Swedish born, New Orleans based soul singer Theresa Andersson releases her critically acclaimed sophomore album, Street Parade, today on Basin Street Records.
Receiving acclaim from The New York Times, WNYC Studio 360, MTV Iggy, SPIN, Offbeat,PAPER Magazine and more, the record is a lush, joyful and sometimes melancholy ode to they city she has called “home” for nearly 20 years. Street Parade reflects a dreamy Nordic pop sensibility firmly rooted and influenced by the warm gospel and soul sounds that drew the artist to New Orleans in the first place. The title track, “Street Parade,” opens the record with resounding vocals rising over a regimental drum-line, testifying to the catharsis and impermanence of the carnival. For an early taste you can stream the full record at MSN Music.
A stunning vocalist and a talented multi-instrumentalist, Theresa is best known for her live shows, where she crafts complexly layered songs using bevy of drums, stringed instruments and looping pedals. She will kick off a national US tour including a LIVE performance on KCRW “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on June 6, several east coast dates with Lucius and several Jazz Fest appearances.
Following opener “Street Parade,” the focus draws back cinematically into the rush of the parade as the piano fades on “Injuns,” and Theresa’s voice bounds over a heart-quickening percussion of handclaps, drumsticks and thrumming base. Her voice plays from a tongue-in-cheek 60s standard to a subtle snarl on the nocturnal brass breakdown of “Fiya’s Gone.” “What Comes Next” opens with a bright horn melody and mighty drum cadence leading into a powerful chorus on which Theresa is joined by Peter Moren of Peter Bjorn and John.
4/27: New Orleans, LA @ Cafe Istanbul (Jazz Fest)
4/28: New Orleans @ Preservation Hall, (guest performer w/Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
5/4: New Orleans, LA @ Jazz Fest
5/4: New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
5/5: New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s French Quarter (Jazz Fest)
5/30: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
5/31: Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
6/2: Portland, OR @ The Mission Theater
6/4: San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
6/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
6/10: Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
6/12: Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
6/13: Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Co.
6/14: Brookyn, NY @ The Bell House (w/ Lucius)
6/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel (w/ Lucius)
6/16: Washington, DC @ The Hamilton (w/ Lucius)
6/17: Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bear’s
6/19: Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
6/21: Knoxville, TN @ Relix Variety Theater