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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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Low Hums featured in Full Moon zine (Czech Republic)

Low Hums featured in Full Moon zine (Czech Republic)

Low Hums new EP "Adventuring In The Near and Far" was featured in the latest edition of the Czech print zine Full Moon and we have a translation below.

by Jiří Vladimír Matýsek

"American Seattle is most famous probably as a cradle of grunge, the musical scene of this six million city still gains attention: let's take Low Hums as an example. The band formed in 2009 around Jonas Haskins, an ex-guitarist of drone-metal band Earth released two LP's and several EP's. Among them is also their newest record, Adventuring in the near and far, an four-song record released digitally and on the casettes only.

The Low Hums music is based on many influencies. The most visible is psychedelia strongly rooted in the sixties, there are also influences of country and the dirtiness of garage rock. Adventuring… comes through the way of soft, non-complicated, alternative rock - which is not meant in a pejorative way. Sound of the EP is based on guitars and jingling banjo (especially on its second part), is little bit hidden in the echoes and is driven forward by simple, yet well working drums by Mike Bayer.

The opening ballad Bongs and Gongs is decorated by dirty, screaming saxophone, which went out of the waves of California surf rock. Others songs fulfill the form of melodically optimistic alt-rock. The tension on the record comes with layered guitars, which goes "in it's own way" over the rythmic section and melody. Many parts takes its listener to far, cosmic emptiness (Breakdown). So, it's the shame, that all the songs keeps the lenght around four minutes - especially, when Low Hums talks on their website about 45-minute jams. This EP is still great promise of things yet to come."

http://www.fullmoonzine.cz/

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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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Cassette Store Day performances by Low Hums and Crazy Eyes

Low Hums and Crazy Eyes will be doing an in-store performance at Everyday Music in Seattle on Saturday October 17 starting at 1pm.  Come and celebrate Cassette Store Day with us and dig the analog vibes that are driving the cassette tape revival.

click here for full event details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1493465360954170/

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Low Hums EP release show at the Sunset Tavern on September 24

Low Hums are celebrating the release of their 2015 EP "Adventuring In The Near and Far" at The Sunset Tavern in Seattle on Thursday September 24 (w/Great Spiders and Fountains).  click here for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1048210261858648/

4 new songs engineered and mixed by Trevor Spencer at the Unknown in Anacortes WA directly to TAPE by Trevor Spencer ( Fleet Foxes / Father John Misty ). Featuring guest appearances by Skerik on saxaphone and Erik Eagle on percussion.

Track Listing:
Gongs And Bongs
Tell It To Me
Breakdown
Sanoj Sniksah

 

The EP will be released via Knick Knack Records on cassette (with download) and digital.  These are some cool looking tapes and they sound so good!  (artwork by Hillary Harris)

 

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New Releases from Knick Knack Records

GravelRoad is entering the studio at the end of August to being recording their new album with Jack Endino in Seattle. This will be their 6th studio album and is very much a return to their psychedelic hill country blues roots.
Following their studio work, they will return to Nashville for the Muddy Roots Festival where they will perform with legendary acts including The Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Peter Rowan, Possessed by Paul James and many more. Then it's off to Europe in October for a tour which will includes some dates in France with fellow label mates Teleferik.  Upon returning home to Seattle they will release the 7" vinyl record "Weavin' " b/w "Flesh & Bone" with a celebration at the Tractor Tavern with friends Hillstomp

Low Hums led by Jonas Haskins, (a decades-long veteran of Pacific Northwest bands like Earth and Sera Cahoone) are releasing their new EP "Adventuring In The Near and Far" on September 22.  The album release show will be at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle on September 24.  The recordings were done in a beautiful old church in Anacortes, Washington and features a guest appearance by Skerik on saxophone.  This EP is just a taste of the work they are doing on their upcoming full length LP, which promises to be their best work yet.

Teleferik are one of the newest additions to the Knick Knack Records roster and we are excited to be working with this wonderfully talented group of musicians from Paris France.  Teleferik blends rock and blues with an abundance of soul on their new album "Lune Electric".  Singer and bassist Eliz Mourad brings the heat to this 10 track album with songs sung in English, French and Arabic.  The album was recorded and mixed by Peter Deimel at The Black Box Studio in Angers, France.


Sweet Jesus are releasing their debut album "Shortwave Oracle" on September 22 and are celebrating with the album release show at Lo-Fi Performance Gallery on September 25.  "Shortwave Oracle" showcases the bands clever and catchy songwriting as well as their ability to deliver a new level of sophistication in their performances.  The album was engineered and mixed by Ben Jenkins at The Killroom Studios in Seattle and Mastered by Dalton Brand at Wave Burner Recording.
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Free Music - Knick Knack Records Summer 2015 Sampler

Free digital download of Knick Knack Records artists

Click here to download:  http://knickknackrecords.com/products/knick-knack-records-summer-2015-sampler

 

Tell It To Me (Low Hums) from the EP "Adventuring In The Near and Far"

Getting Over (Sweet Jesus) from the album "Shortwave Oracle"

Hero (Teleferik) from the album "Lune Electric"

Go To Sleep (Crazy Eyes) from the album "Ring Ring Jingalong and Dark Heart Singalong"

400 Dollars (The Foghorns) from the album "The Sun's Gotta Shine..."

Snake Feast (Ray Cashman) from the album "Desolation"

Bunnies (Half Light) from "The Lost Album"

Flesh & Bone (GravelRoad) from 7" single "Flesh & Bone" b/w "Weavin"

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The Low Hums sign with Knick Knack Records for a new EP release

The first single from the new EP "Tell It To Me" a total summertime jammer

The Low Hums sign with Knick Knack Records for a new EP release coming early fall 2015 titled "Adventures In The Near and Far".  

4 new songs engineered and mixed by Trevor Spencer  at the Unknown in Anacortes WA directly to TAPE by Trevor Spencer ( Fleet Foxes / Father John Misty ).  Featuring guest appearances by Skerik on saxaphone and Erik Eagle on percussion.

Track Listing:

Gongs And Bongs 

Tell It To Me

Breakdown

Sanoj Sniksah


We've been fans of Low Hums for quite some time and are extremely excited to be able to work with this talented group of musicians on their next project.  Check out their 2014 release on Fin Records here: http://knickknackrecords.com/products/low-hums-charm


Be sure to catch them on Saturday June 6 at The BIG BLDG Bash in Seattle.  They are performing at 6:20 in Yard #1.  Complete details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/799360490099180/
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Crazy Eyes and Low Hums at BIG BLDG BASH June 6

Crazy Eyes at 8:00pm at Hangar #2
Low Hums at 6:20 at Yard #1

Low Hums - Way Of The One from Jason Neuerburg on Vimeo.

 

**profits benefit Rain City Rock Camp for Girls

Line-up:
Lemolo / Crater / Kithkin / Cabana / The Hoot Hoots / Gems / CHARMS / The Spider Ferns / Gibraltar the Band / Cloud Person / And Yet / Fauna Shade / Low Hums / Gang Cult / Oh Dear! Tacoma / The Echo Echo Echoes / Sun Blood Stories / The Holy Broke / Gabriel Mintz / Youryoungbody / Ole Tinder / KA / Spirit Award / Zoolab / Great Grandpa / Coma Figura / Fantastic Animals / Planes On Paper / Newaxeyes / The Parade Schedule / Crazy Eyes / Eastern Souvenirs / Tobias the Owl / TBASA / Prat Attack / Black Plastic Clouds / Great Dads / MTBTZ-Meaty Beats / Harpoon / Ana,Lisa / Nightspace / WMD / Soft Horizons / DJ Muff / Friend / good foot / Joey Webb / Jimi Jaxon / Airport / Reticulator / Joseph Giant / Great Spiders

 

Full event details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/799360490099180/

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