Black Iris Records presents Foreign Born as part of their 7”inch series

 Check out “Vacationing People” from Foreign Born on Pitchfork’s “Forkcast”
 Grizzly Bear HEARTS Foreign Born

 Forkcast
 “L.A.’s Foreign Born had an overlooked gem of a song called “Never Wrong” a couple of years back. They have a new album, Person to Person, coming out on Secretly Canadian in June. “Vacationing People” comes from that release, and is also available on a 7″ on Black Iris.”
 
Check out music from Foreign Born on the 7″ series HERE!

FOREIGN BORN A: Vacationing People
 B: Things We’ll Never Be
 
 Check out Grizzly Bears Blog on Foreign Born:


 “So this hasn’t leaked. I hope it won’t leak too soon, but it has been leaked to my ears, and I’ve been granted permission to share a track by the lovely men behind Foreign Born. I was pretty vocal about my love for their last album On the Wing Now, and this time around it’s even better. I gotta say, something about the production of this album is really doing it for me. Crisper sounds, and Matt’s voice sounds wonderful. This track “Vacationing People” is a lovely little pop gem, and it’s not even scraping the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the album. I hope that you all enjoy the song and check these guys out.”
 
 Foreign Born’s upcoming release “Person to Person,” due June 23 on Secretly Canadian.
 LA Weekly
 “In May 2008, the band signed to Secretly Canadian and secretly recorded the follow-up, Person to Person, on which the quartet’s propensity for fashioning passionate anthems really takes wing. (You also might hear influences from the Foreign Borners’ interim projects, Fool’s Gold and Luke Top.) The new album won’t be released until June, but Matt Popieluch, Lewis Pesacov, Ariel Rechtshaid, Garrett Ray and gang – the ranks will swell to eight for this show – test-drive their new batch of arranged, percussion-heavy folk-rock in what promises to be catharsis by orchestra.”
 
 What is Black Iris:
 With studios in New York, Los Angeles and Richmond, Virginia, Black Iris is a talented collective of musicians rooted in the independent music  scene, providing original compositions and scores for entertainment,  advertising and media.  Because of their deep attachment and connection  with the musical underground, the Black Iris label continues to offer  fresh and unique sounds that stay ahead of current musical trends.   Stemming from the music stages of Virginia and Los Angeles, the group’s talent now has national reach, working across genres and actively touring the globe.  Their composers include members of the Walkmen, Phantom Planet, Earlimart, Denali, Foreign Born and others.
 
 Black Iris creates music for topline brands and internationally known ad agencies, including their work for the ESPN X Games, Cadillac, Hummer & Gatorade.
 
 The Black Iris label exists as a mechanism to broaden the musical  experience of creative professionals in the advertising industry while  allowing bands to record new music and produce exciting limited edition   vinyl for their fans.  Releases on the Black Iris label are produced in  limited runs of 500 pieces, with half going to ad creatives and half being sold at the bands’ shows.  This gives Black Iris an opportunity to foster the development of bands connected with the collective and potentially generate significant synch income for the artists.  This is in line with Black Iris’ overarching mission; to create an environment in which musicians can support themselves making music.
 
 Past Black Iris 7″ artists include Bad Veins, whose forthcoming Dangerbird Records release was produced by Black Iris composer Justin Bailey and Foreign Born, whose guitarist Lewis Pesacov composes for Black Iris. 
 
 The Black Iris label is currently talking to several artists about 2009 releases that will continue to showcase the talent associated with the music house.   For more information contact Samantha Tillman @ Daffodil Publicity- samantha@daffodilpubilcity.com

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