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Jul 8, 2015

Album Review | Video in My Stereo | DFW.COM

Thanks to DFW.com for the review on our second record release, Video in My Stereo!

"Dallas-based singer-songwriter Adam Case showcases a little bit of everything on his debut album, Video in My Stereo.

The laid-back opener, Better Love, might conjure visions of a countrified John Mayer, but not long after, on Jack and Kate (Try), the Wichita, Kan., native Case spins 180 degrees and delivers a majestic, pop-rock anthem.

Later on, the aptly titled Sexy Lady goes for a sultry, bluesy feel, which makes for a compelling contrast with Case’s smooth, limber voice.

Such surprising dexterity continues throughout Stereo’s 10 songs, accumulated over the last few years and recorded with help from producer Levi Bradford.

Case’s record is also noteworthy for being the second release from Bradford’s Frisco-based label, Noise Umbrella (which handled the terrific and criminally overlooked Anna Robyn Thomas record, which Bradford also midwifed, earlier this year). Thus far, Noise Umbrella has displayed a discerning ear, coupled with a knack for cultivating unknown talents and a dedication to polished product.

Here’s hoping we hear more soon from Case, Thomas and their label home."

Direct link here:

http://www.dfw.com/2015/07/07/1011124/lone-star-sounds-new-music-from.html

Categories Adam Case

Jun 16, 2015

VIDEO IN MY STEREO - Debut Album - Adam Case

We are thrilled to release our second full length as a label. Adam Case with Video in My Stereo. These 10 tunes were recorded over the span of 3 or 4 years.. Plugging away a little bit here and there when time allowed, or when players were in town. We tracked them at different times, with different gear, and at different studios. We chose to let each song go where it naturally wanted to go. This means the only tie point between the tunes is Adam's vocal and a few players. (Drums, Ricky Johnson. Guitar, Scott Fowler) There were many other various players that made the record possible. I guess what made the record most possible was the ambition to move forward, make a statement, and explore. For if it weren't for those thoughts, the music would not exist. We hope you'll take some time to listen, share, support, feel, jam, rock, ect... 

Right now you can get the record for free over at www.adamcasemusic.com. You can also by it on iTunes or on our Shop. Or you can stream it on Spotify or other services like it. 

Much Love! 

Categories Adam Case

Jun 15, 2015

Pre-Listen | Video in My Stereo | Spotify | Music Monday

Folks, we are proud to present Video in My Stereo, the first full length record released under Noise Umbrella by Adam Case. Spotify has the record streaming early. Listen here:

Categories Adam Case Music Monday

May 29, 2015

Video In My Stereo - Available June 16th, 2015

Hey-oo everybody out there! We've got some very special news for you, easiest explained because we are trying to create music/write about/relate things to you and for you. (Not us, always) 

Adam Case is releasing a full length recording via Noise Umbrella on June 16th, 2015. The 10 song collection has been named VIDEO IN MY STEREO. 

This will only be the second major release from our music making company, followed by Anna Robyn Thomas and her effort, SYMPTOMS. 

We are happy to be in a place to create music. We hope you can relate. We hope you can enjoy it. 

See you on the 16th!! 

Categories Adam Case

Apr 28, 2015

Anna's LP, SYMPTOMS, is now on Pandora

If you're into internet radio, or downtempo tune selections, or the ease of not having to pick your next sonic adventure, we've got a present for you. As of late, Anna's record made it onto Pandora Radio. You can now enjoy the Anna Robyn Thomas station to hear what the algorithms say she sounds like. We have to say, so far SO GOOD!

-www.pandora.com-

Thank You to Brandon Lajoie for this stellar picture.

If you'd like to directly support Anna, Symptoms, and our indie music making company, you can purchase the full record here:

Categories Anna Robyn Thomas

Apr 27, 2015

Music Monday - Cory Henry

Perfect for a cloudy day in DFW. Perfect for a wandering day in your mind. Cory Henry's talent extends the beautiful backdrop of the instrumental fusion band, Snarky Puppy, and enters into a land of it's own with First Steps. 

Sit back and set your mind free. 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/first-steps/id901918276

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Apr 20, 2015

Music Monday - Gabriel Kahane

Here's an album that tells a story, literally. With The Ambassador, Kahane releases a very interesting concept album, and each song is based on a street in California. Using 10 addresses L.A., he writes songs from the perspectives of characters both real and imaginary. The story was adapted into a play and given luminous and mysterious physical life at the Harvey Theater of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Listen here: 

Gabriel Kahane - The Ambassador - Spotify

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Apr 13, 2015

Music Monday - Børns

Good Lord! Can't get enough of this washy, melodic, catchy indie pop. Believed to be inspired by the West coast, treehouses and the ocean, Garrett Borns releases four monstrous tracks reminiscent of easy 60s vibes, mixed with current soundscapes and memorable story telling. Staying mysterious in this day and age is a hard task, but Børns tends to take to it. We hope you'll enjoy this little EP. 

Spotify Link: Børns - Candy

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Apr 6, 2015

Music Monday - Amber Run

"5AM" - Amber Run

British piano indie rock band, Amber Run, has consistently impressed me with their command of melody and atmosphere. This newest single, the title track from their upcoming debut full-length, is no exception. Although older releases contained a beautiful folk energy (see "Noah" and "Kites"), "5AM" follows the slow-burning ballad sound that saw their 2014 single "I Found" gain buzz around the web. One critique is that despite Joe Keogh's obvious vocal talent, the band will have to move to separate itself from Coldplay comparisons and mediocre reviews. I see potential here to tap into an emotional vein that related Indie bands so often miss. Their prior release's title track, "The Pilot," and the now-missing folk sound is what I'd like to hear more of on their upcoming full-length debut, available April 27th. 

Categories Music Monday

Mar 30, 2015

Music Monday - Madlib

Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note - Click to Stream

Madlib gets his hands on the catalogue of Blue Note Records, a New York Jazz Label established in 1939. Using made up versions of himself playing different instruments, he samples, creates and chops these old recordings into instrumental hip-hop art. It truly is a unique culture collision from decades apart. Check it! 

Categories Music Monday

Mar 23, 2015

Album Review from DFW.com

Thanks to DFW.com for the kind words about our first record release through Noise Umbrella!

"Mere minutes into Denton singer-songwriter Anna Robyn Thomas’ debut, Symptoms, an astonishment takes hold: This artist is just 19 years old?! “Wise beyond her years” is a far-too-frequently deployed cliche when it comes to teenage musicians, but in the case of Thomas, where else to begin? These 10 amazingly assured tracks, produced by Thomas and Levi Bradford, are like boarding a sleek roller coaster, full of hairpin turns hurtling these alt-pop songs in vivid new directions. Thomas has clearly studied the St. VincentRegina Spektorplaybook, but wisely tossed it aside in favor of forging her own path. From the harrowing ( Little Albert) to the happy ( Jamestown), Thomas needs just 31 minutes to leave a massive impression."

Direct link here:

http://www.dfw.com/2015/03/18/978175/lone-star-sounds-new-music-from.html

If you'd like to support Symptoms, you can download it here:

Categories Anna Robyn Thomas

Music Monday - Chris Joss

French multi-instrumentalist Chris Joss takes us on a wild journey through Funk and Afrobeat with his 2009 Album, Sticks. Exploring new instruments like the sitar, flute, and upright bass, this instrumental album is sure to provide the grooves for the rest of your day... or week... We were caught first by the tune, Tune Down. 

Thanks for chiming in! We hope you'll join us in listening. 

Album link here:

Chris Joss - Sticks 

Categories Music Monday

Mar 16, 2015

Music Monday - Syd Dale Orchestra

Want an absolute escape from modern reality? Put some headphones on, go walk around culture (drive, walk, run, work in an office and look around,) and play some of the beautifully arranged music by Syd Dale and his Orchestra. If you're not immediately transported into a time of yester-year, wait. Continue such tasks and surely you'll find an avenue of your imagination you didn't know was there, or haven't frequented in some time. 

And if you get really bored, go YouTube 60s easy listening music. See you later. 

Spotify Link:

Syd Dale Orchestra - Love Isn't Just For The Young Volume 20

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Mar 9, 2015

Music Monday - Brandi Carlile

"We didn't make any demos. To me rock and roll isn't really a genre but more of recklessness or a risk," Carlile told NPR. "The more something gets ironed out and sure of itself, the less it begins to rock somehow."

With The Firewatcher's Daughter, Brandi Carlile delivers an intimate collection of rock infused western songs. There's angst. Closeness. Bold Declarations. Hard Truths. Most of all there's a real person in there. 

Listen here:

Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter

Categories Music Monday

Mar 2, 2015

Music Monday - Trent Dabbs

Time seems to slide by so fast these days. But this song makes me slow down. Trent Dabbs is a Nashville notable and a veteran songsmith. Hit play and then do something else. This is the kind of song that begs to be felt rather than heard. The words repeat without revealing their true literal meaning. But the feeling is there. 
 
"“I went to a show late last year at the Ryman for a folk singer. There were no fancy lights, just a couple microphones and this incredible, raw, intimate sound,” Dabbs said. “The folk singers and their music spoke more volume than the traditional high-production concerts. That night I was really inspired and it led me to release Believer.”
 

“We live in such a busy world—work, family, everything—and I wanted this project to emanate that same feeling I felt the night at the Ryman,” he said. “This feeling of peeling back to the roots and celebrating the beauty in simplicity.”

Categories Music Monday

Feb 26, 2015

SYMPTOMS - Debut Album - Anna Robyn Thomas

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by Noise Umbrella. The painting above you symbolizes a good thing in the life of our community. One click will take you into a world full of ideas, ambition, and reality; all tucked away within the framework of 10 songs. We hope you'll enjoy and come back for more adventures. 


Happy Day Happy Day!

Categories Anna Robyn Thomas Shop

Feb 25, 2015

Catch Anna on Good Morning Texas

For all of our Dallasites out there, we are happy to announce that Anna Robyn Thomas will be performing a version of her song called Pretty Girls live on Good Morning Texas this Friday | February 27th, 2015. 

You can catch Anna on WFAA-TV Channel 8 from 9-10am. 

In celebration of excitement, we've made Pretty Girls available for your ears below. Please tune in and share, as we have some exciting news to make available on air. 

 

Categories Anna Robyn Thomas

Feb 23, 2015

Music Monday - Michael Kiwanuka

There is a simple life out there.. Or in the least, a simple frame of mind. In Home Again, Michael Kiwanuka delivers a break from the chaotic charm that wraps around our daily hustle and bustle. 

As you can expect from Noise Umbrella, we're "Trying to find you something that won't fade away in time.." (Reference "Lasan" below) 

 

Stream "Home Again" by clicking on this ultra long run-on sentence that will direct you to Spotify and let you listen to the great record from top to bottom which we highly recommend especially on a cold and snowy day

Categories Music Monday

Feb 10, 2015

Shop Now Open

The Noise Umbrella Shop is now open. Currently, digital singles are being slung around like a whoopy cushion on a stretch string.. (Emailed directly to you) 

Keep visiting though.. Lots of goods soon for consumption....

Categories Shop

Feb 2, 2015

Music Monday - Vacationer

Welcome back to Music Monday | A weekly "Glimpse" of the music we've been listening to. 

We were able to catch Vacationer's live set at DADA this past weekend. Dallas band VALISE opened for them. If you haven't been over to their camp to see what the've been working on, we'd encourage you to do that. http://www.valisemusic.com   (right nowza)

Now, if you're into deep grooves and good vibes, click the picture above for the Spotify link to the Vacationer record called "RELIEF." Glimpse is where we're stuck right now. 

See Ya. 

Categories Music Monday