Scarlett Johansson Among Federal Prism's New Signings
Federal Prism's Dave Sitek and Jeff Bowers today announced a new round of signings to the label.
"When I'm walking around this flat earth, I've got 50 moods, and I need a song or album for all them," said Sitek. "We're not trying to do one thing, and drawing on the inspiration of Motown, we want to do everything in house and fill people's heads, turntables and other devices with music from many of the great artists out there."
In the coming year Federal Prism will release music from Dave Sitek as well as Blkhrts, Cerebal Ballzy, CSS, Daniel Higgs, Freddie Gibbs, Genuflex, Holly Miranda,Kelis, who Sitek is currently in the studio producing two albums, Maximum Balloon, Oh Land, Priscilla Ahn, Scarlet Johansson,Stardeath and the White Dwarves, Tearist, TV On The Radio, and more. (List of configurations can be found below). Federal Prism will also partner with The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish on his new label Sounds Like Fun, and will release an upcoming single and solo album from him later this this year. Read more about the signings at Pitchfork.
"The best thing Dave ever said to me was that only velocity could save us. He was talking about music industry and the idea that waiting forever for someone to say yes would ultimately kill our very best ideas," said Federal Prism partner Jeff Bowers. "In less than six months we have created a roster that might take other labels a decade to build. "
LIST OF SIGNINGS AND CONFIGURATIONS
Blkhrts - Single/New Album - http://blkhrts.tumblr.com/
Cerebal Ballzy - Single - http://cerebralballzy.com/
CSS - first look of new CSS material - http://www.csssuxxx.com/
Daniel Higgs - Single/Album
Freddie Gibbs - Single - http://www.freddiegibbs.com/
Genuflex - Single/Album - http://genuflexmusic.com/
Kelis - new single and 2 albums - http://iamkelis.com
Maximum Balloon - single/album featuring Miguel - http://www.facebook.com/MaximumBalloon
Oh Land - single -http://www.ohlandmusic.com
Priscilla Ahn - Single - http://www.priscillaahn.com/
Scarlet Johansson - new single
Stardeath and the White Dwarves - new album - http://www.stardeathandwhitedwarfs.com/
Tearist - Single/ Full Length - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tearist/158236937527563
TV On The Radio - new single - http://www.facebook.com/TvOnTheRadio
Producer, songwriter, mixer, remixer, arranger, programmer and musician Dave Sitek, who is best known as a member of the groundbreaking band TV on the Radio, launched Federal Prism in the fall of 2012. In late 2012, Sitek brought in Jeff Bowers as a partner in the label. Bowers, splits his time between Warner Bros Records, Atlantic Records and Orgmusic filling up record stores with vinyl, he has also released records with Mike Watt, Chuck Dukowski and Flea- the bass will save your life.
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