Jul 16, 2012

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New Single Out Now

Matt Ellis’ new Double A-Side Single, “Candy / Dangers of the Night” is OUT NOW. The follow up to 2010’s “Births, Deaths & Marriages” features a cover of “Candy” the Iggy Pop hit off 1990’s “Brick By Brick”. Ellis has slowed the duet down, drenching it with pedal steel, fiddle and banjo, giving it an Americana swagger and making it one of his own. Matt’s wife, Vavine, joins him on the track performing the female vocals made famous by Kate Pierson on the original.

The B-Side, “Dangers Of The Night”, is a new original tune featuring returning guest, Jacob Valenzuela (Calexico) on trumpet. The upbeat desert rocker showcases Ellis’ storytelling, taking the listener on a wild ride with two characters that meet an untimely end.

You can preview the tunes below and buy online at iTunes here.

Produced by Matt Ellis, the two tracks were recorded by Ronan Chris Murphy at Veneto West in Santa Monica and mixed by Craig Schumacher (“Births, Deaths…”) at WaveLab in Tucson, Az. The single was mastered by J.J. Golden.

Matt Ellis will celebrate the launch of the new single with a performance at The Santa Monica Pier, August 2nd at 7pm, as part of the “Australia Rocks The Pier” concert opening for Kasey Chambers.

Musician Credits:

Vocals & Acoustic Guitar: Matt Ellis

Female Vocal: Vavine Tahapehi

Drums & Percussion: Fernando Sanchez

Pedal Steel: Tim Walker

Electric Guitar & Backing Vocals: Josh Norton

Bass: Jon Ossman

Piano & Mellotron: Jonny Niemann

Fiddle: Ross Holms

Banjo: Matt Menefee

Trumpet: Jacob Valenzuela

* Matt Ellis plays a CORDOBA C7-CE