New / Upcoming Releases

  • See Through Dresses - End Of Days 12
    See Through Dresses - End Of Days 12" Pre-Order
  • Haybaby - Sleepy Kids LP Pre-Order
    Haybaby - Sleepy Kids LP Pre-Order
  • 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
  • Cayetana - Nervous Like Me LP
    Cayetana - Nervous Like Me LP
  • The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There LP/CD
    The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There LP/CD

Adult Mom - Song Premiere on NPR / Debut LP Available For Pre-Order on Tiny Engines / Upcoming Shows

Momentary Lapse of Happily LP out 7/28/15 on Tiny Engines
Stereogum Band To Watch + Interview
• RIYL: Jenny Lewis, Waxahatchee, Frankie Cosmos, Liz Phair


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, in the Summer of 2015. The LP/CD is now available for Pre-Order. Digital pre-order on iTunes or Bandcamp.

You can now hear the second single from Momentary Lapse of Happily. "Told Ya So" is premiering exclusively on NPR. 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.

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

Full band w/ Greg McKillop

JUN 27 - Willimantic, CT @ Willimantic Records w/ Spit-Take
JUN 28 - Baltimore, MD @ The Crown w/ Boy Spit, Princess Reason
JUN 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ City Grows w/ Run Forever, Chattel Tail
JUN 30 - Allentown, PA @ Consolidated Cardboard
JUL 01 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Silent Barn w/ Crying, T-Rextasy
JUL 02 - Easthampton, MA @ The Flywheel w/ The Hotelier, Eye Witness

Solo with Lady Queen Paradise

JUL 13 - Allston, MA @ Grandma's House w/ Palehound, Pasture Dog
JUL 14 - Providence, RI @ Tate 2
JUL 15 - Philly, PA @ The Mothership w/ Radiator Hospital, Cyberbully Mom Club
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

Walleater - Full Album Stream on Brooklyn Vegan / New LP Available For Pre-Order on Tiny Engines

I/II LP out Summer 2015 on Tiny Engines
• Song Premieres on Noisey + Stereogum
• RIYL: Hum, Cloakroom, Yuck, Placebo, Swervedriver


Tiny Engines welcomed Leeds, UK's Walleater to the roster earlier this year. The band marked the label's first foreign signing. Tiny Engines will release Walleater's new EP (II) collected with the band's 2014 EP (I) together as one LP, I/II, in the Summer of 2015. Vinyl Pre-Orders are now live and come with an instant album download. The record can also be pre-ordered in the UK via Banquet Records. Digital pre-order on iTunes or Bandcamp.

You can now stream I/II in full exclusively on Brooklyn Vegan.

UK label, Close To Home Records, did a two part 7" series for EP1. Those are available here.

Some bands spend years searching for their true sound as they strain under the weight of influences, trends or expectations. Other bands just sound naturally comfortable in their own skin. Walleater is one of those bands. Throw whatever tag you want upon the young UK band, Walleater occupies their own space and they do so with a remarkably clear artistic vision. The band has a penchant for melody and suspense, a certain flare for the dramatic build and release. However, this never comes at the expense of the song. Nothing is contrived or forced, every note serves a purpose and every piece of the puzzle fits. And that simplicity, that organic quality, that is where Walleater's sound begins and ends.

Sweet John Bloom - Full Album Stream on Noisey / Debut LP Available For Pre-Order on Tiny Engines / Upcoming Tour

• Weird Prayer out 6/9/15 on Tiny Engines 
• Video Premiere on The AV Club + Song Premieres on Stereogum + Brooklyn Vegan + Absolute Punk
• RIYL: Superchunk, The Sidekicks, Parquet Courts, Sundials, Protomartyr


Tiny Engines recently welcomed Cambridge, MA's Sweet John Bloom to their roster. The label is set to release the band's debut LP, Weird Prayer. Digital/CD release date is 6/9/15. Vinyl will ship in July. Pre-Orders are now available. Digital pre-order on Bandcamp or iTunes. The band will be heading out later this month for some dates in support of the new record. Dates listed below.

You can stream Weird Prayer in its entirety right now exclusively onNoisey. Check out the "Blood Moon" video which premiered on The AV Club. Other songs previously premiered on Absolute PunkStereogum and Brooklyn Vegan.

It sounds like the combined vibes from your favorite indie rock records of the last 25 years, with some nods to bands like Pavement and Guided by Voices and some faster punk riffs akin to Drive Like Jehu and Ted Leo." - Noisey

It pulls from a handful of '80s/'90s influences, with the shouty indie rock of early Pavement, some of Sebadoh's catchy riffage, and a little Sonic Youth noise too. Brooklyn Vegan

Expertly marrying high-energy basement pop with deliriously frantic post-punk. - Heartbreaking Bravery

You can also check out a live video for one of the upcoming album tracks on Allston Pudding. The band's 2014 Picky EP is available for download on Bandcamp. Follow Sweet John Bloom on Twitter.

Featuring former members of Daniel Striped Tiger, Four Eyes and Lost Twin, Sweet John Bloom first took form in the Spring of 2013. The band recorded their debut EP as a trio shortly after but later expanded to a four piece before recording their debut full-length, Weird Prayer. Recorded with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Speedy Ortiz, California X) and Seth Manchester (Battles, Fang Island, The Body) during the Summer and Fall of 2014, Weird Prayer expands and evolves Sweet John Bloom's brand of catchy punk rock. Clocking in at 15 songs and 35 minutes the band truly runs the gamut between indie rock, power pop and pop/punk. Diverse yet completely unified as a whole, Weird Prayer is a debut LP to be reckoned with and marks Sweet John Bloom as a band you need to know in 2015.

Upcoming Tour

JUN 13 - Providence, RI @ AS220 
JUN 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
JUN 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
JUN 16 - Richmond, VA @ En Su Boca 
JUN 17 - Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
JUN 18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
JUN 19 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa 
JUN 20 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Charles Mansion
JUN 22 - Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor
JUN 23 - Bowling Green, KY @ Rocky's Bar
JUN 24 - St. Louis, MO @ Blank Space 
JUN 25 - Chicago, IL @ LiveWire
JUN 26 - Detroit, MI @ Trumbull Plex
JUN 27 - Akron, OH @ It's a Kling Thing

Annabel - Full Album Stream on The AV Club / New LP Available For Pre-Order on Tiny Engines / Summer Tour with The Appleseed Cast

• Having It All out 6/9/15 on Tiny Engines 
• Song Premieres on The Fader + Stereogum + Absolute Punk
• RIYL: Nada Surf, The Sidekicks, Japandroids, Tokyo Police Club, Death Cab For Cutie


Tiny Engines is set to release Having It All, the third full-length from Kent, Ohio's Annabel. The new album was produced by Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It.. Digital/CD release date is 6/9/15. Vinyl will ship in July. Pre-Orders are now available. Digital pre-order on Bandcamp or iTunes. The band is heading out with The Appleseed Cast, Dikembe and Dads in support of the new record in July. Dates listed below.

You can now hear Having It All in full exclusively on The AV Club. Previous songs premiered on Absolute PunkThe Fader and Stereogum. The track "Everything" was also featured/reviewed on Pitchfork and Half Cloth.

It’s a record that deals in life’s big decisions through even bigger guitars... - The AV Club

In a fitting valediction for a song that's both humble, populist and aspirational in the tradition of emotive, Midwestern indie rock, Hendricks offers, "Not everything should need to have a meaning/ And not every second counts." It's not negative or cynical. It's a cry of freedom, of allowing life to happen on its own terms and finding meaning as it comes. - Pitchfork

The hallmarks pulse through their music: jangling guitars, lingering syllables, trembling drums, crunching tones that swirl upward and finally settle. You can hear all of that in “Everything,” the first single from the band’s upcoming third album, Having It All, which Into It. Over It.’s Evan Weiss produced. It’s the kind of song-cyclone that emotionally decimates, its grand yearning stirring up memories you thought you’d outlived. When the amp buzz finally quits at the end, you’re leveled — and it’s completely exhilarating. - Stereogum

At three minutes and 30 seconds, the song has space to move around, and the band’s singular grasp on songcraft means that a late-developing grower of a bridge pays off with a final, striking quiet/loud climax, one that features an even more flexible vocal performance from Hendricks, who adds a bit of warm rasp whenever the surroundings are quiet enough. It takes a real sense of balance and taste to be both the thinking-person’s indie-pop act and a group that grasps the easy-going pleasures of, say, Tokyo Police Club or Jimmy Eat World. More than any band in their broad milieu, you get the sense that you can trust Annabel with melodies and hooks and, ultimately, ideas. - Half Cloth

Having It All follows up numerous releases from the band on the Count Your Lucky Stars label. Also, Annabel previously released their 2010 EP, Here We Are Tomorrow, on Tiny Engines. You can currently stream the entire Annabel discography on Bandcamp. Also, check out an in-depth interview with Annabel from the Summer of 2014 on Half Cloth.

On appearances alone, Akron, Ohio’s Annabel could be any modest midwestern rock band—scrawny, bespectacled, with grins as permanent as their tattoos. A similar innocence might be perceived in their songs, in guitars that jingle and a bass that romps puppy-like, in vocals that compete with the music like a little brother for attention. But subsequent listens will reveal Annabel to be a band whose elements tangle into something complex and complete. Indeed, Having It All feels orchestral at times, with guitars that intertwine and sometimes collapse into harmonic hums. The sticky chords on “The Fortunate Ones,” for example, are wrenched around by a stubborn drumbeat until a quiet chorus, during which singer Ben Hendricks warbles beneath the thrumming rhythm and whispering organ; toward the end, though, that quiet chorus rises into a roar during which melody burns white hot and the instruments, indistinguishable, melt into a pummeling progression. At no point does this complexity weigh the album down; instead, Annabel’s third full-length (and first with Tiny Engines since 2010’s Here We Are Tomorrow) feels joyful. The toms on “The Importance of Disappointment” bob with a rubber bounce, skip beneath guitars that spiral and spin like melodic mandalas. Even songs like the distant “Days In Between” and “How To: A Self-Help Guide,” whose acoustic strokes chop through spectral wisps, don’t sound like sad songs; instead, they serve as breathers, counterbalance the songs that seem breathless. This busyness doesn’t make Annabel any less modest; their music still possesses some pastoral, midwestern appeal. It’s just that their seeming simplicity, however sweet, may be more plentiful than it appears.

Upcoming Shows

JUN 09 - Cleveland, OH @ Dag House

JUL 16 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 17 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 19 - Madison, WI @ Frequency w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 21 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 22 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 25 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 26 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 27 - Boston, MA @ @ Great Scott w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 28 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 30 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
JUL 31 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat's Cradle w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
AUG 01 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads
AUG 03 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 w/ Appleseed Cast, Dikembe
AUG 04 - Gainesville FL @ Loosey's w/ Appleseed Cast, Dikembe
AUG 05 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar w/ Appleseed Cast, Dikembe
AUG 07 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's w/ Appleseed Cast, Dikembe
AUG 08 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth w/ Appleseed Cast, Dikembe

Tiny Engines Announces New It Looks Sad. Digital Single / Song Premiere on Stereogum / Debut 7" Available Now

• Kaiju Digital Single out 6/19/15 on Tiny Engines 
• Self-Titled 7" available now on Tiny Engines
• RIYL: Beach Fossils, Surfer Blood, Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, Wu Lyf


Charlotte, NC's It Looks Sad. are back with a new two song digital single, Kaiju, due out June 19th 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 StoreBandcamp or iTunes.

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

...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.