If that wasn’t enough, Jay-Z, yeah, the HOV, premiered a remix of “Zombies” on his blog, “Life and Times” today, too. This isn’t just any remix – this particular mash was crafted by Portland’s G_Force, aka Calvin Valentine of TxE. It’s 1/12 of a full remix album the budding producer threw together this spring. Each song features a slew of MCs rapping over amazing beats assembled from pieces of Radiation City songs. The project, aptly titled A Different Animal, will be released by TLE in june.
It is a bittersweet day here at TLE as we wave farewell to our dear friends Typhoon. Yesterday they shared the first track from their stunning new album “White Lighter” with the world via the experienced and capable Roll Call Records. Though we are sad to see them journey on, we are thankful for times we had, and are excited for what the future holds for such a talented group of musicians.
So a big thank you to Kyle, Tyler, Toby, Devin, Pieter, Dave, Jen, Shannon, Ryan, Eric Alex, Ingrid, Paul and the rest of the Typhoon team for the last 4 years of amazing music, good times and wonderful people. Thank you for writing songs that mean something. Never forget your roots and know that we will always be your biggest fans! (except for maybe your parents and families and whatnot). Go forth!
TLE will be reissuing 180 gram colored vinyl editions of Typhoon’s Hunger & Thirst (on red vinyl) as well as A New Kind of House (on chocolate brown vinyl) in the very near future.
Today, for the first time, with a pre-order of Animals in the Median on CD or Vinyl, fans will receive an instant download of the record in its entirety. We’ll be delivering downloads to everyone who has already pre-ordered in the next few days.
Read an insightful post by the band on their feelings surrounding the record’s impending release here.
We are celebrating the official release of our beer collaboration with Fort George Sunday May 5th at Bunk Bar! That’s right, we teamed up with Fort George Brewery to make a seasonal beer and we’re throwing a party. We’re also celebrating our 6th Birthday a little early. Come party and try a Tender Loving Empire Northwest Pal Ale.
8pm – Jared Mees
9pm – Holiday Friends
10pm- The Family Crest (SF)
11pm- Heavy Handles (PDX Throwback Sludge-core)
Here are the first 3 videos in a series we made in honor of the beer colab. The videos follow 4 TLE bands as we make the journey from Portland (TLE’s home) to Astoria (Fort George’s home).
4/26 – SILVERTON, OREGON @ OREGON GARDEN BREWFEST
5/10 – SEATTLE, WA SECRET SHOW @ THE PIRHANNA SHOP
5/11 – WENATCHEE, WA @ PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OF WENATCHEE
5/21 – PORTLAND, OR @ MUSIC MILLENIUM (7pm)
5/24 – DAVIS, CALIFORNIA @ SOPHIA’S THAI KITCHEN
5/25 – NORTH LEGGETT, CALIFORNIA @ HICKEY FEST / THE PEG HOUSE AT STANDISH HICKEY STATE PARK
5/28 – SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA @ RICKSHAW STOP*
5/29 – LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA @ THE SATELLITE
5/30 – SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA @ SODA BAR*
6/03 – DALLAS, TEXAS @ BRYAN STREET TAVERN
6/04 – AUSTIN, TEXAS @ THE MOHAWK [INSIDE STAGE]
6/05 – NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA @ THE CIRCLE BAR
6/06 – ATLANTA, GEORGIA @ THE EARL
6/08 – DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA @ THE PINHOOK
6/10 – WASHINGTON, DC @ BLACK CAT [BACKSTAGE]
6/11 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ MILKBOY
6/12 – NEW YORK, NEW YORK @ THE MERCURY LOUNGE
6/13 – BROOKLYN, NEW YORK @ THE PAPER BOX
6/15 – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS @ TASTE OF RANDOLPH STREET
6/16 – CINCINNATI, OHIO @ MOTR PUB
6/17 – NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE @ HOUSE SHOW TBD (Presented by CAUSE A SCENE)
6/19 – MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN @ MAD PLANET
6/20 – MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA @ FIRST AVENUE – 7TH STREET ENTRY
6/23 – DENVER, COLORADO @ LARIMER LOUNGE
6/25 – SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH @ KILBY COURT
6/26 – BOISE, IDAHO @ NEUROLUX
6/28 – PORTLAND, OREGON @ WONDER BALLROOM *ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!*
7/11 – KEXP SESSION FILMING / TAPING (AIRS LIVE at 1pm)
7/27 – SEATTLE, WASHINGTON @ CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY