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BUDDY PEACE – Strange Famous Til The Grave Takes Us MINIMIX

A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 12-minute mix of SFR classics by BUDDY PEACE!

This mix is available (plus 11 bonus tracks spanning the history of the label!) with purchase of a NEW SFR “Til The Grave Takes Us” Zip Hoodie!Details & full tracklisting available at tinyurl.com/TilTheGraveTakesUs

This Minimix features:
PROLYPHIC & REANIMATOR: ‘Artist Goes Pop’ from the Ugly Truth LP
SAGE FRANCIS: ‘House Of Bees’ (feat. B. Dolan) from the Sick of Wasting mixtape
PROLYPHIC & BUDDY PEACE: ‘Death Of The Boombox’ from the Working Man LP
CECIL OTTER: ’1999′ from the Rebel Yellow LP
B. DOLAN: ‘Earthmovers’ from the Fallen House Sunken City LP
SCROOBIUS PIP: ‘Let ‘Em Come’ Redux (feat Metermaids, Sage Francis, Cecil Otter) from the Distraction Pieces LP (US version)
METERMAIDS: ‘Bad Things’ (Redux) from the Rooftop Shake LP
SLEEP: ‘Intro’ from the Christopher LP
DAN LE SAC vs SCROOBIUS PIP: ‘Gold Teeth’ from the Repent Replenish Repeat LP
SAGE FRANCIS: ‘Make Em Purr’ from the Copper Gone LP
BUCK 65: ‘The Outskirts’ from the Situation LP

All tracks are taken from official SFR releases available at www.StrangeFamous.com

Oct 29

B. DOLAN – “Natural Born Trouble” – Produced by BUDDY PEACE

CLICK THE ARROW IN THE PLAYER ABOVE FOR YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD!

B. Dolan & producer Buddy Peace have just unveiled the first leak from the highly anticipated HOUSE OF BEES VOL. 3 mixtape, ahead of this November’s tour through the UK + Ireland.

“NATURAL BORN TROUBLE” enlists the help of none other than the confrontational comedian NEIL HAMBURGER for the drop, and features a snarling B. Dolan reminiscing on a lifetime of truancy.

Some people go looking for trouble, and some never have to. In “NATURAL BORN TROUBLE,” Dolan let’s us know the latter hasn’t worked out all that bad for him.

“Behavior is modified, commodified and stopped
Everyone’s an authority, amateur league cops
Informing on one another, instructed to keep watch
Deviate from the norm and walk around feeling marked,
then realize there’s a freedom in being a man apart;
They can’t take nothing from you when trouble is all you got.”

HOUSE OF BEES VOL. 3 will release this winter ahead of B. Dolan’s official LP, due in the first half of 2015.

Fans in England, Ireland and Scotland can get a first look at 2 years worth of new material this November, when Dolan will headline and be joined by a live band featuring BUDDY PEACE each night.
SCROOBIUS PIP and WARRENPEACE will also be along for that tour, for which tickets are selling rapidly.

Here are the full dates:

Nov 3rd – Bristol – Thekla
Nov 4th – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
Nov 6th – Reading – The Bowery
Nov 9th – Brighton – The Haunt
Nov 10th – London – The Nest
Nov 12th – Liverpool – Kazimier
Nov 13th – Leeds – Wardrobe
Nov 14th – Glasgow – Nice n Sleazy
Nov 15th – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
Nov 19th – Cork – Cypress Ave
Nov 20th – Dublin – Workman’s Club
Nov 21st – Sligo – Fifth on Teeling
Nov 22nd – Galway – Roisin Dubh

Ticket links and full details are available here.
“Natural Born Trouble” illustration by Matt Guack.

Sep 09

Sage Francis – Vonnegut Busy

Sage’s “COPPER GONE” LP is OUT NOW! Order all things Copper Gone here: tinyurl.com/CopperGoneSFR
(CD, vinyl, cassette, digital, shirts, hoodies)

The music for “Vonnegut Busy” is produced by Strange Famous label-mate, PROLYPHIC (horns by Joshua Trinidad.) Lyric video available here: youtu.be/-utMO586HCg

May 12

Sage Francis – “Thank You (Daytrotter Session)”

“Thank You” is off of Sage Francis’ COPPER GONE album. All info, package deals + tour dates at: www.tinyurl.com/CopperGoneSFR

This live version was recorded during SXSW 2014 at Daytrotter’s studio, and is available for FREE DOWNLOAD!

“We knew what Sage Francis was going to do to us when he came by the studio in Austin a month ago. We knew he was going to destroy us. We just didn’t know he was going to destroy us as much as he wound up destroying us. He’s a rapper unequaled and his new record, ‘COPPER GONE’, is a goddamned blessing, after a four year break between records. This particular song from the full session floored us. We were slack-jawed and stunned by the passionate delivery and sentiment in ‘Thank You’ and we all — Sage included — wanted to get this out into the world in front of the full session, which we will post in June. With music by Anders Parker and drums by Alias, ‘Thank You’ is a song that feels as ponderous as it feels definitive. It’s a song about a long span of time and people who mostly act out of love, though sometimes it’s strangely shown. Francis raps, ‘Thank you for the matches, for the gift of fire, for the wood and axe, for whuppin’ my ass/For the wheel even if you didn’t invent it/For the impact that you had on me/ It’s epic/Thank you for the effort, for teaching me the ABCs, even if I never make my way to Z, even if I never do for someone else exactly what you did for me, I’m gonna do my best while you rest, in peace/Thank you,’ and then we turned the lights off for the night and shut it down.” – Sean Moeller www.daytrotter.com

Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording engineered by Grant Johnson at Good Danny’s, Austin, Texas.

“Copper Gone” drops June 3rd!

Apr 21

Sage Francis – “Vonnegut Busy”

COPPER GONE album drops worldwide on June 3rd. PRESALE PACKAGE DEALS + tour dates available here.
(CD, vinyl, cassette, digital, shirts, hoodies)

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“VONNEGUT BUSY” acts as a stylistic sample dish for what one can expect from Sage Francis on Copper Gone, transitioning seamlessly from socio-economic issues to personal politics, all while being punctuated by the project’s overall mission statement: “When it seems like you’re going through hell…keep going.” The reference to Kurt Vonnegut in the title is accompanied by a quote from the satirical writer in one of the song’s 3 sub-choruses: “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘it might have been.’”

As fans and media may remember, Francis declared a sudden retirement from touring at the end of his “Li(f)e on the Road” world excursion in 2010. Many people misinterpreted this as a resignation from music altogether as his three album deal with Epitaph Records came to its conclusion. “It sort of offends my sensibilities to hear that some people thought I gave up music,” Francis remarks. “I’ve been writing songs since I was 8 years old. Performing on stage since 12. Winning over crowds and losing partners in the process. As far as creative energy goes, my entire adult life and the bulk of my childhood has been dedicated to this craft. I don’t even think I could stop that train if I wanted to.”

In reality, Francis removed himself from the non-stop grind of the tour circuit in hopes of developing a healthier domestic situation. He did not achieve this goal, as numerous songs on Copper Gone clearly illustrate (some more overtly than others.) Over the course of the next few years, in the wake of some significant personal losses, Francis succumbed to his more hermit-like tendencies. He remained tucked away in the woods on the outskirts of Rhode Island, running Strange Famous Records remotely, all while continuing to write/record music in the isolation of his studio.

“No matter how much time I spend by myself, I’m constantly aware of how I need to keep this ship afloat. If not for me, then for the others who have jumped on board with me. That’s not the main motivation for what I do, but it’s probably good to feel pressured into staying active outside of my bubble. I’m stressed, overworked, and exhausted regardless of my situation, so I might as well step into the fire rather than just watch the world burn around me. At this point, that sounds a lot better to me than spending the rest of my life as a recluse, wondering what might’ve been.”

The music is produced by Strange Famous label-mate, PROLYPHIC (horns by Joshua Trinidad.)

Apr 01

B. Dolan – “The Hunter (Mux Mool Remix)”

The debut of B. Dolan’s new “The Hunter” T-Shirt design reminded us of this great remix of the song of the same name by producer Mux Mool, so we dusted off the digital platter and brought it back for your streaming pleasure!

“I’ve been an avid listener of the electronic musician Mux Mool–and his affiliate label, Ghostly International–for quite awhile, so when the time came to look for “Fallen House, Sunken City” remixes he was on my shortlist.
I was excited to find that not only was Mux a reciprocate fan, but had a background in hip hop and desire to do more work as a producer. With any luck this, his remix of “The Hunter,” will be the first in a number of collaborations between us. He absolutely killed this track, and I’m honored to have worked with him on it.” – B. Dolan

“Fallen House Sunken City” is available on CD, Vinyl LP, and MP3 Download here.

Feb 10

Sage Francis feat. B. Dolan – “You Can’t Win” (EPIC BEARD MEN!)

SICK TO D(EAT)H – the newest edition to SAGE FRANCIS’ “Sick of” mixtape series drops on Dec 12, 2013 exclusively at StrangeFamousRecords.com.

Pre-sale package deals available now: tinyurl.com/SickToDeathSFR

The Epic Beard Men are back to help usher in this 75 minute compilation of rare recordings, remixes, demos and brand new songs. Sick to D(eat)h is available on MP3, CD and cassette. Yes…we’re returning to the original analog format which kicked off this mixtape series back in 1999. It includes a download code this time through. It features contributions by: Atmosphere, B. Dolan, Buck 65, Buddy Peace, Cecil Otter, DJ EQ, Kurtis SP, Lord Grunge, No Bird Sing, Prolyphic, Reanimator, Scroobius Pip and many more.

The full track list is below and breakdown of each track, along with some additional updates from Mr. Francis, available here: www.strangefamousrecords.com/blogs/sage…ickToDeath

In other news, we’re proud to announce that Sage Francis is currently recording his NEW ALBUM (title withheld for now) which drops in June of 2014, officially ending a 4 year hiatus. This will be followed by a world tour. More info on that soon at SFR.

For now, enjoy the free download of “You Can’t Win” (EPIC BEARD MEN!)

Nov 16

“KRAFTWERKING MAN” – Buddy Peace remixes “Working Man”!

“KRAFTWERKING MAN” – Buddy Peace remixes “Working Man”!

“KRAFTWERKING MAN” is a full-length redux of Prolyphic & Buddy Peace‘s 2013 SFR album “Working Man”, recreated and reassembled by Buddy Peace himself, using building blocks from the catalog of legendary German electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk!

Mr. Peace himself weighs in on the history of the project:

“I always had something in mind for some kind of alternate version of our album, some kind of remix project of some sort… I wanted to make it in a certain frame though and have some kind of concept – and when the ‘Kraftwerking Man’ title hit me all the smoke disappeared and that was my concept.

Kraftwerk are true pioneers and I love them dearly, and I’ve always wanted to get dirty with their back catalogue so this was the ideal chance. And Pro sounds ill over their music so it worked out great!”

“KRAFTWERKING MAN” is a FREE DOWNLOAD available here for your enjoyment. Please spread it around!

Nov 08

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