Dec 2017 05

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2017, we hardly knew ye

A few end-of-year updates from me


This is a thing that happened. Photo by random passerby, luckily.

Hi everyone! As you can see, it’s not the usual music photo in the header… many of you heard the news in October, but I thought I’d make sure everyone was up to speed that Mandy and I are getting married!

So that’s a big part of what’s been going on, but as we close out 2017 doing our best to be beacons of love, art, and justice in this insane world, I wanted to do a bit of promo for the other adventure Mandy and I have embarked on…

Design by JP Feenstra, as usual

The first record by our band, Noon Fifteen, is out this Saturday, December 9th! You can pre-order it now.

But there’s more — we’re also releasing a podcast. Each weekly episode investigates the writing and recording of one of our songs (and we tell some bad jokes along the way). At the end, you hear the finished track. You can subscribe on iTunes or Google Play or wherever you like to do the podcast thing.

And finally, there’s the video version of the record! We’ll be releasing an in-studio performance of each song off of Volume 1You can watch “Knock Knock Knock” now, and subscribe on YouTube to see the videos as they appear!

 

Of course, we’ll also be playing a release show, and it’s at 7pm this Saturday in Ithaca at the Carriage House Loft. One of my personal musical heroes, Jon Petronzio, will be playing the opening set.

This six-song set represents my first endeavor as a recording engineer. It’s also a result of a collaboration with some of my closest friends and musical collaborators, including my partner-for-life. I put out three records this year, with three different bands. I’m very proud.

I hope you all have something you’re proud of this year, too. Enjoy your holidays, and let’s hope for a brighter 2018.

Cheers,

New Music (No Foolin’)
Apr 2017 01

Today is the release of the first of several recording projects I’m unveiling this year, Julia Felice and the Whiskey Crisis’s Devil on Your BackI’ve been playing with Julia and friends since a few months after she released her debut Diving for Falls in 2015, and I’m excited and proud of the creative chemistry that resulted in this new LP. I play bass, sing some backup vocals, and provide some organs, electric piano, and other keyboard sounds alongside Julia’s piano playing. I also contributed to two tracks as a writer, the Leon-Russell-meets-Black-Sabbath “Albatross,” and the acoustic ballad “Here It Comes Again” (the latter co-written with Julia).

You can check out some of the kind write-ups on the album that have been appearing on the interweb, or you can just listen and buy the album on BandCamp or whiskeycrisis.com.

We’ll be celebrating the release tonight (April Fool’s Day) at The Range in Ithaca, New York, with music from 9 into the wee hours of the night.

My performance schedule is ramping up into the warmer months, and you can keep track at samuelblupowitz.com. And coming soon — new releases from Thru Spectrums and Noon Fifteen.

In fact, here’s a live performance by Noon Fifteen from WVBR’s Tuesdays with the Band this past January. This project is going to be utilizing video for musica great deal, so subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up to date.

Click here to read more!

Music and Travel in February
Feb 2017 01

February is upon us, and I have some music to (hopefully) brighten your day a bit.

Last month marked the third annual NPR Tiny Desk Concert contest, and two of my musical groups submitted some homemade videos!

Here’s Noon Fifteen with an original composition, Even If:

…and Thru Spectrums with To the Daylight (from our new album that will be released this May)

…click here to read more!