ESMÉ PATTERSON’s “No River” is Beats 1’s “World Record” + an NPR “Songs We Love”!
ESMÉ PATTERSON DEBUTS “NO RIVER”
VIA BEATS 1’S “WORLD RECORD”
+ NPR’S “SONGS WE LOVE”
Praise for Esmé Patterson:
“Her voice is wiry and candid, backed by arrangements that roll along the folk-country borderline.” –New York Times
“defiant and witty” – The Guardian
“It’s pop with a smidge of punk. Pop with claws.” – Noisey
“…Esme Patterson has written a gorgeous new batch of songs that encourages all of us-but most especially ladies-to flush the silly, contrived notions of love and men right out of their systems.” – Paste
“…enthralled from the beginning.” – KEXP
Esmé Patterson will release her gorgeous new album We Were Wild on June 10th viaGrand Jury, and today the Portland-based songwriter shares the second single from the forthcoming record. The silky and soulful “No River” premiered earlier today via Beats 1‘s “World Record,” and has just been named one of NPR‘s “Songs We Love.” PRESS HEREand HERE to listen to “No River” now!
Across We Were Wild, Patterson’s delicate voice, wry humor, poignant storytelling, and impassioned delivery entwine with fuzzed-out guitars, deep-in-pocket percussion, hints of roots-y country, and a swirling psychedelic hum. Unlike her 2014 release Woman To Womanwhich was recorded in about one day, We Were Wild was meticulously and masterfully crafted over the course of one year. “At its core, rock ‘n’ roll is where madness and order collide. Where our sexual, raw, animal nature meets our heart and mind,” says Patterson. “On this album I explored deeper, more far out sonic spaces. I hunted the vibe through vast wilderness.”
Esmé Patterson’s decadal musical career sprang from Colorado’s mountains when she co-founded Denver’s beloved indie-folk ensemble Paper Bird. After four acclaimed albums and perpetual touring, Patterson set a new course. In 2012, she wove local talents, includingNathaniel Rateliff, into her first powerful, ethereal solo release All Princes, I. Her 2014 release, Woman to Woman, rounded out previously one-dimensional females from popular songs – reimagining tracks from Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” to The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” – to the praise of The New York Times, The Guardian and others. “Dearly Departed,” her hit collaboration with Shakey Graves led to millions of streams, sold out shows nationwide, as well as performances on Conan and The Late Show With David Letterman.
“A lot of these songs were lessons my heart was giving my mind. I want to share them because maybe they can help others the way they helped me.” Watch this space for more onEsmé Patterson and the stunning We Were Wild: http://esmepatterson.com/
PRESS HERE to listen to the album’s first single “Feel Right” via Noisey!
North American Tour Dates
5/21/16 Washington, DC @ Tour De Fat
6/18/16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/22/16 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
6/23/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
6/25/16 Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
6/27/16 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
6/29/16 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
6/30/16 Seattle, WA @ Barboza