Wednesday, 10 September 2014

My Favorite

yep, it's a big deal... yep, it's the first My Favorite single in a decade... yep, it's RAD... yep, you can get it here:

Friday, 5 September 2014

review on Bandwidth

Bandwidth have done a lovely piece on the Human Hearts single:

For the first time since 2002′s Tempting, Toomey’s voice appears on a new record—a 7-inch single by New York outfit Human Hearts, expected out in November via English label Where It’s At Is Where You Are. It’s another Toomey collaboration with songwriter Franklin Bruno, her longtime pal and off/on creative partner, and violinist and vocalist Jean Cook, who has played with Pulp, The Mekons’ Jon Langford and D.C.’s Beauty Pill, among others.
The record’s jumpy B-side, “Distracted” (stream it below), is a Motown-tinged pop song that Bruno wrote with Toomey’s hectic lifestyle in mind. ”She’s very connected, and she was one of the first people that I knew well who frequently had their Blackberry or what have you,” Bruno says. (“It wasn’t a Blackberry, it was a Treo,” Toomey points out.) “Usually when we’re getting together to do a session, her husband will call at least once, and there’s a lot of phones and screens and tablets in the room.”
thanks very much Bandwidth!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

wiaiwya-7777777 shipments

are you eagerly waiting for your next wiaiwya-7777777 picture discs?

because postage has gone up so much this year, i'll be sending out all four of the remaining singles together - i hope that's OK with everyone who has subscribed

the final records will be with me in the next 2-3 weeks, the stickers and fanzines have already arrived, and the totes are being made too, so i'm expecting everything to be in the post before the release date for the new My Favorite single (7th Oct)

just shout if you have any questions...

Sunday, 24 August 2014

keeping the weekend free

just in case you haven't already heard it, here's Jenny Toomey singing a Franklin Bruno song back in 1995


Friday, 22 August 2014

77 days is too long - the Human Hearts (feat Franklin Bruno and Jenny Toomey)

The penultimate single of wiaiwya-7777777 of 2014 (released November 7th) is by the Human Hearts - the latest band fronted by Franklin Bruno (the chap from Nothing Painted Blue, and author of the 33 1/3 book on Elvis Costello's Armed Forces) with guest vocals from Geek, Tsunami, Grenadine and Liquorice front woman Jenny Toomey. As you know Jenny also co-founded the Simple Machines label.

Not only were Simple Machines (along with Grand Royal and Sarah) one of the main reasons for starting a label, but their Working Holiday 1993 singles club (along with the Wedding Present's Hit Parade and OddBox's 100 club) was a huge inspiration for doing wiaiwya-7777777.

Releasing a record with both the incredible songwriting talents of Franklin Bruno, and Jenny Toomey's gorgeous vocals has been one of my ambitions for wiaiwya - thank you Franklin for making it happen!

so, without further ado - you can pre-order Franklin's first recordings since 2012's Flag Pin, and Jenny's first recordings since 2002's Tempting (an album of Franklin Bruno covers) here, and I URGE you to do so!:

Wednesday, 13 August 2014