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Dear ones,

To lead with the lede: we are very excited to announce that you can pre-order our new album today!

You will get a download of our single, Zumertsayt, right away, and the album is 20% off from now until it is released. More on this after the break.
The break: are you missing the summer? Are you looking, with tentative hope, toward next summer? From the depths of a dark, damp season we are excited to share with y'all our very first music video, made by dear friend Brian Lindsay during a hot snap in Seattle this past July. 
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Today, February 5th, is the inaugeral Bandcamp-Friday of 2021, when Bandcamp waives its cut and all proceeds (minus Paypal/credit card fees) go to the artists on their platform. So it's a particularly good day to pre-order our album. However, orders placed any time during the pre-order period are greatly appreciated as they will assist us with getting the tracks mastered and figuring out how many CDs we can justify pressing in the first round. Pre-orders get 20% off the whole album and an immediate download of Zumertsayt, as well as this cover art.

Astute observers will note that:
  • We didn't specify when the full album is coming out... but on Bandcamp it says 5/1? To this we say, we are very pleased to be at the point of making mixing notes, researching mastering options (do you have any recs? serious question), and debating over citation formats for our archival attributions, but, we are not sure how long these steps will take. We're estimating a few months. We'll keep you updated.
  • We have made music videos before, what's with this "first" business? To this we say, yes but mostly the kind where it's a video of us making the music, not the kind where we lip sync with ourselves and/or just hang out on camera in various non-music-making situations, which is basically our understanding of the genre [are we doing this right?] Hence, first music video. (But we kid, music videos are art and it was a thoughtful process, skillfully executed by Brian.)
  • The audio for the music video is different than the audio for the single, even though it's the same song. To this we say, so true. The video is a live take recorded in Maia's backyard over the summer, while the single is a studio recording done one-at-a-time this winter. We hope you enjoy the different flavors.

If you'd like to throw us some extra cash and get a present in the mail a little sooner, we are offering an extra support tier that comes with a limited edition sticker, along with the CD and digital download. The sticker looks like this:

A few last things:

Songs of Love and Unlove ~ Sun, Feb 14
As some of you know, Stef is not only in Brivele but also Seattle's own klezmer brass band, Shpilkis. AND on top of that, she makes time for a solo project. She is releasing an EP as Stef on a Clear Day this Valentines day, and we highly recommend you have a listen when it comes out. (Bookmark that link for next week!)

Purim Zoom ~ Sat, Feb 27, 7:30 PM PST
Maia is part of Purim shpil-writng crew, and Shpilkis is playing! Don't miss this Zoom Purim party. Also, don't miss the witty Zoom handle. RSVP to the Facebook event. Get tickets.

There is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart ~ Now/Mar 23
Maia and Stef both have submissions published in this anthology, edited by Cindy Milstein and now available for preorder. "These essays, many written from feminist and queer perspectives, journey into ancestral and contemporary trauma in ways that are humanizing and healing. They build bridges from bittersweet grief to rebellion and joy. Through concrete illustrations of how Jewish anarchists lovingly create their own ritual, cultural, and political practices, they clearly illuminate the path toward mending ourselves and the world."

Signing off,


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