Archive for July, 2009

News :: New Signing: Middle Distance Runner!

July 30th, 2009 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

MDR press photo

Engine Room’s love affair with DC I guess wasn’t over after we signed U.S. Royalty, as now we’re very proud to welcome DC’s Middle Distance Runner to the family.   We’ve been following this 5-piece for quite sometime and after hearing their follow up to 2006’s “Plane in Flames” we knew this was something special and had to get involved.  The album is titled “The Sun & Earth” and will be released on October 20th…but you don’t have to wait until then to hear the songs, we’ll be streaming the album right from this site very soon.  And you can also hear them live as the guys are heading off on their first National tour on August 4th, stops include dates in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Denver and LA’s famed Viper Room (complete list below)

Middle Distance Runner Tour Dates

Aug 04 Jammin Java, 9pm – Vienna, VA
Aug 06 PPL Plaza, 6pm – Allentown, PA
Aug 06 The Pub on Main, 10:50pm – Macungie, PA
Aug 08 Mojo’s, 10pm – Jamestown, NY
Aug 09  The Space, 8pm – Hamden, CT
Aug 11  Union Hall w/ Other Lives, 10pm – Brooklyn, NY
Aug 12  The Blockley Pourhouse, 9pm – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 13  Modernformations, 9pm – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 14  Oldfield’s on High, 9pm – Columbus, OH
Aug 15  Cedar’s Lounge, 9pm – Youngstown, OH
Aug 16  Musica, 9pm – Akron, OH
Aug 18  Vaudeville Mews, 8pm – Des Moines, IA
Aug 19  Reggie’s Rock Club, 8pm – Chicago, IL
Aug 20  The Canopy Club, 8pm – Urbana, IL
Aug 21  Club Garibaldi, 8pm – Milwaukee, WI
Aug 22  Sokol Underground, 8pm – Omaha, NE
Aug 23  The Marquis Theater, 8pm – Denver, CO
Aug 24  Kilby Court, 8pm – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 26  Hotel Utah, 8pm – San Francisco, CA
Aug 28  Viper Room, 8:30pm – Los Angeles, CA

News :: On Tour: Israel Darling

July 22nd, 2009 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

The folks over at Stark Magazine did a great post on Engine Room RecordingsIsrael Darling. Read it here. Be sure to check them out on tour, dates below.

Israel Darling Tour Dates
Jul 23 House Show — Asheville, North Carolina
Jul 31 Greene Street — Greensboro, North Carolina
Aug 6 The Camel — Richmond, Virginia
Aug 8 Twisted Branch — Charlottesville, Virginia
Aug 9 Recording for GBA 3 — Brooklyn, New York
Aug 10 Recording for GBA 3 — Brooklyn, New York
Aug 11 Pianos — New York City, New York
Aug 12 Spike Hill — Brooklyn, New York
Aug 13 All Asia — Cambridge/Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 14 Bar 46 — Independence, New Jersey
Aug 15 The Fire — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 16 Cyclops — Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 22 My Favorite Things — Greensboro, North Carolina

News :: New Signing: U.S. Royalty!

July 6th, 2009 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

U.S. Royalty Shore Club

U.S. Royalty is the newest band to join the Engine Room Recordings roster!  We’re very excited to be working with these DC natives on the release of their EP “Midsommar” due out August 25th.  It will be available digitally and on 7″ vinyl, which will also come with a digital download card.  They’ll be playing a bunch of shows all summer (see dates below) including opening spots for Elvis Perkins and Tinted Windows.  And tonight in NYC there’s a Free Show at The Studio at Webster Hall with Your Vegas, doors are at 8pm and US Royalty are up first.  The guys put on an amazing live show, so if you’re in town hope to see you there!

07.06 – The Studio at Webster Hall (New York, NY)

07.11 – Forecastle Festival (Louisville, KY)

07.24 – Brillobox (Pittsburgh, PA)

07.25 – Subterranean w/ Elvis Perkins (Chicago, IL)

07.26 – Wicker Park Festival (Chicago, IL)

08.05 – Black Cat w/ Tinted Windows (Washington, DC)

News :: New Release: “The Gowanus Yacht Club”

July 1st, 2009 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Available now on iTunes and digitally everywhere music is sold. You can also purchase the record digitally and physically right from our very own store here.

We’ve talked a lot about this record but if you’re in the dark about it visit for the whole story, and come see Porter Block with one of the Gowanus collaborators and Engine Room artist, Luke Wesley, at Pianos Friday July 10th, 7pm!Gowanus500