Friday, March 30, 2007

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1962, Jack Paar shot his final episode of The Tonight Show. Paar had hosted the show since July 1957 (six months after Steve Allen stepped down). Paar was known for his outbursts, which included walking off the set of The Tonight Show on February 11, 1960, to protest network censorship of one of his jokes. Johnny Carson took over as host of the show in October 1962. Today we have, All Of A Sudden by THE BRIGHT LIGHTS from their self titled CD on, 555 Recordings.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have a brand new ART BRUT song called Post Soothing Out from their upcoming It's A Bit Complicated EP.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1920 Douglas Fairbanks married Mary Pickford just three and a half weeks after she had divorced her husband, Owen Moore. Shortly after, Pickford and Fairbanks teamed up with Charlie Chaplin and director D.W. Griffith to form United Artists Corp. Today we have, Something To Do by BUBA & THE SHOP ASSISTANTS.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Before Jeff and I were in Tullycraft we were in a band called Crayon. Crayon only released one album called Brick Factory and one of the songs on that album was called "Pedal." On one of the first 7" releases by Tullycraft we included a short techno version of this song as sort of a 'tip of the hat' to our old band. The background vocals on the new version were by Rose Melberg (Tiger Trap & The Softies). A couple years later Rose (Melberg) started a new band called Gaze in Vancouver, B.C. Gaze ended up recording and releasing their own version of the song. Today we have both the TULLYCRAFT cover of Pedal, and the GAZE cover of Pedal. Enjoy!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Instant freakout dance party!

Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records just announced that they are releasing 13 split singles that will include such bands as: The Apples in Stereo, Of Montreal, The Faintest Ideas, All Girl Summer Fun Band, The Smittens, Cars Can Be Blue, Casper & the Cookies, Bunnygrunt, Tullycraft and more! The series will be strictly limited to 450 copies of each 7". For more information check out Pitchfork.

MP3 of the Day

THE CARROTS are a girl-group (w/ two boys) from Austin, Texas. They capture the spirit of the original girl-groups of the '50's and early '60's, like Martha and the Vandellas, The Ronettes, The Crystals, and The Shirelles. Today we have their song, Kissing & Telling.

Friday, March 23, 2007

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1839 the first recorded appearance of the phrase "O.K." appeared in the Boston Morning Post. It was used as an abbreviation for "oll korrect" (a conscious misspelling of "all correct"). Today we have, Speed Queen by LES MOLIES, which is okay!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Band That Would Be King

If you have never seen the 1993 Jeff Feuerzeig film, HALF JAPANESE: The Band That Would Be King, you really should. It's any excellent documentary about, arguably, the world's greatest punk rock band. If you have seven free minutes, check out this clip from the movie... it's totally worth watching!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have THE BASKERVILLES covering the 1975 Steve Harley classic, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) . This was the fifth installment of their Twilight 14 series. Each month the band is posting a new single on their website that is free to download.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


BOAT played two really great sets at this year's SXSW. The first one at a party on Thursday afternoon, and then again at their showcase on Friday night. Tullycrafter, Jeff Fell sat in on drums on both sets. I think it's safe to say they took Austin by storm. Today we have their cover of Molly's Got a Crush On Us from our album, Disenchanted Hearts Unite.

Monday, March 19, 2007

SXSW Wrap up

Well kids, we're home safe. Austin was a BLAST and no one lost any teeth or fingers. Some excellent surprises occurred when we decided to forego the known favorites and check out a few random, under-attended shows. I think we all have returned home with lists of new bands we like, and want to know more about. Mine include Prototypes from Paris, Malajube from Montreal, and Turbo Fruits from Tennessee. Thanks to everyone who made this trip happen! Especially Curt, Mark & Liz Riley!!

MP3 of the Day

THE FRATELLIS played a number of times at this year's SXSW. The machine is certainly behind them right now. At this performance I noticed Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) hovering above them and curiously watching. Today we have Whistle For The Choir from their much hyped album, Costello Music.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Tullycraft SXSW Review on Pitchfork

Hey! Check out the review of our SXSW show on Pitchfork (scroll down a little bit to see the review).

Friday, March 16, 2007

Ladies Love Cool Jeff

It's been a constant lady-fest for Mr. Jeff Fell. These gals chased him down and demanded that a photo be taken of this hot foursome. We'll see how many digits he gets after tonight's show!

SXSW, Day 2

Thursday was incredible, we saw Tom Brosseau, Northern State, The Fratellis, Chromeo, Cut Your Hands Off, Malajube, Sondre Lerche, and loads more. Highlights; sidewalk Jagermiester shots, free Saucony shoes for most of the band, and a 3am strip poker hotel afterparty. Today's MP3 is: Can You Feel It? by THE APPLES IN STEREO, from their new album New Magnetic Wonder. You can catch THE APPLES at the SXSW 'Mess With Texas' Party at Red Seven tomorrow (Sat). They are playing at 5PM.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

SXSW, Day 1

After sharing a flight with the Melvins, we arrived safely to Austin in time to see Langhorne Slim, Lily Allen, Beirut, The Mountain Goats, The Rapture, Paper Moon, Tunng, and Peter Bjorn & John. We even dragged Jeff Fell to a gay bar! Lots of great bands to see still, including DAVID & The CITIZENS, who are from Malmö, Sweden. They are playing at the Music by the Slice Party (at Home Slice Pizza) here in Austin on Friday afternoon. Here's their tune A Heart & a Hand & the Love for a Band.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have a cover of the Beat Happening classic Indian Summer by The Manhattan Love Suicides. You can catch The Manhattan Love Suicides this Friday (March 16th) at the Parish II in Austin at SXSW. They go on at 12AM.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Today we have a live performance of a new song called "If You Take Away The Make-up, Then The Vampires They Will Die" from our show in Chicago a couple weeks back. Tullycraft is hopping on a plane tomorrow morning, and we'll be in Austin, Texas (for the rest of the week) at SXSW. We'll be posting from Austin, so stay tuned!

Monday, March 12, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have Our Haunt by the Brooklyn, NY band, PALOMAR. Don't forget to catch PALOMAR at the Indie Pop Hootenanny presented by Magic Marker Records, Three Imaginary Girls and KOOP 91.7 on (this) Thursday, March 15th at Lovejoys. The party starts at 12Noon.... and it's FREE!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Tasty Fanzine Loves the 'Craft

Check out this Chicago show review (and photos) by Jennifer Reiter of England's Tasty Fanzine!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Indie Pop Hootenanny!

Even if you're not going to SXSW - if you're anywhere near Austin, you can still go to the Indie Pop Hootenanny presented by Magic Marker Records, Three Imaginary Girls and KOOP 91.7 on (this) Thursday, March 15th at Lovejoys (604 Neches St). The party starts at 12Noon.... and it's FREE! (no wrist-band required). The line-up is: The Zebras (12PM) The Manhattan Love Suicides (1PM) BOAT (2PM) Tullycraft (3PM) The Faintest Ideas (4PM) and Palomar (5PM).

Friday, March 09, 2007

Roundhouse Hitler

Last night I dreamt I was in a preview for a new film about the secret, heinous, deeds of a young (pre-politics) Adolf Hitler. A fresh-faced Adolf was lurking around my front door (spooky light, obscured by thin curtains, I assume he was going to murder me) so I ran out the back and when he chased me I tried a dramatic roundhouse kick to his gut. Which got me reminiscing... when Jeff Fell was in Bellingham, didn't he have a band called "Roundhouse Hitler?"

MP3 of the Day

The 2007 SXSW Sub Pop showcase includes: Maps & Atlases, Tiny Vipers, Oxford Collapse, Kinski and headlining the evening will be a comedy set by King Of Queens sitcom star PATTON OSWALT. We actually met Patton at the Robert Pollard show last year and he was very nice. Today we have a preview of what you might hear if you attend his show.
Look out Austin! Tullycraft guitarist, Chris Munford is coming back to SXSW! Last year he launched bottle rockets from the street while Magic Marker head honcho, Curt Kentner begged him to stop.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Happy Birthday, Chris!

That's right! Old man Munford is one year older today. How old, you say? Old enough to be president, but not quite AARP. Have a good one, Chris!

MP3 of the Day

MARITIME formed in 2003 out of the ashes of The Promise Ring and The Dismemberment Plan. After the two bands broke up, singer/guitarist Davey von Bohlen, drummer Dan Didier (of The Promise Ring) hooked up with bassist Eric Axelson (of The Dismemberment Plan). You can catch MARITIME at the Yard Dog Folk Art Gallery (1510 S. Congress Ave.) at 6:30PM on Saturday, March 17th at SXSW. Today we have Sleep Around from their album, Glass Floor.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have You Look Ready by the Brisbane, Australia band, THE ZEBRAS. Even if you're not going to SXSW - if you're anywhere near Austin, you can catch THE ZEBRAS at the Indie Pop Hootenanny presented by Magic Marker Records, Three Imaginary Girls and KOOP 91.7 on Thursday, March 15th at Lovejoys at 12 noon. It's FREE!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Look out Austin! Tullycraft guitarist, Corianton Hale is about to run wild on your streets once again. SXSW is quickly approaching and if this year is anything like last year, I'm sure we'll have plenty to post about when we get home. If you plan on going to SXSW you will have two chances to catch Tullycraft. We're playing at 3PM on Thursday, March 15th at Lovejoys, and then again at 1AM on Friday, March 16th at the Parish II. Today we have a slightly different version of Miss Douglas Country than the one that appears on the City Of Subarus album. Have a great day!

Monday, March 05, 2007

MP3 of the Day

STRAWBERRY STORY formed in Darlington, England in the 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 MP3 Gone Like Summer appears on this cd.

Friday, March 02, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have Shake Baby Shake by Manchester girl-group HOTPANTS ROMANCE .

Thursday, March 01, 2007

MP3 of the Day (double shot)

Is it just me, or does Ring Tones '03 by THE GAZETTEERS sound very similar to How To Tie A Tie by THE LUCKSMITHS?