2008

12.13.08
The Horse Feathers Words Are Dead LP is now available in the Lucky Madison store! The deluxe limited edition vinyl (only 500 copies and going fast!!) has an updated take on the original artwork and includes an mp3 download code for your digital player. We have to admit that it sounds incredible on vinyl and are excited to have finally issued it on this very important format. As I mentioned, we're selling them fast so order your copy today to make sure you get one. Click on the icon to the right under releases to order.

11.27.08
We'd like to officially welcome World's Greatest Ghosts to the Lucky Madison family! The band will be hitting the studio in the next few months to start work on their debut record to be released late-spring 2009. Look for more information here at the LM site soon and check out their myspace page HERE. Here's a peak of the Ghosts live on Penny Jam!

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11.21.08
Daytrotter has posted a live recording session today by Talkdemonic. The lovely boutique website is offering four songs from the session as a free download and also had a variety of postive things to say about the band. Click HERE to go to Daytrotter.com! And look at the wonderful illustration below..
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11.18.08
Now it's time for the new Horse Feathers video for the song "Curs in the Weeds". The video features Joe Haege of 31 Knots fame and of course the crumple and twangers themselves Horse Feathers playing within the nostalgic setting of the video, a house with no home...

11.05.08

Talkdemonic have a new video directed by the multi-talented Orie Weeks III! The video is for the song "Duality of Deathening" off of the duo's third release Eyes at Half Mast.

09.29.08
Horse Feathers and Talkdemonic both have new records out this month! Talkdemonic is kicking off a US TOUR for their third record Eyes at Half Mast with a show in Seattle on Sept 30th. Their new record was released by the Arena Rock Recording Co. on Sept 16th. XLR8R magazine calls it "tight yet reverberating tracks of pastoral melancholy, 8/10". Horse Feathers are also hitting the road soon in support of House with No Home released by Kill Rock Stars on Sept 9th. The band will be doing some dates in the UK with Jose Gonzalez and will be returning home for some dates with Blitzen Trapper and more. We will be issuing Words are Dead for the first time on vinyl on October 28th! As mentioned before, you will be able to pre-order the record on the LM site very soon...


07.29.08
Horse Feathers are kicking off a TOUR of the Western US tonight with a show at Portland, Oregon's Holocene. The duo will be touring with Thao with the Get Down Stay Down for a chunk of the dates. We're proud to announce that we will be issuing Horse Feathers' Words Are Dead for the first time on vinyl! The LP will be limited to 500 copies and will be released officially on October 28th. However, we will be taking Pre-Orders for those who want to make sure and get a copy in the coming months.

07.15.08
It's now time for an official Dykeritz report. The new record, Rearrangerologyistics is racking up praise left and right. Today Spin.com featured the record as a Catch the Buzz story. The band will be playing an album release party this Thursday night in Portland at Holocene. This is your chance to see the record performed completely live, a full band of 6 ! We at Lucky Madison are incredibly excited to be sharing this great record with the world, and as excited about seeing it performed live! The new cd is available at fine record stores nationwide, though you can also order it through our store! Hope to see you Thursday night...Here's the Spin link, click here.


07.01.08

The new Dykeritz album comes out a week from today but you can now PRE-ORDER the cd from our online store. Rearrangerologyistics is the anomalous musical pop of Jordan Blum, an ecstatic revelation, an exalting singular upbeat and revealing half hour of music, where instruments weave in and out of falsetto vocals acting as golden anchors. All tolled, the album is the most complete work to date for Dykeritz, the latest in a line of 14 albums beginning at the age of 13. Bordering on jubilant, teetering on bizarre, the album is an aurally sprawling experimental pop masterpiece with moments sometimes akin to the instrumentation of the Zombies, the vocals of the Bee Gees, and the arrangements of Animal Collective. This record is the ultimate summer bbq-swimming in the lake-camping out with your friends-dancing under the stars-celebration of life that music rarely is. To preview some of the tracks, go to the Dykeritz page and listen to a few of the songs.

04.14.08

New releases on the horizon today! We are excited to announce the release date of Dykeritz's, Rearrangerologyistics! The album will be hitting the streets on July 8th. We will be doing a Pre-Order Sale of the album in June. Watch out for more details about the record soon... Lucky Madison is releasing its first ever digital only release. To make it extra special, we are re-issuing the only record ever recorded by Moscow,Idaho's Two Play Color. The album originally came out in the fall of 2000 and has been out of print since then. The bands members included Justin Ringle of Horse Feathers and Kevin O'Connor of Talkdemonic. Surroundings was recorded by Arman Bohn in a tiny eastern Washington town of Palouse in a Grange Hall. RIP and LONG LIVE Two Play Color! The record should be available shortly at all digital outlets including iTunes and many others...

03.13.08
Modernstate is playing a bunch of shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas this week! If you are a lucky one and you are there, go find Sam Schauer and witness his brilliance...

01.18.08

The new Dykeritz album is going to be called Rearrangerologyistics! We will be releasing it late spring/early summer...Talkdemonic are hitting the road for a west coast tour to preview some of their new material. They have just finished their third record entitled, Eyes at Half Mast, to be released by the Arena Rock Recording Co. in June...Horse Feathers are also finishing up a new record to be released by Kill Rock Stars in the fall...Are you a band looking for a label? We are signing new bands! Send us your demo to our po box listed under contacts. We will listen to your cd!

2007

11.29.07
As miners of awesome talent, we are proud to announce that Horse Feathers have officially signed to Kill Rock Stars! We wish them all the best in the future and are incredibly proud! We also are hopefully planning on releasing the vinyl version of the new Horse Feathers due next fall...

11.24.07

We want to apologize for the long break in news and general information from Lucky Madison. On that note, Horse Feathers and Modernstate are back from their tours. Talkdemonic are almost finished with their new record. The new Dykeritz album is being polished in a mastering suite as I write this....More soon...

9.20.07

Modernstate and Horse Feathers are both kicking off national tours tomorrow! Modernstate's Sam Schauer will be playing a tour kickoff show tonight at Ground Kontrol in downtown Portland. Justin Ringle and the Horse Feathers band will be playing their first show of tour in Spokane on Saturday. Get out there and see them! The Snuggle Ups are playing their final show Friday night (9/21) at Berbati's, that's right their FINAL SHOW! One more chance to dance your ass off. They will be missed...

9.17.07

Today is a proud day for us, with the first international release of an LM band. Talkdemonic's Beat Romantic hits the shelves today in the UK and neighboring European nations. London based Tangled Up! Recordings, a subsidiary of One Little Indian releases the album today. Thus far, the new batch of press for the record has been stunning. The album features bonus material including a cover of Brian Eno's "Sombre Reptiles" and a video for "Mountain Cats". The album was preceded by the single for "Cascade Locks", which also includes a live version of "Manhattan '81" recorded this past June at the Earl in Atlanta, Georgia.


9.11.07
Check out the updated tour dates for Horse Feathers and Modernstate, who are both about to embark on extensive US tours. Sam from Modernstate will be out supporting his latest album, The Burning Beard, which we released in May. Talkdemonic's first UK single released yesterday and will be followed by the release of Beat Romantic next week by London's Tangled Up! Recordings. PJWA are also hitting the road soon. More next week...

8.29.07

Modernstate and Horse Feathers are hitting the road and heading east this coming September! Stay tuned for tour dates, or look to the right. Talkdemonic and Horse Feathers are also both hard at work recording new albums. Dykeritz resident genius Jordan is minutes away from finishing their new album as well. More soon...

7.24.07

Talkdemonic and Horse Feathers have returned from highly successful national tours. The two LM bands even met up for two shows in New York City along the way...Dykeritz is hard at work on a new record to be released by Lucky Madison. The new songs songs have been blowing our mind. Needless to say, we are excited. More soon...

5.27.07
The Burning Beard by MODERNSTATE is now available everywhere! The album officially released on May 15th and will be available digitally on May 29th. We are very proud of this release and we hope you will check it out.


4.25.07

HORSE FEATHERS has been named runner-up to this year's WILLAMETTE WEEK BEST NEW BAND POLL. They were barely edged out by the Shaky Hands. Congratulations to HORSE FEATHERS!! The accolades continue to roll in.... In other LM news, EVERYBODY is hitting the road soon! Look at those bountiful tour dates to the right of me. Wow! Get out there as our folks rock your town in the coming months....And of course, we will be releasing MODERNSTATE's The Burning Beard on May 15th. If you are interested in pre-ordering a copy, email us, our info is on the contacts page!

3.27.07
TALKDEMONIC has a new music video made by Jeremy johnstone for the song "Mountain Cats"



3.14.07
TALKDEMONIC have signed a record deal with ONE LITTLE INDIAN in the UK! The label, which hosts such artists as BJORK, will be releasing an expanded version of Beat Romantic this summer on their subsidiary label Tangled Up! The expanded album will include a bonus track and a video for "Mountain Cats" by Jeremy Johnstone. The new video will also be posted on the LM site soon. Congrats to TD!

3.10.07
MODERNSTATE have hit the road on a tour down the west coast and neighboring states. To read Modernstate tour diaries, go to local cut's website. The new album, The Burning Beard, will be released on May 15th!! HORSE FEATHERS are planning their first national tour for June. The dates are coming together and you folks on the east coast will finally have a chance to see them. TALKDEMONIC are in the studio recording their third album which may be out next fall. They also have a new video for "Mountain Cats" and some rumored good news about the UK. More soon!

2.16.07

THE PLUG AWARDS were attended by Justin of HORSE FEATHERS and Kevin of TALKDEMONIC. On their trip out to NY, they were able to rep for Lucky Madison and Portland in general for a weekend of goodness with LMAD mastering engineer Jon Cohrs. The show was hosted by David Cross and was about half good musically, the best bands witnessed were Deerhoof and El P who stormed off in a big fuck you to the crowd that wasn't feeling him. HE WAS feeling it though. Other bands were not. Needless to say, we are proud of our nominees HORSE FEATHERS who were sadly outdone by the other stallion, Band of Horses. And much thanks to our Jon Cohrs for putting them up, and the lovely burg of Brooklyn for all the love, especially when Words are Dead came on at a fine record store in Williamsburg. Check the photos below.



1.30.07

MODERNSTATE have announced more tour dates for this March. We will be releasing the sophomore LP from Mr. Sam Humans aka Modernstate this coming May! The album is aptly titled THE BURNING BEARD. Check out the dates to the left. HORSE FEATHERS are getting their tour on as well, especially the college towns. Keep those fingers crossed for the Feb 10th PLUG AWARDS in New York, where HORSE FEATHERS' WORDS ARE DEAD is nominated for AMERICANA ALBUM OF THE YEAR!

1.05.07
TALKDEMONIC are kicking off a WEST COAST TOUR next week beginning with Seattle and heading as far south as San Diego. The dates are to the right... HORSE FEATHERS and TALKDEMONIC have been racking up praise on BEST OF THE YEAR lists acorss the country! Congrats to both...

2006

12.28.06
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM LUCKY MADISON!!!! The new year is approaching soon!

12.05.06
A HORSE FEATHERS reminder, make sure you vote for them in the AMERICANA ALBUM OF THE YEAR category for the Plug Awards. TALKDEMONIC have announced their January 07 tour dates! They'll also be playing a couple shows with the Decemberists next week in Vancouver, Canada. We will be releasing the sophomore MODERNSTATE album in the wee spring months of 2007! More soon...

11.14.06
We are ecstatic to announce that HORSE FEATHERS have been nominated for "AMERICANA ALBUM OF THE YEAR" by the PLUG INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS!!!! This is a massive honor for a record that continues to rack up praise left and right. Wow is all we can say, wow! You can vote for HORSE FEATHERS on the Plug site by clicking on VOTE.


11.02.06

HORSE FEATHERS are heading out for a short inland northwest jaunt starting today. Justin will be playing solo on these dates. All you lucky inlanders get out and support! TALKDEMONIC are in the studio working on another record. Word has it this one will be recorded entirely at Talknumeric and will likely be released summer/fall 2007.... LUCKY MADISON LOVES DEMO CD'S! We are looking to sign some new bands so we encourage you to send us your music. Our address can be found on the contacts link.

10.23.06
POINT JUNCTURE WA are kicking off a month long tour this Wednesday! It will be their first large jaunt out towards the nether regions of the United States. Best of luck to them and make sure you get out and see their magic.. The dates are to the right!.... Expect a sleepy, mellow solo ALAN SINGLEY album and a totally jammin' PANTS MACHINE album for Spring/Summer 2007 says Alan. He is settling in as a guitar teacher for Portland Public Schools in the mean time, Alan considers this an artistic side project and research for the ultimate cute lifestyle. HORSE FEATHERS are continuing to reverberate through the national press and college radio worlds. Their new album, WORDS ARE DEAD is racking up praise left and right. Their release show on Thursday at Holocene was a huge night for them. Thanks for coming out! More soon...

10.16.06
HORSE FEATHERS are hosting their cd release party for WORDS ARE DEAD this THURS OCTOBER 19th! Head out to see what PITCHFORK calls " a relic in sepia tones and rough grains, Horse Feathers tools along on a dreamy twang, prayerful and serene, ultimately sweeping upwards in a gust of strings and singing saw." ...PLEASE STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE are playing tonite at Berbati's with the SHAKEY HANDS... POINT JUNCTURE WA are going on a big tour!!! The dates are to the left. QUIET COUNTRIES are back playing shows again.

10.02.06
ALAN SINGLEY and PANTS MACHINE are back from a successful tour around the western part of our country. Having survived a fire on the rv and serious altitude sickness, the boys are in good spirits... Our two new releases from HORSE FEATHERS and PLEASE STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE are available in stores across the country now. Go pick them up. Congrats to HORSE FEATHERS for fastly becoming the second best selling LM record of all time in one week!!! The HORSE FEATHERS record release show is coming up on OCT 19th at HOLOCENE...Lisa from TALKDEMONIC is performing with the DECEMBERISTS tonite (Tues Oct 2nd) on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN! More news soon...

09.22.06
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26th is the most important day in LUCKY MADISON HISTORY, since we are releasing two highly applauded and acomplished debut full-lengths from two of Portland, Oregon's best, HORSE FEATHERS' "WORDS ARE DEAD", and PLEASE STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE's "SLEEPING RIGHT AND THE BEST IN HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC". You can pre-order them via the Lucky Madison store, or via NAIL DISTRIBUTION. Both bands will be hosting cd release parties very soon.

09.05.06
HORSE FEATHERS have fastly become a blog phenomenon, ranking in the TOP 10 blogged about bands in the nation. They were also featured on npr.org last week. NPR calls Words are Dead "one of the year's most accomplished and stirring debuts." HORSE FEATHERS are also being flown down to Los Angeles to play a show curated by MUSIC FOR ROBOTS, read their glowing review of the band by clicking HERE. There will be more information on that show on the site soon. Again, their album will be coming out on September 26th through our distributor NAIL. You can see both PLEASE STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE and HORSE FEATHERS this Thursday, September 7th at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland as part of MUSICFEST NW. TALKDEMONIC will also be playing their only show of the fall that night.

08.17.06
ALAN SINGLEY & PANTS MACHINE are hitting the road!! For the first time, many of you out there will witness why Magnet Magazine calls them a BAND TO WATCH. Their new record, Lovingkindness, should be on your iPod now, so go to the Slow January site and purchase it. Or prime yourself with the genius of Audio bicyclette! Here are the pants, I mean dates:

THU SEP 14th UNION,OR@Cycle Oregon OPB Livewire (All ages)
FRI SEP 15th KENNEWICK,WA @ 321 Gallery (All ages)
SAT SEP 16th MOSCOW,ID @ NUART THEATER (All Ages)
SUN SEP 17th SPOKANE,WA @ EMPYREAN (All Ages)
MON SEP 18th MISSOULA,MT @ RAVEN CAFE (All Ages)
TUE SEP 19th SALT LAKE CITY,UT @ BROKEN RECORD
WED SEP 20th DENVER,CO @ 3 KINGS TAVERN
THU SEP 21st OURAY,CO @ BACKSTREET BAGEL
FRI SEP 22nd ALBUQUERQUE,NM @ ATOMIC CANTINA
SUN SEP 24th LOS ANGELES,CA @ LITTLE PEDRO'S
MON SEP 25th SAN DIEGO,CA @ SCOLARI'S OFFICE
WED SEP 27th ALBANY,CA @ THE IVY ROOM
THU SEP 28th EUGENE,OR COSMIC PIZZA (All Ages)

08.01.06
HORSE FEATHERS, PLEASE STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE, and DYKERITZ are fresh off amazing performances at this years PDX POP NOW FESTIVAL! Apparently it was another smashing success and a great time for all involved. ALAN SINGLEY + PANTS MACHINE are featured as a "band to watch" in the new MAGNET MAGAZINE. We are super fucking proud of them! TALKDEMONIC are home from their month long national tour. QUIET COUNTRIES plays at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle tomorrow night. Make sure you Seattleites head out and see him. HORSE FEATHERS west coast tour with Ritchie Young went off without a hitch. The new MODERNSTATE record is finished. No word on a release date just yet, but it sounds amazing. More soon!!

06.13.06
TALKDEMONIC kick off their NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR tomorrow night in San Francisco. They will be doing a bunch of shows with THE WALKMEN! Make sure you pick up a copy of their new album, Beat Romantic, if you haven't already. The dates are to the right.

06.12.06

The NEW LUCKY MADISON SITE IS UP

05.16.06
Our congrats goes out to PLEASE STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE and ALAN SINGLEY + PANTS MACHINE for making the WILLAMETTE WEEK'S TOP TEN BEST NEW BAND POLL! What can we say but that we knew it all along. Alan's new album, Loving Kindess will be releasing next month on Slow January. Check out the review in next month's MAGNET MAGAZINE. As for PSOOTV, their album will be out this fall. A big LUCKY MADISON congratulations also goes out to COPY aka MARIUS LIBMAN for being picked as this year's BEST NEW BAND. We believe that noone deserved it more than Marius, a certified member of the LMad extended family.

04.18.06
Two new LUCKY MADISON records have just been finished this week, making it a very good week indeed. HORSE FEATHERS Words Are Dead, and PLEASE STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE Sleeping Right and the Best in Homeopathic Magic are both headed to the mastering suite, and due out in late summer 2006 via LM. In other LM news, TALKDEMONIC have been hand-picked by QUASI to head out on a tour of California, call it the tale of two Portland duos. The dates are below:

FRI APR 21st
LIVE IN-STUDIO PEFORMANCE on KPSU at 5pm
SAT APR 22nd
SACRAMENTO,CA @ THE BLUE LAMP w/ QUASI
MON APR 24th

SAN DIEGO,CA @ THE CASBAH w/ QUASI
WED APR 26th
LOS ANGELES,CA @ SPACELAND w/ QUASI
THU APR 27th

SAN FRANCISCO,CA @ CAFE DU NORD w/ QUASI
FRI APR 28th
SAN FRANCISCO,CA @ CAFE DU NORD w/ QUASI

04.05.06
TALKDEMONIC are back from their US Tour and are receiving rave reviews for their new album Beat Romantic. Check out the glittering review of Beat Romantic on PITCHFORK! In other LM news, HORSE FEATHERS are very close to finishing up their debut record. They have been working astutely with star producer Skyler Norwood of Miracle Lake Studios...We are proud to announce the signing of PLEASE STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE, who have also been recording with Skyler and Gus Elg of Sky Onion and Wilding. Expect to hear a lot more about this band very soon!!

03.06.06

TALKDEMONIC are embarking on their US tour starting tomorrow including shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas and SF's NOISE POP FESTIVAL. We at LUCKY MADISON are very proud of them, and are also excited for their new album, "BEAT ROMANTIC", to be released by ARRCO on March 21st. Also, check out new LM signee HORSE FEATHERS,opening their record release party on april fools day. Here are the dates!!!

TUE MARCH 7th
PORTLAND,OR @ DOUGFIR LOUNGE ^
WED MARCH 8th
EUGENE,OR @ WOW HALL^
THU MARCH 9th
SAN FRANCISCO,CA @ CAFE DU NORD^
FRI MARCH 10th
SAN DIEGO,CA @ CHE CAFE^
SAT MARCH 11th
LOS ANGELES,CA @ ECHO^
MON MARCH 13th
TUCSON,AZ @ SOLAR CULTURE ^
WED MARCH 15th
AUSTIN,TX @ LATITUDE 30 (SXSW)
SUN MARCH 19th
WASHINGTON,DC @ BLACK CAT #
MON MARCH 20th
NEW YORK,NY @ THE MERCURY LOUNGE
WED MARCH 22nd
CLEVELAND,OH @ BEACHLAND BALLROOM !
THU MARCH 23rd
GRAND RAPIDS,MI @ THE INTERSECTION !
FRI MARCH 24th
CHICAGO,IL @ THE DOUBLE DOOR !
SUN MARCH 26th
DENVER,CO @ HIGH DIVE
MON MARCH 27th
SALT LAKE CITY,UT @ KILBY COURT w/ the double
WED MARCH 29th
LOS ANGELES,CA @ THE TROUBADOUR !
THU MARCH 30th
SAN FRANCISCO,CA @ THE INDEPENDENT(NOISE POP)!
SAT APRIL 1st
PORTLAND,OR @ HOLOCENE (BEAT ROMANTIC RELEASE PARTY)

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# with the go team

02.19.06
The new QUIET COUNTRIES "No one Makes a Sound" album is now available at fine record stores around the country. Thanks to PJWA for accompanying LEB at his cd release show last night at the DOUGFIR. The album will also be available shortly through the LUCKY MADISON store.....TALKDEMONIC will be playing SXSW on March 15th in Austin, Texas and touring the US. Check out their March tour dates in the shows section. Their second album, "BEAT ROMANTIC" will be released by ARRCO on March 21st....MODERNSTATE, where are you?.......BRETT from the SNUGGLE UPS has not moved to Philadelphia contrary to popular belief. He is currently working with LIAM on the second SNUGS album and rocking the netherworlds in FLESHTONE....ALAN SINGLEY has finished up his third album "LOVINGKINDNESS" with his band PANTS MACHINE. The album will be released by SLOW JANUARY this spring.....DYKERITZ has a new album called "SNOWING WINDY PEACHES" released by the Uzoma label, an instrumental departure from "Purple Switzerland" and definitely worth checking out....HORSE FEATHERS are still in the studio finishing up their first record with SKYLER NORWOOD of PJWA. We can't wait...

01.20.06

Welcome to the New Year where Lucky Madison marches into everyones front living room!! We would like to welcome our newest signing to the fold, an amazing outfit that is called HORSE FEATHERS, which is the music of Justin Ringle and Peter Broderick. Word has it that they are holed up at MIRACLE LAKE with SKYLER NORWOOD hammering out their first record. We are shooting for a June release...A new LM website is on the way as well.