The Whispering Tree Featured in Big Takeover Magazine

Folk duo The Whispering Tree nabbed a stellar review from Big Takeover Magazine who called The Escape an “eagerly anticipated” “treasure” filled with “spacious, sweeping, and snowpeak-scaling folk-rock beauty.” Read on:

 

 

The Whispering Tree in Chronogram Magazine

The Whispering Tree Featured in Chronogram Magazine || September 2013

Beacon, NY duo The Whispering Tree — Eleanor Kleiner and Elie Brangbour — recently released their latest EP The Escape. Hudson Valley magazine Chronogram said “Kleiner’s vocals billow and soar…” Read the full review and listen to their track “No Love” here.

 

2/3 Goat Make Headlines + “Buzz” Cover Story

2/3 Goat on the Cover of the Queens Chronicle A&E Section "Buzz"

2/3 Goat on the Cover of the Queens Chronicle A&E Section “Buzz” – Photo Courtesy of Mike Bradley Visualanties.com

2/3 Goat Photo Courtesy of Mike Bradley Visualanties.com

Congratulations to 2/3 Goat on this amazing cover story! Check them out at:

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Oh! My Blackbird Announce Debut Full Length Album “Dare Me” Due 3/6 + January Residency

Alt-folk trio Oh! My Blackbird, fronted by lead vocalist and guitarist Annie Sullivan, harness the magic of close vocal harmonies and pissed off lyrics. With Nick Jozwiak (cello, bass, auto harp) and Veronica Kohl (tambourine, vocals), they create a tight yet playful folk pop sound.

Oh! My Blackbird will release their debut full-length album Dare Me on March 6th.

Inspired by classical music — particularly choral music and madrigals — and 60’s and late 70’s folk revival, mixed with 90’s-00’s era rock, their sound is driven by tight vocals and witty, often venomous lyrics. Sullivan, as Oh! My Blackbird’s songwriter, tells introspective tales of real life experiences that are steeped in traditional pop — like a string of really bad boyfriends — mixed with a mystical folk mentality.

Oh! My Blackbird released their first EP Too Much Future in May 2011, followed by Drop Dead EP in October 2011. Both releases are highlighted by Kohl’s earthy vocals, Jozwiak’s soaring cello lines and Sullivan’s romantic and acerbic lyrics.

Look for more of the band’s acoustic folk pop sounds, combined with mystical and psychedelic elements on Dare Me. Recorded in January 2012, Dare Me was produced by Oliver Ignatius (Ghost Pal) at the Cobble Hill based recording studio Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen.

And if you’re in Brooklyn/NYC, catch Oh! My Blackbird’s residency at Pete’s Candy Store every Sunday in January.

Oh! My Blackbird at Pete's Candy Store in January

Oh! My Blackbird at Pete's Candy Store in January

RIYL: Fleet Foxes, Jessica Lea Mayfeild, First Aid Kit, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Neko Case, Peter Paul and Mary,Tilly & The Wall, Mates of State, Tegan and Sara, The Belle Brigade, Mamas & the Papas, Richard and Linda Thompson, Fleetwood Mac.

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2/3 Goat Featured in Huffington Post: “Metrobilly Band Rocks Charts With Song on Mountaintop Removal (VIDEO)”

2/3 Goat in Huffington Post

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2/3 Goat in Huffington Post

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2/3 Goat’s “Stream of Conscience” Debuts on AOL

AOL Debuts 2/3 Goat's "Stream of Conscience"

2/3 Goat's Stream of Conscience Debuts on AOL Music

2/3 Goat mark the debut of their EP Stream of Conscience with a listening party on Aol Music today!

Fronted by lead singer Annalyse McCoy, the band’s fusion of folk, blues, rock, and country summons the likes of Cash & Carter with a contemporary spin, and echoes their diverse roots; McCoy hailing from the hills and hollers of Kentucky, and Ryan Dunn (vocals, guitar) born and bred on the beaches of South Jersey.

Recorded in Nashville at Welcome to 1979 Studios with producer Chris Mara (Gin Blossoms, Rounder Records) Stream of Conscience features an “old meets new Nashville” feel and marks the band’s stance against mountaintop removal coal mining.

“… in the spirit of great socially aware performers from Phil Ochs to Johnny Cash, 2/3 Goat don’t preach: instead, they paint vivid pictures with their songs.” - New York Music Daily 

A Statement from 2/3 Goat Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining: 2/3 Goat has taken a stance against mountaintop removal coal mining, which is destroying the land and the people where Annalyse McCoy is from. Coal has been king for over a hundred years in Appalachia. Taking rock from under the ground is one thing; but blowing up mountains, burying thousands of miles of freshwater streams, inciting flooding in areas where it’s never been a problem, and causing the highest cancer rates in the nation from industry runoff is another. Mountaintop removal also takes away more and more jobs from an area that desperately needs them. It’s time we take a stand. Our song and music video “Stream of Conscience” are focused on this very topic. Appalachia is Rising!

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2/3 Goat Release “Stream of Conscience” 11/20

2/3 Goat

2/3 Goat

2/3 Goat  (pronounced: Two-Thirds Goat) is not your average New York City based farm band. On November 20th they will release their sophomore album Stream of Conscience – which was recorded entirely on vintage equipment — along with a music video for the title track, taking a stance against mountaintop removal coal mining.

Fronted by lead singer Annalyse McCoy, the band’s fusion of folk, blues, rock, and country summons the likes of Cash & Carter with a contemporary spin, and echoes their diverse roots; McCoy hailing from the hills and hollers of Kentucky, and Ryan Dunn (vocals, guitar) born and bred on the beaches of South Jersey.

Recorded earlier this year in Nashville at Welcome to 1979 Studios with producer Chris Mara (Gin Blossoms, Rounder Records) on a restored MCI 2’ 24 track tape then mixed in pro-tools, Stream of Conscience captures an “old meets new Nashville” feel. A 1947 crooner’s microphone was used on the track “Lay It on the Line,” and “Band of Gold” features prominent Nashville musician Russ Pahl on pedal steel. The console used to record Stream of Conscience is museum-worthy: a fully restored 1978 MCI JH428 originally owned by Country Music Hall of Famer Porter Wagoner (aka “Mr. Grand Ole Opry”).

The album’s title track and music video also directly address 2/3 Goat’s opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining, a cause close to their hearts. Join us for the release show:

Stream of Conscience Album and Video Release Show
November 20th at 7:30
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery NYC

NMT: Sahara Smith

At the age of 15, Sahara Smith placed second in a contest for young songwriters sponsored by A Prairie Home Companion– and she never looked back. Last year, Smith (now 22) released her debut album Myth of the Heart, a slow paced sophisticated and dreamy alt folk album. It was praised by big names like The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and Paste. Smith made her national television debut on Late Night with David Letterman in November and has recently been on the cover of austinwoman magazine.

Sahara Smith

Sahara Smith

Check out her music videos for “The Real Thing” and ”Thousand Secrets” and if you’re in Austin, TX  she’ll perform at the 2nd Annual Austin Icon Awards on September 9th.

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Full Disclosure: Sahara Smith is a great artist but we don’t work for her. We just dig her tunes.

{This post was written by our Editorial Intern Christina Butan!}

New Music Tuesday: Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales are a free-spirited indie pop band from Queens, New York. Band members Judah, Doris, Chuck, Jacob and Kevin are talented multi-instrumentalists whose tales of love, dreams and childhood memories are nestled between folk melodies. Weathervanes, the quintet’s first album, is a dainty record layered with banjos, synths and bells. You may have heard their song “Generator 1st Floor” in a Starbucks commercial earlier this year.

Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales are easy to fall in love with; they are calm, enchanting and comforting. It’s as if their music wraps its arms around you just as you’re falling asleep, after an evening of chasing fireflies and watching the stars fill up the night sky.

Freelance Whales will be performing at the Newport Folk Festival on July 30th!

 

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Full Disclosure: Freelance Whales are a great band but we don’t work for them. We just dig their tunes.

{This post was written by our Editorial Intern Christina Butan!}

Two Cent Revival Releases “The Devil’s in This Whiskey”

Two Cent Revival Album Release Show 6/15

Two Cent Revival Album Release Show 6/15

Very excited for the release of Two Cent Revival’s debut EP
The Devil’s in This Whiskey
TONIGHT at 7pm!
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
196 Allen Street, NYC
FREE!  RSVP HERE

Check out a review of the EP here
Check out the album featured on AOL MUSIC here