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
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.
My new record “I Want What You Want” is out today! It is also my birthday and I can’t believe how happy it is making me that I have combined the two.
I will get to the point:
I love this record. It was hard to get to in a lot of ways, but I learned more about myself and music and friendship in the process of making it more than probably in any other time of my life. Endless thanks are due to Lyle Hysen, Tom Beajour, Tim Foljahn, Jon Langmead, Michael Brodlieb, Amy Bezunartea, Kendall Meade, Richard Baluyut, and Kirstin McCord. It feels extra good to be releasing a record that means so much to me on my own label Kiam.
The record is available for free online streaming at my Soundcloud page and on Spotify.
Finally, the record is available on limited edition, hand-numbered cd which will ship on Dec. 19 in time for Christmas. Numbers 1-28 have already been sold and there will be no more than 300-500 of these depending on how many orders we get in the coming weeks. Those that purchase the cd will also receive a unique download code for the music now in high quality files through Bandcamp. You can buy the ltd ed cd in the Kiam Store or on the Jennifer O’Connor site. (The new JO’C site has a store with everything, including t-shirts & totebags for $5.)
I really hope you enjoy the record and pass around the Soundcloud link, I’d really love for as many people as possible to hear this record. Oh, also I have handwritten lyrics posted on my new website here.
Thanks so very much.