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Brandy Zdan Releases New Single "I Want Your Trouble" + New Album Announcement

BRANDY ZDAN RELEASES HER NEW SINGLE “I WANT YOUR TROUBLE”
 + ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM SECRETEAR
 OUT MAY 11 ON TALLEST MAN RECORDS

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LISTEN TO “I WANT YOUR TROUBLE: HERE

“hard-rocking new single” - GUITAR WORLD

Tallest Man Records is excited to announce the release of the new single “I Want Your Trouble” from Nashville’s Brandy Zdan from her forthcoming album Secretear, out May 11.

This song started in a very modern day and millennial fashion, in a text message. Early on in their courtship,  Zdan received a text from her now husband, Aaron Haynes (of The Texas Gentlemen),  saying “I WANT YOUR TROUBLE.” Zdan immediately knew she had to turn that text into a song, and not just any song, but a kick you over one at that. Haynes and Zdan wrote the song together and Haynes plays drums on the track.

Secretear Zdan’s sophomore album, is a Spanish word for a confidential conversation or secret. It was co-produced by Zdan and Teddy Morgan (John Oates, Trace Adkins, Carl Broemel), featuring a rhythm section comprised of Haynes on drums and My Morning Jacket’s Tom Blankenship on bass and Carl Broemel on pedal steel and guitar. These new songs see Zdan stepping back into her rock roots and the music she grew up on (60’s and 70’s rock n roll). For this album Zdan shed a lot of her personal skin and musical past, letting go of those things that held her back from being the best version of herself. She really put everything on the line for this record and gave all of herself, so much so that she blew out her voice and ran her fingers raw from playing guitar the first week of recording.

Zdan who now calls Nashville home is a native of Canada. She has honed her craft  writing mature indie-rock and pop songs with hauntingly gorgeous melodies and edgy arrangements, in Winnipeg as half of the critically acclaimed gothic folk/roots duo Twilight Hotel. The duo went on to have two albums nominated for prestigious Juno Awards. Upon coming to the U.S. Zdan landed in Austin, joining the all-girl Americana outfit, The Trishas, where she acted as lead guitarist and utility player (lap steel, accordion), before moving on to a solo career. To support this new single Zdan just finished up a tour  with Doyle Bramhall, and will head out on the road with Buddy Guy later this month.

TOUR DATES
MAR 9  Chandler PAC Chandler, AZ**MAR 11 The Novo Los Angeles, CA**
MAR 12 California Center for the Arts Escondido, CA**
MAR 14 Musco Center for the Arts Orange, CA**
MAR 18 Luther Burbank Center Santa Rosa, CA**
MAR 22 Crest Theatre Sacramento, CA**
**w/ Buddy Guy

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7 COME 11 RELEASES “NOBODY WINS” SINGLE +  ANNOUNCE THE UNIVERSE OUT OF TIME EP  OUT SEPTEMBER 29 ON TALLEST MAN RECORDS

7 COME 11 RELEASES “NOBODY WINS” SINGLE +  ANNOUNCE THE UNIVERSE OUT OF TIME EP  OUT SEPTEMBER 29 ON TALLEST MAN RECORDS

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“...it's cool to see music we made 50 years ago inspiring a lot of young musicians...I'm glad they're listening....It's cool to see these young dudes take that inspiration and do their own thing....” - Art “Poppa Funk” Neville

The Bay Area’s Tallest Man Records is excited to announce the release of “Nobody Wins” the first track off the forthcoming EP Universe Out of Time from 7 Come 11 due out on September 29th.

7 Come 11 is the brainchild of San Francisco Bay Area based musician Gianni Staiano. The project was created with Staiano and his Hammond B3 as the focal point, which for this new EP has expanded to include a whammy clavinet, modified to Staiano’s specs by Ken Rich at Sound Services. The clav, with the whammy bar adds a level of heaviness to the 7 Come 11 sound, mimicking searing guitar like wails (all created by the clav) that are all over the EP. “I saw a Castlebar Clavinet on YouTube years ago and was blown away,” says Staiano. “Of course only like 7 were made back in the 70's and good luck finding one for sale. In the search though I found Ken Rich who had taken the initial concept which was fraught with design flaws and reimagined it. His creation changed my musical life. All of a sudden I could be super expressive with a keyboard instrument. Bending notes and playing the in between ones. Things I've been fantasizing about since childhood now suddenly at my fingertips. This was something I could man-handle and really feel the connection to the strings. It's like a whole new universe of expressive possibilities has been opened up to me. That's why I guess this is more of a rock album and way wilder sounding.”

“Nobody Wins”  was the very first song recorded with the whammy clav and is the most raw track on the album. The track is two takes pieced together, and was Staiano’s first real bonding moment with the whammy clav, where the instrument showed him what it was capable of, including making some decisions of its own.

The track opens with distorted vocals stating “We’re all the same people, We’re all the same race, If we don’t come together, Nobody wins.” This track was written in the fall of 2016 where the topics of immigration and race dominated the news feeds and stayed on the tip of the Nation’s tongue amidst the rise of Trump’s Nationalist movement. This tension can be felt in the heaviness of the song and the strain of the whammy bar bending the notes on the clavinet. In the wake of Charlottesville, the weight and depth of “Nobody Wins”  is more palpable now than ever.

This past year has seen Staiano share the stage with some of his musical heroes the funky METERS, and The Original Meters whom he has supported on numerous shows, including the Original Meters 50th anniversary show at the Orpheum Theatre in New Orleans during the New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has also warmed up the rooms for dance inducing funk power houses Con Brio, Lettuce, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk.

Staiano’s  forward thinking musical heroes, like the Meters,  have been the driving force for him to push the limits and boundaries of his sonic creativity— and more specifically, how he can merge his classically trained musical mind with new technology.  The result is a whiplash mélange of futuristic funk it that calls to mind  a sonic dance party with Herbie Hancock by way of Daft Punk.  This process has been a slow burn for Staiano, who attended the Berklee College of Music before studying jazz at San Diego State.  Although Staiano grew up removed from the world of dance, 7 Come 11’s music has developed into a sonic dance party. Staiano’s version of dance music comes from his intense study of  West African music. Staiano fell hard for dance music, while traveling the region to study with its most dedicated disciples, and now feels it as an essential part of his musical being. Staiano describes simply, that was he is making is music that he wants to dance to. With this new record and new instrumentation Staino dives even deeper into experimenting with technology and making music that moves him.

Staino will be taking 7 Come 11 out on the road this fall. Tour dates to be announced soon.

7 Come 11 PR Materials: http://smarturl.it/7come11PR

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