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Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs Ready New CD

Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, the London-based duo of Holly and Lawyer Dave, will cross the Atlantic soon after the October 14 release of their new album, Dirt Don't Hurt (Transdreamer Records). In addition to preparing for their 27-city U.S. tour, which starts on November 6 in the Washington, DC area and runs through a December 11 finale in Atlanta, Holly & the Brokeoffs are relocating to America. Not Brooklyn, not Nashville, not Austin but rather the backwoods of Georgia.

Regarding the move, Holly says, "The original idea was to live somewhere rural, easy and warm. Georgia is all those things and more. For [me], it resembles England enough to feel familiar and for Dave it resembles [his native] Texas enough to keep his gun collection. Future plans for the farm include moonshining, recording studio, miniature animal ranching, illegal architecture, and founding the one true church."

In an early review of the Dirt Don't Hurt the online music 'zine Blurt noted the album's "down-and-dirty country-folk numbers and rural blues stomps . . . Golightly and Lawyer Dave turn blasphemy into something resembling salvation."

The new, self-produced CD was recorded in five days during the middle of a 50-date tour in the town of Gijon on Spain's northern coast, at an analog studio called Circo Perrotti, which is outfitted with vintage recording gear and dedicated to discerning production values.

Their music is a lo-fi stew of blues, country and rockabilly, at once avant-garde and old-timey. Playboy.com says, "Golightly's songs are so fresh and timeless they could have been recorded yesterday or 40 years ago." Entertainment Weekly called her "a truly appealing tunesmith."

This album is the 19th release for Holly Golightly, whose discography is a cacophony of albums (studio and live), EPs, singles and 10-inch LPs and iTunes-only formats. Although many of the recordings are best known to Americans as imports on the U.K.-based Damaged Goods label, several have been released on labels like Kill Rock Stars, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Box Theory, Super Electro and Flapping Jet. Holly also guested on The White Stripes' "(Well It's True That) We Love One Another" from their platinum selling Elephant.

Lawyer Dave had been playing stand-up bass in Holly's touring line up for many years, and Dirt Don't Hurt is testament the countless miles they've covered together.





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