New Arrivals: Vol. 5 Submissions Extended to August 20th
MPress Records has extended submissions through August 20, 2013 for Volume 5 of their New Arrivals charity compilation series. 100% of the proceeds from New Arrivals: Vol. 5 (NAV5) will benefit the following Hurricane Sandy Relief organizations: The Red Hook Initiative (Brooklyn), Project Hospitality Staten Island Hurricane Relief Fund (Staten Island) and Graybeards (The Rockaways). The NYC-based independent label has just launched an international search for rising artists in various genres to be on the compilation, via the Sonicbids online submission platform. AAA, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Rock and Pop submissions highly encouraged, but all styles of music are welcome and will be considered. (For more details visit: http://bit.ly/MPR_NAV5.)
Seth Glier's "Things I Should Let You Know" Tour Set to Kick Off This Fall
"Every once in a while, an artist comes along, and they make you go, damn, I bloody love music. Seth Glier is one of those artists." - PopShade
New York, NY – MPress Records artist Seth Glier is set to bring his "Things I Should Let You Know" tour to more cities this Fall. The Grammy® nominated multi-instrumentalist, who recently raised over $8,000 for non-profit organization Autism Speaks, kicks off the Fall run of his tour at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA on September 6th. He travels up and down the East Coast throughout September and lands in Texas for a handful of dates in October. See full list of tour dates below or visit: sethglier.com/tour
Melissa Ferrick Shares New Video For
U.S. Tour Dates Confirmed With Ani DiFranco
Melissa Ferrick has debuted "I Don't Want You To Change". Directed by Ro Rowan and Melissa Ferrick, the video is the second official music video from her new album the truth is, available now on MPress Records. Ferrick, who just launched a Vine contest to promote the video, has confirmed more U.S. tour dates throughout Fall and Winter of this year. Confirmed dates below or visit: http://melissaferrick.com/shows.
Made in collaboration between Ro Rowan and Melissa Ferrick, the new video is a simple, yet powerful embodiment of Ferrick's concept to "reflect the lyric by aiming that lyric at myself", show the depths of interpersonal relationships and the willingness to embrace a partner at face value, flaws and all. Ferrick explains, "The song has this incessant repetition in the chorus, and, for me, creates a sense of comfort, much like a repetitive rocking motion soothes and comforts a child. Though I'm singing to someone—I don't want you to change—I believe it's not lost on the viewer that I'm actually directing those words at myself."
Watch the video on Melissa's Youtube Channel.
MPress Records Accepting Artist Submissions for New Arrivals: Volume 5
Emerging Artist Compilation to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief Organizations: The Red Hook Initiative, Project Hospitality Staten Island, & Graybeards
New York, NY – Internationally distributed record label MPress Records has announced the beginning of production on Volume 5 of their New Arrivals charity compilation series. 100% of the proceeds from New Arrivals: Vol. 5 (NAV5) will benefit the following Hurricane Sandy Relief organizations: The Red Hook Initiative (Brooklyn), Project Hospitality Staten Island Hurricane Relief Fund (Staten Island) and Graybeards (The Rockaways). The NYC-based independent label has just launched an international search for rising artists in various genres to be on the compilation, via the Sonicbids online submission platform. AAA, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Rock and Pop submissions highly encouraged, but all styles of music are welcome and will be considered. (For more details visit: http://bit.ly/MPR_NAV5.)
The Wall Street Journal Premieres Melissa Ferrick's
On June 7th, The Wall Street Journal premiered Melissa Ferrick's new music video for "Home". Directed by filmmaker and trained musician Nick Clark, and shot just outside of Boston, MA at The Armory, the video incorporates touches of Ferrick's home, including a cast of her students from Berklee College of Music.
Since it's premiere, the video has been shared on numerous sites including MSN, AfterEllen, Blurt and her own Youtube channel where it has gained 900 views in just 3 days! Watch the video here.
Rachael Sage's "Haunted By You" Wins Independent Music Award!
Celebrated singer-songwriter Rachael Sage's gorgeous new limited edition vinyl package cover art for HAUNTED BY YOU is now an award-winning piece of art. The design recently won an Independent Music Award for Best Music Promo Poster and features exclusive artwork by Oliver Cartwright as well as graphic design by Rachael. Cartwright, a British fan living in Korea, reached out to Sage on Facebook and sparked a creative collaboration that transformed an image into a multi-media piece of art. Sage, an artist by all definitions, regularly creates her own paintings and showcased this talent with exhibits in NYC's Lower East Side and Tribeca neighborhoods, earlier this year. Fusing together Sage's artful eye with Cartwright's unique process (a combination of ink drawings and digital manipulation), this visually stunning collectors edition package will also be numbered and autographed.
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Melissa Ferrick's "the truth is" Available Now!
On June 4, MPress Records will release "the truth is", the latest album from acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melissa Ferrick. The album premiered with WNYC's "Soundcheck" at http://wny.cc/12OxvEU, and is now streaming over at MSN Music:
To read more about the album and Melissa's tour, please visit http://mpressrecords.com/PressReleases/2013/MF_TTI_outnow.html.
To purchase your copy of "the truth is" visit http://mpressrecords.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-truth-is-autographed-pre-order
Rachael Sage's "Haunted By You" Embraced By National/International Radio
US & UK Festival Dates, UK Summer Tour Confirmed
MPress Records artist Rachael Sage’s milestone 10th album, “Haunted By You”, is being embraced by radio both stateside and across the pond. Sage’s current US single “California” – the video for which recently premiered via Blurt Magazine – is spinning on stations all over the country. Her latest UK single “Invisible Light” is also receiving repeated airplay on Radio BBC2. In June, Sage will launch a month-long tour with stops in New York and Boston, before heading over to England for 17 dates including the Cornbury Festival, whose lineup this year includes Keane, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Proclaimers, Van Morrison and Squeeze.
Seth Glier Raises $8k For Autism Speaks
Tour Dates Confirmed With Edwin McCain & Stephen Kellogg + Cayamo 2014
Seth Glier has raise over $8,000 for non-profit organization Autism Speaks. The Grammy® nominated multi-instrumentalist spent his 2013 CD release tour for “Things I Should Let You Know” raising awareness for the organization with which he has a personal connection. “My older brother Jamie is autistic. I want to help spread awareness and raise funds that help organizations like Autism Speaks to make life easier, promote inclusion and equality for autistic individuals and their families.”
Seth joins Edwin McCain & Stephen Kellogg for shows in June and announces a spot on the bill for the Cayamo Cruise 2014.
Melissa Ferrick's "Wreck Me" Premiere's Bust.com + CD Release Tour Starts
On June 4, MPress Records will release "the truth is", the latest album from acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melissa Ferrick The album is available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/MFTTIpreorder, and the track "Wreck Me," which also features Paula Cole on guest vocals, is currently premiering on Bust Magazine's website at http://bit.ly/ZUwOel.
Melissa's CD release tour starts May 15th in Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair. See the full list of tour dates here on her website.