New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
MPress Records artist Rachael Sage's self-produced, full-length album Myopia was the winner of two Independent Music
Awards on Saturday, June 22nd at the 17th annual awards ceremony held at Lincoln Center in NYC. Sage, along with her longtime engineer and two-time Grammy® Nominee John Shyloski, won "Best Producer" in the pop album genre, while her original artwork was chosen as "Best Music
Promo Poster" in the design category. Stream "Myopia" on your favorite platform and check out the colorful poster art that Sage designed.
Sage, a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano and guitar, got an early start self-producing her own demos at twelve years old when her relatives gave her a 4-track tape recorder for her Bat Mitzvah. She founded her own NYC-based record label MPress Records over two decades ago and has self-released more than 20 recordings including full length albums and EPs. In addition, she has executive produced projects for other artists on MPress including Grammy®-nominated and Billboard-charting artists Seth Glier and Melissa Ferrick.
"Myopia" was recorded both at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, CT. and at Sage's home studio in NYC. Sonically, it was a bold departure for Sage with a much stronger emphasis on her guitar playing over her usual piano palette. Mixed by Grammy® Winner Andy Zulla, "Myopia" features inventive contributions by Hoboken-based guitarist James
Mastro and her longtime band The Sequins. Other guests include drummer Doug Yowell (Joe Jackson, Duncan Sheik), keyboardist Rob Curto (Lila Downes), trumpeter Russ Johnson (Elvis Costello, Deborah Harry), and bassist Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega). The album topped many year-end lists, spawned three eclectic videos, and included a re-recorded version of the perpetual fan favorite and #MeToo feminist anthem, "Sistersong (2018)". Originally inspired by alt-folk icon Ani DiFranco, the track has currently spent over six consecutive weeks on the Top 40 radio charts.
This year, Sage released "PseudoMyopia", an acoustic companion album to Myopia, and is headed to the UK this summer for various festivals and a headlining club tour. Full show routing can be found via her website.
Sage is also a visual artist whose work has been shown in NYC galleries. She's known for her unique drawing style, densely colorful paintings and glittery, fabric-painted wearable art (which often doubles as stage-wear for her performances).
For further press and licensing inquiries or if you would like a physical CD copy of "Myopia" or "PseudoMyopia", please contact Tiina Teal: firstname.lastname@example.org
"...an entrancing collection of songs…unlike anything out there in this moment in time." - Songwriter Magazine
"Her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter." - Billboard
RACHAEL ON TOUR
7.2.19 West Street Live (Sheffield, UK)
7.5.19 Cornbury Festival (Oxfordshire, UK)
7.9.19 Nice N Sleazy (Glasgow, UK)
7.10.19 The Exchange (North Shields, UK)
7.11.19 St. Cuthbert's Church (Bradford, UK)
7.13.19 Parafest (Caerwys, UK)
7.14.19 Percy's Cafe Bar (Whitchurch, UK)
7.16.19 The Art House (Southampton, UK)
7.18.19 Green Note Basement Bar (London, UK)
7.20.19 Tucker's Grave Inn (Faulkland, UK)
8.1.19 The Living Room at 35 East (Ardmore, PA)
ABOUT RACHAEL SAGE: Since founding her own label, MPress Records, two decades ago, NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. She has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Sarah
McLachlan, Judy Collins and Howard
Jones. Sage also continues to significantly grow her visibility via her many song placements, including 22 songs on top reality show "Dance Moms", translating into over 10 million YouTube hits. Her critically acclaimed album "Myopia" won two Independent Music
Awards and spawned the Top 40 radio feminist anthem, "Sistersong (2018)". "PseudoMyopia", an acoustic companion album to "Myopia", was recently released to positive media praise. Sage is currently touring throughout the year in collaboration with the charity Vision Aid Overseas, which helps provide optical aid and services to developing countries in Africa. For more information, visit https://www.rachaelsage.com.