Vote for Rachael Sage and Sean Kelly for The 61st Grammy Awards
Online Voting Ends October 31st
It's Grammy season again! Two
MPress Records artists are nominated: Rachael
Sage for Myopia and Sean Kelly for Time Bomb Baby.
voting for the first round of nominations ends October 31st @ 6pm PST.
out all of Rachael's nominations and stream Myopia here.
you are a Grammy voter, be sure to check out both albums and VOTE NOW!
Rachael Sage Wants You To SHARE YOUR "SPARK"!
Submit Your Video Footage And Be In Rachael's Next Video
To help celebrate the spirit of her latest song "Spark", Rachael Sage is holding a contest for fans to be in her next music video for the song!
What are YOU passionate about? What is your personal 'spark'? Film yourself doing or creating what you love, send it in, and receive a special Rachael Sage prize pack just for enterting.Rachael will watch all submitted footage and choose clips that best embody the vibe of the song. Winners will have their content edited together into a new video for "Spark", to be released soon afterward.
Show us your talent and SHARE YOUR 'SPARK'!
CONTEST DETAILS and SUBMISSION FORM here.
A Fragile Tomorrow Premieres New Single With Popdose,
Band Reinvents Themselves For 2018 Album Due This Fall
Upstart power-pop sensations A Fragile Tomorrow have partnered with Popdose to premiere "Dig Me Out", the first song taken from their new album, due Fall 2018.
Songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Sean Kelly explains further about how the song came to be.
"Dig Me Out” was in many ways, the blueprint for the kind of record we ended up making. When the song first came together in the extremely early stages of album production, we’d been exploring more avant-garde influences and immersing ourselves in hip-hop and Krautrock. The rhythmic components of A Tribe Called Quest’s Low End Theory, in particular, were a major influence on the song and, ultimately, the album as a whole."
LISTEN + SHARE "DIG ME OUT" HERE!
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Rachael Sage's "Spark" Blazes Into FMQB's Top 10
Steadily Climbs AC Charts Alongside Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons + Taylor Swift
"I don’t know your secrets // but I feel you like a spark."
Taken from Rachael Sage's new album Myopia, "Spark" has broken into the FMQB's coveted Top 10! The song is about the intimacy of a shared experience with a total stranger. It is about the magical moment when a relationship is in its infancy, before anything can go wrong and you can just revel in the lack of familiarity. It is a beautiful depiction of an experience of excitement and exhilaration that is universally felt.
The track starts with a beautiful and brief piano hook before Rachael’s voice joins the mix. With vocals as delicate as they are powerful, she truly is a musical maverick. The track is then taken up a notch with the inclusion of a dynamic and vibrant string section, and a subtle but robust drum beat that gives the track a real pulse.
LISTEN + SHARE "SPARK" HERE
LISTEN + SHARE MYOPIA HERE
Rachael Sage Premieres New Video "Alive" Feat. Dance Moms Star
Premieres With Spill Magazine
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rachael Sage has premiered her new video for the song “Alive” via Spill Magazine. The track appears on her new album Myopia, out now. The video was shot in a Brooklyn loft and features pint-sized Dance Moms star Elliana Walmsley. The dynamic clip was directed by Nick Clark and choreographed by Gianna Martello (also of Dance Moms). “Alive” was mixed by Grammy® Winner Andy Zulla (Kelly Clarkson, Idina Menzel, Rod Stewart).
Watch and share “Alive” here and listen to the album on iTunes or Spotify.
Explains Sage, “‘Alive’ is the most upbeat, positive song on my new album Myopia, and after I wrote it I felt very protective of it - like there was something precious about remembering to appreciate the gift of simply living, even as the world becomes ever-more chaotic. There’s a sense of anticipation and optimism in the lyrics, from the get-go...and it was very important to me that we capture the pure exuberance of the music via the movement of our brilliant young dancer Elliana Walmsley, whose sheer stamina was nothing short of staggering, on set; watching her fly through the air take after take with a smile on her face, bursting with the sheer joy of doing what she loves - however arduous - literally gave me hope for our future!”
Read more via the full press release here.
Rachael Sage Exhibits New Myopia-Themed Artwork In NYC
Collection Runs Through Mid-June
East Village-based mixed-media artist Rachael Sage is showing her latest artworks now through mid-June at Think Coffee (1 Bleecker Street) in New York City. Viewing is free and open to the public.
Sage primarily paints with acrylics, fabric paints and watercolors, often incorporating diverse materials such as sequins, rhinestones, glitter and newspaper. She names Keith Haring, Miro and Andy Warhol among her various visual influences. Known for her unique drawing style and densely colorful paintings she also creates glittery, fabric-painted wearable art (which often doubles as stage-wear for her performances).
She has shown work twice prior at Think, including her 2016 collection of Fashion Week-inspired paintings and fabric-painted jackets, jeans and dresses.
Sage's brand new vision-themed album Myopia was released earlier this month and is available on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon. For more information and to view samples of her artwork, please visit www.rachaelsage.com/artwork
“Myopia” Is Climbing the Radio Charts!
Rachael Sage’s single "Spark" from her new album Myopia is currently #35 on FMQB’s AC (Adult Contemporary) Chart, alongside Taylor
Swift and Kesha! Additionally, the album debuted on the College Radio
(NACC) Most Added Chart at #19.
Triple A (Adult Album
Alternative) Stations are also embracing the record, with over 100+ stations
across the country currently spinning it, including KCSN (Los
Angeles, CA), WXAV (Chicago, IL), KAOS (Seattle, WA), and WMBR (Boston,
MA). Check your local stations now!
Myopia was released May 4 via Mpress/ILS/Caroline and is available on iTunes, Amazon and is streaming on Spotify.
Rachael Sage Drops New Album "Myopia", Streaming Now at Curve Magazine
"A striking work of pop-noir, with distinctly profound lyrics." - BlackBook
Curve Magazine exclusively debuted Rachael Sage's new album Myopia, streaming now! The collection hit the streets tpday and marks Sage's 13th full-length release to date.
Sage recently completed a national tour with synth legend Howard Jones and also
recorded her own take on his Top Ten hit "No One Is To Blame", which
appears on "Myopia". Listen here!
Three other singles have been released from the album so far:"Olivia", "Sympathy Seed" and Sage's 20th Anniversary version of her feminist anthem, "Sistersong 2018".
Sage states about Myopia, “The idea of things coming in and out of focus depending
upon which lens you might be looking through seemed especially provocative
right now. As someone who is legally blind without glasses, and who’s also used
to squinting to see something more clearly, I started to think about
nearsightedness on a much more macro level.” She further explains: “This is a warm-weather record. These are
songs about getting out there, thawing things out, and unearthing the truth.
Sometimes you can’t do that in the dead of winter. But when the sun is shining,
even the murkiest future appears hopeful.”
Get Myopia now on iTunes or Amazon and stream it on Spotify.
Rachael Sage Releases 20th Anniversary Edition Of Feminist Anthem
Premieres With BUST Magazine
Kicking off her national headlining tour, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rachael Sage releases "Sistersong 2018" and premieres the track with BUST Magazine.
The song is a special 20th Anniversary version of her beloved 1998 feminist anthem and appears on her forthcoming album, Myopia, out May 4. The single will also be released on limited-edition, 7" red vinyl available via Sage's Pledge Music campaign. All proceeds from "Sistersong 2018" will benefit national charity Girls Inc. Listen and share “Sistersong 2018” and pre-order the vinyl single and/or album via Pledge Music.
Featuring buzzed-about guest artists Nalani & Sarina, Gabrielle Louise and Irish chanteuse Fiona Harte, the newly re-imagined "Sistersong 2018" mirrors the #MeToo and Women's March movements and is an empowering ode to sisterhood. The song was originally recorded in 1998 as a tribute to fellow artist and businesswoman Ani DiFranco, whose independent spirit and commitment to running her own pioneering indie record label Righteous Babe was among the catalysts for Sage to found her own label, MPress Records.
Stream "Sistersong 2018" on Spotify, listen on iTunes and get the collectible 7" vinyl on Pledge.
Seth Glier Wins THREE Independent Music Awards
Marks Glier's Fifth Total IMA Award
singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Seth Glier took home three Independent
Music Awards on Saturday, March 31 at the 16th annual awards ceremony
held at Lincoln Center. The triple win not only scored the most judge's votes
of the evening - tied only by actor/musician Reeve Carney (Spider
Man: Turn Off The Dark, Penny Dreadful) - but it marked Glier's fifth total
award from the organization.
acclaimed 2017 album Birds won
in the following categories :
Best Album / Folk-Singer, Songwriter / Birds
Best Song / Folk-Singer, Songwriter / "Like I Do"
Best Producer / Pop Album / Steve Lunt and Seth Glier (Birds)
Glier states, "Thanks to the IMAs not only for the three awards
but for continuing to champion and shine a spotlight on independent artists
around the world. The process of making Birds was intimate and a bit unconventional. Making
it wasn’t (as much) about commerce as it was about healing my heart after
losing my brother and grasp upon the world. It feels so good to see that
'wandering' recognized. Special thanks to producer Steve Lunt for being my companion and cohort. These ones
are for you, Jamie".
The loss of Glier's severely autistic brother Jamie in 2015 was the partial inspiration behind Birds. Check out the album on Spotify and
view the official Independent
Music Awards press
release and full list of winners.