Monday, June 9, 2014

In-Store Performance Seattle = NO

Performing in-store at the Seattle Everyday Music 
1520 10th Ave
Saturday June 14 @ 3 p.m.!

After a spate of personal misadventures in 2010, NO was born through the chance encounter of Bradley Hanan Carter and Sean Daniel Stentz at a local LA diner. Bonding over stories of disastrous relationships as well as their mutual admiration for storytelling artists like Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan, Johnny Cash and Lou Reed, the two decided to unite and build something for themselves. 

Native New Zealander Carter states, “We wanted something to believe in. It sounds kind of dramatic, but there was really nothing to wake up for at the time.” This came at a stage when he found himself divorced, bankrupt and experiencing a new kind of alone after deciding to walk away from the lifelong religious beliefs of many friends and family back home. “I think for some of us, we’ve been so worried about where we’ll go when we die, that we’ve never really thought about where we should go while we’re still alive.”
Fast forward a few months, add in more like-minded band members and NO was on the way to being fully formed.

NO quickly gained recognition with the local Echo Park crowds, and both NME and the LA Times tipped them as an act to keep a close eye on. 2012 saw them wrack up over 100 live shows, including supports for Best Coast and Electric Guest, and a European tour with Father John Misty
  The six piece are now looking forward. Newly signed to tastemaker record label Arts &
, NO have just finished their self-produced debut album “El Prado," mixed by Billy Bush (Tegan & Sara, Foster The People, Jake Bugg) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (Beach House, Foo Fighters, Vampire Weekend).

NO is Bradley Hanan Carter (Vocals), Sean Daniel Stentz (bass), Reese Richardson (guitar), Ryan Lallier (guitar/keys), Simon Oscroft (guitar) and Michael Walker (drums) 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Indie Exclusives - Parquet Courts & Passenger

Parquet Courts' Sunbathing Animal comes out June 3 with a limited edition LP w/bonus 7".

PASSENGER has a new album out June 10 called Whispers.  There's a limited 2-cd deluxe version available that includes an acoustic disc.

Check stores for availability!