Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sinkane is to Pitchfork as Gentleman Auction House is to Daytrotter

The good word continues to roll into the offices regarding our next two releases. Sinkane has been featured on Pitchfork's Forkcast, check out the mp3 stream of Autobahn. Yesterday Ahmed Gallab stepped into the KEXP studios for the first time holding down the percussion duties for Caribou's on-air set. The North American swing wraps up on May 3. 

As things begin to swell for Sinkane, we also receive news that Gentleman Auction House will be featured on Daytrotter on Tuesday April 29. As the blogosphere begins to warm for GAH, they will begin a two-week long stint through the northern part of the midwest starting this week. 

The street date for both Sinkane - Color Voices (LP) and Gentleman Auction House - Book of Matches (EP) is set for May 6th

Remaining Caribou (featuring Ahmed) dates:
- April 23 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
- April 24 - El Rey - Los Angeles, CA
- April 25 - Plush - Tucson, AZ
- April 26 - Club 101 - El Paso, TX
- April 27 - Emo's - Austin, TX
- April 28 - Palladium Loft - Dallas, TX
- April 29 - The Continental - Tulsa, OK
- April 30 - The Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
- May 1 - The Billiken Club - St. Louis, MO
- May 2 - Waldron Auditorium - Bloomington, IN
- May 3 - Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH
- May 4 - Big Orbit's Soundlab - Buffalo, NY

Upcoming Gentleman Auction House dates:
- April 25 - Cafe Boubon St. - Columbus, OH
- April 26 - The Elbow Room - Ypsilanti, MI
- April 27 - The Pike Room - Pontiac, MI
- April 28 - Mac's Barroom - Lansing, MI
- April 29 - The Redstone Room - Davenport, IA**
- April 30 - Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
- May 1 - Studio B - Dekalb, IL
- May 2 - Illinois Brewing Company - Bloomington, IL
- May 3 - The Highdive - Champaign, IL

** - Live video stream on Daytrotter.com

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sinkane - Color Voice (Pre-Sale) on Insound.com

As Ahmed Gallab makes his way across North America as percussionist for Caribou, we are happy to keep the Sinkane fire warm as we prepare for his first full-length release Color Voice. Though the release date is less than a month away, Sinkane is already receiving high praise for the four-song, 35-minute album, and that support will continue to build for the May 6th release date. You can pre-order your limited edition vinyl at Insound.com. We pressed and dressed 1000 limited edition vinyl copies. 500 in a 180-gram White vinyl and 500 in Picture-disc format. Individually numbered, these copies are a one-time only pressing, so once they are gone, they are gone. Of course we also have them in CD and Download format.

Follow the trail to Insound.com:

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sinkane Postpones Tour Dates, Joins Forces with Caribou

As we prepare for our Spring/Summer releases, we get word from the Sinkane camp that Ahmed Gallab has been recruited to play drums for Caribou and the remainder of their North American tour dates with Fuck Buttons. Sinkane will be performing their April 9th show in Columbus, OH at Wexner Center. We will update the rescheduled dates for Sinkane soon.

Caribou Tour Dates

4/2 - 40 Watt Club - Athen's, GA
4/3 - Common Grounds - Gainesville, FL
4/4 - The Social - Orlando, FL
4/5 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/6 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL
4/7 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL
4/8 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
4/9 - Wexner Center - Columbus, OH w/ Sinkane
4/10 - Illini Union Courtyard Cafe - Urbana, IL
4/11 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
4/12 - Triple Rock Club - Minneapolis, MN
4/13 - Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, Manitoba
4/14 - Amigo's - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
4/15 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, Alberta
4/16 - Grand Theatre - Calagary, Alberta
4/18 - Biltmore Cabaret (Early and Late shows) - Vancouver, British Columbia
4/19 - Sugar - Victoria, British Columbia
4/20 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
4/21 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
4/23 - Independent - San Francisco, CA
4/24 - El Rey - Los Angeles, CA
4/25 - Plush - Tucson, AZ
4/26 - Club 101 - El Paso, TX
4/27 - Emo's - Austin, TX
4/28 - Palladium Loft - Dallas, TX
4/29 - The Continental - Tulsa, OK
4/30 - The Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
5/1 - The Billiken Club - St. Louis, MO
5/2 - Waldron Auditorium - Bloomington, IN
5/3 - Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH
5/4 - Big Orbit's Soundlab - Buffalo, NY

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Gentleman Auction House sign with Noise Problem Booking

After a busy week in Austin, the Gentleman Auction House septet are quietly building the momentum for their May and June releases. The group recently added Bojan Jovanovic from Noise Problem Booking to their family. Noise Problem has a very exciting roster of bands including: Bound Stems, The Valley Arena, Six Parts Seven, and Let's Go Sailing. Additionally Bojan is a top-shelf fella. GAH has shows mapped out for the remainder of March through May. Look for a North American tour spanning June and July. In the meantime you can catch them here:

3/19 The Russellville Armory - Russellville, AR
3/21 The Buccaneer - Memphis, TN
3/22 The 5 Spot - Nashville, TN
4/4 Billiken Club w/ Bald Eagle and Witch's Hat - St. Louis, MO
4/14 The Blue Bird w/ Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - St. Louis, MO
4/25 Cafe Bourban St. w/ Sinkane - Columbus, OH
4/26 The Elbow Room w/ Sinkane - Ypsilanti, MI
4/27 The Pike Room w/ Sinkane - Pontiac, MI
4/28 Mac's Bar w/ Sinkane
4/29 TBA w/ Sinkane - Rock Island, IL
4/30 TBA w/ Sinkane - Milwaukee, WI
5/1  The House Cafe w/ Sinkane - Dekalb, IL
5/2 Peoria Pizza Works w/ Sinake - Peoria, IL
5/3 The High Dive w/ Sinkane - Champaign, IL
5/15 Union Station - St. Louis, MO

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


After filling our office, homes, cars, and headphones with their music, we coul no longer keep them to ourselves. We are happy to introduce Sinkane and Gentleman Auction House to our family of artists! Look for their albums nationwide in April and May respectively.

Ahmed Gallab is the brainchild behind Sinkane. Born from the ashes of his work in various bands in Columbus, OH, Gallab provides a mix and meld of pop and jazz influences that create a melodic drone over an uneasy landscape stacked with reversing guitars, wall of sound keys, mounting percussion, sliding horns and distant intermittent vocals in four movements. For his live set he arranges and composes for three to eleven pieces. Sinkane will be hitting the road shortly after their release "color voice" hits stores in April 2008.

With a seven-member attack on the pop formula, Gentleman Auction House comes to us 125 miles east of our office. Armed with an arsenal of guitars, horns, keys, and multiple percussionists, GAH brings a wall of pop arrangements. For the past two years the group has become one of the must-see acts in St. Louis, MO and the rest of the Midwest. Now, after touring and performing at Tape-OP and SxSW 07 festivals in support of their self-released EP "The Rules were Handed Down", GAH is ready to bring you their first full length album. Look for "Alphabet Graveyard" in late May 2008 as well as their upcoming tour dates including SxSW 08 showcases.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


...these dudes aren't just the flaming-guitar wielding, dead-baby joke-telling, pizza-jamming guys they appear to be." - Mary Nguyen (GO! MAGAZINE)

"Think fuzzed out bass guitar, sloppy drums, high-energy guitar antics and all the '70s rock influences you can possibly muster up in 30 seconds (AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, The Who) then remove the classy vocals and add some grating rawk-star lungs and you've got Bald Eagle." - Brian (QCLA INDEPENDENT)

"At times they come across sounding like Fugazi gone pop, which is a great thing in my opinion." - Jared Murdock (DECOYMUSIC.COM)

"The main reason for my enthusiasm is that this Columbia, Missouri quartet writes songs so infectious they seem to invade your central nervous system." - Tony Sclafani (POPMATTERS.COM)

"A throbbing rhythm section! Funkalicious rock n' roll riffs! Active, scratching-at-the-throat lead vocals! And a rough recording job to match it all! Woo! This is the stuff BALD EAGLE is made of and puts to use on Hot Shoulders, the band's latest release for Emergency Umbrella." - Corey Schmidt (PASTEPUNK.COM)

"It jams and jams until you think you can't jam anymore, then you jam some more." - Lauren Mooney (URB MAGAZINE)