Rachael Sage To Support Howard Jones On Spring 2017 Tour
Rachael Sage will be joining iconic synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones on the U.K. leg of his 2017 Spring Tour.
Sage has often named Jones as one of her most beloved artists and a seminal influence on her songwriting, and while she has rarely covered other artists' music, she used to perform his songs including 'No One Is To Blame' at her regular solo piano gig while attending Stanford University.
"It will be a huge honor to share the stage with one of my all-time favorite artists and I can't wait to meet him in person!" she enthuses.
Sage's current album, Choreographic, was released in the U.S. this past May and will be out in the U.K//Europe on November 18th via ILS/Universal/Caroline. She describes it as a "love-letter to dance" and the collection was inspired by her own relationship to ballet, which she studied for many years before shifting full-time to music.
Read more about the Howard Jones/Rachael Sage tour, get tickets and check out the original press release HERE.
A Fragile Tomorrow Wins Best Cover Song At The Independent Music Awards
'One Way Ticket' Recorded w/Joan Baez, Indigo Girls
A Fragile Tomorrow took home the ‘Best Cover Song’ award at the 15th annual Independent Music Awards on Saturday, November 12.
The Charleston, SC natives’ version of the song ‘One Way Ticket’ was recorded with the legendary folkstress Joan Baez, along with Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray and Emily Saliers on mandolin and banjo.
“I’m always reminded how refreshing it is to be around AFT,” Emily Sailer told Consequence of Sound.“These guys love the true beauty of music, and it shines through in projects like this community rendition of ‘One Way Ticket.'” Amy Ray concluded that “…‘One Way Ticket’ was a cross-generational psychedelic experience with [a] band that I look to for inspiration and evolution.”
Baez agreed, adding “Recording this song with A Fragile Tomorrow was a delightful way to honor and carry on Richard and Mimi’s musical legacy.”
The song appears as a bonus track on A Fragile Tomorrow’s critically acclaimed 2015 album, Make Me Over, a bold exploration into the realms of layered, sophisticated, hauntingly gorgeous power-pop.
Read the full press release HERE
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Rachael Sage and A Fragile Tomorrow Snag Grammy Pre-Nominations
MPress Records is thrilled to have two artists pre-nominated for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
Presented by The Recording Academy, these prestigious awards honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. Winners will be announced during the television/radio broadcast on February 12, 2017.
Rachael Sage has been pre-nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best American Roots Performance, Best Arrangement Instruments and Vocals, Best Engineered Album, Producer of the Year and Best Music Video for “I Don’t Believe It” .
For further details, please see the official press release announcing Rachael's nominations.
MPress’ newest band, A Fragile Tomorrow, has been pre-nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Engineered Album.
Read more about A Fragile Tomorrow's Grammy nods in the Charleston City Paper.
MPress Records’ Artists Receive IMA Nominations
MPress Records is honored to announce that several artists on our label roster have been nominated in this year's Independent Music Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the world of independent music.
Rachael Sage, Seth Glier and A Fragile Tomorrow have all received IMA nominations!
Winners will be announced during the Independent Music Awards Gala on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in New York City at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Artist nominations below:
Album Art (Choreographic); Artist Publicity Photo (Bill Bernstein); Long Form Music Video (Choreographic EPK)
Best Pop Album (If I Could Change One Thing)
A Fragile Tomorrow:
Best Cover Song (One Way Ticket Feat. Joan Baez)