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Award-winning, San Francisco-based Songwriter RAZTERIA Announces New Multi-Artist Latin EP “CRUZANDO CORAZONES” and New Music Video “AVENTURERA”

21 Jul

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“After nearly a year-long production process, CRUZANDO CORAZONES comes to life, a six-track EP packed with powerful symbolism and colorful expressions of important issues. On iTunes now (presale).

Tiempos de Tinieblas is a Hip-hop song by young Bolivian rapper EDY who RAZTERIA met while volunteering at EnsenArte in Cochabamba. Co-produced by Jayme Arredondo it also features the charango playing of Bolivian star, Luciel Izumi. It’s a reminder of the end of Bolivia’s brutal oppressive history and a call to take control of one’s destiny in a free society. Recorded at LA Estudio and Truffula Oak studio.

Agua pa Camello is a Colombian AfroBeat song by SURATIVA PARLANTE from Bogota, Colombia. This 9-piece band combines indigenous roots music & AfroBeat. Reminiscent of Fela Kuti, the upbeat song takes on the serious issue of water scarcity and the vital necessity to share. It was recorded live at Arbol Naranja.

Suerte features KALIMBA, a Latin Reggae band from Bella Vista, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Quite simply, a love song infused with a feeling of gratitude for being alive. The lyric is by Argentinian lyricist Ariel Leira originally interpreted by Mercedes Sosa on the song Por Un Solo Gesto de Amor. Recorded at La Fragua Estudio.

Solo en la Carne features LUCAS ROCHAIX, a young jazz guitarist composer from Olivos, in the province of Buenos Aires, Andres Dellacasa on drums and Raian Valenca Joao on bass. This song is the Spanish version of RAZTERIA’s award-winning song Once Again (John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Grand Prize, World Music 2016). It is a humble wish to see, feel and hear the words of loved ones who are far away. Recorded at Chafirete studio.

Mosquito features female producer and multi-instrumentalist EMJE ROSE together with percussionist Oscar Reyes from Barranquilla, Colombia. Showcasing her vibrantly exotic feel of the Colombian Caribbean this is a fun song that takes on the message of Dengue fever prevention. Recorded and mixed at Afro Estudios.

Todas las Voces interpreted by Patagonian folklore band CELESTE Y LAS MIL JARILLAS is a version of Cancion con Todos by Julio Cesar Isella and Armando Tejada Gomez made most famous by Mercedes Sosa. A Latin American anthem, it is a message of solidarity and appreciation for each countries’ unique beauty. Recorded and mixed at Chafirete studio.

CRUZANDO CORAZONES VOL 1 was mastered by TrakWorx. Unless otherwise noted, all tracks produced & mixed by RAZTERIA. Artwork by Mexican artist Alfredo Varela.

AVENTURERA Official Music Video Released
Watch on Youtube.

Shot and chopped by Japanese director Hitoshi Inoue, the official music video AVENTURERA is the title track from RAZTERIA’s most recent album (AVENTURERA, Asteria Records 2016). Beautifully staged in dozens of locations throughout California, it looks like it was shot on real film. The track is a collaboration with Peruvian artist YURIZA JARED and her band SANG MATIZ, an Afro Latin Funk band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Look out for their new album coming summer 2017.

WHAT’S NEXT?
Following September 1st, 2017, when CRUZANDO CORAZONES VOL 1 drops together with videos of the production process, RAZTERIA plans to launch 2 singles, one in English and one in Spanish, to give a taste of what’s next for the 2 albums in the works for 2017-2018.

LIVE CONCERTS
RAZTERIA will be playing at Musikfest with Reggaeton band Mr. O Band, on August 7-8, 2017 in Bethlehem, PA. For more tour dates visit: RAZTERIA.com/events.

Multi-genre, tri-lingual, singer-songwriter & producer RAZTERIA (Renee Asteria) is a San Francisco-based artist with Bolivian-Dutch roots. Producing music with a message, she founded Truffula Oak Studio in El Sobrante, California, a solar powered recording studio, barter-based / low-cost space for aspiring artists. She produces and engineers most of her music, making her part of the 1% of the female producer-engineers.”

MORE INFORMATION

ASTERIA RECORDS WEBSITE
Facebook – CRUZANDO CORAZONES
iTunes Presale
Bandcamp Presale
AVENTURERA (video)
RAZTERIA WEBSITE
Facebook – RAZTERIA
Facebook – Renee Asteria
Facebook – Truffula Oak Studio
Facebook – Asteria Records
Twitter
Instagram

CONTACT
General, Renee Asteria: renee@RAZTERIA.com
Press & Promotion, Alex Kilgore: alex@RAZTERIA.com 
Distribution, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC), ben@independentdistro.com

Broadway World Press Release Feature: Birdseed “Not Out Of Time”

18 Jul

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Bird Records is proud to present the NOT OUT OF TIME EP, a 10″ limited edition vinyl and digital release from BIRDSEED, an American rock band formed in 2012 that has been attracting large numbers of Gen X and Gen Y fans with their classic Fleetwood Mac-meets-Wilco sound. This new release will be available worldwide online and in stores August 4, 2017, and features some amazing players and solid, compelling songs that are the manifestation of many hours of hard work and drive. With an interesting backstory of ordinary moms and dads chasing a teenage dream, BIRDSEED was formed while their children were studying together at the Bird School of Music in San Francisco, CA. Their songs address adult angst, lost loves, perseverance through pain, and the transcendent power of music.

BIRDSEED consists of Kerry Landreth (vocals), Jamie Goodyear (vocals, guitar, keyboards, vocoder, bongos), Mason Morfit (guitar), Scott Bell (drums), Brian Hetherington (keyboards), Peter Landreth (saxophone) and Lane Murchison (bass). Mason Morfit, Scott Bell, and original bassist George Bolton formed the band with a limited repertoire of rock covers and no lead vocalist, yet despite this were booked into headlining role at the Battle of the Dad Bands 2012 at San Francisco’s legendary Bimbo’s 365 Club. In a panic, they recruited Kerry Landreth as lead singer, which proved to be a turning point for the group. BIRDSEED began to build a loyal fan base attracted to Landreth’s star power and the band’s raw sound.

When Bolton left the band shortly thereafter to focus on his horse racing passion, Lane Murchison (founder of the Bird School of Music) stepped in on bass. Jamie Goodyear (formerly of Naughty Donkey) joined in 2013, expanding the instrumentation and allowing for intricate male/female vocal harmonies. Murchison and Goodyear’s musicianship tightened the band’s sound and added much more polished arrangements. Kerry Landreth’s brother Peter was then recruited on saxophone, making BIRDSEED a true family affair.

This was made more poignant when lead singer Kerry Landreth was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer in 2015. This was another catalyst for the band, adding an urgency to their gig schedule and inspiring their first original songwriting. BIRDSEED signed to San Francisco’s Bird Records in late 2015 and digitally released their first two singles, “Next Trip Around the Sun” and “More Than I Needed the Truth,” in time for the Christmas holidays.

In January 2016, BIRDSEED opened for Poi Dog Ponderingat the Great American Music Hall and opened for Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at The Independent in San Francisco the following October. As openers, they drew a large portion of the crowd to both venues, with Landreth’s personal connection to the crowd fueling the energy in both rooms.

On the single “Next Trip Around the Sun,” Landreth comes to grips with mortality, discards her fear, surrenders control, and achieves her dreams. In “More Than I Needed the Truth,” the band addresses deep conflicts in maturing relationships, and the need to give up being right in order to be loved. Landreth recorded vocal tracks for both songs only hours after receiving radiation treatment, and had to lie on the floor between takes.

The band’s next two singles, “We Can Do It” and “Not Out of Time,” were recorded under similarly painful conditions and released in the Spring of 2016. The first was co-written with Landreth’s 9-year-old daughter Bebe, who can be heard on the recording, and was adopted as an anthem at Bebe’s girls’ school. “Not Out of Time” encapsulates the band’s late-in-life awakening and its race against the clock.

The ballad “I Want You to Know” came out in early 2017, ahead of this summer’s release of the NOT OUT OF TIME 10″ Vinyl EP and digital release. The track is a love letter from a parent to a child, with the knowledge that the child won’t fully understand the message until years in the future.

The name BIRDSEED was inspired by a dream image of seed being thrown to a flying group of pigeons swarming to catch the food in mid-air. This has served as an apt metaphor for the band’s music, its relationship with its fans, and the atmosphere at its shows. The story of the band and its fans was featured in the rockumentary “Birdseed: Songs from the Nest,” which can be streamed at www.birdseedband.com

Pre-Order NOT OUT OF TIME on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/notoutoftime

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BIRDSEED will be touring in the Fall of 2017 in support of their NOT OUT OF TIME 10” Vinyl EP, which is available worldwide online and in stores August 4, 2017.

For more information about BIRDSEED and the NOT OUT OF TIME EP, or upcoming tour dates, please visit the band’s website and social media pages via www.birdseedband.com

For more information about Bird School of Music please visit http://bird-sf.com/

To pre-order the NOT OUT OF TIME EP, please visit the Bird Records Bandcamp page at https://birdrecordingfoundation.bandcamp.com/

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR at (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective at jerome@independentdistro.com

Please Join Ray Vaughn at Hotel Utah Saloon, Saturday, July 29th!

14 Jul

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Please join Ray Vaughn and special guests Karney and Air For Ants for a magical performance at Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco on Saturday, July 29th!

For More Information, please visit the event’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/events/241112686389549/

Event Announcement: Ray Vaughn at Hotel Utah, Saturday, July 29th!

3 Jul

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Please join Ray Vaughn and special guests Karney and Air For Ants for a magical performance at Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco on Saturday, July 29th!

 

For More Information, please visit the event’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/events/241112686389549/

FRIDAY, JUNE 30th: Catch Amanda Abizaid at Red Poppy Art House in SF!

28 Jun

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Please join Amanda Abizaid in promoting the release of her latest album, Walking In Twos, on June 30th, 2017. Amanda will be joined by special guest artists Karney and The Beautiful Losers at the Red Poppy Art House. 

For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page at: facebook.com/events/2047448358815790/

Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm show
Venue: Red Poppy Art House
Admission: $20

Amanda Abizaid Releases New Project in Support of HelpPhilippineSchools.orgWalking In Twos EP featuring the Legendary Stephen Stills. Amanda describes her music as “Neo-Soul meets World.” A gifted pianist, guitarist and flautist, Amanda will be performing with Los Angeles based guitarist Lindsay Gillis, local musicians Kimon Manolius and Jeff Herrera for an eclectic bi lingual set along with local special guests Anna Karney and The Beautiful Losers. This will truly be a night of bringing the east and west together in song. “Amanda is Fabulous. Really! Check this out!” – Stephen Stills

 

“Walking In Twos” Tour: Join Amanda Abizaid, Karney, and The Beautiful Losers Friday, June 30th!

9 Jun

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Please join Amanda Abizaid in promoting the release of her latest album, Walking In Twos, on June 30th, 2017. Amanda will be joined by special guest artists Karney and The Beautiful Losers at the Red Poppy Art House. 

For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page at: facebook.com/events/2047448358815790/

Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm show
Venue: Red Poppy Art House
Admission: $20

Amanda Abizaid Releases New Project in Support of HelpPhilippineSchools.org, Walking In Twos EP featuring the Legendary Stephen Stills. Amanda describes her music as “Neo-Soul meets World.” A gifted pianist, guitarist and flautist, Amanda will be performing with Los Angeles based guitarist Lindsay Gillis, local musicians Kimon Manolius and Jeff Herrera for an eclectic bi lingual set along with local special guests Anna Karney and The Beautiful Losers. This will truly be a night of bringing the east and west together in song. “Amanda is Fabulous. Really! Check this out!” – Stephen Stills

 

Catch Jordan Hurwitz at The Hotel Utah Saloon on Sunday, May 21st!

12 May

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Jordan Hurwitz is an American singer/songwriter born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her soulful and story-telling pop music has been compared to and influenced by greats such as Sara Barreilles and Lady Gaga.

Jordan is touring this summer to promote her new EP, LOVESICK., her second with Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin) arranging and producing six new original songs that showcase her evolving musical maturity and continued depth in her songwriting. LOVESICK. is available worldwide.

Jordan’s LOVESICK. tour follows the completion of her sophomore year at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where she is in the highly regarded Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program.

EVENT LINK: www.hotelutah.com

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For more information, please visit Jordan’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jordanmhurwitz/

To purchase LOVESICK. EP visit: https://jordanhurwitz.bandcamp.com/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lovesick.-ep/id1180797229
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3kKAIGq6SgH3VaYDo7DPRp

Check out Jordan’s website for more information and touring schedule: http://www.jordansmusic.com/

Interview Requests contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR at glassonyonpr@gmail.com or call 828-350-8158

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