SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM MANIFESTRA
OUT JANUARY 15, 2013 VIA TVP RECORDS
Singer-songwriter, producer, and dedicated activist Erin McKeown returns with a new album that brings together her political and musical selves, emitting honesty and hope. The album, Manifestra, earned its title as McKeown struggled to find a word to describe the process of internal change becoming external and a statement of purpose and unity. Funded by her enthusiastic fan-base in a mere six days via PledgeMusic, Manifestra will be released January 15 on McKeown’s own TVP Records.
Manifestra finds McKeown accompanied by many musical friends, who add a simple but lush foundation to her songs. Track “Baghdad To The Bayou,” co-written via text message with longtime friend Rachel Maddow, is a simmering New Orleans cut that addresses injustice from the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Mexico. “The Jailer” is an upbeat, percussive number whose bright horns and melodic vocals belie the serious undercurrent of border politics. “Proof” is a soft, sweet ballad straight from an opening heart, soon to be accompanied by the first-ever music video of McKeown’s career, while title track “Manifestra” features a mantra of strength and gratitude set to McKeown's minimal electric guitar line. Download "The Jailer" off the new album below, and check out all upcoming dates.
Erin McKeown on Tour:
1/17: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
1/18: New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
1/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield
1/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
1/21: Arlington, VA @ Iota
1/23: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
1/24: Cleveland, OH @ Beachand Tavern
1/25: Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
1/26: Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
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