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Martin's Photo Blog, May 2013 Installment

(Above) Ivy Levan bringing her "swamp-pop" to Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA.  Ivy's debut E.P., "Introducing The Dame," will come out on Cherrytree Records on June 4th followed by a US tour opening for Fitz and the Tantrums.  See the tour dates here and watch Ivy Levan's video trailer here: here.

Hudson Taylor came over to The Cherrytree House to play us a new song.  The guys were in Los Angeles in recording sessions for their upcoming Cherrytree Records debut due out soon.

Far East Movement perform inside Macy's at Metro Center in Washington D.C.  FM have been holding special performances and Q&A sessions in Macy's stores across the US to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  At the same time, the group has just introduced their alter-egos, "The Far Eastie Boys," in this hilarious clip here.  Australia/New Zealand Rec'ers can catch Far East Movement in concert on their "Movementality" tour here.

I went to The Box in NYC to catch a special set from Natalia Kills right before she flew to LA to start the video shoot process for her upcoming release from "Trouble," her forthcoming album.

Canadian prog-pop super stars Marianas Trench kicked off their US headline tour sponsored by Journey's in Spokane, Washington.  Lead singer Josh is pictured here signing the band's new "Face the Music" E.P. (Cherrytree Records) after the show.  

The next tour stop after Spokane was Portland where Marianas Trench played The Hawthorne Theater and I snapped this photo at dusk.

Following Cherrytree recording artist R.A.C.'s awesome advice, I visited this Portland synth shop called Control Voltage.  Thanks to R.A.C.'s tip, I got to try out a bunch of wicked electronic instruments including the theremin I took home to The Cherrytree House!  Check out R.A.C.'s page here and catch up on all of his upcoming tour dates.

This is a snap shot of the Marianas Trench merch table in Seattle.  Scott and I picked up a pink "Face the Music" t-shirt that the band then autographed and is giving away as the grand prize in the "Face the Music" contest here.

Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench in an epic rock star pose in San Diego.  I think this captures the general excitement and swagger of all the MT shows I got to see down the West Coast.  Don't miss this tour. It'll be one of those "I was there" tours for sure.  Tour dates here.

As you can see, May was a fun-filled, action-packed month at Cherrytree.  I'm glad I got to witness these extra-ordinary moments and capture them for you to see.  For more images, news and exclusive output from Cherrytree artists, be sure to keep posted to and tuned to  Until next time, I'll keep my camera at the ready.

Thanks, as always, to all the Rec'ers for your continued support and mad respect to the super talented Cherrytree artists and tireless Cherrytree staff with whom it's a true pleasure to work.



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Comment by Kari on May 27, 2013 at 6:42pm

So great.  Keep em coming, Martin!


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