sonsofsweden:

Best Friends’ Love, the fourth video from the #KTSOS visual album #shapecolorfeel premieres today on Esquire. The Shape The Color The Feel is out now on iTunes and on vinyl and CD in your local record store. 

REALLY grateful to all of the people who made this possible, from the recording sessions with Wes Chandler, Ethan Place, Matthew Turrentine Thompson, Nicolas Danielson, Konrad Snyder,Jordan Lehning, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Hannah Holbrook of SHEL to the video shoot Cannery Ballroom directed by Miriam Bennett. Thanks to Jason Smythe, Silver Point Studios, Prophetik Wearable-Philosophy, Corsair Artisan Distillery, Janelle Anne Wood, Leslie Stephens, Randy Barrett, Josh Habiger, Jennifer McNamara, Emily B. Hall, Jason Gigax, Adam Smalley, Jessie Sara, Deanna Bruton, Dycee Wildman, Les Gibson, Joe Henley, Polly Palmer,Jared Foldy, Guro Andrea Iacopini, Jordan Lindsey Morgan, Sebastian Lasaosa Rogers, Amy Conte, Richard Naumer, Chase Cole and all y’all. #BFLuv #BFF #KTSOS #shapecolorfeel

sonsofsweden:

Best Friends’ Love, the fourth video from the #KTSOS visual album #shapecolorfeel premieres today on Esquire. The Shape The Color The Feel is out now on iTunes and on vinyl and CD in your local record store. 

REALLY grateful to all of the people who made this possible, from the recording sessions with Wes ChandlerEthan PlaceMatthew Turrentine ThompsonNicolas DanielsonKonrad Snyder,Jordan LehningMatthew Perryman Jones, and Hannah Holbrook of SHEL to the video shoot Cannery Ballroom directed by Miriam Bennett. Thanks to Jason SmytheSilver Point StudiosProphetik Wearable-PhilosophyCorsair Artisan DistilleryJanelle Anne WoodLeslie StephensRandy BarrettJosh HabigerJennifer McNamaraEmily B. HallJason GigaxAdam SmalleyJessie SaraDeanna BrutonDycee WildmanLes GibsonJoe HenleyPolly Palmer,Jared FoldyGuro Andrea IacopiniJordan Lindsey MorganSebastian Lasaosa RogersAmy ConteRichard NaumerChase Cole and all y’all. #BFLuv #BFF #KTSOS #shapecolorfeel

sonsofsweden:

#shapecolorfeel out today http://bit.ly/KTSOSiTunes on @itunes and on vinyl and CD http://ktsos.spinshop.com <3

sonsofsweden:

#shapecolorfeel out today http://bit.ly/KTSOSiTunes on @itunes and on vinyl and CD http://ktsos.spinshop.com <3

Opening for Damien Jurado in Nashville tonight and I’m reminded of how sweet he was to sing on a record of mine a few years back.  Here’s the video for “In the End” directed by Miriam Bennett, featuring Damien Jurado. 

"Kate Tucker finally has my attention, so that’s all that matters for now.
I talked to her via Skype about her music and the film.” - Chris McGovern

Ghost of Something New (Deluxe Version) out March 27! 

Ghost of Something New is a collection of songs I recorded with the Sons of Sweden and other long-time collaborators in Seattle, Brooklyn, and Nashville.  Blake Wescott (Pedro the Lion, Damien Jurado) and Steven Aguilar (Head and the Heart) share production credits. Guest appearances include Michael Shepard of Lovedrug and Johanna Cranitch of Johanna and the Dusty Floor

The Ghost of Something New deluxe version features three bonus tracks including the original version of the song, “New Orleans, from White Horses. I will be performing some full band shows across the US to celebrate its release, with special performances in my ‘hometowns’ of Akron, Ohio and Seattle, Washington.  I hope to see you soon! 

March 30 - Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater with Jim White and Kris Orlowski

April 6 - Akron, OH Musica with Lovedrug and The Big Sweet

April 23 - Nashville, TN The Basement with Mark Watrous



I made a video with the help of 

Patrick Boyle- Lead Guitar
Andy Dolson- Keys
Michael Shepard- Backing Vocals
Andrew Cushman- Bass
Eric Baltrinic- Drums
Kate Tucker- Vocals and Guitar

Recorded by Michael Shepard on December 20, 2010 in Alliance, Ohio

Original song by Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden 
from Ball of Wax Vol.12 (Denimclature 2008)

This song is dedicated to Brad Trent for his support of Kate’s Kickstarter campaign to release the album White Horses. Because of the generous support of Brad and so many others, Kate was able to release White Horses without the help of a record label. WE the PEOPLE. MAKE it HAPPEN.

BradTrent.com KateTucker.net RedValiseRecords.com

Download Roman Candles for free this week at Bandcamp.  

Roman Candles: Kickstarter Love, Free New Songs!

It’s the one year anniversary of WE the PEOPLE. MAKE it HAPPEN, the Kickstarter Campaign to release White Horses.  To celebrate, this week you can download my favorite songs from White Horses for free, including a previously unreleased version of Roman Candles.  Go crazy at katetucker.bandcamp.com 

Originally a KT + Sons of Sweden song that was never properly released, I recorded a second version of Roman Candles with the help of my Ohio crew for New York-based photographer and longtime friend Brad Trent.  Brad has been an amazing supporter from day one.  He’s featured my music countless times on his Song of the Day list, done more than a few pro-bono photo shoots (many of the KT photos you’ve seen have been Brad’s) and to top it all off, he gave money to WE the PEOPLE. MAKE it HAPPEN.  Part of his rewards package includes a dedicated song and video on youtube.  He’s requested Roman Candles and so I made my very first (and perhaps last) DIY video.  See what I did with Flip camera and iMovie atyoutube.com/katetuckersongs.  Thanks to Michael Shepard of Lovedrug for his patience and help in recording Roman Candles and editing the video

In other news, I’ve been all over the place this year, and am finally ‘settling’ down inNashville for the summer, though I’ll be back in Akron for a very special video release show at Musica on July 30.  This will be the premiere for music video/short film Bullet Train by Akron based director Miriam Bennett.  Bullet Train features performances by Cleveland actor Darryl Dickenson, myself, and my brother, Luke Tucker.  I can’t wait for you to see it!  We’ll also be showing the brand new music video for Blue December directed by Dustin Morrow, followed by a full band performance.  Tickets will be on sale at akronmusica.com  Follow me ontwitter.com/katetuckermusic for ticket giveaways and last minute updates. 

And last but not least, some of you know about Red Valise Recordings, the little label that I started back in 2006 to release my first EP, Eros Turannos.  Well, this year we welcomed our first new artist to the family.  Allow me to introduce you to Brooklyn-based, Australian-born Johanna Cranitch of Johanna and the Dusty Floor.  I can’t get enough of Northern Lights, her debut album and I think you’ll like it too.  You can hear Johanna and the Dusty Floor at bandcamp.com and find out more about all that’s going on with them at redvalise.tumblr.comtwitter.com/redvalise and on facebook

As always, thanks for listening!  Please help me share the love this week with these new free songs, post them to your facebook page, your twitter feed, whereever you go, and if we’re not already acquainted, come on over to my facebook page and let’s get it started! 

xoxo  

Kate

More photos from the Tractor by Jessie Sara English.