The Sandwitches Release TWO new music videos + On Tour in Europe/UK

Gorilla Vs. Bear debuted two rad music videos for The Sandwitches this week. Above you have a stunning video for “In The Garden”, off of their most recent LP Mrs. Jones Cookies,directed by Ryan Browne and shot at San Francisco’s legendary Esta Noche. Below you “Benny’s Memory Palace,” taken from their new Hardly Art 7″ single, The Pearl. Created/directed by the talented Sophia McInerney. Both videos are most excellent:


The Sandwitches UK/European Tour Dates:

11.15.11 – London, UK – Heaven ^
11.16.11 – Gent, BE – DOK
11.17.11 – Utrecht, NL – DB’s
11.18.11 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow Bar *
11.19.11 – Koeln, DE – King Georg
11.20.11 – Berlin, DE – Monarch *
11.21.11 – Erfurt, DE – Museumskeller *
11.22.11 – Dresden, DE – Ostpol *
11.23.11 – Vienna, AT – Arena *
11.24.11 – Celje, SI – Kino Metropol *
11.25.11 – Graz, AT – Forum Stadtpark *
11.26.11 – Carpi, IT – Mattatoio *
11.27.11 – Rome, IT – Touch the Wood @ Micca Club
11.28.11 – Bologna, IT – Spazio Elastico *
11.29.11 – Milan, IT – Rocket *
11.30.11 – Lausanne, CH – Brasserie du Chateau
12.01.11 – Geneva, CH – Bibarium
12.02.11 – Paris, FR – La Mecanique Ondulatoire
12.03.11 – Amsterdam, NL – OCCII #
12.07.11 – San Francisco, CA – SF MOMA

^ – w/ Washed Out and John Maus
* – w/ Carletta Sue Kay
# – w/ Peaking Lights




Joseph Childress Tonight!




Pillars and Tongues Release Free Online Single

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Pillars and Tongues present a mesmerizing free download single released in coincidence with their late summer / early autumn 2011 tour.

Download it from their site HERE

Side A: Oaky (doting, in late summer)

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Side B: Live Song

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“Oaky (doting, in late summer)” is an alternate version of a song that appears on the album The Pass and Crossings, and also, in a few significant ways, an entirely new song.

‘The Pass and Crossings’ is available from Empty Cellar HERE

Check out this THC-induced promo video:

Oaky (doting, in late summer) Promo from Ben Babbitt on Vimeo.




Pillars and Tongues on tour with Dark Dark Dark and A Hawk and a Hacksaw

THIS TOUR COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE RELEASE OF THE PASS AND CROSSINGS AVAILABLE AT THESE CONCERTS AND OUT NOW ON LP / CD / DOWNLOAD / CASSETTE VIA EMPTY CELLAR RECORDS HERE

“Slowburning spectral violins, reedy harmoniums and endlessly decaying distant percussion collude to create a John Calean atmosphere as austere and featureless as that found within the more spectral moments of Nico’s icy THE MARBLE INDEX. Phew. Better still, these opaque sheets of slow-moving sound facilitate the pure voice of singer Mark Trecka, which soars high above, yawning out such song titles as ‘A Dance in the Billowing Absence’ and ‘The Making Graceful’, like some newly dead ghost hovering above his own funeral.”
— Julian Cope, Address Drudion, Sept. 2011CE

Tour Dates:


+ with DARK DARK DARK
∞ with A HAWK AND A HACKSAW
Ω with NONA MARIE AND THE CHOIR and LONESOME LEASH

09/18 St. Louis – Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Ave) +∞

09/19 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop (123 S. Walnut St.) +∞

09/20 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop (2785 Euclid Heights Blvd) +

09/21 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center for the Arts (1871 N. High St.) +∞

09/22 Toronto, Ontario – Rivoli (334 Queen St. W) +∞

09/24 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse (20 Center St.) +∞

09/25 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (1214 Williston Rd.) +∞

09/26 Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St.) +∞

09/27 Hamden, CT – The Space (295 Treadwell St, Bldg H) +

09/28 Brooklyn, NY – Bell House (149 7th St.) +∞

09/29 Manhattan, NY – Drom (85 Avenue F) +∞

09/30 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe (3025 Walnut St.) +

10/01 Pawtucket, RI – The Met (1005 Main St.) +

10/02 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Ave.) +∞

10/03 Baltimore, MD – The Golden West Cafe (1105 W. 36th Street) +

10/04 Washington, D.C. – The Red Palace (1212 H. St. NE) +∞

10/05 Durham, NC – The Pinhook (117 W. Main St.) +∞

10/06 Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light (106 Jackson Blvd.) +∞

10/07 Atlanta, GA – The Earl (488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE) +∞

10/08 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Cafe (3719 3rd Ave.) +∞

10/09 New Orleans, LA – Allways Lounge (2240 Saint Claude Ave.) +∞

10/10 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (813 St. Emmanuel St.) +∞

10/11 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf (103 Industrial St.) +∞

10/12 Austin, TX – The Mohawk (912 Red River St.) +∞

10/14 Albuquerque, NM – John Lewis Theatre (1025 Broadway Boulevard Southeast) +∞

10/15 Denver, CO – Walnut Room (3131 Walnut St.) +

10/16 Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr. +

10/17 Minneapolis, MN – Bryant Lake Bowl (810 W. Lake St.) Ω

10/18 Iowa City, IA – PS1




Magic Trick – Glad Birth of Love Release Party (Wed 8/24)

This Wednesday we’ll be partying at the Rickshaw stop in celebration of the new LP, The Glad Birth of Love by Tim Cohen and his band, Magic Trick. Tim will have the last Limited Ed. copies of the Magic Trick album available at the show! It will, however, be a bittersweet night, as it is the final show for Bay Area stalwarts, Magic Bullets. Local lo-fi’s PreTeen will be releasing a 7″ that night as well.

((folkYEAH!)) and Empty Cellar Present:

TIM COHEN’S MAGIC TRICK (Album release party!)
Magic Bullets (Last show ever),
PreTeen (7″ release show)
Tambo Rays
plus DJ Britt Govea of ((folkYEAH!))

8:00 PM, Wednesday 8/24
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street, San Francisco

Purchase tickets HERE