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Elliott Smith tribute comp to feature Smoking Popes, Franz Nicolay and many more

A tribute compilation for Elliott Smith titled “A Brief Smile – A Tribute To Elliott Smith” will feature nineteen covers, including Smoking Popes‘ take on “Let’s Get Lost” and Franz Nicolay‘s cover of “Everything Reminds Me of Her.”

The comp will be released on May 19th, and proceeds from the comp will go to the Elliott Smith Memorial Fund.

Check out the full tracklist below.



Music Video: Franz Nicolay – “Bright White”

Franz Nicolay (formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady) has released a music video for his song “Bright White.” The track is from Nicolay’s most recent album To Us, The Beautiful, and you can watch the video below.

Franz Nicolay released To Use, The Beautiful on January 19, 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings.



Franz Nicolay streams two new songs from upcoming 7″

Franz Nicolay (formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady) is currently streaming two new songs from his upcoming 7″. Check out “Low Bridge, Everybody Down,” and “Home Is Where They Take You In” below.

Franz Nicolay will release his 7″ March 14th via Make-That-A-Take Records. The 7″ features Andrew Seward (ex-Against Me!) on bass, Ara Babajian (Leftover Crack) on drums, and Yoni Gordon on guitar, serving as an appropriate follow-up to Franz Nicolay’s January 19th release of “To Us, The Beautiful”which featured the same artists in its tracks.



Franz Nicolay announces collaborative 7″, releases artwork

Franz Nicolay (formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady) has just unveiled the artwork for their upcoming 7″, which features two non-album tracks. The artwork is displayed above.

The 7″ features Andrew Seward (ex-Against Me!) on bass, Ara Babajian (Leftover Crack) on drums, and Yoni Gordon on guitar, serving as an appropriate follow-up to Franz Nicolay’s January 19th release of To Us, The Beautiful, which featured the same artists in its tracks.

The pending 7″ will be released on March 14th via Make-That-A-Take Records. Ticket and 7″ bundles are available here, for those that are considering seeing the group in Dundee this spring.



Full Album Stream: Franz Nicolay – ‘To Us, The Beautiful’

Franz Nicolay (formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady) is streaming his new full-length, To Us, The Beautiful, in full.  The album features Andrew Seward (ex-Against Me!) on bass, Ara Babajian (Leftover Crack)on drums, and Yoni Gordon on guitar. You can give it a listen below.

To Us, The Beautiful was released on January 19th, 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings. It serves as a follow-up to Nicolay’s 2012 album Do The Struggle. 



Franz Nicolay announces release date for new album “To Us, The Beautiful”

Franz Nicolay (formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady) has announced that his upcoming full-length To Us, The Beautiful will be released on January 19th, 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings. The album will feature Andrew Seward (ex-Against Me!) on bass, Ara Babajian (Leftover Crack)on drums, and Yoni Gordon on guitar. You can also check out a preview of one of the tracks off the upcoming album here.

To Us, The Beautiful will serve as a follow-up to Franz Nicolay’s 2012 album Do The Struggle. 



Franz Nicolay announces new album “To Us, The Beautiful!”

Franz Nicolay (formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady) has announced a new full-length album entitled “To Us, The Beautiful!” that he intends to record this spring.

To support the album’s progress, head over here to check out pre-order packages. Franz Nicolay last released a split 7-inch withMischief Brew on June 4th through Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club.



Franz Nicolay releases new single “The Heart Of Boston”

Franz Nicolay (formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady) has just released the new single from his most recent release “Do The Struggle.” Check out “The Heart of Boston” here.

“Do The Struggle” was release last year via Xtra Mile. Franz Nicolay recently announced a string of UK tour dates which can be seen here.



Franz Nicolay announces UK tour w/ The Cut Ups

Franz Nicolay (formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady) has announced he will be heading to the UK in November for a two-week tour with The Cut Ups, who will perform as Nicolay’s backing band and on their own every night.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations on the tour right here.

Franz Nicolay last released a split 7-inch with Mischief Brew on June 4th through Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club. Click here to stream the entire split.



Video Premiere: Franz Nicolay – “I Drink” from “Under The Table” 7-inch with Mischief Brew

Today, we are proud to bring you the new music video by former The Hold Steady member and World/Inferno Friendship Society accordionist Franz Nicolay. The song is a cover of “I Drink,” originally performed by the French-Armenian performer Charles Aznavour. Nicolay provides some insight to his homage:

“It’s a perfect evocation of how easily drinking for fun can turn into something more toxic and focussed. I still get chills at the end. I’d filed it away to cover immediately (and more than one person has told me I sing a little like Aznavour already); and I’d been looking for an excuse to sing in front of Guignol too.

Aznavour, if you don’t know, is a French-Armenian crooner who may have one of the highest ratios of best-loved entertainer to least-known in the US. Sometimes called “the French Sinatra,” he was discovered by Edith Piaf in the 1940s and became her protegee (he was the passenger in the 1951 car crash, the injuries from which led to her morphine addiction). He’s written over a thousand songs, and is still recording and touring at 88. If you like this, you should also check out ‘What Makes A Man,’ his majestic character sketch of a lonely drag queen.”

You can check out the video right here. The song appears on the recent “Under The Table” split 7-inch with folk punk outfit Mischief Brew, who recorded a cover of “The Mary Ellen Carter” by Stan Rogers. The split was released on June 4th via Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club. Grab your own copy on blue or gold vinyl over here.



Franz Nicolay & Mischief Brew streaming upcoming split covers 7″ “Under The Table”

Former member of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady Franz Nicolay and folk punk bandit outfit Mischief Brew are streaming their 7″ covers split over here. The 7″, entitled “Under The Table,” drops tomorrow via Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club.

Pre-orders in limited translucent 220 blue vinyl and 880 gold vinyl are available here.



Franz Nicolay robbed in France, Cats? Aye! Records plans fundraiser

Franz Nicolay, beloved rock musician and multi-instrumentalist, was robbed on March 18 while on tour in France. His computer, passport, and cash were all taken. While Nicolay has obtained a new passport and is continuing the tour, UK based Cats? Aye! Records has offered up their entire discography for a Pay-What-You-Want donation, with all proceeds going to help Nicolay. The label said this:

As we live in a shitty world its always a bummer when this happens, but when it happens to good people doing good things, its even worse.
Our good buddy Franz Nicolay was robbed last night whilst on tour in France. Passport, tour money…everything was stolen!

We wanna help out our friends, so until the weekend every digital release we have done is up for ‘Pay What You Want’ download. All monies/donations will go straight to Franz to help him get through these tough times, and continue making music for us all

Share this around if ya can…lets keep it DIY!

Check out Cats? Aye!’s bandcamp page here to donate and get some good music. Nicolay continues to support last year’s “Do the Struggle” through Xtra Mile.



Franz Nicolay announces European tour

Rocker and multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay has announced a European tour, set to kick off in March. Check out the dates here.

Nicolay continues to support last year’s “Do the Struggle” through Xtra Mile.



Asbestos Records giving away single-sided, lathe cut Frank Turner/Franz Nicolay split

The good folks at Asbestos Records have something special in store for attendees of this weekends Fest 11 in Gainesville.

The label is releasing a Frank Turner/Franz Nicolay split at Fest, but they’ll be giving away three copies of an extremely-limited lathe-cut single-sided version of the split. Here’s what the label has to say:

Hey Fest attending friends! we’re gonna be giving away 3 copies of a /20 single sided lathe cut version of our Frank Turner / Franz Nicolay split 7″….this record will be impossible to get.. all the copies are going to label staff, the bands, and to a lucky few who subscribed to our 2012 release schedule. So keep an eye out on this page, and our twitter feed for instructions on what you must do to win a copy! Swing by our booth at the flea market to better your odds!

Keep us posted if you’re lucky enough to get one!



Underground Communique Records releasing “Fest Friends!” compilation

Underground Communique has just announced that they will be releasing a comp called “Fest Friends!” featuring seven of bands & comics that are performing at this years Fest.  All tracks are exclusive/or in the case of the comics, have never been released on vinyl before. It features Ensign, Horace Pinker, the Brokedowns, Pity Party, Franz Nicolay James Fritz & Goodrich Gevaart.

The record will come with a download card and will not be repressed.