Vox Vidorra is the latest project from Blue Molly’s Molly B & involves some very talented musicians: Scott Schultz Ryan K. Wilson & Theo Ndawillie II. The Live From The Living Room EP was recorded -you guessed it- live in a living room. & mercy -as evidenced by the video below- that Molly can saaang!!! Be sure to throw a fiver their way & download the EP. Let it soundtrack your holiday weekend.
Seattle’s Black Whales has kindly offered Halfway House Music the opportunity to share with you all a ‘First Listen’ of their sophomore effort Through The Prism, Gently. And we couldn’t be more excited as the Psych-Pop-Rock band has hit a home run with their IndieGoGo funded album. You’ve listened to that Taylor Swift record enough already – so do your headphones a solid & give this ear candy a spin:
Through The Prism, Gently hits the record store shelves tomorrow – November 11th. Check back for album related links. Woot.
For those of you lucky enough to reside in the Emerald City – Black Whales is having a bash to celebrate the release of Through the Prism, Gently @ the Tractor Tavern on Saturday November 29th. There – you’ll be able to snag physical copies of CD’s & limited edition colored vinyl(courtesy of Sunless Sea Records). DETAILS. TICKETS.
Greetings. It’s been quite a while since we’ve recorded a Halfway House Music Podcast. #007(in a collector’s series) doesn’t disappoint with lots of new music from up & comers.
Please enjoy @ your own discretion.
Cold Creeps – Owl John
Stay Gold – First Aid Kit
Morning Clouds – Whyte Horses
All Of My Life – Kevin Morby
Sea B!tch – Tallows
Black River – Wild Leaves
Next To You – Oh, Be Clever
House Of Cards – Holy, Holy
Disguise – Another Green World
In My Teeth – The Rosebuds
Tiny Prisms – Black Whales
Little Surfer Girl – The Yetis
Hold Tight – Midnight Faces
Irons In The Fire – Marshall McLean
Blurry Eyes – Ourlives
Good Talk – Bishop Allen
Say wha?!? A record label right here in Grand Rapids??? That’s right. dizzybird records is a brand spanking new label formed right here in the grand land. Co-founders Brian Hoekstra(AMI Entertainment) & Nicole LaRae(Venue Mgr @ Pyramid Scheme/WYCE Community Relations/Halfway House comrade) will be launching its goodness with a release party on October 17th @ the Pyramid Scheme.
Atlanta indie rockers Gringo Star‘s release of new 7-inch ‘Long Time Gone’ b/w ‘World of Spin’ along with a 10-inch from Gringo Star amigos, Heaters will be the debut releases from the new Grand Rapids-based dizzybird records. Woot.
Congrats to our friends Brian & Nicole.
A couple of Halfway House friends -both of whom participated in our BARE event- have some new music to share with you.
Mat Churchill along with the Backyard Town will be celebrating the release of the self titled album on Saturday September 13th @ Founders. Joining the festivities will be our good friends Valentiger – who just released an album of their own earlier this summer. Also on the bill is Lambo(members of Ghost Heart/Tokyo Morose/Little Village).
You can preview a song from Mr Churchill’s album below:
Josh Rose has set Saturday, Oct 4th @ 8:00 PM for the release of his latest work Old Laminate. The event will take place @ Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids. TICKETS.
Here is an A Capella version of ‘Latch Key’ from our BARE event:
As always – tell your friends!!!
Phildelphia’s Radiator Hospital has released a new album titled Torch Song & will be touring a good portion of the United States for the next six weeks. Michigan dates include: Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids.
You can view the rest of the Radiator Hospital Halfway House Session here.
Our friend Zach Winters is hosting a Kickstarter for his upcoming album Monarch. You may recall Mr Winters from our ‘Front Porch Fridays’ segment -or- as part of our SXSW Halfway House Sessions. Please take a moment to watch the vid(s) and contribute to something awesome for someone that is awesome.
Head on over to the Kickstarter page for more details on the project.
Also – you can snag a copy of his most current album They Were Longing for a Better Country as a FREE download – so really if you donate some funds you’re getting two albums for the price of one. Hi5!!!
Halfway House besties Valentiger are set to release some new ear candy. Hooray!!! Stray Animals will be available on July 12th & is currently available for pre-order.
Tickets – which includes a copy of Stray Animals.
07.12 -‐ GRAND RAPIDS ALBUM RELEASE @ The Pyramid Scheme
07.17 -‐ Kalamazoo, MI -‐ Old Dog Tavern
07.18 — Chicago, IL — Tonic Room
07.19 -‐ Cincinnati, OH -‐ Southgate House
07.20 -‐ Washington, DC -‐ Tree House Lounge
07.21 -‐ NYC -‐ The Cake Shop
07.22 -‐ Cambridge, Ma -‐ The Middle East
07.23 -‐ Pawtucket, RI -‐ Machines with Magnets
07.24 -‐ Philadelphia, PA -‐ The Fire
07.25 -‐ Columbus, OH -‐ Brothers Drake
07.26 -‐ Nashville, TN -‐ Mad Donnas
08.07 -‐ East Lansing, MI -‐ Macs Bar
08.08 -‐ Detroit, MI -‐ The New Dodge
08.09 -‐ Bay City, MI – Brewtopia
More Dates TBA
Tell your friends!!!
Philadelphia’s UP THE CHAIN were in the grand land for a few days during the month of May – so we were able to capture this Halfway House Session. Two of the three tracks are brand spanking new jams from Reed Kendall(UP THE CHAIN frontman) & friends. UTC will entertain some crowds in Philadelphia this summer before embarking on a European tour this Fall.
For those of you that weren’t able to tune in to our most recent WYCE’S Guest List appearance – fear not. You can stream the entire episode below – as well as all the tracks featured on the show.