Tuesday, July 31, 2007


How many indie rockers can you spot? This video was made at the downtown Holiday Inn at a past Athens Popfest. In this single room members of Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power, The Push Kings, Bunnygrunt, Dressy Bessy, Tullycraft and I Am The World Trade Center kept things going until the early morning hours. This year's Athens Popfest starts on August 8th!

Monday, July 30, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have a cover of the Kate Bush classic, Hounds Of Love by BART & FRIENDS from their I Was Lonely 'til I Found You CD, released on Library Records. Considered by most to be Kate Bush's masterpiece, her 1985 Hounds of Love album was recorded entirely in her private home studio, where she could work at her own pace. In August 1985, NME featured Bush in a "Where Are They Now" article. Two days later, on The Wogan Show, the single "Running Up That Hill" was played for the first time. The single, and the album both showcased of a new direction in music production. Hounds of Love ultimately topped the charts in the UK, knocking Madonna's "Like A Virgin" from the number one position.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Should I Call?

Friday, July 27, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" was released on this day in 1974. The song was a response to, "Southern Man" written by Neil Young, which was critical of social conditions in the South. Ironically, Lynyrd Skynyrd were not from Alabama, but rather Jacksonville, Florida. But I guess "Sweet home Jacksonville, Florida" didn't have the same ring to it. We're not posting this Skynyrd Alabama anthem, instead we have THE BANGS covering the 1977 Cheap Trick classic Southern Girls. Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today we have a song by ROADSIDE POPPIES from their new limited edition 3″ CD EP. It's called Just Another Love Song. This little CD is a WeePOP! Records release. WeePOP! is run by Camila and Thorsten, two pop fans from London committed to keeping the 3″ CD format alive. They also have a second mini CD EP available by Tullycraft favorites, Bugs Eat Books.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

MP3 of the Day

THE TIDY UPS are a Swedish twee/pop band. They were originally from Skellefteå, but most of the members now live in Stockholm. Today we have the song, Dizzy Heights from their Dizzy Heights EP released on Music is My Girlfriend Records in 2006.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


On this day in 1969 the Apollo 11 safely splashed down in the Pacific Ocean with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, and Michael Collins aboard. There would be five more successful lunar landing missions, and one unplanned lunar swing-by, Apollo 13. The last men to walk on the moon were astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt of the Apollo 17 mission. They left the lunar surface on December 14, 1972. Today we have the TULLYCRAFT song Sent To The Moon from our album Beat Surf Fun.

Monday, July 23, 2007

MP3 of the Day

The movie Animal House was produced on a small ($3 million) budget in 1977. The film was shot in 28 days at the University of Oregon, in Eugene. It featured numerous sites from that campus and the surrounding area, but despite all the campus locations, University of Oregon officials insisted that the university not be identified by name in the film's credits. Today we have Frat Party by GRAVY TRAIN!!!! from their new album All The Sweet Stuff.

Friday, July 20, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Today's song, I'm Dating Batman is by CARS CAN BE BLUE. If you've never seen this duo... you must!! It's worth a road trip. Buy your tickets today!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

MP3 of the Day

If you think the Athens Popfest is all about the indiepop, twee, and Robert Schneider's brand of psych-pop, then you haven't heard BIRDS OF AVALON. This band is playing right before Ted Leo & the Pharmacists on Thursday, August 9th and they are keeping the classic rock in the indie arena alive! Today we have their song called Bicentennial Baby.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

MP3 of the Day

If you're just checking in, we're focusing this entire week on the upcoming Athens Popfest. Today we have a song by THE POSTMARKS called Goodbye. You can catch The Postmarks on Friday, August 10th at the 40 Watt. I think they might be playing right before Tullycraft.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Never been to Athens, GA?

PATTON OSWALT from the new Pixar movie Ratatouille and the sitcom The King of Queens talks about living in Athens, GA during a recent set at the 40 Watt Club. If you've never been to Athens, it really is a town you should check out at least once in your life. The Athens Popfest is a great excuse to visit!

Monday, July 16, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Hey! It's Athens Popfest preview week! All week we're going to be previewing bands and goings on in the terrific city of Athens, GA. If you don't know already the Popfest runs from Aug. 8th - 11th. We're going to kick off the week with a new song by PATIENCE PLEASE called Science Credits from their brand new album, 'Fleeting Frequencies'. They are just one of the many great bands making the trek to Athens this year to play the festival. Stayed tuned for more as the week continues.

Friday, July 13, 2007

You Can't Stop the Wizard Rock!

Harry and the Potters are playing tonight at the Seattle Central Library! They're a band made up of two brothers who write songs about, you guessed it, our favorite boy wizard. What I love is that they do things like give out Harry and the Potters toothbrushes in exchange for book reports. You gotta love a band that promotes literacy AND good dental hygiene! Check them out here.

MP3 of the Day

Happy Friday the 13th! A Friday occurring on the 13th day of any month is considered to be a day of bad luck in English, German, Polish and Portuguese-speaking cultures around the globe. Just hold tight until tomorrow and things will be fine. Today we have The Saturday Boy by BILLY BRAGG. This is one of my favorite Billy Bragg songs!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1990, the television show Northern Exposure aired its first episode. It received a trial run by CBS as an eight-episode summer replacement series. It returned for seven more episodes in the spring of 1991. The offbeat show, about a Manhattan doctor forced to work in a small Alaska town called Cicely, consistently ranked in the Top 20 most-watched TV shows until it was canceled in 1995. Today we have the song Our Town by IRIS DEMENT. It appeared in the very last episode of Northern Exposure titled "Tranquility Base" in 1995.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

MP3 of the Day

The new BOAT album, Let's Drag Our Feet came out just yesterday on Magic Marker Records, but many of you may not know that BOAT has been self-releasing music (on CDRs) for a number of years prior to their two Magic Marker albums. Today's MP3 is a BOAT rarity from 1999 called Pudding Pop Rock from their, Steady Diet Of Blood EP.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Many of you may or may not know that Jeff and I were in a band called CRAYON prior to Tullycraft. During the summer of 2004 at our annual talent show in Shelton, WA, Jeff and I reunited Crayon with the help of Corianton Hale stepping in for the absent Crayon guitarist Brad Roberts. Today we have a video of this Talent Show performance.

Monday, July 09, 2007

MP3 of the Day

On this day in London in 1972, David Bowie appeared for the first time as Ziggy Stardust. Intended as a parody of larger-than-life rock stars, Ziggy was actually taken seriously by many rock critics and fans, and Bowie-as-Ziggy became a major star. Today we have Rock n' Roll Suicide by DAVID BOWIE and the SPIDERS FROM MARS recorded live on the BBC in 1972.

Friday, July 06, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Three Imaginary Girls are having two shows this weekend (in Seattle) to celebrate their 5th birthday party.

Tonight (Friday) at the Crocodile Cafe (21+)
• BOAT (CD release show!)
• The Shaky Hands
• Dolour
• The Western States Motel


Tomorrow (Saturday) at the Vera Project (all-ages)
• The Shaky Hands
• BOAT (CD release show!)
• Eux Autres
• Patience Please

Both nights will feature loads of party treats. The 21+ show will have rockstar guerrilla makeovers from VAIN, in-person love advice from Love is Hard columnist Rachel Flotard (of Visqueen), and tons of other surprises. Today's MP3 is: Row Of Homes by THE WESTERN STATES MOTEL.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Patty Hearst, the granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst (aka Citizen Kane) gained notoriety in 1974 when, following her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army, she joined her captors in furthering their cause. Apprehended after having taken part in a bank robbery with other SLA members, Hearst was imprisoned for almost two years before her sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter. Today's MP3 is called Patty Hearst by STEREO TOTAL from their new album, Paris - Berlin.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1954 Marilyn Sheppard was found beaten to death inside her suburban home in Cleveland, Ohio. Her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, claimed to have fallen asleep in the family's living room and awakened to find a man with bushy hair fleeing the scene. The authorities did not believe his story and charged him with killing his pregnant wife.

Creating a national sensation, the media invaded the courtroom and printed daily stories premised on Sheppard's guilt. The jurors, who were not sequestered, found Sheppard guilty. Arguing that the circumstances of the trial had unfairly influenced the jury, Sheppard appealed to the Supreme Court and got his conviction overturned in 1966. Yet, despite the fact that Sheppard had no previous criminal record, many still believed that he was responsible for his wife's murder.

Sheppard's case provided the loose inspiration for the hit television show The Fugitive, in which the lead character, Richard Kimble, is falsely accused of killing his wife, escapes from prison, and pursues the one-armed man he claimed to have seen fleeing the murder scene.

Today we have 4th of July by THE GOSSIP.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


On Tuesdays we occasionally feature a band (or artist) covering a Tullycraft song. Today we have BOAT covering The Last Song, from our album Disenchanted Hearts Unite. BOAT have a brand new album coming out on Magic Marker Records, called Let's Drag Our Feet. They will be playing a record release show this Friday (July 6th) in Seattle, at the at the Crocodile Cafe. Tullycraft drummer, Jeff Fell is going to be sitting in with them for the evening.

Monday, July 02, 2007

MP3 of the Day

The first squash court in North America appeared at St. Paul's School in New Hampshire in 1884. In 1900 Alfred Ellis, a Englishman who was the rackets professional at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, put in a squash court at his club. In 1904 the leaders of the inter-club league, meeting at the Racquet Club, founded the United States Squash Racquets Association, the first national squash body in the world. Today we have (There's Not Enough Songs About) Squash by DARREN HANLON from his album, Little Chills.