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The Band Perry coming out with EP

Monday, March 22, 2010 – The debut from The Band Perry will be in the form of a five-song EP on April 6 via Republic Nashville. The eponymous collection from The Band Perry - siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry - contains the band's first single, Hip To My Heart, 20th on the Mediabase country singles chart.

Available exclusively through iTunes for the first four weeks, the EP is also part of iTune's "Complete My Album" service: fans will receive credit for each track purchased, so that they can upgrade from the band's EP to the full debut album slated to come out this summer.

Jimmy Harnen, President of Republic Nashville, said that releasing a five-song EP on the new band was an easy decision: "As we took The Band Perry across the country, meeting fans and folks from the industry, the band would perform four or five songs that were planned for the new album...As soon as they were done performing, people were quick to ask, 'Where can I buy If I Die Young?' or 'I love Postcard From Paris - when can we get that song,' etc. So, the answer was simple: Give the people what they want."

The song on the EP are Hip To My Heart, (Kimberly Perry/Neil Perry/Reid Perry/Brett Beavers) If I Die Young, (Kimberly Perry) Postcard From Paris, (Kimberly Perry/Neil Perry/Reid Perry/Kara DioGuardi/Jeff Cohen) All Your Life (Brian Henningsen/Clara Henningsen) and Quittin' You (Kimberly Perry/Neil Perry/Reid Perry.) Paul Worley produced If I Die Young, and the four remaining tracks were produced by Nathan Chapman, who produced Taylor Taylor.

The Perrys are from Mobile, Ala. Kimberly said, "Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn." After spending years honing their performing and songwriting skills, the trio began writing and collecting songs for their first country music recording. Their music caught the ears of Big Machine's Scott Borchetta and Republic Nashville's Jimmy Harnen; The Band Perry signed to Republic Nashville last summer.

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Pioneer CD review - Pioneer
Sports fans may be familiar with the term "sophomore slump," where a player has an excellent rookie season, but then struggles mightily in his second. With "Pioneer," The Band Perry demonstrates that the phrase can carry over to the music world as well. Where the group's debut was quirky and showed real potential, their second release takes some artistic steps backwards while developing a more mainstream sound. The lead single and opening track, Better Dig Two, also »»»
The Band Perry (full length CD) CD review - The Band Perry (full length CD)
Image-wise, the siblings of The Band Perry are aiming squarely at the youth market. Sister and lead singer Kimberly has a Taylor Swift thing going on, with big curly blonde hair, while brothers Neil and Reid could be Jonases as easily as Perrys. Their musical style trends young, as well. There's an element of bluegrass in the music, but it's often more of a grace note on top of the pop-rock guitars and drums that remain the focus of the album. Lyrically, the songs also offer a »»»
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The Band Perry gets its name from the fact that all three of its members are siblings. There's Kimberly Perry, who sings lead, in addition to playing piano and guitar. Her brother Reid Perry is the bassist, while Neil Perry plays drums, mandolin and accordion. The centerpiece song of this five-track EP is the single If I Die Young, which is made all the more striking by the fact that it's also sung by a young lady. Being young is usually no time to contemplate death - leave that to the old folks. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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