DEAD ROCK WEST
PARTNER WITH THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
TO PREMIERE SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR
“I USED TO LOVE YOU”
LISTEN HERE: http://tiny.cc/DRWLATIMES
‘IT’S EVERLY TIME!’
–THE DUO’S 13-SONG TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT EVERLY BROTHERS–
SET FOR RELEASE FRIDAY, JULY 17
LOS ANGELES HOTEL CAFÉ RESIDENCY CONTINUES
Above: DEAD ROCK WEST (credit: Jim Harrington)
Today (6/2), DEAD ROCK WEST–the California vocal duo of Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen–have partnered with the LOS ANGELES TIMES’ Pop & Hiss to premiere “I Used To Love You.” It’s the first single from IT’S EVERLY TIME!, the acclaimed group’s upcoming 13-song tribute to the great Everly Brothers which is set for release Friday, July 17 via Angel Flight Recording Co (two bonus tracks will be available with the album via iTunes).Listen to “I Used To Love You” HERE.
The duo will continue their Los Angeles residency tomorrow night (6/3) at Hotel Café (with a subsequent final show Thursday, July 16) celebrating IT’S EVERLY TIME!, which was produced by Grammy-winning producer Mark Linett (Brian Wilson, Los Lobos, Rickie Lee Jones and Randy Newman) and features DEAD ROCK WEST‘s authentic appreciation of iconic Everly Brothers standards such as “Cathy’s Clown,“ and lesser-known treasures like “June is as Cold as December.”
DEAD ROCK WEST recorded IT’S EVERLY TIME! live with a band–DJ Bonebrake (drums), Dave Gleason (acoustic rhythm guitar), Elliott Easton (lead electric guitar), multi-instrumentalists Phil Parliapiano and David J. Carpenter–as well as special guests: The Section Quartet,guitarist Dave Alvin and bassist Rob Wasserman (Cindy’s brother). The live magic was captured at Linett’s Your Place or Mine Recordingand East West Studios in the very rooms where the Everlys and Beach Boys once worked (and are still equipped with microphones said to have been used by Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley).
Above: DEAD ROCK WEST (L-R; Frank Lee Drennen and Cindy Wasserman)
Following the sessions for IT’S EVERLY TIME!, the duo returned to the road to support their 2010 album Bright Morning Stars. The collection of California spirituals and old-time gospel was produced by Peter Case and featured contributions by John Doe and Exene Cervenka, the artists Wasserman primarily tours with as a vocalist, and Mark Olson of The Jayhawks. But real life tragedy intervened when Drennen‘s mother fell ill followed by the sudden loss of his brother, sidelining him from road work, and the release of IT’S EVERLY TIME! was understandably put on hold. And yet, the road keeps calling back Frank and Cindy to sing together the harmonies they love. Launching a new label, Angel Flight Recording Co. to celebrate the long-awaited release of IT’S EVERLY TIME!, DEAD ROCK WEST not only takes charge of its catalog, they’ve reignited the creative vocal spark that defines who they are as artists.
Above: Album cover art for IT’S EVERLY TIME!
Track listing for IT’S EVERLY TIME!:
1. Leave My Girl Alone
2. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
3. (Why Am I) Chained To A Memory
4. It Only Costs A Dime
5. Like Strangers
6. Cathy’s Clown
7. June Is As Cold As December
8. Gone Gone Gone
9. It’s All Over
10. The Price Of Love
11. I Used To Love Her
12. And I’ll Go
13. Let It Be Me
14. Problems [BONUS TRACK]
15. (You’ve Got) The Power Of Love [BONUS TRACK]
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