Browsing All Posts filed under »Our story« artist Xander Smith’s summer tour!

August 1, 2012


This just in from the incomparable (and can we say huggable?) Xander Smith, singer-songwriter-guitarist-Kickass-starter-van-wrangler extraordinaire. Is this just the most wistful, dreamy summer jam? Xander’s on a European tour. Yes, we’d love to hit the road with him. If you’re anywhere in the neighborhood, drop in and enjoy his music and company. Hope your enjoying […]

Joan Jett, DIY Pioneer

July 19, 2012


A friend sent this to me today out of the blue. As it happens, I’m going to see Girl in a Coma tonight, a trio of badass Latinas out of San Antonia, TX, who are signed to Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records. Jett was not only one of the women trailblazers in rock ‘n’ roll, she […]

Fans Speak: The Shins “It’s Only Life” (Video)

July 11, 2012


The Shins have just released their official video for “It’s Only Life” and we’re mesmerized. A child playing in the woods, antlered helmet and all, returns to discover that his once-tidy suburban neighborhood has been laid to waste by shadowy monsters (reminiscent of the blob creature in Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away”). Deliciously disturbing.

Our July 4 Jam – “Heatwave” by Girl in a Coma

July 4, 2012


One of our favorite indie all-woman bands, Girl in a Coma, just released their cover of the classic “Heatwave”. It’s a particularly fierce and sultry version of the Martha and the Vandellas classic, and it comes just in time to blast out over our car stereo while barreling down the highway on our way to […]

Fans speak – Scarlett Cherry “It’s Only Change”

May 13, 2012


By June K. For Mother’s Day, from fierce mama Scarlett Cherry comes this live studio recording of “It’s Only Change” off her album “Labor of Love.” Co-written with Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble, among others, this song sends chills up the spine with its bittersweet celebration of life’s changes. Perhaps it’s because I’m about to […]

Christa Vi + Mint ‘Long Way Home/Clockwork Funfair Remix’

January 18, 2012


by J.K. We’ve previously done a little flail over Christa Vi, a beguiling Australian/German singer based in East London. She sent us this winsome remix by Mint of her song “Long Way Home”. Christa explains how the collaboration came about: “After meeting Mint (aka Murray Fisher) through mutual friends at a party – on a carpark […]

CD Baby tops $200 million in commissions to musicians

November 17, 2011


The Pioneer of the DIY Music Distribution Model Experiences Escalating Growth as Large Labels Continue Revenue Decline PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — CD Baby, the largest distributor of music by independent artists in the world, has now paid over $200 million directly to musicians. At the current rate of well over $40 million in commissions paid to unsigned artists each year, the company expects […]