Carla Bozlich new album and ATP date

Having been confirmed to play this year’s All Tomorrows Parties on April
3rd, at the request of Sonic Youth, Carla Bozulich is set to release a
Europe only exclusive album, ‘I’m Gonna Stop Killing’ on March 22nd via the
DiCristina label.

Formerly of Geraldine Fibbers fame, Carla extends the thread of her ‘Red
Headed Stranger’ (voted as the best album of 2003 in the Sunday Times) as a
thank-you to old fans and a welcome to new ones. This EP-priced full-length
album contains new explorations of music from Red Headed Stranger (including
a duet with Willie Nelson), and seven unreleased live cuts, including
original recordings from The Geraldine Fibbers (who were more recently
featured on Rough Trade Shops Country Compilation album) and Scarnella, as
well as Neil Young and Marianne Faithful covers and some world class
improvisations.

A distinct common bond, pathological honesty, and subversive musicality
drive the music deeply home. These songs were all recorded during tours that
surrounded the conception and aftermath of recording Bozulich’s version of
Willie Nelson’s 1975 classic concept album ‘Red Headed Stranger’ – that
Nelson himself endorsed by playing on three of the tracks.

The musicians who have gathered with Carla on ‘I’m Gonna Stop Killing’ are
fascinating and well established in their own rights – together they create
remarkable, music. Nels Cline, Devin Hoff, Carla Kihlstedt, Marka Hughes,
Jenny Scheinman, Scott Amendola, Todd Sickafoose, Shahzad Ismaily, Ches
Smith, and Dina Maccabee challenge Bozulich to go even further at every
turn. Sparse, guitar-based renditions are stretched into eerie electronic
soundscapes and haunting explorations of themes, bound by Bozulich’s
powerful voice.

The desperate isolation of Willie Nelson’s original ‘Red Headed Stranger’ is
always present and serves as a metaphor for the outsider status of Bozulich
and others for whom country music is the true alternative.

See Bozulich in the UK at the following shows:

  • 2-Apr London Water Rats (with Black Eyed Snakes)
  • 3-Apr Camber Sands All Tomorrows Parties
  • 4-Apr London Upstairs at the Garage

‘[Carla’s] Red Headed Stranger is reverent, revolutionary and essential.’
The Sunday Times

‘stands out for utter weirdness and ambition’ Mojo

‘this inspired reinvention shows what can be achieved with a little
imagination.’ Classic Rock Magazine

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