We would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our party during SXSW we hosted with The Wild Honey Pie on Friday 3/15. It was… AMAZING! We’d like to send a big internet hug to all of the bands who all played incredible sets, The Eastern Sea, Doe Paoro, You Won’t, Conveyor, Pearl and the Beard, The Last Bison, High Highs, Widowspeak, Mikhael Paskalev, ON AN ON, Little Tybee, Pree, Eli Mardock and Frances Cone… we love all of you!
You’ve been asking us if we’ll be down in Austin, Texas for SXSW this year. Well, the answer is “hell yes we’ll be in Austin!” It seems as if the slow build up to the year’s most important/fun music conference/festival has, in two days, become a tidal wave of excitement and nerves.
Having worked on putting together this party for the last months, we are extremely proud to share the lineup and invite you to this year’s The Beehive during SXSW, a party made possible by KOHLER and their new bluetooth-speaker equipped showerhead, the Moxie. RSVP below and see you in Austin!
Event: The Wild Honey Pie and Paper Garden Records Present The Beehive Date: Friday, March 15, 2013 Hour: 12PM-10PM Place: Uncorked – 900 E 7th St (Austin, TX) Price: FREE (NO BADGE REQUIRED)
12:00 — The Eastern Sea
12:45 — Doe Paoro
1:30 — You Won’t
2:05 — Conveyor
2:50 — Pearl and the Beard
3:35 — The Last Bison
4:20 — High Highs
5:05 — Eli Mardock
5:50 — Mikhael Paskalev
6:35 — ON AN ON
7:30 — Little Tybee
8:15 — Pree
9:00 — Eli Mardock
9:45 – Frances Cone
As a long time supporter of the band, The Wild Honey Pie premiered FIERCE CREATURES‘ newest single “Catacomb Party” last night. Described as a “party at the graveyard,” the breathy lead vocals supported by harmonized howls are fitting for a catacomb. While the song has a driving and upbeat tempo with colorful hits of guitar and percussion, the video captures some more of the darker and more psychedelic elements on the band’s sound, featuring the band performing at an underground catacomb party alongside the band’s mascot (the literal fierce creature), and a slew of vintage-wearing, face-painted ballroom dancers. This brilliant music video, directed by Jeffrey Prosser, also reminds us of a day of the dead/prom version of of Beirut’s ‘Elephant Gun’.
While Fresno, CA was formed just after the California Gold Rush 150+ years ago, Paper Garden Pioneers have scoured the lands and made a rare and beautiful discovery in the lustrous and enchanting FIERCE CREATURES.
We are very proud to announce the release of Fierce Creature’s new full-length debut album, Catacomb Party, on September 11th. The bands previous EP, I Mostri Feroci, ranked #1 on CMJ’s Unsigned charts, garnered positive attention from the blogosphere (ie. My Old Kentucky Blog, The Wild Honey Pie, yvynyl, Sonicbids/CMJ Spotlight, Glide Magazine, Deli Radio), as well as landing the band a publishing deal with Windish Licensing.
Fierce Creatures first caught our ear with their “Satan Is A Vampire” single, which found itself in regular rotation in our office and into our hearts. An invitation to play our SXSW Showcase earlier this year gave us the chance to see just how energetic and completely engaging Fierce Creatures are when they take the stage. Fierce Creatures have drawn comparisons to Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, The Shins, and Of Montreal, which stands true to their high energy, unique arrangements and charismatic presence. This is a band who can create a wonderfully cohesive and imaginative album and seamlessly translate it to a live setting.
7/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ Conveyor
7/21 – Fresno, CA @ Fresno Brewing Company (RECORD RELEASE SHOW!)
7/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake w/ Conveyor
8/4 – Eugene, OR @ Whiteaker Block Party
8/23 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
8/24 – Sacramento,CA @ Harlow’s
About Fierce Creatures
Fierce Creatures emerged from the scorching Fresno, CA summer of 2009. Abandoning past musical undertakings that never seemed to fit quite right, the band came together to build a fresh identity, free of limitations, focused on the joy of undiluted music. They drew inspiration from the melodic heritage of classic rock and pop, as well as the grandeur and spirit of its inventive successors. By reinterpreting musical conventions and pursuing a song wherever it leads, Fierce Creatures has created something new and altogether enchanting.
Guitar and keys drive the songs, but don’t restrict them. Mandolin, harmonica, and bells accentuate the sound, with chanting choruses and a miscellany of percussion. The product is a cultivated art-pop that fluctuates from delicate anthems to soaring ballads. Fierce Creatures’ self-produced, self-released debut EP, I Mostri Feroci, arrived in July 2010. They will be releasing their first full-length album, Catacomb Party, on August 7th, 2012 via Paper Garden Records.
Fierce Creatures is Mike Adame, Mathr Collom, Tomas Galvan, Joel Melton, Jon Rulloda, Nathaniel Stiers, and Amanda Valdez.
As we mentioned before, we’re teaming up with our friends The Wild Honey Pie at SXSW 2012 for ‘The Beehive’ party at Uncorked Wine Bar (from 3PM to 11PM) on 3/16 to present to you a variety of current buzz worthy bands. Best of all, this event is FREE! Also, this event is sponsored by Vitamin Water, Thinglink,Threads 4 Thought, and Moniker Guitars.
SXSW 2011 was phenomenal for Paper Garden & The Lovely Hearts Club. This year, we are going even bigger and better – setting up a Paper Garden fort for 4 full days. Showcasing 30+ bands over the first 3 days (3/14, 3/15, 3/16) and a featuring unique solar-panel sound installation called Sun Boxes & more surprises TBA on our recovery/hangover day (3/18), we have established a solid week of events featuring extraordinary talent from across the world. On top of the diverse and exciting group of bands that Paper Garden is bringing in directly, we are also partnering with three of our favorite music blogs for each day (Pigeons & Planes, My Old Kentucky Blog, The Wild Honey Pie) to co-curate some of today’s most buzz-worthy acts across all genres.
In addition to the musical talent, we have partnered up with some amazing sponsors this year. Moniker Guitars will be present again this year, giving away some custom guitar-related goodies, Thinglink will be demonstrating the launch of their new Facebook Tabs (check out an example HERE), Threads For Thought will be doing a raffle/giveaway of their sustainable and environmentally friendly clothing, Ralph & Charlies is hooking us up with some delicious AND healthy juices and to hydrate everyone even further in the heat of Austin, Vitamin Water will be supplying product throughout the week.
All events are FREE and open to the public – just RSVP below:
Stay tuned for finalized details on set times, drink specials, giveaways, and more!
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Austin, TX @ Uncorked – 900 East 7th Street
Uncorked is a beautiful outdoor space overlooking Downtown Austin, drink specials, gourmet food and an air conditioned bar.
**Event posters & full schedule coming soon…below bands and set times are subject to change**