• Holiday Sale

    December 10th, 2012

    Happy Holidays!

    From now until 12/24, all items in the Frog Stand Store are 20% off.
    This means that digital albums are $7.24.
    CDs are $9.59.
    Vinyl is $12.

    And, if you order anything in the store, you get a free download of “Last Christmas” by Clare and the Reasons.

    That’s a pretty good deal…


    Clare and the Reasons Live at the Standard

    September 18th, 2012


    Join Clare and the Reasons for a special show this Sunday at The Standard
    The show is part of the Annie O Music Series at The Standard East Village, from 7-9PM

    If you’d like to attend, please RSVP at aohayon@standardhotel.com


    KR-51 Released Today

    July 9th, 2012

    Frog Stand Records is pleased to announce the release of:

    KR-51

    The new album by Clare and the Reasons

    Available now on CD, Vinyl, or MP3


    Video: Clare and the Reasons “Make Them Laugh”

    July 7th, 2012

    Watch “Make Them Laugh“, the new video from Clare and the Reasons’ forthcoming album KR-51


    Stream the new Clare and the Reasons album on MTV HIVE

    July 5th, 2012

    “KR-51″, the new album by Clare and the Reasons, is now streaming exclusively on MTV HIVE.

    Join Clare and the Reasons for the release of “KR-51″, as they play Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on July 18th.

    Click here for more details…


    Pre-order “KR-51″ on Vinyl today!

    June 26th, 2012

    Pre-order “KR-51″, the new album by Clare and the Reasons, on Vinyl

    $15 (plus shipping charges)

    Pre-order now, and Clare will sign your record!
    (along with a special message of your choosing)


    Clare and the Reasons: New Single and Video

    June 8th, 2012

    Clare and the Reasons release “Make Them Laugh”,
    the second single and video from the new album KR-51:

    Buy "Make Them Laugh"
    Buy “Make Them Laugh” on iTunes


    Watch the video exclusively on NPR’s First Watch

    The new album will be released on July 4th in Japan, and July 10th in the USA


    Clare and the Reasons: new album, new tourdates

    April 28th, 2012

    Clare and the Reasons To Release New Record on July 10th

    KR-51

    Announce European Tour, Bonnaroo and US Dates

    Here is the first single from KR-51- “The Lake”. Feel free to download, share, and enjoy:

    KR-51

    Clare and the Reasons have announced the release date of their third record, KR-51, available July 10th in North America (Frog Stand) and July 4th in Japan (P-Vine). KR-51, created in Berlin, follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2009 release, Arrow, and their debut album, The Movie, which included collaborations by Sufjan Stevens and Van Dyke Parks. In anticipation of the KR-51 release and a forthcoming tour, the band has debuted their first single “The Lake.” Clare and the Reasons will play in NYC twice next week before embarking on a set of European dates, and their first ever appearance at Bonnaroo this summer.

    Clare and the Reasons call Brooklyn home, but after touring around the world extensively with Van Dyke Parks, My Brightest Diamond, and on their own, they needed a new setting – one that would make them see and hear differently. For eight months in 2011 they lived in an apartment on Berlin’s Bergstrasse, on the western edges of what used to be the East. They got a 1968 Schwalbe moped – model KR-51 – and sped around the city at a velocity the congested New York streets would have prohibited. While riding under the vast skies of Berlin, the city a blurred filmstrip of cobblestones, trees, and graffiti, they dreamed up the sounds of this new record. After months of writing under the influence of Berlin they packed up a van and drove to Haldern-Rees, a little German village, to record KR-51. In Oct-Nov of 2011, they recorded for long hours, in between bicycling in and around cow fields, under an unimaginable number of stars.

    The band sunk themselves into a city of many histories, a city of concrete boxes and fluted columns. Those contrasts, at times stark and streamlined, at times grandly lush, show up in the 11 songs on KR-51. They carry the meticulous orchestration and innovative songwriting Clare and the Reasons are known for, while also carrying a little more sorrow, a lot more distorted guitar, and a little more darkness of heart. Clare studied the way Lotte Lenya delivered so convincingly, and you may hear the adventurous attitude of early Kate Bush in Clare’s writing. The great James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens) played drums on the album, filling it with crunch and bang, driving the record. In a world of sound banks and sequencers, an orchestra made up of members of the Orchestre de Paris materialized, and was recorded live in Paris, something Clare and the Reasons consider a miracle.

    Clare and the Reasons’ third album, KR-51, will be released July 10th on Frog Stand in North America, and July 4th on P-vine in Japan.

    This album is their Berlin.

    Clare and the Reasons In Concert:

    4/29 – Brooklyn, NY – Jalopy – with Geoff Muldaur
    5/02 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub, Happy Ending Music & Reading Series
    5/10 – Berlin, Germany – House of World Cultures
    5/12 – Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs
    5/16 – Köln, Germany – King Georg
    5/17 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – De Balie, Indiestad
    6/06 – Asheville, NC – Lexington Avenue Brewery
    6/07-09 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
    6/10 – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5

    For more show info, click here


    New song by Clare and the Reasons

    April 26th, 2012

    Enjoy “The Lake” a new song from the forthcoming Clare and the Reasons album KR-51.

    Feel free to share, download, and listen!


    Josh Mease on Daytrotter

    April 10th, 2012

    Listen to Josh Mease on Daytrotter

    “One of the greatest impulses is to hurry. It’s to get ahead. It’s to be first. It’s even more about not being last that brings about the hurrying. It’s about needing to says things to people before they just eat the hell away at you, before they begin to rot you out from the insides to the point where if someone poked you in your chest, they’d pull out a rancid smelling thumb. It’s this urge to get to some kind of proverbial finish line and then ask whatever the next questions are when anyone reaches such a dumb place. It’s a place that is quickly stripped of all meaning because it’s not where anything is really rewarded or where there is anything culminating. It’s just another day and you’ve hurried yourself off to a sigh and a night’s sleep, same as any other night…”

    Read more….


    New Clare and the Reasons shows

    January 26th, 2012


    Clare and the Reasons’ “Bringing The Songs Out Of The Barn NY Music Week”

    Join them as they perform songs from their forthcoming album:

    Monday, February 27th – Rockwood 2
    Friday, March 2nd – Barbès
    Monday, March 5th – Rockwood 2

    For more info, click here


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