Kate Pierson - iconic voice and founding member of the B52s, punk, new wave, genre-defying band will release her debut solo record Guitars and Microphones, February 17 via Lazy Meadow Music/Kobalt Label Services. Revered for her anthemic pop chops, Kate's songs are rife with girl group wit, drama, and rejection of sterotypes, and her solo offerings so far are big songs with bigger meanings.
"Mister Sister" is a poetic love letter of the power of transformation, for which a portion of proceeds will go to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, while the lush "Bring Your Arms," is an immediately infectious synth-pop jam with an environmental theme and a portion of proceeds donated to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The latest from Guitars and Microphones is "Bottoms Up," co-written by Pierson, Sia and Nick Valensi, whose infectious melodic instincts and legendary guitar tones join in the cocktail of indescribable energy contained in Kate's voice to create an instant jam worth repeating.
"Bottoms Up" premiered with VICE's Noisey and is available as an instant-grat MP3 w/ Guitars and Microphones iTunes pre-order now! CD digipak is also available for pre-order at Amazon. Please post & share!
Guitars and Microphones was produced by Tim Anderson (Ima Robot) and features Nick Valensi (The Strokes) on several tracks, with songs co-written by Pierson and Sia who also exec produced the album. Along with being her 4-decade career as a B52, Pierson has collaborated with The Ramones, Iggy Pop, David Byrne and REM. Guitars and Microphones marries party rock, psychedelia and socio-political punk. This is humanism and feminism out for a real good time.
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