TAYLOR HOLLINGSWORTH "TAP DANCIN' DADDY" RECORD RELEASE PARTY AT SEASICK!
FREE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE AT 6PM!
Following the Mystic Valley Band’s recent reunion shows and a cover of his 2013 song “Dominos” on the critically acclaimed Better Oblivion Community Center album (which was the only one non-original Oberst/Bridgers composition), Taylor Hollingsworth’s (Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band, Dead Fingers, The Dexateens) new LP Tap Dancin’ Daddy is out August 2, 2019 on Flower Moon Records (the LA based label founded by Maria Taylor of Azure Ray). TDD is his first solo release under his own name since 2011, and coincides with his West Coast run with Better Oblivion Community Center this August. Pre-order bundles (available now) include a limited run 7” single on colored vinyl, tour exclusive cassettes, and (for those that are familiar with Taylor’s on stage mannerisms) limited edition bobble heads. Hollingsworth plays The Observatory in Santa Ana August 8th and the Wiltern in Los Angeles on August 9th, in support of Better Oblivion Community Center.
Hollingsworth’s solo recordings date back to 2003, ranging from weird lo-fi blues-pop (2003's You Know That Summers Comin’ and 2011’s Where to Go, How to Get There and What You Should Know in Advance), to whiplash-shredding, 70’s-era sing-alongs (2005’s Tragic City), to flawlessly-fingerpicked-acoustic avalanche-of-tear ballads (2009’s Life With a Slow Ear). In 2007, Hollingsworth ended up in Tepoztlan, Mexico to work with Conor Oberst on what would become Conor’s self-titled solo debut. Taylor contributed several original songs to Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band’s (COMVB) 2009 Outer South including “Air Mattress” and “Snake Hill,” and “Central City” on 2012’s One of My Kind. Hollingsworth and his wife Kate released two records as Dead Fingers (recorded by Bruce Watson and released on Fat Possum records) and he’s has also recorded and/or toured with Maria Taylor, The Felice Brothers, The Dexateens, Monsieur Jeffrey Evans, Jack Oblivion, SDX and more.
Ten years on the road culminated with the Tecate-blur of a never-ending world tour with the Mystic Valley Band. When it was over, Hollingsworth went back home to Birmingham, Alabama to start a family, buy a home, and play local gigs around town to make ends meet. This is where Taylor rediscovered what truly made him happy was just the simple creation of art and songs – free of striving for “success.” He found comfort in the old school punk-rock DIY ethos and studied the minimalist folk & blues players who mastered playing to small rooms for the sole purpose of entertainment. Hollingsworth evolved his faster-than-hell-fuzzed-out style to be more folk-blues inspired finger-picking, preferring just a duo (guitar and drum) and incorporating a loop guitar pedal to keep the party atmosphere going late nights at local gigs. “I loved how the old blues guys used to be the house band somewhere, and they'd just play all the time, and go all night long. You can really get lost in the music that way.” It became even more fulfilling, plus it paid the bills and he got to sleep in his own bed every night. Tap Dancin’ Daddy was recorded and produced by Taylor in his humble wood-paneled basement studio in Alabama full of old gear he’s collected over the years and decorated with his weird and eclectic art. He still plays regularly in Birmingham at Marty's PM, Little Italy, and Parkside, and you can often find him happily busking on downtown sidewalks for tips at local farmers markets, events, or parties.
TAYLOR HOLLINGSWORTH "TAP DANCIN' DADDY" RECORD RELEASE PARTY AT SEASICK!
Come hang out at your local record store and get a first listen to the upcoming album from Bon Iver! We'll be taking pre-orders at the listening party and each person who pre-orders "i,i" will receive a limited flexi disc! The flexis will only be available at listening parties across the country.
See you there!
Penny & Sparrow will be coming through town the night before their new album comes out for a FREE in-store performance at Seasick Records! Come see the band in an intimate setting and pick up their new album “Finch” the day before its official release. They might even sign the record for you!
“If Bon Iver had grown up around Waffle Houses and the kind of humidity so ruthless it makes oxygen feel tangible, he might have written “Eloise.” But he didn’t, so Penny and Sparrow filled the position for him.” - Paste
What more do you need to know? See ya’ll there!
FREE in-store performance from Rudy De Anda at 6pm on Tuesday, July 16th!
RUDY De ANDA is bursting out of the musical melting pot of the LBC. As frontman for the Long Beach psych-prog group Wild Pack of Canaries, Rudy felt the creative pull to begin a solo project that is currently catching fire and hitting the festival circuit with plays at last year's Noise Pop, SXSW, and Music Tastes Good.
2016's Delay, Cadaver of a Day is the follow-up to De Anda's debut EP, Ostranenie and broke into the Top 100 in the CMJ charts, coming in at #94.
"The albums have earned de Anda a rightful place in L.A.'s emerging alt-Latino movement, a growing collective of bands — including "big brothers" Chicano Batman, for whom de Anda has opened — that dabble in non-Latino scenes and support one another's efforts while charting individual paths so distinct it might be a stretch to call it a movement at all."
In 2013, when the band was treading on and off hiatus, De Anda started writing his own songs and was approached by one of his musical mentors, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (Mars Volta, Jack White) to record. Lost in their effortless chemistry, the two friends setup sessions in Ikey's living room in-between his Nashville trips and his Jack White tour schedule.
Additionally, De Anda is part of a budding Los Angeles artist management group called Qvolé Collective representing and celebrating progressive Latino music from the US.
The band has shared the stage with established acts Warpaint, The Specials, Chicano Batman, Dr. Dog, and No Age to name a few.
Spencer will be playing a few songs from his debut solo album as part of the monthly Shoppes of Crestwood Third Thursday party! You can also catch him later that night at The Nick Rocks!
Spencer Thomas is a born and bred Mississippian living in the state’s capital of Jackson. After putting college on hold (for rock ‘n roll) in 2014, he’s been on the road with Alt-Country band Young Valley singing and playing drums. “I’ve co-written songs with Zach Lovett of Young Valley for about 8 years. I had enough tunes that didn’t quite vibe with the sound of the band in my back pocket that I decided to book some studio dates.”
With spare time off the road and a lot of sock drawer money, Spencer recorded “Hangin Tough” at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley over the course of 2018 with engineer Bronson Tew on bass (and the board), Ethan Frink on drums, and Kell Kellum on guitar. “We approached the record with broad strokes. We wanted to make sure each part made a statement without shifting any focus away from the song. I think you can hear that when listening to the record.”
Hangin Tough will be out on all platforms 6/14/19.
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires will be celebrating the release of their “Live At The Nick” LP with a in-store performance at the shop on 6/15! Pre-orders are almost sold out, but we will have limited copies available in the store on release day.
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Baroness "Gold & Grey" is out this week! We'll be celebrating by listening to the album at 6pm this Friday! We'll also have some giveaways for ya!
Gold & Grey, produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mogwai, MGMT) is Baroness’ fifth studio album. The band released the first single “Borderlines” on March 14 and an additional track, “Seasons,” on April 10. Baroness is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). Baroness received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for the song “Shock Me” (from the 2015 album, Purple) in the “Best Metal Performance” category.
Purple saw worldwide praise with Pitchfork saying it features “some of the biggest, strongest songs Baroness has ever written” and Mojo proclaiming “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece.” The album received numerous year end accolades including “Shock Me” at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, #6 on Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums of 2015 and #7 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.
Seasick Records & Birmingham Mountain Radio present: An in-store performance from Ida Mae!
Ida Mae makes a stop in Birmingham fresh off of a tour with Greta Van Fleet. Their debut album "Chasing Lights" will be released on 6/7, but you'll be able to pick up a copy of the album a day early only at Seasick Records!
Blending elements of vintage Delta blues and gritty rock and roll with boldly modern arrangements and fearless punk swagger, the record captures Ida Mae in its purest form, with Turpin and his longtime musical partner Stephanie Jean performing nearly everything live in the studio under the guidance of legendary producer Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling, Kings of Leon). It’s an electrifying collection, the kind of record that feels both familiar and groundbreaking all at once, fueled by dazzling musicianship, breathtaking harmonies, and the sort of versatile, timeless songwriting that’s earned the band tour dates with everyone from Greta Van Fleet and Blackberry Smoke to Marcus King and The Lone Bellow.
SOFT KILL (Portland)
HEAVY USER (Bham)
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (Seattle)
The Shure Shot (DJs Suaze & Rahdu)
DJ set by The Shure Shot from 4-7pm with a set from Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio to follow.
Delivering an infectious blend of soul, jazz and rhythm & blues, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio proves to be a band on the rise. Their tantalizing grooves, lush sounds and vibrant jam sessions are always fresh with improvisations strengthened by their undeniable chemistry. This Seattle based trio — Lamarr on B-3 organ, Jimmy James on guitar and Keith Laudieri on drums — evokes a classic instrumental sound with a pioneering, virtuosic sensibility all its own on debut LP Close But No Cigar. Featured on Seattle’s KEXP’s “Local Artist Spotlight” in July 2017 followed by a live performance at Upstream Music Festival broadcast by KEXP that has garnered over 5 million views, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio has captured the attention of audiences around the world. The band put out their album independently in 2016 and Colemine Records gave it a wide release in March 2018 to critical acclaim.
Brad Armstrong (of The Dexateens) is releasing a new solo album called "I Got No Place Remembers Me" via Cornelius Chapel Records! He'll be stopping by Seasick for an in store performance on Tuesday, April 30th at 6pm so play a few songs from his album. Don't miss it!
The Hollywood Horses debut album, FunnySexyCool, releases April 26th!
We’ll spin the full album in store and you'll have a chance to pick up FunnySexyCool on vinyl, CD, or cassette!
Vinyl - comes in pink, raspberry, or see-thru pink lemonade pressed at Kindercore Vinyl in Athens, GA
CD - pressed to plastic, the sexiest format, thanks to Yoko Ono and the The John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Cassette - pocket-sized fun for the whole family
Stop by Seasick Records on Sunday, April 14th at 12:30pm to meet Strand of Oaks and get a copy of their new record "Eraserland" signed!
They'll also be playing at Saturn Birmingham later that night. You can purchase tickets here: http://www.saturnbirmingham.com/event/1811822-strand-oaks-tyler-ramsey-birmingham/
Record Store Day 2019 is upon us and we’ve got a packed day planned! We’ll be open at 8am on Saturday, April 13. We’ll have a HUGE selection of RSD titles available, limited t-shirts and posters, giveaways, and more!
In addition to all the great releases this year, we’ll have an in store performance from JOHN PAUL WHITE at 1pm! He’ll be celebrating the release of his new album “The Hurting Kind” which will be out 4/12 on Single Lock Records! There is a deluxe version of the album that will be released on RSD as well.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka will have a complimentary Bloody Mary bar to spice up your Record Store Day!
8am-10am - Suaze w/ Rahdu
10am-11:30am - Grover
11:30am-1pm - The Audiovore
1pm - John Paul White performance
2pm-3pm - DJ Pookie and Rock-A-Bye Bay Bee
3pm-4pm - Carol’s Vinyl
4pm-til - DJ Hollywood
More details soon!
The Maine's brand new album You Are Ok releases March 29th!
The band has partnered with Seasick Records in Birmingham - they are the exclusive partner in the area!
Seasick Records will be carrying limited edition copies of both the CD and vinyl of You Are Ok!
*CD - deluxe retail variant, these copies include fan names (as submitted by you) in the liner notes, and in-store is the only place to get a copy of this album!
*Vinyl - maroon variant, only 1,500 pressings of this color!
The album will be available until sold out.
We’ll be hosting Birmingham metalcore heavyweights ERRA for a meet & greet/signing before their first local headlining show in three years! The band has been touring all over the world for the last few years and they’re back in town for a show at Zydeco. Come pick up a copy of their latest record, Neon, and get it signed by the band!
Purchase tickets to the ZYDECO show here: https://zydecobirmingham.com/ticketweb-more-info/9186095/erra/
ERRA is a five-piece progressive metalcore band hailing from Birmingham, Alabama that formed in 2009. Their namesake comes from Akkadian mythology and represents mayhem. The band, consisting of Jesse Cash, Sean Price, Alex Ballew, and JT Cavey, solidified their technical sound after relentlessly practicing and writing. They take their influences from well respected groups like Misery Signals, Born of Osiris, and Saosin, and thrive on being creative and showcasing their talent through their intense live performances. ERRA takes great pleasure in offering their refreshing sound in a sometimes stale and over-saturated market. It’s not about fashion or status; it’s about using raw talent and energy to create genuine songs that will give hope to the listener.
SUSTO's new album "Ever Since I Lost My Mind" will be out 2/22 via Rounder Records! The band will be coming through Birmingham for an in-store performance and signing on Wednesday, February 27th at 6pm to play a few songs and sign copies of their new album!
Liz Brasher stops by Seasick for an in-store performance/signing on Sunday, February 24th at 4pm! She'll be playing songs from her debut album, Painted Image, which is out now via Fat Possum Records!
Liz Brasher makes her own kind of southern music — one that's caught halfway between the garage, the church, the bar, and the bedroom. She's a soul singer. A guitar-playing rocker. A one-woman girl group. A gospel revivalist who worships at the altar of the Box Tops.
It's a diverse sound rooted in the influence of Brasher's two homes: her adopted hometown of Memphis, where she recorded her debut LP, Painted Image, for Fat Possum Records; and her childhood stomping grounds in rural North Carolina, where she was raised in a musical, multi-ethnic household.
The debut album from Birmingham's Holiday Gunfire will be out Friday, February 15th and we're gonna celebrate! Stop by the shop at 6pm on new release Friday and listen to the record and hang with the band. We'll have copies for sale on CD and color vinyl!
Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea Music has been bewitching scores of fans with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country.
Gaelynn Lea’s musical reach has expanded significantly because of the Tiny Desk Contest. She began touring nationally in September 2016 with her husband Paul in their 2002 Ford Econline – and they’ve been on the road ever since! View her tour schedule here.
Gaelynn also does speaking engagements about disability, finding inner freedom, and the power of music. Gaelynn has a congenital disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bones Disease. In recent years, she has used her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change.
Groundhog Day 2019 is upon us and we will celebrate!
- $1 RECORD SIDEWALK SALE
- FREE CAKE
- BILL MURRAY LOOKALIKE CONTEST*
*Come by the shop dressed in your best Bill Murray Groundhog Day costume and you'll be entered to win a $50 Seasick gift card! Do not have to be present to win. Winner will be chosen Sunday, February 3rd.
Groundhog Day is a popular tradition celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees a shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks, and if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early. While the tradition remains popular in modern times, studies have found no consistent correlation between a groundhog seeing its shadow or not and the subsequent arrival time of spring-like weather.
Come out to Seasick Records on Thursday, January 31st and enjoy many orange colored/flavored items (mimosas, orange creamsicles, Cuties, and more!) while listening to the wonderful new album "Tides Of A Teardrop" by Mandolin Orange. We'll be giving away a signed copy of the album and other MO merch!
Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy, and on Tides of A Teardrop, due out February 1, it is more potent than ever. By all accounts, it is the duo’s fullest, richest, and most personal effort. You can hear the air between them—the taut space of shared understanding, as palpable as a magnetic field, that makes their music sound like two halves of an endlessly completing thought. Singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have honed this lamp glow intimacy for years.
The Steel Woods will be celebrating the release of their sophomore album Old News at Seasick Records on Thursday, January 17th with an in-store performance at 6pm! Stop by the shop and hear the band play a few songs and pick up a copy of their new album a day before it’s official release.
Pre-order Old News from Seasick: https://seasickbham.com/store/the-steel-woods-old-news-pre-order
Listen to their track Rock That Says My Name: https://youtu.be/Tt8nE5ZrlSg
Listen to their cover of Tom Petty’s Southern Accents: https://youtu.be/7TNZyBPai5Q
Seasick's annual Christmas shindig is going down Saturday, December 8th from 5-9pm! Here are all the details:
- Our friends at Charm On 2nd will be poppin' up with all the stocking stuffers you need.
- Take a photo with Santa Nina and find out if you've been naughty or nice.
- DJ PJs aka Paul Cordes Wilm is back again to keep the party going with all your favorite holiday tracks.
- Bring new life to a busted 45rpm record and make an ornament to hang on your tree.
- We'll have food and drinks to keep the party going too! DON'T MISS IT!