Dangerbird News

Tuesday December 16, 2014 (1 day ago)

Jesse Harris' Instrumental Tribute "Miyazaki" Premiering at Bleeding Cool

Listen to the instrumental song “Miyazaki” from Jesse Harris‘ upcoming album with Star Rover, No Wrong No Right (in stores February 10th).

“Miyazaki” is premiering today on Bleeding Cool and is a tribute to Japanese anime artist Hayao Miyazaki.

Listen now and like Jesse Harris on Facebook for updates on No Wrong No Right.

Tuesday December 16, 2014 (1 day ago)

Design cover art for Ume Too Big World EP at Creative Allies

We’ve teamed up with Creative Allies to host a contest to design the official album cover for Ume and their upcoming EP Too Big World. One winner will receive $500 and an Ume prize pack. Plus, the winning design will be used as the official cover artwork for the upcoming EP.

Submit for your design at Creative Allies

Friday December 12, 2014 (5 days ago)

Butch Walker premieres official music video for "Bed On Fire"

Check out the official music video for “Bed On Fire” from Butch Walker‘s upcoming album Afraid of Ghosts, premiering on Spin.

Look for Butch his motorcycle buds starring in the the creepy satanic desert brawl video, along with a special guest cameo – Butch’s son Jamie Blue.

Preorder Afraid of Ghosts:
iTunes | Amazon | Vinyl (Limited Edition Gold Color) | CD

Monday December 1, 2014 (2 weeks ago)

Butch Walker Premieres "Bed On Fire" at Noisey

Stream another new song called “Bed On Fire” from Butch Walker‘s upcoming album Afraid of Ghosts (out February 3rd).

Pre-order on iTunes for $7.99 and download four songs immediately – “Bed On Fire,” “Chrissie Hynde,” “Afraid of Ghosts,” and “21+”. CD/Vinyl Bundles available at Butch Walker’s webstore.

Wednesday November 26, 2014 (3 weeks ago)

Grammy Award-Winning Jesse Harris to release No Wrong No Right on February 10th 2015

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Jesse Harris will release his upcoming album No Wrong No Right on February 10th 2015 on Los Angeles-based indie label Dangerbird Records.

Harris had his breakthrough in 2003, having written Norah Jones’ first and biggest hit “Don’t Know Why.” He subsequently has had a vibrant solo career of his own, along the way writing for and collaborating with renowned artists such as Bright Eyes, Cat Power, Feist, M. Ward, Mike Patton, John Zorn, Solomon Burke, Willie Nelson, Melody Gardot, and Emmylou Harris.

Visit Paste Magazine for the exclusive premiere of the title track “No Wrong No Right.”

On No Wrong No Right – Harris’ 13th album—he drew inspiration from Neil Young’s approach to After the Goldrush. “Some of that record was done with Crazy Horse, and it’s a rock record,” Harris explains, “but then you also have these hushed acoustic folk songs, and it keeps shifting back and forth between these two distinct moods. I always loved the way that worked, so I started there, but with No Wrong No Right, I also added a third element.”

The three elements Harris speaks of here are a set of full-band tunes recorded with guitarist Will Graefe and drummer Jeremy Gustin of experimental duo Star Rover; a more subdued, acoustic-anchored series of duets with guitar virtuoso Julian Lage; and a trio of evocative instrumental tracks.

The album initially grew out of Harris’ discovery of Star Rover and the friendship and musical chemistry that developed between them last winter. “I fell in love with their band,” Harris says. “I was sort of a groupie, checking out their gigs all the time. One day they invited me over to their loft to play, and it felt great from the first song. Which inspired me to write a bunch more songs.

“Will and Jeremy, musically, are adventurous and free, and at the same time completely supportive of the song. They love to work out arrangements, but they play with a lot of looseness and expression. It’s so hard to find that perfect combination—either people don’t want to rehearse, and just play all over the songs, or they’re too rehearsed and there’s no spontaneity. As a singer and songwriter, I feel like they support the music, but at the same time completely challenge it.”

The duos with Lage – “I Probably Won’t See You For A While,” “Don’t Let Me Pass By” and John Zorn co-write “Kafiristan” – are sparse and disarmingly intimate, offering a refreshing contrast to the record’s more fleshed-out tracks. Harris raves about the musical abilities of Lage, who also plays in duos with Wilco’s Nels Cline and Chris Eldridge of The Punch Brothers. “Julian is a remarkable young musician,” Harris says. He’s a jazz guitarist, but he’s equally interested in songcraft and experimental music. Playing with him is always exciting – he’s extremely sensitive, and has such a beautiful tone. I really wanted to capture our duo on this record.”

The album’s three instrumentals—also backed by Star Rover – continue Harris’ tradition of including a few sans-vocals tracks on every release. The aptly named “Staring Contest” features a loping, repetitive and extremely hummable guitar figure. “Pandora’s Box” is a dreamy meditation on the modern rabbit hole of social media, and “Miyazaki” is a tribute to the legendary Japanese anime director.

No Wrong No Right also features a mysterious and gorgeously wintery rendition of Rodgers & Hart standard “Where or When” bolstered by the organ playing of Larry Goldings (James Taylor). Other notable guests on the record include CJ Camerieri (Bon Iver, Paul Simon, yMusic) on horns and horn arrangements, frequent Harris collaborator Margaret Glaspy on vocals, Mauro Refosco (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms for Peace) on percussion, marimba and electronics, and Sofia Rei – who also performs with Harris in the John Zorn-led Song Project—on vocals.

Tuesday November 11, 2014 (1 month ago)

NPR Music Features A. Sinclair in '10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing'

NPR Music is featuring “Suit Up” by A. Sinclair as one of 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing.

Download the song for free at NPR.org and get the new album Pretty Girls on iTunes or on 10” vinyl.

Tuesday November 11, 2014 (1 month ago)

Butch Walker's "21+" with Johnny Depp Premiering at Rolling Stone

Hear a new Butch Walker song called “21+” premiering at Rolling Stone today.

The tune features Johnny Depp on guitar, and Butch insists, “no, it’s not a Florida Georgia Line song about trying to get into a bar with a fake ID, cooler full of cold beer, pickup truck, girl, babe, angel, tight jeans, yada yada yada… It’s actually just a sad song with a total bummer of a lyric.”

Afraid of Ghosts is out February 3rd. Pre-order on iTunes for $7.99 and download three songs immediately – “Chrissie Hynde,” “Afraid of Ghosts,” and “21+”. CD/Vinyl Bundles available at Butch Walker’s webstore.



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Upcoming Releases

Butch Walker

Chrissie Hynde 7"

Coming Jan 6, 2015

Butch Walker

Afraid of Ghosts

Coming Feb 3, 2015

Jesse Harris

No Wrong No Right

Coming Feb 10, 2015

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