Currently in heavy rotation at Marmoset HQ… North Carolina's Bowerbirds may have skirted under the radar for a while, but their deeply sentimental east coast folk is perfect for these west coast fall days. As an added bonus - their newest video for "Tuck the Darkness In" illustrates how vegans are made. -Brandon
What's alt-country exactly? Think a hybrid of old folk and country tunes combined with various influences throughout the past hundred years. Tasty right? We've compiled our top 5 favorite alt-country songs. As always, download each track individually, or snag the whole playlist at once. All the songs you hear, and many more, are available for licensing. Check it. Stream or download the podcast below.
Our favorite rock 'n roller Sonny Smith (of Sonny and the Sunsets) is helping open the Portland Museum of Modern Art with his showcase of 100 records featuring original tunes and original album covers from bands that don't exist. The exhibit opened a week or so ago, but it's not too late to check out his work. As an added bonus - Sonny is playing a small set at the gallery on November 3rd. The Portland Museum of Modern Art is a gallery located at 5202 N. Albina Ave Portland Oregon.
Marmoset's Ryan Wines to speak at The CMJ Music Festival in NYC this Thursday about Music in Branding
This Thursday, October 18th, our very own Ryan Wines will be speaking on a panel at the CMJ Music Festival in New York City, exploring "The Real Break-Down of Branded Placement." He's joined by Richard Stumpf, of Imagen Music US, Julie Potash from Hesta Prynn, and a bunch of other super talented industry movers and shakers. If you'll be in NYC this week, the panel discussion is 12:30pm - 1:30pm at NYU's Kimmel Center, Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.. Be sure to say hello and give him a hi-five.
More info is available here: http://cmj2012.sched.org/event/3ccbad5558bdbe8729ef7e33692ead6f#.UHyMZ8h4l8x
Marmoset's top wizard sleeves creative Brian Hall recently scored this beautiful vignette featuring the people and places that unite and ultimately are our dearly beloved Timbers Army. Thanks to good people at The Portland Timbers FC, Juliet Zulu, and Jelly Helm Studio. All class acts and badasses.
Shout out to Devin Chapman - the handsome barista in the vignette and our regular pour over ninja at Coava Coffee Roasters just down the street.