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Harper Blynn Self-Titled EP Out 11/15, Playing Highline Ballroom 11/20

November 9, 2010 drainu182 0

Brooklyn 4-piece Harper Blynn has a new self-titled digital EP out November 15, which was self-produced and mixed by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend). You can hear “Models/Dancers” and “Bound to Break,” both featured on the EP, on the band’s Facebook page Harper Blynn is also offering their cover of the Nilsson classic, “Everybody’s Talkin,’” as a free download here:

These guys are incredible singers and are known for peppering their live shows with covers ranging …

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Second Wave of CMJ 2010 Artists Announced

September 22, 2010 drainu182 0

The next round of CMJ artists have been announced. Interesting to see that Phoenix’s show at Madison Square Garden on October 20th is part of CMJ. Check out the lineup below:

1995 • +/- • 2 Cow Garage • A Classic Education • A Life Once Lost • A Million Years • Acid Washed • Acid Westerns • Adam Haworth Stephens • Adult Themes • Afternoon • Agent Ribbons • AIDS Wolf • The Aikiu • Air Waves • Alcoholic …

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Harper Blynn Back In The Studio, Announce North American Fall Dates

September 16, 2010 drainu182 0

Following their acclaimed debut album, Loneliest Generation, released earlier this year, Harper Blynn jumps back into the studio later this month to record a new 5-track EP at Ben Folds’ studio in Nashville. The as-yet-to-be-titled EP is another showcase of the colorful and prolific Brooklyn quartet’s creativity and knack for writing instantly memorable songs. The EP will give fans a chance to hear recorded versions of road-tested live favorites “Models and Dancers” and “Bound to Break” . Watch this space …

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Greg Laswell Announces Fall Headline Tour

September 8, 2010 drainu182 0

On the heels of a month-long tour with Sara Bareilles, Greg Laswell will be heading back out on the road for a fall headline tour beginning October 28th in Cleveland, OH (House of Blues), with stops in Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall), San Francisco, CA (The Independent), and finishing up in New York (Highline Ballroom) on November 20th. See tour dates below.

Laswell’s critically acclaimed third studio album, Take a Bow (released May 4th) combines his intense lyrics and sweeping melodies, …

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Engine Room Recordings & Tijuana Gift Shop Northside Festival Showcase – June 27th @ Public Assembly

June 6, 2010 drainu182 0

Engine Room Recordings & Tijuana Gift Shop are teaming up for an afternoon showcase for The L Magazine’s NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL on Sunday, June 27 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Sponsored by GREENSHOELACE.COM, the event will feature five top emerging artists from the area; HARPER BLYNN (formerly Pete & J), Fountains Of Wayne guitarist JODY PORTER, THE ART OF SHOOTING, MADISON SQUARE GARDENERS & THE CANON LOGIC. Doors are at 2pm and the show will be free …

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TAP Exclusive Interview: Harper Blynn (Playing CD Release Show At Brooklyn Bowl Tonight!)

May 21, 2010 drainu182 0

Tonight, Harper Blynn will be playing an album release show for their new release Loneliest Generation at Brooklyn Bowl (tickets). We had the opportunity to ask the band a few questions. Get to know these talented (and witty!) indie rockers a little bit better by reading the interview below and watching their performances of “25 Years” and “The Doubt” from The Gothamist and “This Is It”on Live at T.O.N.Y.

1. For those out there who aren’t familiar

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Ticket Giveaway: Harper Blynn @ Bowery Ballroom 12/17, “25 Years” (Free MP3!)

December 15, 2009 drainu182 0

This Thursday, December 17th, Harper Blynn are playing Bowery Ballroom in New York City. If you don’t think you know Harper Blynn, you’re wrong. They used to be known as Pete & J. Harper Blynn just released their debut album Loneliest Generation is the debut record from Harper Blynn (formerly Pete and J). Produced by David Kahne (The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney), the album was recorded over 10 days in New York City. This show at the Bowery Ballroom …