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European Press Coverage

April 24, 2008

Rachael has been getting quite a lot of press over in Europe and we wanted to share some of this great coverage with you!

• In Belgium they’ve recommended The Blistering Sun as a top album for 2008!

• A Dutch review site describes The Blistering Sun as indispensable to Sage fans, and deems “Featherwoman”, “93 Maidens”, and “Proof” reason enough to purchase the album.

• The album also received a Hungarian review. While our translation is a bit shady (something about cats boiling mushes, midwifery, and dramatic cooking…) we think they liked the record!

• There is a great German review Where the reviewer states; “Wow... this is one that drops your jaw and hits you right in the gut.” And praises the “stable-full” of musicians that help bring the album to life…

• Several European radio stations have been giving Rachael airplay. This Belgian station added “93 Maidens”, A UK blog posted for Mojo Dreams Blues & Roots Radio and added “Featherwoman”, A French indie music site included "Violet Or Blue" in their playlist, and RadioGirl from the Netherlands added “Calypso”.

"Angel in My View" on BBC Radio 2

April 6, 2008

We have some great news! On Saturday March 29th, Bob Harris at BBC Radio 2 added Rachael's UK single, "Angel In My View", to his show's playlist. Be sure to stay tuned for more radio updates and check out "Angel In My View" on the MPress music player to the left below. 

Thanks to All at SXSW

March 17, 2008

MPressFest @ SXSW '08 went fantastically thanks to all our friends and associates! It was great to see everyone and be able to support so many great independent artists. We hope to see you all again next year! 

MPressFest at SXSW

February 14, 2008

MPress Records & Think Press in partnership with H Magazine, Online Gigs, Music Dish, A to Z Media and Powderfinger Promotions, are thrilled to be co-hosting an afternoon party during the 2008 South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 15th from noon to 5:30pm at the Soho Lounge (217 E. 6th St.). Performances by The Kin, Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers, Jay Clifford, RGB, Mieka Pauley, Amy Speace and The Tearjerks as well as Rachael Sage & The Sequins. There will also be giveaways courtesy of our sponsors.

New MPress Site

February 1, 2008

Welcome to the new website for MPress Records! Officially launched in February 2008, it's brand spankin' new, and we hope you find it as lovely and inviting as we do! Please take note of all the features and keep an eye out for additional goodies...

New Arrivals: Vol. 3 Submissions Closed

November 29, 2007

Submissions for the New Arrivals: Vol. 3 compilation CD are officially closed. Thanks to all who submitted music! We were overwhelmed with great material, and after much deliberation we have finally chosen the artists who will be featured on the compilation. Stay tuned for the announcement…

Rachael Sage Coming To A Dance Floor Near You

Good news for those of you who dug Super Buddha's electronica remix of Rachael's song "Alright, OK"… Chart topping producer Lior Magal has just finished up a dance remix of Rachael’s song “Vertigo,” from her upcoming album “Chandelier”. Click here to listen.

The Blistering Sun To Be Released in UK

Rachael's current U.S. release, "The Blistering Sun", will be officially released in the U.K. this month! She is heading across the pond once again for a special CD Release Tour from Feb 26th to the 29th. Click here for details.

MPress Records at Folk Alliance

MPress Records will be attending the 2008 Folk Alliance Conference February 20th through 24th. We will be hosting a private showcase nightly in room 1911 at The Marriott hotel in Memphis, TN. Don't miss out on what is certain to be a glittery good time! For the detailed schedule click here.

New Arrivals: Volume 3

AUGUST 15, 2007 — New York, NY — MPress Records, a nationally distributed label founded a decade ago by 2005 Independent Music Award Winner Rachael Sage, has begun production on 'New Arrivals: Volume 3' – the third in a series of rising artist compilations. Vol. 2 was released this past April to retailers nationwide, and raised funds for Artists Against Hunger & Poverty. 100% of proceeds from Vol. 3 will benefit National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), dedicated to 'expanding public understanding and prevention of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected...through education, advocacy and research.'

'New Arrivals' is a compilation project aimed at increasing exposure for exceptional self-released material. As such, artists will receive free marketing to MPress contacts (i.e. Radio, Press and Internet), as well as cross-promotion at live events presented by MPress Records, including 6000+ pieces distributed at various label-attended industry conferences throughout 2008. As with Volumes 1 and 2, the third volume will be serviced to press and college/AAA radio formats. Says Sage, 'The first two volumes were incredibly exciting but also enormously challenging to compile, as we received over 2000 submissions and so many were of high quality. With Volume 2 we were able to organize an eight city national tour involving almost all the artists...the project just keeps growing, and there"s a real sense of community.'

For the third year, will be the exclusive online platform for 'New Arrivals: Volume 3' and will be accepting submissions through October 31st. AAA, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Rock and Pop submissions are highly encouraged, but all styles of music are welcome and will be considered. MPress Records, which has released seven albums of Sage"s keyboard-driven art/pop, has produced numerous showcases and festivals highlighting DIY musicians (i.e. 'MPressFests') throughout the country, and plans to present several 'New Arrivals' benefit concerts in 2008 to promote the compilation and raise additional funds for NEDA.

A to Z Media will be partnering with MPress as the official CD duplication sponsor for 'New Arrivals'. In addition, Musicians Atlas, Online Gigs, Music Dish, A Taste of Triple A, H Magazine and a wide range of music, media and lifestyle companies will be donating products/services toward prize packages for selected musicians. Vol. 3 will also include one Bonus Track by a more established artist, to be announced shortly. Bonus Tracks on prior volumes were donated by Jill Sobule and Melissa Ferrick.