Long time no see!
Hope your 2012 has started off right but, if you're stuck with the winter blues, maybe we can help. Our newest batch of 3 singles is ready to ship and these are monsters if we do say so ourselves. Head on over to: www.troubleinmindrecs.com & ORDER NOW!!!
TIM033 - The Resonars - Long Long Thoughts 4-Song EP
Is it possible that the energy and genius created by the entire membership of The Hollies, The Move and The Who could be embodied in one guy living in Arizona? You just might start to believe it after giving this 7-inch a spin. Matt Rendon is the one man hit machine behind the Resonars, writing & recording every instrument & singing every note all by his lonesome. This 4-song EP represents his first collection of new material in almost three years, after releases on Get Hip, Star Time & Burger Records, focusing his paisley-tinted vision with one ear in the past & his eyes on the future. These tracks hit the sweet-spot between the bittersweet harmonies you love about “Evolution” era Allan Clarke and Graham Nash with the triumphant guitar and off-the-chain drum fills of a “Who Sell Out”-era Pete Townshend and Keith Moon. You’ll be hooked from the first La’s of “Long Long Thoughts” till the last faded notes of “Stumbling On Stones.” HOO BOY, you’re going to need a new needle after you get through with this one - sorry ‘bout that. The first edition of 500 copies is housed in the Trouble In Mind factory sleeve, comes pressed on randomly mixed vinyl & includes a download code!
TIM034 The Paperhead - Pictures of her Demise b/w She Is Above Me
Not quite all grown up yet, Nashville wunderkinds The Paperhead return with a single that shows that these boys are maturing musically by the hour. Not only have Ryan, Peter and Walker absolutely mastered their 8-track recording skills, with the A-Side, “Pictures Of Her Demise” they’ve honed in on a thrilling synthesis of their influences. From Pink Floyd to The (Dutch) Outsiders, or Q65 and The Golden Dawn, they’ve added a dash more dandy flair a’la Rainbow Ffolly or Jason Crest. “She Is Above Me” taps into some prime “moustache-era” Beatles, resting comfortably in a Strawberry Field while a lysergic carousel whirls around & drops tab after tab of ‘Blue Sunshine’ on your tongue. All hyperbole aside, the arrangements are more intricate and these lads are continuing to be at the head of the class when it comes to the idea that psychedelic music isn’t always about indulgence - there is a simplicity and beauty in the careful construction of a song. The first edition of 500 copies is pressed on randomly mixed vinyl, includes a download code, & comes housed in a glossy, U.K.-style picture sleeve!
TIM036 - Wrong Words - I Will Change Your Mind b/w How To Keep A Straight Face
One of our absolute favorite bands is back with a killer new single! This two-songer is the perfect follow-up to their TIM debut LP from last March. All the elements are here that made their full-length so great; the guitar work, thumping bass and drums, great lyrics, and the same one-two, eff-you pop-punch. “I Will Change Your Mind” has singer / guitarist Josh Miller hitting some new highs not only in guitar riff-ery but hitting those vocal high notes like he is some kind of power-pop Rob Halford ~ it’s a real rollercoaster of a tune, that takes the listener on a journey through the melodic vocabulary of folks like Roy Wood, Nick Lowe & Paul Collins without losing their own personal voice. The flip, ‘How To Keep A Straight Face’ kicks open the door & stomps in with a killer riff & some down and dirty wah-wah action, before smartly swaying into a great laid back northern California-cool melodic feel not-unlike Boz Scaggs jamming with the Barracudas. A terrific teaser for what’s on the horizon from this trio! The first edition of 500 copies is housed in the Trouble In Mind factory sleeve, comes pressed on randomly mixed vinyl & includes a download code!
A couple other things:
1. You may or may not know that since CoCoComa went on indefinite hiatus we've been keeping ourselves busy with a new recording project called The Marble Vanity (which includes Andrew "No Slouch" Anderson of Hipshakes & Emma "The Ringer" Hospelhorn of Hollows). We had a single released by the excellent Chicago label Slow Fizz last month! Please contact them if you're interested in copies: www.slowfizzrecords.com. We're super proud of it! Look for our debut LP to surface this May...
2. If you are going to be in Austin for SXSW this year be sure to be at the Trouble In Mind Showcase on Saturday afternoon March 17th at Trailer Space Records - 1401 Rosewood.
Take a look at this rad lineup!
12-12:30 : Hex Dispensers
12:45-1:15: Wheels On Fire
1:30-2:00 : The Mean Jeans
2:15-2:45 : The Wrong Words
3:00-3:30 : The Resonars
3:45-4:15 : Mikal Cronin
4:45-5:15 : Apache Dropout
5:30-6:00 : Night Beats
We're also co-sponsoring an event on THURSDAY the 15th with other like-minded Chicago labels like Captcha, Permanent & Rotted Tooth at BEERLAND - both NIGHT BEATS & The WRONG WORDS will be repping TiM:
Thursday, March 15, 2012
11:30am until 6:30pm
711 1/2 Red River, Austin, TX 78701
5:05 - 5:35 Puffy Areolas
4:30 - 4:55 Supersonic Piss
3:55 - 4:20 Heavy Times
3:20 - 3:45 Wrong Words
2:45 - 3:10 Purling Hiss
2:10 - 2:35 Lorelle Meets the Obsolete
1:35 - 2:00 Night Beats
1:00 - 1:25 Cosmonauts
3. LAST but not least - on APRIL 21st, our 2012 Record Store Day 4-way covers split 7-inch will be available! What started off as a fun idea in 2010, has turned into an annual release for us at TiM headquarters - our annual Record Store Day 4-way covers split! For the uninitiated, each year, we ask four TiM artists to pick a song they love (any song) & record a cover version which we subsequently compile onto these limited releases, & this year is a DOOZY!
Orange County heartthrob Mikal Cronin starts things off with a bang with his woozy, infectious cover of "I Enjoy Being A Boy", written by bubblegum songsmith Joey Levine for the soundtrack of Sixties kiddie show The Banana Splits. Not to be outdone, Bloomington, IN’s Apache Dropout crack open a can o' bees with their sinister version of Harry Nilsson’s "Cuddly Toy". Flip this bad-boy over & you’ll be greeted by the warm embrace of The Paperhead’s take on "Stacey Grove", a Tyrannosaurus Rex deep cut from their debut album. We say "adieu" with a heady translation of The Troggs tune "Come Now" (literally translated into French as "Tu es à moi") fuzzed out to the max by Perpignan, France's The Limiñanas! Each copy comes pressed on white vinyl, is housed in a beautiful METALLIC SEAFOAM edition of the Trouble In Mind factory sleeve, & is hand-numbered & strictly limited to 1000 copies for maximum collectibility! Buy now or pay later!
This title WILL NOT be available for mailorder (no exceptions - please do not email) & will only be available via indie record retailers! If your local shop didn't order it last year, then DEMAND it this year! Interested wholesale accounts can contact our distro Carrot Top Distribution: email@example.com to reserve copies!
Bill and Lisa