Emily Wells Hits LaundroMatinee

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Emily Wells Hits LaundroMatinee, Live Session Out Now

Upcoming Northwest Tour Dates in June

Latest LP Mama Out Now on Partisan Records

WATCH: Emily Wells’ LaundroMatinee Session
DOWNLOAD: “Piece of It (Baths Remix)” via direct mp3 / via Soundcloud / via RCRD LBL
WATCH: “Passenger” video via YouTube / via Vimeo / via IFC

“Blending her classical training, hip-hop loops and folk influences, Wells has developed a unique sound while touring” NPR
“She has a thin, moving voice and a boundless imagination.” – The New Yorker
“Wells’ most personal album by far, there’s a dirty, blues-like, honest quality to Wells’ layered vocals, simple beats, violin, and piano.” – Interview Magazine
“Clear as cool water… gorgeous and gut-wrenching.” – BUST Magazine
“She’s credited as a performer, producer, singer and composer, and she’s classically trained in a multitude of instruments. Live performances usually have her switching off between keys, violin, cello, drums and many more. The results of all this hard work, musically… are well worth it.” – Magnet
It’s the one session that we haven’t been able to keep out of our minds… It’s when you see such a craftsman that you literally get stopped in your tracks and you go blind” – Daytrotter

Performer, producer, singer and composer Emily Wells recently saw the release of her acclaimed new album Mama, on Partisan Records, where her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation was embraced by many. Her deft approach to live sampling at shows helped her to amass a large following over the years as well. Just off a coast-to-coast tour with the Portland Cello Project, Emily Wells is now the subject of a brand new LaundroMatinee session recorded live with the Big Car Service Center in Indianapolis as a backdrop, where she performs “Mama’s Gonna Give You Love” as well as “Symphony 1 In the Barrel of a Gun,” taken from her previous album The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties.  Also recently, Anticon artist Baths (aka Will Wisenfeld) recently got ahold of the album’s opening track “Piece of It,” and dropped a graceful, evocative remix which was premiered on RCRD LBL.

Emily has a handful of upcoming lives dates remaining in the Northwest.  If you haven’t seen Emily live yet, don’t miss your chance. Full dates are below.

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Upcoming Emily Wells Live Dates
Thursday, May 31st – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Friday, June 1st – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (early show)
Saturday, June 2nd – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sunday, June 3rd – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
Saturday, June 9th – Spokane, WA @ Elk Fest
Sunday, July 22nd – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Additional Info on Emily Wells:
Born to a music minister in Amarillo, Texas, Wells began learning violin at 4 at a community college. The family later moved to Indianapolis, where she discovered Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and Biggie Smalls and gradually moved from the Suzuki method to songwriting, guitars and home recording. 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.

Emily Wells
Out Now on Partisan Records

Piece of It
Dirty Sneakers and Underwear
Passenger (free download)
Mama’s Gonna Give You Love
Johnny Cash’s Mama’s House
Let Your Guard Down
Fire Song
No Good

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