Miranda Lee Richards w/Nettwerk Debut

 

“Light of X” hits stores
Feb. 10, 2009

 

by Blurt Staff

 

 

MIranda Lee Richards latest album, “Light of X” will be her
Nettwerk debut and is set to be released on February 10, 2009.  “Courtney Taylor from the Dandy Warhols
calls my genre ‘Pixie Fairy Dust Chick Music,'” says singer/songwriter
Miranda Lee Richards. “But I think another fitting description for Light
of X might be ‘Psychedelic Chamber Folk Rock’.”

 

 

Prior to that Richards will be releasing her appropriately titled
Early November EP digitally onto
iTunes November 4, also through Nettwerk.

 

 

 For her new album,
Richards composed all the material, string arrangements, acoustic guitar, piano
and Hammond B3 on the disc. A label press release said, “LIGHT OF X is an album
full of love and loss, desolation and salvation, both moody and comforting.”

 

 

Richards teamed with producer/engineer/mixer Rick Parker (Black
Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Von Bondies) who also contributed the electric and
twelve-string guitar arrangements.  Eva
Gardner (Mars Volta, Tim Burgess) plays bass, the main drummer is Keith
Mitchell (Mazzy Star), Ben Peeler (Wallflowers, Shelby Lynne) is on pedal
steel; and Josh Schwartz (Beachwood Sparks) plays guitar.

 

 

Richards grew up in San
Francisco, the daughter of Ted and Teresa Richards,
stars of the underground comics scene. Her bohemian background led her to play
in school bands, but she never considered music as a profession until her
senior year of high school when an older best friend of Richards started dating
Kirk Hammett of Metallica. Hammett soon taught Richards her first few guitar
chords and Richards recorded her first demo in the basement of Hammett’s
studio.  She soon landed a spot in the
Brian Jonestown Massacre, a record deal of her own, and a spot singing “Just
Like Honey” next to the Jesus and Mary Chain on their 2007 reunion tour.

 

 

“Light of X” track listing:

 

 

1)      Breathless

2)      Life Boat

3)      Savorin’ Your Smile

4)      Hideaway

5)      Early November

6)      Mirror At The End

7)      Hidden Treasure

8)      Pictures Of You

9)      Here By The Window

10)  Olive Tree

11)  That Baby

12)  Last Days Of Summer

13)  Oddity

 

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