APRIL = transient couch life by Abigail Press

-> ‘on-the-road’ ->


Hello morning! I wake up, pack my travel bag (midi keyboard + recording equipment included), and say goodbye to my lovely Brooklyn loft. Some of you may already know – I’m in pre-production on a music video for ‘drink me’, the single off my upcoming album Soft Thirst, and the budget is more than I had initially planned for. Music videos cost money, especially if you want fun things like cameras, lenses, a location, lights, and budgeting for one can be super frustrating considering you are an artist with massive student loans and no savings. My solution to this problem is to sublet out my room for the month of April and stay with friends -> ‘on-the-road’ -> a mini-vacation right here in my own city!! That’s right, yur girl is gonna be a transient being, dedicated to her music so much so that she’d give up her room and sleep on a couch for a month straight. You heard me, I’m a couch potato/bum. Honestly though, I’m looking forward to it because being out of your own space opens up possibilities and frees you of possession. It feels reminiscent of packing and mentally preparing for my European Tour, a welcome feeling.

Anyway, I’ll be writing random posts throughout the month to document this transient time in my life. Sometimes I forget I have space for words on this website and don’t blog as much as I’d like to, so this month I’m going to give words more focus. PLUS +++ I HAVE REALLY COOL MUSIC THINGS HAPPENING NEXT MONTH! A Lil’ Pennsylvania Tour WKND Thing!! That’s right, next weekend I’m headed to Pittsburgh to perform for the 1st ever BOOM CONCEPTS ! VOLUME showcase.  BOOM CONCEPTS is a community-focused shared space that promotes and fosters community growth for all ages through gallery showcases, performances, and gatherings. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this and especially with the people who are involved.

THEN – the day after the Pittsburgh performance I’m headed with the crew to Philadelphia for another dope showcase. My new friend Arielle a.k.a. QUALIATIK received a $3000 grant earlier this year to put together a live musical performance that dovetails music with neuroscience in an interactive and accessible way. SHE’S STUDYING NEUROSCIENCE PEOPLE. This girl is super talented and super lit; super excited a bunch of artists together to jam and share brain experiences for QUALIA. She’s pin-pointing an area of music that is not always touched on – experiential aspects of music and how subjective the experience can be based on your neurological make-up…highlighting psychological and emotional changes that occur in the brain while listening to music. COOL! TBH I’m not entirely sure what is going to happen which is what makes me HELLA EXCITED FOR THIS!

luv u bbs,

stay tuned//more soon


WAVY: The European Tour by Abigail Press

I recently launched a Kickstarter for WAVY: The European Tour. And let me tell you, this is not just any European tour...

WAVY: The European Tour is a concept that has been evolving ever since I started collaborating with musicians overseas via Soundcloud. I’ve created dozens of songs with people that I’ve never met; communicated and built connections with musicians over sound-waves. What would happen if we met? What new sounds would we create? What would it be like to perform our music together?

This tour will be a chance to connect those sound-waves. Each stop on the tour is a chance to meet my collaborators and perform music that we’ve made together. The money that I raise from this Kickstarter will go directly toward funding the travel expenses during for the trip this Fall. If I am funded, I will fly over ocean waves to meet these talented musicians and create new WAVY music in person. We will make waves.

I will also be planning a WAVY kickoff event for the tour in Portland, OR with Triibe Movement, a creative brand and production company. We are creating a special edition WAVY T-Shirt for the tour as well (the T-shirts are available as one of the prizes for this Kickstarter).

W A V Y - T H E  E U R O P E A N  T O U R - F A L L  2 0 1 4

Portland, Oregon to London, England - Catch up with D/C (https://soundcloud.com/thatdckid), the producer of my first EP “Life Won’t Wait”.

London, England to Leeds, England - Meet up with the two members of Yusin (https://soundcloud.com/yusinmusic), a dream pop band that I’ve been working with online for almost a year. Not only will I be performing at ‘The Wire Club’ (http://www.wireclub.co.uk/), we also plan to create new songs and record while i’m there. We might even shoot a music video for one of our tracks.

Leeds to London to Prague - Meet up with Atomic Electrolab (https://soundcloud.com/atomic-electrolab1) in Prague and perform! 

Prague, Czech Republic to Levice, Slovakia - I will meet up and perform with Melodica Netlabel (http://melodica-netlabel.com/v2/) who released my first internet release ‘Drifting Dawn’ which has more than 35,000 downloads. This performance will include Marino 69 (https://soundcloud.com/marino69) who lives in Slovakia. I have lent my voice to two of his tracks that were released through Melodica Netlabel.

Levice, Solvakia to Munich, Germany - I lived in Munich for a year during college and it was during my time in Munich that Soundcloud featured me as one of the local artists to watch: (http://blog.soundcloud.com/2011/06/16/soundcloud-local-munich/). I will perform and reconnect with a city that I love.

Munich, Germany to Milan, Italy - To finish off the tour i’ll travel to meet up with Peekaboo (https://soundcloud.com/lorenzobadioli), the producer who not only produced “Suddenly”, one of the tracks on my debut EP “Life won’t Wait”, I also sang on one of the tracks on his debut EP, a song called “Growing Up”. 

This project will only be funded if at least $2,500 is pledged by Thursday, Mar 13 2014 9:15 AM PST. If I raise the money then I will be headed to Europe this Fall! Please share this project with anyone and everyone. It's really important to put your dreams out there, and this is one of my dreams. I will get to Europe and fulfill this dream one way or another - this Kickstarter would be a great jumpstart!

Donate: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/642772214/wavy-the-european-tour