Wednesday, 4 November 2009

November Newsletter

Good Evening,

No let up before the Christmas rush at the STA Office, the roster is in full swing - so onto this month's news>>

1. [LIVE] And So I Watch You From Afar, Calories & 4 Or 5 Magicians on tour
2. [ONLINE] Free Calories Download, LaFaro Podcast and Cahir FWW Vs Pumpkin
3. [BUY] Debut Albums from 4 Or 5 Magicians & The Moi Non Plus, Limited Edition Calories EP & ASIWYFA/Talons Split Single On Big Scary Monsters

This month's photograph - 4 or 5 Magicians On Tour!
1. [LIVE] And So I Watch You From Afar, Calories & 4 Or 5 Magicians on tour

From Warsaw to Dundalk - STA bands take to the road in November bringing some Autumnal noise to your town. ASIWYFA return to Europe before supporting Oceansize in the UK ----- 4 Or 5 Magicians tour their 8/10 Rock Sound rated debut album with The Muscle Club ----- Calories show-off their new denim with Youves ----- LaFaro and Ice, Sea, Dead People patrol their respective local turfs.

05 Calories – Nottingham, The Bodega
05 4 Or 5 Magicians – Cardiff, Buffalo Bar
06 4 Or 5 Magicians - Bath, Moles
06 Calories - Brighton, The Freebutt
07 Calories – Southampton, Lennons
07 Ice, Sea, Dead People – London, Catch
07 4 Or 5 Magicians – Coventry, Taylor John's House
07 LaFaro – Draperstown, Cellar Bar
08 Calories – Reading, Oakford Social Club
08 4 Or 5 Magicians – London, The Flowerpot
09 Calories – Birmingham, The Flapper
09 4 Or 5 Magicians – Portsmouth, The Cellars
09 And So I Watch You From Afar – Germany, Duisberg Steinbruch
10 Calories – London, Barfly
10 4 Or 5 Magicians – Brighton, The Hobgoblin
11 4 Or 5 Magicians – Southampton, Hamptons
11 And So I Watch You From Afar – Austria, Graz Forum Stadtpark
12 4 Or 5 Magicians – Bristol, Heartbreaker @ Start The Bus
12 And So I Watch You From Afar – Austria, Vienna Chelsea
13 4 Or 5 Magicians – Newport, Le Pub
13 And So I Watch You From Afar – Austria, Innsbruck PMK
14 4 Or 5 Magicians - Oxford Vacuous Pop @ The Cellar
15 4 Or 5 Magicians – Reading, Oakford Social Club
16 And So I Watch You From Afar – Hungary, Budapest Durer-Kert
18 And So I Watch You From Afar – Poland, Poznan Pod Minoga
19 4 Or 5 Magicians – London, The Fly
19 And So I Watch You From Afar – Poland, Warsaw, Jadlodajnia Filozoficzna (Philosophical Cafeteria)
20 4 Or 5 Magicians – Lewisham, Fox & Firkin
20 And So I Watch You From Afar – Poland, Krakow, Lodz Kaliska
20 LaFaro – Belfast, Stiff Kitten
21 Let Our Enemies Beware – Peckham, Ivy House
25 4 Or 5 Magicians – London, The Fly
27 Ice, Sea, Dead People – London, Club.The.Mammoth @ The Hobby Horse
29 And So I Watch You From Afar – Dundee, Fat Sams
30 And So I Watch You From Afar – Aberdeen, Tunnels
01 And So I Watch You From Afar – Glasgow, King Tut's
02 And So I Watch You From Afar – Liverpool, The Masque
03 4 Or 5 Magicians – Leicester, Firebug
03 And So I Watch You From Afar – London, Heaven
05 4 Or 5 Magicians - London, Club COG @ The Lexington
05 And So I Watch You From Afar - Brussels, Beurskafee
06 LaFaro – Louth, Spirit Store


2. [ONLINE] Recent new filings for the tubes of the internet include a free download of a brand new Calories EP track, our chums at Tough Love Records largely wasting the opportunity to plug their records when they took over the STA blogcast plus news and horrifying photos from the recording of the new Fighting With Wire album

Download opening track from new Calories EP
4 Or 5 Magicians & Let Our Enemies Beware swamp Rock Sound
ASIWYFA nominated for Best Live Video


3. [ORDER] An abundance of additions to the catalogue this month – deep breath…
The Moi Non Plus - self titled debut album with free Remixed Book & CD set
£8 - out now
sparse, angular and aggressive Liars-esque post-punk; ferocious, syncopated dance-beats and ripped-speaker guitar lines that squeal like particularly melodic stuck-pigs Rockfeedback

4 Or 5 Magicians - Empty, Derivative Pop Songs debut album with free Live In Bristol bonus disc (only 4 bonus discs left at time of writing)
£8 - out now
The band's guiding light, Dan Ormsby, has clearly learnt from the best and his ability to alchemise chrushing lyrical wit and infectious melody with the musical equivalent of rusty nails scraping on an old tin roof expertly conjures up various points the spirit of everyone from Pavement to Pixies Rock Sound

£5 out now
A very limited (150 copies only) split release with our compadres at Big Scary Monsters - 4 fresh new Calories recordings in unique hand-made denim packaging with the tracklisting etc on a special pin badge. Genius! These songs will not be on the new Calories album so don't miss out!

And So I Watch You From Afar / Talons Limited split 3" CD single
£3 out Nov 22nd, pre-order now!

Another winner from the melding of STA and BSM minds; one new ASI track from new instrumental rock titans Talons 3" to just 100 copies. Ever. You've been warned.

Next month: Alan MX's debut album and new ASIWYFA EP available 2 months early...but only at their Belfast Christmas show



And So I Watch You From Afar are making phenomenal plans for their Belfast Christmas show ----- The Moi Non Plus recover from hard gigging & partying at CMJ New York ----- Alan MX starts work on Album #2 first song to drop into the inbox is called 'Meat Bag' ----- Ice, Sea Dead People complete AMAZING artwork for next spring’s debut album ----- 4 Or 5 Magicians hyperventilate at the prospect of next year's Pavement-curated ATP ----- LaFaro gear up for their first headlining tour of the UK in February 2010 ---- STA V3.0 to launch mid November including new store!

Thanks for reading,
Andrew, Ash, Daniel, Brian, Ben & Charlene

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