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Belgrade – Video Premiere on PureVolume / Debut LP Available Now

By , 19 November, 2013, 1 Comment

BELGRADE - Video Premiere on PureVolume

• Self-Titled Debut LP Available Now
• “Consolation Prize” streaming on Alternative Press
• “Protest” streaming on Absolute Punk
• RIYL: The Jealous Sound, Nada Surf, Catherine Wheel, The Appleseed Cast, Sunny Day Real Estate

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Philadelphia’s Belgrade released their debut Self-Titled full-length earlier this year. The band features current and former members of bands such as Restorations, Metroplex, Ink & Dagger, The Progress, Brass and more. Belgrade have released a new video for the track “Venice On A Map” which is premiering exclusively onPureVolume now.

Additionally, “Consolation Prize” from the Self-Titled LP is streaming onAlternative Press and “Protest” is streaming on Absolute Punk. The album is streaming in full and available digitally on Bandcamp or iTunes. Also, the deluxe package on white vinyl with a 12-page lyric book and digital download is availableHERE.

Liquid-like ins & outs, Belgrade dare themselves a slap in the face with the glove of simplicity. A subversively straightforward reverb-fest. Cloaking pop smarts under blankets of echoes bounced off last night’s full moon, still ringing in the squinty-eyed hangover morning. Shimmer and swoon forward and back like a chorus for the night, to consume by day. Anthems for your cloudy nocturnal courage.

Little Big League – Fall Tour Announced / Video on Pitchfork / Debut LP Out on Tiny Engines

By , 14 October, 2013, 2 Comments

LITTLE BIG LEAGUE - Fall Tour Upcoming / Video on Pitchfork / Debut LP Out Now On Tiny Engines

• These Are Good People out in August on Tiny Engines
• Daytrotter Session
• LBL playing Tiny Engines Showcase / The Fest
• RIYL: Hop Along, Rilo Kiley, Superchunk, Built To Spill, Sleater-Kinney

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Philadelphia’s Little Big League have announced Fall tour dates which includes shows with Paws and Lvl Up. The band is out in support of their debut full-length,These Are Good People, released this Summer on Tiny Engines. Check out the tour video HERE.

The band’s video for “My Very Own You” was recently featured on Pitchforkand Mish Way (White Lung) wrote a piece on the video/song which appeared onSteve Madden Magazine as well. You can also check out a Daytrotter Sessionfrom the band from earlier in the year.

In the Fall of 2011, Michelle Zauner and Kevin O’Halloran (previously of Post Post) joined forces with Ian Dykstra (Titus Andronicus) and Deven Craige (Strand of Oaks) to form Little Big League. Shortly thereafter the band recorded their debut 7″. Released in April of 2012, the two songs offered a glimpse into the band’s promising future, which after months of writing and playing live took solid form in their debut LP These Are Good People.

The band’s debt to 90s indie guitar rock is respectfully paid while Zauner’s gorgeously unique vocal stylings and striking lyrical imagery add to the album’s dark atmosphere. There is a level of tension and impending danger built, both lyrically and musically, that revels in the vulnerability of us all. These Are Good People is an album about coming of age, loss, and the overwhelming acceptance of reality over a failed romanticism. Due out this Summer on Tiny Engines, the album is a stunning indie rock debut from the Philadelphia quartet.

Little Big League will be playing the Tiny Engines Showcase (w/ Restorations, Dikembe, Signals Midwest, Direct Effect) in Orlando on October 30th and then The Fest in Gainesville, FL on November 1st. All dates listed below. Check out the tour flier HERE.

Upcoming Tour
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OCT 25 – Bronx, NY @ Fordham University w/ Lvl Up
OCT 26 – Hoboken, NJ @ Stevens Institute w/ Lvl Up
OCT 27 – Richmond, VA @ Boyzhaus w/ Lvl Up
OCT 28 – Raleigh,NC @ Mattress Fort w/ Lvl Up
OCT 29 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar
OCT 30 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub “Tiny Engines Showcase” w/ Restorations, Dikembe, Signals Midwest, Direct Effect, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
NOV 01 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982 “THE FEST” (12:40AM Set Time)
NOV 03 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
NOV 04 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Heat Dust
NOV 05 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain w/ Jason Anderson
NOV 06 – Houston, TX @ Rudyards w/ Football Etc
NOV 07 – San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
NOV 08 – Denton, TX @ Gatsby’s Mansion
NOV 09 – Jackson, MS @ The Ole Tavern on George Street
NOV 10 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
NOV 11 – Winston Salem, NC @ Krankies Coffee
NOV 12 – Alexandria, VA @ The Lab
NOV 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Paws
NOV 14 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Paws
NOV 15 – New York, NY @ Glasslands w/ Paws
NOV 16 – Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street w/ Paws
NOV 17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Paws
NOV 18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligans Pub
NOV 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
NOV 20 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Laura Stevenson
NOV 21 – Hempstead, NY @ Hofstra University
NOV 22 – Allston, MA @ O’Briens Pub w/ Somos, Saves End
NOV 23 – Providence, RI @ AS220
NOV 24 – New Haven, CT @ Pantyhaus

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Signals Midwest – Song Premiere On Absolute Punk / New LP Available For Pre-Order On Tiny Engines

By , 30 September, 2013, 1 Comment

SIGNALS MIDWEST - Song Premiere on Absolute Punk / New LP Available For Pre-Order From Tiny Engines / $5 Album Download on Bandcamp

• Light On The Lake out 10/29/13 on Tiny Engines
• Song premieres on The AV Club and Alternative Press
• SMW playing Pre-Fest / Tiny Engines Showcase / The Fest
• RIYL: Braid, Restorations, The Menzingers, Small Brown Bike, The Sidekicks

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The new LP from Cleveland, OH’s Signals Midwest is now available for Pre-Order from Tiny Engines. The album, Light On The Lake, is officially out 10/29/13 on Tiny Engines. All vinyl pre-orders will come with an early instant download of the full album. The full album is also available digitally for just $5 onBandcamp for a limited time.

You can now stream the third single, “San Anselmo” exclusively on Absolute Punk.

Also, the first single from Light On The Lake, “In The Pauses,” is streaming onAlternative Press and the second single “St. Vincent Charity,” premiered on The AV Club. That particular track features guest vocals from Jon Loudon ofRestorations (SideOneDummy). Additionally, you can view a trailer video forLight On The Lake shot by Ben Hendricks (Annabel).

Light On The Lake is Signals Midwest’s third full-length and second release for Tiny Engines, following up 2011′s highly-acclaimied, Latitudes And Longitudes LP. 2nd pressing copies of Latitudes And Longitudes are available for Purchase or stream/download the release on Bandcamp.

Signals Midwest will be playing Pre-Fest in Tampa on October 29th, followed by the Tiny Engines Showcase w/ Restorations, Dikembe, Little Big League, Direct Effect + TBA in Orlando on October 30th and then The Fest in Gainesville, FL.

Signals Midwest @ The Fest
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OCT 29 (Tampa Pre-Fest)
Signals Midwest@ The Ritz (Side Stage) 9:50pm – 10:20pm

OCT 30 (Orlando Tiny Engines Showcase)
Signals Midwest @ Will’s Pub w/ Dikembe, Restorations, Direct Effect, Little Big League + TBA

NOV 02 (Gainesville The Fest)
Signals Midwest @ Rockey’s 8:50pm – 9:20pm

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Tiny Engines Announces Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) as Special Guest For Pre-Fest Label Showcase + Fest Hotel Acoustic Show

By , 26 September, 2013, 2 Comments

Tiny Engines Announces Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) as Special Guest For Pre-Fest Label Showcase + Fest Hotel Acoustic Show

• Restorations, Dikembe, Signals Midwest, Direct Effect, Little Big League also confirmed for Tiny Engines Showcase
• Tiny Engines / Fest Hotel Acoustic Show Announced with The Hotel Year, Run Forever, State Lines, Save Ends, Cayetana + You Blew It!
• Fifteen Tiny Engines bands confirmed for The Fest

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Tiny Engines is excited to announce the special guest for the label’s Pre-Fest Showcase in Orlando, FL will be Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate). The showcase will be held at Will’s Pub on Wednesday, October 30th before The Fest begins in Gainesville on the 31st. Also confirmed for the showcase are Restorations, Dikembe, Signals Midwest, Direct Effect and Little Big League. Tickets are available here.

Also, there will be a Tiny Engines / Fest Hotel Acoustic Show on Friday, November 1st. Bands tentatively confirmed so far are The Hotel Year, Run Forever, State Lines, Save Ends, Cayetana and special guests, You Blew It! More details coming soon!

The full list of Tiny Engines bands playing The Fest is below. Dates and times now listed. Of note, Run Forever’s set time is TBA now.

Tiny Engines @ The Fest
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Run Forever @ TBA

OCT 29 (Tampa Pre-Fest)
Restorations @ The Ritz (Side Stage) 8:50pm – 9:20pm
Signals Midwest @ The Ritz (Side Stage) 9:50pm – 10:20pm

OCT 30 (Tampa Pre-Fest)
Look Mexico @ Orpheum 8:20pm – 9:00pm

OCT 31 (The Fest)
Jowls @ Mars Bar 7:10pm – 7:40pm

NOV 01 (The Fest)
The Hotel Year @ The Atlantic 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Somos @ Mars Bar 6:20pm – 6:50pm
Best Practices @ The Atlantic 6:50pm – 7:20pm
Cayetana @ 1982 10:10pm – 10:40pm
Little Big League @ 1982 12:40am – 1:10am
Annabel @ Rockey’s 12:50am – 1:30am

NOV 02 (The Fest)
Dikembe @ The Wooley 4:40pm – 5:10pm
Signals Midwest @ Rockey’s 8:50pm – 9:20pm
Look Mexico @ The Wooley 10:30pm – 11:10pm
Restorations @ The Wooley 11:30pm – 12:10am

NOV 03 (The Fest)
Save Ends @ 8 Seconds 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Direct Effect @ The Atlantic 5:00pm – 5:30pm
State Lines @ 1982 12:00am – 12:30am

Little Big League – Announce Fall Tour Dates / Video on Pitchfork

By , 18 September, 2013, 1 Comment

LITTLE BIG LEAGUE - Announce Fall Tour Dates / Video on Pitchfork / Debut LP Out Now On Tiny Engines

• These Are Good People out in August on Tiny Engines
• Daytrotter Session
• LBL playing Tiny Engines Showcase / The Fest
• RIYL: Hop Along, Rilo Kiley, Superchunk, Built To Spill, Sleater-Kinney

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Philadelphia’s Little Big League have announced Fall tour dates which includes shows with Paws and Lvl Up. The band is out in support of their debut full-length,These Are Good People, released this Summer on Tiny Engines. The band’s video for “My Very Own You” was recently featured on Pitchfork. Also, Mish Way(White Lung) wrote a piece on the video/song which appeared on Steve Madden Magazine this week.

The band performed a Daytrotter session that was posted recently. You can also view live videos for “Tokyo Drift” as well as “Never Have I Ever Walked Away When The Time Was Right.”

In the Fall of 2011, Michelle Zauner and Kevin O’Halloran (previously of Post Post) joined forces with Ian Dykstra (Titus Andronicus) and Deven Craige (Strand of Oaks) to form Little Big League. Shortly thereafter the band recorded their debut 7″. Released in April of 2012, the two songs offered a glimpse into the band’s promising future, which after months of writing and playing live took solid form in their debut LP These Are Good People.

The band’s debt to 90s indie guitar rock is respectfully paid while Zauner’s gorgeously unique vocal stylings and striking lyrical imagery add to the album’s dark atmosphere. There is a level of tension and impending danger built, both lyrically and musically, that revels in the vulnerability of us all. These Are Good People is an album about coming of age, loss, and the overwhelming acceptance of reality over a failed romanticism. Due out this Summer on Tiny Engines, the album is a stunning indie rock debut from the Philadelphia quartet.

Little Big League will be playing the Tiny Engines Showcase (w/ Restorations, Dikembe, Signals Midwest, Direct Effect) in Orlando on October 30th and then The Fest in Gainesville, FL. All tour dates listed below.

Upcoming Tour
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OCT 25 – Bronx, NY @ Fordham University w/ Lvl Up
OCT 26 – Hoboken, NJ @ Stevens Institute w/ Lvl Up
OCT 27 – Richmond, VA @ Boyzhaus w/ Lvl Up
OCT 28 – Nashville, TN @ TBA
OCT 29 – Atlanta, GA @ TBA
OCT 30 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub “Tiny Engines Showcase” w/ Restorations, Dikembe, Signals Midwest, Direct Effect
NOV 01 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982 (THE FEST)
NOV 03 – New Orleans, LA @ TBA
NOV 05 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain w/ Jason Anderson
NOV 06 – Houston, TX @ TBA
NOV 07 – San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
NOV 08 – Denton, TX @ Gatsby’s Mansion
NOV 09 – Jackson, MS @ The Ole Tavern on George Street
NOV 10 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
NOV 11 – Winston-Salem, NC @ TBA
NOV 12 – Alexandria, VA @ The Lab
NOV 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Paws
NOV 14 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Paws
NOV 15 – New York, NY @ Glasslands w/ Paws
NOV 16 – Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street w/ Paws
NOV 17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Paws
NOV 18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligans Pub
NOV 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
NOV 20 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Laura Stevenson
NOV 21 – Hempstead, NY @ Hofstra University
NOV 22 – Allston, MA @ O’Briens Pub w/ Somos, Save Ends
NOV 23 – Providence, RI @ AS220
NOV 24 – New Haven, CT @ Pantyhaus

Signals Midwest – New LP Available For Pre-Order From Tiny Engines / Song Premiere on The AV Club

By , 17 September, 2013, 3 Comments

SIGNALS MIDWEST - Song Premiere on The AV Club / New LP Available For Pre-Order From Tiny Engines / $5 Album Download on Bandcamp

• Light On The Lake out 10/22/13 on Tiny Engines
• SMW playing Pre-Fest / Tiny Engines Showcase / The Fest
• 2nd pressing of Latitudes And Longitudes available for Purchase or stream/download on Bandcamp
• RIYL: Braid, Restorations, The Menzingers, Small Brown Bike, The Sidekicks

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The new LP from Cleveland, OH’s Signals Midwest is now available for Pre-Order from Tiny Engines. The album, Light On The Lake, is officially out 10/22/13 on Tiny Engines. All vinyl pre-orders will come with an early instant download of the full album. The full album is also available digitally for just $5 onBandcamp for a limited time. Light On The Lake is Signals Midwest’s third full-length and second release for Tiny Engines, following up 2011′s highly-acclaimied,Latitudes And Longitudes LP.

You can now stream the second single, “St. Vincent Charity” on The AV Club. The track features guest vocals from Jon Loudon of Restorations(SideOneDummy).

Also, the first single from Light On The Lake, “In The Pauses,” is streaming on Alternative Press. Additionally, you can view a trailer video for Light On The Lake shot by Ben Hendricks (Annabel).

Signals Midwest will be playing Pre-Fest in Tampa on October 29th, followed by the Tiny Engines Showcase w/ Restorations, Dikembe, Little Big League, Direct Effect + TBA in Orlando on October 30th and then The Fest in Gainesville, FL.

Signals Midwest @ The Fest
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OCT 29 (Tampa Pre-Fest)
Signals Midwest@ The Ritz (Side Stage) 9:50pm – 10:20pm

OCT 30 (Orlando Tiny Engines Showcase)
Signals Midwest @ Will’s Pub w/ Dikembe, Restorations, Direct Effect, Little Big League + TBA

NOV 02 (Gainesville The Fest)
Signals Midwest @ Rockey’s 8:50pm – 9:20pm

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Signals Midwest – Song Premiere On Alternative Press / New LP On Tiny Engines Coming Soon

By , 3 September, 2013, 2 Comments

SIGNALS MIDWEST - Song Premiere on Alternative Press from Upcoming Light On The Lake LP / Coming Soon on Tiny Engines

• Light On The Lake pre-orders coming soon from Tiny Engines
• SMW playing Pre-Fest / Tiny Engines Showcase / The Fest
• 2nd pressing of Latitudes And Longitudes available for Purchase or stream/download on Bandcamp
• RIYL: Braid, Restorations, The Menzingers, Small Brown Bike, The Sidekicks

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Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Restorations, Tigers Jaw) will release the new LP, Light On The Lake, from Cleveland’s Signals Midwest in October. Pre-orders for the album will be coming soon. Light On The Lake is Signals Midwest’s third full-length and second release for Tiny Engines, following up 2011′s highly-acclaimied,Latitudes And Longitudes LP.

The first single from Light On The Lake, “In The Pauses,” is now streaming on Alternative Press. Also, you can view a trailer video for Light On The Lake shot by Ben Hendricks (Annabel).

Signals Midwest will be playing Pre-Fest in Tampa on October 29th, followed by the Tiny Engines Showcase w/ Restorations, Dikembe, Little Big League, Direct Effect + TBA in Orlando on October 30th and then The Fest in Gainesville, FL.

Signals Midwest @ The Fest
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OCT 29 (Tampa Pre-Fest)
Signals Midwest@ The Ritz (Side Stage) 9:50pm – 10:20pm

OCT 30 (Orlando Tiny Engines Showcase)
Signals Midwest @ Will’s Pub w/ Dikembe, Restorations, Direct Effect, Little Big League + TBA

NOV 02 (Gainesville The Fest)
Signals Midwest @ Rockey’s 8:50pm – 9:20pm

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Tiny Engines To Release New Look Mexico LP in 2014

By , 27 August, 2013, 2 Comments

Look Mexico Rejoins Tiny Engines / Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary / New LP Slated For Spring 2014 Release

• Entire discography up for name-your-price download on Bandcamp
• Band to play Pre-Fest and The Fest upcoming

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Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Restorations, Tigers Jaw) is honored and thrilled to welcome Look Mexico back to the label’s active roster. In 2008, Tiny Engines’ very first release was Look Mexico’s Gasp Asp 7″. Five years later the band has returned home to issue their third LP and what will mark the 30th release for the indie label. Look Mexico will finish recording in the Fall in hopes of a Spring 2014 release on Tiny Engines. The album will follow up the band’s 2011 EP on Adeline Records, Real Americans Spear It.

To celebrate the Tiny Engines signing as well as the band’s 10-year anniversary, Look Mexico has put their entire discography up for name-your-price download for one week only on Bandcamp.

Look Mexico will be playing Pre-Fest in Tampa and The Fest in Gainesville, FL. Dates and times are listed below.

OCT 30 (Tampa Pre-Fest)
Look Mexico @ Orpheum 8:20pm – 9:00pm

NOV 02 (The Fest)
Look Mexico @ The Wooley 10:30pm – 11:10pm

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Signals Midwest – Announce New LP On Tiny Engines

By , 22 August, 2013, 2 Comments

SIGNALS MIDWEST - Announce Light On The Lake LP On Tiny Engines

• Light On The Lake pre-orders coming soon from Tiny Engines
• Artwork/Tracklisting released
• 2nd pressing of Latitudes And Longitudes available for Purchase or stream/download on Bandcamp
• SMW playing Pre-Fest / Tiny Engines Showcase / The Fest
• RIYL: Braid, Restorations, The Menzingers, Small Brown Bike, The Sidekicks

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Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Restorations, Tigers Jaw) is proud to announce the new LP from Cleveland’s Signals Midwest. The album, entitled Light On The Lake, is set to be released in late October with pre-orders for the album coming in September. Light On The Lake is Signals Midwest’s third full-length and second release for Tiny Engines, following up 2011′s highly-acclaimied, Latitudes And Longitudes LP.

You can view a trailer video for Light On The Lake shot by Ben Hendricks (Annabel). Also, you can check out a live video of a new song, “In The Pauses”via Altar TV.

Those who really understand punk-rock know it is as intellectual as it is intense, seeking to express a range of emotions in addition to mere aggression. It’s for this very reason that Light On The Lake, the third full-length by Cleveland’s Signals Midwest, represents the art form so effectively. With thematic metaphors that repeat throughout the record—particularly the images of light leading one out of darkness and the dramatic transition from coastline to ocean—Light On The Lake is as literary as any canonical novel, as meaningful as any modern painting, and as punk-rock as it comes.

Signals Midwest will be playing Pre-Fest in Tampa on October 29th, followed by the Tiny Engines Showcase (w/ Restorations, Dikembe, Little Big League, Direct Effect) in Orlando on October 30th and then The Fest in Gainesville, FL.

TRACK LISTING
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1. 308
2. In The Pauses
3. A Room Once Called Yours
4. St. Vincent Charity
5. The Desert To Denver
6. An Echo, A Strain
7. Lowercase
8. San Anselmo
9. Caricature
10. Greater Plains
11. The Things That Keep Us Whole
12. A Glowing Light, An Impending Dawn

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Little Big League – Video Premiere On Pitchfork / Debut LP Available On Tiny Engines

By , 21 August, 2013, 1 Comment

LITTLE BIG LEAGUE - Video Premiere on Pitchfork / Debut LP Out Now On Tiny Engines

• These Are Good People released earlier this month on Tiny Engines
• Daytrotter Session
• LBL playing Tiny Engines Showcase / The Fest
• RIYL: Hop Along, Rilo Kiley, Superchunk, Built To Spill, Sleater-Kinney

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You can now premiere the “My Very Own You” video from Philadelphia, PA’sLittle Big League as well as a track review for the song on Pitchfork. The video was shot by Out Of Town Films from Philly. The song comes from the band’s debut LP, These Are Good People, released on Tiny Engines earlier this month.

The 1st pressing of These Are Good People 12″ vinyl (TE123) is limited to 500 pressed on four colorways (105 Pink Carnation / 120 Icy Green / 130 Olympian Blue / 145 White). Also, Little Big League’s debut 7″ single is available from Tiny Engines as well.

The band performed a Daytrotter session that was posted recently. Also, view live videos for “Tokyo Drift” as well as “Never Have I Ever Walked Away When The Time Was Right.”

In the Fall of 2011, Michelle Zauner and Kevin O’Halloran (previously of Post Post) joined forces with Ian Dykstra (Titus Andronicus) and Deven Craige (Strand of Oaks) to form Little Big League. Shortly thereafter the band recorded their debut 7″. Released in April of 2012, the two songs offered a glimpse into the band’s promising future, which after months of writing and playing live took solid form in their debut LP These Are Good People.

The band’s debt to 90s indie guitar rock is respectfully paid while Zauner’s gorgeously unique vocal stylings and striking lyrical imagery add to the album’s dark atmosphere. There is a level of tension and impending danger built, both lyrically and musically, that revels in the vulnerability of us all. These Are Good People is an album about coming of age, loss, and the overwhelming acceptance of reality over a failed romanticism. Due out this Summer on Tiny Engines, the album is a stunning indie rock debut from the Philadelphia quartet.

Little Big League will be playing the Tiny Engines Showcase (w/ Restorations, Dikembe, Signals Midwest, Direct Effect) in Orlando on October 30th and then The Fest in Gainesville, FL. More tour dates to come!

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Tiny Engines Announces Pre-The Fest Label Showcase

By , 15 August, 2013, 2 Comments

Tiny Engines Announces Pre-Fest Label Showcase in Orlando, FL

• Restorations, Dikembe, Signals Midwest, Direct Effect, Little Big League + more confirmed for showcase
• Fifteen Tiny Engines bands confirmed for The Fest

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Tiny Engines is excited to announce a Pre-Fest label showcase in Orlando, FL atWill’s Pub on Wednesday, October 30th before The Fest begins in Gainesville on the 31st. Confirmed for the showcase are Restorations, Dikembe, Signals Midwest, Direct Effect, Little Big League and a special guest to be named later.

The full list of Tiny Engines bands playing The Fest is below. Dates and times for band sets coming soon.

Tiny Engines @ The Fest
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Annabel
Best Practices
Cayetana
Dikembe
Direct Effect
The Hotel Year
Jowls
Little Big League
Look Mexico
(Tampa Pre-Fest and Fest)
Restorations (Tampa Pre-Fest and Fest)
Run Forever
Save Ends
Signals Midwest (Tampa Pre-Fest and Fest)
Somos
State Lines

Somos Joins Tiny Engines / Debut LP Slated For Early 2014 Release

By , 29 July, 2013, No Comment

Somos Joins Tiny Engines

• Debut LP Slated For Early 2014 Release on Tiny Engines
• Band finishing up LP recording with Jesse Cannon and Mike Oettinger (The Menzingers, Transit, Man Overboard) in August
• Demo 2012 available for Free Download
• RIYL: Piebald, Polar Bear Club, Samiam

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Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Restorations, Tigers Jaw) is excited to welcome Boston, MA’s Somos to the label’s growing family. The band went into the studio with with Jesse Cannon and Mike Oettinger (The Menzingers, Transit, Man Overboard) at Cannon Found Soundation Recording Studios in Union City, NJ in May and will head back once again in August to finish up their debut LP, due in early 2014 on the Carolina-based label. You can download the band’s 2012 Demo for free on Bandcamp.

Somos (meaning ‘We Are’ in Spanish) originally came together in early 2012 on the West Coast. The band recorded their 4 song demo at Panda Studios in San Francisco shortly after. Those songs, released in July of 2012, offered a glimpse of a young band with abundant promise. In the Summer of 2012 the band’s line-up shifted as two members moved back to their home state of Massachusetts and relocated to Boston. With a core group now intact, Somos spent close to a year honing their sound and writing in preparation for their official debut. Residing somewhere between the anthem-laced punk rock of Polar Bear Club and the emo/alt rock melody of Piebald, Somos touches on something uniquely uplifting in tone. As good as the band’s original demo was, the potential was for something much more to come and the new songs quickly deliver. Displaying an incredible maturity for such a young outfit, Somos has tightened and streamlined their songwriting. The band showcases an immediate chemistry, sucker punching you with dynamic songs that weave and unravel in short melodic bursts of energy. Embracing the community for which they were born, Somos are ready for what the future holds.

Somos was recently confirmed for FEST 12 in Gainesville, FL. The band is also playing a show this week (AUG 01) with Maura, The Weeds, Foreign Tongues and The Elephants at the Church of Boston. Facebook events page here.

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Run Forever / Signals Midwest – On Tour

By , 25 June, 2013, 4 Comments

Run Forever / Signals Midwest - Announce Tour Dates (July 18 – August 4) / Dates with Restorations

• Signals Midwest’s new LP, Light On The Lake, due out Fall 2013 on Tiny Engines
• Run Forever’s Settling LP 2nd pressing available soon / Limited 1st pressing copies left

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Tiny Engines labelmates, Signals Midwest and Run Forever, will be joining forces to hit the road for a string of dates starting July 18th in Pittsburgh. Former Tiny Engines band and current SideOneDummy signee, Restorations, will be joining for the first four dates of the tour. Signals Midwest are fresh off dates with labelmates, Dikembe, while Run Forever have completed tours with Pity Sex and Dads recently. The tour includes both bands making appearances at I Got Brains Fest in Blacksburg, VA as well.

Signals Midwest recently completed recording for their third full-length, entitledLight On The Lake. The album is due out in the Fall on Tiny Engines. As well, the 2nd pressing for Signals Midwest’s 2011 LP, Latitudes And Longitudes, is now available.

Run Forever are touring in support of 2012′s Settling LP on Tiny Engines. 2nd pressings of the LP will be in stock soon but limited 1st pressing copies are still available.

Tour dates are listed below. Run Forever will not be on the Boston, MA date. Check the Tour Poster and the Facebook Events Page. Also of note, both bands are confirmed for The Fest in Gainesville, FL later this year.

Summer Tour
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JUL 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @The Shop w/ Restorations
JUL 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Golden Tea House w/ Restorations, Ma Jolie
JUL 20 – Blacksburg, VA @ I Got Brains Fest w/ Restorations
JUL 21 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel w/ Restorations
JUL 22 – Greenville, NC @ The Tipsy Teapot
JUL 23 – Norfolk, VA @ The Iguana
JUL 24 – Alexandria, VA @ The Lab
JUL 25 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
JUL 26 – Bethlehem, PA @ TBA
JUL 27 – Brooklyn, @ Suburbia w/ Broadcaseter, Marine Electric
JUL 28 – Cohoes, NY @ The Icehouse
JUL 29 – Providence, RI @ AS220
JUL 30 – Boston, MA @ O’Briens w/ Save Ends, Choke Up (No Run Forever)
JUL 31 – Montreal, QC @ The Thrillhaus
AUG 02 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
AUG 03 – Buffalo, NY @ The Crow’s Nest
AUG 04 – Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class

Tiny Engines Joins No Idea Records For Exclusive Distribution

By , 22 May, 2013, 4 Comments

Tiny Engines Now Exclusively Distributed By No Idea Records

• Tiny Engines releases available from No Idea mailorder here
• For distro/wholesale inquiries please contact Jennifer @ No Idea

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Tiny Engines is excited to announce that it has joined No Idea Records as part of the long-running Gainesville, FL label’s exclusive distribution arm. Founded in 2008, Tiny Engines is a Carolina-based independent label that has released records from Tigers Jaw, Restorations, Dikembe, Look Mexico, Run Forever, Signals Midwest, State Lines and more. Striving for innovation, creativity and most importantly, inspiring music, Tiny Engines has always fostered a tight-knit community of friends and artists and continues to embody strong DIY ethics and an undying punk rock spirit.

No Idea Records is a legendary punk rock label and distributor which started as a fanzine in 1985, later releasing its first 7″ in 1988. It has issued landmark albums from Hot Water Music, Against Me, Less Than Jake and many more. Additionally, No Idea is a highly regarded mail order company and exclusively distributes a wide range of labels, including the likes of Don Giovanni, Asian Man, Dirtnap, Salinas, Recess, It’s Alive, Poison City, and 1234Go! amongst others.

Tiny Engines had this to say of the union: “When it came down to looking for better distribution for our label and bands, there was only one place where we felt it would be an absolutely perfect fit for everyone, and that was No Idea. Their ideals and the way they do business and treat others is exactly in line with the standards to which we hold of ourselves at Tiny Engines. To not only join No Idea, but other exclusive labels such as Asian Man, Don Giovanni and Poison City … it has us extremely excited, to say the least. Our records will now be available worldwide at a low cost from some of the best DIY / punk distributors and independent stores out there. We are humbled that No Idea has invited us to join its tight-knit family and we can’t wait to start working together to keep Tiny Engines and its bands thriving for the foreseeable future.”

Save Ends Joins Tiny Engines / Recording Debut LP with Jay Maas

By , 9 April, 2013, 1 Comment

Save Ends Joins Tiny Engines

• Recording debut LP with Jay Maas (Title Fight, Transit, Polar Bear Club) later this month
• 2012′s Strength Vs. Will EP available for name-your-price download on Bandcamp
• RIYL: The Get Up Kids, Farewell Continental, The Anniversary, Saves The Day

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Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Restorations, Tigers Jaw) is excited to welcome Boston’s Save Ends to their burgeoning roster. The band will head into the studio later this month with Jay Maas(Title Fight, Transit, Polar Bear Club) to record their debut LP for Fall release on Tiny Engines. The upcoming LP will follow up the band’s highly acclaimed 2012 EP, Strength Vs. Will, which is available for name-your-price download on Bandcamp. You can also read a Track-By-Track feature for Strength Vs. Will on Alternative Press.

Featuring ex-members of No Trigger and Making It Right, Save Ends officially formed in the Summer of 2010. But, the group of friends were well acquainted beforehand, entrenched in an epic battle of Dungeons & Dragons together that is ongoing still. The band quickly wrote, recorded and released their debut EP, 2010′s Ten Or Better. Fast forward two years later to 2012′sStrength Vs. Will and the band’s sharp melodic songwriting had reached new, memorable heights. Complete with piano, dual male/female vocals and nerd-core lyrical content, Save Ends prepares to unleash their music far and wide, and bring harmony back to this world.

The band will be playing the Banquets record release show in late May.

Upcoming Show
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MAY 26 – Allston, MA @ Obrien’s Pub – Banquets Record Release Show w/ Banquets, The Stereo State, Crimes, Great Lakes USA (acoustic)

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Tiny Engines Welcomes Frontier(s)

By , 26 March, 2013, 2 Comments

Tiny Engines To Release New 7″ From Frontier(s)

• Frontier(s) features members of Elliott, Falling Forward, Mouthpiece, The Enkindels
• Band set to record next week with Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Young Widows, Coliseum)

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Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Restorations, Tigers Jaw) is excited to welcome Louisville, KY’s Frontier(s) to the family. The band will be recording 3-4 songs next week for a new 7″, to be released later this year on the Carolina-based label.

Frontier(s) features former Elliott / Falling Forward front man Chris Higdon and Matt Wieder (guitar) of Mouthpiece / The Enkindels. The new 7″ will follow up the band’s debut LP, There Will Be No Miracles Here, issued on Arena Rock and No Sleep in 2010. The band is set to record once again with Elliott / Wax Fang drummer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Young Widows, Coliseum) at La La Land Studios in the band’s hometown of Louisville, KY.

Much like the city it calls home, Frontier(s) is hopelessly Midwestern. Louisville never accepted east or west coast definitions of post-anything, and the quartet is no different. Serrating guitars, tightly wound bass, and dime-stop drums are the brick to Higdon’s mortar as he switches between airy tones and boot-shaking roar. The band channels enough hardcore angst and Husker Du-style buzzsaw guitar to make even the most jaded scenester flip their wig, while featuring pounding rhythms and a swirling wall of sound that land the listener somewhere smack in the middle of post-punk England and Washington D.C.’s Revolution Summer.

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Belgrade Announce Debut LP / Song Premiere on Absolute Punk

By , 20 March, 2013, 2 Comments

BELGRADE Announce Debut LP / Song Premiere on Absolute Punk

• Self-Titled LP pre-orders / digital release coming in April
• “Protest” streaming exclusively on Absolute Punk
• Upcoming April shows announced
• RIYL: The Jealous Sound, Nada Surf, Catherine Wheel, The Appleseed Cast, Sunny Day Real Estate

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Philadelphia’s Belgrade is set to release their debut Self-Titled full-length next month. The band features current and former members of bands such as Restorations, Metroplex, Ink & Dagger, The Progress, Brass and more. Vinyl pre-orders and the digital release are set for April ahead of a record release show, April 26th at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia.

You can check out the exclusive premiere for “Protest” from the Self-TitledLP on Absolute Punk now.

You can also listen to an early version of “Venice On A Map” onBandcamp. A new recording of the song will appear on the upcomingSelf-Titled album.

Liquid-like ins & outs, Belgrade dare themselves a slap in the face with the glove of simplicity. A subversively straightforward reverb-fest. Cloaking pop smarts under blankets of echoes bounced off last night’s full moon, still ringing in the squinty-eyed hangover morning. Shimmer and swoon forward and back like a chorus for the night, to consume by day. Anthems for your cloudy nocturnal courage.

Artwork and tracklisting for the Self-Titled LP will be released soon. Also stay tuned for pressing / pre-order info, new song streams, as well as plenty more news from Belgrade!

Upcoming April Shows
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APR 06 – Atlantic City, NJ @ AC Beer and Music Fest w/ Reverend Horton Heat, Continental
APR 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ The Appleseed Cast, Muscle Worship
APR 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie: RECORD RELEASE SHOW

Little Big League Joins Tiny Engines / Song Premiere on Absolute Punk

By , 12 March, 2013, No Comment

LITTLE BIG LEAGUE Joins Tiny Engines / Song Premiere On Absolute Punk

• Debut LP, These Are Good People, coming Summer of 2013 on Tiny Engines
• “My Very Own You” premiering on Absolute Punk
• Debut 7″ Single Available for Stream / Purchase
• Artwork & Tracklisting / More Song Premieres Coming Soon
• RIYL: Hop Along, Built To Spill, Sleater-Kinney, Now, Now

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Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Restorations, Tigers Jaw) is proud to welcome Philadelphia’s Little Big League to their expanding roster. The band recently recorded their debut full-length which the label will release in the Summer of 2013. You can stream the first single, “My Very Own You”, from the album, These Are Good People, at Absolute Punk.

As well, you can stream and/or purchase Little Big League’s debut 7″ single directly from Tiny Engines. The 7″ A-Side features an early recorded version of the track, “Tokyo Drift”, which will also appear on These Are Good People. Every 7″ purchase from Tiny Engines will receive an instant download for the first single from the LP, “My Very Own You,” along with the 7″ tracks as well. Artwork, tracklisting and more song premieres from the upcoming LP will be coming soon.

You can also check out live videos for “Tokyo Drift” as well as another album track, “Never Have I Ever Walked Away When The Time Was Right.”

In the Fall of 2011, Michelle Zauner and Kevin O’Halloran (previously of Post Post) joined forces with Ian Dykstra (Titus Andronicus) and Deven Craige (Strand of Oaks) to form Little Big League. Shortly thereafter the band recorded their debut 7″. Released in April of 2012, the two songs offered a glimpse into the band’s promising future, which after months of writing and playing live took solid form in their debut LP These Are Good People.

The band’s debt to 90s indie guitar rock is respectfully paid while Zauner’s gorgeously unique vocal stylings and striking lyrical imagery add to the album’s dark atmosphere. There is a level of tension and impending danger built, both lyrically and musically, that revels in the vulnerability of us all. These Are Good People is an album about coming of age, loss, and the overwhelming acceptance of reality over a failed romanticism. Due out this Summer on Tiny Engines, the album is a stunning indie rock debut from the Philadelphia quartet.

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Signals Midwest Recording New Album For Tiny Engines

By , 7 March, 2013, 1 Comment

SIGNALS MIDWEST - Recording New Album for Summer Release on Tiny Engines

• New LP coming Summer of 2013 on Tiny Engines
• Latitudes And Longitudes LP 2nd pressing pre-order available now
• March/April shows announced / Band playing Stay Sweet Fest
• New Album Details Coming Soon

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Cleveland, OH’s Signals Midwest is set to begin recording their new LP this weekend. The band will once again record at Bad Racket in Cleveland. The new album is expected to be released this Summer on Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, Dikembe, Restorations, Run, Forever). This will be the follow up to Signals Midwest’s highly-acclaimed sophomore album, Latitudes And Longitudes, which came out in the Fall of 2011. The 2nd pressing is now available for Pre-Order.

Frontman Max Stern had this to say about the new record:

I like making records because they’re both a reflection of where a band has been and where they’re at in that particular moment. Geographically, musically, mentally, – the setting and experience come through one way or another. I wrote these songs in a living room in Portland, in a basement in Brooklyn, at a bus station in Tel Aviv, in an attic in Cleveland, and in the back of a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan that may have been pretty much anywhere in the continental United States. Two years to the day after making our last record, we’re going back into the same studio to create something new. Contained within those two years have been incredible highs, crushing lows, long tours, practices, arguments, inside jokes, spectacular views, friends and lovers lost and found, and everything else that life seems to accumulate regardless of whatever the “plan” seems to be. I hope some of that experience shines through on this record, if only just to see where we’re at and where we might end up.

Rarely do you come across a young band that startles you with such inherent quality. While Cleveland, Ohio’s Signals Midwest might be rooted in the ethos of punk rock the band quickly transcends the tag both musically and lyrically on their sophomore album, Latitudes And Longitudes. Paying tribute to the continual growth of legends like Small Brown Bike and Fairweather while echoing the emotional tones of modern bands such as The Menzingers, Signals Midwest provide a unique perspective that resides firmly outside the punk-by-the-numbers formula. Call it post-pop/punk if you will.

Signals Midwest will be playing a few shows in March and April including Stay Sweet Fest in Richmond, VA. The band will hit the road hard this Summer in support of the upcoming LP.

Upcoming Shows
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MAR 24 – Akron, OH @ It’s A Kling Thing House w/ Modern Baseball, Runaway Brother
MAR 30 – Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions w/ Shady Ave.
APR 13 – Richmond, VA @ Stay Sweet Fest w/ Adventures, Captain We’re Sinking, Code Orange Kids, Joie De Vivre, Luther, Mixtapes, You Blew It! and more
APR 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Luther, Glocca Morra, Two Hand Fools

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Cayetana Joins Tiny Engines

By , 27 February, 2013, No Comment

Cayetana Joins Tiny Engines

• Writing for Debut LP / Recording this Summer
• Demo EP featured on If You Make It
• Cayetana playing Waxahatchee release show/party with Swearin’ and Radiator Hospital
• Tom May of The Menzingers recommends…

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Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Restorations, Tigers Jaw) is thrilled to welcome Philadelphia’s Cayetana to their growing roster. The band debuted theirDemo EP in December 2012 and it was quickly met with rave reviews from the punk community. If You Make It recently featured Cayetana’s Demo in their albums section. You can download it for free (donations encouraged!)HERE.

Cayetana is currently writing and playing shows in preparation of recording their debut LP this Summer for Tiny Engines. A Fall release is tentatively scheduled for the album. On Friday, March 1st Cayetana will be a part of the Waxahatchee release show/party along with Swearin’ and Radiator Hospital at The Golden Tea House. More tour dates coming soon!

Long time listeners, first time callers “Cayetana” have been around the Philadelphia music scene for quite a while. These three ladies came together about a year ago, which also happens to be when they started playing their instruments. This has let them develop a chemistry that takes other bands years to achieve, if at all. They’ve jumped head first with their clothes on into the pool at the raging party that is the Philadelphia punk scene. Their self-released demo/e.p. is quite the piece of ear candy. The contemplative and sometimes poignant lyrics delivered in a sincere and oft-urgent croon are perfectly complimented with a locked-in rhythm section comprising of melodious bass lines and driven, hoppy work on the skins. You can expect to hear a lot more from Cayetana in the coming months. Have a listen.
- Tom May of The Menzingers

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