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Making Movies – Hangover Blues Video

This video gives you an idea of what this year has been like for Making Movies. They have had a busy year as a band already. After recording their Aguardiente 7”/EP this spring they went on to open for bands like Fun and Neon Indian at our own Middle of the Map Fest. As you can see from the video they have played shows of all sizes this summer be it something more intimate or even a big amphitheater show put on by Red Bull. They are also a band that is willing to cut loose and not take themselves too seriously. The band is on their way up to CMJ in a few weeks as part of our annual party with our buds Mecca Lecca! Catch them on one of their upcoming fall tour dates:

10/4 Columbia, MO – The Bridge
10/11 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
10/12 North Liberty, IA – The Palms
10/13 St. Louis, MO – Plush w/Los Lobos
10/14 Dayton, OH – Blind Bob’s
10/16 Brooklyn, NY – The Rockshop / Mecca Lecca & The Record Machine CMJ Party
10/18 New York, NY – Desmond’s Pub
10/20 Burtonsville, MD – Blue Beetle Rock Bar
10/26 Kansas City, MO – Recordbar / Dia de los Muertos Party

La Guerre - Savannah > Jacksonville

La Guerre – Savannah > Jacksonville

La Guerre is Lawrence,KS based songwriter Katlyn Conroy. Before fronting La Guerre she spent the last few years in projects like Cowboy Indian Bear, Hospital Ships, Another Holiday and felt it was time to step forward with a new solo identity. La Guerre is named after a vocal piece that Conroy sang in high school and is French for “the war. The name embodies themes that are haunting yet beautiful just like the same themes that can be found in her music. Conroy finds herself drawn to a set of varied influences, such as Miranda July, Conor Obsert and Jason Lytle. While recording and playing live she utilizes a rotating cast of musicians, but one thing is always front and center: as long as the truth is uncomfortable, Conroy will show it can also be beautiful.

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Making Movies – Aguardiente 7″

Making Movies will have a busy 2012. This spring they will be releasing a 7? with hometown label The Record Machine. It will feature two new songs and an additional two as a part of its digital release. In April they will be performing at the label’s Middle of the Map Fest in Kansas City where they will be supporting part of the bill for 2012?s massive sensation and festival headliners Fun. This follows a two-week stretch in Portland, Oregon where Making Movies is recording their sophomore album under the guidance of legendary artist and producer Steve Berlin. Berlin, best known as the saxophonist in the Grammy Winning rock group Los Lobos, has worked with renowned artists such as Paul Simon, John Lee Hooker, Ozomatli, Gomez, REM, The Replacements and most recently Deertick.

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Secret Handshakes 12″ Record Store Day Comp

This year for Record Store Day we decided to do a special limited edition 12″  with our good friends over at Golden Sound Records. We both pooled 6 artists and 6 brand new tracks to come together as Secret Handshakes. We are very proud of this mini snap shot of the label. We are also excited to have this be the first release we have tracks from La Guerre, Spirit is the Spirit, and Akkilles.

Middle of the Map 2012 Highlight Reel

Middle of the Map Fest was a such a blast. We had a great time and all of the bands did a fantastic job. We are excited to share this highlight reel cut from footage from The Musicians Network. They shot a ton of the festival and will be releasing more videos in coming weeks.