Endless Boundaries Jam Radio is hosting a contest asking folks to vote for their favorite studio release of 2014! We are excited to see lots of Distiller artists among the 30 nominees, including: Primus, Marco Benevento, Bassnectar, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe! Drop by the site and vote for your favorite!
Robyn Hitchcock dropped by the World Cafe to play a few tracks from his new album, The Man Upstairs. He also speaks with host David Dye about working with legendary producer Joe Boyd. Watch “The Crystal Ship” above and give the whole session a listen on World Cafe!
The Budos Band made it onto FLOOD Magazine’s Best Albums of 2014! Check out the full feature to read more about the band that “reeks of mysterious, ethereal radness!” Burnt Offering, The Budos Band’s new album, is out now via Daptone Records!
Owen Pallett, Priscilla Ahn, and Sondre Lerche all had tracks included among CMJ’s 65 Best Songs of 2014! Check out the full list to stream “In Conflict,” “Diana,” and “Bad Law!”
Read up on Six Degrees’ forthcoming compilation, The Zomba Prison Project: I Have No Everything Here, on the New York Times. The paper featured the track “Please Don’t Kill My Child” and offers some background information on the compilation.
NPR premiered a new track from Brandi Carlile! Titled “The Eye,” the song comes as “a quiet breath in the midst of the album’s glorious storm” and “eloquently highlights the telepathic connection Carlile shares with her longtime bandmates.” Drop by NPR’s site to hear the track and read an interview with the artist!
The Firewatcher’s Daughter to come out on March 3rd via ATO Records!
Eagulls’ self-titled debut album made it onto FLOOD Magazine’s list of the best albums of 2014! Read what the publication had to say about the band’s “incredibly raw, energetic” album on FLOOD’s site.
Watch the amazing video for Hurray For the Riff Raff’s “The Body Electric” above. Read NPR’s premiere of the video, which the piece calls “the political folk song of the year.”
Directed Joshua Shoemaker notes, “this video is a meditation on the acceptance of violence and discrimination against people of color, women and the LGBTQ community.”
WXPN’s World Cafe published a downloadable SoundCloud playlist of tracks recorded live at the World Cafe over the course of 2014! We are stoked to see lots of Distiller artists on the playlist, including: Ages and Ages, The Budos Band, Elephant Stone, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Meshell Ndegeocello, Old 97’s, Old Crow Medicine Show, Robyn Hitchcock, Sonny Knight & the Lakers, and Sylvan Esso!
It’s the end of the year, which means we’re getting lots of 2014 swag!
We just received a big ol’ box from Capitol Records, featuring a Porter Robinson facemask, oversized Capital Cities sunglasses, and Broods air fresheners (modeled here by Terence), along with a DVD of History of The Eagles, Broods cups, a Ryan Adams 7”, and so many t-shirts!