New arrivals in our shop
Last copies Kim Baxter's album on blue vinyl, Arms and Sleepers return to Europe
Next is Arms and Sleepers' return to Europe. Unfortunately 8 shows only, but great places & cities. Check out the dates section.
Pre-order for Kim Baxter's LP is up! Package deal available
We've also decided to offer a special vinyl package through our shop now. It includes all 5 vinyl releases we've put out so far:
Kim Baxter - The Tale Of Me And You (blue vinyl)
Arms and Sleepers - Matador Remixed (black vinyl)
Chris Leo's Vague Angels - The Sunny Day I Caught Tintarella di Luna for a Picnic at the Cemetery (transparent green vinyl)
Make Believe - s/t EP 12" (black vinyl)
Amanda Rogers - Heartwood LP (black vinyl)
And all this for a very special price. More details in our shop!
2013: The devil's on my side
Remember the single that was released from Arms and Sleepers's "The Organ Hearts"? That was "Tusk", accompanied by a great video. The digital single included a remix of "Tusk" by Helios and it was only available through Bandcamp so far. On December 28th it was finally released generally and is now available from a lot of shops like iTunes.
This release functions as the "Welcome back"-party for Arms and Sleepers. Sooner than we could have hoped for the two made the right decision to pick things up again. And when you think things couldn't get better: they have two European tours planned in the Spring and early Summer! This includes their return to Dunk! festival in Belgium where they'll share the stage with Maserati and others.
Jason is doing another solo tour as Polite Sleeper soon and also has new projects that are about to tour & release.
Last but not least - the newest addition to the Expect Candy patchwork family, Kim Baxter, kicks off her first European tour in Hamburg on April 11. Stay tuned for the full tour dates, they'll be coming up very soon. We'll also have news on the preorder for "The Tale Of Me And You" for you. What we can tell already is that there are 100 copies on blue vinyl (looks gorgeous!) that will be available through Kim while on tour and Expect Candy only. Other fancy stuff like a release show for the release and more coming up, too. And not to forget the release itself - "The Tale Of Me And You" is being released on March 15.
And as always, this is going to be the best record of the year, the best we ever released, more or less the (re)invention of music. Well, maybe not - it's damn good though and we definately wouldn't want to miss it.
In the meantime check out the video for "Devil On My Side" if you didn't see it yet:
Kim Baxter releases "The Tale Of Me And You" on Expect Candy!
Arms and Sleepers say goodbye for a while
We're now giving you the chance to get their releases on Expect Candy for a reduced price direct from us for the next month. This includes the MATADOR REMIXED LP, the BLACK PARIS 86 CD and even their latest album THE ORGAN HEARTS was reduced a little bit.
There are a few other releases that have a reduced price until August 8th as well - and we're also adding a few more releases from other labels to the store, starting with two records by the amazing XIU XIU.
Polite Sleeper tour Europe this spring
Arms and Sleepers and Polite Sleeper on tour, Amanda Rogers recording
Polite Sleeper will also be back in Germany in April - watch out for the dates to be announced some time soon.
And last but not least Amanda Rogers is busy in the studio, finally recording her new solo album as well as album number 2 for The Pleasants. She will be on tour in Germany in May and appear at the Orange Blossom Special Festival.
Arms and Sleepers on tour in February /// Expect Candy sale coming up
Together with Mirza we've booked a tour for his band: Arms and Sleepers will return for a short European tour next February. See the dates on our website.
And now that the shows are all booked we're preparing a winter sale. Right, this means all Expect Candy releases will be cheaper for a while, and even some of the non-Expect Candy releases we have in our shop. The sale starts on Friday December 9th and will last for the rest of the year.
Amanda Rogers: solo shows in Germany
More Arms and Sleepers releases in our store
Black Paris 86 2LP
From the Inland Sea/Split w/ The American Dollar LP/CD
Shirts will follow next week.
Arms and Sleepers kick off Asia tour in Singapore
Preorder for THE ORGAN HEARTS begins tomorrow
In addition you'll get something extra when preordering the album: A new Arms and Sleepers EP for free download. The EP will be released digitally only, and you won't have to pay for it if you preorder "The Organ Hearts". The EP will be available some time in summer, and you'll get an email with the instructions how to obtain it from us once it's available.
Arms and Sleepers European tour starts this Thursday
Arms and Sleepers kick off their world tour in Boston tonight, the first show in Europe is taking place on April 14th. On May 13th the new album will be offically released, but we'll have some nice preorder offer for you, too. News on that very soon.
Arms and Sleepers announce new album
THE ORGAN HEARTS will be ARMS AND SLEEPERS' 3rd full-length record and will be released on May 13, 2011 via Expect Candy on CD + Digital. Guest appearances include Ben Shepard of Uzi & Ari on vocals and Philip Jamieson of Caspian on guitar. The tracklisting is below; the first single, Tusk, will be released on April 15, 2011 along with a remix by Helios.
03. I Sing The Body Electric
04. The Afternoon Child
05. A Smile In Sofia
07. Serie Noire
09. Yesterday's Child
10. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
12. Airport Blues
It's so good!!
Arms and Sleepers digital-only mini album available for pre-order this Friday
While the official release date for "Nostalgia For The Absolute" is March 4th it will be available direct from us (Bandcamp) or the band starting this Friday, February 25th already. And not only that you'll have it one week earlier than those buying it from iTunes & Co., you'll also get a bonus track which will be available direct only and until March 4th only.
Buy digital releases direct & save
Arms and Sleepers announce tour dates & new album!
In April Arms and Sleepers' third full length album will see the light of day, once again on Expect Candy. We're stoked!
If you want to order any of our records these days make sure to check the sale website first as the reduced prices are only available there.
We wish you a great New Years Eve & a good start into 2011! Check back soon, we'll have some great news for you very soon.
Sale starting December 29th and more
"Black Paris 86", the debut album by Arms and Sleepers, will be repressed on CD one last time. It will be available mid-January from us and is also part of the sale.
The "Dates"-section was updated, you'll find the dates for the upcoming European tour by Polite Sleeper in February there.
Arms and Sleepers reveal their plans for 2011
News October 2010
ARMS AND SLEEPERS
Not too much to report here. Max & Mirza are working on their next album, which will feature vocals by Ben Shepard of Uzi and Ari again.
CHRIS LEO'S VAGUE ANGELS
Chris had to cancel the tour that would have taken place next month. No further plans for his music-related activities as of now.
Amanda is focussing on her folk project The Pleasants right now. Their debut "Forests and Fields" will be released next month, and the European tour starts November 27th. Check out the tourdates on www.selmatravels.de.
...are also preparing their next record which should be out some time soon, with a European tour to follow.
If you didn't know yet, we've a Facebook page now: www.facebook.com/expectcandy.
Furthermore we're preparing a winter sale through our website for you with lots of reduced prices...watch out.
Bad news: Chris Leo's Vague Angels tour cancelled
Video for Arms and Sleepers - The Architekt
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But we have some stuff to tell as well:
We still got colored copies of both our latest releases' vinyl editions! Only a hundred of each we made. The Chris Leo record comes in green, the Arms and Sleepers remix album in clear vinyl.
Chris Leo's Vague Angels will be on tour in November, just before Chris teams up with The Van Pelt once again to play the first European reunion show at the indoor edition of Primavera. Please have a look at the dates for the Vague Angels tour - we'll also let you know once the details for The Van Pelt at Primavera got confirmed.
Amanda Rogers will be back in Europe in December, but not playing solo shows this time. Together with Mike (the awesome guy you already know from Amanda's previous tours in late 2007 and spring 2008) she founded The Pleasants who have a first album out already. Amanda's new solo album "Hope from the forgotten woods" got delayed, but it looks good you'll be able to hold it in your hands next spring.
Vinyl download platform works again!
Sorry again, and thanks a lot for your patience!
Tours Tours Tours
Arms and Sleepers are currently in the last days of their second European tour this year, if you have a chance to catch them don't hesitate, this will be the last extensive European tour for a while.
Chris Leo's Vague Angels will finally hit European roads again this fall, too. There are different tours in the works for Chris Leo's Vague Angels, for Southern Europe, the UK and Germany/Austria/Benelux, too.
If you're interested in setting up a show for Chris Leo's Vague Angels please get in touch with us.
28th of May = Expect Candy day
So in exactly 10 days from now these two releases will be officially out:
Chris Leo's Vague Angels - The Sunny I Caught Tintarella di Luna for a Picnic at the Cemetery LP/CD/Digital
Arms and Sleepers - Matador Remixed LP/Digi
"Matador Remixed" also has the first new solo recording by Amanda Rogers in quite a while. She rerecorded Arms and Sleepers' "Simone" for the remix album.
Both LPs come with a dropcard for an additional digital download of the album; the Arms and Sleepers remix album won't be released on any other physical format, and the LP is limited to 500 copies. BTW, as we got several emails regarding this lately: We still have colored copies of both releases on vinyl! The colored vinyl is only available direct from us.
Oh, and people from the UK: Unfortunately Expect Candy day isn't happening before June 21st for you when both releases are officially released in the UK - both releases will be available digitally worldwide from May 28th though.
Arms and Sleepers on tour
The preorder for "Matador Remixed" has started very well. If you're interested in the colored vinyl be sure to use the preorder - these copies won't be available elsewhere.
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Arms and Sleepers Preorder has begun
To preorder your copy, please click here.
The preorder for the new Chris Leo's Vague Angels records still goes on, just go to the release page to preorder your copy. Same thing here: 100 copies of the vinyl were pressed on green transparent vinyl, only avaiable direct from us. This release is available as a CD in a beautiful recycled Digipack, too.
We are also offering some package deals on the preorder page for the Arms and Sleepers remix album, just follow the link!
Arms and Sleepers - Matador Remixed Preorder info
We'll also offer some package deals, if you need another of our releases as well. And as announced before, the preorder for the new Chris Leo's Vague Angels album has already begun. 100 copies on colored vinyl were pressed, and these are only available direct from us.
If you preorder one (or both) of the new releases you'll definately get colored vinyl as long as we still have copies of these.
thefourohfive.com & Chris Leo
More info on the pre-order for the upcoming Arms and Sleepers Remix album within a couple of days!
Pre-order for new Chris Leo album starts today!
Stay tuned for further updates, we'll also offer some package deals including the upcoming Chris Leo album soon (these won't include the colored vinyl though).
Have a great and sunny weekend!
Arms and Sleepers Remix album
This record should be available in time for Arms and Sleepers' second European tour this year starting in early May. We've posted the first run of dates now, too. Information on pre-ordering will be posted soon for both upcoming releases.
The return of Chris Leo
Arms and Sleepers European tour 2009/10 starts today!
And if you don't have a copy of Arms and Sleepers' new album "Matador" yet, they'll sell it at the shows, of course. It's so good.
Arms and Sleepers: first wave of Euro dates announced
The pre-order of the "Matador" CD is going really good, thanks so much to everyone who ordered the CD already! Everyone who wants to buy the record, your CD will ship immediately so you'll most likely still get it before the official release date (mainland Europe: November 27th, UK: December 7th).
On our MySpace we've also posted a second song from "Matador" in addition to "The Architekt" which is also available as a free download.
Arms and Sleepers: new album & tour
The European version of the CD will come in a beautiful Digipack and with a bonus track not available anywhere else. The album will be available in digital format as well, of course.
Check out some songs from the album & further information through this nice Ecard. And if you like the songs - and we're sure you will - why not make a pre-order for the CD? Just go to the release page. If you order it now you'll definately receive the CD before the official release date.
Unfortunately the "Black Paris 86" CD is sold out, but you can still get it at most retailers as well as in digital format. We also have some copies of the 2xLP left, get in touch if you want one.
Polite Sleeper: special pre-order offer
FOR PREORDERS FROM ALL OF EUROPE:
Preorder "Lake Effect" on CD and you'll receive the album in digital format two weeks prior to the official release date on September 4th.
FOR PREORDERS FROM GERMANY:
Same as for Preorders from all of Europe, but you can also add one of these previous Expect Candy CD releases and get a special price:
"Lake Effect" & Amanda Rogers - Heartwood CD: 20 Euro incl. shipping
"Lake Effect" & Vague Angels - Truth Loved CD: 18 Euro incl. shipping
To order one of the 2 CD packages just make a Paypal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org - don't forget to include your up to date contact details!
If you want to order "Lake Effect" only just click here and use the order function.
Polite Sleeper: release date for new album has been set
You can already order the album direct from us, but please take note this is a pre-order, the CD will be shipped so you'll have it in time for the official release date.
A European tour is in the works for October and a major part is already confirmed. Check the dates to see if you the band stops near by.
New band on Expect Candy: Polite Sleeper
More information on this record and other plans soon! Enjoy the warmth.
Polite Sleeper MySpace
All represses of the CD now come in an amazing eco friendly packaging. The digipack's plastic tray is made of 100% recycled plastic and the paper stuff around it comes in recycled quality as well. If you're rather interested in vinyl: Everyone ordering the vinyl directly from us now gets a free download of the album in MP3 format on top. Unfortunately we can only offer this for the vinyl ordered directly from us, but all future vinyl releases we'll put out will come with a digital download code no matter where you buy it. Nice?
Christmas is around the corner and Amanda Rogers has posted two songs for Christmas on the D.I.T. Records MySpace. By the way, her fantastic current album "Heartwood" is out in the States now as well. D.I.T. Records, the label run by Amanda herself and some friends, released it over there. Please check it out.
On January 2nd the second European tour by Arms and Sleepers starts in Frankfurt, Germany. Until the 13th they'll play shows together with Lymbyc Systym (Magic Bullet), on the 17th+18th two more shows together with Pg. Lost are following. We've posted the full dates now.
Speaking of Arms and Sleepers, their debut album "Black Paris 86" is currently available on Amazon Germany for a little less than 10 Euro. "Truth Loved" by Vague Angels is also available for the same price there for a limited period of time. So if you don't own these great albums yet this is your chance. And yes, we know it's obvious we wouldn't call these albums anything but great, but check these releases out yourself.
Have happy holidays and a happy new year!
Mira & Niels / Expect Candy
P.S.: Go vegan.
Arms And Sleepers back on tour in Europe
We still have some copies of the 2xLP version of "Black Paris 86" available.
For the vinyl lovers, part 2: Black Paris 86 on vinyl
GERMANY - 19 Euro incl. shipping
EUROPE - 21 Euro incl. shipping
The limited Make Believe 12" is coming out on October 10th - you can already preorder it on the release website.
Vinyl lovers, please pay attention
Amanda Rogers for Peta2
There's some stuff to win as well, and you're probably curious about the ad Amanda did for Peta2 anyway.
Thanks to the nice folks at Peta2 for making this happen!
Heartwood is coming out tomorrow
The first order through the Expect Candy website (the order option can be found on the "Heartwood" release website) will receive a free signed 2007 Amanda Rogers Euro tour poster (folded) along with the order. Just a nice little thing to give away - we know you'll order the record anyway. ;-)
Arms and Sleepers UK Tour
Furthermore the double vinyl version of the bands current album Black Paris 86 is released in September.
Heartwood out on August 8th!
More releases are in the works, news on this soon!
Amanda Rogers: new album on Expect Candy
Starting May 15th Amanda is also back on tour in Europe, for the first time with a full band behind her.
Vague Angels on the radio
Orders & Arms and Sleepers eCard
The order function for both records we released so far works now, so if you had problems before you can easily place your order now.
Furthermore there is an eCard for "Black Paris 86" now - check it out here
Mira & Niels
Arms and Sleepers European tour
Arms and Sleepers - Black Paris 86 out on December 14th
Starting December 14th the album will be available through stores like Amazon as well as through selected mailorders and directly through this website, of course.
Directly after Christmas the band tours Europe for the first time, along with Birthmark (aka Nate Kinsella of Make Believe, Joan of Arc). See the Dates section for up to date show infos.
Arms and Sleepers album available in digital format now!
We'll soon offer a possibility to buy our releases directly from our website! And the full version of our website will be ready soon, too. Now to the band news:
Vague Angels will play some shows in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium in November/December. If not noted otherwise all shows are with Tanakh. These are the dates, presented by SPEX and POPFRONTAL.DE:
29.11. CH-St. Gallen, Palace
30.11. D-München, Feierwerk
01.12. D-Würzburg, Immerhin
02.12. D-Dresden, AZ Conni
03.12. D-Hamburg, Hafenklang
04.12. D-Berlin, Lido (Vague Angels only, support for The Weakerthans)
05.12. D-Bielefeld, Kamp
06.12. D-Dortmund, FZW
07.12. NL-Utrecht, ACU
08.12. B-Antwerp, Scheld'apen
09.12. B-Aarschot, De Klinker
Arms and Sleepers' debut album "Black Paris 86", the follow up to their EP "Bliss Was It In That Dawn To Be Alive" (Fake Chapter) is finished. We've posted one song from the album on our MySpace already! The album will be available in late November as it looks right now. You'll be able to order it through our website. From December 27th, 2007 to January 13th, 2008 the band will be touring in Europe, together with Birthmark. That's Nate Kinsella, drummer for MAKE BELIEVE and cousin of Tim (Joan of Arc, Owls, Cap'n Jazz, Make Believe) and Mike (Owen). Dates will be announced soon.
Allie Total Blam Blam are still recording their long awaited debut album. We'll keep you posted.
Mira & Niels
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All future releases will be available in digital format at the same time as the hardcopy version.
Here we go
Next week our first release, the first album by Vague Angels from NYC called "Truth Loved", sees the light of day in some countries already. The main release date is April 27th though, and the UK has to wait even a bit longer (May 14th).
More releases are planned: albums by Arms And Sleepers and Allie Total Blam Blam. More on these records later on.
Mira & Niels