CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FROM THE BASEMENT, the highly lauded music series from Grammy-winning record producer Nigel Godrich, will premiere its third season on Crackle today. As the exclusive online home to season 3 in the U.S., Crackle will bring the popular series featuring intimate performances from some of the biggest and most-respected names in the music industry to a larger audience. The third season kicks off today with two episodes featuring The Shins, Aimee Mann and Father John Misty.
Crackle is the only service providing free, on demand viewing of the newest season of FROM THE BASEMENT where viewers experience intimate performances and up-close looks at popular recording artists. Beginning today, two new episodes from Season 3 will be added to Crackle monthly through January 2013, with the new season featuring performances from The Shins, Feist, Foster the People, Aimee Mann, Father John Misty, Delta Spirit, Moby, among others.
The first two seasons of FROM THE BASEMENT are available now for U.S. and Canada on Crackle.com, as well as on Android handsets and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Sony Blu-ray, Roku Streaming Player, Sony Streaming Player, Sony Bravia televisions and Google Chrome.
The launch of FROM THE BASEMENT on Crackle adds to the network's dedicated music genre, joining a large collection of feature films and documentaries about the music industry. In addition to the breadth of music content and the FROM THE BASEMENT series, a "Celebrity Watchlist" curated by Nigel Godrich picking his favorite music features will premiere online August 16th.
"Crackle is excited to expand its music content and is thrilled to feature such a highly praised music series such as FROM THE BASEMENT," said Eric Berger, Executive Vice President, Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television. "This authentic original series features extremely talented musicians with loyal followings and we are honored to bring their performances into our viewers' living rooms."
FROM THE BASEMENT is the brainchild of multiple creative talents including multi-Grammy winning record producer Nigel Godrich. Long-time Radiohead producer Godrich launched the series originally in 2007 alongside producers Dilly Gent, James Chads and John Woollcombe. Since then, the show has attracted increasing attention for its breadth of vision coupled with its hugely respectful and empathetic presentation of artists playing at the peak of their power.
Produced by this small group of dedicated individuals, the show has always aimed to focus on definitive live performances from some of the most creative and innovative artists of our time.
The show has previously featured exclusive performances from a diverse selection of musicians including Radiohead, Beck, Iggy and the Stooges, PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker, The Raconteurs, Fleet Foxes, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age and Sonic Youth.
Hailed by media as "a new breed of music show" and "music TV at its best," the new season of FROM THE BASEMENT on Crackle will be comprised of twelve, 26-minute installments that are being filmed in Los Angeles and London.
All music in FROM THE BASEMENT is produced by Nigel Godrich. Dilly Gent, James Chads, John Woollcombe and Godrich are series producers. The series is produced by FTB3 for 3net in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks. Sony Pictures Television is distributing the series internationally, outside of the U.K.
About Crackle, Inc. Crackle, Inc. is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audiences quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches an impressive audience through its diverse online and mobile distribution network. Visit Crackle's site at www.crackle.com.
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