woensdag, 06 juli 2016 12:44

Curtis Eller release date and tour!

Curtis Eller's latest album How To make It In Hollywood will be released on Brandy Alexander Recordings on the 11th of Augst 2016. Pre-order the album through Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. for only 10€! Release show will be on August 11th in Club Vibes, Rotterdam. Hope to see you there! Check below for further tourdates as Curtis will be touring the UK, Belgium and Holland this summer!

21st July – Grain Barge, Bristol
22nd July – Westival: West End Centre, Aldershot
23rd July – Forest Arts Centre, New Milton
24th July – Underneath the Stars Festival, nr Barnsley
26th July – Cluny 2, Newcastle
27th July – New Adelphi, Hull
28th July – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
29th July – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
30th July – Great Yorkshire Fringe, York
31st July – Great Yorkshire Fringe, York
3rd August – Greystones, Sheffield
4th August – Mad Ferret, Preston
5th August – Prema Arts Centre, Stroud
6th August - Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire
7th August - Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire

11th August - Vibes Club, Rotterdam, NL RELEASE SHOW
12th August - De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam, NL
13th August - Paulusfeesten Festival, Oostende, BE
14th August - dB's, Utrecht, NL

17th August – Cleavdon Pier, Cleavdon
19th August – Just So Festival, Cheshire
20th August – Fox & Firkin, London
woensdag, 01 juni 2016 19:21

Curtis Eller joins Brandy Alexander

Great News. New York angriest yodeling banjo player teams up with Brandy Alexander Recordings. BAR will release his latest record "How to make it in Hollywood" on August 11th this side of the Atlantic. Curtis Eller's American Circus will tour the UK, Belgium and Holland this summer. Stay tuned for more news, dates, songs and releaseparty info.
woensdag, 01 juni 2016 18:52

Curtis Eller

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. After beginning his show business career at the age of seven as a juggler and acrobat, the Detroit native turned to the banjo and lit out for New York City where he rose to obscurity as "New York's angriest yodeling banjo player". Siting Buster Keaton, Abraham Lincoln and Elvis Presley as his primary musical influences, Eller became a staple of the beer halls, burlesque houses and underground theaters of the eastern seaboard. Fame proved elusive.

Having spent years toiling in the musical sweatshops of the industrial north, Eller uprooted his family and resettled in some faded, tobacco town in the North Carolina Piedmont to begin the arduous task of assembling a new version of his band, The American Circus. The latest version of the ensemble is a brutish and inelegant rock & roll outfit specializing in banjo music for funerals, gospel tunes for atheists and novelty dance fads for amputees. A lavish, Hollywood, dance sequence unfolding on the floor of a Chicago meatpacking plant in 1894.

Eller's numerous compositions describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians.

The group's latest phonographic recording, "How to Make It in Hollywood", is a compact collection of glittery show tunes, sentimental tear-jerkers and rock & roll rave-ups whose lyrics are populated with two-bit prize fighters, Hollywood has-beens, lapsed gospel singers and forgotten pop stars. Eller relentlessly tours the US and Europe with an expanding and contracting cast of misfits. 2015 saw the band embark on an ambitious and successful, 40 date tour of the UK, Ireland and Hungary. Curtis will be touring the UK, Holland and Belgium in the summer of 2016. "How to make it in Hollywood" will be released in Europe through Brandy Alexander Recordings on August 11th 2016. Stay tuned for more info and songs on the site!

(Photo by Alex Maness)
maandag, 25 april 2016 17:54

Mark Lenover's new album

Mark Lenover's new album Wandering Stars, is now available through his bandcamp page. Go check it!

Click here
Rotterdam-based band St. Polaroid has joined Brandy Alexander Recordings.

St. Polaroid will tour France and Luxembourg this spring. A new EP is slated for a 2016-release through Brandy Alexander Recordings.
woensdag, 16 maart 2016 19:00

St. Polaroid

Een popliedje schrijven is een ambacht. Althans, wel in de ogen van Eric-Jan Vriend. Frontman van de band St. Polaroid. Vanuit een voorliefde voor pure pop in lijn met bands als Belle & Sebastian, Eels en Mercury Rev begon Vriend in 2009 met het schrijven van liedjes waarin het draait om melodie en harmonie. Hij kent een vliegende start met het winnen van de Grote Prijs van Zuid-Holland in 2009. Hierop volgen vele optredens langs theaters, huiskamers en popzaaltjes. De tweede EP ‘Most People are other people’ verschijnt en ontvangt lovende kritieken. Opgenomen op zijn zolder en vrijwel volledig zelf ingespeeld.

Kort daarop vormt hij een band om zich heen bestaande uit zijn broer Marnix Vriend (toetsen, gitaar), Pieter Zwart (drums) en Marieke Zwart (tweede stem). Vanaf dat moment is St Polaroid een band. Live weet de band nu ook het rijke instrumentarium en de harmonieën te brengen. Als eerste wapenfeit verschijnt een splitsingel Matthew Webb op 7″ vinyl samen met Niek Hilkman (ex-Yoshimi) op het YCR-label. De band treedt geregeld op en bereidt in alle rust het debuutalbum voor.

In 2014 gaat de band op tour door Tsjechië en Slowakije om de liedjes verder te laten rijpen. Het brengt de band op allerlei bijzondere locaties. In juni 2015 brengt St Polaroid het langverwachte debuutalbum uit, Diaphones genaamd. Diaphones wordt uitgebracht op smaakvol blauw vinyl op het eigen label ‘Tennis Records’. De plaat ontvangt goede kritieken.

In de 2016 gaat de band op tour in Luxemburg en Frankrijk waarbij het liedjes speelt van het debuut, maar ook nieuw werk uitprobeert. De EP-release staat het gepland voor eind 2016 en zal verschijnen op het label “Brandy Alexander records”.
Brandy Alexander Recordings will be working together with Paris-based record label Out of Map.
The Bullfight's La Chasse will be released in France through Out of Map in May/June 2016.
donderdag, 04 februari 2016 09:58

Brandy Alexander Column 3voor12

Vanaf februari 2016 zal Thomas van der Vliet regelmatig een column plaatsen op 3voor12 Rotterdam.
In deze column zal Thomas schrijven over de dingen die hij tegenkomt tijdens het runnen van een onafhankelijk platenlabel. In de link hieronder staat de eerste column.

From now on, Thomas van der Vliet of Brandy Alexander will regularly write a column for 3voor12 Rotterdam.
In this column Thomas will write about the things he encounters while running an independent record label.
You can find the first column by clicking the link below (it is in Dutch though)

Click here
dinsdag, 15 december 2015 18:41

Mark Lenover album incl. original etching

A special edition of Mark Lenover's album "The Trail's Gone Cold" is currently for sale!

For only 30€ you can buy the album including the original etching (25cm / 25cm) from artist Jaco Putker.

They're extremely limited and there are only 10 available!
-- December offer only --

Mark Lenover's beautiful album "The Trail's Gone Cold" will be released on December 18th. You can order it now on cd and no delivery-cost will be added if you're living in The Netherlands. So no extra charge upon the €12,50!!!

The mp3 version of the album costs 10€ and will include Jaco Putker's beautiful artwork. People who buy the mp3 album will get it a week earlier!


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