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THE DECADE IN REVIEW: A TIMELINE

 


The 2010's at Kiam Records, a timeline (go here to read with all links ( https://mailchi.mp/8ff4e…/thank-you-and-happy-new-yeardecade )


 


2010
After her many wonderful contributions to the 2009 Clint Michigan album, Hawthorne To Hennepin, Amy Bezunartea releases her debut solo LP, Restaurants & Bars - NPR calls it "...humorous, poignant and true."


 



2011
Jennifer O'Connor releases her 5th LP I Want What You Want - her first after leaving Matador Records. It goes on to be her most successful: songs from it are featured in dozens of television shows and films including Parenthood, The Handmaid's Tale, The Good Fight, Private Practice, and Orange is the New Black. The Onion AV Club called it, "...a survivor’s statement of purpose that’s brimming with stubborn persistence and inspiring gusto."


2012
Tim Foljahn releases his first LP with us, Songs For An Age Of Extinction - Tim and Jennifer hit the road together as well. Time Out Chicago says Songs is a ..."Wurlitzer-brushed canvas for his unhurried, ornamental guitarwork, awash in psychedelic tones, a solid reminder of why he’s been tapped by so many talents."


2013 brings a new Mascott EP, Cost/Amount (peep this video of Kendall Mascott & JO'C performing an acoustic version of their co-write "Our Life" ) AND a full length from indie supergroup The Martha's Vineyard Ferries - Mass. Grave (Bob Weston, Chris Brokaw, Elisha Wiesner) - "...an inspired fusion of vivid tunefulness." - Mojo Magazine - Track of the Day


Jennifer O'Connor co-writes a song for Sons of Anarchy with show composer Bob Thiele. The song, "Running Blues" is released on the official soundtrack on Columbia Records.


2014
Jennifer O'Connor writes a new song "When I Grow Up" - it's chosen to soundtrack an iPhone 5S spot.


Tim Foljahn, Tom Beaujour, and Jennifer O'Connor team up to form Adopted Highways and create the music for Sideboob, the prison band on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black.


2015
Amy Bezunartea releases 2nd LP New Villain- it's a massive critical success garnering raves from The New York Times, Stereogum, and many more. She tours with Advance Base and Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields


Tim Foljahn returns with Fucking Love Songs. Paste Magazine calls him an "outstanding musical talent." Songs from FLS are featured on the tv shows Catfish, Shameless and Maron.


Jennifer O'Connor's cover of "The Wind" by Cat Stevens is featured on Grace & Frankie.


2016
Jennifer O'Connor releases 6th LP, Surface Noise, tours with Neko Case. Tracks from Surface Noise are featured on The Fosters and Get Shorty. Mother Jones calls it one of the top albums of 2016.


Bird Of Youth releases their powerful 2nd LP Get Off, tours with Nada Surf, and is featured on the awesomely funny and sadly cancelled Difficult People. Brooklyn Vegan calls the album "..classic pop songwriting."


2017
Adopted Highways returns to provide some tunes for Netflix series Girlboss.


New signing, hip-hop duo TRØN & DVD deliver their debut LP Afraid of the Dark. They grace the front cover of hometown newspaper The Journal News, are featured in Paste Magazine and play shows with the likes of Cam'ron and Open Mike Eagle.


2018
Clint Michigan returns with his gorgeous 3rd album Centuries. Bandcamp called it "...as heavy as it is beautiful. His tenor is tender, and as whispery as Elliott Smith’s, and bears a distinctly kind lilt."


2019
TRØN & DVD return with the Manhunt LP. Recorded and produced entirely by TRØN and featuring such guest stars as SB the Moor, Travis Stever of Coheed & Cambria and Redman, the album is an artistic leap forward. Tiny Mix Tapes calls them a "genius rap duo."


Jennifer O'Connor closes out the year and decade with a surprise Christmas song, "Merry 4 Christmas". Written and recorded at home especially for you.



 

 

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