Don’t miss Tift Merritt performing with Andrew Bird for the last Hands of Glory show of the year: Sept 21 - Los Angeles CA at The Hollywood Bowl. You can also catch her at the 9th annual Trans-Pecos Festival in Marfa Texas beginning Thursday September 25 to Saturday September 27. Music, Art, Workshops, Vendors, and more. Other artists include Old 97′s, Deer Tick, John Doe, Heartless Bastards, Ben Kweller and many more. For more info click HERE.
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“Her wonderful voice, smooth and warm with throaty twang and unforced power, has free rein to do what it does best on 11 fine new songs.”
So said Mojo Magazine on this week’s Top Tune, one of our faves from Tift Merritt‘s third album, 2008′s Another Country. The album was a bit of a departure from the Southern Soul style of her two previous albums. After years of near constant touring, Tift took a winters-long hiatus to an apartment in Paris to breathe in the air and explore. The result was described as a tender and melodic collection of ‘deceptively sharp tales of hearts in distress’. An album of freedom and intimacy.
Broken was nominated for Americana Song of The Year and you can watch the video HERE.
Tour updates: fresh off the heels of a sold-out tour of Australia with Jason Isbell, look for Tift as a featured member of Andrew Bird’s new band, The Hands of Glory. They will tour all summer long with a stop at Central Park Summerstage – NYC on July 8th and capped off by a solo show with Eric Heywood on pedal steel - Aug 7th - Americanafest NYC - Lincoln Center Out of Doors. In film news, Tift wrote songs for the animated film, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return opening this Friday (starring Dan Aykroyd, Hugh Dancy, Lea Michele, Jim Belushi) and we recently had the pleasure of crashing her scoring session for an independent short film called An Illusion in Red and White. The film is based on the short story by Stephen Crane (The Red Badge of Courage) and the score is a stunner. Check out the kickstarter page HERE.
Contact & Licensing:
“Broken” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI)/Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com. Master controlled by Concord Music Group.
This week’s Top Tune is a sweet & soulful track from Tift Merritt‘s 2010 album, See You On The Moon on Fantasy Records. We love this song. That’s Jim James from My Morning Jacket on harmony vocals. Speaking of harmony, Tift has teamed up with the great Andrew Bird on many occasions during her incredibly busy and fruitful year. Always a thing of beauty, you can hear them here or live and in person coming up on Andrew’s Gezelligheid Winter 2013 tour (dates below) as well as this coming Friday in-store at Rough Trade, Brooklyn NY.
Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, R.E.M., Neko Case, Spoon) produced ‘Moon’ as well as this past year’s critically acclaimed Merritt gem, Traveling Alone. The deluxe edition on Yep Roc Records could make the perfect gift this Holiday Season, we’re just saying. Hope to see you at one of these shows, you won’t regret it!
Tift Merritt Tour dates w/Andrew Bird:
Dec 6 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 9 - Fourth Presbyterian Church – Chicago, IL
Dec 11 – Fourth Presbyterian Church – Chicago, IL
Dec 12 - Fourth Presbyterian Church – Chicago, IL
Dec 16 – Congregation Sherith Israel – San Francisco, CA
Dec 17 – Congregation Sherith Israel – San Francisco, CA
Dec 19 – Immanuel Presbyterian – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 20 - Immanuel Presbyterian – Los Angeles, CA
Contact & Licensing:
“Feel of the World” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI) administered by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Master controlled by Fantasy Records c/o Concord Music Group.