A Fragile Tomorrow's Dom Kelly Set To Release Debut Solo Album
Features Grammy Award-Winning Guest Artists
PRE-ORDER NOW! MPress Records is excited to announce that our very own Dom Kelly, drummer and vocalist for the Independent Music Award-winning band A Fragile Tomorrow, will release his debut solo album Everything Is Just Enough on April 7, 2017!
With five albums, a handful of Grammy pre-nominations and an Independent Music Award later, Kelly now steps out from behind the drum kit and unveils Everything Is Just Enough. Produced and engineered by his brother and AFT bandmate Brendan Kelly, the songs often echo the cool indie charm of Duncan Sheik while incorporating the sparkling, sinuous harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel. But he had a little assistance too, as Kelly reveals:
“I had wanted to do a solo album for a long time,” Kelly says, “ but my insecurities around songwriting held me back. Finally, I decided to jump into it, and I called all the friends I ever wanted to record with and asked them to help me out.”
The album features guest appearances by luminaries such as Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls), Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sarah Bettens (K's Choice), Dorris Muramatsu (Girlyman), Chris Trapper (Push Stars) and AFT's Sean Kelly.
Reserve your copy here and read more about the album via the offical press release.
MPress Releases Rachael Sage's New Socially Conscious EP
All Net Proceeds To Benefit American Refugee Committee
MPress Records announces the release of award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and activist Rachael Sage's new EP of protest songs, The Tide. The 5-track digital EP adds Sage's voice and music to the current worldwide protests and public demonstrations, seeking justice for all in a turbulent sociopolitical landscape. All net proceeds will be donated to ArcRelief.org (American Refugee Committee), one of the world's leading international refugee assistance organizations.
Fresh off the heels of a lengthy tour of both the US and Europe supporting her 2016 full-length album Choreographic, Sage returns to her folk roots with this collection of timely protest songs. The Tide began with a desire to find universal threads of compassion in response to tragedy. The release includes topical subject matter related to the Orlando shooting, Elie Wiesel’s passing, the Syrian refugee crisis and the controversial 2016 US Presidential election. Sage states:
“Like so many of my artist peers, each of these intense and often overwhelming situations sparked so many emotions and crystallized my need to respond musically in a more traditional, folk-driven way. At their essence, these are protest songs I wish I hadn’t had to write.”
Available now on iTunes!
MPress Records To Attend Folk Alliance International Conference 2017!
MPress Records is excited to return to the 2017 Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, MO., February 15 through 19. The NYC-based label will present a diverse array of artists in their Private Showcase room at The Westin Hotel, including MPress artist and 2016 Independent Music Award winner Dom Kelly, who will be debuting material from his forthcoming solo album Everything Is Just Enough.
Kelly will be accompanied by his brother, fellow bandmate in A Fragile Tomorrow and the album's producer, Brendan Kelly.
If you're attending the conference, MPress would love to connect with you at Booth # 406 or in our room (full schedule and room number here). Label manager Jojo Gentry will be overseeing our showcase room, including festive decor, refreshments and giveaways...so don't miss one of the best curated and musically adventurous showcases at Folk Alliance! For more information, contact Jojo Gentry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come visit MPress, come share great music and come get your fabulous folk on with us!
“Try Try Try” Video Premieres With Blurt Magazine, Debuts Live At Rockwood Music Hall / NYC
Behind The Scenes Content Available!
"Try Try Try", the latest video released by award-winning artist Rachael Sage, premiered with esteemed online publication Blurt Magazine and debuted live for fans after Sage's performance at Rockwood Music Hall on January 17, 2017.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker/photographer Tom Moore, the clip features an original pas de deux created by renowned choreographer Sarah O'Gleby (The Oscars, Tony Awards, Ted 2) and performed by ballerina Abigail Simon (American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet) and dancer/actor Marty Lawson (Smash, Movin' Out, Shrek The Musical). Sage also appears in the vibrant, highly stylized video alongside members of her live band, The Sequins.
Sage hopes that dancers and non-dancers alike will enjoy her latest video for one reason above all: "This is a song about that moment where you decide to throw all your plans out the window and commit to the unexpected. It's about embracing love when every fiber in your being is telling you to protect yourself and run - and I think we can all use a bit of that sentiment right now!"
Additional behind the scenes content was also filmed with the team and performers. Check them out below and tell us what you think! More about the premiere and video here.
"Try Try Try" Official Video
Behind The Scenes - Part 1
Behind The Scenes - Part 2
Blurt Magazine Premiere + Feature