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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

Brandy Zdan I want Your Troubls

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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NASHVILLE'S GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER FEMKE RELEASES "4 LETTER WORDS"

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING COMPOSER FEMKE RELEASES HER NEW SINGLE “4 LETTER WORDS”

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Nashville’s Femke has released her latest single “4 Letter Words” via her label LV Music.

A native of the Netherlands and a current resident of Nashville, Femke Weidema who releases music as Femke, wears a lot of creative hats. She is a songwriter, a composer, a producer, an artist and artist community president.  She has won the ASCAP Harold Adamson award, studied with Lin Manual Miranda for a short summer at Chicago’s Northwestern University with the Johnny Mercer Foundation, worked for Richard Gibbs and Don Grusin while also working at Hans Zimmer’s Prestigious Remote Control studios in Los Angeles, and is the recipient of a Latin Grammy. As a musician she sang with Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus on the soundtrack for Fired Up, played accordion on several indie movies, played guitar and programmed on ABC’s 10 Things I Hate About You and scored a season of Disney’s Binny Under Geist.  She is also the subject of the Dutch Documentary series Don't Dream, Do!,  about her success as a producer in Nashville.

Femke has a studio in Nashville at Liz Rose Music, that is the creative hub for all of her music endeavors, including the artist community she started in the fall called LV Music.  The community was designed to have a very collective and family feel to what they do and the deals are structure to be very artist friendly. The artists on the roster include Nashville’s LIEZA, Scotland’s Dancing on Tables and the UK’s Belle Mt , who collectively have accumulated millions of streams in the short six month period since the label started.

Femke is now adding herself to the LV  Music roster with the release of  “4 Letter Words.”  The song was written when Femke first moved to Nashville and was having a rough go of it. Aside from the loneliness that comes with moving to somewhere new, the place she was living in was flooded, so she was alone, displaced and in pretty low spirits. To add insult to injury, this all happened around Valentine’s Day. With love in the air and in the spotlight this time of year, Femke realized that LOVE was indeed a four letter word.  She started to ruminate on the fact that there are always opposites to each four letter word. Best, worst, love, lost and it was this idea that spawned the beautiful indie pop song “4 Letter Words.”

This year will see Femke continuing to write, record, produce and develop the artists on her label, in addition to releasing more of her own music.

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BOO RAY RELEASES ORIGINAL HOLIDAY DUET WITH ELIZABETH COOK

BOO RAY RELEASES AN ORIGINAL HOLIDAY DUET WITH ELIZABETH COOK “ALL STRUNG OUT LIKE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS”

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“ ... the track was co-written by the two left-leaning singers, who swap harmonies over a boozy bedrock of electric guitar, pedal steel and barroom piano.”

- Rolling Stone Country

Nashville’s Boo Ray is kicking off the Holiday Season with the release of “All Strung Out Like Christmas Lights,” a duet with Elizabeth Cook. This the first in a series of vinyl duet releases Boo Ray is putting out through his partnership with Kindercore Vinyl.

Ray is a long time fan and admirer of Cooks so the song had to be just right.  “Elizabeth is inspiring, entertaining, self effacing and clever as hell," says Ray. "That Texas shuffle is a cool vehicle for the kind of good-natured cuttin' up and carrying on that Elizabeth and I have in common."
 

The limited edition colored vinyl is is available at select record stores and from Ray’s website. Side A features “All Strung Out Like Christmas Lights” and Side B features Boo Ray’s “I’ve Got the Jug.”  

Ray had the privilege of christening the Athens, GA based pressing plant Kindercore Vinyl with the vinyl release of his critically album Sea of Lights this fall.  Produced by Noah Shain (Dead Sara, Escondido, Nikki Lane) the album was recorded at Shain’s White Buffalo studios in Los Angeles backed by an all star band that included Steve Ferrone on drums (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), Paul Ill on bass (Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Hole etc.), Sol Philcox-Littlefield (Jim Lauderdale, Jake Owen, Aaron Lewis) on guitar, Dallas Kruse (Justin Grennan, Skylar Stonestreet) on Hammond B3, Smith Curry (Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Gibbons, Kid Rock) on pedal steel, and twin brothers Todd and Troy Gardner (Lenny Kravitz) on backup vocals. The all-star line up recorded 10 songs in two days live to tape, using the  same 2inch tape machine used to record Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline and several of Johnny Cash’s nashville albums.

Ray will be continuing the partnership with Kindercore Vinyl with more in the series of 7inch duets coming next year. The Kindercore research and development team have taken active steps toward renewable PVC replacements, seeking to be the first pressing plant to offer petroleum free phonograph records in the coming years. By Boo Ray being the first artist to work with Kindercore he is hoping to set an example, that taking steps towards preserving the planet, can be an simple as working with forward thinking companies like Kindercore.  If enough artists follow Ray’s lead, collectively they can make a huge impact on making the industry more sustainable.

To celebrate the Holiday vinyl release Ray will be supporting Stoney Larue at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday November 18th. More details on the show can be found HERE.

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STAL RELEASES “FRESH BLOOD” SINGLE

STAL RELEASES “FRESH BLOOD” SINGLE

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LISTEN TO FRESH BLOOD: HERE

Just in time for Halloween  STAL has released the incredible new track “Fresh Blood.” from the eponymous  EP due out next year.  STAL translates to steel in more than a few languages. As a result, the word conjures feelings of coldness and evokes imagery of a modern, industrial life. On the new EP  Pierre-Marie Maulini, the creative force behind  STAL,  strikes the perfect balance between the cold, sleek varnish of this picture and something decidedly more harmonious and human. With the help producer Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Mute Math, Night Riots) STAL was able to craft the perfect example of how one can keep their humanity in the age of twenty first century digitalism.

 

Maulinin got his start very young and his first project was a  post-rock effort influenced by Sigur Ros and Explosions in the Sky called A Red Season Shade. The project lead to him developing a close friendship with local shoegaze icon Anthony Gonzalez. Gonzalez asked Pierre him to come and play guitars and synths as part of M83 for the tour following the release of their fifth album Saturdays = Youth. The band spent almost 2 years traveling around the world, opening for bands such as Kings Of Leon in the UK or Midnight Juggernauts in Australia, and of course headlining sold out shows all over America.

Touring with M83  is where Maulini was first exposed to the world of synths, keyboards and other electronic elements that would soon be so prevalent in the music he would create. Upon his return home from the tour, Maulini wanted to delve deeper into this new world of musical possibilities he had discovered. Still, Maulini hadn’t forgotten his roots and a lot of the guitar work on which he first made a name for himself would remain integral to the new songs he was writing. Post rock is “all about atmosphere” says Maulini, who pulling on his background in the genre, strives to bring an air degree of epicness into his new work. Maulini released first experimental demos from STAL in 2011, and since then release and  EP, We Are Two (2012), and his debut full-length, Young Hearts (2015). The releases were followed  by touring with acts like Nothing But Thieves and Matt & Kim.

Maulini took a huge leap faith this year relocating from Paris to Los Angeles, and the location and cultural shift is ever present in the new material. Palmquist who was a fan of STAL, bonded with  Maulini  immediately over their shared love of Emo. Working with Palmquist would instilled in Maulini the need for diligence in the recording studio. Prior recordings for STAL were a very straightforward process, with a great deal of spontaneity and clumsiness, for Fresh Blood there were countless hours of pre-production. The initial days in the studio consisted solely of listening to the artist and producer’s greatest influences, as well as, Top 40 pop and rock. This led to an extended demoing session that saw their creative direction pulled in many different ways before the two settled on a final vision for the EP. Lyrically, Fresh Blood shows just how much maturity Maulini has gained over the past few years. While he speaks largely to the true and simple happiness one can find in life, love and hope, there is certainly a new level of profundity to his lyrics.

Fresh Blood EP : STREAM / DOWNLOAD
The Crime
Jump With Me
Fresh Blood
Magic

When Words Are Not Enough

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BOO RAY RELEASES “ISLANDS IN THE STREAM”DUET WITH LILLY WINWOOD TO PAY TRIBUTE TO KENNY ROGERS

BOO RAY RELEASES “ISLANDS IN THE STREAM” DUET WITH LILLY WINWOOD TO PAY TRIBUTE TO KENNY ROGERS

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Nashville’s Boo Ray has teamed up with Lilly Winwood to pay tribute to the great Kenny Rogers as he continues his “Farewell Tour,” with their cover of the classic “Islands in the Stream.”  This is a sneak peak into the 7inch duet series Ray is gearing up to release in partnership with Kindercore Vinyl later this year.

“As a kid I was way into the Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton version of the song,” says Ray. “Earlier this year Lilly Winwood & I were nostalgically digging the song and discovered The Bee Gees wrote it. We gone and went down the Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb rabbit-hole and landed on the soundtrack from “Grease”... it’s just a blast and we had to record it. I think we got kind of a Muscle Shoals take on it.”

Ray who christened the Kindercore pressing plant with the vinyl release of his album Sea of Lights last month is excited for the upcoming duets series, that in addition to Lilly Winwood features collaborations with Elizabeth Cook and celebrity chef Sean Brock. Kindercore is a unique new pressing plant with a mission to modernize the current pressing process by making it more sustainable. The Kindercore research and development team have taken active steps toward renewable PVC replacements, seeking to be the first pressing plant to offer petroleum free phonograph records in the coming years. By Boo Ray being the first artist to work with Kindercore he is hoping to set an example for that taking steps towards preserving the planet, can be an simple as working with forward thinking companies like Kindercore.  If enough artists follow Boo’s lead collectively they can make a huge impact on making the industry more sustainable.

“....his live performances make country music lovers of people who hate twang.”  - Pop Matters

Following the path of great southern troubadours Boo Ray forged & honed his sound on the road in South Georgia honky-tonks, Gulf Coast jukes, Nashville nightclubs & Los Angeles songwriter joints. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and now spending equal parts time in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles, California; and Athens, Georgia.

While living in LA, Ray struck up a fast friendship and found a kindred spirit in producer  Noah Shain (Dead Sara, Escondido, Nikki Lane). The two collaborated on a few tracks that became Ray’s 2010 album, Bad News Travels Fast and reunited to create Sea of Lights. The album was  recorded Shain’s White Buffalo studios in Los Angeles backed by an all star band that included Steve Ferrone on drums (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), Paul Ill on bass (Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Hole etc.), Sol Philcox-Littlefield (Jim Lauderdale, Jake Owen, Aaron Lewis) on guitar, Dallas Kruse (Justin Grennan, Skylar Stonestreet) on Hammond B3, Smith Curry (Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Gibbons, Kid Rock) on pedal steel, and twin brothers Todd and Troy Gardner (Lenny Kravitz) on backup vocals. The all-star line up recorded 10 songs in two days live to tape, using the  same 2inch tape machine used to record Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline and several of Johnny Cash’s nashville albums.

“I’ve had it on day and night, soaking up the electric guitar solos and Ray’s gritty, grinning vocal phrasing.” - Uproxx (on Sea of Lights)

The sessions for Sea of Lights were the musical equivalent of getting a PHD from an Ivy League university,  the knowledge from which Ray has channeled into the duet sessions. Next up is an original Holiday song with Elizabeth Cook that will be pressed to special edition color vinyl.

“As it is, “Sea Of Lights” is something special, a neatly constructed song with aspirational, but realistic lyrics about the vicissitudes of the artist’s life.”
- Country Standard Time

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DESI VALENTINE RELEASES  “MY WORST ENEMY” SINGLE  + ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES WITH VINTAGE TROUBLE

DESI VALENTINE RELEASES  “MY WORST ENEMY” SINGLE  + ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES WITH VINTAGE TROUBLE

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"Both emotionally impassioned and irresistibly danceable, the London-born, LA transplant’s  new single 'My Worst Enemy' is a window into the tumultuous ups and downs of a rising artist." - Ones to Watch

Los Angeles based artist Desi Valentine  has released the stellar dance inducing “My Worst Enemy” single that that gives a stylistic wink to retro soul.  When going into the studio to collaborate with Morgan Taylor Reid on the song the two asked themselves “what would Nina Simone do in this day and age?” says Valentine.” A throwback sound like this is about picking the right elements, as less is more. We had the most fun tracking the vocals. I get to wail on this one! My hope is that people feel the emotion in the lyrics.”

Valentine  is a recording artist, singer, and songwriter with a modern mind and a timeless sound. Desi wears a balanced medley of enticing contradictions: he’s traditional, and he’s innovative. He’s peaceful, and he’s disruptive. He’s relatable to all, but comparable to none. His voice is both velvet and smoke.

“My Worst Enemy” was written about unrequited desire and what it’s like to feel like you don’t have control over yourself. The track was inspired by the time in Desi’s career where he had a song on the top of the digital charts but was struggling to make rent - and the juxtaposition of being at rock bottom while experiencing major success.  The song that catapulted Desi to the top of the digital charts  was “Fate Don’t Know You.” The song was featured in last years season finale on the hit show Suits on the USA Network, debuted on the Spotify Viral 50 chart in the UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden and the Netherlands. On Shazam the song debuted in the Top 20 on the Future Hits charts in the U.S., U.K. Australia and in the top 100 in the Global chart, and on iTunes the track debuted in the Top 100 in the UK.

Growing up in London, Desi honed his musical chops performing on the West End and working as a backup vocalist for Sir Elton John and Leona Lewis. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Desi dove deep into songwriting and his songs started to appear on notable film/TV programs such as Daredevil (Netflix),  Lucifer (FOX)  Queen Sugar (OWN) A Girlfriends Guide to Divorce (BRAVO), as well as advertising campaigns with FitBit, Toyota and NY&CO.  Despite becoming a master songwriter, it’s performing and connecting with a live audience that is Desi’s first true love. Desi has played festivals such as SXSW and Bumbershoot,  last year supported Andra Day on her U.S. tour and will be supporting Vintage Trouble in the U.S. this fall.

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w/ Vintage Trouble
OCT 17  The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
OCT 18  Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
NOV 2  The Kessler Dallas, TX
NOV 3  Scoot Inn Austin, TX
NOV 4  The Heights Houston, TX
NOV 5 Tower Theatre Oklahoma City, OK
NOV 7 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
NOV 8  The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
NOV 10  Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
NOV 11  Neumos Seattle, WA
NOV 12  Rickshaw Theatre North Vancouver, Canada
NOV 14  Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
NOV 15  The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
NOV 16  The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

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 ZAYDE WØLF WELCOMES YOU TO “THE JUNGLE”

 ZAYDE WØLF WELCOMES YOU TO “THE JUNGLE”

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“ZAYDE is simply the dark rock child of Imagine Dragons and The Black Keys…”
- Ones to Watch

For his newest single “The Jungle” released on 8/25, ZAYDE WØLF mastermind Dustin Burnett channels the memories of the small town of Metropolis, Illinois where he grew up. The town is known as the “Superman Town,” and boasts a larger than life Superman statue in the town’s “Superman Square” paying tribute to the alter-ego of the town’s favorite fictional son Clark Kent.  The song reflects on the idea of this “super human” town, which in reality is a tiny river town that has become a shadow of its former self.

The song boasts of ZAYDE WØLF’s signature huge chorus’, driving drum beats with powerful lyrics about grit and survival that have lead to ZAYDE WØLF building an exceptionally loyal and enthusiastic fan base. ZAYDE WØLF receives regular messages and feedback from fans about the powerful and positive impact that his music has had on their lives. From fans who used his music in an anti-bullying film, to a Mother who’s autistic children found comfort in his music, to a 14 year old girl who always wanted to get into boxing but was intimidated by the gym. ZAYDE WØLF’s music was her main source of motivation, and she now attends regularly. The girl’s Mother has noted even noted the last  WØLF single, “Brave” as her main source of inspiration after losing a child and will now be walking out to the song when she herself goes to fight her first boxing match.

ZAYDE WØLF is the creation of Nashville based Billboard chart topping songwriter and two time Grammy nominated producer Dustin Burnett who started his music career as the frontman of The October. After years of touring Burnett decided to primarily focus on writing and producing. He found success working behind the scenes as a writer, producer and mixer working with artists such as Tyrone Wells, Us the Duo, Augustana, Dave Barnes and more.  He is also the co-founder of That Sound, a boutique drum sampling company that has become the go-to for songwriters, producers and mixers looking for unique drums sounds and samples.

At the end of 2015, he began working with the L.A.  based licensing company, Lyric House. The company sent him a custom opportunity to create a song for a movie trailer, and Burnett — unable to find someone else to sing on the track — decided to record his own vocals. The company loved the result. What had began as a movie trailer project expanded into something unique: a new musical project called ZAYDE WØLF, which combined Burnett's history as a producer with his talents as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

To date ZAYDE WØLF’s music has been heard in hundreds of films, trailers, TV shows and commercials.  From shows like Younger, Wynonna EarpShamelessTeen Wolf, The Night Shift and Born This Way to trailers for Jack Reacher 2 Never Go Back, Gold, Rio I Love You, spots for UFC, the NFL, the NBA, Olympics and more.

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