Matt Ellis | Candy / Dangers of the Night

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Candy / Dangers of the Night

by Matt Ellis

Matt Ellis re-works Iggy Pop's 1990 hit "CANDY", soaking it in Pedal Steel and Banjo with his wife, Vavine, taking the female vocal. The original B-Side, "DANGERS ...", takes you on a ride through the desert night with a misfit couple looking for thrills.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Candy
4:27 $0.99
2. Dangers of the Night
2:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
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.

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
Drums & Percussion: Fernando Sanchez
Pedal Steel: Tim Walker
Electric Guitar: 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



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