As a Happy New Year present to all Woodpigeon fans over here in Europe, we have put together two EPs that Woodpigeon released in Canada during 2010 into one double-EP "Fra Le Nuvole", which will be released in digital format only on the 17th JAN 2011.
The EPs came to life when Mark felt inspired by two tracks from Die Stadt Muzikanten, the first one being 'Spirehouse' and the second one 'Our Love Is As Tall As The Calgary Tower'. Each EP was released in unison with a beautiful video for lead track:
End of the Road Records will be releasing the third album by Woodpigeon (aka Mark Andrew of the Hamiltons) on 19th April, and the first few to pre-order the album from HERE will get a limited edition bonus disc with the album (as long as stock last).
Die Stadt Muzikanten move and contort like a film soundtrack. Lush, grand moments complement Mark's signature cinematic "pretty-pretty-pop" sound. Hamilton, breathes a glorious new life into 'Die Stadt Muzikanten', an album both inspired by an extended stay in Germany and of the comparative lives of his ancestors.
Woodpigeon will be coming over for some lovely shows in early May, with main support from Laura Gibson on all UK dates, and with the London show at Union Chapel on 6th May also featuring Withered Hand. Go get your tickets early, before they're gone!
THE YOUNG REPUBLIC - BALLETESQUE OUT NOW!
We are very excited to have released the second album 'Balletesque' from The Young Republic.
'Balletesque' is available from our SHOP and all good records shops.
The Young Republic will be on the tour in the UK October/ November. You can see the full listings on the 'SHOWS' page including a special show at Cargo hosted by End of the Road on 2nd November. We hope to see you there!
Woo hoo! Woodpigeon have announced a bunch of new UK and festival tour dates! You can see the full listings on the 'SHOWS' page. We would like to highlight a special End of the Road Records show "Labelled with Love" at the Borderline on 12th August, featuring Woodpigeon, Sons of Noel and Adrian and She Keeps Bees. For more information and tickets, please go to: http://www.clubfandango.co.uk/gig.php?id=1194. We hope to see you there!
Today is a very exciting day in the history of End of the Road Records, it's the release date of the second album by one of our artists - Woodpigeon!!! We are so chuffed that we've decided to include a limited edition bonus CD called Houndstooth Europa with the first 500 copies of the album.
Here's what the press has been saying:
Sunday Times: **** "it's bloody marvellous" Guardian: **** "an inspiring meditation on exile and return" Mojo: **** "seductive" Q: **** "melodic and affecting" The Times: **** "lovely" Metro: **** "this second album reveals the gold within" Uncut: "rich acoustic chambre pop with quietly barbed lyrics" The Fly "just the kind of warm Canadian broth the melancholic doctor ordered" The Independent "moments of magic" The Observer "well worth investigating"
You can get the album from our online SHOP, or from Rough Trade as well as all other record stores... even HMV, Amazon etc.
Woodpigeon are currently recording back home in Canada, after supporting Calexico on their UK/IRE shows, as well as doing their own headline shows both here and in Europe, and radio sessions including John Kennedy (Xfm) and Steve Lamacq (6 Music).
THE YOUNG REPUBLIC - two more FREE download covers 24.07.08
Following on from the first free cover, which was a cover of Bob Dylans Isis, please find ready for download covers of Televisions See No Evil and Tom Waits Tango Til Theyre Sore. And we're also very happy to welcome The Young Republic back to End of the Road Festival in September, as well as a headline show at the 100 Club on 16th September.
We are so proud to release the first UK single by Woodpigeon, from Calgary, Canada. It's available as a limited edition 7" and for download, title: "That Was Good But You Can Do Better", B-side: "Knock Knock". You can get the single from most good record shops such as Rough Trade, Piccadilly, Rounders and more. Please check out the band on their Woodpigeon myspace. Mark Hamilton (Woodpigeon) will be supporting The Young Republic at Borderline in London on 14th May, as well as doing a few more shows across the UK and Europe. Please come and join us at the shows - we can't wait!
The Young Republic - FREE download of Isis 15.04.08
After moving back to Nashville, and building their own studio, The Young Republic have been busy recording. As the guys enjoy not just playing their own tunes, but also playing great songs by people like Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Television and more, we are giving away a free download of one of these covers every month, starting with Isis by Bob Dylan. To our delight Isis also forms part of The Young Republic's live set sometimes, and you can feel the energy and raw, yet beautiful, power in this live studio recording. Isis is no longer available as it's for a limited time only, but please check out the next two covers above.
The Young Republic 12 Tales From Winter City OUT JAN 21st
12 Tales From Winter City, the debut album from The Young Republic, will get a full UK-wide release on JAN 21st on CD, Ltd. Vinyl and Download. It will be the first album release from End of the Road Records. The album is a compilation of sorts, bringing together material recorded over a period of three years while studying in Boston, Ma.
This month the band move from Boston to Nashville, TN, and will be starting work on their follow up to 12 Tales From Winter City in the next few months.
For full details about 12 Tales From Winter City head to the Artist Page.
You can also buy directly from us via the End of the Road records Shop!
Following on from their appearance our appearance in the last issue of Clash as part of the End of the Road Records Feature, we are proud to announce that The Young Republic are one of Clash Magazine’s tips for 2008.
Also, no doubt due to their almost-legendary performance (according to the Middlesborough Evening Gazette at least) at The Knights last year, NARC magazine has also made The Young Republic a tip for 2008.
Q magazine made ‘Paper Ships’ one of it’s top downloads of the month in this months issue.
Girl In A Tree available on Word Magazine ‘Now Hear This’ Compilation edition..
Anyone who has been around any of us here at End of the Road will know that we have a huge love and respect for the great Charlie Parr. Finally, after 2 years of trying to persuade him, we are proud to announce we will be releasing ‘Worried Blues’ as a 7” single later on this year- Keep your eyes on the artist pages for more news about this forthcoming release
Following their triumph at End of the Road Festival in 2007, we are pleased to announce that Calgary’s Woodpigeon will be releasing new single “That was good but you can do better” through End of the Road in 2008. With an influences list that reads:
water falling on hot rocks
snow falling on dead trees
pianos rusting in country fields
madonna 45's played at 1/2 speed
oh. and the sound samples most likely playing on your computer right now. like that.
And comparisons to the symphonic sprawl of Sufjan Stevens and the hush melodies of Elliot Smith we ar looking forward to big things from Woodpigeon
(Woodpigeon will be in the UK in May for the Great Escape festival in Brighton). Keep your eyes on the Artists page for more info soon!
September sees exciting times for End of the Road....not only have we got our new website - that you are now on!, but it also sees our first release from Oakland's Port O'Brien. 'Close the Lid' comes out on September 10th on a limited run of 1000 7" singles, and will also be available as a download.
The Band will also be playing a whole whost of shows, including End of the Road Festival, Bestival, a few shows with King Creosote, two shows with the mighty Modest Mouse, and a Single Launch Party on September 10th at The Social, London. See the SHOWS section for full dates.
We are also pleased to confirm that on their return to the US, Port O'brien will be touring in support of Bright Eyes in September and with Rogue Wave in October!
Our Second release of September will be the third single from The Young Republic - 'Modern Plays', again a 1000 limited edition 7" and Download. The Band will be over in their full 8 peice form to play a handful of shows including End of the Road festival and a headline show at The Spitz as part of a Twisted Folk night. There is also a very special show in the pipeline, so watch this space. Again, for full details see the SHOWS section.
The video for Modern Plays has just been named one of the Videos of the month by creative review magazine - You can watch the video below:
WOODPIGEON TOUR DATES 2011
16 JAN MUSA CHURCH Aberdeen, UK ^
21 JAN OLD BRIDGE INN Aviemore, UK ^
22 JAN THE STAR INN Stornoway, UK ^
23 JAN HOOTENANNY Inverness, UK ^
25 JAN STEREO Glasgow, UK ^
26 JAN CLUNY 2 Newcastle, UK ^
27 JAN WESTGARTH SC Middlesbrough, UK ^
28 JAN FISHTANK Durham, UK ^
04 FEB TOLLBOOTH Stirling, UK ^
06 FEB MILLENIUM MUSIC HALL 2 Cardiff, UK !
07 FEB OLD FIRE STATION Bournemouth, UK !
09 FEB AZKENA Bilbao, Spain !
10 FEB TEATRO LARA Madrid, Spain !
11 FEB RAZZMATAZZ 2 Barcelona, Spain !
12 FEB EPICERIE MODERNE Lyon, France !
13 FEB SALUMERIA DELLA MUSICA Milano, Italy !
14 FEB CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI Rome, Italy !
15 FEB L'USINE Geneva, Switzerland !
16 FEB SÜDPOL Lüzern, Switzerland !
17 FEB TBC - France =
18 FEB TBC - Paris, France =
19 FEB TBC - Cologne, Germany =
20 FEB LIDO Berlin, Germany !
22 FEB DE KREUN Kortrijk, Belgium !
23 FEB TRIX Antwerp, Belgium !
24 FEB DOORNROOSJE Nijmegen, Netherlands !
25 FEB MELKWEG Amsterdam, Netherlands !
26 FEB VOXHALL Aarhus, Denmark !
27 FEB TBC - Copenhagen, Denmark
01 MAR TBC - Oslo, Norway
02 MAR TBC - Göteborg, Sweden
03 MAR TBC - Stockholm, Sweden
04 MAR TBC - Malmö, Sweden
05 MAR TBC - Poland
06 MAR TBC - Poland
07 MAR TBC - Prague, Czech Republic
08 MAR TBC - Salzburg, Austria
09 MAR DIAGONAL Forli, Italy =
10 MAR LE MURA Rome, Italy =
11 MAR CARACOL Pisa, Italy =
12 MAR COVO Bologna, Italy =
^ with Withered Hand
! with Junip
= Solo Headline Dates