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Hollis Brown official U.S. single premier on The Big Takeover

Americana/roots rockers hailing from Queens, NYC Hollis Brown reach back to their raw and energetic sessions Gets Loaded, a critically-lauded, song-for-song revisiting of the seminal The Velvet Underground album, and re-teamed with Don DiLego for the new limited edition 7” single “Run Right To You.” Read full article.

Jesse Malin / Don DiLego / Diane Gentile – July UK Tour

Jesse Malin will be heading back to the UK for one more run in support of “The Outsiders” album, this time taking some requests from fans. Don DiLego returns as his album “Magnificent Ram A” will be released on July 15th, and will be commemorated by a show at the Borderline in London. And in support of her amazing single “Motorcycle“, Diane Gentile will open. Limited tickets available, so get early. More.   July 11th – Liverpool Arts club – bit.ly/1OmpnD6 July 12th – Oran Mor – Glasgow, UK – http://bit.ly/1qc5Jnh July 13 – Cluny 2 – Newcastle, UK – bit.ly/1OmpUoL  July 14th – Waterfront Theater – Norwich, UK – bit.ly/1OmpI90 July 15th – Borderline – London, UK- bit.ly/1OmpKNT

Don DiLego – Drive Like Pirates 10″ Single

Songs: 1. Drive Like Pirates 2. Different Man 3. The Pharmacist in the Aquarium Magnificent Ram A, the forthcoming album from Don DiLego, saw it’s roots form in Portland, OR with producer/engineer Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Dandy Warhols, The Decemberists), and wind it’s way back East to the wooded Pennsylvania retreat that is Velvet Elk Studios. Many of those original sessions found their way onto his last album, 2012’s Western & Atlantic, which won an Independent Music Award for “Best Roots/Alt Country Album.” The remnants of those original sessions form the foundation of a project he’s long thought about…a collection of click-track free analog recordings that embrace their imperfections and happy accidents. On the heels of producing the recent releases from Jesse Malin (New York Before the War, Outsiders) and Hollis Brown (Loaded, 3 Shots), Don set aim at finishing the album that’s never been far from his mind. An album that would be, perhaps, less meticulous in process than his critically acclaimed Photographs of 1971. From the thunderous drone of the opening track “Karma King,” to the more intimate and personal one-take vision of “Idiot Heart,” it’s his most ambitious set of recordings to date.