• DAVID CIERI: NOTES FROM THE UNDERSCORE - 10 YEARS WITH FLORENTINE FILMS (2017)

    Collaborating with Florentine Films over the course of the last 10 years has yielded music which I am very grateful and excited to share. To remove these compositions from their visual counterparts— from the bath that the images have been swimming in - and present them as expressions in their own rite has its advantages. Working with these remarkable human beings has taught me a great deal about the potentials inherent in stitching together Sound and Image - the compositions are true co conspirators in helping to have mutual influence over the film watcher and in a sense, this music has “changed” the images as much as the images have framed the music. My first assignment for the Florentine gang - the stately “Leola” by Scott Joplin works to accentuate the freedom and accessibility of our national treasures in “The National Parks” while the swag in Prohibition Ramble was built to dance with a newly emerging sense of inner freedom as exemplified in “Prohibition” After traveling to Vietnam so as to ready myself for writing and performing the music for The Vietnam War, the music that eventually was tempted forth worked to etch out the mystery and the horror of our darkest potentials as humans while never losing sight of our redeeming... more credits released December 1, 2017 All songs written by D.C. except Tet - written by Mike Brown and D.C. license
  • KOTORINO: SEA MONSTER (2017)

    Dark, elegant and rambunctious; a collection of spavined waltzes, latin flavored post-punk struts, and neurotic rock confessions. Songs of adventure, triumph and unease. credits released November 15, 2017 Credits: Jeff Morris: guitar, vocals Mike Brown: acoustic bass Jerome Morris: drums, percussion Ellia Bisker: backing vocals, ukulele, percussion Estelle Bajou: backing vocals, violin Molly White: backing vocals, violin Patricia Santos: backing vocals, cello Jesse Selengut: trumpet Stefan Zeniuk: reeds, owls Liz Prince: tuba Jeanie Schroder: tuba Caroline Ritson: musical saw All songs written and arranged by Jeff Morris, except Too Bad (You Haven’t Eyes Like Us Owls) written by Stefan Zeniuk. Recorded and engineered by Don Godwin at Phantom Center (Brooklyn, NY) and Figure 8 Recording (Brooklyn, NY). Mixed by Don Godwin at Airshow Mastering (Takoma Park, MD) and Classic Bear Studios (Silver Spring, MD) Mastered by Don Godwin at Airshow Mastering (Takoma Park, MD) Album artwork by Omer Gal © 2017 all rights reserved.
  • YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA, DAVID CIERI, MIKE BROWN: WHITE DUST (2017)

    ‘I cued up White Dust without warning; by that I mean I had no advance notion of what it was. In seconds I was locked in - that voice, those voices! Everything seems to fall together without effort but with unanimous purpose. There is no precept or definition that gets in the way of what they are doing. I’ve been waiting for this natural intersection for some time.’ (Louis Marks, Ropeadope)
  • CARTA: THE SAND COLLECTOR'S DREAM (2017)

    Saint Marie Records is honored to release the fourth album from SF Bay Area collective Carta. The evocative titled The Sand Collector’s Dream is everything music should be in 2017—completely original and soaked in a despair that is both absolute and yet somehow uplifting. The Sand Collector’s Dream is the medicine you didn’t even know you needed. If only there were a way it could cure the sickness of this society and the demons that threaten to subsume us.
  • MSB: Nope (2017)

    The long-awaited release from Denver's premier trio, Nope stands at the 5-point intersection where jazz, pop, rock, improvisation, and avant-garde converge. This music is the soundtrack for the full spectrum of a city. MSB is: Becca Mhalek: Alto and Bari Saxophones Mike Brown: Double Bass Rich Santucci: Drums Recorded at Pink Eye West Studio by John Getter Mixed and mastered by Mike Brown at Pink Eye East Studio https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nope/id1222103845
  • Room 40 (2016)

    Recorded in Denver, CO and featuring: Doug Anderson: Accordion / Composer Carrie Beeder: Violin Mike Brown: Double Bass / Composer Al Scholl: Guitar / Composer Timothy Quigley: Percussion Produced by Room 40 All tracks: Engineered by Geoff Gilkes @ N.F.A. Recording Mixed by Colin Bricker @ N.F.A. Recording Except Ether Dreams: Engineered and mixed by Shane Etter Mastered by Steve McNamara https://brownbass.bandcamp.com/album/room-40
  • Wheelchair Sports Camp: No Big Deal (2016)

    NO BIG DEAL, the first official studio album from Denver’s WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP, is produced by the late, great IKEY OWENS (Jack White, The Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents.) This musical milestone details the signature experience of lead vocalist, Kalyn Heffernan, a shit-talking emcee and activist whose unique circumstance provides perspective unlike those heard almost anywhere. WSC first got their start in 2008 combining humor, playfulness, radical politics, compassion, and a love for rhyme schemes. In 2016, not only are hometown Colorado beatmakers involved, but their album features talents from Los Angeles, Canada, and the U.K., while overall production duties were left to the legendary Ikey Owens shortly before his tragic passing in 2014. This is a family affair for Heffernan (vocals,) Joshua Trinidad (trumpet,) and Gregg Ziemba (drums,) who have toured extensively together for the past several years, often alongside their STRANGE FAMOUS cohorts. “The last time I met with Ikey was to catch up on life stuff and discuss his work with WSC,” explains SAGE FRANCIS. “Despite being a music virtuoso and seasoned producer, he seemed equally excited as he was nervous to tackle a hip-hop project. We discussed what style of music might best suit Kalyn, but from everything I had heard it was all on the right path.” Ultimately, Owens stripped apart the original compositions that the band brought to the studio and weaved his own weird sonic tapestry, merging live instruments with electronic compositions that lend an exciting and distinctive vibe to the project. While Ikey rebuilt the tracks, Kalyn composed the majority of the album’s lyrics almost completely on the fly in-studio. Despite the tongue-in-cheek title of the album, this means a great deal in the sonic journey of an already well celebrated hip-hop band. It represents a significant move from DIY mixtapes to a proper release with evolved quality of sound and songwriting. WSC has cemented their transition by signing with SFdigi, a brand new imprint under the STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS banner. "If there were ever a moment for a queer, disabled rapper with a love for pot, jokes, and revolution to be a star, the moment is now" - Village Voice
  • B. Dolan: KILL THE WOLF (2015)

    B. Dolan’s latest record is the self-produced “KILL THE WOLF”, a sweeping, powerful opus five years in the making. The album reinforces Dolan’s status as a complex lyricist and introduces him as a ambitious, versatile producer, dedicated as ever to concept and vision over fleeting hip-hop trends. This sophomore studio effort on STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS / SPEECH DEVELOPMENT features a supporting cast of talent from a wide range of musical backgrounds, including AESOP ROCK, BUCK 65, ALIAS, CECIL OTTER (Doomtee), KATHLEEN STUBELEK (Circle Takes the Square), DS3K, BUDDY PEACE, and the late DAVID LAMB (Brown Bird) among others. It would be easy for an album to go astray amidst such varying styles and contributors, but Dolan stays in firm command as an expert conductor, driving the album’s layered and visionary sound. “KILL THE WOLF” sets out with a goal of demolishing the boundaries of what was previously thought possible in a B. Dolan record; bringing the best techniques from his catalogue into a new era of production value by fusing live guitars, analog synths, violins and upright bass with formidable vocals and intricate lyrics. Five years after shaking the foundations of underground rap with his “Fallen House, Sunken CIty” LP, B. Dolan emerges from the earth, battle-tested, clear-eyed, and sharper than ever. It’s time to Kill the Wolf.
  • WHEELGRABBERS (2015)

    After years of dedicated prep and fresh off a month long national tour to SXSW, the Wheelchair Sports Camp + GirlGrabbers collaboration is out now. This exclusive, limited physical release is available only at select record stores across the USA on Record Store Day 2015. WheelGrabbers is comprised of 15 original beats by the GirlGrabbers (Qknox + Gypdahip) with some ridiculous interludes and hard hitting features. This Denver style mixtape is enough raps to hold you over until the upcoming release of Wheelchair Sports Camp's first full length LP titled NO BIG DEAL, produced by the late Ikey Owens (FALL 2015). Recorded in one weekend at Dryer Plug Studios and released on Dryer Plug Records, WheelGrabbers is about as raw as a shorty could ask for. The leaked single "Hard Out Here For A Gimp" has already been hailed by critics as one of Wheelchair Sports Camp’s sharpest and most heartfelt songs yet. The project has the vital, personal, WheelGrabbin' theme of breaking down misconceptions that attempt to strip the disabled community of it’s sexuality and independence. The album cover features NYC model Jillian Mercado who happens to be one of the hottest wheelchair users in the country.
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  • KOTORINO: BETTER THAN THIS (2013)

  • AFUCHE: I MADE DOTS (2009)

  • ABBS, BROWN, HARDY, JEWELL: MARQUISE DANCE HALL (2008)

  • AFUCHE: CARAJO IS WORSE THAN HELL (2008)

  • BROWN, JEWELL, MEICHT, MEICHT: I HAVE NO IDEA HOW BRILLIANT YOU ARE (2008)

  • DAVID CIERI: USE YOUR INSIDE VOICE (2007)

  • DAVID CIERI: THE GOAT AND THE VIOLIN (2007)

  • KENNY CAMBRE: THE GUY YOU CHEER FOR (2006)

  • PAINTED SAINTS: COMPANY TOWN (2006)

  • GLADHAND: YOU JUST SQUISHED MR. ITCHY FISH