Soul Button included the vocals from TSAN's "Build" in an album remix called "The Keepers." It's a great track and he kindly mentioned Kara Square's vocals in an interview on Electrocorp. They plan to collaborate on future tracks.
The digital pre-release of Kara Square's Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke is now ready for Pre-Orders. (Kara Square is half of Team Smile and Nod.) If you Pre-Order now, you can immediately download the first 4 tracks. On the pre-release date, Jaunuary 24th, you'll get a download code for the full album emailed to you. But that's not all... this is a SPECIAL release, so there are options, baby!
To introduce the songs in a fun, whimsical way, Kara Square is personally crafting homemade Valentines to accompany the digital pre-release. Each Valentine includes a button (designed by TheDICE) that declares “I Love Uke” and a loving lyric from the album songs handwritten on the front. A download code for the full album is on the back. There is also the option to buy Valentine multi-packs to share with friends and loved ones.
The digital pre-release will be available on January 24, 2013. The full, worldwide album release with CDS and a ukulele song book will take place on March 28, 2013. You can pre-order the CD/song book now and you'll have it in your hands before the official release date.
This is Kara Square's first completely solo effort. On the album, you'll hear her play ukulele, melodica, glockenspiel, guitar, banjo, shaker, tambourine, midi keyboard (bass/drums/synth). And, of course, the album is dedicated to her love-song muse, Katie Miller. As much as the songs are about Katie and Kara's love, Kara believes them to be highly universal. Love is love is love is love, damn it. And it's beautiful. We hope you love this album!
How cool is that? Team Smile and Nod's album 'Mourning Time' was picked by Australian music journalist Sue Barrett as #7 on her 'Top 10 Albums Of The Year' list for Rhythms Magazine's January 2013 issue. Rhythms Magazine is an Australian roots music magazine known for its "authority, credibility, and diversity." Sue Barrett also contributes articles to FolkBlog. A HUGE thank you to Sue Barrett and Rhythms Magazine for this honor. It's amazing to be part of a list that includes so many spectacular musicians (including one of Kara's favorites- Dar Williams).