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“Danielson’s Daniel Smith has long admired Fair, drawing inspiration from Half Japanese (the band Fair formed with his brother in the ‘70s) on through to his prolific career today. Their discussions of collaborating finally came to fruition when Joyful Noise Recordings designated Fair its “Artist In Residence” for 2014 and Danielson was tapped as one of 4 artists (including R. Stevie Moore; Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake; and Strobe Talbot) to record separate respective albums with him for a boxed-set limited release.”

“Solid Gold Heart” is the second LP out of the Jad Fair 2014 Artist Residency at Joyful Noise Recordings. Also available as a limited edition 4LP set (featuring colored vinyl and custom letterpress artwork, packaged within a wooden screen printed box set, each hand-numbered & signed by Jad Fair).

Pre-order, HERE,  physical pre-order, HERE at Sounds Familyre.
Order for Jad Fair “Artist In Residence” 4LP wooden box set, HERE at Joyful Noise.

Half-handed Cloud – The Cloud Became a Baby To Be With Us

Danielson – Visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Free download of Sounds Familyre‘s lovely Christmas compilation “A Familyre Christmas – Volume 4,” entirely, visit HERE.


Fantasia Faries – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
The Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Cut out from Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” (1940)

A Familyre Christmas – Vol. 4

Ortolan – Christmas Auld Lang Syne
taken from A Familyre Christmas – Vol. 4, recorded by Ortolan, engineered/mixed by Daniel Smith at Familyre Studios, Clarksboro, NJ.

Half-Handed Cloud – A Favorite Christmas Gag Gift
taken from A Familyre Christmas – Vol. 3, (2010).

The tradition continues with a whole new batch of Christmas music from Sounds Familyre family and friends. As always, one free download (and occasionally two) per day from now until December 23rd, Christmas Eve Eve. Don’t forget to check in every day to hear what new sonic stocking stuffers await!!

And also, the previous series of “A Familyre Christmas” Vol. 1~3, it features Sounds Familyre’s artists including Sufjan Stevens, Ben + Vesper, Danielson, Half-Handed Cloud and more, are available on Sounds Familyre’s bandcamp.

Danielson “Best of Gloucester County”

The bulk of Best of Gloucester County revolves around a completely new “team,” as Smith has put it himself (Patrick Berkery- drums, percussion; Evan Mazunik- piano, organ; Joshua Stamper- bass; Sufjan Stevens- banjo, vocal; Andrew Wilson- electric guitar), most of them local players from the Gloucester County, NJ, area where Smith lives and works and has his studio. 

Danielson – Grow Up

The first Danielson album in five years, “Best of Gloucester County” will be coming out on February 22nd, 2011 via Daniel Smith’s own Sounds Familyre label, on March 14th, 2011 via  Fire Records (UK).  Special guests include Jens Lekman, Emil Nikolaisen (Serena-Maneesh), Glen Galaxy (Soul-Junk), Mark Shippy (US Maple), and Chris Cohen (Cryptacize).