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26 Dec

Vanguard Recording artist Daphne Willis is taking an unconventional approach to her upcoming release Because I Can. The new record will be part of an ongoing strategy to release more music more often throughout the course of a year. Because I Can, produced by Tim Lauer, will be rolled out over a four and a half-month campaign that will feature a series of three two-track digital 45s and will culminate with the physical release featuring nine additional tracks.

The program, entitled “Music Frequencies,” will kick off in January with the first two-track digital 45, featuring the lead single “I Will Be Waiting” and non-album b-side “This Song,” hitting all digital retail outlets on January 11th, 2011. Willis will follow the January digital 45 release with subsequent two-track digital single releases on February 8th and March 8th, 2011. Because I Can, the full-length album will be available on April 19th.

“‘I Will Be Waiting’ is a song about being patient and supportive with the special people in your life. Be the rock, not the hard place. To always stay positive and happy to have someone who appreciates who you are” explains Willis. This first single kicks off the overall positive theme of the record which deals directly with opening up to new experiences and realizing that challenges lead to personal growth.

Daphne Willis first burst into the music scene with her debut CD, What to Say which the Chicago Tribune hailed, “…a significantly soulful Jason Mraz-ish pop record that sounds as if a horn section wandered into a coffee shop and decided to funk things up a bit.”

For more on Daphne Willis, visit www.daphnewillis.com

10 Mar

In the little more than three years since she grabbed her acoustic guitar and took the stage for the first time, Chicago-based singer/songwriter Daphne Willis has grown from a feisty neophyte into a self-assured, marvelously expressive artist with a bracingly seductive sound. The 22-year-old’s Vanguard debut album, What to Say documents Willis’ voyage of self-discovery, while also standing as a captivating introduction to a remarkably fresh voice with a distinctive point of view—one that both reflects and scrutinizes the social patterns of her generation.

Check out Daphne Willis during SXSW Wednesday March 17 at 9pm at our Manic Fest Destiny Party (RSVP HERE)

Mar 14 2010 11:00A Cafe Nola Frederick, Maryland
Mar 15 2010 11:00A Voice of America Washington, Washington DC
Mar 17 2010 9:30P The Belmont – Manic Fest Destiny @ The Belmont Austin, Texas
Mar 18 2010 2:45P The Trophy Room – JBTV Presents SxChicago Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 12:00P The Belmont – Vanguard Records/Sugar Hill Records/Paste Magazine Day Party Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2010 2:00P Barnes & Noble In-Store Austin, Texas
Mar 25 2010 8:00P The Canoe Club Lake Lotawana, Missouri
Mar 26 2010 8:00P Gabe’s Oasis Iowa City, Iowa
Mar 27 2010 8:00P The Bank - Dubuque, Iowa
Apr 2 2010 11:00P Martyrs’ Chicago, Illinois
Apr 6 2010 8:00P Upfront & Company - Marquette, Michigan
Apr 7 2010 8:00P Upfront & Company - Marquette, Michigan
Apr 10 2010 8:00P Acorn Theater w/ Shawn Mullins Three Oaks, Michigan
Apr 17 2010 8:00P Redstone Room Davenport, Iowa
Apr 18 2010 7:30P The Hub w/ The Nadas Cedar Falls, Iowa
Apr 24 2010 8:00P Old Rock House St Louis, Missouri
Apr 29 2010 8:00P The Rathskeller - Indianapolis, Indiana
Aug 15 2010 8:00P Private Event Waterloo, Iowa


03 Mar

Everyone’s favorite time of year is coming up. That’s right, SXSW! Thanks to Tijuana Gift Shop, Exotic Recordings, Sideways Media, and Half Door Records, The Audio Perv is proud to be part of the MANIC FEST DESTINY PARTY on Wednesday March 17th AND Saturday March 20th at The Belmont on 305 West Sixth Street in Austin! RSVP HERE


With TWO STAGES rocking with over 40 BANDS, you won’t have to leave The Belmont. You’ll be seeing some really great bands you already know as well as a bunch of new artists that you’ll be kicking yourself for not knowing now!

Keep visiting The Audio Perv every day as we’ll have features on the bands playing our awesome MANIC FEST DESTINY PARTY! (sponsored by Vitamin Water, Music180, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and The Audio Perv.)

Make sure to stop on by both days and enjoy the music and drinks!

We’ll be spotlighting the Manic Fest Destiny Party bands everyday so keep checking back to learn more about these great artists and to learn more about this kickass party!

Wed, March 17th (12noon – 2am)

Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade – http://www.myspace.com/misstessmusic
Danielle Barbe – http://www.daniellebarbe.com/fr_home.cfm
The New Familiars – http://www.myspace.com/thenewfamiliars
Count Numbers – http://www.myspace.com/countnumberswithus
Little Fish – http://www.myspace.com/littlefishmusic
Joe Roberto and Poverty Hash – http://www.myspace.com/povertyhash
Only Living Boy – http://www.myspace.com/onlylivingboymusic
Mata Leon – http://www.myspace.com/mataleonmusic
The Black & White Years – http://www.myspace.com/theblackandwhiteyears
City On The Make – http://www.myspace.com/cityonthemake
The Art of Shooting – http://www.myspace.com/theartofshooting
Dirty Sweet – http://www.myspace.com/dirtysweetmusic
Middle Distance Runner – http://www.myspace.com/middledistancerunner
The Stone Foxes – http://www.myspace.com/thestonefoxes
Holy Ghost Tent Revival – http://www.myspace.com/hgtr
Saint Bernadette – http://www.myspace.com/saintbernadette
The Jim Jones Revue – http://www.myspace.com/thejimjonesrevue

Gabriel Miller-Phillips – http://www.myspace.com/gabrielmillerphillips
Todd Wright – http://www.myspace.com/orangepopsongs
Noah Engh – http://www.myspace.com/noahengh
The Hot Seats – http://www.myspace.com/thehotseatsrva
Kate Miller Heideke – http://www.myspace.com/katemillerheidke
Karnivool (acoustic) – http://www.myspace.com/karnivool
KAV (acoustic) – http://www.myspace.com/kavsonic
McAlister Drive – http://www.myspace.com/mcalisterdrive
Danny Ross – http://www.myspace.com/dannyrossmusic
Stephaniesid – http://www.myspace.com/stephaniesid
Shayna Zaid – http://www.myspace.com/shaynazaid
Big Light – http://www.myspace.com/biglightband
Daphne Willis – http://www.myspace.com/daphnewillismusic
Common Prayer – http://www.myspace.com/commonprayer
The Silent League – http://www.myspace.com/thesilentleague
Vanaprasta – http://www.myspace.com/vanaprasta
Drew Peterson – http://www.myspace.com/drewsmusic
Vonyse – http://www.myspace.com/vonyse
BECCA – http://www.myspace.com/beccachanofficial


Sat, March 20th (12noon – 6pm)

Danielle Barbe – http://www.daniellebarbe.com/fr_home.cfm
Voxhaul Broadcast- http://www.myspace.com/voxhaulbroadcast
Red Cortez – http://www.myspace.com/redcortezband
Big Rock Candy Mountain – http://www.myspace.com/bigrockcandymountain
The Art Of Shooting – http://www.myspace.com/theartofshooting
KAV – http://www.myspace.com/kavsonic
Crash Kings – http://www.myspace.com/crashkings
Israel Nash Gripka & The Fieros – http://www.myspace.com/israelgripka / http://www.myspace.com/thefieros

Andrew Ripp – http://www.myspace.com/andrewripp
Dirty Sweet – http://www.myspace.com/dirtysweetmusic
Left Lane Cruiser – http://www.myspace.com/leftlanecruiser
Joe Roberto and Poverty Hash – http://www.myspace.com/povertyhash
Saint Bernadette – http://www.myspace.com/saintbernadette
Karnivool (acoustic) – http://www.myspace.com/karnivool
The Spring Standards – http://www.myspace.com/thespringstandards
Lawrence Arabia – http://www.myspace.com/lawrencearabia

19 Oct

Chicago-based Daphne Willis brings cutting edge liveliness with her Vanguard Records debut album, What to Say, produced by Tim Lauer, Daphne Willis, Stephen Shirk and Gary Pascoza. This 22-year-old introspective artist offers a fresh take on the traditional singer-songwriter style with her thought-provoking lyrics and distinctive point of view that examines the patterns of her generation.

The 12 tracks on What to Say spotlight her soulful vocals backed by edgy guitar riffs, funky bass lines and Memphis-style horns. From the powerful first single “Bluff” (click here to listen) to the heartfelt ballad “Jim Thornton,” written for her grandfather who passed away last year, Daphne Willis encompasses a young woman with a sophistication and melodic style that belies her age.

Daphne first came to the attention of Vanguard Records when Welk Music Group President Kevin Welk heard several cuts from her self-made EP Matter of Time on an American Airlines flight. He was immediately hooked by her vocal emotiveness and depth of her writing and wasted no time tracking her down. Vanguard went on to release a digital-only five song EP, Exhibit A, in 2008.

Daphne will begin a three-week residency in the Midwest in November (dates to be announced). A national tour will follow soon after the release of What to Say.

For more on Daphne Willis, go to www.myspace.com/daphnewillismusic and www.daphnewillis.com.