* So, local post-rock ensemble The Ascent of Everest has a show scheduled for Feb. 11 at The End, and as rock bands playing rock shows are wont to do, they've put together a poster to promote the event. The poster was designed by Chris Zidek and screen-printed by Drew Binkley of both Ascent and Grand Palace, and you can watch Dustin Lane's video documenting the process above or via Lane's Vimeo page. The song you hear in the background is "Sword and Sheild," which you can stream, along with the rest of AOE's From This Vantage, via The Ascent of Everest's Bandcamp page.
* Everybody's favorite Nashville-based, staccato-loving, marching band-core robot-rockers, Heypenny ($5 to the first person who can dig up another band that fits that description), will be heading out on tour presently. They've put together a teaser video using footage from their forthcoming video for "Angles and Arches," and you can see it after the jump, along with their tour dates. The video for "Angles and Arches" "should come out sometime around the end of February to coincide with the tour and SXSW," says drummer Aaron "Salty Ron" Distler.
* And finally, Nashville's own fleet of feel-good indie sweeties, Kopecky Family Band, recently did a session with Daytrotter. As always with those DT seshes, there's an illustrated depiction of the band in question, along with some words from Daytrotter honcho Sean Moeller. "It's just a little love and it's just a little foolishness," says Moeller in reference to the Kopecks' "Angry Eyes," "that clings so nicely to harmonies and music that sounds this sweet." OK.
Heypenny's Tour Dates:
2/24 - Czar w/Tyler Francis, Lennon Bone (Kansas City, KS)
2/25 - Beer:30 (Emporia, KS)
2/26 - Lemmon's (St. Louis, MO) -
2/28 - Club Garibaldi's (Milwaukee, WI)
2/29 - Beat Kitchen (Chicago, IL)
3/1 - The Brass Rail (Fort Wayne, IN)
3/2 - The Summit (Columbus, OH)
3/4 - Iota Club (Arlington, VA)
3/7 - Spike Hill (Brooklyn, NY)
3/9 - Mercy Lounge (Nashville, TN) - 18+
3/10 - TBA (Springfield, MO)
3/13 - Canton Co-Op presented by GorillaGroove.com (Dallas, TX)
3/14 - 3/17 - SXSW (Austin, TX)
3/24 - Smoke & Barrel (Fayetteville, AR)
4/6 - Lamasco (Evansville, IN)
4/7 - JJ's Bohemia (Chattanooga, TN)