Mateo Interview at the Apollo Music Cafe | New York Music News

Mateo performs at the Apollo Cafe’s new monthly show where you can get to know the performers in an intimate setting and enjoy the performance. Intimate it was as the ladies swooned when Mateo unleashed his vocal chords upon them. The food was good too, for that post auditorial bliss. Keep your eye on this guy because he’s going to be around for a while, working with Alicia Keys and recently signed to Interscope. Mateo’s powerful voice, good looks and overall great attitude ensures his budding music career to last and no doubt his ability to excite the ladies. We reccomend you check out his new project Suite 823.

Get to know more about Mateo https://twitter.com/mateo and https://www.facebook.com/therealmateo

“The Music Café is designed to attract intergenerational and forward-thinking artists and audiences alike. Featuring diverse performances across a myriad of genres — R&B, hip-hop, soul, jazz, pop, funk, and rock, the monthly series showcases artists from the independent music scene; some of the most talented, under the radar artists destined to impact the way music is heard and experienced. Some Music Café presentations will complement Apollo Music Main Stage events, such as Africa Now. The Music Café shows will be presented From October 2012 through June 2013 this season.” -Apollo Music Café

2012, New York

Behind The Story Of Pines | New York Music News

Alison Sudol will be at the Apple Store Tonight in Soho Alison Sudol, also known as A Fine Frenzy, has sold more than 650,000 albums worldwide. With her newest album, “PINES,” she has crafted an imaginative fable—a response to our accelerating pace of life in the 21st century. The story is further realized with a companion book, “The Story of Pines.” Join us for a moderated discussion with Alison, then stick around as she reads from the book, takes a few questions from the audience, and plays a short set.

 

(Oct 9, 2012 — New York, NY) Capitol Records releases PINES, a new record from singer-songwriter A Fine Frenzy today on the iTunes as a one-week exclusive before releasing wide to all retail partners on October 16th (www.iTunes.com/AFineFrenzy). Check out the new track ‘Now Is The Start’ as iTunes ‘Free Single of the Week’ (www.iTunes.com/NowIsTheStart). On her third full-length album PINES, A Fine Frenzy presents a powerfully charged fable about rebirth, redemption, and the enduring beauty of nature. To bring that story beyond the lush soundscape that permeates PINES, singer-songwriter Alison Sudol will simultaneously release a book and movie that capture the visual element of her magical-realist, eco-minded allegory.

Largely inspired by Sudol’s recent retreat to the redwood forests of Northern California, PINES tells the tale of a lone tree left behind after the destruction of its surrounding forest—and the tree’s quest to find a new home and start anew. Produced by Keefus Green (who’s previously worked with Iggy Pop, Cassandra Wilson, Dr. Dre, and Alison Krauss), the endlessly enchanting album includes contributions from the likes of Jon Brion, Jonathan Wilson, and longtime A Fine Frenzy collaborator Omar Cowan.

Uncommonly sweeping in its scope and sound, PINES delivers a selection of tracks ranging from the hushed and haunting “Avalanches” to the sweetly rousing sing-along of “Now Is The Start” (which was performed on The Tonight Show last week and can be viewed here: http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/wednesday-october-3-2012/1419622) But despite the album’s stunning breadth, Sudol felt compelled to expand the story of its central character Pine even further. “The record told a great deal of the story, but the songs could only cover so much with fullness, depth, and detail,” she says. “I found myself wanting to explain much more than I could possibly fit on to a single album.”

For help in unfolding the fable, A Fine Frenzy created The Story of Pines, a beautifully illustrated digital book available exclusively on Apple’s iBookstore, and credited to A Fine Frenzy’s alter-ego, Alison Sudol (www.iTunes.com/AFineFrenzy). With a fairytale-esque aesthetic set to charm both children and adults, the book features elegant animations and artwork by illustrator Jen Lobo, whom Sudol chose because of her “scientific precision and whimsical beauty”. The Story of Pines will delight A Fine Frenzy fans by including Sudol’s own narration, allowing us to follow along as the artist’s voice reads this beautiful tale aloud. The book also includes a soundtrack of song samples from the album as well as a host of animated and audible Easter eggs.

A Fine Frenzy rounds out her wildly ambitious multimedia project with a movie also named The Story of Pines, a 12-minute short that—like the book—both functions as a stand-alone piece and a companion to the album. Visually exquisite and richly textured, The Story of Pines (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP5TVYTxKMI) recounts Pine’s magical journey with the help of hand-cut sets, puppets, layered glass, stop-motion animation, and a dreamy score extracted from Pines. Directed by Musa Brooker (an acclaimed animator whose credits include The Simpsons and Robot Chicken), The Story of Pines is a production of TakePart (the digital division and social-action network of Participant Media, a company focused on creating entertainment that inspires and compels social change).

A limited edition version are currently available and include The Story of Pines as a beautifully illustrated linen book, a DVD of The Story of Pines movie, a lithograph of one of the illustrations from the book, a copy of PINES via a digital download card and a special note from Alison herself. This special package is available at www.merchdirect.com/afinefrenzy

A longtime environmentalist and an ambassador for the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Sudol conceptualized PINES as both a plea for the preservation of our troubled environment and a meditation on the strength of the human spirit. “It’s about facing your fears and going through all the highs and lows, and wonders and delights and tragedies that come with learning how to live your life,” she says. “And finally finding where you belong.”

Since releasing her highly acclaimed debut album One Cell in the Sea (featuring the breakthrough hit “Almost Lover”) in 2007, A Fine Frenzy has sold more than 650,000 albums worldwide. PINES is the follow-up to her 2009 sophomore release Bomb in a Birdcage.

2012, New York

A Fine Frenzy Interview | New York Music News

(Oct 9, 2012 — New York, NY) Capitol Records releases PINES, a new record from singer-songwriter A Fine Frenzy today on the iTunes as a one-week exclusive before releasing wide to all retail partners on October 16th (www.iTunes.com/AFineFrenzy). Check out the new track ‘Now Is The Start’ as iTunes ‘Free Single of the Week’ (www.iTunes.com/NowIsTheStart). On her third full-length album PINES, A Fine Frenzy presents a powerfully charged fable about rebirth, redemption, and the enduring beauty of nature. To bring that story beyond the lush soundscape that permeates PINES, singer-songwriter Alison Sudol will simultaneously release a book and movie that capture the visual element of her magical-realist, eco-minded allegory.

Largely inspired by Sudol’s recent retreat to the redwood forests of Northern California, PINES tells the tale of a lone tree left behind after the destruction of its surrounding forest—and the tree’s quest to find a new home and start anew. Produced by Keefus Green (who’s previously worked with Iggy Pop, Cassandra Wilson, Dr. Dre, and Alison Krauss), the endlessly enchanting album includes contributions from the likes of Jon Brion, Jonathan Wilson, and longtime A Fine Frenzy collaborator Omar Cowan.

Uncommonly sweeping in its scope and sound, PINES delivers a selection of tracks ranging from the hushed and haunting “Avalanches” to the sweetly rousing sing-along of “Now Is The Start” (which was performed on The Tonight Show last week and can be viewed here: http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/wednesday-october-3-2012/1419622) But despite the album’s stunning breadth, Sudol felt compelled to expand the story of its central character Pine even further. “The record told a great deal of the story, but the songs could only cover so much with fullness, depth, and detail,” she says. “I found myself wanting to explain much more than I could possibly fit on to a single album.”

For help in unfolding the fable, A Fine Frenzy created The Story of Pines, a beautifully illustrated digital book available exclusively on Apple’s iBookstore, and credited to A Fine Frenzy’s alter-ego, Alison Sudol (www.iTunes.com/AFineFrenzy). With a fairytale-esque aesthetic set to charm both children and adults, the book features elegant animations and artwork by illustrator Jen Lobo, whom Sudol chose because of her “scientific precision and whimsical beauty”. The Story of Pines will delight A Fine Frenzy fans by including Sudol’s own narration, allowing us to follow along as the artist’s voice reads this beautiful tale aloud. The book also includes a soundtrack of song samples from the album as well as a host of animated and audible Easter eggs.

A Fine Frenzy rounds out her wildly ambitious multimedia project with a movie also named The Story of Pines, a 12-minute short that—like the book—both functions as a stand-alone piece and a companion to the album. Visually exquisite and richly textured, The Story of Pines (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP5TVYTxKMI) recounts Pine’s magical journey with the help of hand-cut sets, puppets, layered glass, stop-motion animation, and a dreamy score extracted from Pines. Directed by Musa Brooker (an acclaimed animator whose credits include The Simpsons and Robot Chicken), The Story of Pines is a production of TakePart (the digital division and social-action network of Participant Media, a company focused on creating entertainment that inspires and compels social change).

A limited edition version are currently available and include The Story of Pines as a beautifully illustrated linen book, a DVD of The Story of Pines movie, a lithograph of one of the illustrations from the book, a copy of PINES via a digital download card and a special note from Alison herself. This special package is available at www.merchdirect.com/afinefrenzy

A longtime environmentalist and an ambassador for the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Sudol conceptualized PINES as both a plea for the preservation of our troubled environment and a meditation on the strength of the human spirit. “It’s about facing your fears and going through all the highs and lows, and wonders and delights and tragedies that come with learning how to live your life,” she says. “And finally finding where you belong.”

Since releasing her highly acclaimed debut album One Cell in the Sea (featuring the breakthrough hit “Almost Lover”) in 2007, A Fine Frenzy has sold more than 650,000 albums worldwide. PINES is the follow-up to her 2009 sophomore release Bomb in a Birdcage.

FALL CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH JOSHUA RADIN:

10/11    Santa Rosa, CA              Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

10/12    San Francisco, CA         Warfield Theatre

10/13    Newport Beach, CA     Balboa Beach Fest

10/16    Portland, OR                 Crystal Ballroom

10/17    Vancouver, BC              Vogue Theatre

10/18    Seattle, WA                  City Arts Festival

10/20    Edmonton, AB              McDougall Church

10/21    Calgary, AB                   Knox United Church

10/23    Winnipeg, MB               Garrick Center

10/25    Minneapolis, MN           Mill City Nights

10/26    Chicago, IL                    Vic Theatre

10/27    Detroit, MI                    Majestic Theatre

10/29    New York, NY              Best Buy Theater

10/30    Philadelphia, PA             Electric Factory

11/1      Toronto, ON                Danforth Music Hall

11/2      Montreal, QC               Corona Theatre

11/3      Boston, MA                   Orpheum Theatre

11/5      Charlottesville, VA       Paramount Theatre

11/7      Durham, NC                 Carolina Theatre

11/8      Atlanta, GA                   Buckhead Theatre

11/9      Nashville, TN                Marathon Music Works

11/10    Birmingham, AL            Workplay Soundstage

11/12    Houston, TX                House of Blues

11/13    Austin, TX                    Paramount Theatre

11/14    Dallas, TX                     House of Blues

11/16    Los Angeles, CA           Wiltern

2012, New York

 

The Jezabels Interview | New York Music News

Heather Shannon and Sam Lockwood of The Jezabels hang for a minute and talk to New York Music News. The band is currently on tour here in America with Yukon Blonde and playing at Webster Hall on October 17.

So what’s the difference between the America and Australia music industry?

Heather:The sheer size of the music industry in America. There’s a lot more commercial stuff we’re not used to.

Sam: You have to do it!

Heather: You have to tread carefully though.

What about New Zealand?

Heather: It seems like Australia steals all of New Zealand’s Celebrities, and names them as their own.

Sam: So, they’re pretty much the same country now. You never need a passport to go there.

Interesting. I think America might steals Australian celebrities. So what do they say about you in Australia where you have had a lot of success as a band?

Heather: One of the Cd reviews we had in Australia, they described our sound as Gothic Australian which includes Midnight Oil.  I don’t know. I think there is an Australian sound in our music but it’s hard to put your finger on it. Maybe it’s the vast atmospheric sound.

Sam: Someone else said we sound like explosions in the sky with Hayley Mary as a front woman.

I read that you called it Intense Indy.

Sam: I made that up as a joke, but it does work.

Heather: Because indy bands tend to take themselves so seriously.

Sam: It’s an ironic statement.

Heather: People accuse us of doing that [being so serious]

Sam: That’s why is a jo-oke(sarcastically).

Heather: It kinda takes the piss out of us and the whole genre.

So, who writes the tunes?

Heather: We all write together and probably wouldn’t have it any other way. We all like playing our own parts, and feeling like we’ve built a part.

Sam: It’s important tot us that we  feel a bit validated by our artistic input into the songs… it’s very democratic.

 

 US Tour Dates with Yukon Blonde

10/03/12 Wed
The Independent
San Francisco, CA

10/10/12 Wed
Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, UT

10/11/12 Thu
The Larimer Lounge
Denver, CO

10/13/12 Sat
Majestic Theatre
Madison, WI

10/14/12 Sun
Lincoln Hall
Chicago, IL

10/15/12 Mon
The Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, MI

10/17/12 Wed
Webster Hall
New York, NY

10/18/12 Thu
Middle East Downstairs
Cambridge, MA

10/19/12 Fri
Rock N Roll Hotel
Washington, DC

10/20/12 Sat
Union Transfer
Philadelphia, PA

10/22/12 Mon
Club Metronome
Burlington, VT

10/26/12 Fri
Beachland Ballroom
Cleveland, OH

10/27/12 Sat
The High Watt at Mercy Lounge
Nashville, TN

10/28/12 Sun
The Basement
Atlanta, GA

10/30/12 Tue
Bottletree
Birmingham, AL

10/31/12 Wed
Circle Bar
New Orleans, LA

11/02/12 Fri
Fun Fun Fun Fest at Auditorium Shores

2012, New York