19 November 2012 1 am

We’re super excited to be premiering the brand new video from Los Angeles-based project LAKOOKALA! The video (watch it below) was directed by Justin Nijm and Jack Bishop, both of whom are also responsible for the hilarious web series Jack & Justin. Bishop is also a musician, and writes and records under the moniker Mr. Bear.

Here’s more info from a press release:

The music video for “Mother Biiiirds” colorfully exposes the chaotic psyche of Lakookala’s lead vocalist/drummer Nicole Ranalli (sporting multiple animistic manifestations) as she tries to cope with overbearing feminine forces. Paint splatters, feathers fly and eggs explode in an all out glow-in-the-dark extravaganza.
Directed by Jack Bishop and Justin Nijm.
BAND INFO:  LAKOOKALA is the solo project of Los Angeles based drummer/vocalist, Nicole Ranalli (Former leading lady of east coast punk-rock band Medic Medic).  Backed by a wailing guitar and eerie synthesizers, Ranalli leads on her drum throne as her soulfully reckless vocals create a viceral new sound.  Mother Biiiirds is the second single off her self-released EP Songs For ZeMean. 

Be sure to head over to LAKOOKALA’s bandcamp page for a free mp3 of “Mother Biiiirds”. Their self-released EP, “Songs For ZeMean”, is available for purchase as well.

-Sam McAllister | sam@tandemshoprecords.com

03 October 2012 9 pm

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Woods show tomorrow at Subterranean! Email megan@tandemshoprecords.com for a chance to enter.

17+ / 8:30pm doors / 9:00pm show

Go go go!


12 July 2012 11 am

This morning, Pitchfork premiered the new video for The Shin’s “It’s Only Life” of their latest record, Port of Morrow. Check it out below.

-Sam McAllister | sam@tandemshoprecords.com


10 July 2012 2 am

Frank Ocean’s new album, Channel Orange, is streaming on the singer’s website here.

-Sam McAllister | sam@tandemshoprecords.com


02 July 2012 7 am

Afternoon Records founder and former One For The Team frontman, Ian Anderson, has a new project called Dream Brother. Taking a less conventional route, the new project sees Anderson releasing a couple new tracks every few months. He’s been on a roll with the guest appearances too - the last set featured Paul Sprangers (of Free Energy) and John Vanderslice, with these new ones both featuring Grant Cutler.

Check out the most recent pair of tracks, “Islands” and “More Islands”, below:

-Sam McAllister | sam@tandemshoprecords.com

21 June 2012 10 am

Mourning In America will be out August 21st via Rhymesayers.

-Sam McAllister | sam@tandemshoprecords.com

21 June 2012 12 am

Swing Lo Magellon will be out July 10th via Domino.

-Sam McAllister | sam@tandemshoprecords.com

20 June 2012 12 am

There’s No Leaving Now is available now via Dead Oceans.

06/19 New York, NY - Town Hall 
06/20 New York, NY - Town Hall
07/01 Paddock Wood, UK - Hop Farm Festival
07/03 London, UK - Hackney Empire  
07/04 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso            
07/06 Berlin, DE - Lido 
07/07 Dachau, DE - Dachauer Musiksommer                    
07/23 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge ^
07/24 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel ^
07/25 Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom ^
07/26 Washington, DC - 930 Club ^ 
07/28 Danbury, CT - Heirloom Arts Theatre ^
07/29 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival 
07/30 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
08/01 Pittsburgh PA - Hazlett Theatre ^
08/02 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center ^
08/04 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08/05 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater ^
08/06 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ^
08/17 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop            
08/18 Wales, UK - Green Man Festival 
08/28 Austin, TX- Paramount Theatre ^
08/29 Dallas, TX- House of Blues ^
08/31 Tucson, AZ- HoCo Fest ^
09/01 Phoenix, AZ- Crescent Ballroom ^
09/02 San Diego, CA- Birch North Park Theatre ^
09/04 Los Angeles, CA- John Anson Ford Amphitheatre ^
09/05 Oakland, CA- Fox Theatre ^
09/08 Portland, OR- Crystal Ballroom ^
09/09 Seattle, WA- Moore Theatre ^
09/10 Vancouver, BC- Vogue Theatre ^
09/13 Calgary, AB- MacEwan Ballroom ^
09/14 Edmonton, AB- McDougall United Church ^
10/04 Madrid, ES - Joy Eslava 
10/05 Barcelona, ES - Casino de l’Aliancia 
10/08 Zurich, CH - Klaufleuten 
10/09 Torino, IT - Spazio 211 
10/10 Roma, IT - Chiesa Evangelica Metodista 
10/11 Ravenna, IT - Almagia 
10/12 Brescia , IT - Foyer Teatro Grande 
10/14 Vienna , AT - WUK 
10/15 Berlin, DE - Helmathanfen 
10/17 Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel 
10/18 Cologne, DE - Live Music Hall 
10/19 Zwolle, NL - Theater Odeon de Spiegel 
10/20 Utrecht, NL - MC Vredenburg 
10/22 London, UK- HMV Forum
10/23 Bristol, UK - Colston Hall 
10/24 Dublin, IE - Vicar Street 
10/25 Belfast, IE - Mandela Hall 
10/27 Edinburgh, UK - Picturehouse 
10/28 Manchester, UK - The Ritz 
10/29 Brighton, UK - St. Bartholmew Church
10/31 Esch sur Alzette, LU- Rockhal
11/02 Paris, FR- Pitchfork Music Festival
11/04 Copenhagen, DK- Vega
^ with Strand of Oaks
-Megan Frestedt | megan@tandemshoprecords.com

18 June 2012 9 pm

DIIV's debut album, Oshin, will be out June 26th via Captured Tracks.

-Sam McAllister | sam@tandemshoprecords.com

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-Sam McAllister | sam@tandemshoprecords.com