The VICE Media music website Noisey posted an article about music in Des Moines. The focus is on the pop scene in Des Moines and lists artists from the city’s scene which included TWINS and Christopher the Conquered. You can read the full article here.
TWINS left town for Chicago to record there 3rd album. Check out the photos from the studio below. Blues Pills is still on their international concert and festival tour. They recently were mentioned in the Swiss newspaper Der Bund after the Gurtenfestival. Journalist Ane Hebeisen described them as “experimenting with blues and hippy pills. She […]
John Darnielle is planning a short, solo tour of which Maximum Ames Music Festival is one of the stops. He seems really eager to play our festival once again. “When Maximum Ames asked me to play their festival again, of course I said “Ames! That’s where I used to live!” and then basked in the […]
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 […]
As our family keeps growing, we’re out doing our things and sometimes lose ourselves in them. Here’s the low down on what our Maximum Ames family has been up to and is doing this week. Awful Purdies played the historic Englert Theatre for the release of their new album All Recipes Are Home on June […]
Christopher the Conquered performed “On My Final Day,” from his upcoming full-length studio album “I’m Giving Up on Rock & Roll,” on Live from The Basement. Watch his performance below:
Afterhours Sessions asked Gloom Balloon to return to Iowa City for another video. This time they covered Biff Roses’ “To Baby” in a more intimate location than the last time they visited Afterhours. Watch Gloom Balloon cover “To Baby” below.
Gloom Balloon is working on new project called To Love the Bee Gees. To Love the Bee Gees is a cover album featuring various artists, including Emitt Rhodes, Isobel Campbell (of Belle & Sebastian), Martin Carr, Aaron Tap, Elayna Boynton, Low Leaf, and more. Gloom Balloon is in the process of covering “Words” for the […]
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, […]