Wheat have announced a string of Fall dates in support of the deluxe reissue of their debut album, Medeiros, and their upcoming mini album, Wishing Good Things For The World.
We hope to see you out there!
“For the past decade or so, it’s been hip to use terms like orchestral pop, and drop “auteur” names like Brian Wilson and Jimmy Webb. Eric Matthews was there first and does it best.” - MOJO
EM - ”[He] makes arrangements strong enough to make George Martin blush.” – Rolling Stone
Eric’s music has been praised by Rolling Stone, New York Times, Billboard, MOJO, Boston Globe, and everybody else in-between. Our love affair for Eric’s music goes back many years to the release of his debut record under the name “Cardinal” (a collaboration with Australian singer/songwriter, Richard Davies) – it was just re-issued by Fire Records in the UK. Cardinal was one of the most critically acclaimed records of the 90′s and is considered to be one of the most important records of that time (if you haven’t heard it, we recommend tracking down a copy). Eric went on to release stellar solo records with Sub Pop and then Empyrean (throughout the last 20 years). Please check back soon for release details.
“…some of the most creative, enthralling music that Tucson has laid claim to in many moons” – Tucson Weekly
Every once in a while a band comes along that really grabs your attention – and for we folks here at Shorebird – Best Dog Award is that band. Best Dog Award is a party of three, twenty-somethings hailing from the deserts of Tucson, Arizona. A flurry of dreamy, yet spontaneously chaotic guitar meets droning electric organ only to be topped off by delightfully stripped down rhythms to create perfectly matched tones. These guys have already shared the stage with artists such as Vampire Weekend and Youth Logoon and will be playing plenty of shows (hopefully in your town) in the near future. Check back soon for full release details, in the mean time, check out the video for “Successful” off of the upcoming EP here.
BEST DOG AWARD presents: “Successful” from Felt Film on Vimeo.
Shorebird is thrilled to welcome Building Birds to the Shorebird family. Building Birds began in Flint, Michigan, United States in early 2014 when long-time friends Ashley Peacock (vocals, guitar) and Johnny Mason (bass) began writing songs in Johnny’s living room with the intent of starting a shoegaze band. Coming from diverse musical backgrounds and experiences, and instead of forcing things, the duo let the writing take its natural course and ended up with a delicious mix of American indie and British pop with overt shoegaze influences. In the spring of 2014, Todd Gilbert was brought in to drum and Taylor VonBrockdorff fell into second guitar duties. Check out their band page here and stay tuned for updates!
Shorebird is thrilled to launch Project Carousel with award winning author and illustrator David Macaulay with exclusive music and LP’s from Volcano Choir, Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon / Red House Painters), and unreleased music from the late great Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Company).
Project Carousel a multimedia initiative to raise, much needed, funding and awareness for the Looff Carousel at Crescent Park in East Providence, Rhode Island. We have put together a dream team of our friends to create a series of art that will truly honor the history of Charles I.D. Looff and his showcase carousel. This includes: illustrated visual art by award winning (multiple Caldecott, MacArthur Fellowship, etc,) author and illustrator David Macaulay, multiple albums (12″ collections of songs that are being exclusively written for this project) by Volcano Choir, the amazing Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon), unreleased music by the late great Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Company – curated by Chris Swanson, founding partner at Secretly Canadian), and our inaugural short film here at Shorebird. These collections are limited to 3500 copies each and are only available through this indiegogo campaign. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.