NEWS: NOVEMBER 2011

WE GET ALL MID-2000'S ON YOU AND RELEASE AN ATOMBOMBPOCKETKNIFE SINGLES COMP PLUS A PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE SILENT LEAGUE LP!  BOTH ARE OUT DECEMBER 6, 2011.  

Chicago’s File 13 Records is proud to announce retrospective releases from two classic File 13 artists, Atombombpocketknife and The Silent League. Both albums are out digitally December 6, 2011. 

FT80 - Atombombpocketknife - With Compliments [Singles + Rarities]
Atombombpocketknife - With Compliments

http://abpk.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/atombombpocketknife

Formed in late 1997, Atombombpocketknife broke up in 2005 after multiple US and European tours, two albums and an EP on Southern Records, and a final third album in 2004 entitled Lack and Pattern on File 13. After a final string of performances including ATP and SXSW, the band members decided to stop playing together, but remained close friends.

ABPK reunited for one week this past summer to play a private wedding at Chicago’s The Empty Bottle. The show inspired band member and File 13 owner Justin Sinkovich to dig through his archives and compile a gratuitously long 37-track singles and rarities collections called With Compliments. The two and a half hour compilation is comprised of singles, demos, covers, remixes, and live recordings and will be available at digital music services on December 6.

The complete collection is available for free streaming starting today at http://abpk.bandcamp.com and pay what you want download ($5 minimum) starting December 6.

Several select free downloads are also available at Justin’s music site Epitonic.com: http://www.epitonic.com/#/artists/atombombpocketknife
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FT81 - The Silent League - Of Stars and Other Somebodies
The Silent League - Of Stars and Other Somebodiess

http://www.thesilentleague.com
http://www.facebook.com/TheSilentLeague

The Silent League was formed in 2004 in Brooklyn by Justin Russo (then keyboardist for Mercury Rev during the classic Deserter’s Songs/All is Dream era). File 13 released the band’s debut album The Orchestra, Sadly, Has Refused in 2004 to worldwide acclaim. The Silent League has since appeared to be an on-again/off-again relationship between a collective of musicians interested only in periodically making records, playing shows, and disappearing again. This may be true as nobody in New York ever seems quite sure whether or not the band still exists.

Their beautiful second album, Of Stars and Other Somebodies was never released in North America -- until now. Lay tracks through the past 5-6 years worth of new music (take Arcade Fire, Interpol, Beirut, St. Vincent, Stars Like Fleas, Bishop Allen…) and you’re going to run over more than a handful of people who began with or spent time creating music under the The Silent League moniker… many of them still do, you just don’t know it.

“We don’t really care about maintaining a place in the industry. There is enough noise in the world and everyone has other work to busy themselves with,” says Russo, “We try to keep it new, detached… We make music when we think we have something to say that isn’t already being said.”



NEWS: SEPTEMBER 2010

THE POISON ARROWS 'NEWFOUND RESOLUTIONS' OUT IN EUROPE SEPTEMBER 6. THE YOUNG SCAMELS 'FULL FATHOM FIVE' SINGLE OUT WORLDWIDE SEPTEMBER 7.

That pretty much sayCall ladies and gentlemen, The Poison Arrows have just completed their US tour, and are now starting to stack up dozens of great reviews and articles in Europe regarding their brand new second album.  

FT79 - The Young Scamels - Full Fathom Five - digital single
ft79
The Young Scamels are releasing a digital single at all fine MP3-like retailers including the track 'Full Fathom Five' and a track not available anywhere else. Please go check it out.

NEWS: AUGUST  2010
NEW THE POISON ARROWS OUT + TOUR + THREE FREE TRACKS FOR YOU!

Newfound Resolutions is out August 3 (September 6 in Europe)

Here is a third track from the album just for you "Interpretive Hunter"

Here is a tour, go see three leos!

Fri Jul 30 Chicago IL @ Subterranean w/ Mission of Burma

Fri Aug 6 Nashville TN @ Grimeys [5pm in store performance]
Fri Aug 6 Nashville TN @ FooBar w/ Hans Condor
Sat Aug 7 Atlanta GA @ The Earl
Sun Aug 8 Birmingham AL @ Magic City Wholesale
Mon Aug 9 Chapel Hill NC @ The Nightlight
Tue Aug 10 Charlotte NC @ The Milestone
Wed Aug 11 Richmond VA @ The Triple
Thu Aug 12 Philadelphia PA @ M Room
Fri Aug 13 Brooklyn NY @ Bruar Falls
Sat Aug 14 Cleveland OH @ Happy Dog
Fri Sep 3 Chicago IL @ The Empty Bottle 



NEWS: JULY 2010
ANNOUNCING: THE YOUNG SCAMELS - TEMPEST OUT SEPTEMBER 21

It has been quite some time since File 13 has added a new artist, so it is a great honor to introduce The Young Scamels and their album 'Tempest' out September 21.  No better addition to the family could be hoped for.

FT74 - The Young Scamels - Tempest
The Young Scamels - Tempest
[download track "Full Fathom Five (Thy Father Lies)"]

The Scamels are Christian and Greg from Rachel's and Jason from Rachel's, Shipping News, and Rodan. They were joined by many other accomplished friends to create a recorded version of a live score for Shakespeare's The Tempest that they had performed forty one times with the Actors Theatre of Louisville.

+ NEW SINGLE FROM THE POISON ARROWS  "POPULAR LOOK"  W/ ANNOUNCEMENT OF AUGUST EAST COAST TOUR

FT78 - The Poison Arrows - Popular Look 
This single features Mia Clarke on vocals and Tony Lazzara on one of the many drum kits.

The Poison Arrows are also announcing their East Coast tour in
August, in support of the full length Newfound Resolutions

Fri Jul 30 Chicago IL @ Subterranean w/ Mission of Burma
Fri Aug 6 Nashville TN @ FooBar
Sat Aug 7 Atlanta GA @ The Earl
Sun Aug 8 TBC
Mon Aug 9 TBC
Tue Aug 10 TBC

Wed Aug 11 TBC
Thu Aug 12 Philadelphia PA @ Village Green Tavern
Friday Aug 13 Brooklyn NY @
Saturday Aug 14 Cleveland OH @ Happy Dog



NEWS: JUNE 2010
THE POISON ARROWS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + RELEASE FIRST SINGLE

Hey everyone, as summer hits Chicago we are happy to announce the upcoming second album by The Poison Arrows Newfound Resolutions out August 3rd 2010 (September 6 2010 in Europe) on 2xLP vinyl with a lovely gatefold and MP3 download, CD, and digital.

FT77 - The Poison Arrows - Newfound Resolutions
the poison arrows - newfound resolutions

Previous to the release of the full-length, we have released a first digital single featuring Mr. Pall Jenkins of Three Mile Pilot and Black Heart Procession contributing vocals. Please have a listen by downloading via the link below, and
go to The Poison Arrows Myspace for updates.

FT76 - The Poison Arrows - Unveiled In Sequence
the poison arrows - unveiled in sequence
[download track]

NEWS: NOVEMBER 2009
ODIORNE SINGLE, THE POISON ARROWS TOUR EUROPE, MARTIN REV NEW LP ON BLAST FIRST PETITE.

Hi all. Sorry for the lack of communication - so unpro of us admittedly, but we are about to launch a different website any time now. 

Several happenings here. We have just released a great new Odiorne four song single digitally and will be available via mailorder on 12-inch.

FT75 - Odiorne - Mountain Moon

Please visit Odiorne and File 13 on Myspace until the new site is up, although the store here is always happy to have you purchase something.

Go to The Poison Arrows Myspace for more up to the minute info.  The PA have also just emerged from Steve Albini's with basic tracks for an album. Overdubs currently in progress.

Martin Rev to release new album Stigmata on BlastFirstPetite

We wish Martin the best with his new release, the album is great and he is still very much part of the F13 family.


NEWS:  MAY 4 2009
THE POISON ARROWS - FIRST CLASS, AND FOREVER - OUT MAY 12 2009 +

ON TOUR + RHAPSODY PREMIERE!!

life is currently filled with press requests, tour plans, and other schemes here at f13 hq. Rhapsody is premiering the new PA album a week prior to release, starting 5.5.9. you can listen to the ENTIRE album HERE

read glowing track reviews at prefix magazine and rcrdlbl.com

tour dates are currently as follows - come out and say hello:

may 12 chicago il @ the beat kitchen (record release extrav) w/ bloodiest
may 15 louisville ky @ skull alley w/ shedding
may 16 atlanta ga @ club 529 w/ all the saints
may 17 charlotte nc @ the milestone club w/ anal blast + zeus
may 19 washington dc @ the black cat w/ edie sedgewick
may 20 richmond va @ tba
may 21 nyc @ the cake shop w/ knot feeder
may 22 philadelphia pa @ the khyber w/ knot feeder
may 23 pittsburgh pa @ the smiling moose w/ enon + knot feeder
may 24 columbus oh @ cafe bourbon st
may 30 chicago il @ reckless records wicker park - free in store 5pm
june 28 chicago il @ schuba's w/ bottomless pit - free show



NEWS: MARCH 9 2009
THE POISON ARROWS - FIRST CLASS, AND FOREVER - OUT MAY 12 2009 + SXSW

FT72 - First Class, and Forever


1. Future Wine
2. Total Beverage MP3
3. Fire Up the Happiness Center
4. Twenty Percent Brighter
5. Casual Wave (album version)
6. An Unexploded Dream 
7. The Path of Least Resistance
8. Peruvian Mountain Fight
9. To Meet Eyes
10. Ideal Omens

It is about time. After two CDEP's on File Thirteen, Chicago's The Poison Arrows finally unveil their debut album on May 12, 2009. The album will be available on CD, LP that includes MP3 download, and digitally. To celebrate the occasion, the band will be heading to SXSW next week.

Tuesday March 10 Chicago IL @ Sonotheque (FREE - Justin DJ set only)
Thursday March 19 Little Rock AR @ Whitewater Tavern
Friday March 20 Austin TX @ Barcelona (SXSW - 8PM set time)
Saturday March 21 Austin TX @ The Radio Room (w/ Cursive, Milemarker, Young Widows, noon set time)

Saturday March 21 Austin TX @ The Jackalope (5pm set time)
Tour dates, special pre-order details and more will be announced soon


NEWS: MARCH 2 2009
KNOT FEEDER - LIGHT FLARES - OUT MARCH 10, 2009

FT73 - Light Flares



1. Object Obtained
2. White Wash
3. Desolation Connection
4. You Are My First Choice (To Throw Out The Window) MP3
5. The Long Lens
6. Tuck, Dive
7. Great Erasure
8. To The Ice
9. Mastering The Mountain
10. Caress The Industry
11. Light Flares
12. Eliminate Your Dualism
13. 26 Miles/385 Yards


We are elated to announce the release of Light Flares, the debut by Pittsburgh's Knot Feeder (ex Don Caballero).  This album was recorded by J Robbins and is quite a treat. Released digitally on File 13 and on CD by the band, we are selling copies of the CD in our webstore of course too. ENJOY!


NEWS: JANUARY  2009
MIA CLARKE & ANDY MOOR - GUITARGUMENT - OUT FEBRUARY 17, 2009

FT71 -  Guitargument

1. Guitargument Part 1  (MP3 excerpt)
2. Guitargument Part 2  

F13 is pleased to welcome our friends Mia Clarke (Electrelane/Follows) and Andy Moor (The Ex) to the family with the digital release of their collaborative work Guitargument. Available at digital retailers February 17, in the meantime enjoy an MP3 clip and visit their Myspace page for more info.

RED EYED LEGENDS "MONSTERS" VIDEO NOW ONLINE
Chicago's own have followed up their new debut album Wake Up, Legend with a great new video. Check it out here!



NEWS: SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
RED EYED LEGENDS - DEBUT LP - WAKE UP, LEGEND - OUT OCTOBER 28

FT70 - Wake Up, Legend


1. Monsters (MP3)
2. Flash Bulbz
3. Je M'appelle Macho
4. Pretendica
5. Felt Like Being a Dick
6. Don't Make It Go Too Fast
7. Bloody Birds
8. Libido Incognito
9. Ghetto Hulk
10. Expectations vs. Reality


NEWS: AUGUST 27 2008
MARTIN REV (of Suicide) ALBUM - LES NYMPHES  - OUT SEPTEMBER 30 

FT68 - Les Nymphes
ft68

1. Sophie Eagle
2. Narcisse (MP3)
3. Triton
4. Venise
5. Valley of the Butterfly
6. Les Nymphes et la Mer
7. Dragonfly
8. Phaetone
9. Nyx
10. Daphne
11. Cupid

The Poison Arrows head to the East Coast and South this week! 
See tour page for more info

NEWS: JUNE 04 2008
THE POISON ARROWS - CASUAL WAVE EP - OUT AUGUST 19 2008

Chicago's The Poison Arrows return with their third EP, and the second EP as a full band comprised of bassist Patrick Morris, Adam Reach, and Justin Sinkovich on August 19, 2008. East Coast and Midwest tour dates in the works. Check out an MP3 for the title track "Casual Wave."

FT69 - Casual Wave - EP

1. Casual Wave (MP3)
2. Queens Wrong
3. The Lure of Lore
4. Frozen Human Satellite


NEWS: APRIL 27 2008
UPCOMING MARTIN REV AND THE POISON ARROWS RELEASES

Martin Rev

a few mornings ago we discovered a bubble mailer laid upon our doorstep by legendary suicide instrumentalist martin rev. inside said bubble mailer was the long-awaited follow up to his last release to live.  this newest opus is quite honestly too unique to describe. so while we wait for martin himself to shed some light on the creative process and inspiration we can promise you that it is some of his most compelling work to date.  release date and more  tba.  

The Poison Arrows

the band the poison arrows has been out playing shows like never before while finishing up a myriad of recordings. after a long stalemate of negotiations, f13 has has proudly come to an agreement to release a cdep - the follow up to last year's four song cdep straight into the drift. release date and other info soon to come.