We signed a band and they rule!

Long Knives Promo Picture

So excited to welcome Long Knives to the family! Long Knives are a four-piece band, hailing from Oakland, CA. They write catchy indie/emo/pop, with strong female and male call and response vocals and driving music that doesn’t let up. Think bands like Hot Rod Circuit, Rainer Maria, and The Get Up Kids

You can hear a song from their debut EP “This is Your Life” at AbsolutePunk.net right now:

Then you can pre-order the 7″, along with a super cool shirt, at our webstore: http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/

Expect their full length later this year, as well as a bunch of cool things to come.

Dowsing and Free Throw tour dates!

Dowsing Free Throw Spring 2012 Tour

Dowsing and Free Throw are hitting the road together STARTING THIS WEEK. Then both bands are breaking off and playing shows by themselves. Check out the routing here:

Dowsing and Free Throw dates:

3/05 – Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe
3/06 – Madison, WI – The Wisco (aka Willy St. Pub and Grill)
3/07 – Minneapolis, MN – The Como Cabana
3/08 – Fargo, ND – New Direction
3/09 – Winnepeg, MB – Windsor Hotel
3/10 – Sioux Falls, SD – Total Drag
3/11 – Omaha, NE – Reverb
3/12 – Kansas City, MO – The Scene
3/13 – Ames, IA – The Pentagon – All Ages
3/14 – Normal, IL – Friendzone House
3/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome

Dowsing only:

4/10 – Detroit, MI – TBA
4/11 – Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha
4/12 – Montreal, QC – La Divan Orange
4/13 – Cohoes, NY – Icehouse Collective
4/14 – New Paltz, NY – Student Union New Paltz
4/15 – New York, NY – Coco 66
4/16 – Philadelphia, PA – TBA
4/27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto Project

Free Throw only:
3/16 – Chicago, IL – Underground Lounge – 21+
3/17 – Akron, OH – Kling Thing
3/18 – Fort Wayne, IN – Tiger Room
3/19 – Columbus, OH – Spacebar
3/20 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
3/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto Project
3/22 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
3/23 – Boston, MA – Cuisine En Locale
3/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Creep Records
3/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium
3/26 – Syracuse, NY – Spark Art Spaace
3/27 – Lynchburg, VA – Speaktree Records
3/28 – Baltimore, MD – Charm City Art Space *
3/29 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
3/30 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Fat Cat Cafe*
3/31 – Savannah, GA – Graveface HQ*
4/01 – Gainesville, FL – TBA*
4/02 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub*
4/03 – Miami, FL – Anonymous Guitars*
4/04 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade*

* w/ Blis.

Dowsing facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/769060189845243
Free Throw facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/749947951779324

Football, etc. “Disappear” 7″

CYLS 087 Footbal, etc.- Disappear

Pretty soon, we will be taking preorders and debuting a new song from the upcoming football, etc. 7″ “Disappear”, but we just had to show you the cover art and track listing. WE COULDN’T WAIT ANY LONGER! How awesome is this? Did we mention this record was recorded with the legendary J. Robbins (who also recorded Jets to Brazil, The Promise Ring, and so many more good bands)?

This is one for the ages! Here is the track listing:

Side A:

Side B

“Disappear” comes out 3/17, so mark your calendars now!

ATTN: Regarding all current open orders and the empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate) “What It Takes to Move Forward” pre-orders.

ATTN: Regarding all current open orders and the empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate) “What It Takes to Move Forward” pre-orders.

The truck that smashed through our house caused us to have to deal with non-label things for a good amount of time, and we barely got what we needed to get done to leave for tour. Our house is still being worked on and things are still up in the air and need to be taken care of when we get back.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: Unfortunately, this means a delay in shipping for all current orders and all pre-orders and slow response for any e-mail inquiries. Originally, we had planned to have everything shipped out before tour, and some records even went out. But obviously, things halted as soon as the accident occurred.

We get back from tour on Monday and we are going to start sorting this all out as soon as possible. We have a lot of back-orders, so even once we get back, it is going to take a while. Please bear with us while we get everything back together.

We will get you more updates as we can and as records are going out. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Keith and Cathy

Check out Annabel perform “Always” and “Home” live at Little Elephant

Check out another new Annabel session from Little Elephant. This one is “Always”, taken from their split with Dowsing.


Check out another song “Home” from the same session here:


Pick up all things Annabel here: