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15 Passenger Launches New Rare Coins Album Series Featuring David Bazan and Sean Lane

Sometimes you find a recording artist you think is so cool, you can’t understand why more people haven’t heard of them already. You put them on all your mixtapes. You buy their record over and over again because you keep giving your personal copy away to friends. The Rare Coins Series was conceived to offer an established artist the opportunity to share one of their favorite artists with the rest of the world by way of a limited release split 12”.

As long time fans of all things in David Bazan’s orbit, 15 Passenger was overjoyed to bring him in for this inaugural Rare Coins release. And as discovering new talent is paramount to the series conceit, 15 Passenger has also become new fans of Sean Lane’s work and are honored to play a role in bringing his music to a wider audience.

David Bazan first met Sean Lane a decade ago while Sean was working at American Music in Seattle. Sean had given him an EP of a band he was playing in and Bazan was immediately struck by Sean’s percussion. A handful of years later, Sean caught Bazan’s attention again when he started recording and performing on an original instrument he built from the frame of a child’s bike; custom made bell cymbals, springs, flatwound guitar strings both plucked and bowed, and a plethora of effects pedals. 

Lane has played in Perfume Genius and Yppah, and is currently on tour with Bazan in his latest incarnation of Pedro The Lion.

Lane contributes five ambient pieces that feel like a soundtrack to a mysterious, foggy night along Puget Sound. Off kilter rhythms and supernatural synths drift beneath moaning saxophones and lonely chimes. On “Invisible”, Lane lends abstract vocals to express a yearning to disappear amongst the hectic routine of daily life.

The four songs provided by Bazan are playful, provocative, and reminiscent of a leaner rock and roll style found in Bazan’s earlier work with Pedro the Lion. His signature rhythm and melody is found all over these tunes, as he handled all the instrumentation himself. These songs are awesome, amongst the finest stuff he’s ever written. “Opposite Soul” is a muscular, brooding pop song that explores the fundamental differences between “us” and “us”  in today’s increasingly partisan world.

15 Passenger Records has released their first Rare Coins Series with David Bazan and Sean Lane, on April 6, 2018. Available on gold vinyl, limited to 1,000. Order it now here!

See more info on our site here!

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NO RESOLUTION NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES AND AMAZON!

TIm Kasher's No Resolution is now available for rent and purchase!


Amazon: https://goo.gl/XmGY9B


iTunes: https://goo.gl/B71UfJ


 


 

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TIM KASHER WILL TRAVEL TO ONE LUCKY FAN FOR A PRIVATE SCREENING OF THE FILM AND SOLO SET IN THEIR TOWN

Preorder Tim Kasher’s debut feature film, No Resolution, for $9.99 on iTunes for a chance to win a private screening of the film in your town with Tim*.

Invite some friends, make some popcorn and watch No Resolution with Tim at your favorite bar, theater or even on your couch! Tim will do his best not to nervously gesticulate the entire time as you quietly judge his work, and afterward he’ll play a short set for you and your friends (or just you! But hopefully not just you: that’s kind of weird).

But WAIT WAIT WAIT, there’s MORE. Maybe you didn’t win the weird, potentially uncomfortable prize of Tim encroaching your personal space (or, perhaps you don’t live in the continental United States): there will also be 5 RUNNER UP WINNERS who will receive a LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY of the film with unique artwork made by 15 Passenger, hand numbered and signed by Tim. There is currently no plan to make DVDs or Blu Rays of this movie, so these are truly limited indeed.

Entering is simple! Preorder the movie No Resolution on iTunes before it’s release date on Feb 13, 2018. Once you receive your receipt from iTunes please forward to info@15Passenger.com, and you are entered to win! We realize iTunes may not send the receipt until they deliver the movie, so please forward your iTunes receipt by end of day February 23rd. If you'd like to send a screenshot in the meantime, we will remind you to send us the receipt after release date if needed!

*Screening contest is limited to the continental United States.
*Blu-Ray contest is worldwide.

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Win a signed Cursive test pressing with one of a kind album cover artwork by Ted Stevens!

Win a signed Cursive test pressing with one of a kind album cover artwork!

We are contest crazy for these reissues this Fall! It's another easy one :) Anyone who orders one or both of the reissues from our bandcamp store is automatically entered to win! Anyone who already ordered has been automatically entered as usual. There are only one of each available. Custom artwork for both albums was hand made by our very own Ted Stevens.

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DETAILS: If you order Stars on vinyl you are entered to win the Stars test pressing with custom art. If you order Storms on vinyl you are entered to win the Storms test pressing with custom art. If you order both you are entered to win both! You are entered one time for every order completed. Each test pressing will ship on December 11th. This contest ends December 7th.

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Win a 12" x 30" Cursive canvas poster print!

Order one of Cursive's vinyl reissues of Such Blindings Stars or Storms of Early Summer and you are automatically entered to win a 12" x 30" x 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas print of the poster art artwork. Anyone who has already pre-ordered is already entered to win!

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DETAILS: If you order Stars on vinyl you are entered to win the Stars canvas print. If you order Storms on vinyl you are entered to win the Storms canvas print. If you order both you are entered to win both! You are entered one time for every order completed. Each canvas will ship on December 4th. Canvases will arrive ready to hang with hardware. This contest ends December 1st.

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CURSIVE ANNOUNCES 20TH ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED REISSUES OF FIRST TWO ALBUMS: 1997’S SUCH BLINDING STARS FOR STARVING EYES & 1998’S THE STORMS OF EARLY SUMMER: SEMANTICS OF SONG

Cursive has announced plans to reissue remastered versions of their first two albums, 1997’s debut Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes and 1998’s The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song in celebration of the 20th anniversary of both albums. Both releases will arrive in stores on December 1, 2017 via their own newly formed label, 15 Passenger, and Stars is now available for pre-order HERE, while Storms is available HERE.

Remastered by Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Fleet Foxes, Mastodon; The Ugly Organ remasters) from the original tapes, both albums will be available for purchase digitally and on vinyl. The vinyl editions will be limited to 2,000 copies and printed on 180-gram, two-color records: Stars will be blue with a white starburst pattern; Storms will be clear vinyl with a white swirl/smoke pattern and mark the first time the album has ever been released on vinyl in the U.S. The Stars reissue features a foreword written by Tom Mullen of Washed Up Emo, while Storms features forewords by Ted Stevens (Cursive’s current guitarist who joined in 2000 following the departure of Stephen Pedersen) and the band’s longtime friend and European tour manager, Oliver Wyczisk. Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes and The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song feature the original Cursive line-up of Tim Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn (bass), Stephen Pedersen (guitar), and Clint Schnase (drums).

Originally released by Crank! Records (Stars) and Saddle Creek (Storms), the albums introduced the Omaha, NE-based band to the world and were the entry point for a devoted following that remains reverential some 20 years later. While these albums document a band in the early stages of a now-storied career, both Stars and Storms already showcased the trademarks for which Cursive has now become known: complex yet lyrical melodies and angular guitars, a heady mix of hushed and noisy dynamics, and Kasher’s incisive, confessional lyricism and singular voice -- which Pitchfork would later describe as “a more earnest, volatile, emotionally charged voice cannot be found.”
 


 

Catch a Screening of Tim Kasher's The Debut Feature Film, No Resolution!  Full release this Fall!

No Resolution, the feature length film Tim Kasher wrote and directed, will soon be seeing the light of day! He's doing some screenings in late August & September along with a Q&A and short acoustic performance. Should be a good, sad time!  Check out the dates below!!

Select Screenings:

8/29 Brooklyn - The Bell House  - Get Tickets

8/30 Chicago - Chop Shop - Get Tickets
 
8/31 Omaha - Film Streams - Get Tickets

9/7 Los Angeles - Bootleg Theater - Get Tickets

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE screenings: 

9/11 San Francisco - Get Tickets
 
9/12 Kansas City - Get Tickets
 
9/13 Dallas - Cedars - Get Tickets

9/14 Austin - Mueller - Get Tickets

MORE DATES ADDED:

9/19 Salt Lake City  - The Clubhouse - Get Tickets

9/20 Denver - SIE Film Center - Get Tickets

9/21 Fort Collins - Wolverine Farm - Get Tickets

No Resolution will be available to rent or purchase on iTunes and Amazon, October 2017. 


 

TIM KASHER ON THE ROAD WITH CONOR OBERST

Jun 14, 2017 - Tim will be joining his old pal Conor Oberst for a handful shows at the end of June and early July. Check out the dates! These will be fun, amazing shows so if you can catch one, be sure you do!


JUN 30 - DENVER, CO - Ogden Theater +
JUL 1 - BOULDER, CO - Boulder Theater + 
JUL 2 - BELLVUE, CO - Mishawaka Theater +

+ Tim Supporting Conor Oberst

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TIM KASHER - NO RESOLUTION TOUR

APR 25 - DENVER, CO - Larimer Lounge*
APR 26 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Urban Lounge*
APR 27 - BOISE, ID - Neurolux*
APR 28 - SPOKANE, WA - The Bartlett*
APR 29 - SEATTLE, WA - Barboza*
APR 30 - PORTLAND, OR - Mississippi Studios*
MAY 1 - REDDING, CA - The Dip 
MAY 2 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Chapel*
MAY 3 - LOS ANGELES, CA - The Echo*
MAY 4 - SAN DIEGO, CA - Casbah San Diego*
MAY 5 - LAS VEGAS, NV - The Bunkhouse Saloon*
MAY 6 - PHOENIX, AZ - Valley Bar*
MAY 8 - AUSTIN, TX - Barracuda Austin*
MAY 9 - DALLAS, TX - Double Wide*
MAY 10 - NORMAN, OK - @opolis *
MAY 12 - OMAHA, NE - The Waiting Room Lounge*
MAY 26 - ST. LOUIS, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room^
MAY 27 - NASHVILLE, TN - The High Watt^
MAY 28 - ATLANTA, GA - The EARL^
MAY 30 - ASHEVILLE, NC - The Mothlight^
MAY 31 - WASHINGTON, DC - DC9 Nightclub^
JUN 1 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - Johnny Brenda's^
JUN 2 - BOSTON, MA - Brighton Music Hall^
JUN 3 - NEW YORK, NY - Knitting Factory Brooklyn^
JUN 5 - BUFFALO, NY - Mohawk Place^
JUN 6 - PITTSBURGH, PA - brillobox^
JUN 7 - DETROIT, MI - El Club^
JUN 8 - CHICAGO, IL - Beat Kitchen^
JUN 9 - MILWAUKEE, WI - Cactus Club^
JUN 10 - ST. PAUL, MN - Turf Club^
JUN 11 - IOWA CITY, IA - The Mill^

^ John Bradley and  Campdogzz support
* Allison Weiss supports

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Tim Kasher Premieres New Video for No Secret!

April 20, 2017 – Tim Kasher today premiered his fun & awesome new video for “No Secret,” off his recently released solo album No Resolution, today via Brooklyn Vegan.  It rules!

Great Reviews for Tim Kasher's cinematic, beautiful and heartbreaking new album, No Resolution!

We are happy to report No Resolution is starting to get some great feedback from some of our favorite outlets!  Check out the links below to read the complete reviews.
 
"Kasher’s poetic insights and keen literary observations make his songwriting some of the most unique of his generation" - Paste Magazine



"When it comes to writing about the darker side of relationships, there are few songwriters more adept than Cursive and The Good Life frontman Tim Kasher, and his third solo album No Resolution is no exception" - Noisey

"Tim Kasher’s lyrical prowess casts shadows over his contemporaries and musically, he’s become masterful with arrangements. No Resolution is just that good.” – Ghettoblaster

"Tim’s a great storyteller, and this is an album where the words pull you in above anything else" - BrooklynVegan

"I was floored by how someone I expected one thing from had so beautifully executed something completely different. This is what angst sounds like when it ages gracefully..." - Punknews.org

TIm Kasher Announces More US Tour dates: East Coast Depression Party!

March 21, 2017 - Tim Kasher today announced the eastern leg of his U.S. tour this spring and summer. The dates will begin May 26th in St. Louis, MO and continue through June 11th in Iowa City, IA, and include a June 3rd show at the Knitting Factory in New York. A current itinerary is here and a full band will back Kasher on all upcoming U.S. shows.

Kasher’s new solo album No Resolution was released on March 3rd, 2017 and has earned press attention from outlets including All Music Guide, The AV Club, Brooklyn Vegan, CLRVYNT, Ghettoblaster, Impose, Noisey, Paste, PunkNews.org, and Stereogum, among others.


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Tim Kasher's No Resolution Is Out Now!

March 3, 2017 - Tim Kasher's heartbreaking and beautiful new record, No Resolution, is out now!! Thank you so much to everyone for their support and encouragement with our new endeavor!  We appreciate you all greatly and will always try and do our best for you!

To help celebrate Tim's amazing new release we are also doing some fun and exciting promotions with some great partners!
  • Indie Retail - Along with our friends at independent retail stores we are offering an INDIE EXCLUSIVE version of No Resolution on clear vinyl with yellow and red splatter, also limited to 1000 copies (please see photo)
  • iTunes - We are offering Tim's new record in HD as part of the Mastered for iTunes program for the regular price of $9.99
  • Amazon - To celebrate Tim's new album and the launch of 15 Passenger, we are offering Cursive 's first six albums for $5 digitally!
  • iTunes - Also in celebration of No Resolution and 15 Passenger, we are offering Cursive 's first six albums or $5.99 via iTunes.
  • More fun TBA soooooooooon!!!!
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Tim Kasher Premieres Full Stream Of New Solo Album No Resolution Via The Av Club

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Tim Kasher premiered a full stream of his new solo album No Resolution this morning via The AV Club. Called “…simply affecting, offering a peak into some intimate moments of domestic discord,” the album can now be heard here. No Resolution will arrive in stores this Friday, March 3rd.

Following a sold-out solo show tomorrow night, March 1st, at Brooklyn’s Union Pool, Kasher will head overseas to tour the UK and Europe through March. He’ll return stateside for a run of west coast and southwest dates that begins on April 25th in Denver, CO. A current itinerary is below and more dates will be announced soon.

Known for pushing musical boundaries throughout his career – whether he’s switching up sounds between his bands and solo LPs, crafting intricate concept albums (two of which – Cursive’s 2003 LP The Ugly Organ and 2012 LP I Am Gemini – featured play-like stage directions), or transforming songs originally conceived as a soundtrack for his self-penned screenplay into a standalone album (The Good Life’s 2007 release Help Wanted Nights) – No Resolution is the natural continuation of Kasher’s constantly evolving body of work. It is his most cinematic creation, a moving and cathartic collection of soundscapes that feels more like a suite of movements than a standard pop album, complete with instrumental breaks conjoining the nine songs. Fittingly, the 15 pieces will be featured in Kasher’s directorial debut film of the same name, which he also wrote, to be released later this year. Across the album’s strong story, the characters – an engaged couple on the brink of a break up – grapple with the specific and the broad, including the restlessness of adulthood and smothering external pressures; relationships in various states of transition and the walls built within them; distrust, indecision, and despair; and the existential anxiety that drives a deep need to leave a mark on the world.

 

NOW SHOWING: An Answer For Everything by Tim Kasher


Win VINYL FOR LIFE From 15 Passenger!

February 10, 2017 - To celebrate the final 3 weeks before the release of Tim Kasher’s new album, No Resolution, on 3/3 we are offering an opportunity to win vinyl from 15 Passenger for life when you pre-order the record from our store. Its simple, whoever wins gets one copy of every album that 15 Passenger releases on vinyl for the rest of their life (and ours). If we repress any vinyl on a different color then you will receive a copy of the new version too!  All you have to do is pre-order No Resolution from our store on or before March 3, 2017 and you are automatically entered to win. Of course everyone who has already pre-ordered No Resolution through our store has been automatically entered into the contest as well!  The not so small print: this contest has no cash value and is non-transferable. 

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Check Out The Album Trailer For Tim Kasher's 'No Resolution'!


New Tim Kasher Record, 'No Resolution', Out March 3rd!

Tim Kasher – singer/guitarist for bands Cursive and The Good Life – will release his third solo album No Resolution on March 3, 2017 via 15 Passenger, the newly launched label owned and run by Cursive. The first song from the new album, “An Answer For Everything,” debuted today via CLRVYNT and is an alternately sweeping and cadent waltz marked by aching, orchestral crescendos. Of the song, Kasher said, “One of my favorite stories from the record, it’s about a couple reminiscing of the early days of their relationship when they felt so confident and self-assured, before so much doubt and uncertainty bogged down their ability to communicate.” Listen HERE
 
Tim Kasher debuted a second new song, “Break Me Open,” off his forthcoming third solo album No Resolution this morning via Stereogum. The track’s “…spare yet energetic guitar balladry bolstered by a string section” can also now be heard HERE!

No Resolution is now available for pre-order via the 15 Passenger website, iTunes and Amazon; “An Answer For Everything” will come as an instant grat download with all pre-orders. The album will also be released on blue with white splatter pattern vinyl for a limited run of 1,000, which will be available through the 15 Passenger Bandcamp store, records stores and at Kasher’s upcoming live shows. A clear with red and yellow splatter pattern vinyl version of No Resolution will be exclusive to independent record stores as well, also limited to a run of only 1,000.
 
Known for pushing musical boundaries throughout his career – whether he’s switching up sounds between his bands and solo LPs, crafting intricate concept albums (two of which – Cursive’s 2003 LP The Ugly Organ and 2012 LP I Am Gemini – featured play-like stage directions), or transforming songs originally conceived as a soundtrack for his self-penned screenplay into a standalone album (The Good Life’s 2007 release Help Wanted Nights) – No Resolution is the natural continuation of Kasher’s constantly evolving body of work. It is his most cinematic creation, a moving and cathartic collection of soundscapes that feels more like a suite of movements than a standard pop album, complete with instrumental breaks conjoining the nine songs. Fittingly, the 15 pieces will be featured in Kasher’s directorial debut film of the same name, which he also wrote, to be released later this year. Across the album’s strong story, the characters – an engaged couple on the brink of a break up – grapple with the specific and the broad, including the restlessness of adulthood and smothering external pressures; relationships in various states of transition and the walls built within them; distrust, indecision, and despair; and the existential anxiety that drives a deep need to leave a mark on the world.
 
No Resolution was written throughout 2013-15 and recorded at The Hobby Shop (with Andrew ‘mudrock’ Murdock) and at Kasher’s home in Los Angeles, CA, the Shape Shoppe in Chicago, IL (with Nick Broste), and at ARC Studios in Omaha, NE (with Ben Brodin). Filled with lush arrangements that include piano, vibraphone, organ, trumpet, synths, and various strings, the album is some of the most beautiful and finely orchestral music from Kasher, yet it is also his most subdued and understated work. A full track listing and cover artwork are below.
 
The album will be the first release from 15 Passenger, the new INgrooves-distributed label founded and run by the members of Cursive: Kasher, bassist Matt Maginn, and guitarist/vocalist Ted Stevens. In addition to No Resolution this winter, the label plans to reissue Cursive’s entire catalog beginning with their 1997 debut LP Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes and their 1998 LP The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of Song in fall of 2017. More news on the label and its forthcoming releases will be announced soon.
 
Kasher will head to Europe in early March for a month-long tour (UK dates TBA) before coming home for a three-week run throughout the western U.S. All U.S. shows will be with a full band that includes cello, violin, and vibraphone. A current itinerary is below and more dates will be announced soon.

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