L7's Donita Sparks Goes Solo
Transmiticate tracks include: "Fly Feather Fly", "Dare Dare", "Infancy of a Disaster", "Headcheck", "My Skin's Too Thin", "Curtains for Cathy", "Creampuff", "He's Got the Honey", "Need to Numb", "Take a Few Steps" and "Into the Hi Fi".
2008 will be especially busy for Sparks. In addition to the release of Transmiticate, Donita will launch her own offerings at the previously announced CASH Music (Coalition of Artists and Stake Holders). Formed with venerable singer/songwriter Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), CASH Music (www.cashmusic.org) is a platform for artists to create a sustainable livelihood and more interaction/exchange with their fans. While still in it's earliest form, CASH provides a direct connection between artists and fans who are both essentially stakeholders in the production of music.
"Knowing that I will be releasing my debut release Transmiticate, reaching new audiences online through CASH Music and touring with my band The Stellar Moments is the best way I can think of to kick off 2008," says Sparks.
Sparks' new direction will again take off in late February, when she heads off to rock Brazil with her own headlining shows. It will be her first time in the country since 1994 when L7 appeared with Nirvana. Speaking of Brazil, Donita created a mash-up of Brazilian rock sensations CSS (vs. L7) in response to the band doing a lively cover of the Sparks penned classic "Pretend We're Dead." The mash-up "Pretend We're Alala" was just named one of the best mash-ups of 2007 as reported on BoingBoing.
Following the Brazilian tour, Sparks and The Stellar Moments are confirmed for more tour dates, including an appearance this March at the music and media conference, South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. Summer dates in Europe and the U.S. will be announced shortly.