Tuesday, December 30, 2008

December 30, 2008

Haley Bonar got a pretty stellar review from Absolute Punk. Check it out here.

What to Wear During an Orange Alert is sponsoring two upcoming Chicago shows, check them out if you're in the area -
One for the Team: 01.02.09 - Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL
Now, Now Every Children: 01.11.08 - Schuba's, Chicago, IL
For more information on their January tours, check out the shows page.


Monday, December 29, 2008

December 29, 2008

Culture Bully posted some pretty nice photos of A Night in the Box at the 7th Street Entry. Check out the post here.

Hot Biscuits showed it's love for Afternoon Records (We love you too Hot Bizzies!) Check out the love note.

Brad and Ian have been working hard on a new design for afternoonrecords.com. Look for the overhaul sometime in the next few days!


Friday, December 19, 2008

December 19, 2008

Sometimes we have news. Like today.
Who is opening for Soul Asylum tonight in the First Avenue Mainroom? A Night in the Box! That's right.

One for the Team
made yet another top 10 list on You Know How I Do. You can catch OFTT opening up for The Hopeful's CD release party in the First Avenue Mainroom on Saturday.

Music for Robots
can't stop chatting about Haley Bonar's newest endeavors and continues to praise "Big Star," which seems to be hitting a lot of Top 10 lists as well.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

December 18, 2008

We trust City Pages ...
They just named "Big Star" from Haley Bonar and "Status Quo Ante Bellum" from The Wars of 1812 as two of the top 10 Local Albums of 2008!xoxo,

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December 17, 2008

AWESOME things for YOU to check out:

One for the Team did a live session for Daytrotter yesterday. Keep your eyes peeled for that on Daytrotter.com as it gets posted in the coming days.

"Let Me Know," the most recent single from A Night in the Box, just grabbed the attention of the folks at Hear Ya. They had some nice things to say. Read it here.

Now, Now Every Children's CD release show got a stellar review from Culture Bully. You can read their glowing comments here.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December 16, 2008

Afternoon Records is proud to welcome Tarlton to it's lovely, little, talented family!
Interested in connecting with Tarlton? Check out his myspace and facebook. Oh, and there is a Tarlton website you should bookmark too.


Monday, December 15, 2008

December 15, 2008

Seriously the best YouTube find in quite sometime.
Enjoy this new video from The Poison Control Center.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

December 11, 2008

Afternoon Records has some rad holiday special. Check out our front page and enjoy!

And don't forget about tomorrow's CD release show for Now, Now Every Children!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

December 10, 2008

In this week's Decider you can check out a question and answer session with Now, Now Every Children's Cacie and Brad. Check it out here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 9, 2008

Now, Now Every Children: CARS is out today! YAY!

Next month, One for the Team will be featured on the new season of Real World: Brooklyn. And it will be totally awesome.


Monday, December 8, 2008

December 8, 2008

The Minnesota Daily just published a piece a about the Twin Cities' best Indie Labels, and happened to give Afternoon Records a stellar review. Check the article out here.

Just announced: Now, Now Every Children will be a part of the line up at the Bamboozle festival in New Jersey this May.

"Cars" is out tomorrow in stores, and Now, Now Every Children's CD release party is Friday at the 7th Street Entry.


Friday, December 5, 2008

December 5, 2008

AbsolutePunk.net totally dug Ian's recent mixtape that he posted on MFR.
Check out how people love on the mix here.


December 5, 2008

Making a Top 10 list for 2008? Don't forget about our recent releases from Afternoon Records!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

December 4, 2008

Haley Bonar has added two New York dates to her January schedule, check them out!

01.09 - Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
01.10 - New York, NY The Mercury Lounge


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 3, 2008

Now, Now Every Children are The Daily Chorus' newest Buzzseeker!

Also, it's nice to have Ian back in our offices. Here is a touching moment between him and Katie --


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 2, 2008

Hey Dudes,

Check out this raw awesomeness...

One For The Team is on NPR!

Click to read NPR Piece


Haley Bonar is on Largehearted Boy's Best of List!

Click to read Largehearted Boy Piece

sooo good. delish.


Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1, 2008

Totally buy this record.


Monday, November 24, 2008

November 24, 2008

Haley Bonar has two great shows coming up this week!
Friday, November 28, Haley is playing a show in her old digs in Duluth, at the Teatro Zuccone, and Saturday, November 29, she'll be playing a show at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.

And here is another video from Haley, about life on the road with Hayden this summer!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008

Now, Now Every Children has a little January jaunt planned: make your winter plans accordingly.
01/09 - Wausau, WI Rockwater 6PM
01/10 - Metamora, IL Johnny's 6PM
01/11 - Chicago, IL Schuba's 6PM
01/12 - St. Louis, MO The Bluebird 7PM
01/13 - Columbia, MO Mojo's 7PM
01/14 - Kansas City, MO The Record Bar 8PM
01/15 - Des Moines, IA The Vaueveille Mews 6PM
01/17 - Lincoln, NE Box Awesome 6PM

And don't forget about their CD release party.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008

Available now on iTunes!

Patrick, splits-master of the Poison Control Center, has also been up to some shenanigans of epic proportions. Stay tuned.


Monday, November 17, 2008

November 17, 2008

One for the Team recently updated their tour schedule (check out the shows page for their recent update,) but while on the road, they keep it awesome by filming video updates.

I think this recent update explains some of the deep and profound workings of Elliot and Ian.


Friday, November 14, 2008

November 14, 2008

Haley Bonar is playing a show at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI tonight!
She also recently posted a video documenting her tour with Hayden.

One for the Team added more tour dates in January! But on a sad note, they had to cancel some shows in December. If you're planning on catching them on the road with the rest of the cool kids, check out this updated tour schedule!
11/14 - Tampa, FL Transitions Art Gallery All Ages 6PM
11/15 - Pembroke Planes, FL Talent Farm All Ages 6PM
11/16 - Fort Myers, FL Music Factory All Ages 6PM
11/17 - Orlando, FL Central Stations 6PM
11/18 - Cocoa Beach, FL Chilil Pepper 8PM
11/21 - Vineland, NJ Hangar 84 7PM
11/22 - Brooklyn, NY Downstairs at Europa 6PM
11/24 - Metamora, IL Johnny's Coffee House 6PM
11/25 - Madison, WI The Annex
12/03 - Northfield, MN St. Olaf College 8PM
12/04 - Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen 8PM
12/06 - Pittsburgh, PA Brillobox 8PM canceled
12/08 - St. Louis, MO Bluebird 6PM canceled
12/10 - Kansas City, MO Record Bar 8PM canceled
12/11 - Denver, CO Hi-Dive 6PM canceled
12/14 - Lincoln, NE Box Awesome 7PM canceled
12/15 - Omaha, NE The Waitroom 7PM
12/16 - Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews 6PM
12/17 - Iowa City, IA Picador 8PM
12/19 - Wausau, WI Rockwater 6PM
01/03 - Lexington, KY Al's Bar 8PM
01/07 - New York, NY Heirloom Arts Theatre 7PM
01/08 - Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theatre 7PM
01/12 - St. Louis, MO Bluebird 8PM
01/13 - Columbia, MO MoJos 8PM
01/14 - Kansas City, MO Record bar 8PM
01/16 - Moorhead, MN Concordia College 8PM


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 11, 2008


For an unknown reason, Now, Now Every Children is not available on iTunes today, as we originally expected.

However, all online sales for "Cars" will start shipping today!



Monday, November 10, 2008

November 10, 2008

From time to time the guys of We All Have Hooks for Hands show up on webisodes of "Vermillion."

Their latest guest starring appearance is pretty hilarious – 9 out of 10 Bowl Appetit connoisseurs agree.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 5, 2008

Haley Bonar was featured on the Current TV last week. Check out the video!


Monday, November 3, 2008

November 3, 2008

Two Afternoon Records bands, both with new releases due out soon, will be opening for huge/awesome acts that happen to be drifting through the Twin Cities.

First, on November 7th, Spiritual Mansions will opening for Little Joy, the latest project from Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Check them out at Station 4 in St. Paul!

Then, Now, Now Every Children will be opening for The Rosebuds at the Turf Club November 16! It will be awesome, check them out!

Oh, and the best news of all ... We All Have Hooks for Hands are finishing up their follow up to 2007's "The Pretender." Details coming soon!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October 21, 2008

Holy SPIN, Batman!

One for the Team
did an instudio at Spin Magazine last month. They posted it on spin.com today, check it out!

One for the Team
and The Poison Control Center will be playing at the Afternoon Records - Vitriol Independent Promotions CMJ Showcase. Check it out if you're in New York for the Music Marathon - October 22, 12PM at Rehab.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008

Big show tomorrow night at the Walker!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October 14, 2008

Starting today, Now, Now Every Children are posting a new song every day this week from their new album, "Cars," which will be out on Dec. 9.

One for the Team also announced more tour dates:

10.18 – Wausau, WI @ Rockwater
10.19 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
10.20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose ^
10.22 – New York, NY @ Rehab (CMJ) ^
10.25 – New York, NY @ Rehab (CMJ)
10.26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
10.27 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
10.28 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
10.29 – Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
11.02 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub *
11.03 – Mt. Vernon, IA @ Cornell College *
11.04 – Vote!!
11.05 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie's *
11.06 – Columbus, OH @ Bernies Distillery *
11.07 – Detroit, MI @ the Belmont *
11.08 – Lexington, KY @ Al's Bar *
11.10 – Murfreesboro, TN @ Club 527 #
11.13 – Tarpon Springs, FL @ Neptune Lounge #
11.14 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery #
11.15 – Pembroke Planes, FL @ Talent Farm #
11.16 – Ft. Myers, FL @ Music Factory #
11.21 – Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84 #
11.22 – New York, NY @ Downstairs at Europa #
11.24 – Metamora, IL @ Johnnys Coffee House #
11.25 – Madison, WI @ The Annex #

^=w/So Many Dynamos
*=w/Dressy Bessy
#=w/Asteria and Select Start


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

September 30, 2008

Haley Bonar has added new tour dates, check them out!
10/04 - Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe 9PM
10/05 - Cambridge, MA T.T. the Bear's Place 8PM
10/07 - New York, NY Hiro Ballroom 7PM
10/08 - Brooklyn, NY Union Hall 8PM
10/09 - Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio 8PM
10/10 - Evanston, IL The Space 8PM
10/19 - Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet 8PM
10/20- Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet 8PM
11/01 - Duluth, MN Decc Auditorium 8PM
11/02 - Fargo, ND The Venue 8PM

Spiritual Mansions' Ryan Harris is featured on the cover of this month's Code Magazine. Find pictures of the whole Spiritual Mansions crew when you pick up the entire issue.
Spiritual Mansions have also released the tracklisting for "Touched" their new album due out late 2008!

1. Smart Hurts
2. State Song
3. Perfect Man
4. Lady Cascade
5. Jenny
6. Song for a Liar
7. The Sweeter Side
8. What I Miss the Most
9. Your Something
10. I'm Gonna Break His Heart
11. Three Day Weekend


September 29, 2008

Last week was another spectacular week on CMJ when One for the Team hit #50 and A Night in the Box hit #136 on the Top 200 charts!

Now, Now Every Children will be playing with Mates of State tonight at the Fine Line! Check it out if you're in town - doors are at 7!


Friday, September 19, 2008

September 19, 2008


This week on the CMJ Top 200 One for the Team hit #46 and A Night in the Box climbed to 103!

A Night in the Box will be playing on Cambridge Square all the next week. If you're in the Boston area, check out the sidewalks, and you might hear our favorite banjo.

Haley Bonar will be playing with Andrew Bird in New York City at the Hiro Ballroom. Click here for a full list of tour dates.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11, 2008

Congratulations to The Wars of 1812 for being #4 Picked to Click!

A Night in the Box
are about to hit the road and play 5 exclusive dates in Cambridge Square, where they will rock it in the sidewalks for the fans. ANITB will also be celebrating there awesome debut at #144 on this weeks CMJ charts.

The Poison Control Center are joining Dressy Bessy for a stint on their tour later this fall, check out the tour dates and see if you can catch the amazing live version of "Give It A Try" from their newly released "Give It A Try" 7":
10/31 - St. Louis, MO The Duck Room 8PM
11/01 - Kirksville, MO The Dukum Inn 8PM
11/02 - Chicago, IL Abbey Pub 8PM

Who is on PopMatters right now? Oh, Haley Bonar, that's who.

One for the Team fell to a not so shabby #47 on CMJ this week.
Next week they're on tour. Check them out if they're in a city near you.
09/12 - Minneapolis, MN The Whole 6PM
09/14 - Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge 8PM
09/16 - Toledo, OH Frankie's
09/18 - Lakewood, OH Hi Fi Concert Club 8PM
09/20 - Providence, RI The House of Chris 8PM
09/21 - Boston, MA The Church 6PM
09/22 - Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theatre 7PM
09/23 - Asbury Park, NJ The Saint 8PM
09/24 - Brooklyn, NY Trash Bar 8PM
09/25 - New York, NY Cake Shop 8PM
09/26 - Pittsburg, PA Smiling Moose 9PM
09/27 - Virginia Beach, VA Club Relevant 8PM
09/29 - Wilson, NC Luna Bean 6PM
09/30 - Chapel Hill, NC Mansion 462 6PM
10/02 - Columbia, MO MOJO's 6PM
10/03 - Kansas, MO Record Bar 8PM
10/05 - Omaha, NE Waiting Room 8PM
10/06 - Vermillion, SD Raziel's 8PM
10/07 - Fargo, ND The Aquarium 8PM
10/08 - Duluth, MN University of Minnesota, Duluth 8PM
10/11 - Northfield, MN Carleton College, The Cave 8PM

Finally, welcome Meredith, our newest, most awesome intern to our Afternoon Records family by sending her an email at info@afternoonrecords.com and saying hi!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September 2, 2008

It's a Tuesday, and that's James Bond code for a lot of news.

Now, Now Every Children have tracks listed for their upcoming LP, available in November:
1.) Not One, But Two
2.) Everyone You Know
3.) Have You Tried
4.) Sleep Through Summer
5.) Friends With My Sister
6.) In My Chest
7.) Headlights
8.) In The City
9.) We Know Martha Webber
10.) Little Brother
11.) Cars

A Night in the Box's "Write A Letter" ADDED at #14 on the CMJ charts this week, while One for the Team's "Build It Up" climbed the charts to #43 on the Top 200.

A Night in the Box has an upcoming, killer show with The Brass Kings on September 12 at Lee's Liquor Lounge.

There is a real cool show for students in the Minneapolis area on October 16, check out The Walker for a FREE Student event and see Now, Now Every Children, We All Have Hooks For Hands and Crescent Moon is in Big Trouble.And yes. Now is the time to pick up your copy of "Give It A Try" the new Poison Control Center 7".


Friday, August 29, 2008

August 29, 2008

Well it's about time.

No one is happier than we are to let you know that the PCC 7" "Give It A Try" is now available for sale in the Afternoon Records online store.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

August 7, 2008


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

July 29, 2008

Haley Bonar recieved a 7.1 on Pitchfork! Check out the review here!

Friday, July 25, 2008

July 25, 2008

Awesome things are happening around Afternoon Records ...
And it's more than Buckwheat getting trapped on our bookshelf ...

For her 6th week on the CMJ Top 200 Radio Charts, Haley Bonar hit #66!

Now, Now Every Children
is in today's Star Tribune. Check that out here!

One for the Team will be on tour again next week, check out the dates:
08/01 - Bozeman, MT Filling Station 6PM
08/02 - Spokane, WA Zombie Room 6PM
08/03 - Seattle, WA The Mix 6PM
08/05 - Portland, OR The Know 6PM
08/08 - Hollywood, CA Knitting Factory 6PM
08/09 - Long Beach, CA Blue Cafe 5PM
08/10 - Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction 7PM
08/11 - Las Vegas, NV Rejavanate 5PM
08/12 - Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts 6PM
08/13 - Flagstaff, AZ Hotel Monte Vista 6PM

Alyssa, Ian and Buckwheat.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

July 16, 2008

Haley Bonar charted #45 on the CMJ Top 200 this week! Be sure to pick up a copy of "Big Star," it's amazing.

We All Have Hooks For Hands are running a MySpace special until Monday. This week only, you can pick up "The Pretender" for $5 exclusively on their MySpace page.


Monday, July 14, 2008

July 14, 2008 Part II

And! Now, Now Every Children's "Everyone You Know" will be featured on tonight's episode of ABC Family's "The Middleman" at 9 p.m. CST. Check it out!


July 14, 2008

Poison Control Center played 80/30 last week and it was awesome. Check out this video montage, it explains it all. Oh yeah, and go buy all 4 records PCC has out on Afternoon Records.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

July 9, 2009

The Poison Control Center is going out on tour with Apples in Stereo!
We're excited. They're excited. You should be excited too. Check out the dates!

07/18 - Louisville, KY Headliner's Music Hall 8PM
07/19 - St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill Duck Room 8PM
07/21 - Iowa City, IA Picador 9PM
07/22 - St. Paul, MN The Turf Club 8PM
07/23 - Omaha, NE Waiting Room 8PM
07/25 - Denton, TX J&J's Pizza
07/26 - Dallas, TX Song Of Hermann Hall 8PM
07/27 - Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room 8PM
07/28 - Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Music Cafe 8PM
07/29 - Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge 8PM
07/30 - Blacksburg, VA The Lantern 9:30PM
07/31 - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Masonic Temple 8PM
08/01 - Chicago, IL The Beat Kitchen 8PM
08/02 - Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live 8PM

It's SO awesome. Catch them if you can!

Alyssa & Katie

Monday, July 7, 2008

July 7, 2008

Multiple choice quiz from Afternoon Records.
Which is best?

a.) Haley Bonar will be on KARE 11 Tomorrow, Tuesday July 8 at 10AM.

b.) Now, Now Every Children are going to be on tour! Here are their dates!
07/13 – Madison, WI Café Montmarte
07/16 – Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
07/18 – Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
07/19 – Sedalia, MO Twisterz
07/21 – Omaha, NE PS Collective
07/22 – Lincoln, NE Box Awesome
07/26 – Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
08/04 – Missoula, MT The Badlander
08/05 – Spokane, WA Mootsy’s
08/06 – Portland, OR The Know
08/09 – Long Beach, CA The Blue Café
08/13 – Springfield, MO The Outland Ballroom
08/16 – Minneapolis, MN The Beat Coffeehouse

c.) Two of your favorite bands are in the studio, recording again: Mouthful of Bees AND We All Have Hooks for Hands!

d.) Haley Bonar added more tour dates!
07/09 - Madison, WI Wisconsin Union Terrace
07/11 - Minneapolis, MN Orchestra Hall
07/12 - Rochester, MN St. John's Block Party
08/02 - Evenston, IL Space
08/21 - Mears Park, MN Mears Park

e.) Now, Now Every Children have new T-shirts and they're on sale!
(this is a picture of me wearing one ...)
f.) all of the above!

Answer: F! All of the above! (duh.)


Thursday, July 3, 2008

July 3, 2008

Tonight at the MMAA Patio Nights: Battle Royale and We All Have Hooks For Hands! 7 p.m., all ages, $5.

A Night in the Box got a HUGE review in Culture Bully, read it here. Pick up their new record on our Store!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July 1, 2008

Some very exciting Haley Bonar news today! The first is that "Big Star" found itself on the Star Tribune's "Best New Albums of 2008 (So Far)" list, read the piece on HERE.

But, what is very cool, is that Haley was featured on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" today, listen to the piece HERE.

Above, is Haley's performance in-studio at 89.3 The Current.

More news to come,

Thursday, June 26, 2008

June 26, 2008

Haley Bonar continues to destroy universes. She charted #55 on the CMJ Top 200 this last week and has been playing great shows on the road with Hayden. Above is her performance of "Ransom" at The Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR on 6.23.08 (courtesy of Breaking Blog).



Wednesday, June 18, 2008

June 18, 2008

Haley Bonar was the top debut on the CMJ Top 200 hitting #64 this week! And on the charts for the Coalition of Independent Music Stores Haley was #44 most sold record!

Photo by Dominck Mastrangelo

Looking for a good show? A Night in the Box is hitting the road! Catch them at one of these dates:
06/18 - New York, NY The Delancey 7PM
06/19 - Philadelphia, PA The Millcreek Tavern 9PM
06/24 - Columbus, OH Bernie's Distillery 8PM
06/26 - Green Bay, WI Stir-Ups 8PM
06/27 - St. Paul, MN Turf Club 8PM

And check out the shows page to see when your fave AR bands are on tour!

Alyssa and Katie

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June 17, 2008

Haley Bonar debuted at #64 on the CMJ Top 200 charts today! She's still out on the road, here are her remaining tour dates with Hayden:

06/17 - Tucson, AZ Plush 8PM
06/18 - San Diego, CA The Cabash 8PM
06/20 - Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour 8PM
06/21 - San Francisco, CA Cage du Nord 8PM
06/23 - Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre 8PM
06/24 - Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern 8PM
06/27 - Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center 8PM
06/28 - Chicago, IL Schubas 8PM
06/29 - Detroit, MI Magic Bag 8PM

Battle Royale is also out on the road. Check out our SHOWS page for more dates!


Monday, June 16, 2008

June 16, 2008

Be sure to check out Haley's tour dates so you can catch her on the road!


Thursday, June 12, 2008

June 12, 2008

Haley Bonar's "Big Star" has already received over 60 rave reviews world-wide, and it is only two days after it has come out. Tonight will be the crazy celebration in its honor, be sure to be there!


Monday, June 9, 2008

June 9, 2008

Tomorrow is "Haley Bonar Day" all around the world. Tomorrow, Haley Bonar's "Big Star" comes out in stores everywhere. It is also available on iTunes and through our online store, click "Store." Seriously, let's talk about this, it is an amazing record.



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