TTO 1st Anniversary Party!

PLEASE come to this. The fantastic Meerna features two engineers from the studio (Rob Shelton and Carly Bond) and Jason Slota on drums.  DJ Joshua Rampage is a bad ass. This is going to be a blow out, come early and stay late, it will go past midnight for sure. We’ll have free beer 🙂

Tiny Telephone Oakland finally feels dialed in after a year, we’d love to show it to you. 

The studio is in North Oakland, there is easy parking here. See you soon!!

Tiny Telephone Oakland Sneak Peek!!!!


PLEASE come to this, it’s going to be such a fun party. EVERYONE is invited. We’ll be playing 1/2″ master tapes in the control room, and we’ll end the night with a dance party. The bands are SUPER good, it’s a stunning lineup. Sonny and the Sunsets are a tremendously creative and fun band. The She’s have been touring quite a bit and it shows: they sound great. The food and beer will be wonderful. Please bring any alcohol you like, we usually run out of beer at some point. Come early if you can, The She’s will start at 8:30pm. Tiny Telephone Oakland opens officially on January 1st, but this will be a great opportunity to see the studio and hang out with all of the great people that work there.

Tiny Telephone Oakland Kickstarter is ON!!!!!!

Hello everyone, I’m building an amazing recording studio in Oakland and I need your help.

The Tiny Telephone Oakland Kickstarter is ON!

I’m pretty damn excited about this. I’m also very (reasonably) nervous. Please take a look at the page, and PLEASE repost on Facebook or the social media engine of your choice.

The studio is ahead of schedule. The air conditioning and electrical are done, we’re starting on the 3 month process of complicated finish work and acoustic treatments. The goal of our Kickstarter’s is to pay our amazing construction crew for one month of work.

Without your help, this studio will not be finished. There are so many cool rewards, including the chance to pre-buy days at a $100 discount. Please RT/repost, etc. You know what to do. This studio is going to be an amazing place for artists. Thank you!!!!!!

Mass Suicide Occult Figurines reissued on 200g QRP vinyl!!

My first solo record, Mass Suicide Occult Figurines, originally released by Barsuk in 2000, is getting reissued by the Native Sound. The preorder link is now LIVE. We remastered it with Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. I think it sounds oh so much better. Bob also cut the lacquer. QRP, of Solina, KS, is doing the vinyl. They are clearly the best pressing plant in the world right now. The entire run will be 200g black vinyl. The only way to fly.

SO… all the details!

  • First time ever on vinyl (200g QRP, booyaaa)
  • Brand new art by the legendary Joe Williams.
  • Deluxe LP includes screen-printed wrap around slip cover & a bonus 7” flexi featuring a new song (“Midnight Blue”) & an unreleased Songs: Ohia cover
  • Vinyl “Starter Pack” including past JV releases is also available

The flexi songs are really special. I’m really proud of the way all of this came together. Julio at The Native Sound has done a wonderful job with the reissue. Let’s reward his faith in excellent sounding reissues by locking one up!!!

Phono Del Sol #4 is coming to a skate park near you.

Phono Del Sol is a festival I present with the excellent Bay Bridged:

The Bay Bridged is proud to announce five great bands performing at the Phono del Sol Music Festival on July 12, 2014 at Potrero del Sol Park. The fourth annual festival celebrating the best of independent music will be co-headlined by Baltimore’s Wye Oak in their exclusive San Francisco Bay Area performance in support of their acclaimed new album Shriek. Also at the top of the bill are SF favorites Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, hands down one of the best live bands around.

They’ll be joined by eight other bands at the festival, three of which we’re announcing today. SF’s Blackbird Blackbird will be bringing anthemic electronic pop to Phono, fresh off the June release of Tangerine Sky. There will also be performances by SF/LA transcendental rock band A Million Billion Dying Suns and local rock and roll party-starters The Tambo Rays. The five remaining Phono del Sol 2014 bands will be announced soon.

General Admission and VIP tickets to Phono del Sol are on sale right now at PhonoDelSol.com. Individual General Admission tickets are $25 each, with a limited number of discount six-packs (save $5 per ticket!) also available.”

Living Room Shows!!

I’m taking most of the year off to produce records and build the new Tiny Telephone Oakland. I will be playing 4 Bay Area shows this summer. They are all pretty special.

Sun Jun 8, 2014 – Novato, CA
HopMonk Tavern
Tickets
w/ Amber Rubarth!!! Presented by the greal KC Turner

Sat Jun 21, 2014 – Davis, CA
Davis Music Fest
Tickets
Fri Jul 25, 2014 – San Francisco, CA
Tickets
These are the BEST shows and my favorite to play. ALMOST sold out. w/ Emily Elbert
Sat Jul 26, 2014 – San Francisco, CA
Just ADDED!! w/ Justin Farren

Polyvinyl Record Co. Singles Club

I’m part of this amazing series of Polyvinyl Record Company singles tracked on Of Montreal’s old 4-track. These are only available by subscribing to the series (they won’t be released digitally, but each 7″ will come with its own download code). Other bands participating include Diane CoffeeThao & The Get Down Stay DownInto It. Over It., Cloud Nothings, and tons more. Find out more / subscribe here: http://polyvinylrecords.com/singlesseries