Nowhere Fast News

March 20th, 2011

  Nowhere Fast has put their latest EP “The Highlands Sessions” up for a donation based download @

In other news: The band is heading out across the U.S. in June and August. They also have a new album coming out this year (No Release Date Yet) for free download as well. The songs will be a collection of what’s been on the shelf for a while. The record will be titled “Drown In Nostalgia” and is being mixed and mastered out in Tulsa with Stephen Egerton.

Currently the band is writing a new album and is also planning a 7 inch release later this year.


Bush League discography in stores today

March 4th, 2011


Little Heart Records is proud to make the entire original discography from Bush League available again for the first time in years. Out of print since the bands break up this digital release will hopefully help the band find new fans and help fill out old collections while the band works on new material.

The collection includes all of the bands 7”s (‘Fetor’, ‘Sicko’ and ‘Smut’), compilation appearances and songs featured on the original ‘Discography’ disc during the band’s tenure with Better Days Records (the collection is missing the demos that ‘Discography’ included, at the band’s request).

With interest up for the band since their reuniting last year, it’s a good time to be a fan of this Louisville punk icon. The collection is on iTunes now and will be on other outlets such as AmazonMP3, eMusic and Spotify shortly.

For more information visit and

Little Heart Records is a Louisville, KY based record label. Boasting a roster with such acts as Talk of Spring, California, Night Torn Mad, SaySomethingHugeonFire, Chris Karrer, Uh-Huh Baby Yeah and many more, their goal is to cram good music down your throats. Fer serious.

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A lot going on this Saturday (March 5th)

February 28th, 2011

An update from Sean Bailey about this Saturday:

Just so there’s no confusion… This is one of three in-store events (at Ear X-Tacy) taking place this Saturday. From 2-5pm we have OK DeeJays and Sam Sneed spinning wax on the ones and twos (free). At 6pm, we welcome Slithering Beast to the shop to play in support of their new EP (free). And finally, at 8pm we have a doom metal show taking place with THOU (Southern Lords Records), SEIDR, and BELOW ($6 – all ages). We are also starting a semi-new, semi-regular, event here at the shop for those of you that love vinyl. It’s called Vinyl Saturday, and our entire stock of new and used vinyl will be on sale for 20% off (excluding items that are already on sale). There will also be special deals for those wanting to purchase a new turntable. Check out the event invite for more details – We’re trying to do this one Saturday out of every month, and it just so happens that it falls on the same Saturday with the Slithering Beast and Thou show. It’s gonna be a busy day, but should be fun all the way around!  😀

Slithering Beast – new EP and free show

February 28th, 2011
Slithering Beast - Delicious

Slithering Beast - Delicious

Slithering Beast has just released a new EP via their Bandcamp page. Entitled ‘Delicious’, I’m pretty sure it’s the first thing they’ve put out for a while (since 2008’s ‘Midnight Royalty’ I think). Anyway, they’ll be playing a free show at Ear X-Tacy here soon – as in THIS SATURDAY, March 5th. Come on down around 5:30 – the music will start at 6pm and ‘Delicious’ will be available in physical form as well. Give Nick a high-five while you’re down there.
If you aren’t into the Bandcamp thing, you can follow them on their site at

Here’s the bio/press release associated with the record:

Slithering Beast began in the summer of 2006 as a solo project for Louisville, Kentucky-based musician and songwriter Nick Dittmeier. Fatigued after fronting several punk bands, the project was an outlet to simplify things and explore the American roots music that birthed rock n roll.

The newest offering, an EP titled Delicious, seeks to break the mold of how Americana music is perceived. It incorporates elements of vintage soul and rhythm & blues, while holding onto their bread and butter of traditional country. Clocking in at just around fifteen minutes, the music gets right to the point with driving tempos and direct lyrics, hell-bent on leaving a lasting impression with the listener.

Xerxes News

February 24th, 2011

XERXES/ Midnight Souls 7″ split trailer from Max Moore on Vimeo.

Xerxes | Midnight Souls split 7" coverXerxes‘ next release will be a split with Midnight Souls from Belgium. Check out the haunting cover art to the left. The record will be out Spring 2011 on Mayfly Records (US), Assault Records (EUR), Fist In The Air Records (UK). For you collectors, I’m sure there will be a handfull of colors to pick up with three different labels having a hand in it.
Track listing:


1. I can feel you standing there
2. I don’t see you anywhere

Midnight Souls

1. Former Friends And Other Dead Ends
2. Widowmaker

In other news, there are plenty of shows coming up.

Upcoming Xerxes shows

February 25 – Decatur, IL @ Millikin University w/ Native
February 26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The DAAC w/ Native
February 27 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop w/ Native

March 12 – Lansing, IL @ Nambi’s Pancake Haus
March 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Borg Ward
March 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
March 15 – Ames, IA w/ @ Ames Progressive w/ Former Thieves
March 16 – Kansas City, MO @ The Sport Complex w/ Former Thieves
March 17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Saucy’s w/ Former Thieves
March 18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW w/ Former Thieves
March 19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW w/ Former Thieves
March 20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW w/ Former Thieves

April 1 – Louisville, KY @ Ear X-tacy Records w/ Former Thieves
April 2 – St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center w/ Former Thieves

May 20 – 22nd – Louisville, KY @ KrazY Fest

Leaving after KrazY Fest to go do another East Coast/South tour. dates TBA