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A homage to Spacemen 3 by Moon & Sun

While working on her next album in the tropical surroundings of Curacao, Moon & Sun finished her homage to one of her all-time favorite bands, Spaceman 3. Feel free to stream or download it. That’s what it’s meant for!

Feel So Sad (Spacemen 3 cover) by Moon & Sun

Conduits in stores now! (interview with Beep! Beep!)

A soon to be Pulizer prize winning journalist recently conducted an exclusive interview with Beep! Beep! Back Up the Truck’s founders Boudewijn & Nicolai about their labels 19th release, the self-titled album of Omaha Drone Pop formation Conduits.

First of all congratulations on the new release! Does the 19th release feel like a milestone?

Boudewijn: Thanks! I must say it really does feel a bit like we’ve reached a milestone. Not so much because of the number on the spine, but because Conduits succeeded in delivering a record that pushes the boundaries of quality of our label. We first heard the record about 9 months ago and still, it’s on high rotation in our office, car and homes.
Nicolai: So true! Sometimes, when I’m all alone at the office, I turn of all the lights, grab the record and simply sit down.
Boudewijn: Don’t be afraid to tell them what happens next.
Nicolai: … I cry.
Boudewijn: He cries. Because of the beauty.
Nicolai: It’s true.

So I’ve heard Conduits is a real all-star band with it’s roots in the Omaha scene.

Nicolai: We don’t believe in names. Take Paul McCartney for example. People keep praising him because he used to be a Beatle, but he’s also responsible for that song ‘Hope of Deliverance‘. Personally I prefer choking on my own vomit.
Boudewijn: Ehm… Nicolai, we are losing Beatle fans here! Think commercially.
Nicolai: Anyway, we only care for masterpieces and Conduits just made one. Yes the band consists of members from The Good Life, Eagle Seagull, Son Ambulance, Neva Dinova, Cursive, and The Golden Age, but this album doesn’t refer to any of their other bands. Their music could be described as drone pop with a hint of shoegaze, but that still doesn’t do justice to their music. We’d recommend just spinning the record two or three times. We’re pretty sure that you’ll get hooked.
Boudewijn: That is if you have a taste in good music of course.
Nicolai: Yes, we don’t sell that. Only the record. It’s a bring you’re own good taste in music party at Beep! Beep! HQ

From what I’ve heard the music of Conduits does sound like it would make a great live experience.

Boudewijn: You should check the live session they did for ‘Love Drunk’. It’s really some amazing live footage that you can add to this interview if you like.

That would be great!

Nicolai: It is! We are also working on a European tour that should happen somewhere in November. First the band will tour the US for an entire month with Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars. That tour will start on March 22nd.

So where should we buy the record?

Boudewijn: Well, you can ask for it at your local record store, but you could also just order it straight from our web shop. The vinyl version contains a free CD version of the album. If people don’t need the vinyl they can also just order the digi pack. We offer razor sharp rates!

Final question. Do people ever tell you how bad ass that label of yours is?

Nicolai: No, never.
Boudewijn: Nope.

Well let me tell you. I think Beep! Beep! is the coolest record label around!

Nicolai: It’s ‘Beep! Beep! Back Up the Truck’.

Owh sorry…

Boudewijn: It’s OK…

Can I be your friend?

Boudewijn: Awkward…..
Nicolai: Sure, if you buy our records.


Boudewijn and Nicolai: Sure thing bro.

Becoming a friend of Beep! Beep! Back Up the Truck is only one transaction away!

Watch Conduits live session by Love Drunk

#69 Conduits: The Wonder from Love Drunk on Vimeo.

Check out Conduits in action

Love Drunk Studio released a live session they did with Conduits today. And holy shit people! It is Awesome! Do yourself a favour and dive in the 7.24 minute video of ‘The Wonder’ below. If you’re in America get excited, because you can get to see this band live on the road this month. If you’re on the other side of the ocean like us, buy that awesome album so you have something to listen to while you wait till they head over to Europe for a tour later this year.

#69 Conduits: The Wonder from Love Drunk on Vimeo.

Say Hi to Mwahaha!

Only a week away from our next release we can no longer wait to get a little secret of our chest. Especially since this secret will reveal itself this weekend during the annual SXSW showcasing festival in Austin, Texas. So here we go! We would like to introduce you to the psychedelic ebb & flows, electronic undercurrents, and elated pop of our latest signing… Oaklands Mwahaha!
Their debut album scheduled for June 1st, was recorded with Eli Crews (Deerhoof, Tune-Yards, WHY?, Exray’s), who also mixed the album at New and Improved studios. Right on time for your summer holiday mix tapes! Ow what the hell, why not put this one on your spring tape already!

Mwahaha – Rainbow Diamond by Beep! Beep!

If you happen to be at SXSW this weekend you should try to catch them during their showcase at the WARP (Yes, that WARP) & friends party at Club 606 this Saturday (or at one of the other showcases and concerts listed below). Here’s a video of what you expect. Stoked!

03-14 – Liberty – Austin, TX (SXSW | 2:00PM)
03-14 – Velveeta – Austin, TX (SXSW | 7:30PM)
03-15 – Dominican Joe – Austin, TX (SXSW | 3:00AM)
03-17 – Club 606 – Austin, TX (SXSW | 9:15PM)
03-19 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA (w/ NO)
03-22 – Treefort Music Fest – Boise, ID (w/ Built to Spill, Why?, EMA et al.)
04-21 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA

Catch Conduits on tour with Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars

Only one week away from Conduits new album we want to remind you that the band will embark on an extensive tour with legendary post-punk formation Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars. A line-up thats hard to ignore if you ask us! Since we are live in Europe we will have to wait in patience a little longer before they cross the pond. If you live on that side of the ocean we suggest you take advantage of this privilege! By the way all of you have the privilege to get your copy straight away!

Them dates!
Thu-Mar-22 Iowa City, IA The Mill
Fri-Mar-23 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar
Sat-Mar-24 Madison, WI High Noon
Sun-Mar-25 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Mon-Mar-26 Champaign, IL High Dive
Tue-Mar-27 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
Wed-Mar-28 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Thu-Mar-29 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Fri-Mar-30 Buffalo, NY Mohawk
Sat-Mar-31 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern
Mon-Apr-02 Boston, MA Middle East (Downstairs)
Tue-Apr-03 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Wed-Apr-04 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Thu-Apr-05 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Fri-Apr-06 Washington, DC Black Cat
Sat-Apr-07 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Sun-Apr-08 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Mon-Apr-09 St. Augustine, FL Café Eleven
Tue-Apr-10 Orlando, FL The Social
Wed-Apr-11 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
Fri-Apr-13 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds
Sat-Apr-14 Austin, TX Mohawk
Sun-Apr-15 Dallas, TX Trees
Tue-Apr-17 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
Wed-Apr-18 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies
Fri-Apr-20 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
Sat-Apr-21 Columbia, MO Mojos