Ride The Snake Records shared The Native Cats's photo.
Saralee hitting the road again!
Evert "the Legend!" True's review of the Native Cats' Dallas lp that was written for Guardian but never printed. Great music writing!
Boston: Saralee at the Midway tonight. Playing last. With Free Pizza and Con Tex.
Really great interview with Madeline from Tomboy about her play Mom Baby God and "queer histories, camp aesthetics, and the future of reproductive justice.". I just added all the books by Lillian Faderman and and John D'Emilio to my goodreads "to read" shelf because of this interview.
Boston: Forget about the superball game on Sunday, and go see Saralee and the awesome Ed Schrader's Music Beat at "the Shop" in Jamaica Plain on Sunday night!
Members of Tomboy and Fleabite give you the low down on the best sandwich shops in the Allston neighborhood of Boston in what is probably the most important article ever written!
Crazy! Potty Mouth on NPR's World Cafe. Buy a copy of Sun Damaged now!
from the desk of Tomboy:
fyi, the general theme of our new album = "girl gang gets revenge on evil man baby" -- hanna negami
More praise for Tomboy and Potty Mouth in this article. A lot of the bands in this list are hands down the best bands in new england/america at this moment in time. We love the new Parasol record!
Praise for Saralee and Tomboy from the supreme being of Boston Hassle.
Tomboy are nominated for best emerging artist in Boston by the Deli Magazine. Vote for them. Tomboy 4 President.
Ride The Snake Records shared Smash it Dead Fest's event.
So stoked Chemical Peel are playing Smash it Dead this year!
Dallas by Native Cats was on so many year end top ten lists, we can barely keep track.
"Native Cats were a band that I was only vaguely aware of before this year. I found their oblique synth pop somewhat evasive, I just never had that moment of clarity with their sound. Dallas provided me with a full album of clarity. Julian Teakle and Peter Escott achieve innovation through minimalism in their music, combining spare electronics and insistent bass lines with non-suquitor lyrics to create a compelling, singular sound. I Remember Everyone is one of my favourite Australian songs of 2013, an uncompromising reflection on existence that crackles with a defiant post punk attitude. Like all of Dallas, it’s a tense listening experience that disorientates in the unexpected twists and turns it takes, both lyrically and sonically. The production is superb and with a final sheen applied by the omnipresent Mikey Young, Dallas is an aural treat to listen to on vinyl nice and loud. There’s a terrific sense of space to these songs; though minimal they achieve great weight in the precision of the performances and in the power of the lyrics. Sure to linger long on the Australian musical landscape, and beyond."
Krystina from Sour Tapes best Boston demos of 2013 including Tomboy. Tomboy 12" our in 2014 on RTS!
Praise for RTS from Catherine from the great Puzzle Pieces records. If record labels could be best friends, Ride the Snake and Puzzle Pieces would be besties.
Very important words from Joe from Don Giovanni Records about the sad state of indie labels in 2013 and how "boutique labels" became a marketing strategy for corporate America