Emm Gryner’s New Band, Trent Severn New Live Shows

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Emm Gryner announced via her site this week that her new band, Trent Severn will be heading out for a series of live shows. You can check out all the dates in our tour section here, but they will be also singing the National Anthem on Canada day on Parliament Hill. Emm describes the excitement as “shitting her pants with joy’. Congrats on such an exciting honor! Check them out live if they’re heading to your area.


The Latebirds to Open for Neil Young

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

According to their website, our friends in The Latebirds will be opening for Neil Young & Crazy Horse! The show will be at Helsinki Classic Festival on August 5th. Being a special guest for Neil Young is a huge honor so congrats and keep up the good work!

Buy Tix Here:

Check out The Latebirds website here:

Latebirds. Sellosali, Espoo 19.1.2011. Photo: Jussi Eskola

Adam Franklin Video- ” I Want You Right Now”- Kosmische Version

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

I Want You Right Now-Kosmische Version


New Video from Adam Franklin from his record “I Could Sleep for a Thousand Years” which was release June 29, 2010. This video continues to expand the repertoire of Adam as well as his previous albums, “Bolts of Melody” and “Spent Bullets”. These three records together help outline a continually budding career. Check out the video and his different records in our store.

More Info on Adam Franklin:

From 1990 to 1998 Adam Franklin was the singer, guitarist and main songwriter for London-based Swervedriver; contemporaries of and label mates with My Bloody Valentine and Ride but with a more adrenalized rock ‘n’ roll sound, showing flashes of Husker Du and Sonic Youth. Then from 1999 to 2006 Adam recorded and toured as Toshack Highway, a gentler but no less inventive folky/electronic/film-soundtracky hybrid, releasing a full album and flurry of EPs, split releases, seven inch singles and the like. In 2007 an album that had started out as the next Toshack Highway release became the first album to be released under the moniker Adam Franklin and was titled Bolts of Melody – which also became the name of Adam’s adaptable, forever-changing and quite formidable live group.

Schoolkids Records

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Hello loyal supporters of BLURT, SCHOOLKIDS & SECOND MOTION.

We wanted to reach out to all of you to let you know what has been going on, it has been a while since we have been in touch to some of you since our label has been dormat for the past year…and this is the first time we have reached out to our entire mailing list of all three entities. Bare with us and thanks for reading.  So if you are confused on why you are getting this, be aware that this is going out to everyone on all three mailing lists, so hopefully its not confusing… we just wanted to send a big thank you to everyone for the support over the years and wish everyone a happy holiday season as it fast approaches.

So for those of you unaware as of April of this year, we now have three entities in our family, our own Magazine (Blurt Magazine), our own Record Store (Schoolkids Records) and our own Record Label (Second Motion). An interesting coup of music entities, designed to help each other so that we are all not alone in this challenging economy and business.

The event of Record Store Day has single handedly saved mom & pop record stores across the country many of which have seen over a month’s worth of sales in one day, last year saw the best sales day in our store’s 40 year history! We had a line of people waiting outside the door for four hours to get in, a sight to be seen.  Here is a photo of the line outside:

We are excited as next week we will celebrate “Black Friday” the day after Thanksgiving which will host a large amount of exclusive, limited edition albums. For a full list of what will be available next week, visit Schoolkids Records website and download the PDF of all titles listed.  We also have a digital download store on the Schoolkids site too, you can buy anything you want, not just albums released on our label but even the new Grizzly Bear,  Tift Merrit, Muse, U2, Ty Segall, Spider Bags, Velvet Underground, The Beatles Vinyl reissues and amazing new Vinyl Box Set.. you name it, across the board we have it all.  Keep in mind the Schoolkids site is new and we are working through some bugs but please visit and shop around, and we would love to hear from you on what you would like to see. In the near future we will have T-shirts as well, so check back as we work at getting things up as fast as we can.

For those who are long time loyal fans of Second Motion & Blurt Magazine, you may be interested in reading some of the local press received once the trilogy was completed back on April 1st, 2012. We are excited about the future and growth we are seeing at the store and hope you join us and don’t mind hearing form us from time to time.

News & Observer:”
NC State Alumni Magazine:
The Indy Weekly:

Now after a long-winded rundown of what has been going on the last two years for us and bringing this all together for our customers to understand what’s up…  that now brings us back around to our label and we are excited to announce two new albums on Second Motion Records in 2013!

Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody new single!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody announce their new album “I Could Sleep For A Thousand Years” which will be released June 29th 2010


The new single is entited “Yesterday Has Gone Forever” preview it here!

Yesterday Has Gone Forever

Bettie Serveert “Pharmacy of Love” out on Second Motion Records

Monday, May 17th, 2010

New album by Bettie Serveert!  “Pharmacy of Love” now available.  If you order both the CD and Deny All “digital only” EP, you will received an autographed version of the “Pharmacy of Love” CD, an autographed band photo and bumper sticker.