We are excited to announce the official release of our latest album
“Red-Winged Blackbird Man” due out in stores Sep 3rd 2013!!!
We set out for 5 days of recording in Iowa City with Grammy nominated producer Bo Ramsey, but the team got along famously and completed the new record in 2.5 beautiful days! “The majority of our experience as a band is playing together live, and we didn’t want the recording process to be any different,” says Mike. “We set the room, took our places, pressed record and came out ahead. I can’t wait for people to share in what happened there”.
For those that have seen the band live since the album’s completion it has been made available at the shows. Sep 3rd marks the official release and moment it will be available to the general public through digital and physical distribution. Spread the word!! Speak of and buy often!!
As 2012 winds down, we find ourselves in the unique position of being nominated for awards and accolades for a release that technically hasn’t even come out yet. But don’t let that stop you from voting!
Mike Mangione and the Union are nominated for:
Album of the Year – Red-winged Blackbird Man
Song of the Year – American Martyr
Catchiest Song of the Year – American Martyr
Music Video of the Year – You Don’t Wanna Leave
and Best Live Show
Vote now at RadioMilwaukee.org Listener Poll
Hey all, Mike and Tom had the air to themselves last night on Chicago’s WNUR 89.3 radio. It got warm and cozy in the cold Chicago studio. Want to hear?
Listen to WNUR: Airplay program with Mike and Tom Mangione
As promised, here’s a link to the recent appearance of Mike, Tina and Patrick on 88NINE Radio Milwaukee’s 414 MUSIC program with host Mark Keefe:
Hey all, if you’re near a radio or a computer this afternoon, listen to Mike, Tina and Patrick on
88.9 Radio Milwaukee’s 414 Music show at 4PM .
(Who knows, you might hear some new music that we’ve been working on!)
Mike and the band visited the station on Nov. 19 to do an interview and live performance with DJ Laura Shine. You can stream the performance on the WFPK website or download it in podcast format via iTunes. (Here’s a little secret – one of the songs is a new, unreleased track called “American Martyr.” Get it now and impress your friends with you cool music insider connections).
Listen via WFPK: http://www.wfpk.org/2010/11/22/mike-mangione-in-studio/
Download via iTunes: WFPK: IN Studio Podcast
Hi All, were going full blast this week to preview the new CD “Offering”.
Radio performances on 89.7 WUWM and 91.7 WMSE in Milwaukee and WXRT in Chicago, live TV on WTMJ 4 TV in Milwaukee and shows in Evanston, Milwaukee and Green Bay to get the word out.
And come out to the shows for free hugs from the band, WE MISS YOU!
Sometime in the next week or two, Mike Mangione & The Union will get some airplay on XRT’s Local Anesthetic. They’ll be giving a sneak peak of the new album, Offering.
Also, for you serious nightowls, Mike and the band will be staying up late or getting up REALLY early, with our pal Brian Noonan on the “WGN Overnight with Brian Noonan” show.
Set your alarms for 2:59AM on Sat night/Sun Morning and get up and listen. You can even call in and make a request. (But, we won’t play it. hehe)
Mike Mangione & The Union are on Pandora! If you have a Pandora account make your “Mike Mangione” radio station today.
If you don’t have an account, its about time you do!
Due to bad weather in the Midwest, Mike wasn’t able to make it to NYC for the Sirius show. But, he was able to call in for an interview and debut two new songs from Offering: “At Your Gate” and “The Offering.”