Tomorrow WV White will release their follow-up to their self-titled debut, with NPR already jumping on the bandwagon and the U.K. magazine Bearded comparing the new record to The Replacements and Guided by Voices, we are very thrilled with this record. Available at finer independent record shops and Amazon, I-Tunes etc, or order from: https://midheaven.com/item/house-of-spiritual-athletes-by-wv-white.
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)
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
Limited screened posters designed and numbered by Nicholas Nocera from AlisonRose.com for the Anyway 25th Anniversary will be available at the shows and through Alisonrose.com. Thursday night line-up at Spacebar: Counter Intuits, The Whiles, Long Odds (Adam Elliott/Kristen Elliott/Mike O./Philip Kim/Jared Phillips), Jenny Mae. Friday at Ace of Cups (sold out): The Mountain Goats/Cheater Slicks/Tristen/St. Lenox/Mary Lynn—START TIME HAS CHANGED TO 7:30! Saturday @ Ace of Cups: Chuck Cleaver (Wussy, Ass Ponys), Appalachian Death Ride, Moviola, Kyle Sowashes, Cowboy 2929 (pre-sale tickets only $5 http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1288405).