NEW YORK, NEW YORK â€“ August 23, 2007 â€“ New York independent artist Ingrid Michaelson will release her debut Girls & Boys on September 18 on Cabin 24 Records with distribution through RED / Original Signal. The disc is currently available digitally on iTunes (top rank #11 Pop Album, #53 for all genres). Ingrid will join Matt Nathanson during the month of October on his U.S. tour.
On May 17, Ingrid landed the plum TV spot of the season when her original song â€œKeep Breathingâ€ composed specifically for ABCâ€™s top rated drama â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomyâ€ aired over the final scene of the season finale. The following day, â€œKeep Breathingâ€ was posted to her Myspace page with 55,000 plays by that night which resulted in Ingridâ€™s rise to become the siteâ€™s #4 unsigned artist. The track will be included in the upcoming Greyâ€™s Anatomy Season 3 Soundtrack out on Hollywood Records in September 11.
The placement earned Ingrid a feature in the Wall Street Journal, interview on â€œGood Morning Americaâ€ (ABC) on Friday, May 18 and a partnership with RED distribution via Original Signal to release her debut Girls & Boys to national retail outlets on September 18.
Beginning on September 20, Old Navyâ€™s fall commercial campaign will feature Ingridâ€™s standout track, â€œThe Way I Am.â€
Digitally released in 2006, Girls and Boys has already garnered critical acclaim:
â€œIngrid’s vulnerable voice and bittersweet tune sense grab usâ€¦â€ â€“ Philadelphia Daily News
â€œMusic on TVâ€ Who needs radio play? Unsigned singer Ingrid Michaelson found fame when her song “Keep Breathing” was featured on the finale of Grey’s Anatomy. We don’t know McDreamy from McSteamy, but we know a perfect pop artifact when we hear one.â€ â€“ Philadelphia Inquirer
â€œOn Girls & Boys, the spooky vibe comes mostly from [Ingridâ€™s] lyrics, while the music is as sweetly reassuring as, well, a pop hit.â€ – Washington Post
â€œKeep Breathingâ€ was the fourth tune by Michaelson featured on â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomy,â€ making her this seasonâ€™s most-played indie artist. Additionally, her songs have been featured on the CWâ€™s â€œOne Tree Hillâ€ and ABC Familyâ€™s â€œKyle XY.â€
Even â€œScrubsâ€ Zach Braff is a fan, and has featured Ingridâ€™s music on his highly trafficked Myspace page.
In the fall, Ingrid Michaelson will embark on a U.S. tour joining Matt Nathanson for the month of October with further dates to be added.
The two pair up for the dates indicated below:
October 15 NORTHAMPTON, MA Pearl Street*
October 16 ROCHESTER, NY Water Street Music Hall*
October 17 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Satellite Ballroom*
October 18 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club*
October 20 ATLANTA, GA The Loft*
October 21 NASHVILLE, TN 3rd & Lindsley*
October 23 AUSTIN, TX The Parish*
October 24 DALLAS, TX Room*
October 26 FT COLLINS, CO Aggie Theater*
October 27 DENVER, CO Bluebird Theater*
October 29 SPOKANE, WA The Big Easy *
October 30 SEATTLE, WA Crocodile CafÃ©*
October 31 PORTLAND, OR Aladdin Theater*
November 2 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Fillmore*
November 3 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubadour*
* – opening for Matt Nathanson