“The Last Snowfall” on NPR’s All Songs Considered

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Vienna keeps good company with Radiohead and new supergroup The Dead Weather on the current edition of All Songs Considered.

another West Coast Live performance

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Continuing a new album release tradition, Vienna and the band visit West Coast Live once again to perform a few songs for their live radio show. Participate in the San Francisco audience on Saturday, April 25 (with chocolate!), or treat your ears by listening to the show as it happens.


Mountain Stage rebroadcast, and KQED’s Spark profile

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If you missed Vienna and Alex’s performance on Mountain Stage the first time around in August 2008, most stations will rebroadcast that episode during this upcoming weekend of March 6-8. Check this list for stations and airtimes. The following week, on March 12, the individual set will be archived and streaming at npr.org/mountainstage.

A day in Vienna’s life was filmed last December, and that included the show that night in San Francisco. The 2009 season premiere of KQED’s Spark will feature the segment, and you can watch a preview on their page for the episode.

Wed, Mar 18, 2009 — 7:30 pm
Thu, Mar 19, 2009 — 1:30 am
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 — 11:30 pm
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 — 5:30 am

Sat, Mar 21, 2009 — 2:00 pm
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 — 10:31 pm
Sun, Mar 22, 2009 — 4:31 am
Sun, Mar 22, 2009 — 11:00 am
Sun, Mar 22, 2009 — 11:30 pm
Mon, Mar 23, 2009 — 5:30 am

Update: The segment is now available to watch online.


Inland Territory EPKs viewable on YouTube

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The EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for Inland Territory has been posted on YouTube. You can see photos and video footage of the making of the album, listen to clips of the music, and hear Vienna’s thoughts on the production process.

The Universal Germany EPK is also online.

You can now pre-order the album directly through this website.


first official music video, “Gravity,” released on YouTube

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The official music video for Gravity, produced by Fat Monster Films, is now on YouTube.

Director: Tim Hyten
Producer: Mark Johnson
Director of Photography: Steven Dempsey
Production Assistant: Scott Bullis
Actor: Norm Sanders
Piano Technician/Host: Dean Petrich

Mark and Tim discovered the song and developed the video concept before they even met Vienna, approaching her and Rounder when half the video had already been shot. They filmed Vienna’s portion on Whidbey Island, Washington last February. You can read about the shoot on the Fat Monster blog, as well as Steven Dempsey’s blog, Vienna’s scrapbook and the DVX User Forums.

Thanks to the Fat Monster crew for all their hard work and creative vision!


Waking Hour songbook now available

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Just in time for the holidays, our good friend David Beattie has transcribed all 13 songs on Waking Hour into a book of sheet music. Transcriptions include chords, vocal harmonies, and piano parts that combine the best of the studio and live versions.

Click over to the merchandise store to order. First shipments go out Friday, December 19.

Waking Hour songbook cover


hear Vienna & Alex on radio program Mountain Stage

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If you didn’t catch Vienna performing with Alex Wong back in August on West Virginia’s Mountain Stage, or missed your local radio broadcast of the show recently, now you can hear it online at NPR’s Mountain Stage webpage.

Their five-song set included two songs from the forthcoming album (”In Another Life” and “Grandmother Song”), as well as “Brooklyn Blurs,” from Alex’s project The Paper Raincoat.

Read and listen here:


December shows: mark your calendars

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Vienna takes a hiatus from performing this fall, but she’ll be back with several shows in December. Tickets are already available for some dates; check the tour page for updated info.

2 Dec: Brooklyn, NY (The Bell House)
4 Dec: Annapolis, MD (Ram’s Head Tavern)
5 Dec: Cambridge, MA (Club Passim)
6 Dec: Cambridge, MA (Club Passim)
8 Dec: Northampton, MA (Iron Horse Music Hall)
9 Dec: Larchmont, NY (Watercolor Cafe)

13 Dec: San Francisco, CA (Palace of Fine Arts Theatre)

More details to come…


new album in progress

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Vienna is in the studio recording her fourth album. Read updates in the scrapbook, or follow her in real time by subscribing to her Twitter feed.

Update: Check out some photos and a short video montage of the string sessions on Eric Cheng’s web journal!


Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco

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Vienna and her quartet are confirmed to play on Sunday, August 24 at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park.

This is a huge summer festival with some of the biggest names in rock and pop headlining (Radiohead, Tom Petty, Jack Johnson), along with some of Vienna’s favorite artists (Kaki King, Andrew Bird, Matt Nathanson)…needless to say, we’re thrilled!

Check out the full lineup and buy your tickets soon.