BRIDGE AND TUNNEL
s/t (2012/RUN FOR COVERS)
POST/EMO-PUNK. Sonically anchored by a guitar-driven melodicism reminiscent of later-era SMALL BROWN BIKE, BRIDGE & TUNNEL harness the explosive, angular technique employed by luminaries like FUGAZI and CURSIVE to convey a cutting sense of immediacy and intensity. Above it all their voices weave together through a range of emotionally laden tones as somber harmonies flip to a wrenching howl that echoes the desperation and defiance they've put to paper. BRIDGE & TUNNEL offer up 2 songs furthering the socially-aware, atmospheric and melodic punk they've become known for. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
BRIDGE AND TUNNEL
s/t (2007/NO IDEA)
POST/EMO-PUNK. Finally, here's a band who's probably influenced by standard '90s (post)-punk legends like FUGAZI and HOT WATER MUSIC, but don't make it that obvious, merely by combining the heartstring-tugging of emotional punk-rock and the intricate, almost atmospheric structures of post-hardcore into one palatable, delicious mixture. BRIDGE & TUNNEL proceed on the 4 track 7" with male/female vocals across songs about gentrification, hopes and dreams, and through singing lines and spinning guitar textures that show an incredible, depth-filled sense of melody.
BRIDGE AND TUNNEL / YOUNG LIVERS
split (2008/NO IDEA)
POST/EMO-PUNK. Quickly following up their debut full-length release, BRIDGE AND TUNNEL, who feature members of LATTERMAN, bring one track of melodic indie-rock akin to HOT WATER MUSIC and FUGAZI, while YOUNG LIVERS feature members of FIYA and GLASS AND ASHES and blend a DRIVE LIKE JEHU-inspired sound with the melodic punk of SMALL BROW BIKE and add elements of classic '70s rock.
sex objects (2004/B.Y.O.)
PUNK-ROCK. They combine influences from late '70s English punk, early '80s L.A. stuff with a little bit of early NYC for good measure. These guys have been exhausting audiences with their manic live engergy since the start of the millennium, building a loyal following by playing nonstop and connecting with their growing fan base. "sex objects" is their 3rd full-length release and shows the maturity and precision song-writing, that can only come with the hard work and experience that this band has produced. This one is destined to be a classic!
steal yer heart (2005/B.Y.O.)
PUNK-ROCK. Hailing from the caffeinated hub, Seattle, THE BRIEFS' exquisite '77 style of pogo inducing punk-rock can get any crowd moving. "steal yer heart" marks the bands 4th full-length release and offers up 12 of the most enjoyable 2min. shocks of punk-rock that your heart can ever desire. On this outing, the band has moved into the bizarre world of their romantic selves. Never fear, you can expect to find another peak into the absurd world of THE BRIEFS who are quickly becoming part of every music lovers essential collection and there's no sign of slowing down.
come all you madmen (2008/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
PUNK-ROCK. After spending the last several years burning up the road THE BRIGGS recently settled in to record a new album. Featuring guest appearances from punk-rock legends Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat), Ken Casey (Dropkick Murphys) and Dicky Barrett (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones), "come all you madmen" erupts with explosive anthemic working class street-punk. From the soaring guitars, the marching beats and of the Irish inspired singalongs, to the raw melodic sincerity THE BRIGGS continue to prove themselves as one of punk's most respectable and memorable acts.
BRIGHT CALM BLUE
A direct approach for casual conversation (2005/LEVEL PLANE)
EMOCORE/POST-HARDCORE. 6 new songs from the Lincoln, Nebraska quartet. With a new vocalist and a more controlled and melodic vocal style, this new material is much more diverse than their acclaimed debut Assymetry Set. Recommended if you like Les Savy Fav, Sleepytime Trio, 400 Years and Fugazi.
a christmas album (2013/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. Originally released in 2002 as a Saddle Creek Online Store exclusive with all proceeds benefiting the Nebraska AIDS Project. "a christmas album" features 11 traditional christmas songs performed and arranged by BRIGHT EYES. Colored vinyl is on 180gr and includes a digital Download card.
a collection of songs written and recorded 1995-1997 (2012/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. On this double LP are 20 songs compiled from the 4-track recordings of Conor Oberst. Depressingly honest music that falls somewhere between smog and portastatic. Now available on 180gr vinyl with a gatefold-cover and CD of this entire album.
cassadaga (2007/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. A swirling, euphonious record, at times bursting with bombastic confidence and country swagger, and at others loose-limbed and mesmeric. If "i'm wide awake..." was the New York City album, then "cassadaga" is the America album, in which Conor Oberst chronicles his travels around the country and articulates his sense of history in the landscape. Oberst's impassioned prose is still recognizable in every track, but the songs are rich with elaborate production, cinema-sized orchestration, and at times, sprawling, almost psychedelic atmospherics. Vinyl version is high quality, 180gr virgin vinyl and includes code for a free MP3 download of this album.
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digital ash in a digital urn (2005/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. This is the 2nd of two records that BRIGHT EYES is releasing on the same day. "digital ash in a digital urn" is a more produced, band- centric album featuring cameo appearances by Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The albums features appearances from members of TILLY AND THE WALL, CURSIVE, THE FAINT and THE POSTAL SERVICE.
every day and every night (2012/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. A singer-songwriter of true importance to emerge on the American indie-music scene, Conor Oberst shows his talent on this 5-song MLP. Combining well-crafted, insightful lyrics with haunting music and melodies to produce songs that are manic, depressing, honest and inspiring, the "every day and every night" is a must-have for fans of Conor's work. Available again on vinyl. Vinyl version includes a CD inside.
four winds (2007/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. BRIGHT EYES "four winds" features "four winds" from the full-length "cassadaga" plus 5 non-album tracks exclusive to this release. Carefully played, deftly poetic and quietly enchanting, the release has a wandering country charm and all of the story-telling seductiveness of earlier work.
the people's key (2011/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. "the people's key", the band's 7th studio album, is the eagerly awaited follow-up to "cassadaga". Since 2006, the once revolving cast of BTIGHT EYES players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, "the people's key" is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a MP3 download card.
there is no beginning to the story (2012/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. "there is no beginning to the story" is a 4-song MLP featuring "from a balance beam", off of "lifted...", as well as 3 additional non-album tracks. Available again on vinyl. Vinyl version includes full CD.