We are very thrilled to announce that the oustanding pop duo BEACH HOUSE will now be working with We Are Free's management team! It's an awesome addition to the company and we are excited and ready for the road ahead. Here are some links to get you started:
PONYTAIL have started their 2009 spring tour with TM supreme Tony Pail crack'n the whip. This will be the last tour for Ice Cream Spiritual, so get a piece while you can before the kids hide away in Bmore to write new jams. They are playing a surprise cover and the two new tracks they are working out are damn fine. Click here for tour dates.
WRF at SXSW !
PONYTAIL and INDIAN JEWELRY will both be making the venture down to SXSW this year. We know you'll be busy with finding free booze and that slop called BBQ, but if you want to see music head to these locations:
PONYTAIL: Thursday, March 19th (5:00pm) Ground Control Party @ Urban Outfitters
Thursday, March 19th (9:00pm) Gigotraon/Videothing Party @ Club 1808
Friday, March 20th (3:00pm) Todd P Party @ Ms. Bea's
Saturday, March 21st (TBA) myopenbar Day Party @ 9202 E. Cesar Chavez
Saturday, March 21st (12:00am) Viva Radio/American Apparel Showcase @ Club DeVille
INDIAN JEWELRY: Saturday, March 14th (Time TBA) Texas Psych Fest at Radio Room
Thursday, March 19th (9:30pm) Todd P Party @ Ms. Bea's
Friday, March 20th (6:00pm) Holographic Resonance/Italy Records Party @ Moose Lodge
Saturday, March 21st (9:00pm) Dull Knife/Load Party @ The Independent
YEASAYER to play Bonnaroo!
YEASAYER will join the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, and Merle Haggard at this years Bonnaroo Festival! Let your inner hippy rip down in Tennessee with us, just keep us away from devil sticks and Dr. Suess hats. The festival runs June 11 - 14th.
Remember the past, see the future . 2008,2009.
Its been several months since the news has been updated, but hopefully you have gathered information from other strands and feeds off the web, and realized that We Are Free has been extremely busy. We don't want to leave you out in the cold, so we have highlighted some recent events to the right for your perusal.
We must admit, 2008 was quite spectacular for the We Are Free team; seeing the growth of soon to be modern man's pop giants Yeasayer travel across the globe gathering fans, and the release of two amazing records by Indian Jewelry and Ponytail. Though small in size our family has proven that it is more important to stick with what you love rather than see what sticks. We don't have "gaps" in our release schedule or "need a release for September," we simply put out music that we are passionate about.
This may cause some distress because people want to know what is next? What is next for WRF and it's family members. Well, we have some small tid bits, but bits and tids is all we can share at this time.
Lets start with the elders of the label, Yeasayer. Currently they are shifting to become a manager only band for We Are Free as they have outgrown our record labels small quarters. Do not worry as we will still be intact as a unit and our sphere will not be shattered. Look for an announcement soon about the band's new home as well as what the future holds. As Yeasayer's manager, We Are Free will still post news, clips, etc., on this website and on the blog.
As a small stopgap there will be a new Yeasayer track on the upcoming Dark Was the Night compilation coming out on 4AD on February 16th. The track is called "Tightrope" which many of you may know from the Blogoteque or live shows, or other places..
The kids that make us all grin will be touring heavily in 2009 bringing their joy straight to your grill. Ponytail will start their travels on February 12th in London, which will lead them through Europe the following month. When they return they will attend SXSW and after a couple weeks off they will headline a month long US tour. Following these stints the band will be hitting up summer festivals and more tours TBA.
We are thrilled that Ice Cream Spiritual will soon be out on vinyl via We Are Free presses in March of 2009. The album will be pressed on limited green vinyl and contains a poster and a free digital download. Sorry for the delay, but carving all of those LPs can wear you down.
Riding off the most fucking bad ass album of 2008, Indian Jewelry are heading into the studio to record their second album for We Are Free. If "FREE GOLD!" is any indication, we are sure they will show no mercy on LP # 3. We wouldn't ask for anything less...how else can you shake all of those face-painting-bullshit-psych imitators?
"FREE GOLD!" is now available in the We Are Free Shop on LP! Thats right, all of our releases are getting the vinyl treatment.
Currently in the pre-production phase expect to see a new Indian Jewelry release late 2009/early 2010.
That is all for now, but expect more consistent updates here and on the blog.