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Sage Francis – Makeshift Patriot

Makeshift Patriot was written and recorded by Sage Francis one month after the 9/11 attacks. It was offered as a free download before appearing on multiple compilations and ultimately finding its home on the “Known Unsoldier…Sick of Waging War” CD. This song is a response to how irresponsibly the media treated the events of 9/11. Many of the lyrics are actual news reporter quotes. The audio of the crowd cheering was a field recording Sage took at ground zero 5 days after the attack. The goal of this song was to open up a discussion about things most people were thinking to themselves but too afraid to talk about with others. We operated under an umbrella of fear and xenophobia. 9 years later, a couple wars later, a few civil liberties stripped from us later, it seems like there’s still much to be done in the way of communication, understanding and acceptance. “Don’t waive your rights with your flags.”

Sep 10

Prolyphic – On The Side (Cubbiebear Remix)

SFR’s Prolyphic gets the remix treatment on his song “On The Side” (originally found on the 2008 LP “The Ugly Truth” with producer Reanimator) from Baltimore, MD producer Cubbiebear. Strange Famous labelmate Buddy Peace handles the cuts.

Be sure to check out the wildly different original version on Prolyphic & Reanimator’s “The Ugly Truth”, avaliable on CD here and digital download here.

Sep 01

Sage Francis – Unplugged (Live on BBC Radio) 7/13/10

Sage Francis visited the BBC during his trip to London, GB on July 13th, 2010. He brought two acoustic guitarists with him (Ally & Warren) and they performed 3 songs live for the Lauren Laverne Show on Music 6 Radio. Here’s a recording of all those songs edited together for your listening pleasure – 1) The Baby Stays – 2) A Hell of a Year – 3) The Best of Times

Please ignore the download instructions provided on the site. This track has been set for streaming only. Thank you.

Jul 27

DJ Pickster One – Live on Sage Francis LI(F)E On The Road Tour – June 2010

SFR homie Pickster One stopped by the Tempe, AZ date on Sage Francis’ LI(F)E On The Road Tour and blessed the crowd with a a live set on 2 turntables, featuring old Sage samples, skits, spoken word, and tracks from both the SFR roster and Sage’s live backing band, Free Moral Agents, all mixed together with a little of that Strange Famous humor we all know and love. Now you can check out the set in this free mp3! To hear more from Pickster, please visit PicksterOne.com for over 20 hours of FREE downloadable music and mixes.

Jul 09

Sleep of Oldominion – Spent

From Sleep’s Strange Famous Records debut album, “Hesitation Wounds”! Produced by Zavala (Dark Time Sunshine)

May 27

By The Time I Get To Arizona Redeux

Toki Wright has breathed new life into Public Enemy‘s timeless anthem “By The Time I Get To Arizona.” This new version was created in response to a bill signed into law in the state of Arizona that states “all immigrants must carry documentation verifying their immigration status.”  Police officers now have the authority to ask to see the information from any individual that is deemed “suspicious.” Essentially, a bill that legalizes racial profiling: if you look like an immigrant, you can be hauled off to jail. Toki’s scathing indictment pays due respect to the original classic, once again turning hip-hop into the true “CNN of the people.” Download the song for free, share it with friends, and check this link to learn about 5 Actions You Can Take Immediately Against SB 1070

Apr 29

B. Dolan – Econony of Words (Bail It Out) (Evil Nine Remix)

UK DJ duo Evil Nine (Tom Beaufoy and Pat Pardy) revamp and revitalize B. Dolan’s “Economy of Words,” a track off of his album “Fallen House, Sunken City.” The album is produced by Alias, features appearances by P.O.S. and Cadence Weapon, and is available now at www.FallenHouse.com!

Apr 22

Sage Francis – Best of Times

“Best of Times” is the second single from the new Sage Francis album, LI(F)E. Co-written by Sage and French composer Yann Tiersen, who is best known for the Amelie soundtrack, with Brian Deck, who has worked with Iron & Wine and Modest Mouse, tackling production duties. LI(F)E drops May 11! Pre-order your copy now on CD & Vinyl at LifeIsJustALie.com.

Right click here and ‘save as’ to download your FREE mp3 of “Best of Times”!

Apr 14

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