April 04, 2006

New CDS, 45s available for download, spring recording news, & Max turns 5!

March 21st saw the release of MR016, Big Silver’s 11 song album, Afterlife. An album that nearly didn’t happen, Afterlife is now sure to find fast friends with anyone looking for great pop songs. As per usual, shop for it at your favorite record store or directly via the Max online store.

Kevin Kerby’s solo debut, The Secret Lives Of All Night Radios, continues to garner praise. You can find a nice review here from SCTAS’s Ridge Bardo. Also, a heartfelt German review here (mega-songs!), or there’s this great Q&A up on the ever popular online rag, Localist.

Also, The Trusty CD, Sugar Smack , is moving closer & closer to a solid release date. As of now, it should land somewhere in June or July. This 9 song album will mark the band’s first new songs since their days with the Dischord label, but will also include seven songs previously unreleased from the pre-D.C. years.

The entire 45 singles catalog from Max is now available for download from iTunes. We’ve compiled for your convenience and given them a classy new title, The Complete 45 Singles Collection. Of course, you can also find them by searching by the artist / band name as well.

Spring seems to be bringing in the new songs. Both the Big Cats and Sugar & The Raw will be in the studio during April. The Big Cats will continue work on a new album, and will also be playing out with Smoke Up Johnny & The Good Fear on April 14th at Vinos. Sugar & The Raw will take breaks from recording to play shows at Sticky Fingerz April 14th, UALR on April 21st and again at Midtown on April 29th.

Lastly, and this one nearly snuck up on us, Max Recordings will be celebrating it’s 5th birthday next month. A twentieth of a century on, with sixteen releases to show, and Max rolls right along. To mark the occasion we’ll be throwing a party at Sticky Fingerz on Friday, May 5th. Check the poster below for all the details (click to enlarge). Hope to see all of you there!


The American Princes release their 3rd album, titled Less & Less , today – which marks their debut for the Chapel Hill based Yep Roc label. We’re counting on two things: 1) That you’re going to go buy this seriously amazing new album today & 2) That you’ll be the envy of your friends when they start hearing more about the Princes in the coming months and you're already in the know.

Also, the boys will be leaving for another tour later this week. See the dates below and go check them out if you have the chance.

April 8 / Lansing,MI @ Mac's Bar
April 9 / Pittsburgh,PA @ Garfield Artworks
April 11 / Hoboken,NJ @ Maxwell's
April 12 / Cambridge,MA @ TT The Bears
April 13 / Brooklyn,NY @ Northsix
April 14 / New York,NY @ SoundFix (in-store)
April 15 / Charlotte,NC @ The Milestone
April 16 / Chapel Hill,NC @ Local 506
April 17 / Atlanta,GA @ Lenny's
April 19 / Jacksonville,FL @ Jack Rabbits
April 20 / Gainesville,FL @ 1982
April 21 / New Orleans,LA @ One Eyed Jacks
April 22 / Little Rock,AR @ Downtown Music
April 23 / Oklahoma City,OK @ The Conservatory
April 24 / Topeka,KS @ Boobie Trap Bar
April 25 / Farmington,MO @ O'Aces Center Stage
April 27 / Des Moines,IA @ Vaudeville Mews
April 28 / Minneapolis,MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
April 29 / Chicago,IL @ Beat Kitchen
May 5 / Little Rock,AR @ Sticky Fingerz

For a complete listing of upcoming shows from all other Max Recordings bands visit here.

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