Italian heartthrobs Miss Chain & The Broken Heels return once again to American shores, and we here at Dusty Medical couldn't be happier to welcome them to our family! After four singles ("Common Shell", "Boys and Girls", "Lie" and this year's "Rainbow") that sold out in a flash, an album for one of the most prestigious power-pop labels already in its second pressing, rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, two US tours and lots of dates all across Europe, Miss Chain & The Broken Heels return with "The Dawn". Having already sold out of the first pressing on Austria's Bachelor Records, the album now sees a US vinyl release here on Dusty Medical (and an also recently-released cassette edition on Burger Records).
MISS CHAIN & THE BROKEN HEELS "The Dawn" LP
"The Dawn" stems from the common effort of the band together with producer Pierluigi Ballarin (The R's) at T.U.P. Studio in Brescia (Italy). Two weeks of live recordings on tape to capture the joy of experimenting in a studio yielded a perfect blend of warm, thick and surrounding sound: it is a complex record that deploys a vast array of sounds, so deep that sometimes you find yourself drifting away with your eyes closed, totally immersed in a mixture of country, rhythm'n'blues, pop and Beatlesesque melodies, surrounded by dreamy landscapes, sometimes even bordering on psychedelia. References to Sixties melodies and sunshine pop are the ideal framing for a record whose sound and content is at the same moment timeless and steeped in the contemporary, the soundtrack to an internal journey which contemplates life and its baggage but it's not afraid of its dark corners.
It has been and continues to be an intense 2013 for Astrid, Silva, Franz and Brown: USA, Canada, Japan at the end of the summer, already having traveled extensively through Italy and Europe to promote the new record in the best way they can: by being on a stage, in front of their audience, spreading their energy through their music and, even if for a little while, taking you along for the ride.
LP limited to 300 copies.
See the "Calcutta" video!
ON TOUR NOW with Kepi Ghoulie (also acting as his backing band!)
09/14 - 820 Fest, Costa Mesa, CA
09/15 - Brew Rebellion, Yucaipa CA
09/16 - The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
09/17 - 1234 Go! Records, Oakland, CA
09/18 - The Hemlock, San Francisco, CA
09/19 - Luigi's, Sacramento, CA
09/20 - Monroe's, Redding, CA
09/21 - Slabtown, Portland, OR
09/22 - The Comet Tavern, Seattle, WA
09/24 - Gabe's, Iowa City, IA
09/25 - Annandale Roadhouse, Annandale, MN
09/26 - Eagles Club, Green Bay, WI
09/27 - Linnemann's, Milwaukee, WI
09/28 - Old Haunts Tavern, Akron, OH
09/29 - Tree Bar, Columbus, OH
09/30 - Charlie's Kitchen, Boston, MA
10/01 - Beachcomber, Quincy, MA
10/02 - The Place, Brooklyn, New York, NY
10/03 - The Brass Rail, Ft. Wayne, IN
10/04 - The Township, Chicago, IL
10/05 - The Demo, St. Louis, MO
10/06 - Private Party, tba, Howe, TX
10/07 - The Trainyard, Las Cruces, NM
10/08 - The Trunk Space, PHX, AZ
10/10 - Prospector, Long Beach, CA*
10/11 - Alhambra Cocktail Lounge, San Pedro, CA*
10/12 - Burger Records, Fullerton, CA*
* MC&tBH onlyhttps://www.facebook.com/misschainandthebrokenheelshttp://misschainandthebrokenheels.bandcamp.com/