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M.C. Hansen – 3

3 is both an ambitious and interesting musical project from Danish M.C. Hansen triple CD album offers different versions of the same songs;

From Part One

M.C. Hansen 3 (Part One, Dallas, TX) – They Got That From Me

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Pleasantry Lane Studio in Dallas, Texas by Rip Rowan with Milo Deering on pedal steel guitar, mandolin, dobro and fiddle. Vanessa Peters and Paul Averitt backing vocals and Rip Rowan on percussion, keyboards and piano.

From Part Two

M.C. Hansen 3 (Part Two, Fredericia, DK) They Got That From Me

With Hansen’s Danish band, recorded at Det Bruunske Pakhus in Fredericia, Denmark by Kaspar Vorbech. Jacob Chano plays the drums, Morten Brauner bass, Uffe Steen clarinet and electric guitar. Søren Henner mixed the album at Flueknepperiet in Copenhagen.

From Part Three

M.C. Hansen 3 (Part Three, Island Of Møn, DK) They Got That From Me

Recorded at the Real Farm Studio by Rip Rowan with Nikolaj Busk on piano, accordion and glockenspiel, Aske Jacoby electric and acoustic guitar. Nikolaj Wolf mixed the album and added some bass at Ulvetoner in Copenhagen.


Vanessa Peters – The Burn The Truth The Lies

Here’s another Kickstarter success story from a Beat Surrender favourite Vanessa Peters who latest album is up for pre-order now, the Texas-based singer-songwriter who has being recording and playing since 2002 has racked-up over a thousand gigs in eleven countries and also spent a period of years based in Italy – touring through Europe with and without the band Ice Cream on Mondays with whom she recorded and released a trio of albums.

In 2009 after splitting with the band and returning to Texas Vanessa was left feeling emotionally and physically worn down and began to question whether she could continue making music, then last year “almost on a lark” a festive album The Christmas We Hoped For was recorded and released which went on to make its way on to a number of festive top-lists – creative mojo restored she threw of the self-doubt and began writing for what has been distilled into the The Burn The Truth The Lies.

Using Kickstarter as the motivator, a promise made to fans in exchange for their support Vanessa has definitely delivered the goods – album number seven is her best yet and my faith in backing the project has been rewarded handsomely and I highly recommend it, recorded in Austin at Texas Treefort Studios it was engineered by Jim Vollentine (Patty Griffin ,Spoon) and features performances from John Dufilho on drums, Jason Garner on bass, Grammy award-winning guitarist Joe Reyes, and producer Rip Rowan on keyboards.

Listen, enjoy and get the pre-order at Bandcamp

Looking forward to 2012










After another fantastic year of music it’s time to turn my attention to 2012, here’s a few that I’m looking forward to.

Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
Lucero – to be announced
Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
Craig Finn – Clear Heart Full Eyes
Franz Nicolay – Do the Struggle
Ellen & The Escapades – to be announced
Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
The Lemonheads Hotel Sessions
The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know
Damien Jurado – Maraqopa
Bruce Springsteen – to be announced
Gaslight Anthem – to be announced
Woody Guthrie Project – Jay Farrar,Anders Parker,Will Johnson and Jim James
Vanessa Peters – to be announced
The Arlenes – to be announced
Sons of Bill – to be announced
American Aquarium – Burn Flicker Die
Wrinkle Neck Mules – Apprentice to Ghosts
Hall of Ghosts – A Random Quiet
Bruce Springsteen – Electric Nebraska (30 years since the ‘original’ so you never know)

The Twilight Sad – Kill It In The Morning by Fat Cat Records

Giant Water – early rough mix (mp3) by hallofghosts

Kathleen Edwards – Change The Sheets by Kathleen Edwards

Damien Jurado – Nothing is the News by beatsurrender

serpents // sharon van etten by sexmusic

Craig Finn – Honolulu Blues by Vagrant Records

Vanessa Peters – The Christmas We Hoped For

The Christmas We Hoped for

Vanessa Peters has had another busy year touring, planning, writing and recording but managed in the middle of year amidst outside temperatures of a 100+ to put together her first festive record The Christmas We Hoped For, the title track a Peter’s original takes pride of place on the recording that includes some takes on traditional tunes, ‘classics’ and the contemporary in the form of The Weepies All That I Want, so you get the best of all worlds wedded one recording, something old, something new, something borrowed and something country-blues.

If if like myself you have penchant for a festive tune or two then I’d highly recommend you get your hands on the album that offers a perfect accompaniment to the time-of-year, so kick back with glass of mulled wine and a mince pie (or Panettone and Bombardino if your prefer) and enjoy ride

Vanessa’s next album is already underway and was partly fan funded through Kickstarter with a small contribution from yours truly, the album will be co-produced by Rip Rowan (Old 97s), set for release in early 2012 there are plans to tour both the US and Europe in support of the release, stay tuned for news on the albums and gigs.

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Travel Size – Vanessa Peters sampler album.

Vanessa Peters – Kickstarter

Here’s another top drawer recommendation Austin based singer-songwriter Vanessa Peters is seeking funds for her new album and as I own all of the CD’s from her excellent back catalogue I’ve just got to give this one a plug.

Vanessa Peters – Coming to Meet Me (Acoustic – Paste download)

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally ready to head into the studio and start working on a NEW RECORD and I am super excited about it! I’m doing this campaign to raise enough money for the project and not have to worry about being in debt afterwards. We are recording at an amazing studio in Austin called Treefort. We’ve got some great musicians on board, guys that we were able to snag while they weren’t out touring with The Old ’97s or The Polyphonic Spree, and we’ll be working with some great engineers and producers who have worked on records by bands like Spoon and the lovely Patty Griffin. So we’ve got all this awesomeness lined up… and now we just have to figure out how to pay for it!

We started this campaign to help fund the album. Wonderful listeners like yourselves can be a part of the project and get cool rewards in return. We’re doing a lot of exclusive stuff this time around, like t-shirts that will only be available to pledgers and won’t be sold at shows, and acoustic demos of the songs, and even – you won’t believe this – a tour through Tuscany with yours truly. Seriously! And there’s my Norman guitar, which will be used in the making of the album – it’s going to go to one lucky pledger…. just tons of cool stuff. Check out the list and if you have any questions about any of the rewards, just ask! The emails come directly to me and I’m more than happy to answer your questions.

Every dollar really does help, because this is an entirely self-funded project, and the money goes not only to renting the studio and paying the musicians and engineers, but it also goes to the cost of producing the album AND to promoting it, which is super-expensive and is the thing that never really gets done all that well because the money just runs out. I’m setting our goal at $10K because I think it’s an achievable amount… but it’s going to cost us at least twice that to record, manufacture, and promote the album. So please share this page with your friends! And thank you so much for your support – it means a lot to know that there are so many people out there who want to help me keep making music.


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