Announcing The Cairo Gang’s The Corner Man + Track Premiere on YVYNYL

He’s a man who loves music with every fiber of his being, and that comes through on tracks like this. – Mark Schoneveld, YVYNYL

Empty Cellar Records is proud to present our latest release The Corner Man, by Chicago’s notorious The Cairo Gang (In stores 10/23). PREORDER the album HERE

The Corner Man is the much-anticipated new LP by The Cairo Gang and the first full-length of new material since the impossible to find ’06 record Twyxt Wyrd. In the time between, Emmett Kelly and The Gang has worked on various projects including 2010’s Holy Clover, EP (Empty Cellar), and collaborations with Bonnie “Prince” Billy for the critically acclaimed LP and 10″, The Wondershow of the World and Island Brothers, both on Drag City. This is their first full length for Empty Cellar, and we couldn’t be more psyched to see how it’s come together. The Corner Man is a marked departure from Wondershow in presenting a diverse program of songs that explores Kelly’s own singular voice and production styles. It contains lush, full arrangements that span from tentative and intimate ballads, to searing guitar and deep pocket drumming – always with the lead voice way out front and a wild bed of gorgeous harmony just behind it.

On this effort Emmett is joined by Chicago musicians Leroy Bach (Wilco, The Boogie Band), Ben Babbitt (Pillars and Tongues, This Is Cinema), Sam Wagster (The Father Costume), avant-garde pianist Ben Boye. Mixed with worldly recording wizard David Vandervelde and mastered by Paul Oldham, The Corner Man is presented on glorious vinyl in an elegant old-style paste-on sleeve and letter-pressed obi.

Track Listing:
Side A: Everybody Knows / Now You are One of Us / Gland in Gland / Put on a Smile
Side B: Gone is the Light / Freak / Ill Force / There is Something Here

Pre-order: HERE
Learn more about The Cairo Gang: Emmett Kelly on Wikipedia

Dylan Shearer will debut Porchpuddles live Aug. 7th at Brick and Mortar FREEEE!

Empty Cellar Showcase!

The Fuckaroos (Sonny Smith), Joseph Chilldress, Pillars and Tongues, and Grace Sings Sludge (of the Sandwitches) are playing this Thursday (6/21/2012) at the Hemlock Tavern for our first ever label showcase. Big thanks to (((folkYEAH!))) for co-presenting this very special event.

Magic Trick – Ruler of The Night (Hardly Art) Available Now!

The sophomore album by Tim Cohen’s band Magic Trick came out yesterday and we have a few copies available at the Endless Nest Store

“Ruler of the Night is acclaimed songwriter Tim Cohen’s second LP under the Magic Trick portmanteau. Together with vocalists Noelle Cahill and Alicia Vanden Heuvel (Aislers Set), and James Kim (Kelly Stoltz’s band), Cohen has crafted a lush, absorbing, and alternately uplifting and devastating pop tapestry. All LPs include a download code.”

Get your copy here:

Vinyl LP + Shipping Options

New Sandwitches Video, “Heaviest Head in The West” premiered on A Shaded View of Fashion

Directed by ada bligaard søby, cinematography adam nilsson and ada bligaard søby, edited by jacob schulsinger, music by The Sandwitches from the album Mrs. Jones Cookies

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