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LISTEN: Exclusive Brooks Strause ‘A New Man’ From the Vinyl Reissue of Dead Animals

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 […]

LISTEN: Christopher the Conquered Debuts New Single via Yahoo Music + LIVE: CTC & Gloom Balloon Announce Tour Dates

Christopher the Conquered was debuted on Yahoo! You can hear the first single off his new album, “I’m Giving Up On Rock and Roll”. Wendy Geller from Yahoo says, “Ford has a new album in the works, which as of yet has no release date, but he’s eager to share a fresh track with fans. Yahoo Music is […]

LOOK: Gloom Balloon review + LIVE: Upcoming Max Ames Artists shows

Gloom Balloon‘s new cassette dropped this week on St. Patrick’s Day, you can order it here. You want to make sure you get your hands on it! had this to say about the collection: “‘A Notice from Otis’: this upbeat track, along with ‘The Science of Love’ and ‘She Was The One That Got Away’, are the […]

PRE-ORDER: Gloom Balloon

On March 17th, 2015 (St. Patrick’s Day), Maximum Ames Records will release it’s first ever cassette! The release will be a limited edition cassette titled Songs that Couldn’t Swim (A Collection of Demos) from Gloom Balloon’s Patrick Tape Fleming. The cassette comes with a download card packaged in it! You’ll use this to access your digital version. The pre-order exclusives […]

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. […]