It's that time again....POTLUCK PIZZA PARTY to kick off HOPSCOTCH!
Check out all the deets on the Potluck day of celebration!!
The first release form Carrboro NC's de Fontaine!
The Single "Trouble"!
Give a listen then go "like" them on FB
The fantastic new album "Set Your Sights" from The Good Graces is
Noisey says it's "really emotional and really good." And No Depression describes it as being "filled with atmospheric Americana and lush indie-folk tracks ... set apart by Ware’s warbling Southern drawl (recalling early Sonia Leigh)." My mom says "The music is excellent. Some of the words are too sad." Give it a listen and decide for yourself.
Debut self titled album from Bleeder is OUT NOW!
Bleeder Album Review
"This is one of the year’s most important releases for a variety of reasons, but chief among them is the vulnerability display therein."
Great New Video from Bleeder for the song "If You"
Organos has a new video!
Created & directed by Chapel Hill visual artist Jerstin Crosby!
Two rad kids (Cogan and Max) made a video for North Elementary's "Forever Time". They had a license to do whatever they wanted. This is what happened. Conceived, shot, directed, acted and edited by Cogan and Max McMichaels.
SURPRISE!!! NEW THE LIBRARY IS HERE FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!
Message from Matt
"All records are labor of love for anyone who makes music. We all love what we do. This record is no different, but it was harder to wrap up for some reason. This record took us 5 years to finish. We started tracking this album on the day that I found out Jennifer was pregnant with Piper. I obsessed and second guessed myself about every little detail for a long time. I mixed and remixed and thought about every little option for way to long. In the end, I don’t think anyone other than myself will ever notice the tiny little changes made, and I came to the realization that I was being ridiculous. I decided to let it go and put it out into the world."
ORGANOS / FAULTS Split 7" Out April 20th!
Super limited run of lathe-cut 7" vinyl by Wesley Wolfe at Tangible Formats!
Organos' "Please Hold," is a sharp, biting tune about a friendship falling apart, and it's the band's most polished track by far. Faults, meanwhile, offers low-key bummer lyrics behind fuzzy guitars and an upbeat rhythm. The songs share a rough-around-the-edges charm, and they make for wonderful complements to each other. - Allison Hussey
JOSHUA CARPENTER PREY TELLS OUT NOW!
Prey Tells is Carpenter’s sophomore effort. While Full Flight exuded a laissez-faire let's-see-what-happens attitude, Carpenter has since tightened the screws. In doing so, he has managed to create a cohesive collection of music that eschews bombast and pretense, acknowledges like-minded forbears without leaning on them too heavily, and suggests that it's not just mud down there in the rock and roll well.
Douglas Cowie Blog "So Long, Souvenir" Song of the Week!
"To say that Joshua Carpenter makes really nice countryish pop music, and writes really nice countryish pop songs is both somehow accurate and underselling things at the same time. There’s a washed-out quality to the songs that sounds relaxed without being lazy, and a general songwriting sensibility that leans towards Alex Chilton..."
On Full Flight:
INDY Week (NC)
"Full Flight's pedigree instead traces back through songsmiths Tobin Sprout and Matthew Sweet to Robyn Hitchcock and Ray Davies—nostalgia obsessives unafraid to dress their melancholy in pop trappings."
Beachwood Sparks' Brent Rademaker Best of 2011 (Pitchfork)
We Have The New North Elementary Album Ready Just For You!
"As the excellent Carrboro rock band North Elementary has aged, its become more relaxed, and yet somehow also more focused. The band's eighth record, ...and every color you have ever seen, still find the long-running crew deploying swirling sonic tracers, but its North Elementary's tightest and most concisely attractive record. Songs burst and thrust with efficient verve." - IndyWeek
Another great review of "A Series Of Circles"! Thanks Indyweek!
What A Series of Circles builds to, ultimately, is the cousin of Greil Marcus's ever-cited concept of "old, weird America." With its balance of acoustic guitars and fuzzed-out feedback, its tales of loss and isolation and woe, and its rhythms of collapse and decay, Stray Owls represent a sort of new, weird America—one born in Mebane. - FULL REVIEW HERE
Great review of "A Series Of Circles" from Blurt Magazine!
"As the album unfolds, sonic ghosts of everyone from Nick Drake, Syd Barrett, and Elliott Smith seem to hover benevolently in the ether, as layered acoustic guitars and close-mic’d vocals conjure a profound intimacy, one which is also tinged with sufficient amounts of sonic looniness to prevent the listener being lulled into complacency." - READ FULL REVIEW HERE
Check out the second song release from Stray Owls off of their upcoming album "A Series Of Circles"
Hey You! The first song/video off of the Stray Owls upcoming release "A Series Of Circles"!
To celebrate 10 years of the odd rock Le Weekend released "It Can't Be Youth, It Can't Be Youth"
Limited Edition 12" Vinyl Available! also....Check out this short interview about the band here
Check out the brand new album "Joypop Turbo" from Durham NC's Beauty World!
Shelles have a great new album! Check it out!
Welcome Boxing to the Potluck family! Listen to their new album "Windows and Doors"!
Long awaited sophomore release from See Gulls is here! Listen to "Curtain Call" Now!!!
THE EVIL TENORS
ESTON & THE OUTS
THE FLUTE FLIES
THE GOOD GRACES
KNURR AND SPELL
ROGUE BAND OF YOUTH
THE SECOND WIFE
THE WIGG REPORT