Pick up a copy of Tim Foljahn’s excellent new record Songs For An Age of Extinction at your local indie retailer, through iTunes or Amazon, or right on the Kiam Records website. The LP is limited to 250 copies and is on blue translucent vinyl!
The album is streaming all week on Spinner, so give it a listen!
Great new review over at Dusted!
Tim is touring with label mate Jennifer O’Connor all month – come out and see a show!
March 6 Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar – Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + Pet Milk + Death Rattle
March 7 Washington DC – Velvet Lounge – Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + Jaabs + Donut Go There Zine Release
March 8 Greensboro, NC – The Green Bean – Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + Alexa Wilding
March 9 Durham, NC – The Garage @ Motorco – Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + jphono1 + Alexa Wilding
March 10 Asheville, NC – Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + On The Take
March 11 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern – Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + Milton Hall
March 12 Atlanta GA – The Five Spot – Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + Tunabunny
March 13 New Orleans, LA Prytania Cafe – Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + Alexa Wilding
March 14-17 Austin, TX SXSW
March 18 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + Alexa Wilding
March 19 St. Louis, MO Foam Beer & Coffee -Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + Alexa Wilding
March 20 Chicago, IL Township (formerly Pancho’s) Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + Advance Base
March 21 Columbus OH – The Summit – Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + Saintseneca + DJ Adam Elliott
March 22 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe – Jennifer O’Connor + Tim Foljahn + The Working Poor
The men of Choo Choo la Rouge live in Boston (Chris), Providence (Vinnie) and San Francisco (Jon) – and despite being geographically challenged shall we say, they are having a pretty active start to 2012.
Well, Chris (pictured above in the sun) and Vinnie (forefront of shot/curly haired) have a new band called The Chrome Dreams. They are playing this Friday, January 20 at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA with The 90’s, Honest Bob and Father Octopus. Be there or be somewhere else.
You’ll be able to hear Choo Choo la Rouge proper on the January 29th episode of Showtime’s Shameless. The show will feature the almost-title track from 2009’s Black Clouds, “Black Cloud.” If you listen closely, you will be able to hear Kiam label mates Jennifer O’Connor and Amy Bezunartea singing back-up vox in the choruses.
Finally, CCLR are playing a show!! Yes, the band will be playing together for the first time live in jeez…a couple of years? We are actually not sure. But we do know that we are all pretty damned excited around here at the Kiam headquarters. The show is on March 1 at Church in Boston. And if that’s not enough to get you excited, also on the bill: Thalia Zedek(!!!), Jennifer O’Connor and Cotton Candy (Mark Robinson’s band!!)
Putting in my request now to hear Regular Guy, I’m a Truck, The Kind of Noise.. and Worse Mistakes on March 1.
SINCERELY, JO’C and associates at the Kiam Recording Company
Tim Foljahn is a Michigan-born, New York-based singer-songwriter/guitarist who has more than likely played on one of your favorite records.
Some highlights from the tip of his iceberg-sized resume: He was the guitarist on the first two Cat Power records. He toured with and worked on the final Townes Van Zandt recordings. He lent his guitar skills to Half Japanese as well as the Boredoms. He played on the fantastic Thurston Moore solo record Psychic Hearts.
All the while, Foljahn released a series of his own brooding and lovely song cycles and experimental recordings under the moniker Two Dollar Guitar. With Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley on drums and a revolving cast of band and tour mates, including Smokey Hormel, Chris Brokaw and Christina Rosenvinge, the group released six albums on Shelley’s Smells Like Records label.
Songs For An Age Of Extinction is Foljahn’s first “song-based” record since Two Dollar Guitar’s The Wear and Tear of Fear from 2006 and his first release for Kiam Records. The wait has been long, but worth it.
Songs For An Age Of Extinction will be out on March 6, 2012 (digital, cd and limited edition blue vinyl). Foljahn will be touring in March (including SXSW) with Jennifer O’Connor.
TOUR DATES (more dates TBA)
March 2 New York, NY Cake Shop w/ Jennifer O’Connor & Ma’am
March 6 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar w/ Jennifer O’Connor & Pet Milk
March 9 Durham, NC Garage Bar @ Motorco w/ Jennifer O’Connor
March 10 Asheville, NC Lexington Avenue Brewery w/ Jennifer O’Connor & On The Take
March 12 Atlanta, GA The Five Spot w/ Jennifer O’Connor & Tunabunny
Acoustic JO’C (rocking a Wild Flag tee)
Swan Song (for Bella)
The track in question is the opener from 2009’s Black Clouds, “The Relentless Money Love Blues.” You may be familiar with those blues? Most of us are. In any case, this song sounds incredible blasting out of the car stereo speakers, I imagine it does on a motorcycle as well? Can you hear music when you are on a motorcycle? These are questions I do not have the answer to.