Ane Brun
Fever The Ghost
The Goldberg Sisters
David Lynch
James McMurtry
Harper Simon
Fever The Ghost's Zirconium Meconium Out Now

Fever The Ghost's sprawling debut album 'Zirconium Meconium' is out now worldwide! Order it on vinyl and CD here on the Complicated Game online store, the digital album can be purchased here. Also available via Bandcamp

Fever The Ghost debut "1518"

On their forthcoming ecstatic debut album 'Zirconium Meconium, the Los Angeles outfit Fever The Ghost refine their uncanny synthesis of futuristic glam and colorful psych-pop with a fully realized, sprawling pop saga. Stepping out further into galactic pop territory, Fever The Ghost delivers the catchy "1518" which finds the band embracing hypnotic dance structures while retaining their increasingly signature marriage of the esoteric with inescapable hooks. 

Anchored by the rhythm section's locked-in groove and singer Casper Indrizzo's youthful vocal see saw, "1518" packs a serious chorus - one of those addictive series hooks that demands repeated playback. For a band known for averting away from traditional verse/chorus formulas, the song's unabashed radio-friendly melody is just one surprise among "1518"'s slick staccato disco guitar stabs, sparkling keys, and a confident directness in Indrizzo's addicting vocal delivery.


Fever The Ghost Announce Debut Full-Length 'Zirconium Meconium'

LA's finest purveyors of psychedelic, sci-fi pop Fever The Ghost have announced their debut LP for release on September 25th. Transmitting cosmic narratives and inventive song structures, Fever The Ghost's sprawling pop saga ‘Zirconium Meconium’ sleekly marries the group’s esoteric tendencies with an inescapable melodicism.

Check out their new live video version of "Vervain". You can also get a free download of Vervain with pre-order of the album on iTunes.

Fever The Ghost playing Canadian Music Week and Levitation this week & announce US tour with Temples

May 6 - Silver Dollar - Toronto, CA (Canadian Music Week)
May 7 - Smiling Buddha - Toronto, CA (Canadian Music Week)
May 9 - Levitation - Austin, TX
May 27 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO*
May 28 - Vega - Lincoln, NE*
May 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN*
May 30 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL*
May 31 - Do-Division Street Festival - Chicago, IL
June 2 - The Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI*
June 4 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI*
June 6 - Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH*
June 8 - Music Hall of Williamsburg -Brooklyn, NY*
June 10 - Visulute Theater - Charlotte, NC*

James McMurtry Profiled In The Latest Issue of Rolling Stone + Plots West Coast Tour Dates

Sat May 9
McGonigel's Mucky Duck (Solo)
Houston, TX

Tue May 12
Continental Club Gallery (Solo)
Austin, TX

Wed May 13
Continental Club 
Austin, TX

Tue May 19
Continental Club Gallery (Solo)
Austin, TX

Wed May 20
Continental Club
Austin, TX

Tue May 26
Boulder, CO

Wed May 27
Oriental Theatre
Denver, CO

Thur May 28
Edgewater Brewery
Grand Junction, CO

Sat May 30
Knotty Pine
Victor, ID

Sun May 31
Wells Fargo House
Virginia City, MT

Tue Jun 2
Great Northern
Whitefish, MT

Wed Jun 3
Top Hat Lounge
Missoula, MT

Thur Jun 4
The Bartlett
Spokane, WA

Fri Jun 5
Biltmore Cabaret
Vancouver, BC

Sat Jun 6
Tractor Tavern
Seattle, WA

Sun Jun 7
Aladdin Theatre
Portland, OR

Wed Jun 10
The Butcher Shop
Chico, CA

Thur Jun 11
Cargo@Whitney Peak Hotel
Reno, NV

Sat Jun 13 
The Chapel
San Francisco, CA

Mon Jun 15
Lagunitas Amphitheatre
Petaluma, CA

Tue Jun 16
West Hollywood, CA

Wed Jun 17
Belly Up Tavern
Solana Beach, CA

Thur Jun 18
Pappy and Harriet's
Pioneertown, CA 

Fri Jun 19
Crescent Ballroom
Phoenix, AZ

Hear Fever The Ghost and Temples Cover Each Other For Record Store Day

James McMurtry reviewed on NPR's Fresh Air with Terri Gross

The reviews for James McMurtry's latest 'Complicated Game' keep rolling in, NPR's prestigious Fresh Air program has a stellar review of the new album up now. Click HERE to hear Ken Tucker's review.

hear are what some other folks are saying...

'9/10' - UNCUT

"McMurtry is the best American songwriter currently working" - The New Yorker

"Having long earned his place on the short list of best American songwriters, McMurtry is remarkably turning better with age. Complicated Game is brilliant album, dense and thoughtful as McMurtry swirls around inside the heads of another set of fascinating characters." - Paste

James McMurtry at SXSW 2015

Hot on the heels of his acclaimed new album, James McMurtry will be playing a handful of shows (both with full band and solo) at SXSW - which are not to be missed!

Wed - March 18
12pm Noon Guitartown/Conqueroo Kickoff 2015
The Dogwood (solo)

3pm Jenni Finlay Promotions Day Party
Threadgill's World Headquarters outdoor stage (full band)

Fri - March 20
12pm Noon Sun Radio Showcase, El Mercado (S. 1st Street) (solo)

Sat - March 21 
3:50pm Mojo's Mayhem Jalapeño Pancake Breakfast (full band)

James McMurtry's 'Complicated Game' Out This Week

The wait is finally over and James McMurtry's new full-length coincidentally titled 'Complicated Game' is out worldwide. The reviews are in and they are calling it his finest masterwork yet and we couldn't agree more. James chats with Rolling Stone HERE, giving them the scoop on how the new record came to be...worth reading.

The album is available in all finer music stores on CD and vinyl LP, as well as through many avenues online like Amazon and iTunes. It's available via PIAS in France and Belgium, and in Germany via Blue Rose Records.

You can also order direct from Complicated Game via our bandcamp, first 100 mailorders will include a free poster.

Fever The Ghost x Secret Circuit

Have a listen to LA's premier cosmic synth tripper Secret Circuit rework of Fever The Ghost's "Source". Check out what Dummy Mag had to say about it HERE


James McMurtry - How'm I Gonna Find You Now Video

James McMurtry is back with his new record since 2008, the album's first single "How'm I Gonna Find You Now" is out now on ITunes and limited edition 7". His new video for the song was shot in the SoCal high desert by director Matthew Wilkinson which he describes to CMT as a 'speed-freak song' - have a look at his feverish new video HERE


new LP from James McMurtry due February 2015

We're pleased to announce that James McMurtry has turned in his long-awaited follow up to 2008's 'Just Us Kids'. His latest album 'Complicated Game' (yes, it's complicated) was recorded in New Orleans and produced by CC Adcock & Mike Napolitano. 

You can hear the first single from the album here at Wall Street Journal.

The LP & CD are available for pre-order now at Amazon.

Fever The Ghost - Source Video

our wonderboys Fever The Ghost have a new video animated by the immensely talented Felix Colgrave. Just wrapping up their first tour of the UK and EU, Fever The Ghost are hard at work finishing their debut LP due next year. Watch it HERE.

James McMurtry in LA this weekend

The Mimosa Music Series is bringing Austin's favorite son James McMurtry for a special performance this Sunday October 3rd at The Federal in North Hollywood. Join us for brunch, mimosas, and a sneak peek at James' forthcoming LP.

Fever The Ghost touring worldwide this fall + release music video for Calico

Fever The Ghost will be hitting the road this fall, supporting their overseas labelmates Temples here in the states this September. They will be celebrating the UK/EU release of Crab In Honey by Heavenly Recordings (Temples, TOY, Mark Lanegan) with the first ever tour in Europe. 

Their tripped-out Demonbabies directed music video for "Calico" debuted recently at The Guardian, click here to view.

Be on the lookout for their debut full-length in early 2015 on both Complicated Game (North America) and Heavenly Recordings (UK/EU).

Fever The Ghost Fall 2014 Tour Dates

w/ Temples

9.23 Catalyst Club  Santa Cruz, CA
9.24 The Fillmore  San Francisco, CA
9.25 The Fonda  Los Angeles, CA
9.26 The Glass House  Pomona, CA
9.27  Belly Up Tavern  Solana Beach, CA
9.29 Crescent Ballroom  Phoenix, AZ
10.1  Fox Theater  Boulder, CO


10.28 White Heat/Madame JoJo's  London, UK
10.29  The Social  London, UK
10.31 Primavera  Barcelona, ES
11.01  London Calling  Amsterdam, NE

Fever The Ghost touring with Sean Lennon's GOASTT

Catch Fever The Ghost on tour with Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger. 

05/14 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
05/15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
05/16 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
05/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre

new James McMurtry album - coming soon

TBA new LP coming soon on Complicated Game. CHECK OUT what James and the boys are up to down in NOLA

Fever The Ghost at SXSW

Fever The Ghost will be lighting it up at SXSW 2014, fresh off a handful of dates on their first US tour. Their highly-praised Crab In Honey EP is available now on vinyl and digital.

Fever The Ghost at SXSW

3/12 - Echo SXSW party @ Red 7 / 1:30pm

3/12 - Buzzbands LA @ Chuggin Monkey 4pm

3/12 - SESAC showcase @ Lamberts / 10pm

3/13 - Austin Psych Fest @ Hotel Vegas (Volstead Stage)  / 1:15pm

3/13 - Lollipop/Burger Records @ Whip In / 6:40pm


AUSTIN, Texas — James McMurtry recently signed with the bourgeoning Los Angeles record label Complicated Game. The legendary songwriter will enter the studio later this month to start working on his first album in six years. “I’ve got a new batch of songs, organic and with no added sulfites, aged in oak for several years,” he says. “Francois Moret at Complicated Game seems to like these songs and (producer) C.C. Adcock thinks he can turn them into a record. Good times fixing to roll.” 

Label head Moret agrees. “In March 2013, when C.C. Adcock told me we were going to see James McMurtry at the Continental Club in Austin, I expected to see a good show,” he says, “but what I saw left me mesmerized! I immediately knew I wanted to sign him. As a European, it is an amazing opportunity to work with one of the most talented American singer-songwriters.” 

Evidence: McMurtry’s Just Us Kids (2008) and Childish Things (2005). The former earned his highest Billboard 200 chart position in nearly two decades and notched four Americana Music Award nominations. Meanwhile, Childish Things scored endless critical praise and spent six full weeks topping the Americana Music Radio chart in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, Childish Things won the Americana Music Association’s Album of the Year and “We Can’t Make It Here” was named its Song of the Year.

Of course, the forthcoming (and as-yet-untitled) record will include the literate story songs longtime enthusiasts expect. Recall high watermarks: “Childish Things,” “Choctaw Bingo,” “Levelland,” “Out Here in the Middle,” “Peter Pan” only begin the list. Just Us Kids alone includes fan favorite live staples like “Hurricane Party,” “Ruby and Carlos” and “You’d a Thought.” His finest deliver equal measures depth and breadth and pierce hearts with sharp sociopolitical commentary (“Fireline Road”).

Fever The Ghost - 1st EP coming soon
Ane Brun "This Light From One" featured in ABC show "Mistresses" Season 1, Ep.4

See the clip and the music supervisor commentary HERE

New Harper Simon album

New Album "Division Street" coming at you 3/26/13 (US & Canada)

L.A. songwriter and producer Harper Simon will release his second solo album Division Street on March 26. The new project, the first since Simon's self-titled 2009 debut, was produced by Tom Rothrock (Elliott Smith, Beck) and features members of the Strokes, Bright Eyes, Elvis Costello’s Attractions and Wilco. “I felt challenged and inspired by the idea of making a modern psychedelic folk-rock album," says Simon, "a Tom Rothrock production like (Smith’s) XO, but then the Velvet Underground and the Stones kept entering in. Elliott Smith was very influenced by the Beatles, but my guitar playing is more influenced by Keith Richards. And I kept wanting to emphasize more lo-fi elements.” Simon is the son of songwriter Paul Simon.

Click on the following link to access and listen to "Bonnie Brae" off the album.


Ane Brun on Morning Becomes Eclectic (KCRW) - 05/14/2012
NPR Premieres Ane Brun's New Video for “Worship” (feat. Jose Gonzalez), Announces North American Tour

February 27th, 2012

Norwegian songwriter Ane Brun premiered her gorgeous new video for “Worship” with NPR on Friday, and now we’re pleased to announce the details of her 2012 North American Tour. She’s coming over to tour in support of her new album, It All Starts With One, which is due out May 1st via [PIAS] America. “Worship” is one of the album’s highlights, which is a wonderfully understated duet with the unparalleled José González.

We also recently shared the free MP3 for “Do You Remember,” which is a euphoric, almost tribal track characterized by three drummers and backing vocals from fellow Scandinavians First Aid Kit. Ane’s inimitable voice makes fellow fragile and beautiful tracks like “Oh Love” and “Life Line” spectacular. Album closer “Undertow” is a widescreen epic that brings the album to a heart-wrenching climax.

Much like her music, the path that led Ane Brun to It All Starts With One was peaceful, unhurried and full of unexpected, subtle surprises. It’s taken her from her small Norwegian hometown of Molde, to Barcelona where she was a street performer, and across the US last year supporting Peter Gabriel and singing on his New Blood album. The adventures culminated with the making of her new album It All Starts with One, a platinum hit in Norway for which she just won their Grammy equivalent, the Spellemann award, for best female artist.

Upcoming North American Tour Dates

The Cure Bestival Live 2011

November 7, 2011

The Cure: Bestival Live 2011, a live recording of the iconic bands incredible, career-spanning two and a half hour set performed at this year’s Bestival.

The double album, which is split over two CDs and also available as a digital download is made up of thirty-two Cure classics, including “The Lovecats,” “The Caterpillar,” “Close To Me,” “Friday I’m In Love,” “Lullaby,” “The Hungry Ghost,” “The End Of The World,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Grinding Halt,” “Jumping Someone Else's Train” and “Boys Don’t Cry.”

Of the live album, Robert Smith of The Cure says “We had such a great time in the Isle of Wight at Bestival that we wanted to release this show as a way of thanking fans and islanders alike. Bestival is the best!”