New 6-song THE SHADOW EP available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers on February 14!
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L.A.’s Miss Derringer returns to the scene of the crime next month when the band unleashes its long-awaited The Shadow EP. Aiming straight for the black little hearts of its devoted fans, the digital-only 6-song EP will be released on Valentine’s Day, February 14th – the 88th anniversary of the infamous Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre – and will be available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon and most other digital retailers.
The band, fronted by singer and acclaimed visual artist Liz McGrath, recently returned to the studio with many long-time friends, fans and former collaborators lending a hand to help conjure up an intriguing blend of fresh, new tracks. Drummer Clem Burke and guitarist Frank Infante, both Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members who contributed to a string of Blondie hits, punk legend Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys, former Social Distortion drummer Derek O’Brien, as well as guitarists Jimmy Wilsey (The Avengers/Chris Isaak) and Danny B. Harvey (The Head Cat/The Rockats) all contributed their considerable talents to the EP. Founding Miss Derringer members Morgan Slade (guitar) and Sylvain de Muizon (bass) join singer McGrath on all the tracks, and former Miss Derringer members Lightnin’ Bill Woodcock (guitar) and Cody James (drums) deliver indispensable contributions as well.
Always known for their unique ability to blend classic blues, country, rockabilly, pop, punk, goth and alternative influences, Miss Derringer’s sound was aptly described by one reviewer as “Johnny Cash meets Blondie.” And the band touches all the bases on The Shadow EP. From the desperate, gothic feel of the opening track, “Nobody To Come,” to the honky-tonk stomp of “Trainwreck Blues,” from “The Shadow,” inspired by the Shangri-Las and their producer Shadow Morton (who repeatedly threatened to work with the band only to then disappear), to the dark and eerie “Return of the Shadow” (with Cheetah Chrome as the voice of the Shadow), from their haunting cover of the classic “Unchained Melody” to their aggressive, super-charged version of the Misfits’ “Die Die My Darling,” the band doesn’t miss a beat!
Before taking a hiatus while lead singer McGrath and guitarist Slade had their first child, Miss Derringer released three full-length albums: King James, Crown Royal and a Colt 45, Lullabies and Winter Hill, as well as the Black Tears EP. Known for their distinct look, which reinforces the unique sound of the band, the group released five visually-compelling music videos (links below), including a pioneering 3-D video, from their three albums, and will be debuting their sixth video, for “Nobody to Come,” on Valentine’s Day in conjunction with the EP’s release.
Miss Derringer’s previous albums garnered airplay on KROQ and Indie 103 in Los Angeles, WFMU in New York and many other trend-setting stations across the country. The band has opened for acts like Blondie, Bad Religion, John Doe & Exene, The Reverend Horton Heat, Radio Birdman and IAMX and shared a nationwide tour with popular Blackheart Records’ artists Girl In A Coma. Lead singer Liz McGrath has been featured on the cover of LA Weekly, LA City Beat, Music Matters and the Coagula Art Journal as well as other publications, and the band has been praised by outlets like Pitchfork, All Music Guide and the LA Times.
The EP was produced by band members Morgan Slade and Sylvain de Muizon along with W.C. “Bill” Moriarity, and will be the debut release by Wild Bill Records.
THE SHADOW EP – MISS DERRINGER
1) Nobody to Come (feat. Clem Burke & Frank Infante)
2) The Shadow
3) Unchained Melody (feat. Jimmy Wilsey)
4) Die, Die My Darling (feat. Derek O’Brien)
5) Trainwreck Blues (feat. Danny B. Harvey)
6) Return of the Shadow (feat. Cheetah Chrome)
Miss Derringer Links
Better Run Away From Me: https://youtu.be/Fk-djqNJl1w
Black Tears: https://youtu.be/ZTW2haJuBFI
Click Click Bang Bang: https://youtu.be/aEQnsXf4gCI
Bulletproof Heart: https://youtu.be/SJoS2RGxFnI
Drop Shot Dead: https://vimeo.com/26132867
For requests, questions or more information, please contact:
W.C. “Bill” Moriarity