Last week, during this year’s edition of SXSW in Austin, Texas, Phoebe Bridgers held a showcase for her record label, Saddest Factory, dubbed the Saddest Factory Records Corporate Retreat. The event featured performances from numerous acts on the label’s roster, including MUNA and Claud.
In addition to MCing the event, Bridgers hopped onstage with many of the acts who performed, including Saddest Factory signees Sloppy Jane. The evening concluded with a “TEAM BUILDING: Karaoke” exercise. It was during this segment that Bridgers and Sloppy Jane lead a singalong of My Chemical Romance’s enduring 2006 emo classic ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’.
Elsewhere during the showcase, Bridgers also joined MUNA – who recently shared the news their forthcoming, self-titled album will arrive on Saddest Factory in June – for a rendition of their 2021 collaboration ‘Silk Chiffon’. Watch both performances below.
Earlier this month, Bridgers shared a new version of ‘Chinese Satellite‘, a track originally taken from her most recent album, 2020’s Punisher. Recorded at famed Los Angeles studio Sound City, the new rendition as part of Secretly Canadian’s 25th anniversary celebrations, and proceeds from the track will go towards supporting people experiencing homelessness Bloomington, Indiana, where the label is headquartered.
Bridgers also recently joined Bright Eyes for a new version of the band’s Fevers and Mirrors cut ‘Haligh, Haligh, a Lie, Haligh’, as part of a forthcoming reissue series of the band’s first three albums.
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