We're very excited to announce that we are going to be the UK media partner of the fantastic 'Shaking Through' Sessions, produced by Weathervane Music in Philadelphia. For those unfamiliar with them, the Shaking Through sessions are a video series that allow the opportunity for the best independent emerging artists to record an unreleased track in a professional studio, and in doing so show "the birth of a song." The result is stunning hi-definition videos of the recording process as well as the track that can be downloaded for free. As if that wasn't enough Weathervane also allow the multi-tracks of the song to be downloaded so that users can remix and rework the artists' songs.

Weathervane's aim is simple, "to better society by creating community, opportunity and resources that support and advance the careers of working independent musicians". Having featured artists such as Sharon Van Etten, Twin Sister and Reading Rainbow, and not to mention having had sessions curated by Dr. Dog and The Antlers, the Shaking Through sessions truly are a remarkable and inspiring venture, giving exposure to the best independent music in an innovative way - we at The 405 are very proud to be involved!

Here is an example of Sharon Van Etten's brilliant Shaking Through Session.