Friday, April 6, 2012

Emily Wells To Release New Record, 4/10 + Bowery Ballroom, 4/9

Emily Wells, singer/songwriter/producer, is set to release her new record, Mama on April 10 via Partisan Records. Wells, a classically trained violinist plays nearly all of the instruments on the album.

Gig Alert!!! Wells is having her official album release show at Bowery Ballroom on Monday, April 9. Doors are at 7:30PM and it'll cost you $15.

Too whet your appetite for the upcoming record and the show, we have for you in our MP3 Grab at the bottom of the post, "Passenger." You can see the self-directed video for the song below as well.

Releasing her own music from a young age, Wells learned to keep her work close, and toured independently while developing her palate and performance across the U.S. It was in a humble garage studio in Los Angeles that Wells' recorded her 2008 breakthrough album, The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties.

Three years later, Wells returns with Mama, a collection of songs as richly hued as ever, but imbued with a newfound warmth no doubt owing to the space it was conceived in. Wells rented a tiny cabin on a Topanga Canyon horse ranch and went to work, producing Mama and playing most of the instruments herself (with a little help from longtime touring companions, drummer Sam Halterman and bassist Joey Reina). She recorded the raw tracks to tape without punch-ins or loops, often in one take. In contrast to The Symphonies, these songs are less conceptual and experimental in both sound and content, and more traditional and universal in structure and the studies of love and grief. 2012 will find Wells touring behind Mama, and preparing for the release of Pillowfight, her long whispered-about collaboration with legendary producer Dan The Automator.

  • Piece of It
  • Dirty Sneakers and Underwear
  • Passenger
  • Mama's Gonna Give You Love
  • Johnny Cash's Mama's House
  • Let Your Guard Down
  • Fire Song
  • No Good
  • Instrumental
  • Darlin'

MP3 Grab: "Passenger"