Mark Trecka of Pillars & Tongues on Tour In France

After wrapping up a long European tour with Dark Dark Dark, Mark Trecka of Pillars & Tongues is now on tour in la France! He will be sharing all dates with France’s own My Name Is Nobody, and will also be joined by the wonderful Elephant Micah for several shows.

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Mark Trecka French Tour Dates
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3 December 2010 8:00pm
House Show, Chez Laurent
Cholet, FRANCE

4 December 2010 6:00pm
Le Salon de Musique de Marie-France
Angers, FRANCE

4 December 2010 8:00pm
Un Brin Folk
Angers, FRANCE

6 December 2010 8:00pm
L’espace B
16 rue Barbanègre
75019 Paris, FRANCE
w/ Elephant Micah

10 December 2010 8:00pm
LR6
Brussells, BELGIUM

11 December 2010 8:00pm
Le Bar des Artistes
31 rue du Pont de Mayenne
53000 Laval, FRANCE
w/ Elephant Micah

12 December 2010 9:00pm
Le Violin Dingue
1 Rue Lebrun
44000 Nantes, FRANCE
w/ Elephant Micah



Empty Cellar Announces: Sonny & The Sandwitches – A new 7″ EP

Listen to the romantic opener – Throw My Ashes From This Pier When I Die:

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Empty cellar is excited to announce Sonny & The Sandwitches, a new 7″ e.p. by Sonny Smith (out 12/14). You can pick up your own personal copy here. Pitchfork and a slew of other online hot-sheets beat us to the punch, but for those of you who haven’t heard… here is the full story:

Not long ago, Sonny Smith (Sonny & The Sunsets) survived a near-drowning off the coast of northern california. The experience affected him profoundly and led to a wealth of output including a play, a novel, and a stack of songs. Sonny’s critically acclaimed “100 Records” project is itself a direct product of Sonny’s fight with the sea. A novel he began, “Adelard the Drowned”, broke into 100 pieces. Four of those pieces come as songs on this 7″ e.p., each bound to the next by a twisted braid of water and death. Through the fog and the haze, however, there lies in these songs a shared sense of redemption, transformation, or reawakening. Featuring appearances by Heidi and Grace of the The Sandwitches and a long-lost band called The Transients, this record features Sonny’s songwriting at its strongest, staring death in the face. Perhaps, this is in part why the ocean gave him back. Recorded in San Francisco and mastered by Paul Oldham, each record includes a comic book, four full-color album covers, and a high-quality digital drownload.

Preview the intensely personal comic penned by Hank Champion and illustrated by Teppei Ando:



Joseph Childress Featured In Ireland’s National Newspaper The Irish Times

We have been a very busy at Endless Nest and a little slow on posting here lately… but in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we would like to make a major shout-out to UK journalist Cian Traynor for featuring Empty Cellar artist Joseph Childress in the Irish Times this month alongside luminaries Leonard Cohen, Brian Eno, Sly Stone, Peter Green, and Vashti Bunyan… for this we are thankful!



The Cairo Gang Live In Oakland This Sunday

This sunday, The Cairo Gang will make a rare west coast appearance at the The New Parish in Oakland. They will be performing at the record release party for the latest album by Faun Fables (pictured above in their Gothic garb), Light of a Vaster Dark (out Tuesday on Drag City). Lasher Keen will open the night.

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents
Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Lasher Keen
The Cairo Gang
Faun Fables

The New Parish
579 18th Street
Oakland, 94612

Get advance tickets HERE



Sonny & The Sunsets on Tour With Best Coast!

After a short break, Sonny & The Sunsets are back on tour. They will be joining another excellent retro-cali-sunshiney pop outfit for the majority of their shows, Best Coast! Meanwhile Empty Cellar is still anxiously waiting on Sonny’s latest release – a 4 song 7″ E.P. featuring harmonies from the Sandwitches – from the pressing plant.

Upcoming Shows view all )
Oct 28 2010 8:00P
Holocene w/ Best Coast Portland, OR
Oct 29 2010 8:00P
Cobalt w/ Best Coast Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Oct 30 2010 8:00P
Neumo’s w/ Best Coast Seattle, WA
Oct 31 2010 9:00P
Stage 54 w/ Best Coast & No Joy Spokane, WA Find Tickets
Nov 2 2010 8:00P
Urban Lounge w/ Best Coast Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 3 2010 8:00P
Bluebird w/ Best Coast Denver, CO
Nov 5 2010 8:00P
Granada Theater w/ Best Coast Dallas, TX
Nov 6 2010 8:00P
Mango’s w/ Best Coast Houston, TX
Nov 7 2010 9:00P
Beerland w/ Golden Triangle Austin, Texas
Nov 9 2010 8:00P
Rhythm Room w/ Best Coast Phoenix, AZ
Nov 10 2010 8:00P
Casbah w/ Best Coast San Diego, CA
Nov 11 2010 8:00P
The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Nov 12 2010 8:00P
The Echoplex w/ The pains of being pure at heart Los Angeles, California