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Tough Dance

by Selene Vigil

Former 7 Year Bitch singer's new solo record. Songs that blended the urgency of the Cramps with Ennio Morricone guitar flourishes, and a couple quarts of Palm Desert stomp for good measure.
Genre: Rock: Riot Grrrl
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sha La La
3:20 $0.99
2. Down in Flames
3:44 $0.99
3. My Nightmare
4:30 $0.99
4. Fire Light
4:08 $0.99
5. Battery Street Tunnel
3:01 $0.99
6. Soul in Traction
4:02 $0.99
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Album Notes

“Selene Vigil, has a snarl that belies the shy smile she flashes in between songs. When she sings…It’s with enough conviction that a listeners first inclination is to back up a couple steps. Vigil it has a singer who won't back down from any message, no matter how intimate or dire.” – Greg Kott, Chicago Tribune

Legendary Riot Grrrl, Selene Vigil, formerly of 7 Year Bitch, debuts her new single My Nightmare today via Brooklyn Vegan. A preview of her much anticipated upcoming solo album Tough Dance, produced by Ryan Leyva, is forthcoming on November 17th, 2017. My Nightmare is lyrically driven with a blend of slick grunge, where the energetic melodies capture the classic angst of rock and roll. Vigil’s lyrics like “my nightmare, is your dream come true. To regret the life I spent, the life I spent with you,” tell you this is not a game of pretend.

Selene Vigil took the alt-rock world by storm in the early nineties with 7 Year Bitch. Her raw, dynamic voice powered songs like "Dead Men Don’t Rape," "The Scratch," and "Chow Down," drawing crowds around the world.

“Recording this record was like making a movie,” said Vigil “we had a great script…all we needed was to find the right director and actors to bring it to life. We could not have found a better group of musicians to make it happen.”

Teaming up with frequent collaborator Ben London (Alcohol Funnycar, STAG) Tough Dance feels uniquely fresh and familiar at the same time. Vigil’s vocals are immediately recognizable with a new confidence. The music is at times driven by powerful riffs and on songs like “Sha La La” Vigil balances her throaty delivery with a sweet “girl group" wink of the eye. The Stranger’s Dave Segal says, “Selene Vigil returns with a solid gut-punch of a rock song that won't disappoint her old band's hardcore following… Vigil's bravura vocals, ‘Sha La La’ scorches with a calculated causticity, evoking Seattle rock's '90s halcyon nights”.



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