Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lil' Chief Loses It's Vinyl Virginity

We at Lil' Chief Records are very excited to announce the loss of our vinyl virginity after nine years of dealing only with plastic!

Pikachunes self titled LP and Princess Chelsea's Lil' Golden Book are the first two Lil' Chief Releases in this exciting new format.

They have been pressed by United Record Pressing in a very special limited run and are now available for order direct from the Lil' Chief online store.

We figured that since we're going all the way we may as well get adventurous so have pressed Pikachunes in limited edition white vinyl and Lil' Golden Book in limited edition gold vinyl. You can look forward to more Lil' Chief Vinyl releases in the coming months!

United Record Pressing have kindly posted some great photos of the vinyl making process!

Pikachunes & Princess Chelsea are currently in Brooklyn, New York after completing a host of East Coast dates and are about to perform at CMJ Music Marathon.

Remaining East Coast dates are as follows:


October 18 - Le Poisson Rouge, NY (CMJ Music Marathon, 7.30pm)
October 22 - Kennys Castaways, NY (CMJ Music Marathon, 9pm)

Princess Chelsea

October 16 - Dekalb Markets, Brooklyn
October 18 - Le Poisson Rouge, NY (CMJ Music Marathon, 6pm)
October 22 - The Local 269, NY (CMJ Music Marathon, 7pm)

Princess Chelsea has also dropped a new single from Lil' Golden Book, 'Too Fast To Live' - a Skeeter Davis inspired ballad about the perils of drinking with a music video that will be a welcome relief to people who like using the word 'juxtaposition'.

Too Fast To Live has been released as a digital single complete with a free downloadable B-Side "After The Moment" - which is a cover of a song by California based Craft Spells available on their album Idle Labor.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Eversons Release Hyacinth Girl Music Video!

Ever since Split Enz released the music video for "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" the idea of a New Zealand band or artist filming themselves in a nautical vessel (or something a lot more modest) has been a solid go to. Perhaps not as popular as NZ car based videos but just as, if not more classy.

The Eversons brand new music video for Hyacinth Girl follows this fine kiwi tradition, showing the world what can be achieved with some coloured paper, snips, and sticky tape.

The clip is made by Lucy Zee and features an intricate plot involving a shipwreck, giant cat masks (that may or may not be depicting Winston Mogwai Nikkel) and the disappearance of guitarist Christopher Young.

The track is taken from the brilliant debut E.P. which has been tearing up the broadband charts ever since Lil Chief released it free on our website earlier this year.

There are still a very limited number of physical copies of the e.p. available direct from Lil' Chief!

The Eversons are currently working on their debut album scheduled to be released on Lil' Chief Records early next year and gearing up for a European Tour to follow!

If you haven't heard the buzz about these lads yet here is some nuggies of media for you...

Sunday Star Times
"Every song here rules." Four stars.

The Corner
"Young is maturing as one of the country’s best guitarists."

Boy Attractions
"The Eversons are the latest in a long line of NZ bands (The Clean, The Chills, The Verlaines) that are well-schooled in the art of infectious, well-crafted hooks."

Finest Kiss
"Impeccable pop hooks"

The Last Remark
"One of my favourite NZ bands of 2011. Lyrical genius I say."

"The Eversons answer a question that isn’t often asked: What happens when you mix The Beach Boys with early 90s alternative rock? The answer is surprisingly good. It’s like the first time I dipped marshmallows in chocolate syrup while I had the munchies."

Upcoming Live Shows:

Wednesday October 5 - San Francisco Bathhouse with St. Rupertsberg
Saturday October 22 - Mighty Mighty with T54 and The Boxcar Rattle