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Firewater's Tod A This Week's Guest Editor at Magnet Magazine

Tune in all this week for a series of posts from Firewater's main man Tod A.  Magnet Magazine's tapped him as the guest editor.

There's also a Q & A about the new record International Orange.

Read all about it HERE, starting off with his Travel Essentials.

End of the Week Tidbits

Wow, it's the end of the day!  The end of the week!  Crazy day AND everyone's putting together their Big Bird Halloween costumes.

So we're combining news bits, sue us (not really, please).

First, check out THIS full on feature and interview with Rosie Flores in Guitar World

It's got stories about the songs, her career and all the geeky gear talk guitarists lapse into at the drop of hat...er...pick AND a couple of embedded videos.

"From rollicking down and dirty fun to touching, heartfelt song, Working Girl’s Guitar is Rosie to the core. Sassy, classy and ready to kick ass-y (Did I really say that!?). It’s Rosie’s fault. She’s got me all riled up."

NEXT: Graham Parker's interview in SLATE magazine HERE.  GP talks about making a movie with Judd Apatow, the Rumour reunion and Glenn Beck.  At least he didn't make a movie with Glenn Beck.  There's some embedded video of some vintage Rumour ("Local Girls") and some streaming new music.

FINALLY, after frequent and persistant (but well-meaning) badgering by lots of you folks, we got in new printings of the FIREWATER LOGO T and the LYDIA LOVELESS Gasoline Logo T's for your sartorial needs.

Carry on with your weekend,

Love,

Bloodshot

 

Firewater: Rescheduled EU tour dates and new video!

Tod Hospital

As we mentioned earlier this week, Firewater's Tod A suffered a fall after a sold-out show in Istanbul and had to have immediate knee surgery. The tour dates for the month were cancelled, but we're happy to report Tod is on the mend and the cancelled tour stops have been already been rescheduled for early 2013:

FIREWATER RESCHEDULED EUROPEAN DATES:
21.02.2013 FR - Paris, Petit Bain
27.02.2013 IT - Milan, Magnolia
01.03.2013 AT - Ebensee, KV Kino Ebensee
03.03.2013 AT - Graz, PPC
04.03.2013 AT- Vienna, Szene
05.03.2013 CZ - Prague, Rock Cafe
06.03.2013 DE - Bielefeld, Forum
07.03.2013 DE - Regensburg, Alte Mälzerei
08.03.2013 AT - Steyr, Kulturhaus Röda
09.03.2013 DE - Lindau, Club Vaudeville
12.03.2013 DE - Berlin, Lido
13.03.2013 DE - Bremen, Tower
14.03.2013 DE - Cologne, Underground
15.03.2013 DE - Stuttgart, Universum

To whet your appetite until then, here's the brand new, superbly animated video for "A Little Revolution," the first single off the new album, International Orange!:

 

FIREWATER tour Postponed!

Alas, we regret to inform all our friends and Firewater fans in Europe that the much anticipated tour in support of their new album International Orange has been postponed.

After a fabulous homecoming concert in Instanbul, following the first Firewater US tour in four years----and dang it was fun, Tod slipped on a cobblestone and broke his kneecap. Not a very rocknroll injury, but there you have it.

They are putting a pin in his knee, which has to be immobilized for several weeks in order to heal properly.  He is EXTREMELY disappointed about this.  We are working on substitute dates for February and March.  We'll keep you posted as they are confirmed.

 

Firewater Early Praise

Firewater's International Orange hit the streets last week and, for the first time in 4 years, the band is whipping rooms in the US into sweaty frenzies.

So, we thought we'd take this opportunity to highlight some of the initial press surrounding the record---the interviews, the reviews and lots of video:

-An interview with Tod A and an embedded video of a live in the studio KEXP performance in Salt Lake City's City Weekly

-Interview with Tod A on the making of the record and traveling the world in Austin's The Horn

-Interview with Tod in Examiner.com on leaving NYC and immersing himself in world music and the differences in living abroad

-Excellent reviews in the Vancouver Weekly ---how many times do BS records get called slinky and sexy--Blurt, and Examiner.com

So sit back, relax---or chillax, as I'm told the kids are saying---and catch up on what all the hub-bub is about.

 

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Firewater's new album chosen for the "Under the Radar" retail program

Firewater's NEW ALBUM,  which was the #1 best seller through our main US distributor last week,  was accepted into the indie retailer coalition CIMS's "Under the Radar" program for October.

And so yer thinking: "Good GAWD, what could all that insider baseball type goobledygook mean to me, the bargain minded music shopper?"

It means that, at the following stores, you can find the album on a Listening Post and SALE PRICED!

Support indie Retail!!!

ALABAMA:
OZ MUSIC (Tuscaloosa)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

CALIFORNIA:
FINGERPRINTS (Long Beach)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
LOU'S RECORDS (Encinitas)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
MAD PLATTER (Riverside)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
RHINO RECORDS (Claremont)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
SALZER'S (Ventura)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
STREETLIGHT RECORDS (San Jose)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
STREETLIGHT RECORDS (Santa Cruz)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

COLORADO:
TWIST AND SHOUT (Denver)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

DELAWARE:
RAINBOW BOOKS & MUSIC (Newark)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

FLORIDA:
CENTRAL SQUARE RECORDS (Santa Rosa Beach)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
PARK AVE CDS (Orlando)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
UNCLE SAM'S (Miami)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

IDAHO:
THE LONG EAR (Coeur D'Alene)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
THE RECORD EXCHANGE (Boise)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

INDIANA:
INDY CD & VINYL (Indianapolis)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

KANSAS:
KIEF'S (Lawrence)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

LOUISIANA:
EUCLID RECORDS (New Orleans)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

MISSOURI:
EUCLID RECORDS (St. Louis)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

MONTANA:

ROCKIN' RUDY'S (Missoula)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

NORTH CAROLINA:
SCHOOLKIDS RECORDS (Raleigh)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

NEBRASKA:
HOMER'S (Omaha)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

NEW YORK:
LAKESHORE RECORD EXCHANGE (Rochester)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
LOONEY TUNES CD STORE (West Babylon)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
RECORD ARCHIVE (Rochester)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

OHIO:
FINDERS RECORDS (Bowling Green)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
MAGNOLIA THUNDERPUSSY (Columbus)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

OREGON:
SKIP'S RECORDS & CD WORLD (Eugene)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

SOUTH CAROLINA:
EARSHOT (Charleston)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
EARSHOT (Greenville)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

TENNESSEE:
DISC EXCHANGE (Knoxville)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

TEXAS:
CACTUS MUSIC (Houston)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

VERMONT:
PURE POP (Burlington)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

VIRGINIA:
PLAN 9 RECORDS (Charlottesville)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
PLAN 9 RECORDS (Richmond- 2 Stores)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

WASHINGTON:
EASY STREET (Seattle- 2 Stores)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31
OFF THE RECORD (Yakima)- Listening Post & Sale Priced 10/1 THRU 10/31

WISCONSIN:
STRICTLY DISCS (Madison)- Listening Post & Sale Priced PLUS free poster w/ purchase 10/1 THRU 10/31

FIREWATER US tour; first in 4 years

In support of their fab new record, International Orange!, Firewater is hitting the road in the US of A for the first time in 4 years. Tod A has packed up his toothbrush, guitar and seven semis full of lighting and pyrotechnics he stores in his apartment in Istanbul and brings that boss Firewater sound across the land for 4 weeks starting September 12th in Brooklyn.

Check out the dates (hopefully) near you!  Don't miss them, you don't wanna kick yourself for another four years!

Fear not, European friends, Firewater crisscrosses your continent for SIX weeks starting on October 12th in Istanbul.

FIREWATER CATALOG BEING RE-RELEASED

In anticipation of the new Firewater album International Orange (Sept release) and the first US tour since 2008, we're re-releasing 4 classic Firewater titles.

On June 19th, you can complete, re-invigorate or get up to speed with your Firewater collection so's you can singalong when they bust out the hits.  These albums have been sadly out of print for several years due to the vicissitudes and vagaries of the music biz.  We'll be offering them up at a very nice price.  Pick up one, or pick up four:

Psychopharmacology

Get off The Cross

The Man on the Burning Tightrope

Songs We Should Have Written

 

Firewater Spring Action!

Check out FIREWATER on tour this spring in Europe!

Firewater gets the 'Glee' Treatment!

In what could be the most awesome thing sent to us all month, here's a video of a Janesville, WI show choir covering Firewater's "This Is My Life" off of their Bloodshot release, The Golden Hour. Says Firewater's ringleader Tod, "It's kind of impossible to describe the feeling I get from watching this."

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