Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Space, mother fuckers.

MP3: Earth Girl Helen Brown - Hit After Hit

I don't know guys, it's early and this new project from members of the great Sonny & the Sunsets and just as great the Sandwitches comes with a lot of important information, maybe too much for this time of morning that I'd need to type up and then make sound like I came up with it: I didn't - I came up with this. But this song is way radical and it's coming out from friends Forest Family Records so I'mma cut and paste their press release. They did a great job with it:

Announcing the debut record from the soulful, “nomadic psychedelic folksinger” Earth Girl Helen Brown: a “unique mix of country, girl group, R&B, and ghoulishness,” brought to life by Sonny Smith of Sonny & the Sunsets, with help from Heidi Alexander + Grace Cooper of the Sandwitches. Here’s Helen’s story, as Sonny tells it:

“Helen Brown was born in Vancouver, Canada, but raised in an Athens, Georgia-based religious cult, and was blinded in one eye from a childhood baseball injury. As an adult, she dropped out of Evergreen and traveled the country for a while as a nomadic psychedelic folksinger, before forming her first band One Eyed Tramps. For years, she lived alone in a mountaintop in southern Alaska, where she befriended a Cherokee Shaman (later revealed as a fake) who encouraged her to pursue a frustrating academic career. Rampant drug use, frequent fainting on stage, and occasional self-inflicted knife wounds on stage led to more interest in her stage antics than her music. However, a few sides did emerge in the late ’90s (recording dates unknown), which feature a unique mix of country, girl group, R&B, and ghoulishness. Crude and amateurish at best, these recordings are appreciated for their sincerity and intensity of feeling.”

Earth Girl Helen Brown’s Story of an Earth Girl 10” EP is limited to 500 copies on white vinyl, out on March 1. Pre-order the 10” here.

There you go, brah.

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