This Week Buried in Press Releases.

by | Jan 19, 2010 | MUSIC

We have compiled all the music news RVA has received during the last week.

Hometown hero TIM BARRY is set to release his third full length on Suburban Home titled 28th & Stonewall on January 26th.

Barry, who’s maintained a relentless touring schedule over the past couple of years, recorded 28th & Stonewall in Richmond at Koehler’s Minimum Wage Studios, and tapped an array of Richmonders to back him, including his sister Caitlin Hunt on violin and guitarist Josh Small, a frequent tour mate. With the new record poised to drop, he expects to spend a very large chunk of 2010 on the road, playing everything from grimy dive bars to decent-sized theaters.

At a time when most of his contemporaries from the underground music scene have slowed down, quit playing, or found steady 9-to-5s, Barry finds himself more immersed in music than ever. “I could stay at home and make a lot more money working at the Richmond Ballet, but I wouldn’t feel fulfilled,” he says. His dedication to the craft shines through on 28th & Stonewall.

Watch “Memento Mori” here and click here to see his tour dates.

We have compiled all the music news RVA has received during the last week.

Hometown hero TIM BARRY is set to release his third full length on Suburban Home titled 28th & Stonewall on January 26th.

Barry, who’s maintained a relentless touring schedule over the past couple of years, recorded 28th & Stonewall in Richmond at Koehler’s Minimum Wage Studios, and tapped an array of Richmonders to back him, including his sister Caitlin Hunt on violin and guitarist Josh Small, a frequent tour mate. With the new record poised to drop, he expects to spend a very large chunk of 2010 on the road, playing everything from grimy dive bars to decent-sized theaters.

At a time when most of his contemporaries from the underground music scene have slowed down, quit playing, or found steady 9-to-5s, Barry finds himself more immersed in music than ever. “I could stay at home and make a lot more money working at the Richmond Ballet, but I wouldn’t feel fulfilled,” he says. His dedication to the craft shines through on 28th & Stonewall.

Watch “Memento Mori” here and click here to see his tour dates.

Richmond based indie-piano-pop band MORUZA is releasing their first full band album with a CD release party at The Camel on January 31, 2009.

In a world that spins on glitz, chaos and flux, Moruza offers respite to the weary listener, tucking him away to the peaceful corner of their music, whispering, you are not alone. Moruza is a collection of normal everyday people who, in between living their normal everyday lives of houses and gardens and families and jobs get together to play music. The band name is pulled from frontwoman and songwriter Leslie Moruza Dripps. Coincidently and perhaps a little conveniently, the term ‘moruza’ is Puerto Rican slang for mish-mash, uncategorized, hither-thither—usually referring to somebody’s hair. As a family name it is rare in the US as well as the world: there are only a handful of Moruzas out there. – Moruza

RVA has an exclusive single to download – Moruza “Richmond”

www.moruza.com
www.facebook.com/moruza
twitter.com/moruza

DR.DOG to announce the April 6th release of their Anti- Records debut, Shame, Shame, the band’s most openly autobiographical release to date and peels back the layers of strings and horns of past albums to emphasize the raw immediacy of a tight unit honing their craft. Beginning January 27th in Troy NY, Dr. Dog will embark on a 10-week national headlining tour to premiere songs from Shame, Shame.

The stylistic reference points of Dr. Dog remain on Shame, Shame but with a darker tone. It’s an album whose themes of doubt, confusion and unanswered questions are soothed by bright harmonies, taut guitar riffs and soaring melodies. From beginning to end, Shame, Shame is a record destined to claim its place on the timeless margins, untouched by modern tastes and content to exist on its own terms. It’s the auspicious sound of Dr. Dog writing their exciting next chapter, one they’ve been working towards since they played their first notes together.

www.myspace.com/drdog
www.drdogmusic.com
www.anti.com/home

DIRTY PROJECTORS released a limited edition 7” Ascending Melody b/w Emblem Of The World exclusively through Domino Mart on January 11th. The 7”, featuring two previously unreleased tracks is available today from the following link.

The tracks are also available as free mp3 downloads from the band’s website: www.dirtyprojectors.net

Guillemots frontman FYFE DANGERFIELD ‘s solo debut Fly Yellow Moon is out on March 16th. He is going to be doing solo acoustic gigs in NY, Philly at World Cafe and LA at the end of January. Check out a live performance on BBC 6 HERE. Plus these features in London Times and The Metro.

Download the first single “When You Walk In The Room” here.

Tastemakers A-trak & Nick Catchdubs (the masterminds behind the record label Fool’s Gold Records, who first brought you Kid Sister, Kid Cudi, Crookers etc) introduce their newest signee, TELEPHONED.

Telephoned is DJ/producer Sammy Bananas and songstress Maggie Horn and their re-envisioned versions of popular R&B jams. Their first EP drops next week on Fool’s Gold.

Download the mixtape HERE.

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS have announced plans to release two new split releases on No Idea Records. The first will be a split 6” record with labelmates No Friends. Off With Their Heads will be covering “Field of Darkness” by Pegboy. No Friends will be covering “Another Wrong” by Dag Nasty. The second will be a split 7” with New Jersey’s Detournement. Each band will contribute an original acoustic song as well as one cover song. Off With Their Heads will be covering “Princess” by recently reformed Gainesville punk legends and labelmates Panthro UK United 13, while Detournement will be taking on “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” by Tracy Chapman.

Until then, the band continues their tireless conquest of the road in support of their critically acclaimed album From the Bottom, released on No Idea Records. On this run, the band will be sharing the stage with The Queers, Dear Landlord, The Slow Death, and Cobra Skulls, as well as an appearance at Harvest of Hope Fest 2010 in St. Augustine, FL.

The release of JACK SPLASH King Of The Beats, the second of three mixtapes to be released before the much-anticipated full-length album and film, Technology And Love Might Save Us All out in May on J-Records.

In the past few months, Jack Splash has bombarded the music world with 90’s throwback rap tracks and futuristic synth-pop hooks. King Of The Beats reminds you that Jack is capable of such songs, but also takes you further down the rabbit hole to reveal instrumental tracks like, “Disko Labyrinth” and “The Funhouse Has Mirrors,” that sound as if they came straight off a Lamont Dozier album.

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R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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