Pop & Rock
29 OCT 14 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
The epic #SameDamnLife music video is HERE and Seether’s got “a fun fun surprise for you”…..
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14 OCT 14 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
Meiko has released her highly anticipated third full-length album entitled Dear You via Fantasy Records. The album follows Meiko’s acclaimed 2012 release The Bright Side, which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart, as the buoyant hit single “Stuck on You” garnered the attention of influential tastemakers worldwide and found numerous placements in film and on television.
Check out Meiko's recent interview with Boxx Magazine here.
The eleven songs on Dear You consist primarily of her private, unsent letters. "I like writing letters: love letters, pissed-off letters, breakup letters," she explains. "I rarely wind up mailing those letters, though. Instead, I turn them into songs. Dear You is an album mostly filled with those unsent notes." Meiko turned her secret letters into a revealing, eclectic collection of songs including infectious alt-pop ("Be Mine"), electronic lullabies ("The Cloud Song"), minimalist indie rock ("Deep Sweat"), and digital folk ("Wake Up").
Dear You’s decidedly darker tone is, in many ways, the flipside to the sunnier disposition fans found on The Bright Side. Longing, betrayal, heartbreak and reprisal are intimately acknowledged and explored here, supported by Meiko’s increasingly stripped down, sophisticated songwriting. Recorded in her adopted hometown of Los Angeles and produced by Jimmy Messer, who also helmed a good chunk of The Bright Side, Dear You’s sparse soundscape beautifully underscores the album’s highly confessional tone and Meiko’s uniquely personal vocals. The pair handled the vast majority of the production themselves only turning to drummer Don Heffington (Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow) and the Grooveline Horns (Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band) for cameos on a handful of tracks.
Meiko professes, “It’s not all candy and roses, but sometimes you just need the grit and that’s exactly how I imagined Dear Youbeing—completely confessional. It was good for my soul and I’m happy to finally let it out into the world.”
Buy Meiko’s Dear You: http://smarturl.it/DearYouCD
Meiko on tour: http://smarturl.it/MeikoShows
06 OCT 14 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
Congratulations to all of the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Award winners. Concord Music Group's Rounder Records is proud to represent some of the talent to walk away with top honors this year:
Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year—"Won't It Be Wonderful There," Dailey & Vincent (from Brothers of the Highway, written by Mildred Styles Johnson, produced by Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent)
Bass Player of the year—Barry Bales
More information about the IBMA can be found here.
06 OCT 14 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
In recent months, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have been affectionately referred to as “the unofficial First Family of the Banjo” by NPR, as the two gear up for their eponymous debut album due October 7th on Rounder Records. Fleck and Washburn's offering can be described as a front porch banjo and vocal album of new music, Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues; the culmination of a yearlong tour as a duo in 2013, following the birth of their son, Juno.
NPR's latest "First Listen" segment invites you to check out Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn before it officially streets: http://www.npr.org/2014/09/28/350633111/first-listen-bela-fleck-abigail-washburn-bela-fleck-abigail-washburn
You can also pre-order the album here:
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