Juanita Stein

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Juanita Stein will release her debut solo album, America on Handwritten Records on July 28, 2017. Stein, who is already known as the singer / songwriter with Howling Bells, recorded the album with producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, Ryan Adams) in Los Angeles. The first single Dark Horse gives an exquisite first glimpse of what fans can expect from the album when it is released.

Stein formed Howling Bells with her brother, Joel, and friends when they moved to London together in 2004. Four acclaimed albums followed, along with headline tours and festival shows around the world, and huge support dates including several US tours with Coldplay and The Killers. A break from Howling Bells around the arrival of her first child saw the first shoots of her solo work start to emerge, and now we find ourselves here. America, an unpredictable place, forever bound up in a uniquely widescreen hope and romance.

Following recent tours with Michael Kiwanuka and Richard Hawley, Stein will follow a North American tour in May with UK dates over the summer including with Tom Petty in Hyde Park and at Cambridge Folk Festival.

Bio

Juanita Stein will release her debut solo album, America, on Nude Records on 28th July 2017. Stein, who is already known as the singer/songwriter with Howling Bells, recorded the album with producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, Ryan Adams) in Los Angeles. Following recent tours with Michael Kiwanuka and Richard Hawley, Stein will follow a North American tour in May with UK dates over the summer including with Tom Petty in Hyde Park and at Cambridge Folk Festival.

The first single from the album, “Dark Horse”, will be released on June 9, 2017.

Says Stein of the album:

“This record is an ode to the dark heart of America. Of times gone and times to come. Dusty trails, a whimsical 50s suburbia and the haze of the 1960s. I’ve forever idealised American life – growing up in Australia we were fed the American dream through film and television. The dichotomy between what was real and a dream is forever intriguing to me. The music of Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Lee and Nancy and Patsy Cline all informed my musical sensibilities. They opened up this wide screen universe for me.”

An evocative and beautiful record, Stein’s honeyed voice weaves stories of heartbreak and optimism, from the unmistakably Western-influenced “Dark Horse”, to the moody love song, “Cry”. “Florence” is inspired by a real-life photograph by Dorothea Langue, taken during the Great Depression, of the eponymous Florence Owens Thompson, a tale of a struggle for themselves and their children that’s as relevant to women of the world today as it ever was. The songs on the LP tell tales of characters real and imagined, Stein’s own experiences woven amongst them.

Juanita Stein grew up in Sydney with her parents and twin brothers. Her first studio recording was aged five, singing on a song of her father’s, and Peter Stein in fact wrote one of the songs on the album, the country music-drenched Cold Comfort.

Stein formed Howling Bells with her brother, Joel, and friends when they moved to London together in 2004. Four acclaimed albums followed, along with headline tours and festival shows around the world, and huge support dates including several US tours with Coldplay and The Killers. A break from Howling Bells around the arrival of her first child saw the first shoots of her solo work start to emerge, and now we find ourselves here. America, an unpredictable place, forever bound up in a uniquely widescreen hope and romance.

Tracklist

1. Florence
2. Dark Horse
3. Black Winds
4. I’ll Cry
5. Stargazer
6. Shimmering
7. Someone Else’s Dime
8. It’s All Wrong
9. Not Paradise
10. Cold Comfort
11. America

For Fans Of

Lana Del Rey
Mazzy Star
Cowboy Junkies
PJ Harvey
Lucinda Williams
Tom Petty
Howling Bells
Lana Del Rey
Mazzy Star
Florence + The Machine
The Joy Formidable
British Sea Power
The Kills
Raveonettes
British Summer Time
Blood Red Shoes
Michael Kiwunaka
Thomas Dybdal
Bat For Lashes
Cat Power
Jesus and Mary Chain
Spiritualised

Home Market

Brighton (now)/Sydney (originally), England/Australia

Album Details

Artist

Juanita Stein

Album Title

America

Street Date

07/28/2017

Order Due Date

06/30/2017

Discount

5% (ends 08/03/2017)

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Handwritten Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD12

UPC

653078763188

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

HWR003

Album Details

Artist

Juanita Stein

Album Title

America

Street Date

07/28/2017

Order Due Date

06/30/2017

Discount

5% (ends 08/03/2017)

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Handwritten Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP20

UPC

653078763195

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

HWR004

Album Details

Artist

Juanita Stein

Album Title

America

Preorder Date

06/09/2017

Street Date

07/28/2017

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Handwritten Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446537795

Tour Dates

Bandsintown

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