Top Tune of the Week

Week of June 8, 2011

Sam Phillips - Broken Circle

To celebrate today’s release of Sam Phillips’ Solid State, this week’s Top Tune is a song that has been getting a LOT of play in the Notable offices.

Sam recently announced the independent release of Solid State, a collection of 13 songs from the recently completed “Long Play” project – Her ambitious art and music installation on the web, which met with great response from fans and press alike. Aimed for her listeners who did not join the Long Play subscription project, Solid State’s songs are Sam’s selection from the 40+ songs released to Long Play members since October 2009.

As Sam says, “As most of you know, I have just completed my first all-digital music and art project called Long Play. I started out not knowing what kind of music I was going to make during that year—I only knew that I was going to attempt to write and record 5 EPs and an album along with audio logs, essays, art and a drum fill of the week. It took a little over a year to make all the music, but it also inspired songs for a new album, which I am recording now. To raise funds for the recording of this new album, I not only went through my pockets for loose change, but considered a bake sale as well. Since the only baked treat I have mastered is the peanut butter chocolate chip Rice Crispy Square, I decided to release Solid State instead.”

The just-released video for “Broken Circle” is a must-see. Just a few blocks from MOCA’s current street art exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary is an evolving wall of street art. For the video, Sam and collaborator Eric Gorfain wanted to document this wall. Watch the video HERE!

“Broken Circle” has also become a recent staple at Notable pal Rhett Miller’s live shows lately. We love his version!

You can order Solid State now at For those who have pre-ordered, physical orders will begin shipping today.

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