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Pop Levi - Blue Honey EP



pop levi blue honey
Pop Levi - Blue Honey EP
(7"/10"/CDS) Counter COUNTS001/COUNT001/COUNTCD001, 2006-08-28

7" Tracklisting :
A1. Blue Honey
B1. (A Style Called) Crying Chic

10" Tracklisting :
A1. Blue Honey
B1. (A Style Called) Crying Chic
B2. Baby Again (Midnight Version)

CDS Tracklisting :
01. Blue Honey
02. (A Style Called) Crying Chic
03. Mournin' Light
04. Baby Again (Midnight Version)
05. Skip Ghetto (Echo Park Version)

pop levi blue honey
Pop Levi - Blue Honey EP
(7"/10"/CDS) Counter COUNTS001/COUNT001/COUNTCD001, 2006-08-28

7" Tracklisting :
A1. Blue Honey
B1. (A Style Called) Crying Chic

10" Tracklisting :
A1. Blue Honey
B1. (A Style Called) Crying Chic
B2. Baby Again (Midnight Version)

CDS Tracklisting :
01. Blue Honey
02. (A Style Called) Crying Chic
03. Mournin' Light
04. Baby Again (Midnight Version)
05. Skip Ghetto (Echo Park Version)

Promo CD artwork :
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Press Release :
Pop Levi has led what one might describe as a "melodic" life. From childhood his life has been steeped in music. He took up piano at age 3, joined a gospel choir at 7, and started record collecting at 9 just prior to writing his first song. It was a precocious start for an artist who has proved to be a prodigious talent.

This English born, LA based multi-instrumentalist was a founder member of avant-garde rock collective Super Numeri before embarking on a global roller coaster ride as bassist with electro pioneers Ladytron. All the while he's been perfecting his modern spin on rock and soul, releasing two singles on the ‘Trons Invicta Hi-Fi label', and carefully crafting his debut solo album.

August 2006 sees the release of his first EP on Counter Records, the new imprint launched by Ninja Tune for the sole purpose of releasing Levi's music. Drawing inspiration from such luminaries as Van Dyke Parks, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye and Syd Barrett, Levi creates his own brand of gloriously funky alt-rock, meticulously piecing together his kaleidoscopic sound from recordings he's compiled over a ten-year period.

The roar of a motorcycle and the Bolan-esque swagger of title track Blue Honey, kicks off this five track EP. Track 2 (A Style Called) Crying Chic sees Levi pay tribute to the sun drenched sounds of 60's west coast America before he struts his stuff on the Zeppelin-heavy guitar riffs of Mournin' Light. Penultimate song Baby Again (Midnight Version) has a looser, more experimental feel, prior to more close-vocal harmonising and finger clicking beats from Levi on an alternate recording of album track Skip Ghetto (Echo Park version).

The album, "The Return To Form Black Magick Party", described by Levi as a "truly bizarre whirlwind of classic sounds" has been mixed by Thom Monahan, Devendra Banhart's producer, and is due for release in the New Year. Meanwhile Levi and his band have been astounding audiences with their soulful vocals and guitar pyrotechnics both at home and here in the UK and plan a return trip to the UK in August for a clutch of dates to be announced shortly.
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