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PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVE: Brooks Strause + READ: Gloom Balloon Review + LIVE: Christopher the Conquered

Pre-order exclusive: All pre-orders come with a free ticket to every show on Brooks Strause’s spring tour w/ Dana T, Curt Oren, Extravision, and Dylan Sires & Neighbors. Go to one, two or all of them! Click here to order! Tour Dates 3/27 – Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom 3/28 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Octopus 3/29 – Ames, […]

PRE-ORDER: Brooks Strause’s ‘Dead Animals’ – Remixed + Remastered + Finally on Vinyl!

Brooks Strause is a new addition to the Maximum Ames Records stable of artists, but he is not new to the Iowa music community. Considered by a cult following both locally and nationally to be one of our generation’s most prolific, prescient, and prophetic songwriters, Brooks’ lyrics tells us about our own world in ways […]

READ: Brooks Strause Pre-Order + LIVE: Poison Control Center + LOOK: New Christopher the Conquered Video

Brooks Strause. Dead Animals. Remixed. Remastered. It will be on vinyl for the first time ever with the artist’s originally intended album art. Pre-order starting January 27, by pre-ordering you get immediate shipping of the record in advance of the release date. First pressing includes a bonus 7″ with exclusive new recordings of some of […]

LOOK: new Christopher the Conquered & Mumford’s videos + READ: Gloom Balloon makes most memorable Hear Nebraska moments + LIVE: upcoming Maximum Ames shows

Max Ames’ very own Christopher the Conquered and Gloom Balloon will be hitting the road this weekend and have shows in Fairfield and Kirksville. Fairfield’s is located at The Arbor Bar and Kirksville’s will take place at The Aquadome. Speaking of shows this weekend, Mumford’s and Mr. Nasti will also be performing at The Maintenance Shop. […]

READ: TWINS & MR NASTI Featured on Year-End Lists | LOOK: Christopher the Conquered Sings Lucinda Williams | LISTEN: TWINS Covers The Plimsouls

Christopher the Conquered just returned from a month of shows across the country of Italy, and while he was there he recorded a cover of Lucinda Williams’ classic song “Something About What Happens When We Talk”. Check it above. ~ While Christopher was on that side of the world, our boys TWINS and MR NASTI […]

LISTEN: New Gloom Balloon & Christopher the Conquered Songs + LIVE: MAR Goes Global + READ: Best of Iowa Music

Take a listen to the new Christopher the Conquered song “What’s the Name of the Town” from his forthcoming live album A Passing Melody (available now digitally outside of the US). Rad vibes to Italian blog Loudvision for premiering it! Christopher will be touring Italy from November 25th to December 21st. Before he leaves, he’ll […]

LOOK: Gloom Balloon On 4-Track Comp + Christopher the Conquered with a New Song | READ: Pulse on MR NASTI

Gloom Balloon is one of a number of Iowa artists featured on The Des Moines 4-Track Compilation Volume 1, with an exclusive track recorded on a 4-track cassette recorder! See the band perform at the release show for this limited edition vinyl this Saturday in Des Moines at Vaudeville Mews. ~ Christopher the Conquered recently […]