Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mary Bragg To Release New Album In June

Singer-songwriter Mary Bragg will release her new album, Tattoos & Br
uises on June 7. The record was produced by Lee Alexander. For a taste of what's to come, head down to the bottom of the post and grab the album's first single, "How and Why."

Gig Alert! Bragg will be doing several shows here in New York. On May 21, she'll be at Jalopy in Brooklyn. Then, every Friday in June, she'll have a residency at The Living Room on the LES ... June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24 to be exact.

Writing for Tattoos and Bruises began in late 2008, continued during a residency at New York City’s great singer-songwriter launching pad, The Living Room, and was completed just moments before the final tracks were recorded. Writing or co-writing all ten of the album’s songs, Bragg invited Alexander to co-write four of them, while three more of her favorite songwriters, Adam Levy (another longtime collaborator of Norah Jones and Amos Lee), Colin McGrath, and her bassist/husband, Jimmy Sullivan, made additional co-writing contributions. The ten tracks that comprise the final album were recorded and mixed over 14 days at Jones’ East Village studio, The Coop, with Tom Schick (Wilco, Rufus Wainwright) engineering and co-mixing.

Backing Bragg on the album is the same accomplished band of players who perform in her live shows, including Rich Hinman, Steve Elliot and Adam Levy (guitars), Jordan Perlson and Brian Wolfe (drums), Jimmy Sullivan (bass), Mike Cassedy (piano, organ) and Marika Hughes (cello).

MP3 Grab: "How and Why"