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Howdy all!

Summer seems to have gotten its second wind here in New England. So that means our favorite thing in the world can happen everyday: we can drink Shipyard Pumpkinhead while sitting outside. Some days we get half Pumpkinhead, half Guinness, other days we get a shot of vanilla vodka in our pint, but the important thing is that we do it every day. Anyone with us?

Annnnnnnd, we have an announcement to make. In October Flea Marketing will be moving to New York! More details to come, but we're just too excited to keep it a secret any longer. Feel free to let us know when you'd like to take us out for housewarming drinks. We'll be ready.

This week are really excited to bring you the new Mates Of State record, Mountaintops. We LOVE this band. Our excitement level hit an all time high when we learned many years ago that they signed to Barsuk, and that excitement level has yet to drop! This is easily their best sounding record (mixed by Chris Coady) and has some of their best songs to date on it. This will be the record that takes them up to the next level.

Also, don't forget: Due to artwork problems beyond Barsuk's control, the Cymbals Eat Guitars CD and LP "Lenses Alien" has been postponed until September 27.

Everyone is on tour! Go see shows! Let us know what we can put you on the list for!


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Mates Of State "Mountaintops" [OUT NOW!]


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Up first we have Mates of State. Getting ready for a night out on the town and need a new album? Mountaintops may be just for you.“ You throw the record on the stereo and the first thing you notice is the energy and force of it: You could use the girl-group bounce of ‘Total Serendipity’ to help you do some sort of running-and-jumping-up-and down exercise (that song even comes complete with a couple of cool-down sections). The first response you might have to ‘Maracas’ is to do the robot dance as the portamento Laser Cats intro kicks in, and that might be the correct response” (www.barsuk.com). Love the album – catch them out on tour this fall!



MATES OF STATE

09.21.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
09.22.11 CINCINNATI, OH Mid Point Music Festival
09.23.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Mr. Smalls
09.24.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Popped Festival
09.26.11 BOSTON, MA Royale
09.27.11 MONTREAL, QB Il Motore
09.28.11 TORONTO, ON Phoenix
09.29.11 DETROIT, MI St. Andrews
09.30.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro
10.01.11 COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall
10.03.11 ASHVILLE, NC The Orange Peel
10.04.11 NASHVILLE, TN Exit/In
10.05.11 CHARLOTTE, NC Visulite Theatre
10.06.11 ATLANTA, GA Drunken Unicorn
10.07.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
10.08.11 SUNRISE, FL Langerado Festival
10.10.11 RICHMOND, VA Canal Club
10.11.11 BALTIMORE, MD Ottobar
10.12.11 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
10.26.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL Work Play Theatre
10.27.11 TALLAHASSEE, FL Club Downunder / FSU
10.30.11 LITTLE ROCK, AR Rev Room
10.31.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird
11.01.11 TULSA, OK Cain's Ballroom
11.02.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater
11.04.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
11.07.11 TUCSON, AZ Plush
11.08.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Music Box
11.12.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge
11.13.11 DENVER, CO Bluebird Theatre
11.15.11 KANSAS CITY, KS Record Bar
11.16.11 OMAHA, NE Waiting Room
11.18.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
11.19.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Turner Hall
11.21.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom



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Soft Swells 'Every Little Thing / Lifeboats' 7" [OUT NOW!]


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Every Little Thing

Soft Swells is the new bi-coastal collaboration of newly relocated LA transplant Tim Williams and NYC's Matt Welsh, formerly of the Wilco-approved alt-country band Phonograph. Named for and inspired by Williams' beachy new surroundings, the band is an extension of his gifted songwriting, which he previously showcased on his three well-received albums on Dovecote Records. Soft Swells are the inaugural signing of Modern Outsider Records, the label of husband and wife team of industry vets Chip and Erin Adams. Every Little Thing has been making a solid impact on radio stations all over the country on stations like KROQ, KCRW and KUT!

The new Soft Swells 7" Every Little Thing is out now on Mondern Outsider Records and available from MRI/RED.


 

Video for EVERY LITTLE THING courtesy of AOL Spinner:WHALE


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new Yellow Ostrich video for "WHALE"


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WHALE




YELLOW OSTRICH TOUR

09/17/11 AUSTIN, TX Lamberts
09/18/11 AUSTIN, TX Austin City Limits Festival
09/18/11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's ^
09/19/11 NEW ORLEANS, LA Parish ^
09/21/11 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade ^
09/22/11 ATHENS, GA Georgia Theatre ^
09/23/11 RALEIGH, NC King's Barcade ^
10/06/11 STONY BROOK, NY University Cafe
10.28.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle *
10.29.11 ATLANTA, GA The Earl *
10.30.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL The Bottletree *
10.31.11 MEMPHIS, TN Hi-Tone Cafe *
11.02.11 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ACM@UCO Performance Lab *
11.03.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater *
11.04.11 SAN ANTONIO, TX Backstage Live *
11.07.11 SANTA FE, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
11.08.11 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress *
11.09.11 SOLDANA BEACH, CA Belly Up Tavern *
11.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA El Rey Theatre *
11.11.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall *
11.15.11 BOULDER, CO Fox Theatre *
11.16.11 LINCOLN, NE Bourbon Theatre *
11.18.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro *
11.19.11 MADISON, WI The Sett *

^ w/ The Antlers
* w/ Ra Ra Riot


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More shows that you should be asking us for guest list to!




CYMBALS EAT GUITARS

09.20.11 BOSTON, MA Brighton Music Hall *
09.21.11 BROOKLYN, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
09.22.11 HAMDEN, CT The Space *
09.24.11 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat *
09.26.11 CHAPEL HILL, NC Local 506 *
09.27.11 ATLANTA, GA The Earl *
09.29.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA One Eyed Jack's *
09.30.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's *
10.01.11 AUSTIN, TX Emo's *
10.02.11 DENTON, TX Dan's Silverleaf *
10.04.11 TUCSON, AZ Hotel Congress *
10.05.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah *
10.06.11 LONG BEACH, CA Alex's Bar *
10.07.11 LOS ANGELES, CA The Echo *
10.08.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom Of The Hill *
10.10.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios *
10.11.11 SEATTLE, WA Cocodile *
10.13.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux *
10.14.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Kilby *
10.15.11 DENVER, CO Hi Dive*
10.17.11 OMAHA, NE Slowdown Jr *
10.19.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th St. Entry *
10.20.11 MADISON, WI High Noon *
10.21.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall *
10.23.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Tavern *
10.27.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Hooray For Earth


GENERATIONALS

10.26.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL Work Play Theatre *
10.27.11 TALLAHASSEE, FL Club Downunder / FSU *
10.30.11 LITTLE ROCK, AR Rev Room *
10.31.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird *
11.01.11 TULSA, OK Cain's Ballroom *
11.02.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater *
11.04.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's *
11.07.11 TUCSON, AZ Plush *
11.08.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Music Box *
11.12.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge *
11.13.11 DENVER, CO Bluebird Theatre *
11.15.11 KANSAS CITY, KS Record Bar *
11.16.11 OMAHA, NE Waiting Room *
11.18.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Fine Line Music Cafe *
11.19.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Turner Hall *
11.21.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom *

* w/ Mates Of State


HOORAY FOR EARTH

09.20.11 BOSTON, MA Brighton Music Hall *
09.21.11 BROOKLYN, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
09.22.11 HAMDEN, CT The Space *
09.24.11 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat *
09.26.11 CHAPEL HILL, NC Local 506 *
09.27.11 ATLANTA, GA The Earl *
09.29.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA One Eyed Jack's *
09.30.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's *
10.01.11 AUSTIN, TX Emo's *
10.02.11 DENTON, TX Dan's Silverleaf *
10.04.11 TUCSON, AZ Hotel Congress *
10.05.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah *
10.06.11 LONG BEACH, CA Alex's Bar *
10.07.11 LOS ANGELES, CA The Echo *
10.08.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom Of The Hill *
10.10.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios *
10.11.11 SEATTLE, WA Cocodile *
10.13.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux *
10.14.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Kilby *
10.15.11 DENVER, CO Hi Dive*
10.17.11 OMAHA, NE Slowdown Jr *
10.19.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th St. Entry *
10.20.11 MADISON, WI High Noon *
10.21.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall *
10.23.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Tavern *
10.27.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars


THE LONELY FOREST

09.08.11 BOSTON, MA Royale ^
09.09.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Theatre Of Living Arts ^
09.12.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom ^
09.13.11 COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall ^
09.14.11 NEW YORK, NY Terminal 5 ^
09.15.11 NEW YORK, NY Terminal 5 ^
09.16.11 MONTREAL, ON Club Soda ^
09.17.11 TORONTO, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
09.18.11 OTTOWA, ON Capital Music Hall ^

^ w/ Two Door Cinema Club

MATES OF STATE

09.21.11 WASHINGTON, DC 930 Club
09.22.11 CINCINNATI, OH Mid Point Music Festival
09.23.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Mr. Smalls
09.24.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Popped Festival
09.26.11 BOSTON, MA Royale
09.27.11 MONTREAL, QB Il Motore
09.28.11 TORONTO, ON Phoenix
09.29.11 DETROIT, MI St. Andrews
09.30.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro
10.01.11 COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall
10.03.11 ASHVILLE, NC The Orange Peel
10.04.11 NASHVILLE, TN Exit/In
10.05.11 CHARLOTTE, NC Visulite Theatre
10.06.11 ATLANTA, GA Drunken Unicorn
10.07.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
10.08.11 SUNRISE, FL Langerado Festival
10.10.11 RICHMOND, VA Canal Club
10.11.11 BALTIMORE, MD Ottobar
10.12.11 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
10.26.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL Work Play Theatre *
10.27.11 TALLAHASSEE, FL Club Downunder / FSU *
10.30.11 LITTLE ROCK, AR Rev Room *
10.31.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird *
11.01.11 TULSA, OK Cain's Ballroom *
11.02.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater *
11.04.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's *
11.07.11 TUCSON, AZ Plush *
11.08.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Music Box *
11.12.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge *
11.13.11 DENVER, CO Bluebird Theatre *
11.15.11 KANSAS CITY, KS Record Bar *
11.16.11 OMAHA, NE Waiting Room *
11.18.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Fine Line Music Cafe *
11.19.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Turner Hall *
11.21.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom *

* w/ Generationals


MOTOPONY

09.05.11 SEATTLE, WA Bumbershoot
09.09.11 CHICAGO, IL Schubas
09.14.11 BUFFALO, NY The Ninth Ward
09.15.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Brillobox
09.16.11 NEW YORK, NY Mercury Lounge
09.20.11 TORONTO, ON The Horseshoe
10.16.11 PENSACOLA, FL DeLuna Fest


RA RA RIOT

09.09.11 BIG INDIAN, NY Truck Festival
09.10.11 VALPARAISO, IN Sourcestock 2011
09.23.11 VICTORIA, BC Rifflandia
09.24.11 VANCOUVER, BC Malkin Bowl
09.25.11 KELOWNA, BC Habitat
09.26.11 NELSON, BC The Royal
09.28.11 CALGARY, AB The Gateway Bar *
09.29.11 EDMONTON, AB Avenue Theatre *
09.30.11 REGINA, SK The Exchange *
10.01.11 WINNIPEG, MB Pyramid Cabaret *
10.02.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Fineline *
10.04.11 GRAND RAPIDS, MI Pyramid Scheme *
10.06.11 TORONTO, ON Lee's Palace *
10.07.11 OTTAWA, ON Mavericks Bar *
10.08.11 MONTREAL, QC Il Motore *
10.14.11 PENSACOLA, FL DeLuna Fest *
10.28.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle *
10.29.11 ATLANTA, GA The Earl *
10.30.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL The Bottletree *
10.31.11 MEMPHIS, TN Hi-Tone Cafe *
11.02.11 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ACM@UCO Performance Lab *
11.03.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater *
11.04.11 SAN ANTONIO, TX Backstage Live *
11.05.11 AUSTIN, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.07.11 SANTA FE, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
11.08.11 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress *
11.09.11 SOLDANA BEACH, CA Belly Up Tavern *
11.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA El Rey Theatre *
11.11.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall *
11.15.11 BOULDER, CO Fox Theatre *
11.16.11 LINCOLN, NE Bourbon Theatre *
11.18.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro *
11.19.11 MADISON, WI The Sett *

* w/ Yellow Ostrich

ROCKY VOTOLATO

09.09.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th Street Entry
09.10.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Cactus Club
09.12.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
09.13.11 PONTIAC, MI Pike Room
09.14.11 CLEVELAND, OH Grog Shop
09.15.11 HARRISBURG, PA Abbey Bar
09.16.11 BROOKLYN, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
09.17.11 ALLSTON, MA Brighton Music Hall
09.18.11 ITHACA, NY Castaways
09.19.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brenda's
09.21.11 BALTIMORE, MD Ottobar
09.22.11 RALEIGH, NC King's Barcade
09.23.11 ATHENS, GA 40 Watt Club
09.24.11 ST. AUGUSTINE, FL Cafe Eleven
09.26.11 ORLANDO, FL Will's Pub
09.27.11 TALLAHASSEE, FL Club Downunder / FSU
09.29.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
09.30.11 AUSTIN, TX Stubbs
10.01.11 DALLAS, TX Prophet Bar
10.03.11 TUCSON, AZ Plush
10.04.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
10.05.11 RIVERSIDE, CA Barn
10.06.11 COSTA MESA, CA Detroit Bar
10.07.11 SANTA BARBARA, CA Velvet Jones
10.08.11 POMONA, CA Glasshouse
10.09.11 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA SLO Brewing Co
10.11.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom Of The Hill
10.13.11 PORTLAND, OR Dante's
10.14.11 VANCOUVER, BC Media Club
10.15.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
10.16.11 SPOKANE, WA Club
10.17.11 PULLMAN, WA BellTower
10.19.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux
10.20.11 PROVO, UT Velour
10.21.11 DENVER, CO Marquis Theater
10.22.11 KANSAS CITY, KS Record Bar

WE ARE AUGUSTINES

09.18.11 AUSTIN, TX Austin City Limits


THE WILDERNESS OF MANITOBA

08.30.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Hotel Cafe

YELLOW OSTRICH

09/17/11 AUSTIN, TX Lamberts
09/18/11 AUSTIN, TX Austin City Limits Festival
09/18/11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's ^
09/19/11 NEW ORLEANS, LA Parish ^
09/21/11 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade ^
09/22/11 ATHENS, GA Georgia Theatre ^
09/23/11 RALEIGH, NC King's Barcade ^
10/06/11 STONY BROOK, NY University Cafe
10.28.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle *
10.29.11 ATLANTA, GA The Earl *
10.30.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL The Bottletree *
10.31.11 MEMPHIS, TN Hi-Tone Cafe *
11.02.11 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ACM@UCO Performance Lab *
11.03.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater *
11.04.11 SAN ANTONIO, TX Backstage Live *
11.07.11 SANTA FE, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
11.08.11 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress *
11.09.11 SOLDANA BEACH, CA Belly Up Tavern *
11.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA El Rey Theatre *
11.11.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall *
11.15.11 BOULDER, CO Fox Theatre *
11.16.11 LINCOLN, NE Bourbon Theatre *
11.18.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro *
11.19.11 MADISON, WI The Sett *

^ w/ The Antlers
* w/ Ra Ra Riot


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That’s it for this time around. We hope you are still enjoying the records we’ve sent you recently. Thank you for being a part of our very exciting 2011, and keep an eye out for In Medias Res, Kathryn Calder (of The New Pornographers), Kasabian and more!

And that's it. Got an email blast or blog or generally just wanna shoot it? Let us know or add us to your list: fleas@flea-marketing.com or individually jo@flea-marketing.com or aj@flea-marketing.com.

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