R&B/Soul/Funk, Best Jam Band, Best Jazz), for making the final cut (and here’s to bringing the trophies home)!
Of course we’re biased toward our Telegraph team of nominees but heart-felt congratulations go out to all of the nominated acts and to the organizers of this fun celebration of our immensely talented music community here in Connecticut. View all of the nominees here: Connecticut Music Awards Finalists.
Matt Gouette returns with a batch of five songs on his new ep ‘Sunnyside’. The collection is the first release in some time from the prolific pop auteur and is full of the expected hook-laden guitar rockers and symphonic keyboard jams. Stream the record below or stop by our shop in New London for a physical copy today!