JACKPOT, TIGER Release Self-Titled Album May 13 + “Caught In Love” Premiere Today

We’re excited to be working with Brooklyn-based indie pop band Jackpot, Tiger who will release their self-titled sophomore album on May 13th.

Dingus premiered the first track “Caught In Love” today and said:
“’Caught in Love’ is one of those really good pop songs… It’s got a chorus that makes you want to bust out your very best hand-clapping skills and you’ll probably go horse from singing it at the top of your lungs.”

Stream/Download “Caught In Love” from Jackpot, Tiger and feel free to post.

Jackpot, Tiger follows the release of The Sweet & Savory EP (2010) and their debut full-length album Chemistry Night (2012). Unlike Chemistry Night, which was recorded over the span of three days, Jackpot, Tiger has been nearly two years in the making, recorded back and forth between Moon Lab Studios in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Frisbie Studios in New York, N.Y. This album marks an entirely different approach from the fast, spastic energy of the first record, resulting in a denser, layered sound andgreater synergistic force.

Jackpot, Tiger’s influences merge the classic songwriting traditions of artists such as Brian Wilson, Big Star, and Joni Mitchell with raucous 90’s power-pop (a la Pavement, Weezer). All four members – Claire McGinley, Eryck Tait, Kevin McGinley and Alex Kahn – switch instruments and roles constantly, even during their live shows, keeping the audience on their toes. Kahn, Claire McGinley, and Tait share songwriting responsibilities, creating lyrics and songs that shift through three unique perspectives while funneled through the same machine that is Jackpot, Tiger.

Join the band for the NYC CD release show on May 12 at Mercury Lounge, followed by the release of Jackpot, Tiger on May 13, 2014.

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Little Anchor Featured in Performer Magazine – Vinyl of the Month

Little Anchor in Performer Magazine July 2012

Little Anchor in Performer Magazine July 2012

Congrats to Little Anchor! Full page feature in Performer Magazine! You can get Yellow Lights here, and you can read the entire issue of Performer here.

Little Anchor Announce “Yellow Lights” Fall Tour Dates

Brooklyn-based indie pop four-piece Little Anchor announce their Yellow Lights fall tour dates:

Little Anchor Fall Tour Dates

Sun 9 Oct 2011 Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival, Fuzzy Logic Showcase / The Islander / Washington, D.C. / 3pm / FREE!

Thu 13 Oct 2011 The Fire / Philadelphia, PA / 9pm / $7

Fri 14 Oct 2011The Garage / Charlottesville, VA / 8pm

Sat 15 Oct 2011SuluDC October Show / Artisphere Ballroom / Arlington, VA / 8:30pm / $10

Sat 22 Oct 2011FeelingAnxious PR & GaluminumFoil Productions CMJ ShowcaseThe Rock Shop / Brooklyn, NY / 7pm / $5

Little Anchor blends the storytelling and simplicity of the Northwest with New York influenced pop sensibility. The group released their Yellow Lights EP on September 6, with praise from Spinner.com:
“The Brooklyn-based indie-pop outfit dazzle with unforgettable melodies and the smooth vocal stylings of singer Alexa Cabellon on this brand new release.”

Little Anchor Announce “Yellow Lights” Release Show 9/7

Brooklyn-based four-piece Little Anchor have announced the details of their Yellow Lights EP release show!

Yellow Lights EP

Little Anchor's Yellow Lights EP

Yellow Lights – a reference to the reflective moments held within each track that serve as reminders to slow down – will be released digitally on September 6, 2011. Limited edition 12” 45rpm vinyl with hand-drawn artwork by Barclay Douglas will be released at the Yellow Lights EP Release Show at Glasslands in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 with Amy Klein (of Titus Andronicus) and Miracles of Modern Science.

Wed, September 7, 2011

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY
$10.00, 21+ 

New Music Tuesday: Swear and Shake

Swear and Shake is a New York City based folk quartet who released their first EP, Extended Play, in 2010 and are currently rocking out around the NYC region. While their image is simple, charming and warm, so is their music. Swear and Shake’s genre is not strictly folk – there are seamless hints of indie and pop freshly mixed into their tunes. Singer-songwriters Kari Spieler and Adam McHeffey create beautiful, melodious vocals and heart grabbing lyrics. Bassist Shaun Savage and drummer Tom Elefante bring every song to life with catchy, colorful beats and driving energy.

Swear and Shake

You can catch Swear and Shake at Hillstock in Brooklyn, New York on June 4th.

About: “Although their first EP, “Extended Play,” is still hot off the presses, critics and fans have been quick to applaud New York City-based quartet Swear and Shake for their old-school, smoky, soulful vocals, taught harmonies, poignant lyrics and fun folk-pop. Newsday praised the band, comparing them to indie darlings Mumford & Sons and Bon IverBrooklyn Belles described front lady Kari Spieler’s pipes as, “strong but sweet…a young June Carter Cash,” countered only by drummer Tom Elefante’s explosive percussion.” (Read more from their bio)

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Full Disclosure: Swear and Shake are a great band but we don’t work for them. We just dig their tunes.

{This post was written by our new Editorial Intern Christina Butan!}