Kid Koala Remixes Emily Wells’ “Passenger,”

Kid Koala Remixes Emily Wells’ “Passenger,”

Live Dates for March & April, SXSW, Album Release Show in April at Bowery Ballroom, and More

Mama LP Set for April 10th Release On Partisan Records

The performer, producer and songwriter known as Emily Wells trades in a striking mix of classical instrumentation, folk rawness and hip-hop production anchored by her haunting combination of voice and violin. It’s that same blend of deft composition and hand-wrought quality that deeply colors each of Wells’ albums, and which also caught the attention of Partisan Records, who ultimately signed her to the label. Wells’ latest album, Mama, is out April 10th on Partisan. It’s no surprise then that she’s got some pretty intriguing collaborations up her sleeve. Already announced is the collaborative duo with Dan the Automator called Pillowfight, but now world-renown turntablist and dj Kid Koala has remixed “Passenger,” putting his unique stamp on an already striking track while somehow elevating the integrity of Emily’s original.

Emily’s burgeoning reputation owes as much to her hypnPrefixotic live show where, working a looping pedal, Wells becomes a one-woman orchestra, playing live drums, guitars, analog synthesizers and beat machines as well. She recently announced addtional live dates as well (full list after the jump), with plans for a more extensive tour this spring en route. Details on her SXSW appearances will be announced soon as well, and she’ll be having the official Album Release Show at the Bowery Ballroom on April 9th in New York.***

Upcoming Emily Wells Live Dates

Wednesday, March 14th-Saturday March 17th – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Thursday, March 22nd – Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit (w. Echomakerdoors)
Wednesday, March 28th – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery (w. Live Footage)
Thursday, March 29th – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 (w. Live Footage)
Friday, March 30th – Burlington, VT @ Burlington City Arts Center (w. Live Footage)
Wednesday, April 4th – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
Thursday, April 5th – Ithaca, NY @ Lot 10
Friday, April 6th – Hamden, CT @ The Outer Space
Monday, April 9th – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (Album Release Show)
Tuesday, May 1st – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar (w. Portland Cello Project)
Tuesday, May 15th – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet
Saturday, June 2nd – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge


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