Miranda Lee Richards to release new album Echoes Of The Dreamtime

On January 29th, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Miranda Lee Richards will release a new album Echoes Of The Dreamtime on Invisible Hands Music. The collection of eight psychedelic folk songs was recorded in her home with production from Rick Parker who has worked with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Lord Huron. In preparation for the new release, Miranda is hitting the road with the Dandy Warhols, making stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland. For a full list of tour dates please visit www.mirandaleerichards.com/live. "A coming of age return by the San Franciscan singer-songwriter...Richards’ transcending, perhaps, for the first time, her influences, and no longer constrained, arriving at psychedelia’s higher plane" - Four Stars, Mojo "A bit like what Beach House come up with if they tried to write roots rock." -Stereogum Recently, Stereogum premiered "7th Ray," the first single to be released from the album, and said, "It’s a gorgeous midtempo track that sounds a bit like what Beach House come up with if they tried to write roots rock." Stream "7th Ray" via Soundcloud: Echoes Of The Dreamtime brings together eight pastoral, atmospheric epics into a work that is her most impressive yet. The album, which recalls artists such as Natalie Prass, Jessica Pratt, and Agnes Obel incorporates a more lyrically narrative style, with many of the songs coming in at over five minutes. The eight-minute track "It Was Given" is based on the movie The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke. "So much of our experience lies within the realm of the subconscious, influencing our outer realities. When we realize we have control over our offering to the world, we begin to examine the subconscious and have a conversation with it, instead of being ruled unknowingly by it," says Richards about the album. "In Echoes of the Dreamtime, those inner workings rise to the surface and begin to integrate into our experience. Contained therein are themes of self-discovery, transformation, and grappling with the duality between dark and light within ourselves and society. The literal use of Space Echo throughout is reflective of the theme: it’s subtle and beautiful and repeats until we listen.” Richards was born in San Francisco after the summer of love and before the dawn of disco. Her parents are well-known underground comic book artists Ted and Terre Richards, R. Crumb being their most infamous contemporary. After graduating from the San Francisco School Of The Arts, she travelled to Paris to model, but soon returned to the U.S. to pursue a musical career. A series of chance encounters led her to befriend Kirk Hammet from Metallica, who taught her to play guitar. Early demos of her songs reached the ears of Anton Newcombe, and she soon joined his band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. She sang on their early recordings, including the first track on the debut album, and appeared with them in the seminal documentary DIG!. Echoes Of The Dreamtime is Richards' third studio album and first release in more than six years. She will tour this fall and winter with the Dandy Warhols and will make select headlining appearances. For More Information: Official Site  Facebook  Twitter  Track List: 1) 7th Ray 2) Tokyo Dancing 3) Little Radio 4) First Light of Winter 5) Julian 6) Colours So Fine 7) It Was Given 8) Already Fine Tour Dates: 12/1: San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall # 12/2: San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall # 12/3: Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom # 12/4: Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom # 12/5: Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom # 12/7: Sacramento, CA - Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub # 12/9: Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market # 12/12: Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom # # - with The Dandy Warhols  

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