Give a warm welcome to F/D's newest artist, Esther Rose. “Don’t Blame It on the Moon” is the new single from New Orleans-based singer-songwriter, Esther Rose. Recorded live to tape at Mashed Potato Studios, “Don’t Blame It on the Moon” is a conversation between two people, whose relationship, despite their best efforts, begins to unravel.
Inspired by the honest writing and timeless melodies of American greats such as Hank Williams Sr. and Joni Mitchell, Esther Rose’s songwriting has been called “The happiest saddest music.” Her 2017 debut, This Time Last Night, caught fire as her listeners tuned-in to a storied chronology of this soulful, heart-worn artist.
Influenced heavily by the collective pulse of her New Orleans musical community, Esther's distinct sound began early in her Michigan upbringing. Reared on gospel records and folk songs on the family farm, she learned to sing the high end of three-part harmonies with her sisters. Rose moved to New Orleans in 2010 and became an active player in the traditional jazz and blues scene as a singer and percussionist, gigging regularly on Frenchmen Street and touring both at home and abroad.
Stay tuned for more from Esther Rose and catch her at our official SXSW showcase on Friday, March 15 at Palm Door on Sabine.
We are very excited to welcome Austin, TX's Christelle Bofale! Here are a few words from our A&R guru Tyler Andere about the first time they saw Christelle live...
“When I first saw Christelle Bofale at a tiny living room show last fall I was completely mesmerized. Her voice is like a perfect shade of maroon. Plucking on her electric guitar so gracefully. With songs that flow and wind around like a river with no end. She adds so much depth and vitality to Austin’s indie rock community. What a gem."
Christelle will play our official SXSW showcase on Friday, March 15 at Palm Door on Sabine, joining Tasha, Sir Babygirl, Rose Droll, Whitney Ballen, and Control Top. Stay tuned for music and much, much more!
If you haven't heard, Partner is the “mature” effort of two best friends named Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. Borne of their fortuitous friendship, Partner confidently harnesses the infinite power of Rock to explore a variety of niche yet strangely universal themes. Today they share their first single off their upcoming record Saturday the 14th. It celebrates the Canadian music store chain, Long & McQuade, in full Rock glory. Electric drums, screaming orange guitars, chimes, and signs that forbid any and all parts of Freebird all await you in Partners video for "Long and McQuade".
Be one of the first to pre-order the CD or limited edition colored vinyl pressing HERE. Saturday the 14th will be released April 5, 2019 via You've Changed Records (CA) and Father/Daughter Records (US).