Just listen to this and I can pretty much guarantee you that by one minute in you will be a fan of Louie Louie. They have that special ability to conjure up all the greats like The Ronnettes and The Shangri-Las and spin that beautiful history into something uniquely their own . I seriously can’t wait for their debut album “Friend of a Stranger”, out February 10 on Born Loser Records.
while you wait…
Philadelphia’s Louie Louie, an emerging all-female rock and roll quartet, now has their debut official release out in vinyl 45 via Hidden Volume Records (Baltimore). In the summer of 2014, band leader Emily Robb (guitar, lead vocals) was inspired to create a band with three artistically minded first-time musician friends which included her sister Jenna Robb (drums, vocals) and her fellow waitresses Emily Eichelberger (bass, vocals) and Leslie Burnette (organ, vocals). The band’s first practices consisted of strange experimental jams and a couple of early rock n’ roll covers. Their sound grew into its own form of vicious and sweet, weird and traditional, complete with soaring, ethereal four-part harmonies and wall-of-sound inspired arrangements. Louie Louie played their first show at iconic Philly jazz bar turned rock venue, Ortlieb’s, in February of 2015, and went on to play a host of shows in Philadelphia before concluding the summer of 2015 with a US Tour.
The first single was originally out as a self-released limited run tour cassette which has since sold out so grip the vinyl! It includes: Out In The Streets (A Side), a 60s love ballad playing out of a fog machine, an ethereal wash of unfiltered emotion, longing for a love just out of reach, a fading memory running warm out of a faucet, filling your bathtub. It’s a mid-tempo song of blistered love with some warbling fuzz guitar, hushed harmonies and a classic 60s girl group beat (think “Be My Baby”). On the B side is Miles Around, a ripper with stream of conscious lyrics and persistently chugging drums. The organ peeks its head out of the mix to hit home hidden melodies, there is a weaving double guitar solo mid-song and there are some very catchy retro pop backing harmonies. To quote Philebrity.com’s Joey Sweeney: “like what would have resulted if Siouxie Sioux took up with Dusty Springfield instead of the Sex Pistols. Fantastic stuff.”
HIDDEN VOLUME RECORDS is NOT sold out of their vinyl copies!
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Hidden Volume Records