Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy Records’

Tift Merritt – Engine to Turn

Released in 2010, Tift Merritt‘s second album for Fantasy Records and first with producer, Tucker Martine, was the brilliant See You on the Moon. (Click song title above to play).

One of our favorite albums, her work is described as a spare and intimate-sounding set, the backing musicians are uniformly great (including harmonies from Jim James of My Morning Jacket) and the songs perfectly framed by producer Martine.

“shadings color the tunes, and with a subtle catch in her voice or a bend in her pitch, she can break your heart and mend it again moments later”. – Mark Deming, All Music Guide

“moments of eye-opening wonder” – Boston Globe

Tift has “the lyrical goods to deliver intimately pleasurable, deeply felt folk-pop” - Pitchfork

If you missed her summer tour with Andrew Bird as a member of Hands of Glory, you can catch her this week in majestic Marfa, Texas as part of the 8th Annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music & Love along with artists like Gaby Moreno, Old 97′s, Heartless Bastards, Deer Tick, and Ben Kweller.

Her Fall tour with Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member, Mary Chapin Carpenter kicks off October 10th in Santa Barbara, click HERE for a full list of dates.

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Contact & Licensing:
“Engine to Turn” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI)/Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Concord Music Group.

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Tift Merritt – Feel of the World

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

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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 / info@notablemusic.net. Master controlled by Fantasy Records c/o Concord Music Group.

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