Posts tagged #quiet life

Download: Marmoset Folk-Pop Mix // December 2012

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This month, we've curated five of our favorite folk-pop songs to help keep the winter blues at bay. As always, feel free to download the podcast in it's entirety, or download each song on its own. We're proud to have these songs and more on our roster and available for licensing. Stream or download the podcast below.

1. Cave Country by Quiet Life

2. Younger by Norman

3. Love Love Love by Sunbeam

4. Building Houses by Wesley Jensen and the Penny Arcade

5. The End by The Lower 48

Download: Marmoset Alt-Country Mix // November 2012

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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.

1. The Liberator by The Dimes

2. Gold Stars All Around by Emma Hill

3. Little Bean by Fair Weather Watchers

4. Jim's Wedding Band by Quiet Life

5. Hard Working Dogs by Dolorean

Eric Nordby's Euro Tour

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Our very own Artist Relations Manager and all around good guy and friend, Eric Nordby, headed overseas on Monday to kick off his European tour. He'll be hopping countries in Eastern Europe such as Germany, the Netherlands, Croatia, and France, bringing with him his newly recorded Halos EP - recorded at Marmoset HQ, with the help of Rob Dennler of Loudspeaker Recording and Mastering. The German label Songs & Whispers are putting out Halos and also re-releasing Norman's Hay Hay Make a Wish LP internationally. Check out Eric Nordby's Kickstarter page, and be sure to keep an eye on the Marmoset blog for tour updates.

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-Brandon

TODAY AT SXSW: THE PORTLAND PARTY! Wednesday, March 14th

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If you're at SXSW in Austin today, you gotta take a little adventure to the Portland, Oregon Party, happening all day and all night at The Grackle.

It features a free, multi-stage exhibition all day and all night TODAY, Wednesday, March 14th at The Grackle - located at 1700 East Sixth Street, Austin, TX, 78702. Aptly named The Portland Party, the all-day concert will feature 23 Portland-based artists, including Typhoon, Talkdemonic, Laura Gibson, Ramona Falls, The Parson Red Heads, and Y La Bamba.

In addition to providing awesome music, Portland will bring the always-appreciated gifts of free beer, coffee, and liquor. Local breweries will be shipping down a bunch of kegs for two "Power Hours" of free beer, beginning at noon and 6:00pm. An additional morning Power Hour will feature free Stumptown Coffee, and an evening Power Hour will feature free 360 Vodka. Yay! Marmoset is co-presenting with a long list of P-town's most fab peeps, including Tender Loving Empire, Voodooo Donuts, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Travel Portland, Deschutes Brewing, 360 Vodka, Octopus Entertainment, AtoZ Media, Eleven Music Magazine, Tixie, and others.

RSVP here: http://www.sxswportlandparty.com/

Or RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/190068327764082/

Here's the complete schedule for the shows:

12-12:30

Indoor

Gavin Castleton

12:30-1

Outdoor

Water Tower

1-1:30

Indoor

Josh & Mer

1:30-2

Outdoor

Rags & Ribbons

2-2:30

Indoor

The Shivas

2:30-3

Outdoor

Tango Alpha Tango

3-3:30

Indoor

Tiger House

3:30-4

Outdoor

Aan

4-4:30

Indoor

Quiet Life

4:30-5

Outdoor

Parson Redheads

5-5:30

Indoor

No Kind of Rider

5:30-6

Outdoor

Water & Bodies

5:45-6:15

Indoor

White Orange

6:30-7

Indoor

Violet Isle

7:15-7:45

Indoor

Laura Gibson

8-8:30

Indoor

Lost Lander

8:45-9:15

Indoor

Radiation City

9:30-10

Indoor

Ramona Falls

10:15-10:45

Indoor

Talkdemonic

11-11:30

Indoor

Typhoon

11:45-12:15

Indoor

Y La Bamba

12:30-1:00

Indoor

Purse Candy

1-2

Indoor

DJ Cooky Parker

Still hungry for more information? Marmoset's Ryan Wines, Director of Strategic Goodness is on the ground in Austin. Reach out and connect with him at ryan@marmosetmusic.com or phone + text: 503.877.2328

The Portland Party @ SXSW: March 14, 2012

Portland may still be in the midst of a typically long winter, but it's basically always summer in Austin, Portland's sister city that coined the phrase "Keep [City Name] Weird." So instead of waiting around until June, Marmoset has decided to move the party to Texas for one glorious day next week.

This year’s unofficial SXSW festival circuit will feature a free, multi-stage exhibition on March 14th at The Grackle - located at 1700 East Sixth Street, Austin, TX, 78702. Aptly named The Portland Party, the all-day concert will feature 23 Portland-based artists, including Typhoon, Talkdemonic, Laura Gibson, Ramona Falls, The Parson Red Heads, and Y La Bamba.

In addition to providing awesome music, Portland will bring the always-appreciated gifts of free beer, coffee, and liquor. Local breweries will be shipping down a bunch of kegs for two "Power Hours" of free beer, beginning at noon and 6:00pm. An additional morning Power Hour will feature free Stumptown Coffee, and an evening Power Hour will feature free 360 Vodka. Yay! Marmoset is co-presenting with a long list of P-town's most fab peeps, including Tender Loving Empire, Voodooo Donuts, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Travel Portland, Deschutes Brewing, 360 Vodka, Octopus Entertainment, AtoZ Media, Eleven Music Magazine, Tixie, and others.

RSVP here: http://www.sxswportlandparty.com/

Or RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/190068327764082/

Here's the complete schedule for the shows: The GoPro Stage (Indoor, 21+)

12-12:30 - Tiger House 1-1:30 - Josh & Mer 2-2:30 - The Shivas 3-3:30 - No Kind of Rider 4-4:30 - Quiet Life 5-5:30 - Violet Isle 5:45-6:15 - White Orange 6:30-7:00 - Water & Bodies 7:15-7:45 - Laura Gibson 8:00-8:30 - Lost Lander 8:45-9:15 - Archeology 9:30-10 - Ramona Falls 10:15-10:45 - Talkdemonic 11-11:30 - Typhoon 11:45-12:15 - Radiation City 12:30-1:00 - Purse Candy 1:00-2:00 - DJ Cooky Parker

The Tixie Stage (Outdoor, All Ages) 12:30-1 - Rags & Ribbons 1:30-2 – Norman 2:30-3 - Tango Alpha Tango 3:30-4 - Aan 4:30-5 - Parson Redheads 5:30-6 - Y La Bamba

Still hungry for more information? Email Ryan Wines, Director of Strategic Goodness at ryan@marmosetmusic.com

Marmoset's MusicFest NW Party: Pancake Breakfast!

At 2pm TODAY, Marmoset's Free MusicFest NW Party kicks off at Rontoms - on this final day of Portland's MusicFest NW music festival. The party is jam-packed with ridiculous live music, featuring FOURTEEN bands rotating between two sweet outdoor stages... meaning ten hours of continuous, non-stop music. Oh man. And best of all - our party is 100% free - no wristband or ticket required. And while you certainly don't want to miss any of the action today, make sure you arrive early so you don't miss Pancake Breakfast on the main stage at 5:30pm. To me, Pancake Breakfast is what I imagine when I dream of a super secret, moonshine-fueled hootenanny barn dance, out in the middle of nowhere Kentucky, sometime during the middle of the prohibition era.They're a total kick in the pants and have nailed an original brand of baroque, truck-stop opera. It's unlike anything you've ever experienced. Check out this video for a preview of the magic of Pancake Breakfast Land.

The Willamette Week recently had this to say about Pancake Breakfast:

Songs roll, rollick and, in some cases, even hark back to (singer-songwriter) Mike Midlo’s loud, noisy past: “Peterbilt” and “Pea Green Boat” have riffs crunchy enough to border on stoner metal. That growth is also reflected in the band’s live show. It was always joyous, energetic and playful, but now it’s loud, too.

And, yes, some songs—like the call-and-response singalong “Who Is Wearing Pants?”—are built simply for laughs. Just because the project is getting more serious doesn’t mean Midlo is going to take himself more seriously.

See ya at 2pm!

- Ryan