Blues Pills continue touring Europe with shows set in Wiesbaden, Germany; Dour, Belgium; and Bern; Switzerland this coming week. Christopher the Conquered remains busy with his various projects. Over the past weekend he played a set at 80/35 in Des Moines (see the video below, shot by Dylan Boyle of Mumford’s) Chris also has been […]

Maximum Ames Records is proud to be sharing the first in a series of three releases that will begin this fall and go through early 2016, culminating with Christopher the Conquered’s new studio album! This first release is an experimental live album, a musical self-portrait, if you will, that brings together recordings of friends, family, and […]

Bob Nastanovich, former drummer of Pavement, was featured as the first Sheep Dip Tipster in the punk, grunge, and garage zine Velvet Sheep. Gloom Balloon is mentioned at the end, where Nastanovich is asked what acts he thinks music fans should be listening to. “On the current tip, I’ll row in with the Des Moines, […]

Check out A New Man by Brooks Strause, one of the new and exclusive tracks from the vinyl reissue of his album Dead Animals. The album originally, released in 2009, is available for the first time on vinyl from our store. Dead Animals has been completely remixed by the artist and remastered to bring the […]