MPress Signs Seth Glier to Multi-Album Deal
June 29, 2009
MPress is proud to announce our first artist signing: 20-year-old
pianist/singer-songwriter Seth Glier. Seth hails from Western
Massachusetts, and was recently featured in the Boston Globe for his
100% Fan Funded Tour. As Rachael Sage recalls, "Seth opened for me last
fall, and within 30 seconds I knew we had to sign him. His music and
voice are so far beyond his years you can't help but listen. The world
needs to know about Seth and his music, and it's incredibly exciting to
help make that happen."
We will nationally re-release his latest album The Trouble With
People, with several tracks re-mixed by Kevin Killen, this fall. New
material is expected in 2010. Seth will also join Rachael at the
Edinburgh Fringe in August, as part of her "Sequins & Shpiel" show. A
seasoned touring artist who has already shared stages with Martin
Sexton, John Mayer and Erin McKeown, he will continue to tour the East
Coast through the summer, and will kick off his official The Trouble
With People re-release tour in the fall. For more information on Seth,
see the MPress Artists Page and his web site.
Official Press Release
Photos From Signing Day
Tickets on sale now for 7/30 show "Sequins & Shpiel"
July 22, 2009
In preparation for her full-week run
at Scotland’s renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, art-pop songstress
Rachael Sage will be previewing her show “Sequins & Shpiel” for one
night only at one of NYC's most beautiful venues, DROM. The show will weave songs from her eight-album discography with shpiel
about her life as a former ballerina and adventures on the road. Expect
a healthy mix of vaudevillian shtick, playful Yiddishkeit and Sage’s
signature pianistic flair. Featuring the extraordinary talents
of Dave Eggar on cello (Evanescence, Coldplay, The Who) and Quinn on
percussion (Tracy Chapman, Jesca Hoop, Marshall Crenshaw), along with the enchanting Noe Venable as the opening act. Tickets on sale now!
Now Accepting Submissions for "New Arrivals: Vol. 4"
June 1, 2009
MPress Records is accepting new submissions for "New Arrivals: Vol. 4" from now through June 15th. New Arrivals is a charity compilation project aimed at increasing exposure for exceptional independent material. 100% of proceeds from "Vol. 4" will benefit National Network for Youth, whose mission is to connect and champion the needs of runaway, homeless and other disconnected youth. Each volume also includes a Bonus Track by a more established independent artist (prior headliners have included Jill Sobule, Glen Philips and Melissa Ferrick). Please visit the direct link for more information.
MPressFest @ SXSW 2009
SXSW is approaching and we’ve finalized the line-up for MPressFest
2009! On Saturday March 21st come and enjoy the music of Seth Glier,
Katie Costello, Gregory Douglass, Rachael Sage, Melissa Ferrick, Amy
Speace and Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles at SOHO Lounge (217 E. 6th St.) in Austin, TX. Along with these great performances
there will also be free drinks, food and giveaways from 12PM to 5:30PM
so pencil us into your busy schedule! To RSVP please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click to view the full-size e-card!
The MPress Room At Folk Alliance!
Once again, MPress Records is pleased to be hosting a guerrilla showcase room at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN. From Wednesday, February 18 through Saturday, February 21, we will present a wealth of diverse talent in Room 1911, including several performances by Katie Costello, Seth Glier, and Rachael Sage. If you are attending the conference, please plan to come by -- and also visit us in the Exhibit Hall at booth # 63.
Click to view the full showcase schedule!
NAV3 featured in AIMS stores!
January 28, 2009
Great news on the MPress front! AIMS (Alliance of Independent Media Stores) will be featuring New Arrivals: Vol. 3 in their listening stations nationwide for the month of February. AIMS is a group comprised of forward-thinking music stores across the country dedicated to putting artistic integrity ahead of mass-market commercial hype. For a list of stores, all locally owned, please visit their website.
"New Arrivals: Vol. 3" On The Radio!
December 11, 2008
Many college radio stations across the country are spinning "New Arrivals: Vol. 3", including KURA (Ouray, CO), M3 Radio (NYC), Riddle Radio (Prescott, AZ), WUTS (Sewanee, TN) and WCFM (Williamstown, MA), just to name a few. You can help: please see here for a list of stations who have received the compilation, and call your local station to request your favorite track!
MPress at MIDEM 2009
MPress Records will be attending MIDEM once again in January! We will be seeking licensing opportunities for select catalog in European, Asian and Canadian territories, as well as Film/TV, Mobile Media placement and international touring opportunities for Rachael Sage. Interested parties please contact JoJo Gentry to set up a meeting.
Rachael and "Chandelier" on Grammy Eligible Nominations Ballot
October 24, 2008
BIG NEWS! Rachael's latest album "Chandelier" has been entered into the Grammy Nominations Ballot in ten different categories, listed below. If you are and/or know someone who is a voting member, please direct them to her website so they can listen to Rachael's music and consider voting for your favorite indie glitter-frau. Thanks! xo Team MPress
Rachael Sage appears on the ballot in the following categories for the Grammy Award Nominees:
RECORD OF THE YEAR (Vertigo and Mexico)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Chandelier)
SONG OF THE YEAR (VERTIGO AND MEXICO)
BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL (Angel In My View and Vertigo)
POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE (Beloved)
POP VOCAL ALBUM (Chandelier)
BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION (Beloved)
BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT (Beloved)
BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT ACCOMPANYING VOCALIST (Chandelier)
BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM (Chandelier)
Rachael Sage & The Sequins Official CMJ Showcase
You’re invited to Rachael Sage & The Sequins’ official CMJ Showcase this Friday night, October 24th at midnight at Kenny’s Castaways, 157
Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. This is the last full-band
performance of the year in NYC. Admission is free
for CMJ badgeholders, and just $5 for the general public (be sure to
tell them at the door you’re there to see Rachael).