Florida dance rockers Mouse Fire will release their sophomore album Big Emotion June 8th on Lujo Records. Emotion is the follow up to 2007 debut Wooden Teeth and sees help from friends Jeremy Griffith (Moments in Grace) on mixing and TW Walsh (Pedro the Lion, Headlights) on mastering. They will tour behind the new release for most of 2010.
The Polk County, Florida natives made Big Emotion to reflect the band's big changes: the departure of lead singer Joey Bruce. Now fronted by lead guitarist Shane Schuch, they saw the shift as an opportunity to re-gear and make an album that reflects each member of band, which is also Justin Cason on bass and Aaron Venrick on drums. Mouse Fire's upbeat tempos and dynamics flit with enough restraint to avoid disorder, keeping their song arrangements exciting and tight.
"Desert Woman" opens the album with laid back alt-country and a slight rock crunch, and first single "Don't Mess With A Texan" shows Mouse Fire's signature dance rock on full display with disco beats and sleek electric guitars. "The Comedy Of..." is an electro-heavy mix of strings and synths, while mostly acoustic ballad "But It's Not What You Think" shows the band's slower side. On the whole, Schuch's suave vocals glossing over driving bass lines, crunchy guitar licks, and synthesizer stabs proves Emotion to be Mouse Fire at its best.
“With their youth and talent… music fans should be excited about having the chance to watch these guys grow and evolve before our eyes." - REAX magazine
Don’t miss Mouse Fire live:
6/9 San Diego, CA @ Beauty Bar
6/10 Santa Monica, CA @ Trip Lounge
6/11 Mountain View, CA @ Red Rock
6/13 San Francisco, CA @ Kimo's
6/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
6/17 Denver, CO @ Lion's Lair
6/18 Wichita, KS @ Kirby's
6/19 Oklahoma City, OK @ Picasso Cafe
6/23 Denton, TX @ Hailey's
6/24 Shreveport, LA @ The Collective
6/27 New Orleans, LA @ The Circle Bar
6/29 Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine's
6/30 Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
7/2 Marietta, GA @ The Local
7/3 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
7/23 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar (Record Release Show)
December 01, 2010
Don't forget to download our new sampler featuring songs from our upcoming releases from Firs, Bluebrain and Death House Chaplain, as well as new bands Yourself and the Air, WRSTLRS, MRENC, and Hays Holladay!
Posted by Jocelyn Marie Aucoin @ 11:11 12/01/10
November 14, 2010
New Bands, New Sampler!
We have a brand spanking new sampler that features songs from our upcoming releases from Firs, Bluebrain and Death House Chaplain AND features our new bands Yourself and the Air, WRSTLRS, MRENC, and Hays Holladay. Click here to download now.
Posted by Erik Brandon Aucoin @ 15:40 11/14/10
October 05, 2010
If you are in the Seattle area be sure to not miss a RARE opportunity to see Jeff Suffering play songs from the Suffering and the Hideous Thieves records. The show will be w/ Destroy Nate Allen and Onsomniac Folklore on October 9th at 7:pm at State Hotel Gallery 114 1/2 1st Ave. $5 donation.
Posted by Erik Brandon Aucoin @ 11:33 10/05/10
August 24, 2010
THE TORCHES EP OUT TODAY
DC-based swampy blues rockers The Torches release their self-titled debut EP today on Lujo Records. Described by Washington City Paper as “a raucous mix of alt-country, blues-rock, and roots music,” the band brings together guitar, banjo, strings, woodwinds, layered vocal harmonies and more on this 6-song EP, available digitally and on 7” vinyl. To celebrate release week, The Torches have made vinyl-only track “Daughter Leg” available with the digital EP purchase through August 30th.
Posted by Erik Brandon Aucoin @ 11:25 08/24/10
August 12, 2010
ENLOU VAN TOTALED
Enlou totaled their van--are safe, but are fundless and stranded in Philly. Such a bummer. Help them continue their tour by sending donations via the donation page at http://www.brokencircles.com/enlou/. Lujo and the boys thank you!
Posted by Erik Brandon Aucoin @ 20:44 08/12/10
July 29, 2010
BLUEBRAIN - RESTRICTION
On Sunday, August 1st at 2 PM in the SE corner of Meridian Hill Park (Washington DC), dance company Urban Artistry will perform to an audience in total silence. At least it will appear this way to anyone happening to walk by. The audience will be listening to accompanying music, composed by BLUEBRAIN for the occasion, on headphones with a portable music device.
The music will be made available as a free MP3 download from bluebra.in. Audience members should come with this already downloaded to their device. A group countdown will occur at 2 o'clock to ensure synchronicity between everyones devices (dancers and attendees). "
For more information and to download the MP3, visit bluebra.in
VIEW THE TRAILER HERE: http://vimeo.com/13258203
Posted by Erik Brandon Aucoin @ 09:19 07/29/10
July 27, 2010
Enlou EP Out Today!
The new and long awaited EP from Enlou, Body of Friends, Body of Water is out today and available on iTunes! The EP will also be available on--dust off your boom boxes--cassette tape via Broken Circle Records. Enlou is on tour this summer, be sure to check the dates!
There's also an EP listening party going on at AOL Spinner! Stream the entire EP there now!
Happy EP Release Day, guys!
Posted by Jocelyn Marie Aucoin @ 10:54 07/27/10
June 10, 2010
Big Emotion Out Now!
Florida trio Mouse Fire release their sophomore album Big Emotion this week, which is already garnering praise for its blend of catchy dance rock the Oklahoma Gazette describes as "a resolutely dance-floor-ready sound combining bristling funk backbeat, shimmying synth lines and big, harmonic vocal hooks that hark back to Hall & Oates, Air Supply and Chicago... graceful, pretty and foot-tapping." Hear the entire album now on AOL Spinner HERE.
To celebrate, the Alternative Press "Recommends" band has added new dates to its highly-successful US tour (below) and is offering up a free MP3 download of new single "True I May Have Lost It" right here on the Lujo site.
Big Emotion is available at Lujorecords.com, iTunes, and all your favorite online and physical retailers. Or you can pick up your copy when you catch them live! And be sure to catch them live, they are fantastic!
Posted by Erik Brandon Aucoin @ 07:53 06/10/10
June 06, 2010
BLUEBRAIN on Fuse's The Worm
Check out the Bluebrain feature on Fuse's The Worm Here.! Help us to get the views up so that the video can get into rotation on Fuse.
Posted by Erik Brandon Aucoin @ 11:00 06/06/10
April 20, 2010
GET FUTURE PATHS EARLY
Future Paths the new album by Discover America is available today (a week early) from Amie Street and it's currently selling for $1.40 so get over there and get it while it's still cheap!
Posted by Erik Brandon Aucoin @ 12:54 04/20/10
April 17, 2010
Ten By Ten Video
Bluebrain unveil the new video for single "Ten by Ten" by praised director Gabe Askew. Best known for his Ed Droste-applauded fan video for Grizzly Bear's "Two Weeks," Askew directed and animated Bluebrain's video with the same elaborate detail. "Ten by Ten" is the new single from Bluebrain's electro-rock debut album Soft Power, which The Onion's AV Club described as a "lush, perplexing affair... swelling from clever electro-pop ditties to dense, cathartic arrangements."
Watch Bluebrain's new "Ten by Ten" video now Here.
Posted by Erik Brandon Aucoin @ 15:20 04/17/10