Friday, December 23, 2011

Our 2011 Top 10 List

Here are our top 10 albums of 2011, in no particular order:

Madeline - Black Velvet
This record is super amazing! I can't tell you how many times we listened to this during the July tour.

Vacation - Vacation
These dudes are a total party every single time you are around them. This record delivers that, plus super hard lo-fi jams.

Landlord - Beneath The Wheel
These dudes' first album was super good, but I think this one takes it to a new level. Another album that we listened to endlessly in July.

Tenement - Napalm Dream
The Tenement full length was a long time coming, and completely worth it.

Reverse the Curse - Hither & Yon
Our good buddies from Cleveland delivered this gem. The album is super intense in every way. Recorded and produced at Columbus' own The Tone Shoppe.

Bright Eyes - The People's Key
I saw Bright Eyes when they last came through Columbus over the summer and it was fantastic. This album is the Bright Eyes album I have been wanting since Lifted. We listened to this one a lot during our last tour in November.

Saintseneca - Last
This record rules. If you haven't heard it yet, listen to it, you will love listening to it. I guarantee. Another Tone Shoppe production.

Good Luck - Without Hesitation
Good Luck's first album Into Lake Griffy was so super good. This album is just as super good. Seriously.

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
I saw Robin Pecknold last year when he opened for Joanna Newsom. He played a few new songs at that show and they left a very strong impression. When I finally heard them fully realized on this album it made me very happy. I love this album more each time I listen to it.

Moon High - Six Suns
This album sounds so good. You can hear how much went into this self recorded/produced album and it is beautiful. Plus the songs are great and this band is great live.

It was a very good year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Strange and Estranging Music Video and 7''

Tin Armor - "Strange & Estranging" from BEEF COMPANY FILMS on Vimeo.

Here is our new music video for Strange and Estranging! The video comes courtesy of Beef Company Films. Strange and Estranging is Side A of our new 7''. You can purchase it directly from us at a show or download it from itunes here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New 7'' and Music Video Release Show!

Friday, December 9th @ Circus in Columbus, OH
Presented by AltOhio
Fundraiser for Pets without Parents

Tin Armor's new 7'' Strange and Estranging/One Million Shitlists will be available!
Strange and Estranging music video will be screened!
Let's party.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Little Winter Tour!

We will be playing a few shows out and around in the next couple of weeks, come hang out! If you need more info you can always e-mail us, party on.

11/29 - Lansing, MI

11/30 - Bloomington, IN @ WIUX
w/ Eric Ayotte, The Boy Who Could Fly

12/1 - Akron, OH @ It's a Kling Thing! House
w/ Reverse The Curse, Annabel, The Ground is Lava
facebook event is here

12/2 - Buffalo, NY @ The Vault
w/ Unwelcome Guests, Returners
facebook event is here

12/4 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Banana Stand
w/ Hightide Hotel, GLOCCA MORRA, Bonjour, Max Levine Ensemble
facebook event is here

12/5 - Brooklyn, NYC @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge

12/9 - Columbus, OH @ Circus
Pets Without Parents Benefit
Tin Armor 7'' Release Show and Music Video Premiere!
w/Sidekicks, Bonneville, The White Soots
facebook event is here
more info at

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Churches Burn Record Release Weekend

This weekend we will be celebrating the release of Columbus' sludgiest Churches Burn and their new record. It was recorded by our buddies at The Tone Shoppe and it sounds completely awesome. All festivities will be held at Carabar and it will be a great time.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Failures' Union

Our weekend with The Failures' Union was awesome. If you haven't heard them or listened to their fantastic newest record in what way, I highly recommend you check it out!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Rock Star Journalist Review

"Tin Armor have knocked one out of the park with this release. It's poppy as hell, yet manages to be emotionally resonant."
Thanks for listening Rock Star Journalist Blog! To read the whole review, click here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

October 1st w/ Holger

Check out Holger! We will be playing with them on October 1st at the always exciting 83 Gallery! Holger plays at 9:00, we play at 10:00. Let's do this.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Getting Ready for Cyclopsfest

Cyclopsfest is this Saturday, September 17th and it is going to be awesome! Check out this interview with Matt over at Get excited.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


This Saturday we will be playing (along with 35 other Columbus Bands!) at the Megacity Music Marathon. Details can be found here. See you there!

Cyclopsfest 9/17/11

Cylops Fest 2011 is tomorrow! You can get all the details at Our set starts at 3:30 pm. Let's hang out!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Live Photos at Carabar w/ Fat Shadow

Check out these photos of us playing at Carabar with Fat Shadow! Thanks to Rachael Barbash!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Athens, OH 9/8

This Thursday, September 8th we will be hanging out with our buddies ACRN in Athens, OH!

10 PM @ The Union

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tin Armor, Delay, Big Eyes, P.S. Eliot 8/28

This Sunday (8/28) at the Zeno's (Columbus, OH)

Let's hang out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tin Armor & Fat Shadow 8/24

Wednesday, August 24th at Carabar in Columbus, OH! Free Show, 10 pm! Let's do it. You can listen to Fat Shadow here. The facebook event is here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tour Was Awesome!

We are home from tour! It was an incredible time, we played so many fun shows, met so many awesome folks and heard so much good music! Thank you to everyone who came to hang out, set up a show, played with us or let us stay with them. Also thanks to Landlord and Madeline for both releasing new records that we listened to non-stop on the drives.

We will be out on tour again soon (September/October) and a lot more this year and 2012, so if we didn't get to hang out this month, we'll do it soon!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

New York!

Tour has continued to be awesome. Only three days left, all in the beautiful state of New York:

Saturday, July 3oth @ Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, July 31th @ Lulu's in Brooklyn, NY

Monday, August 1st @ Mohawk Place in Buffalo, NY (Facebook event is here)

Let's hang out.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

MotorCo Music Hall Tonight

We're in Durham, NC tonight at the MotorCo Music Hall! Let's hang out.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tampa, Fl Tonight

Tour has been a totally awesome time so far! Tonight we're going to be in Tampa, Fl at the always excellent Transitions Art Gallery. You can read about the show here and here, let's party!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

July Tour!

This July we will be on tour with the always amazing, Andy Cook & The Wanderloons!

Here are the details:

7/3 Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligans
7/4 Louisville, KY @ 4th of July Cookout! Contact us for details
7/5 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
7/6 Indianapolis, IN @ The Sneaky Bandit
7/7 St. Louis, MO @ The Heavy Anchor
7/10 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Music Joint
7/11 Normal, IL @ Coffee Joint
7/12 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

7/14 Columbus, OH @ Zeno's Bar (Basement)
Life of Abundance Record Release Party

7/15 Berea, OH @ Berea Fest
7/16 Cincinnati, OH @ Arlin's
7/17 Memphis, TN @ Court House Co-op
7/18 Tuscaloosa, AL @ Egan's Bar
7/19 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
7/20 Gainesville, FL @ Wayward Council
7/21 Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
7/22 St. Augustine, FL @ Fortress of Solid Dudes
7/24 Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root
7/26 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
7/27 Richmond, VA @ Sprout
7/29 West Chester, PA @ HOUSE SHOW! talk to these cool dudes
7/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Pete's Candy Store
7/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Lulu's
8/1 Buffalo, NY @ The Mohawk Place

It would be cool if you came to one of these shows and hung out. So maybe let's do that.

See you soon!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tin Armor/Alwood Sisters/City of Brass

This Saturday is going to be a super fun time! Check this out:

Saturday, June 18th
Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH

Tin Armor

10 pm $5

Each band is going to cover another band's song! It will be fun, I guarantee it. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Modern Lovers Tribute!

Hey everybody!

Tonight we're playing an awesome Jonathan Richman Tribute Show here in Columbus. In honor of that we put together a small 4 song EP of all Modern Lovers song that we did! You can download it here!

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Spreading It Around

Thanks to Chris Deville over at the Columbus Alive for spreading the word about Life of Abundance! Check it out!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This Weekend

This weekend is going to be awesome, check it out...

Saturday, June 11th @ Kafe Kerouac
Jonathan Richman Tribute Show!
w/ Andy Gallagher (Trains Across the Sea), Curtis Cole (Maza Blaska) and Tyler Van Kirk
9:00 pm $5
Facebook Event is here

Sunday, June 12th @ Carabar

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lobsterfest 2011

Hey everybody, head down to Athens, OH tonight for LOBSTERFEST 2011! ACRN always know how to have a good time and this evening we are playing at the always wonderful Casa Nueva!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thanks to Moon Pies

Last night at Rumba Cafe was totally awesome. I mean Moon High, Andrew Graham and Feature Films, how fantastic is that?

In other news, on Tuesday we recorded an all Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers cover EP with our buddies at The Tone Shoppe! We will have a bunch to give away on June 11th for the Jonathan Richman cover show we're playing here in Columbus, but I will also put it on the website to download as soon as it is mixed.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Upcoming Shows Dudes!

Check out all these totally awesome shows:

Friday, May 27th @ Rumba Cafe (Columbus, OH)

Thursday, June 2nd @ Casa Nueva (Athens, OH)
w/ The Kyle Sowashes and more TBA

Saturday, June 11th @ Kafe Kerouac (Columbus, OH)
A Jonathan Richman tribute show,
compliments of Columbus' wonderful Organ Grinder Production

Sunday, June 12th @ Carabar(Columbus, OH)
w/ Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band
10pm Free

Saturday, June 18th @ Rumba Cafe (Columbus, OH)

There will be a few more shows in June that I will post as soon as we have details. Also we will be on tour for the whole month of July with our good friends Andy Cook & The Wanderloons! All of the details for that tour will be up soon as well, so come on everybody and hang out!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Independents' Day Kickoff Party!

This Friday at Kobo in Columbus, we are playing at the Independents' Day Kickoff Party! There will be hanging out and various festivities plus music from us, Phillip Fox Band, and Blastronauts!

The facebook event is here

To learn more about Independents' Day go here

Total Hang Out.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Week of Action at OSU

Tonight at the Browning Ampitheatre on OSU Campus we are playing with a bunch of sweet dudes for The Week Of Action.
It is going to be super cool and check out this line up dude:

Andy Cook & The Wanderloons
American War
Floating Verses


Monday, April 18, 2011

Richmond, VA (Party)

Stay Sweet in Richmond, VA was super fun this weekend! Thanks for hanging out!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Tone Shoppe!

Check out our buddies The Tone Shoppe in this month's 614 Magazine! These are the dudes that recorded our latest full length, which we will have out very soon by the way, and they totally rule. For now, that is all. For now...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stay Sweet! Fest

We're playing the Stay Sweet! Fest April 15-17 in Richmond, VA! It is going to be a lot of fun, and there are going to be a lot of great tunes. So come hang out! We play on Sunday, but for the full line up check out the facebook page here, or the website here.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Shows Continue

We are still playing two totally fine shows this month if you want to come hang out, lookit:

Saturday, March 26th: Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St, Columbus, OH
w/ Moon High, The Lighthouse and The Whaler, Joey Hebdo

Sunday, March 27th: Now That's Class, 11213 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
w/ Sidekicks, Bomb The Music Industry, Felix Cupa, Signals Midwest
Facebook Event is Here!

More news to come for April, I'll let you know soon!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Bloomington and Louisville were both super fun, thanks to everyone who came to hang out! I feel the need to mention the incredibly wonderful Restaurant that has just opened in Bloomington, The Owlery. Some very kind and talented people have just started this all vegetarian restaurant, the food is delicious, the music is great and they give touring bands a %15 discount. If you are ever passing through Bloomington, you should probably go in there and hang out.

Ok cool, we still have a ton of fun shows happening this month so let's hang out! I will leave you with this picture of a meat-free meatball sub! -John

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Hey Everybody! It was a pretty quite couple of weeks, but it gave us a chance to recharge our brains and such. But March is going to be totally sweet, look'it:

Saturday March 12th: House Show, 119 Franklin, Columbus, OH
w/ Motel Beds, Feature Films, Kyle Sowashes
Facebook Event is Here!

Sunday March 13th: Rachael's Cafe, 300 E Third St, Bloomington, IN
w/ Jenny Is A Boy, Andy Cook
Facebook Event is Here!

Tuesday, March 15th: CHESTNUT, 714 E. Chestnut St, Louisville, KY
w/ Holger, Chime Hours, Young Lions, Sugar Rays, Jackalope
Facebook Event is Here!

Thursday, March 17th: South Park Tavern, 1301 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH
w/ Matt Hobbs

Friday, March 18th: MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
w/ State Song (Totally a free show!)
Facebook Event is Here!

Saturday, March 19th: The Summit, 2216 Summit St, Columbus, OH
w/ State Song, Dewdropperrs, Floating Verses

Saturday, March 26th: Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St, Columbus, OH
w/ Moon High, The Lighthouse and The Whaler, Joey Hebdo

Sunday, March 27th: Now That's Class, 11213 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
w/ Sidekicks, Bomb The Music Industry, Felix Cupa, Signals Midwest
Facebook Event is Here!

Total Party Month. Let's hang out.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tin Armor on CD101

We are going to be on the most fantastic CD101, this Thursday at 9 pm. If you don't live in Columbus or you're just not aware, CD101 is an independent FM music radio station, and it rules. Every weeknight at 9 pm, Tom Butler hosts Frontstage 101, an all local music showcase on CD101. On Thursday, he will be playing some new songs that we recorded in the studio over the summer!

To learn more about CD101 click here.

To learn more about Fronstage 101 click here.

To stream CD101 live click here.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Kobo. Showbo.

This Friday, February 11th at Kobo! (in Columbus)

Pat Pat
Tin Armor

The hanging out will be fun. Come, join us.

Party, John

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Short North, Columbus, Gallery Hop, Mega-Party

Tonight at the 83 Gallery here in the Short North, we're playing with the always wonderful Andy Cook & the Wanderloons! It's Gallery Hop Saturday, so you may want to bring a bottle of wine in your jacket. I'm just saying.

5 Year Anniversary Show Pictures

Our wonderful and talented buddy Rachael Barbash took some excellent photos of the 5 year anniversary show, and now they are on the internet! Check it out!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Thank You

Thank you very much for everyone who made our 5 year anniversary completely awesome, because it was completely awesome! Seriously. A huge thanks to the Monster House, Andy Cook, the Sidekicks and Delay.

Then, Saturday in Athens was also amazing. The Alwood Sisters are fantastic and it is always fun to play with them. Also, if you live in the Midwest and have never been to Casa Nueva in Athens, OH I think that you should. The people who operate it are fantastically nice and smart, plus it has great food and live music. Do it.

All in all, we in Tin Armor all agreed. Best. Weekend. Ever.

And hey, this Saturday we will be playing at the 83 Gallery with Andy Cook and the Wanderloons for Gallery Hop. If you're in Columbus, it will be very fun!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Serious Weekend, Seriously

This Weekend is going to rule.

Friday 1-28 Tin Armor 5 Year Anniversary Show! @ The Monster House (115 W. 10th Columbus, OH) Joining us will be our friends, Andy Cook, The Sidekicks, and Delay.
We will be playing a 30 song super set. It will be absurd and fun. In a good way. If you want to see David Lighty's excellent flyer just scroll down or see the "5 year anniversary" label on the right.

Saturday 1-29 Casa Cantina w/ Alwood Sisters ! @ Casa Cantina in Athens, OH
The Alwood Sisters are truly a wonderful band and group of folk. If you want to see the excellent flyer that they produced, just look above. Also, they have a totally cool website.

It's going to be a doubleheader. Party.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Roadtrip Weekend w/ Andy Cook & American War

This Weekend! Tin Armor, American War, Andy Cook & The Wanderloons! Roadtrip!

January 21st - Kent, OH @ The Rathskeller w/ Andy Cook & The Wanderloons, American War, and Like The Days

January 22nd - Berea, OH @ Baldwin Wallace College (96 Beech St.) Winter Wonder Rock w/ Andy Cook & The Wanderloon, American War, and more

Sorry for the short notice! Party on!

Also check out these awesome tour documentaries about American War and Andy Cook:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

5 Year Anniversary Show!

Hey Everybody!

On Friday, January 28th we will be celebrating our five year anniversary as a band. It is going to rule.

We will have a show at the Monster House, here in Columbus and we will be playing with:

Things will get started around 9 pm and music will go all night.
I think it is going to be completely awesome and it should be a good night of hanging out!

P.S. There is a flyer in the works that I will upload as soon as it is ready, also I'll make a facebook event for this and all that.

P.P.S. If you don't know where the Monster House is just e-mail us at and we can fill you in, thanks!

Party on!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cold Outside, Warm in Kobo

Hey, last night at Kobo was great! Thanks for braving the weather to hang out. Tomorrow I'll put up a post with all the details for January shows, it should continue to be awesome.