Thursday, November 29, 2012

Matt Schoch - Breaking Ground CD - NXNW 16


Just a friendly reminder about Matt Schoch's new CD - Breaking Ground:

Art by Kenneth Benson

Matt joins the NXNW family with a fantastic new album.  Think great songwriting in the bluegrass, Americana, and/or folk vein.  Think No Depression with a little less depression. Matt's songs can make you laugh, smile, and/or cry.  His voice could melt your heart.

Breaking Ground is NXNW 16.  It will be available through Matt, us and at his PDX record release show on Saturday at Reed College in the student union.  9 to 11 pm.  All ages!

Links: here and here.

CD's are expected to arrive any minute now, so as soon as we have them and Matt's approval we'll get them up for online purchase.  Thanks, NXNW

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Matt Schoch - Breaking Ground CD - NXNW 16

Hello fellow-travelers of spaceship earth!

Here is the flyer for the upcoming Matt Schoch CD release show at Reed College.

Matt joins the NXNW family with a fantastic new album.  Think great songwriting in the bluegrass, Americana, and/or folk vein.  Think No Depression with a little less depression. Matt's songs can make you laugh, smile, and/or cry.  His voice could melt your heart.  Stay tuned!

Poster by Keith Rosson.

Joining Matt are the always fantastic Blowing up Bridges, and the Reverend.  Come peep the show and pick up Matt's new CD - Breaking Ground.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

kickstart our rock and roll hearts

Hey y'all,

We recently conducted a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the next 7 NXNW releases...which was successful!

Rounds of applause and pats on the back all around.

We publicly wanna thank the following folks:

Pals: Pagan Hill and The Tanked!

Buds: Connor Koreski, Will Fisher, Caleb Lee, Jake Vice, Callow (Sami & Red) and Ginger Cook!

Moral Fibers: Ernestine Hayes, Rhonda Snyder (Liz' Mom!), Sam & Ferris Fisher and Lisa DiVenti!

Super friend: Walker Janelle!

BFF: Abolitionist/Dustin Herron, Nick Parmentier and Christy & Mike Conway!

Sustainer: Chris Grider!

Thanking them and you.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Reverend Loose Morals & the Confederacy of Dunces

Hey y'all.  NXNW 09 is done.  For a limited time, it is pay-what-you-will (limited being the time we are soliciting yr hard earned cash for our kickstart).

Track us down for a hard copy on CD or cassette.  

Thanks to Keith Rosson for the fine art, Davey for the hours of recording time, everyone who played on it (a list below), DJ & Hannah for printing the covers, Robert Bartleson for mixing and mastering our mess, and you for paying attention.

You can download it here.

Reverend Loose Morals & the Confederacy of Dunces

Recorded by David Conway and Ryan Remains April 2011 – March 2012.
Additional recording by Max Skewes and Dr. Petey Bockbagock.
String Arrangements by Rebecca Wood and Isaac Hayden.
Mixed and Mastered by Robert Bartleson @ Haywire Recording March - April 2012. 

Joe Strange – Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Lead Vocals (1, 4, 6, 8, 11), Backing & Group Vocals
Ryan Remains – Contra Bass, Acoustic Guitar (2, 5, 7, 12), Electric Guitar (2, 5, 7, 12), Piano, Pipe Organ, Trombone, Mandolin, Suitcase/Drums (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9), Percussion, Lead Vocals (2, 5, 7, 9, 12), Backing & Group Vocals
Rebecca Wood – Viola
Isaac Hayden – Cello, Group Vocals
Melissa McDowell – Banjo (4, 9, 11), Lead Vocals (3, 9), Backing & Group Vocals
Davey Death Ray – Acoustic Guitar (1, 4, 11), Backing & Group Vocals
Sean Garvin – Drums (3, 8, 11)
Walker Janelle – Drums (5)
Max Skewes – Banjo (3, 5)
Vince Furillo – Pedal Steel (6, 8, 11)
Ekatrina Sotomayor – Lead Vocals (3), Backing & Group Vocals
Dr. Petey Bockbagock – Soloist (7, 10), Accordion (5), Backing & Group Vocals
Kevin Lurkins – Trumpet (4)
Christian Lyons – Trumpet (1, 8, 12)
Adam Robbins – Group Vocals
Joel Hixon – Group Vocals
Samples: Night of the Living Dead; Jonestown FBI Tape; vixuxx (crow), Matt_G (m240), spazzo_1493 (knife chop), Erdie (mega thunder), smidoid (cracking), crz1990 (vintage phone hangup), NoiseCollector (ak47 chamber round), DJ Chronos (music box), RHumphries (freight train), daveincamas (Oregon storm), cognito perceptu (blue jay), erratic (timpani roll), man (cannon).

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Callow joins the NXNW family...

Hey y'all.  A quick note about our friends Callow: their first full length CD (NXNW 11) will be soon be available through the band and us.  Here is the cover art:

You can find more information about the band here.  They hail from the Bay Area in California.

Callow will be playing the NXNW Records release parties on April 6/7 in Portland, OR.

Here is what folks have said about Callow: A commanding amalgam of ambient indie art rock, driven by emotive vocals, haunting atmospheres, and gritty, poignant guitar.  Red's raw contralto is reminiscent of Vic Chestnut while Sami creates a dark, primordial landscape with the simultaneous use of keyboard and percussion.

We feel very lucky to have Callow as part of the NXNW family.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Give Back (vol. 1) - 1859 Records

Hey y'all: take a listen to the GIVE BACK (vol. 1) comp and consider donating to the Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis, Oregon.

It's put out by our pals at 1859 Records.  Big props to Dustin from Abolitionist on his work on the project as well as the many other projects he has cooking.

Featuring NXNW bands: Tuck and Roll, Danger Death Ray, Absent Minds, The Reverend as well as a ton of other great bands.  good tunes, good cause, yeah buddy!

Art by Keith Rosson

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Way Out West Fest - Tucson, AZ - April 13 -15

Tuck and Roll and The Reverend will be heading out on the road this spring with our pals Abolitionist to play this.  Super fun times abound!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Liz Snyder & Julie Karr

Hello All, 

We've got big plans this year.  First off, we'd like to introduce you to the music of Liz Snyder and Julie Karr, both talented singer-songwriters.  

Liz is born and raised Juneau, Alaskan.  Julie currently resides in Richmond, VA.  We are including some of their songs on a 4 way split cassette with Callow and Gun Room Melodies.

Liz' EP is NXNW 10 and the tunes can be found here.  We hope to hear more music from Liz soon, both recorded and otherwise.

Julie's songs can be found here.  Definitely check out her live show if you get the chance.  Her voice is phenomenal.

As with all the music we release, it should be noted that a preferable method of consumption can be listening with wraparound headphones while laying down in the dark.  Just a suggestion.