Jason Schwartzman Guests on Forthcoming Nicole Simone Album
Her haunting, intoxicating and timeless music is illustrated by a unique instrumentation of guitar, marxophone, orchestron, trumpet, mandolin, vibraphone, piano and ukulele. Nicole just completed her first EP, which will be released on March 9th 2010. On the opening track entitled, "The Wedding Song" actor/musician Jason Schwartzman lent his talents on drums and banjo.
Nicole Simone's music can be heard in the Sundance film The Good Life starring Bill Paxton, Zooey Deschanel, and Harry Dean Stanton, as well as in the indie film Alone With Her starring Colin Hanks. Her diverse artistic influences range from Frederic Chopin to Tom Waits and New Orleans funeral processions to the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Billie Holiday and Cesária Évora.
Nicole Simone's first music video for the song "Melt" was shot near the Joshua Tree desert. The video is an homage to one of Nicole's favorite films, Wim Wenders Paris, Texas as well as inspired by French New Wave directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle. You can see the stunning and intriguing music video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLGc34kFxTI
Nicole Simone co-produced her EP with Zac Rae and Woody Jackson. Gavin Lurssen mastered the EP.
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