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Here Comes Nod
here comes the second Carbon Records single by the best indie pop band in Upstate NY. the 7" single contains 2 tracks, here comes nod and ghost writer.
Hope You Found a Home
After a 10 year hiatus, the boys (now men?) of Muler decided to get back together to document some lost (never recorded) gems and some brand new tunes. Recruiting a couple old friends, the 5 guys went into the studio and laid themselves out on these 10 tracks, blending the old with the new, and keeping it all fresh and lively. All proceeds from this record are being donated to The Grant Fund (The Grant Fund).
released 17 May 2011
played and written by:
David Baumgartner: vocals and guitar
Sean Leahy: drums and vocals
Daniel Smith: guitars and vocals
Joe Tunis: bass, noise and vocals
Will Veeder: guitar, piano and vocals
Kris Durso: guitar
Nathan Montague: harmonica
photographer: Jason Wilder
model: Casey Daggett
design/layout: Chris Reeg with Joe and Dave
recorded and mixed at ACME Recording Company Rochester NY, in the Summer, Fall and Winter of 2010.
engineered by Luke Yaeger. mixed by Luke and Muler.
mastered by David Hurtgen
we dedicate this record to Anna Nuuja, Jen Schoen and Grant Stone.
All proceeds of this record are being donated to The Grant Fund. The Grant Fund
their best recording yet. 6 songs of pop/rock magic. great song writing, great feeling. “i listened to that fucking thing about 50 times on the drive from NYC to Norfolk. i am totally astounded by this one, man. i can‘t figure out why they‘re so damned great at writing pop songs. every single song on there is totally amazing in its own way.”
The State of Play
The State of Play, Muler’s national debut, positively feels like the result of spare change, battered equipment, and a Budweiser party ball thrown in for good measure. But it couldn’t sound better. Coy song titles like “Birthday Cake” and “Share an Apple” might warn of cute indie pop. But make no mistake, Muler rocks like the band’s plane is going down. They’re arena rock with ’90s indie accessories: strained drums; rubber-band basslines; dual guitars that alternate between change jangling and gushy, sawtooth distortion. But State pushes such staples to their limits without falling into the ironic, self-aware trappings of geek rock. There’s a whiff of Ben Lee and Dave Pirner in Dave Baumgartner’s nasal-scratch vocals, but Baumgartner delivers his lines like Roger Daltrey on “Caesars Palace” and dork anthems “Wrong Coat” and “Sneakers.” Kristin Durso’s guitar and Will Veeder’s bass shimmer and grind beautifully on “Thrush” and “Son of Karate.” No indie meekness here, just rock that means what it says. Though first impressions may suggest standard nerd fare, the members of Muler rock like rock stars and hurt like rock stars. They put the “loss” back in “loser” with surprising, refreshing earnestness. ~ William Peters, All Music Guide
Things We're Made Of compilation
A good representation of the state of indie/underground rock in Rochester NY circa 1995-1996. Exclusive tracks by Duke Galaxy and the Pipeliners, Muler, Hilkka, Shop Class Squares, Quitters, Flywheel, Race Car Bob, Nothing Doll, Nora, Malaise, Butterslax, Lethargy, Visionstain, speedQueen, SlumberScape, Finkbeiner and Joe+4 (now known as Joe+N).
Muler are a noisy pop 4-piece. Most songs are fast and catchy. They have recently released their first full length CD on Dedicated Records (distributed by BMG). They also have 3 other singles out and a couple tapes. The most recent 7″ single release is on Deep Elm Records out of NYC, where they play frequently. Check out their full length, which was recorded by Adam “Red” Lasus..