CATCH ST. LENOX AT SXSW, WED. 3/14 @ UNCLE DOUG’S & AUNT MARLA’S UTTERLY DISAPPOINTING HARDCORE MATINEE @ THE SIDEBAR (1:30PM-SOLO), THE ASIAN-AMERICAN SXSW SHOWCASE @ LAMBERT’S DOWNTOWN BARBECUE on THUR. 3/15 (11pm-with band). Meanwhile read this great interview with Andy in Bloomberg Law. https://bol.bna.com/lawyerrocker-to-play-sxsw-showcase/
Very happy to see Earwig premiere another long-form video from “Pause for the Jets” on the excellent BrooklynVegan site. Filmed in Athens, Ohio and the most excellent ACE OF CUPS nightclub in Columbus, this dream-like video features Drag-Queen/GLBT activist Nina West and company along with members of Earwig. You can purchase the record/CD at finer independent record stores, https://midheaven.com/item/pause-for-the-jets-by-earwig or digital outlets such as ITUNES or AMAZON.
Mary Lynn’s “My Animal” has been getting a great deal of play in the U.K. with some nice plugging from Spotify, she recently inked a licensing agreement with our old friends at Bank Robber Music (who also work with Merge, Numero and Thrill Jockey). This is her first video from her Mug & Brush Sessions.
2016 has been a very exciting year for Anyway with well received records from Connections, St. Lenox, Mary Lynn, Earwig and Closet Mix. St. Lenox, Connections, Mary Lynn and Earwig have already appeared on several best-of-the-year lists including Popmatters, All Music, Blurt, WFDU and more. All these titles can be ordered on LP through midheaven.com or by messaging us. For a limited time, you can purchase all four titles (St. Lenox “Ten Hymns”, Connections “Midnight Run”, Mary Lynn “My Animal” and Earwig “Pause for the Jets feat. Lydia Loveless on one track”) for $40 postage included. If you are interested in a limited Anyway tee-shirt designed by Nicholas Nocera (Alison Rose) or a silkscreen Anyway 25th Anniversary poster please message: [email protected] (paypal is the same address)
St. Lenox releases his follow-up today after his well received debut “Ten Songs of Memory and Hope”, early praise for “Ten Hymns”
Stereogum: “Choi’s voice is one of the most striking instruments in music today, a harsh and commanding howl that reminds me of John Darnielle, Michael Stipe, and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart but is something entirely its own. His subject matter is equally transfixing and unique, a mix of queer love songs, protest music, and savvy observations about the modern American experience.”
Consequence of Sound: Top 10 Songs of the Week
Vulture: This Week’s Best New Music
John Darnielle: “St. Lenox is so good and should be massively famous and revered.”
Bloomberg Big Law Business: “This Thurgood Marshall ode is unexpectedly catchy.”
Noisey/VICE: “St. Lenox, he of the nasal baritone and piercingly observant quotidian lyrics, is back … ‘People From Other Cultures’ is not an easy song, but like all of Choi’s music, it’s casually beautiful.”
Earwig’s duet with Lydia Loveless “wasted on you” makes Stereogum’s top five songs of the week, listen and enjoy (and pre-order the record from midheaven.com)
Impose ran a small video story on St. Lenox and his great new song, “People from Other Cultures” from his new LP, “Ten Hymns from My American Gothic” released Oct 21 on LP/Digital with CD to be released soon after (with his debut as an added bonus)! You can purchase this song now via ITunes, Amazon! And pre-order the entire LP via midheaven.com http://www.imposemagazine.com/tv/st-lenox-people-from-other-cultures
The first single and video from Earwig’s forthcoming Anyway/LFM debut “Pause for the Jets” had it’s premier on Stereogum this week. Due to pressing issues, the release has been pushed back to 11/4 but in the meantime enjoy this video! Pre-order LP+bonus 7″ and CD via midheaven.com
Mary Lynn takes her glowing reviews (“best breath of musical air I’ve heard all year-Fred Mills) to the East Coast this weekend. She plays at Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow Street, Brooklyn with Best Behavior, No Ice and Sic Tic, on Sunday Oct. 2. The night before she plays Boontunes, 613 Main St., Boonton, New Jersey 07005 with No Hope Kids Beach Bod, Pheller and Poor Lenore. Her shows are stunning and you can also pick up her new record/CD.