New / Upcoming Releases

  • Look Mexico - Uniola LP
    Look Mexico - Uniola LP
    Coming Soon
  • See Through Dresses - End Of Days 12
    See Through Dresses - End Of Days 12" Pre-Order
  • Haybaby - Sleepy Kids LP
    Haybaby - Sleepy Kids LP
  • Adult Mom - Momentary Lapse Of Happily LP/CD
    Adult Mom - Momentary Lapse Of Happily LP/CD
  • Walleater - I / II LP
    Walleater - I / II LP
  • Annabel - Having It All LP/CD
    Annabel - Having It All LP/CD
  • Sweet John Bloom - Weird Prayer LP/CD
    Sweet John Bloom - Weird Prayer LP/CD
  • The Hotelier - It Never Goes Out LP/CD
    The Hotelier - It Never Goes Out LP/CD
  • Runaway Brother - Mother LP/CD
    Runaway Brother - Mother LP/CD
  • The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There LP/CD
    The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There LP/CD

Runaway Brother - Announces Upcoming Shows + Fall Tour with The Hotelier / Debut LP Available on Tiny Engines

Mother LP/CD out now on Tiny Engines
• Premieres on The AV Club + Stereogum + Entertainment Weekly + Brooklyn Vegan
• RIYL: Modern Baseball, Say Anything, Motion City Soundtrack, The Front Bottoms

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Tiny Engines just released the debut full-length from Cleveland, OH's Runaway Brother in March. Entitled Mother, the album is Available Now on LP/CD. Digital available on Bandcamp or iTunes.

Runaway Brother is heading out later this month for a few dates with Secret Grief in support of Mother. Tour poster here. The band will also hit the road in the Fall with The Hotelier, Oso Oso and The Spirit Of The Beehive. Tour poster here. Ticket links can be found here. The band will also be playing The Fest in Gainesville, FL. Check the full list of dates below.

Recalling the intelligence of catchy, ambitious emo rock standards like Motion City Soundtrack and Say Anything, as well as modern favorites like Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms, Runaway Brother walk a perfect tightrope of pop smarts balanced with punk chops. The band's brand of energetic indie pop and emo rock showcases a songwriting depth and maturity that is startling considering their youth. Quickly becoming well-known for their boisterous live shows, Runaway Brother are primed to capture the hearts and ears of anyone in their path.

Upcoming Shows
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Runaway Brother / Secret Grief Tour

Aug 19: Akron, OH - Fool Mansion
Aug 20: Pittsburgh, PA - City Grows
Aug 21: Columbus, OH - Donato's Basement
Aug 23: Bowling Green, KY - The Falcon's Nest
Aug 24: Nashville, TN - Fountainhead Manor
Aug 26: St. Louis, MO - The Demo
Aug 27: Indianapolis, IN - Hoosier Dome
Aug 28: Fort Wayne, IN - Bob Villa's This Old House
Aug 29: Howell, MI - The Historic Howell Theater

w/ The Hotelier, Oso Oso, The Spirit Of The Beehive

Oct 21: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
Oct 22: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
Oct 23: Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Oct 24: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Oct 25: Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe
Oct 26: St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Oct 27: Memphis, TN @ The Hightone Cafe
Oct 28: Nashville, TN @ The End
Oct 30-Nov 1: Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
Nov 2: Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at The Masquerade
Nov 3: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Nov 4: Washington DC @ DC9
Nov 5: Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Nov 6: New York City, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
Nov 7: Hamden, CT @ The Space
Nov 8: Somerville, MA @ Cusine En Local

See Through Dresses Announce New EP on Tiny Engines / Upcoming Shows with Cymbals Eat Guitars

End Of Days EP/12" out Fall 2015 on Tiny Engines
Self-Titled Debut LP available on Bandcamp / iTunes / Spotify
• RIYL: The Cure, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Creepoid, Pity Sex

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Tiny Engines recently welcomed Omaha, NE's See Through Dresses to the label roster. Fresh off recent tour dates with Cursive and Beach Slang the band recorded six new songs that will make up their Tiny Engines debut, End Of Days. The EP will be released in the Fall of 2015. Song premieres and vinyl pre-orders coming soon!

The band has some August tour dates upcoming including dates with Cymbals Eat Guitars and The Good Life. Full dates listed below.

The band's 2013 Self-Titled LP is available for streaming/download on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify.

Principal songwriters Mathew Carroll and Sara Bertuldo, along with drummer Nate Van Fleet and bassist Alex Kirts, have crafted a catalogue of songs indebted to classic post-punk and new wave artists of the 80's, but their sonic footprint more closely resembles the textural treatments of 90's dream-pop and shoegaze. The arrangements often build as though to erupt, only to implode. There are moments when Bertuldo and Carroll sound noxious and distant, their voices doused in reverb, their guitars droning and pulsing. When the clouds look dark, See Through Dresses offer flashes of pure pop sunshine to punctuate those moments of isolation and distance.

End Of Days - Track Listing
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1. Haircut
2. Big On Brains
3. Little Apple Rot
4. Everyman
5. End Of Days
6. Drag Scene

Upcoming Shows
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AUG 01 - Wichita, KS @ Barleycorns
AUG 02 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars
AUG 03 - Kansas City, MO @ recordBar w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars
AUG 04 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars
AUG 05 - Indianapolis, IN @ HIFI w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars
AUG 06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars
AUG 17 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Dan Mariska & The Boys Choir
AUG 18 - Milwaukee, WI @ Linneman’s w/ Dan Mariska & The Boys Choir
AUG 19 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ The Good Life and Big Harp
AUG 20 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Louie’s Trophy House
AUG 21 - Rock Island, IL @ Rozz-Tox
AUG 22 - Omaha, NE @ O’Leaver’s

Adult Mom - Full Album Stream on Impose / Debut LP Available For Pre-Order on Tiny Engines

Momentary Lapse of Happily LP out 7/31/15 on Tiny Engines
Stereogum Band To Watch + Interview / Song Premiere on NPR / Album Review on Pitchfork
• RIYL: Jenny Lewis, Waxahatchee, Frankie Cosmos, Liz Phair

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Tiny Engines recently welcomed Purchase, NY's Adult Mom to the TE family. The label will release Adult Mom's debut LP, Momentary Lapse of Happily, on 7/31/15. The LP/CD is now available for Pre-Order. Digital pre-order on iTunes or Bandcamp. Adult Mom has their record release show at The Silent Barn in Brooklyn on 7/29.

You can stream Momentary Lapse of Happily in full now, along with an interview with songwriter, Steph Knipe, exclusively on Impose. The album was also just reviewed on Pitchfork.

"Told Ya So" previously premiered on NPR and Adult Mom was also featured as a Band To Watch on Stereogum with the debut single, "Survival," streaming along with another interview. Also, check out a track review for "Survival" on Pitchfork.

Survival is the beating heart of music about struggle—The unwavering purpose of the refrain "I survive because I have died" is not the only line that sounds more like a hardcore lyric: "I set fire to abusers like a war," Knipe warns, curling the edges of each intonation with an astute bit of wearied twang, protesting for the right to be oneself. - Pitchfork

Adult Mom's music deals deeply and thoughtfully with queerness and identity, a directive made even more impressive by the upbeat, electronic-tinged folk pop the band uses to achieve it. "Told Ya So" is an encouraging note to self, in the same vein as Fiona Apple's "Extraordinary Machine." - NPR

Steph Knipe has a way of surrounding big revelations with small observations. On Adult Mom’s forthcoming debut album, the most cutting lines are surrounded by fleeting moments. That confidence comes through on the lush and cushiony Momentary Lapse Of Happily, whose clean-cut sound recalls Jenny Lewis, or contemporaries like Frankie Cosmos and Waxahatchee. - Stereogum

Momentary Lapse of Happily will follow up Adult Mom's 2014 Sometimes Bad Happens EP on Miscreant Records. You can download that EP on Bandcamp now. Rolling Stones's Rob Sheffield named the EP one of the 10 Best Cassettes of 2014.

Adult Mom is the project of one Steph Knipe of Purchase College, NY. Started in, and forever brewed in a bedroom, Adult Mom is an exploration into the darker subjects of life, the personal and explicit we are often told to keep to ourselves. At the forefront of Adult Mom is honesty and intimacy as Knipe writes clever pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth.

Life is about temporary moments in time. Everything is fleeting. Love is not lost, it just falls off and manifests elsewhere. With their debut LP, Momentary Lapse of Happily, Adult Mom bravely shines a light on the darkness and allows the listener to experience and feel those moments along with them. The album may be a snapshot of the temporary but the listen is one that will stay with you long after.

ADULT MOM RECORD RELEASE SHOW
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JUL 29 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Silent Barn - Full Band

Adult Mom - Release New Song / Debut LP Available For Pre-Order on Tiny Engines / On Tour Now

Momentary Lapse of Happily LP out 7/31/15 on Tiny Engines
Stereogum Band To Watch + Interview / Song Premiere on NPR / Track Review on Pitchfork
• RIYL: Jenny Lewis, Waxahatchee, Frankie Cosmos, Liz Phair

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Tiny Engines recently welcomed Purchase, NY's Adult Mom to the TE family. The label will release Adult Mom's debut LP, Momentary Lapse of Happily, on 7/31/15. The LP/CD is now available for Pre-Order. Digital pre-order on iTunes or Bandcamp.

You can hear a new song from Momentary Lapse of Happily now. Check out "Laying On My Floor" on the TE Site (Bandcamp / Soundcloud / Youtube).  

"Told Ya So" previously premiered on NPR and Adult Mom was also featured as a Band To Watch on Stereogum with the debut single, "Survival," streaming along with an interview with songwriter, Steph Knipe. Pitchfork also did a track review for "Survival" on http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/17497-adult-mom-survival/.

Survival is the beating heart of music about struggle—The unwavering purpose of the refrain "I survive because I have died" is not the only line that sounds more like a hardcore lyric: "I set fire to abusers like a war," Knipe warns, curling the edges of each intonation with an astute bit of wearied twang, protesting for the right to be oneself. - Pitchfork

Adult Mom's music deals deeply and thoughtfully with queerness and identity, a directive made even more impressive by the upbeat, electronic-tinged folk pop the band uses to achieve it. "Told Ya So" is an encouraging note to self, in the same vein as Fiona Apple's "Extraordinary Machine." - NPR

Steph Knipe has a way of surrounding big revelations with small observations. On Adult Mom’s forthcoming debut album, the most cutting lines are surrounded by fleeting moments. That confidence comes through on the lush and cushiony Momentary Lapse Of Happily, whose clean-cut sound recalls Jenny Lewis, or contemporaries like Frankie Cosmos and Waxahatchee. - Stereogum

Momentary Lapse of Happily will follow up Adult Mom's 2014 Sometimes Bad Happens EP on Miscreant Records. You can download that EP on Bandcamp now. Rolling Stones's Rob Sheffield named the EP one of the 10 Best Cassettes of 2014.

Adult Mom is the project of one Steph Knipe of Purchase College, NY. Started in, and forever brewed in a bedroom, Adult Mom is an exploration into the darker subjects of life, the personal and explicit we are often told to keep to ourselves. At the forefront of Adult Mom is honesty and intimacy as Knipe writes clever pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth.

Life is about temporary moments in time. Everything is fleeting. Love is not lost, it just falls off and manifests elsewhere. With their debut LP, Momentary Lapse of Happily, Adult Mom bravely shines a light on the darkness and allows the listener to experience and feel those moments along with them. The album may be a snapshot of the temporary but the listen is one that will stay with you long after.

Upcoming Shows
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Solo with Lady Queen Paradise

JUL 16 - Washington, DC @ Above The Bayou
JUL 17 - Fredericksburg, VA @ Fredericksburg All Ages
JUL 18 - Charlotte, NC @ House Show w/ Agrocragg
JUL 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Mammal Gallery
JUL 21 - Louisville, KY @ Spinelli's Pizzeria
JUL 22 - Athens, OH @ The RBG
JUL 24 - Harrisburg, PA @ The Makespace

JUL 29 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Silent Barn - RECORD RELEASE SHOW - Full Band

It Looks Sad. - New Digital Single on Tiny Engines / Song Premiere on Brooklyn Vegan / Debut 7" Available Now

Kaiju Digtital Single out 6/26/15 on Tiny Engines
• Song premiere on Stereogum
• RIYL: Beach Fossils, Surfer Blood, Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, Wu Lyf

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Charlotte, NC's It Looks Sad. are back with a new two song digital single, Kaiju, due out June 26th on Tiny Engines. The release follows up the band's proper Self-Titled debut 7" on TE. You can pre-order Kaiju digitally on the TE Store, Bandcamp or iTunes.

You can hear the second single from Kaiju now. "Nagoya" is premiering exclusively on Brooklyn Vegan. "Creature" previously premiered on Stereogum. From their 2014 release, the band dropped a video for "Fingers" late last year on The AV Club as well.

It Looks Sad.’s wiry, excitable debut EP last year was a real gem, and the Charlotte-based band is following that up with Kaiju, a digital single featuring two new tracks. The A-side to that release is “Creature,” a spirited and crisp song that sticks within the confines of the sound they established on that EP, but still feels fresh and rewarding. - Stereogum

...the sound of their new single "Radical" is a far-flung departure for the label, featuring tangled, pinging gutiars reminiscent of Tarheel ex-pats Beach Fossils. There's still some no-qualifiers punk in It Looks Sad.'s post-punk, as Jimmy Turner's lunging, aggressive vocals reflect "Radical"'s morbid concerns ("Just trying to sleep out on my deathbed...I want to go back"), and align them with Tiny Engines' more typically unstable, jittery sound. - Pitchfork

“Ocean” is the closing track from It Looks Sad.’s upcoming debut EP, and while it’s built on a post-punk backbone, it has more in common with the early math rock of Foals or the heavy pop of WU LYF. In fact, vocalist Jimmy Turner shares the same mumbling, cathartic quality that made the WU LYF record so special, always swallowing his own words and never quite settling into the music. - Stereogum

The latest taste of that debut, “Raccoon”, captures the current and fresh feeling of the band. Shimmering guitars invoke a summery, DIIV aesthetic, while the vocals could easily fit on a less-subdued Real Estate track. It’s an approximation of chillwave trends that feels far from a bandwagon attempt, more like a celebration of indie-rock as it sounds in 2014. - Consequence Of Sound

It Looks Sad. originally began playing shows in early 2012 under the name It Looks Sad, That's Why I Said It's You. After a few line-up shifts the band emerged in late 2013 under the shortened name, It Looks Sad. In the Winter of 2013 the band recorded a handful of shimmering, sharp guitar pop / post-punk songs that echo the influence of bands like Surfer Blood and Beach Fossils. Along with the shortened moniker, It Looks Sad. professes a leaner, more straight-forward approach with their new material. Tiny Engines, released the band's proper Self-Titled debut in the Summer of 2014. The digital single, Kaiju, to be released in the Summer of 2015, continues the band's onward progression.