Mountain Stage on NPR Music, last shows of 2019, more

Howdy-hey!

We had such wonderful fun with the hosts, crew and other bands when we went to West Virginia to play the famed Mountain Stage radio show last month. Now, you can hear our whole set on NPR’s Mountain Stage page.

We have two more 2019 shows–see our showdates page, please…it’ll have 2020 show postings updated all the time, too.

Make sure to possess and wear out all our Yellow Dog Records releases, which are here

The new album, “High Times in the Dark,” comes out in 2020…all the details are coming SOON, as are four new music videos. Just you wait! (Not a menacing “just you wait”…more tantalizing than anything else…)

OK, you, have a red-hot winter…xoxo,
the Claudettes

Film fest…and then: film fests!

The Claudettes’ “Taco Night Material” video, created by Kate Stone, shows at the Coney Island Film Festival tomorrow night, Sept. 14! Kate spent countless hours (not true: she counted, and it was over a bajillion) filming this in real space. It’s a stop-motion-animation wonder…watch it and, if you can, go see it on the big screen on Coney Island (how fun!).

AND: a video coming next year, for our new song “The Sun Will Fool You” from our “High Times in the Dark” album (early 2020), won a “Best Music Video” award at the South Film and Arts Academy Festival in Chile, just last week! This was an early entry; you heard it first here: this work, by Dan Bigelow and Talon Nightshade, will be in many film fests in 2020. We can’t wait for you to see it (it was hand-drawn and animated over more than a year and a half).

We have a bunch of shows, from MN, IN and OH to NY and Boston and back to Chicago coming up…see the showdates here, come see us soon and tell your friends in these towns. OK–new videos and album are coming…check back here and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter……xoxo,
The Claudettes

 

What is up, you ask?

The Claudettes are pleased as pie to now be working with Mongrel Music! They’ll be booking us in North America. They have a magnificent roster of roots-music artists, and we’re proud to be part of it now.

New-album release news is coming. Two new videos are coming. We’re going to film some “songs in progress,” too. In the meantime, we have shows from the Midwest to East Coast and back coming. See all the dates here.

All our records, via Yellow Dog Records, are here. OK, be sweet and loving with each other,
The Claudettes

New management…new booking agency…new album…yessir!

The Claudettes are giddy, as our new album is getting mastered by Ryan A. Smith at Sterling Sound.
For, we are proud to announce, we are now being booked in North America by Blue Mountain Artists, and are now managed by Guy Eckstine and his Iconique Music Group!

About Guy:
Throughout his career Guy Eckstine has distinguished himself as an A&R executive, artist manager, record producer, new media maven, Grammy board member, corporate consultant and musician, with a keen eye for finding and developing new talent.  Eckstine has Produced and Executive Produced over 45 records, four of which have won Grammy Awards, including, “The New Standard,” by Herbie Hancock.  Eckstine has held senior A&R positions as Creative Manager, Virgin Music; Director A&R, Columbia Records; VP A&R, Verve Records; and he was also a digital music pioneer, as SVP/Creative Development, at the groundbreaking original MP3.com. Guy has worked with a stellar array of artists including Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Chris Botti, Vanessa Williams, Whitney Houston, Wayne Shorter, Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson, Twin Danger, Martynas, Tiempo Libre, House of Waters, Brian McKnight, Roy Hargrove, Pete Belasco, Terrence Trent D’arby, Gino Vannelli, and Frank Zappa, among many others.

Lots more news and showdates to come…all right all right all right….

Paste Magazine Best Albums of 2018

So pleased that writer Geoffrey Himes included the Claudettes on his list of the Best 100 Albums of 2018, within this terrific piece in Paste Magazine. So many bands and singers we love on this list…all right all right all right! The album, of course, is DANCE SCANDAL AT THE GYMNASIUM!

Show dates are piling up, new album is finished…plus it’s freezing in Chicago

All ’round the Midwest, we go, starting Feb. 9–see showdates here.

We should have future Europe/UK dates to post within the next couple weeks.

We have a new animated video coming, along with a whole new album produced exquisitely by Ted Hutt.

What else can we tell ya, except: brrrrrrrr!

Stay cool, be warm,
the Claudettes

Home stretch of 2018: videos, shows, tacos…

Hey, you’s guy’s!
We are beginning our stretch of final 2018 shows this Thursday in the Twin Cities, before heading to IA, NE, IL, IN, OH and WI. Please have a look at our route, come out and spread the word!

Gary Graff and Billboard Magazine were good enough to exclusively premiere our new “Taco Night Material” video created by Kate Stone. Read about her stop-motion-animation creation and the song, and see the video, here.

The Kurland Agency is working on Europe/UK shows for 2019 right now–we will look to announce those and other future shows in a little while. In the meantime, we recorded what sure feels like a classic with producer Ted Hutt. This new album was tracked at Shirk Studios (birthplace of great videos like this) in Chicago and will be mixed late this month at King Size in L.A. 2019 release info will come soon, as will another animated video–this one for our new song “The Sun Will Fool You” (illustrated by Dan Bigelow).

We post more often on Facebook, so go there, too. See you, happy holidays, xoxo,
The Claudettes

 

 

The Claudettes + The Kurland Agency = See You Soon, World!

Hi!
The Claudettes are just plain psyched (or should that be “jazzed”?) to now be working with the rightly esteemed Kurland Agency! Gunter Schroder is now exclusively booking the Claudettes overseas. Lookie here.
We have recording and video news coming soon, too…in the meantime, come see us play–from Estonia to Chicago and some points in between! Dates here.
Hugs, High-Fives,
Berit, Zach, Ig, Michael