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Today is Record Store Day!

Find participating stores in your state and begin your record store crawl. We will be on the prowl in DC and NY, yay. Speaking of records, I found an orphaned turntable near the dumpster outside our apartment buliding a couple weeks ago. Looked in pretty good shape, so I took it under my wing. I… Read more »

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Nausea & Clov Van Chokes

Those looking for a recap of our recent lil weekend tour, apologies that I chose instead to sit in the proverbial ditch and mull darkly. Nausea stepped into my parlor and consumed until I was deader than the microscopic wiry hairs on the upholstery of a couch. With that said, I’m posting a few pics…. Read more »

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Quote of the Day

“I’ve always got impish dance moves. That will never change.” -Mer, lovable DC compatriot and my once-upon-a-time violin student, in Brightest Young Things Here is Mer’s full self-interview on Brightest Young Things. It’s a trip. Speaking of which, this… tonight! A shame for Em and me, since we took too many days off last week… Read more »

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"…Miner For a Heart of Gold"

I’ve been suffering from separation anxiety since Exit Clov has dispersed to the nether regions of Brooklyn and NY. So we’ve filled our time playing with other bands. (See below.) But first, Exit Clov will have a short lil tour this weekend! yay. April 1 | Black Cat | Wash, DC (tonight!) April 2 |… Read more »

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yeehaw, just got tix…

…to radio city. think i’m most excited to see feist. hope the kronos quartet(!) turns up at the show.

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Washington DC Record Fair

As we reorganize our bookshelves at Mousy Babe HQ, I’m digging into my photo archives and found some pics from the Washington DC Record Fair last month. For a very worthwhile $2 cover, record collectors went to the Civilian Art Project to bury their noses in this candy store full of dusty old records. People… Read more »

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Tales From a NY Clov Practice

Brett, Em and I joined up with the NY clovies this weekend for a show at Mercury Lounge. The next day we met up for a once-in-a-blue-moon practice. Instead of doing a headphone practice, we rented cheap studio space through our friend jG, who also runs a new record label Greenhouse Records. (He’s putting out… Read more »

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Bellflur in Studio, Upcoming Violin Projects

Bellflur started their week-long recording sessions at Inner Ear yesterday! I dropped by last night since the studio’s literally a stone’s throw away from our house. Everybody was in great spirits. Eamonn (pictured left haha) was at the helm. He posted a video clip on Facebook of one of the takes. Must say it’s all… Read more »

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New Clov Release: My Country's At War

We’re ready to release yet another song in conjunction with all the Inauguration to-do. This one is an Exit Clov tune, called ‘My Country’s At War.’ We recorded it way back in October 2007 with Devin Ocampo. It’s exciting because it’s a departure from the usual Clov fare – a little more acoustic, a little… Read more »

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Happy New Year 2009!

it’s a girl! er… i mean, a song. a collaborative holiday song by DC artists e.l.m.s. you can stream the tune below. inamorati by e.l.m.s. We documented the recording of this song in earlier posts: inamorati announcement Day 1 Recording ‘inamorati’ Day 2 The Recording of ‘inamorati’ happy holidays and may 2009 bring the best… Read more »