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Rachael Sage at SXSW 2019 - Saturday 3/16

Showcase With ADIM Reocrds

Flagship artist and MPress Records founder Rachael Sage will be showcasing at SXSW, performing with her longtime violinist Kelly Halloran on Saturday 3/16. Sponsored by ADIM, the event is at Art.Work (201 E. 5th, Austin TX) and Rachael’s set time starts at 4:30pm.

She’ll be playing songs from her forthcoming acoustic album PseudoMyopia, which comes out March 22. For press copies or if you would like to meet up with Rachael while in Austin, please email booking@mpressrecords.com

Full details and official invite can be found here.

"One of music's inimitable iconoclasts" — BlackBook

"The Carole King of her generation" — Blurt Magazine 


Celebrate Women's History Month With Rachael Sage's "Sistersong"

Also Premieres Fan-Sourced Video "Spark"; New Album Out 3/22

In celebration of International Women's Day as well as Women's History Month, singer-songwriter Rachael Sage has released an acoustic version of her feminist anthem “Sistersong” via Essentially Pop, along with a fan-sourced video for her song “Spark” that premiered with PopMatters. Both songs appear on her forthcoming album PseudoMyopia, out March 22.

"Sistersong (Acoustic)” is a new, intimate arrangement of Rachael Sage’s longtime beloved fan favorite, originally recorded in 1998 as a tribute to indie trailblazer and feminist icon Ani DiFranco. The song mirrors the #MeToo and Women's March movement. 

Since the song "Spark" is about passion in all of its many forms, Rachael wanted to create something special involving her fans, so she invited them to send her footage sharing their own passions while using the song as inspiration. Check it out below!

WATCH & SHARE "Spark"

LISTEN & SHARE "Sistersong (Acoustic)"

PRE-ORDER PseudoMyopia 


Politically-Charged Indie Rockers A Fragile Tomorrow Release "Generation Loss"

Premieres With The Big Takeover, On Tour Now

Politically motivated indie rockers A Fragile Tomorrow released their new full-length album Generation Loss on 2/22/19 via MPress Records/ILS/Caroline.

An anthem for in-debt, disaffected twenty-somethings.” POPDUST

Hit with hard times in their everyday lives as struggling young adults, the band presents a collection of modern songs that are easily relatable to their generational peers. The krautrock, psych-leaning release premiered on The Big Takeover and is now available for streaming or purchase (below).

The Kelly brothers - Sean, Dom, and Brendan - make up 3/4 of the band and the recent passing of their mother is another subject reflected in songs like "I See My Son". The grieving process peeks in and out of the lyrics throughout, but hits hardest in the album’s closing track “Valhalla".

The band is currently on tour in support of the album, with a string of East Coast dates lined up for the next month as they head through South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and two shows in New York. Check out their tour schedule for a show near you!

STREAM / PURCHASE GENERATION LOSS:
https://mpress.lnk.to/GenerationLoss

WATCH "GENERATION LOSS" MUSIC VIDEO:
https://youtu.be/hfba2iOgq58


A Fragile Tomorrow Release Krautrock-Style Song, "How Do You Dance To It?"

Premieres with The 405; New Album February 22

Indie psych-rock band A Fragile Tomorrow have released another track from their forthcoming album Generation Loss, available February 22. The song, a krautrock-themed anthem titled “How Do You Dance To It?”, premiered on The 405 along with a choreographed music video that alludes to 'Trump’s America.'

This is a politically-motivated song inspired by krautrock,” the band explains. Krautrock, which stems from the German term “kosmische musik” meaning “cosmic music,” is a form of experimental rock that was created in Germany in the late 1960s. Lyricist Sean Kelly continues, “Essentially, it's from the point-of-view of a dictator who tells his followers to just ignore what they see and hear in the media. Not unlike a cult leader, he uses fear as a way to command control of people and has a growing obsession with the adoration he receives from his followers.”

In terms of the video, directed by Loren O’Connell, Kelly expands, “The video for ‘How Do You Dance To It?’ is a psychedelic dance piece centered around two main characters who become entranced by and enter into the world of the masked dancers. As the song deals with the cult-like mentality of Trumpism and his anti-media, anti-free press sentiments, I personally see it as a visual nod to the allure - for many Americans - of the sensationalist, faux-populist Trump movement that is rooted in and perpetuated by fear.

LISTEN TO “HOW DO YOU DANCE TO IT?"

PRE-ORDER GENERATION LOSS

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO