The Acaphiliacs of Florida State University are some of the most passionate and compassionate people I know. These songs speak for themselves, and I'm honored to have a role in bringing them to a wider audience. As The Acaphiliacs' album release neared, an unspeakable tragedy took place in Orlando, FL in a gay nightclub. 20% of iTunes proceeds from this album will be donated to the victims of the Pulse shooting. Take a listen.
Produced by Bri Holland and The Vocal Company. Mastered by Vocal Mastering.
The Acaphiliacs: website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram
Overcome: Loudr | iTunes | Spotify
Can't believe it's taken me so long to post about (one of) my own alum group's latest release! I love these people to pieces, and they truly poured all of themselves into this album - heir hearts, souls, and talents. Special shout out to Kari and Will, who worked so hard to bring their visions to life (as I know the entire group did), as well as to make this group somewhere everyone can feel safe. Also to Shubha and Piper, who both have original songs on this album! And finally of course, to Chris, who has influenced much more than just the music we've made.
Recorded and edited by Bri Holland, Chris Rishel, and Will Cabaniss. Mixed by Ed Boyer, Bill Hare, James Gammon, and Chris Rishel. Mastered by Vocal Mastering. Liner notes available here.
Voices in Your Head: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
LIGHTS: Loudr | iTunes | Amazon | Spotify
11 is the newest release from Oakland School for the Arts' Vocal Rush. All eleven tracks are original songs written by the group members, arranged by a combination of the group and their brilliant director, Lisa Forkish. It was so very special to be part of bringing these students' visions to life and exploring a bit of studio writing, arranging, and production with them. These songs are at once very personal and very universal, and I'm proud to have been part of this project. Check it out, and stay tuned for whatever they do next!
Recorded and edited by Bri Holland, mixed by Ed Boyer, mastered by Bill Hare.
Vocal Rush: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
11: Loudr | iTunes | Amazon | Spotify
Men in Drag's newest album launches with "Givin Em What They Love," a track originally by Janelle Monáe featuring the late and great Prince. Stepping back for a moment, the first song Men in Drag ever performed together back in 1997 was actually Prince's "7." His influence has been strong on the group since its founding. "We are gathered here today 2 get through this thing called life." With every warm-up, rehearsal, performance, and "MiD flower," Men in Drag is a group of friends, a support system, and a reciprocated vessel of love, and with this album they're inviting you in to a glimpse of their relationships.
Medusa Complex spans a few different generations and iterations of Men in Drag. It includes two songs from the group's first-ever ICCA set back in 2013 and influences from all types and genres of artists. I'm not here to write a review, but I'm immensely proud of the art they're sharing with the people in their world, and I believe there is something for everyone to enjoy.
"Like books and black lives, albums still matter." This one speaks to my heart.
Arranged by Bri Holland, Chloe Atchue-Mamlet, Mariana Lepecki, and Frances Bernstein; tracked/edited by Bri Holland; mixed by Ed Boyer; mastered by Vocal Mastering.
Medusa Complex: iTunes | Spotify | Loudr
Men in Drag: website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram
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