K remains one of the most interesting and diverse record label out of Olympia, Washington. It's no wonder that I love K and so does Kurt Cobain (who had a tattoo of the K shield).
I briefly mentioned Melanie "Tender Forever" Valera (the email came in as we were recording our podcast), so you may, or may not, hear her on the podcast - to be out tomorrow.
In the meantime, I thought I'd let you know that she has a new EP called Where Are We From, to come out December 6th on K Records. I have not had the chance to listen to the new songs, and if it's anything like her previous releases, I am sure I will enjoy it. Judging a book by its cover, I would say it looks very naughty? Or illusionary? I'll find out soon enough...
If you live in Cali, see her in person:
11/12/11 - Chico, CA @ Cafe Flo
11/13/11 - Sacramento, CA @
11/15/11 - San Francisco, CA @ El Rio
11/16/11 - Oakland, CA @ East Nile
11/17/11 Isla Vista, CA @ Biko Garage
K Records owner, Calvin "Selector Dub Narcotic" Johnson, will be heading out on tour this fall, doing all-ages shows. I guess it's no big deal once you've turn 21, but for all the youngsters out there: this is great news.
Nov. 14, 2011 - San Luis Obispo, Ca. @ Kreuzberg Café
Nov. 16, 2011 - Santa Cruz, Ca. @ Pioneer Street
Nov. 17, 2011 - Oakland, CA. @ LoBot
Nov. 18, 2011 - Sacramento, Ca. @ Bows & Arrows Collective
Nov. 19, 2011 - Chico, Ca. @ Rayray Gallery
Nov. 20, 2011 - Corvallis, Ore. @ Interzone,
Nov. 21, 2011 - Portland, Ore. @ House of Preblon
The impossible to google Christmas band (the one with Emily Beanblossom) is on tour:
11/13/11 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong
11/16/11 Boston, MA Muthership
11/17/11 Brooklyn, NY Legion Bar
From the looks of things, it seems their LP is sold out, but you can still grab their Namiot 7".