September 03, 2009


FREE EP from The Octagon Available Now: Arm Brain Heart and Liver

ALL FREE DIGITAL EP FROM THE OCTAGON
ARM BRAIN HEART AND LIVER
SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MUSIC: BUY THIS RECORD ON ITUNES OR ON AMAZON.
TWO SONGS COME FROM THE FORTHCOMING LP
WARM LOVE AND COOL DREAMS FOREVER
AND THREE SONGS ARE NON-ALBUM EP-ONLY CUTS.

The Octagon are the new underground kings of the lo-fi. This free EPArm Brain Heart and Liver is a free prequel to 2010's vinyl epic Warm Love and Cool Dreams Forever. The songs are life-scale, poetic, hummable chunks of raw rock and roll classicism.



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August 27, 2009

NEWS SHORTIES: Bolachas.org LABEL PROFILE on SBR, Gents Tour Dates, Josh Kaufman w/ Dawn Landes

Legendary/epic/awesome mp3 blog Bolachas.org has recently posted a lengthy label profile of Serious Business Records, featuring some heart-warming anecdotes and sweet siren songs, courtesy of Mr. Travis. Check out the post [HERE]

As usual, our favorite two man band, consisting exclusively of so-called gentlemen (ahem, ahem) is touring! Yay! Go see them! Now! No really, do it. Tell them we sent you.

Date City Venue Country
08/27/09 in Morgantown, WV Black Bear Burritos US
  Time: 8:00pm.
08/28/09 in Sheperdstown, WV Blue Moon Cafe US
  Time: 8:00pm.
08/29/09 in St. Michaels, MD Miles River Yacht Club US
  Time: 7:00pm.
09/03/09 in Pittsburgh, PA Howler’s Coyote Cafe US
  Time: 9:00pm.
09/04/09 in Thomas, WV The Purple Fiddle US
  Time: 8:00pm.
09/05/09 in Chestertown, MD Andy’s US
  Time: 9:00pm.
09/07/09 in Richmond, VA Stronghill Dining Co. US
  Time: 10:00pm.
09/11/09 in Philadelphia, PA ONE SONG at XFS Philly Song Shuffle @ World Cafe Live US
  Time: 8:00pm. The gents only play ONE song towards the end of the evening.
09/17/09 in Danbury, CT Sub Rosa Party @ Cousin Larry’s Cafe US

Our very own Josh Kaufman (of Rocketship Park..well, he sort of IS Rocketship Park) is touring as part of Dawn Landes' band. Check out their tour dates below:

08/24/09 - Water Rats, London
08/25/09 - Windmill Brixton, London
08/28/09 - Williamsburg Music Hall w The Damnwells, Brooklyn, New York
09/04/09 - 02 Academy 3 w/ Okkervil River, Manchester
09/05/09 - 02 Academy 2 w/ Okkervil River, Birmingham
09/07/09 - Roisin Dubh w/ Okkervil River, Galway
09/09/09 - Oran Mor w/Okkervil River, Glasgow
09/10/09 - Rescue Rooms w/ Okkervil River, Nottingham
09/11/09 - 02 Academy 2 w/ Okkervil River, Oxford
09/14/09 - Sala El Tren w/ Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Granada
09/15/09 - Black Note w/ Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Valencia
09/16/09 - Sala Apolo w/ Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Barcelona
09/17/09 - Matadero Culture Center w/ Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Alicante
09/18/09 - Sala Heineken w/ Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Madrid
09/20/09 - De Zwerver Cafe, Leffinge
09/22/09 - Scala w/ Elvis Perkins In Dearland, London
09/24/09 - La Marquise w/ Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Lyon
09/26/09 - Le Grand Mix w/ Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Lille
09/28/09 - L’Alhambra w/ Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Paris

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August 15, 2009

Higgins begin new album


Here's what's been going down at Serious Business...in twitpics.

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August 11, 2009

News Shorties: Higgins w/ Warm Hair 8/13 and New Serious Business Music website!

Hey guys and dolls, there's a great show going down this Thursday evening with our boys Higgins. They'll be supporting Warm Hair at The Lampost in Jersey City. Seriously, these guys are geniuses, so check it out.

And man, ooooh man, do we have a new studio website! Hells yeah. It's got new studio photos, an updated gear list, and a totally new design. Hit the link here: www.seriousbusinessmusic.com

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August 07, 2009

THE OCTAGON'S Arm Heart Brain and Liver EP release Party is @ Bruar Falls on Sep 3. Also on the bill, KLEENEX GIRL WONDER.


THE OCTAGON'S new EP Arm Brain Heart and Liver

comes out FOR FREE
on September 1, 2009.
The Release Party for this record will be occur on September 3, 2009 at a very nice place called Bruar Falls in Brooklyn. Also performing as a full band at this event will be Kleenex Girl Wonder (aka Graham Smith), the celebrated pop player responsible for Ponyoak back in the 90s and continued musical deliciousness today.

Stay tuned here for news on the imminent FREE digital release of the EP which was recorded by the band themselves in their practice space with two Tascam 4 track cassette recorders linked together. The record was mixed by the band with Travis Harrison at Serious Business in NYC, then mastered to perfection by Harris Newman in Montreal.


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August 05, 2009

News Shorties: SBR Gets Love, Rocketship Park in Studio, Two Man Gentlemen Band nominated for Deli Mag's "Band of the Month", Looker & Benji Cossa voted among Deli's "Best of NYC"

Beat The Indie Drum picked up on the awesomeness that is Serious Business and wrote a super nice post about us the other day. He wrote:

"If eclectic, homegrown independent record labels bring you endless joy, Serious Business is your man (or woman - pick your poison). I’m not sure why I sat on this so long but I guess the fact SBR recently posted a free Benji Cossa single (don’t forget to grab this too!) cajoled me to pony up and inform the ‘masses’. Almost all of the new label samplers I’ve heard lately have been pretty damn solid - this being one of my faves from the bunch."

As syndicated by the Gentlemen from their blog:

Dear Friends, The steadfast NYC indie-rock journal The Deli Magazine has most oddly nominated The Two Man Gentlemen Band as a candidate for BAND OF THE MONTH. We invite you to visit the link below to vote:

http://thedelimagazine.com/nyc/snacks.php

Josh Kaufman's in the studio with the all-stars of the Serious Business extended family, recording what will surely be the greatest album ever heard. Stay tuned for a new Rocketship Park release coming shortly, but in the meantime checkout Mr. Kaufman's last krazy kreation, heard here.

And in a display of unabashed affection, Deli Magazine voted Looker 23rd and Benji Cossa 35th in its "Best of New York" edition. Check out Issue #18 Volume #2, Spring 2009 for some nice words about our pals.

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July 30, 2009

The Two Man Gentlemen Band Play at Baseball Stadiums. Video!

On Friday July 31st the Two Man Gentlemen Band will complete their hat-trick of performances with the Bob Dylan Show starring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Dylan himself in Orange Beach, AL.

Watch these YouTube videos from Dayton. The performances were captured from the side of the stage by this guy using the personal camera of Two Man Gentlemen Band Quartet tenor guitarist Matt Downing. The date was July 10th and the Gentlemen entertained the fine people of the great city of Dayton, OH on the home field of feisty minor league ball club the Dayton Dragons.


Enjoy this all new Gentlemen hit "Me, I Get High on Reefer."


And here is "Into My Minivan" from the Gentlemen's most recent long player Drip Dryin' with the Two Man Gentlemen Band


If you enjoy outstanding photography and devastating handsomeness you will enjoy this recent shot taken by the lovely and talented Mrs. Bean in Charlotte, NC

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July 27, 2009

New OCTAGON EP Tracklisting and Artwork Revealed

The Octagon blow your mind to bits.
ALL FREE DIGITAL EP
ARM BRAIN HEART AND LIVER
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1, 2009.
TWO SONGS COME FROM THE FORTHCOMING LP
WARM LOVE AND COOL DREAMS FOREVER
AND THREE SONGS ARE NON-ALBUM EP-ONLY CUTS.




Tracklist
1. Radio Days
2. Suicide Kings
3. Arm Brain Heart and Liver
4. Laugh Like a Wizard
5. Reiki


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July 22, 2009

2MGB: Pictures From the Big Time, Live Album Imminent, New Councilman Composition

-On July 10th and 11th the Two Man Gentlemen Band played two dates in Dayton and Cleveland with The Bob Dylan Show starring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and yes, Bob Dylan. The Gents entertained many thousands of music fans, exchanged kind words with Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Willie himself, and even signed an autograph for William Howard Taft's great grandson. The Gentlemen will play one more date with Dylan on July 31 at the Amphitheater at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL. Here are some photos from the shows.



-A few weeks ago, the Gentlemen packed about 50 people into the Serious Business Music recording studio in Manhattan and played a rip-roaring two-man concert which we recorded in glorious hi-fi stereo and which we will be issuing as a live album. Once again, Richard Morris and Travis Harrison manned the knobs.

-And here is the world premier of the Councilman's latest composition which, God willing, will appear on the Gentlemen's next studio offering. Folks, please enjoy "There's Something in My Trousers:"

DOWNLOAD: "Dippin' Sauce" [MP3] from Heavy Petting

-View the entire forthcoming Two Man Gentlemen Band calendar of live performances here. they are busy busy men and chances are, they'll be in your town soon.

-And hey, check out this interview with Andy Bean in this delightful Ohio publication called AltOhio.

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July 21, 2009

Free Digital 7-inch From BENJI COSSA: The Rollercossa!

TAKE A RIDE ON THE ROLLERCOSSA
The Rollercossa is a long lost 1999 single-sided 3-song 7" gets the reissue treatment from SBR. Well, actually Benji just stumbled upon a box of them and we decided to share these gems with you. Buy a copy of the vinyl now.

We're also offering it as a free digital release for a limited time only. If you'd be so generous as to give us your email address (so we can keep you abreast of future excitement in the world of SBR and Benji Cougar Cossacamp) we will let you download this delicious slab of 4-track pop-perfection FOR FREE. Do the deed below.

NOW AVAILABLE AS A FREE DOWNLOAD. YOU GIVE US YOUR EMAIL. WE GIVE YOU A FREE DIGITAL 7": THE ROLLERCOSSA


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Other jewels and gems from Benji Cossa:

Benji Cossa and the Tightens Between the Blue and the Green Benji Cossa's Vault Vol. 2: Jewels and Gems



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