Aan Anounce More West Coast Dates

27 Jul

Photo: Cara Robbins

Aan are about to hit the road again, playing a slew of dates in California before ending up back in their home town of Portland, OR for an Into The Woods party at Holocene. Here are the dates:

8/2 SANTA ROSA, CA @ Christy’s on the Square
8/5 SANTA BARBARA, CA @ Muddy Waters  w/ Avi Buffalo + Little Owl
8/6 LOS ANGELES, CA @ The Echo  w/ Wildcat! Wildcat + Incan Abraham
8/7 FRESNO, CA @ 55 Fulton   w/ Light Thieves + Greener By Color + Actress
8/8 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Cafe Du Nord  w/ Religious Girls + French Cassettes
8/9 PORTLAND, OR @ Holocene — Into The Woods party
9/7 PORTLAND, OR  @ MFNW at Star Theater  w/ Pains of Being Pure at Heart + Moon Duo
And here’s a live video of their recent performance at PDX Pop Now to get you stoked!

Summerays Releasing 7″ on Cool Summer Records

24 Jul

That’s right! We couldn’t be more pleased to announce that Cleavland, OH’s Summerays will be releasing their 7″ on Cool Summer Records.  The vision of 22 year old Luke Teeters, who crafted the Daydream EP all on his own, combining jangly, garagy guitar riffs, and infectious surf rock leads with honest, heartfelt lyrics, for a truly modern take on the timeless genre.  Cool Summer Records is proud to give “Toyohashi” and “Spacious” two surf pop gems from the EP, a proper physical release via the Summerays 7″ which will be released July 31st 2012.

Pre-Order the 7″ here and it will ship by July 31st

Check out the official video for “Toyohashi” and stream the track below

Aan Kick off Tour Today!

13 Jul

Photo By Cara Robbins

What a better day to kick off a tour than on Friday the 13th!  The dudes of Aan aren’t scared and are starting things tonight with a home town show at Doug Fir in Portland, OR, helping Pegasus Dream celebrate their EP release.  Aan will then make their way out to Denver for the UMS with Shabazz Palaces, A Place to Bury Strangers, Cloud Nothings and more, and returning home in time for the PDX Pop Now festival.  Check out more tour dates below.

7/13 Portland – Doug Fir

7/15 Boise – The Red Room

7/18 Fort Collins – Gnu Gallery

7/19 Denver – The UMS w/ Shabaaz Palaces, Atlas Sound, Big Freedia, A Place to Bury Strangers, Cloud Nothings, 1,2,3

7/20 Provo – Velour

7/21 La Grande – Mt Emily Alehouse

7/22 – Portland – PDXPopNow

Gardens and Villa Announce More Festival Dates, Headlining Dates, and a Fall Tour with Polica

11 Jul

07/21/12 San Francisco, CA – Phono Del Sol Festival w/ The Fresh & Onlys, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dominant Legs, La Sera, Sea of Bees & Mwahaha BUY TICKETS
07/27/12 Ventura, CA – Indie West Fest w/ The Ettes, Dengue Fever, Pangea, Massenger BUY TICKETS
07/28/12 Sacramento, CA – Equal Fest Launch Festival w/ Chromeo, White Arrows BUY TICKETS
08/04/12 Santa Ana, CA – South Coast Village w/ Mr. Little Jeans, Wildcat! Wildcat! BUY TICKETS
09/07/12 Portland , OR – Musicfest NW w/ Menomena, Beirut BUY TICKETS
09/16/12 Oceanside , CA – Equal Festival: KBZT Independence Jam w/ Fiona Apple, Best Coast, Oberhofer, Pinback BUY TICKETS
09/22/12 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge BUY TICKETS
09/24/12 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry BUY TICKETS
09/25/12 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern BUY TICKETS
09/26/12 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop BUY TICKETS
09/28/12 Atlanta, GA – Counterpoint Festival BUY TICKETS
10/01/12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Polica BUY TICKETS
10/02/12 Washington, DC – Black Cat w/ Polica BUY TICKETS
10/03/12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer w/ Polica BUY TICKETS
10/04/12 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall w/ Polica BUY TICKETS
10/05/12 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club w/ Polica BUY TICKETS
10/06/12 New York, NY – Webster Hall w/ Polica BUY TICKETS
10/08/12 Columbus, OH – The Basement w/ Polica BUY TICKETS
10/09/12 Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre w/ Polica BUY TICKETS
10/10/12 Nashville, TN – The High Watt BUY TICKETS
10/11/12 Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack w/ Polica BUY TICKETS
10/16/12 El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
10/17/12 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

Aan, “I Don’t Need Love”

27 Jun

Cool Summer Records is pleased to announce that the newest band on our roster is Portland, OR’s Aan.  With an EP and a 7″ under their belt (which you can listen to here) they have moved into a heavier, more streamlined direction as exemplified by the first taste of their new material.  Here is “I Don’t Need Love,” off their forthcoming full length, Amor Ad Nauseum.

The track is available for download from their bandcamp page and check out the live performance of “I Don’t Need Love” captured by Portland blog Into the Woods below.

In September, Cool Summer Records will be releasing a 7″ featuring another track from Aan’s Amor Ad Nauseum, as well as an exclusive B side that will only be available on the 7″.  Stay tuned for more details!

Music Without Labels Interview Gardens and Villa at Sasquatch 2012

5 Jun

Looks Like Chris and Adam of Gardens and Villa had a lot of fun with this interview!

Don’t Miss Gardens and Villa at Sasquatch This Weekend!

25 May


If you’re headed to the Gorge this weekend be sure to catch Gardens and Villa’s Sasquatch set on Sunday! You can also catch them on their way to and from Sasquatch in these cities…

5/25 – Eugene, OR – Sam Bonds Garage

5/27 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival

5/29 – Vancouver, Canada – Waldorf Hotel

5/30 – Portland, OR – Holocene

6/1 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl

6/23 – St. Paul, MN – River’s Edge Music Festival

6/29 – Hollywood, CA – THE TROUBADOUR

7/7 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Fest

7/8 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Fest