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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

FREE DOWNLOAD - "WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE?"

This past Christmas week, our dear friends with New Granada Records celebrated their 20th Anniversary at New World Brewery in Tampa, FL.  To commemorate the occasion, the holidays, and the new year to come... New Granada artists Rec Center and our very own Tracy Shedd shared the stage for a very special performance of Frank Loesser's classic song "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"  While the trio was practicing outside of New World Brewery by the fountain and trolley car in Ybor City for their performance, they just so happened to record the rehearsal via an iPhone.   

As a special gift to help ring in the new year, New Granada Records and Fort Lowell Records have made the track available for all of you to enjoy!   Stream the song, or download it for free, and share with your friends for your own celebration this New Year's Eve!



Recorded live via iPhone at New World Brewery; Tampa, FL - Friday December 26, 2014
Susie Ulrey: vocals; Tracy Shedd: vocals; Michael Waksman: ukulele
Words/Music by Frank Loesser; 1947
Photo: John McNicholas

Monday, December 29, 2014

TRACY SHEDD LIVE PHOTOS FROM NEW WORLD BREWERY IN TAMPA FL

Photographs by John McNicholas

Photographs by Alastair St. Hill

Photographs by Rob Christiansen

Sunday, December 21, 2014

HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY TO NEW GRANADA RECORDS

Our dear friends, Keith & Susie Ulrey, from New Granada Records are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this week with family, friends, and supporters, and we personally could not be happier for them.  New Granada Records is a fantastic independent label that helps many talented artists get their music out to the masses.  This holiday week, if you happen to be in the Tampa, Florida area, we strongly recommend you check in with New Granada Records.  Here is an overview of their activities:


NEW WORLD BREWERY (the location for each day's celebration)
1313 E Eighth Ave, Tampa, Florida 33605
http://newworldbrewery.net

$16.00 3-Day Pass - Purchase Here

$8.00 1-Day Pass - Purchase Day Of Show at New World Brewery 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25 - 8:00PM

POHGOH (Reunion w/ both singers, Kobi & Susie)
PERMANENT MAKEUP
ATLANTIC OCEANS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26 - 9:00PM
ALEXANDER & THE GRAPES
TRACY SHEDD
REC CENTER

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27 - 9:00PM
SUNBEARS!
DIEALPS!
THE PAUSES (Special Acoustic Set)
ALAMEDA (Special Acoustic Set)


RSVP VIA THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE


As a bonus gift from New Granada Records, their flagship artist - Pohgoh - has recorded a brand new track called "Claude Rains," which they've made available as a free download via New Granada Records' Soundcloud page and below.  It's their first studio track in 16 years.  Pohgoh will be playing December 25th w/ both singers, Kobi and Susie, and they will be selling a very limited (to 20) hand-cut 10" Pohgoh EP.  You don't want to miss it!  



Lastly, the Tampa Bay Times wrote a very nice article about New Granada Records and their twenty years of promoting music.  Here is the link to read the article, but we are also going to re-post it down below.

Congratulations not only to Keith & Susie Ulrey and New Granada Records, but to all of their artists as well!  We are very proud of all of you!  Have fun this week celebrating, and Happy Holidays to all!


Your friends,

Fort Lowell Records

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Tampa Bay Times (re-post)

Thursday, December 18th, by Ray Roa











In his Seminole Heights record store, Microgroove, Keith Ulrey has a listening station stocked with albums from his label, New Granada Records. Photo by Ray Roa.

Searching for CDs or mp3 players makes the music industry's changes over the last two decades feel very real. These days, Virgin and Tower megastores are just Wikipedia pages. Record execs still scratch their heads about the digital revolution that ruined profit margins forever because, as it turns out, selling plastic discs at insane markups never was a sustainable market strategy.


There is one music module that's withstood the test of time, though: The local record label.
Perched cross-legged on a chair in the center of his Seminole Heights record store Microgroove, Keith Ulrey can talk circles around the topic. The red-bearded, bespectacled 43-year-old is the head honcho and general do-it-all force behind beloved local imprint New Granada Records, which celebrates its 20th anniversary with a three-night concert Dec. 25-27 at New World Brewery in Ybor City.
The label boasts nearly 50 releases over the last 20 years, and while many have been long out of print, Ulrey is candid about the less glamorous details of running the operation full time. A room in his house is dedicated to unmoved product, and Microgroove's New Granada listening post stands next to a box of label releases he can't give away (it should be a crime not to add a free copy of New Roman Times' 2008 indie-rock masterpiece On The Sleeve to your shopping bag).
Select titles are teetering on sold out, but he still can't hide subtle, solemn looks of disappointment while waxing about what consumers are missing out on when they don't buy physical.
"If I'm a painter, people come see my painting. Only one person can buy it, but you experience it," he said. "With physical product, liner notes, graphics, packaging — that's the art."
Ulrey knows a thing or two about making good versions of that art. The last year alone has seen New Granada utilize nearly every format to handle multiple releases. There are colored and transparent vinyl 7-inch singles from young, talented locals like Alexander and the Grapes and Atlantic Oceans. St. Pete alt-waltz quintet DieAlps! moved nearly 100 CDs at a recent release show, and Orlampa songwriter MRENC released a soundsmith's wet dream on cassettes dressed up in hand-cut artwork.
Screenprinted sleeves from Pinellas avant-punks Permanent Makeup adorn their 7-inch, and more local artistry is featured on reimagined artwork for a re-release featuring midwest emo legends Braid. The crown jewel of New Granada's anniversary releases, however, is hand-cut vinyl from the Maccabees and Pohgoh, which are manufactured one by one in Jacksonville by Jonathan Berlin, who plays in New Granada psych-freak folk outfit Sunbears!.
Pohgoh — the label's flagship band — enjoyed a dose of popularity following their debut in 1994, and a Christmas night reunion show finds the emo outfit joined by original singer Kobi Finley, who went on two tours and played on three 7-inches before Ulrey's future wife Susie eventually took over vocals. Finley, 36, will play three songs with the group. Richardson will sing during the rest of the set, and all five members of the band have recorded new music together, marking the first time they've been on the same record together.
"It's exciting," Ulrey explained, "but also, we're already nervous."
That energy grows stronger when Ulrey is queried on why someone would commit half his life to such a laborious passion project. He mentions loaning bands equipment when they're in a pinch. He'll do anything to help anyone on the roster succeed, and he says he feels the most fulfilled when a band gets as excited as he does about the way things are happening.
"It could be a good show, or press, or an Instagram," he said. "When they're stoked, I'm stoked."
There are still more releases being rolled out for the big anniversary, and as he excitedly rattles off details, it doesn't look like Ulrey wants to stop anytime soon.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

GET TO KNOW NAÏM AMOR, A LITTLE MORE

Arizona Public Media has put together a fantastic video titled Art Dads, that features our own Naïm Amor with his son, Lucien, along with other Tucson artists (and dads), Tom Walbank and Donovan White. It is a wonderful documentary that gives insight to how these very special and talented artists balance their unique careers with the responsibilities of fatherhood. Not only does the video feature Naïm Amor's music, but it also provides a great insight into Naïm Amor himself. Enjoy!



And if you would like to learn even more about the Parisian Tucsonan, Naïm Amor, and his personal guitar obsession, we invite you to watch this documentary about Amor, titled Used Guitar.

Monday, December 1, 2014

NAVIGATEUR REMIXES MOYAMOYA

Multi-instrumentalist, Carlos Andujar - AKA: Navigateur, from Atlanta, GA remixes moyamoya's song "DedMel25," which was given away as a bonus download to those of you that pre-ordered moyamoya's debut self-titled album. Now you can hear, and download, "DedMel25" via Navigateur! Enjoy:

Saturday, November 29, 2014

NAÏM AMOR LIVE PHOTO FROM THE PERSIMMON HOUSE (TOULOUSE, FR)



Photo by What A Mess! Records

LEMMY LOVES NAÏM AMOR

Our feline friend from The Netherlands, Lemmy, of Here Comes The Flood (blog), has been soaking in some sun rays and the sweet sounds of Naïm Amor's new album, "Hear the Walls!"

Thursday, November 27, 2014

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Y'ALL!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO NAÏM AMOR

Today is our release day for Naïm Amor's brand new album, "Hear the Walls!" ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE GOOD GRACES + TRACY SHEDD LIVE CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHS


the Good Graces, featuring Kim Ware




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Tracy Shedd


with Kim Ware & Lucas Miré, singing "Broken Arrows"


with Kim Ware, singing "Encourage Me"


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Photographs by John McNicholas
Taken at Steve's Live Music, Sandy Springs GA
Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

NAÏM AMOR - TOUR DE FRANCE - NOV 20-28

Nov 20 - Allonnes (Fr) - L'Excelsior
Nov 21- Nantes (Fr) - Le Mojo
Nov 27- La Rochelle (Fr) - La Sirene Tim
Nov 28 - Toulouse (Fr) - The Persimmon House



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

MOYAMOYA LIVE PICS FROM DEEP SEARCH RECORDS

Saturday, November 8, instrumental masters, moyamoya, from Jacksonville, FL, celebrated the debut of their first album with family, friends, and fans at Deep Search Records.  Here are some live pictures from their performance:


photo by Brian Jerin



photo by Michael LeGrand

Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Artwork by Sara & Ernie Ohlson

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

THE GOOD GRACES - PUBLIC RADIO EXCHANGE 'INDIE SONG' WINNER

As the Good Graces celebrate the release of their latest album, Close to the Sun, it is with great pleasure that we share with you another reason for the Good Graces to celebrate.  Band leader, Kim Ware, was recently recognized by Public Radio Exchange (PRX) with their Searchlight Songwriter Competition as the 'Indie Song' winner for the Good Graces' track, "Under the Weather!"   Use the audio player below to listen to Kim's interview with PRX, as well as their song, "Under the Weather."  Enjoy the music, and "Congratulations, Kim!"

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE GOOD GRACES VINYL RECORD NOW!



Monday, October 27, 2014

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

...that is when we celebrate, not just one record release, but two - the Good Graces Close to the Sun, and moyamoya moyamoya! You can put your order in now for their vinyl records, and we will ship out your order immediately; heck, probably today!  Thanks for the support!   Enjoy the music!

ORDER THE GOOD GRACES

ORDER MOYAMOYA




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WE PROUDLY INTRODUCE TO YOU... THE FLR 12INCH FAMILY

THE GOOD GRACES + MOYAMOYA VINYL HAVE ARRIVED!

Order your copy today! (We will ship it out this weekend; shhhh... don't tell our distributor or the record stores!)



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MOYAMOYA LIVE CONCERT PHOTOS FROM RAINDOGS






Photos by Bryon Chapman

Sunday, October 5, 2014

THE GOOD GRACES - LIVE PHOTOS FROM MUSIC ROOM [ATLANTA GA]




ROGER GUPTON & TRACY SHEDD PLAY THE CAVE - FRIDAY OCTOBER 10


Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/451614698310907/



Roger Gupton (of Silver Skates)


Tracy Shedd


The Cave
452 1/2 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

919-968-9308 

Show starts at 9:00pm
Cover charge is $5.00

See you at the show! ~ FLR 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PRE-ORDER NAÏM AMOR 'HEAR THE WALLS' NOW!

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for you to pre-order Naïm Amor's new record, Hear the Walls... an album we believe is Naïm's most intimate, and best work to date.  Hear the Walls is a collection of skillfully crafted introspective compositions, and certainly not to be missed.  The official release date for the blood red vinyl is November 25th, but you can place your order now, and we will be sure to ship it to you once it is available!
Thank you for your continuous support!
Fort Lowell Records

Sunday, September 21, 2014

PRE-ORDER MOYAMOYA 'MOYAMOYA' VINYL

moyamoya is an astonishing instrumental rock band from Jacksonville FL. Perhaps you have never heard of them before, and that is okay; that is what you have us for - to introduce you to amazing new talent, such as moyamoya.  And with that, we are very proud to present you with their recording debut: a self-titled six song sampler that is sure to captivate.  The digital release of their album will be available on September 30th from outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, and eMusic.  Then, on Tuesday, October 28th, their vinyl release, pressed on brown wax, will be available in stores everywhere.  However, you can now order a copy of the vinyl from our website, and we will be sure to ship it to you once it is available!
PLUS, THERE IS A BONUS IN IT FOR YOU! When you order moyamoya's album direct from us, we will send you a bonus track "Ded Mel 25" via email!  That's right, an exclusive bonus track just for those that order with us!  Do it!
Thank you for listening!
Fort Lowell Records

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WIN SIGNED TEST PRESS VINYL FROM THE GOOD GRACES

To celebrate the release of the Good Graces' new album Close to the Sun, we are giving away a FREE signed test pressing of their vinyl record!  All of our releases are pressed by Rainbo Records in Canoga Park, California.  Before they begin manufacturing our orders, they send us four (4) copies of each release to review in advance,  just to be sure everything is a-ok for production; these copies are called test pressings, and they are the very first copies of the release (very rare).  We decided to have a little fun with the Good Graces and give one of these four test pressings away to one lucky fan!  Not only did they sign their test pressing that we are giving away, but the band also did their own rendition of their cover art!

If you want to win this one-of-a-kind copy of the Good Graces Close to the Sun test pressing, all you need to do is sign up to be a member of the Friends & Family of Fort Lowell Records in the form below.  We will be emailing our Friends & Family exclusively in the coming weeks for details on how to win this little gem!  Stay tuned!

Join the Friends & Family of Fort Lowell Records