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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Super XX Man Volume III EP digitally reissued and expanded

Super XX Man

Scott Garred, aka Super XX (pronounced "double-X") Man, began self-releasing his home recordings in the mid-'90s, while still fronting the popular indie-pop trio Silver Scooter. At the time, Super XX Man's four-tracked cassettes were simply a side project, but when Scott moved to Portland in 2002, he continued his solo recordings, eventually recruiting a full band and moving Super XX Man onto the stage and into the studio. Super XX Man has since been featured twice on NPR's All Songs Considered and has just released a new studio album, Volume XII: There'll Be Diamonds, on Portland's Tender Loving Empire label.

When Peek-A-Boo Records originally released Super XX Man's Volume III EP in 1997, it was limited to six tracks due to the inherent limitations of the 7" format. However, Scott had recorded more than twice that number of tracks with the idea that, like the two preceding self-released cassettes, Volume III would hold 12 songs. With this digital re-issue, Volume III has finally been expanded and restored to include the missing tracks, among which you'll find a moving cover of East River Pipe's "Crawl Away."

The expanded reissue of Volume III is now available for download via iTunes and eMusic, and vinyl fans who purchase the original 7" version of the EP will receive a download code for the full digital release.

» Order the Super XX Man Volume III 7" EP
» Download from iTunes
» Download from eMusic

Friday, March 06, 2009

Peek-A-Boo Records SXSW 2009 Events

Here's a summary of appearances by Peek-A-Boo Records artists during SXSW 2009. More details can be found on the tour dates page.

The Octopus Project "An Evening With Rthrtha"
music video screening
Friday, March 13, 7:30 pm @ Alamo Lamar, Screen 3
Wednesday, March 18, 2:15 pm @ Alamo Ritz, Screen 2
Saturday, March 21st, 5:30 pm @ Alamo Ritz, Screen 2

MakeMusic TalkMusic SXSW Party
Friday, March 13, 10 pm @ The Beauty Bar
Peel, MVSCLZ, Nieliyo

All Tomorrow's Parties SXSW Party
Tuesday, March 17 @ Emo's
The Octopus Project, The Drones, Sleepy Sun, Micah P. Hinson

Autobus Records SXSW Party
Saturday, March 21 @ Okay Mountain Gallery
1:00 pm - Peel
1:45 pm - The Wooden Birds
2:30 pm - The Shivers
3:15 pm - Canopy
4:00 pm - The Weird Weeds
4:45 pm - Callers
5:30 pm - Brazos
6:15 pm - Mellow Owl
7:00 pm - Mark D. Ashworth

Slip Productions SXSW Party
Saturday, March 21 @ The Radio Room (main stage)
5:15 pm - Cursive
4:35 pm - Frodus
3:40 pm - The Van Pelt
2:45 pm - Silver Scooter
1:50 pm - Pinebender
1:15 pm - The Life and Times
12:35 pm - Young Widows
12:00 pm - The Poison Arrows
11:30 am - Head of Skulls!

Official SXSW Showcase
Saturday, March 21 @ Smokin Music'
7:30 pm - Peel
8:30 pm - Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
9:30 pm - The Love Me Nots
10:30 pm - Ian Moore
11:30 pm - Greg Camp

The Agency Group Official SXSW Showcase
Saturday, March 21 @ Emo's (main stage)
9:00 pm - The Octopus Project
10:00 pm - Yelle
11:00 pm - Trail of Dead
12:00 am - Grupo Fantasma
1:00 am - Daniel Johnston

Thursday, March 05, 2009

New Diagonals video (featuring Black Lipstick's Steve Garcia)

In case you hadn't heard, Black Lipstick booming bass man and wicked guitar wizard Steve Garcia formed a new band called Diagonals. Diagonals have a new LP called Valley of the Cyclops, which just came out on Austin's Monofonus Press Records. Pick it up ASAP and prepare to have your mind melted.

In the meantime, check out the band's new video for "Clones," in which Garcia ponders some of the same theoretical issues explored by Michael Keaton in the groundbreaking 1996 sci-fi thriller Multiplicity.

"Clones" was directed by Nick Smith, who previously directed the video for The Octopus Project's "Music is Happiness."

» Diagonals website
» Diagonals on MySpace
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