New Music Releases

Two-albumsFan favorites like “The Liberal Arts Degree Waltz,” “Space Weird Thing” with Molly Lewis, and “The Elements, Expanded” by Mike Selinker are now available on the collection Fun Singles in Your Area.

A bevy of new cover songs are loosed upon the world with Marian Call Sings the Classics, vol. II, including songs by They Might Be Giants, the Muppets, Monty Python, and Joni Mitchell, among many others.

Marian Call, Molly Lewis, Patrick Race, and Seth Boyer create a sweded version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” video, rewriting the song using only the 1000 most common English words — in the style of Randall Munroe’s Up-Goer Five diagram.  Credits and more details on Youtube or at Alaskarobotics.com — and hey, this little homemade video made it to the official David Bowie website and the front page of xkcd.com!

Kickstarter-2015-skinny-headerMarian and her fans have reached a new milestone — her Kickstarter in August 2015 raised $67,035 to make it the fourth highest funding Kickstarter in the state of Alaska.

The funds are for Marian’s next studio album, Standing Stones, due to be released in 2016.  But fans also helped to fund the creation of new original songs, music videos, custom vinyl, an acoustic EP, and an EP of jazz standards and covers, all now in the pipeline.  For more information visit Marian’s Kickstarter page.

For details and concrete advice about crowdfunding in general, see Marian’s comprehensive blog “Kickstarter Math is Weird,” a good reference for any independent artist or group looking to raise money from their audience.