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Free Music - Knick Knack Records Spring 2016 Digital Sampler

We've got some great new music from our recent releases that we would like to share with you in our free digital music sampler.  You can download or stream it but we hope you'll go to the artist pages and buy the albums once you discover how good this is.

Take a listen below:

GravelRoad - Come and Gone (from the album "Capitol Hill Country Blues)

Crazy Eyes - Cotton Candy Club (from the cassingle "Cotton Candy Club b/w "Octopuss")

Sindri Eldon - Do You Feel It? (from the "Wheelhouse" EP)

Teleferik - Mystic Machine (from the album "Lune Electric")

Ray Cashman - The Highway Kind (from the album "Desolation")

Aaron Semer - Pasts Like Circles (from the album "Love Amidst Collapse")

Sweet Jesus - Hung Up (from the album "Shortwave Oracle")

The Foghorns - If You Can't Get Lucky Please Get Up (from the album "The Sun's Gotta Shine...")

Low Hums - Bongs & Gongs (from the EP "Adventuring In The Near and Far")

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Free Music - Knick Knack Records Winter 2016 Digital Sampler

Free Music - Knick Knack Records Winter 2016 Digital Sampler

We've got some great new music from our recent releases that we would like to share with you in our free digital music sampler.  You can download or stream it but we hope you'll go to the artist pages and buy the albums once you discover how good this is.

Take a listen below:

GravelRoad - Flesh and Bone

Teleferik - Behlam Fik

Low Hums - Breakdown

Crazy Eyes - Call of The Weirdos

The Foghorns - 400 Dollars

Ray Cashman - Whiskey, Weed and Women

Sweet Jesus - Young Blood

Aaron Semer - Bored Is The King of Israel

Download it here:  http://knickknackrecords.com/products/knick-knack-records-winter-2016-sampler 

 

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Aaron Semer premier new music video for "Bored Is The King of Israel"

Aaron Semer is celebrating the release of his new album "Love Amidst Collapse" on Thursday December 10 at Conor Byrne Pub with good friends and collaborators Michael Wohl and Coyote.  
On his new album, "Love Amidst Collapse," Aaron Semer strips his music down to the bare essentials – acoustic guitars, voice, some basic percussion, and a few shredding solos for good measure. This is a concept album loosely based around the collapse of society as we know it, and how we would go about moving forward after the fall. On a personal basis, it is a reset button – an attempt for Semer to get back to basics as a songwriter, and to address his own fears about the decline and possible collapse of America. "Songs are stories, stories are life," he says. "When you give up on the failing stories you have been telling yourselves as a society, what replaces them?"
Hopefully, songs like these.

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Aaron Semer "Love Amidst Collapse" album release December 10 at Conor Byrne

Aaron Semer "Love Amidst Collapse" album release December 10 at Conor Byrne

Knick Knack Records artist Aaron Semer will be celebrating the release of his new solo album "Love Amidst Collapse" at Conor Byrne Pub in Seattle on Thursday December 10 along with good friends and collaborators Michael Wohl and Coyote.  

The album was engineered and co-produced by a frequent Knick Knack collaborator Colin J. Nelson at Her Car Studio in Seattle and mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago IL.

On his new album, “Love Amidst Collapse,” Aaron Semer strips his music down to the bare essentials – acoustic guitars, voice, some basic percussion, and a few shredding solos for good measure. This is a concept album loosely based around the collapse of society as we know it, and how we would go about moving forward after the fall. On a personal basis, it is a reset button – an attempt for Semer to get back to basics as a songwriter, and to address his own fears about the decline and possible collapse of America. “Songs are stories, stories are life,” he says. “When you give up on the failing stories you have been telling yourselves as a society, what replaces them?”

Hopefully, songs like these.

The Stranger once said he was “blessing Seattle with his presence before catapulting to mega-fame.” Seattle Sound Magazine declared him “possibly Seattle’s least apathetic songwriter.” Despite these and other accolades, Aaron Semer’s obscurity felt cemented. Perhaps it was an unwillingness to play the game. Perhaps just dumb luck. But since arriving in Seattle almost two decades ago, Semer has plied his lonely craft in the dirty backrooms, dingy bars, and basements of the Pacific Northwest, both solo and in a host of bands you’ve probably never heard of. His voice and worldview have weathered – fractured in some places, hardened in others – but the timeless, genre-defying quality of his songwriting remains.

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Knick Knack Records sign The Snakebites and Aaron Semer

The Snakebites are putting the finishing touches on a new album recorded and mixed here in Seattle by the incredibly talented Tom Meyers, who has worked previously with several Knick Knack Records artists.  The musical duo of Skky Phoenix on guitar and vocals and Starr Harris on drums and percussion has re-formed after a lengthy hiatus and will be touring the US in the spring.  They are no strangers to the road and we are very excited to have such a hard working and talented group joining our label family.  

Aaron Semer (Coyote, Marmot vs Mammoth) is releaseing a solo concept album based on the collapse of civilization as we know it.  An album rooted in storytelling that declares "We've got to learn how to find love amidst collapse".

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