Korda’s own Brian Tighe (The Hang Ups / The Starfolk) sat listening to the new John Lennon song released by The Beatles just today and marveled at how modern it sounded. “It sounds like modern Stephen Ittner,” he observed. Knowing Brian’s adulation for both songwriters, I’m not sure who’s getting complimented by the comparison. The Go-Karts is lead by Stephen Ittner, who has also performed and recorded with Korda Artists The Hang Ups, The Starfolk and The Owls. Ittner wrote the chorus for this song 20 years ago, and finally tied it up just recently. Kinda like The Beatles. Hope you enjoy The Go-Karts new offering as much as we do!
We could tell you, but you’ll have more fun watching it!
Check out what some of our musicians are doing in the visual realm! Salted Artist Virtual Gallery Tour is coming this weekend featuring paintings by Stephen Ittner (The Go-Karts, The Hang Ups, The Starfolk, The Owls) and photos by Allison LaBonne (Typsy Panthre, The Starfolk, The Owls, Ice Palace) among other stellar artists. Follow @saltedartist on FB and @thesaltedartist on Instagram or visit their website to stay tuned! Special nod to Brian Tighe for the instrumental on this teaser time lapse 🙂
A musical / natural world experience dreamed up by cellist Jacqueline Ultan and realized with help from her bandmates in The Starfolk and her life partner artist David Bartley. Their 15 minute short film shows what happens when a gifted cellist goes directly to the stark expansive landscape of the South Dakota Badlands for musical inspiration. Happy Earth Day!
Stephen Ittner writes gorgeous songs of his own in addition to his glorious history of singing and drumming with Korda artists The Hang Ups, The Starfolk and The Owls. He’s also hilarious and in his latest project The Go-Karts makes his foray into sketch comedy with his own original pop songs as the score. Check out the “Bubble Wrap” episode and stay tuned for more from this multi-talented cat!
The Ocean Blue’s new video for “Love Doesn’t Make It Easy On Us” premieres on Brooklyn Vegan just ahead of Valentine’s Day. Read the article and watch the dreamy video for the track which is the latest single from The Ocean Blue’s latest album, “Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves” (Korda 020). The video was directed by Typsy Panthre and made right here in Minneapolis, and it features snow, roses, lakes, a chilly David, and a warm Allison.
The Ocean Blue have released a beautiful new video for “Paraguay, My Love” by Paraguayan filmmaker Mónica Ismael, featuring musician Marcela Lezcano and shot on location in Paraguay. The band also announced new tour dates in Denver, San Diego, San Francisco, Austin, Dallas and Houston, with the promise of more shows in 2020!
The second pre-release song from forthcoming KORDA 017 How I Came to Win the War by Ice Palace is out today! The full album comes out 10.12.18 and represents a rich three year collaboration between Ice Palace songsmith Adam Sorensen and Korda’s Brian Tighe (The Starfolk, The Hang Ups) and Allison LaBonne (The Owls, Typsy Panthre). Sorensen achieves an effortlessly poignant simplicity in this latest single “Gift of Love.” We hope you enjoy the song and video, and stay tuned for more soon from Ice Palace!
We are thrilled to celebrate forthcoming KORDA 017 release How I Came to Win the War by Ice Palace with a pre-release single and video “Silence is Clean.” Ice Palace songsmith Adam Sorensen teamed up with Korda’s Brian Tighe (The Starfolk, The Hang Ups) and Allison LaBonne (The Owls, Typsy Panthre) to make this divine collection of lusciously tranquil songs, which they are currently putting the finishing touches on. The full album comes out fall 2018, stay tuned for more soon!
Our wintryest selection of videos. Whomsoever looks coldest wins!