We’re super excited to announce the release of our first ever music video today, for “Robbers” from our latest album Spells.
Thanks to Sara Jean Cough, Joey Potts, and Brian Keller for being an awesome production team and helping us solidify and realize our vision. And extra special thanks to our robbers - Adam Wolak, Christopher Burke, Jonathan Burden – for taking time out of their schedules to become actors for a day. Everybody did a great job and we couldn’t be happier with the result.
And, without further ado, we present….“ROBBERS”, THE VIDEO!
Robbers from The Laureates on Vimeo.
Look what just arrived at the studio:
We’re throwing a party at the Beat Kitchen on Friday! Come out to celebrate the release of our new LP, Spells. It all starts at 9pm and we’ve got a great lineup set for this one:
9pm – The Visitor
10pm – Innkeepers
11pm – The Laureates
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We’re also hitting the road for a short jaunt, landing us in Iowa City, Cincinnati, and a quick recording session at Daytrotter.
06/16/2011 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
06/17/2011 – Rock Island, IL – Daytrotter Session
06/17/2011 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (Record Release show!!)
06/18/2011 – Cincinnati, OH – The Comet
Listen to the track and read the original here »
“You might recognize one of The Laureates‘ multi-instrumentalists, Adam Penly, as a member of fellow Chicago rocker Paul Cary‘s band.
The song featured here, ‘Don’t Lose Your Cool,’ appears on his other group’s upcoming full-length album, Spells, which was recorded “old school” on an 8-track tape machine. It shakes off any traces of the harsh Midwest winter during which it was recorded and comes out swinging with a summery pop-rock riff replete with resonant harmonizing.
In 2010, The Laureates undertook a year-long project, recording and releasing a cover each month as part of its ‘Year of The Covers’ experiment. All of the tracks, including covers of Dinosaur Jr., Yo La Tengo, Wire, and more, are available for download on the band’s website.”
Hey! It’s been a while, but we’ve been holed up in the studio with our buddy John Crawford making a new album. At long last, the record is finished. Carl Saff put the finishing touches on it with his mastering-wizardry ways, and now we figure out when this thing is gonna drop. We’re thinking sometime fairly early next year. Stay tuned.
Also, we’ve got an early Sunday show coming up at the Empty Bottle with Chicago’s own Warm Ones and John Roeser Avenue. Get there at 7pm on November 21st. We’ll play around 8. AND it’s only 3 bucks. You’re welcome.
Hey, it’s getting warm out so we decided to pick one of the best summer songs from one of the best summer albums of all time. I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One was a huge record for us, as I’m sure it was for a lot of you. I can remember vividly the first time I saw Ira shred a guitar on stage at Gabe’s Oasis in Iowa City. It was truly a life-changing event. Here’s our take on Yo La Tengo’s great tune, “Sugarcube”.
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Evan Davies over at WFMU just posted this great entry on the WFMU blog about our live set at the station: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/04/the-laureates-play-live-at-wfmu.html
You can get all the links there, but if you haven’t heard the WFMU set yet, it’s available for free download at the Free Music Archive right here along with the first 7″ EP and No Kontrol. There are a few unreleased tunes on there as that will probably become a part of our next LP. You heard it from Evan’s show first!