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Vanessa and the O's


Genres: Pop / Indie / Alternative

Location: London, United Kingdom

Stats: 7 fans / 427 plays / 8 plays today





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VANESSA & THE O'S is Vanessa Contenay-Quinones {espiritu], Andreas Mattson [Popsicle], Niclas Frisk [Atomic Swing] and ex Smashing Pumpkins co-founder James Iha. Their debut album is described by Rough Trade London as ...a fantastic album of european cool with breathy vocals over music that sounds like The Concretes, Stereolab or a more modern take on the Velvet Underground, you will instantly fall in love with this album like we have [Rough Trade Album Of The Week] and by Les Inrockuptibles Paris as an ...epatant album dultra pop, entre Bardot et les Velvet". Vanessa & the O's spent 2004/2005 writing and recording on a mac portable in hotel rooms & apartments in London, Stockholm, New York & Paris to produce the songs which would become debut album La Ballade dO, brought in Hives producer and friend Pelle Gunnerfeldt for the mixes and decided to stay DIY releasing the album on their own label Rushmore Recordings. By summer 2007 the album was released physically in France, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Thailand and worldwide digitally via iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster etc and more recenty by the ad supported start up We7.
* In 2004 Vanessa also worked with Lou Reed releasing a French/English a duet version of Velvets classic Sunday Morning.
* In 2006 Vanessa was invited to guest vocal on Scott Walkers album The Drift.
** In 2007 Vanessa & The Os contributed a track to the Ennio Morricone tribute album We All Love Ennio Morricone alongside Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and the Maestro himself.
Rushmore Recordings, 2007


contact:- steve@rushmorerecordings.com


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May 01, 2007

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