Today, CONVERSE Inc., announces the worldwide release of its second holiday compilation “Noise to the World” presented by Converse Rubber Tracks. The limited-edition compilation features six-songs that include new holiday covers and original holiday tracks by various artists and musicians involved with the international Converse Rubber Tracks program. Divided into three, holiday-themed split singles, “Noise to the World” pairs original tracks by renowned acts including Deer Tick, Dum Dum Girls, and Iamsu!, with original and cover singles by up-and-coming artists who have recorded at a Converse Rubber Tracks studio. These include GRMLN, Michael Christmas, and Torreblanca.
Highlighting the diversity of the rapidly growing Converse Rubber Tracks platform, “Noise to the World” infuses this holiday season with the hip-hop, rock, and folk sounds of various artists from around the globe. Songs will be released digitally in three waves of split singles on https://soundcloud.com/conversemusic/sets/noise-to-the-world-2 during the first week of December:
Monday, Dec. 1
Deer Tick – “White Havoc” (Original Single)
GRMLN – “Before December (I’m Alive)” (Original Single)
Wednesday, Dec. 3
IamSu! ft. HBK CJ & 1-O.A.K. – “Next Season” (Original Single)
Michael Christmas – “Pleasant Winter” (Original Single)
Friday, Dec. 5
Dum Dum Girls – “On Christmas” (Original Single)
Torreblanca – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
To run in conjunction with the digital download, there will also be special holiday performances by various Converse Rubber Tracks artists, at select Converse inline stores across the U.S. Scheduled performances throughout the month include:
Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 6:00 p.m. – Newbury Street (Boston, MA): Michael Christmas
Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m. – SoHo (New York, NY): Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls x Ice Choir
Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m. – Santa Monica (CA): GRMLN
Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m. – San Francisco (CA): Antwon
Converse Rubber Tracks was born out of the brand’s desire to give back to the music community and provide a useful platform for emerging artists to express their creativity. Founded in Brooklyn in July 2011, Converse Rubber Tracks has provided thousands of emerging artists the opportunity to record in a state-of-the art studio at no cost, hosting musicians in Brooklyn, as well as in pop-up studios throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Launching in 2012 in Brooklyn, Converse Rubber Tracks Live - the stage extension of the program - is a free concert series that has since expanded worldwide to cities including Los Angeles, Boston, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Austin, Beijing, and Mexico City. The lineup for each show includes opening performances by previous Converse Rubber Tracks recording artists, each handpicked by acclaimed headliners.
Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including men's, women's and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 87 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, please visit Converse on the web at media.converse.com
ABOUT CONVERSE RUBBER TRACKS
Converse Rubber Tracks is a state-of-the-art recording studio that is located in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. The 5,200 square-foot, full-service recording space aims to support emerging artists by providing them access to a top-level recording studio at no cost. Artists and bands of all genres and ages from around the world are encouraged to apply and, upon acceptance, may reserve time in the studio to work alongside a team of experienced engineers. Fully equipped with the best instruments and equipment supplied by Converse Rubber Tracks partner Guitar Center, artists will spend time creating their work and in the end retain all the rights to their music. Through Converse Rubber Tracks, Converse is giving back to the creative community that has embraced the brand throughout its 106-year history. Converse Rubber Tracks provides a platform for artists to unleash their creative spirit that will change the world.
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