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Foo Fighter Guitarist Releases New Album From His Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants

07/14/2010
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You know may know Chris Shiflett as the guitarist for the Foo Fighters, or as a member of Jackson United and Me First & the Gimme Gimmes or as a former member of No Use For A Name. But know you'll also know him for Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants, who released their self titled debut on RCA Records this week.

This album indulges Chris's love for the sounds of early rock & roll, rockabilly and country music. These pedal steel and twang guitar-accented songs contain some of the best material Chris has ever written (in addition to a cover of a song by the late Joe Strummer).

Recorded at the Foo Fighters' Studio 606 in Los Angeles, CA, this past December and January, the core band on Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants is Shiflett (vocals, guitar), 606 house engineer John Lousteau (drums, in addition to engineering), and Derek Silverman (keyboards). The album's additional instrumentation was performed by an array of fine musicians, including Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Jenny Lewis, John Hiatt) on bass, Greg Leisz (Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Whiskeytown) on pedal steel, Stevie Blacke (Beck, Weezer, Colbie Caillat) on violin and mandolin, and Audra Mae on backing vocals.

Chris & the Dead Peasants kicked off a headlining tour on July 7th, and they will be criss-crossing the country until the middle of August. Tour dates can be found below:

Jul. 13 Santa Barbara, Ca Velvet Jones
Jul. 14 Los Angeles, Ca Hotel Café
Jul. 21 Los Angeles, Ca Hotel Café
Jul. 31 Minneapolis, Mn 400 Bar
Aug. 1 Chicago, Il Schubas
Aug. 2 St. Louis, Mo Old Rock House
Aug. 3 Nashville, Tn Exit/In
Aug. 6 Pittsburgh, Pa Club Cafe
Aug. 7 Toronto, On The Underground
Aug. 8 Montreal, Qc Tba
Aug. 9 Washington, Dc Dc9
Aug. 11 Boston, Ma Tt The Bears
Aug. 13 Philadelphia, Pa Northstar Bar
Aug. 14 New York, Ny Mercury Lounge

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