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Every year The Weathervane Music Community produces Shaking Through, a documentary series that follows independent artists as they record 1 song in 2 days, start to finish – No extensions, No safety net.
Each episode of Shaking Through includes a brand new song, a feature video about the artist’s vision, and a production video about the techniques used to record the song. On top of that, Weathervane Members can access and remix all Shaking Through audio files! (see below).
In four years Shaking Through has seen amazing artists like Sharon Van Etten, Twin Sister, Hop Along, and Purling Hiss all record some of their best work for you to experience in depth. And guest musicians like Sufjan Stevens, members of The War on Drugs, Man Man, and many more have raised the caliber of everything the series produces for both the viewers, artists and everyone involved.
Since 2010, Weathervane has worked with a wide variety of known and respected members in the music community to help select new artists. These guest curators have included Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear, Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco, Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog, Marissa Nadler, label owners Ben and Chris Swanson at Dead Oceans / Jagjaguwar / Secretly Canadian, Adam Granduciel of The War on Drugs and many more.
Shaking Through creates a burst of opportunity for the artists it features. It’s a host of resources in a positive environment away from the pressures of the music industry, and here most produce their best work to date. It’s a windfall of exposure, and the chance to share their incredible experiences with viewers in over a hundred countries around the world! The Weathervane Community is committed to prioritizing artists’ growth as a major goal of the series.
If anything is true about the Weathervane Community, it’s that we love to learn about music and the creative process together. Your pledge to Shaking Through creates brand new music and video from incredible artists. For those who wish to go deeper, membership allows you to explore the art of recording with thousands of other around the world. This includes access to the original audio files for remixing (raw tracks, mix stems, drum samples), plus recording notes, members-only Q&A chats, video out-takes and more!
A NON-PROFIT APPROACH
Weathervane Music is a nonprofit organization built to advance independent music and the community that surrounds it. It’s not just the artists that you see in these videos. It’s a community built around the creation of music in which everyone’s a welcome participant – artists and audience members alike.
Weathervane Music Organization accepts donations as a project of PositiveSpace, a Philadelphia PA based 501©(3) non-profit organization working to create a network of local artists to exchange creative ideas and to promote new opportunities for emerging and established artists in the community.
Download all 44 songs produced for Shaking Through since 2009. Includes incredible music by Sunset, Danielson, Sharon Van Etten, Twin Sister, Bleeding Rainbow, Family Band, Helado Negro, Hop Along and many more!
Enjoy your morning coffee (or the beverage of your choice) in this classic mug featuring the Weathervane logo.
Make a fashion statement and show your support for the Weathervane Community with this comfy cotton t-shirt!
From December 6 – 15, Weathervane will be LIVESTREAMING our productions and member activities for people to be a part of from anywhere in the world!* We’ll be taking your questions and requests, and bringing you right into the conversation. These are group events and the group includes you, no matter where you are!
The pass includes:
Dec 6, 7pm EST – Live Private Studio Concert at Miner Street with Frances Quinlan of Hop Along
Dec 7 – Basic Recording Techniques workshop with Brian McTear
Dec 14 – Shaking Through recording session with Torres (curated by Sharon Van Etten)
Dec 15 – Shaking Through mixing session with Torres (curated by Sharon Van Etten).
Choose from our collection of signed vinyl LPs.
Dr. Dog – “B-Room”
Grizzly Bear – “Shields”
Kurt Vile – "Wakin On A Pretty Daze "
Patti Smith “Trampin’”
The National – “Trouble will find me”
The War on Drugs – “Slave Ambient”
Man Man – “On Oni Pond”
Akron/Family – “Sub Versus”
The Menzingers – “On the impossible past”
So So Glos “Blowout”
Port St. Willow – “Holiday”
Nightlands “Oak Island”
Lushlife – “Plateau Vision”
Sun Airway – “Soft Fall”
Strand of Oaks – “Dark Shores”
Helado Negro – “Invisible Life”
Craig Finn – “Clear Heart Full Eyes”
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah- “Hysterical”
4 signed 7inch vinyl records.
Help us to sustain Shaking Through and grow the international Weathervane Community by becoming a member today. You can stake your claim in the future of this remarkable organization with a one year preMIX Membership.
- Hi-res audio from Shaking Through sessions (multi-tracks, mix-stems, drum samples and recording notes)
- Preview access to all Shaking Through episodes before release
- Members-Only video out-takes
- Online Q&A sessions with Shaking Through producer Brian McTear
- First access to all Weathervane workshops and events
Description: Date: January 25, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 am or 1 pm
If you have children, and you hope they can share in your love of music, this is another way to get them involved!
25 lucky kids between the ages of 11 and 15 will have the rare opportunity to learn about studio recording as we record an original song by a local Philadelphia area high-school band. Each student will be given his or her own “track” to manage in that recording, from plugging it all in to placing the mic and setting the levels.
We have 12 “morning” slots (9am – 12pm), 13 “afternoon slots” (1pm – 4pm)
Space is limited!
Includes all the benefits of preMIX Membership ($80 value)
- Weathervane T-shirt ($28 value)
- LIVESTREAM Pass Dec 6 – 15 ($50 value)!
The goal of The Recorders Club is to create a group whose members are drawn to each others’ love of music and excitement for learning. It’s inspired by the small group of regulars from this year’s workshops. As we learned Basic Techniques and even recorded songs by members of the group in our Hands-On workshops, the group grew more supportive and real collaborations have even emerged among them ….. Now you can join this incredible group from ANYWHERE in the world.
- All preMIX Member benefits
- Club Rates on all Weathervane Recording Workshops
- Upload & Download access to “The Demo Pool”
- Access to all workshop materials, including final mixes, raw tracks, mix-stems, samples, recording notes, etc.
- LIVESTREAM WEEK PASS Dec 6 – 15
LIMITED MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE
Receive all of the exciting perks of becoming a Recorders Club Member
- Weathervane T-shirt & Mug!
LIMITED MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE
Weathervane Music offers Recording Workshops for members who want to learn the art and science of recording music. These fun and insightful workshops are for production enthusiasts at all levels. They take place at Miner Street Recordings, the high-end studio where Shaking Through is produced, with record producer and Weathervane Music founder, Brian McTear.
Feb 8 – Basic Recording Techniques
Mar 8 – Hands-on Recording
Mar 9 – Hands-on Mixing
See Recorders Club & Recorders Club Deluxe Memberships for Discounted Workshop Rates!
Weathervane Music is honored to have received this generous package of signed items from the legendary punk icon herself, Patti Smith. This collection includes:
1 Copy – Patti Smith Book “Just Kids”
1 Copy – Patti Smith Book “Complete 1975 – 2006”
1 Copy – Patti Smith & Kevin Shields “The Coral Sea” Double CD
1 Copy – Patti Smith “Trampin” – Gatefold Double LP
1 Copy – Patti Smith “Banga” – Double LP Edition
“FOR REVERSE AUCTION” – Every day the price of this package will drop by $50 until someone claims it!
Shaking Through creates unprecedented opportunity for featured artists and powerful learning tools for thousands of Weathervane Members around the world. For each episode, the Executive Producer is the one person we have to thank for making it all possible.
As an Executive Producer you’ll be able to take a front row seat at an exciting recording in a high-end studio, where you’ll watch and learn the processes and techniques of recording music. You’ll also meet artists, curators and Weathervane crew and see firsthand what goes into a live, dynamic video production.