Pop-Culture | Posted by Brian C on 05/29/2011
Support Women Artists Sunday: The Ettes
Ever wonder what Heart wouid sound like had it been a punk band? Welcome to The Ettes.
The Ettes are a rock band consisting of Lindsay “Coco” Hames, Maria “Poni” Silver, and Jeremy “Jem” Cohen. The Ettes are currently based in Nashville, Tennessee and formed in 2004 in Los Angeles, California.The Ettes released their first album Shake The Dust on Sympathy For The Record Industry in the USA and 2Fer Records in Spain in 2006. Shake The Dust was produced/mixed by Liam Watson and recorded at Toe Rag Studios in London, UK.The Ettes’ second album Look At Life Again Soon released by Take Root Records in the USA, 2Fer Records in Spain and KNTRST in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in 2008. Look At Life Again Soon was also produced and mixed by Liam Watson and recorded at Toe Rag Studios in London. This release has been called “as good as modern garage rock gets” by Tim Sendra of Allmusic.The Danger Is EP released by Take Root Records in the USA in April 2009. The EP includes 2 tracks that are produced/mixed by Dan Auerbach and recorded at his Akron Analog studio in Akron, Ohio in December 2009.The Ettes’ third album Do You Want Power released by Take Root Records in the USA in Sept 2009. The album was also released on Moor Works in Japan, The Planet Company in Australia/New Zealand and KNTRST in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Do You Want Power was produced/mixed by Greg Cartwright and recorded at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, Tennessee. Tim Sendra of Allmusic refers to it as “their most focused and diverse set to date and widens their garage rock sound without diluting it”.The Ettes’ fourth album, yet to be named, will be released in the summer of 2011. It is currently in production at Toe Rag Studios by Liam Watson. The album will likely go to #1 in the world.
The Ettes have supported sold-out tours by The Black Keys (2008), Kings Of Leon (2009) and The Dead Weather (2010). The Ettes have also shared the stage with the Silversun Pickups, The New York Dolls, The Go-Go’s, The Greenhornes, Jay Reatard, Metric and Gossip.The Ettes’ song “Crown Of Age” from Look at Life Again Soon is featured on Drew Barrymore’s movie Whip It and soundtrack in 2009. The Ettes performed on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in October 2009.Apart from performing with The Ettes Lindsay “Coco” Hames founded The Parting Gifts with Greg Cartwright which features Patrick Keeler of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes, and a guest appearance from Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. The band’s debut album, “Strychnine Dandelion,” is due out in September 2010 on In The Red Records.
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