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SMOOSH'S COLLECTOR PACKS/IMPORTS STILL AVAILABLE
The Smoosh She Like Electric Collector Packs are still available for $15. They include the CD, 3 pins and a 14-page color lyric book with words to all the songs and original illustrations by Smoosh. Click here for more info.
Also, get the Smoosh Japanese import CD, which includes a bonus track of the previously unreleased "Inner to the Outer" and an insert with lyrics in English and Japanese. A must have for collectors
JON AUER DEBUT CD AVAILABLE
After what he describes as a "rabidly indulgent marathon of recording," Jon Auer has completed his first solo full-length CD of original material called "Songs from the Year of Our Demise." Although he co-wrote and recorded both a Posies and Big Star album in the interim, "Songs…" is the record Jon says he's been "dying to make and release for the last 5 years." And it's well worth the wait. Amplifier Magazine calls it "One of the best albums of the year."
This is the most ambitious (and most accomplished) work of his career. Keyboards, cellos, organs, chimes and gizmos come and go while Jon's signature guitar work and angelic voice consistently reach new heights of emotional turmoil and longing. You can download a free MP3 of the lead track "Six Feet Under" or click to see the album E-card. Find out more about Jon on his Bio page.
Order the CD here for $9.
NEW PACKAGE CD DISCOUNTS
Get big discounts on Pattern 25 Records CD packages featuring Smoosh, Jon Auer, Head Like a Kite and others. See all the details on the Discounts Page.
HEAD LIKE A KITE HIT THE ROAD AGAIN
Head Like a Kite continue to log road miles. Get all the tour dates here and see a day-to-day tour update from Drummer Trent at The Stranger Music Blog.
Those who have seen them live know that the live show is a full sensory experience, complete with live-mixed film projections of the Super 8s used in the creation of the album. You won't want to miss it. You can read more about Head Like a Kite or order the CD now. You can also download a free MP3 of the lead single Noisy at the Circus, which features Asya of Smoosh on lead vocals.
SMOOSH UK VINYL 7" SINGLE STILL AVAILABLE
This limited edition (500 copies) vinyl 45 single ($10) is a must-have for the serious Smoosh collector. The A-side features "La Pump," while "Make it Through" serves as the B-side. For those who are asking "what is a vinyl single anyway?" Just ask your parents and they can explain.
JON AUER GOES INTERNATIONAL
After touring throughout Europe, the U.S. and Australia throughout '07, Jon will continue to log the road miles in '08. Go to Jon's MySpace page to see all the dates.
And if you still don't have Jon's stellar full-length debut, it's time. UK magazine Uncut says "It's a fine showing.... Brittle beguiling melodies reminiscent of The Zombies' enlightened melancholy.... Startling (and liberating), a brilliant inversion of pop routine." (4 of 5 stars)
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HEAD LIKE A KITE AT KEXP
An exclusive live version of Head Like a Kite's "Noisy at the Circus" with Asya of Smoosh guesting on vocals is available from KEXP as part of their Song of the Day Podcast. You can subscribe to KEXP podcasts or go to iTunes and search on individual songs, where you can choose the live version of "Noisy at the Circus."
ROBERT ROTH'S EUROPEAN PRESS
The UK's Uncut magazine gave Someone, Somewhere a 4-star review and then ran a feature on him in the next issue calling the record a "masterpiece." See more reviews here.
We still have a few of the exclusive (125 copies) ROBERT ROTH collector's packages that include the album Someone Somewhere, an autographed poster, pin, and collectible Robert Roth chocolate bar. You can fill your ears and mouth with the rich Roth flavor. Check it out
SMOOSH NOMINATED FOR SPIN MAGAZINE "BAND OF THE YEAR"
SPIN Magazine has nominated Smoosh in their 32-band tournament for 2005 Band of the Year. Winners are decided by YOUR votes, so go to Spin Online to pull the lever for your favorite tweener sister duo.
2005 was a year in which Spin showed much love for the Smoosh, featuring them in their Band of the Day Web feature and even having the girls do an exclusive live performance for the Spin staff during the band's trek to New York in Aug. See photos and a review of their SPINHouse Live performance.
HEAD LIKE A KITE DEBUT AVAILABLE
The debut release by the latest Pattern 25 signee Head Like a Kite is now available. Produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Secret Machines, Iron & Wine), at Chicago's Engine Studios, "Random Portraits of the Home Movie" melds sunny bliptropic beats with lush indie soundscapes inspired by sounds sampled from Super 8 home movies. It includes guest appearances by members of Smoosh, Kinski, The Posies, Crooked Fingers, Preston School of Industry, Sushirobo and more. Alternative Press gave the album a 5 of 5 rating describing it as "Gorgeous pop melodies with electronic bleeps."
You can download a free MP3 of the lead single Noisy at the Circus, which features Asya of Smoosh on lead vocals. Read more about Head Like a Kite or order the CD now.
SMOOSH MUSIC VIDEO, BBC REPORT AND TODAY SHOW COVERAGE
If you missed Smoosh's music video for "La Pump" on MTV2's Subterranean show, you can view it online here. The claymation video is the band's first and features Asya and Chloe in a heroic and epic battle of good vs. evil in their struggle to save the town from "anti-music" forces. You'll have to view it to see who wins in the end.
Also, see the UK's Channel 4 news report on Smoosh from Nov. '05, and the BBC's backstage interview with Smoosh before their first London show.
And if that's not enough, you can also view the Today Show report on Smoosh that aired in March, '05.
SMOOSH'S DEBUT "SHE LIKE ELECTRIC" AVAILABLE
Smoosh's debut album is here. Curious about this sister duo that British tastemaker NME calls "The hottest new band in the US underground"? Download a free MP3 of "Massive Cure" from the new album She Like Electric. Alternative Press gives it 5 out of 5. Vice gives it 10 out of 10. "Inspiring equal parts awe and awww" says Time Out NY. "Remarkable," writes the Seattle Weekly. "Truly impressive" says the Boston Globe. Hear the recent NPR feature. Get more info. on Smoosh.
SMOOSH IMPORT VINYL 7" AVAILABLE
Unpopular Records in the UK has released a limited-edition run of 500 numbered vinyl singles of "Massive Cure" with a non-album B-side called "Inner to the Outer" previously available only on the Japanese import CD. And yes, the shoes on the cover really are Smoosh shoes. You can find out more and order your copy at the Unpopular Records Web site.
DOWNLOAD SONGS AND ALBUMS FROM iTunes
Now you can add Pattern 25 bands to your digital playlists by downloading our music from iTunes. Pick individual songs or get entire albums. Just click the iTunes button next to your favorite CDs on our Purchase page. Get connected.
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Random Portraits of the Home Movie
Produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Secret Machines, Iron & Wine), at Chicago's Engine Studios, Head Like a Kite melds sunny bliptropic beats with lush indie soundscapes inspired by sounds sampled from Super 8 home movies. Includes guest appearances by members of Smoosh, Kinski, The Posies, Crooked Fingers, Preston School of Industry, Sushirobo and more. See the reviews.
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FREE MP3 "Noisy at the Circus"
(Features Asya of Smoosh on vocals.)
Songs from the Year of Our Demise
The stunningly heartfelt and deeply personal debut solo CD from the singer/ songwriter/guitarist of The Posies and Big Star. See the reviews.
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FREE MP3 "Six Feet Under"
She Like Electric
The debut record from the piano/synth-based indie pop sister duo. Featuring 14 songs that prompted British tastemaker NME to call Smoosh "The hottest new band in the US underground." beam with fearless confidence.
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FREE MP3 "Massive Cure"
For $15, you can also get the Smoosh Collector Pack, which includes the CD, 3 pins, a sticker and a 14-page color lyric book with words to all the songs and original illustrations by Smoosh. This package only available through this Web site.
See the TOUR schedule for all the Pattern 25 bands. Click here.