Tangerine Trousers | Dressed for Success

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Dressed for Success

by Tangerine Trousers

It's "FolkRockoustic" - high energy contemporary folk with elements of pop,country and other musical Americana ... plus vocal harmonies that'll knock your "trousers" off {think Alison Krauss & Union Station meets Barenaked Ladies.}.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Beautiful Thing
4:55 $0.99
2. Sycamore Bay
5:09 $0.99
3. Aggie's Gone
2:53 $0.99
4. One for 3
5:18 $0.99
5. Boy Gone Blue
5:27 $0.99
6. Daddy's Girl
5:20 $0.99
7. Golden Coat
4:06 $0.99
8. Shadow Girl
4:12 $0.99
9. Michael
4:55 $0.99
10. Cathedral Bells
3:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
"An unassuming powerhouse" - No Depression Magazine

- "Eclectic and sublime" acoustic Americana sound
- Incredible vocal harmonies
- "Infectious" energy

... hear for yourself why Tangerine Trousers won the 2003 Detroit Music Award for "Outstanding Folk Artists" and the 2004 Detroit Music Award for "Outstanding Acoustic Artists"!

'Dressed for Success' features ten original songs in the Trousers' innovative 'FolkRockoustic' style: blending contemporary folk with elements of pop, country, and other musical Americana. The CD received the 2004 Detroit Music Award for "Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording"!

Recorded between Chapel Hill, NC and Ann Arbor, MI, Dressed for Success attracted guest contributions from some of THE hottest names in roots-flavored alternative music, including Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown) on fiddle, Thad Cockrell on harmony vocals, and John Keane (R.E.M., Nanci Griffith, Uncle Tupelo) on pedal steel... all brought together with production help from (and mixed by) Chris Stamey (Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams, Michael Stipe, Tift Merritt, Marshall Crenshaw).

Want to meet Tangerine Trousers? Well, here they are {and yes, they do play all the things listed below}:

CJ MILROY - Lead and harmony vocals, flute, accordion, musical saw.
JOHN MILROY - Lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica.
PAT SHANLEY - Lead acoustic, gut string, and resonator guitars; harmony vocals.
MICHAEL HACALA - Drums and Percussion.
MARK IANNACE - harmony vocals, accordion, penny whistle, cheese grater, slinky, and ratchet wrench.
LUKE SAYERS - double bass, acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals.



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Tanya Smith

The CD was great! When is the next one due?
I think that Tangerine Trousers definately deserves an A+ for awesome CD! I loved Shadow Girl & Boy Gone Blue. The CD cover is also very appealing! Great work guys! Keep it up....


Your new CD was great.
The CD was really great. I tend to like the first CD better, maybe because I play it often. The band is very talented. I feel that the artwork on the new CD was very creative and appropriate.

Steve Byrne - Detroit Free Press

From top to bottom, this is an engaging record from an excellent ensemble
TANGERINE TROUSERS HAVE A ROOTSY SOUND AND GREAT MELODIES: Some roots records have a tendency to be rootsy to a flaw -- melody takes a backseat to making sure everything sounds really really real. Not so with Tangerine Trousers, who with "Dressed for Success" solidify themselves as one of the {Detroit} area's top Americana-styled acts, mining classic pop, country, folk and more to delightful effect. The neatest trick is that nearly every song on this 10-track collection has an instantly memorable, hummable quality, the kind of stuff that leaves you begging for another spin.

Laurie Jones

It will fill your soul
Wow, If your soul is empty,their sound will fill it.If your ear is straight,their harmony will bend it.This cd will take you to the place you want to be!

Dave Schales

Another example of creativity and expressive songwriting!
This is my 2nd CD by the Trousers, and, as expected, this CD leaves you wanting more. The tapestry the various instruments weave behind the stories being told makes you feel as if you are listening to a masterpiece AS it is being created. You feel as if you are there. The music is very fresh, alive and original. Hail to the Tangerine Trousers!

Jay Hanks

Rich and diverse
The tapestry on Dressed for Success is excellent. The music ebbs and flows like the air and it gives it a very natural feel. I found it to be very listenable over and over again. I particularly liked Golden Coat because it jumped out at you with energy without effort. Well-written CD and well-played!

Mark Lush - MidwestBands.com

I would recommend that you get a copy of this CD as soon as it is available!
I would recommend that you get a copy of this CD as soon as it is available! ... They {Tangerine Trousers} have a truly unique sound, and the songs on this CD showcase that sound incredibly well! I was left wanting to hear more! The lead vocalists (CJ Milroy, Luke Sayers and John Milroy) all do a great job, and the harmonies sung by all are flawless ... With the release of Dressed for Success, I think great things are going to be happening for this band! Keep your eyes peeled! The fashion world, as well as the music world, is about to be set on its ear, as Tangerine Trousers become fashionable!