“High Tide” by Nehedar

Emilia Cataldo was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts. On a world journey which led her to Israel, she took on the Hebrew name Nehedar which means “wonderful.” In 2000, Cataldo settled in New York City, where she began writing and performing her own music. She adopted “Nehedar” as her stage-name.

Nehedar has self-released five albums – Pick Your Battles in 2007, Dreamlike in 2008, Pterodactyl Baby in 2009, Power Plant Beach in 2010 and her latest, High Tide on March 15, 2012. Whenever possible, she includes Luis Cataldo (her saxaphone playing father).

Nehedar has enjoyed comparisons to Tracy Bonham, Bebel Gilberto and Ingrid Michaelson.

Stream High Tide in its entirety here.

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“High Tide” by Nehedar

mp3 courtesy of James Moore, Music Marketer for Independent Music Promotions

Image courtesy of Nehedar’s Fotografia

“14” and “Where Do We Go From Here” by Carrousel

Carrousel is a Florida-based, dream-pop/folk outfit who will celebrate the release of their debut album, 27 Rue de Mi’chelle, on May 15, 2012.

The group is fronted by Joel Piedt, and features Rob Polischuck, Malee Bringardner, Patrick Chin, Erich von Hinken, and Landon Lee. The album’s protagonist, Michelle, is Piedt lost love and cause for heartbreak.

“I think the hardest part was having persistence to complete the project. It was a grueling two and a half years, especially with the way we went about piecing it together,” admits Piedt. “We were inspired by Brian Wilson’s modular recording, so we attempted to piecemeal parts of songs together to give the album a certain feel,” Piedt elaborates.

Another inspiration for the album is Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, where he describes his time spent with expatriates at 27 rue de Fleurus. “Conveniently enough, the name Michelle was French. So, 27 rue de mi’chelle was born,” says Piedt.

Piedt is now ready for his next challenge: pulling the songs off live for audiences across the U.S.

The video for “14” can be viewed here. This video explores a new concept – one side of the screen backwards (as a performance) and one forward.

Reverse Side
Forward Side

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“14” and “Where Do We Go From Here” by Carrousel

EPK (mp3’s, links and images) courtesy of Alex Steininger at In Music We Trust PR