"I DO" Single AND Video Release Today! (11.12.13)
It’s hard to resist making something special of 11.12.13, and so we have! I Do is released today, in the form of a lovely music video which premiered at BAM’s Puppets on Film Festival a few weeks ago. Today it hits the world wide web.
After watching the video five hundred times and sharing it with all your friends five hundred more (sorry, Proclaimers), we hope that the song will be properly lodged in your cranium. Should that occur, you will be happy to know that the single is available for download, exclusively at my Bandcamp site.
"All This Joy" has been nominated as Best Music Video in Big Vision Empty Wallet’s 2013 Music Video Competition! Grand prize winner receives $5000 to make a new music video.
If you like All This Joy, please vote to help us make another awesome video.
Link to VOTE HERE!
Voting ends November 6th!
New video, “I Do” at BAM Puppets on Film Festival (10.27.13)
Melissa and I are thrilled to announce that our new music video will be featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Puppets on Film Festival in a few weeks. This is the 2nd year in a row that one of our videos was included (last year was All This Joy) in this fantastic festival that screens classic films that use puppetry, such as Little Shop of Horrors and Aliens as well as new original works.
I Do was created by Melissa Creighton, directed by Jesse Garrison and features my song with the same name — this is a honey sweet duet sung by Melissa and me — look out for the single, coming soon!
Conversation, the Video
I am supremely pumped about the new music video for Conversation, which just debuted on Go Folk Yourself. Watch it HERE!
Matt and Martin: Special Moments
I tried to locate Martin, who is on a lengthy sabbatical, to get his blessing on showing these fun and slightly embarrassing moments from the filming of our first 10 episodes together. He was not available for comment.
Find all the Matt and Martin episodes at the Family Records playlist.
Big thanks to my new friends Colin and Ashley who moved their sweet little picnic so that I could film the acoustic video to Verb in just the right spot — it was exactly where we filmed the acoustic vids to Or Wherever and VHS this past winter.
Here’s your end-of-the-week treat… Matt Singer’s acoustic version of his song “Perfect Lawns”. Matt took advantage of the nice weather (aka before it started raining for days here in NYC) and played this pretty song just for you.
Download this song or his entire album, The Build, on the Family Records store.
Haven’t seen Matt Singer live? Or can’t wait to see him again? You can see him in a show of a slightly different kind at St. Ann’s Warehouse at the end of this month. He’s is teaming up with puppeteer Eric Wright to perform their new puppetry musical about the human experience of food politics, What Are You Eating, at the Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Mr. Wright’s performance credits include Madama Butterfly (Metropolitan Opera) and Powerhouse (NYC Fringe Festival) and he is a co-founder of The Puppet Kitchen, whose clients include The Public Theater (Hamlet) and FAO Schwartz / Folkmanis Puppets.
PS: You’ll get a new video from Matt each Friday, leading up to the release of his next single from “The Build”. Score!
For all of you who made it to Matt’s album release show at Littlefield, well done. It was a brilliant and most definitely unique evening of music, performance and puppetry.
We have a treat for you in case you were having Matt and Martin withdrawals. Shot by Kristen Winter and in the dead of Winter (how quaint!) - we have a special video of Matt performing his song “VHS” from his new album.
If you didn’t get to the release show, there is another opportunity to see him in a show of a slightly different kind at St Ann’s Warehouse at the end of this month. Matt Singer is teaming up with puppeteer Eric Wright to perform their new puppetry musical about the human experience of food politics, What Are You Eating, at the Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Mr. Wright’s performance credits include Madama Butterfly (Metropolitan Opera) and Powerhouse (NYC Fringe Festival) and he is a co-founder of The Puppet Kitchen, whose clients include The Public Theater (Hamlet) and FAO Schwartz / Folkmanis Puppets.
In Eric’s words:
Eat right, Eat less,
eat some more (but just of this)
You ate that? Oh Dear, how could you?
Technically you could … but should you?
The dinner table’s full of “don’t,”
I think that I’ve ate my fill of “won’t”
There must be something more to food
that leaves me feeling bad or good.
Ingredients — Songs, puppets, food for thought, oxygen dihydride, pie.