Thursday, 28 August 2014
Hello, My Vocal-Cord-and-Internet-Having Lovelies!

We Punch Brothers would love to have you sing* a few lines on our new record as kind of a meta reference to its theme.

The lines are from a song called "Little Lights," the studio recording of which we're hoping to grace with a mighty assembly of your individual Voice Memos and GarageBand sessions.

If you're up for it, you’ll find further instructions below along with a scratch track that I recorded as a guide. Have fun, and infinite thanks in advance for participating!

Xo,

Chris T.

* no musical ability needed (or even preferred)

Instructions:

Plug headphones into your computer (or whatever device you're listening on).

Please turn off any noisy air conditioners or fans. Unfortunately, dogs and cats are not eligible to participate due to a last minute breakdown in negotiations with the ASPCA.

Record a voice memo on your iPhone/Android/Smartphone/GarageBand/etc. (If you're using your phone, you may have to email the file to yourself and then upload it from a computer).

Say "1 - 2, 1 - 2 - 3" along with Chris (skip 4 - 5 - 6), rejoin him on "Shine" and sing all remaining lyrics along with the track. Sing the melody in whatever octave is most comfortable.

Please submit your tracks by Thursday, September 4th at noon ET.



Lyrics
Shine little lights of ours
Like Orion's Belt of stars
Connected only from afar
Shine little lights of ours
Like Orion's Belt of stars
Guide us back to where we are



Permissions and Upload

By uploading the audio of my vocal performance of the song “Little Lights” by clicking the “Upload” button below, I hereby: (i) affirm, represent and warrant that I have reached the age of majority in my state of domicile; (ii) grant Nonesuch Records ("Nonesuch"), Punch Brothers ("Artist") and their assigns and designees, a worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to prepare derivative works, display, perform, copy, exhibit, reproduce, distribute, edit, modify, alter and otherwise use or exploit the Audio, in whole or in part (but without obligation), including as part of the song entitled "Little Lights," in perpetuity worldwide in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter devised, including in connection with the advertising, promotion and publicity of Artist; (iii) grant Nonesuch, Artist and their designees express permission to use my name in any manner or media now existing or hereafter devised in connection with the use or exploitation of the Audio or the advertising, marketing or promotion of Artist (but without obligation); (iv) affirm, represent and warrant that I am not a member of AFTRA and no other union has jurisdiction over my services; I own the master recording embodying the Audio or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to grant the foregoing license and that Nonesuch and its designees' use of the Audio will not violate any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other intellectual property rights of any person or entity; and (v) I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN.
 
The upload deadline has passed, thank you all so much for your submissions!
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Hi folks,

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer have teamed up for their second duo album, Bass & Mandolin, due out September 9th. You can pre-order the album (along with an exclusive tee bundle) at ThileMeyer.com and get an instant download of "Tarnation" (which you can stream here).
 

Thile and Edgar will be on the road this September and October for a tour that spans much of the US (with a stop north of the border in Vancouver for good measure). Tickets are on sale now; you can check out the full list at ThileMeyer.com.

Critter and Julian Lage have a new round of dates together in October, focusing mostly on the East Coast but with a few outliers thrown. If you missed their EP together, Close to Picture, you can pick that up here and here's a taste of what their live show is like.

Coming up in NYC this weekend, Critter and Michael Daves will celebrate the music of The Stanley Brothers with two shows at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2. Songs to include lots of Gamblin', Cheatin', Cryin', Poisonin', The Good Lord, Mother, Dad, Cabins, Jails, Ghosts, etc. For a preview, here's their take on "The Rambler's Blues," "She's More To Be Pitied," and "Nobody's Love is Like Mine." Tickets are available here: Sat, Aug 9, Sun, Aug 10, or a two-night pass for both.

Best,
Punch Brothers HQ
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