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Undertow is very pleased to announce that Stagnant Pools have signed with Polyvinyl Records!

Their album, Temporary Room, will be released on August 7th on CD/LP/MP3.

You can stream or download two tracks from the album, and pre-order it on CD or ltd. edition white vinyl now at Polyvinyl’s website.

We’re sorry to hear about the passing of Levon Helm. An amazing force in music and life. I’m glad he shared his talent and kindness with us. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

The Power of Music!

April 11, 2012

Will sang the National Anthem at the Rice University baseball game on Sunday, April 1.


Rocky Votolato | Television Of Saints
Release date: April 3, 2012
Format: CD / LP / MP3

Track list:

01. Little Spring
02. Ghost Writer
03. Fool’s Gold
04. Above The Water
05. Sunlight
06. Television Of Saints
07. Start Over
08. Sparks
09. Writing Fiction
10. Crooked Arrows

Check out this Super 8 Film for the Will Johnson song “To Copeland Lines” live at Frank in Austin, TX. This film was shot by Christopher Morse, Sean Schiavolin, Rachel Stuckey and John Williams. See more video, lots of cool photos and get all the audio tracks from this show over at Transistor Six

The Bottle Rockets will be playing more shows with Marshall Crenshaw in April and May. The Bottle Rockets will play their own set and then join Marshall as his backing band. These are fun shows! Please come out and say hello.

April 19 – Dallas, TX / Sons Of Hermann Hall
April 20 – Houston, TX / Continental Club
April 21 – Austin/Driftwod, TX / Old Settler’s Music Fest
May 10 – Northhampton, MA / Iron Horse Music Hall
May 11 – TBA
May 12 – Natick, MA / The Center for the Arts

More details on the Bottle Rockets website.

In 2004, TW was in Pedro the Lion, and they recorded one of his songs for their album Achilles Heel. Here’s the original demo for that song, recorded in 2002.

One of the best parts of this job is getting to meet and work with some of the nicest, smartest, most talented people in the world. We’ve decided to start a regular series here called “Favorite People”.

Eric Ambel is one of those people I feel lucky to know. If I need to find out something about music, audio gear, bikes, politics or food… Eric is the first guy I ask.

He also happens to be a world-class producer and musician. Check him out here.

Here’s a recent nugget of wisdom from Eric… “Spotify: the music service for music fans who don’t care about the people that make their music.”