4 Free Acoustic Songs From Neil Halstead!

Ahead of his tour to promote the new album Palindrome Hunches, Neil Halstead stopped by our Solar Powered Plastic Plant and recorded 2 songs from his new album Palindrome Hunches, a Mojave 3 tune (yer feet) and a Slowdive tune (Alison). And you can have them all for free on this Tour EP over Noisetrade.com.

Neil Halstead Palindrome Hunches Out Now!

Neil Halstead - Palindrom Hunches

We are proud to announce that Neil Halstead’s latest solo album Palindrome Hunches is available in all formats now. Under The Radar says “In many ways Palindrome Hunches is a heartbreaking album…  but it’s one one of the more beautiful albums in recent memory.” and Magnet gave it 8 out of 10 stars. Let us know what you think…

If you buy the album at independent Record Stores, listed HERE, you can get a free 7” vinyl while supplies last free with purchase.

The deluxe CD edition is exclusive to Amazon and is limited to 500 copies worldwide. Presented in a notebook style format with a chipboard front and back cover, the release features Neil Halstead’s handwritten lyric sheets as well as open space for your own ruminations as you listen to the album.

Palindrome Hunches on itunes.

You can stream the full album over at MTV HIVE

Don’t miss Neil performing live this fall.

Palindrome Hunches Full Album Stream

MTV Hive is streaming Neil Halstead’s new album Palindrome Hunches a week berfore it’s US release date. Go take a listen HERE.Above you can watch Neil perform “Full Moon Rising” from Palindrome Hunches out September 11th.

Enter the Jack Johnson Upcycled T-shirt Contest!

Jack Johnson is hosting an Upcycled T-shirt Contest. For this contest we invite you to submit your most creative ideas for turning existing Jack concert t-shirts into new “upcycled” creations. The public will vote to select the top 100 ideas, then Jack will choose 10 winners from the top 100. Winners will receive free Jack Johnson t-shirts (or sweatshirts) to create their upcycled masterpiece and make their idea come to life. Winning creations will be featured in an online gallery and auctioned off with profits going to the All At Once or Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation charity of the winner’s choice. Enter here

UK Europe release date set for Palindrome Hunches

Neil’s new album “Palindrome Hunches” which will be released on September 11th in the US will be released by Sonic Cathedral in the UK and Europe on November 5th.

They’ve debuted a new track from the album called “Digging Shelters”. Listen HERE

Bahamas Fall tour dates and NEW video for “Your Sweet Touch”

Watch Afie perform “Your Sweet Touch” on a Toronto bus with a few of his closest friends.

Check the Fall Tour Dates to see if he comes through your town.

“Barchords” out now.

Spin The Bottle

Neil Halstead debuts a new track “Spin The Bottle” from Palindrome Hunches out September 11th over at Rolling Stone

Tennis For Dennis

Neil Halstead - New Album and Free Track

With Wimbledon in full swing, we thought we’d share a b-side from Neil Halstead called “Tennis For Dennis” it will appear on a 7″ available for free with purchase of the album at indie retail on Sept 11.Neil Halstead – Tennis For Dennis

Bahamas: “Sunday Dinner” – A Short Film

When he’s not on tour, Afie Jurvanen (aka Bahamas) visits his extended family in northern Ontario every Sunday. A camera crew followed him there one such Sunday back in February in hopes of conducting an interview and learning more about his new album “Barchords”. The interview wasn’t much of a success. Instead they watched him and his mother cook and eat all day, light whole trees on fire, and speak a whole lot of Finnish.

Jurvanen, on his mother : “I didn’t grow up in a particularly musical family, but my mother was and still is constantly creating. I think being around her curiosity and seemingly endless energy is definitely contagious and inspiring. I hope I can remain as interested and excited about discovery and exploration through music as she is with everything else.”

If you are wondering “What’s up With all the Finnish?”:  Although he lives in Toronto and sings in English, Afie grew up immersed in Finnish cuisine and culture. His mother was Miss Finland in 1973. He has a Finnish passport. None of this has much to do with the album, but it turned out to be an interesting and very personal look into his life outside of his music.

Directed & Edited by Scott Kaija & Ryan Gassi


Grab a sampler with tracks from Bahamas, ALO, Neil Halstead, Zee Avi and Release the Sunbird over at https://www.noisetrade.com/brushfirerecords

Emmett’s newest film, Big Easy Express now available for pre-order

Emmett Malloy’s newest film, Big Easy Express, now available to pre-order as an exclusive iTunes movie release, to launch June 26th. Emmett directed Jack Johnson’s En Concert, Weekend at the Greek as well many other Brushfire Record’s artists  music videos.

Big Easy Express documents indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s acclaimed Mumford & Sons, as they climb aboard a beautiful vintage train in California, setting out for New Orleans, Louisiana on a “tour of dreams”. The resulting film from this journey is nothing short of magical.

“Being on an vintage train, riding the rails through the heart of America took us all back in time a bit.  It was easy to get lost and imagine that we were just there for the fun of it all, rolling along with your friends and playing music because you loved it. Our cameras were there to participate in the journey and never get in the way of the moving train.” – Emmett Malloy, director of Big Easy Express.

+ Watch the Big Easy Express trailer: https://vimeo.com/36034618

+ To pre-order Big Easy Express on iTunes, click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/big-easy-express/id532460440

+ For more info about the film, check out the Big Easy Express website: https://www.bigeasyexpress.com

ALO Live from Bonnaroo

ALO played a blazing Sunday afternoon set at Bonnaroo this year. If you missed it, don’t worry, they are playing a few more festivals this summer and you can watch their performance of “Dead Still Dance” from Manchester, TN in the meantime.

Download Neil Halstead’s ‘Full Moon Rising’ for FREE

Neil Halstead

That’s right, to ease the craziness that comes along with the June full moon Neil Halstead wants to give you, “Full Moon Rising“, a track from his forthcoming record Palindrome Hunches that will be released on September 11th. “Full Moon Rising” was recorded with “The Band Of Hope”, some friends of Neil’s from Wallingford in the UK. Download “Full Moon Rising” for free here!

Bahamas On Prefix Mag

You heard his sounds on Private Practice last night now check out the interview Afie did with Prefix mag.

ALO Releases Sounds Like This

ALO - Sounds Like This

ALO’s 4th album with Brushfire Records is called “Sounds Like This” and it is out today, May 8th.  The band will be spending a lot of the summer on the road and will be making appearances at a bunch of festivals like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, High Sierra, Summer Camp, and more. You can check out all of their dates at www.alomusic.com where you can also, download a free track, and  pick up the album and some bonus goodies.  You can also grab the record at iTunes or your local record store.

Welcome to the New Brushfire Site

New Brushfire Website

Welcome to our new site. We’ve spent a long time rebuilding our house and are psyched to finally share it with all of you. So take a look around, stay awhile, and let us know what you think.

Jack Johnson and Friends

So Just in time for Earth Day, Jack Johnson & Friends – Best of the Kokua Festival is available now! The album features a 13-track compilation of live performances from the Kokua Festival and highlights on stage collaborations with legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Ziggy Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and more.

Jack dedicated the album to all the keiki (kids) of Hawaii:

“Hawaii has more school gardens because of Willie Nelson and Ben Harper.  We have more field trips out into nature because of Eddie Vedder and Kawika Kahiapo.  More recycling bins in classrooms becuase of Ziggy Marley and Paula Fuga, less plastic on the beaches because of Jackson Browne and John Cruz, more healthy school snacks because of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds; and now thanks to you, and everyone who purchases this album, the Kokua Hawaii Foundationwill be able to continue inspiring Hawaii’s next generation of environmental stewards.”

– Aloha, Jack

To learn more and to can check out live performance clips from the Kokua Festival, go here

Zee Avi Concrete Wall Remixes, East Coast Tour

Zee Avi Remix

Remixes of Zee’s song “Concrete Wall” by RAC, Mansions on The Moon, Mario C and David Hurwitz, and Robert Carranza are now available in the itunes store.

If you are on the east coast get out to a show.

2/21 – Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre, The Egg

2/22 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott

2/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

2/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy

2/25 – Annapolis, MD @ Ram’s Head On Stage

2/26 – Easton, MD @ Night Cat Lounge

2/27 – Asheville, NC @ Jack Of The Wood

2/28 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Night light

A.L.O. Playing Bonnaroo and More

A.L.O. Tour Dates

ALO will be releasing a new album in May and bringing the funk to a bunch of great festivals including Bonnaroo , Wakarusa, Floydfest, SXSW, and more. For the first time in a few years, they will be doing a full headline tour of the US, with dates to announce shortly. View the A.L.O. Tour Dates

New Release The Sunbird

Release the Sunbird

Release The Sunbird released a new digital ep on 2-21. Check out the first song “I Will Walk” over at Rolling Stone.

Also catch them playing a few shows on the West Coast.

3/13 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor – TICKETS ON SALE SOON

3/14 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar – TICKETS ON SALE SOON

3/15 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s – TICKETS ON SALE SOON

3/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar – TICKETS

3/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar – TICKETS