Friday, June 30, 2006

MP3 of the Weekend

RACETRACK came together in Bellingham, WA in 2000. In 2004 they released their first full length CD, City Lights, on Skrocki Records. Currently, the band is working on material for their sophomore album. On Saturday, July 8th they will be showcasing some of their new songs at The Sunset (in Seattle) w/ Tullycraft and Parenthetical Girls. Today's song, City Lights is the title track from their 2004 debut.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

MP3 of the Day

THE ETHNOBABES formed in the mid nineties in Oslo, Norway. So far this five piece pop outfit has released a 10" EP and two full length albums on Oslo's very own Perfect Pop Records. Today's song, My Favorite Fool is from their critically acclaimed Stargazer album released in 2002.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Flashback MP3 of the Day

Sound Magazine was the third album from THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY. It was released in August of 1971, and many consider it to be their best record. Recorded at the famed Western Recorders (Studio 2) in Los Angeles, the project enlisted some of the most impressive studio musicians of the day, including Larry Knechtel and Hal Blaine (both played on The Beach Boy's Pet Sounds). Sound Magazine included a number of standout songs including: You Don't Have to Tell Me, Echo Valley 2-6809, One Night Stand, and the chart topping I Woke Up In Love This Morning. Today's song, Summer Days, is yet another gem from this terrific album.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

If Chris gets a Kitty Korner..

Than I get a CHRIS CORNER!


Each Tuesday we're gonna feature a band or artist covering a Tullycraft song. Today's song Superboy & Supergirl (from our first album Old Traditions, New Standards) is by MY PLACE IN SPACE aka Darren Cloutier. If you're in a band or know a band that covers a Tullycraft song, send it our way and we'll put it on the site!

Flashback MP3 of the Day

Formed in 1992, THE CAT'S MIAOW released five cassettes, six singles, five split singles, a 10" EP, and two full length CDs between 1992 - 2000. The Brunswick, Australia indie-pop foursome also never met a compilation they didn't like, offering more tracks than I could even begin to count. Today's song, Coffee is from the How Did Everything Get So Fucked Up cassette released in 1993.

Monday, June 26, 2006

MP3 of the Day

In 2003 Darren Hayman formed the band THE FRENCH, after his other band Hefner was declared on indefinite hiatus. The French released an excellent album, Local Information, on Too Pure that same year. The album's release was followed by a legal dispute with Too Pure. Currently, Hayman is looking to re-release Local Information and possibly new material on his own label. Until then, The French are also on indefinite hiatus. Today's song Porn Shoes, is from the one (and only) album by The French: Local Information.

Chris' Kitten Corner Continues

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Flashback MP3 of the Day

Flashback MP3 of the Day is where we shed some light on an indie gem from the past. BUSYTOBY was a side project from Joe Ziemba and Amanda Lyons of Wolfie. Based out of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois the band put out a few seven inches and compilation tracks before releasing the full length It's Good To Be Alive in 1999. Today's song Me, My Drums and You was the title track of their debut single on Mud / Parasol Records in 1998. Joe and Amanda went onto form The Like Young in 2002.


Thanks BOAT!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Flashback MP3 of the Day

I'm sure most of you are familiar with today's song I Wish I Was Him by Kathleen Hanna. I just woke up in a Bikini Kill sort of mood this morning. The song was written (and originally recorded) by Noise Addict - Ben Lee's first band. The ode to Evan Dando was an instant indie hit in 1993. Kathleen's rendition appeared on the Rock Stars Kill compilation released on Kill Rock Stars in 1994.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Ready... aim...

Here's the actual poster for our next show. They're screenprinted on NRA sanctioned rifle targets that I found at a hunting supply shop in Darrington, WA. They're perfect for 100-yard small bore rifle shooting, as well as darts, throwing stars, or loogies. We're only making 50, but we're saving some to sell at the July 8th show, so... lock & load!!!

MP3 of the Day

THE ELEPHANTS are a band I discovered about a year ago. They are a three piece from Tacoma, WA. who play a mix of guitar / casio pop in a few different styles. I've seen them play live (a few times) and all three members write and sing their own songs. They self released a pretty entertaining self titled album this past year. I heard a rumor recently that they may have broken up, which is too bad.... if it's true. Today's song is called Humans Extinct. This song is especially fun to do "the robot" to.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Flashback MP3 of the Day

Flashback MP3 of the Day is where we shed some light on an indie gem from the past. Formed by Martin Whitehead (Subway Records) in
1985 in Bristol, England
THE FLATMATES started out playing Ramones covers. They eventually wrote enough original material to put a full set together and landed an opening slot for The Wedding Present (on only their second gig). The band went on to release six seven inch singles, and appeared on a number on compilations between 1986 - 89. They disbanded before recording a proper full length album. Today's song Heaven is Blue originally appeared on the Rough Trade compilation LP Let's Try Another Ideal Guesthouse in 1988.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Flashback MP3 of the Day

Flashback MP3 of the Day is where we shed some light on an indie gem from the past. Today's song is from THE POOH STICKS. The Pooh Sticks may be the best-kept secret of the British indie scene. The band put out six albums between 1988 - 95. Unfortunately, their pure pop melodies were released while grunge held the attention the world's youth. Today's song Cinnamon is from the album Multiple Orgasm released in 1991 on Fierce. In a perfect world, The Pooh Sticks will be reassessed (by the masses) as an 'overlooked gem' sometime in the next century.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Who Loves the Munz?

I do!


We've had a couple emails asking about advance tickets to the Tullycraft, Racetrack, Parenthetical Girls show at the Sunset (in Seattle) on Saturday, July 8th. Advance tickets may be purchased through TICKET WEB. They are $6.

Flashback MP3 of the Day

Flashback MP3 of the Day is where we shed some light on an indie gem from the past. Today's song is from STRAWBERRY STORY who formed in Darlington, England in the mid/late 80's. They never recorded a proper album but did release songs on magazine flexis, compilation cassettes and a few seven inch singles. In 1993 Vinyl Japan released a compilation of almost all their songs called Clamming for it. Today's song Kissamatic Lovebubble originally appeared on the And They Call It Pop cassette in 1988.

couture corndogs


Monday, June 19, 2006

New Boat Site!

Check it out here

Flashback MP3 of the Day

Flashback MP3 of the Day is where we shed a little light on an indie gem from the past. Today's song is from Portland, Oregon's NEW BAD THINGS. A few people considered this band to be one of the Northwest's most important exports in the 90's. New Bad Things released three albums between 1992 - 97. Today's song is called Concrete from the album Freewheel! If you're able to track down a copy of this record.... buy it! It is a lo-fi pop masterpiece! I hope you enjoy it. Let us know what you think.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

New poster!

MP3 of the Day

Sukpatch is Chris Heidman and Steve Cruze. Some of you might remember the awesome album Haulin' Grass & Smokin' Ass released on Slabco many moons ago. Since then they have released a couple EPs and a hand full of seven inches. They just put out a new album called 23 on Moshi Moshi Records. This is a song from that album called Medium Self-Employed

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Follow Mark's Ride Across America

Mark Rothkopf who co-founded Magic Marker Records (with Curt Kentner), is currently riding his bike across the country (San Francisco to New York) to raise money for breast cancer research. The trip started on June 2nd and Mark is making this 4400 mile journey entirely by himself. If you would like to follow Mark's amazing ride he is updating a journal along the way. For more information on Mark's entire trip benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation check out his website.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Hey, we just received advance copies of Songs That You Might Not Like the new album by BOAT. This is their Magic Marker debut and it's sure to be the indie-album of the summer (at least around my house). If you are a California resident and are lucky enough to live in Redding, Roseville, Ventura, or Goleta.... guess what? BOAT is going to be in your town soon. Within the next month actually! Here's a list of ALL their tour dates. Wanna be ahead of the curve, like that guy who talks about seeing The Shins play house parties? Well this is your chance! Catch BOAT now before your goofy brother is playing them for his friends in the car.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Best Movie I saw at SIFF

I've seen a lot of good documentaries at this year's Seattle International Film Festival including: "37 Uses For A Dead Sheep," about the nomadic Pamir Kirghiz tribe, "George Michael: A Different Story," "Jonestown: The Life And Death Of Peoples Temple," "Loud Quiet Loud," about the 'oh so sad' Pixies reunion tour, but one film stood tall above them all. It was called "The Heart Of The Game," and if you get a chance to see it... you really should! If you even remotely enjoyed "Hoop Dreams" you'll love this movie. It was terrific!

The Best of BOYRACER - 75 song double CD

I know this has actually been out for a over a month now, but I feel compelled to mention it. 'PUNKER THAN YOU SINCE '92' the 75 song 'Best Of' Boyracer double CD is currently available. You've got to hand it to Stewart, a 75 song 'Best Of' record is pretty bold. 'CRASHING THROUGH' - the Beat Happening 6 CD box set has 79 songs... and that's every song they ever recorded! The fact that Stewart was able to narrow his exhaustive back catalogue down to JUST 75 songs might be the truly remarkable part. It's probably the perfect introduction for anyone curious about one of indie-pop’s longest running and most respected bands. And at only $13... it's a steal!

Chris' Kitten Corner

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Proof to the contrary!

Clearly, more fun is being had in this photo.

Beards have more fun?

I think the evidence speaks otherwise.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Pre-bearded Jeff

Doesn't Jeff look happier without that "mountain man" beard?

Beard contest

Jeff and I are neck in neck, I think. Who's got your vote?

Why don't you guys ever play live?

PHOTO: After the show in Austin, Texas
(Cori and I are kinda hard to see)

It's true! Tullycraft hasn't played too many shows recently. We've been busy working on songs for a new album. Although, we do have a couple shows coming up including BOAT's record release party at the Sunset (in Seattle) on August 5th. BOAT is the latest band to join the Magic Marker roster. They have a terrific album called "Songs That You Might Not Like" coming out in August. Anyway, if you happen to be in the Seattle area come see us play some new songs!

Monday, June 12, 2006

What's this about a 'new way?'

Hey Tullycraft fans! What's better than infrequent updates? You guessed it! FREQUENT UPDATES! And that's what you're gonna get. From all of us. So drop by often, because you never know what you're gonna find.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Best of 2005

Thanks so much to everyone who cast votes for Tullycraft in the 'Best of 2005' polls. Check out the Three Imaginary Girls 'Best Northwest Albums of 2005' here. Also, you can see KEXP's 'Top 90.3 of 2005' listeners poll here where "Disenchanted Hearts Unite" made a respectable #51.

Big News! Tullycraft is going be performing at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas in March. We will be playing the Magic Marker Records showcase on Saturday March 18th at Habana Calle 6 with: The Bats, The Owls and The Galactic Heroes. It's going to be a great show!

Also, Tullycraft will be performing along side The Long Winters, Visqueen, Math and Physics Club, Harvey Danger and many others at a pre-Valentine's tribute to "69 Love Songs." Each band will be playing a couple songs from the critically acclaimed Magnetic Fields album on February 9th at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle. More information can be found here.

In other news, Tullycraft is currently working on new songs for a follow up to "Disenchanted Hearts Unite." Stay tuned for more details.

Take care and keep in touch,

Big News!

The vinyl version of "Disenchanted Hearts Unite" is available and it's awesome! It's by far our prettiest LP, and in my opinion one of the best looking records Little Teddy has ever released. It is available from Magic Marker in the US, and from Little Teddy in Europe.

In other news, we are currently writing songs for a follow-up to "Disenchanted Hearts Unite." It's a slow process but we're having fun working on new ideas. As far as playing out, Tullycraft has two Pop Festival appearances coming up. We are playing the Bellingham Popfest on Nov. 5th at the Pickford Dreamspace, and the Seattle Twee-fest on Dec. 10th. at The Paradox. Both shows are all ages.

We still have a few "Rumble with the Gang Debs" T-shirts left. If you are interested they may be ordered directly from us.

Current favorites include: the new Bats album "At the National Grid," the second Boat CD "After All," and we've all been loving the Cars Can Be Blue debut "All the Stuff We Do" - it's really great!

Sorry for the lack of website updates recently, I'll try and be better.

New Site!

Hey Gang, Check it out.... this is our NEW website! Big thanks to Corianton Hale (the new Tullycraft guitar player) who designed it and put it all together. We've got ideas to add some things here and there, so check back in the next couple weeks and hopefully they will be up.

If you want something new and tangible, we have a new Tullycraft t-shirt design. It is "Rumble with the Gang Debs" themed and is green ink on on grey shirts. They come in sizes large, medium, small, and youth extra large.

Also, Little Teddy Recordings (Germany) just released the 7" single for "Our Days in Kansas" on classy black vinyl with two previously unavailable b-sides: an alternate version of "Sad, Sad Day" and "Wild Bikini" recorded live (on the radio) in Sweden.

The T-shirts and 7" singles can be purchased directly from us. Please make checks or money orders payable to:

Sean Tollefson - PO Box 20639 - Seattle, WA. 98102 or you can use our PayPal account:

T-shirts are $12 and 7" singles are $5 (those prices include postage)