As SXSW Approaches Tomlab Teases

sxsw2009With SXSW starting up next week there are bound to be numerous “Parties” and “Release Parties” and “Special Release Sponsored by:” things all over Austin. Impossible City has been told that even Rachel Ray has a Sponsored event–Rose’s Mojito and Rachael Ray’s Feedback. Well there are sure to be many a post in the next coming weeks all over the interweb about the neverheardof bands that you will never hear about ever again. Like…

Stuff from Tomlab. Tomlab is a record label based in Germany that specializes in electronic music, but also dabbles in a few indie rock releases.

Birth to Tomlab came in 1997 with a simple CD-R release. This first release was for Visor and was limited to 100 copies with handmade covers. But the label credits the release of Summer DSP, a concept album by Tom Steinle (the founder of Tomlab) consisting of one song split over both sides of a 10 inch record, as the real beginning.

The label then went on to release various albums by fellow German residents and a few compilations as well. Then they opened their roster up to foreign artists. This was a great move on their part as it allowed them to gain their best artists.

Tomlab has received a lot of acclaim recently for their releases by Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, The Phenomenological Boys, and especially  Impossible City favorite The Books. With these releases Tomlab is moving away from their pigeon-hold as an “ambient” record label and focusing on more creative, fun releases. Take note.

Now back to SXSW action!

ASMATHIC KITTY / K RECORDS
TOMLAB SXSW 2009 SHOWCASE
at The Beauty Bar (Bar and Backyard)
617 E. 7th Street Austin Texas
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sxsw2009INDOOR:
8.00 – Grampall Jookabox
9.00 – LAKE
10.00 – Fol Chen
11.00 – Rafter
12.00 – DM Stith
1.00 – Jeremy Jay

OUTDOOR:
8.15 – What´s Up
9.15 – No Kids
10.15 – Desolation Wilderness
11.15 – Tara Jane ONeil
12.15 – Parenthetical Girls
1.15 – Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
rafter_mixtape_coverDOWNLOAD FREE MEGAMIX
DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE COVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING RELEASE:
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Vs. ChildrenArtist:Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
Album: Vs. Children

Release: April 7, 2009
Format: CD/LP/Digital
From Kraftwerk to Leonard Cohen, The Smiths to Suicide, and Pet Shop Boys to Smog, Chicago’s one-man musical army Owen Ashworth a.k.a Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – has been bracketed with all manner of illustrious names in the course of his eleven year career. But in collecting the 7-inch split-singles and compilation tracks he released from 2004-7 (all but two of them on CD for the first time), Advance Base Battery Life provides compelling evidence of the singular nature of this industrious film-school dropout’s talent.

FREE MP3 :Optimist vs. The Silent Alarm (When The Saints Go Marching In)

CFTPA Homepage

 
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rgArtist: Niobe
Album: Blackbird’s Echo

Release: May 5, 2009
Format: CD/LP/Digital
Blackbird’s Echo is the title of the fifth full length album by Cologne, Germany based Niobe. Produced in NYC at Studio G (Tony Maimone / Pere Ubu) with Aki Onda as guest producer and contributions from Trevor Dunn on contrabass, Shelley Burgeon on the harp, Clifton Hyde at the guitar and Ches Smith on the drums, New York’s most reknown basstuba-player TubaJoe, der amazing bass player Shahzad Ismaily, Doug Wieselman on bass clarinet, and last not least Eyvind Kang who contributed a wonderful string arrangement, and DJ Olive who is wideley known for his own work. For the song “Time is Kindling”, a song about the telepathy between lovers, David Grubbs contributed lyrics, vocal harmonies and was playing organ.

FREE MP3 : Fever
Niobe Myspace

Tour Dates

 
CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE

15/03/2009 USA Denton, TX (Dan’s Silverleaf) part of the NX35 festival www.nx35.com
16/03/2009 USA Houston, TX (The Mink/Backroom)
18/03/2009 USA Austin, TX (Beauty Bar) part of the TOMLAB SXSW Showcase
19/03/2009 USA Austin, TX (Flamingo Cantina) SXSW Afternoon Party 3:20PM
19/03/2009 USA Austin, Tx (Ms. Beas) Free All Ages Non-SXSW show 10:30PM
11/04/2009 GERMANY München (Orange House)
12/04/2009 GERMANY Cologne (Subway)
14/04/2009 UK Bristol (The Croft)
15/04/2009 UK Nottingham (The Bodega)
17/04/2009 IRELAND Galway (Roisin Dubh)
18/04/2009 IRELAND Cork (The Quad)
19/04/2009 IRELAND Dublin (Whelans)
20/04/2009 UK Manchester (The Deaf Institution)
21/04/2009 UK Glasgow (Nice n Sleazy)
22/04/2009 UK Edinburgh (Sneaky Pete’s)
23/04/2009 UK Sheffield (The Shakespeare)
24/04/2009 UK York (Fibbers)
25/04/2009 UK Brighton (Freebutt)
27/04/2009 UK London (Luminaire)
29/04/2009 NORWAY Oslo (Bla)
01/05/2009 SWEDEN Stockholm (Strand)
02/05/2009 DENMARK Aarhus (Pop Revo Festival)
03/05/2009 DENMARK Copenhagen (Loppen)
04/05/2009 GERMANY Hamburg (Knust)
05/05/2009 GERMANY Berlin (Festsaal Kreuzberg)
06/05/2009 CZECH REPUBLIC Prague (Klub 007 Strahov)
07/05/2009 AUSTRIA Wien (Arena)
08/05/2009 UK Butlins Minehead (ATP Festival)
10/05/2009 FRANCE Paris (La Maroquinerie)
11/05/2009 NETHERLANDS Amsterdam (Paradiso)
12/05/2009 GERMANY Lueneburg (Asta Wohnzimmer)
13/05/2009 GERMANY Nürnberg (Muz Club)
14/05/2009 GERMANY Wiesbaden (Schlachthof)
15/05/2009 LUXEMBOURG Luxembourg (Exit07)
16/05/2009 GERMANY Saarbruecken (Sparte04)
17/05/2009 GERMANY Leipzig (UT Connewitz) 

nokidsNO KIDS
12/03/2009 USA Seattle, WA (Sunset Tavern)
13/03/2009 USA Portland, Oregon (Backspace)
14/03/2009 USA Boise, ID (Neurolux)
15/03/2009 USA Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
16/03/2009 USA Denver, CO (Hi Dive)
23/03/2009 USA Phoenix, AZ (Stinkweeds)
24/03/2009 USA San Diego, CA (Bar Pink)
25/03/2009 USA Los Angeles, CA (Spaceland)
26/03/2009 USA Irvine, CA (UC Irvine – Acrobatics Everyday)
27/03/2009 USA San Francisco, CA (Cafe Du Nord)

 

paraPARENTHETICAL GIRLS

12/03/2009 USA Seattle, WA (Sunset Tavern)
13/03/2009 USA Portland, Oregon (Backspace)
14/03/2009 USA Boise, ID (Neurolux)
15/03/2009 USA Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
16/03/2009 USA Denver, CO (Hi Dive)
23/03/2009 USA Phoenix, AZ (Stinkweeds)
24/03/2009 USA San Diego, CA (Bar Pink)
25/03/2009 USA Los Angeles, CA (Spaceland)
26/03/2009 USA Irvine, CA (UC Irvine – Acrobatics Everyday)
27/03/2009 USA San Francisco, CA (Cafe Du Nord)
09/04/2009 USA Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom) main act tonight: The Thermals

 skelSKELETONS

06/03/2009 FRANCE Lille (La Malterie)
08/03/2009 FRANCE Orleans (L’Atelier)
09/03/2009 FRANCE Paris (Flech D’or)
10/03/2009 UK London (Lexington)
11/03/2009 UK Kingston Upon Hull (Adelphi)
12/03/2009 IRELAND Dublin (Whelans)
13/03/2009 UK Barrow-In-Furness (The Canteen)
14/03/2009 UK Coventry (Taylor John’s House)
15/03/2009 UK Brighton (Freebutt)
17/03/2009 BELGIUM Bruxelles (La Filature)
18/03/2009 NETHERLANDS Amsterdam (Paradiso)
19/03/2009 NETHERLANDS Groningen (Vera)
20/03/2009 NETHERLANDS Nijmwegen (Merleyn)
21/03/2009 NETHERLANDS Utrecht (Tivoli)

booksTHE BOOKS
09/03/2009 USA New York City, NY (Miller Theatre at Columbia)
10/03/2009 USA Cambridge, MA (ICA)
10/04/2009 USA North Adams, MA (The Massachusetts Museum Of 87 Marshal Street)

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