The electro-indie duo UH HUH HER have just released a 6-song EP titled BLACK AND BLUE as they prepare for their forthcoming full-length album due out late summer and will be coming to THE HISTORIC SOUTHGATE HOUSE in NEWPORT on MONDAY, APRIL 25 as part of their U.S. headlining tour.
In celebration of the EP release on Tuesday, March 15 via Topspin, the critically acclaimed group—comprised of LEISHA HAILEY (keyboards, bass) and CAMILA GREY (keyboards, guitar)—is offering two songs off the EP for free: the gorgeous and atmospheric “Never the Same” has been selected by NYLON Magazine as a featured free download on nylonmag.com and the danceable-electro title track “Black and Blue” is available as a free download from the group here: http://soundcloud.com/uhhuhher/01-black-and-blue/s-J7d1x. The BLACK AND BLUE EP—which was produced by GREY (except for “I’ve Had Enough” which she co-produced with Brad Thomas Ackley) and mixed by Chris Galland—will only be available in physical CD copies at the live UH HUH HER shows this spring. The video for “Black and Blue”, the first single off the EP, first premiered on ROLLINGSTONE.COM on March 25.
For the group’s forthcoming full-length album NOCTURNES, the duo teamed with Wendy Melvoin (Prince & the Revolution) for production duties and recorded at Wendy’s personal studio within the famed Henson compound in Los Angeles. Mixed by Tchad Blake and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway, NOCTURNES features the song “Same High” which was written for and featured in the acclaimed Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated film The Kids Are All Right.
On the road, UH HUH HER—who also appeared numerous times at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX–will be performing songs off the Black and Blue EP and previewing songs from Nocturnes as well as playing favorites from their critically acclaimed debut Common Reaction. The full-length debut co-produced by GREY and Al Clay (Pixies, Blur) was a full serving of new wave electro-pop that broke through with the anthemic single “Not A Love Song” and was praised by the New York Times as “…a lush, layered collection of dizzying, synth-driven pop” (Amanda Petrusich, 10/24/08) and the Village Voice as “…a stylized mix of guitars and synthesizers framed by melancholic yet glamour-tinged vocals” (Zoe Gemelli, October 29-November 4, 2008). The debut album also received additional critical praise from the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, and Spin, among many others. Formed in Los Angeles, UH HUH HER debuted to a packed house of industry heads, critics and fans, many of whom might have been more familiar with HAILEY’s character “Alice” on “The L Word” than they were with her role in the ‘90s indie duo The Murmurs. For GREY, it was her first group project since tenure with the lo-fi indie-rock outfit Mellowdrone.
The complete track listing for the BLACK AND BLUE EP is:
1. Black And Blue
2. Never The Same
4. I’ve Had Enough
6. No Sacrifice