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Theresa Andersson – Street Parade

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“The harmonies are impressive, only matched by haunting bridges and powerful choruses. Her sound is so full it seems like she brought in an orchestra, but she is the orchestra. Her powerful vocals can carry her through any weak spot of a composition, yet in turn her compositions don’t show any weakness. She is not an artist riding a trend; she’s creating music from her soul and life” – Magnetic Magazine

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Press for Street Parade

“One of early 2012’s more musically inventive pop albums.” – Dave Bloom, Popmatters

“Andersson’s sound can best be described as psych-epic retro-pop, with elements of musical theater, jazz and even soul. The harmonies are impressive, only matched by haunting bridges and powerful choruses. Her sound is so full it seems like she brought in an orchestra, but she is the orchestra. Her powerful vocals can carry her through any weak spot of a composition, yet in turn her compositions don’t show any weakness. She is not an artist riding a trend; she’s creating music from her soul and life, and that type of authenticity is a refreshing change in this era of braggadocio and or fake irony.” – Yosh, Magnetic Magazine

“Scandinavian pop smarts meet lively, brassy energy.” – David Bevan, Spin Magazine

“One Mother Theresa of Invention… New Orleans’ one-woman-band wunderkind seems nothing less than a genuine sonic sensation. To describe Theresa Andersson as unique is kind of like saying there’s sand in the Sahara. . . Like Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Laurie Anderson, her music originates with melody, but quickly evolves with an unlikely exuberance both quirky and compelling.” – Lee Zimmerman, Blurt

“Mixed emotions run throughout the album and give it power. . . she makes personal and relentlessly engaging music that is fully emotionally present.” – Jan Ramsey, Offbeat Magazine

Album Description

Andersson’s new album, Street Parade, reflects a dreamy Nordic pop sensibility firmly rooted and influenced by the warm gospel and soul sounds that drew the artist to New Orleans in the first place. The title track, “Street Parade,” opens the record with resounding vocals rising over a regimental drum-line, testifying to the catharsis and impermanence of the carnival. The focus then draws back cinematically into the rush of the parade as the piano fades on “Injuns,” and Theresa’s voice bounds over a heart-quickening percussion of handclaps, drumsticks and thrumming base. Theresa’s voice plays from a tongue-in-cheek 60s standard to a subtle snarl on the nocturnal brass breakdown of “Fiya’s Gone.”  “What Comes Next” opens with a bright horn melody and mighty drum cadence leading into a powerful chorus on which Theresa is joined by Peter Moren of Peter, Bjorn and John.

Liner Notes

Track List

1. Street Parade (4:31)
2. Injuns (4:15)
3. Listen To My Heels (3:45)
4. Hold On to Me (3:45)
5. Ruby (2:32)
6. What Comes Next (with Peter Morén) (3:32)
7. Fiya’s Gone (3:25)
8. Sleepsong For Saoirse (3:02)
9. Endymion (3:41)
10. January (3:25)
11. Plucks (2:39)

All music written by Theresa Andersson PoVolt Music (BMI)/Nisab Publishing (BMI)

Lyrics written by Jessica Faust

Horn arrangements by Theresa Andersson

Personnel

Theresa Andersson – all vocals, violin, classical guitar, bass, keyboard, piano, percussion and glockenspiel.

Tobias Fröberg – electric guitar, hammond B-3 & piano on 1. classical guitar on 5

Peter Morén – vocal on 6

Arthur Mintz – drums & percussion

Kirk Joseph – sousaphone on 1, 6, 7

Rick Trolsen – trombone on 1, 10

Tim Green – bass saxophone on 6, 7. tenor saxophone on 7

Mark Braud – trumpet on 1, 4, 6, 9, 11. flugelhorn on 1

Ray Moore – flute on 1, 3. bass clarinet on 6, 9. clarinet on 4

B.J. Blue – clarinet on 3

Tim Laughlin – clarinet on 3, 4, 5

Wayne Mitchell – tenor & alto saxophone on 3

Thank You

Thanks to all my fans who Kickstarted this record.

With your help I was able to see this vision through.

A big Thank You to Miranda Penn Turin, Seema Sudan with LiaMolly, Amy Leyoub Artistry, Candace Hebert Armstrong, Cynthia Sheridan and Lorena Rodríguez with De Petra, Leslie Rogers and Atelier Aucoin, Kyle Petrozza and the Soniat House.

Mom, thanks for once again contributing with unique and beautiful wool CD covers!

Arthur and Elsie I love you!

Credits

Recorded in Theresa’s Kitchen & the Music Shed Recording Studios

Additional Recording at Below Studio

Produced and Engineered by Tobias Fröberg

Additional Engineering by Ben Lorio

Assistant Engineer Elizabeth McClanahan

Mixed by Linus Larsson

Mastered by Bruce Barielle

Executive Producer Mark Samuels

Photography by Oscar Creech

Layout by Petter Ringbom

Management, Media Relations & Marketing by Girlie Action

US/Canada Booking by The Billions Corporation

Scandinavian Booking by MTA Productions of Sweden

Legal by Reid Hunter

Webpage by Poke New York

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