Showtime and new cd

Excited to finally get these tunes out into the world. With Don’s busy schedule on his latest record(s) it’s taken a while, but now we are ready, as soon as we stop fighting over the album title. Good luck there.

Also, we are rescheduling the Nov 10 show at Webster Hall…so stay tuned for a new date. In the meantime, please please come out for the raucous affair that will be  at the . Part of the CMJ Music Festival and sponsored by the fabulous Ryan’s Smashing Life. More info :


New shows added

Posted a couple new dates this fall…check out on the  tour dates  page.

We are excited to be doing a show as part of the CMJ Music Festival, for the , presented by and Adam Duritz (Counting Crows). We also have a full-blown headlining show coming up at on Nov 10th…hopefully with a couple surprises. See you see you.

Messin’ with Texas

BSM is coming, to town!

July 14th in Houston at .

July 16th in Austin at .

For those in NYC, we’ll be doing a couple acoustic numbers at the Map Room, upstairs at the this Wed. Check out their website for set times. A TON of great artists!!

Deli Magazine reviews “Paper Planes”

I have yet to hear someone discuss how they’d love to take my money as sympathetically as I have with joyously acoustic, recently released version of MIA’s ‘Paper Planes’ (streaming below). While some might dismiss the duo’s banjo/piano inventions here as mere novelty, there is something to be said about the loving time and care the band imparts to the tune that’s truly the attraction here. The band’s careful attention to details like this helps them to construct a world around their toys, building synth stabs that move to explosion in their last EP’s title track ‘Robots in Love,’ and the stomping B-52′s inspired ‘Superconducter.’

Their machines may be small, but their attention to aesthetic detail makes the efforts beautifully unique. No wonder Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon accepted to work with them in their breakthrough track ‘Simple Joys.’ See the band when they play Piano’s this Friday evening. – Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

Boston | New York City | Atlanta | Durham | Austin

UPDATE 17 MAY 2012

may 18 – boston, ma – cafe 939 – 8pm – live webcast – w gus and scout, runaway dorothy

june 8 – new york, ny – 10pm – piano’s – the roc-elle records fest

june 22 – atlanta, ga – 8pm – eddie’s attic – w hannah thomas

june 23 – durham, nc – 8pm – the casbah – w hannah thomas

july 15 – austin, tx – private show

We’re dusting off the dust, and getting ourselves back in playing condition.
If you’re in and around these spots, please come say hello.
Oh oh, and if anyone is interested in one of our patented house concerts near these towns, drop us a line!

More to come soon. Thanks and thanks!
Bree & Donnie | Beautiful Small Machines

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 recently released a cover of MIA‘s smash hit “Paper Planes”, turning it from akind of pop- kind of hip-hop mashup into an incredibly well done indie song. The new take on the song is more simplistic, trading synth beats and samples for guitar leads and organic drums, breathing life into a track that I thought had lost some of its original “coolness” due to its being overplayed. Thankfully, rather than slowly shaking my head and shunning “too soon” to the band, I was able to embrace this rework with open arms and thoroughly enjoy the experience. Though, I’ll admit, I do kind of miss the cash register sample during the “all I want to do is… and take your money” parts. Stream it below Continue reading more info: