February 4, 2009

Today's Hotness: Ringo Deathstarr, The Answering Machine

Ringo Deathstarr
>> Austin-based shoegaze provocateurs Ringo Deathstarr will take to the road this spring for a strand of East Coast dates leading up to an appearance at the annual South By Southwest music confab in its home town. What's more, the quartet's stunning self-titled EP from 2007 (originally released by SVC Records) will be reissued as a hot pink vinyl 12" in an edition of 500 [doh! not 5000 as we wrote originally! super limited! buy! buy! buy!] by Maryland-based Fan Death Records in March. In a MySpace bulletin Ringo Deathstarr promises additional vinyl releases in 2009, although it offered no further details. It is unclear whether the planned releases would also be issued on Fan Death; the label has or will also put out releases by Philly's Clockclean er, Drunkdriver and The Lampshades. The Deathstarr has no Boston date in its itinerary as of yet, but as we are cursed and always end up sick in bed when the band comes through town, perhaps it is for the best. But you should mark your calendars. We'll use any excuse to post this awesome demo of "Your Town" the band was giving away a couple years ago (just grok our archives for proof), so here it is.

Ringo Deathstarr -- "Your Town (Demo)"
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[buy Ringo Deathstarr records from the SVC right here]

02/25 -- Emo’s -- Austin, TX
03/06 -- Bar-None -- Virginia Beach, VA
03/07 -- WMUC Radio Session -- College Park, MD
03/09 -- Khyber -- Philadelphia, PA
03/10 -- Mojo 13 -- Wilmington, DE
03/11 -- The Cakeshop -- New York, NY
03/12 -- Death By Audio -- Brooklyn, NY
03/13 -- Basement Speakeasy -- Arlington, VA
03/14 -- Drunken Unicorn -- Atlanta, GA
03/16 -- The Vortex -- Beaumont, TX
03/28 -- Westheimer Block Party -- Houston, TX

>> RockSellout -- which we should point out beat us to press on the Ringo Deathstarr item by a long shot, due to a big work deadline we were saddled with recently -- was lucky enough to come into possession of what appears to be the cracking lead track to the hotly anticipated and dynamite debut full-length from Manchester, England indie pop savants The Answering Machine. The quartet intends to release Another City, Another Sorry on Heist Or Hit Records in May, and the title track is a brash and confident cut that illustrates well the substantial growth the band has sustained. Hit this link and download it -- you will thank us. The first single from Another City, Another Sorry is "Cliffer" and it will street in the U.K. March 9.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the mention. 500 copies. an order of magnitude more limited. so order, you magnitude.

Unknown said...

Dang -- sorry about the typo. Cold medicine makes me add zeroes to things I guess. I'll edit the item tonight.