Wondering Sound is having a contest to win tickets to see Marketa’s October 10th gig at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. There are 2 ways to enter:
1. Follow @WonderingSound on Twitter and retweet one of the tweets promoting the contest. (If you already follow us, you only have to do the retweet portion!)
2. Email editors [at] wonderingsound [dot] com with your name, age, address and phone number to be entered. Please use the subject line “Markéta Irglová Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes.”
The contest ends at 9am EST on October 8th. Full details and rules can be found here at WonderingSound.com.
Thanks to Wondering Sound for debuting MUNA today as a full album stream! MUNA comes out next week on September 23rd, but you can pre-order it now here and get This Right Here instantly followed by the full album next week. Marketa’s tour begins on October 8th in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. For more tour date information visit the Tour section.
Check out this behind the scenes look at the making of MUNA. We’re excited to share some of the creative energy that went into the recording process.
The album will be released on September 23 and is available now for pre-order on iTunes here.
Produced & Directed by Zohreh Shayesteh
Edited & Co-directed by Malika Weeden
Sound Mixing by Laura Sinnott
Additional Sound Mixing by Sturla Mio Thorisson
We’re so pleased to share this new video for The Leading Bird from the upcoming record MUNA. It features dancer Maria Alejandra Jara De Marco and was made in Iceland by our friends at Refur Creative, Hörður Sveinsson, Helgi Jóhannsson and Atli Viðar. It premiered at Spin.com earlier today.
“I am inspired by the open space, the wilderness of the nature, the strong energy coming from the land,” Irglová said of Iceland’s influence on her new music. “There is a harmony, a balance, something that allows for a freer flow of creativity. It is easier to be one with oneself and one with everything and everyone around.”
I met Mary many years ago, when I was still living in Ireland. I came over to Glen’s place for a cuppa tea one day and there she was in his garden, helping him to plant some onions. I fell in love with Mary straight away. Her hands and shoes were covered in mud, and her chestnut hair was held up with pins in the most beautifully wild way. Her woolen swather was well worn and it’s threads intertwined with strands of dried grass, revealing how common spending time in a garden was for her. She contained within her the earthiness of her people which I loved and enjoyed during my time living in Ireland. [Read More]
Back in 2010, when I had just made a transition from living in Ireland to renting an apartment in Manhattan, I attended a concert held at a cafe/art gallery called Zora space in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I was invited by my friend Jake Clemons, who was performing as one of the acts, and I accepted his invitation with a fair amount of excitement, having made a conscious decision at the time to embrace the more social life of New York City in comparison to my “out in the country” life in Ireland. I took the F train to Smith and 9th street and walked to the cafe a few blocks away. [Read More]