A Hawk And A Hacksaw Announce North American Tour
Published 4 August 2009 by BWL

Following their extensive European tour, A Hawk And A Hacksaw have announced a North American tour this autumn (or should that be, this fall...) to promote new album, Délivrance. The tour begins with an appearance at The Wire's Adventures in Modern Music in Chicago on September 12.

Support on the majority of dates comes from Damon & Naomi, who are celebrating the release of the The Sub Pop Years, a compilation of recordings made over the course of four albums on the venerable Seattle label.

AHAAH's extended encore at their Oxford show on their recent UK tour was captured on camera as the band leave the venue and play on the streets:

Sat 12 Sep 2009 Adventures in Modern Music, Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, USA
Mon 14 Sep 2009 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH, USA
Tue 15 Sep 2009 Your Inner Vagabond, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Wed 16 Sep 2009 The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON, CANADA
Thu 17 Sep 2009 Il Motore, Montreal, QC, CANADA*
Fri 18 Sep 2009 YMCA Theatre, Cambridge, MA, USA*
Sat 19 Sep 2009 Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, USA*
Sun 20 Sep 2009 Rock N' Roll Hotel, Washington, DC, USA*
Wed 23 Sep 2009 Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall, Asheville, NC, USA
Thu 24 Sep 2009 Melting Point, Athens, GA, USA*
Fri 25 Sep 2009 The Earl, Atlanta, GA, USA*
Sat 26 Sep 2009 The Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN, USA*
Tue 6 Oct 2009 Solar Culture, Tucson, AZ, USA
Wed 7 Oct 2009 The Casbah, San Diego, USA
Thu 8 Oct 2009 Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA, USA*
Fri 9 Oct 2009 The Independent, San Francisco, CA, USA*
Sat 10 Oct 2009 Nocturnum, Eureka, CA, USA*
Mon 12 Oct 2009 Doug Fir, Portland, OR, USA*
Tue 13 Oct 2009 The Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA, USA*
Thu 15 Oct 2009 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT, USA*
Fri 16 Oct 2009 Hi-Dive, Denver, CO, USA *

  • Damon & Naomi support

(Photo taken by Mary-Ellen Swayne, 2009)

Vladislav Delay - Tummaa Shipping Now!
Published 12 August 2009 by BWL

Vladislav Delay's (aka Sasu Ripatti) first album on Leaf, ''Tummaa'', is released officially worldwide on August 24. However, we have the limited LP and CDs in stock now, and will be mailing them this week if you order here: .

Don't forget that you can get mp3 or flac downloads free when you buy the vinyl from our shop.

You can hear 'Melankolia' from Tummaa on Delay's myspace:

See Ripatti's tour dates here:

Wildbirds & Peacedrums Black Cab Sessions
Published 13 August 2009 by BWL

At The Big Chill last weekend, Wildbirds & Peacedrums hopped into a taxi to record a Black Cab Session. The Swedish duo chose 'There Is No Light' from this The Snake, which came out in April this year. Here's the video:

A Hawk And A Hacksaw SXSW Video Online
Published 14 August 2009 by BWL

A Hawk And A Hacksaw played at this year's SXSW in Austin, Texas in March this year and one of their performances was captured on camera by Rockfeedback. The footage, recorded on the porch of the Austin Folk House, includes as interview with the core duo Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost. You can see the video here:

Meanwhile, AHAAH are about to embark on their latest North American tour, which begins in Chicago on September 12. Full details here:

Nancy Elizabeth Confirms European Shows
Published 19 August 2009 by BWL

Nancy Elizabeth has confirmed a one-off London headline show to preview songs from her second album, Wrought Iron, to be released on October 5. The gig takes place at the Union Chapel's Upper Hall on September 24, where Nancy will be mainly be performing on piano. The promoters, Fleeing From Pigeons, are offering 'specially designed' tickets for a reduced price of £5 until Monday 24 August via the following link:

Following a very successful appearance on the main stage at Camp Bestival earlier this summer, Nancy finishes off the festival season at Shambala (UK) and Incubate (NL) festivals. Support slots have also been confirmed on labelmates Efterklang's UK tour.

Here are the shows with more to be confirmed:
Sun 30 Aug 2009 Shambala Festival, East Midlands, UK
Sun 13 Sep 2009 Theatre De La Fulte Enchantée, Brussels, BELGIUM
Mon 14 Sep 2009 Incubate Festival, Paradox, Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
Thu 24 Sep 2009 Union Chapel, London, UK
Thu 29 Oct 2009 The Asylum, Birmingham, UK (with Efterklang)
Fri 30 Oct 2009 Oran Moor, Glasgow, UK (with Efterklang)
Sun 1 Nov 2009 Brainwash Festival, Stylus, Leeds, UK (with Efterklang)
Mon 2 Nov 2009 The Concert Hall, Reading, UK (with Efterklang)

Icy Demons Live Video
Published 27 August 2009 by BWL

A video of Icy Demons playing title track 'Miami Ice', from their latest album in Chicago on August 9 this year, has emerged online. The video can be seen below:

See the original post here:

New Wildbirds & Peacedrums Video
Published 28 August 2009 by BWL

Wildbirds & Peacedrums release their first physical single, 'My Heart', on September 7. A beautiful animated video for the song has just been released. Directed and animated by fellow Swede Sara Frisk the video can be viewed here or on youtube:

The Swedish duo co-headline with compatriots Loney Dear at the Union Chapel on September 10 as a warm-up to both artists' appearances at the End Of The Road festival.

The Snake has just been released in North America this week by The Control Group, with a smattering of New York shows confirmed for the band, supporting Deerhoof and Fanfarlo. All their forthcoming dates are listed here.