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Posted August 12, 2011
Jail Weddings are premiering the 5th video from Love Is Lawless for their good ol' desperation anthem "Somebody Lonely", filmed at the Highland Park Legion Hall and features an all-star cast of typical L.A. incest. Keep those peepers peeled!
Jail Weddings are premiering the 5th video from Love Is Lawless for their good ol’ desperation anthem “Somebody Lonely”, filmed at the Highland Park Legion Hall and features an all-star cast of typical L.A. incest. Keep those peepers peeled! Directed by Lauren Everett.
I missed seeing the video when it was first released although all my friends were talking about it. I was dealing with a crisis at work. A computer glitch, I believe, not malicious malware or deliberate employee mischief, didn't record a large order of paper towels and dispensers plus other paper products and janitorial supplies for a repeat customer who was in the final stages of a complete renovation of their convention center. The opening was to be less than a week away and the dispensers had to be installed and all paper goods, toilet paper, tissues, and multi fold hand towels stocked. And they obviously needed the janitorial supplies for the final cleaning. So I had to scramble like crazy. We were successful in assembling the order and shipping it by an overnight truck, but it was tight.
Johnny O’Donnell and Sacramento Post Video For ‘Loose Cannons’
Posted August 19, 2011 in News
Johnny O'Donnell and Sacramento are premiering their latest video today for their song "Loose Cannons", paying homage to the dark, often seedy glamor of Hollywood's Golden Era. The song is culled from their new EP release, Masquerade.
Wildly inventive songwriter Johnny O’Donnell writes songs as cleverly restless as himself. Having leapt in recent years from rural Louisiana to Seattle to South Korea to currently settling in Los Angeles, O’Donnell pens brilliantly skewed classic pop songs that likewise shift and morph from one style and sound to the next. His talents as a composer and storyteller echo those of legends like Paul McCartney, Harry Nilsson and Elliott Smith.
Johnny O’Donnell and backing band, Sacramento’s sophomore EP, Masquerade, gives the Golden Era of Hollywood the full cinematic treatment on a tripping journey amongst the relics of glamour, adventure and globetrotting that once made entertainment immortal.
Where there’s syrupy romance, a haunting mystery, a haughty swagger and an amusement park’s worth of harmonic twists and turns, you’re probably in the company of Johnny O’Donnell & Sacramento.
Johnny O’Donnell and Sacramento Record Release at The Echo
Posted June 16, 2011 in News
Johnny O'Donnell and Sacramento will be celebrating the release of their new album, Masquerade, with a show at The Echo on Thursday June 30th. Masquerade comes out on June 28th and will be available digitally as well as on vinyl here.
Johnny O’Donnell Post New Video From The Hobby Shop Performance; Announces Slew Of Local Shows
Posted June 8, 2011 in News
In preparation for his upcoming release, Masquerade, on June 28th, Johnny O'Donnell & Sacramento have announced a slew of local Los Angeles area shows (see below). For a taste of what the band has up their sleeve, check out the new video posted from the band's recent performance at The Hobby Shop in Highland Park.
Jail Weddings Post New Video For ‘The Impossible’; Play Silver Lake Jubilee This Saturday
Posted May 20, 2011 in News
Jail Weddings have released the latest video in a series of music videos for each of the 13 songs on Love Is Lawless. "The Impossible" was directed by Lexi Lutter and stars Marielle Stobie. Read More...
Amanda Jo Williams and Gangi to Featured on We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie
Posted ⋅ July 16, 2010
Our friends over at Manimal Vinyl have been working on this Bowie tribute comp for quite some time, and now a release date has finally been set. We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie will be released on September 6th and for those who purchase the comp through iTunes, a digital bonus of seven more Bowie covers is included, and features Gangi covering “Oh You Pretty Things” and Amanda Jo Williams covering “The Man Who Sold the World”.
Other artists featured on the compilation album are Devendra Banhart, Vivian Girls, Carla Bruni, A Place To Bury Strangers, Duran Duran, Chairlift, VoicesVoices, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and many more. Proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit War Child, an organization that Bowie himself supports.
New Amanda Jo Williams Music Video for ‘All The Mountains’ Featuring a Game of Tribal Basketball
Posted ⋅ May 10, 2010
Love and basketball go head to head with freak country folk in Amanda Jo Williams’ new video, “All The Mountains.” The opponents appear wearing leather pants and smoking cigarettes but that doesn’t intimidate Amanda Jo and her dirty-fouling partner. Amanda Jo was kicked off her high school basketball team for talking back, but this is street ball, a game for warriors… with an uplifting soundtrack.
“‘All The Mountains’ was written in London when I was there for modeling and it’s a love song,” says Amanda Jo, who while on another modeling shoot here in LA recently had a vision of a tribal basketball game. “The crazy fan on the sidelines is actually my biggest real-life fan, Gary. He happened to be in town so he got to be in the video. ‘All The Mountains’ is one of my most favorite songs I’ve written. I can sing it then and I can sing it now and still feel it. It’s about love but it’s also about being in an enlightened way.”
Amanda Jo Williams Playing Hotel Cafe on Thursday, May 13th at 7pm
Posted ⋅ April 29, 2010
For those who come out to Amanda’s show at Hotel Cafe on Thrusday, May 13th (AJW plays early… 7pm), you will receive a FREE download of Amanda’s album, Yes I Will, Mr. Man.
Amanda Jo Williams ‘Yes I Will, Mr. Man’ Record Release Show This Saturday
Posted ⋅ March 22, 2010
L.A. Record + White Noise + Metl Reserva Especial present Amanda Jo Williams’ record release show at the Echo Country Outpost, where we will be celebrating the digital re-release of Williams’ 2006 album, Yes I Will, Mr Man.
Yes I Will, Mr Man is a romp in the woods with moonshine-soaked hillbillies fighting for love and the American dream. A banjo this time, a dancing percussionist next time, Amanda Jo notably has a musician surprise or two at each performance.
For March 27, she’ll have two stand-up bassists, a rhythm section, and, as always, the inimitable guitarist 5-Track, whose guitar howls and coos like a wolf on opium. The show gets even better with glam folk band He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, story-telling dreamer Henry Wolfe, as well as Woodstock folk artist and legend Paul McMahon, who taught Williams to play guitar, and the wild stomping Matthew O’Neill. Free tequila by Metl Reserva Especial.
- Artist: Amanda Jo Williams
- Date: Saturday, March 27th 2010
- Time: 6:30pm
- City: Los Angeles, CA
- Venue: Echo Country Outpost
- Address: 1930 Echo Park Ave
- Venue phone: 323-667-9606
- Country: US
- Admission: $5
- Age restrictions: All Ages
- Notes: w/ He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Henry Wolfe, Matthew O’Neill and Paul McMahon
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White Noise to Re-Release Amanda Jo Williams’ 2006 Album, ‘Yes I Will, Mr. Man’
Posted ⋅ February 15, 2010
White Noise is excited to announce that we will be re-releasing Amanda Jo Williams‘ 2006 release, Yes I Will Mr. Man this spring.
When Yes I Will Mr. Man was first released, Coke Machine Glow gushed “This is unequivocally the best country album I’ve heard in years. I get just as much pleasure out of it as I get from Emmy Lou Harris or Gram Parsons or (gasp) Johnny Cash.”
Learn more about Amanda Jo from the interview she did with L.A. Record back in August 2009
Amanda Jo Williams – Yes I Will, Mr. Man
Release Date: March 16, 2010
Yes I Will, Mr. Man was recorded in Woodstock, NY, on 18 secluded acres of beautiful Catskill forest, in two days. A lot of the songs were inspired by love, even the fiery political ones are driven by being in love.—Going all the way out to New Mexico because he said, “If you’re ever in New Mexico, look me up.” Going all the way there to Truth and Consequences and back in a rusty pick-up truck with a few screws loose. You can hear it in the rattling, bumpy drums and creaking guitar chugging along this wild ride. The energy. It’s rabid country music played by skilled, risk-taking musicians. Williams sings loudly. She slurs and cracks with the charred inflection of a cartoon commander from the South wearing fatigues and war paint to the grocery store, fighting for freedom in the mundane everyday.
“Yes I Will, Mr. Man” is channelled. Williams couldn’t tell you what it’s about. Except for the bridge. She had a beautiful man in mind when she wrote the bridge, but that’s not really important. “Ohio” was written in Brooklyn thinking about love, Amanda’s ever-present muse. She likes Vietnam. Her daddy was in Vietnam. She likes camouflage and hiding in the woods. “All The Mountains” is a love song about a cold, confident Gemini’s swagger, written during a modeling job in London. In “Nobody Can Love You Like I Do,” Amanda imagined a woman trying to get her power back after a relationship. She’s getting strong. She’s getting there. Williams offers her politics on “Just Because The Rains Don’t Fall In Texas” and “Hey Hey Hey Hey,” as she proclaims, “I am living, I am living like a wild woman!” She’s more the spiritual type, but Yes I Will, Mr. Man captures Williams getting radical, scratching her back against American conventionalism, real-life force of nature, ready to take on the world with an accent thick as bacon. Have moicy!
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Jail Weddings ‘Love Is Lawless’ Is Out Today!
Posted October 26, 2010 in News
Love Is Lawless the new album from Jail Weddings that the LA Weekly calls "a big, fine mess of weepy, quavering, hiccupy hurtin' hurt, plowed through with a way-tough punk-rock theatricality and welcome good humor" is out today! Get it on-sale for only $7.69 (until 11/1) from Insound, with every order receiving a bonus CD containing songs from Jail Weddings first two out-of-print 7" singles as well as a live cover of The Cramps' "Beautiful Gardens".
Johnny O’Donnell’s New EP ‘Korean Debutante’ Is Out Today
Posted October 19, 2010 in News
"Korean Debutante" the new EP from Johnny O'Donnell is out today digitally on all the major digital retailers (iTunes, Amazon and eMusic, plus whatever other services you might use) and is set to serve up a heaping spoonful of powerful fidelity and classy strangeness to all those who are ready for an escapist thrill and are tired of clichéd sonic drones and undeserved kitsch.
Johnny O’Donnell is a man about town. He lives in Echo Park, California and carries his thoughts around like a song rider rather than a songwriter. When he’s not at home skipping over feral cats, he walks the streets alone, looking for a place to grab a drink or, if the night is spruce, a fancy bite to eat. His music bashes away toward a tender triumph that everyone loves, but nobody seems to try anymore. It’s experimental in creation and as smooth as a Brandy Alexander in delivery. While his foresight seems as far-reaching as the future of music is unresolved, he lets the beans drop rather than spill. This is accomplished by a melodic post-lounge persona, whose lyrics seem time-tested at birth. These faux-fables give clues about the future he sees simply by making you smile, but they’re disguised as anything but love songs.
Pre-Order Jail Weddings “Love Is Lawless” From Insound.com And Get A Free Bonus CD
Posted October 17, 2010 in News
Head over to Insound.com to pre-order Jail Weddings' Love Is Lawless on CD (LP link coming soon, we’ll update asap) and receive a free bonus CD, featuring tracks from their out of print 7″s, “Somebody Lonely” b/w “Honeymoon Loop” and “The Spell Has Lifted” b/w “People Like Us Are Extinct” plus a live cover of The Cramps’ “Beautiful Gardens”.
Johnny O’Donnell & Sacramento EP Release Show
Posted October 7, 2010 in News
Johnny O'Donnell & Sacramento will celebrate the release of their new EP, Korean Debutante, with a show at Spaceland on Sunday, October 24th. O'Donnell and Sacramento, the sparkling rhythm section backing Johnny and his electric guitar he bought when he was 14, are ready to serve up to a crowd tired of clichéd sonic drones, undeserved kitsch and ready for an escapist thrill, a set of powerful fidelity and classy strangeness.
The Blank Tapes featured in Kraft “Sonho De Valsa” commercial airing in Brazil
Posted in: Blank Tapes ⋅ News ⋅ January 25, 2010
Check out this commercial for “Sonho De Valsa” chocolates from Kraft Foods featuring The Blank Tapes song, “Listen To The One“, that is airing now in Brazil.
Sonho de Valsa is one of Brazil’s best-selling bonbons. Chocolate and a thin wafer layer hold a creamy cashew filling in this traditional candy, launched in 1938 by Lacta (later purchased by Kraft Foods).
When Sonho de Valsa (meaning “Waltz Dream”) first hit the market, bonbons were a woman’s thing in Brazil. The company changed the wrapper and invested in marketing campaigns to encourage men to share Sonho de Valsa with their girlfriends. In recent years, advertising for the candy has still focused on romance.
Sonho de Valsa is sold individually and in bags or boxes all over Brazil. It’s used in recipes ranging from pies to drinks.
Pronunciation: SO-ño di VOW-sa
The Blank Tapes “Home Away From Home” Leaks!
Posted March 2009
As we finish up getting The Blank Tapes new album pressed up and sent it out to various folks, we thought, why not give it away to the real folks… you.
For the next 30 days we’re giving away The Blank Tapes new album, Home Away From Home, in pretty much every conceivable digital audio format there is, right here. And if you feel so inclined, the album is also available for Pre-Order on CD and LP (coming soon), and is also available on iTunes, eMusic, Amazon MP3, etc.
Look out for The Blank Tapes playing up and down the Pacific Northwest in April, check out their dates on the Tours page.
After the 25-song double-plus-album Daydreams, Matt Adams and the Blank Tapes return with the all-roaring no-boring full-length Home Away From Home—ten songs of full-band Kinks-plus-Creedence roots-rock ‘n’ roll that sounds like it came out of a roadhouse in Luckenbach, Texas, even though it was recorded on Matt’s very own 8-track in a bedroom in Oakland, California. After three albums, fans know he’s at home playing solo and playing soft, but on Home Away From Home, Matt’s got his Telecaster turned up. When he’s destroying, he’s Lou Reed or Neil Young telling the cops to get lost, and when he’s desolate, he’s Leonard Cohen or Ray Davies wondering how it feels when a heart starts and stops. Home Away From Home is Matt’s Loaded, Matt’s Lola Vs. Powerman And The Money-Go-Round Part 1, Matt’s Rust Never Sleeps or Matt’s Cosmo’s Factory—the kind of album that electric guitars are designed to make.
Jail Weddings, The Blank Tapes and Audacity heading to Austin, TX this week for SXSW
The Blank Tapes at Spaceland on Friday, February 23rd
Always On Tour: Audacity, Tweak Bird and The Blank Tapes announce new tours
Posted: December 3, 2009
Our favorite Fullerton, CA punks, AUDACITY, kick off their tour with some of our favorite dudes – Long Beach, CA’s CRYSTAL ANTLERS – on Monday, Dec. 7th in Columbus, OH, where they will have in tow with them an exclusive tour only cassette featuring 8 new songs recorded by Kid Kevin and limited to 250 copies!
AUDACITY supporting CRYSTAL ANTLERS
- 12/07/09 Columbus, OH – Bourbon Street
- 12/08/09 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
- 12/09/09 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
- 12/10/09 Atlanta, GA – The EARL
- 12/11/09 Ybor City, FL – Crowbar
- 12/12/09 Orlandol, FL – Back Booth
- 12/13/09 St Augustine, FL – Cafe Eleven
- 12/14/09 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
- 12/16/09 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
- 12/17/09 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
- 12/19/09 Phoenix, AZ – Trunk Space
- 12/20/09 San Diego, CA – Piano Shop House