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Monday
Jan242011

[SKOA Presents] [Premiere] Heypenny - "Purple Street"

We told you to keep an eye out for Heypenny when we caught them during CMJ last year. We weren't kidding. 

We're honored to present to you, "Purple Street", from Heypenny's upcoming album A Jillion Kicks. True story: these guys are insanely dedicated to bringing forth the awesome. 

The album is now three years in the making. The band had originally crafted a record with multiple producers in two different studios and felt that they ultimately didn't capture the essence of the band, so they scrapped that record. Giving it another go, the band reached out to their fans via Kickstarter to fund the album and were able to re-track everything with close friend/musician/producer Charles Allison (who tracked Heypenny’s first full length Use These Spoons). Then with the help of talented mixing engineer Craig Alvin (Colourmusic, The Features, Hanson) the band was able to put the finishing touches on the record. 

A Jillion Kicks features guest performances from 15 other Nashville based musicians including Byron House (Nickel Creek, Robert Plant), Kevin Teal (Cerys Matthews), Natalie Prass, Mikky Ekko and many more.

Check out "Purple Street" below. If you're in love with the song as much as we are, you can go download it for free on their website

Heypenny -"Purple Street" by Some Kind of Awesome

A Jillion Kicks is due to drop on February 22nd, 2011. First string of tour dates after the jump!

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Feb. 16th @ The Bishop (Bloomington, IN) *

Feb. 17th @ The Melody Inn (Indianapolis, IN) *

Feb. 18th @ Cosmic Charlies (Lexington, KY) *

Feb. 19th @ The Duck Inn (Evansville, IN) *#

Feb. 20th @ Off Broadway (St. Louis, MO)

Feb. 25th @ JJ's Bohemia (Chattanooga, TN)

Feb. 26th @ Mercy Lounge (Nashville, TN)

Mar. 16-19 @ SXSW (Austin, TX)

Mar. 26th @ Caledonia Lounge (Athens, GA)

* = w/ Andy D

# = w/ The Features

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