Monday, July 29, 2013

Our newest promo video + a GIVEAWAY!

It's Monday!! Normally, I'm not that excited about the first day of the week. Usually I'm more like "It's Monday...." or "It's...Monday?!"

Well, THIS Monday happens to be very special for three reasons.

1. We have a super cute and fun new promo video of our market! { done by Emily Moore Films }

2. We're giving away 3 CDs { and an amazing 'Tea + a Tape' box set } by the adorable Take Berlin, the band featured in our video.

3. Tanner comes home from Houston after being gone for 11 days!

Without further ado, our new video!

Did you dance along to the song in the background? If you say no, you're probably not telling the whole truth. There was probably at LEAST some toe-tapping going on. I'm 9 months pregnant and this song makes me want to do the Charleston across the United States.

Here's a little background on Take Berlin from their website:

"In the winter of 2011, Jesse pulled a beat-up, old cassette deck from a pile of snow in Brooklyn.  A few months later, at a festival on the Baltic Sea, he met Yvonne.

Chance – the occurrence and development of events in the absence of any obvious design.

Yvonne Ambree was performing at the Baltic Soul Festival with soul legends Gwen McCrae and Ann Sexton, while Jesse Barnes was there while touring with New York-based Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the True Loves.  The two met backstage just as Jesse and the band were running vocal warm-ups before their set.  They took the stage and Yvonne disappeared into the crowd.  A few weeks later in Glasgow, Jesse and Yvonne crossed paths again.  This time they hung out after the show and would stay up all night, sharing stories of their lives back in Brooklyn and Berlin."

I first heard Take Berlin in a video that Holly from Decor8 featured on her blog. It's a super cute video for watermelon gazpacho done by Liz & Jewels. As soon as I heard it, I knew that Take Berlin was a perfect fit for our video! It's very VWM. 

Yvonne was kind enough to send us THREE copies of their EP, and a promo box set. When I opened her package, it smelled AMAZING! I had to check it out, guys...they included TEA in their box set! There's also a tape of their EP. I just love it.

Click here for a song and video from their EP.

"One year and a half dozen trips across the Atlantic later, Take Berlin has finished their debut Ep, Lionize. Drawing inspiration from the writing of Louis L’amore and the interpretive style of Joao Gilberto, they use an acoustic guitar and Wurlitzer as the main accompaniment.  The emotional and lyrical terrain is rooted in questions that linger and tend to produce more questions. “Lonely Vermona” tells the true story of a mother leaving her daughter and escaping to West Germany in the trunk of a car, while “Kentucky” was inspired by an intrepid alley cat that lives the life of a prince on the rooftops of Crown Heights."


- Like Take Berlin on Facebook (just click HERE to be directed to their page)
- Like Emily Moore Films on Facebook (click HERE to be directed to her Facebook page)
- Leave us a comment with what you thought of the video so we know you've entered!

The first lucky winner will receive a copy of their EP and the box set. The next 2 will receive a copy of their EP. We'll leave this open until next Friday!!  Hope this brought some sunshine to your day! 

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  2. Love the video, and what a SUPER cute song!!!

  3. You weren't kidding that this video and music were perfect together! I loved everything about it! I'm going to have to add this song to my collection, thanks for sharing it!
    Kris of Cricket Acres Studio

  4. Great song! I was definitely tapping my foot! I noticed several shots from my booth. Thank you very much for that.

  5. Oh my goodness! This video brought a smile to my face. I adored it. I felt like I was in an era from several years ago... I loved all the antiques. So up my alley. Headed to follow the steps to this giveaway. Thanks so much.

  6. I liked Take Berlin on facebook and couldnt resist sharing this giveaway!!/pam.ballard.313/posts/191829640993976

  7. Liked Emily Moore on facebook. Her style is so appealing..

  8. Oh! I liked both of FB... And the video is darling! I will have to check you guys out next time you're in Salt Lake.... What a great giveaway, crossing my fingers!

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