Defend Music 2012 in review!

It’s been another great year for Defend, here’s some of the things we are most proud of!

We greatly expanded our roster in 2012, signing many talented writers and producers: Alexander Spit, Hot Sugar, Woodrow Jackson, J57, Caleb Stone, Record Kicks, Michael Conte, New Bomb Turks, Very Be Careful, Adam Scone and Smoota. Each with their own specific style and expertise. All fantastic additions to the Defend family.

This year also saw the reunion The Sugarman 3 with the album “What The World Needs Now”, Antibalas re-connecting with Gabriel Roth for their self-titled Daptone release, Menahan Street Band’s “The Crossing”, as well as Alexander Spit’s debut EP “A Breathtaking Trip”.

As for the the synch world, here’s some highlights:

Google Chrome “Jess Time” ad featuring Chris and Thomas “Broken Chair”
“Stand Up Guys” trailer featuring Charles Bradley “How Long”
├ęS Skateboarding promo featuring The Budos Band “Mark of The Unnamed”

Film/Television/Video Games
ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Settling In”
HBO’s “Eastbound & Down” featuring A.R.E. Weapons “Fuck What You Like”
USA’s “Political Animals” featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Nobody’s Baby”
“Stand Up Guys” film featuring Charles Bradley “How Long”
“Stand Up Guys” film featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Give It Back”
“Save The Date” film featuring Charles Bradley “Lovin’ You, Baby”
NBC’s “Harry’s Law” featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Money”
CW’s “Ringer” featuring Charles Bradley “Lovin’ You, Baby”
Square Enix’s “Sleeping Dogs” video game featuring Daptone Records radio station

In 2013, we are looking forward to new albums from our writers, including Alexander Spit’s “A Breathtaking Trip To That Otherside” out 1/29/13 on Decon, Charles Bradley’s “Victim of Love” out 4/2/13 on Dunham/Daptone, as well as new work from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings!