Interview with Colorphase [Podcast]

Colorphase is an up-and-coming rock group, fresh outta the underground college music scene, featuring an interesting mix of talent. A hippie, an old soul, a hard rocker and a seemingly quiet girl with a booming stage presence, all come together to make some seriously awesome noise.

The band thinks “Everyone can use a little color in their lives”—and true to form, check out the colorful interview with the four bandmates of Colorphase.

Who: Colorphase; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: The band is making quite a stir… and they’re just getting started!
Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach; special thanks to Gao Vang and D.J. Buchanan
File: WAV version

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Interview with Lydia Loveless [Podcast]

Lydia Loveless is a small-town gal with “a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice.” Her music combines threads of classic country and punk rock; get to know the singer by lending an ear to our interview…

Who: Lydia Loveless; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: This country-rock sweetheart is tougher than you think!
Where: The Frequency, Madison, WI
When: Thursday, July 19, 2012
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: mp3 version

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Silver Ain’t Too Shabby

I am so very pleased to announce that Murfie bagged a silver medal this week. The event? Madison’s Favorite Tech Start-up, as voted by readers of the Isthmus, the most used alternative newspaper in Madison, WI. The real question is, does this pretty much make the Murfie crew Olympians?

Here’s proof of our silver medal:

Thanks so much to all the cool cats who placed a vote for us. Please know we’re thanking each and every one of you in our acceptance speech. It’ll be in front of a mirror, but hey ;)

Daniel and the Lion: Death Head (side A)

Daniel and the Lion: Death Head (side A)

Daniel and the Lion celebrated the release of their new album, Death Head (side A), on Wednesday, May 16th, at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. The indie pop band consists of quirky duo Jimmie Linville and Daniel Pingrey: Daniel and the Lion podcast

Death Head (side A) holds true to DATL’s minimal structure. It lets smart compositions, Linville’s voice, and a few key instruments, including acoustic guitar, piano, and drums, come together perfectly. “Death Head” is my favorite track. It has a rich, layered sound and infectious melodies that make you want to move. You’ll want to sing along to this album, especially with the song “Need You” (“I don’t want to say-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh that I need you…”).

The album also goes in a lot of directions, from DATL’s classic indie pop and folk to a meandering, Americana-esque track, “Flash Flood.” The final track, “Good Reason,” is even reminiscent of Bon Iver or some Coldplay, as it shows off Linville’s vocal range and a sound that masters the art of being both full and empty.

DATL is a fun band to follow, as they frequently update their website and blog with stories, videos, and pictures. Keep a lookout because Death Head (side A) will be released soon and Side B will be released later this year!

Interview with Whitney Mann [Podcast]

Whitney Mann is a small-town gal with an amazing country voice. Check out her latest album The Western Sky.

Who: Whitney Mann; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: Get to know Whitney Mann: her background, style, and top music picks
Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI
When: Monday, March 19, 2012
How: Recorded by Jon Brumbaugh and Henry Mackaman
File: mp3 Version

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Interview with Josh Harty [PODCAST]

We’re as pleased as punch to introduce our very first podcast! Look for us to share brand new audio interviews with local musicians and bands every month. This month we chatted with Madison’s own Josh Harty, a super cool, super talented alt-country artist.

Who: Josh Harty; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: Josh’s background, music influences and style, and opinion on digital music
Where: Warehouse at Murfie HQ, Madison, WI
When: Friday, January 6, 2012
How: Recorded by Jon Brumbaugh; intro music composed by Jon Brumbaugh
File: mp3 version

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