Monday, November 23, 2009

Nouvellas Announce Debut Self-Titled Album Out December 8th on Ernest Jenning!

"Think Dusty Springfield backed by the Yardbirds..." - Music Snobbery

"We may be going out on a limb here, but if the Rollling Stones were fronted by a woman, they would sound not unlike NYC's Nouvellas." - The L Magazine

When the Nouvellas played their first show in late 2007, those in attendance remarked in disbelief about how tight and talented the band was. For a first show, the members all played in perfect synch with each other, as if they'd been playing together for years. Truth be told, they had been. They were all former members of the New York soul girl-group The Dansettes. When The Dansettes called it quits, the five of them decided that they were far from quitting the music scene, though all ready for a slight change. Vocalists Leah Fishman and Jaime Kozyra, along with the Pierce brothers - Dennis on guitar and Andy on drums - as well as Joseph Babic on bass, had a new vision: build on the solid soul foundation that was their reputation, but also blend in all of their other favorites. From the sounds of Lyn Collins and Bobbie Gentry to Steve Cropper and Black Sabbath; the group delivers something fun, something toe-tapping, something that will stick in your head for weeks to come!

The band hit the ground running, playing their first shows to packed houses with the likes of Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las, the Reigning Sound and the Mooney Suzuki. It wasn't a huge surprise, as The Dansettes spent the last few years building a name for themselves while sharing the stage with bands including The Dirtbombs, Vampire Weekend, and The Electric Six, while also serving as a backing band for seasoned soul legends Archie Bell, The Mighty Hannibal, Roscoe Robinson, and Young Jesse. When the incomparable Sharon Jones makes an appearance in New York, Jaime and Leah can be seen on stage with her adding backing vocals to the arrangement - just as they did on Jones' most recent LP, so it comes as no surprise that Jones' Daptone label-mates, The Budos Band, can be heard lending a hand on the album closing "Right Kind Of Woman (Part Two)."

Nouvellas Live!
11.25.09 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony w/ Nicole Atkins and The Black Sea
12.3.09 Brooklyn, NY Bruar Falls w/ The Sights
TBA December 2009 NY, NY Cakeshop - Nouvellas Holiday Spectacular!

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