Holly Ramos set to release debut solo album

Music News | Apr 4th, 2007

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She may be transplanted from the streets of NYC to the highways of LA, but HOLLY RAMOS has left behind neither her edgy attitude nor musical talent.

The former lead singer of punk rock band Fur has merged her swank and swagger with Americana alt.country on Racehorse, her debut solo CD slated for release May 29th. Never one to forget old friends, RAMOS has called upon her longtime occasional songwriting partner Jesse Malin to produce the cut “Waterfall” along with roots-rock poster boy Ryan Adams. And while 10 of the album’s tracks are self-penned, RAMOS chose to include a breathtaking rendition of “Art Lover” by The Kinks’ genius tunesmith Ray Davies.

Maverick Magazine says of Racehorse: “this is very much a contemporary vision of 1960-s music. Think Marianne Faithful, Laura Nyro or Jackie DeShannon. Holly’s voice has a childlike quality but all the sensuousness of a woman and the songs veer from heartbreaking (Sick of Goodbye) to funny (Evangeline). With lashing of steel guitars, slide and Dobro this has a country-ish vibe, but not in the traditional sense one for the alt.country crowd.”

RAMOS will travel back to her hometown NYC to grace her old stomping ground with a live concert at the Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, April 17th, opening for high school buddy Jesse Malin. As an advance to the official release of Racehorse, RAMOS will preview songs from the album in a solo acoustic performance.

And if you doubt she still possess the fire and spunk of her lower east side days, think again: she’s even signed to a label called Ford To City: Drop Dead Records*. How rad is that!?