Song of the week: Monophonics’ “Bang Bang”

We missed our usual Sunday post for song of the week. Hey, we’re on tour so things slip through the cracks. Our bad. This week it’s “Bang Bang” by Monophonics, a killer band from San Francisco. These guys have been performing for years and are generating a lot of buzz with their upcoming release onMORE

Van time

Our only day off on this tour is today. We’re spending our Earth Day in the van, heading back east to Williamsport PA and the lovely Bullfrog Brewery. We lucked out and got a van with a DVD player. So far it’s been Arrested Development all the way. Soooo good. Johnny Hats also led aMORE

Happy Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2012 is here! We’re delighted that our limited edition 7″ “He Used To Be” b/w “Good Man” is an official RSD selection and now available at stores all over the world. We’re in the van on our to Cincinnati right now for an appearance at Everybody’s Records and a show tonight atMORE

On the road again!

Man does it feel good to be back in the van. Everyone else is sleeping–our first show is in Pittsburgh so that meant an early call time and a long day of driving. I’m enjoying it though: Levon Helm’s Dirt Farmer is on the speakers as the never ending Ohio scenery rolls by. Our heartsMORE

Song of the Week: Norah Jones’ “Happy Pills”

Norah Jones started massaging our ears 10 years ago with Come Away With Me. Since then she’s gone in some cool directions with her music and hasn’t let the success of her first record box her in to a particular sound. Her new record …Little Broken Hearts drops May 1 and is streaming on NPRMORE

News Item: Gets Over You drops today!

For some, it’s been a long wait. For others, this is their first time hearing of us. For everyone, we hope the new album is a record you’ll enjoy for a long time. The vinyl version (180 gram) sounds fantastic. Vinyl junkies, heed the call! Today, The Right Now Gets Over You.  In a goodMORE

Song of the week: Allen Toussaint’s “Yes We Can Can”

I took a road trip with my fam last week and got to spend a few days in cities I love: Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans. We were relying on Spotify for entertainment during the drive so I force fed the kids Stax/Volt, The Meters, and Allen Toussaint. Here’s one of my favorite Allen ToussaintMORE

Gets Over You is almost here! Roll call…

On April 10th, we unveil our second full-length album, Gets Over You. We recorded it in one inspired, exciting week with Sergio Rios of Orgone, in the August heat of Los Angeles. And now it’s just about time to let this cat out of the bag… But at the moment, it’s time for a littleMORE

SONG OF THE WEEK: CORINNE BAILEY RAE’S “CALL ME WHEN YOU GET THIS”

It’s a poorly kept secret that our brothers and sisters in the U.K. are master practitioners of soul, R&B and dance music. There’s a certain identifiable feeling that runs through the music of folks like Sade, The Brand New Heavies, Amy Winehouse, Rod Temperton (who wrote many of MJ’s hits), and Duffy and it reallyMORE