The Fourth Messenger album coverAfter a successful premiere run in 2013, Vienna’s first musical project with playwright Tanya Shaffer will now be available on a studio recording. Digital and physical pre-orders for the album and script of The Fourth Messenger can be found on Bandcamp, to be released on October 27. Vienna sings the lead role of Mama Sid, a modern, female version of the Buddha with a hidden past.

To celebrate, Vienna and company will perform at two release shows in the Bay Area:
Sat 7 Nov Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage
Sun 8 Nov Mill Valley, CA – Throckmorton Theatre
The main shows will be comprised of Fourth Messenger songs, followed by a meet-and-greet and signing, and then an all-request afterparty set in the spirit of the Bay Area holiday tradition.

Photos of the recording sessions by Aims tour photographer Karen Shih can be found on The Fourth Messenger‘s Facebook page.

Jun 4 2014

Acclaim for Aims

Aims has celebrated several notable milestones in the months since its release, including:

The crowd-funded video for “Level Up” is now available to watch, premiered by USA Today!

For the full list of people involved in the making of the video—including the many Kickstarter backers who contributed to Vienna’s campaign—check out the “Level Up” video credits page.

For today’s album release, WIRED has published a feature with Stephen Von Worley of Data Pointed, creator of the map of the Detroit used on the cover of Aims. Both Von Worley and Vienna weigh in on their interpretations of the data.

The album is now available to purchase digitally on iTunes, Amazon, and losslessly on Bandcamp. Digital and physical versions are available through Port Merchandise. Stream it for free, and share it with your friends on Spotify, Rdio, and SoundCloud.