OVAL is here and we are so excited to share it with you! The luscious and minimalist design was made by Brian Grunert, who is a mastermind at creating physical things that look like how music sounds.

The album is now available worldwide on iTunes and a limited number will be for sale as hard copies available at our upcoming shows, so come on out. What is left of the album will be for sale directly through our website later this month.

From the exquisitely sensitive engineering by Adam Muñoz at Fantasy Studios, to the longterm partnership with producer and bassist Todd Sickafoose to the impeccable arrangements by composer Mark Orton to the fiery renditions played by Quartet San Francisco to the incredible lineup on the album which includes drummer Allison Miller, guitarist Adam Levy, saxophonist Prasant Radhakrishnan, accordionist Rob Reich and the one-and-only clarinetist Ben Goldberg--this album is a serious audio treat.

iTunes has been featuring the release on the front page of their world section and writer Andy Gilbert wrote this sensitive article about the release in the Berkeleyside.

This Wednesday September 9th we will be performing these pieces and more at the Freight and Salvage. ..Tickets are available here. Please join us! If you'd like to hear more about this show, I will be talking about the album on KPFA with Joanna Manqueros tomorrow morning at 11am.

We leave in a week for a short tour through Europe. Tour dates and ticket links are here. I have been sorely missing the road and look forward to jumping in. ..See you out there!

XO Rupa


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