Date: January 16th 2011

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CLAIRECORDS NEWSLETTER WINTER 2011
Welcome to the 54th edition of the Clairecords newsletter, brought to you by a New Year’s hangover. Pass the Alka-Seltzer!

We at Clairecords would like to extend our deepest thanks to the radio stations, blogs, venues and publication that played, wrote about and booked our fabtastic artists in 2010. 2011 will deliver new releases from The Brother Kite, Silver Screen and Guitar as well as SXSW-related happenings, so by all means, stay tuned!

AUTODRONE
Autodrone rocked the living you-know what out of the Iceland Airwaves, playing sold-out shows to throngs of chilly onlookers. Upon their return home, they made a smashing return to CMJ and tore up the Mercury Lounge with The Brother Kite. Now, our five fave New Yorkers are getting down to the biz of cranking out new tunes especially for you! Keep your eyes (and ears) open for details.
http://www.myspace.com/autodrone
http://twitter.com/autodrone

SECRET SHINE
Our favorite band of Bristolians has self-released a new album called The Beginning and the End, and though it’s not a Clairecords release, we encourage you to get your hands on it. Tonevendor will have copies available for purchase as soon as the mailman delivers them. Secret Shine is looking to perform in Italy in May, so if you have the proper connections let us know. For now, peruse the confirmed European dates below!
http://www.secretshine.co.uk
http://twitter.com/SecretShineUK
http://www.facebook.com/secretshine

SILVER SCREEN
There will be another Silver Screen album very, very soon, as soon as the all-important cover artwork is decided upon and processed. Stay tuned for more exciting details!
http://www.myspace.com/thegreateststorynevertold

TEARS RUN RINGS
Distance may only be a few months old, but its makers have already broken ground on its follow-up! Yep, album #3 is in the works, and while we don’t have a working title or potential release date for you at this time, we’ll gladly bring it to you as it becomes available. The vinyl aficionados among you will no doubt be thrilled at the prospect of Distance on wonderful wax. Deep Space Recordings is doing the honors for that, and Tonevendor will have copies as soon as our top-secret tune factory presses ‘em up.
http://twitter.com/tearsrunrings
http://www.myspace.com/tearsrunrings
http://www.tearsrunrings.com

THE BROTHER KITE
We’re beyond thrilled to announce that our favorite people from the Ocean State, like, ever will be back to make a mess of Texas at SXSW 2011. It’ll be the band’s third appearance at the annual music bacchanalia, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you’re hosting an SXSW-related event at which you’d like The Brother Kite to play, now’s the time to inquire within! The band will be looking to rent and/or borrow backline and other gear as well, so let us know if you can help your Providence buddies in that regard, too. In further TBK-related happenings, the band’s split-7 inch, Aching Heart/Clear Conscience is available for purchase at Tonevendor.com .
http://www.thebrotherkite.com
http://www.facebook.com/thebrotherkite
http://twitter.com/thebrotherkite



WHAT ALL THE IMPORTANT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

THE BROTHER KITE

“With their third effort, Isolation, Providence-based Brother Kite manages to marry ambient sounds without sounding too sterile.” -- John B. Moore, Innocent Words

TEARS RUN RINGS
“Laura Waiting's vocals hauntingly peak through the guitars and synthetic crests… it is these moments that make Tears Run Rings worth listening to.” -- Emma Dessau, Performer Magazine


CLAIRECORDS ON THE ROAD AGAIN

SECRET SHINE
02/25/11 Munchen, DE- Lunaland
02/26/11 Chemnitz, DE - Weitechno
03/05/11 Bristol, UK- The Croft


THE BROTHER KITE
01/19/11 Cambridge, MA- TT the Bear’s
01/29/11 Somerville, MA- The Rosebud Bar & Grill
02/01/11 Providence, RI- AS220
03/16-20/11 Austin, TX – TBA (SXSW)

HEY, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING?
(A peek inside the inner sanctums of your favorite Clairecords stars!)

The Top 10 Best Releases of 2010, according to Ed Mazzuocco (TEARS RUN RINGS)
1. Caribou - Swim (Merge)
2. The Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme (Labrador)
3. Ceremony - Rocket Fire (Killer Pimp)
4. The European - In A Very Real Sense Now (Stolen)
5. The Chemical Brothers - Further (Astralwerks)
6. Blue Sky Black Death - Third Party (Fake Four)
7. Wild Nothing - Gemini (Captured Tracks)
8. Secret Shine - The Beginning and the End (self-released)
9. School of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire (Vagrant)
10. Bubblegum Lemonade - Sophomore Release (Matinee)

Runners up:
The Cavalcade - Many Moons (Pebble)
The Depreciation Guild - Spirit Youth (Kanine)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Autumn, again (self-released)
Robyn - Body Talk (Cherrytree)
Germany Germany - Radiowave (THaF)
Phil Wilson - God Bless Jim Kennedy (Slumberland)
Allo Darlin’- Allo Darlin’ (Fortuna Pop)
Benoit Pioulard - Lasted (Kranky)

The Best of everything from 2010, according to Jon Downs (THE BROTHER KITE)

MUSIC
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Spoon - Transference

MOVIE
The Social Network
Enter The Void
Catfish

FOOD
Green bean tempura sushi
Vegetable pad Thai
Little Debbie Christmas tree cakes


Need an advance copy of something? Want to book one of our bands? Or license a song or two for your film or TV project? Contact Susan Moll (susan@clairecords.com) or Dan Sostrom (dans@clairecords.com). Kids, ask your parents before you call.
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