Thursday, December 24, 2009

still care about you, things are just different now.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


...Has a free Christmas song My Darling YOU! released called "All I Want For Christmas"

Get it here.

Monday, December 14, 2009

new additions

I was very lucky in finding these two 7" singles...

Delta Haymax's first single on Tooth & Nail before their full length release!

Classic Map/Josh Dooley

Friday, December 11, 2009

Great holiday present idea's

especially if you are buying something for me, or anyone else like me.

so cool. i think everyone want one of these. the other day, i was just thinking about the peanuts, and someone asked me if ive seen these yet. "yes i have seen them i said" followed up with "who are you and why are you talking to me?"
" just someone who wants a friend" they replied"
i was shocked. it is christmas, but who wants to be friends with a needy know it all "no. way" i said staring them straight in the eye, they could feel me judging the choices theve made in life. i could see just how dirty there soul was.

caleb graham, over and out.

please, keep it in your hearts..

we don't want to see it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

it's getting serious....

this was me today at 3:00. the arctic flow.

more holiday cheer

Have a listen here!

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's coming, guys. It's coming.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

ghosts of christmas past

a factory records christmas compilation released in belgium 30 years ago?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

IT Was thanksgiving, and what we are thankful for...

it was thanksgiving last week, and me and emma went to visit my family in florida, so what are we all thankful for...?

last week i saw some friends in family, and ate a lot of good food for thanksgiving, so what are we all thankful for...?

while i was in florida i got to take the week off of work, and drink beers with my dad, wine with my mom, so what are we all thankful for...?

Im thankful for comic book. not just comic book though, regular books too. i got to get part of my huge collection of comic books while i was in florida. also some regular books.

long trips at airport are never fun for some one who is addicted to smoking, living in a country trying to outlaw it. eii me! so i needed a good book for the road
me and whats her face:

so what are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

don't get me started

you'll be sorry.

Monday, November 23, 2009

we're trying to make something special

why is that so hard to understand?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

if you're in the mood to laugh>

its mid morning, and the newly weds have just arrived to the orlando international airport. they make their way stumbling with all their bags to the counter so they can receive their ticket, they were going to italy, and they couldnt be more in love. the husband looks down at all the bags that they were checking, and says to his wife "you shoulda brought the piano"
she sighs, this is the beginning of all his complaining i suppose and says "i wish that you wouldnt be such a smart alec.
and he respond back to here sincerely " no i really mean that i wish you brought the piano, because i left my passport on it".

from caleb:
my brothers in town. its bee a lot of fun, and its sorta given me a new wind. ive started writing some new music, and i couldnt be happier with it. i guess seeing him lets me know what my future will be. my graham future.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

So, there's a lot goin on. As usual we have a ton of music we can't wait to share with you, the only difference is now we have more of it. because the thing is; life just keeps going. new things keep happening, and you can't just keep listening to the same old music over and over again (i mean, keep it around, but you know...), you need fresh produce! trust me, i'm weird. And Christmas is coming, I think we all know what that means... anyway, i say all this to say; read this new interview of the arctic flow:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

how should i wear my problem hair?

Sometimes (ok, a lot of times) I just get stuck on certain songs. Lately it's been Perfection as a Hipster by God Help the Girl. The first 60 seconds, particularly... the rest of the song is ok but it's mainly the first verse. Neil Hannon's voice just kills me... so unexpected. And the delightful Stuart Murdoch melody kills me too, of course.

What's been on repeat for you lately?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

One more silly cookie post.

Well, the Holiday Records cookies ended up being sugar cookies with cinnamon-vanilla icing, thanks to Andy and Jacob's suggestions. They are a little too sweet, but very good in spite (or maybe because) of that. I couldn't help myself, so I just had to add the little hearts.

Sigh. Anyway, lots of exciting things are happening around here. We've got a ton of great music to share...can't wait for you to hear it all. (The new Bonfire Kids definitely made my day!) Stay tuned and happy Friday.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"their name is very accurate since they are both young AND presumably friends."

people need to stop assuming things about our bands.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

i'm thinking about learning how to play the guitar... now that i'm a professional guitar player and all. but seriously, i really do only like "that sound" at this point and i think i'd like to be able to make it. by the way, that's me in that picture. i was balancing on that thing for a REALLY LONG TIME. sorry, didn't realize the caps lock was on. bonfire kids is comin up! and it's a good one, i've heard it (just one of many special perks of my job)

Friday, October 2, 2009

fall & music & cookies

Well, it’s finally October. Aren’t you glad? I’ve been pulling out my scarves and cardigans, so of course I’m just delighted. I’m also pulling out my fall soundtrack, which always includes the following:

And one more thing… I am baking. A ridiculous amount. I’m just obsessed, I can’t even help it. All my friends are getting cookies. So I’ve decided I want to make some Holiday Records cookies. I know, I’m a silly girl. But here is my question to you…

If Holiday Records were a cookie, what kind of cookie would it be? Chocolate? Sugar cookie? Something with mint or caramel or espresso or cinnamon? If you suggest something good--a flavor, a starting point--I will send you a batch.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

i used to have this yo-yo in high school and i want to have it again but i can't find it anywhere. i'm going to keep looking.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Me and Dinosaurs!

ok, this post is going to be the exact opposite of the last post my brother Caleb just made. i just had the best day of my life and here's why:

i was meeting my friend Aimmee uptown for what i thought was just a business lunch. turns out she was taking me to the American Museum of Natural History to see Journey To The Stars narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg!!! i know, calm down jake. it was amazing! and then... we saw dinosaurs:

crazy gems that do crazy things all by themselves in nature:

a giant Native American canoe:

and a meteorite from outer space! (the biggest in any museum in the world):


Hair Cut....

so, update. but first lets do this. i want all of you to imagine the worst thing ever, the complete worst thing ever in the whole world., thats what was happening to me. let me tell you, alright, wait, we'll back track for just a second.

ive lived in california for about 9 months now. some things. anyways, i used to live with my brother jake, and jacob is the one that has always cut my hair. forever, always even when we were kids. little children.

so its been awhile since ive had a hair cut. tonight, i could not sleep. my hair was in my face, i was all sweaty cause i have so much hair and no heat could escape from the top of my head, oh my god, am i right? of course i am. so now i want you to imagine the worst thing in the world ever, again...cause that might be what i did to my hair.

who knows, i think i'll be fine. i sorta had to take a break from it, cause its so dang hot in this house. i couldnt cut it anymore, it was all stuck to my forehead, i know, the worst! ill finish it up tomorrow.

but, dont worry, i think it actually looks sorta good. and all of you just wait till tomorrow. just wait until you run into me tomorrow. anyways
always your very favorite,

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Reasons to get excited

Reason number 1:

Reason number 2:

nuff said...

no atcually ill say a little bit more. i had no idea they were doing these, i cant wait. i guess they're trying to release all the peanuts specials by the decade they were released in. 6 per release it seems, which is sorta silly since its a two disc set, and probably 12 could fit on one disc alone. but still, very very very much excited for these, and so happy that they are finally doing this. another 6 more years, and they will be done release on the strips.
from you very favorite,

This week's release is a little something Justin and I have been working on together since last spring. We were thinking of releasing them as Acorn Boys songs at first, and then we realized that might be a little weird since I'm not a boy. Acorn...BoysandaGirl? A little too complicated.

So Church Library it is. Three songs made with acoustic guitar, girl vocals and lots of heart. Hope you like 'em!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

get em while they're hot!

Funny Story or On A Plane At Night Volume Two

so yesterday..(or maybe it was two days ago.. i'm a little confused) when we were waiting for a car to go to the airport i found a hat on the road and now i have a new had. but that's not the story, that's just how i got my new hat. so we're on this overnight flight to london and i'm sitting in a row with four lovely  black women. well, when you're on international flights you have to fill out these cards with all of your passport info, occupation and stuff like that. all the cards are passed out and i get a pen out of my bag to fill it out and just when i pressed the pen to the paper there was a brilliant explosion of black ink! it was everywhere, all over my hands, the tray table. just a mess and the more i tried to help matters the more i just smeared ink into the tray table. after much laughter from my row someone gave me a napkin, which didn't do a whole lot of good but was a nice gesture.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

keep it up!

happy six month anniversary!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

new vinyl

so 2 week until today our sink has been overflowing. we havent been able to turn it on for 2 weeks, and dirty water would come up from the drain, fill up the sink, and overflow onto the floor/into our silwerware drawer. all of our dishes were gross, the sink was gross...smelled so bad. but they finally fixed it today. i spent 3 hours cleaning it all up, every single dish, mopped the floors, washed all of our towls that were on the floor. eww.

so after all my hard gross work, and for working hard all week, i decided to treat myself. got on ebay, and saw that there was an auction for a starfyler 59 leave here a stranger vinyl. TOOOOooooOOOOO cool! ending in a couple of hours. there has only been a hundred of them printed.

so you are now looking at the typing of a child who has bought himself starflyer 59's leave here a stranger on vinyl. i won! have a good week you.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

it's time i let you know

Well, Fall has been slowly taking over here on the beautiful East Coast, and I'm beginning to feel really alive and really hopeful. Fall always does that to me.

So in celebration of the season of scarves, cardigans and bright yellow leaves, I want to share this link to a wonderful Fall-ish video by Days (get their album from our friends at Shelflife, whydontcha?).

It's perfection, I promise.


Saturday, September 5, 2009


sometimes life is hard. i'm so glad of all the blokes in my band. we all miss our brothers and girl friends and things but we've still got each other!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I found this record the other day at the thrift store. It looks like it should be the coolest record ever. It has a Service Records feel to it, and the label that put this out is called Passport Records. I guess I was thinking I found an early form of the Embassy from 1980 But it's like a bad rendition of the Talking Heads. Well, at least I have a new piece of art to hang up on my wall.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

our favorite!

maybe we're a little behind the times (this came out in 1999). but we just discovered the song 17 Berlin by My Favorite and we're all going crazy. it is very important that you listen to it right away! I actually saw this band play a concert with Travelogue years ago in cleveland, i should have realized then...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

On the subject of surfing:


My band, Horse Shoes played at the Pop Mayhem festival in Gainesville Fl last week. It was a fun show because it was the first time I've had an opportunity to see Surfer Blood live. I've been listening (like a crazy person) to their myspace page for months now. They are amazing. I'm going to see as many of their New York City shows as I can. Don't let it slip away:

Friday, August 7, 2009

I Wish I Meant More To You..

I normally hate the idea of covering songs, and I've never even considered it until now. This is just my favorite song in the world. I've never identified with a song more than this. After listening to it twenty times a day for the past few months I think I just came to the conclusion that I couldn't get it out of my system any other way. And the song had such a limited release i felt like it was a real shame that more people hadn't heard it. I don't know that we did it justice, and we certainly weren't trying to make it better or different, maybe we we were just being selfish, but I'm glad of it and I hope you enjoy, or relate to it as well.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Not mush. But alot.

So Jacob invited me to an electronic book. For now Bonfire Kids is going strong. I'm writing a bit. Sending to my partner day by day. Hopefully we will have a release soon. Very soon actually. That's all.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Latest A-ha

What do you think? The scarf did me in.

It's nice that some good things never seem to go away, I think.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Legendary Jon Sonnenberg

very soon we will be releasing some songs by Jon Sonnenberg. we're super excited and anyone who is familiar with his work with Travelogue ( should be too! Jon is always full of surprizes!

this is a little synthesizer Jon helped me build a few years back ;)

Friday, July 10, 2009

new ep

the second part of the friendship series is out now, telephone friends. part one would be america live. still feeling very creative. i think telephone friends is some of my best work, but still thinking that i can do better, and that i cant wait to see the future, and all of you can see it with us. thanks for being apart of this, we all love holidays.

i dont know if there will be a part three, i think so. friendship is my very subject.

Monday, July 6, 2009

happy birthday America!

we took a holiday this past weekend. but we'll be back next week! hope you still love us. free music comes and goes, but you'll always know that you can always not rely on us.

[edit: + the drums]

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

when your dreams are becoming real

Thursday, June 18, 2009


From Lund, Skåne län Sweden comes the gental pop perfection of Girl Alliance. You don't want to miss this one! Five songs for fans of Sarah Records, Belle and Sebastion etc...

and be sure to pick up the split 3"
The Librarians on
Cloudberry records

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wishful Thinking

The blog for a new Indie-Pop publication I'm putting together went live today!

The debut issue will feature exclusive interviews with Air France & Shelflife Records! As well as a write up on Holiday Records and more!

If anyone would like to submit anything to the publication email me! :]

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

music video: pre-production

costuming fitting
prototype 1:

for a music video for lost in the woods.
coming soon.