Album: City Of Clowns (EP)
Artist: Manda Mosher
Radio Add Date: July 10th, 2010
Album Release Date: August 30, 2010
Label: Red Parlor Records
MANDA MOSHER'S SECOND RELEASE ON RED PARLOR - CITY OF CLOWNS THE EP OUT AT RADIO NOW
"Sheryl Crow meets Lucinda Williams" - Beat Surrender
"Manda Mosher’s EP City Of Clowns leaves you hoping that a full-length album will be close behind. With a vocal style that is equal parts Aimee Mann and Lucinda Williams, Mosher can craft a fine California-tinged pop tune (‘One True Love’) but it’s the more roots-oriented rockers that showcase her talents as a writer and musician." - Jason Lent (sunonthesand.com)
"City of Clowns" fully delivers " Mosher's unique vocal style and delivery mixed with some classic Americana, pop and rock, creating a sound that is at once new and familiar." - Tacoma Weekly
***Current nominee, Hot AC Album Of The Year, Hot AC Single Of The Year, Triple A Single Of The Year - 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards
Terrestrial Radio Play for Everything You Need:
KXLU - Los Angeles, CA
KCRW - Los Angeles, CA
KAFM - Grand Junction, CO
KZMU - Moab, Utah
KFAN - Fredericksburg, TX
KPFT - Houston, TX
WRRW - Virg. Beach, VA
WERU - East Orland, ME
KDNK - Carbondale/Aspen, CO
WDIY - Lehigh, PA
WSYC - Shippensburg,PA
WGWG - Spartanburg, SC
WKZE - Sharon,CT
WMNF - Tampa, FL
WNCW - Greenville, NC
WDST - Woodstock, NY
KBAC - Santa Fe, NM
KVNF - Paonia, CO
KBUT - Crested Butte, CO
KYSL - Breckenridge, CO
WVKR - Poughkeepsie, NY
WGCS - Goshen, IN
XM Radio - "The Loft"
XM Radio - "XMU Radar Report"
Radio Contact: Steven Goff, Red Parlor Records 845-265-2944 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet Radio Play:
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*Women Of Substance Radio - www.womenofsubstanceradio.com
Hunnypot Radio - HunnypotUnlimited.com
*Fame Games ABC Radio
*Flat Cat Radio - www.flatcatradio.com
*Radio Crystal Blue - www.radiocrystalblue.com
*Doc Morgan's RedLightIRS - www.live365.com/stations/redlightirs - http://rupturedeardrums.biz/Manda.html.
DEBUT ALBUM " EVERYTHING YOU NEED" RELEASED ON RED PARLOR RECORDS, NATIONAL US RELEASE APRIL 7th, 2009 - UK RELEASE JUNE 15th
Check out Manda's ASCAP AUDIO PROFILE at: http://www.ascap.com/network/audioportra its/Manda_Mosher/
American Songwriter Magazine Album Review by Paul Zollo (Conversations With Tom Petty, Songwriters On Songwriting)
"Songs of timeless appeal that shine with the spirit of authentic Americana. Beautiful, compelling melodies with poignant lyrics sung with a sensual, sultry authority that hovers somewhere between Aimee Mann and Chrissie Hynde. Manda's songs reflect a woman's perception of love and life, but it's an empowered vision that shimmers in the tilt of the words and the zen vigor of the vocals. Almost all of the songs are co-written with an assembly of gifted tunesmiths (including Cody LePow and Guy Erez, the producer) but are united by a tender compassion and singular focus. The title song is slinky and arch; it's funny and mysterious, catchy but not cloying. Manda knows her way around a catchy hook, but does so with genuine heart and no scarcity of soul. Erez's production and musicianship throughout is solid and ideal - propulsive tapestry drum rhythms underscore rich, real textures of guitars, keys and harmonica. An absolutely stunning cover of Pete Townshend's "Blue, Red And Grey" is a delightful surprise, a brew of desire, grace and whimsy from an artist whose time has come. This is good, this is now."
All Music Guide:
If you just listen to this disc's brief opening track "Intro" and closing tune "Thank You," you'd get the idea that Manda Mosher is one of those lo-fi neo-folkies trying to re-create the old-timey music of yesterday. But the disc's bookending tunes don't give a very accurate impression of this album as a whole. Better yet, start with the knockout second track, "Lay Me Down." On this potent rootsy rocker, the willowy L.A. blonde lays out her musical game plan for her dynamic debut. It's a marvelous mix of Sheryl Crow-style rock balanced by Mosher's husky, Aimee Mann-ish alto. The Mann effect is more present in the following tune, "Keeps on Turning"; however, Mosher offers a more optimistic world view ("the world keeps on turning" despite bad times) than Mann typically does. The song also boasts an engaging earthier sound courtesy of Jamie Muhoberac's organ and Ido Sasson's searing guitar work. Throughout this album, Mosher reveals a nice knack for penning love songs that avoid sappiness. The spare "Everything You Need" exposes an inner strength within its simple (although far from simplest) emotions. A lovely, stripped-down rendition of Pete Townshend's "Blue, Red, and Grey" delivers more joys about the simple things in life. The more uptempo, harmonica-powered rocker "One True Love" is a catchy ode to survival that reveals her affect for Tom Petty's music. "Wash It All Away" is another strong track with Mosher's vocals soaring over a melodic but urgent rock foundation. The disc's smart mix of rootsy rock and quieter, acoustic-based moments brings to mind Crow's Tuesday Night Music Club debut. While it might not contain that album's chart-toppers, Everything You Need contains everything Americana rock fans need -- it is an impressively confident and compelling disc that bodes well for Mosher's future. - by Michael Berick
The Charleston Gazette, West Virginia by Michael Lipton:
The debut from this comely Los Angelino starts out with a short, low-fi acoustic teaser, but it doesn't take long to realize there's nothing low-fi about Mosher. More inspired by the rock side of pop, Mosher seems more informed by smart pop gals like Marti Jones than by the bumper crop of sensitive Americana darlings. Even when she's breathy and cooing on "It Can't Be Wrong" and singing with nothing but an acoustic guitar on the intro to the title track, she has an attitude and an unmistakable undercurrent of fire.
The lone cover is a version of Pete Townsend's gorgeous "Blue, Red and Grey," which she performed at a Townshend tribute at Austin's South By Southwest. It that starts out true to the original with guitar instead of ukulele and gradually adds full instrumentation.
"One True Love" and "Wash it All Away" are melodic, jangle rockers with plenty of Dylanesque harp on the former. While Mosher's recipe is soaring pop-rockers that always stay within the lines, the back porch-sounding bookends on the disc indicate that she's got some soul and perhaps even a few rough edges.
Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by Mark S. Tucker:
A scratchy old tape recording composing the Intro belies the fully engineered recordings that follow, each one delivered in vocals as smooth and sweet as honey but with a knowing of the world…Lay Me Down being exactly what you might hope and imagine and a rocker finding some good leadwork in Ido Sasson. Monda Mosher's purry pipes are a perennially slinky seduction into her brand of lush soft rock that amps up in various songs building and layering.
There's a lot of Aimee Mann and bit of Martha Bates in her writing. In aspect, the blond-tressed singer-guitarist-songwriter looks like she could be the daughter of Lynn Carey, 70s singer and namesake of Mama Lion, a beauty who was a Neil Merryweather protege and posed for Penthouse, making a small scandal at the time. Carey was a blueser who could shout when she had a mind to, but Mosher never resorts to that, preferring the melodious, sultry, moody, and mellifluous. She was, not long ago, chosen to tributize Neil Young and Pete Townshend in respective CDs, and a Townshend cut appears here, his Blue, Red, and Grey.
Everything You Need is a breezy CD, not a burner or a depressoid set of opuses for a dark fall afternoon. The disc is more a summertime outing, driving up Pacific Coast Highway, heading for Zuma Beach and points beyond, cares well behind with prospects of life and love ahead. There's a goodly share of wistfulness to shade the collection, and any number of cuts could easily find their way onto the charts. Manda Mosher has everything going for her: the looks, the sonorities, the chart sound, and any number of winning aspects no matter how you approach her work.
Performing Songwriter Magazine Review:
Singer-songwriter Manda Mosher is a sixth-generation Los Angeleno, and maybe the city has something to do with the grit and weathered resonance of her voice. Or, it’s possible that growing up in the City of Angels attests to Mosher’s stylistic reflections of Americana-rock luminaries (and fellow residents) Tom Petty and Lucinda Williams. Perhaps the sprawl has also afforded a wise worldliness to her songs. Whatever its effect on Mosher, it’s quite apparent the city loves her, too – she’s an L.A. Music Awards darling with numerous wins and nominations over the past few years. All that aside, her music speaks across geographical confines, and her new album, Everything You Need (Red Parlor), is a must-hear. Check out the track “Lay Me Down” for Mosher at her best. – Jessica Draper
"Manda's album EVERYTHING YOU NEED is outstanding, with a folk-rock temperament and songs that, if there is any justice in the world, will be hits you'll hear for years to come." - Larry Wines ( "Tied To The Tracks" Acoustic Americana Radio, FolkWorks Magazine)
"This hurricane blows you away with her mighty skills on harmonica, her magnificently haunting alto and inspired songwriting. - Christi Broekemeier (All Access Magazine)
"One of the best Records that has ever come through our pipeline in nearly two decades. Magnificent!" - Al Bowman (LA Music Awards)
"I so dig that you play harmonica too!" - Texas Americana artist Patty Blee.
Manda has performed for US troops overseas, toured in Australia, and worked several years for the GRAMMYs. Now, she is on the fast track to becoming a major presence with enthusiastic audiences in the Americana, folk, rock and indie pop genres. Her new album was produced by Guy Erez and mastered by GRAMMY Award wining mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen.
~ *Highlights* ~
*Current Nominations: Hot AC Album Of The Year (City Of Clowns), Hot AC Single Of The Year (City Of Clowns), Triple A Single Of The Year (One True Love) - 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards
*EP City Of Clowns released on Red Parlor Records, 8.30.10
*Signed with Bug Music Publishing/Red Parlor
*Performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
*Featured Radio play on KCRW, WDST, KVNF, XM The Loft
*Signed to Red Parlor Records for her debut album release in April 2009
*Current 2009 Nominee for Hot AC Album of The Year, The Los Angeles Music Awards
*Official SXSW Artist 2008
*Featured tracks on XM Radio's "The Loft" New Music Show "Keeps On Turning," "Don't You Know" and "Blue Red & Grey"
*Featured artist on XM Radio 43 - Billy Zero's Radar Report "Lay Me Down"
*Gina 4 Missing Persons Songwriting Finalist 2008
*Indie Rock Record of the Year Nominee for Los Angeles Music Awards 2008
*Indie Pop Single of the Year Winner - 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards
*Malibu Music Awards 2008 - Honorable Mention Pop Category
*Winner of Indie Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year for the 2005 Los Angeles Music Awards
*Winner of Indie Rock Single of the Year for the 2006 Los Angeles Music Awards
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