"The Atlas" by Kristin Allen-Zito On Sale soon!

We at Clickpop are excited to announce that Kristin Allen-Zito’s second solo record “The Atlas” will finally be released worldwide November 16th, 2010 through Burnside Distribution and IODA. Please look for it at your favorite online digital download location or local record store (better yet – ask your local record store to order it!). There will also be several release concerts and events – to be announced soon….. 

In the meantime here is a picture of the cover:

Clickpop Goes to SXSW with Idiot Pilot

Paul and Ian from Clickpop Records went down to Austin for SxSW 2010 along with Idiot Pilot. Idiot Pilot played a showcase Wednesday night and were celebrating the release of their new single "The Tail of the Jet Black Swan". The song was co-produced and co-mixed by Idiot Pilot and Paul Turpin together in Bellingham and is available exclusively on www.idiotpilot.com and on KNDD 107.7fm Seattle (where you should request it!).

While wandering around Ian and Demeter (IP's new bass player) were both interviewed by NPR! The interview (found here on npr's website ) was concerning youtube's new profit sharing initiative between advertisers and artists.

While here we have checked out great performances from our friends The Lonely Forest (Anacortes) and The Globes (Seattle) who are both celebrating new labels (Trans-Atlantic, and Barsuk respectively), and our friends Sugar Sugar Sugar.

When we get back home - there is lots of work to do to bring you new recordings from Kristin Allen-Zito (her long awaited second solo record is almost here!), Pan Pan, The Mission Orange, new  Rooftops songs, and more...

Rooftops Begin National Tour & Announce New Distribution!

We are proud to announce that Rooftops first album "A Forest Of Polarity" will now be available on Vinyl, CD and digital download nationally and and internationally starting on May 18th CD distribution in the USA will through Burnside Distribution. Vinyl is being pressed by Topshelf Records and available from Caroline Distribution in the US. In the UK and Europe, vinyl and CD will be available from the UK based distributor Plastic Head. Of course it is also available digitally from itunes, amazon, lala, etc. Also - between now and May 17th & 18th it is still available from the clickpop webstore and of course from the band at shows.

Speaking of shows, begin­ning next Fri­day, Rooftops will embark on a month-long trek across the US with good friends The Amer­i­cas. Check the dates below:

MAR 12 �" Belling­ham, WA @ Plan B. w/ Dog Shredder
MAR 13 �" Seat­tle, WA @ Ali Masterson’s House w/ Throne of Bone, Dog Shredder
MAR 14 �" Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur w/ Chung Antique
MAR 15 �" Mis­soula, MT @ ZACC BSMT w/ Tyson Ballew and The Juveniles
MAR 16 �" Rapid City, SD @ Budd Ugly’s w/ Old
MAR 18 �" Min­neapo­lis, MN @ Star Bar w/ Foun­tain Heads
MAR 19 �" LaCrosse, WI @ JB’s Speakeasy w/ This Mach­ing, Idle Ecstatic
MAR 20 �" Chicago, IL @ Trea­sure Town (House) w/ Bad Words, Suf­fix, Socially Retarded, The Midwestern
MAR 21 �" Chicago, IL @ Ronny’s (Logan Square)
MAR 22 �" Detroit, MITBA
MAR 23 �" Detroit, MI @ The Berkley Front w/ The Sum­mer Pledge, Devilfish
AR 24 �" Cleve­land, OH @ The Happy Dog
MAR 25 �" New York, NY @ The Delancey w/ Ghastly City Sleep
MAR 26 �" New York, NY @ Good­bye Blue Mon­day w/ Anna Weng, Madame Beak, The Suite Unraveling
MAR 27 �" Amherst, MA @ Dad City w/ Yak Snot, Sleep Bel­lum Sonno TOPSHELF PRESENTS
MAR 28 �" Boston, MAPA’s
MAR 29 �" Philadel­phia or Pitts­burgh or Lan­caster, PATBA
MAR 30 �" Bloom­ing­ton, IN or Colum­bus, OHTBA
MAR 31 �" Omaha, NE @ O’leavers
APR 02 �" Napa, CA @ Slack Ranch w/ Goodriddler
APR 03 �" Berke­ley, CA @ Cloyne Co-Op w/ Goodriddler
APR 04 �" Santa Rosa, CA @ North Bay Film and Art Col­lec­tive w/ Goodriddler
APR 05 �" Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda w/ Goodrid­dler, Surrogate
APR 06 �" Red­ding, CA @ Down­town Eatery w/ Goodriddler
APR 07 �" Seat­tle, WATBA
APR 08 �" Belling­ham, WATBA
APR 09 �" Seat­tle, WATBA
APR 10 �" Port­land, OR @ The Par­lour w/ Total Bros APR 11 �" Port­land, OR @ Rot­ture w/ Strange Hol­i­day (ex-Tristeza), Secret Codes, Goodriddler

Video - An Introduction to Rooftops

Luke Chmurra created a great new video montage featuring Rooftops, and material from their new album "A Forest Of Polarity"
Please check it out

Rooftops "A Forest of Polarity" released on Clickpop Records

Clickpop Records is proud to announce that "A Forest Of Polarity" is now available for sale! The digital downloads went live today (Tuesday, November 17th, 2009).  The CD's will be shipping this week and will be on sale at local stores and at the CD release concerts this coming weekend.

Click here to visit Rooftops "A Forest Of Polarity" on iTunes

Click here to order Rooftops "A Forest Of Polarity" CD at the Clickpop Webstore

Click here to buy Rooftops "A Forest Of Polarity" on LALA.com

Friday November 20th, Rooftops CD release concert
with Pan Pan, The Mission Orange, and of course, Rooftops
The Rogue Hero, 1313 N State St. Bellingham WA
21+  $5   10pm  

Sunday November 22nd, Rooftops CD release In Store Concert
Everyday Music, 115 E Magnolia St, Bellingham WA  
All Ages - Free - 7pm

From the webstore blurb:
Rooftop's debut album “A Forest Of Polarity” expands on the bands intricate math rock sound by adding layers of acoustic guitars, vocals, horns, strings and percussion. The resulting arrangement creating a impressive sound that synergizes post rock and math rock into something new. Released in November 2009 by Clickpop Records – this record is an audacious debut for an exciting new band.

Tracklisiting :
1. Fiery Atlas (Introduction)
2. A Stray Life
3. I Fast Early
4. Reality? As If
5. Ya! Real Fist
6. Teary Fails
7. A Layer Fits
8. Leafy Stair
9. Ear Falsity
10. Sea Frailty
total time 41:26

Lots of shows - lots of bands....

There are a many great Clickpop related shows this week that we'd like to recommend to you. Since some of these bands are new - they aren't in our calender system yet.  Rooftops are almost finished with their first record, which will be released on Clickpop in late October. They have three shows this week! Opening for Rooftops Wednesday will be another favorite Bellingham up and coming band - Pan Pan (rumored to also have an upcoming release on Clickpop). Friday Night Jenni Potts is playing at the new Anker Cafe on Cornwall avenue with Teo Crider. Also this weekend you can see Black Eyes & Neckties perform their final portland show on Friday, and their final Seattle show on Saturday.

Here is the full list :
  • Wednesday, Sept 16th, 9pm - 21+ : Pan Pan, The Stranger Gallery, Rooftops @ The Rogue Hero - 1313 N State Bellingham WA
  • Thursday, Sept 17th, 9pm - 21+  :  Rooftops & The Stranger Gallery @ The Rendesvous, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle WA
  • Friday, Sept 18th, 8pm - All Ages : Jenni Potts & Teo Crider @ The Anker Cafe, 1424 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham WA
  • Friday, Sept 18th, 8pm - All Ages : : Black Eyes & Neckties, P.O.S., Monotonix, Bad Brains, Music Fest NW, @ The Roseland Ballroom, 8 NW 6th Ave, Portland OR
  • Friday, Sept 19th, 9pm - 21+ :  Rooftops, Four Players, The Keaton Collective @ The Nightlight Lounge, 211 E Chestnut St Bellingham WA
  • Saturday, Sept 20th, 8pm doors - All Ages : Black Eyes & Neckties, Unnatural Helpers, Monotonix @ Nuemos, 925 E Pike St, Seattle WA

Band Links : Venue Links : 

Black Eyes & Neckties announce round of FINAL shows!

It is with a heavy heart that I regret to inform all of you that the Black Eyes & Neckties’ era is coming to an end.  I’m a tad sentimental about this, being that they are the first band that I added to my Starbird roster, but all good things come to an end and all I can say is that I will miss them dearly. 
Together since 2002, they’ve built a far reaching fanbase who have been witness to one of the most amazing live shows around.  Breaking of ankles, stripping of clothing, falling over of equipment, arms and legs flailing about - those were some things you could count on witnessing.  In the time they’ve been together, they’ve lucky enough to play some great festivals such as Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party and Totalfest (2x), make a trip overseas to the UK and tour the US several times.  It was a good run all in all.
Last show ever will be on their home turf in Bellingham on Halloween night.  They’ll have a few other goodbye shows around the NW too - here are the final shows:
September 18th @ Roseland (Portland, as part of MFNW) w/ Monotonix and Bad Brains
September 19th @ Neumo’s (Seattle) w/ Monotonix and Unnatural Helpers
October 23rd @ University of Montana (Missoula) w/ BOAT + more
October 24th @ tbd (Walla Walla)
October 30th @ WhaaM (Bellingham, all ages)
October 31st @ The Nightlight (Bellingham)
Don’t fret…..a few of the members already have new (or side that will now be their main) projects.  Josh is continuing on with Dog Shredder , while Brad is finally able to focus on his badass twangy band Wooden Wings  and Dave is hitting skins withGuinness & The Reparations .
They have one last recording available that has a new track - its a split 12” with their friends The Russians.  Available thru Krazy Keith Records - http://krazykeithrecords.com/  - local bellingham and Seattle stores, and from the band at shows.  We should have some on the Clickpop store soon too.
Thanks for all of your support!  
- written by Carly Henry - BENT us booking agent & friend

New Kristin Allen-Zito Video (full album coming soon)

Kristin Allen-Zito is in the studio now working on the her second solo record. We are pretty excited about this for two reasons: one - its been a long time in coming, two - its gonna be really good!

Our friend Luke Chmura has made a video to the demo recording of a song from Kristin's next CD "I'm just hungry" - here it is:

BENT tour UK / release Split 12" with the Russians

Very exciting Black Eyes & Neckties news that we wanted to share!
Black Eyes & Neckties recently signed to the William Morris Agency over in the UK and we couldn't be happier.  Their first trip over there will be happening in May and tour will be based around them playing the infamous Dot to Dot Festival .  If anyone has friends over there, let us know.  We'd love to invite them to the shows and maybe they'd even want to be super generous and offer a place to rest our weary bones.  Here's what we have confirmed so far - more to come!
16-May:  Coventry @ Kasbah
20-May:  Liverpool @ The Magnet
23-May:  Bristol @ Dot to Dot Festival
24-May:  Nottingham @ Dot to Dot Festival
27-May:  Dundee @ The Doghouse
28-May:  Edinburgh @ Sneaky Pete's

In late April, Black Eyes & Neckties will be releasing a split 12" with their good friends The Russians on Krazy Keith Records.  It includes new song "Grace Note" plus a re-worked version of "Tonight Death Soars" from their first album, Stiletto.  These records will available primarily at their live shows and local record shops, but also online from Krazy Keith and on the Clickpop Records webstore.  You can preview tracks on either of one of the bands' MySpace pages - and the Black Eyes tracks will be added to the player on this site as well. More info as soon after the pressing returns from the factory.

Rooftops sign to Clickpop + new shows in early 2009

Hey there folks - Happy New Year from Clickpop Records
We are now recovered enough from the holidays to post this quick note to fill you in on what is going on in our world. Here is a list....

  1. The wonderful and talented Bellingham band Rooftops are the newest addition to the Clickpop records family. They are currently recording their debut album at Bayside Recording with Paul Turpin. In the meantime you can check them out the following locations :
  2. Kristin Allen-Zito is working hard on her second solo album. It should finally see release later this year.
  3. Jenni Potts is back from her long tour assisting Forgive Durden. See the concert schedule below for upcoming shows.
  4. Black Eyes and Neckties have several shows around the northwest this winter, and are working on plans for a tour of the UK!
  5. Prosser : Eric Woodruff has been logging time in the studio. There are new Prosser tracks in the works, as well as new recordings as a member of The Crying Shame
  6. What's Up Magazine is now taking votes for their annual awards show. We are happy that Clickpop bands are once again nominated this year - please go vote here:  http://www.whatsup-magazine.com/index.php?navarea=2008ballot
    These fine folks are also putting on not one, but TWO killer shows related to the awards. The first is Jan 30th at WHAAM, and the main event is Jan 31st at the Wild Buffalo.
  7. New Winter Shows !    As usual, check our calendar, but here is a summary (shows are in Bellingham unless otherwise noted)
    • 1/14 Kristin Allen-Zito & Your Heart Breaks @ the WWU Underground Coffeehouse
    • 1/23 Black Eyes & Neckties @ The Comet, Seattle WA
    • 1/23 Jenni Potts @ Boundary Bay Brewery
    • 1/24 Black Eyes & Neckties @ Dante's, Portland OR
    • 1/24 Jenni Potts @ Common Grounds, Burlington WA
    • 1/29 Black Eyes & Neckties @ WWU Viking Union
    • 1/30 Idiot Pilot @ WHAAM The Old Foundry
    • 1/31 Jenni Potts @ Waywards Coffeehouse, Seattle, WA
    • 1/31 Rooftop's @ What's Up Awards, Wild Buffalo
    • 2/1 Black Eyes & Neckties @ Rontoms, Portland, OR
    • 2/9 Kristin Allen-Zito & Jennit Potts @ The Nightlight Lounge
    • hmmm did I miss any?