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Dressy Bessy Signs With Yep Roc; Sawyer Sessions Features New Songs

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Yep Roc Records is proud to announce the signing Denver-based indie rock band Dressy Bessy. Comprised of Tammy Ealom (vocalist/guitarist), Craig Gilbert(drummer), Marcus Renninger (bassis) and John Hill (guitarist), the band will release their first studio album in seven years in early 2016.

Premiering today, this month’s installment of The Sawyer Sessions was shot at DB (Daniel Boone) Traders, a local Hillsborough, NC-based antique store that not only shares the same initials as the band, but also appeals to their aesthetic. Featuring stripped-down performances of two new songs – “Lady Liberty,” “Make Mine Violet,” – from the band’s forthcoming album, the segment also includes, “Flower Jargon,” from their 2002 album, SoundGoRound.

Recorded and filmed at restaurants, galleries, shops and private homes within the roughly 4.3 square miles of downtown Hillsborough, The Sawyer Sessions was named for the label’s 100-year-old office building. New episodes in the series premiere the second Thursday of every month on YouTube. To subscribe, join here.

Formed in 1996, and closely associated with The Elephant 6 Collective (The Apples In Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, of Montreal), Dressy Bessy have released numerous singles, had tracks featured on various compilations and recorded six studio albums, including Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons (1999), California EP (2000), SoundGoRound (2002), Dressy Bessy (2003), Electrified (2005), and Holler and Stomp (2008).

Watch the whole playlist featuring “Lady Liberty,” “Make Mine Violet,” and “Flower Jargon” below.

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