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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Catch "The Gilded Age" While You Still Can

This has already been announced on Tangemeenie's Notes From a Gilded Cage blog and elsewhere, but in case you missed the news, Tangemeenie's latest full-length release "The Gilded Age" is now available in a limited online physical release of 150 hand-numbered copies. The release is also available through the end of May 2009 in a free MP3 download format.

Later this year, the album will be given its full digital release through all the major online retailers, including iTunes, eMusic, Amazon, etc., and it will also be offered here on this site, through the Cloud 13 Records on-demand store.

So why not beat the crowds and show that your just that much cooler than all the other schmoes by buying the limited edition or downloading the free version of the album now?

More big news on the way...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Free "Faust" Downloads as "The Gilded Age" Approaches

If you haven't recently, check out Tangemeenie's Notes from a Gilded Cage blog. This month we're giving away our 2001 release, "Faust," in its entirety as an MP3 download to celebrate the impending release of "The Gilded Age."

I'm also pleased to report that sequencing and mastering "The Gilded Age" is complete, and we'll be getting the CD packaging artwork off to the printers soon for the limited handmade issue. Check back again soon for more news, including official release dates.

I've been so heads-down working on this project lately I probably haven't been as good about communicating news and responding to emails as I should, but I'm working on that. Thanks for your patience and continued interest and support.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Soft Targets on Basement Tapes Is Now!

Damn--I've been so busy with the holidays, getting over a cold and putting the polishing touches on the new Tangemeenie record that I completely missed the biggest Cloud 13 news on the horizon at the end of this year!

The long-awaited Basement Tapes session/interviews featuring Cloud 13's own Soft Targets is available here now on

So why wait? Go to Basement Tapes. Listen. Download. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Soft Targets Back Home Safe and Sound

Well, I'm pleased to report that the Soft Targets' safe return to sleepy little Tallahassee has been confirmed, after their whirlwind September tour of the East coast. When I sat down with them Monday night over a couple of beers, Jesse, Nate, and Stephen all seemed healthy, in good spirits and eager to get back out on the road again soon.

While they were out this time around, they generated an impressive amount of media coverage, so this update includes a round-up of some highlights from the reviews and various other forms of consensual love they've gotten recently from the press. Check back soon for more updates. The Basement Tapes performances and video interview should also be out within the next week or so.

Delusions of Adequacy - An interview with the Soft Targets just before they embarked on the tour.

We Heart Music (Podcast) - A podcast from the We Heart Music site, featuring an interview with Jesse from just before the conclusion of the tour.

xlr8r - They made the top 10!

Pittsburgh City Paper - A lovely review of "Heavy Rainbow" from a lovely city.

Here Comes the Flood - A nice review from an even nicer music blog.

The Devil Has the Best Tuna - Some more wonderful words about "Heavy Rainbow."

Performer Mag - Yet another glowing review.

Onion AV Club - Eh, you win some, you lose some. This review gets it all wrong, but at least they tried.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Soft Target Tour Begins; New Tour Blog; Love from xlr8r

Really exciting news: xlr8r magazine just included "Heavy Rainbow" in its list of top ten releases in September, alongside new releases from Of Montreal, Starfucker, Broken Social Scene and others!

Also, the Heavy Rainbow tour is now fully underway, and we've set up a new tour diary blog here that includes the updated tour schedule and will eventually include reports from the road as the guys make their way up and down the East Coast.

In other words, the tour is all systems go. Don't miss 'em when they come through your town.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Website! Heavy Rainbow Tour Begins End of the Month! Pow! Bang!

Well ladies and gentlemen, you might notice we've given the look and feel of the Cloud 13 Records website a major overhaul. It just seemed like the right time to freshen the design of the website up a bit. Plus, this version has a little more Web 2.0 goodness going on than the previous version (with more to come). And it incorporates some improvements in browser compatibility and security by doing away with the old design's use of iframes and provides other maintenance and enhancement benefits.

Plus it's got all this cool retro propaganda styling going for it, which is also a plus.

Lots more big stuff in the pipeline right now. Soft Targets' Heavy Rainbow Tour starts the end of this month and we're really psyched. More soon.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Soft Targets on Basement Tapes

More great news about the Soft Targets upcoming Heavy Rainbow tour: Our intrepid road-warriors have been confirmed for a session on September 13th in the studios of the Basement Tapes website as they make their way through the greater Chicago area.

Previous Basement Tapes have included musical musical legends like Alejandro Escovedo, Cracker, and others. We'll post more updates soon.