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Sinai Vessel - Song Premiere on Brooklyn Vegan + New Album Out in January on Tiny Engines Posted on December 6th, 2016

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- Sinai Vessel New Album Out January 2017
New Song on Brooklyn Vegan
Pre-Orders Available Now
Tiny Engines recently announced Brokenlegged, the new LP from Sinai Vessel.

You can hear the new single "Looseleaf" on Brooklyn Vegan.
(Soundcloud / Bandcamp)

Listen to the debut single "Dogs" on Stereogum and Spotify.

Brokenlegged sounds hard-won and fully-formed, as evidenced by its lead single “Dogs.” Cordes’ dense and transcendental lyricism is on full display - Stereogum

If you miss Transatlanticism-era Death Cab For Cutie, you should probably check this out - Brooklyn Vegan

The album is due out January 27th and is now available for Pre-Order:
TE Store / Bandcamp / iTunes / All Outlets
Sinai Vessel - Brokenlegged
RIYL: Pedro The Lion, Bright Eyes, Kevin Devine, mewithoutYou

Sinai Vessel began as a one-man project for singer/guitarist Caleb Cordes before ultimately becoming the fully-realized, collaborative group that produced the much-anticipated full length debut, Brokenlegged. The band’s early years culminated in Sinai Vessel’s excellent 2014 EP, Profanity, a record that drew on the outsized drama of mewithoutYou; the canny, observational nuances of Pedro the Lion; the literary smarts of Bright Eyes’ early-00s golden era. A thoughtful yet energized early offering, that early mini-album explored existential doubt, spiritual questioning, and hard-nosed questions about code and community. But Sinai Vessel the band actually formed in the aftermath of Profanity, a record helmed by Cordes and executed with a rotating cast of volunteers. Only after the album saw the light of day did the project turn into a more active, concrete group, filled out by drummer Joshua Herron and bassist Daniel Hernandez, both high school classmates of Cordes’ and -- perhaps essentially - - fellow natives of the space and communities that so define Sinai Vessel. The band began to tour, leaning on and building from that sense of kinship and shared experience, and eventually informing the more collaborative and multifaceted Brokenlegged, an album that remarkably balances Cordes’ continued gift for first-person storytelling with a more markedly communal energy.

Brokenlegged, soon to be released by venerable indie label Tiny Engines, was recorded in its entirety twice. After writing, arranging, and completing the material for the LP all through 2014 and early 2015, the band finally recorded the album with a veteran producer. But ultimately something was still missing and the band decided to begin again, with a clearer sense of purpose. This time the band stayed in North Carolina (a move that seems all too apt considering their gift for rendering notions of home and origin), recording with David Wimbish, who helmed Profanity. The LP was finally finished in September of 2016. Ultimately, Sinai Vessel have made exactly the record they wanted to make, an admirable expression of uncompromised vision and perseverance. That zoomed-in determination is an apt match for the subtle, humanistic ideas explored on the album itself. A more measured, patient album than its predecessor, Brokenlegged allows its eight songs to stretch out and plumb wide fields of human emotion, with complex, challenging results. The record is, by definition, “lived-in”: the songs here find people trying to co-exist with and reconcile the doubts, anxieties, and ironies that have always been a theme in the band’s work. If Profanity found Sinai Vessel glimpsing hard truths through a glass darkly, then Brokenlegged, the band’s remarkable full-length debut, finds the trio wondering what one does next. What do you do when nothing is the same yet everyone refuses to admit things have changed? These are the questions begged by Brokenlegged. - Chad Jewett

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Wild Pink Announce Debut LP on Tiny Engines - Song Premiere on The AV Club Posted on November 30th, 2016

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New Song on The AV Club
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Tiny Engines announces the Self-Titled debut LP from NYC's Wild Pink.

You can hear the debut single "Great Apes" on The AV Club.
(Soundcloud / Bandcamp)

The album is due out in February and is now available for Pre-Order:
TE Store / Bandcamp

The album will follow up the band's recent 4 Songs EP.

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...serves as a pivot from the raw, driving power of their earlier output to a more taut and atmospheric sound." - Stereogum

"...beautifully intriguing, an antiquated voice, all grain and must, cracked by the weather and the passing of time but presented with the quiet voice you couldn’t help but ignore – as long as you don’t look directly at it." - Gold Flake Paint
Wild Pink "Wild Pink" LP/CD

Wild Pink released their debut EP, Good Life, in the Summer of 2015. It was a brief but memorable introduction to the band's brand of introspective indie pop/rock. After numerous tours in support of Good Life the band hunkered down with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz, Kindling, Sweet John Bloom) to record new songs. What grew from those sessions was actually two new releases. First, 4 Songs, a supplemental EP out this past October. But, more importantly, the band's Self-Titled debut LP, slated for release in February 2017 on Tiny Engines.

Wild Pink are one of those wonderfully rare bands that sounds instantly familiar upon first listen. Yet trying to draw parallels to their influences or similar bands proves to be incredibly difficult. That remains the same as Wild Pink continue to chart their own unique course as the band grows more expansive in their sound and ambitious in their songwriting. These new songs move at their own intentional pace while the band fleshes their arrangements out further. Yet the songs never suffer, only growing more dynamic and more propulsive with this increased nuance. Wild Pink doesn't lose the warm intimacy that made the band special, it's only enhanced to a greater degree here. These are deeply personal songs about freedom, or lack thereof, about growing up and leaving your youth behind yet still clinging to those sacred scars that we hold dear. Often exercising a stream of conscious lyrical style, Wild Pink has a remarkable way of transporting you to those moments in time where the smallest detail remains etched into your being. There is a sincerity that echoes throughout these songs that is intoxicating and speaks to what makes the band so special. Wild Pink choose the road less traveled and it has served them well.

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The Spirit Of The Beehive Joins Tiny Engines / New Album out March 2017 / Upcoming Shows with Mannequin Pussy Posted on November 22nd, 2016

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Tiny Engines is excited to welcome Philadelphia, PA's The Spirit of the Beehive to their roster. The label will issue the band's sophomore LP in March 2017. The album will follow up the band's 2015 EP, YOU ARE ARRIVED (but you've been cheated).
More info coming soon!

Offering a wide sonic palette within every song, pop rock rhythms and sweet melodies supporting dolefully sung detachment pair with atonal, crushingly heavy noise rock crafted perfectly to necessitate repeat listens. The Spirit of the Beehive often alter their songs live to fit the personal experience of the show itself, and such obsession with mood has proven to be one of their most prevalent strengths.

It oscillates between moments of beautiful, unbearable vulnerability and a tarnished ambience that slides towards tightly-packed noise - Stereogum
The Spirit Of The Beehive: Bandcamp / Facebook / Spotify / Twitter
Upcoming shows with Mannequin Pussy!

DEC 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits -
Mannequin Pussy Record Release Show


DEC 08 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Mannequin Pussy
DEC 09 - Blacksburg, VA @ Robin Williams Center for the Arts
w/ Mannequin Pussy
DEC 10 - Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records w/ Mannequin Pussy
DEC 11 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Neptunes w/ Mannequin Pussy
DEC 12 - Washington, DC @ Crunchy Leaf Fest w/ Mannequin Pussy

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Mannequin Pussy - Announce 2017 Tour with Joyce Manor + AJJ / New LP Out Now on Tiny Engines / On Tour Now Posted on November 21st, 2016

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- Mannequin Pussy Announce Jan/Feb 2017 tour
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- Romantic LP/CD Out Now!

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Mannequin Pussy's sophomore LP, Romantic, out now!

Originally begun as a duo between childhood friends, Marisa Dabice and Thanasi Paul, Mannequin Pussy expanded to a three-piece for their debut album, GP. Following a move to Philadelphia, the band has once again grown in numbers and strength. With the addition of Kaleen Reading on drums and Colins Regisford on bass, Mannequin Pussy are now a quartet for their sophomore full-length, Romantic. Once again a Mannequin Pussy full-length is a perfect example of "all killer, no filler" as Romantic clocks in at less than 20 minutes. And much like GP, Romantic shifts seamlessly back and forth between pop and punk rock. But, the band has refined their songwriting with Romantic. The pop hooks are bigger and sharper. The punk rock numbers are filled with even more fury. Romantic is the sound of a band hitting its stride.

Romantic is less about the gooey stuff and more about everything that surrounds love — the triumphs, the failures and how we transform from the mess of it all. Mostly, it's just a reminder to love someone. - NPR

Mannequin Pussy vacillate between caustic hardcore anthemics and sickly sweet punk-pop riffs at the drop of a dime. ...they make some of the smartest and most economically-constructed punk music to come out in a long while. - Stereogum

This is a love song for letting your guard down before losing your mind when that process inevitably screws you over. Romantic indeed. - NPR

Real love tends to be as indescribable as it is undeniable. On “Emotional High,” Philadelphia’s Mannequin Pussy nail this sensation via fist-pumped, punk-pop fervor and raging DayGlo guitars. ...a post-grunge anthem that cuts out almost too suddenly, leaving us wanting more. - Pitchfork

Buckle up because Mannequin Pussy are about to release one of the best punk albums of the year. - Stereogum

Romantic covers a vast array of punk in short poetic bursts of calculated angst and raw disdain. It's a pop record for the hardcore crowd and a punk record for the indie kids. It's everything you can ask for. True romance. - Post Trash
Mannequin Pussy on tour now!
NOV 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Big Iron
NOV 23 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
NOV 25 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
NOV 27 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
NOV 28 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet

NOV 29 - Columbus, OH @ The Summit
NOV 30 - Syracuse, NY @ Spit House
DEC 01 - Burlington, VT @ Speaking Volumes
DEC 02 - Haverford, PA @ Haverford College
DEC 03 - NYC (TYLER KANE) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar

DEC 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits -
Record Release Show w/ The Spirit Of The Beehive


DEC 08 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ The Spirit Of The Beehive
DEC 09 - Blacksburg, VA @ Robin Williams Center for the Arts
w/ The Spirit Of The Beehive
DEC 10 - Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records w/ The Spirit Of The Beehive
DEC 11 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Neptunes w/ The Spirit Of The Beehive

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Jouska Joins Tiny Engines / New Album - Digital Out Now + Name-Your-Price on Bandcamp / Physical Pre-Order Posted on November 7th, 2016

Jouska Joins Tiny Engines / New Album - Digital Out Now + Name-Your-Price on Bandcamp / Physical Pre-Order

topiary out on Tiny Engines

• RIYL: The World Is, Foxing, The Appleseed Cast

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Tiny Engines is excited to welcome Albany, NY's Jouska to their roster. The band's debut album, topiary, is available now for name-your-price on Bandcamp, Apple Music + iTunes and Spotify. You can now Pre-Order the album on CD or cassette, as well.

Albany’s Jouska has been called many things since emerging from up- state New York’s underground DIY scene last year, most of which have little commonality other than clashing definitions: authentic, angsty, dreamlike, discordant, experimental, somber and uplifting to name a few. One blog even categorized the quartet’s debut full-length as “ghost-rock.” It’s a curious term, but apropos as the nine tracks on the gorgeous, captivating Topiary transmit as both otherworldly and achingly mysterious. Nevertheless, for all its ethereal qualities, the album is not unclassifiable ... providing you can embrace Topiary’s impressive depth and ambition. As evidence, Jouska expertly navigates post-rock’s ebbs-and-flows and the dreamy, atmospheric soundscapes of shoegaze while exploring emo’s earnestness and simultaneously traversing lo-fi bedroom pop that’s awash in reverb and a lackadaisical-yet-consoling vocal delivery.

Most notably though, Jouska never loses sight of accessibility. The band’s range is terrific and its mastery over dynamics, restraint and momentum is unmatched. Still, it’s the knack for lush melodies and the ability to continually build upon instrumental passages before hitting critical mass which make for a truly special listen. Simply put, Topiary is spectral and weighty, yet completely satisfying and rewarding. It’s a record that begs to be revisited and gives back with every absorbing spin.

topiary will follow up the band's 2015 EP, this kid thinks hes sick. EP.

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Haybaby - Release New Song + Video Premiere on CLRVYNT / On Tour Now / Recording New Album in December Posted on November 3rd, 2016

Haybaby - Release New Song + Video Premiere on CLRVYNT / On Tour Now / Recording New Album in December

Blood Harvest EP out now on Tiny Engines

• Premieres on Spin + Stereogum + The Fader

• Named One of Stereogum’s 50 Best New Bands Of 2015

• RIYL: Blonde Redhead, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Breeders

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Brooklyn NY's Haybaby are a band that refuse to stand still. The band released their debut full-length, Sleepy Kids, in October of 2015 and followed that up with a new EP, Blood Harvest, in the Spring of 2016.

And now Haybaby return with a new digital single & video, "Yours." Check out the video premiere for the track on CLRVYNT. Name-your-price download on Bandcamp and streaming on Spotify.

Haybaby will not slow down either as they head into the studio in December to record their sophomore full-length for Tiny Engines, scheduled for a Summer 2017 release.

In between all the recording Haybaby have always stayed busy touring the country. The band is currently on the last leg of another US tour now. Remaining dates below. Tour flyer here.

Blood Harvest EPs are Available Now! Digital available on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify.

Sleepy Kids LPs are Available Now! Digital available on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify.

The band was named as one of Sterogum's 50 Best New Bands Of 2015. Haybaby was also featured as a Stereogum 'Band To Watch' with the debut single, "Her," streaming along with a band interview.

Brooklyn band Haybaby released their debut full-length, Sleepy Kids, on Tiny Engines in the Fall of 2015. The band returns in the Spring of 2016, wasting no time following up their acclaimed debut with a brand new EP. Blood Harvest starts where Sleepy Kids left off, showcasing a band sharpening the edges of their own unique sound.

Leslie Hong's vocal delivery, be it a whisper or a scream, is as intoxicating as ever on Blood Harvest. Hong cleverly spins her stories as her guitar weaves in and out while the grooving, wiry bass playing of Sam Yield and the propulsive drumming of Jeremy Duvall keep the songs magically churning. Every piece serves a deliberate purpose and gives new meaning to the term, power trio. Yet, Haybaby never overpower, they engage and engross the listener instead. Sure, the music can be uncompromising and harsh at times but it's the subtleties of the band that captivate and pack the biggest emotional gut punches.

"Joke/Rope" rocks above an abyss between laughter and total misery. There's no surface level here; we're deep in the depths of gripping anguish, and Haybaby rock hard enough to carry it. - The Fader

Blood Harvest sees the band exploring and pushing their sound to rawer, often noisier extremes while still maintaining their sly, melodic songwriting prowess. The five songs here perfectly encapsulate the captivating range and depth of the band. If Blood Harvest proves anything, it is that the beautiful mystery of Haybaby has yet to fully unravel.

Haybaby are everything you love about grunge, punk, art rock, indie rock and riot grrrl rolled into one adorable three piece band. - Noisey

That feeling of festering anger threads through Sleepy Kids, and the result is a prickly, uncompromising record that captures both the energy of their weathered live show and forges a new, exciting path. - Stereogum’s 50 Best New Bands Of 2015

Brooklyn sludge punk trio Haybaby pack a punch of bombastic, lively melodies that are sweet enough to rot out all of your teeth. Haybaby hold the knack for crafting distorted, fuzzy guitar riffs with heartfelt and sincere songwriting. - Impose

This is an utterly brilliant record. - Collective

Sleepy Kids is a sludge-grunge see saw, full of dynamic soft and loud battles, a hazy puff of ‘90s art-punk. - New Noise

Upcoming Shows
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NOV 03 - Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie's
NOV 04 - Abilene, TX @ Neon Parrot Lounge
NOV 05 - Denton, TX @ Dan's Silver Leaf
NOV 07 - Shreveport, LA @ Bear's
NOV 08 - Baton Rouge, LA @ The Woodshop
NOV 09 - Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge
NOV 10 - Raleigh, NC @ Slims
NOV 11 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery V
NOV 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium

Thelma - Song Premiere on NPR / Debut LP Coming February 2017 / Upcoming Tour with gobbinjr Posted on November 2nd, 2016

Thelma - Song Premiere on NPR / Debut LP Coming February 2017 on Tiny Engines / Upcoming Tour with gobbinjr

Thelma LP/CD out 2/24/17 on Tiny Engines

• Artwork + Tracklisting Released

• RIYL: Joanna Newsom, Kate Bush, St. Vincent, Jeff Buckley

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Tiny Engines recently welcomed Brooklyn, NY's Thelma to their growing roster. The label will issue the debut Self-Titled full-length from Thelma in February 2017. You can sign up for Pre-Order email notification here.

You can hear the first song from Thelma now. "If You Let It" is premiering exclusively on NPR.

Thelma is heading out on tour with gobbinjr starting this weekend. Dates listed below. Check the tour flyer here.

Thelma’s origin seems to suggest that Natasha Jacobs’ musical abilities sprouted from the singer-songwriter almost spontaneously, whilst she convalesced after a life-changing fall from a ladder. Although there is surely more of a back-story than that, this was when she started writing songs and playing guitar. The project itself began two years later as a solo endeavor but soon became a band when Daniel Siles, Maciej Lewandowski, and Juan Pablo Siles joined.

In Thelma’s self-titled debut, Natasha doubles down on at least one aspect of the tale; she asserts her right to be fallen. In doing so, “Thelma” reveals both a self that has been projected onto her as well as the fantasy of her own projected self. She juxtaposes her falsetto with her very lowest registers, and couples her most saccharine aspects with squeals.

Many of the songs deal with a problem often caused by projection; lovers fashion each other. But lovers' projections can be very beautiful, and so they are determined to enforce them. For the protagonist of “Thelma”, this often means being made out to be pure, angelic, a sprite. And it's easy to understand why this would be a preoccupation of concern for the songwriter, whose falsetto is the most effortless of things; so natural, easy, that brilliant intricacies convey playfulness, and feels impetuous, impervious, pure.

But the seven songs of debut album are anything but pure, and they make no pretense of representing a natural or spontaneous expressive moment. They are fastidious. And they are gigantic. If anything, the songs exude that most impure, un-sweet, un-angelic motivation- ambition. Within the lyrics too there is a thematic insistence on the writer not wanting to be pure or objectified.

Above all, “Thelma” demonstrates real work; an exacting, intricate, sometimes beautifully sparse production with contrastingly serendipitous vocals. It demands attention to the band as a whole, and to Natasha's work as a composer, vocalist, and a wildly intense guitarist. - Akiva Zamcheck

Thelma: Facebook / Twitter

Thelma - Track Listing
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1. If You Let It
2. White Couches
3. Moxie
4. Peach
5. Spool
6. Haha
7. Thelma

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NOV 04 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
NOV 05 - Philadelphia, PA @ JJ’s Diner
NOV 06 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
NOV 07 - Harrisonburg, VA @ Lon Lon Ranch
NOV 08 - Athens, OH @ Hardcore House of RGB
NOV 09 - Columbus, OH @ House With No Name
NOV 10 - St.Louis, MO @ FOAM
NOV 11 - Iowa City, IA @ Governors Mansion
NOV 13 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Turkey Lounge
NOV 14 - Chicago, IL @ 2040 Haus
NOV 15 - Oberlin, OH @The Coven
NOV 16 - Pittsburg, PA @ The Maxi Pad
NOV 18 - Purchase, NY - SUNY Purchase @ The Stood
NOV 19 - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Bard College @ The Root Cellar

Emperor X Joins Tiny Engines / Song Premiere on Stereogum / New LP out Spring 2017 Posted on October 31st, 2016

Emperor X Joins Tiny Engines / New Song Premiere on Stereogum / New LP out Spring 2017

Oversleepers International LP out Spring 2017 on Tiny Engines

• RIYL: The Mountain Goats, The Weakerthans, The Microphones

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Tiny Engines is excited to welcome Emperor X to their roster. The label will issue Oversleepers International, a brand new full-length from Emperor X, in the Spring 2017.

You can hear the first single from Oversleepers International now. "Wasted on the Senate Floor" premiered on Stereogum.

The song is name-your-price download on Bandcamp and streaming on Soundcloud.

You can check out the extensive Emperor X back catalog on Bandcamp.

"Wasted on the Senate Floor" is the first single from Oversleepers International, the eighth Emperor X full-length album, slated for release on Tiny Engines in early 2017. Though the song has long been a staple of live Emperor X shows, Matheny felt a growing urgency to record and release the song properly after watching with alarm as the U.S. presidential election campaign of 2016 descended into mass delusion and nihilism. "This song has always been about -- to the extent any song I write is about anything -- what it's like to live and love in a world where hegemonic media, late capitalism, and manufactured pseudo-consent destroy democracy. Seems like a good time to release it, doesn't it?"

Upcoming Shows
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NOV 08 - Berlin, DE @ Donau115
NOV 18 - Berlin, DE @ Ofenbar

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Sinai Vessel - Song Premiere on Stereogum / New LP Now Available For Pre-Order Posted on October 27th, 2016

Sinai Vessel - Song Premiere on Stereogum / New LP Now Available For Pre-Order on Tiny Engines

Brokenlegged LP/CD out 1/27/17 on Tiny Engines

• RIYL: Pedro The Lion, Kevin Devine, Foxing, Manchester Orchestra

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Brokenlegged, the long-awaited new full-length and Tiny Engines debut from Sinai Vessel will arrive in early 2017. The album is now available for Pre-Order.

You can hear the first song from Brokenlegged now. "Dogs" is premiering exclusively on Stereogum.

The band will be playing The Fest in Gainesville, FL upcoming as well as a few other shows including a couple with label-mates, Peaer. Check the dates below. More tour dates upcoming.

The new album will follow up Sinai Vessel's last release, the Profanity EP, released on 12" vinyl from Flannel Gurl in the Fall of 2014. The album is also available for name-your-price download on Bandcamp.

Sinai Vessel began as a one-man project for singer/guitarist Caleb Cordes before ultimately becoming the fully-realized, collaborative group that produced the much-anticipated full length debut, Brokenlegged. The band’s early years culminated in Sinai Vessel’s excellent 2014 EP, Profanity, a record that drew on the outsized drama of mewithoutYou; the canny, observational nuances of Pedro the Lion; the literary smarts of Bright Eyes’ early-00s golden era. A thoughtful yet energized early offering, that early mini-album explored existential doubt, spiritual questioning, and hard-nosed questions about code and community. But Sinai Vessel the band actually formed in the aftermath of Profanity, a record helmed by Cordes and executed with a rotating cast of volunteers. Only after the album saw the light of day did the project turn into a more active, concrete group, filled out by drummer Joshua Herron and bassist Daniel Hernandez, both high school classmates of Cordes’ and -- perhaps essentially - - fellow natives of the space and communities that so define Sinai Vessel. The band began to tour, leaning on and building from that sense of kinship and shared experience, and eventually informing the more collaborative and multifaceted Brokenlegged, an album that remarkably balances Cordes’ continued gift for first-person storytelling with a more markedly communal energy.

Brokenlegged, soon to be released by venerable indie label Tiny Engines, was recorded in its entirety twice. After writing, arranging, and completing the material for the LP all through 2014 and early 2015, the band finally toured to Lawrence, KS to record the album with a veteran producer. But ultimately something was still missing and the band decided to begin again, with a clearer sense of purpose. This time the band stayed in North Carolina (a move that seems all too apt considering their gift for rendering notions of home and origin), recording with David Wimbish, who helmed Profanity. The LP was finally finished in September of 2016. Ultimately, Sinai Vessel have made exactly the record they wanted to make, an admirable expression of uncompromised vision and perseverance. That zoomed-in determination is an apt match for the subtle, humanistic ideas explored on the album itself. A more measured, patient album than its predecessor, Brokenlegged allows its eight songs to stretch out and plumb wide fields of human emotion, with complex, challenging results. The record is, by definition, “lived-in”: the songs here find people trying to co-exist with and reconcile the doubts, anxieties, and ironies that have always been a theme in the band’s work. If Profanity found Sinai Vessel glimpsing hard truths through a glass darkly, then Brokenlegged, the band’s remarkable full-length debut, finds the trio wondering what one does next. What do you do when nothing is the same yet everyone refuses to admit things have changed? These are the questions begged by Brokenlegged. - Chad Jewett

Upcoming Shows
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OCT 27 - Augusta, GA @ The Iron Heights w/ Lions, Holy Pinto, Alaska, Messes, Kyle
OCT 28 - Gainesville, FL - THE FEST - 08:00 PM @ Rockey’s Piano Bar
OCT 29 - Gainesville, FL - THE FEST - 11:30 PM @ Whiskey House (SOLO)

NOV 01 - Charlotte, NC @ The Odd Room w/ Ivadell, Secret Stuff, Hodera, Vasudeva

NOV 05 - Raleigh, NC @ Radioshack w/ Peaer, Pupppy, Sticks and Bricks
NOV 06 - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia w/ Peaer, Pupppy, New Holland

Strange Relations - Video Premiere on Gold Flake Paint / New EP Out Now / Sophomore LP Due Out Summer 2017 Posted on October 26th, 2016

Strange Relations - Video Premiere on Gold Flake Paint / New EP Out Now on Tiny Engines / Sophomore LP Due Out Summer 2017

Going Out EP out 7/8/16 on Tiny Engines

• Full EP Stream on Spin & Song premieres on Heartbreaking Bravery + Stereogum

• RIYL: Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, Electrelane, Alvvays, Now, Now

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Tiny Engines welcomed Minneapolis, MN's Strange Relations to the roster earlier this year and released the band's new Going Out EP in July. The EP is now available for Order on cassette. Digital on iTunes and Bandcamp. The band is currently in production for their sophomore album, due out Summer 2017 on Tiny Engines.

The video premiere for "Ceremonies" can now be viewed exclusively on Gold Flake Paint.

You can hear the Going Out EP in full on Spin and Spotify.

Going Out will follow up Strange Relations' 2015 debut full-length, -Centrism.

With influences ranging from shoegaze to dream pop to post-punk, Strange Relations harness the cold isolation of long, harsh Minneapolis winters and create something warm and powerful. The trio, led by Casey Sowa (vocals/drums), along with her long-time partner in crime Marisa Helgeson (bass, synth), and friend Nate Hart-Andersen (guitar), expertly craft intoxicating pop songs that brim with frustration and desire. These are intimate pop songs with big ambition. The band's new EP, Going Out, delivers on the promise shown on their 2015 debut LP, -Centrism. From the sharp, playfulness of "Drift" to the atmospheric new wave pop of "Ceremonies" to the confessional stream-of-conscious lyrics on "Weeknites," these songs sparkle with depth, character and an impressive range. The jittery bounce on "Predation" with the lyric "you're not gonna wanna get in my way" speaks the truth. Strange Relations are onto something so you better watch out.

Strange Relations: Bandcamp / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

Peaer - Announces November Tour / New LP Out Now Posted on October 25th, 2016

Peaer - Announces November Tour / New LP Out Now on Tiny Engines

Peaer LP/CD out now on Tiny Engines

• Full Album Stream on The AV Club & Song Premieres on Stereogum + Post Trash

• RIYL: Pedro The Lion, Pinback, Slint, Tigers Jaw, LVL UP

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Tiny Engines recently released the new Self-Titled full-length from Purchase, NY's Peaer in September. The album is now available for Order on LP or CD. Digital on iTunes and Bandcamp. Other retail outlets can be found here.

Peaer will head out for a November tour next week with Pupppy. The band will also be playing shows with label-mates, Sinai Vessel, See Through Dresses, Faye and It Looks Sad. Full dates listed below. Facebook Events tour page here.

You can stream Peaer's Self-Titled album in full on The AV Club as well as Spotify.

Performing with a rotating lineup of musicians, Peaer is an object set in motion, staying in motion. Songwriter Peter Katz (formerly of Fugue, Poverty Hollow, Suns) has an understanding of dynamics, amplitude, and melody as they interact as physical bodies, pushing, pulling, peaking and falling. Consequently, Peaer produces songs about communication as a force on a linguistic and kinetic level communication between individuals, between yourself and other self, between your heart and your brain.

Peaer Self-Titled is Peaer’s second record, following the release of the home recorded debut the eyes sink into the skull in September of 2014. the eyes sink into the skull offered songs ranging from contemplative, melancholic slowcore to sparkling and intricate math rock. Peaer Self-Titled, however, recognizes and references these motifs, but pushes them further. Performed and recorded with the help of Max Kupperberg (Bruise, ex-Palehound) on drums and Michael Steck on bass guitar, Peaer offers higher energy, shorter form, stronger hooks, with emphasis on economy, cohesion and balance.

Peaer: Bandcamp / Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr

Fall Tour w/ Pupppy
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NOV 01 - Flemington NJ @ Flemington DIY
NOV 02 - Washington, DC @ Lily Trotter Tea Lounge
NOV 03 - Richmond, VA @ Underground Orchard
NOV 04 - Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records w/ Faye & It Looks Sad.
NOV 05 - Raleigh, NC @ Radioshack w/ Sinai Vessel
NOV 06 - Chattanooga, TN @ Elmo's World w/ Sinai Vessel
NOV 07 - Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
NOV 09 - Davenport, IA @ Red Stoned Room w/ See Through Dresses
NOV 10 - Chicago, IL @ Auxiliary Arts Center
NOV 11 - Chicago, IL @ Club Soda
NOV 12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Casserole House
NOV 13 - Detroit, MI @ Hybrid Moments
NOV 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Blank Slate
NOV 15 - Columbus, OH @ Misfit Manor
NOV 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ James Street Gastropub
NOV 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ All Nite Diner
NOV 18 - New Haven, CT @ TBA
NOV 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
NOV 20 - Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase, The Stood

Mannequin Pussy - Full Album Stream on NPR 'First Listen' / New LP Available for Pre-Order / Upcoming Fall Tour Posted on October 20th, 2016

Mannequin Pussy - Full Album Stream on NPR 'First Listen' / New LP Available for Pre-Order on Tiny Engines / Upcoming Fall Tour

Romantic LP/CD out 10/28/16 on Tiny Engines

Stereogum Band To Watch + Song Premieres on NPR + Noisey

• RIYL: White Lung, Bully, Screaming Females, Tacocat

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Tiny Engines and Philadelphia, PA's Mannequin Pussy are excited to announce the release of the band's sophomore LP. The label will issue the album, Romantic, in October of 2016 on LP and CD. The album is now available for Pre-Order. Digital pre-order on Bandcamp. All other digital outlets here.

You can now stream Romantic in full, exclusively on NPR 'First Listen.'

Mannequin Pussy will be playing U+N Fest in Baltimore tomorrow night. The band is also heading down to Gainesville for The Fest and touring the US in November including dates with The Spirit Of The Beehive. Dates listed below. Tour poster here.

Mannequin Pussy was recently named a Stereogum 'Band To Watch' and "Denial" was premiered. The song is now streaming on Spotify as well.

The title track from Romantic recently premiered on NPR's 'Songs We Love' and is now streaming on Spotify.

"Emotional High" previously premiered on Noisey and is now streaming on Spotify.

Romantic will follow up the band's debut full-length, GP. The album was originally released on cassette in 2013 but Tiny Engines gave it a full vinyl release in 2014. The 2nd pressing of GP is now available. Only a few first pressing copies remain. You can stream that album on Bandcamp or Spotify.

GP was named one of Rob Sheffield's Top 20 Albums of 2014 on Rolling Stone as well as #1 on his 10 Best Cassettes of 2014.

Originally begun as a duo between childhood friends, Marisa Dabice and Thanasi Paul, Mannequin Pussy expanded to a three-piece for their debut album, GP. Following a move to Philadelphia, the band has once again grown in numbers and strength. With the addition of Kaleen Reading on drums and Colins Regisford on bass, Mannequin Pussy are now a quartet for their sophomore full-length, Romantic. Once again a Mannequin Pussy full-length is a perfect example of "all killer, no filler" as Romantic clocks in at less than 20 minutes. And much like GP, Romantic shifts seamlessly back and forth between pop and punk rock. But, the band has refined their songwriting with Romantic. The pop hooks are bigger and sharper. The punk rock numbers are filled with even more fury. Romantic is the sound of a band hitting its stride.

Mannequin Pussy: Bandcamp / Facebook / Twitter

Upcoming Shows + Fall Tour
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OCT 21 - Baltimore, MD @ Unregistered Nurse Fest

OCT 30 - Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST
NOV 01 - St. Petersburg, FL @ The Bends
NOV 02 - Tampa, FL @ Mojo Books & Records
NOV 03 - St. Augustine, FL @ Nobbys
NOV 04 - Atlanta, GA @ Rowdy Dowdy
NOV 05 - Nashville, TN @ Drk Mtr
NOV 06 - Hattiesburg, MS @ House Show
NOV 07 - Fayetteville, AR @ La La Land
NOV 08 - Tulsa, OK @ Sound Pony
NOV 09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Powerhouse
NOV 10 - Dallas, TX @ Spinster Records
NOV 12 - McAllen TX @ Yerberia Cultura
NOV 13 - Austin, TX @ Cheerup Charlies
NOV 15 - Tucson, AZ @ Rips Bar
NOV 16 - San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
NOV 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Junior High
NOV 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hi Hat
NOV 19 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Secret
NOV 20 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project
NOV 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Big Iron
NOV 23 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
NOV 25 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
NOV 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
NOV 27 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
NOV 29 - Columbus, OH @ The Summit
NOV 30 - Syracuse, NY @ Spit House
DEC 01 - Burlington, VT @ Speaking Volumes
DEC 02 - Haverford, PA @ Haverford College
DEC 03 - NYC (TYLER KANE) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
DEC 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits - Record Release w/ The Spirit Of The Beehive

DEC 08 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ The Spirit Of The Beehive
DEC 09 - Blacksburg, VA @ Robin Williams Center for the Arts w/ The Spirit Of The Beehive
DEC 10 - Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records w/ The Spirit Of The Beehive
DEC 11 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Neptunes w/ The Spirit Of The Beehive