Brothers Todd and Toby Pipes have long been fixtures in the North Texas music scene, going back to their time in Deep Blue Something. Regardless of one's feelings on 1996 hit "Breakfast at Tiffany's," their contribution to the musical landscape has been substantial, especially in the past couple of ... More >>
Little Black Dress.Local dream-pop outfit Little Black Dress has finally followed up on the promise that was displayed with their full-length debut, Snow in June, of a couple of years ago. They're doing so by offering up a pretty sweet-sounding, limited-edition vinyl single, no less. The ne ... More >>
If it feels like things have been hectic of late, that's because they have been. October just tends to be that way around these parts, what with standard fall touring schedules pumping up the show-going options on top of the hype and added excitement that comes with such seasonal events as Austin Ci ... More >>
This week's print supplement to DC9 includes my review of Little Black Dress' debut album Snow In June. Little Black Dress, as you'll recall, is a collaboration between Nolan Thies and Toby Pipes and is the first release from Idol Records imprint Exploding Plastic Records. Though he has a respectabl ... More >>
Just about a month ago, we first passed along word of the creation of Exploding Plastic Records, the new Idol Records sub-label that plans to focus primarily on putting out records from a more artsy crop of artists than Idol normally backs. And, today, the label has confirmed what sub-label head Dyl ... More >>
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Deep Ellum's largest recording studio, after lingering in limbo for months, is finally sold for parts
Calhoun (Fort Worth): In February, I wandered into Bass Propulsion Labs in Dallas to visit its house producers; I had time to kill and was trolling for ideas for Unfair Park entries (the blog would launch a few weeks later). Nobody answered the door, so I let myself in, and when I walked into the sm ... More >>
See the cover of Business Week? That's local promoter Aden Holt's face square in the middle--and for good reason.
Stuart Sikes has worked on albums by The White Stripes and Loretta Lynn. His next project? Dallas.
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” made a lot of people sick to their stomachs. Can Todd and Toby Pipes make them forget?
Hi-Fi Drowning found a new sound and a new album 'round the Rosa