Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sorry Courtney!

I forgot to mention Courtney's AMAZING hand-decorated Rice Krispy treats!!! A plate of iPods and a plate of cassette tapes. They were truly a sight to behold. And aren't Rice Crispy treats Sean's favorite snack?

MP3 of the Day

A couple summers ago Tullycraft played a show on the rooftop of an art museum in downtown Stockholm, Sweden with THE ESSEX GREEN. It was pretty unforgettable. Today we have The Late Great Cassiopia from their album, The Long Goodbye.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sweet treats

What's better than having delicious cookies brought to you in Chicago by the wonderful Mepissa?? A late night pig-out session in the hotel! YUM.

Ice Skating in Wisconsin

Beloit, the "Gateway to Wisconsin," has a lot to offer out-of-town visitors: a beautiful college campus, a rockin' Irish pub called Suds O'Hanahan (I'm not joking), and ice skating. I was delighted that the boys agreed to hit the public skate on Saturday afternoon, even though Sean had never skated before! He used a simple folding chair for balance, however, and blew us non-chair people out of the water (but the four-year-olds on the Beloit Blades hockey team still kicked our asses). The activity inspired Cori and I to insist on doing a new activity in each city we go to. I'm thinking mini golf, horseback riding or skeet shooting are next!


Today you can see a little of what we did this past weekend. In Wisconsin we went ice skating and it was my very first time! I was not very good. Thanks again to everyone who came out to the shows in Chicago and Beloit. Have a great day!

Monday, February 26, 2007

MP3 of the Day

We made it home safe from the mid-west blizzard! Against almost everyone's advice in Beloit, Wisconsin on Saturday night, we decided to try the drive to Chicago in some pretty bad conditions. It was a bit scary, but with Chris behind the wheel and Jeff navigating, we managed to make it to the airport and catch a flight home to Seattle. I'll have more about our whirl-wind two day trip to the mid-west tomorrow. I just wanted let everyone know that we're ok.
Today we have Sippy Cup by LAND OF THE LOOPS (aka Alan Sutherland) from the CD single released on Unhip Records in 2003.

Friday, February 23, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have Unfair Kind Of Fame by Glasgow, Scotland's most influential indie pop band, THE PASTELS.

Hopefully, we will see some of you tonight in Chicago or tomorrow night in Beloit, Wisconsin. They will both be fun shows I'm sure!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

MP3 of the Day

I guess you could say that this week has been leaning a bit new wave, so it only seems appropriate to post some MY FAVORITE. Today we have The Happiest Days Of My Life. My Favorite were early tour-mates of Tullycraft - playing to many disinterested crowds of twelve on the east coast. They were truly a great band.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have Alternate Ending by ARGO from their debut album, Attack Of The Firebots released in 2006.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Today we have THE NOBLE SALESMAN taking a stab at Mental Obsession . This Michigan outfit is the side project of Onett drummer, Donnie Hinshaw. You can find the Tullycraft version of this song on the album Old Traditions, New Standards. Hey, 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!

Monday, February 19, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Not a lot of people realized that the song "Stowaway" from the last Tullycraft album Disenchanted Hearts Unite, was actually about the 80's band MISSING PERSONS. It's true. Today we have the song Destination Unknown from the band's debut album, Spring Session M released in 1982. Also, if you're interested here's the original "Destination Unknown" video.

Friday, February 16, 2007

One Week From Tonight!

TULLYCRAFT will be in Chicago one week from tonight on Fri, Feb 23rd. at Subterranean w/ The Apples in stereo and Casper and the Cookies - this is an early show (doors are at 7:30 and we're told Tullycraft will take the stage at 8:30PM)

On Saturday, Feb 24th TULLYCRAFT will be in Beloit, Wisconsin at Beloit College in Pearson's Hall
            This is an all-ages show and it's FREE

Today's MP3 is The Eye Opener by VEHICLE FLIPS from their album, In Action.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have Dear Katy by the San Diego band, BOYISH CHARMS. This song is from their most recent album, Nothing Spectacular Awaits released on Asaurus Records.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today's song, I'll Arrest Myself didn't appear on any of the three proper albums released by the NEW BAD THINGS. Considering those records aren't the easiest to track down these days... this is a pretty obscure track. Maybe (slightly) less obscure is the painting titled "New Bad Things" by (former Tullycraft guitarist) Harold Hollingsworth.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Today we have a TULLYCRAFT rarity. Look How We Killed The Riot Grrrls was the b-side to our Josie 7" released on Wurlitzer Jukebox Records (in England only) more than a couple years back. It was also available on The Singles CD - a collection of compilation tracks and b-sides released on Darla Records.

Monday, February 12, 2007

MP3 of the Day

THE FAINTEST IDEAS (from Gothenburg, Sweden) are the the newest member of the Magic Marker Records family. Today we have Nosebleeders On The Track from their album, What Goes Up Must Calm Down. If you happen to live in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, or Cambridge, Massachusetts, you can catch them in your town in March. They will also be joining Tullycraft at the Magic Marker Showcase in Austin at SXSW.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Question Of The Week

Friday, February 09, 2007

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1971, pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige became the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In August of that year, Paige, a pitching legend known for his fastball and showmanship, was inducted. Joe DiMaggio once called Paige "the best and fastest pitcher I've ever faced."
If a cloudy Friday has put you in an Elliot Smith mood? Well, today we have almost the next best thing: When I Am Gone by SPARROW HOUSE (aka Jared Van Fleet) from the EP, Falls.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have Someday by the Brooklyn, New York duo, MATT & KIM from their self titled album.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have an early version of London Calling by THE CLASH. This was recorded during rehearsals in the summer of 1979, and was cut just weeks before the sessions with Guy Stevens at Wessex. Those sessions would eventually produce the critically acclaimed double album, London Calling. In addition to the lyrics being different, this version certainly lacks the energy of the one that would appear on the album. Being a huge Clash fan, I was excited to hear this song in its early stages. - Also, notice (in the above photo) a young Shane MacGowan of The Pogues, in the front row just below Mick Jones at a 1977 London gig.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Each Tuesday we try and feature a band (or artist) covering a Tullycraft song. Today we have a cover of Every Little Thing from the album, Disenchanted Hearts Unite, by the always awesome... RIVERTUBES! Hey, 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!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Tullycraft is coming to the midwest!

It's true! We are playing two special shows in February.

Friday, Feb 23rd in Chicago at Subterranean
w/ The Apples in stereo and Casper and the Cookies
- this is an early show (doors are at 7:30 and we're told Tullycraft will take the stage at 8:15PM)

Saturday, Feb 24th in Beloit, Wisconsin
      at Beloit College in Pearson's Hall

It's been ages since we've been to these parts, and who knows when we'll make it back? Hopefully, we'll see some of you at one of these two shows.

Today's MP3 is: Yer Birthday by CASPER AND THE COOKIES. Enjoy!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Video of the Day

Today we have a video for the new APPLES IN STEREO single "Same Old Drag" from their soon to be released album New Magnetic Wonder. This video was shot while driving through the streets of Park City, Utah on their way to play the Launch party at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Very few bands wrote a one minute pop song better than GUIDED BY VOICES. Today we have Wondering Boy Poet from their 1996 Peel Session.