After receiving nearly 100 artist and fan submissions,
our panel of judges narrowed it down to three finalists:

The Hollyfelds

The Living Rooms

Mestizo

Thank you for voting, we’re now tallying all votes recorded by 4/28/11.
We will announce the final results shortly.  Stay tuned.

  • A FREE three-night recording session at UI Sound Studios
    (Recording, Production, Mixing and Mastering included)
  • Coverage in Marquee Magazine.
  • A consultation session with an artist manager at United Interests and the head of PR at What Are Records?

Click on the “Listen and Vote” link on the top to get started!

The Fresh Cuts Challenge – Presented by Marquee Magazine and UI Sound Studios

1) The Hollyfelds, We Both Know


Engineered and Mixed by Pat Tracy at UI Sound Studios

“Splits the difference between alt-country and the genre’s mainstream,” and contains
“just enough of the whiskey and heartache that makes great country music” – Westword

www.thehollyfelds.com

2) The Living Rooms, Cold Prediction


Engineered and Mixed by Ben Romsdahl at UI Sound Studios

Raw and edgy roots rock
www.myspace.com/thelivingroomsband

3) Mestizo, My Eyes


Engineered and Mixed by Tira Neal at UI Sound Studios

Folky and laid-back, infusing bits of pop, jazz and Americana
www.mestizorocks.com

 

Step 2 – Choose Your Favorite Track:

Thank you for voting, we’re now tallying all votes recorded by 4/28/11.
We will announce the final results shortly.  Stay tuned.

Thank you for voting, check back soon for the results!

The Fresh Cuts Challenge – Presented by Marquee Magazine and UI Sound Studios

About UI Sound Studios

UI Sound is a state-of-the-art boutique recording and production facility in downtown Boulder located within the What Are Records? / United Interests headquarters. It features a professionally designed control room, large, acoustically flat live room and wide selection of vintage and custom recording gear, microphones, instruments and amplifiers. The studio is equiped to record solo artists or full bands of any genre and has hosted such notable artists as: Bela Fleck, The Pirate Signal, Elephant Revival, The Motet, The Knew, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, The Hollyfelds and numerous others.

Evan Reeves, the head of UISS, has 15 years experience as an engineer, producer and performer, working on genres ranging from Traditional African to Death Metal and just about everything in between. He began his career at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco where he was privileged enough to work with: Bob Weir, Green Day, Gregg Allman, The Nevil Brothers, Tom Dowd, Brendan Benson, Ethan Johns, Chris Isaak, Ed Thacker, Stephen Barncard and The Digital Underground.

For More Info:

www.UISoundStudios.com

Click above for more info.

The Fresh Cuts Challenge – Presented by Marquee Magazine and UI Sound Studios

Official Contest Info & Rules

1) Musicians: submit your music
Fans: nominate your favorite artists
(Local, unsigned & independent artists of all genres welcome)
Now through Feb 25

2) A panel of judges from: Marquee Magazine, UI Sound Studios, What Are Records?, United Interests, and local music writers and bloggers will choose the three best submissions by March 4.

3) The top three artists will each win a free one-song one-night recording session at UI Sound Studios that will be fully produced, mixed and mastered.

4) The three newly recorded songs will be posted on the Marquee website and fans will be able to vote once per computer IP on the best song from April 1 through April 28 and the results will be posted on the Marquee website on May 1st, 2011.

5) The winning band will receive a free three-night recording session at UI Sound Studios to complete a full EP and coverage in Marquee Magazine. The winner will also receive a one-hour consultation with an artist manager at United Interests and the head of PR at What Are Records?. The EP will be fully produced, mixed and mastered.

The Fresh Cuts Challenge – Presented by Marquee Magazine and UI Sound Studios

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