At the helm of Holy Smoke is Grammy nominated producer Mike Elizondo (Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple, Nelly Furtado, Maroon 5) who recorded the album at his Phantom Studios in Westlake Village, Los Angeles. Performing on Holy Smoke are the highly successful and renowned Cardinals (of Ryan Adams & The Cardinals fame). Full band tracking and the majority of the vocals were laid down at the legendary Capitol Studios.
See Gin on tour with Citizen Cope.
Duffy is back with one of the most anticipated releases of the year, Endlessly, the follow up to the enormously successful debut album, Rockferry.
Written and recorded in New York and London over the past year, the new album formed a unique partnership between veteran writer, Albert Hammond and the singer herself. The legendary Albert Hammond, a 2008 Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee, is best know for penning such classic songs as ‘When I Need You,’ ‘The Air That I Breath,’ and ‘To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before.’ Together they have written and produced the next chapter in Duffy’s meteoric career.
Drink Up Buttercup may hail from Philadelphia, but the geography of their debut album Born And Thrown On A Hook is less easily located on a physical map. It’s an occasionally surreal mythology filled with tales of hopelessly flawed characters, star-crossed lovers, drunks, fairy tales & bad trips. It exists in a world touched upon previously by Tom Waits, Hans Christian Anderson and Lloyd Kaufman, while musically it follows the direct lineage of classic songwriting: Bowie, The Beatles & The Beach Boys’ late 60s lysergia, early Roxy Music, Sabbath’s bass heavy pulse & the crescendos of Arcade Fire.