April 2017: Coco Hames Self-titled Solo Debut – Keepers Record Club

April 2017: Coco Hames Self-titled Solo Debut

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“I grew up listening to ’60s pop like Dusty Springfield, but also classic country music, like Patsy Cline, and things that bridged both worlds, like Bobbie Gentry…With this record, the end result doesn’t fit into any one category. Which is an exciting thing to me.”

Coco Hames self-titled solo debut is our vinyl for April

You know her as the frontwoman of The Ettes and now Coco Hames has at long last completed her debut solo record, coming out at the end of this month on Merge Records.

Co-producing at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville with Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff), Hames got out of her comfort zone. “It was this massive leap of faith for me…After being in a band for so long, this time I was on my own—no gang to hide behind or fall back on.”

Guesting on the record, a veritable powerhouse of Nashville secret weapons including Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs), Julian Dorio (The Whigs), Adam Meisterhans (The Weight), Dave Amels (Reigning Sound), and vocalists Carey Kotsionis (Bobby Bare, Jr.) and Lillie Mae Rische (Jack White).

More info on this month’s vinyl.