Our buddies Spirit is the Spirit played with Hospital Ships at the Record Bar Saturday, the two Lawrence bands provided a lot of good tunes for the night.
We have some copies of our Record Store Day with Golden Sound Record’s pals in the store.
The 12” features new and unreleased tracks from these Record Machine artists:
Soft Reeds, Max Justus, La Guerre, Spirit is the Spirit, Ad Astra Arkestra, and Akkilles
Get it while you still can!
Middle of the Map Fest Highlight Reel
Middle of the Map Fest was a such a blast. We had a great time and all of the bands did a fantastic job. We are excited to share this highlight reel cut from footage from The Musicians Network. They shot a ton of the festival and will be releasing more videos in coming weeks.
What’s next you ask?! Well The Record Machine is joining forces with Golden Sound Records for a special 12” that will be available on Record Store Day here in Kansas City. We will be doing a party at The Brick and at Vinyl Renaissance(39th Street) on 4/21.
Vinyl Renaissance on 39th Day Party
1pm - 6pm
The Empty Spaces
Spirit is the Spirit
Reusch says there’s more to it than hard work, though. The secret is to work smart. “We work with the bands directly. It’s really a partnership. Labels can no longer just be bank accounts.” Instead, the Record Machine’s approach is hands-on — refining a band’s image and creative process in addition to focusing on promotion and finances. This collaboration has proved to be an easy process for local bands. In some cases, as with Soft Reeds’ Grimes, one of the Record Machine owners lives right down the street.
Reusch says there’s more to it than hard work, though. The secret is to work smart. “We work with the bands directly. It’s really a partnership. Labels can no longer just be bank accounts.”
Instead, the Record Machine’s approach is hands-on — refining a band’s image and creative process in addition to focusing on promotion and finances. This collaboration has proved to be an easy process for local bands. In some cases, as with Soft Reeds’ Grimes, one of the Record Machine owners lives right down the street.
Its that time of year again. It’s time for the Kansas City’s Pitch Music Awards. This year we have 5 different bands nominated for awards.
Here is how we could use all to cast your votes:
Capybara or Cowboy Indian Bear (We know this is a tough choice!)
Yesterday we had a @lerecordmachine label bbq. It was really fun to have everyone from almost all of our Kansas City bands show up. Some good pork tenderlion, brats, and tons of beer was had by all. We even had some of the new beer from Free State in Lawrence.
The Record Machine Summer Showcase
July 9th at The Record Bar
Featuring Motorboater, Cowboy Indian Bear and Soft Reeds (CD Release Show)
The new Record Machine Spring Sampler. 8 Tracks from all of our latest bands and releases. This is the debut for new tracks from State Bird and Max Justus. It also has new tracks from Saharan Gazelle Boy, Motorboater, Cowboy Indian Bear, It’s True, Capybara, and Sam Billen. We are very excited about our current line - up and everything we have going on at SXSW. Please come out and celebrate with us. Also please feel free to post the sampler to your blogs and twitters. I really would love to see this all over the place.
Direct link: www.therecordmachine.net
Saharan Gazelle Boy - Something I Want to Know About You
I spent a good chunk of this week going through hundreds of unread EOTB emails and was happy to find this new single from Saharan Gazelle Boy, the solo project from Darin Seal of Capybara. From the second the beat dropped in the beginning I knew I would like this tune. It’s a really lovable number with a catchy chorus and a well composed pop style. I really hope there’s a cool music video in the works! It doesn’t look like Saharan Gazelle Boy is performing live yet, but make sure to see Capybara at SXSW if you’ll be there.
Thanks Ears of the Beholder! That beat gets me every time to. Capybara has been playing this song as part of their live set and Darin has done a few low key sets with Capybara backing him. Hopefully more of those to come!
Song Of The Day: Capybara - Wild
Here is a new song from Capybara called Wild that they recorded for our good friends over at Mushpot. They released a great compilation called Future Music that you can download for free at www.mushpotrecords.com. The Mushpot name might seem familiar and it is because you hopefully saw they are helping out with our showcase this year at SXSW.
As far as the song goes it is a beautiful slow burner that is likely to find itself on repeat. The guys have been playing it live recently and it sounds really amazing. This is the kind of song that should wet your appetite. For you can quench it with Try Brother which this perfectly right along.
Photos by Emily Moore
This past fall we held a remix contest for Capybara’s song The Wimp and our friend and KC native John Bersuch(from Bacon Shoe) made a really bad ass remix which you can hear above. Well we invited him out to a Capybara show to give him his prize of The World Largest Gummy Bear. We want to thank John for the awesome remix.