Thursday, January 31, 2008

January 31, 2008

The dreamboat boys of Poison Control Center received an 8.0 on Three Imaginary Girls today, read the review here!


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January 29, 2008

Crazy CMJ day today!

The Battle Royale climbed to #20 on the CMJ Top 200 Charts! This is a big deal.

And! I, Colossus climbed to #77 on their 6th week on the CMJ Top 200.


Monday, January 28, 2008

January 28, 2008

Now, Now Every Children's first EP, Not One, But Two is now available for pre-order at our store! We will be shipping those out on Feb. 11. Also, Now, Now Every Children will be celebrating the release of the EP on Feb. 16 at the Beat with Poison Control Center.

The Battle Royale's Wake Up, Thunderbabe is now available on iTunes. So if you haven't picked up your copy, here's another chance.


Sunday, January 27, 2008

January 27, 2008

The Poison Control Center just posted a great tour-documentary-ish video. Totally worth the sit down.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

January 22, 2008

The Battle Royale's "Wake Up, Thunderbabe" debuted at #30 on the CMJ Top 200 today! It is the highest charting and debut from any Afternoon Records release ever. Totally cool.

I, Colossus also climbed the CMJ charts today, landing at #90 on the Top 200 and #27 on the RPM Top 40.


Monday, January 21, 2008

January 21, 2008

Poison Control Center are home from their tour! Here is a video from their final show of their tour in Des Moines, IA at the Vaudeville Mews on Jan. 18.

Tons of press came in this weekend on The Battle Royale, I, Colossus, and PCC, so be sure to check out the press page.


Friday, January 18, 2008

January 18, 2008

Mouthful of Bees
and A Night In The Box are playing tonight at First-Avenue's Best New Bands of 2007 showcase. Be sure to go! Along with the showcase, the Bees are on the cover of this week's, read the article here.

I, Colossus was featured in today's editions of the Pioneer Press and the St. Louis Daily. Read those articles on our Press page.

The Battle Royale continue to buzz with a new set of shows on Feb. 7 with MGMT and Feb. 14 with Dance Band. Check out the shows page for more details.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

January 17, 2008

The Battle Royale just hit #1 most popular on The Hype Machine!

Hype Machine only keeps songs up for three days, and BR is on their third day on the popularity list, so check it now! Like, right now!


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

January 16, 2008

The Battle Royale charted #3 on the CMJ Top 20 ADDs chart yesterday (ahead of the Juno soundtrack, but just behind Magnetic Fields). The BR dance factory also received a great review from My Old Kentucky Blog yesterday as well. Read that feature here. Furthermore, BR are #7 on Hype Machine's popular list today. Check that out here.

Mouthful of Bees have a big feature in this week. So pick up a copy! Be sure to check the Bees and A Night in the Box at the Best New Bands of 2007 showcase at the First-Avenue Mainroom on Friday night too.

I, Colossus is currently on tour, touring big time. They charted #114 on the CMJ Top 200 chart and charted #27 on the CMJ RPM Top 40 chart yesterday as well.

Also touring is Poison Control Center who, along with I, Colossus, have received quite a healthy bit of tour press. Check out our press page for more.


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

January 9, 2008

The Battle Royale are featured in today's issue of the City Pages and Music For Robots. If you have yet to pick your copy of "Wake Up, Thunderbabe," run as fast as you can to our Store page and order one!

I, Colossus charted #135 on the CMJ Top 200 and #35 on the RPM Top 40 charts yesterday. The good sirs of I, Colossus are heading out on tour starting Friday. Here are their tour dates:

01/11 - Fargo, MN @ Red Raven 6PM
01/12 - Duluth, MN @ Beaner's Central 8PM
01/14 - Ames, IA @ Bali Satay House 9PM
01/15 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews 5PM
01/16 - St. Louis, MN @ The Bluebird 8:30PM
01/17 - Lincoln, NE @ Box Awesome 6PM
01/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Beat Coffee House 8PM

Speaking of tours, Poison Control Center are tearing it up on the road as you read. The Knoxville Metro Pulse and the Dayton Daily News both ran features on the band. Please visit our Press page for more details.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

January 7, 2008

Chris Farstad of Mouthful of Bees won the second annual Ugly Sweater Contest in Stillwater, Minn. It's true. To find out more, click here.

The Battle Royale have been hitting the blogiverse streets in a big way. Check out reviews from Puddlegum, The Music Slut, Reveille Magazine, and More Cowbell.

One for the Team placed #3 on Metro Magazine's Top 8 Bands to Watch in '08. Click here to read the article.


December 28, 2007

The Battle Royale CD Release Party is tomorrow night at the 7th St. Entry (5pm, All Ages, $7) with We All Have Hooks For Hands and Haunted House. Both the Star Tribune and ran features on the show. It will be a great event, so be sure not to miss it.

If you can't make it to the show, you can now order their new album at our store.

Mouthful of Bees made several of the Star Tribune's Year End Lists for 2007 today as well. They made the Critics Poll Best of 2007 list, were voted the #2 Best Song of 2007 with "The Now," the #9 Best Live Act of 2007, and the #9 Best Album of 2007; read the articles here.

Mouthful of Bees will be playing their first show since August on January 6 at the Triple Rock. Be sure to be there!


December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays! We have two Christmas Eve things for you:

- Daytrotter featured the Poison Control Center today! It features a Christmas song even! Read it here.

- Now, Now Every Children posted a video all about their upcoming shows!


December 20, 2007

Young Dudes was featured on three killer blogs today, check out the reviews here: Panda Toes, Rock Sellout and Largehearted Boy.


December 19, 2007

News for you!

We are happy to announce that A Night In the Box and Mouthful of Bees have been selected to play in the "Best New Bands of 2007" showcase at the First-Avenue Mainroom on Jan. 16th. It's going to be a great show, so mark your calendars.

Haley Bonar spent last weekend performing with Andrew Bird at the Guthrie and had a blast. Thanks to all of you who caught the shows.

Spiritual Mansions and Now, Now Every Children both picked up cool opening slots fast approaching. Spiritual Mansions are playing with the A-Sides and Division Day at the 7th St. Entry on Feb. 26 and Now, Now Every Children are opening for Beach House and Papercuts at the 7th St. Entry on March 25.

Lastly! Dec. 29th is the big Battle Royale CD Release Show at the 7th St. Entry. It's an all ages party and it will be awesome. You can pre-order your copy of the new album now at our Store.

Extra lastly! We will be posting our NEW website around Christmas, so stay tuned - it's pretty freaking awesome.

Woot woot for the mega update,

December 11, 2007

We have some holly jolly holiday specials up for you to enjoy! Click here to visit our Holiday Store. We especially encourage our mystery box, because it is full of holiday joy - not to mention all the mystery! I mean, it could be anything in there, even a boat!

Snowflakes and gumdrops,

Ian and Alyssa

December 9, 2007

Just wanted to let everyone know that Young Dudes has a wicked in-store performance tonight at the Urban Outfitters in Uptown, Minneapolis (3006 Hennepin Avenue) at 6:00. Come out and rock and then pick up a pair of these sweet socks.

Besties, Ryan

December 6, 2007

The Poison Control Center will be heading out on tour yet again starting the moment 2008 begins. Here are their tour dates:

12/31 - Minneapolis, MN at the Nomad
01/03 - Chicago, IL at the Museum of Contemporary Art
01/03 - Chicago, IL at Schubas
01/04 - Dayton, OH at the Nite Owl
01/05 - Cincinatti, OH at the Northside Tavern
01/06 - Lexington, KY at the Dame
01/08 - Knoxville, TN at the World Grotto
01/09 - Athens, GA at the Caledonia Lounge
01/11 - Shreveport, LA at the Jack Rabbit Lounge
01/12 - Denton, TX at Rubber Gloves
01/13 - Austin, TX at the Mohawk
01/14 - Lawrence, KS at the Eighth Street Tap Room
01/15 - Lincoln, NE at Box Awesome
01/16 - Omaha, NE at O'Leavers
01/17 - Iowa City, IA at the Mill
01/18 - Des Moines, IA at the Vaudeville Mews
01/18 - Iowa City, IA on Iowa Public Radio at the Java House

A killer tour for a killer band. If you are still curious about the mysterious force that is The PCC, check out their Virb Page to stream their entire album. Below is a taste of what you'll see if you catch a show!

xoxo, Ian

December 5, 2007

I, Colossus charted #76 on the CMJ Top 200 charts yesterday, which was an amazing jump! In two days, we will be celebrating the release of this killer record at the 7th St. Entry in Minneapolis (Dec. 7, 5pm, All Ages). Ladyslipper and Now, Now Every Children are opening. Hope to see you there!

xoxo, Ian


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