Monday March 2, 2015 (7 hours ago)
Head over to Spin.com to hear the exclusive premiere of “All I Want Is To Be Your Girl” from Holly Miranda‘s sophomore album Holly Miranda in stores May 19th on Dangerbird Records.
Preorder Holly Miranda on iTunes and get an immediate download of “All I Want Is To Be Your Girl” and get the rest of the album delivered to your iTunes Library on May 19th.
Preorder the album on CD & vinyl from the official Dangerbird webstore and see Holly Miranda on tour with Andrea Gibson and at SXSW in Austin, Texas this month.
$20 – Vinyl
$12 – CD
$8.99 – iTUNES
$20 – T-Shirt
Friday February 27, 2015 (3 days ago)
Swing by the official Dangerbird Records SXSW showcase on Thursday, March 19th at Red 7 (611 E. 7th Street) in Austin, Texas.
8pm – Ume (stripped performance)
9pm – Jesse Harris with Star Rover
10pm – Holly Miranda
11pm – T. Hardy Morris
12am – Butch Walker
1am – A. Sinclair
Monday February 23, 2015 (1 week ago)
Butch Walker dropped by Guitar Center in Hollywood for a chat and to perform the song “Father’s Day” from his new album Afraid of Ghosts.
Check it out and pick up Afraid of Ghosts on iTunes.
Tuesday February 17, 2015 (1 week ago)
Dangerbird is proud to announce the signing of Holly Miranda and the release of her upcoming sophomore album on May 19th.
“Holly is one of those true, real artists who is infectious to be around,” says Dangerbird founder Peter Walker. “Her passion is so deep it comes through in every note she sings.”
“It’s been a long time coming and I’m so beyond thrilled to be releasing my new record with Dangerbird!” says Miranda. “I love Danger and I love Birds, so I think this is going to be a perfect fit.”
On a trip intended to jumpstart the creative process for new material, Holly Miranda reflects, “I had a dream that I was going to rent a house in Joshua Tree and go write by myself for a month. I’d never been there before, but I woke up the next day and booked the first house I found and left a few days later. It was about getting away from the chatter of Los Angeles and reconnecting with myself and nature. I had a bit of writer’s block after the last record, I wasn’t having fun anymore and I really needed to get back the core of why I started making music 17 years ago.” she says.
Whatever it was Miranda needed from her time in desert, she seems to have found it. On her self-titled sophomore release Miranda nods at her singer-songwriter roots but also pushes herself in new directions. She co-produced the album with Florent Barbier, and tracks like “Desert Call” and “Everlasting,” show off straightforward songwriting, soulful delivery and a lighters-in-the-air orchestration that places Miranda alongside the pantheon of songwriters who can make heartache sound beautiful. After half of her life spent on stage or in a recording studio—with her former rock band The Jealous Girlfriends and more recently as a solo artist— Miranda is still experimenting and diving for deeper truths.
“This is the most honest thing I’ve ever made; it’s very raw and is a contrast to what I’ve done in the past,” she says. After writing in Joshua Tree, she headed to Brooklyn, New York in the winter of 2012 to record most of the album, enlisting the help of bandmates Timmy Mislock, Maria Eisen and David Jack Daniels, while taking turns herself on piano, drums, guitar and bass. “There’s a Motown vibe to some of the songs” she notes of the recordings. “I wanted it to feel like the band was playing the songs live. There’s also a few that are more electronic and ethereal,” like the song “Come On.” She recorded that track in Los Angeles with David Andrew Sitek, producer of her 2010 release The Magicians Private Library.
Outside of recording, Miranda’s kept plenty busy. She recently toured the globe playing guitar for Karen O in support of her solo debut Crush Songs, she toured Spain for the annual Voces Femininas festival and is currently working on a graphic novel with Portland based artist Catherine Lazar Odell.
“I can’t remember a time I wasn’t singing. When I was little my older sisters used to make me lay on the floorboard of the car if I was going to sing, because my voice was so loud they said it felt like it was ‘inside of their heads.’ I’ll never stop making music. It’s the best therapy I’ve found.”
Listening to her new record, one certainly hopes she never stops.
Tuesday February 10, 2015 (2 weeks ago)
Butch Walker recently did a live session with Acoustic Cafe that’s airing this week on radio stations across the country and online.
Acoustic Café is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995.
Monday February 9, 2015 (3 weeks ago)
Stream No Wrong No Right, the upcoming album from Jesse Harris with Star Rover at PopMatters. The album is released tomorrow with vinyl hitting stores on April 7th.
“Drawing inspiration from Neil Young’s After the Goldrush, Harris mixes quiet acoustic numbers, full-band tunes with Star Rover, guitar duets with Julian Lage, and a smattering of pretty instrumentals into a successful whole. No Wrong No Right marks Harris’ 13th solo effort, and by the sound of things he hasn’t lost any artistic energy, and won’t be losing any soon.” – PopMatters
Preorder on iTunes for $7.99 for a limited time or order the album on CD and vinyl formats below:
$40 – Vinyl + CD + Signed Photo Bundle
$20 – Vinyl
$10 – CD
$7.99 – iTunes
Thursday February 5, 2015 (3 weeks ago)
Butch Walker‘s highly anticipated seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts is now available everywhere music is sold. Produced by fellow Grammy nominee Ryan Adams and recorded at Adams’ PAX AM Studios in Los Angeles, the album features friends & special guests including Bob Mould and Johnny Depp.
Download: iTunes | Amazon Music
Stream: Spotify | Rdio | Beats Music | Rhapsody
Order CD: Amazon | ButchWalker.com | Indie Retailers
Order Vinyl: Amazon | ButchWalker.com | Indie Retailers (in stores Feb 24)
Walker spent a year writing the reflective Afraid of Ghosts, which was then recorded in just four days exactly one year after the passing of his father, Big Butch. With gritty hints of folk, pop and rock, the album weaves a journey through life, love, death and everything in between, highlighting Walker’s effortless skill with a melody.
“…tender and lovingly constructed.”
“ … “Bed On Fire” [is] a slow-burning ballad rife with molasses-coated crooning.”
“…a deeply personal, affectingly lovely album.”
“[Father’s Day is] a subdued, mournful sounding song that blends piano and acoustic guitar with bass and drums as it builds to a searing guitar solo, courtesy of punk-rock veteran Bob Mould.”
– The Wall Street Journal
“ …the songs on Afraid Of Ghosts are equal parts poignant and painful … arguably his strongest to date.”
– Alternative Press
“One of the standouts on the album is his beautiful ‘Bed on Fire’… ”
– Yahoo! Music
“Georgia-born musician Butch Walker has long had a way of converting audience members into die-hard forever fans”
On Tour Now
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Victoria, BC, Canada
SXSW @ Red 7
Kuumbwa Jass Center
Santa Cruz, CA
Minus the Bear
Desert Daze Festival
3rd & Lindsley
SXSW @ Red 7