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Direct Effect - Full Album Stream on Brooklyn Vegan / Debut LP on Tiny Engines Available Now / On Tour

Direct Effect - Full Album Stream on Brooklyn Vegan / Debut LP Available On Tiny Engines / On Tour Now

• Debut LP, Sunburn, out 3/11/14 on Tiny Engines 
• Sunburn full album download for $5 on Bandcamp
• Video on Noisey/Vice
• RIYL: Paint It Black, Pissed Jeans, Fucked Up, The Jesus Lizard, Metz


Direct Effect's debut full-length, Sunburn, is officially out next week on Tiny Engines. The LP is available for Order now. All vinyl orders will receive an instant album download. Additionally, digital copies are available for just $5 onBandcamp. The LP follows up the band's 2011 debut 7", Forget The Rest.

You can now stream the full album exclusively on Brooklyn Vegan. Direct Effect also premiered their video for the track "[ ]" on Noisey/Vice recently. The band is in the midst of a short tour right now in support of the album's release. A few shows remain, dates listed below.

Release Tour

MAR 06 - Richmond, VA @ Church Of Abe w/ Springtime, Close Talker, Brief Lives
MAR 07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Glitoria W/ Bad Side, Little Big League, Cry Baby, The Spirit Of The Beehive
MAR 08 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott W/ Swearin', California X, Potty Mouth

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Posted on March 6th, 2014
Tiny Engines & Topshelf Records To Release Dikembe / The Jazz June Split 7"

Tiny Engines & Topshelf Records Announce Dikembe / The Jazz June Split 7"

• Split 7" out May 2014 on Tiny Engines / Topshelf 
• Dikembe LP2 coming Summer 2014 on Tiny Engines
• New Jazz June material coming this year on Topshelf


Tiny Engines and Topshelf Records will be joining forces to release a split 7" between Dikembe and The Jazz June. The split 7" is set for a May release with pre-orders to come in April. Song premieres coming soon!

The Dikembe track comes from the same recording sessions that also spawned the band's upcoming sophomore LP, due out this Summer on Tiny Engines. It will follow up the band's previous TE releases, the Broad Shoulders LP and the Chicago Bowls EP.

As for The Jazz June song, this marks the first official recorded material for the band since their last full-length album, 2002's Better Off Without Air. It precedes new material to be released on Topshelf later this year. The band is also playing a rare show in Philadelphia on April 12th. Check the details here.

Split 7" Track Listing

A. Dikembe - Healer Of The Pride
B. The Jazz June - Over Underground

Posted on March 3rd, 2014
Mannequin Pussy Joins Tiny Engines / Debut LP Coming Soon / Video Premiere on Impose

Tiny Engines To Release Debut LP From Mannequin Pussy / Video Premiere on Impose

• Debut LP, Gypsy Pervert, out Summer 2014 on Tiny Engines 
• RIYL: Joanna Gruesome, White Lung, Big Eyes


Tiny Engines is excited to welcome NYC's Mannequin Pussy to the roster. The label will be re-releasing the band's debut full-length,Gypsy Pervert, on vinyl for the first time this Summer.

The band recently premiered a video for "Clue Juice" from Gypsy Pervert. You can check that out on Impose. You can also listen to the song on Soundcloud. More album details and song premieres coming soon!

Originally begun as a duo between childhood friends, Mannequin Pussy expanded to a three-piece for their debut album, Gypsy Pervert. The beefed up sound is evident from the beginning as the band shifts seamlessly from grungey punk rock blasts to more textured shoegazey pop. Clocking in at less than 20 minutes, Gypsy Pervert sways urgently back and forth. Raw and confrontational yet still melodic and inviting, Mannequin Pussy show off a diverse palette on their debut album.

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Posted on February 25th, 2014
Somos - Song Premiere on The AV Club / Debut LP On Tiny Engines Available For Pre-Order / Spring Tour

Somos - Song Premiere on The AV Club / Pre-Order Debut LP on Tiny Engines / Spring Tour

• Temple Of Plenty LP out 3/25/14 on Tiny Engines 
• Digital Pre-Order on Bandcamp For Only $6
• "Dead Wrong" streaming on Pitchfork 
• Demo 2012 available for Free Download


The debut LP from Boston, MA's Somos is now available for Pre-Order.Temple Of Plenty is set for a March 2014 release on Tiny Engines. You can also digitally pre-order the album on Bandcamp for just $6 and get a download of the first single. The band recorded Temple Of Plenty with Jesse Cannon and Mike Oettinger (The Menzingers, Transit, Man Overboard) at Cannon Found Soundation Recording Studios in Union City, NJ in the Summer of 2013.

You can now premiere the second single from Temple Of Plenty. "Domestic" is streaming on The AV Club right now. Also, the first single, "Dead Wrong", is streaming on Pitchfork. Additionally, you can download the band's 2012 Demo for free on Bandcamp.

Somos will be hitting the road in the Spring and finishing up the tour with label mates, Save Ends. The band also has their record release show scheduled April 10th at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA with label mates, The Hotelier. Check the full dates below and tour poster here.

Upcoming Spring Tour

MAR 21 - Providence, RI @ AS220
MAR 23 - Oaklyn, NJ @ Studio Luloo 
MAR 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie 
MAR 25 - Alexandria, VA @ The Lab 
MAR 27 - Raliegh, NC @ Deep South - The Bar 
MAR 28 - Greensboro,NC @ Carolina Theatre 
MAR 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot 
MAR 30 - Augusta, GA @ Dirty Kids Den 
MAR 31 - Tallahassee, FL @ Cuddlepunx Riot House 
APR 01 - Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem 
APR 02 - Pembroke Pines, FL @ Talent Farm 
APR 03 - Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub 
APR 04 - Gainesville, FL @ Looseys 
APR 05 - Wilmington, NC @ Orton's Underground 
APR 08 - Stroudsburg, PA @ The Living Room 
APR 10 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Record Release) w/ The Hotelier, Choke Up and Grandview
APR 11 - Amherst, MA @ The Pub
APR 12 - Albany, NY @ The Icehouse w/ Save Ends
APR 13 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Save Ends
APR 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class w/ Save Ends
APR 15 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Save Ends
APR 16 - Flint, MI @ TBA w/ Save Ends
APR 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Roboto Project w/ Save Ends
APR 18 - Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records w/ Save Ends
APR 19 - Copiague, NY @ The Wood Shop w/ Save Ends

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Posted on February 24th, 2014
The Hotelier - Full Album Stream on Pitchfork Advance / New LP Available For Pre-Order / On Tour Now

The Hotelier - Full Album Stream On Pitchfork Advance / New LP Available For Pre-Order / On Tour Now

• Home, Like Noplace Is There out 2/25/14 on Tiny Engines
• Digital Album on Bandcamp For $6
• Download the band's 2011 debut full-length, It Never Goes Out, on Bandcamp


The sophomore LP from The Hotelier (previously The Hotel Year), Home, Like Noplace Is There, is now streaming in full on Pitchfork Advance. The album is set for an official release on February 25, 2014 on Tiny Engines. The 1st pressing of the vinyl is sold out but 2nd pressing Pre-Orders are now available and come with instant full album downloads. You can also purchase the full album digitally on Bandcamp for $6.

Home, Like Noplace Is There follows up the band's 2011 debut full-length, It Never Goes Out. You can download that record on Bandcamp.

The band is currently out on a full U.S. tour with Osoosooso, dates are listed below. Osoosooso is the new solo project from Jonathan DiMitri, lead singer of State Lines. From 2/22-3/2 on tour, The Hotelier will serve as the backing band as DiMitri will play State Line sets.

Upcoming shows

FEB 18 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/ Osoosooso
FEB 19 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress w/ Osoosooso
FEB 21 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater w/ Osoosooso
FEB 22 - Murietta, CA @ The Dial w/ State Lines
FEB 23 - La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY w/ State Lines
FEB 24 - Isla Vista, CA @ The Biko Garage w/ State Lines
FEB 26 - San Jose, CA @ The Rock Shop w/ State Lines
FEB 27 - Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center w/ State Lines
FEB 28 - Martinez, CA @ The Ant Hill w/ State Lines
MAR 01 - Redding, CA @ The Slab w/ State Lines
MAR 02 - Portland, OR @ Dekum Manor w/ State Lines
MAR 04 - Centralia, WA @ Quesadilla Factory w/ Osoosooso
MAR 06 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Osoosooso
MAR 07 - Boise, ID @ The High Note w/ Osoosooso
MAR 09 - Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle w/ Osoosooso
MAR 11 - Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers w/ Osoosooso
MAR 13 - Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studios w/ Osoosooso
MAR 14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird w/ Osoosooso
MAR 15 - Bloomington, IN @ House Show w/ Osoosooso
MAR 16 - Chicago, IL @ Township w/ Osoosooso
MAR 17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ House of Pancakes w/ Osoosooso
MAR 18 - Ann Arbor, MI @ 907 Lincoln w/ Osoosooso
MAR 19 - Toronto, ON @ The 460 w/ Osoosooso
MAR 20 - Ottawa, ON @ House Show w/ Osoosooso
MAR 21 - Montreal, QC @ Tim Allen’s Palace w/ Osoosooso

Posted on February 18th, 2014