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Wow! We’ve got some great news! Shaking Through is up for Best Original Series at the 2012 Vimeo Awards coming up in June. We are thrilled to see that people are watching and enjoying the work we do.
The Best Series winner will be determined by a panel of judges including Aziz Ansari, Ted Tremper, Edgar Wright, and YOU. So help us take our best run at winning this Award by voting for Shaking Through. You can vote once every day, and the more you vote, the better! The winner will receive a $5,000 grant which will go a long ways toward helping Weathervane continue to introduce you to more great independent artists.
Volume 3, Episode 4 of 2012’s Shaking Through series is live. Head to ShakingThrough.com now to watch Cat Martino, Sufjan Stevens, and Chris Powell (of Man Man) record “I Promise.” Pick up a free download of the track and feel free to share the video and Bandcamp widget far and wide!
Join the conversation and let us know what you think of the release. And if you’re really adventurous, download the raw track from the recording session and take a stab at creating your own mix of “I Promise.” Just make sure to share your work with us!
Before we release her Shaking Through episode with Sufjan Stevens and Chris Powell, start getting to know Cat Martino by checking out her past releases. Cat’s got a nice sampling of work up on her Bandcamp page, including the only official release she’s put out with Sufjan until “I Promise” debuts later this week:
“I Promise” won’t be released for a few more days, but if you’re into getting your hands dirty with mixing and remixing songs, you can download the raw tracks from the session right now, right here. Make your own mixes using Sufjan, Chris, and Cat’s tracks, and show us your work by commenting below! We’ll share the best of what we hear with the rest of the Weathervane community.
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Spring is in full swing here in Philadelphia, and it’s about time to release our newest episode of Shaking Through. This month, we’re featuring an old friend of the series: Brooklyn’s Cat Martino. We first met Cat during the very first shoot for Shaking Through with Sharon Van Etten. She sang backing vocals on “Love More,” but now it’s time to showcase her own amazing voice with “I Promise.”
Cat enlisted the help of a few very talented friends to help her record the song: her frequent collaborator Sufjan Stevens and Philly drummer extraordinaire Chris Powell (of Man Man). Watch the sneak peak above and take some time to get to know more about this talented woman. Check out a few of her photos from the session and come back Thursday for the full episode and free download of “I Promise.”
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Shaking Through Vol. 3, Ep. 3 is now live! Head to ShakingThrough.com to watch Faces on Film record “Waiting for GA.” There you can download the song and learn more about this gifted artist from Boston, MA.
Love what you see and hear? Help us spread the word by sharing the episode with the world. Don’t forget: our videos and songs are always embeddable through Vimeo and our Bandcamp widget. And make sure to let us know what you think!
We’re getting into the third week of March, which only means one thing around here: it’s time for another new episode of Shaking Through. This time, we’re featuring Boston’s Faces on Film, the work of singer and songwriter Mike Fiore. Brought to us by curator Marissa Nadler, Fiore’s music is atmospheric and otherworldly, taking you to places where reality is not quite so linear as in our world.
The full episode and song, “Waiting for GA,” debut Tuesday at ShakingThrough.com, but you can get a glimpse of both in the preview video above. Get ready to fall in love; this song will make you wonder where Fiore’s been all your life. Make sure to sign up for our mailing list to get first word on the release, and if you’re really ambitious, take a stab at creating your own mix by downloading the raw tracks now.
Shaking Through alums: A Classic Education, Family Band, Snowmine, Strand of Oaks, Bleeding Rainbow, and Sharon Van Etten are playing SXSW. Watch their Shaking Through episodes again before you see them live. Check below for what day/time each band is playing.
Who? When? Where?
Sharon Van Etten:
Wednesday, March 14 9:00PM-9:40PM at Stubbs
Thursday, March 15, 12:35AM-1:45AM at Mohawk Patio
Thursday, March 15, 8:00PM-8:40PM at Treasure Island
A Classic Education:
Friday, March 16, 12:00AM-12:40AM at the Studio by by HGTV
Friday, March 16, 12:05AM-12:45AM at The Iron Bear
Strand of Oaks:
Friday, March 16, 8:00PM-8:30PM at Antone’s
Saturday, March 17, 12PM at Red Eye Fly
If you are going to SXSW, check in with the bands you’ve watched from the beginning.
Eliza Hardy-Jones, the talented singer and piano player from our most recent Shaking Through episode, Strand of Oaks, will be playing with her band, Buried Beds, at Johnny Brendas on Saturday, February 25. It is their EP release of Small Stories with The Spinto Band and The Building. Doors are at 8:00 PM and tickets are only $10. Don’t miss your chance to see a very talented Philly band. For more information, check out: http://www.johnnybrendas.com/event/85575/. There are still tickets available.
Have you watched all of the Strand of Oaks videos yet? In the Recording video, you can catch Eliza playing almost all of the instruments as well as singing back-up vocals. She is, as Brian puts it, “a monster piano player”. Enjoy!
Shaking Through Vol. 3 Episode 2 is live! Check out the full episode, behind the scenes video, and the full MP3 of “Spacestations” right now at shakingthrough.com/strandofoaks.
And don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below!
We’ve got a brand new episode of Shaking Through for you this Tuesday, this time with Philadelphia’s own Strand of Oaks—a.k.a. Timothy Showalter. The Indiana native has released two albums, 2009’s Leave Ruin and 2010’s Pope Killdragon, winning early fans over with his imaginative guitar folk style. And while glowing endorsements from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork haven’t hurt, we think it’s about time the rest of the world got to know Strand of Oaks a bit better.
Enter “Spacestations,” our February release for Shaking Through Vol. 3. Recording the song between Christmas and the New Year, Tim enlisted the help of Buried Beds’ Eliza Jones and episode curator Chris Ward (of Johnny Brendas & art-rock band Pattern is Movement) to get the full sound he wanted. The result is an (appropriately) spacious track…but we won’t spoil the fun of diving into this song firsthand. Just head to ShakingThrough.com on Tuesday morning and find out for yourself.
For now, enjoy the episode preview above!
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